Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 8

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea assets are predictably at the forefront of the Scout Squad panel’s thoughts as the two London clubs prepare to face sides in the bottom three this weekend.

For those new to this site, this weekly precursor to the Scout Picks article sees our four-man selection committee champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each put forward an 18-man squad of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 16:00 GMT on Friday.

There are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

David NealeTomAndy
GKLukasz FabianskiEdouard MendyEdouard MendyLukasz Fabianski
Alex McCarthyBernd LenoHugo LlorisKasper Schmeichel
Illan MeslierAlex McCarthyAlex McCarthyBernd Leno
DFKurt ZoumaBen ChilwellBen ChilwellBen Chilwell
Ben ChilwellTariq LampteyTariq LampteySergio Reguilón
Sergio ReguilónAaron CresswellAaron CresswellAaron Cresswell
Vladimir CoufalSergio ReguilónHector BellerínLuke Ayling
Stuart DallasLuke AylingStuart DallasTariq Lamptey
MFSon Heung-minSon Heung-minSon Heung-minHeung-Min Son
Jack GrealishJarrod BowenPierre-Emerick AubameyangHakim Ziyech
Wilfried ZahaKevin De BruyneKevin De BruynePierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pablo FornalsBruno FernandesJarrod BowenPablo Fornals
Daniel PodenceBukayo SakaJames Ward-ProwseMarcus Rashford
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
Patrick BamfordTammy AbrahamTimo WernerTimo Werner
Timo WernerDominic Calvert-LewinJamie VardyChe Adams
Callum WilsonCallum WilsonChe AdamsCallum Wilson
Dominic Calvert-LewinPatrick BamfordPatrick BamfordJamie Vardy


Most popular picks: Ben Chilwell, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane (four), Alex McCarthy, Tariq Lamptey, Aaron Cresswell, Sergio Reguilon, Callum Wilson, Timo Werner, Patrick Bamford (three)

DAVID SAID…

The time has finally come to invest in West Ham’s defence after their relatively assured start to the campaign, despite their tough fixtures.

Lukasz Fabianski and Vladimir Coufal get the nod from me as the Hammers host Fulham on Saturday evening. The goalkeeper has earned an additional save point in each of his last three matches while wing-back Coufal already has two assists in just four appearances for his new club, averaging 4.3 points per game thus far – and they were against Leicester, Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell form part of my Chelsea defensive double-up as both players offer potential at both ends of the pitch.

The centre-back is top for shots on target among defenders over the last four matches while Sheffield United have conceded more headed chances than any other side both in the last four and across all Gameweeks this season.

Meanwhile, the Blades have also been susceptible down their right-hand side, giving up more chances in this area of the pitch than any other Premier League team in 2020/21 – which should benefit Chilwell and Timo Werner. Of course, both of these selected Chelsea defenders have decent clean sheet potential too as Sheffield United are the second-worst for shots in the box since Gameweek 4.

Fresh from exploiting Leicester City’s weak right-hand side and scoring in Gameweek 7, Stuart Dallas has another favourable match-up this weekend. He faces a Crystal Palace side that ranks second-worst for chances conceded on the right in the last four matches.

And continuing that theme, Daniel Podence gets a mention for the same reason. It is he who will line up against the Leicester right flank for Wolves, which ranks behind of only Palace and Newcastle for most chances conceded there since Gameweek 4.

Son Heung-min may have blanked for the third home match from a possible four in Gameweek 7 but a trip to West Bromwich Albion is a particularly exciting one for FPL’s most popular asset. Just under 75% of his points have come in away matches this season, while the Baggies’ recent defensive improvements looked something of a false dawn as they lost 2-0 to a poor Fulham side.

42 of Harry Kane‘s 71 points have also come on the road this season, so there’s no reason why he cannot provide another big score at the Hawthorns, especially as only two players have registered more shots on target than him over the last four matches.

One of those is Patrick Bamford who, like the premium Spurs attackers, is also very much an away-day asset, having blanked in each of his last three home matches. The Leeds striker has banked 62.7% of his points on the road this season while only Everton have a worse figure for expected goals conceded (xGC) than Crystal Palace over the last four.

