Scout Notes

The Ings injury latest after Grealish and Ward-Prowse underscore FPL credentials

ASTON VILLA 3-4 SOUTHAMPTON

  • Goals: Tyrone Mings (£5.2m), Ollie Watkins (£6.0m), Jack Grealish (£7.3m) | Jannik Vestergaard (£4.6m), James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) x2, Danny Ings (£8.5m)
  • Assists: Grealish x2, Douglas Luiz (£4.9m) | Ward-Prowse, Theo Walcott (£5.8m), Che Adams (£5.8m), Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Ward-Prowse x3, Grealish x2, Ings x1

A late injury to Danny Ings (£8.5m) accompanied a seven-goal thriller at Villa Park, where the hosts’ late comeback almost overhauled the first-half masterclass from birthday boy James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m).

The 26-year-old set-piece maestro supplied the cross for Jannik Vestergaard’s (£4.6m) opener before two beautifully executed strikes of his own gave Southampton a 3-0 half-time lead. Ings soon made it a 4-0 humbling, until Jack Grealish (£7.3m) delighted his high ownership with a late goal and two assists.

However, the late knee injury to in-form Ings might prove to be the biggest consequence of this Sunday lunchtime clash. In the 83rd minute, the striker went down holding a knee after his leg gave way. Treatment ensued, before the striker was replaced by Shane Long (£5.2m).

Ralph Hasenhuttl said of his in-form forward:

We know his history with his knees and hopefully, this is not too bad to be honest.

It didn’t look good. He overstretched his knee and this is always dangerous.

I hope it’s not too bad. But immediately he shouted ‘my knee!’.

Hopefully, this is not a bad injury. It’s not swollen or something at the moment, but we’ll have to look tomorrow and scan it.

INGS INJURY FEARS

Going into Gameweek 7, only a trio of strikers had amassed more points than Ings. Despite a pre-season price hike, he still provides a reliable option up front and, after notching 22 goals last season, scored his fifth of this campaign by receiving the ball from Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) and curling a wonderful strike into the top corner past Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m).

Supplemented by the two assists he provided against Everton last weekend, Ings is consistently delivering attacking returns in a team capable of scoring in any match.

His FPL managers will be praying the injury isn’t as bad as first feared.

JWP’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

For a long time, it looked like Southampton would consign Aston Villa to another heavy home defeat following the 3-0 loss to Leeds that ended their 100% winning start. A reality check was on the horizon for Dean Smith’s side and the prospects of Grealish and Martinez started to look grim.

Ward-Prowse could have provided another assist, had the third-minute own goal of Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) not been ruled out for offside. But it wasn’t long until defender Vestergaard rose high to powerfully head home the opener – his second in three games.

Southampton’s captain has always been a steady scorer from midfield – grabbing five, seven, three and four goals in recent seasons – but never an enticing FPL asset. Yet his 33rd and 44th-minute free-kick goals add to his strike against Everton, putting him on two consecutive double-digit hauls.

He might even be back on penalties, should Ings be ruled out for an extended period of time.

“I went in at half-time thinking it was never a 3-0 game – let alone 4-0 when Danny Ings sticks one in the top corner. We found our rhythm in the second half but that’s what we should have had in the first half. Credit to them because they stopped us getting any rhythm.” – Dean Smith

Southampton may have won but Aston Villa had far more goal threat – their 10 attempts on target exceeded the visitors’ overall shots total.

CLEAN SHEET WIPEOUT

Before this seven-goal spectacular, both sides entered proceedings with good defensive records. Their three clean sheets apiece had only been topped by Wolves’ four – made even more impressive because Villa had played two fewer matches and three of Southampton’s had been in the four games that followed the 5-2 collapse against Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 2.

At 4-0, owners of Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) would have been confident of collecting another shut-out. Yet Villa found life in the second half, forcing McCarthy into good saves from Trezeguet (£5.4m) and Grealish as momentum was growing.

The goalkeeper ended up with seven saves but couldn’t prevent Tyrone Mings (£5.2m) heading home a Grealish corner. That is Mings’ third attacking contribution of the season and he had another chance late on, making him a consideration if Villa return to defensive solidity during their upcoming games against Arsenal, Brighton, West Ham and Newcastle.

