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. Ray In Bruges.
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bit stuck with this team...

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Zouma Justin (Kilman, KWP)
    Fernandes JRod Grealish Son (ASM)
    Werner Ings*** DCL

    1FT, 0.5ITB

    a) Ings > Bamford
    b) Ings > Adams
    c) a/b + TAA > Chilwell (-4)
    d) a/b + TAA > Cancelo (-4)

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

      You have a peculiar team that's also somehow a template team

      So it's hard to get advice because the popular moves and plans here aren't applicable to your team

      Salah, route to City mids, still got Ings and ASM...

      I'll take a stab at it:

      Ings to Brewster, ASM to Grealish

      Son and Justin/Zouma to City mid and def next GW

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Not template with no Kane or Salah

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

          Template teams don't need to have all players in the template

          Only Ings (9.9%), Nyland (9.0%) and ASM (6.8%) in his team are owned by less than 10% of FPL managers

          Template but peculiar, is my point

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Like week 1 template maybe

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Ings and ASM need to go

      Consider ziyech or Ings to Brewster and work on kbd

      1. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        Cancelo Chilwell Justin (Kilman, KWP)
        Fernandes JRod Grealish Ziyech KDB
        Werner DCL (Brewster)

        I'm considering just WCing to this - would that be crazy?

        1. Ray In Bruges.
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Oh and Lamptey in for Justin..

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

    Went with Chilwell over Cresswell

    Wonder if in the long run I'd definitely be wrong

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

      No Chance! Chilwell is Sig > then Cresswell

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

        what's Sig?

        What made you say he's better? non member here

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

          oh significantly

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Better team better player better stats more advanced

          And his manager is not named moyes

  3. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who do you think is the best 6.0 striker as a Kane replacement to fund Zaha to KDB/Sterling?

    1. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bamford or Adams.

      Not sure I could get behind that move though

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

      Adam just shaves it for me. I'm probably looking at the same strategy of downgrading Kane to go heavy in midfield with City

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

        same

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Why is everyone getting rid of Zaha right before 3 amazing fixtures?

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

    Not a lot between these combos but if you have to choose for GW9, which one?
    A. Zaha Son Kane Werner
    B. Zaha Bruno Kane Richarlison
    C. Bruno Son Werner Richarlison

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

      C

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

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

      C easy

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

      C

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      CAB

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

      Thx folks, A is my current team and C will need Zaha Kane > Bruno Rich ...

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Don’t like that

        I’m not selling spurs

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I am selling

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I hate zaha but good fixtures for him coming up too

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Noted, he made my team few weeks ago due to fixtures until GW11 hence A v B v C options

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

    Looking for some early suggestions on where I can use these 2FT.

    1.5itb 2ft
    Martinez Peacock
    Chilwell TAA Taylor Ayling Justin
    Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
    DCL Kane* Vassilev

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

      Son --> Bruno

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

        I was thinking GW9 Son to Bruno, GW10 Kane to Adams/Antonio and Rodriguez to KDB/Sterling. I would have to downgrade TAA to change Bissouma to City mid

  6. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mitchell to coufal worked out nicely.

  7. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anybody has wildcard intact? Are you using them this week?

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

      waiting as long as i could

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes
      No

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

      Yes I have WC and no I'm not. I have 2FT and I don't think my team is a mess even though I'm around 3.5m

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

      Just activated mine

    5. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      One more week is my feeling every week. I'll hold until after international break

  8. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    1. Mitro to A) Bamford or B) Adams
    2. Son to A) Bruno or B) Ziyech

    Seem ok for this weeks early plan?

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

      1B and 2A

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I’m doing the same transfers but thinking of Mitro > Watkins.
      Southampton’s fixtures look bad.

  9. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Saiss start CS + 3 bps tomorrow

    You heard it here first

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Enjoy

  10. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Chilwell rising tonight? Thinking of getting him to beat the rise but don't really want to before Int Break

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

      He'll probably rise twice before the international break ends. Before GW9 press conferences, even

      Pick your stance: risk it or wait it out?

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

      Looks likely but making a transfer with 2 weeks footy to be played is not worth it, invest the .1 in information instead.

      1. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers guys

        What are non owners doing?

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

          I own, but if I didn't I'd wait to make the transfer. I have 2 FT and won't be making any moves until the press conferences are done and dusted on the eve of GW9. So much can change between now and then.

