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. BEEZUS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    A) Saiss to Zouma
    B) Pulisic to Zaha
    C) Ings to Wilson

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      B first as it is potentially long injury.

    3. Kannbury
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B.

      • Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I'd look for the news for injured ones first and then remove Pulisic or Ings depending how long they are out. Possibly take a hit and remove two?

    4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      TAA -> Chilwell
      (have Reece James)
      Yes or no?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Depends what you do with the money.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          This.

      3. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Id be ditching Reece

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Yup. Reece to Chilwell (or Zouma) if you can afford

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Do you guys expect Rob, Holding his spot in Arsenal Defense?

      1. Kannbury
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I do.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks

        • farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          If he remains fit, he will be first choice along with Gabriel and Tierney.
          Arteta may favour Luiz when he is fully fit though, one to keep an eye on

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Roberto Sanchez priced at 4.5m, I guess its time to walk away from Brighton GK's and their fraud manager.

      3. ClaireT
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What would you do with this team?

        McCarthy, Button
        Justin, TAA, Saiss, Lascelles, Holding
        Foden, Pereria, Salah, Son, Reed
        DCL, Jimi, Kane

        2 FT & 1.0 ITB

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Probably something involving TAA/Saiss/Foden

          1. ClaireT
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you, who would you look at as replacements? Could ship all 3 with 2FT

            1. Jam0sh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Many possible combinations. Could also keep TAA and target usual suspects like Chillwell and Grealish

        2. seaside
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          we have very similar teams (look post below).

          I am looking to ship Saiss and maybe squeeze in Sterlin by downgrading Jimenez to Bamford.

          1. ClaireT
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you 🙂

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Would get A nailed replacement for Foden

          1. ClaireT
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you 🙂

      4. seaside
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Steer McCarthy
        Chillwell Saiss Justing Lamptey Mitchell
        Salah Son Hamez Grealish Bissouma
        Kane Jimenez DCL

        1.1 ITB and 1 FT.

        I have a few things to sort out, namely think about my striker lineup and my defense. Currently I am leaning towards holding my free transfer to have flexibility to properly shift things around next GW with additional information one more GW. What do you all think?

        Looking to ship Saiss and potentially one of Jimenez/DCL. Not sure about Hamez actually. Might try to squeeze in Sterling with Bamford...

        I could do do the following next GW for -4:
        Saiss > Coufal
        Hamez > Sterling
        Jimenez > Bamford

      5. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Foden to

        A) Zaha
        B) Ziyech
        C) Rodriguez (if fit)

        1. what\'s my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A

        2. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          B

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Definitely not Zaha. Real pain to own, and looking to get rid of him once I have a reason to because of fixtures.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Good fixtures for many upcoming weeks

        4. 2OLEgend
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B

        5. what\'s my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          saiss to
          a. Kilman
          b. Coufal

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A

          2. 2OLEgend
              2 months, 19 days ago

              B

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              B

          3. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Who scores most points in the long term?

            A) Rashford & Maupay

            B) Ziyech & Martial

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              A

            2. 2OLEgend
                2 months, 19 days ago

                B I think

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                B

              • Jam0sh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Probably A. Something in Maupay just makes me not to want him in my team.

            3. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Only 8 players this week (and a Davies 1 pointer) so is this worth the WC to tidy it all up?

              McCarthy >> Mendy
              Saiss >> Cresswell
              Justin >> Lamptey
              Mitchell >> Coady
              Pulisic >> Ziyech
              Jrod >> Bowen
              Davis >> Brewster

              McCarthy
              Chilwell, Saiss*, Justin
              Salah, Pulisic*, JRod*, Son, Grealish
              Kane, DCL
              (Nyland*, Davies*, Mitchell*, Davis*)

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I'm kinda in a similar situation but I'm trying to wait a week and WC over the IB

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Can we make it? Haha!

                  My backline is horrendous

              2. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                JRod should start
                Pulisic out on a FT
                That's 10 players then WC over IB

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Yeah, need no injuries. Justin to keep his place. And jRod to be fit. Could do with Mitchell back in too and then the FT would be Puli >> Ziyech before WC

              3. Boly Would
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Got any FT?

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  1 mate

                  1. Boly Would
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I'd stick with that for now, maybe a -4, then save WC for IB.
                    Pulisic + Saiss to Ziyech/Bowen + Bellerin/Cresswell?