Behind him, Martinez is FPL’s highest-scoring and most-selected goalkeeper, boosted by his penalty save against Sheffield United. He wasn’t at fault for any goals here but made no saves either.

Grealish was impressive all match, even before the late goals. He had the most goal attempts and penalty area touches, as the above table shows.

GREALISH LIGHTNING

McCarthy seemed to ride out the storm with further saves from Trezeguet (£5.4m) and Douglas Luiz (£4.9m), as the match approached injury time. There, Grealish was fouled in the box and Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) scored the resulting penalty, before the new England international added his own strike minutes later.

It was too late to salvage a remarkable draw but will remind FPL managers that Grealish is his team’s talisman and the epicentre of their attacking play. Even during Villa’s first-half failures, he passed the eye test. Looking bright, Grealish was slipped in by Matt Targett (£4.5m) early on but the shot was deflected wide. He enjoys being the star player of his boyhood team and, in a time of rotation and pandemics, such security of starts is a big appeal.

It’s just a shame he wasn’t on all set pieces. Ross Barkley (£6.0m) provides an interesting cheaper route into the Villans’ midfield. With consistent minutes and free-kick duties, the loanee scored in wins over Leicester and Liverpool but couldn’t add to his tally this time.

There was discussion amongst the FPL community that Barkley might even be taking their penalties, although that doesn’t seem to be the case as he was still on the pitch when Watkins took his spot-kick.

“You cannot play better than what we have done in the first 60 minutes, and in the end, when you concede the first goal, then you start thinking a little bit and it’s normal. The legs are getting heavy and you are struggling, then it’s overtime with another six minutes and you concede the second one and are thinking ‘ooh, hopefully, we win this game.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

CHEAP STRIKERS

The £33m signing from Brentford is also an interesting route to Aston Villa coverage. For those wanting to pack their midfield with a combination of premium assets, Watkins is a cheap striker with promising fixtures.

His hat-trick during the incredible 7-2 victory over Liverpool put him on people’s radars and, despite having a quiet game here, he still came away with points. If it is time to remove Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.8m) or downgrade the likes of Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) and the injured Ings, he could be the one.

As could Che Adams (£5.8m). A potential dark horse heading into Gameweek 1 – following his four goals from the final six games of last season – the frustrating Adams had the underlying stats of a successful striker but hadn’t scored in the first four matches.

However, since his goals against Chelsea and Everton, Adams isn’t under-performing anymore. He even fluked an assist for Southampton’s third goal here, as his cross-field pass was bafflingly palmed away by Matty Cash (£5.0m). Ward-Prowse then scored the free kick.

Adams left the match with an assist despite having no shots on goal or touches in the penalty area, as his heatmap above illustrates. Perhaps this balances out the early Gameweeks of underachievement.

This was also the first time that Adams completed all 90 minutes, although he’d have likely had his weekly late substitution had it not been for Ings’ knock. His starts are set to continue, with a home match with Newcastle up next.

In a match of goals and injuries, both Bertrands were hurt – with Ryan (£5.0m) and Traore (£5.9m) picking up hamstring and muscle issues respectively. Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) was replaced at half-time after landing on his head during an aerial challenge.


Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash (El Mohamady 67′), Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn; Traore (Trezeguet 29′), Barkley, Grealish; Watkins

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek (Stephens 46′), Bertrand (Diallo 79′); Armstrong, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Walcott; Adams, Ings (Long 85′).

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971 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson, Chilwell, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Zaha
    Kane, DCL, Maupay
    Forster, Saiss, Mitchell, Bissouma

    2FT 0,7ITB

    A) Saiss -> Coufal
    B) Robertson+Zaha -> Coufal+Ziyeh
    C) Maupay -> ?
    D) something else

    1. badhombres
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Couch Potato
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Thinking of doing A myself.

    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Thanks guys

  2. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    With another poor score and captain pick (Son), what do you guys think I should do here? 2FTs and 0.6itb. Currently planning to WC during the international break.

