Scout Notes

The FPL impact of Aït-Nouri’s debut on Saïss, Kilman and Podence

Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m), Daniel Podence (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Pedro Neto (£5.5m)
  • Bonus points: Aït-Nouri x3, Nelson Semedo x2 (£5.5m), Neto x1

CRY WOLF

Fantasy Premier League managers finally got a definitive clue to Nuno Espirito Santo’s long-term plans for his defence this season in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

And, much to the dismay of the 22.4% in possession of Romain Saïss (£5.3m), the top-scoring FPL defender in 2020/21, we received confirmation that his role is diminishing.

The return to fitness of Marçal (£4.9m) and the arrival of Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) had been creeping up on Saïss for the last few weeks as he stood in at left wing-back.

But the emergence of Max Kilman (£4.2m) has caught him between a rock and a hard place considering that his old job has now been taken too. Crucially, against Palace, Saïss stayed on the Wolves bench. Helpful for avoiding one-point cameos but increasing the need for nearly a quarter of managers to draw on their bench. 

Of FPL defenders, only Trent Alexander-Arnold (33.2%) and the injured Tyrick Mitchell (25.7%) came into Gameweek 7 with more owners than Saïss, who actually became the most popular in that position among the top 10,000 managers on Friday night.

The fact that he is no longer guaranteed starts could mean a large number of managers already have one transfer booked in for Gameweek 8, especially those who feel they cannot bench a non-playing asset at £5.3m. Interestingly, 8.2% of all managers own both Saïss and Mitchell, although the latter is easier to keep on the bench for a few weeks.

Accordingly, we could see a flash-sale of the Wolves man in the coming days, especially as his team’s upcoming fixtures now take a turn for the worse from a defensive perspective anyway. Wolves travel to Leicester, Arsenal and Liverpool between now and Gameweek 11.

RAYAN ADVENTURES

Meanwhile, any hope that Saïss might somehow fight his way back to either left wing-back or centre-back were dashed by fantastic performances from both Aït-Nouri and Kilman against Crystal Palace.

Considering he is a natural left wing-back, it should come as no surprise that Aït-Nouri offered a much better balance to the Wolves side than Saïss did. He was also on-hand to blast Cheikhou Kouyaté‘s (£5.0m) first-half clearance into the bottom corner of Vicente Guaita‘s (£5.0m) net to give Wolves a well-deserved lead.

Bombing forward with intent and energy, the 19-year-old matched what Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) offered on the right and, as a result, Crystal Palace struggled to cope with how wide the pitch became.

“(Aït-Nouri) is brilliant. He’s come in and learned the role inside out. He’s really sharp. Turns you inside out with his bag of tricks. Tonight, I thought he was brilliant.” – Conor Coady

“(Aït-Nouri) played good. He has a lot of talent. There is a lot to improve on the defensive aspect and the shape of the team. But to score on your debut is great.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

DEAR PODENCE

Arguably, the chief beneficiaries of the impact Aït-Nouri had on the Wolves team were for Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m), who each got their third attacking returns of the season in Gameweek 7.

Each wing-back taking up advanced positions, and offering energy and enthusiasm to track back, although, admittedly Aït-Nouri was not as good at that part of the job as Semedo (which Nuno picked up on, based on the above quote). Generally, the extra pace in these areas allowed the two wingers much more freedom to roam forward and cause problems against Palace.

Podence was particularly lively in the early stages, as Wolves finally rediscovered how to start games on the front foot. It is telling that Aït-Nouri’s 18th-minute goal was their first scored in the first half since Gameweek 1.

Then, after teeing up Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) for a seventh-minute headed effort and watching Guaita palm away a 10th-minute curled strike, Podence finally rewarded the patience of his 3.6% ownership with a first attacking return since Gameweek 2. 

Netting his first goal since this same fixture last season, the former Olympiacos man ghosted in at the back post to slot under Guaita after Neto had found space behind Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) for a cross.

ON THE SPOT

The 482,570 Fantasy managers who signed Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) for Gameweek 7 were, naturally, disappointed to see him pick up just one point at Wolves.

The fact that Nuno’s men have kept four clean sheets from a possible seven now arguably makes his rather quiet display feel like more of an anomaly, considering he averaged 10 points per away game before Friday night.

With Leeds (home), Burnley (away), Newcastle (home) and West Bromwich Albion (away) up next, there is still plenty of reasons to be positive about Zaha’s credentials.

Not least because he might be back on penalties again after Luka Milivojevic‘s (£5.7m) short-lived return to the Crystal Palace side.

