Scout Notes

How Adams fared in Ings’ absence as Walcott plays up-front for Southampton

Southampton 2-0 Newcastle

  • Goals: Che Adams (£5.9m), Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Theo Walcott (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Kyle Walker-Peters x3 (£4.5m), Armstrong x2, Jack Stephens x1 (£4.8m)

NEXT BIG INGS?

Che Adams (£5.9m) made a positive start to life in a Southampton team without the injured Danny Ings (£8.4m).

It only took a few minutes for the former Birmingham City man to get on the scoresheet against Newcastle on Friday night, sweeping home Theo Walcott‘s (£5.8m) cross with tremendous aplomb.

That was Adams’ sixth attacking return of 2020/21 and his fifth in the last four matches. That certainly represents promising form even with clashes against Wolves (away), Manchester United (home), Brighton (away) and Sheffield United (home) in the next four Gameweeks.

There had been some concern that Adams would suffer without Ings as the spearhead, whose five goals, two assists and incessant high-press have made him such an important part of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s style.

Instead, the Southampton manager chose to use Adams as his Ings replacement, so to speak, asking his number 10 to shoulder more responsibility for shots on goal, using Walcott to fill in as the more mobile second-striker.

Together, the two players caused Newcastle all sorts of problems, combining for the opening goal, before Walcott went close to bending an effort in from the edge of the box shortly after.

“(Walcott was) very good, I think, especially when he can turn on the ball. He has good technique. He had two good chances where the finish, we need to work on. But what he invests for us is amazing.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

HOME COMFORTS

Since conceding five times in a Gameweek 2 defeat to Spurs, Southampton’s defence has become one of the most reliable in Premier League home matches.

They have now gone three St. Mary’s Stadium outings without conceding, helping Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) to claim the top spot for points-per-million spent among goalkeepers this season (7.3).

Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) was the chief beneficiary in the latest round of action though, as he claimed all three bonus points in the 2-0 win over Newcastle.

Keeping a clean sheet on Friday night was made more impressive by recent injury developments at Southampton.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) missed the game with a hamstring injury, the lack of options forcing Hasenhüttl into deploying centre-back Jack Stephens (£4.8m) on the left-hand side of his four-man defence.

Whether Southampton can continue this run of solid defensive form perhaps depends if they can shore themselves up on the road.

For all their solidity at home, the Saints have conceded three times in each of their last two away encounters and they face trips to Wolves (Gameweek 9) and Brighton (Gameweek 11) soon.

WILSON!!

As much as Southampton were deserving of praise for the way they managed this game, it must be said that Newcastle put in one of their worst performances of the season.

The combination of Allan Saint-Maximin‘s (£5.3m) pace and Callum Wilson‘s (£6.6m) poacher’s instinct has proven fruitful in recent weeks but, for an unknown reason, Steve Bruce elected not to deploy the Frenchman in wide areas on Friday night.

Stationed alongside Wilson in a central role on paper, Saint-Maximin struggled to get on the ball and, with Newcastle’s midfielders repeatedly losing the ball in key areas, their striker was completely starved of service.

“The best team won. We weren’t anywhere near the side that beat Everton. We gave the ball away far too often and we should look after it better.” – Steve Bruce

“That’s the difficulty we have. We go up and down too much. In the 15 months I’ve been here, we have a string of good performances and then we have games like tonight when we’re not ourselves.” – Steve Bruce

Whether Wilson can continue to reward his ownership in upcoming favourable matches against Aston Villa (away), West Bromwich Albion (home), Leeds (away) and Fulham (home), is now dependent on two factors.

Firstly, can Newcastle get back to the sort of performance they showed against Everton in Gameweek 7, characterised by pace in wide areas rather than through the middle.

And, secondly, it also hinges upon whether or not Wilson can recover from a hamstring injury sustained in the closing stages of Friday night. The striker does have the international break to recover, although the severity of the issue is not yet known.

“We’ll not know how bad it is until we get him scanned. We hope that it’s not too bad but we’ll see. It was a hamstring injury.” – Steve Bruce

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; J Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Djenepo (Redmond 74′), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong; Walcott (S Long 88′), Adams.

Newcastle United XI (5-3-2): Darlow; Lewis, Fernández, Lascelles, Schär, Murphy (Joelinton 79′); Almirón, Hendrick (M Longstaff 61′), S Longstaff; Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Carroll 78′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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1,130 Comments Post a Comment
  1. nkhoughton
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Would you save? 2M itb

    Mendy
    Saiss Chilwell Justin
    Salah Son Rodriguez Zaha
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Nyland Mitchell Klich kilman

    Thinking Saiss may need to go
    Son to Fernándes while bad fixtures or Klich to Ziyech

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I would remove Saiss if he doesn't start again, should be priority

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Ibralicious, I agree but who would you go for? Man City have a good run but Tottenham next match. I like Bellerin but you know, Arsenal defence. Chelsea or West Ham?

