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The best of the FFScout Community ahead of Gameweek 7

Welcome to our review of the latest talking points in the Fantasy Football Scout Community ahead of Gameweek 7.

Here we bring to your attention some of the best articles submitted through our Community Trials initiative, which is part of our ongoing mission to support budding contributors and creators.

This piece will also cover the latest in the Community mini-leagues and competitions.

In this week’s Monty Python-inspired installment of The Great and The Good, Greyhead was trying to look on the bright side of life after a Gameweek that refused to wake from its rest. Apparently it was just pining for the Fjords. But with Magnus Carlsen unable to score more than 40 points, I think we can safely assume it’s now an ex-Gameweek.

In an effort to rouse our slumbering FPL teams, our Community writers turned their thoughts to a selection of players enjoying unexpected good form.

FPL Fetish’s “The Fantasy Forgotten” included five forwards costing under £6.0m. Che Adams (£5.8m) has suddenly sprung to life against tricky opponents in Chelsea and Everton after blanking against West Brom. While Patrick Bamford (£5.9m) has discovered his shooting boots after missing 34 of his 44 big chances last season. Tempted?

Or perhaps, like Maxmathews95, you feel Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) is being unfairly dismissed despite an excellent start to the campaign. He’s already scored more goals this season than in the entirety of 2019/20. Should we be buying him?

Ted Talks FPL highlighted the out-of-position midfielder in his latest bite-size video. Six big chances and a nice trio of fixtures from Gameweek 8 makes him one for the watchlist.

But judging by chances, the best performing assets according to Ted are Harry Kane (£10.9m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.4m). The main candidates in this week’s captaincy debate. 

Regular poster Camzy feels the Liverpool man could be the better armband pick, arguing that the directness offered by the Egyptian and Sadio Mane (£12.0m) might be hard for the West Ham defence to withstand. 

Writing in his detailed and thoughtful review, BigManBakar agreed:

No team has recorded more big chances than Liverpool this season, while no player has had more shots in the box than Salah during this spell. Salah also has the best odds of scoring a goal and Liverpool are most likely to score 2.5+ goals according to the bookies this Gameweek.

– BigManBakar

Away from the captaincy dilemma, in a comment on Lateriser’s assessment of West HamGiggs Boson felt that Vladimir Coufal’s (£4.5m) security of starts gives him a slight edge over fellow budget-defender Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m). The fixtures improve for the Hammers from Gameweek 8.

Fantasy Football Scout Mini-Leagues

League code: 5u05vz
Eligibility: Open to all

There are currently 48,361 people participating in the open-to-all Fantasy Football Scout mini-league.

Marcus Jarman retained his lead despite slipping from 31st to 57th overall. Nonetheless he had Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) to thank for his respectable score of 57 in a poor Gameweek for many.

Fantasy Football Scout Community Members

League code: Available on Members page and the Scout Leagues widget when signed in.
Eligibility: Open to all those who have a registered Fantasy Football Scout account – paid or free.

First and second swapped places in our Fantasy Football Scout Community Members mini-league as Arya Kothari moved above Shahen Withana

The table below, courtesy of Mini-League Mate, shows the chip usage of the top 20 managers.

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To receive your own complimentary Dossier of the Community Members mini-league, please go to https://www.minileaguemate.com/membership to sign-up. The League ID is 584. The Dossier will be emailed to you at the end of each Gameweek.

Yet to play a chip, Arya has been in the top thousand since Gameweek 3 and is now 142nd overall, one point ahead of Shahen. This is Arya’s sixth season playing FPL season, with a best previous finish of 34,282nd in 2015/16.

We’re dishing out £2,500-worth of giveaways throughout the season, however only those who have registered a Fantasy Football Scout account (paid or free) will be able to claim a prize. Also, managers must be registered one month in advance of the awarding of a specific prize to be eligible.

The next prize will be the manager of the month award for October, which will be awarded after Gameweek 7.

Head-to-Head Leagues

In League 1, last week’s leaders Tim Hill and Ville Tuominen (aka Santigold) both lost, ensuring we now have five managers tied at the top on 15 points. Aleksander Våge Nilsen (aka AleksanderVN), Olavi Oja  and Cam Black make up the leading quintet of managers. Tim Hill retains first place based on his superior rank.

