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Bowen and Fornals disappoint as Benrahma emerges at West Ham

WEST HAM 1-0 FULHAM

  • Goals: Tomas Souček (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m)
  • Penalty saves: Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m)
  • Penalty misses: Ademola Lookman (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Fabianski x3, Vladimir Coufal x2 (£4.5m), Soucek x1

TAKE A BOWEN

Most of West Ham’s attacking assets disappointed in their first match of an appealing fixture run as they beat Fulham 1-0 on Saturday evening.

Fantasy Premier League managers have been waiting for the Gameweek 8 fixture swing for some time, even a Michail Antonio (£6.2m) injury not putting off a wave of investment.

Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) picked up roughly 150,000 new owners between them but neither one particularly impressed even against Fulham’s poor defence.

Of the two, it was Bowen who came the closest to an attacking return, his powerful first-half effort from the edge of the box deflected and turned over by Alphonse Areola (£4.5m).

After that, the former Hull man did rack up a few more shots on goal, almost all of them from outside of the box. And, apart from his speculative efforts, Bowen struggled to get into the game.

The local press has somewhat critical of his performances recently, highlighting that they have been on the decline since the Gameweek 4 3-0 win at Leicester.

Meanwhile, the closest Fornals’ came to an attacking return was in the first half when he got round the back of left-back Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) and his cross was deflected into the path of Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) who fired a close-range effort straight at Areola.

Neither player was allowed to finish the game either, replaced by Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) and Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m) in the 72nd minute.

While Bowen and Fornals’ owners are certainly likely to hold these assets for a plum Gameweek 9 trip to Sheffield United, who are still without a clean sheet this season, the fact that they looked so poor even against Fulham may be enough to put off further investment despite the favourable fixtures. 

“I think it says a lot about the players, it is a change. We are not going to try and be flakey to lose the game, we are going to stick at it and try to not lose. I wouldn’t say it was ugly, we dominated the ball in the opening ten or 15 minutes we had chances but the last 20 we tried too. What we didn’t have was the ability to beat somebody until (after the substitutions).” – David Moyes

LATE D-RAHMA

However, it was not all doom and gloom for West Ham’s attackers against Fulham.

Tomas Souček (£4.9m) finally delivered on his positive underlying statistics and got his first goal of the campaign.

Unsurprisingly, the midfielder’s penalty area presence characterised his latest performance, putting him in the right place at the right time to slot past Areola in the closing stages.

Those looking to invest in West Ham’s fixtures should also have Benrahma on their minds too, as it was his persistent determination that breathed new life into the Hammers in the last 20 minutes – and he got the assist for the winner too.

Admittedly, it was Benrahma who gave away a stoppage-time penalty for a foul on Tom Cairney (£5.3m) but Moyes did not seem concerned about that at full-time.

All things considered, such a display may convince him to start Benrahma against Sheffield United, which could see one of Bowen or Fornals drop out of the side, although it is hard to predict that with any degree of certainty. Either way, Benrahma’s emergence is sure to be a little frustrating for Fantasy managers assessing who the most nailed-on starters in the West Ham midfield are outside of Souček.

“(Asked about Benrahma’s impact): I hope you have seen Fornals and Bowen’s class as well in recent weeks so we have got really good competition in those positions. Saïd is a really good player, I have had lots of players from the Championship that I don’t expect too much from too quickly. He had an impact in both boxes but thankfully it went well for us.” – David Moyes

HAMMER BLOW

There was mixed news for West Ham’s defensive potential in their 1-0 win over Fulham.

A third clean sheet of the season was, of course, welcome news for the 120,000+ managers who signed Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m), who was unfortunate not to come away with attacking returns on Saturday.

Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) and Haller both saw efforts either saved or hit the crossbar from Cresswell’s corners in the opening exchange, and the left centre-back also had an effort denied by Areola too.

It was Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) who top-scored among the FPL defenders though, taking home two bonus points for eight points. He now has 25 from five appearances now, averaging five points per game.

A reason for those extras against Fulham seems to have been his persistence in the cross, although the quality of his delivery did not live up to Cresswell’s, something even Moyes inferred at full-time.

“One small thing, I think our crossing tonight was terrible and our ability to get into positions like that, we didn’t do well enough. We either overhit it or hit the font man and that was one aspect but we thought we would have more of the ball, it panned out that way later in the game and we didn’t quite pass the ball well through the lines enough.” – David Moyes

As for long-term clean sheet potential, it was somewhat alarming to witness West Ham’s game management in the closing stages, especially after going 1-0 up.