  2. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Soucek owners... show yourselves... You deserve!!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      o/

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        o /
        / |
        | |

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          That’s gone horribly wrong

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Looks about right for Kane's build

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Haha!

    2. Hamstergod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      o/

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Bought him and werner in this week

    3. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      For him in this gw:)

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Got*

    4. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes but on the bench 🙁

    5. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      o/
      Finally!

  3. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Which would be better for 1FT?

    A: Son to Bruno

    B: Foden to ZIyech

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B is a pro move

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Cue Lampard rotation...

  4. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Son > Bruno(c) -4 for west brom?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      When Bruno returns from the break maybe.

  5. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    The best route to get Ziyech from these?

    A) Bamford + Bissouma -> Ziyech + Brewster (fodder in a 352) (-4)
    B) Robertson + Bissouma -> Cancelo + Ziyech (-4)
    C) Zaha -> Ziyech
    D) Grealish -> Ziyech

    Cheers!

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Easily C

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks, kind of torn between B and C I reckon

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Quite taken with getting Ziyech I see.

      C) by a mile

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers, yeah didn't buy into the hype at first but saw how he performed tonight, and easy to see why he had the most chances created in a PL game this season

    3. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      C but it could hurt with those next 3 fixtures for Zaha. I'm holding him for those 100%.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I'm hesitant about this too, though over the years Zaha has been a pain to own due to lack of consistency

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah sure man, but personally I just can't ship him out with those three games whilst he's in decent and what seems consistent form atm. If it's a long term move and you believe Ziyech will comfortably outscore him, then why not? Go with your gut. I own Chilwell + Werner btw, so I might be a bit more reluctant to triple up and make that move.

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I would absolutely NOT spend a valuable transfer on Zaha right before 3 beautiful fixtures.
      I would do E, none of the above, quite frankly. Is Ziyech really that essential right now?

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Pretty happy with my -4 Ayling/Saiss to Aanholt/Coufal..

    For next few Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin??

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      DCL repaying the faith so far, so him

  7. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Current squad. 3.7m itb 1ft.
    Do I wildcard during the international break or no need???
    Planning Podence to Grealish with the 1 ft.

    McCarthy 4m
    TAA Justin Zouma B.Davies 4m
    Salah Son JWP Podence Reed
    Kane Adams DCL...

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      It depends on how much shaking up you want to do here

      The team can see GW9 out with the Grealish move, and then a WC for GW10

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      No need to WC, looks alright so far maybe upgrade Podence or JWP to Ziyech?

  8. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Son and Kane to Werner and KDB. Cant go wrong can it?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      With the form those two are in at the moment, could easily go wrong

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah I know hehe. But going with my gut

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    What to do with this mess?

    Only 1 ft and no wc.

    Martinez, Steer
    TAA, Robertson, Chilwell, Mitchell, Dunne
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Foden, Podence
    DCL, Kane, Brewster

    0.3 ITB

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Need the cash from TAA and/or Robbo to be invested in upgrading Foden and/or Podence.

      Start with a TAA/Robbo > 4.5 & Foden/Podence > Ziyech?

  10. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Taking into consideration the fixtures, who has the lowest ceiling out of Rodriguez, Grealish and Ziyech?

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      James

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Similar players, only one on pens (Grealish)

      Fixture wise, sadly, it's Ziyech. Hard to predict what will really happen

      JRod's form is a bit of a worry. He looked off it today. But, to be fair, so did Bruno in his last game

      Grealish has nothing against him until GW17 or a flag

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Watkins is on pens

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          No. Grealish, the captain, took the ball when the pen was called, held it authoritatively, and then handed it to Watkins to score in a game in which Watkins hadn't had much of a chance. No instruction from the bench

          That's like saying Bruno's off pens because he gave one to Rashford in UCL

          If Watkins has been designated as the pen taker, we'd know by the next pen. As things stand, the data points at Grealish

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Oh ok didn't know that

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I wouldnt say Watkins is nailed on pens, but I bet he takes the next also, Its logical.
            Grealish already has from and goal scoring abilities, ofc they would want to boost Watkins confidence. Watkins will be on pens until he fcks it up

            Its all about boosting confidence, Villa certainly want that

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              If he keeps blanking elsewhere, yup

              That's what Bruno did with Martial recently too

              My point is that we don't know yet. Grealish did what a designated pen taker does when giving out a pen (that's the data we have)

              The next pen makes it much clearer, yes. They should have discussed it as a squad by then

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Hames

  11. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    What do you make of this? Kane and Zaha to Antonio and Ziyech for a -4?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Nah

    2. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      not for me

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Kane out for a hit likely won’t end well.