Out of the top four Leagues, just Peter Tind in League 2 Division 2 and David Stanton in League 3 Division 2 have won all six of their matches so far.

There are still four managers in the Head-to-Head Leagues who occupy a spot in the top 1,000 overall, but only one – Volodymyr Klyuka in Division 15 of League 6 – has a perfect record.

Shahen Withana, who’s second in our Community Members mini-league, managed a narrow victory in Gameweek 6 to move up to third in Division 14 of League 8 on 12 points.

And fellow high-flyers Keith O’Sullivan, in Division 39 of League 7, and Brian Murphy in Division 3 of League 6, have both lost once but lead their respective divisions because of their excellent ranks.

A fixtures table will be published in the Scout’s Guide to Gameweek 7 ahead of the deadline. However, if you can’t wait to find out who you are playing next, follow this link. Use your browser’s find in page function (Ctrl+F) to locate managers.

All this information and more is contained in the main Head-to-Head page

Last Man Standing

League code: 48n69x
Deadline: Open now until Gameweek 18*
*entrants must pass all previous safety scores to qualify

In TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing the safety score for Gameweek 6 was 32 points. This saw a total of 230 managers eliminated

The threshold for elimination remains at 6% for Gameweek 7.

4,257 managers have entered the competition to date and it is possible to join up until Gameweek 18 – although you must pass all previous safety scores to qualify.

Aside from bragging rights, the winner will receive a free Fantasy Football Scout Membership for the 2021/22 season.

You are able to keep tabs on the action throughout the season via Ragabolly’s website Live FPL.

Elite Community Mini-Leagues

Rich Booth takes the lead in both RedLightning’s Top 10k Any Season mini-league (league code 8kcvzq) and PDM‘s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (league code 2agvvx).

Rich is 6,847th overall in what is his 11th season. He managed three successive top 2,000 finishes between 2014/15 and 2016/17, including an outstanding 307th overall in 2016/17.

Benjamin Teo remains at the summit of Chaballer’s Top 1k HoF League (league code mr8dyh). But an underwhelming 43 points saw him drop to 43,630th overall. Stephen Brogan moves into second, seven points behind. Benjamin is 547th in our Hall of Fame (HoF) and Stephen is 926th.

Elias Kharma (aka @FPLMason) was one of 13 new entries in RedLightning’s Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (league code 8t42p6) and he went straight in at No 1. But despite joining at the top of the table, he endured a disappointing Gameweek 6 with a below-average 38 points. 

Elias, who previously led RedLightning’s Top 10k Any Season mini-league, had back-to-back top 10,000 finishes in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

A 22-point captain haul from Son Heung-min helped 2017/18 FPL winner Yusuf Sheikh open up a 27-point advantage in the exclusive FPL Champions League. Simon March dropped to fourth as 2013/14 winner Tom Fenley moved up to second.

Pros and Cons

The Fantasy Football Scout Network mini-league is for the Scout Network and includes the Pro Pundits. A bang-on average score of 48 saw Christos Tsaras Sui (aka FPL Greece) drop to 22,727th overall but he nonetheless managed to hold onto first place. 

Closing the gap on Christos with an impressive 63 points was Mat Williams (aka Matzi11a), who takes over at the top of the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league. During his 12 seasons playing FPL, Mat’s achieved three top 4,000 finishes, the best of which was 1,053rd in 2017/18.

Elsewhere, Sng Jungyang remains top of Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league having led since Gameweek 4. While Nwobu Ebube is new leader of Greyhead’s The Next Great and The Good mini-league. Ranked 12,558th overall, this is his seventh season, with a best previous finish of 201k. Last week’s leader, Md Masud Parves, played his Wildcard but only scored 35. It really was a Gameweek to forget for most!

It’s the Final Countdown

There’s just five rounds to go in Fantasy Allsvenskan, but with the Double Gameweek still in progress an update from Meltens will be given on Friday. 

Get involved

To join a featured mini-league that you are eligible for, simply enter the League code in the ‘Join private league‘ section on the FPL site. Any questions relating to community competitions please email geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk or comment below this article.

Thank you very much to RedLightning for his contribution to this article.

TopMarx Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.”

