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.

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818 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kingtekkerz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves for free?

    Saiss, Foden —> Cresswell, Jota

    1. NoSalah'd
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Good moves

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        If you are happy to transfer out a player that is uncertain to start every game to another player with similar starting uncertainty then go for it but I think it is too early to bring in Jota

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Is Lamptey fit to play this GW/

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yes should be

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I've not seen any news since the weekend, has there been an update? I've got a 5 player injury/dropped crisis (Lamp, Saiss, Mitch, Puli and Ings) so planning is pretty tricky this week!

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        should be

    3. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Which one is best?

      A) Creswell and Mendy
      B) Chillwell and Fabianski
      C) Chillwell and Mendy

      Cheers.

      1. NoSalah'd
          2 months, 21 days ago

          C

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          C

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          c

        • Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          C

      2. NoSalah'd
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Who do I start? Targett, Bissouma or Mitchell?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Targett

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Best three Chelsea options long term?

          Chilwell Ziyech Werner

          1. NoSalah'd
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Probably them. Werner on Pens looks good!

            • Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chilwell, Mendy and Werner. I'm still not convinced with Ziyech yet

            • St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Agreed. Think Werner will be rested this weekend though.

          2. C_G
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Have 2 FTs, help pls!!

            Jimi & TAA ---> Vardy & Cresswell?
            OR
            Jimi & TAA ---> Vardy & Chilwell?

            Rest of team:

            Martinez Steer

            Zouma Mitchell Justin Lamptey

            Jorginho Salah Son Podence JRod

            Kane DCL

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chilwell

          3. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Repost

            After the last deadline, I used my 2FTs, and 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?

            1. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Yes
              1

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Thnx mate

          4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Martinez (Button)
            Robbo,Lamptey,Kilman,Chilwell (Konsa)
            Salah,Son,Pulisic,Grealish(Bissouma)
            Kane(C),DCL (Brewster)

            1FT, £2.4ITB

            Pulisic to Bruno the obvious move?

            1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Sorry have Zouma over Robbo

            2. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Not obvious for me, United are poor at the moment

          5. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            How will Liverpool line up?

          6. NoSalah'd
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Which one is better longer term? Werner, Anotnio and Salah or Antonio, Salah and Son?

              1. Voodoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                The latter.

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Werner

            • mcginnntonic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Jiminez and foden -> adams and zaha?

              or something else? cheers

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                something else

                1. mcginnntonic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  any ideas??

            • C_G
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Chilwell or Cresswell?

              pick one!

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Chilwell

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Chilwell

              3. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                chillwell

            • Hot Fuzz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Hi guys just wondering if you could suggest the best game for the last gw to watch? I already watched the Southampton, Chelsea, spurs, foxes, wolf's and Liverpool game.so pretty much best out of 4 I guess.man city, Fulham, man u or toffees? .cheers in advance

            • myteamissheeeeeeeet
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Would you do TAA & Bamford to Werner & 4.6 Defender for -4?

              A. Yes go for it!
              B. Have you lost your mind!

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                With Coufal, probably

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  +1

            • stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              How we looking? Rolling a transfer for GW9.

              Martinez
              Robbo / Zouma / Lamptey
              Salah / Son / Jrod / Soucek
              Kane / DCL / Maupay
              (4.0 / Barkley / Kilman / Targett)

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yep easy roll

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                roll

            • dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              1ft and 2.4m itb, can I finally afford the luxury of ditching my gk and moving to Mendy/Fab?

              Johnstone
              Bellerin KWP Dallas
              Son Salah Sterling Grealish Lookman
              Werner DCL

              Button Saiss Brewster Mitchell

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I would probably bank the FT

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Hmm Johnstone will prob get 2 points, Mendy likely to clean and feels good long term

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    That's true but with IB after this GW, my preference would be to have 2FT.

              2. NateDogsCats
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I think go for it, those extra points from CS and possible bonuses can be valuable especially over the course of a good number of weeks.

              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Pick one from each?

                Ziyech, Bowen or Fornals?
                Cresswell, Coufal or Zouma?

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

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Ziyech and cresswel

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Ziyech & Cresswell

                3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Thanks both.

              4. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Have Zouma already

                TAA & Havertz > Chilwell & Ziyech?

                But I was also thinking of saving 1 spot for Werner though

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Do you have jack already?

