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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    United's passmap vs Arsenal is comical

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      It's just a blank page probably isn't it 🙁

  2. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 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. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ings could be fit.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yep hoping so but if he wasn’t?

    2. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'd hold Ings even if he misses a week but best to wait for news as they continue to assess him this week

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    GW10 is looking like an utter disaster for my defense.

    Current have Semedo Saiss James Lamptey Mitchell

    Lamptey has LIV
    James/Chilwell has TOT
    Semedo has ARS
    Mitchell probably lost his place

    It's really not looking great. This is part of the reason I'm not super keen on Saiss > Chilwell. GW10 nightmare.

    Could the move possibly be Saiss > Dias now? You can bench Dias for two weeks since a backline of Lamptey, Semedo and James looks more than adequate for the next two weeks and then it saves you needing to waste a FT on bringing in a City defender for GW10.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      James is surely far from nailed

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I dunno actually. He played really well at the weekend. I think he will be benched midweek and play the PL again. His physicality and better attacking ability is ideal against teams like Burnley, Sheff Utd, Newcastle compared to Azpi.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I also doubt Chilwell's nailed-ness. He can't play every 3 days 90 minutes. There will be rotation. Emerson might come in, James could play LB, Azpi could play LB. I can see Chilwell getting rested too. I'm just not super sold that Chilwell is 100% nailed either.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            This season will have plenty of rotation overall IMO, the intense schedule is only going to cause more issues once December arrives. Chillwell can be at risk, I figured Lampard would rotate elsewhere but Timo being benched at Burnley robbed me of that confidence. Worth the risk though for me.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Hope so, let's see the midweek lineups first I suppose.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm keeping Saiss for now as I can't afford the move to Dias yet. Will get him in GW10.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not a fan of buying a player to bench them for 2 gws (which will be 3 weeks including IB)

      A lot can change in that time with injuries etc

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Don't hate the Chelsea full-backs against Spurs even with Kane/Son in incredible form.

      Usually keep it quite tight vs Spurs, imagine a 3-4-3 would be on the cards.

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't let one GW put you off a clearly good pick

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Why not get in one of the Hammers defence?
      Coufal , Cresswell and MAsuaku all look decent shouts

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah they're very real options.

    7. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wolves / Arsenal is a good fixture defensively, two cautious teams.

      At least one of James/Chilwell will always play.

      And Lamptey just got 9 points in his toughest game yet 😉

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Fair. Alright I'm mostly swayed.

        Saiss > Chilwell is likely going to be the move. Will wait until after the CL games first just in case.

    8. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I think Mitchell will get his place Back.

    9. ivantys
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Playing chelsea fullback against spurs is fine

      • Bald Eagle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lamptey vs TOT yesterday was also a "disaster matchup" and we all know how that ended up. Wouldn't worry about it, some unpredictable things could happen, too.

        1. Bald Eagle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ah sorry, already mentioned above...

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Honestly with defenders right now, I'd just pick players with attacking potential who are in with a chance of returns against anyone, because where cleanies are concerned fixtures can be deceptive. I thought I was safe as houses with double Pool defence going into home games against SHU & an Antonio-less WHU, look how that turned out.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah that's why I went for Lamptey originally on GW3 wildcard. Has worked well with 9 points off my bench this week.

        2. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This

    10. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Maupay to Haller one week punt before a WC? Or have I gone mad

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I mean, it's a pretty mad punt but if its only for one week, might be fun

      2. dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        What is your plan for a WC because i think i have to use mine too..

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Planning a gw9 WC to capitalise on the fixture swings, plus you get the IB to work with

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Only a proper potato would make that move

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          What about a spud?

      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thinking the same mate..
        Why WC GW9 not 10? I know IB is there but more swings can be caught if you wait another week..

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Have double Spurs so want them gone before the City game in gw9
          Also want to take advantage of Everton’s 3 games from gw9
          United also have WBA gw9
          Villa have Brighton gw9

          I think gw9 has more fixture swings than gw10 the way I’ve been looking at it...

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      So, Ryan was "tired" apparently... what's the real reason, anyone? Someone is bound to have some rumours bouncing about their social media circles.

      Lamptey dug out my team big time last night, and Justin is my last chance at a small red arrow... Down 450K post-subs, so clean sheet, attacking return and maybe I stay up in the 6 digit places.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Kepa 2.0 this season

    12. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Reguilon owners are you keeping or selling??

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

    13. trinzoo
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Benching headache with defenders this GW, I see it like this:

      Chilwell (SHU)
      KWP (NEW)
      Lamptey (BUR)

      Bench: Semedo (lei) - Dallas (cry)

      Feels wrong benching 5.5 Semedo but I guess it's the right thing to do?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Semedo for KWP.

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I have the same first 4 as you, makes me tempted to just keep Ings and play Semedo with 4-4-2 formation.

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Statement from Southampton confirming what some sources have said:

        Southampton striker Danny Ings has undergone a scan on his knee following Sunday’s game at Aston Villa, the initial results of which are favourable ahead of further assessment over the coming days.