During the club captain’s absence, Zaha has taken on responsibility for spot-kicks. But, when the Eagles were awarded one in the first half at Molineux, it was, unsurprisingly, Milivojevic who prepared to take it.

In the end, the penalty was ruled out for an offside in the build-up but the fact the Serbian collected the ball and stood over it spoke volumes.

However, Zaha owners were handed something of a reprieve as Milivojevic was sent off for violent conduct in the closing stages. At present, his ban lasts three matches, which would, of course, be ideal for anyone wanting Zaha to take some more penalties.

That said, it would be worth keeping an eye on whether or not Palace decide to appeal the decision and try to shorten the suspension.

“I’m disappointed about the red card. I personally thought it was a fair challenge from Luka Milivojević. But the referee, unfortunately, had a different opinion.” – Roy Hodgson

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Aït-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto (Moutinho 76′), Jiménez (F Silva 90+1′), Podence (Traoré 76′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne; Schlupp (Eze 65′), Riedewald, Milivojevic, Townsend (Ayew 72′); Zaha, Batshuayi (Benteke 84′).

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  1. Saiss-ing up defender options
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 3 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Romain Saiss was the top FPL point scoring defender going into GW7, however Nuno showed no mercy, benching the makeshift wingback for the new kid in town last night.

    Saiss owners, or indeed anyone else expecting to spend a transfer in defence next week — what are your initial thoughts as the Gameweek swings into action? — which defenders are you considering and why?

    — Ait Nouri (£5.0m) rewarded his [checks] 0.0% ownership with a goal, and a fine 15 point haul to rub further salt into the open wounds of Saiss’ forsaken owners. But it’s Maximilian Kilman (£4.2m) who is likely to draw any direct Wolves-to-Wolves Saiss sales having seemingly ousted the Moroccan from the LCB slot for at least the time being.

    — Other potential options include West Ham defensive assets ahead of an enviable fixture run. An appetite for RWB Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) in particular seems to be growing within the community.

    — Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) could revive interest in some quarters after completing 90mins for the first time since his return from long term injury — although preseason fantasies of penalty duties still seem doubtful due to Zaha’s recent eagerness and efficiency from the spot in Milivojevic’s absence.

    — Lastly, Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) has delivered 2 cleansheets, 2 assists and a goal in just 3 premier league starts for Chelsea, and providing he remains injury free, looks to be untouchable in the LB berth. Chilwell already boasts a rapidly growing ownership level above 20% and with relatively favourable fixtures ahead could prove a valuable medium term hold.

    1. LC1
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      I'll be downgrading him to the likes on Soufal or Lamptey in order to upgrade a mid to Bruno in a couple of weeks.
      It was fun whilst it lasted Saiss!

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Coufal*

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          I might try good old Ivanovic - I guess he still has the potential to get some high scoring gameweeks.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Considering Cresswell, Kilman or Cancelo

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Is Kilman nailed?

        1. Legomané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          It’s certainly starting to look that way. Wolves back line has been very robust since he came in.

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      West Ham defender for me. Nice and cheap.

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Cresswell stands out in terms of Xi and fixtures.

    5. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      West Ham defender for me, but Saiss may get an extra week by default due to needing to get rid of Mitro & possibly Trent (in order to afford a better Mitro replacement than Wilson/Bamford).

    6. Squeazy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Probably Coady for me. I like the Wolves defence and want the cheapest nailed on option.

    7. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      I’ve the fabled trio of doom to deal with — Reece James, Saiss and Mitchell, so at least one will need to make way this week.

      Chilwell, Kilman or Bellerin are at the top of my radar, with Saiss likely to be the first on the chopping block.

      Without a WC in hand the temptation to ‘fix’ multiple slots with a hit or two, and instead allocate future transfers to desirable attacking moves will be very high!

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        I think that hit is not needed here.
        James can easy start next game so wouldnt rush to sell him esp for a hit. Mitchell wasnt playing yesterday because of a knock so he may be still first choice. With that in mind plus CP fixtures and considering his price he can easy sray in our teams. In worst case he can be 3rd slot bench player. But Saiss needs to go defo also because of Wolves fixtures (same reason I wouldnt buy Kilman) so its a no brainer to sell him for Chilwell who is best pick in def atm.

    8. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Van Aanholt love owning him..

    9. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      I’m also looking at Bellerin who has four favourable home fixtures in the next six games and Dallas who is second in the ICT rank for threat and still available at a cost price of £4.5m.

      1. Kindness
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Like the Bellerin pick, do you think he's nailed?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, 90 minutes in all league games and gets rested in the Europa League.