                  If so then get ziyech, then I’d look at Bellerin and cresswell for the def spot

              5. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Werner on pens just about saves him as an FPL asset. Dont think he starts this weekend, though.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  With Pulisic probably unlikely to be risked from the start and Havertz out I think it reduces Frank’s options and he will go again with a front three of Werner, Abraham and Ziyech

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Werner is the best (C) option this week for me

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      No Havertz isn't great though, hmm. Don't have him anyways

                    2. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Terrible selection

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Don't you have like 50 total captaincy points? Lmfao jog on

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          And still beating you 😆 😆

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            far from it 😆

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 21 days ago

                            1M rank pal, whine less and play better lmao 😆 😆

                2. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Looking at him as my Ings replacement but worried he will be rested this week.
                  Looks a decent pick for the long term though.

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Yeah long-term looks a good pick now

              6. Concrete
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 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,

              7. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Why is Jota scoring so many goals?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Plays in a quality side

                2. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  At 6.4 I'm really thinking I could stomach him averaging half a match more than I could stomach zaha playing a full match for CPL

              8. C_G
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                quite happy w my team for this week, didnt take a hit. 0 ITB thoughts?

                Martinez

                Chilwell Zouma Lamptey

                Podence Salah Son JRod

                Vardy Kane DCL

                Steer Justin Joginho Mitchell

              9. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Good morning good evening or good night

                2 FTs this GW.

                Thinking Pulisic & DCL -- Jota & Werner?

                Thoughts appreciated

                1. Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Dcl is a Keep for me with their fixtures that are coming up

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Agree, he's blanked only once this season, Digne and hopefully Rodriguez coming back into the side this week and Richarlison next and decent run of games.

                2. Nespinha
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Replaced Saiss for Bellerin, and now the scouts squad is full or Cresswell...

                  1. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    What makes you think the scouts are better at this game than you and that Cresswell is a better pick than Bellerín?

                    1. Nespinha
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      doubts, couldn't figure who was best between zouma, bellerin and cresswell

                      but as Andy said on YT, 5.1 is a little too much for a West Ham defender, plus I can still had Coufal anytime soon

                      1. tafrère
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        5m is too much for a West Ham defender now but 14m invested in Liverpool defence is still okay lmao.

                    2. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Cresswell has created much more chances than Bellerin so far this season though...

                  2. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I have more faith in arsenal def this season than west ham, yes West Ham have started well but vs good sides but doesnt mean they can keep their form up for long and wont concede goals.

                    I much prefer Bellerin over Cresswell

                    1. Nespinha
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Was really torn. Cresswell with António out is not that appealing on set pieces.

                      Besides that, Arsenal will improve their offense at some point.

                      1. Overated Mou
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        yeah
                        and whu will improve their offense too when antonio is back

                  3. AD2110
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Only for this week when West Ham play Fulham...

                  4. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I think I would've went with Cresswell over Bellerin. CS probability is higher with Bellerin but Cresswell on set pieces and Bellerin attacking stats is quite low

                    1. Nespinha
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I think at some point Arsenal will improve offensively, at the other end West ham without António are still an attacking doubt

                3. Sz21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  If you were dead set on bringing in Grealish for Barkley- would you bring in this week with an FT or would you wait until next GW?

                  Don't see much point in waiting really to be honest.

                  1. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Wait due to the fixture

                  2. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Where is your picture from on your Avatar ?

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Bring in

                    1. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      +1

                  4. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I'd do it now.

                4. Concrete
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

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

                  1. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    A for me.

                    1. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      2 FTs ?

                      1. Concrete
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Yes 2 FTs

                        Cheers

                  2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    C with Chil

                    1. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers

                  3. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    C Chilwell

                    1. Concrete
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Thanks

                5. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  James expected to be benched for Sheff Utd?

                  1. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Full 90 last night...

                    I wouldn’t risk bringing in if you don’t have him or selling if you do

                6. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Is there going to be no FPL BlackBox podcast this week?

                  1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Tonight I think

                7. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Would you keep Hamez, Robo and roll the FT ?
                  Or need some Chelsea mid or WH def ?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Why do people want to remove Rodriguez before United, Fulham, Leeds and Burnley?

                  2. Concrete
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I’d keep both

                8. gellinmagellan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  McCarthy
                  Robertson Saiss Justin James Mitchell
                  Salah Grealish Son Pulisic Soucek
                  Adams Kane DCL

                  2 FTs and 0.8 ITB. Suggestions please?
                  Saiss > Bellerin?