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. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Guys what to do here if no injuries

    Martinez
    Robbo saiss dallas kwp lamptey
    Salah son grealish havertz bissouma
    Kane dcl maupay

    2ft 0.0 itb..

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Good team, given that you have to spend an FT, I would say either Maupay to Bamford or KWP to Kilman

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

      maybe saiss out to someone worried he's going to be dropped next week, if ypu wanted to stick with wolves probabaly coady or boly not sure who out of saiss or kilman will keep their spot...

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes, i'd give this one more game to see what happens at Palace. If Saiss is dropped, at least Kilman is a bargain replacement.

  2. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Good afternoon, gentlemen (and maybe some ladies, who knows). Another disappointing week with 3 players left to play tonight. May I please trouble you for your opinions here:

    Martinez
    TAA • Saiss • Lamptey (Mitchell • Ferguson)
    Salah • Son • Pulisic • Rodriguez • Podence*
    Kane • DCL (Brewster)
    1FT, £1.8 itb

    A) Podence > Grealish
    B) Podence > Zaha
    C) Podence > Bowen
    D) Brewster > Bamford and switch to a 3-4-3 instead

    Leaning heavilly towards Grealish. Also, if I was to do any of the Podence transfers above, that would leave me with a midfield structure of
    12.4 • 9.5 • 8.3 • 8.0 • 7.2(ish)
    Do you see that as an issue? Maybe reduces my flexibility, however, I do intend to play in a 3-5-2 formation for now.

    Thanks, folks!

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      b

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks, Christina. Do you see the midfield structure as an issue?

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      A

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Thanks mate

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  3. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Have had Werner since week 1 shld i keep or get rid?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      If you have Kane as well, then may as well keep. If not, see what your options are to upgrade Timo to Harry?

    2. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Ship. Better performing options at a cheaper price (Ings, Jimenez, DCL, Bamford)

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Keep, nice fixtures and team is improving

    4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Keep

    5. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm looking to keep

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      100% keep if I had him

    7. High Costa Living
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I am in same boat.

      I have no intention of captaining him, because Chelsea do not inspire sufficient confidence that I would trust him with armband.

      Therefore I see no downsides to replacing him with a cheaper option (or, switching him to Kane - who looks a viable captain choice if he keeps up current form).

      Of course, in a few weeks, hindsight may prove all of this nonsense, but that's true with all FPL decisions... 🙂

  4. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Bottomed on the last page! Looking long term, which duo do you prefer?

    A. Chilwell + KDB

    B. Creswell + Mane

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      All 4 mate

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    3. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  5. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Werner + Jimenez --> Ings + Kane (-4)

    Too sideways or too much?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Just Werner -> Kane

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Sideways..werner can haul next week..if it was for free then yeah take a chance, otherwise stick

  6. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    *2 FT and 2.2 ITB. Weird season this. Ideas would be appreciated on this 🙂

    McCarthy
    Lamptey | TAA | Walker-Peters | Mitchell
    Mahrez | Salah | Havertz | Son
    Werner | DCL |

    Martin | Bissouma | Davis | Justin

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Looking at:

      Davis + Mahrez + TAA to Kane + Barkley + Zouma (-4)?

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Would you move Maupay to Bamford or Antonio?

    1. ivantys
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Antonio, although not in a rush to do so this week

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Antonio

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Antonio has 12 goals in his last 17 league games. That's really elite level numbers.

      I'm trying to figure out how to get him in GW8.

      Currently have Foden + Davis > Antonio + Stephens -4 as my route. There's also the ultra maverick DCL > Antonio but damn, getting rid of DCL feels like a mistake.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Im probably going to ship Everton players soon. Digne, Richarlison, Coleman all out is going to hurt their team performance.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          But you'd have to ship earlier rather than later because Rich and Digne will be back in due time and then they'll be good again.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            One more game to assess then pull trigger next GW is my plan. I have JRod so him out first is my plan. DCL is a keep for now imo

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Antonio should do very well on paper soon (he already is to be fair) so it will be time to get him soon. If fit, I can see him scoring against our defence next week as well. Are you switching to a 3 striker formation or already playing with 3 strikers?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Would be a switch to 3 striker but I have a lot of plans which involve offloading Kane for a City mid. So TBD basically.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Have just had a look at your team, with the £2.2 itb can you not do the straight swap of Davis to Antonio? Then again, not ideal to have to bench Foden for example, hmmm...

