Scout Notes

West Brom defence improving since Bilic’s shift to back-four

Brighton 1-1 West Brom

  • Goals: Karlan Grant (£6.0m)
  • Own Goals: Jake Livermore (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Callum Robinson (£5.5m)
  • Bonus points: None

Baggies Boost

Fantasy Premier League managers will have to exercise caution when viewing West Bromwich Albion as an opponent for their players in the coming weeks.

The Baggies have made significant improvements to their backline in the last two matches, during which time experienced defender Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) has made his debut and settled into the side.

While the former Chelsea man was involved in the error that led to Brighton’s opener on Monday night, the truth is that, outside of that own goal, Slaven Bilic’s were not overwhelmingly tested at the Amex Stadium. To the Croatian’s encouragement, it was the second match in a row where that was the case.

Having conceded 13 goals in the first four matches of 2020/21, an average of 3.25 per game, West Brom have now let in just one since Gameweek 5 (0.5 per game).

Bilic has achieved such a feat with a change in shape. He experimented with a back-five between Gameweeks 1 to 4 but has found much more success building a four-man defence around Ivanovic since the most recent international break.

That has seen Kyle Bartley (£4.5m) and Dara O’Shea (£4.4m) drop out of the team, Ivanovic paired first with Ahmed Hegazi (£4.3m) at centre-back and, following the Egyptian’s loan move to Al-Ittihad, then Semi Ajayi (£4.8m).

Obviously, we have to apply a caveat to these findings, not least that they were recorded using a small sample size of two matches.

Furthermore, it has not gone unnoticed that the first of the two periods discussed pitted West Brom against much more potent attacks in Leicester, Everton, Chelsea and Southampton while Burnley and Brighton are arguably easier opposition.

We are sure that these are important factors, although the role of a new formation and addition of Ivanovic’s experience cannot be ignored.

And the fact that West Brom are capable of avoiding a thrashing at the hands of so-called lesser opposition is still something for Fantasy managers to consider. Many of us banked on the likes of Neal Maupay (£6.6m), Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) and Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) for Gameweek 6, thinking West Brom were whipping boys.

Well, it is now clear that the Baggies should not always carry around that tag, something which is sure to frustrate those with attackers from Fulham, Spurs and Manchester United, their next three opponents.

Running on Lamptey

For all of Lamptey’s early-season promise, the Brighton right-back is seriously struggling to live up to his potential as a Fantasy asset.

While nobody denies the raw talent he possesses, especially with the frequency of his advanced runs, Lamptey does appear to be suffering from Brighton’s own struggles at the back.

The Seagulls have largely been clean sheet nearly-men in 2020/21, never looking overly porous and yet still unable secure defensive returns.

Brighton were in relative control of their Monday night meeting with West Brom, even as late as the 78th minute when Graham Potter replaced attacking midfielder Trossard with the more combative, defensive option Steven Alzate (£4.5m).

But that did not stop the Baggies feeling their way into the game in the closing stages, with Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) twice going close before Karlan Grant (£6.0m) rifled home Callum Robinson‘s (£5.5m) 83rd-minute cross.

As a result, Potter’s men still have just one clean sheet this season, conceding an average of 1.8 per game.

Whether Brighton are proving unfortunate or simply lack concentration in key moments, their situation seems somewhat ominous ahead of a trip to Spurs in Gameweek 7.

As for Lamptey’s attacking prowess, that remains unchallenged, considering he registered more touches in the final third than any other Brighton player on Monday night (26).

However, his run of bad luck simply refuses to end. Not forgetting his withdrawal at half-time of Brighton’s only clean sheet of the season so far, Lamptey owners watched as his 40th-minute cross/shot was cleared by Ivanovic into the unwitting path of Jake Livermore (£4.8m) for an own goal, thus robbing the right-back of any attacking return.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Burn, Webster, Veltman; March (Mac Allister 69′), Bissouma, White, Lamptey; Trossard (Alzate 78′), Lallana (Groß 60′); Maupay.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Townsend, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Furlong; Livermore (C Robinson 62′); Diangana (Edwards 62′), Krovinovic, Gallagher, M Pereira; Grant (M Phillips 83′).

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735 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Tv 104 now. Need the big hitters to fire to make it count

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Wow, that's a lot at this stage. Rank?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        450k

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Wc used tho. And lots of hitd

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          That's a good rank at this stage with that team value.

    2. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Blimey, that is a lot. I'm on 102.4 at 55k, which is more than i'm used to at this point and a good amount more than my mini-league rivals.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That’s huge!

      I’m on 102.2 but then again I’m at 2M rank 😆

  2. jimbo90
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

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

    1 FT / 2.2m ITB

    Worth rolling the transfer? Maybe Podence to Grealish/Zaha?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      yep, i'd do that podence move, Jack still my perference

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Good move

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

      Grealish

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Better option?