    10. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Morning.Wolves has some tough fixtures coming up so i don't think Ait Nouri is a good pick.
      I read somewhere that Coufal is a safer pick than Masuaku because the latter could loose his place if Benrahma starts.But what if Moyes decide to start Yarmolenko?In a 3-4-3 Yarmolenko could easily start.
      I own Pva and i was so frustrated last night.He deserved an assist.Good game,good fixtures on free kicks and itrust Palace's defence.The only problem is that he is expensive.
      Chilwell is a great pick.
      The truth is that are not so many good defenders around atm.Can we trust Leicester's defence?Maybe a cheap defender from Newcastle?

    11. Tigers Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Got my eye on Vestergaard of Southampton - passes the eye test.
      Last four game points are 6-7-7-6 which included Everton & Chelsea.
      At 4.5m and with fairly good fixtures up to mid December could be a nice punt.

      1. Neeskens Under Matip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        He is the worst defender to have graced the EPL...

        1. Tigers Time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          As I was saying...

      2. hewittj1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        What are the lottery numbers for Tuesday?

    12. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo. Thank me later

    13. Saubi
        5 months, 10 days ago

        West Ham and Chelsea defenders look the best options at the moment imo considering their fixtures and recent form. Differential pick could be Dallas, who seems pretty attacking and sometimes plays OOP.

    14. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      A) Werner jimi to kane bamford
      B) jimi sterling to Kane grealish (or other mid up to 9.3)

      Both for free

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        A

    15. Noob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      National lockdown expected to be announced on Monday.

      Schools/universities are to remain open but I can't imagine that the football season can continue if there is a lockdown in place. Not sure what has happened in other countries that have gone back into lockdown.

      Unfortunate from an FPL point of view if you have players that are due to play in Monday's games!

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          5 months, 11 days ago

          What is the logic behind thinking schools remain open but football which is behind closed doors will stop??

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Sounds like someone has 0 players playing monday lol

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Username that goes with the comment

          3. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Worrying too much. Football will continue. They already have the procedures in place now

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              This

          4. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            I dont think the lockdown will start immediately on monday so i definitely wouldnt worry about mondays games. Also think its really unlikely they will stop games going ahead at all

          5. Three-Five-Two
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Domestic football will be fine. Can see European games being halted soon though. Seems unnecessary.

            1. Klaren
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              I can't see European games being halted while domestic games go ahead. Worst case (and unlikely) scenario would be English teams playing home games in a different country as alternative would mean all English teams forfeiting their places in European cups which would never happen.

            2. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Would be a fantastic bit of serendipity if the international breaks were sacked off.

          6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            In lockdown in Ireland. Schools still open and elite sport goes ahead. Premier league won't be affected.

          7. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            The players are tested every day like. Elite athletes have been in lock down for months.

        • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          https://twitter.com/MaccaSport/status/1322410045720596480

          It looks like Chilwell and Reece James will start

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            What does the padlock mean?

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Oh I see. Two English, a Brazilian, two French.

              Mendy (F)
              James (E) Silva (B) Zouma (F) Chilwell (E)

              Is the guy reliable?

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Mendy isn't French dumbass.

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Kante

                  1. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Makes sense. I suppose it still could be Mount over Chilwell/James as one of the English guys. Or Abraham...

                    Doesn't matter anyway, nothing we can do now.

              2. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Or does it mean changes since last game

                2 English ( Mount and Reece)

                1 brazil = Tiago
                2 French = Gru and ?? did Kante play ??
                3 = rest of team locked

          2. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            James becoming a really good option.

            So infuriating.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Lol. Why is he. He will be benched again next week.

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Dont understand why nuno wouldndrop the most in form def in the league, in terms of fpl points..that too after a cleanie ladt week

          1. Klaren
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Nuno banked his CS last week and sold him for Ait Nouri. He is looking for differentials.

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              precisely. Pep is prolly betting a lot of money to win his league

        • jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Re: mainly Saiss' replacement

          Cresswell (0.01 xG90 + 0.20 xA90) - 5m LCB
          Coufal (0.03 xG90 + 0.07 xA90) - 4.5m RWB
          Masuaku (0.02 xG90 + 0.34 xA90) - 4.5m LWB

          I know the sample size is quite small, but Masuaku looks the best out of the three so far. The only problem is he is the most likely to drop out if WHU revert to 4atb - how likely is that?

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            I would go Cresswell out of the three you mention. Although I’ll probably be going Kilman myself

            1. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              If I wanted to keep a Wolves defender I'd definitely go Kilman. Looking at fixtures however Wham defence seems a more sensible pick.

        • Vazza
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts on Cancelo as a replacement for Saiss?

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Really considering him, seems attacking and good price for city def. but is he nailed?

