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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. Woody01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez / Nyland
    Saiss / Digne / Castagne / James / Mitchell
    Zaha / Salah / James R / Son / Podence
    Kane / DCL / Brewster

    1 FT with 2.3 ITB - Do I move:
    A) Digne > Mings
    B) Podence > Graelish (My 1st Choice)
    C) Hold FT / Other Transfer

  2. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 28 days 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. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Almost nothing I'd change from that.

      It looks pretty good.

      Roll FT. Don't do any of those considered moves. You'd just be giving yourself a bench headache.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Barkley to zaha

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers, considering that next week but not this week (especially for a hit).

  3. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Not sure where to go next with my FT's.
    Anything standing out here?

    McCarthy.
    TAA, Robbo, Ayling.
    Salah, Barkley, Podence, Son.
    Kane, Jimenez, DCL.
    Button, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma.
    2ft, 0.7m ITB.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Tricky, would say TAA should go probably to Chilwell but not worth it this week.

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Downgrade TAA and upgrade Podence.

    3. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Get rid of Justin

  4. Pegboy
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Ryan (Forster)
    James Saiss Semedo (Mitchell Lamptey)
    Salah Son Zaha Foden (Anguissa)
    Kane (c) Jimi DCL

    £1.3m 2FT

    a) James > Chilwell
    b) Ryan > someone?
    c) something else?

    I want to keep 2FT to dump Wolves players after next week.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      A

  5. Richarlidad
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Grealish or Zaha? I can imagine this is a question that's been asked a few times so apologies. Haven't been active on here. I'm swinging towards Zaha

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Z

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Zaha

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I’d say Grealish

    4. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Grealish

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Haha yeah, I just asked that, even put Foden into the mix

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 28 days ago

    It's time for Pope to channel his 2019 form for me and start his ascent to England's #1

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Hope so, as a Son owner and Salah C.

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      go on then

  7. Lost in fantasy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 28 days ago

    What do guys think!

    Jimenez > Bamford
    Or
    Jimenez > Antonio(if fit next gw)

    West Hams fixturers starting to look good.

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Jimmy has Crystal Palace at home - not sure I'd want to lose him before that game.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Prefer Antonio but not massively sold on losing Jimenez - still looks good for a 200 point season to me

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 28 days ago

        The stats don't support this; Jimenez is now 15th among forwards for xGI, below the likes of Adams, Mitrovic, and Firmino. Last year he was 3rd in this statistic.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          But the points do, he still returns with poor underlying stats. If/when they improve so to should the number of chances and points he gets.

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Only Ryan left for me to play tonight, really worried about Spurs recent form but it really is my fault only for not recoginsing it quick enough.

    Only hope is that Dyche's boys will find their inner catennacio once again.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I was worried about only having Lamptey son and kane not captained. Feel better now.

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      If Kane and Son score 27 points, I will match your GW points

  9. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    What would Palace's defensive line be if all players were fit?

    PVA, Dann, Clyne, ??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Cahill

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Ferguson at right back if he ever got fit

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Their entire team apart from Zaha.

  10. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    if you can only own 1 for the next 4-6 weeks?

    A) Fernandes
    B) De Bruyne

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Don't fancy either - tempted to have Bale for the next 2 (and then back to JRod)

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Martinez
    Lamptey - Robbo - Semedo (Dunne, James)
    Mane - Sterling - Rodriguez - Fodence - Poden
    DCL - Kane (Brewster)
    0 FT, O ITB

    Debating banking the FT and doing Podence -> Bissouma, James -> 4.0/1, Brewster -> Antonio for a -4 next GW. Or downgrade Sterling for Rashford/Son and upgrade Podence though City's GW10 fixtures put me off. I'd also like to get Coufal, Fernandes in but that sounds unlikely.

    Long term Dias is under consideration, I'm also feeling a Kane -> Watkins and Rodriguez -> KDB (C?) come GW10... really want to maximize that fixture run!

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Who are your mids?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Podence, Foden...

        1. Seanigula
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I’d move away from both of them, and maybe even Hames for the next few weeks

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Podence yes, Foden I'd like to keep for a while and see how he does.

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

      You're not gonna play James this week? I think I'm gonna risk it over starting Lamptey vs Spurs.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah I am, brain was on autopilot. I'm pretty sure Lampard will switch back to the 4-2-3-1 and start Azpi but it's worth the risk, not like Lamptey's hauling at Spurs anyways.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Like the plan to get Antonio next week or you could just upgrade Podence to Bowen if you fancy him.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, feel like Antonio - 4 will outscore Bowen over the next 10+ matches.

  12. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Jimenez to Ing for free?

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Kinda sideways

      1. linkafu
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        But the Saints looks a more attacking team than wolves

    2. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Who are your strikers?

