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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone else thinks Liverpool-City might be a cagey affair and could end up being a 0-0/1-0 type of game?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Definitely a must-not-lose for City who haven't been at their best offensively, with no fit striker it will be difficult. Liverpool's defense is poor though

    2. slove
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That is exactly what happened when everyone was hyping up a goal fest before they played each other around this time in 2018

    3. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pool defense is there fir the taking really. Can't see them containing mahrez sterling aguero KDB. Has to be goals.
      But who knows, you could be right. These are strange times

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Aguero fit?

        1. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I thought he is.
          My bad, not upto date with all the injuries.

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Could happen but two poor defences and two good attacks don't point to a tight game for me.

    5. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      MCY's last 4 EPl games have been
      1-0
      1-1
      1-0
      1-1

    6. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I know if I sell Mahrez, he will score in that game xD
      That holds me to pull the trigger 😀

    7. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes. City can't score more than 1 each premier league game

  2. slove
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Robertson and Anguissa to Grealish and Cresswell a no brainer? (would mean Podence takes Anguissa's place on the bench)

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Looks an improvement.

    2. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Can't you just get someone in place of Anguissa. What's his price?

      1. slove
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        He's 4.5 - its more about wanting Grealish in since he has both the form and fixtures and not being entirely sold on Liverpool for both form and fixtures

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Absolutely

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on this -4? Exact money before Rodriguez drops.

    Saiss and Rodriguez to Cresswell and Ziyech (-4)

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Why the hype on Ziyech after 1 game?

      Hows the rest of the team?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Looks like he will be key to tying the Chelsea attack together and think Saturday proved that Pulisic can't really be trusted fitness wise.

        Martinez
        Chilwell Justin Kilman
        Salah Son *Rodriguez Grealish
        Kane Jimenez *Ings

        Button Saiss Bissouma Ferguson 1FT 0.3 ITB

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          100% would not remove Jrod and definitely not for a hit.

          Try and avoid hit and prioritise defence which is weakest area.

          I'll be selling Saiss too and not convinced on double Che def with their fix so ill likely go Coufal for long term and value.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Just Saiss to Creswell, no need for the hit

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Otherwise get Coufal, gives you the time to wait for Rodriguez news and you can still afford Ziyech later if he's ruled out

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Have no idea why you'd remove Rodriguez with those fixtures and Rich/Digne returning

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Agree with the consensus here, would just look to move on Saiss

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers all - I really should just ignore the prices and rises until Friday.

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Just wait till Friday mate.

  4. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Son or Kane captain next week?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Closer to Kane. Will wait EL to finish.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Kane

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Kane for me.

      Not going to over think it.

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Kane for me. Penalties are king this year

    5. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Kane. Spurs looking like a team that will look to win a penalty if things get tough

  5. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    What to do here?
    Saiss to Cresswell for free? Anything else? Next week maybe Mahrez to Grealish.
    1FT 0.5 IDB

    Mendy
    Chilwell Digne Lamptey*
    Salah Son Mahrez Zaha
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Forster Saiss Mitchel* Anguissa

  6. Olson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is Clyne first choice?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Doubt it, been poor. Think Roy will try and find a way to play both Mitchell and PVA

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not sure about what will happen when this Ferguson fella comes back from injury

  7. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Who to swap Pulisic for?

    Ziyech, Grealish, other
    Or
    Bamford, Calvert-Lewin

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Grealish.

  8. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    A) Barnes/Saiss -> Bellerin/Grealish before being priced out
    B) Wait, and look to do Barnes/Saiss -> Coufal/Grealish later in the week

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey Kilman
    Salah Mane Son Foden
    Kane DCL Watkins

    (Steer Bissouma Saiss Mitchell)
    0.1m & 1 FT

    A) Save FT
    B) Saiss ➡️ Cresswell/Coufal
    C) Foden ➡️ Bowen/Fornals
    D) Mane ➡️ Bruno
    E) Anything else or worth a hit?

    Really confused this week. Got some issues in the team but not sure whom to sell first.

    Thoughts appreciated! 🙂

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mane -> KDB

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm tempted to get on City early.
        KDB over Raz?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          No issues in waiting until GW10 tbh, but KDB's very advanced in big games

          Yes b/c pens

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I really hope Aguero doesn't take pens off him.

  10. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Who all r dropout this week. I have 2 ft.
    Saiss, ings, podence

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Why sell Podence?

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Though schedule coming..?

      2. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ok which one u prefer
        Ings, saiss -> vardy, coufal
        Or
        Ings, siass -> wilson/adams, coufal so that cN upgrade mid to ziyech/ rash/bruno coming weeks

  11. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Hey all,

    Am trying to raise £500 for Mens mental health and suicide prevention through [M]ovember
    I'm clean shaven and I look like a baby, and will look like an absolute moron when the moustache starts to come through... don't forget I have to show my face on the Scoutcast and BlackBox - so you can all laugh at me

    If you wanted to donate you can here:
    https://movember.com/m/14406110?mc=1

    Thanks!