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  1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Martinez
    TAA Justin Saiss
    Salah (C) Zaha Son Podence
    DLC Jimi Kane
    SUBS Mitchell Lamptey Burke*

    2ft 1m itb - No fires this week so...?

    A Forster/Martin in for Nyland GK
    B Podence to Fornals
    C Podence to McGinn/Barkley
    D Burke to Bissouma

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Castagne still on three green arrows do folks not watch the sport headlines?

    1. AlternativeB
        1 month, 1 day ago

        What's up with him?

        1. Stram Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Injured

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Grealish or Zaha?

      both good fixture, but Zaha seems to be more 'consistent'

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I think I like Grealish better

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not that much in it, but would lean towards Zaha

        - Slightly prefer Zaha fixtures
        - Zaha on penalties, Villa penalty taker unknown
        - Grealish better stats overall, though Zaha is better in terms of mins per xGI
        - Zaha 75% goal involvement this season, Grealish 50% (where Villa goals spread out a bit more across Watkins, Barkley, McGinn etc.)

    3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Antwerp could be about 4-0 up.

    4. Ciarant20
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Chilwell and Foden -4
      ASM and TAA

      Thoughts?

      1. Ciarant20
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Or*

    5. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Who goes for Kane?
      a)Jimenez
      b)Ings
      c)DCL
      On current point scoring form I’m thinking DCL but Fulham loom on the horizon so thinking Jimenez with their fixture list & not being a prolific (if steady) point scorer.

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A

        1. Flynniesta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Cheers

    6. swobe
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sideways transfer James - > Chilwell this week. Considering taking a -4 to get Podence out ... Zaha or Mahrez?

      1. Lets jump straight into it.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Grealish

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I would say James seems likely to start this GW, so would hold for a week and avoid the hit
        and Zaha

    7. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Best Maupay replacement? (could also be just for one week as I have 2FT)

      A) Bamford
      B) Wilson
      C) Antonio

    8. Bishopool
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Whos on bench?

      a) Podance
      b) ASM
      c) Barkley

    9. ivantys
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Do ppl really get influenced by midweek games? Why is Rashford getting so much interest all of a sudden?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          It was a champions league game against last years semifinalists and this years bundesliga leaders so far. Plus he scored 3 after coming on in the 63rd minute.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Scored against PSG too.

            Looks in great form. The third goal against Leipzig was particularly good, because he controlled it a tight area in the box before executing a good finish. Usually Rashford is a player that needs space, but he showed he can play without it.

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

            This!

          3. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            ^This

          4. ivantys
              1 month, 1 day ago

              It's against a defensive Arteta side next though, really feel it's still too early they might bore us into another 0-0 draw.

          5. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Rashford plays in a different system in the Champions League as a twin striker. Single striker in EPL.

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Martial is back in a week though, I was just shocked his name suddenly jumped into first page.

          6. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Love the Arsenal team tonight. Proper second team.

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Pepe well spent

          7. zon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Play Mitchell(wol) or KWP(avl)?

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

              KWP

          8. Gooner97
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I have the exact cash in order to upgrade Werner to Kane, for free. Should I pick him? Also owning Son.

            1. lindeg
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I wouldnt. Think werner will explode soon, and hes on pens.

            2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              You should

            3. Lets jump straight into it.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Yes for one week

          9. Jdpz
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Podence to Foden?
              or keep Podence?

              Will Podence and Foden play from the first minute this GW?

            • royals forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Your help is needed please

              Is this team G2G or are there any other changes that you would make to it this week

              Martinez

              Keane Semedo Chilwell

              Son Havertz Grealish Lookman

              DCL Kane Jimenez

              Areola Trossard Dallas Lamptey

              0FT No WC 2.2 ITB

              Any ideas would be welcomed

            • AlternativeB
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Is Castagne injury confirmed? Have 2 FTs. Just make a move for Chilwell?

              • NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                It's 3.30 am local time. Should I watch Arsenal game or go to sleep?

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

                  You working tomorrow?

                  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Nope. Study leave

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

                      Game on!

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Haha. Must be a boring affair

                    2. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Sleep it will be defensive bore draw

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Your crystal ball must be working

              • Lignja
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                What to do with 2ft 0.1itb, burn ft?