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Yeah think that might be fine. Annoying to take another hit

            4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Is it better to WC over GW9(International break) or GW10?(More fixture swings)

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I might have to this week. But those are the other two good ones

              2. Troll hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Fixture swings are more important unless there are a lot of injuries that you can't handle. Itb could actually be irrelevant.

              3. what\'s my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                gw9 imo lots of advantages but with an eye on fixtures swing

              4. Nikolai Volkoff
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                WC over IB will be good for price rises, but plan with a long term fixtures swing in mind

              5. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                10 is better imo.

                IB wildcards are overrated. You don't get more price rises. The only benefit is you can react immediately to any injuries.

              6. DK_13
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                The only major swing is city assets right? Liverpool and United both have good gw9 fixtures. Wc over the ib doesn't look bad fixture wise too

            5. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              3 transfer Plan for GW 10, what do you think?

              1) Kane to Vardy
              2) Son to KDB
              3) DCL to Wilson

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Would keep them all 3

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Surely the fixture changes favour the moves?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Depends on your strategy, but prefer form over fixtures myself

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Spurs are already losing form.

              2. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                None of the above

              3. DK_13
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I am looking at martial sterling and Antonio / Wilson.
                Moves like this will make or break the rank. So it totally comes down to individual risk appetite.
                But I am on the same boat so like them

              4. mirkomen77
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Just Kane out after WBA

              5. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Keep or 2

            6. MyBall MyRules
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Any palace fans know if Mitchell is still an option?

              1. 2OLEgend
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Im keeping for now. Other fires to put out atm

              2. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Is Reece James really a bigger rotation risk than the others, it's not like Chelsea don't have four left backs. Can see him playing 90% of the time as Azpi is steadily eased out.

                1. Troll hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  We simply don't know. I believe many are jumping from one mine to another, since it is Zouma who has made a lot of mistakes and Rudiger has been good. Chilwell is the best option, but after him it's Frank roulette.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I don't even think Chilwell is safe. Playing 3 games a week is really hard. I think there will be weeks Chilwell is rested and James/Azpi/Emerson played at LB.

                    1. Troll hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Yes, I do agree. Everyone is going to be rested, but whether R James was rested or dropped for a moment is another story.

                2. Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Rotation during UCL/EPL weeks

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  I don't think he is that huge of a rotation risk. I think Chilwell can just as easily be rested in the odd game.

                  I'm keeping him.

                4. Troll hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  I am not selling him, prefer having decent bench (Brewster+ Lamptey) instead.

              3. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Current team

                McCarthy
                Chillwell Semedo Cresswell Lamptey Struijk
                Salah Son Hamez Grealish Soucek
                Kane Bamford DCL

                Plan to rotate Grealish Soucek and Bamford through difficult fixtures

                Future Moves
                Hamez to Sterling/KDB
                Kane to Martial/Wilson
                Semedo to Dias

                I have a strong enough squad to ride a short term injury to a key player.

                Hopefully I can start to climb the league, currently 750k.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  I really hate rotating attackers. It just doesn't work and you leave extra money on the bench.

                  1. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Soucek could go down to a 4.5m, Mark seems to think he's a 6-7m player so we'll see.

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Mark is right. But the value is that he's your 7th attacker and you can pump extra into all the other slots.

                2. boc610
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  grealish can punish any team in this league, wouldn't even consider rotating. soucek is textbook bench fodder, he might get an assist every 3 games or so

                  1. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I don't see him doing anything against Arsenal, Wolves and maybe West Ham. Villa are still poor

              4. 2OLEgend
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Repost! Looking for some input.
                  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?

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Why didn’t you do Saiss >> Zouma? A with the other transfer

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Stop doing rage transfers for a start...

                    I always plan out all my moves for the week before I do something. Saiss was a bigger priority for you to deal with imo.

                  3. 2OLEgend
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      I totally agree with you - rookie mistake.
                      But what's done is done.
                      What to to from here Camzy?

                  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Would Pulisic >> Ziyech and Saiss/Davies >> Cresswell for a hit here get me to the IB to then WC? Only had 8 starters this week haha!