              1. Vazza
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  That’s the problem. With Walker in the team, who knows?

              2. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Good option GW10 onwards

              3. lilmessipran
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Dias more nailed on and good attacking threat from set pieces might be a better option

              4. djoker_nole
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  not nailed

              5. Vazza
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  I’m really struggling to understand the sudden interest for WHU defenders. I know there fixture run is now decent but can there defence really be trusted?

                  1. Vazza
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Their defence^

                    • camarozz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Cresswell has been decent even with hard fixtures this far.

                    • Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Stats say so

                    • Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Its bizarre

                    • Neeskens Under Matip
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Yes, classic Moyes...

                  2. camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Two players I wanted - Rash/Chilwell go up.

                    Jrod I have goes down.

                    So annoying

                  3. 1justlookin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Missed the game last night,how did Jiminez play?

                    1. Giggs Boson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Deep.

                      Had one shot, and it was from range.

                    2. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Mexican Altidore is back

                      1. ZLNR
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Brutal bringing up Jozy to the Sunderland fan

                    3. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Time to go esp if no other burning issues in your team

                    4. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Nuno is copying Mou's tactics at Spurs and that means Jimmy will play like Kane in a deeper role to unleash the wingers

                  4. Slitherene
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    My defense for next week.

                    TAA (mci)
                    Coady (lei)
                    Justin (WOL)
                    Taylor (bha)
                    Ward (LEE)

                    Start which 3?

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      TAA > Chilwell and play Taylor Coady the other two

                  5. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Have Reece but I'm really feeling a Burnley win today

                  6. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    The feared fraud green arrow after the first game.. 5 points from 4 players...

                    1. Pino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      lol, I know the feeling. Wish you good luck with the rest of the team.

                    2. ivantys
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Imagine going up 100k rank just cos you own Semedo instead of Saiss

                        1. Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          But remember he got 4 extra points last week

                          1. ivantys
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              *5, yeah total fluke last week. Imagine the Saiss owners laughing at Kilman/Coady/Semedo owners last week getting punished.

                              1. El Presidente
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 11 days ago

                                You don't know that, Saiss has not played so no 1 pointers... yet. Depends on who's coming in from the bench right? In my case it will be Justin. Will see.

                                1. ivantys
                                    5 months, 11 days ago

                                    It's already sweet revenge nonetheless. I'm sure some of those Saiss owners were hoping for Wolves to concede after he went off. Nice to see those evil ppl getting punished.

                        2. dopellganger
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Guaita Steer
                          Chilwell Saiss* Dunne * Mitchel Justin
                          Salah Son Zaha Grealish Reed
                          Dcl Kane Jimenez

                          1.7itb 1 ft . Thinking of doing Dunne - Coufal this gw and next gw to move out Saiss and maybe Guaita if he doesnt make some points.
                          What is critical to get rid this gw?

                        3. sandman58
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Best def for 5.0 mill?
                          Already have Chilwell Justin Kilman & Coufal

                          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Cresswell mate?? Zouma at 5.1 if you could squeeze a little from somewhere

                            1. sandman58
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              Thanks for suggestion mate but already have Coufal & Chilwell

                        4. pablo discobar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          It's understood sports will be halted. More to follow

                          1. ElliotJHP
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Would you say it's time to crack each others heads open and feast on the goo inside?

                          2. dmcnam12
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Source?

                          3. Pumpy Pro
                            • 11 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            You should really be offering a source here

                          4. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Don’t believe you unless you’re a journalist

                        5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          I know most of us only like to have a 4.5 keeper but I think Mendy has been underpriced at 5.0 and is the best set and forget option

                        6. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Come on Brewster! Reward my faith in starting you!

                          1. Rasping Drive
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Yup. Have him coming in for Saiss. My expectations are naturally very low.

                            1. Rasping Drive
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              *not Saiss, James

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Can't imagine him getting past Laporte-Dias in defense

                          3. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Enjoy your 1-2 points

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              A haul compared to last week 🙂

                          4. Warby84
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            At least get to 60 minutes?!?

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              Yes lol should do if he starts

                        7. dmcnam12
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Surely Foden's recent performances have to nail him a spot in that XI.. right?

                          1. Big Hands Barry
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Until he becomes as reliable as kdb he wont be nailed unfortunately

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Nailed no? At the forefront of Guardiola's thinking? Hopefully.

                          3. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            No such thing as nailed at City

                            1. djoker_nole
                                5 months, 11 days ago

                                Ederson, Laporte, Sterling and KDB disagree with you.

