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‘Form versus fixtures’ poser for Son and Kane’s owners after late Spurs win

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m)
  • Assists: Matt Doherty (£5.8m)
  • Bonus: Kane, Doherty x3, Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) x1

Harry Kane’s (£11.0m) owners will remember his late header that briefly sent Tottenham Hotspur top of the table but it was an otherwise forgettable match at the Hawthorns that had looked destined for 0-0 mediocrity.

Spurs were unconvincing in this Sunday lunchtime clash – a combination of tiredness from their midweek Europa League trip to Bulgaria and a resilient West Brom who were unlucky to have a point cruelly snatched away.

Reflecting on the game, Jose Mourinho said:

It was one of those matches with all the ingredients to lose a couple of points – difficult opponents, they want to stop you, they analyse you, they see where you are strong, they try to close every possible door, and they did it.

Kane was quiet but all he needed was an 88th-minute cross by Matt Doherty (£5.8m), rising to head the Irishman’s delivery home.

That was the England striker’s eighth goal from as many matches against the Baggies and his 150th Premier League strike overall, maintaining Spurs’ 100% away record.

KANE IS ABLE

Over two million FPL managers captained Kane this week, no doubt expecting another haul after Spurs’ previous three away wins produced a combined 12-3 score. But things were much tougher here against a side fighting to escape the relegation zone.

For all the comments about Kane essentially playing as a midfielder, he still provides the goals to go alongside his new-found creativity. The two assists of last season have already been eclipsed by eight this time and he entered the weekend with a number of chances created (14) and big chances created (9) far higher than the next best from a forward.

Similar to how Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) acts like a false nine for Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) and Sadio Mane (£12.0m) to play as two forwards, Kane was seemingly sitting deep for a Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Gareth Bale (£9.5m) strike force. Yet it is the England captain who takes home the points, while Son disappointed many by not continuing his streak of double-digit away hauls.

SON STOPS SHINING

Clearly, it isn’t maintainable to get 24, 18 or 11 points every time but Son missed a huge chance in the first half. Put through by Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m), Son seemed hesitant to pull the trigger as West Brom defenders sprinted back to catch up. He eventually dug out a shot but it missed.

A second successive blank will concern his 60% ownership, especially considering the fixture swing that now awaits Jose Mourinho’s side.

Their first six games after the international break include meetings with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester City. In a classic FPL debate about form versus fixtures, what will the many who have doubled up on both Kane and Son do about this difficult run? Particularly when premium assets at Manchester City and Manchester United are about to begin a kind run.

Neither player is at fault, as they sit atop the FPL game as highest scorers so far. They have accumulated 15 goals and 10 assists between them from only eight matches – truly phenomenal numbers. In a crazy season which has produced huge shocks, great comebacks, many goals and little sense, perhaps it is too logical to assume that Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) or Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) are the way forward.

The team news was headlined by Bale starting his first league match since returning to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid. Against Brighton, he came off the bench to score a late winner – such drama is becoming a habit in recent weeks, replacing the heavy wins of before – and was deemed ready to form a fearsome front three alongside Kane and Son. In truth, he was ineffective, almost reaching a cross early in the second half but producing nothing else.

REGUILON CONTINUES TO ATTACK

Only left-back Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) was providing any attacking threat as the match dragged on. Long-range shots in the 59th minute were saved and then blazed over, with a later effort being blocked into the path of Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m). Had the substitute scored, it would have been Reguilon’s third assist from five league appearances.

In addition to a clean sheet, Reguilon certainly passed the eye test – crossing for Carlos Vinicius’ (£7.0m) low left-footed shot that produced a wonderful save from Sam Johnstone (£4.5m). And yet it was Doherty on the other flank who provided Kane’s assist.

The £15m signing from Wolves was initially heavily-backed by the FPL community but has gradually been abandoned, dropping twice in price because he had registered no attacking returns and was rotated twice with Serge Aurier (£5.2m).

WINLESS BAGGIES

In his programme notes, the under-pressure Slaven Bilic demanded that his players be “more streetwise, more mature and dirty in the game”. He got what he asked for, with West Brom arguably the better side for most of the match.

The Baggies boss said after full-time:

My message to the players was that this has to be our standard now. We have to perform like this in every minute of every game as a minimum. It’s really difficult to take confidence from a defeat because the best way to get confidence is to win games and climb up the league. But you can also get confidence from performances and today was an example of that.

Bilic was forced into making changes to his side after Matheus Pereira (£5.9m) and Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) tested positive for coronavirus. He used this opportunity to switch systems, going for a 5-4-1 wing-back formation with the returning Kyle Bartley (£4.5m) and Dara O’Shea (£4.3m) featuring at centre-half.

