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.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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2,364 Comments Post a Comment
  1. thom830g
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins or bamford in this WC team? Currently I am on Bamford because I already have Grealish. But Watkins fixtures are tempting.

    McCarthy
    KWP - James - Justin - Bruno Dias - Targett
    KDB - Salah - Grealish - Zaha - Bissouma
    Kane - Watkins/Bamford - DCL

    1. Doc footy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      May be ziyech for grealish and then Watkins?

      1. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Means I have to downgrade KDB to Bruno Fernandes... hmmmm

    2. Tinkertank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bamford seems like he could be a season keeper, if it was me I would try to get on the train early 😛

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably not much in it over the season, but Watkins has potential dgw

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Solid point.

      2. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Oh yea. Unfortunately against City. Any news on when its gonna be?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Probably GW19

    4. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      why not both? did you watch the arsenal game, both could easily have had double digits.

    5. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      the one who has a 70% goal involvement for his side and is far more consistent.

  2. POTATO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Grealish is a popular mid understandably, but I have Watkins and Martinez from Villa already.
    Best not to triple up on Villa or risk slipping further back each time Grealish hauls?

    The plan is to keep Zaha(penalties) and JRod for their next three favourable fixtures.
    Kane may get traded out to finance a better midfield in the coming weeks.

    Martinez (Forster)
    Chilwell Cresswell Robertson (Kilman Mitchell)
    Salah Bruno J.Rodriguez Zaha (Podence)
    Kane Watkins Bamford Watkins
    0.4itb

    1. Tinkertank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Seems like a good plan, but yeah, I would sell Kane to get a City mid by gw10

    2. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      *only one Watkins in attack

  3. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Who do you think will score more points?

    A Vardy (liv FUL shu BHA)
    B Bruno (WBA sou whu MCI)

    1. Doc footy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Definitely abruno

    2. Tinkertank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Bruno. Leicester have 8 penalties in 8 games. Will they have 38 penalties this season?

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          No but Vardy scored 11 games running and from about week 5 people were saying it can't keep happening

    4. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      bruno

    5. thom830g
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

  4. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    If TAA is fit for the next match, would you save a FT here?

    Martinez
    TAA James Lamptey
    Bruno Son Ziyech Rodriguez
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Nyland Justin Podence Saiss

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He's confirmed out for 4 week afaik

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        4 weeks.

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Sorry, just seen it's "up to 4 weeks". But either way unlikely to be back for Spurs (A)

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Or is this Klopp playing Mourinho mind games a la Son-gate?

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I doubt it...but we’re 1 day into the injury, nobody can be sure at this point, and Milner can easily cover

          2. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Spurs is 6 weeks away

        2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Really? I have missed that. Well, TAA to Chilwell it is then I guess

    2. Tinkertank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I think I would get rid of Saiss before price drop

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He already dropped last night and another drop takes him back to what I paid for him

        1. Tinkertank
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ah, sorry I didn't see that. But yeah, no way I would roll a FT with that defence.

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      out for 4 weeks has to go

  5. Tinkertank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

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

    Coufal would be rotating with Lamptey and Kilman

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I kind like A

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    4. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Both great choices but I think B edges it for me

  6. kime67
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Trent barnes and wilson to targett fernandes and watkins -4?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah

    2. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      yes

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      could also get mings

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey (Lewis Neco)
    Salah KDB Ziyech Grealish (Riedewald)
    Vardy DCL Watkins/Antonio

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      why would you wast villa spot with steer??

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Agree with this

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good point

    2. djoker_nole
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I thought you were the City manager, Pep.

      • Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I like it a lot, but what about Bruno? Know you can't have them all but he's tough to ignore

    3. adr3nalin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Have midfield of Salah, Grealish, Son, Rodriguez, Soucek.

      Do I bring Fernandes in for Son plus a hit (downgrade Robertson to Cancelo).
      Or move Son to Ziyech for free?

      1. kime67
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        yes

        1. adr3nalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Which 1?

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Just save FT, that midfield looks very nice.

        1. adr3nalin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Spurs fixture swing bugs me, already have Kane hence my idea to move Son on, though I've noticed Fernandes seems to prefer away games....

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'm just going to ignore Spurs fixture swing, Kane loves London derbies as well. Son and Kane's PPG this year has been unreal, for me the risk is too great to ditch either of them.

      3. kime67
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        get bruno

    4. djoker_nole
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Sterling/Salah/Mane/Kdb worth it?

        Bamford and Watkins upfront

        1. djoker_nole
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Starting GW 10 ofcourse

          • F4L
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Again I'd still prefer Son/Kane over Sterling KDB and its a lot cheaper.

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Rashford and KWP ➡ Ziyech and Chilwell for free makes sense right?

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I wouldn't get rid of Rashford who could potentially be a good cap for GW9

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              United seem to be struggling against teams that just sit deep this season. I think Ziyech could easily match him this coming GW.

          2. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            United fixtures looking good for next few games, Rashford due some points

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Fair, yeah its more the money would enable Chilwell, who looks so good this season. Still think Ziyech could match Rashford long term as well.

        3. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Be aware Zaha owners.