                                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  5 months, 11 days ago

                                  Lol. Laporte is not even close to nailed. Fixtures coming thick and fast, everyone will be rotated, with the exception of Ederson because he doesn't need to run very much. Sterling has the best fitness out of the 3 and is the most versatile so is comparatively the most nailed. KDB needs to be managed to avoid burnout and further injuries. Laporte has the worst injury record of the lot and there is zero chance he plays all the games

                          4. PocketZola
                            • 3 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Who are players you have but your gut says wtf?

                            for me it is kane, lamptey

                            1. Third Eye Vision
                              • 8 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              It might be trapped wind.

                          5. sandman58
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            What's community views on Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea??

                            1. Pino
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              Wait and see

                          6. Jinswick
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Not very exciting, but thoughts on these moves? Squad is starting to look a little light!

                            Holding & Mitchell -> Chilwell & Coufal

                            McCarthy, Steer
                            TAA, Bellerin, Lamptey, Holding, Mitchell
                            Salah, Son, Foden, Barkley, Bissouma
                            Kane, Jiménez, Antonio

                            Bank 2.0m, 2FT

                            1. Magic Zico
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              Nice moves

                            2. FourLokoLeipzig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 11 days ago

                              Looked good at first glance, but won’t that give you the benching headache from hell?! Maybe just get Chilwell in and roll the other FT for the IB, as that will give you more flexibility to change your attackers with the fixture swings?

                          7. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Play Taylor (bha) or Cancelo (LIV) next week?

                            1. Vazza
                                5 months, 11 days ago

                                Cancelo is a more exciting choice

                              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                • 4 Years
                                5 months, 11 days ago

                                Taylor

                            2. Vazza
                                5 months, 11 days ago

                                Thoughts on these moves please-

                                Saiss, Jimenez => Kilman, Werner

                                For free

                                Also have Coady so not sure whether keeping double wolves defence is a good idea

                                1. PocketZola
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 11 days ago

                                  i like it

                                2. Magic Zico
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 11 days ago

                                  Like it

                                3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 11 days ago

                                  Hi mate really nice moves imo!!

                                  1. Vazza
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      Hey buddy, thanks for the feedback. It’s either I make these moves or keep Jimenez and offload Saiss for a defender up to 5.1m. The latter would enable me to roll a free transfer into the international break. Really not sure what to do. Any thoughts mate?

                                      1. Vazza
                                          5 months, 11 days ago

                                          I also have my wildcard which I can use over the IB if things go pear shaped

                                        • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 11 days ago

                                          Hi buddy, I think those are really good solid moves!! Chelsea certainly have some good fixtures so definitely worth it IMO!! Ah but keeping Jiménez could also be good he does well against tougher opponents on paper, both could work mate!! Nice headache to have!! Haha

                                          1. Vazza
                                              5 months, 11 days ago

                                              Thanks mate and best of luck

                                    • Flair
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      https://twitter.com/johncrossmirror/status/1322478897619968002

                                      "I did think there would be a national lockdown - think it’s sadly inevitable - and those that I spoke to at back end of the week are confident football carries on. The latest round of testing - just two positives - suggests the protocols are working."

                                      Relief

                                      1. thegaffer82
                                        • 9 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        Hopefully the International break is cancelled though!

                                        Will give the players a much needed rest during what is probably the most hectic fixture schedule there has ever been

                                    • Gabbiadini
                                      • 3 Years
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      Robbo, Chilwell ... Mitchell & Dunne

                                      Who should I choose for my Saïss replacement?

                                      1. Magic Zico
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        Creswell Kilman Vestergaard AWB/Telles Cancelo/Dias

                                        1. Gabbiadini
                                          • 3 Years
                                          5 months, 11 days ago

                                          Is Cress worth the 0.5 over Coufal?

                                          1. Magic Zico
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            5 months, 11 days ago

                                            Yes and maintaining team cost structure

                                      2. diesel001
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        Justin

                                    • Ajax Hamsterdam
                                      • 6 Years
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      For free

                                      Saiss and perreira to pva and Bowen

                                      Good moves? Thanks

                                    • Party time
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      Captain next gw
                                      1) Pulisic
                                      2) Son
                                      3) Salah
                                      4) Ziyech

                                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        Son

                                        1. Party time
                                          • 2 Years
                                          5 months, 11 days ago

                                          Thanks

                                    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                      • 8 Years
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      A Sterling haul today would be lovely.

                                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        As long as kdb provides the assists

                                    • timawflowers
                                      • 3 Years
                                      5 months, 11 days ago

                                      Jiminez and hames to werner and Zaha? Yay or nay

                                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 months, 11 days ago

                                        Wait for Werner to see how he performs this gw