Scout Notes

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. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Where do I find non penalty XGI??

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Understat.com

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Create a custom table in the members area

  2. Thewonderfulgame
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    No one is mentioning the name...

    Scott Dann?

    Seems decent differential, great fixtures, and the only sub 4.5 player, perhaps to replace mitchell...

    1. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      You’re 4 or 5 years too late on that one mate

      1. Thewonderfulgame
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        obviously done it in prev seasons but this season seems a prime pick and bargain, very much under the radar , i'd say the most 'nailed' CB at palace

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I am confused over what is first team defence for Palace but with Tomkins coming back soon, Cahill fit, Sakho fit and Clyne/PVA/Mitchell is he nailed?

      1. Thewonderfulgame
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Tomkins first choice but injured
        Cahil out of favour
        Sakho playing at present but i'd say not as 'nailed' as Dann, espec given performance at weekend

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks

  3. AA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    On a WC, not even liking the options for a 3rd striker. Not too keen on Bamford/Adams. Antonio is a concern. Jiminez is too expensive for my liking. Reckon I'll take a punt on Richarlison. Anyone else considering him? The next 3 fixtures for Everton are juicy.

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      See below, I think hes a great pick

    2. Ruffio
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Richarlson and dcl?

      1. AA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yes. Genuinely think the double up could be effective for the next 3

        1. Ruffio
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Bold! I like it

          1. AA
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Haha! Feel the need to slowly start breaking away from the template as well. Going double up on Aston Villa defence too.

    3. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Go for it. Lovely punt

      1. AA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Everton should bounce back. And he's their enigma

  4. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on Adams + TAA > Richarlison(C) + Cancelo (-4) this week, then Trossard > KdB next week?

    1. AA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah, I'm considering captaining him too!

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Could work. Good luck

  5. Kaptenen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Need to sell TAA now, already own Zouma. Should I get Chillwell or Cancelo/Walker?

    1. thom830g
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Would go for Cancelo/walker

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Chilwell now, your third defender to Cancelo in GW10. No matter who he is 🙂

    3. Il Capitano
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Had the same dilemma yesterday, decided to double up v NEW, then move Zouma to Dias/Cancelo GW10

    4. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Is Antonio to Bam Bam a good transfer? I don't trust his fitness and that he will be match fit soon

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Why not Watkins?

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Have double Villa already not convinced on triple

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            If villa have a bad game than my team will struggle...

            I am not sure Brighton and WHam are that easy fixtures for them. Their playing style might be difficult for them. They like to play against teams like Arsenal and liverpool who try to control the ball. They should be good against Newcastle again me think. I might get him then

    5. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno or Ziyech?

      Own Rashford

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bruno imo

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Penalty merchant

    6. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      mendy steele
      chilwell cresswell saiss taylor mitchell
      salah kdb foden bowen mccarthy
      kane werner watkins

      1 ft 0.3 itb

      a foden to jota
      b saiss to targett (could do werner to vardy following gw)
      c save

      thank you and gl

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        B

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers.

    7. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Would you go with Watkins or Bamford on wildcard?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Watkins

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Bam Bam. I presume you have Watkins. He should have been on a brace. Clear goal wrongly disallowed. Even leeds approached the PL Towers for explanation why it was rulled off. They need to clarify

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            *I presume you have Grealish. Sorry

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bamford

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bamford

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bamford and Grealish

        Talismans

      5. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Watkins

    8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Mendy, Button
      Chilly, Reguilon, Coufal, Justin, 3.9
      Salah, Son, Ziyech, James, Grealish
      Kane, DCL, Brewster

      What do you think about my team? Thinking of going Reguilon and Son to Cresswell and Bruno for a hit, would you do it in my place?

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Team looks good, I would save the FT here

    9. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno and Soucek or Grealish and Zaha

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        G & Z

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Ta

    10. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      People using WC this week. Any particular players you're looking for creating 0.1 team value? This would be helpful for everyone who's using WC this week!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Not sure there will be one. Grealish maybe?

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers mate

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        This is extra difficult during the international break

        Trends play out for two weeks straight, not just the few days between normal GWs

        Maybe Watkins, Ziyech, Chilwell, Grealish and Bruno. But you'd most likely be keeping them anyway

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers mate! Really helpful!

    11. cnewman7
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thinking of WCing next gameweek but feel like I could do it for GW9.

      Have had a solid start sitting around 80k and don’t want to lose ground especially with no utd cover for WBA.

