Scout Notes

Cancelo stars for City as Sheff Utd’s weak right-side bodes well for Chelsea

Sheff Utd 0-1 Man City

  • Goals: Kyle Walker (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m)
  • Bonus points: Walker x3, João Cancelo x2 (£5.4m), Aymeric Laporte x1 (£6.0m)

CANCELO CULTURE

João Cancelo (£5.4m) is fast-becoming the key Manchester City defender ahead of their fixture swing in Gameweek 10 as he starred in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

While Kyle Walker (£6.0m) emerged with a 15-point haul, thanks to his spectacular first-half goal, it was Pep Guardiola’s left-back who suggested more sustainable output.

Since making his first Premier League start at that position in Gameweek 5, Cancelo is yet to blank, averaging seven points per game.

In that time, the Portuguese international has collected two clean sheets and, even though he has only managed to provide one assist, that has not been for lack of trying.

In the first half alone against the Blades, Cancelo created more chances than any Manchester City defender in a Premier League match since February 2012. That impressive tally was a big reason why he was able to secure two bonus points despite registering no attacking returns.

DEFENSIVE CONSISTENCY

However, Fantasy managers may still want to hold off before going all-in on Cancelo or anyone from the Manchester City defence.

They face Liverpool (home) and Spurs (away) in the next two Gameweeks, two sides that are likely to be hard to contain.

Gameweek 10 looks like the time swoop for Cancelo, with home matches against Burnley, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion between then and Gameweek 13.

Waiting until then may also help Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Ruben Dias (£5.5m) settle into together as a centre-back duo.

The trip to Sheffield United was only the second time this season that Guardiola has been able to start the two players but there is plenty of promise about having the two of them together.

2019/20 was a sub-standard year for the Citizens in terms of defensive returns, and their manager has already highlighted that consistency at centre-back will make a big difference this season.

“(Laporte + Dias) are both playing really well. They are guys to give us consistency. We struggle a lot last year to have two central defenders (every week). This year, we will need everyone because these amount of games it is impossible to play both every game.” – Pep Guardiola

FRIGHT RIGHT

Cancelo and Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) were afforded a considerable amount of freedom on Saturday, as they made the most of Sheffield United’s weak right flank.

Between Gameweeks 1 and 6, the Blades conceded more chances down their side of the pitch than any other team in the Premier League and that trend continued at Bramall Lane.

As you can see from the match data breakdown, there was an uneven spread of opportunities given up by Chris Wilder’s men. They allowed 10 chances, of which 70% were constructed on the right-hand side.

While Sheffield United’s problems here may have helped Cancelo’s numbers, they bare more Fantasy relevance when examining the Gameweek 8 fixtures.

The Blades travel to Chelsea next weekend and, if Wilder has done little to shore up George Baldock‘s (£5.3m) side of the pitch by that point, we could see Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) and Timo Werner (£9.3m) take advantage.

FRONT AND CENTRE

Ferran Torres (£6.9m) can consider himself unfortunate not to have left Bramall Lane without some attacking returns.

Having netted as a centre-forward in the Champions League midweek, Manchester City’s number 21 was given a chance to reprise that role in Gameweek 7.

“It’s a new position for him but he did it well (against Marseilles). We have other people in the middle but the striker position is the most difficult one. He did really well and we try again.” – Pep Guardiola

Torres was the chief beneficiary of Cancelo’s marauding runs and incessant chance creation, as he had three golden chances to score during the game, Aaron Ramsdale (£4.9m) proving equal to him each time.

However, whether the £6.9m midfielder can offer long-term appeal as an out-of-position asset remains to be seen, with Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) closing in on a return to fitness.

That should, hopefully, mean an end to Sterling having to deputise up-front as well. He was tasked with that role in the final 10 minutes of Gameweek 7 as Phil Foden (£6.6m) came on for Torres.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham; Lowe (McGoldrick 81′), Osborn (Lundstram 55′), Ampadu (Norwood 65′), Berge, Baldock; Brewster, McBurnie.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, B Silva; Sterling, Torres (Foden 81′), Mahrez (Gündogan 85′).

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1,752 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Parsnips
      6 months, 15 days ago

      This gameweek: Saiss > Cresswell
      Next gameweek: Jimenez > Antonio (if fit) and Barkley > Rashford??

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        A looks decent.
        Next week is next week

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Do you think Cresswell is worth the extra 0.5m over Coufal ?

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Yes

    • sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Getting rid of TAA, Pulisic & Brewster:

      A) Coufal, Podence & Kane
      B) Coufal, Bowen & Werner
      C) Zouma, Zaha & Ings

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        C

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        A

      3. HVT
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        C but you should have Kane

      4. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        B by far if you have Kane but you don't so A (problem is the terrible run of fixtures for spurs)

      5. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        A or C for me. Could be a little bit late for Kane...