They struggled to handle the driving runs of substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) and looked likely to concede under Fulham’s attacking pressure. Of course, they would have done were it not for the fortuitous circumstances of Ademola Lookman‘s (£5.0m) awful penalty.

Meanwhile, Moyes will now be sweating on the fitness of Angelo Ogbonna (£4.9m), who picked up a muscle injury in the second half and has been the ever-present lynchpin in West Ham’s defence and could be missed sorely if his absence proves to be a long-term one.

“We’re a little bit worried about Angelo. Because it was a challenge in the box where I don’t think the player should have made the challenge on the goalkeeper and it has opened his groin up a bit so we’ll get him scanned and see what the outcome is.” – David Moyes

West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna (Diop 63′), Balbuena; Masuaku, Souček, Rice, Coufal; Fornals (Benrahma 72′), Bowen (Lanzini 72′); Haller.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Reed, Zambo Anguissa (Cavaleiro 90+3′); Lookman, Cairney, De Cordova-Reid (Loftus-Cheek 83′); Mitrović.

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2,364 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Who you play out of Konsa and lamptey ? Have Mendy between the sticks and the other will be first on the bench

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Konsa.

    2. yash
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Konsa

  2. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez
    Coufal James Bellerin
    Bruno (C) Mane Salah Bowen
    DCL Watkins Werner

    GTG for this week?

    1. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      no games this week unfortunately

  3. Pommie22
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Hi guys any comments greatly appreciated
    Team as is with 1FT 2.0 Itb
    Martinez (Ryan)
    Zouma,Chillwell, Vestergaard(Lamptey,Masuaku)
    Salah,Son,Grealish,Ziyech(Anguissa)
    DCL,Kane,Watkins

    GW10 Son>Bruno or DCL>Jesus
    Or just leave and wait in hope and anticipation for whatever FPL throws at us 🙂

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed
    Cancelo over Chilwell on WC? See plenty of CSs for City over the next few weeks, not so much for Chelsea though...

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I wont no.

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Rotation risk puts me off. Laporte/Ederson look the most nailed to me

      Risk can pay off though, Cancelo's been creative going forward

  5. yash
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    2 FT, 0.3 in the bank
    what would you do?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell KWP Robertson
    Salah Son Rashford Grealish
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Button Lamptey Stephens Branthwaite

    Son to Ziyeich could be an option but not sure if i want to loose Son.
    Keep on benching the wrong defender every week. Not sure who to bench this week either.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      your fpl link says you are on -60 pts for the season
      lol

      1. yash
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        updated

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Lamptey over KWP this GW? You've already got McCarthy in goal so could diversify.

      Son to Ziyech looks good too. Or maybe you could try and find the funds to do Son to a city mid for their upcoming appealing fixtures?

      1. yash
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        i am sorry, its Martinez not McCarthy

        1. karsworde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          KWP and Lamptey both quite decent when going forward. I fancy both, Wolves and Villa, to score next GW. Flip a coin and pick one

  6. George James
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Son + Kane >> Bruno + Watkins -4

    Yes or no?

    Will leave funds to get KDB + Cancelo following week

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Very bold strategy, high risk, high reward

      1. George James
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah doesn’t feel right really, team below if you can have a look. Appreciate your thoughts

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Very good moves..

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I’m not one for hits but I’d do that

  7. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 10 days ago

    A) Best replacement for TAA? Walker, Cancelo or Reece James?
    B) Best midfielder for under 5.0.?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo
      Soucek

      1. McPollolocco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Is there a risk that Mendy will play again when he's fit?

  8. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    On a WC, which villa players would you have apart from Grealish

    A watkins and 1 defender
    B martinez, 1 defender (double up)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Watkins and Martinez for me

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez Grelaish Watkins best three

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

    3. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez, Grealish, Watkins

      Differentials: Targett, Barkley, McGinn

  9. George James
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Best move here? Want United and villa attacking cover ideally.

    1FT 0.1ITB

    Martinez • Steer
    Lamp • James • Robbo • Coufal • Chillwell
    Son • Salah • Podence • Bowen • Bissoum
    Werner • Kane • DCL.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Kane to Watkins and Podence to Bruno?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Doesn’t add up sorry

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          It should
          Was going to suggest same

        2. George James
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          0.1 off 🙁

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Kane and Podence to Watkins and Rashford (-4) instead

      2. George James
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        How about losing Bowen over Podence?

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Son to Grealish..

      1. George James
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah leaning that way. No United attack though

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy has just returned to training, there goes my Cancelo plans out the window then...