      1 FT 0.0 ITB. Any thoughts?

      Ryan
      KWP Chilwell Cresswell
      Salah Son Grealish Podence
      Werner Jimi Kane

      McCarthy Justin Bissouma Ferg

    12. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Son and Foden to Grealish and Ziyech going to bite me or good move? Rise and fall coming up.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I like it

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        You’ll be fine

      3. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I like it!

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Good move, I think

    13. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Crazy to do Jim + Son > Bamford + (B)runo for a -4 before the IB in order to catch price changes?

      Would get Watkins but screwed myself by having Steer alongside Martinez and Grealish

      Can't do Son > Bruno without a hit

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Not worth a hit imo

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I've just done the move. Really wanted to captain Bruno this week

          Wish me luck, was probably dumb but my -4 paid off this week when I did Foden > Ziyech, Saiss > Coufal and TAA > Chilwell

          Feel like it's the season to be aggressive

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Maybe it is. Maybe every season is

            Good luck

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Hasn't worked for me in the past

              Although I am having my worst season ever so far (1m rank at the moment) so feel like I need to push a bit harder...

      2. Ruffio
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Is it not very early to be making your moves anyway? Could get injured in the break. Or covid. I’m leaving all mine last minute

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I know this is going to sound crazy, but I actually forgot about the Covid issue...

          Although, I don't think Bamford is going to be in the England squad to hopefully he will be OK

    14. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Sell Rodriguez (James) or keep due to fixtures?

      Have Ziyech in my sights got some tough fixtures on the way for Chelsea.... Can't afford Bruno unless I take a hit, tempted....

      1. adr3nalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        *but some tough fixtures

      2. Ruffio
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I’d keep James with richarlson coming back he’ll be more in the points. Find another way to cover scum

        1. adr3nalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Thanks. Scum?

          1. Ruffio
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Utd/Bruno

            1. adr3nalin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

      3. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Keep, i expect normal service to resume now they're all back.

        1. adr3nalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers

    15. Gemma817
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Are all purely considering Chilwell for his attacking returns?
        After Newcastle his fixtures are
        Tot (h), Lee (h), Eve (a), Wol (a), Whu (h), Ars (a), Avl (h), Mci (h), Lei (a)

        I might be wrong but I don't foresee too many cleansheets there.

        On another note, would you prefer Ziyech or Grealish?

        1. Gemma817
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Are we all*

          • Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Did you consider fixtures with TAA, Robbo, Alonso or Mendy in their prime?

            Same applies to Chilwell

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Ze_Austin where did you come from? I haven't noticed you before. Best posting tonight of all posters.

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Thanks 🙂

                I'm usually more active in the dead zone here, trying to avoid confrontations and personal attacks. It's been nice exchanging ideas today

          • FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            I agree, so planning to switch to Cancelo after Newcastle

          • bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Good point. A mix bag of matches, fair enough but price point, Chelsea being def sound and attacking potential is some of the reason. Too late to buy now IMO.

        2. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Which 2 on wildcard?
          1. Wilson (if fit)
          2. Watkins
          3. Bamford
          4. Antonio (if fit)

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Wilson and antonio and grealish in midfield. If no grealish Antonio and Watkins

          2. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            24

          3. AA
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            4,1,2 and then 3 would be my order of preference.

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Have kept foden so far may as well keep for the nice fixtures coming up right ? Or do you think his 49 minutes over 3 games is enough to justify the sell, which it probably is to be honest 🙂

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Priority sale. For a hit, even

            Being benched thrice in a row by Pep is never a good sign, especially since the fixture congestion isn't easing up until next year either

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              You're probably right. Have to concede defeat with my punt I think . Cheers 🙂

          2. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Sell fast

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers will probably do 🙂

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                3 games in a row not playing

        4. Thewonderfulgame
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Ziyech OR Grealish?

          fixtures = grealish
          talent around him = ziyech...

          1. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Grealish due to fixtures only

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Grealish

        5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Just made the mistake of watching Match of the Day from the weekend and seeing that Bamford goal being ruled out,I am a Bamford owner bit goodness me that shocking, he was pointing to where he’s wants the ball to be played too, Surely every one concerned with football has to unite against these sort of nonsensical decisions ruining the game we love!!!

          1. Ruffio
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Completely agree mate. I also own klich so double pain

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Ah nightmare mate!!! Terrible luck!! Thank goodness I’ve just seen the Lookman penalty howler that’s cheered me up!!! Haha absolutely hilarious!!

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Agreed,it's pretty daft.

            Also thought McGinn's goal should have stood yesterday.

            When VAR came in first i was an advocate, thinking it would be good for fair play but the way they have implemented it has taken the soul out of English football.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah I agree mate It should have been given!! It certainly has big time imo!! All the hand balls in the penalty area that are being given, a couple of examples this weekend of this too, it’s zapping all of the fun out of the game for sure!!