          Hodgson concerns ahead of the break. "In this COVID world in which we live, [it's not] great to be sending your players to places like Sudan and Mauritius. I am just hoping this time the countries will look after them well because the last time we lost Ayew for two weeks."

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'm still waiting for a high owned player to ruled out due to Covid. A lot of the omissions have only become known post deadline as well, so the carnage will be real.

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Mane surely falls into the category of a popular fpl asset that came down with the virus?

              1. F4L
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Ownership has been low all season.

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            They are probably safer in other country's than they are in England tbf.

            Just Roy trying to stop his players heading off on International duty for selfish reasons i reckon.

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              So true

        4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I'm torn between Cresswell and Cancelo for my TAA replacement.

          Is Canelo hyped too much by the community or does the stats back up he is best option out of the two?

          1.5itb 2ft
          Martinez Peacock
          Chilwell Taylor Justin Ayling TAA
          Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
          DCL Kane Vassilev

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Cancelo's stats rival Chilwell and the Pool boys

            It's only 4 of them up there for total stats, then Creswell somehow beats them all for assist potential

            Those five are the top class so far this season in stats

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Oh. I forgot Reece James

              Honourable mention for assist stats, if nailed

            2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Cheers for that, the only doubt I have with Cancelo is being nailed when Mendy is back. Zinchenko hasn't been able to dislodge Cancelo to get game time and Mendy is due back after IB. That's the only reason why I'm leaning towards Cresswell. Looked great in the eye test in GW8

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I had an earlier comment on this. Today or yesterday, but I'll repeat it a bit:

                Cancelo is a right back who's filling in at left back because Pep doesn't trust any of his left backs - including Mendy, who dropped horrible performances before getting injured

                Think of it like a Sterling situation. Sterling is a right winger, but he's turbo nailed because there's no better left winger in the team

                If anybody's dropping out, it's more likely to be Walker. But, even then, I don't see it happening. That back 4 looks nailed until injuries or the random rest

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  I haven't watched many city games but you have both of them right footers always wanting to cut in. I assume that hasn't affect cancelos output much.

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'll give you another to chew on - PVA

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Ah yes. Legend

              Not sure he's trustworthy beyond GW12, but he can be sold for Bellerin or a City lad by then

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                He might even be on pens...

            2. Olson
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Pva has never fulfilled his potential though. Has there ever really been any extended period of time that he's justified his price over cheaper options playing for the same team as him?

          3. BUZZBOMB
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            If you were on WC and had only that extra 0.1, would you go Dias over Cancelo for nailedness?

        5. davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Have exact money to do Son > Bruno for free...

          Pull the trigger now or wait and potentially miss out?

          1. adr3nalin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Do it yesterday!

          2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            There are other options out there if you miss out. I would wait

          3. kime67
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            do it

          4. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Do it

          5. POTATO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Do it and captain Bruno

        6. Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Think I am going to pull the WC trigger next GW.
          Fixture swings and plenty of issues to resolve here + I want to jump on some guys on form. Before that I will prob make take 3 × 1 GW punts.

          Thinking- TAA -> Maguire + Son -> Fernandes (c) + Jimenez-> Richarlison (-4).
          McCarthy.
          TAA, Chilwell, Mitchell.
          Son, Salah, Barkley, Podence.
          Kane, DCL, Jimenez.
          Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
          2fts, 1.8m ITB.

        7. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          New Community Article

          Latest from Greyhead - interesting that topping the table for captain points is Tom, who's captained Salah 6 out of 8 times so far... Are we overthinking this captaincy thing?

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/11/09/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-20-21-gameweek-8/

        8. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Taking a big risk.
          Kane+Podence+Trossard->Bamford+Bruno+Grealish -8

          Talk me out of it if you can. (Not really. Convince me to do it now! Exact money)

          1. djoker_nole
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Looks good

              1. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Kane out is a risk but Grealish and Bruno offer so much more than Pod an Trossard.
                Also would prefer Watkins to Bamford but have three Villa already with Grealish coming in.

                1. djoker_nole
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    No one is going to captain Kane anyway so the damage will be minimal if any

                    1. sminkypinky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Also true. Cheers! Going for it.

              2. One of Those Days
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Do it

                1. sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Cheers mate! 🙂

            • Totalfootball
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Team -

              Meslier
              Chilwell Dallas Lamptey
              Salah Bruno Grealish Zaha
              Kane Dcl Vardy

              What to do here ?

              1. Totalfootball
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Cheap bench

              2. djoker_nole
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Save

                  1. Totalfootball
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Thnx

              3. Mr. Mystic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Coufal nailed? Cresswell better option?

                1. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Coufal is the most nailed I'd say, if they ever went back to a back 4 you'd have Cresswell/Masuaku competing.

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    I don't think it's a competition between Cresswell and masuaka if they go a back 4. Cresswell nailed in both formations

                    1. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      was competition last year, Cresswell only started playing after a Masuaku red card.

