Scout Network

How Scout Network managers are finding balance in midfield

Midfield is proving a difficult position to maintain for Fantasy Premier League managers this season, so we spoke to the Scout Network to see what they have to say.

There are certainly plenty of options to choose from, with Mohamed Salah (12.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11.7m), Bruno Fernandes (10.5m) and the Manchester City double of Kevin De Bruyne (11.5m) and Raheem Sterling (11.6m) each receiving plenty of attention in pre-season.

Since the start of the campaign, Son Heung-Min (9.5m), Wilfried Zaha (7.2m), Jack Grealish (£7.2m) and James Rodríguez (8.0m) have joined the conversation, but we would be lying if we said all of these options have been reliable from one week to the next.

The Scout Network shared how they are managing this problem, which premiums they are investing in and which midfielders they currently trust the most for FPL points.

Midfielders: Who to pick and how to spread the budget

Ted Talks FPL

Ted Talks FPL top five Midfielder graphic

FPL is a long-term prediction game. We should only worry about a player blanking when it’s over a sustained period, such as four to six Gameweeks, as this gives the player sufficient time to convert underlying statistics into goals and assists without battling the volatility of individual games.

Therefore, blanks for Salah, Fernandes and Sterling don’t overly concern me. They may have let their owners down in Gameweek 6 but they were either afforded or created clear cut chances. These opportunities are likely to be converted next time round.

In fact, one very effective way of picking players is to bring in those who have had the best underlying statistics, rather than looking at the most recent points tallies.

We want to predict what might happen in the future, not in the past, so picking the players who get in the best positions and show the most intent is a good start for predicting FPL points.

With this in mind, the graphic above shows the top five midfielders with the best statistics, along with their next six fixtures. Note that there are three premiums and two mid-priced players. Unless you are making sacrifices elsewhere in your team, it is unlikely that most if us can afford this midfield.

I would suggest going with two premiums and two mid-priced players, maybe with a budget enabler depending on your preferred formation.

It is worth noting that the players who occupy sixth through tenth on this list include Zaha, Leandro Trossard (£6.0m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m), De Bruyne and Sterling so there are plenty of options to choose from.

When determining whether we can trust a player to convert chances, it is worth considering the difficulty of his fixtures and team form. If he is playing against weaker opposition and the team is full of confidence, it is likely he will continue to have plenty of chances to score or assist.

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Greece

We believe two big hitters (since Son is considered one) is the minimum number of premium midfielders for a successful team, irrespective of structure. Then depending on the funds spent up front, it can go up to three.

Salah and Son are the only premium midfielders that have shown the consistency to be considered nailed in most of FPL teams, and Gameweeks like the most recent are not the ones to justify massive team ‘surgeries’.

Salah hit the post in a rare one-on-one miss, and Bruno was involved in a match so tight and conservative, that you cannot learn many long-term lessons from. Sterling also missed a one-on-one while his team is ravaged by injuries and is still looking to find some form.

Thus, in low scoring Gameweek like this one, it is a good time to sit back and analyse the bigger picture behind key underlying statistics, and run a new long-term plan without dwelling too much on the recent blanks. Banking a transfer will also give flexibility when a bandwagon or a new pattern is formed in the next Gameweek.

FLP Greece

Mikkel Tokvam – Transfer Algorithm

The Transfer Algorithm – GW 7 – Top 15 Midfielders

The Transfer Algorithm is designed to solve problems exactly like this. The formula imports all relevant underlying data, analyses it, and fits it into a money limiting vector field to find the optimal combination of players to go ahead with.

As of Monday afternoon, the Transfer Algorithm rated Son and Salah as distinguished from the rest as the optimal players – as can be shown in the BCV (budget constrained value) sorting below.

A blank like Salah managed in Gameweek 6 has not worried the Algorithm at all. His underlying statistics for the Sheffield United match were amazing, it just wasn’t his day. After all, even the best players blank about half of the time anyway, and long-term data holds substantially more value than the short-term noise.