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo the plans !

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        If it ain't broke don't Mendy it.

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          You are an Angelino
          (couldn't find anything about Zinchenko 😀 )

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Might just be used in the UCL games now the group is nearly won

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Zinch could also play UCL though

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Could do, I might still risk it with Cancelo and just hope he doesn’t come on if benched. His upside is so high compared to Dias.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Had a look yesterday, last season Cancelo had 12 starts and made 6 sub appearances so it’s not out of the question

    3. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Mendy is clearly a backup now. Will only play in cups.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Clearly? according to who?

  11. Amey
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    You guys keeping or selling Son & Kane ?
    I'm thinking about keeping Son for time being

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      gonna just stick to my original plan
      Potent->Grealish for free
      keeping Son & Kane this week/no Bruno

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Nice !
        I can't afford Grealish in one move because of Martinez Steer 😕

        Something inside me telling that Son will work out well over this "difficult" run of fixtures.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          yeah I hate watching spurs when I dont own Son. Guy is class.

          1. Amey
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Agree
            Thanks

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Selling Son seems best. Kane will somehow tick along with te odd penalty. Ziyech and Bruno are going to kill it in the upcoming weeks.

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Agree with Bruno. Not 100% sure about Ziyech though. He has started off brilliantly. IF i get a Chelsea attacker, it'd be Timo i guess. He looks most dangerous of them all

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I dont trust ManU/Bruno
          Ziyech more a creator then a goal scorer(most big chances created of the Mf in last 2), but then again he is 2.5m less then Bruno which I like

          1. jamesjoseph2770
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Ziyech's set piece threat is unbelievable and Chelsea are scoring a lot of goals now. Man Utd not that consistent enough. Spurs goal threat has gone down significantly and with those fixtures, Son isn't a good choice..

          2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 10 days ago

            This. Manu so inconsistent, they might lose to anybody tbh.

          3. Amey
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Price difference is definitely huge thing.
            I'm confused atm slightly regarding same ...
            Sorry for late reply.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Keeping both for this week but selling for KDB & your man Vardy in GW10.

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Ha
        I can't ignore Vardy. If i have to get vardy, I'd need a 6.5 ish Midfielder to get desired team. Maybe Jota/Foden is the key !

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I think I will sell both; perhaps before the upcoming gameweek. It’s going to be for a hit, but I think i’ll get that back and more between now and GW15

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Nice.
        Selling them both gives huge cash all of a sudden 😀

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          It does, which I will use to bring in two City for gameweek 10 (another hit, but again worth it I think)

          1. Amey
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Too many options available atm. Vardy Timo Jesus KDB Bruno Grealish which I don't have and like.
            Ha ha
            Will be interesting phase of FPL season this

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              I think with the fixture swing in GW10, this obviously favours those who still have their WC. That said, a few hits now to prepare is no different from taking a couple of hits early doors rather than use the WC then.

              Part of me still thinks hits are so risky in a season that is so unpredictable, but feck it, got to “speculate to accumulate” as well as have a bit of fun to boot.

              1. Amey
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Agree
                GL mate !!

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Son the Bruno Fernandes this week
      Kane to Jesus or Vardy next week

      ... will bring Son and/or Kane back as necessary - can’t be sentimental this season waiting and hoping, strike while the iron is hot because those that snooze lose 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        *Son to Bruno ...

      2. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        You're right maybe. I'm at 2.4m so can't stay too protective as well

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I am at 240k and attacking every opportunity, sometimes it works but sometimes it doesn’t ... it could be called points chasing but if a player is on fire and has fixtures against weaker opposition then I am going for it. I sold both Son & Vardy before their 4 and 3 goal hauls respectively but I believe it was the right move at the time but it didn’t come off.

          GL though and holding Son is a great option as well

  12. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Is there a risk that Mendy will play again when he's fit after his injury?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah but as I posted above they might use him for the almost meaningless last UCL group games

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      what do you think?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Nope, he will sit on the bench for the rest of his career

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Always a chance of getting done by roulette.
      If you want to play safe go with Dias

  13. sergioaguero67
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Jota over Salah?
    Please help

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      jesus...
      😯

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Tommy Doyle over KDB?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Delap over Aguero?

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Just get Bogle and be done with it.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        If it’s Kerplunk I’m coming round

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      does he cover Salah though ? certainly outscoring him 😉

  14. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Best captain option next GW?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      could be good week for "gamble"...