Given how much of an open style Leeds employ under Marcelo Bielsa, I expect Wilfried Zaha to cause problems with his pace and rapid colleagues on the counter-attack. He has two goals in three home matches this season.

Jack Grealish and Pablo Fornals complete my midfield. The Aston Villa man has created more big chances than any other player over the last four matches, also boasting 10 shots in the box, four big chances and five shots on target for incredible all-round points potential.

Meanwhile, I am expecting Fulham’s defence to crumble under a repeat of West Ham’s recent attacking displays, which benefits Fornals. No Hammer (other than the injured Michail Antonio) has registered more shots in the box or efforts on target than him in the last four.

NEALE SAID…

It’s not often that a Manchester City pick requires much justification but, given that many seem to be swerving the clash between the top two of last season, my nomination of Kevin De Bruyne perhaps requires some elaboration.

The vulnerable state of Liverpool’s van Dijk-less backline is, of course, part of the reasoning but it’s as much to do with how Pep Guardiola deploys his creative Belgian in these so-called “bigger” games, with De Bruyne frequently used as a second striker or number 10 rather than on the right-hand side of central midfield.

Indeed, if we think back to this corresponding fixture in July, De Bruyne wreaked havoc from this advanced central position and grabbed two attacking returns in City’s 4-0 win over a Reds side that had admittedly and understandably lost its urge after sealing the Premier League title.

The outside chance of Jarrod Bowen occupying the Michail Antonio role against Fulham this weekend sees him nestled in my picks but, even on his usual right flank, he is capable of causing damage. Pablo Fornals has largely matched or outstripped Bowen for a number of key underlying stats this season but, purely going off what used to be known as ‘watching the games’ before the Eye Test™ burst onto the scene, I favour the former Hull winger’s ability to ghost into dangerous positions: he has almost double the number of penalty box touches as Fornals this season.

Opposition weaknesses are often what we look at in these articles, and a number of my Gameweek 8 picks are indeed influenced by various frailities.

Callum Wilson, for example, gets in as much by virtue of Southampton’s injury crisis as he does through merit. The Saints potentially being under-strength at the back is also one of the reasons why Alex McCarthy is not higher up my list.

Luke Ayling, who, in my eyes, still looks the more potent Leeds full-back despite the shortage of attacking returns, gets the nod over Stuart Dallas, with Crystal Palace bottom of the table for chances conceded from their left flank.

Earning his place in my squad through his own on-field displays is Bukayo Saka. While involvement in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League tie could admittedly prove to be the spanner to my plan, Saka has impressed hugely of late and has started four league matches in a row. Despite often featuring at wing-back, he’s top of Arsenal assets for attempts on goal and shots in the box and averages more penalty box touches per game than even Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Tammy Abraham is my curveball pick, when many others are plumping for Timo Werner. The German was due to be rested last weekend at Burnley, only for a Christian Pulisic injury to catapult him straight back into the Chelsea starting XI. Lasting 90 minutes in that match and again in midweek, I do worry, as an owner, that Werner might finally face bench duty against Sheffield United.

Both Abraham and Werner can play in the same team, of course, as we saw twice already this week. It’ll be the former who is deployed centrally if they do both make the cut and, as someone who is quite decent at nipping in front of a defender to meet a cross, his ability to find a half-yard of space may come in useful against a Blades backline that aims to stifle. Quality service from the likes of Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Hakim Ziyech will also help no end.

TOM SAID…

Chelsea’s clean sheet prospects look as good as any this weekend, with their Gameweek 7 opponents Sheffield United failing to find the back of the net in four of their seven matches so far. In fact, if you remove penalties, they’ve scored just one goal all season. Edouard Mendy has now kept clean sheets in each of his last five appearances, while Ben Chilwell is averaging 8.25 points per game since making his debut.

West Ham United’s home fixture against Fulham also stands out. The Hammers have impressed in recent weeks, with Aaron Cresswell performing well as their left-sided centre-half. As a result, he isn’t getting forward quite as much, but he is creating from deeper areas and set-plays, which is highlighted by the fact that he ranks first amongst defenders for successful crosses and chances created this season.