Below Son and Salah there are a wealth of decent midfield options to fill up with which hold about the same value, making it difficult to form a clear template midfield. Peeking at the forwards rankings, it seems budget also has to be allocated for Kane still – which mean Grealish, Phil Foden (6.6m), Ross Barkley (6.0m) and Zaha seem excellent fillers. From next week, Jarrod Bowen (6.3m) will say hello too.

Mikkel Tokvam – Transfer Algorithm

FPL Family – Sam

Marcus Rashford playing for Manchester United

The movement of Aubameyang and Marcus Rashford (9.5m) in to the midfield category at the start of the season fundamentally changed the way that many FPL Managers looked at these slots.

During Project Restart it was all about De Bruyne, Salah/Mané, Bruno Fernandes and maybe an out there chance on Son however it seemed acceptable to fill the rest of the midfield slots with cheaper options.

Fast forward to the start of the 2020/21 season and suddenly we are trying to squeeze an extra premium midfielder in to our starting line-ups. As the first six Gameweeks have shown though, there are not as many set-and-forget options as we had hoped. Salah and Son have been the most consistent to return, although even they have had four Gameweeks between them where they haven’t returned.

For me, this season is all about staying loyal to the premium assets you choose and moving around with the cheaper options to ensure that you hit good fixture runs and purple patches as they arrive.

Tomas Soucek (£4.9m) has been unlucky so far this season and his expected goals (xG) data suggests a haul is incoming. With West Ham’s fixtures due to change for the better in Gameweek 9, he is both a helpful enabler as well as being a potential points gold mine if his team can keep up their form once the fixture shift happens.

FPL Family – Sam

Whats been happening in the Scout Network?

We are delighted to welcome John Nellis to the Scout Network this week. He has his own website and will be contributing to our Football Index content this season.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Scout Network get in touch!

Ted Talks FPL

After a successful 80-point Wildcard in Gameweek 5, Ted’s team is on the up – and so is the level of his content creating. Ted is posting charts, tables and animations three times each day on Twitter to support the FPL community in their decision-making process.

This week, Ted will be adding a Chance Diagram graphic, alongside another for high defensive lines. He is also now producing one weekly YouTube video and last week he joined the FPL Wildcats on their live stream Q&A.

FPL Family

This week Lee appeared on the Official FPL Podcast with James Richardson to discuss all things Gameweek 6. Both Lee and Sam had successful Gameweeks off the back of their Wildcards in Gameweek 5 but Gameweek 6 could not have been more different.

Their Sunday night live stream over on their YouTube channel provided some light hearted entertainment on the back of a tough weekend.

This week you can catch Sam on the Official FPL podcast as well as both halves of the FPLFamily on the FPL Show with Jules and James.

El Statto

El Statto had a quieter week this week but Academy member FPL Talking Points penned his second article in his The Overcoming FPL series, where he analyses how mental shortcuts and cognitive biases affect our FPL decisions, and what up-and-coming managers can do to change their behaviour.

Fantasy Chat

Last week Fantasy Chat launched their first videos to cover UEFA Champions League Fantasy. Karam was joined by Ebraheem who finished 900th overall last season to go through the groups team by team and look out at the best assets from each of groups – Groups 1-4 and Groups 5-8. There have been three videos are released so far.

Karam has also been busy creating more content for the Arabic language section of the Fantasy Football Scout website.

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421 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Alli Way
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Really struggling this season, good GW1 but big red arrows down to 2.8m going into GW5, 92 points in GW gave hope but I just scored 31 points with the exact same team and pretty back down to where I was.

    Any hope I can still get top 10k? I've finished top 10k 3 times in last 5 seasons but never had this bad of a start before.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Don't panic. You know what you are doing so trust in yourself.

      1. The Alli Way
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Thanks, needed to hear this

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      I had an absolutely miserable start (around 1.5m at the half way mark) last time around and ended up with my best ever finish. Stick to the strategy that has served you so well in the past.

      1. The Alli Way
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        This gives me hope, thank you!

    3. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      It's so early, it really doesnt matter yet. Just think that your players got you 92 + 31 = 123 over the two week. You'd take 61 per week, so it's ok.

      1. The Alli Way
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        True, we are not even a quarter of the way through the season yet

    4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm the same mate. Patience and you'll prevail eventually... Had a big score last week but well below average and sitting at 3m OR myself.