      1. linkafu
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Werner Mitro Jimenez

        want to do Jimi to Ings this week and Mitro to Antonio next week

        1. Seanigula
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I wouldn’t want any of those 3 going forward...Ings and Jimi had decent returns with good fixtures but that’s about to end...I’d find a way to get Kane, and then Antonio as your budget striker if possible

  13. CFC1990
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Would you get rid of any of the strikers in my team below for Kane if he does well tonight?

    I am thinking of maybe saving the FT. Current plan is to Wildcard GW10 to target Man City and Man United players but will keep monitoring how things go first.

    McCarthy
    TAA, Dier, Taylor
    Son, Salah, ASM, Foden
    DCL, Ings, Jiminez

    Button, Mitchell, Soucek, KWP

    3m itb

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Ings or Jimenez...with DCL I’d wait to see how he performs with Rich back and a healthy Hames

      1. CFC1990
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Could do but both are doing well with decent fixtures

        Ings has avl, NEW, wol

        Jiminez has CRY, lei, SOU

        Kane has BRI, wba, MCI

        1. Seanigula
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Yes, but after those 3 it gets tougher

  14. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Is having Mitchell and Kilman too much of a risk?

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      You may get an answer on Mitchell next GW...Kilman might drag out a while, but a Wolves injury might solidify him

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Depend who are the 3 others

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Chilwell Lamptey and Dallas.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          That's a mean defence 😉

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I'm happy with both - I've had two 4m defenders all season

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      In a word: yes.

    5. CFC1990
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I wouldnt personally unless you have a WC.

      If you have a WC its fine as it won't be ultra long-term anyway.

      If not, maybe look at someone like Lascelles. 4.4m and will play at least.

    6. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Nope.

    7. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      My opinion is that auto-subs who only give you one or two points are overrated; therefore, FPL managers should not care much if they field less than 11 players once or twice a season. It's not the end of the world.

      If you agree with this opinion, then it's not too much of a risk.

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        That's the way I see it - currently there is a good change one or the other plays (if needed) and if not it's the occasional 2 pointer lost

  15. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    With (K)ane, Son, Maupay and Ryan left to play I wouldn't be suprised i Ryan is my highest scorer tonight.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Nah you ll be fine I reckon . Gl

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        The way this season is going I'm keeping my expectations as low as possible. Cheers!

  16. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Is that a new flag on Hames (Rodríguez)?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Just asked this

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      From the article about Everton, Ancelotti: "I think we have to check in the next few days. He was tired at the end, he felt his muscle a little bit. But I don’t think it’s a big problem."

      Imo this warranted a flag immediately after the game, but FPL were slow to do so (as usual). Everton had run out of subs, otherwise they probably would have subbed him off.

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks - NEW seems a good game to rest him with Man U up afterwards

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Not really with Digne, Richarlison and Coleman out too

        2. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Wilson hattie incoming

  17. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on castagne as a digne replacement ? Thanks

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Great choice

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Rodgers likes parking bus against the top sides and attacking a lot against the others so probably not keeping clean sheets in the latter and not getting attacking returns in the former.

  18. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

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

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

    Martin/Lamptey/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I'd keep Mitchell for now, he hasn't been dropped yet. Plus Palace next few fixtures are nicer than Wolves.
      I like Maupay to Antonio, if not injured.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Why is Rodriguez flagged again? He played 90 yesterday?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      It's to increase casual selling

    2. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Playing aggravated the injury, so it’s the same question over him for next GW

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        His previous injury was a haematoma (Bruise) - this sounds like a different injury
        Ancelotti - "he felt his muscle a little bit"

        1. Seanigula
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I think a hematoma can also be caused by an injury on the inside, but regardless, you’ll have to wait for an Ancelotti update and then make the call...another Friday game makes it tougher

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      He was forced to finish the match as they had already used up all 3 subs.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks all

  20. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Leader in one of my ML has 34 points on the bench lol

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Yikes! That's higher than the top10k average total.

    2. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I thought my 14 was bad

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        It is

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Ouch

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      mine has 30 on bench + Lamptey to play!

      I'm currently on 22

  21. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    what to do?
    .1 off Pulisic and Aguero ➡️ KDB and Ings so hoping KDB drops
    1 FT 1.2 ITB

    Martinez
    Mitchell Targett Saiss
    Son Pulisic Grealish Salah
    Kane Maupay Aguero

    :Forster,Lamptey,Burke,Dunne.

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Same 2 out for Zaha and any striker you want

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      why would you sell pulisic for a hit?

  22. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Lads, what should I do with this lot?

