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. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    What's the general thinking on Spurs players? Keeping Kane and Son for the difficult fixture run?
    Personally I feel the ceiling is pretty low, can't see a mourinho team scoring more than 2 against any of the big 6 sides.( personal intuition, did not look into last year's data if this is true)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Keeping this week, will switch to Kevin in next.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        And keep Kane for the the next few?
        Or you currently own only of the them?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Have only Kane.

          Dropped Son for Rodriguez on WC, pretty stupid move in hindsight.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Low ceiling but a lot of people on here seem to be happy with that, makes little sense. Will be selling both this week on WC

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        For who? Bruno/KDB/Vardy?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Big hitters in midfield, not Vardy

        2. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Add Bruno to the mix.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Bad fixtures, but not too much hurry. I have Saiss to ditch also and -4 to ditch them is an issue tbh.

    3. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think I can sell Kane.
      Son is pretty much out after this week, unless he pulls gw2 again tomorow.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Why should his performance tomorrow change our decision?
        We all know he's in form.
        The discussion is about whether he can maintain that over the difficult fixtures

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      City's fixtures are too good to ignore. With Jesus back, they have a striker now and should do better in terms of scoring goals.
      Sadly, one of them has to go. Difficult to pick which one though. Son would've been an easy choice had he not been owned by more than 60% of the managers.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Vardy can easily match Jesus imo. And one day Kun might be back?

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Oh, I didn't mean to say Jesus was a good pick. City's attack just looks better when they have a natural striker playing. So, with Jesus back, I expect the returns from KdB, Sterling, etc. to increase.

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Son is the one to keep. As mentioned in an earlier article his shot accuracy and conversion rate is far higher than Kane's (22% and 33% more) which i think is important as they are not going to get many chances in the next few games. Plus due to the fixtures they are more likely to be playing on the counter-attack which suits Son.

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How do you fit Bamford or Ziyech in this team?

    Martinez (Steele)
    Chilwell Kilman Lamptey (Mitchell Struijk)
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL (Brewster)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Kane to Bamford, Soucek to Ziyech

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Then I'll need WHU attack cover..

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Cover is a myth

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Get Haller instead of Bamford then.

          Horrible pick but since you want a cover. Switch to Antonio when he comes back.

        3. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          You don't have it with Soucek either.

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft? Wanted 3 big hitters in midfield...

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo Dias Lamptey Coufal 3.9
    Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish Soucek
    DCL Antonio* Brewster

    1.0 itb.

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Apparently lacks Chelsea but you can't have all of them. Soucek/Antonio seems like weak chains though.

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Looks really good. Who would be the alternate to Antonio if he's out for long?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        One of Bamford/Watkins I think

    3. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Very similar to mine. But do you see merits in not having a Lewis or kilman over a 3.9? December could be a very hard time(injuries and rest) for players. And Brewster has done nothing to justify his place. Could be out any minute

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yep that's my only concern but will rule out Bruno to KDB if I wanted to do that... or could downgrade to a 4.5 keeper but I don't like any of them

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Kdb+sterling doesn't really look good because you can only captain one of them. As a team points per million matter more if you are never going to captain them.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            yeah fair point, cheers

          2. KneejerkJoe
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I dont see that point. If he goes Sterling and Bruno do you think he will captain Bruno in any game except gw9?

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      How about,
      Soucek to Riedewald
      Brewster to Bamford

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I think Soucek will offer plenty of value so reluctant to get rid

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    SHU robbed 45mm when they signed Brewster and Ramsdale

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      45million*

  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    On WC
    A) Vardy+Antonio (Bissouma)
    B) DCL+Ziyech (Brewster)

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Can't do A till you sure Antonio is back

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        What if it's Adams instead of Antonio then let's say?

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          If Antonio surely out then easy B, next week A doesn't look good at all

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

  6. LloristheHounds
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Saiss + kane out for

    A) walker + DCL
    B) TAA + Wilson or Antonio( if fit)

    Thoughts?

  7. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Sell Son for Bruno?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I think I'll do just that.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Did you say Souchek?

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah don’t do that

  8. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    So Lookman practically handed those points to Fabianski, lol

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      And, more importantly, to all Coufal and Creswell owners as well.

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      For Coufal and cresswell owners..Worst penalty..Got a feeling something gonna happen silly as soon as he took the ball..