      1. The Alli Way
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Aye, coming to think of it, I always gained my biggest rank gains during the latter stages of the season, just got to try and stay in the pack/mix come the DGW/BGW's

    5. Tingate
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      Same mate, worst start in 10 years, i'm not even in the top 4.5 million

      1. The Alli Way
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah one of my best mates who runs an FPL advice instagram and twitter, who usually finishes top 50k every year, is 5.8m at the moment and has just been super unlucky.

        In our main mini league, those who usually finish bottom, are currently top of the league.

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      top 5k still easily achievable

  2. nod_dinho
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone else still on TAA + Robbo? What's your reasoning for keeping?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes.
      Inertia.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Trent likely gone this week.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Can't keep a CS.
          Arguably TAA has been unlucky, but can't hold on in hope forever.

      2. nod_dinho
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Care to elaborate on that?

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      most likely keeping for one more week then possibly TAA>Chilwell

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      TAA a whisker away from points each week. Robbo even more attacking than last season. It'll pay off any day now...

      1. nod_dinho
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes I'm hoping my mini-league rivals ditch them and they become slight differentials.

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      TAA went before GW5 but Robbo will stay for now as he's looking better than ever

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      I don't really need the extra money that much with bargains in mid and fwd positions too so im still keeping

  3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Salah, Son and Kane owners - Who we sticking the armband on?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Keep getting it wrong. Son seems to be safest.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
      Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

    3. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Sticking with Salah for another home game.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Son marginally over Kane right now

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Son

    6. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      Son or Jimenez

    7. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      Sitcking with Salah as it stands. Expect Klopp to go back to the 'normal' shape and feel like WHU more likely to get spanked than Brighton despite their smattering of good results so far

    8. Dexters Laboratory
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        It'll be a Spurs player anyway. Leaning towards Son slightly

    9. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Ideas here, not liking my mid and defence this gw but despite this, feel like bringing Kane in. Have 1Ft and 2.4m itb

      Martinez
      Taa - Saiss* - James* --- Mitchell* Lamptey (tot)
      Salah(c) - Son - Havertz - Barnes
      Jimmy - DCL - Watkins

      - James, Saiss, Mitchell not nailed on
      - Havertz and Barnes not been firing

      A: Jimmy >> Kane
      B: Havertz + Barnes >> Grealish + Hamez (-4)
      C: Barnes >> Foden and next gw Jimmy/Watkins > Kane/Antonio (-4) exact funds

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Spurs double up seems to be the difference between success and failure at the moment and easy enough to get off if it does stop working.

    10. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Right captain choice now - worth handing Kane the armband?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Between him and Son for me now over Salah I think

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          Why is that?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            I think Son is now playing as the striker and Kane the provider. That coupled with the extra point for goals and clean sheets leans me towards Son right now.

      2. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Of course my horse

    11. Tangosteps
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Already done 2FT 🙁

        Aubameyang for De Bruyne or Sterling for -4 ??

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Sterling was shite. KdB looked sharp already

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          I would probably do it yeah..
          Sterling

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          No.
          Kev doesn't normally do much away and Raheem just not firing yet.

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Who do you think has higher chance of an attacking return this week?
        Trent vs West Ham or Chilwell vs Burnley?

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Probably Trent. He was class at the weekend

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          TAA

        3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          God I hope both. Really need TAA points now that everyone sold him.

      • El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Mane or Salah?

        Why?

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          Both!

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          Salah.
          Pens.

        3. Joey Tribbiani
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            both.

          • Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Get one and, unless injured, stick.
            Mo for me.

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Just pick one and stick.

            1. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              This has to be the strategy

          • kinghenry14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            both for me

          • El Lobito 10
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Thank you everyone

        4. BrooklynGooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Really enjoyed this 25-min YouTube of four Liverpool fans chatting about the Sheffield match.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLGw0m86Pk

          1. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 21 hours ago

            brilliant ,stockley park ,lol,great posting ....