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              No thanks.

              I'm using the 2.2m this week for sure on either James > Robertson or Havertz > Fernandes.

              Leaning B. I refuse to give myself bench headaches for no reason.

      3. ivantys
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          I'm doubling on him and Bowen in GW8, can't risk losing out on any hammers goals.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Lanzini hattrick 😉

            1. ivantys
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                From the bench? 😛

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Why remove Foden?

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            I will see how Everton look GW7 if the performance was degraded again, I may do DCL > Antonio although currently the plan is Jimenez > Antonio and upgrade defence.

          4. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            I'm looking at something similar

            Foden & Watkins to Bowen & Antonio

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

          Can i get 3 defenders out this gw? Seems doubful, worth spending a FT on a defender, if so, which defender to remove?

          TAA - should start unless midweek injury
          James - no idea. only starts if chelsea play 5atb which i dont expect vs. bur
          Saiss - no idea whats going in Nuno's mind
          Mitchell - no idea, was to rb when pva came on but if clyne is fit, cant see mtichell starting
          Lamptey - should start but horrible fixture so going to bench him

        • Bennyboy1907
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Very stuck pls help

            Martinez
            Lamptey Robbo Saiss (Taylor) (Mitchel)
            Salah Son Hamez Grealish Pulisic
            Jiminez DCL

            1FT and 2.0mil ITB
            What do I do? Was thinking Taylor to chillwell and bench Lamptey? But is Kane essential? Would need a hit to move funds for him?

            Please any advice?

          • AllINeedIsCoffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            How long until we can we expect a decision from the Digne red card appeal? How regularly are these revised?

            1. fr3d
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              There's nothing to appeal.

            2. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Less than 1% chance it would get overturned; there has to be a serious mistake by the referee. Even more unlikely now since it gets checked by VAR as well.

              1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Correct me if I'm wrong but they might reduce the ban from a 3 match ban down to a 1 match ban, correct?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  No

                  1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    27 days, 7 hours ago

                    No?

                    "The Toffees appealed the decision and while the red card hasn’t been rescinded, their defender will now only serve a one-match ban."

                    https://talksport.com/football/780185/lucas-digne-suspension-team-news-everton-appeal-red-card-southampton/

                    1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      27 days, 7 hours ago

                      I believe the same thing happened to Bissouma after his red card earlier this season.

              2. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                But to answer your question, it should be within this week.

              3. High Costa Living
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 4 hours ago

                This.

                Some of the reporting for a certain non-award of a red card a week earlier suggested the FA do not want to re-referee matches.

                It would seem strange, now VAR is checking things, that there would be any scope for the Digne incident to be retrospectively changed in any way - even to downgrade the offence.

                I suppose the FA may decide it is a frivolous appeal and increase the ban...

          • The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Best defender from Bayern to go with Kimmich for UCL? Davies out injured.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Haven't watched Bayern for a while but Lucio was always good.

              1. fr3d
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Respect Beckenbauer?

            2. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Haven't checked how long Davies is out for but Hernandez if out for long. Alaba if not. Sule/Boateng and Pavard/Sarr tend to get rotated.

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Cheers, it's for one gw only LWC, so probably Hernandez..

          • what\'s my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            opinions pls:
            OUT for free
            a. Keane
            b. James

            IN
            a. Kilman(got saiss)
            b. Coufal
            c. Masuaku
            d. other up to 5 (except Lamps)

            thx

          • Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Trossard goal, Lamptey assist will be a dream 🙂

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

              Hell yeah. Or the other way around. And a nice little CS too 😉

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Yep I need some Brighton points, we deserve it! Imagine a Trossard brace or something :O

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

              Lamptey CS and goal/assist + BPS

              1. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                ^ This

          • Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Justin > Kilman?

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

              Keep Justin IMO. Pereira pushed back to December return now.

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Also unfortunately Kilman could be a transfer waiting to happen although he has done no wrong.

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  I agree. I actually think he has played awesome for Wolves

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

            Is there a general community view when to WC of you haven’t used it yet?

            1. motty47
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Yes, if team doing fine now, keep until gw 17/18/19 I believe. Around that time there will be doubles for utd and city players from missed first game of season

              1. Chrisitis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Read the rules 😉

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 4 hours ago

                  I guess the late start to the season has affected things. Dec 28th quoted in rules is only week 16, yet later on in rules it talks of second wildcard being for 'second Half of the season'. Interesting to see what's decided.