    A) Kane(c) & Kilman in this week, Bowen in next week

    B) Bruno, Antonio & Masuaku in next week (Son captain in GW7-8)

    B means keeping Reece & Jimenez this week.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B if Antonio is declared fit

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Agreed I do like the look of it but if he's not fit then I feel I might have to get Kane in.

    2. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You want to get rid of Jimenez?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes Wolves are the 2nd worst attack in the league over the last 4 matches according to xg and big chances.

        Also I want captaincy options like Kane or Bruno.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B looks nice and bit of a differential

  4. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Morning gents

    Another pants GW and still languishing just above 2M OR. Any early ideas what to do with my FT here?

    2FT 0.5itb
    Martinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish
    Kane (C), DCL, Maupay
    (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Braithwaite)

    Thinking of one of:
    A) Maupay > Bamford/ Antonio (if fit) (roll FT)
    B) Braithwaite > Kilman (roll FT)
    C) Maupay, Braithwaite > Bamford/ Antonio, Kilman (2FT)

    Thoughts?
    Cheers!

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A) a starting would be gold after the pool game, tbh even in the pool game looking at their def

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Antonio*

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks mate.

        Bamford only edges out Antonio on stats because of the hatrick. If you do GWs 1-5 Antonio is the clear winner.

        Issue is fitness and it does worry me...

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Surely the fact that Bamford scored a hattrick is also statistically significant?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            For sure it is but even then he only edges out Antonio by 51:49 on stats so you could argue on an average match for the two of them Antonio looks better

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              I just think that's the wrong way of thinking about it. FPL is less about average performances and more about total returns...it's stroke play not matchplay, so to speak. Same last season with Antonio - his 24 point game was a huge part of his appeal.

              Also Antonio has a history of muscle injuries whereas Bamford plays almost every week rain or shine, so I expect Bamford will be more durable in an intense, congested autumn/winter.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                I don’t disagree and Bamford really is appealing atm.

                It’s a close call for me but you’re right that anyone with recurrent or niggly injury issues is a nightmare in FPL

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I think it just might be better to wait for Antonio till next week.

      B looks good.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Could see Antonio still scoring vs ‘Pool defence atm tbh.

        If I didn’t have 2FT I’d be rolling!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yup he definitely could but I'm just worried about his fitness.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I know. It’s annoying because he’s generally outperforming Bamford on stats also...

    3. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A for me. Could upgrade one of the 4.5 defs next week (Cresswell maybe?). Nice team overall

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers.

        Bam Bam or Toni?

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Guaita - Forster
    Saiss - Keane - Lamptey - Targett - Mitchell
    Son - Salah - Zaha - Grealish - Trashvey Barnes
    Kane - Jimmy - Brewshit

    Thoughts? Hold transfers for now then go Barnes to Bowen/Soucek next week to free up money for an extra midfield premium is the plan.

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hold for now imo

  6. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    So what move to make?

    Ramsdale, Steer
    TAA, Webster, Taylor, Davies, KWP
    Salah, Son, Trossard, Soucek, Bissouma
    Kane, Jimenez, DCL

    1FT
    1.8 ITB

    A) TAA, Trossard -> Bruno, Coufal (-4)
    B) Davies -> Coufal
    C) Trossard -> Zaha
    D) something else?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      issue with A would be your def for this GW

      Webster- Spurs
      Taylor- Chels
      Coufal- Pool
      Davies- likely roatated with Regulion
      KWP- Villa

      I'd do tross to Grealish or save

      1. Tshelby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Think I'm prepared to take the defense risk for this GW. Think Bruno could do great against Arsenal

  7. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Those of us still with Liverpool defenders what are you planning on doing? I have TAA and was set on keeping, but clean sheets look unlikely and it free's up alot of funds even if downgrading to say Chilwell

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm keeping Robbo. Has impressed me more than any defs, but if you're looking for CS, pool isn't the right choice.

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        yeah robbo has looked really good to be fair

    2. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Downgrade for me I think. Still got my WC if I want him back

  8. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    2FT + 2.4ITB, any suggestions?

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Don't fancy swapping to a 343 ?

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Drop a mid to Bissouma, and upgrade the third forward. Pereira the one I recommend

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        will only take me as high as 8.3

  9. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Kdb to son, yes or no? Thanks. Have Kane already

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

      Yep

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I would say yes

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No

    4. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 3 days ago

        No, I'd look at another way of getting Son

    5. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 3 days ago

        RJames to
        A) Chilwell
        B) Zouma
        C) Coufal
        D) Dallas
        E) Other

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 3 days ago

          A

        2. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          E - keep?

