Scout Notes

Fernandes stakes captaincy claim ahead of Gameweek 9 meeting with West Brom

Everton 1-3 Manchester United

  • Goals: Bernard (£5.8m)| Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) x2, Edinson Cavani (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m)| Luke Shaw (£4.9m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), Fernandes
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3, Bernard x2, Shaw x1

Fancy a Bruno?

The football spotlight may currently be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – though this win will have helped – but the FPL gaze is fixed firmly on the round of games following the international break.

Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) staked his claim for the Gameweek 9 armband with two goals and an assist at Everton on Saturday lunchtime.

The midfielder’s first was a well-placed header, which he planted past Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) after Everton failed to track Fernandes’ run into the box.

The Portuguese maestro was attempting to assist Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) for United’s second goal with an exquisite chipped cross from inside the box.

Rashford barely missed the ball as he attempted to make contact but Bruno’s cross touched off the far post before rolling into the Everton net.

Fernandes’ attempted assist which ended up being his second goal in Gameweek 8

“I don’t care if Marcus [Rashford] touched it a little bit it can be his goal, it is no problem for me. Most important for me, as a number 10, is serving my team-mates.” – Bruno Fernandes

The icing on the cake for Fernandes owners came in the game’s final passage of play. As Everton searched for an equaliser deep into injury time, United managed to stage a last-gasp counter-attack.

Fernandes, unsurprisingly at the heart of the move, found substitute Edinson Cavani (£8.0m), who slotted past Pickford from close range.

The Portugal man has had a hand in 15 Premier League goals in his 10 away matches in the competition (10 goals, five assists). That’s the most goal involvements a player has had in their first 10 games on the road in the league.

While West Brom do visit Old Trafford in Gameweek 9, a home game against leaky opposition is unlikely to waver the confidence of Fernandes owners and investors.

Sticky spell

Everton have now lost three games in a row, having begun the season with four straight wins.

It is undoubtedly a sticky patch of form for the Toffees, though Carlo Ancelotti’s men may have the fixtures to play themselves back into form.

After a trip to Fulham in Gameweek 9, Everton take on Leeds at home before another away day at Burnley.

It is the immediate visit to Craven Cottage which puts a captaincy focus on Everton attackers, though Ancelotti’s admission that “we are really bad at the moment” does not fill one with confidence.

The Toffees scored against Manchester United with their only shot on target, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) eventually awarded an assist for his flick-on which allowed Bernard to convert.

The striker’s headed flick came from a launched Pickford ball upfield, with United’s well-scrutinised backline failing to deal with a relatively simple situation.

Everton’s lack of penetration for the rest of the game, after that 20th minute goal, further highlighted their issues in attack.

James Rodriguez (£7.9m) made his return from injury at Goodison Park, lasting 79 minutes. The Colombian failed to get a shot off or create a chance in the tie.

Rodriguez passed fit to start as Sigurdsson returns to the Everton side for Saints clash 1

However, Calvert-Lewin was at the end of an Everton move begun by Rodriguez after five minutes.

The midfielder’s trademark crossfield pass found Digne, who made a run down the line to allow Bernard to cut inside. His cross found the head of Calvert-Lewin, whose effort hit the stanchion behind De Gea’s goal.

Apart from that early moment of attacking intent and the goal, Everton failed to really trouble David de Gea (£5.4m).

Richarlison (£7.8m) will be back to bolster Everton’s attack in Gameweek 9, though both the forward and Rodriguez face long-haul trips over the international break.

On the Brazilian, Ancelotti said before the match:

“It is impossible to replace Richarlison. There is no player in the world like Richarlison. So we have to replace him with another player with different quality. We have to change a little bit our style of play without Richarlison, but the defeat [against Newcastle] was not because Richarlison was not there. It was because we did not play well. Simple.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Gunnar be sore

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was visibly frustrated in his post-match interview with BT Sport, endearing himself to FPL managers across the globe by having a pop at the fixture schedulers.

The Manchester United boss fumed:

“We were set up to fail. The kick-off time set us up to fail. We have been to Turkey, played loads of games this season already, we got back Thursday morning and we are playing Saturday lunchtime, it’s an absolute shambles. Players this season, in these times, a pandemic, mentally and physically it’s draining.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Luke Shaw (£4.9m) – who assisted Fernandes’ header – appears to be the biggest casualty of United’s fixture glut, while Rashford owners will need to keep an eye on the attacker’s status ahead of Gameweek 9.

“Luke has a hamstring (injury). That might be a long one. Rashford, I think he’s struggling. It looked like (a shoulder injury).” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Mason Greenwood (£7.2m), meanwhile, was ruled out through illness.