    Ryan / Walton
    TAA / Lamptey / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah / Son / James Rodríguez / Grealish / Harrison
    Kane / DCL / Brewster

    £2.1 in the bank, WC available

    Should I go for Bamford over Brewster? Hold? Something else?

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I think Bamford is well worth the extra cost over Brewster

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I agree. Just got him in for a hit. Cash cow, decent fixtures, nailed on for 90, Leeds are a very decent attacking side etc. Etc.

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Agree but that means too much tied up in the 8th attacker (Harrison 5.5m)

    2. built_this_city
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      brewster is shite

    3. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Nothing

  23. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Any stats on why Aubameyang is so bad this year

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Already fooled the club into giving him the contract so just riding off the free money now.

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I genuinely think this is part of it.

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          I still hope it's the bad fixtures run that's the problem but we shall see whether he improves after.

      2. Seanigula
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Aubamozil?

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          Or Baledrid

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Here's a stat for you: Auba's per90 npxG+xA is currently 0.32 - 47th in the league. 🙂

  24. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Guys, UCL Fantasy if I may: would you keep Gnabry now that he's back or would you transfer him out? While the prospect of him playing vs. Lokomotiv is beautiful, there's Coman, Sané...

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      You'll know the Bayern lineup before deadline.

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      is he back already ?, i already sold him for Salah who will be my captain this week for Pools 5-0 demolition job

  25. Pegboy
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Which is the West Ham defender to own from GW 8?

    Masuaka, Coufal or Cresswell?

    I haven't seen him play yet, but tempted by Coufal.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      They all seem to be about equal. I like Masuaku personally

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell cos nailed and loads of assists in him

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I'm going with Coufal as I am sticking to 4.5m and not sure why Masuaka hasn't done it for a season before

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I got Coufal in last week and got 7 points on my bench but am looking forward to playing him over the next few GW's

  26. aborg
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Probably not mate

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      no I would not do that

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        Can't find another premium mid with good fixtures to replace Sterling.

        Do you think I should hold Sterling? City are crap and fixtures only good from GW9 onwards.

        1. Emp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 28 days ago

          oh city are crap oh ok ill be sure to let the bookies know

          1. aborg
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Lol, maybe I stated the obvious hehe

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Romeu? Is he a filler or starter in your team?

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        I would get Romeu just as a filler to have enough funds to get in Mane.

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 28 days ago

          If filler then it's fine but I really think those transfers aren't necessary. Any other problems in your team?

          1. aborg
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 28 days ago

            Not really. My current team is as follows:

            Ryan
            Saiss, Kilman, Chilwell, Dallas, Mings
            Son, Sterling, Salah, Rodriguez, Jorginho
            Kane, DCL, Brewster

            What do you think? Any other fire to put out? I don't want any Liverpool defs for now

            1. Pegboy
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 28 days ago

              He ain't filler then, unless you want to start Brewster or go 4-4-2 (which I would want a better defence for)

              1. aborg
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Cheers. My intention is 4-4-2 as i'm hoping that Kilman is now nailed.

            2. ivantys
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 28 days ago

              If you went Romeu, means you have 2 fodders as I still rate Brewster as one. And Hames seems to be flagged but wait for the news on that first so don't transfer yet. Your defence is fine just that you don't have 7 attackers. I'd look to up to 7 attackers by making Jorginho into Foden/Bowen.

              1. aborg
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 28 days ago

                Thanks for your input mate

                1. ivantys
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 28 days ago

                  You're welcome

  27. dshv
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    This is a disaster.. is it time for WC?

    MccRthy
    Taa mitchell justin lamptey taylor
    Sterling son salah soucek bruno
    Dcl watkins davis

    So IF TAA blanks again.. star wildcard and bring antonio zaha chilweell ... ?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I wouldn't rush to WC that team just yet. Maybe drop a Sterling and get yourself a Kane and it is pretty decent.

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      I think I'd wildcard very soon, but try and hang on until the international break.

  28. Would Ed Woodward
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    What's the deal with that Ait-Nouri that Wolves signed? Been hearing a lot of good things about him.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Probably slowly integrated with reserve team and sub appearances initially. No cup games til January for Wolves so opportunities will be slim until then.

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      He's aight

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      He's only just 19, so it's definitely one for the future. Sounds very promising though.

  29. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    Trying to plan transfers. Which duo do you prefer in the long term and why?

    A. Chilwell + KDB

    B. Creswell + Mane

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Given the current form probably B, however, I do think KDB will start scoring big again and Chilwell's bandwagon is still alive. Long term, probably A.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 28 days ago

      A

  30. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 28 days ago

    What would it take for Saliba to ever play for Arsenal - now a tasty 4.2m

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 28 days ago

      Probably the entire defence apart from him to be self-isolating.

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 28 days ago

        LOL 🙂