Karlan Grant (£5.9m) somehow missed a free header from six yards after a brilliant Darnell Furlong (£4.5m) cross, before a teasing Callum Robinson (£5.5m) delivery dropped over Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) and was headed off the line by Eric Dier (£4.9m). The second half saw Conor Gallagher (£5.5m) hit the post from distance and Furlong’s header force an acrobatic save from Lloris.

However, they are still without a win. Apart from back-up goalkeeper David Button (£4.0m), no West Brom player has ownership above 2%. Their players are relatively untouched but, if looking for a differential, it might be worth considering that their next home games are against Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Leeds.

The Baggies have been better at the back of late than they have going forward and Johnstone is one of the cheapest starting goalkeepers out there, sitting third for saves among top-flight shot-stoppers.

Given Aston Villa’s favourable schedule, Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) will, however, remain the go-to option for many.


West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend; Krovinovic, Livermore (Edwards 89′), Gallagher, Robinson (Diangana 67′); Grant (Phillips 84′).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele (Lo Celso 64′), Sissoko (Carlos Vinicius 79′); Bale (Lucas Moura 78′), Son, Kane.

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1,357 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    ...had exact money so just pulled the trigger on a -8 in the end!

    Son + Sterling + Foden to Salah + Bruno + Ziyech

    Doesn't feel overly terrible as I'll very likely be holding all three long term.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Not keen on Sterling for their run of games from GW10?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I think with way City are playing and Pep roulette Salah will outscore him over that run of games

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah Salah will outscore him,

          I have them both and looking to add KDB to the mix, but not happy with what I see from Sterling and City

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            yeah it boiled down to Sterling(+4) or Salah and tbh Salah looks the much better pick going forward...Sterling has frustrated the hell out of me watching him!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      no money lost on the City boys but will cost me 0.3 to get Son back...have Kane so likely won't need him back anyway

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      fingers crossed you don’t get any injuries to your squad, or the dreaded Covid ....

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        aye, cheers, but have other worries over the next couple of weeks unfortunately mate...player injuries and Covid are well down my list!

  2. Denver Omelette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which one should play next gw:
    A. KWP vs Wolves(A)
    B. Dallas vs Arsenal(H)

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Tough one

      A for me

      1. Denver Omelette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate good luck with that son/kane situation

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

      A

  3. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Bottomed

    72 for the week. A nice 500k jump from 2.17k to 1.65k.

    Areola
    PVA Lamptey KWP
    Salah Son Rashford Ziyech
    Kane Jimenez Watkins

    Dallas Stephens

    0.1 ITB 1 FT

    Thought?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Jimenez to Richarlson

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        How about Kane> Werner(C)??.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I think Jimenez is the weaklink there and hence the first one to go

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any early suggestions here folks? 1ft, 0 itb.

    martinez
    robbo zouma lamptey
    salah son ziyech grealish zaha
    kane dcl

    forster dallas Kilman Brewster

    1. lugs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      hold transfer, that's a great looking team

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks bud. Tempted to get rid of kane and son seeing the upcoming fixtures. Bruno and watkins are tempting.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Our fixtures aren't exactly great either, saints and westham away after WBA

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Any other suggestions then bud?

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Kdb

        2. lugs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          do it then, they look good moves for the next few weeks, i personally don't think Spurs will stop scoring through their tough run but their ceiling is definitely going to be lower

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks

          2. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            KDB?

  5. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Think I'm settled on this WC team.

    Martinez Steer
    PvA Lamptey Taylor
    KdB Salah Bruno Berge
    Vardy Richarlison Watkins
    Soucek Justin Lewis

    RMWCT?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Would get a city defender and Chilwell by downgrading Richarlson or Vardy

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Can't find any City defenders prone from rotation.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Diaz?

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Hmm, PvA still has better fixtures short term than Diaz, no?

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

      PvA to Cancelo?

      And why Rich over DCL?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Just a punt for 3 GW's

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Makes sense, could be a great differential

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lacks Chelsea defense imo. Don't like Berge as well. Rest looks good.

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Berge to rotate with Soucek & Lewis.

    4. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      don't like this at all id definitely have Grealish in there for a start

  6. lekkaaudisy
      2 months, 12 days ago

      So this is my team
      GK: Martinez, Forster
      DEF: TAA, Saiss, Chilwell, Lamptey, Mitchell
      MID: Ziyech, Son, Salah, Grealish, Burke
      FOR: Watkins, Kane, DCL
      0.3m ITB

      I want to transfer out TAA (and maybe Saiss) so I can upgrade Son to Bruno/KdB, which player should I bring in?
      James, Creswell, Coufal?
      Should I take a hit or not?

