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. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    McCarthy, Nyland
    TAA, Justin, Taylor, Konsa, Tierney
    Bruno, Son, Pulisic*, Bissouma, Podence
    Kane, Ings*, DCL
    1.6M in the bank, 1 free transfer.

    A) Play wildcard
    B) Ings to Vardy, TAA to Chilwell (-4)
    C) Pulisic to Grealish, Ings to Vardy (-4)
    D) Ings to Werner

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

      I like C but wait on news for Pulisic?

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

        of course I'm waiting. Do you know when these news will be?

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

      I like C)

      Even if Pulisic is 'fit', I'm doubting he starts this week. Not even any guarantees for the week after either. I'll be selling him unless Lamps somehow says he will start v's SHU

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

        thanks

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

        Remember the week after us actually 2 weeks later. Encouraging signs that he'll be involved in someway at the weekend.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C - Pulisic probably won't start if passed fit for the weekend

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

      E - Ings to Bamford, Pulisic to KDB

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Like C a Lot

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

    who was on set pieces/corners for Chelsea yesterday?

    Ziyech or Chilwell?

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

      rotates between those two and mount

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm guessing werner will be on pens in the league games also now ?

  3. endy919
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    TAA,Brewster-Creswell,Wilson for free?

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

      Yes

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

    Bench one:

    A) TAA (mci)
    B) Cresswell (FUL)
    C) Foden (LIV)
    D) Lamptey (BUR)

    Cheers!

    1. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C I guess

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      someone else?

      1. Kingtekkerz
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Only other options are Chilwell and Zaha, and dont want to bench either

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

      TAA

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

      Foden probably. Not happy about it.

  5. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Maupay -> Martial -4

    Yay or nay?

    1. Kingtekkerz
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nay, i would go for Bamford. Cheap striker in a team that produces a lot of chances

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No, I expect Maupay to start and have a good game

  6. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hi.....rank 3.5m. 1ft. 0.2mitb.

    Feel pulisic should go even if fit as no guarantee he starts. Avoiding grealish as all rivals have....foden also a prob

    A.....pulisic to ziyech

    B....pulisic and foden to ziyech and bowen - 4

    C.....something else.

    Martinez
    Taa chilwell lamptey (james) Mitchell
    Salah son pulisic foden (burke)
    Kane dcl Watkins

    Open to any suggestions.....thanks

    1. Kingtekkerz
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C) Pulisic to Grealish

  7. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    what a puli owners doing
    waiting for news? if fit will he start
    transferring out to likes of
    ziyech, zaha, j rod if fit, any others?
    have son salah grealish

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

      Waiting for news, but I can't see him starting whatever happens.

      It's too risky when he's just coming back from injury and he is such an injury prone player.

      So more than likely Pulisic will be Ziyech by the time deadline rolls around

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        cheers, my thinking to, got him in on w/c for good fixtures, got two games out of him, he was getting back to fitness, now it another step back, ziyech will be my trans to, cheers

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I might keep to see what news I get for GW9. Plenty of recovery time. If nothing really positive after that he can go then.

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Get rid. He allways has these knocks.

  8. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Robbo + Pulisic -> Coufal + Bruno (-4)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't go near Utd at the moment, too inconsistent

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

      not for hit, just do puli out

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Dude, dont get manu players atm.

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

    Need 4.3 or below defender. Is Kilman it?

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

      Yep. Pretty much the only option at that price

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      As 5th bench fodder then yes

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

      Mitchell is the other one. Better fixtures. I think he will keep his place but it's not the general consensus on this site.

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

      Thanks all

  10. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is Chilwell worth the extra 0.7 over Zouma?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      yes

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

      Yes

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

      yep

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

    Best move here?
    A. Ings + Robertson > Werner + Chilwell (-4)
    B. Ings + Robertson > Bamford + Chilwell (-4)
    C. Ings > Bamford
    D. Any other suggestion

    Need to upgrade Johnson, Maupay in the coming weeks along with Son > KDB.

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo Konsa Kilman Mitchell Johnson
    Salah Sterling Son JRod Anguissa
    Ings DCL Maupay

    1 FT 0 ITB. No WC.

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

      a

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

        Cheers MS

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

        Cheers mate

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

      A unless you see a serious upgrade with Bamford's lower cost

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

        Would help with Son > KDB in gw 10 along with moves for Maupay and a defender upgrade.
        I also like A but slightly worried about Werner being benched.

