Scout Notes

Mee boosts Burnley clean sheet potential as Welbeck assumes Maupay’s role

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus points: Joël Veltman x3 (£4.3m), Nick Pope x2 (£5.4m), Charlie Taylor x2 (£4.5m)

YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LIKE MEE-E-EE

Ben Mee‘s (£4.9m) return from injury has boosted the clean sheet potential of Burnley’s key defensive Fantasy Premier League assets.

The centre-back made his first appearance of the campaign in the Clarets’ 0-0 draw with Brighton, riding his luck through an early slip before going on to provide a solid presence at the back alongside James Tarkowski (£5.4m).

While Sean Dyche’s men are struggling to light up performances going forward, their defensive displays are becoming increasingly encouraging once more.

After shelling out seven goals in their first three matches of the season, Burnley have now conceded once or fewer three of their last four.

During that time, they have kept out an admittedly poor West Bromwich Albion side, stifled an in-form Tottenham outfit and now, with the help of Mee, consigned Brighton to their first blank of the season.

“The nature of how we’ve had to go through the Premier League, we’ve had to defend very well, which we did tonight, diligently, and we’ve had to try and create when we could. We’ve looked, Chelsea game aside, strong in our shape and our diligence defensively, and we have found chances.” – Sean Dyche

ECONOMIES OF POPE

Burnley’s steady defensive improvements continue to boost the points potential for goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.4m).

Still owned by 10.8% of Fantasy managers, he displayed his all-round ability to pull in returns from multiple angles in the draw with Brighton.

For the third time in four matches, he earned an additional save point, having made three stops, while his total of five bonus in that time is more than any other Burnley asset has managed all season.

Meanwhile, despite his price hike for 2020/21, even at £5.4m Pope is still offering the best value among his colleagues this season.

A total of 5.4 points per million spent is the highest among Clarets, enough to keep him ahead of Taylor on 4.9.

However, Pope will have to work hard to compete with the likes of Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Emiliano Martínez (£4.8m) in this category.

His value for the season currently ranks sixth-best among goalkeepers, with Southampton’s and Aston Villa’s shot-stoppers leading the way on 7.3 and 7.1 respectively.

DAT GUY

Despite Brighton failing to score for the first time this season, there were glimpses of potential in a full debut for Danny Welbeck (£5.5m).

It was the former Manchester United and Arsenal striker’s first start for the Seagulls and he shouldered the responsibility for the Seagulls’ goal threat on the night.

“(Welbeck) is in good shape. He’s only been with us a short time but he has impressed. He’s been stronger and stronger every day.” – Graham Potter

Linking well with former England colleague Adam Lallana (£6.2m), Welbeck’s chances were not necessarily clear cut, but, at the very least, it is interesting to note that he became the focus for Brighton’s attacks, even with Neal Maupay (£6.5m) back in the team after his unexplained Gameweek 7 absence.

But the fact that Welbeck clearly outperformed Maupay is worth keeping an eye on for the Frenchman’s 4.9% ownership.

POTTER ROULETTE

Graham Potter’s team selections continue to perplex Fantasy managers, who watched Mat Ryan (£4.5m) come straight back into the team following his baffling absence at Spurs.

After 58,728 sales and sat on the bench of another half a million managers, the Australian picked up his first clean sheet since Gameweek 2.

“I felt that he deserved a breather. He’s played a lot of football last two or three years. He’s an important player for us so the thought was to use him tonight.” – Graham Potter

Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) was the latest Seagull to go missing, revealed to have suffered a thigh injury in the build-up to Gameweek 8.

“It’s an adductor and we are hopeful that maybe the other side of the international break he could be available. He only did it a day ago so we need to give it a bit of time to see how it settles down. The initial diagnosis is quite positive.” – Graham Potter

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-5-2): Ryan; Webster, White, Veltman (Jahanbakhsh 83′); Burn, Lallana, Bissouma, Groß; Maupay, Welbeck (Connolly 86′).

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Brady; A Barnes (Rodriguez 70′), Wood (Vydra 83′).

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445 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Rodriguez starts

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Obviously

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Could be tempted to do Bruno to him next week but United have WBA

  2. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    MAN UTD TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Everton: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Mata, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford
    Subs: Henderson, Pogba, Cavani, James, Matic, Van de Beek, Tuanzebe

    EVERTON TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Man Utd: Pickford, Digne, Holgate, Keane, Coleman, Bernard, Allan, Doucoure, James, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin
    Subs: Olsen, Mina, Tosun, Iwobi, Gomes, Godfrey, Davies

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thank god Pogba is benched.
      Now we may have a chance.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Holgate back is huge plus for Everton.