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers guys!

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Antonio's injured

    5. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      No way. Kane is Kane right now and Zaha has 3 tremendous fixtures ahead

  12. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Save? 0.0itb

    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey KWP
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha
    Kaner Werner DCL

    (Steer Taylor Bissouma Saiss)

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe sell Saiss and free funds before the inevitable price drops?

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        yeah planning to upgrade him to a city def in gw10. Got him at 5.0 and happy to bench gw9 mate.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Oh okay. That works as part of another move

          Good to go, then. Save

        2. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Tempted to switch to James tbf. Hmmm.

  13. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Reguilon, Coufal, Justin, Branthwaite
    Salah, Son, Ziyech, James, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    Planing to have something like this in gw 11:

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Dias/Cancelo, Coufal, Justin, Branthwaite
    Salah, Sterling, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish
    DCL, Wilson, Brewster

    0.1 short to do it for now unfortunately, what are your thoughts?

    1. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Lol

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Beautiful

  14. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Leeds owners, whatcha doing with the defence?
    I swapped Lamptey for Ayling and got 2 donuts the last 2 weeks. 17 point swing so far
    Don’t really want to use transfers on defenders

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Keeping Dallas for now

  15. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Best GK in a WC team?

    A Mendy
    B Leno
    C McCarthy
    D Martinez

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not Mendy. If Chelsea keeps improving in attack you wouldn't want 1 of the slot to be their keeper

      Martinez does has the fixture

      McCarthy Leno seems 50-50. Non member here

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      D

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      D right now. B when Arsenal fixtures turn in roughly week 12, certainly week 16. Coincidentally Villa fixtures turn South in week 16. Arsenal appears to potentially and sneakily have the best defense in the league. Gabriel and Partay making a tremendous difference.

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Man always such tiny greens, on 40 points and really its a small green at 2mil. Post auto subs its better as 9 of those points on my bench but still its a very small green at 31, considering the averages are 24.
    You need alot of patience with this game!

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I’ve got 30 from 3 players

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        leave me alone

  17. Doctor Evil
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Chances Pool win 2-0 tomorrow? Just put £150 on it for 3k payout. That would sort out my dodgy boiler lol

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      About 20/1 chance 😉

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Poor id say

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Tempted by 50 myself

  18. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Which combo do you prefer?
    Son and Cresswell or Ziyech and Cancelo?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      S&C

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Fixtures point at Z + C

      But it's much closer than that when other factors like rotation come into play

  19. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Do I need to WC?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Justin KWP Coufal Mitchell
    Son Grealish Salah Hamez Soucek
    Werner DCL Kane

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Depends, who do you want who you don’t have?

      1. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Possibly Bruno and maybe Vardy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Hmm, I think I’d actually save with that squad, it’s quite nice imo

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Feels like Kane Son are the only 2 I might swapped next gameweeks

      1. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        fixture wise

    3. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not yet

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Early thoughts over the international break?
    Think I want 2FTs for GW10 so ideally wanting to save, although Chilwell looks very good!

    Martinez
    TAA | Lamptey | Dallas
    Salah | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Soucek
    Kane | DCL

    Steer | Kilman | Brewster | Mitchell*

    1FT, 0.3ITB

    Thanks

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      nice. Game week 9 Mitchell and Kilman might even play, potentially good for points no?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Guess I could start one of them over Dallas.
        Though I like my defenders to have attacking threat.

        Thanks

  21. Rhealey12
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Let me beat this dead horse again — I’m torn — cresswell or coufal?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      All about the money.
      I went Coufal this week cause the extra money is going to midfield

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Coufal for me as a cheapskate too

      I got away with it this GW, will play him again in GW9, and then he's on bench duty until GW13

      This is much easier to handle at 4.5 than at 5.1, and influenced my decision to get him over Creswell

      If you want a perma-starter, get Creswell. Set and forget until West Ham goes bad

    3. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Cresswell was really dangerous today, could easily have had a goal and assist

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Cresswell on the eye test worth it, though I think Coufal is playing further forward

    5. Lubic87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Was set on Saiss to Coufal all week, and decided on Cresswell at the last minute. I usually go with the cheaper option (e.g. went Barkley over Grealish after Pool), but I'm having a shocker of a season and decided I needed to start bringing in players more likely to haul.

      No doubt I'll now end up being 0.6 short on transfers next week

  22. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Sorry guys, which city defender do you think is the best from GW10 onwards? No more than 5.5. Dias or cancelo basically?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Coin toss

      Cancelo is much more attacking, but might rotate when Mendy's fit. Reminds me of the good old Mendy, but I'm not sure he can keep the actual Mendy out for good. I hope so, as I bought him...