                McCarthy
                Chilwell, Saiss, Lampty, Ayling, Mithcell
                Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Pulisic, Grealish
                Dcl, Kane, Brewster

                1. Jimmers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Move Mitchell - is doubtful according to Woy and with PVA back his time is limited

                  1. Lignja
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    To who? I have 4.1m to spend, tho i have 0.1m itb but cant spend them in order to be able to get Kdb in 2 moves when i need him and im sure i will

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I think I will risk of playing Saiss as I don't expect Nuno to bring him in if he is benched
                Maupay will be benched

                1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Expect the unexpected.

                  Play Maupay. Will hurt you more if he scores

              • Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I presume cause Chelsea had a presser today and will need to travel to Burnley tomorrow that we won’t get any further need from them?

                1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Maybe

                  I did Mitchell to Chilwell already. Easy for me since I got PVA

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

                    I have Digne so can’t see too much wrong doing it tonight

                    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yep do it already 🙂

              • corderz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Transfer suggestions? 2FT's + 0.3m

                Martinez Forster
                Robbo Chilwell Reguilion Dallas Mitchell
                Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Soucek
                Kane DCL Maupay

                1. Gooner97
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Maybe get Foden

                  1. corderz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    For who?

              • The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Son and Kane are a prolific partnership they will continue to score against difficult opposition

                1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  So Antwerp is not a difficult opposition?

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

                  Just not against Royal Antwerp

              • Professor Abel X
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                With 2ft and no fires to put out, is Dallas > Ayling a good change? From what I’ve seen so far Ayling looks more dangerous

                1. Jimmers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Not this week. Ayling is playing CB rather than RB with the reshuffle following Phillips injury. Reduces his potential attacking returns

                2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Nahh

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

                  Way too sideways

                4. LewanGOALski
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Dallas -> Coufal?
                  He will come handy from GW8 onwards.

                  At least it’s the move I will most likely do

              • Gooner97
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Martinez (Ryan)
                TAA Kilman Reguilon (Mitchell, Justin)
                Salah Foden Son Podence (Alzate)
                Werner Jimi DCL

                1FT, 1,9 ITB

                What would you do?

                1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Save. Podence to Bowen next GW

                  1. Gooner97
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    back to GW1 lol

              • BlzE_94
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Play Targett or Lamptey (Have Martinez in goal)

                1. Professor Abel X
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Lamptey

                2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  T

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                If Antonio is injured then I would expect him to be back after the int/nal break as Whu can win Vs Fulham even without him so they will not wanna risk him

                1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  This. Will probably do Barkley to Bowen next GW, depending on their performance this week

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Do you know if this Twitter account is reliable?
                  https://twitter.com/westhamtransfer/status/1321746245917020161

                  Says Antonio is fit.

                  1. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I don't know but I think so... anyway we will learn from Moyes

                3. Daniel - Go Granville
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  So you think they don't want points ?

              • 03farmboy
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                What transfer would you make to this team? I’ve got 2.7m in the bank

                McCarthy, nyland
                TAA, Justin, kwp, holding, Mitchell
                Salah, Son, Barkley, bissouma, Harper
                Kane, Werner, Calvert-Lewin

              • Yungy
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  2 FT Thoughts on

                  Sterling > Son
                  Rodriguez > Rashford ???

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Any other ways to get Son?

                    1. Yungy
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        not really, dont want to sell salah or kane

                  2. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Thoughts here? 2ft 0.9itb and no major issues.

                    Martinez
                    TAA Robbo Ayling
                    Salah Son Pulisic Trossard
                    Jimenez DCL Watkins

                    Button Lewis Soucek Taylor

                    A) Trossard to Foden
                    B) Get in Rashford/Fernandes
                    C) Get in KDB/Sterling

                    B and C would involve getting Pulisic out i guess.

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

                      B Rashford is an exciting pick who is coming into form

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

                    Which combo do you prefer with 2FT?

                    A) Antonio, Zaha
                    B) Bamford, Zaha
                    C) Adams, Rashford
                    D) Bamford, Pulisic (roll FT)
                    E) Antonio, Pulisic (roll FT)

                    Taking into account Antonio’s shakier injury record makes this much closer than it would otherwise be for me between him and Bamford.

                    Cheers

                    1. Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      D