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Greenwood not even in squad.

    4. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Everton much improved from last week. (Coleman, Holgate, James)

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yup - apart from Richarli probably their strongest starting 11

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      After giving the cup team a runout last week, Everton's first XI is almost back

  3. marcos11
      2 months, 13 days ago

      McCarthy 4.0
      Coady Lamptey Kwp Targett Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Son James Mendy
      Kane Dcl Watkins

      Roughly thinking
      Gw 9
      Kane > Werner
      KWP > Masuaku

      Gw 10
      Bruno > KDB
      Coady > 5.4m (maybe Gomez)

      Thoughts?

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wow Diamond again

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nah, Mata wide

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bruno and DCL start!!

      Rodriguez out it seems?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Sorry didn’t see “James” in the post above!

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        No, James

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        In team - James

    • JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Telles not even on the bench.. Ffs.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He's self isolating because of Covid?

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Tested negative and trained yesterday. If I'm not mistaken.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Too soon to come back then, IMO.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        What do u expect he had the rona

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Score prediction Everton - Man Utd?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        0-0 or 0-1

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        0-0

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-3

      4. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        After seeing teamsheets, 3-1 Everton

      5. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        1-1

      6. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Zip-zip

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Why do a few think this will be 0-0?

          No chance imo.

      7. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-1

      8. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        No players from either side.. was going to do Jiménez to DCL but Havertz had to go first and wasn't worth a hit.

        Hoping for a low scoring affair

      9. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        1-2 DCL Martial Mata

      10. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-1 United

      11. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-2

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Not confident hey? 😉

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            IDK

            They are so unpredictable bunch of players 😀

      12. Fulgencio Obelmejias
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-1

    • Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Where the heck is Greenwood, again? Would have got rid but missed the early cut-off, ended up burning an ft in progress. :/

      1. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Left out.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        How he starts over Greenwood I don’t understand

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Dont worry Pogba on the bench to save the day............

      4. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Poor attitude currently

    • Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 13 days ago

        So Holgate ahead of Mina

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          rotation

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Rotation for what? Holgate starts when fit.

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              you dont need a reason to rotate

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Lol. ok.

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Memories from last season

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Probably ancelotti giving him a kick, like pickford, expect mine back next week

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Isn't there some stat that, since Everton signed Richarlison, Everton have never won a PL game where Richarlison has not started?

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Correct........

        2. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Another "record" for OGS and this MU to break.

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          How many PL games has he missed?

        4. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Has he missed many matches?

        5. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Dont think James Rodrigues played in any of those games 🙂

          1. Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Soton ofc

      • Ooh Ah Cantona
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I've captained DCL ahead of :
          Salah
          Son
          KDB

          I can just see DCL embarrassing Man u this afternoon

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I think you’re seeing wrong

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            There is chance but slim

          3. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            You may be correct.

          4. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Good luck buddy

        • Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That Everton team looks so much better with Holgate and Bernard in it.

          Mina was woefully bad against Southampton and Newcastle and Iwobi is absolutely useless.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Holgate is bit overrated on here

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Mina has been like a snail in defence the last 2 games. Deserved to be dropped. Can’t do much worse than him.

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I like Mina, but cant get that game out of my head where he conceded 2 goals by dodging the ball

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            So the best finisher in the United squad doesn't even makes the bench. Ole really wants that sack.

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Injured or struggling with attitude. Not sure what to believe.

          3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Where is Greenwood?

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Think he’s gone to get the balloons

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Given he's not in the England or United squad at all, he probably has a knock.

          4. United 99 4Ever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Any news on Wilson? I bring him in this week and of course he gets injured

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              People shout for Antonio instead ... if fit obviously

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Definitely looking at him if he's fit for next game week.

            2. Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Going to have a scan on his hamstring according to Bruce. Local press suggesting he'll probably miss next match, but too early to be sure.

          5. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Red arrow from this game, only DCL ...

          6. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            As a MU fan I would like MU to win 6-5

            Everton (DCL x5)
            MU ( Mata, Fred, Lindelof, DeGea, James OGx2)

            1. Critical Observer
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Plausible.

          7. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Martial still has 0 goals in the PL this season.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Today is the day ... non-owner

            2. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              He’s in both of my draft squads.