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Coufal. I'd wait to hear more news about TAA in the next 2 weeks if it's for a hit.

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Coufal

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Is DCL still a must-have at 7.8?
      On WC only way for me to fit Salah, KDB, Bruno, and Vardy is to sacrifice DCL.

      What I can do is get DCL on WX for Fulham and leave cash for a switch to Vardy next week, after GW12 I'm not so keen on Everton assets anyway, makes sense?

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I like him for the next 3. I might move him after the Burnley game.

        To answer your first question, I don't think any player is a must have. But he has been in form this season and looks really good. He was isolated a lot against United but did really well and got an assist as well.

      2. FPLGOOD
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I like dcl also for next 3 but if you can afford watkins then go for him (good for next 7)

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Did Trent to Chilwell before the price rise.

      McCarthy
      Chilwell Konsa Coufal
      Salah(c) Son Ziyech Grealish
      Kane DCL Watkins

      I know the GW is just over and the next GW is 2 weeks away but I'm all set for the next GW unless there are some injury/health concers from the IB.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Looks good

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers! 🙂

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Long term, do you prefer
      A) DCL+Ziyech and fodder
      B) Vardy+Watkins and fodder

      I think A might be the popular choice but just think after 2-3 weeks people will look to sell DCL and there will be no easy switch, while Vardy gives better team structure and easier switch to Kane or Werner( Basically confused because I think A might be better for now but it means 352 and I think 343 might be the way to go)

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        When I think long term, I don't think about who I would switch the player with in the future. Beats the whole idea of long term for me.

        I think DCL has been really good this season. Vardy will always do well. Ziyech is the key man here I feel. He could be a really good FPL asset by the looks of it. Has incredible assist potential and Chelsea will do much better than Villa.

      2. Denver Omelette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A for me, although u need 2 FT when DCL's fixtures turns to switch things up

      3. FPLGOOD
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dcl to Antonio or Watkins on gw12 is still okay

    • Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Would you do Saiss- Jim to Coufal-Werner for -4?

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I would

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Richa + Diaz/Chilwell?

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Any news when Aguero could be back ?

      1. lugs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Pep

        "I don't know [exactly when he will RTP]. He's getting better but I don't know. I don't know about Liverpool, but I think after the break he will be ready."

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks, hopefully he will be ready by GW10

    • Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mitro to Watkins done. Now pondering wild card to get Bruno and defenders with better fixtures, and finally sell Jimenez. Thoughts?

      Leno button
      Robbo Semedo Zouma Ayling
      Lascelles
      Sarah Auba Son Grealish Bissouma
      Watkins Jimenez Brewster

      1. FPLGOOD
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I can see WC closing: semedo and jimenez max 1 more gw, and Auba should be gone. Also no united or city a worry.

    • kobewan
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Would you do this for -4

        Hames|Saiss|Bamford > Ziyech|CoufalWatkins
        or just
        Hames|Saiss > Ziyech|Coufa

        to avoid the hit

        1. lugs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          just do the 2nd one

          1. kobewan
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I was thinking maybe Hames is fine until GW12, Son > Ziyech would be a better idea looking at Spurs fixtures..

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Just the second one. Bamford is a good pick. Wouldn't take a hit to go to Watkins. But having a Villa player for their next 7 GWs looks almost essential.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Internationals, finally! Said no one ever...

          1. lugs
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            its a perfect week for Destiny 2's new expansion to come out, that should keep me occupied during the break 🙂

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Players need a rest. I wish many players just said “no thanks” to international caps

            Waste of time to play these exhibitions

        3. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Why are people overrating Chelsea defenders?

          Are we expecting them to keep on scoring the odd goals & getting CS's...

          1. CFC1990
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Fixtures are OK but looks at the attacking threat of Chilwell and James

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Why are we not factoring in the rotation and the average December generally Chelsea has?

              1. CFC1990
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                There are enough good 4.5 defenders to deal with rotation. I think James and Chilwell are first choice but will get rested for Azpi and even Alonso occasionaly

          2. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cause they are midfielders that score and assist

            Chilwell is barely defending. He should have a brace before to long.

            Reese is a beast too, he’s going to score about 90% of Robbo and TAA this year, if he continues to play

          3. Weeb Kakashi
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I am a Chelsea fan. Honestly i see max 2-3 cs in the next 6-7 games.
            Chilwell looks very attacking though.

            I dont have any in my team atm.

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Will Chilwell still play as advanced, when Pulisic is back?