Héctor Bellerín also returns to the squad. Since his last appearance in Gameweek 2, the 25-year-old has racked up three assists, with Arsenal putting up some decent defensive numbers. Aston Villa’s left flank, which tends to look a bit more vulnerable, also comes into my thinking.

Hugo Lloris, Alex McCarthy, Tariq Lamptey (if fit) and Stuart Dallas complete the picks at the back.

Further forward, the inclusion of heavy-hitters Son Heung-min, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my differentials.

Jarrod Bowen has already netted three times this season and ranks in the top 10 midfielders for big chances and expected goals (xG). Despite being far from his best at Anfield on Saturday night, I’m tipping him to get back on track against a Fulham side who have given up 20 chances down their left-hand side this season – only Crystal Palace and Burnley have allowed more from that zone.

Southampton duo James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams also get the nod. 

Ward-Prowse has played a direct hand in four goals in his last two matches and could have more joy against Newcastle United who often look vulnerable defending set-pieces. Adams could benefit too, bearing in mind that the Magpies have failed to keep a clean sheet since the opening day.

The forward list is completed by Timo Werner, Jamie Vardy and Patrick Bamford.

ANDY SAID…

After Burnley kept Tottenham Hotspur at bay for long periods of the match in Gameweek 6, I was expecting a similar game against Chelsea in Gameweek 7. Chelsea ended up cruising to a fairly routine 3-0 win and showed that they have the ability to unlock teams who like to defend.

With this in mind, I’ve selected Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Ziyech may have been a bit fortunate to get a goal and assist from just one shot on goal and one chance created but as he integrates more with the side, he’s going to show us just what he can do.

Despite Manchester United’s poor showing against Arsenal, I’ve put Marcus Rashford into my squad. Everton have conceded two goals in each of their last four matches, with United scoring seven goals across their two away fixtures so far. If there are no penalties I fancy Rashford to outscore Bruno Fernandes.

Even with Michail Antonio potentially missing, Fulham isn’t a fixture that you can ignore. Jarrod Bowen is tempting, but Pablo Fornals has played almost the same amount of minutes so far this season and created four more chances, as well as had two more shots in the box. With five attacking returns already this season he has the fixture to make it more. 

As a Stuart Dallas owner, I find myself relieved that he outscored Luke Ayling against Leicester. However, I can’t help but watch Leeds and always wonder if I had the wrong full-back. Dallas has had more shots so far, but only one extra in the box (three v two). When it comes to chances created Ayling, leads eight v three. From the eye test, Ayling seems to consistently be up and down the touchline, with Dallas further back, although he does sometimes move into midfield. All in all, it’s probably a close one, but I’m trusting the eyes on this one and hoping for a bounce-back against Crystal Palace.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

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818 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Morning all!! Best move here? Looks like Davies might get a game now!

    A. Pulisic >> Ziyech / Bowen
    B. Saiss >> Cresswell / Coufal
    C. Both for a -4.

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

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C. Coufal

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So take the hit?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yep, will have to take hit sooner or later to solve those problems. Better to solve it early.

          We will have Man City player headache soon as well.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I should say I might WC next week or before GW10

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

      B, C if rodriguez is confirmed out

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C

  2. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Bit of help please guys.

    A) Puli > Bowen in order to afford Son > Sterling/KDB in GW 10
    B) Puli > Ziyech then Robbo > 4.5 or 5m def to afford a city player

    Thanks a lot

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A Looks good

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks Holmes. Was heading towards that too.

  3. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A) Rashford -> Ziyech
    B) A + Mitchell-> Chilwell (-4)
    C) Keep Rashford

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C

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

      Why would you sell Rashford?

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        United are terrible

    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Keep rashford..

  4. calstokesey97
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Can we get better players to pick scout squads? Tom and Neale are obviously decent managers, and Andy to some extent. But don’t think David should really be inputting.

    To me the scout squad should have input from the best 4 managers you can get ahold of

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      It's The Scout Squad

      What you're suggesting is The Best Managers' Squad

      With that criteria It would then not be The Scout Squad.

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

      Bit harsh.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah pretty un called for really

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      That’s ridiculously harsh!