          2. Gleys11
              28 days, 21 hours ago

              Hilarious. Loved it. Thnks for the suggestion. “Wilson”

          3. hustler7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            I have 2FT and not sure whether to just burn a transfer which feels wrong? Or maybe do Robertson to Chillwell and Maupay to Ings? I was thinking of getting Werner in but that might just be the Chelsea fan in me...

            Martinez
            Robertson Saiss KWP
            Grealish Salah Son Hamez
            Kane Maupay DCL

            Forster Dallas Bissouma Mitchell

            Any help appreciated, have dropped down to 1.5m overall after a good wildcard score the week previous.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Maupay looks the biggest issue. Antonio?

              1. hustler7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Good shout, he hadn't entered my mind! Thanks.

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 16 hours ago

                  Hold fire on that, Antonio went off with hamstring injury last game so keep an eye on that.

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              28 days, 21 hours ago

              In 10 years I've never burnt a transfer. They are a precious commodity.

              Quite like the proposed transfers to be honest. I'd also be tempted by Werner over Ings if the funds will stretch

              1. hustler7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                28 days, 19 hours ago

                If the Dude approves I'm pressing ahead with the transfers!

                Also looks like Antonio is out!

          4. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Thoughts here with1ft 0.2itb

            Martinez
            robbo konsa lamptey Mitchell
            Salah sterling son
            Werner jimi dcl

            Forster soucek burke dunne

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Probably hold unless something comes up this week.

          5. NateDogsCats
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Had a mare of a week (mind you I've had worse) but I actually don't really feel like I have a desperate need to make a change this week?

              Guaita
              Robbo Semedo Lamptey
              Havertz Bruno Son James Pereira
              DCL Vardy

              Subs: Martinez, Mitchell, Brewster, Justin

              Looking at a few players like Reguilon, Chilwell, Castagne but not really convinced on defensive reliability and they seem good short term but might need to be swapped out in a few weeks. Then looking at a few other possible differentials like Jota, Lookman, Adams and Antonio but depends on if Liverpool look like they'll stick with their current formation, Antonio's injury issues and, well I've always liked Lookman but he's in a poor team and I'm already in the same boat with Pereira so that's probably a pointless move. Definitely looking at moving out Pereira, Havertz in the coming weeks, tempted to get rid of Semedo too for his price especially if Kilman keeps his place but it seems like he's playing okay so maybe I should just stick.

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                If just 1FT hold.
                If two, I'd punt on Lookman for Pereira this week and hold your other or maybe just downgrade one of your keepers.

                1. NateDogsCats
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Thanks, I only have the one so I think I'll hold and hopefully won't have any other issues to contend with.

              2. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Over the last two GW, Che Adams scored the same as Bamford. Not really got anything to say about it but as an Adams owner was pleasantly surprised when I noticed!

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Nice. I dumped him before he was cool.

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I was so close to chopping him but felt he'd been unlucky. Ironically he's been a bit lucky since!

                2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Super troll

                  1. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 16 hours ago

                    Not really, he's just living up to the xG now so the stats were there. I own Ings and have not intention of changing but nothing wrong with Adams as a pick.

                    1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      28 days, 16 hours ago

                      Yea he had the stat but didn’t convert , isn’t it the definition to troll?

                      1. St Pauli Walnuts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        28 days, 15 hours ago

                        Not for me, a troll would be someone who suggests they are going to deliver and lures people in and then continually doesn't deliver and have to ditch. After not delivering in just 2 games he then got 4 attacking returns in the next 4 and delivered on the underlying stats that suggested this was likely to happen. You call it trolling, I call it punishing impatience.

              3. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Is antonio injury serious? Will he be back for fulham match?

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Cheers thanks

              4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Wanted to sell Mitro, he plays WBA home. TAA too but he plays WHU home. Wilson too. Not sure what to do, opinions on these lads?

                1. Qaiss
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  West Brom who aren’t good, West Ham without Antonio, Wilson against Everton defence. Yeah sell em all!

                2. Tingate
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Mitrovic is getting the chances, I wouldn't be getting rid of him before this weekend or TAA before West Ham.

                  Wilson could go but if you only have 1FT and these are your only concerns I'd roll and re-evaluate after this weekend with 2FTs next week.