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

        Thanks

  12. ASOUSA12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    2FT £2.4M ITB

    McCarthy
    Robbo TAA Ayling
    Foden* Fernandes Son Havertz*
    Werner DCL Adams

    Steer Kilman Mitchell Bissouma

    A)
    GW8 - Havertz + Foden -> Zaha + Grealish (currently favour this option as i don't think Foden will start, but i don't think that Grealish returns this week)
    GW9 - Son -> KDB

    B)
    GW8 - Havertz -> Zaha (really nice fixtures from this GW and better entry point than Grealish in GW8)
    GW9 - Son + Foden -> Grealish + KDB

    C)
    GW8 - Havertz -> Grealish (better asset than Zaha but worst entry point in GW9)
    GW9 - Son + Foden -> Zaha + KDB

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B, sound logic

      1. ASOUSA12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Leaning to A) at the moment... Grealish will probably outscore Foden anyway

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

    Wilson or Bamford

    Thoughts on who looks the better option?

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

      Get both.

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

        Don't want 3 cheap strikers. Looking at Vardy & Aguero/Jesus from GW10.

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

          Aguero is a dream with those fixtures. If Leicester look great against Wolves they should be good to go, however struggles against West Ham and Villa leave them with more to prove.

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

            Yes I'm hoping to get on one of those premium strikers early.

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I have gone 3 cheapies rightly or wrongly.

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

            That's not bad but I'm not going to sell DCL or Kane right now. So I have only one spot for another striker.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Probably Bamford, Leeds are more attacking and creating chances.

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

        Yes I agree with that.

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      had wilson since gw1, saved my gw a couple of times, on pens to

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

        He's already got 3 pens in the first 7 games. Can't see Newcastle keeping up those penalty numbers up when they don't spend too much time in the opposition box.

  14. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy

    TAA, Chilwell, Justin

    Sterling, Foden, Ziyech, Son

    Maupay, Werner (C), Adams

    Nyland, Costa, Targett, Branthwaite

    Cheers!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      GTG

    2. 2OLEgend
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Surely Son(C)?

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

          I like the differential in Werner this GW. But yes Son (C) would be the template move.

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Can I get away with saving a ft this week ? Want 2 FT during ib. A bit tempted with TAA/Robbo>Cresswell/Coufal but thinking it could wait and not really yet givin up on pool.

      Mccarty
      TAA Robertson Ayling Chilwell
      Son Soucek Salah Grealish
      Kane(C) DCL

      Forster Foden Watkins Douglas

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

        Hold imo

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          cheers

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

        That bench could have a few points on it this GW

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah ofc but watkins away against an arsenal side that looks more solid and foden with rotation risk plus I feel city liverpool will be low scoring affair. Could play foden over Robertson/ayling possibly ?

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

            It's probably Soucek/Ayling who needs to be benched really despite their fixtures.

            McCarthy
            TAA Robbo Chilwell
            Salah Son Grealish Foden
            Kane(c) DCL Watkins

            Forster Soucek Ayling Douglas

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              100% playing soucek but cheers for the input sanchez

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

                No worries

    4. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Martinez - Forster
      Robbo - Dallas - Lamptey - Saiss - Mitchell
      Salah - Son - Grealish - Havertz - Burke
      Kane - DCL - Watkins
      1FT, 1.4 itb
      Really stuck....

      Who need to go first, Saiss or Havertz?

      Leaning toward to dump Saiss first, and hope Havertz can play in gw9 and can get KDB in gw10 without hit (i hope).

      Tempting to do Havertz to Rashford/Ziyech but worry about my backline and need hit(s) if i want KDB in gw10.

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

        Based on that logic hold the transfer imo

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Depends on who the Saiss replacement is. I would rather concentrate on getting rid of Havertz and maximise on attacking points

        1. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I can get Chilwell/Bellerin/Coufal/Cresswell

    5. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Current team

      Martinez (Forster)
      Lamptey KWP Justin (Mitchell Saiss)
      Salah Sterling Son Podence (Bissouma)
      Kane DCL Jimi

      0,1m in bank 2 FT. Best option?