        3. Big Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          100% A

      • internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Chelsea have to play in Russia tomorrow and then travel all the way back and travel away to Burnley on Saturday. Advantage Burnley

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Burnely attack is underwhelming, I think Lamps would rotate heavily. Still a chance for a CS

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            As a James owner hoping to get a start, I am not so confident atm

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              James would start in the non-EPL game, idk tho. Silva, Chilwell are the only nailed defs, at least for me

              1. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                yeah. Its just that I thought i could get a game out of James this week before I sold him

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  I think it's worth holding him another week or two. Two clean sheets in a row means they might stick with 3-4-3.

                  1. internal error
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    I agree. Lampard probably sticks with it until they lose/look poor

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Good thing they wont be travelling on foot

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Are they going by coach?

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            how long would the flight be? It doesnt give them much time to prepare for Burnley

      • Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        In my draft league would you swap any of these or keep:

        Own: Brewster
        Change Brewster for: Batshuayi or Che Adams

        Own: Soucek
        Change Soucek for: Jota

        Own Lamptey
        Change Lamptey for: Cresswell

      • EWH2020
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        How are people here fairing so far?

        This is by far my worst ever start to a season. I'm bottom of the Mini League that I win every year and the top 3 of that league normally come bottom.

        I just don't seem to be getting any decisions correct this year.

        Surely I'm not the only one? Is this a casuals season?

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Defo a casual season. I think the teams are being very dynamic in their strategy, and there is very min consistency pattern being observed. I think because of the huge amount of injuries and Covid, this has been the impact. The Nations League is kind of to blame, for being the worst idea

        2. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          The 1-2 in my main mini-league are the two of us with the most top 5k finishes, so we're not finding a casual uprising. I'm 55k, which is higher than i normally am at this stage of the season. I usually make a late run, so i'm happy with the start.

        3. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          It’s only a casuals season if you’re not doing well, right?

          The equivalent of ‘moving up to where they respect your raises’

        4. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Currently ranked almost 2m, never been even remotely near this rank at any stage of playing in the previous 8-10 seasons.

          Spunked my WC as well and now chasing big time.

          Looking to take a few hits to set up my team and take it from there.

        5. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I'm doing abysmally. Over 3m rank so far and over 100 points off in a money league. Usually I do alright when I'm paying attention but not so far. Confident my team is solid enough though after a wildcard so it'll turn.

        6. zorro121
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Somewhere over 3 million at the minute. Can't remember ever being this low since I started playing seriously.

          Just have to keep plugging away and hope that the time and effort we put in is rewarded eventually.

      • OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Guaita - Forster
        Semedo- Chilwell - Reguilón
        Son - Salah - JRod- Grealish
        Kane - DCL - Maupay
        Forster ( Lampety Bissouma Dunne)
        2 FT and 0.4 itb
        Guaita > Martienz
        Maupay > Bamford

      • RVP 20
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Any suggestions what to do here? 2 FT, 0.1 ITB

          Ryan Mccarthy
          TAA Chilwell Ayling Mitchell Targett
          Salah Son Sterling Zaha Bissouma
          DCL Jimenez Brewster

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            TAA to Robbo or a cheapie...I’d build up funds to upgrade Jimi to Kane

        • Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Which one would you choose with 2FTs? Ofc waiting for the Hamez news

          1. Maupay to Bamford 343
          2. Maupay to Antonio 343
          3. Maupay Stephens Lamptey to Brewster Zaha Kilman -4 352

          3. is very tempting tbh

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            2. Antonio is a priority for me. If not then Bam

          2. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Antonio is probably injured I’m afraid,

            1. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Yeah, so could burn 1FT bringing Bamford now

        • Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Justin or Kilman

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Kilman

        • akhilrajau
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Martinez
          Robortson, Saiss, Mitchell
          Salah, Rodriguez, Zaha, Podence
          Calvert-Lewin, Kane, Ings
          Bench: Peacock-farrel, Bissouma, Taylor, James
          FT: 2 Bank:2.5m

          Please suggest best transfer

        • NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          So my PVA gamble has not paid off.

          Have an issue now. I don't want to bench a 5+ def.

          1) Play him and bench Kilman (CRY H)
          2) Play him and bench either of (Maupay TOT H, Hamez NEW A)
          3) Ship him

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          So does Saiss keep his place?

          I'm kind of on thin ice with TAA, Robertson, Mitchell, Dunne and Saiss

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            No. The guy is not a natural wingback, and the amount of exertion shows in the second half. Idk about what would happen, but Saiss cannot continue in that position for a longer time.

        • Sheffield Hysterical
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Who do I get rid of to get Kane in?
            A) Calvert-Lewin
            B) Ings
            C) Jimenez

            1. Tshelby
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              C

            2. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              A or C

            3. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              C
              Nice dilemma to have though. You could swerve Kane

              1. Sheffield Hysterical
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  I'm thinking about it, they all have nice fixtures this weekend so it's a tricky one

            4. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Apart from the double LIV defence which I really believe will start paying off, is there anything here you would change?