Pick your battles

For the 7.3% of FPL bosses who own Pickford, having a playing second goalkeeper now seems a necessity.

The England net-minder got himself into bother again in Gameweek 8, dropping a Juan Mata (£5.8m) free-kick before combining with Michael Keane (£5.1m) to effectively take Harry Maguire (£5.4m) out.

The VAR ruled that the collision did not warrant a penalty, though it’s undoubtedly another mark in the copybook against Pickford.

Ahead of kick-off at Goodison Park, Ancelotti said of his goalkeeper selection:

“I consider the goalkeeper a player, so it can be rotated as other positions on the pitch. Robin Olsen (£4.5m) did well against Newcastle and I hope Jordan Pickford can do the same today.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Of his team’s display and current form, the Everton manager explained:

“The problem was that after we scored we were not able to defend well, and they took advantage. They were able to score easily. We said before the game we had to defend better and we did not defend good enough. We were slow at the back, we have to improve. I hope that after the international break we will back in a different shape. It is not only a problem of the defenders, it is all of the team. I know how to manage difficulties, every year you have them. We can start again after the break, we are really bad at the moment but we started well.” – Carlo Ancelotti


Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Coleman; Sigurdsson (Iwobi 66′), Allan, Doucouré; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez (Tosun 79′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw (Tuanzebe 66′), Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, Mata (Pogba 81′); Martial (Cavani 81′).

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321 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    A: Sterling, KDB, Dias, Werner and rotate Soucek/Kilman/Justin

    B: Sterling, Son, Kane, Dias, Cancelo (Bench Kilman and Soucek most weeks)

    C: Sterling, Bruno, Werner, Dias, Cancelo (Bench Kilman and Soucek most weeks)

    (Brewster Also benched in all teams.)

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I like the double city no spurs differential. (C)

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        *double city defence

        1. KneejerkJoe
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Thank. Also like double City defence, and can Captain Bruno gw9. But this team is hardest to get and will cost me -4.

          Not sure no Spurs will be a diff going forward, seems everyone selling?

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            What's your present team? Your link in the description is an old one.

            1. KneejerkJoe
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Martinez
              Lamptey Chilwell Kilman
              Salah Sterling Son Grealish Soucek
              Kane DCL

              Steer Saiss Justin Brewster

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      C looks really strong to me, but personally would rather have KDB

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Err... Roll a die?

      Too many factors here to call

    5. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks guys! It's the team from gw10 onwards, and C is -4, forgot to mention that.

      Cant get KDB instead of Sterling as already got him. Han switch later tho.

      Rest og team: Martinez, Chillwell, Lamptey, Salah, Grealish, DCL

    6. Latetotheparty
        7 months, 6 days ago

        C

    7. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      So what is up with that possibly mistakenly given Calvert-Lewin assist yesterday?
      I know I am a non-owner, but every damn angle, in every slow-motion picture & by using pause & play it shows Lindelöf heading the ball - not Calvert-Lewin.

      If the match report on Premier Leagues official website does not recognize Calvert-Lewin assisting Bernard:
      https://www.premierleague.com/match/58970

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Obviously a Premier League assist is not the same as an assist in FPL, but still..

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        The guy who made the decision owns Calvert-Lewin. Its that simple. Corruption.

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          That kinda ruins the game a bit then.
          Guess it is like VAR - not all can be objective, and Calvert-Lewin just got 3 extra points because he was near the ball.

          1. Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Deserved points for Calvert Lewindowski

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Yeah. Every Guy with long curly hair should get some points now and then. Would most def buy Fellaini then if he should ever return.

      3. JJO
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        They just always gift few assist per season to highly owned players

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        There is an unwritten rule in FPL that if a high ownership player is involved in a dubious assist, they will give it. I don't know what the 'high ownership' threshold is though (I reckon it is 10% or more).

        1. ivantys
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Didn't realize Kante was highly owned too to get that dubious assist as well

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              If the Kante assist was that dubious, the PL website, BBC website and Sky FF would not have given it. But they all did.

              But none of those sources gave the assist to DCL.

              1. ivantys
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  I would just like to see consistency and integrity. Kante didn't even have possession of the ball it was deflected off him so it can't even be considered a pass. It seemed like they just give as they want and take away if they don't want to.

                  1. lespaul
                    • 11 Years
                    7 months, 6 days ago

                    These have always been assists

          • The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            The Rashford Jedi goal should have stood as well then...

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Yeah. Rashford scored that goal. Strange from the goal review committee to leave it as a Bruno goal

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              That update is just a bunch of nonsense 😀
              If Calvert-Lewin actually hit the ball I can see why he is getting that assist. But he did'nt.