      Dias is like a mini-Laporte: more nailed (will still get the occasional rest), lots of clean sheets possible, fewer attacking returns

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Cool! Thanks very much for the heads up. Leaning towards Cancelo however rotation is a key factor with Pep of course!!

  23. OneArseneWenger32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    did rashford and bowen..when i knew it should have been bruno and soucek

  24. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    How can I get Ziyech?

    Martinez
    Chilwell / Zouma / Justin
    Salah / Son / Bruno Fernandes / Grealish
    Kane / Calvert-Lewin / Bamford

    Nyland / Mitchell / Dunne / Stephens
    Value: 102.1
    Bank: 1.8

    I can do:

    Out: Justin / Stephens / Bamford
    In: Kilman / Zyiech / Brewster

    Worth it?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Stick with what you have, you can't have them all

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Maybe you'r right 😉

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Son out if you dare? They are attacking less.

      Consider Grealish tho.

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Yes you'r right Son or Grealish is maybe a better option

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Just watched MOTD right?

      Is that for a -8? If so, not a chance!
      I’m not even sure I’d do it for a -4... but, I do own Ziyech so easy for me to say I suppose

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Yes, -8...

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      You are perfectly poised to convert Kane to KDB/Sterling with 2 FTs in GW10 while keeping Son. This is all you need

      Heck, there might be something left for Zouma to City def

      Hold those knees...

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Why is everyone between Cresswell and Coufal?
    Aren’t Masuaku and even Balbuena decent options too?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Matsuaku better stats but purportedly not nailed

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Who is his competition?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Formation change with Benrahma starting in mf

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I see, thanks

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Cresswell or coufal + .5 for me; either seems good although instill don’t trust wham

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Masuaku isn’t nailed. Only a matter of time before he gets dropped.

      Our wing back system works against the too sides, but offers nothing vs the so called “easier” fixtures.

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I would have Cresswell as the 2nd def or Coufal as a rotating 3rd def.

  26. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    How does this rough plan sound? Let me know if I am going mad!
    GW9-Kane to Antonio (Barring fitness)
    GW10- Zaha and Cresswell to KDB and Cancelo

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Kane do performs at home tho, so..

      love dat GW10 plan

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Mendy is due back around GW10, Cancelo won't be nailed on when Mendy returns

  27. Hutchiniho
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Who are your top 3 or 5 must players to have in your team right now?
    FPL is always a reactionary based game but Chelsea players seem to be flavour of the month.

    Werner or Ziyech?
    Bamford or DCL?
    Fernandes in?
    Creswell?

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Bruno
      Ziyech

  28. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    a) Son + Werner
    b) Ziyech + Kane

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Err... This is uncomfortably close

      B

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      C) Son & Kane 😉

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        With Chilwell

      2. RED_ARMY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Chelsea are steadily turning it on offensively, so i would like to tap into that attack

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I’m gonna surprise you and say A then

  29. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Mitrovic had a hamstring issue at the end of the game & that's why he didn't take the Fulham penalty according to MOTD

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Oh. Okay... That changes my reaction a bit

      Thanks for sharing this

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Likely excuse

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Bs lol

    4. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Well, that's something I suppose, as much as I'd like to get rid of him I have other priorities.

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on getting Reece James over Chilwell and saving a million?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Only if you think Azpi plays less than Alonso. If you have 5 playing defs I would feel better about it

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Trent, Lamptey, Kilman, Mitchell would be the other 4

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I’ll say this ... chillwell hasn’t gone near a set peace with Ziyech on the field, does reduce a little bit of his appeal

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            True, as it so happens it actually benefitted him today getting on the end of one!

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              True, those back post runs are looking profitable on corners

          2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Yes but he can feed off Ziyech's long balls and crosses which makes him a great attacking threat

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pay for what you get

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Go and watch Chelsea’s games....

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Watched highlights, James has a goal and assist this season too

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not bad but it feels like picking Rashford over Bruno

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        True, but I have that one the right way round 🙂

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I bought Chilwell for 5.5, but for 5.9 it's still good value (probably better than Digne as CHE get much better)

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Put it this way, if I go Chilwell it means losing Trent or DCL, if I go James I’m losing Dallas

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              I am bias mate I did TAA > Chilwell GW5 to fund Son [c], so my answer will be Chilwell 😉

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              James

    5. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell reminds us of lost Alonso days, worth the extra million def

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Totally different player

        1. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          With Werner moving deeper, the left wing is all chilwell

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            But plays way wider and as the last defender (on left) often; Alonso was a RWB and tucked inside to take more shots

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Chilly will get Alonso's points as a right back. Alonso was only good as a wing back.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Left back

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Yes

        2. Steve Chance
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Lol