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 15 days ago

      How did Soucek look v Pool?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Good but he's no CAM. Ridiculously over hyped.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Wouldn’t say overhyped when he’s just 4.9m

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            He's talked about loads. Podence or Neto for instance, are just half a mil more.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 15 days ago

              Not keen on either tbf though maybe Soucek isn’t good enough to be a 7th attacker

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 15 days ago

                yeah, agreed. Have Bissouma as 8th attacker myself. Still, good fixtures for West Ham now so let's see what he can do.

          2. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            £0.4m too expensive lmao.

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I don't think he'll get a lof of attacking returns. To me he's a £4.5 mid priced £4.9 lol.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Could’ve had 2-3 goals already this season, still good value given the fixtures

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      was lucky with werner. hold one more week?

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          cheers

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Would watch his mid week minutes though. Lampard was willing to rest him today.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              yep definitely. thanks

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        am looking to get him in!

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          haha ok cheers

      3. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Yea
        Also propably captain for week 9

      4. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        cheers guys. looks like the wheel might turn for werner after all 🙂

    • Son of Alex
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      A. Jimenez to Werner
      B. Barnes to Ziyech

      Which one makes sense? Or should I go for -4? Worth it?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        If you really want a Chelsea attacker, I'd try a punt on Ziyech. Werner doesn't tempt me at all, especially since he's more than £9m...

    • SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      is Chillwell worth the extra 0.8 over Zouma? that 0.8m might be useful, especially with Zouma seeming to be nailed and having some attacking threat

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I have chilly and he's exciting to own. Don't know if he's worth 0.8 though.

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          cheers - if i get Zouma i can afford Cresswell too, i got stung by having mitchell and saiss this week so gonna use my 2 ft to make sure i have a bit more cover, although Kilman might be the better choice for cover, but West Ham have some great defensive fixtures coming up

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            I'm looking at coufal possibly.

            1. SAY MY NAME
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              Coufal could be a good pick, thanks

          2. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            I think coufal and chilwell are better
            Zouma won't score a goal every week

      2. HVT
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Zouma owner. Going for Chilly.

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Don't think so
        He had 3 assists per season over the last two seasons

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          cheers, i'm swaying away from expensive defenders so far this season too, 5.9 might be a bit much especially with some tricky fixtures in the medium term

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Another Zouma owner. Would rather Chilly long term

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          i think if prices were the same i'd go chilly, but the spare cash allows for a much better mitchell replacement so i think i might have to go zouma, and sometimes just going with the highest scoring defender is a reasonable choice anyway 🙂

          cheers

      5. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I don't think think so. I think Zouma is most nailed to start as there's a few options that can play LB when they need to rotate due to fixtures and I don't think 36 year old Silva will play all the games

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Zouma LB? That’s news to me

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            He means that Chilwell is not necessarily nailed to start 38 games as for example Azpi can play there

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 15 days ago

              My bad. Yeah though Chelsea have plenty of CBs to rotate with Zouma (Rudiger, Tomori etc)

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah that's what I meant when comparing Zouma with Chilwell.

        2. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          cheers

    • Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      For free...
      A. Saiss + Hamez to Zouma + Zaha
      B. Jimenez + Hamez to Bamford + Fernandez
      C. Saiss + Jimenez to Zouma + Ings

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        C.
        Hamez isn't worth a trade.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        C

      3. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        B

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Any suggestions on who to bring in? I'm thinking to downgrade TAA or Robbo to Coufal and use the money on Rodriguez to premium or Vassilev to Antonio

      0.4itb 2ft
      Martinez
      Robbo Ayling Justin TAA
      Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
      DCL Kane
      (Peacock Bissouma Taylor Vassilev)

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        trade TAA over Robbo.
        Vassilev to Bamford also would give you more $ than Antonio.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Prefer Antonio and Adams over Bamford but I'll take it into consideration.

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Trent and Grealish to Chilwell and Ziyech

    • sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      How confident are we in the chelsea defence double up?

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        seems to me the scores are settling down a bit over last 2 x gameweeks, so maybe a few more clean sheets all round, not sure i trust Lampard in the clean sheets department but they have had 3 out of last 4, definitely 1 Chelsea, 2 might be too much, but who knows

      2. HVT
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        V

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          V with Mendy.

      3. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I think there's value in the 4.5s over a double up Chelsea.

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Whom?

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        It was Burnley.

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Zouma/Chillwell have mow than cs in their locker

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Not with upcoming fixtures

      6. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Not the brightest idea

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Is Mitchell no longer starting now that PVA is back?
      Looking to do Mane + Brewster + Mitchell --> Werner + Ziyech + Zouma.

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        No brainer

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Chelsea fan I take it.