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Fairness & Consistency in fpl has turned into dust

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Sam sold Bruno?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Sam?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Sam Bonfield

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                literally who?

          2. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Why...

        3. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Oh no, 14 days without fpl! If my players are fit for next gw I could save a transfer?

          Martínez
          TAA, Chilwell, Lamptey
          Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
          Wilson, Bamford, Jiménez

          Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
          1 free transfer, 1.2 million in the bank

          1. Top Dog
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I would be tempted to get a 4th playing defender e.g Coufal/KWP.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks. Yes might be the right thing to do. I normally only have the cheapest bench players, and I will likely continue this way. Only once this season one of my 11 starting players failed to get minutes...

        4. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Mitrovic in last 4 matches: 4 big chances gotten, 4 big chances missed

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I sold him last week - worried about his two assists, but it feels better now...

          2. JJO
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            To be fair dont know which big chance he missed yesterday

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              The chance to take that penalty 😉

              1. JJO
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Haha yeah that could be it

          3. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Missed chances is part of owning Mitro. You are getting a high volume shooter but he misses a lot.

            He is due a crazy hattrick now

        5. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Best Mitchell replacement (4.1)?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Could be fit after the break, I’d keep

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Yeah I am keeping mostly but looking at possible replacements in case he loses his place.

              My team is exact same as yours except Dallas lol

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Wow really!

            2. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Do you think he would get into the first team?

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Could possibly play at RB

        6. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Foden ➡️ Grealish no brainer for GW9?

          Have Wilson too but if he's not fit will take a hit for Bam or Antonio.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Unless he starts and hauls today

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              I hope that happens *fingers crossed*

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 months, 6 days ago

                I'd still take him out I guess, Grealish looks unreal value atm

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  Yes I agree with that. Not owning Grealish is going to be painful imo.

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 months, 6 days ago

                    .2 off Foden to him next GW, real shame

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 6 days ago

                      Hit?

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        7 months, 6 days ago

                        Probably in GW11 I guess. Currently have 2FT with Kane -> Antonio and Podence-> Fernandes as my probable main move for next GW, then Semedo -> Dias/Cancelo for GW10. So if I make the move it'll be in GW11 for a hit by downgrading Reece James

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Yep. Grealish is so dangerous for 90mins each week, you can pretty much set and forget him for the time being.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Agreed he looks close to being essential. Delivering points on par with the premium guys.

          3. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Grealish has form + fixtures + eye test + stats + talisman status +/- pens going for him, while Foden has far too many caveats, with the worst two being rotation and his finishing. No brainer for me, even if Foden explodes today and Grealish blanks vs Arsenal (a good defence)

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Agreed mate. I think I'm convinced I'll make the move to Grealish. Cheers!

          4. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah get jack! Could even Captain for a few if the form stays

        7. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          There has been so many false dawns by Man Utd this season, that I'm not sure what to do about Man Utd v WBA game. I'd like to bring Bruno in (for Son) but I'm scared that Utd will end up losing the game 1-0 whilst playing like a Sunday league team AGAIN.

          Same goes for City attackers as well. I'd actually like to see a prolonged period where they look like there usual brilliant attacking selves and are creating a host of chances each game before I rip up my side to fit in KDB/Kun/Sterling or whoever.

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I think the game is the opposite. Getting in players with a proven track record and good fixtures.
            If I get them after they look good, how will I ever move up the ranks?

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            GW2 vs Palace: fitness issues
            GW4 vs Spurs: they were in the game before Martial's red
            GWs 6 and 7: Chelsea and Arsenal are good defences, and both sacrificed attacking intent (see Chelsea's goal tally in other games) to stifle Man U by parking the bus
            Istanbul: crap. Utter crap. But can be attributed to a bad day, which teams have

            It's the Turkey performance that scares me the most, tbh... But I'll still cap Bruno. Felt like a one-off

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Think you are being a bit kind to Utd RE: the Spurs game. We were awful even before Martial sending off. But admittedly I'm sure the scoreline would have been a wee bit closer without 10 men.

              Arsenal was another stinker of a game where you are painting over some cracks there.

              I need to have a good think over what to do about getting Bruno. I still feel another of 'those' performances could be round the corner

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                It's this sentiment that led to many people writing off Mourinho after the loss vs Everton in GW1

                Everything doesn't have to flow 100% in a Barca/Madrid/Conte's Chelsea/Invincibles/Prime Pep kind of way for a team to get FPL returns or win/draw games

                Liverpool has had bad games since the restart, but I'm gonna guess you have (capped) Salah this season in easy games. I'm a Pool fan, and I see when things go wrong, but I still know I'll cap Salah vs a bad defence

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  Yeah, very fair point made in the middle and last paragraph there that I hadn't really considered

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Feel the same, and West Ham + saints could be quite tricky games

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Bruno is proven to get consistent points even when United play poorly. Especially against bottom tier sides like the run they hvae coming up now.