              GTG? Save FT? Start Kilman ahead of Saiss?

              1FT, 0ITB
              Martinez
              Robbo TAA Saiss
              Salah Son(c) Rodriguez Barkley
              DCL Kane Maupay

              (Forster/Kilman/Stephens/Branthwaite)

              1. John Nerdelbaum
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Team looks fine
                Start Saiss

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Cheers mate. Let's pray for a better GW. GL

                  1. John Nerdelbaum
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    You too

            5. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Any thoughts on a move here. 2 frees but open for a hit
              Had eyed up Jimi & TAA > Kane & Chilwell but wondering if Sterling should make way instead. I would like Kane for Brighton and West Brom

              Martinez
              TAA James Saiss
              Salah Sterling Son Podence
              Jimi DCL Maupay

              xx/Mitchell/Lamptey/Burke

              0.8m ITB

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Think of getting James out, too much money for a not nailed def

                1. John Nerdelbaum
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Happy to keep for Burnley but yes he will be going
                  Priority is Kane though

                  1. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Keep sterling, do the other transfer combo that you've proposed

                    1. John Nerdelbaum
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Cheers

              2. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                This is tricky. I'd definitely want Kane, but Jimi is just so consistent. Maybe Maupay to Kane and downgrade Sterling, but to who? JRod and Grealish spring to mind, but I'm worried their time may have passed.

                1. John Nerdelbaum
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Thanks. There's Zaha as well and Foden
                  I think I'm happy to roll the dice on Jimi out

            6. Tiggsy
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Trying to plan my next couple of week's worth of changes in the front 8 (only 1 FT)

              Current front 8:

              Zaha/J-Rod/Bruno/Son/Mane
              Jiminez/Calvert-Lewin/Brewster

              Thinking Bruno out for Grealish for week 7, and then maybe Werner in for Jiminez the week after as Wolves hit a bad run of fixtures. Probably enough in the bank for Jimenez-Kane but I'm a little dubious about Spurs' fixtures weeks 9-13, and I'd like some cash to bring in City assets from week 10.

              Ideas?

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                fernandes out for Grealish in wk 7 when fernandes has WBA in wk 9 feels dodgy.

                i wouldn't worry about Spurs' fixtures, until they stop getting me points i'm not overthinking it. no team is solid at the back other than wolves really.

            7. BEEZUS
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              For a -4:

              K Davis to Kane
              TAA to a ~5m def?

            8. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              what are people's thoughts on captaincy, it's going to be a close call overall.

              I'm siding with Kane, which probably means Salah is the right call.

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  First week since gameweek 1 that Im not 100% sure who to captain

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Sticking with Salah.

                • NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Salah was the logical choice this week but didn't pan out. I'd still stick with him against WHU

              2. tinear
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Is DCL due to ship now? James and Richarlison seems like facing an injury.

                1. tinear
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  *suspended for Rich

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  depends how much value you have him I guess. If form and fixtures meant someone else was calling out, then i'd be tempted, just not sure they are.

                  1. tinear
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    I had him at 7.0 and I dont think he will score soon with his performance and lack of team strength

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Rodriguez is fine according to Carlo

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                What do I do with Reece James...

                I'm stuck. I dunno what to do with him.

                Team is:

                Martinez Forster
                Saiss Semedo James Lamptey Mitchell
                Salah Son Grealish Foden Havertz
                DCL Kane Davis

                2.2m ITB.

                I'm thinking it's between just two moves:

                A) Havertz > Bruno
                B) James > Robertson
                C) James > Chilwell (I'd then have to get Rashford over Bruno)

                1. NULL-X-VOID
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  C) Chilwell is showing great potential from an attacking POV, and I prefer Rash over Bruno regardless.

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Watch Chelsea midweek, information to be gained.

                3. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  I did james to robo last GW and next week i might do Semedo to Chillwel

                4. The Handsome Hunk
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Save. Clearer picture next week.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    I don't think it will be clearer. I need to decide now imo.

              4. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Martinez
                Robo Semedo Lamptey Mitchell Dunne
                Son Salah Foden Mahrez Burke
                Ings DCL Jimi

                1 FT and 1.5 itb
                1. Save
                2. Lamptey to Chilwell
                3. Mahrez to Grealish
                4. Jimi + Mahrez to Kane + Grealish for a hit
                5. Jimi + Mahrez to Bamford + Sterling for a hit

                Please suggest.

              5. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Any ideas on what to do here ? 2 FT at my disposal but a bit lost on what to do with them. Nothing itb. Considering just Lamptey>Kilman and save the other free, thoughts ?

                Mccarty
                TAA Robertson Ayling
                Salah(C) Son(VC) Grealish Jrod
                Kane Watkins DCL

                Forster Soucek Lamptey Douglas