                      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        That was before Moyes took over and ever since the red card Cresswell has played most games

                2. The Littlest Robbo
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Yes and a bigger yes

                3. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Yes and yes

                  I prefer Coufal because I want to rotate my WH defender, though

                  Pure points and permastart? Creswell

                  1. Mr. Mystic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Thanks, what team rotates well with West Ham?

                    1. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      I had a thing going with Vest (S'oton), Coufal (WH) and Kilman (Wolves) avoiding tough games for one spot in the XI until January

                      Listed the fixtures out some days ago, but yeah. That's it

              4. TheNovocastrian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Would welcome opinion on this.

                My planned move going into gw9 is:

                Son/Werner to Ziyech/Vardy (-4pts).

                My current team, with 0.6m itb is:

                Martinez, 4.0mFodder;
                Chilwell, Zouma, Lamptey, Justin, Mitchell;
                Salah, Son*, Grealish, Zaha, 4.4mFodder;
                Kane, Werner*, DCL

                All comments appreciated, cheers.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  This is sideways

                  Werner to Ziyech: please, no

                  Son (City) to Vardy (Pool) for a hit: absolutely not

                  Heck, just roll. You're fine

                  1. TheNovocastrian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Thanks,
                    Been a tough season so far and that's exactly the reassurance I needed.

                    Appreciated 🙂

                2. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Wouldn’t be selling Werner if I were you

                3. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Save the transfer dude

                  1. TheNovocastrian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Thanks, for the response. Seems pretty much unanimous that I roll the ft for a week. Cheers.

                4. djoker_nole
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Don't do it

                5. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Think Rashford will shake off his knock till after the international break?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Or was it his back?

                    1. Ze_Austin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      I have no doubt that it was just his shoulder

                      There was no focus on the small of his back, which is where he had the previous injury. Not from him in pain. Not from the physios either

                  2. sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Wait and see imo. Personal opinion, yes.

                  3. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    We'll need more info

                    As things stand, it's maybe. There's no info on severity. I'm a doc and I didn't see enough to make an educated guess when the physios attended to him

                    It didn't look serious, so there's a chance. But that's purely a hopeful guess

                    TAA walked off and is now reportedly ruled out for a month. VVD did, and it's a year. That's the thing with soft tissue injuries, if that's what happened to Marcus. Hopefully something a lot less serious

                6. stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  JRod to Ziyech for a hit?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    No

                  2. Wolfman180
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Wouldn't be looking to get rid of JRod ahead of their next fixture especially as they'll have Richardson back

                  3. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Not even for free, for me

                    JRod has dropped stinkers, but he's human and can bounce back against easier opposition

                  4. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    No. Full strength Everton are back (personnel wise)

                7. Mackans
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Would you WC? 1 free transfer...

                  McCarthy
                  Trent Chilwell Kilman
                  Salah Son Grealish Zaha
                  Kane DCL Bamford

                  Bench: Justin & cheapies

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    is that the team you would WC to?

                  2. sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Nope. -4 and gtg

                8. MOZIL
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  is Martial nailed? Will Cavani take his place?

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    not nailed at all, still hasn't had a shot on target all season. Wouldn't be considering him right now.

                    1. djoker_nole
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        That is some stat

                      • Make United Great Again
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Very very poor. Especially how he was great during project restart

                  2. machickenz
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Few questions lads. I have 2 FT
                    What should I do with TAA + C.Wilson?
                    Hold Son or replace?

                    Current team
                    Martinez McCarthy
                    TAA** Chillwell Justin JWP Mitchell**
                    Grealish Salah Son Zaha Bissouma
                    DCL Kane Wilson**

                  3. Firmino
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Robbo Chilwell Dallas
                    Salah Mane Son Barkley
                    Kane DCL Adams

                    Button; Mitchell, Stephens, Branthwaite

                    2FT 0ITB

                    Really don't know what to do. Maybe Kane to Watkins and Barkley to Grealish. Then next week Adams to Jesus. Thoughts?

                  4. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Replacing Jimmy and Son (new accounting firm?), would you go:

                    A) Bruno and Bamford
                    B) Vardy and Ziyech

                    On a side note, Jimmy has gone goal goal blank blank goal goal blank blank...time to punish us sellers?

                    1. djoker_nole
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        A by far

                        1. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Thanks Novak

                    2. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Ziyech or Bruno scores more in the next 4?

                      1. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Ziyech

                        1. Firmino
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Really?

                      2. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Bruno

                      3. Seanigula
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Bruno, because Ziy is going to be more assists than goals

                      4. djoker_nole
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Bruno

                      5. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Think I’m tempted to take a risky punt on martial, can always move on if he fails...

                        1. Seanigula
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          when he fails

                        2. kime67
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          i would not go there

                          1. Warby84
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            He hasn’t had the best of starts but just servers a 3 match ban.. So maybe West Brom is a good game for him

                        3. Whiskerz
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Tempted by what?

                      6. ChilliBoi
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Mitchell about to drop in price... suggestions to replace him with? I was thinking Dann.. good few fixtures ahead..

                        1. Seanigula
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          let him drop, save the transfer...and if you got him at 4.1 you don’t lose anything anyways

                        2. POTATO
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 17 days ago

                          Mitchell is just bench fodder. I won't be wasting a transfer to replace him.

                      7. kime67
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        Mings or targett?