        8. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          What's the deal with Wilson yesterday, unlucky to score, poor form individually or as a team?

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Team were poor, barely had a sniff

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            From what I saw on MOTD, Newcastle weren't at the races at all yesterday.

            I'd be keeping if I owned, and not buying if I didn't own him.

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Gotta keep patience with these cheap strikers they won't delivery every week and we shouldn't expect them too also.

          4. Evasivo
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks both, much appreciated

          5. mookie
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Had him on Draftkings, 4 passes completed, no shots, no shots assisted, no crosses, no fouls drawn and no fouls committed.
            Just the 4 passes completed. That's what a 2 minutes sub usually does.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Lmao

            2. mookie
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Forgot no tackles and no interceptions.

          6. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            He got what owners should expect most weeks. Newcastle are a very poor attacking team, massive overperformance from Wilson so far.

        9. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          I really don't know what to expect from City-LFC game but am predicting a score draw. What's your feeling?

          1. abhirup780
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            0-0 (had a nightmare)

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 6 days ago

            2-1

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            1-1 (Foden, Salah)

          4. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            1-2

          5. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            2-1 one way or the other 🙂

          6. ivantys
              7 months, 6 days ago

              4-1

          7. ElliotJHP
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Draft one, Robertson/Raul a better duo than Dias/Jesus going forward right?

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              only because Jesus is a rotation worry

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Dias and someone other than Jesus (or Raul) is the best from those.

            3. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Right

          8. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Was considering WC over the IB but team looks decent apart from tough fixtures for the Spurs boys and wanting some City in. What you think? Only 1FT and 0itb.

            McCarthy
            Chilwell, Cresswell, Saiss
            Salah, Ziyech, Rodríguez, Son, Grealish
            Kane, DCL
            (Nyland, Justin, Davis, Mitchell)

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              I'd wait another week I think to see how Spurs look v's tough opposition and to give City and Utd players another game to see how they are faring.

              Then, for GW10 you might be able to load up on City & Utd with a bit more confidence and ditch Spurs assets

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Yeah mate, kind of what I am thinking now. Nice to WC over an IB but my team doesn’t need it I don’t think.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              I think you could save FT this week or sell Saiss. That team doesn't need a wildcard just yet. Maybe you could WC in GW10 and attack Triple City + Vardy.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Yeah was thinking Saiss >> C.Taylor (PAL) or Lamptey (Villa) and then WC. Alternative is Son >> Rashford(C) and then WC

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Actually I don’t have enough for Son >> Rash anyways

          9. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Morning. Does anyone know why Hamez Rod was subbed off...?? Was he injured or poor ??

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Poor I believe

          10. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Kicking myself for bringing in Fornals over Ziyech, was looking too far ahead, bringing in Fornals means I can afford Bruno and KDB in the upcoming weeks

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Chelseas fixtures dont look very good IMO from an attacking point of view....am still waiting

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                He looked really good though. I was very impressed

          11. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Those still with the WC and planning to use it now, this gw or the next one?

            Tempted to pull the trigger now but int break puts me off a bit..

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              If you are pulling, pull today. Earlier the better, to make best use of price changes. Sure you know that anyway.

              My personal preference is to save as long as possible... but mine's gone up the wall already

            2. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Depends on your team to be honest.

              If you can wait another week, then I think that is looking a nice time to pull the trigger fixtures wise.

              But if your side is looking like it needs an overhaul, then press the button now

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                It is okish, but that it is the problem.. i cant seem to hit the jackpot and stuck around the 2m mark for some weeks now.

                Thanks for the advice

          12. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Bruno does look a great option from this week but so does KDB & Vardy from GW10.

            Tough to keep Salah and own those 3 as well.
            Would also mean getting rid of the two most inform players in the game Son & Kane.

            Tough decisions ahead!

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Play the fixtures

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                I definitely will.

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Agree mate. Think I’m just going to try get KDB alongside Salah and one of Son or Kane on a WC

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                That's why I want to wait one week before selling Son or Kane. We haven't really seen them against Top 6 opposition in this form.

            3. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Very much this.

              I've got about 8 different switches in my mind that I could make. And, it's making me dizzy to be honest trying to predict things in this topsy turvy season

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                The good thing is if you miss out one there's another opportunity. Like if I don't go for Bruno this week I can get Vardy for GW10 onwards and those who have Bruno probably won't have the money to get Vardy.