    Mccarthy (Button)
    TAA Konsa Justin (Holding Mitchell)
    Salah JRod Son Soucek (Bissouma)
    DCL Werner Kane

    1. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Start picking better captains

    2. badhombres
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      TAA + Soucek to Zouma + Grealish, overall you have a good team, not sure if you need to WC in IB

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers. Those were the exact moves I was considering. Nice to know someone is thinking the same.

        1. badhombres
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          cheers mate

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Son was a decent pick, hindsight makes FF incredibly easy.

      In reality, the 2 other big picks didn't do too much damage.

  3. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    2 FT's, what to do - defence needs a reshuffle?

    Martinez (Button)
    Saiss / Robertson / Chilwell / Kilman (Mitchell)
    Salah / Son / Grealish (Jrod / Bissouma)
    Wilson / DCL / Kane

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Saiss to Bellerin and roll FT. Setup well.

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Could also look to plan downgrade of Robbo and someone else to bring KDB in from GW10.

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah I'm thinking that, how can we tell if Robbo price will drop? Surely it's now likely

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Use this site http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

          He's still quite a while off yet.

  4. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Need some help with planning

    Keep FT or maybe get Ziyech/WH def?

    1.6 ITB

    Martinez
    Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
    Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. Couch Potato
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Hold, bank the 2FTs for after the IB

      You have a decent team for GW8, no need to tinker

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks, will jsut monitor Hamez siutation

  5. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Ings and Pulisic ➡️ Ziyech and Martial? Leaves me enough to do Maupay ➡️ Richarlison following wk

    1FT 1.2 ITB

    Martinez
    Lamptey Chillwell Saiss
    Son Pulisic Grealish Salah
    Kane Maupay Ings

    :Forster,Targett,Mitchell,Burke.

    1. badhombres
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      or KDB + Wilson?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        KDB is a must from GW 10-11 but Liverpool and Tottenham next it isn’t great?

        1. badhombres
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          KDB can easily haul against those 2 teams and Wilson have great fixtures and form too.

          Martial is a punt at best

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            he can, but you wouldn't captain him so waiting is also an option.

            1. badhombres
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              agree. guess boils down to strategic long term move vs short term punt

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Good moves yeah.

  6. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Almost the same spot as I am above... Saiss to Coufal and play JRod instead of Kilman?

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Reply fail to mantis

  7. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Think with all the Big 6 + Wolves conceding one goal or less the last two weekends, a mid-range defence is a good way to go. The early goals have toned down a bit.

    Deciding between Cancelo and Bellerin I think, Cancelo more exciting and in the better defence but Bellerin is nailed and has good numbers so far.

    Who would you go for out of the two?

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Cancelo but not yet for the next GW. Arsenal doesnt have good fixtures for CS imo eventhough lot of ppl here think they have

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Both great diff.
      Thinking about Cancelo in GW10 or Bellerin now and keep Saiss one more GW

    3. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Be careful as he is already on 3 yellow cards. I am looking to get him in too but this slightly put me off.

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Ah, ofcourse. Thanks, edging towards Cancelo.

  8. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Didn't get a good look at the Grealish penalty incident, was he on penalties and Watkins took it off him/Grealish let him have it. Or Grealish tried to take it off Watkins?

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 24 days ago

        All I saw was Grealish being fauled, took the ball, ran past Watkins like 'no Im taking this' and then Watkins took it.

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 24 days ago

            maybe he just ran to put the ball on the spot.

        2. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Grealish gave it to Watkins. I've no idea why Grealish didn't take it, or give it to Barkley. As a Barkley owner I wasn't happy.

      • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Have we heard anything abaut Maupay... Why he was absent yesterday?

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          the explanation yesterday was "tactical", which is an embarrassment.

      • Couch Potato
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Bottomed

        Best 7/8M midfielder for next 5 GWs? Already have Grealish.

        A Hamez? B Ziyech? C Zaha?

        1. Nedvěd11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          B or C

      • jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What happened with Maupay?

      • BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Would you do the following in a draft league?

        Rashford & Maupay --> Ziyech & Martial?