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Mitchell is injured. I expect him start once he is back

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Still not convinced with Werner and might be a bit early with Ziyech. Zouma is a good pick

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            I think at 7.9 you can take a punt on Ziyech, if all fails then you have an easy swap to JRod.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I agree on this.

        3. doher.ty
            6 months, 15 days ago

            No way is he starting over PVA if both are match fit.

        4. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          no. Mitchell has impressed. I think he's still a chance to play.
          PVA didn't exactly play that well in a defence that shipped 2 goals.

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            I'm living on this hope that Mitchel plays even as a CB. But probably not 🙁

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              Went to right back the previous game when clyne went off.

              1. MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 15 days ago

                Yea and he looked good too will have to wait and see

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 15 days ago

                  Clyne didn't exactly look that great too.

                  1. MessiGOAT
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 15 days ago

                    I didn't think he was that bad and will probably get better if he starts but yea Mitchel is better defensively for sure

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Interesting to see TAA playing further forward than Robbo for the second game in a row now. The tides have turned...

        1. JasonG123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I switched from TAA to Robbo two GWs ago on WC...

          I think it may depend on their opposition eg whether the greater threat is from the left or right.

          Robbo is taking more corners this year so that should equslise them a little.

      5. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        TAA Kilman Justin (Mitchell, KWP)
        Fernandes JRod Grealish Son (ASM)
        Jimenez Ings DCL

        2FT, 2.3ITB

        A) Mitchell + Jimenez > Zouma + Werner
        B) Mitchell + Jimenez > Chilwell + Bamford
        C) TAA + Jimenez > Chilwell + Werner
        D) Something else?

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          C and enjoy your points

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Sort out Mitchel /Kilman later

      6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Just saying I dislike defensive double ups. One goal and its twice the pain. Plusm twice the anguish when you're heading into the last ten minutes and waiting on a cleanie.It's more fun and interesting when you have different players playing in different games.

        1. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Liverpool def double up last season would have defied this as would Wolves tbf. Burnley in the past have v successful too.
          Personally I think the double up dissuade is a myth, if a team is keeping cs no need to avoid 2 players, the same anguish can apply singularly as doubly.

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Not saying it can't be profitable points wise, I just find it more interesting having players from different teams.

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              Fair enough, I’d agree with your logic in terms of game play but I’ve always been happy to double up when I feel it’s justified especially when a defender is capable of assists/goals.

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 15 days ago

            You need the double-up when effective ownership of that team's defence approaches 100%, at which point you gain no rank from a CS unless you have the double-up. Soon everyone will probably have a Chelsea defender and you'll need two if you really believe in them.

            Outside of this situation I'm not keen on the double-up.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          When they keep a CS you get double the points, when they don’t you lose double the points. It balances out over time

      7. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Hey guys, I need some help.

        I bought Saiss at 5.1m. He’s current value is 5.3 so if I sell now I make a 0.1 profit as I’d be able to sell at 5.2.

        If he falls in price to 5.2, am I still able to sell at 5.2 or would my selling price go back to 5.1?

        Can someone also explain how this pricing system works please.

        Thanks guys

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          If he falls you'll sell at 5.1
          You only gain value when the player price rises 0.2 difference of your selling price

          Like say if he's 5.4 you'll sell at 5.2
          But if he falls to 5.3 you'll sell at 5.1

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Purchasing price* sorry

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          back to 5.1

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          5.1

        4. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          back to 5.1, only bag half the profit, so has to be 0.2 higher for every 0.1 profit when you sell

        5. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Once he drops to 5.2 your selling price will drop to 5.1

          I got him at 5.0 so this drop won’t affect me

          You need to rises to get a .1 real profit

          1. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            *two rises

      8. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I did Hamez to Pulisic for a hit and now I think I’ll move away from that price bracket.

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          The plan is to downgrade Grealish to Podence/Klich/Soucek and upgrade Pulisic to Rashford or Bruno

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            i'd hold grealish, should have had returns last couple of games, and has nice run of games coming

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              +1

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 15 days ago

              +2

            3. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              +3

        2. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I did that same move for a hit. it's been a troublesome 4th midfield spot which I haven't been able to nail.
          When I transfer Pulisic out, and he'll be miraculously declared fit and score a brace

      9. PP6
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic and Saïss ➡️ Ziyech and Balbuena -4?

        Allows me to do Maupay ➡️ Martial the next week for free??

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Why Balbuena? Tony not an option with Cavani around either

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Balbuena is a beast he or Ogbonna will definitely grab a header soon

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Can you get Coufal or Musuaka instead of Balbuena or you short by 0.1?