              Hat trick please.

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Been wrongfully suspended for over half the season what do you expect

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                This. Lamela has been struggling with his throat and having a speech impediment since Martial violently punched his throat and did a suplex on him right after.

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Haha

          8. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Ole playing Mata and McTominay, man clearly wants the sack and Xmas payout.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yep

          9. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            What is in McTominay that Jose and Ole have been keeping him starting ... work rate?

            1. Dannyb
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I actually rate him quite highly.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                On what basis?

            2. JBG
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Energy and work rate. That's about it. His passing is so poor, at least his passing in the attacking phase.

          10. Dannyb
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I would put Greenwood above Rashford and Martial tbh. Can't believe he's being left out here.

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Shocking really. He should be the #9 United have been craving for.

            2. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              There has been issues regarding his attitude towards areas around getting on practice on time. He had issues with England squad which all are aware. It could be something like this, if he is this sort of personality.

          11. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Van de Beek and Cavani were hilariously pointless transfers

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              MUN seem to be in the mess between the board and manager ... not sure whose transfers those two, board's or manager's

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              And that’s the problem with the brain dead United board

            3. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              So strengthening the squad is pointless when you have to compete in about 4 tournaments.

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Cavani has been pretty bad when he has played tbh. Vbd on the other hand should be starting, so good to keep our play moving with his passing and movement off the ball.

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Obviously this, but no clear starting XI in different competitions ... keep changing

          12. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Going to be interesting to see if people still want to get on utd players for wba if they blank today - considering the fixtures after aren’t that great

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Bruno on WC then straight to Sterling, not even going to consider keeping and I’m a United fan

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Can’t argue with that, do you think ole is the man for the job ?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Recycling managers is something I can’t stand. The board of United are the real disease of this club, not to mention Woodward

                  1. Werkself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    New board, new manger. Simples.

              2. korbendallas82
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                im a united fan, im getting Rashford after this week.

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I’m going triple City and no United. Just can’t have United’s inconsistently in fpl, drives me mad

                  1. korbendallas82
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    That is up to you. But you are counting on City to do better comming weeks, cause they to, with Sterling have been a bit inconsistent i think.

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Have you seen City’s fixtures after gw10? Can’t go wrong imo

                      1. korbendallas82
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        i will have KDB and one defender i think, Diaz probably.

                        1. Over Midwicket
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          I'm getting KDb, Diaz and Cancelo

                          1. korbendallas82
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            could have gone Cancelo, but maby not nailed 100, plus i will be pressured by my use of transfers.

                        2. korbendallas82
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          My mid now is Ziyech,Son,Salah,De Bruyne.
                          Keep Ziyech for next 2 probably, then evaluate his statuse. Selling Son for Rash next week, if no injuries in him.

                          1. korbendallas82
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Grealish or Rodriguez in for Ziyech if he is not doing well.

          13. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Van De Beek was our best player midweek and he's on the bench, Ole madness.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Ole trying to revisit the LVG era

            2. Fantasy Gold
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yep. And you know if things are going wrong he’ll bring on Pogba ahead of him too.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Infuriating this !

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I am dying to see MUN are doing well, there are many quality players crafting for good career there but being trapped by bad management (read board v manager)

            4. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yup

            5. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Ole clearly wants to play 1 CAM and 2 DMs. VDB won't start ahead of Bruno. Hopefully against "easier" oppositions, he has balls to play with two cams.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                If he wants to play 2 DMs the board has failed him miserably with transfers. VDB and Cavani are an utter waste of money

                1. Rolls-Royce
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  VDB was bought as a back up to Bruno probably. Ole doesn't trust Pogba as DM even though he flourishes there in the French team. A player like Rice would be perfect to pair up with Pogba/Fred in the mid.

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                MATA ?????????????

                I mean WTF 😀

                He doesn't even play as RW. He plays as 10 almost coming infield. DVB would be more suitable for that role for sure

          14. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            New Post

          15. Ings_is_the_king
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Should I do Ings and Son to Mane and Antonio for a -4? Or wait another week to do Kane, Bissouma and Ings to Salah, Antonio and Brewster?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                What's the skinny on Antonio's return?

                1. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Hes back in light training, I reckon he'll be back after international break