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No, keep Rash

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What are peoples plans to get in City assets like KDB or Sterling. Looks like most have Salah, Kane and Son - who has to go?
        I myself actually - and unfortunately - have Sterling in addition, having made downgrades elsewhere (like March instead of Grealish 🙁 ) , and am planning ot do sideway switch to KDB.

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'm just having a look now, and think Kane and a formation shift is the best way for me. Will probably take a -4 to maneuver but Son is such great value and Salah will remain my go-to cap

        2. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I have Sterling, Kane, Son and Salah. My plan is to lose Kane after WBA and then use the money elsewhere not sure where though. I also feel I will move Sterling to KDB but wait to see if there are any injuries through internationals etc.

        3. Q
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It's the reason I'm holding robbo still. Drop to a 4.5 and upgrade grealish zaha or hamez. Allows me to keep kane and son and motor output. If they struggle another city or united upgrade in the cards

        4. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Already have Sterling Son Salah and Kane. Need to be patient will Sterling though. Hasn't produced the goods just yet.

        5. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          i will do roberston and Son to Cancelo and KDB (other things will change this of course).

      • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Holding an option st 4.4?
        Came straight back in the line

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Luiz is still injured. Holding I think its 4th choice in the back 3 of Luiz, Tierney, Gabriel. They need Luiz's passing range for creativity...

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        BREAKING (good) NEWS:

        Southampton striker Danny Ings has suffered no serious damage to his knee a scan has revealed.

        Early signs suggest it’s expected he’ll be ok and in contention to return to action sooner than first thought.

        Being monitored this week by Saints medical team.

        Via @markmcadamtv

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Hooray! Excellent news.

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Good for him.

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Great news for him personally. I expect the Newcastle game on Friday is probably too son but the IB has probably come at a good time for him to rest up and recover.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            exactly. no reason to trade.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              and as a saints supporter, I am especially delighted. Hopefully he does rest the Newcastle game and is given the extended break to fully strengthen the knee.

      • Q
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Small green arrow after son cap fail guess I should be happy. Trying to convince myself

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          still a lot of football to take place this GW.

          Leeds could do damage to any green arrows.

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Anyone thinking about selling DCL for cheaper 6.6 below striker?

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not yet.

        2. Arfaish
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Whilst he is still delivering he stays in my team

        3. badhombres
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Depends at what price you got him

        4. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          not after 1 blank in 7 weeks and about to face the worst team in the league.

      • Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Quite a few issues with my team - luckily I have 2 free transfers to correct.

        Robertson
        Maupay
        Pulisic

        Who should go? One, two or all of them?

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          All of them.

        2. Couch Potato
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Puli > Ziyech?

      • The Fantastic Mr Fox
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Why is Wilson the 5th highest scorer in FPL and why don't we have him in our teams

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          He's involved in everything Newcastle does, and they are a better attacking side than last season. It is just quite boring to have a Newcastle forward in your team isn't it?

          My current choice for an Ings transfer, frees up some funds for the shift to KDB in GW10.

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Some of us do.

          1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Well done. I felt Newcastle was not at all creative

        3. badhombres
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          have him since GW1 and has served me well. Quite surprised no Wilson bandwagon yet

          1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Nice

      • Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Best Pulisic replacement:

        A) Ziyech
        B) Zaha

        Also is Cresswell the better option to Coufal, id be all over him at wing back but LCB is putting me off?

        1. LC1
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Zaha and Coufal for value I think.

          Like you said- Cresswell at CB isn't ideal.

          1. Arfaish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yeah I feel Zaha is the sensible option with those 4 fixtures and Ziyech is a bit more of an explosive punt. Cheers

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Got Lamptey’s points off the bench for Saiss. What’s the chances Anguissa gives me some points in place of James Rodriguez? 😆

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not 0 haha. I'd be happy with 11 this week honestly.

      • THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        With 1 FT 0itb, which transfer(s) would you suggest?