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

                    Thanks

                    This complicated things then

                    No major needs at present and doing ok overall so will hold for now and see how it develops

            2. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Don't know about the community, but my plan is to wait until I have a better idea of who I want to be in it for more than the next week's fixtures which some wildcarders seem to be doing this season. Zouma and Bamford now being put forward as necessary picks, but like the number of 'essential' keepers already this season (Pope, McCarthy, Martinez, now Mendy...etc), the vagaries of form and chance need more respect. Christmas is when I hope to use it, but if need a minus 12 to form a sensible 11 misght use it before.

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

                The essential change each week so not sure it’s worth using a WC to get these in

                Was waiting for a major fixture swing or a double GW

                Thanks

          • Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Seen a few people transferring Justin out - any particular reason? He was always a temporary option, but he wasn't injured/subbed was he? Pereira not expected back for a while still?

            Cheers

            1. nico05
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              I think he'll be a fixture for weeks at least yet so no idea why

              1. Catastrophe
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Cheers. One less fire to put out 😉

          • Michu 9
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Any advice? 1 FT and 2.6 in the bank

            Martinez Steer
            Robertson Bellerin Justin Taylor Mitchell
            Salah Son Rashford Romeu Anguissa
            Kane DCL Wilson

            1. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              European matches again so wait to see if your players stay fit.

          • FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Another disappointing week. 31 with son and maupay to play.

            McCarthy
            TAA Robbo Lewis
            Salah (c) son jrod Barkley
            Mitro Jimenez maupay

            Steer Podence Taylor Ferguson

            Would you wildcard this? 1ft. £2.8m itb
            Any recommendations welcome.

            1. Tambling5
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              You'll be told to get rid of Liverpool defs and pick Chilwell, Castagne Saïss Kilman Zouma and Mendy, and upgrade your attack. I wouldn't waste a wild card to do it.

              1. FPLMACKEM
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 4 hours ago

                Yeah those defenders you have mentioned are tempting and have crossed my mind. If that stupid penalty hadn't been given my double Liverpool defence would look so much better. Fine margins and all that.

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            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Scoutcast tomorrow - feel free to leave your questions here for @ffscout_az @KaramTayser and I.

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            1. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              As a double Liverpool defence owner what are Karams thoughts? Is it worth holding both or is it time to move one on? Which one?

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              Best forward line in a 3-4-3? Many options at the moment. Kane, Aguero, Werner, DCL, Antonio and Bamford etc.

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 5 hours ago

              There have been some clean sheets popping up the last couple of weeks, will this evolve your approach to your backline?

            4. Derek the Dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              Thoughts on Zaha?

            5. G00LI0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              Time for TAA to go?

            6. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              With a lot of options for budget defenders, who are your favorites?

            7. ktk_interista
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              Saiss to Kilman viable to free money?

            8. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 4 hours ago

              A lot of the great and the good have got off to crap starts. What is your advice to them to catch up? The GWs are rolling by....

            9. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 1 hour ago

              Is it too late to get Kane or is it stiil worth transferring him in?

              He looks like the standout captaincy option for next 2 gameweeks (BHA, wba) but Spurs fixtures look tough GW9 onwards.

              1. Toothless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                28 days, 11 hours ago

                Following on from this; who would we get rid of for Kane?

                Aguero the obvious options for people who got him back in.

                But then what about other options such as Jiminez, DCL, Ings, etc?

            10. There Can Be Only One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              28 days, 23 hours ago

              West Ham defenders. With the fixtures turning for whu after the Liverpool game. Which of Cresserll, Masuaka or Coufal do you see as the best choice?

            11. The Rumour Mill
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 21 hours ago

              How was the average 49?!

              A more useful question might be which cheap striker do you back for the next few games: Adams, Bamford, Watkins or Antonio (if fit)?

            12. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 21 hours ago

              Best 3 defenders right now ?

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

              Patience or knee jerk ... what is the answer ? Is it better to tried and failed rather than to have never tried at all ?

            14. SomeoneKnows
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 14 hours ago

              1) Thoughts on Zaha given his statistics

              2) After being disappointed by Maupay, which is the best budget forward to have?

            15. Vazza
                28 days, 9 hours ago

                In terms of underlying stats, who is expected to deliver more points over the next 5 to 6 gameweeks: -

                Grealish or Zaha

              • Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                28 days, 7 hours ago

                The community seems to prefer Kane over Son as a captain option, but Son got another double-digit haul yesterday. Are FPL managers being unfair to Son?