        2. GoonSquad
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          He can't score every week and they don't look like they have a ton of clean sheets in them. Going to keep all 4.5s and invest in mids and forwards.

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

    Is shipping out Son for De Brunyne after fixtures turn madness ?

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

      No where near madness

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A lot will do it

      Sure to end in tears

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

        Other option is to double up on City defense. As don’t like losing Bruno or Salah either.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I will do Son > KDB, there is risk but who cares

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wait for tomorrow

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

            Cheers. That’s the plan.

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

      Not madness no.

    4. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      That's my plan, keeping Kane though

  12. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Kane(mci)+ Foden(TOT) > richarlison(ful) + Bruno(WBA)??? For a -4 hit.

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

      I'm certainly considering a similar move. Bruno has to be the top captain pick for that game.

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

      On paper it looks good

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

      Yes, see above my plan (Zaha instead of Foden)

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Won't you want Foden back the following GW?

    5. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Looks as good as any -4 can

    6. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Definitely worth considering

  13. Hutchiniho
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ziyech or Werner?

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

      Probably Ziyech at his price.

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

      Ziyech if Werner continues to play on the left

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He won’t when puli is fit

        Which may be never .. I know I know

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

          Abraham to miss out?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yes

  14. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Has anybody seen Borat 2? I am watching it now. It is not bad if you are bored to kill 90 mins but really nowhere near as good as his other stuff.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Did you see America’s mayor get a handie from a teenager?

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

        Jeez spoiler alert he said he's watching it now :/

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          He said it killed 90 min so he should have seen it already

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

      I was disappointed. Trailer really does a good job advertising wise

  15. Hutchiniho
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Bamford or DCL?

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

    I'm tempted to ditch Robbo Bissouma Son Kane

    To bring in Dias KDB Sterling Brewster, after the next week.

    I'd then need to play 352 every week (benching Brewster).

    Seems crazy but I expect city to do really well

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You guys just be watching a different city than I have..

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Must*

    2. Vazza
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No Bruno?

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I know I’ve got IB to think it over but some initial thoughts would be appreciated please:

      Martinez
      Robertson Chilwell Dallas
      Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
      DCL Kane

      Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

      2 FT, 0.0 itb

      What to do with my 2FT??

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Saiss to Bellerin and roll your other transfer

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

          Son and Foden to Bruno and....

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

        If you have a low rank, surely you would look to transfer out Kane and Son and bring in City players for the fixture turn. Of course we know the risk but the reward is high and you need to do something different

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It will either bring the leaders closer to the pack or widen the gap between the Kane/son teams and the rest of the field

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

            Depends on the type of player you are. I don't think keeping the same highly owned players and not progressing up the ranks is the best way forward

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              It is if those players are better than the alternative

              Activity does not equal achievement

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It’s called upside chasing. Even though my rank isn’t very low I’m still selling both this week

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            What a hilarious fake term. I really prefer downside chasing myself.

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Arguably this is not even upside chasing, it's just classic "playing the fixtures". Andy has said on LTFPL that he'll probably do it and doesn't consider it upside chasing to do so.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Agree with him

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Most people aside from die-hard Spurs fans eventually will. It's just whether or not they will wait until the first 6-0 City win to realise they should.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              wont happen

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah i agree I just don’t see it out of this city team

      3. Vazza
          2 months, 21 days ago

          McCarthy (Fodder)
          Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
          Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
          Kane DCL Jimenez

          WC to this ? =>

          Martinez (Fodder)
          Chilwell, Bellerin, Lamptey (Lewis, Fodder)
          Son Salah Grealish KDB Bruno
          Bamford DCL (Brewster)

          1. Ray In Bruges.
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I'd try to get someone from the Chelsea attack on a WC

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Love that movie; underrated comedy

            2. Vazza
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Would you suggest that I wildcard though?

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  No way

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Thanks mate.. I was 90% set to press the button whilst the Chelsea game was on. Appreciate it mate.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Keep calm carry on

                        A new template will emerge in a couple weeks, flexibility may be key

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

                Hold. Don't hit it

            3. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Which TWO to bring in for next gameweek?
              A) Bruno
              B) Ziyech
              C) Grealish

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                AC

              2. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                A and C most definitely. Everyone's point chasing a bit too much with Ziyech at the moment, IMO. Bruno and Grealish are proven talismen. Bruno has at least 1 great fixture coming up and Grealish has more than a few. Ziyech fixtures are mediocre and he's also more of a rotation risk. No brainer for me.