  9. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa, Pva, Taylor, Lascelles
    Bissouma, Son, Zaha, Salah, Grealish
    Jimenez

    Button, Justin, Davis Ings

    1 FT 3.3 ITB

    A)-4 Taa> Coufal, Bissouma>Bruno
    B)-8 Taa> Coufal, Bissouma>Bruno, Ings> Antonio
    C)Ings>Dcl
    D)-4 Ings> Dcl, Jimenez>Antonio
    E) Wildcard

    What to do guys?

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably E.
      Many bad picks in the starting 11 and can sort bench too

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cool thanks for replying back.

  10. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Anything standing out?
    May end up WC'ing in a couple of GW's so short term moves are fine.

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

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe Ayling out for a more CS friendly defender?

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Ayling to chilwell Or
      Son to bruno

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I’d look at upgrading Barkley or Podence > Grealish. If you need more funds, I’d consider dropping Jimenez for one of the cheaper strikers. Bamford seems to score every other game..

  11. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Son to Bruno or Sterling?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sterling better team better fixtures

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      yes, good choices

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No.

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bruno for GW9
      Sterling longer term especially if you don't have KDB

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Neither, bad move getting rid of Son

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Beat 4.5 GK on WC?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      *best

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      McCarthy.

    3. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Stretch to 5 mil, better value imo.
      If not meslier or mcarthy are the only 2 options I guess

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Or Martinez at 4.8

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Martinez amazing long term fixtures

  13. KingZZ
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Transferred Fornals in before the Fulham game only. Now i am worried he might lose his place. Is it crazy to do this for a - 4 hit?

    Son + Fornals - - > Ziyech + Grealish

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No point being worried, do it.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team but I don't think you need to take a hit unless you could be down to 10 starters. Don't sell Son unless his form collapses.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Give Fornals next game, SHU is very vulnerable from the flank he plays on.

  14. deshawn7
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    JRod > Ziyech?

    Tempted to bring in Bruno too, but may have to be at the expense of Son, plus a downgrade of Robertson to a 4.5m def

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Selling Jrod before his easiest game ?

  15. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How do i best bring in Fernandes and/or Ziyech?

    0.7 ITB 1 FT
    Martinez - Steer
    Chilwell - T.Silva - Cresswell - Lamptey - Mitchell
    KDB - Sterling - Son - Grealish - Bowen
    Kane - Bamford - Brewster

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Tbf if you have him and bench against Fulham you shouldn’t even own him

  16. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Thinking-
    Podence + Son + Kane -> Grealish + Fernandes (c) + Werner/ Rich or Abraham for a -4 for next GW.
    Possible WC to fall back on soon after..

    McCarthy.
    TAA, Chilwell, Mitchell.
    Son, Salah, Barkley, Podence.
    Kane, DCL, Jimenez.
    Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
    2fts, 1.8m ITB.
    Thoughts on these moves.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      just Son->Bruno?

      1. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Could do that but I really want Grealish too.

  17. C_Manan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Looking to sell Kane for Antonio after this GW
    Who to get in Sterling, Bruno or KDB ?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I'm planning the same moves and as it stands just going straight for KDB. But considering a 1 week move and captaining Bruno, then sell for KDB for GW10.

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    That fabianski save was worth 13 points wow

  19. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    That late pen miss for Cresswell 6 points was the highlight of yesterday even though I bagged 11 Points too.

    Time to get Ademola in my fpl team

  20. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Coufal getting baps over Cresswell is bullsht

    1. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not when you own him it's not, saw the highlights and Creswell looked great though

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah, We should be glad the pen didn’t ruin the cs

  21. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Rashford & Brewster -> Ziyech & Bamford, too much chasing last week's points?

    Have Bruno for Utd coverage and means can bench Podence for Bamford.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      The only reason to sell Rashford now is if that injury is still there by the GW9 press conference

      Look at other moves

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Podence is not an 8th attacker for sure. You'll have benching headaches every week.
      Just do Rashford to Ziyech.

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      don’t drop Rashford ahead of WBA ...

      Maybe Podence to Soucek? He should get a good amount of points until Christmas

  22. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bruno's points make less and less sense by the day

    He didn't play GW1

    He's missed a penalty

    He's been subbed off at 45 minutes

    He lives outside the box

    He's had two yellow cards, and flirted dangerously with red too

    His team's performances have been all over the place

    He has 53 points from 7 games

    He's a glitch in this game, continuing from last season

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      4th highest xGI among midfielders, highest for chances created, underlying are decent for him. Should have been sent off thrice yesterday though

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes. I'm not saying he's been lucky with points. He excels in stats and on the eye test, most times

        Just that it somehow doesn't make sense. Like, if Man U had been consistent, he didn't miss that pen, and Martial wasn't sent off, what could his total have been by now?