                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 6 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Thing is I already have 2FT. I could only do Wilson to Bamford but not sure if that gonna pay off

                3. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  I’m thinking about buying Wilson lol

              5. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Does anyone here not own Son and Kane and are not planning to bring them in?

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Nope

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I guess I’m one of the only ones!

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      I think I'd get Son at least if i were you. He's scoring double digit hauls for fun

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        Yes I am thinking about it. But I want KDB more for some reason.

                        1. Zim0
                          • 2 Years
                          28 days, 22 hours ago

                          Yeah don't get rid of kdb. Can u lose someone else for him?

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 4 Years
                            28 days, 22 hours ago

                            No, I have Auba, don’t ask why, as I wanted a placeholder for KDB. Now I want to get Kevin back in. However, Son is also tempting and I could get Son but then involves hits and taking Werner out and I don’t really wanna do that. Have exact funds to do Auba, Harrison, Werner to KDB, Son, Bamford.

                            Would you do this?

                            1. Qaiss
                              • 4 Years
                              28 days, 22 hours ago

                              For -8, I don’t often take hits but these looks tempting moves.

                            2. Nightcrawler
                              • 1 Year
                              28 days, 22 hours ago

                              U have auba not becuase you wanted a placeholder but but youre a typical stubborn arsenal fan that thought he'd win golden boot and arsenal will get top 2.

                              1. Qaiss
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 22 hours ago

                                No, I brought him in for KDB when got injured and I was always going to get KDB back this week.

                              2. Qaiss
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 22 hours ago

                                Also, look at your last post. Your intellect is very very poor.

                              3. Zim0
                                • 2 Years
                                28 days, 22 hours ago

                                Dude calm down. Auba is a great player to have. 200+ points twice in a row as fwd now he's a mid. Why are u so hostile to everyone and evrything?

                                1. Qaiss
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                                  Also, 3 months ago, no one would have gone near Spurs attack in a million years. Things change quickly, it’s easy to say now that Son and Kane are essential, etc

                            3. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              28 days, 22 hours ago

                              Hmmmm a -8 is a lot. Do u think longterm or atleast next few fixtures son and bamford better picks than werner and harrison? If yes then do it.

                              1. Qaiss
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 22 hours ago

                                That’s the thing, I don’t thing long term Son is much better than Werner.

                                1. Zim0
                                  • 2 Years
                                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                                  Then i guess u don't need him. Chelsea have great upcoming fixtures too.

                2. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Own Son but no Kane and may not bring him in.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Don’t need to own both, many other good options. But having one is sensible perhaps.

                    1. COK3Y5MURF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      I tend to look at them in isolation. I've basically got Sterling in place of Kane whose next two are not as good as Kane's next two. But it'll cost me hits to make this change. I wish Bale had started yesterday. If he had started and looked good, I may have just done Sterling to Bale which would've been a simpler move

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        Man City are going to start firing sooner or later, could be this weekend and you get way ahead of the curve. That’s why I want KDB. I also think they are fixture proof, as they’ve proven before.

                      2. Baines on Toast...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        I have Sterling and am making the Kane switch (-4) this week, barring any injuries.

                        City's stats are terrible right now; Sterling has actually done quite well to get a couple of goals in the last three, and I see much more risk in remaining without Kane than selling Raheem and re-assessing him in a few weeks. I think Kane is a much safer bet.

                        1. COK3Y5MURF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          28 days, 22 hours ago

                          Who did you get in Sterling's place in midfield? I seem to be in the minority here, but I don't like any mid-priced mids for next week. Zaha away to Wolves meh, Grealish and Villa being unpredictable, Rodriguez in an Everton side with two key suspensions...

                          1. Baines on Toast...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            So it's going to be a budget option - as I am switching Kane in for Brewster. Probably Soucek.

                            I think Grealish/Zaha are both great options though and Hamez too if fit.

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Own Son but no Kane and I'm really confused. I can either bring him in this week or get Bruno next week.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I think Bruno next week. You won’t want Kane from City at home.

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Probably but the next two fixtures are so good for Spurs and any points he scores x 1.5 times are going to count against me.