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

              Wilson or Bamford?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Wilson has a hamstring issue, probably bam bam

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

                  He's expected to be out for long?

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Pending scan

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

                      Hmm. I need Mitro out tonight, to gamble on Wilson or not...

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        I like bam bam for security of starts and service. Wilson has been overperforming imho (I own him since draft)

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 21 days ago

                          But I would wait in your shoes

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

                    there are 2 weeks till the next game, best to wait and find out.

              2. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Putting aside Wilson's injury, Bamford has best underlying stats for any forward not named Kane or DCL.
                Wilson is in the top 17.

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

              Hamez or Rich to accompany DCL for next plum 3 fixtures?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                They still don’t look great even with digne and james back

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yeah but FUL are not MUN and Rich is back ... need to roll the dice!

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Rich in that case

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Who is James going to assist other than DCl and rich?

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Top man, ta!

              2. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Hames

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

                Thinking of backing Rich. Would be a bit of a punt but could work out great.

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yep I am doubling up including fund to enable Bruno [C]

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

              Early thoughts for next GW.
              Barkley + Jimenez -> Grealish + Rich.
              Ziyech looking hard to ignore now too though.

              Anything else standing out?
              McCarthy.
              TAA, Chilwell, Ayling.
              Salah, Barkley, Podence, Son.
              Kane, Jimenez, DCL.
              Button, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma.
              2ft, 1.8m ITB.

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

                May end up WC'ing in a couple of weeks.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  You will with those transfers!

                  J/k 😉

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

                    Well actually that is the point. Rich would be a short term plan. I will need City guys in there so if my team dead ends- that may be ok with the WC in hand. GW 10 looks favourable.

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

              Points difference below 500k must be ridiculous small.Only from Coufal's 8points i had a 200k rise from 940k to 740k.

            8. Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Got trolled by Reece James again.
              Dump him and not look back or be patient as he looks to be the first choice now?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Don’t buy don’t sell

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Still a decent option if you have a playing defender on your bench
                Chillwell is the one to have though, he is killing my rank every week!

                1. Mile Plankton
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yeah, Wish I jumped on that train early.
                  I watched Chelsea and I saw what he can do, but I had James and kept ignoring. Zouma goals are random, but Chilwell is constant threat.

              3. All about the galacticos
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                keep for next fixture, then dump

            9. Hutchiniho
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Who is the Burnley first choice RB?
              Will Lowton keep his place?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                You answered your own question, but Beardsley and Peiters there also, I’d go mee or taylor (I own Taylor)

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Pieters is cover for Taylor not Lowton

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Pieters played there a couple weeks ago, Taylor at LB

                    I do understand it’s not his normal position but he could get a game or two there especially against weaker opponents

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Didn’t see that, my bad

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        You’re not wrong, he typically plays on the left; wonder if he will keep Lawton out when healthy or not.. it’s just another mark in Taylor’s column for me

            10. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 21 days ago

              How bad was Brewster today? Still an option as first on bench or will he be dropped?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Isolated from the game, first sub off; looks like it may become a theme

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

                I would keep if playing 352 and I wouldn't put him ahead of any 4.5def on the bench

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I’m on WC so I get a choice. I really want to play 352 as I want to go big in midfield but would mean having Brewster which isn’t ideal

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I think it’s the way to go regardless of form; Brewster in for 5th MF, KDB in and Jota/Souchek as 4th/5th mid would be my preferred move, pick between souchek and Brewster or 4th def weekly

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Yep Soucek as 7th attacker was the plan even before he scored today... though he looked like he was getting less forward today which is a bit annoying

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        The fact that he scored and it wasn’t from a header is enough to validate the pick, wish he would have gotten down to 4.8 tho

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

                Always good for 1-2 points
                You get what you pay for
                Great future talent but verrrry raw in terms of final product

            11. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Really dig the new season of Mandalorian so far

            12. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Any players likely to double rise?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                No, depends on tomorrow tho

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Cheers!

              2. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                At this point, I would say Chilwell is possible. Maybe Grealish depending on tomorrow. Any others will also depend on tomorrow IMO, to agree with the reply above.

              3. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                chilwelll, ziyech, maybe bruno

            13. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Bench one:
              a)Coufal
              b)Targett
              c)Pva