      A. Saiss to Coufal/Zouma/Kilman, roll 2 FT in the int break
      B. Saiss to Kilman, Jimi to Werner
      C. Podence to Grealish/Zaha, Jimi to Watkins
      D. Something else

      Thanks

    6. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      1)Pulisic -> Ziyech

      Or bench 8.3m and play:

      1) Bissouma (BUR)
      2) Dallas (cry)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I think you need to transfer out Pulisic but also I would start Dallas

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

        Do it

    7. HARLEY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      GTG WITH MY TEAM?

      McCarthy
      Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
      Salah Son(c) Zaha Grealish
      Kane DCL Wilson
      (Steer KWP Kilman Bissouma)
      2FT 1.0ITB

      PLANNING TO DO 1 TRANSFER OTHERWISE IT WILL BE SUCH A WASTE IF ROLL TO NEXT GW

      a) KWP -> Cresswell
      b) KWP -> Coufal
      c) Others

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

    8. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      James doubtful to be in England squad so more likely to play Sat and have a long rest?

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

        Doubt it matters

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        That logic does not make sense.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Sorry when you said doubtful I thought you were referring to an injury. I agree with Flair

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Don't buy, don't sell this GW. Play if you have him.

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

        Who knows. I think Chelsea will stick with their established backline though.

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

      Bottomed so posting again

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

      2 FTs and 0.8 ITB. Any suggestions?
      Thinking of Saiss > Bellerin for one, not sure about the other.

      1. HARLEY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Saiss to Creswell?

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I'd get rid of pull first.

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

      Perhaps this is the week Soucek finally repays his long suffering owners

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

        Hope hot as I have benched him

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

          Why would you bench him for this game? If you don't play him here, you might as well buy a 4.3m pure fodder.

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

            I just brought in a 3rd playing striker.

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

              Surely you can bench one of them. It's Fulham at home!

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

                Bamford, Wilson or DCL?

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

        In souschef we trust

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

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

      1FT, £2.4ITB

      Pulisic to Bruno?

      1. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I wouldn't.. united are sketchy so I'd angle for KDB instead if looking for a high value mid replacement.

    12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have this for this GW. Have used my FT already. The entire bench is flagged as of now and James looks like a doubt. Should I take a hit and make any further changes?

      Martinez
      James Dallas Coufal
      Salah Sterling Son Foden Podence
      DCL Bamford

      Steere Lamptey Mitchell Ings

      Thanks!

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

        Lamptey should not be on the bench. Dallas on the bench first imo.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Agree. That is what the plan is. Put Lamptey there as those are the three who are flagged. Not too sure if I should take a hit and move James out to get a more nailed on defender.

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I would hold.

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        hmmm....... got to disagree, I would go Dallas ahead of Lamptey. I dont like the "feel" of Brighton, Obviously some team unrest and not sure if Ryan comes back into the team. but go with your gut feeling.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          All depends on Lamptey's fitness update. If he is fit then I wont have to worry much as I dont see James playing this GW.

    13. Lovren an elevator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Play one...

      Barnes (WOL)

      Adams (NEW)

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        adams

    14. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hamez, Ings > Jota, Werner for -4

      Yay or nay?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        nay hamez have great fixtures coming up

    15. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I want to raise money to upgrade Barkley to Grealish. I can do this over the next couple of gameweeks by doing Rodriguez to Foden (for the city fixture swing GW10).
      Do we like this plan? What do you think?

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

        Other options?

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          you don't like it? There are a million other options over the next couple gameweeks, but Barkley my only concern and have 0.2ITB

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

            I meant getting the funds from elsewhere, like def.

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Oh I see, well Chilwell to Zouma and I'd have 6.8m for a MID to replace Barkley... that would probably mean foden

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

      Play Semedo or Foden?

      It might not matter because I have Reece James and Lamptey but still.

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

        I always play the attacker.

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

        Foden - higher ceiling I think

    17. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Would you rather have Fornals or Bowen?

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

        I thought Bowen initially but Fornals has looked good. Coin toss really.

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

          Yeah Fornals is the one I see mentioned a lot more, I'm really not familiar with West Ham players

    18. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      FODEN dillema.
      Does he start and is he worth holding on for the GW10 + GW11 fixtures?

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

        Def worth holding for the GW10 fixture run.

        1. Superninteno Chalmers
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks. I think so too.
          Pep roulette continues to agonise.