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yes. Pulisic will tuck in and will get good points as well. Also he gets to get on the end of Ziyechs diagonal crosses

        4. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What do you think of my WC draft:

          Martinez
          Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal
          Fernandes, Salah, KDB, Grealish
          DCL, Bamford, Watkins

          4m, Lamptey, Dallas, Bissouma

          0.1m itb

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Decent team without Vardy!

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Indeed Id be tempted to get Vardy instead of Bamford, selling one of the premium mids to afford. Probably wouldnt get Fernandes.

            2. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thank you. Yes could go Vardy instead of Fernandes but think Bamford and Watkins are such value which would be tough to find in midfield

          2. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Very similar to mine mate. So it looks fantastic. I might get Richarlison over Bamford though

        5. Weeb Kakashi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Pick one

          A Werner from gw9
          B Vardy from gw10
          C Jesus from gw10

          Have Ziyech and KDB

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            D Vardy from GW9.

            But B

          2. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            A then B

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Same thinking.

          3. CFC1990
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            B

          4. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Werner GW 9 and then Vardy after that if you are willing to switch after a week.
            Otherwise, Vardy from GW 9. He does like scoring against the big teams and with no VVD, he might benefit.

        6. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Dias or Cancelo?

          1. Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cancelo

        7. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Does anyone know how many months TAA is out for?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            he hasn’t had a scan yet so no one knows if it’s weeks not months

        8. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          how you all doing on hits so far ? I have not held back too much 🙂
          1 WC
          11 transfers
          5 hits
          1 FT in my pocket

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            10 transfers
            3 hits

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            No WC
            12 transfers
            5 hits (2 of them came this week to get Coufal, Ziyech and Grealish for Saiss, Pulisic and Foden)
            FT already used to get Chilwell for TAA. Would have to take a hit if any injury/COVID strikes

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              No WC as in WC still intact

          3. Weeb Kakashi
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            9 T
            3 H

            Wc used

          4. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            1 WC
            7 transfers
            2 hits
            On 2 FT right now

          5. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            TC used accidentally (fat finger)
            11 transfers
            4 hits
            Likely to WC this week

        9. Weeb Kakashi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I personally do not get how Bernardo Silva doesn't make the starting XI . If you watched David Silva ovee the years you'd say Bernardo is the natural heir to him. He keeps it so simple and effective.
          In any other Top team he is killing it like he does for Portugal.

          Cannot understand Pep.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Bernardo has been average for a while now, if you watched our games you'd realize that.

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Lol. Is it? Then why is he not average for Portugal?
              You can call someone average only if he does start consistently.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                He's been average for City whether you like it or not and hasn't staked any claim to be starting every week.

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  He made things work for them against Arsenal. You did not watch. Did you?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    He was brilliant against Arsenal, unfortunately he's been average overall for a while now for City. It's not even debatable, ask any City fan.

                    1. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Any City fan would rate him better than Foden too. Period

                2. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  And it was without De Bruyne. Could Foden do that?

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Why are you so stuck on Foden lmao

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                https://www.whoscored.com/Players/136741/Show/Bernardo-Silva

                Take a look at his whoscored ratings. If this doesn't convince you, forget it lmao

            2. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              And you are not implying Foden or Gundo are better than him.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Gundo is a different player with a different role in this system so comparing him is foolish.

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Well what do you say about Foden then.

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Foden's been benched three times in a row in the PL and is a winger in Pep's eyes, have you even been following us? Lmao

                    1. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Foden has played in that LCM role so has Gundogan . Although Gundogan is not really that advanced as the other two. So as long as Pep plays the 433 i dont see how Gundo and Foden are ahead of the pecking order.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        He's played CM 1 time in his last 14 matches, honestly what are you on about?

                        https://www.transfermarkt.com/phil-foden/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/406635/plus/0?saison=&verein=&liga=1&wettbewerb=&pos=&trainer_id=

                    2. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Not really. He has played in Midfield more than upfront.
                      You need to watch to know it.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        My God...

                        1. Weeb Kakashi
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Okay. So who do you feel should be playing more often than Bernardo

                          1. Zladan
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 12 days ago

                            Unless Bilva is deployed wide, KDB tends to have to play a deeper role.

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

            Luxury player, city have to many players like him who score in a rout when you have plenty of the ball but don’t show up in big games or have enough work rate, foden, gundo same bracket - just my opinion

        10. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Have decided to take multiple hits this GW to purge my deadwood. Feel like I'm constantly playing on the backfoot due to poor WC picks and Foden & Saiss no shows resulting in me fielding 10 this week was the final straw.