                4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Own both. Only son this last week but took a hit to get Kane(C) for the weekend. Looks essential the next two got me

                5. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Dont have Kane, doing fine without him, wont get him in.

                  Do have Son though, would recommend that you should have at-least one of them.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    But that means taking out Werner..

              6. Littlefish92
                • 5 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Aguero replacement? Got Kane and Dcl

                1. Qaiss
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Is he out of the sheff game?

                  1. Littlefish92
                    • 5 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Yeah said on site he’s Expected back 21 Nov

                2. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Werner for the next 3 looks good

              7. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Kane salah captain decision will be a good indicator of casuals vs pros

                If u watch football u pick salah...if u dont and pick captains based on who scored more points last few weeks u go kane simple as that. Period

                1. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  More nonsense

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  What's the argument against Kane(c)?

                3. Joey Tribbiani
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    you are funny 😀

                  • Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Gravless noob.

                    1. Baines on Toast...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      that sounds like an almost medieval Monty Python insult. love it.

                  • Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Nonsense.

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    It's nowhere near that polar.

                    But I too will be on Salah (c). It'll likely be a coin flip just like this past week.

                  • Goonsquad245
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    It’s not as simple as that (obviously) - Kane is a good pick this week, but the fewer people on Salah the better from my perspective.

                  • St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 16 hours ago

                    Wind it in, it's embarrassing.

                4. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Go nuts with TAA (C)?

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Umm i wouldn't. Never captain a defender imo

                  2. COK3Y5MURF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I'd rather sell him

                  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Nope. They can’t defend and he doesn’t get forward as much

                  4. kinghenry14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    no

                  5. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 16 hours ago

                    It's a tough game already, don't make it tougher.

                5. Disco Stu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Stick with Pereira one more week for his match against Leeds or make the switch to Zaha now?

                  1. King Kohli
                    • 8 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Unlucky to not have a return yesterday.
                    Keep this week

                6. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  So Salah, Kane or Son captain?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Son

                  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Kane

                  3. kinghenry14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    think i'm going son

                  4. Goonsquad245
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Salah

                  5. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Salah

                  6. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    28 days, 16 hours ago

                    Salah but good arguments for all 3.

                  7. djoker_nole
                      28 days, 16 hours ago

                      Kane for the next two weeks.

                  8. kinghenry14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    what would you do with this lot? 2FT 0.1ITB

                    martinez
                    saiss dallas kwp
                    salah mane son grealish trossard
                    kane dcl

                    forster lamptey brewster ferguson

                    thinking of doing trossard to bamford but not sure if that's worth 2 FT, and i am 0.1 short of trossard brewster to antonio 4.4

                    any other ideas? cheers

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Antonio will drop in price anytime now. But i think he's injured anyways. Getting trossard out is right move. Maybe for Bowen? Or Jorginho?

                      1. kinghenry14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        cheers, didn't even notice he was that close to dropping but yeah will have to monitor his injury. bowen not possible in a straight swap

                  9. JS27
                    • 10 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Sitting with 2 FT (0.7m itb) and not really sure what to do with them. Want to use one so as not to lose it, any thoughts?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Robertson Dallas
                    Salah Son Pulisic Grealish
                    Kane Maupay DCL

                    Steer KWP Anguissa Mitchell

                    1. Fit_to_drop
                      • 1 Year
                      28 days, 21 hours ago

                      Maupay to Bamford free up some cash and wont get any less points i suspect.

                  10. mr messi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I think I need to strengthen my defence, currently have
                    Chilwell KWP Mitchell Taylor Justin

                    Thinking Mitchell or Taylor needs to go. 1.1m in the bank. Who should I bring in? Wolves defender?

                  11. Saucegod11
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Guaita
                      Saiss TAA Justin
                      Salah Bruno Son Jorginho
                      DCL Jiminez Bamford
                      (Ryan, Walker-Peters, Trossard, 3.9M dud)

                      Should I risk the TAA-downgrade to allow for a Jiminez up to Kane and just cop the -4 or have I missed the boat on Kane? If so and TAA doesn’t perform this week will consider him - Chilwill to cash in bank to allow for maybe Trossard - Zaha. Thoughts?