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        My thoughts too, on Grealish (BHA) at the moment

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        God shout especially if Wilson is out

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Don't know about best but this is the trickiest GW for captaincy this season, can't pinpoint any one player for the armband. Surely a CS is guaranteed with Wilson out and those Ziyech crossfield balls are very beneficial.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Three routes to points, even if it only ends up being 6 points doubled that would be decent given the potential spread of captains.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 10 days ago

              Could hinge on whether I get Fernandes. United are so damn bipolar though and their ability against parked buses is in doubt.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Yes, the Baggies fixture could be a potential banana skin looking at how Spurs struggled against them. Also, Bruno’s major hauls have all come away from home this season, small sample size I know but I remember last season he performed better away.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  Arsenal, Chelsea, Palace sat back and they struggled. Everton, Newcastle and Brighton left themselves exposed and Bruno took advantage. Spurs just destroyed them. There's doubt in there for me though of course it could be overcomplicating West Brom (H).

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah there does seem some weight to Bruno being a stronger option away from home

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  IMO style of play of the opposition has more relevance than home/away.

                  1. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    11 months, 10 days ago

                    Yes I think you’re probably right but the two are intertwined in so far as home teams will be more likely to attack, and therefore leave gaps to exploit.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno Fernandes - attempts and scores lots from outside the box which is useful against a deep sitting defence ...nothing guaranteed though

    4. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Son or Kane v City high line, they will expose it like v Saints and United.

  15. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez(GK)
    Chilwell, Zouma, Kilman, Saiss, Mitchell

    Saiss to
    A Cancelo
    B Cresswell
    C somebody else?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Cresswell a little safer though and could have had an absolute haul on Saturday

  16. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Which one from GW10 onwards

    A) Dallas, KdB, Son, Jesus
    B) Cancelo, Mane, KdB, Adams

    1. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      B

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      B but not keen on either. Assume you have Bruno Fernandes ?

  17. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Currently own Rashford and Sterling.

    Which two would you go for from GW10?

    A) Bruno, Sterling
    B) KDB, Sterling
    C) Rashford, KDB
    D) Bruno, KDB

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy and KdB. Out of those, D

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      B or D, I would suggest KdB-Mane if you have the money

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      E

      But D of the choices you put forward

  18. mlm
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    is it crazy for Son+DLC => Bruno+Watkins??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Crazy no, but know the risks and the enormous potential to backfire

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      yes

  19. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Robbo > Walker swap

    is it justified, Liverpools Defense looks really off this season with TAA joining VVD, Fabinho on the injury list

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo is cheaper.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      get Nico 😉

  20. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Walker, Cancelo or Dias?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Dias for the money - more nailed

  21. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Is Patrick Van Aanholt the better option for Cancelo??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      No

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      may be not better, but not worse

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      may get more attacking points

  22. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Anything you’d change about this defence on WC? Nothing itb...

    Martinez Forster
    Chilwell Lamptey Justin Coufal 3.9

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Not sure about Justin long term

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Justin to Ayling gw13 is the plan

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Ah ok

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      one injury to your defence and you may only be putting out 2 defenders ... don’t be a cheap charlie and move some cash to get nailed 4.5 or less defenders on your bench - you can always rotate them amongst themselves or with a 4.5 mid fodder if needed

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Want the big hitting midfield and there’s absolutely no funds I can scrape out... all 4 defenders nailed so surely I can field 3 on a weekly basis no?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Justin isn’t nailed long term imho, but good for the next month or two.

          He is 4.8 though and down grading may allow you to move the 3.9 defender to squeeze in the likes of Lewis & Kilman etc ?

          I would be happier having Chilwell Lamptey & Coufal with two starters on my bench than just Justin

          Good luck though, you can’t go too far wrong with what you have

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Yup agreed, though got Justin for 4.6... otherwise that would’ve been an easy solution for sure

            Cheers for the feedback

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              ah ok - my fodder is Struijk so not great either 🙂

  23. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    So that is the knee jerk transfers out of the way, hopefully we now have a quiet 2 weeks and not too many price changes

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Impossible.
      A few clubs have had close contact with the Plague recently and it's guaranteed there will be some high profile injuries in the IB.
      Look on the bright side though, it'll be Christmas soon.....

  24. King Drogba11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    KDB or Vardy for the next 5 GWS ?

  25. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with Sterling, keep or sell?

  26. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 months, 10 days ago

    My Team: Suggestions??

    Mccarthy
    TAA, Lamptey, Coufal,
    Barnes, Salah, Rodriguez, Zaha, Jorginho,
    Bamford, Kane

    on the Bench: Martinez, Telles, Targett, Ings (must keep him because of our league rules)