                    McCarthy
                    Chilwell, Saiss*, Justin
                    Salah, Pulisic*, JRod*, Son, Grealish
                    Kane, DCL
                    (Nyland*, Davies*, Mitchell*, Davis*)

                    1. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Yeah

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      I wouldn't take a hit just before using WC tbh. Even if you just break even there is no benefit..
                      Do it only if you see Ziyech hauling big

                  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Could anyone give me a rough idea how the GW9 WC template would look like?
                    I know a lot will happen by then but still

                    1. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Overweight on city & pool
                      Underweight on spurs/chelsea assets

                      1. DK_13
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        And 1 United too. With those fixtures not a lot can go wrong. They won't be looking to draw those

                  6. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Anyone planning to keep Son during the difficult fixtures?

                    1. Joey Tribbiani
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        yes

                      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        If I use WC I'll sell but otherwise probably wouldn't have kept, wouldn't say it would be a priority sell

                      • Troll hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        He is fast from counter attacks. Yet, if his energy levels drop, it's going to be a problem.

                      • farmerfat
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        No, I will get rid in gw 9 for sure.

                    2. HD7
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Any chance Michail Antonio is back for the Fulham game?

                      1. Hits from the Bong
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        No

                    3. Hits from the Bong
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      2 FTs for the first time ever, Saiss to Lamptey, Kilman or Coufal should be one right?

                      Martinez
                      Chilwell Sais Dallas
                      Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish
                      Kane DCL Wilson

                      Steer Soucek Justin Mitchell
                      £3m itb

                      1. The Mandalorian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        I'd sell Saiss and Mitchell for 2 of those players

                        1. Boly Would
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Agree with this, maybe throw Bellerin in there too

                    4. davies
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Thoughts on Bellerin?

                      - attacking wingback
                      - cheap (5.0)
                      - good defence
                      - good fixtures

                      1. Strchld
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Im probably doing Saiss > Bellerin.

                    5. Aubaaaaa
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Any news on what happened to Maupay?

                      1. Troll hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Nope. But there is covid out there and that is not public information. So unless it is informed that isn't, it's a possibility.

                    6. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      What to do here with 2FT? Much appreciated with some suggestions.

                      Most likely involve transferring out Robbo to Cresswell/Zouma/Creswell. 2nd transfer could change Vassilev to Wilson/Bamford/Antonio (if fit) or keep the funds to change Son to KDB/ Sterling in GW10.

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

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Also I'm interested in doing Taylor to Coufal in 2-3GWs time

                    7. ShaunGoater123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Dalls to Coufal a good move here?

                      McCarthy / Button

                      Chilwell / Bellerin / Dallas / Mitchell / Justin

                      Salah / Sterling / Son / Soucek / Bissouma

                      Jimenez / Kane / Watkins

                      1FT 0.0 ITB

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Justin instead of Dallas but probably best rolling the FT

                        1. ShaunGoater123
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          was debating WC during the international break which would put me off rolling, but maybe i don't need to

                          1. Tonyawesome69
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Depends on how many players you want to change for the fixture swing. Having 2FTs may allow you to keep the WC.

                            1. ShaunGoater123
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              yep very true

                    8. Dohers
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Any body else owned Son for 3 weeks and 5 points? 66 across the other 4 😐

                    9. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Who owns Bamford or any plans to bring him in?

                      1. Sean
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Brought him in this week because I didn't want to wait on Antonio, feel fairly neutral about it, his next 5 fixtures are poor but I didn't want grealish/watkins double up so here we are

                    10. michaelington
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Anyone want to try and solve this total mess?

                      Martinez Ryan
                      TAA Saiss Lamptey Taylor Mitchell
                      Salah Son Pulisic Grealish Reed
                      DCL Ings Jimenez

                      1FT 0.3 ITB

                      Initial thoughts are -
                      Ings - Wilson
                      Pulisic - Ziyech/Rashford

                      1. Troll hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        I'd get Rashford, he has fixtures to haul soon.

                    11. HVT
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Zaha or Ziyech?

                    12. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      After the IB you can massive templates forming especially with WCs being played. So teams in the top 100k looking same to those ranked 3-4m. This is we're it gets very hard to climb rank.

                      1. Troll hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Climbing the ranks will be hard as long as top 100k teams are doing well.