          1. PP6
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            I can now get Coufal Tony dropped just there 😉

      10. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Grealish heading into the last chance saloon tomorrow. Hopefully he comes out of it unscathed.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          ? Not a fan of their fixtures

      11. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Risers: Ziyech (8.0) Zouma (5.2) Vestergaard (4.6)

        Fallers: Martial (8.7) Castagne (5.7) McArthur (5.3) Austin (5.1) Coleman (4.9) Gibbs-White (4.9) Christensen (4.8) McDonald (4.7) Neco Williams (3.9) Bernardo (3.9)

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          didn't expect Ziyech today.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            damn knee jerkers not waiting until mid week games. Scenes if Ziyech gets injured in CL

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              what pessimism you have...

        2. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          cheers

        3. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Martial keeps falling. I guess he'll be handy at some point this season!

        4. HVT
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Sound Raga, time to think still with all those fixt to come

        5. Big Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          First time I’ve been awake for them. I thought they were much later, like 3am UK time?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Always at 1:30 GMT

        6. Party time
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          It is beautiful

        7. Easy Cheesy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          If martial walks back into the team then that is decent value right?

        8. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Nice. Vest was my post deadline move for GW8. Had 1 non playing bench fodder but recent injuries had bumped that to 2... Had to make the change.

        9. Curtisjhadley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers Raga

      12. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Pulisic + Saiss ->
        A) Ziyech + Creswell
        B) Rashford + Kilman
        C) Something else

        Team:

        Martinez
        TAA Chilwell Lamptey
        Salah Son Pulisic* Grealish
        Kane DCL Maupay
        _____
        Forster Saiss* Stephens 3.9

        2 FT 0.4 itb

      13. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        How would this look with 2Fts?

        TAA & Podence -> Chilwell & Ziyech

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          yes for me.

        2. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I'm thinking of doing similar with TAA and Trossard. I like it. Although Podence looks a darn sight better than Tross!

      14. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 15 days ago

        McCarthy
        Coufal - Lamptey - Targett
        Salah - Fernandes - Son - Grealish
        Kane - Ings - DCL

        Forster - Justin - Mitchell - Stephens

        Thoughts?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          City plan?

      15. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Fornals or Bowen?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Fornals for me.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Bowen. Fornals is a rotation risk

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 15 days ago

            After today I find that hard to believe.

      16. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        James Rodriguez likely to return next GW or is it unclear ?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          possibly. however, struggled against Southampton with an injury.

      17. LordEllison
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Hey all, have 2 FTs and 0.2 ITB not sure what to do, any ideas?. Thanks!

        McCarthy
        Trent Reguilon KWP Rjames
        Salah Sterling Son ASM
        DCL Werner

        Steer Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

      18. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Better option?

        A. Ward pulisic > ziyech cresswel
        B. Robertson pulisic > ziyech chilwell

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          A

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          A.
          Robbo should start pulling in some more points soon.

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            It is GW 8...how long do you plan to wait?

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              in a sense that he can't stay low for too long.

      19. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone looking at Martial?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          nope.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Hard to fit him in with Salah, KDB/Sterling, Son, Ziyech, Zaha, Ings & Robbo.

          1. Jink
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Martial is a FWD.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              I'm just talking in terms of salary.

        3. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          He's soooooo passé darling.

      20. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Would you start
        A) Lamptey (BUR)
        B) KWP (NEW)

        Over Grealish (ars)
        1)Yes
        2)No

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          B
          No.

      21. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Is there a huge difference in expected points between Chilwell and Zouma? I sure could use the extra for some upgrades. Unless Chilwell is a must have.
        Thanks guys

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Chilwell is definitely safer to pull in points if they concede, however, go Zouma if it helps you get something better.

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks. It would just give me that extra to upgrade Mitchell, Lamptey and Cooper down the line.
            I have not been doing well. Will take 4ph to bring in Zouma, Bamford and Ziyech.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 15 days ago

              ziyech and zouma just rose in price.

        2. tokara
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I am trying to go for both

      22. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Who are the top 3 midfielder to have other than Salah/Mane and Son irrespective of the price?

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Rodriguez, Grealish...with Ziyech knocking loudly at the door.

        2. Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Not sure about top 3 but these would be my considerations.

          KDB, Sterling, Rashford, Ziyech, Grealish.

        3. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          KDB, Ziyech & Zaha at this moment in time.

        4. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          KDB, Sterling, Bruno.. can’t have them all

      23. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        TAA, Podence, Jimenez out I think for a -4.
        Chilwell, Ziyech, and 1 of Antonio/Bamford/Adams coming in.
        Anything standing out?

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

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Antonio may not be back for a couple of weeks. I was planning to get him, but will bring in Bamford instead. Am doing like you...Chilwell, Ziyech and Bamford in for 4ph. Time to get moving.

        2. abhirup780
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I'd like to keep Podence. Ziyech will be a bigger rotation risk I feel. I hate to sweat over the team sheets.

        3. tokara
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Dont be a noob chasing past week points