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                From what i am seen the players are really starting to cop on to now too and the way they are throwing themselves down under light challenges which they often initiate is border line cheating imo.

                I also think players crossing in balls are aiming more and more for defenders torsos looking for a handball which is just wrong and not in the spirit of the game.

                I miss good hearty tackles too in English football which when done correctly is nearly as good as a well taken goal or a assist.Players just seem afraid now of going all in because they know it always looks worse in slow motion.

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Yeah I think your right thinking about it mate, they are definitely all adjusting and trying to make gains within the parameters of the laws(which could have been classed as cheating or gamesmanship in the past haha). And your right there too mate, I’ve saw my first football match in 1988/89 and to think how footballs changed in that period of time is unreal!!...: the shorts have got Longer too!! Haha

          3. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Leeds officially asked from the PL Towers for explanation and clarification why it was rulled off. I am not an owner but that was disgraceful

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Ah did they, that’s good, more teams should follow suite and put the pressure on the VAR and powers that be, yeah it certainly was mate, going to be chewing on all the international break now too haha

        6. J to the T
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          How’s this wild card looking?

          McCarthy 4.0
          Chilwell Targett Justin Lamptey Kilman
          KdB Salah Bruno Grealish Riedewald
          DCL Werner Brewster

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Not keen on 442 but nice enough

            Not sure how nailed Justin will be when perreira is back could you stretch to Fofana ?

          2. AA
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Dislike the 4-4-2

            Coufal + Watkins will score more than Chilwell + Brewster?

            1. J to the T
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks both.

              Think draft two looks better - what you reckon!?

              McCarthy Forster
              Chilwell Targett Coufal Lamptey Kilman
              KdB Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek
              DCL Watkins Richarlison

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                not keen on double everton attack. i feel you need one of werner kane or vardy

        7. Ruffio
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Need to wildcard this? I’m worried about the Spurs city fixture leading to a hit straight after wild card. Is there a good theory/plan in saving it?

          McCarthy. Ryan.

          Trent. Kwp. Taylor. Creswell. Justin

          Kdb. Grealish. Son. Klich. Saka

          Kane. Dcl. Bamford.

        8. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Ahhh i know the drawbacks of making a transfer before the international break, but I have itchy fingers...

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            I am doing it tonight. Need a break from fpl and ffs. If I don't do it will tinker with the team all the time.

            They key strategy is for you to be happy with your bench. So even if something happens you have the bench to cover you and fix the issue next GW

          2. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Do it. Worst-case scenario, it's just a -4.

        9. kime67
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Suddenly all these injuries to deal with, dont know what to do, hate to look at my team. wish i had the wildcard.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Hit it

        10. Tinkertank
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Which combo do you like best? ^^
          A: Watkins / Cancelo
          Or
          B: Ziyech / Coufal

          1. Tinkertank
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Btw, Coufal will be rotating with Lamptey and Kilman

          2. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Both look good that’s tough

        11. Labile
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Any suggestions??
          0FT .5 ITB willing to take a hit.

          Martinez
          Chillwell Saïss Targett Lamptey Mitchell
          Salah Son Grealish Bowen Burke
          DCL Kane Vardy.

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Nah no hit necessary

          2. Doc footy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Loose Saiss

          3. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            It's wild, but: Son + Saiss to Bruno + 3.9

            Then Kane + Bowen to Bamford + KDB

            It's wild... And might be unaffordable. Mitchell can go with an extra hit in an attempt to skin the bench, but it would make you very light on the bench

            Or you could just... Err... Stick. Maybe Saiss to Cancelo. Fix the weakness only

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Listen to Ze_Austin

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Adams over Bamford works here, if the funds squeeze you out of Bamford. Then work to bump Adams up to Bamford with 2 FTs (skinning the bench) by GW13

          4. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Son and Saiss out for Bruno and a cheapie

        12. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Pick a combination of 2 from these 3.

          Zaha
          Grealish
          Ziyech

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Grealish and Ziyech

        13. Thewonderfulgame
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Is it clear who takes TAA spot at RB?
          Neco Williams at 3.9? or Milner?

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Could be Gomez if Fabinho is back

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              If he plays next week I am getting him. 1 or 2 games from him will do just fine. That means I might get some additional lucky start for the easy festive games

          2. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Fabinho if matip stats fit and he gets fit.

        14. Doc footy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 23 days ago

          A)Grealish + Werner or B)Watkins + Ziyech
          Pls opine...

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            A