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Tell me why you don't like Munday?

  5. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Start ?

    A Justin (WOL)
    B Foden (LIV)

    1. Exotica
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Justin

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    United being crap has really put a spanner in the works for my planning

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      True that, makes it lil bit easier though

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Makes me more perplexed tbh

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Wow, Jorginho casuals in absolute tears with Timo on penalties

    1. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      So triggered im benching him looolll

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      man you really bring this place down some days

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Those some days just happen to be 7 days

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I read all his posts in the voice of Donald Trump

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

          I post more helpful advice on here than you do...

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Of course you do

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            If you check my post history you'll see I don't use this board to hand out advice. I use it to talk about broader fantasy football tactics and phenomena. General discussion.

            The reason for this is that I don't believe I can offer sound advice in all but the most startlingly obvious requests.

            Unlike you, I am not a self-appointed 'expert' who trawls the board daily handing out cheap, shallow and forgettable advice to questions that typically lack the context to allow any meaningful response.

            Managers manage their own teams. I'm all for people answering questions like 'how nailed is kilman', but one you get into the folly of thinking you can actually manage peoples' squads for them then I'm afraid you've become a fool unto yourself

            1. Free Hat
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Well said

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

              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22745178

              Lol@you. Another clueless poster who is salty just because he got called out by me once or twice in the past for a shite pick

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

        Why you so triggered? Let me guess, Jorginho owner?

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No. But I wish I had been an owner when he was lapping up the points. Better to be getting rid of a once hot bargain player than never to have owned in the first place

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            'no', being no longer *hilarious emoji etc*

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes bross, let’s hope they continue to play him or have him in their teams in the hope he gets a pen

  8. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Lads any word on Ings not on here often. Thinking one week punt to Kane

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He's out for 4-6 weeks

      1. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thats Bross!

    2. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Out for 4-6 weeks.

      1. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks!

    3. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane’s effective ownership is going to be ridiculous so I don’t think you can say punt. I’d make the move even for 1 week

      1. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yes i suppose thats true!

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    If I played the FT chip now, will it cancel the transfer (hits) that I took after the deadline

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thnx

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Will this week's FT be carried over ?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No you lose FT

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ok mate

          2. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Sorry to bother again, I have had 2 FTs this week,

            how many FTs will I have for next GW?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 12 days ago

              if you use 0 FT, 2. if you use 1 FT, 2. If you use 2 FT, 1. if you use 3 FT and take a hit, still 1.

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                After the last deadline, I used my 2FTs, took 3 more hits,
                If use my FH chip now

                1) will my transfers (and hits)be erased?
                2) how many FTs will I have next GW?

  10. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any Mitchell news?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah, turns out Phil was sleeping with Grant’s wife Sharon

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Still down the vic getting hammered

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I have 1 FT.
    A. Keep Maupay and roll FT
    B. Maupay -> Wilson

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    4. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A could be useful though going into a break

    5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If you have a good bench then save

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I have Dallas/Bissouma/Kilman on bench.

    6. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B is exactly what i have done

  12. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Pick two to play with chillwell?
    A robbo
    B kilman
    C Dallas
    D kwp
    Cheers

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A
      D

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    2. WHYYYY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A c

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A and C

  13. Radzio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Whom to bench this week
    a) Foden
    b) Podence
    c) Grealish?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Exotica
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    4. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

  14. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    0.8 ITB and still no idea what to do with a crocked Ings...

    Any Palace supporters on here who can give me the low-down on Batshuayi?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Can you get Werner?

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        0.1 shy!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Shame

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Take a punt on Martial..

  15. Exotica
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I have 1 FT to use, 5m in the bank

    Current team
    McCarthy (Steer)
    Kilman Chilwell Justin (Saiss, Mitchel)
    Salah Son J.Rod Trossard Podence
    Kane DCL(Brewster)

    Which option seem to be good?
    A) Brewster-> C.Adam
    B) Trossard-> Grealish
    C) Trossard-> Zaha
    D) Saiss-> some 4.5 m def and upgrade others next week

    Thxsss

    1. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B) Villa fixtures too tasty to not get in on.