  12. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Who are the players I should be looking to remove first?

    a) Saiss
    b) JRodriguez
    c) Podence
    d) Alexander-Arnold

    Thing with Saiss is if he plays he has been returning points. I'm leaning towards b & d out for Fernandes and Bellerin

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A
      C
      D

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A
      C
      D

      Not B

    3. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Big 'if' with Saiss though. Plus they have some tricky fixtures coming, so when you add in the uncertainty of starts he's a sell for me.

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

    4. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A for sure
      then B or D depending on if James is fit

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Saiss out.

      Rodriguez is not a remove if he's fit. Everton's fixtures are good after MUN. TAA should only be a remove if you have a good way to use the remaining funds.

      Podence is cheap and has two more decent games so I'd keep hold for now.

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yea looking along the lines of Son out for KdB after the IB injuries, etc. permitting.

    6. Couch Potato
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I have similar situation, seriously considering moving out TAA & Saiss to Chilwell & Cresswell/Coufal

      I'd keep Hamez if I were you, and although I'd also ideally like to upgrade Podence eventually, he is in good form ATM

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yep, going to hold out until Friday's pressers but looking at possible solutions to research until then..

  13. Pegboy
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Ryan (Forster)
    Chilwell Semedo Lamptey (Saiss Mitchell)
    Salah Son Zaha Foden (Anguissa)
    Kane(c) DCL Jimenez

    2FT £0.5m

    I've been a bit screwed by Ryan and Saiss benchings. I've also been a bit thrown by Antonio's injury, as that was key to my plans.

    I think I'm doing Saiss > Coufal with my first FT. Question is what to do with the second:

    a) Ryan > Coufal
    b) Foden > Coufal
    c) Jimi > Bamford
    d) Save

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sorry,

      a) Ryan > Mendy
      b) Foden > Grealish
      c) Jimi > Bamford
      d) Save

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Fix the rotation risks. Saiss and Ryan out.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        the logical approach.

      2. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks. Mendy clearly the best goalkeeper option? Fabianski or Martinez probably the other options?

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      you're in a similar boat to many others (me included).

      Mitchell injury probably made dropping him to PVA easier for Roy.
      Saiss benching (i'm being cautious on this as I reacted to James being benched and it's cost me).
      Lamptey withdrawn after a knock.
      Foden benched again.
      Jimenez doing what Jimenez does.

      All of a sudden my team is laced with doubt.

  14. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Feeling this for a -4?

    Jiminez, Bruno, TAA
    TO
    Kane, Sterling, James/Bellerin

    Yay or nay?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bruno -> Sterling for -4 doesn't make sense at all now
      wait till GW10 with that

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Just Kane and defender then?

  15. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 22 days ago

      They put Robert Sanchez as a 4.5 in the game, shame

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I'm in a big muddle over my transfers after the Utd performance.

      After watching Leipzig game - where, I must say as Utd fan, that is easily the best performance by Ole's Utd - I was all set on bringing in Rash or Bruno.

      But then, we were brought right back down to earth v's Arsenal. I'm now considering Ziyech instead for the time being.

      Then, muddying the waters further, I own Saiss, Mitchell & Lamptey who all might not play this GW. But, I really want to get rid of TAA as well to invest more heavily in attack.

      With all this in mind, which is best:

      A) Saiss & Pulisic > Chilwell & Ziyech
      B) TAA & Pulisic > Chilwell/Zouma & Rash/Bruno

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Rashford blank was written in the stars after that midweek game.

        United played well against Leipzig, but their defence downed tools at the end. All of Rashford's goals were chances you'd expect him to take in isolation. the amount of space he had was laughable.

        United's problem is Ole. They have no apparent system or ethos. The problem is that with good players you'll always be able to string a few results together, every time this happens people think they have turned the corner.

        It's sad to see a club like United on 7 points from 6 games, and no one really questioning the manager.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How Ole continues to get a pass from United fans is beyond me. Absolutely shocking manager, Allegri remaining unemployed is criminal.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Pogba seems to take the brunt of it. Probably why Ole wants to keep him. Human shield.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Don't blame Pogba much myself when United are such a mess, not a coincidence he does so much better for France in a working system under a competent manager. He has been poor this season though.

          2. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            If Old Trafford was full every gw he would be gone I'd imagine. No fans is saving at the minute.

      3. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ive been put off Utd after yesterdays performance also. I dont want to invest in a team thats on a rollercoaster ride. For that reason, id go A. Though would like to see more of Ziyech first as Havertz could still be the big player in that team.

    • farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Predictions for City vs Liverpool?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        2-0

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I think this might be the game that gets City going. 4-1.

      3. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        1-1

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        2-2

    • Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      After a poor performance from Haller. Can we expect Bowen to start upfront?? Until Antonio is back

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm still clinging to Antonio being back this week.

    • Strchld
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I have few issues.

      Saiss, Mitchell and Podence. And Rodriguez If he isnt fit next GW.

      Saiss have to go first, right?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Podence will be fine for the time being. Not the best fixtures but he's only 5.5 so can just play him and hope.

        Probably Saiss out first yes

        1. Strchld
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Thanks. I have 2 FT but dont want to use both because IB.break coming

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Finally getting Kane this week. Know it's a bit late, and I've got away without him the last two - fair play to anyone who bought him pre-West Ham - but I will not enjoy next weekend's football without him in the team, so so be it.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Wouldn't be surprised if West Brom kept Spurs down to 2

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Oh yeah I can easily see that happening. I'm not expecting fireworks - I don't think transfers made with that expectation are generally a good idea - but when Salah has a poor fixture the captaincy conversation is very one-sided.

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        JOIN ME ON THE DARK SIDE - NO KANE FOR LIFE

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Son could be a better captain pick anyway (if you own him that is). Seems to be a home/away thing going on with Kane and Son this season. If you haven't had Kane all season, is now the time with fixtures about to turn? I am yet to own, and think I have probably missed the boat and that cheaper strikers will offer better value over the next 6 weeks or so.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          All fair points. I plan on keeping for longer though - he likes London derbies. He's playing like a 12.0 player again.

    • hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Annoyingly missed the deadline last week and burnt one of my 2FT so still have 2FT for this week but a few issues in my team.

      Martinez Forster
      Saiss* Robertson KWP Dallas Mitchell*
      Salah Son Grealish Hamez* Bissouma
      Kane DCL Maupay*

      Looks like Maupay and Hamez will drop in price imminently. Has Maupay fallen out with Potter or something?

      Was thinking maybe Saiss>Chillwell and then one of Hamez or Maupay out. I would stick with Maupay for Burnley if I know he will start?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Saiss> Chill is good

        Wait on Hamez news

        I don't rate Maupay

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Saiss to Kilman.

        1. hustler7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Wolves fixtures are turning and Chillwell is so attacking that I think he needs to go in. Also no Chelsea at present and they finally put in a great perfromance at the weekend albeit against a very poor Burnley side.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Chillwell (C) hmm

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ziyech seems to have taken a lot of his set pieces away

    • Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Cresswell worth the extra 0.6 over Coufal? I'm thinking with Antonio out the assists potential is blunted so Coufal may be the shrewder pick for the next 2-3 games.

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I believe he is. With a good fixture run you want to be starting someone, so you want the higher upside.

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I dont think so , if Cresswell was playing LWB maybe.
        He still has set pieces though.... Coufal seems to be putting in a decent amount of crosses from open play

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I don't think he is, no.

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Reguilon owners are you keeping or selling??

      I have Saiss him and Robbo and guess Saiss out is priority

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Much chance of Pulisic being fit for the weekend?

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Please help me choose which 2ft i should do. thanks and gl.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        A kdb to auba
        B Watkins to Wilson
        C ryan to Mendy
        D saiss to bellerin
        E perreira to bowen

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          C and D though I'd like to have Bowen so if you can bench Saiss for a week or so E works

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yep that could work thanks

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Points in blanks out

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      One of the biggest mistakes I keep making is making all my transfers over the weekend when emotions are up watching games

      Considering deleting the fpl app so I can’t make changes unless I have my laptop

      How do you avoid this personally ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I dont like to take hits so just waiting for last moment in case of injuries . Maybe also my emotions are not as high as yours 🙂

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Argh, yes, I need to have more self control Alex

    • farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Which of these options to upgrade with 3.6m in the bank and to who?

      A)Podence
      B) Jiminez

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Downgrade Jimi (Bamford/Wilson/Antonio...), upgrade Podence (KDB/Sterling/Bruno/Rash...)

    • Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA, Ayling, Justin, Coady
      Salah, Mane, Son, Grealish
      Jimenez, DCL

      Forster, Brewster, Bissouma, Lewis

      0.6m ITB - 1 free transfer

      A) Save transfer and Captain Son
      B) Mane --> Aubameyang (c)

      Thanks.
      B)

    • Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Even when Mitchell becomes fit again, he has lost his place to PvA right?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Or Clyne on the right

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Well when pva came on gw7, Clyne was hooked and Mitchell moved to Right.
          So its not conclusive yet.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Prob Van Aanholt. If there was a choice between him and Clyne I can't see Hodgson not picking him. I'm leaving him as 5th defender fodder, frees up cash.