            4. Amey
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              He's United
              If he does well, we do well.
              I'm getting him probably this GW and won't sell him ever. Just love him 😀

              Hopefully he keeps winning us games

          13. The Legend Squad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Any glaring holes in this team? I have 2FT and don’t want to burn a transfer...

            McCarthy
            Robertson Lamptey Chilwell KWP
            Salah Sterling Son Zaha
            Jimenez DCL

            Nyland Lewis Bissouma Davis

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Glaring holes, thought I was on another website for a second

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                For the purposes of this website, I'd jump at the chance of getting rid of Davis on a free

            2. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Jimmy should go now. I'd plan to get any two of Vardy, Antonio, Ziyech in.

            3. AnfieldLad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Zaha to Grealish

          14. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Talisman theory is on fire this season

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Definitely agree with that. I'm trying to get those talismen from the smaller teams now so that I can just set and forget them.

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                I have Grealish and DCL who I will keep.

                But which talisman from other « smaller » teams do you want to set and forget?
                Werner Kane DCL front three means no Antonio as if Im replacing Kane it’s with Vardy.

                And many big hitters in midfield I want means no room for Zaha and co.

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  Vardy is also a talisman. He's a great replacement for Kane.

                  I also like Bamford, Wilson & Antonio. Think all of them look good for atleast 15 attacking returns this season.

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Yup. In almost every team. Crazy stuff

              1. AdjPlusNoun
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                hi.. how to change the profile picture?

                1. mookie
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  gravatar.com
                  rating G if I remember correctly

            3. PrettyDick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Is it? Significantly more than any other season?

              I'm sure if people owned the 'talismen' from Arsenal, Sheffield, Fulham, City, West Brom, West Ham, Burnley etc they would beg to differ

          15. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Thinking of using wildcard, how does this draft look?

            Mccarthy

            Pva, Chiwell, Coufal
            Salah, Son, Bruno Zaha, Grealish
            Dcl, Antonio, Bamford

            Button, Neco Williams, Justin,

            0.5Itb

            Button

            1. PrettyDick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              You sure you want to keep Son, and not say Ziyech or Rashford instead? Or Jota even and use that money elsewhere

            2. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Don't get expensive 8th attacker. Get either Brewster or Bissouma. I'd try to get KDB/Sterling/Vardy.

              1. JabariParkersEyelid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 6 days ago

                Agree with this, you have a horrible benching headache here.

          16. mookie
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Red arrows everywhere except LMS. That's weird.

          17. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Not sure where to go with this team, 1FT 0.0itb

            Martinez
            Chilwell lamptey balbuena Mitchell
            Salah sterling son
            Vardy Werner dcl

            Forster soucek Burke dunne

            1. PrettyDick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Do you mean a head of GW9? If that's the case: don't go anywhere with it. Wait until after the IB. Half your team could come back injured or forced to self quarantine

          18. ragonian
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I've accidentally discovered the key to fpl success – arrange your team on the pitch in reverse chronicle order of when they play. All 5 players on the right hand side of my pitch (playing 4-4-2) played yesterday and returned, which is a first for this season! Martinez (in the middle) is also very last to play tonight. Could be the future

            1. AdjPlusNoun
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              lol gonna try next week

            2. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Chronological?

              1. ragonian
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 6 days ago

                oops, yes – auto correct 🙁

          19. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Oh stupid me, I always arranged in a nice away/home pattern!

          20. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            If you don’t get a Man U player, who is likely to be your GW9 captain?

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              DCL an option? Or just Salah again?

          21. Confusedleedsfan
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Is it just me folks, but I don't see huge returns for the Man City set of fixtures. Too much rotation and not enough consistency through the pitch to make ) convert chances. Not to say they won't do well, but I don't see huge FPL points compared to the price of players?

            Compare it with fixtures of Everton, Palace, Villa etc who all have nailed starters in pretty good form and good haul potential...

          22. La vida FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Robertson, Son > Cancelo, Bruno

            Looking good

          23. Newsman70
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 3 days ago

            On a wildcard due to Wilson, TAA, price rises and Spurs fixture swing. What do you think? 1.0 ITB
            Mccarthy Forster
            Chilwell Zuma Justin Kilman Bernado
            Salah Bruno Grealish Zaha Ziyech
            Bamford Brewster Kane

            Any thoughts most appreciated!
            Kane or KDB?

          24. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Merciful hour. Telegraph insider has reportedly said that the player arrested this week was someone "not on International duty", and the suggestion was that it was someone who did not feature last weekend. I think I know who they're tilting at, but what a mess...