        Conjecture, I know. But still crazy

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Agreed. I think I'll bring him in, probably captain him next GW. Getting tired of him bringing out double figure hauls from nowhere!

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 28 days ago

            West Brom, Southampton, Sheff Utd, Leeds in the next 4 is pretty good too.

    2. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He is Man United talisman and penalty taker, he has averaged 1 return per game since he has been in the league. I own will captain him next week and think he will get 250+ points this season. Feel free to doubt him but he will continue to score great points

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I'm a Bruno stan in FPL. No doubt here

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He has less points than 7m mids and fwds so i think no biggie

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Add 6m and 6.5m to that

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Meaning he can be combined with them in a good team without breaking the bank? Awesome

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Nope i meant hes not Essential

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I don't see any part of this post calling him essential

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              No one is essential...

          2. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Still a good pick though

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Thank you

  23. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bamford’s conversion rate is double what it was last season. Just can’t see his points being sustainable and think we will see that with the tougher fixtures to come

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      seems a cool headed finisher ... maybe he is a late developer

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He's had his Pukki like start to the season. Now he'll never score again. But really don't think he can sustain these stats tbh

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      This is what I thought until I watched his hat trick live on TV

      Then I bought him

      No matter how bad his finishing was last season, he has clearly improved on it. Massively

      Remember DCL's goal drought for 10+ GWs until last season ended? Just last season?

      Same DCL going for the golden boot now. Same player. Same manager

      Players improve. Teams improve. Work with this season's performance

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Fair comparison to DCL that... though I rate DCL as he’s clinical and always in the right position, Bamford is quite the opposite up until now it seems

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Did you watch Bamford last season? Have you watched him long enough to see where he has improved?

          Or is this based on what others have said?

          I mean... Salah and KDB had bad seasons too. Martial has somehow flipped the switch off this season

          My point is: adapt to what's happening now. If he goes bad again, sell

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I prefer jumping on bandwagons before they start rather than as they are about to end so maybe a bit of bias on my end... if he’s still looking good by gw13 I’ll probably bring him in for his good fixture run. Prefer Watkins or Antonio at the moment though

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He is class. All players are being developed under Bielsa. I just can't understand why people still telling the same things over and over again about his finishing etc...

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He could easily have more points than he does. Players improve season on season. Why not Bamford?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Because the improvement is so sudden and large...

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I think he is clearly one of those strikers that really benefits from there being no fans in the stadium; and what with Leeds creating so many chances, his conversion ratio doesn’t have to be that high for him to continue getting points.

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    So excited for City Liverpool. Huge, huge match.

    Predictions?

    City 2 - 1 Liverpool

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1-1

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1-3 pool

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1-0 City.

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      3-2

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      2-3 Pool

    6. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1-0 Liverpool

  25. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Thought Soucek was too cheap for a 4th mid so got Bowen instead. Probably should've just got Soucek and invested elsewhere. Oh well. Not wasting another transfer on West Ham.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bowen will be great when Antonio returns

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Soucek still the best budget option in the game and I stand by that... agree though not worth a transfer

  26. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Boeing transfer but:
    Podence > Soucek?

    Free up funds.

    Or just go to a 4.4 and save the benching headache?

    Podence / Sterling / Zaha / Son /Salah

  27. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A) Son > Bruno

    B) Kane/Soucek > Bamford/Bruno (-4)

  28. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Madness to keep double saints defence on WC?
    McCarthy as set and forget but KWP will rotate with Coufal and Kilman so the double up will only play for the good fixtures

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Where do you see any good Soton fixtures? Long term fixtures are miserable I’d even be concerned having one let alone two

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Same as the original poster said - I’ll rotate for the better fixtures.

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah. Why not? I got in a Saints defender last week, based on clean sheet potential. Look the likeliest out of the teams with playing 4.5s.

  29. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Kane bowen to Bamford bruno for free?

    Martinez
    Lamptey chilwell PVA
    Salah son grealish zaha bowen
    Kane DCL

    4.0 brewster regulion mitchel

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      It’s a big call, isn’t it?

      I’m so unsure about losing Kane & Son. Son is great value, and Kane has been remarkably consistent.

      Bruno & Bamford are both great picks though.