      Saïss can wait a week.

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

      B

  16. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any updates on Antonio ?

    1. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Unknown still. Not looking good, though.

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks man was looking for Ings replacement but decided I'll just bench this week with uncertainty about Antonio's injury

        1. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Might be the best move.
          I'm considering Martial, but just know it'll end in disappointment.

          1. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yea see how United plays Vs Everton I'm considering rash/Bruno for westbrom

  17. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What best to do here? 2FT 0.1 IT

    Martinez
    Robertson, Semedo, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Pulisic
    Kane, DCL, Maupay
    4.0 | KWP, Bissouma, Mitchell

    A) Pulisic -> Zaha
    B) Pulisic -> Ziyech
    C) Robertson -> Chilwell
    D) C & A/B

    KWP is a good option this week - should I start him over someone?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Is Pulisic injured?

      B if he is

  18. Sabina_S
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which option do you suggest:

    a) Alzate to Soucek

    b) Mitrovic to Bamford

    c) Mitrovic to Adams

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

  19. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A TAA & Saiss to Chilwell & Cresswell
    B Saiss & Jimenez to Cresswell & Werner
    C Saiss to Chilwell or Cresswell

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Saiss Lamptey Justin Mitchell
    Salah Son Grealish Podence Bissouma
    Kane Dcl Jimenez

    Still have WC

  20. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on Foden to bowen - 4?

    Doubt foden starts this week and my bench barely exists....

    Thanks

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If you can’t get 11 but might be worth holding off before a break

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I would but on your own risk!

    3. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thinking the same! need a sure starter, too much doubt around whether Foden regularly starts or not

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        My bench is reece James, Mitchell and Burke.....none of who may start....

  21. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What would you do here guys?

    Martinez
    TAA James Lamptey
    Rashford Salah Son Foden
    Kane Watkins DCL

    Steer Saiss Miitchell Anguissa

    A Foden to Bowen/Fornals
    B Saiss to Zouma
    C Both for a -4
    D TAA & Foden to Chilwell & Ziyech

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Do you have your WC?

    2. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      unfortunately not, used it after a terrible start

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Keep TAA then.....I’d do A

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Didn’t realise Bellerin was so cheap! Thought he would have started at 5.5?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A few mid priced emerging meaning can possibly go without Liverpool?

      Cancelo
      Bellerín
      James

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dias, Zouma

  23. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Guys today any pressers?

  24. ace3.1415
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Captain kane or son?

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Hot topic....GW7 review

    • jb1985
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who to captain this week, I mainly focused on my ML and 1st and 2nd i am 99% sure will captain Kane and i have been on Son.

      Is it better to stick with Son hoping to make up ground on them or go with Kane so I don't lose ground?

      Neither of them have Salah or Sterling so i can just hope they haul and their players dont.

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Play your own game for now

        1. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Already 57 points off the lead, will keep the faith and just go with gut instinct, try claw back 3-5 points more than them a GW.

          1. Concrete
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            57 is nothing at this stage

    • C_G
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Have 2 FTs, help pls!

      Jimi & TAA ---> Vardy & Cresswell?

      Rest of team:

      Martinez Steer

      Zouma Mitchell Justin Lamptey

      Jorginho Salah Son Podence JRod

      Kane DCL

    • Parsnips
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Saiss > Coufal?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I am, would go Cresswell if I could afford but need the difference to up Ings to Werner

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Best three Chelsea to own long term?

        Chilwell Ziyech Werner

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yes unless Pulisic hits a purple patch.

      • King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Chances of Werner starting this week?

        Played the full 90 yesterday and was initially planned to be rested last GW before Pulisic injury changed that

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Benched i reckon and Im an owner.

      • niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Hi please advise:

        I had Mauoay but got annoyed he didn’t play then pulled the trigger on swapping to Wilson.

        Current team:
        MCCarthy
        Saiss Zouma Dallas
        Salah JRod Barkley Zaha Son
        Kane Wilson Watkins

        Should I cost myself another 4 points or leave as is. If yes then who to who? Thinking Barkely to Ziyech as i've got Watkins, also got £2.6ITB