        Ings was forced off in the 85th minute of Saints’ 4-3 victory at Villa Park, in which he scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season, with that effort also turning out to be the match winner.

        After having the scan on Sunday night, the club conducted a further assessment of Ings this morning and will continue to monitor him throughout the week.

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Tks

        2. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Would be wonderful if he was fit to play this weekend. Have enough fires to put out without using a transfer on a reliable set & forget.

      4. dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Chilwell for captain band against sheffield ?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Go for it

      5. The Mighty Whites
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thoughts?

        1FT, 1.1 ITB:

        Martinez, Peacock-Farrell

        TAA, Chilwell, Saiss, Lamptey, Mitchell

        Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, Alzate

        Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford.

        1. Boz
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Saiss out to Cresswell or Zouma if you fancy a double up

        2. Ritchies Magic Hat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Saiss to Zouma?

          1. Ritchies Magic Hat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Or Kilman and use the extra cash elsewhere

      6. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Does Tammy's re-emergence in the Chelsea set up mean that Werner isnt an automatic starter in every game?

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Pulisic's injury probably made Werner more nailed.

          • farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Makes me a bit nervous TBH

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes. Seems like it
            Tammy was to start over Werner this week before pulisic injury.
            If Pulisic is out long there mat be a fallback where Tammy and Werner both start in the interim

          • Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Worries me a bit to be honest. Rashford was my next move inwards but seeing Utd yesterday, thats now on ice. Werner was my plan B to partner Kane. Now Im not so sure that he is nailed. Think Lampard will let him fight it out with Tammy and as long as Tammy nicks a goal here and there, it might not mean automatic starts for Werner.

          • Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            CL games are in full swing so reckon Werner was being given a rest. Not sure how Frank will handle that now as there’s another CL game midweek.

            If Werner sits that one out then good to bring him in.

        2. Boz
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any more news on Puli? Guessing wise to ship anyway. Ziyech or Havertz the obvious move?

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/news/chelsea-injury-latest-news-werner-19204982

            Possibly a mamstring problem. Wait until Friday before deciding, should have update and news on other players playing midweek.

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Or hamstring!

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Nobody wants a mamstring injury

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          So when do we expect to hear about Hamez - am I going to have to keep googling his name and finding Daily Mail articles again?

        4. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          My team resembles the walking wounded after a bruising game week, and not even being able to field an XI.

          Martinez
          Ayling - Saiss - Robbo
          Hamez - Son - Salah - Podence
          DCL - Kane - Ings

          Subs: Forster; Lamptey; Mitchell; Burke. £1m ITB. 1FT.

          Was originally planning a straightforward Podence -> Bowen, but this gameweek has opened up a shed load of issues. So sweating on injuries to Ings, Hamez, Lamptey and Mitchell, and Saiss no longer appears to be first choice either. Early signs are that injury to Ings is not serious but I think it's unlikely he'll be risked for Newcastle game, whatever the prognosis. I think I'm going to have to sort the Saiss issue out this week as can't justify having a 5.3m defender on the bench. Unfortunately, will also likely have to transfer out Ings for a -4.

          Considering the following:

          A) Saiss -> Zouma/Cresswell; Ings -> Werner
          B) Saiss -> Chilwell; Ings -> Antonio

          Thoughts would be appreciated!

          1. 2OLEgend
              2 months, 23 days ago

              A with Zouma looks pretty good imo

            • dshv
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              B

          2. 2OLEgend
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Hi guys. I'm pretty stuck with my team. Dont want to use the WC just yet.
              Did TAA - > Zouma yesterday in a rage.
              1FT and 2.6m ITB

              Martinez (Steer)
              Zouma, Ayling, Taylor* (Saiss*, Mitchell*)
              Salah, Son, Podence, Bruno (Bissouma)
              Kane, DCL, Mitro*

              A) Saiss -> Coufal
              B) Podence -> Grealish
              C) Saiss & Podence -> Coufal & Grealish
              D) Mitro & Bissouma -> Grealish & Brewster
              E) Anything else?

            • Nespinha
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Robbo, Saiss, KWP
              Salah, Bruno, Son, Podence, Pereira
              DCL, Werner

              4.0, Mitchell, Davis, Ferguson

              - Thinking of Saiss + Davis --- Cresswell + Brewster (I have no playing bench player)

              Opinions? Was planning KDB sometime soon

            • dshv
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Show me a wildcard team from gw10 how have to look..

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Gk, Gk
                Def, Def, Def, Def, Def
                Mid, Mid, Mid, Mid, Mid
                Fwd, Fwd, Fwd

            • Ronnies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I have 3 Liverpool for the away fixture with City, Salah, Mane, Trent, definitely not ideal. I want to keep Trent.

              Which is better option:

              A) Play Mane and do Bissouma to Soucek and go 3.5.2

              B) Do Mane to Aubameyang and captain him in a 4.4.2

              Thanks guys.

            • gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Didn't think the season could get any worse but it has this week. Currently sitting outside the top 3 million which is the lowest position Ive been in in the 15yrs I've been playing this game by a huge margin. It's been an utter farce. Only 3 captain returns 2 of which were only 7 and 5 and only 2 clean sheets all season. Callum Wilson has been the only shining light.

              The season has gone now in terms achieving a rank that I would consider acceptable. I've finished outside the top 130k once in 15yrs so it's really hard to stomach being in the position I'm in. I feel that realistically too many gameweeks have gone now to get back to respectibility so it will be gambles every week now with captain picks and transfers until such time I can get back to at least top 1 million.

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                You can get top 1million in about a month eith half decent gameweeks. Dont panic

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Yeah, Az was 2m last year after 11 gw and almost made top 10k.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Az said on BlackBox hes never been below 2m before in his career??

              2. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                That's tough mate.
                A lot of us are in similar boats.
                It will start picking up fast again for you. Casuals will turn into dead teams exponentially and the cream will rise.

              3. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                In a similar situation to you as I've also not been this low in a decade of playing FPL.

                But got to keep the faith and keep making good decisions.

                2-3 good weeks and you will be on the verge of top 1m.

                Still feel like top 200k is doable from here.

            • Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I know consistent Clean Sheets are hard to find these season and no team has come close to what SHU did in the first half of last season but I can see 2 teams emerging now: Chelsea and City. For that reason Mendy, Chilwell (already own), Zouma and Cancelo are players to watch/own. As I don't want a Chelsea defensive double up, that leaves Cancelo as my first choice target for defence and Im prepared to pay the extra .3 / .4 to have that type of player - especially now that one of TAA/Robbo can be sold.

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Can add arsenal in

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    True, forgot them. Would like to see a bit more from them first before committing.

              2. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Early thoughts on this lot?

                Martinez Forster
                Robertson Saiss James C.Taylor Mitchel
                Salah Son Grealish Foden Anguissa
                Kane Jimenez DCL

                2ft 0.5itb

                Thinking Saiss to Coufal/Masuaku and maybe a Foden/Jimenez move?

              3. mrtapio
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I have no idea what to do whit my team. Downgrade Robertson is my only idea. Any suggestions?

                Martinez l Steer
                Robertson l Lamptey l Chilwell l Mitchell l Kilman
                Mané l Son l Rodriguez l Zaha l Grealish
                Kane l DCL l Brewster

                2FT and 0.0itb

                1. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Team is very good mate, might have to burn the ft unless you want to move on Robbo

                2. Sous Chef
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Robertson > Bellerin or Cresswell and upgrade Brewster?

              4. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                This worth a hit?

                Lewis and Barnes ----> Bellerin and KDB

                Gives me:

                Martinez

                Bellerin Chillwell Zouma

                Son KDB Salah Grealish

                Kane DCL Bamford

                Subs: Justin bissuma mitchell

              5. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Thought about this. Worth 8 point hit?

                Sterling -> Hamez (if fit)
                Foden -> Grealish
                Podence -> Ziyech
                Saiss -> Chilwell

                1. Sous Chef
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Could pay back - mini wild card for 8 points

              6. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Anyone else looking at Bellerin... 5.0m with decent fixtures coming and has looked very attacking

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Yup..assisted last 3 goals for arsenal. Decent enough fixtures till christmas so a ling term pick. Nit tgat expensive either

                2. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Yep, on my watch list

                3. Sean
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Great option imo

                4. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Got him in for TAA

              7. Sous Chef
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                2FTs 0ITB. WC or not to WC that is the question? Obvs 2 fodder non-players but 2 other injuries causing issues too.

                Martinez (Steer*)
                TAA Justin Mitchell* C Taylor Vinagre*
                Son Salah Bruno Soucek Bissouma
                Kane Ings* Mitro

                A. Yes
                B. No

              8. davies
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                What would your ideal wildcard defence be?

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Chillwell Bellerin Creswell Kilman Justin

                2. Sous Chef
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  This - maybe Zouma for Justin

              9. NO SALAH
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Any advice for GW8? 2 FT and 0.2 ITB.

                Martinez
                Chilwell Lamptey Kilman Reguilon
                Grealish Sterling Salah Son
                DCL Kane (C)

                Bench: Brewster Bissouma Targett

                I am displeased with Sterling's recent form. Thinking of:
                A. Sterling&Targett (Lamptey if injured) to Ziyech&Coufal
                B. Sterling&Brewster to Ziyech&Callum.
                C. Hold

                A&B options give me the chance of Son to KDB in GW 10.

                Thanks all

                1. Kannbury
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    B.

                2. Dr Jekyll
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I invested heavily in defence with TAA and Robertson with poor returns so far . Should I unship one or both? And is everyone dumping Saiss ?
                  Is Fidel going to get regular spot in Frank's plans ?

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Yes
                    Yes
                    Who?

                3. Dr Jekyll
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I meant Foden

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    He won't be in Frank's plan for sure 😉

                    1. Dr Jekyll
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Meant Pep