              • Over The Mounié
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                28 days, 6 hours ago

                I coverage of Man City essential given that they are due?

                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 3 hours ago

                  Coverage, essential and due in the same sentence. I can feel myself self combusting. Do we need Man City would have been sufficient. 😉

              • Vazza
                  28 days, 2 hours ago

                  For those who are yet to play their wildcards, are they in a position of advantage given the upcoming blank and double gameweeks from gameweek 16 as originally anticipated?

              • FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 5 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. GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Very much like your team. I would say C to Bissouma just to not lose a transfer.

              • GloryManUnited
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                No clue what to do with this lot this week. Thoughts?

                Martinez
                Robbo Lamp Saiss Kilman
                Salah Sterling Foden Jrod
                Werner Jimmy

                Steer Brewster Mitchell Anguissa

                1.8 ITB and 1 FT.

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Werner -> Kane?

                  1. GloryManUnited
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 5 hours ago

                    Was my first thought but Werner is really a nice option the next few gameweeks. No spurs does scare me though

                2. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Looks decent to me id roll a transfer tbh

                3. FPLMACKEM
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Sometimes it's best to do nothing. Team looks fine. Id bank the transfer then assess ahead of gw8. Look to get West ham in your team.

                  1. GloryManUnited
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 5 hours ago

                    My thought was Jimmy/JRod>>Antonio/Bruno

                    1. FPLMACKEM
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      29 days, 5 hours ago

                      I'd hold both for now. No real reason to get rid of both yet.

                      1. GloryManUnited
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        No I agree. I am saying in a gameweek or two when fixtures turn

                        1. FPLMACKEM
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          29 days, 4 hours ago

                          Oh yeah definitely. Gw8 go for West ham. Go for Fernandes when united play WBA if those are your targets.

              • Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Foden, Zaha or Grealish? What do we think?

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  I went with Grealish 2 weeks ago and wish id gone Zaha

                2. GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Foden long term for me

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

                Sadly I think Mitrovic will have to leave my team now. Is it too late to get Bamford or will he just continue scoring goals?

                Martínez
                TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
                Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
                Ings, Mitrovic, Jiménez

                Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
                2 free transfer, 0.2 million in the bank

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Mitro has a decent fixture this week. More chance of scoring than bamford imo

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

                    Yes you are probably right. However the price changes are starting to influence on my choices...

              • nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Justin Reguilon Mitchell (Lascelles)
                Salah Son Bruno Grealish (oroil romeu)
                Jimi Mitro (davies)
                3 mil tsb 1 ft
                Wouldi be silly to stick this week with such a high amount in the bank?
                Cheers

              • La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                What to do here chaps?

                Martinez
                Saiss Robbo Justin
                Son Pulisic Barkley Salah
                Jimmy Kane DCL

                Forster Lamptey Mitchell Burke

                0.2 ITB & 1 FT

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  Smile pretty and save ft

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 5 hours ago

                    I’m not sure about Pulisic tbh

                    1. nico05
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 5 hours ago

                      Id keep. He's a great player id hold out a little longer

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

                Podence still stinking in my team. Keep him one more gw or ship him out for a hit?

                Podence -> Stephens
                Brewster -> Antonio/ Bamford

                1. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  29 days, 5 hours ago

                  I’d keep one more game

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 5 hours ago

                    Keep. If he was more nailed he'd be a great pick

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

                Any moves you would consider with this squad (assuming no injuries pre Friday)? I am stuck to see anything obvious. Got 1 free transfer and .8 m in bank.

                Martinez
                TAA Saïss Chilwell
                Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Podence
                Kane DCL

                Forster Mitchell Lamptey Brewster

              • jimbo90
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Grealish or Zaha and why?

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 4 hours ago

                  Zaha- More dyamic and dangerous player who often plays in a more central attacking role

                2. G00LI0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 4 hours ago

                  Targeting both in a 5 man midfield. Zaha is the focus of everything for Palace. Plus maybe on pens. Grealish on set pieces though but spends more time wide. Lacking the pace of Zaha. Zaha has better fixtures incoming

              • Shaw Manc Redemption
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 5 hours ago

                Failed to spot Vinegar went down again to 4.2. Doh.
                1 FT and nothing else a problem. So....

                A. Vinegar>Kilman
                B. Save FT

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 4 hours ago

                  B