          Did Saiss/Mitro > Coufal/Watkins last night, and planning on Foden > Ziyech after the internationals. Any other moves worth an extra hit? Have about 3M to play with. Wilson may go for DCL if his injury keeps him out.

          Martinez Forster
          Chilwell Robbo Coufal Lamptey Mitchell
          Salah Foden Son Grealish Burke
          Jimenez Watkins Wilson

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I did similar moved this week. -8 to remove the injured Pulisic and rotation prone Saiss and Foden out for Ziyech, Grealish and Coufal. All three returned. So I'd surley get Ziyech in for Foden. But try to have a plan to get KdB in from GW10 onwards.

            1. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              He can come in for Son. He's done well for me earlier in the season, but got no great attachment to him after 2 straight captain fails and Spurs seemingly regressing to the norm of conservative Mourinhoball.

              1. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yeah. But GW 10 and 11 look really tasty from City point of view!

        11. fpork
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I got 2.7ITB and 2 FT.

          Martínez (Martin)
          Chilwell, Lamptey, Walker-Peters, Robertson (Branthwaite)
          Son, Salah, Grealish, Zaha (Soucek)
          Kane, Calvert-Lewin (Brewster)

          Would you do one of the following?
          1) Son->De Bruyne
          2) Zaha, Robertson->De Bruyne, 5,5 defender (e.g. Bellerin/Mings)

        12. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Morning dzzz, aston villa saving my gw last night! chickening out of taa/havertz >> coufal/bruno (-4) cost me 10 points but oh well...in the end just took the safer route of havertz >> grealish.

          Best moves here with 1ft and 1m. Defence is in tatters with rotation players

          Martinez
          Taa* James* Lamptey -- Saiss* Mitchell*
          Salah Son Grealish Barnes*
          Kane Watkins DCL

          A: TAA + Barnes >> Coufal + Bruno (-4)
          B: TAA + Mitchell >> Chilwell + Dias (-4) and bench barnes (liv). Lei have good fixtures from gw10 onwards
          C: Saiss + Mitchell >> Coufal + Dias (-4) if TAA only out for 1 game

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

            A still looking a good move

          2. Help Me!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I guess wait till after internationals, but I think the -4 will not be worth it. Better to transfer only 1 of the defenders. If TAA is out for long, then you can switch 2 defenders.

        13. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Jota is half the cost of Mane and twice the player.. very tempting option

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            😆

          2. Weeb Kakashi
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Mane is miles better.

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Do you hate Mane just because you had a crap rank because of him last season?

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              No, that was Vardy and Ings

        14. Help Me!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          McCarthy-Nyland
          TAA*-Chilwell-Doherty*-Mitchell*-Justin
          Son*-Zaha-Grealish-Salah-Bissouma
          Mitrovic*-Adams-Werner

          2 FTs, 2.2m ITB
          Had this amount saved to upgrade Son coming GW or next
          Aside from this what should be my priority to transfer?
          I know Doherty is a risk to rotate, Mitchell is out, Nyland is out.
          Mitrovic and TAA disappointing since GW1

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

          Morning all hope you had a good GW

          How did city look yesterday? Especially defensively

          I’m considering jimi and foden to bamford and Bruno for a -4 but that will leave me still holding Kane and son which I don’t mind at first glance but city with a full defence will be a tough game

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Decent defensively, average offensively. Team seems to be suffering from fatigue too much

        16. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What would you do if you own Sterling?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Removing a player with West Brom, Burnley, and Fulham in the next 5 does not strike me as a wise strategy

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I want KDB as well for these games, would you replace sterling or have Both?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Honestly not sure mate, it's a weird situation right now. Our offensive figures are the worst they've been in a long time

            2. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              He already have had those kind of fixtures, he is terrible in the penalty area this year. Looks tired all the time, he needs a 2 week rest.

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Keep him. City's fixtures improve and it's only a matter of time before they hit stride.

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Hold I guess. Although holding Sterling over KDB last season didn't work out well.

          4. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            seems like the question of the week.
            could sell for Bruno and get in KDB in week 10

        17. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Have the exact cash to do Bamford + Foden to Vardy + Soucek. Both Foden and Soucek would be bench warmers. So its basically Bamford vs Vardy. Should I?

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            No reason to sell Bamford imo.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Vardy with that run and form is almost a must have. The other forwards I have are Martial and DCL. Who would you get rid of? Do not have any other United or Everton.

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Form? He only scores pens and not all the time, awful penalty against Patricio

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Second highest scoring forward through that bad run.

                  1. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Bad run? Their fixtures have been wonderful

          2. Bielsa Murderball
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Bamford offers great value for money...i wouldnt do it

          3. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            It's spelled: Zee - yes

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Not Zeddd