        Martinez | Forster
        Coufal | Konsa | *Saiss* | *Mitchell* | Lamptey
        Salah | Sterling | Grealish | *Podence* | Bissouma
        Kane | Werner | *Jimenez*

        1. Sterling => Zaha/Bowen/Fornals (no hit) - Concerned about city form and next 2 fixtures.
        2. Podence & Jimenez => Zaha/Bowen/Fornals & Wilson (for -4)
        3. Replace one of the defenders (Saiss, Lamptey)?
        4. Save FT

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Upcoming GW8 on Saiss, already got Kilman...

        A) - 4 for Bellerin for 2 GWs
        B) - 4 for Cancelo longterm, but rotation risk
        C) Keep and play Ayling, Kilman, Coufal GW8....

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Don't like a hit for a defender, especially when your 3 are fine.

          I'd go C, then make B move next week.

          1. Nedvěd11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Sounds reasonable.

            Cheers!

      • waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Best West Ham defender?
        Thinking TAA to West Ham, and Soucek to Grealish?

        1. Nedvěd11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          1. Cresswell
          2. Coufal
          3. Masuaku

          1. Arfaish
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I asked a similar question above.

            Why would you go for Cresswell over Coufal when Coufal is a wing back and Cresswell is playing left-sided centre back?

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Set pieces

              1. Arfaish
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Ah ok fair point. With the value difference I think it is a tight decision. Probably go with which ever fits your price structure better.

          2. Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            What's the thinking on Coufal over Masuaku?

            1. Sweetboi
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              If for some reason they go back to a back four, Masuaku makes way.

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Cheers guys

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        GW 8 Team

        McCarthy* ¦
        TAA* Coady* Cresswell*
        Salah Son* Grealish Jorginho
        Kane* Werner Maupay*
        ¦ Taylor Justin* Bissouma*

        GW 9 WC Team

        Martinez ¦
        PvA Coufal Lamptey
        Salah KdB Rashford Grealish Jorginho
        Werner Richarlison
        ¦ Brewster Dallas Taylor

        Werner, PvA, Richarlison to Vardy, Robbo, Wilson later.

        Sounds like a decent plan?
        Your thoughts plz...

      • Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Really tempted by Robertson to Cancelo, should I just wait until GW10?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Surely

        2. Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yep

        3. The Fantastic Mr Fox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          In the upcoming game, solve both have a tough fixture, go for the nailed on Robertson

        4. Sweetboi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'd fancy both teams to score...so unless you need the money I'd leave it for now. Also, by GW10 Mendy could be back to steal some game time off Cancelo.

      • Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        TAA & Podence -> Chilwell & Ziyech? 2Fts.

        (Also own Robertson)

        1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Looks good

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Cant see why not

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'm not convinced of the Ziyech move yet. Might be 1-2 games too early. Why have you decided to transfer out TAA over Robbo? I'm in the same dilemma and considering Robbo out instead. Seems like the stats are swinging in favour of TAA over Robbo.

        4. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Nice moves

      • Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Bowen or Fornals

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I don't think there is much between them. I would go with Bowen

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What to do here with 2FT? Much appreciated with some suggestions. Most likely involve losing TAA or Robbo.

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

        1. The Fantastic Mr Fox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Pool def to Vestergaard/KWP

          Vassilev to Wilson?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I would prefer Chilwell/Zouma/Cresswell/Coufal as a replacement for LIV def. I'm not convinced with McCarthy as a GK and for SOU to keep a CS.

            I would use that money to bring in a playing 3rd striker. I would definitely bring in Antonio if fit. I probably favour Bamford over Wilson. Why did you suggest Wilson? Ticking over nicely and has pens?

        2. Sweetboi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Wait on James news...if he's out you could downgrade Robbo/Trent and upgrade JRod. If he's fit I'd do TAA to Chilwell.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I expect Rodriguez to be available for the Utd game. EVE have good fixtures after that game and will have Rich back.

      • George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Is it worth getting Kilman and saiss as at least 1 Of them should play

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          not worth holding a player over 5.0m who may or may not play.

        2. Sweetboi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not really...as a cameo isn't out of the question. Kilman is ahead of Saiss in the pecking order atm, so just him imo.

        3. Arfaish
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No get Kilman. Saiss has lost his place based on Kilman and Nouri's performances

        4. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not for me. Their fixtures are not great. Kilman as a 5th def is a good option