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. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    There.

    Done and dusted.

    2FT made.

    Happy with my bench too (if needed).

    Mental health is really important, now I can focus on some other goals I have and do a proper FPL Detox.

    Who's with me?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Top of the page no. 13 too. Wow.

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That seems very unlucky to me

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Enjoy the break, mate. Have fun 🙂

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers mate. Good break to you too

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      doesnt it feel good to get it over with

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        It doesss.. such a relief

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Tell us about these other goals, I want to be amused

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Can I guess? I’m going with Making Balloon Animals...and Riding a Unicycle...am I close?

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I run a successful digital business and have a family

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          that doesn’t seem as fun as my ideas

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I have a baby boy too. That's fun 😉 Fun every day

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              I prefer my dog...can’t lock a baby in a pen for a few hours to go to the strip club

              1. krumcake
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Sure you can.

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Really? Maybe I should consider abducting

    5. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      What transfers?

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Will share them later on, my competition is looking. Players that are about to rise these days are in

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Son and Antonio to Bruno and Watkins

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I used the FPL hack tool, no maybes

  2. kime67
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    bottomed. mings or targett?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Targett because of price, as every 0.1 matters this season, even if it doesn't look that way in your team right now

      But for pure points? Mings

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      As a villa fan Targett Will get more pts in a long run.. he will assist more.. he is on side free kicks and occasionally corners

  3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    KdB or Bruno long term?

    1. djoker_nole
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Kdb

      • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        And Keep Kane for 1gw or get Vardy now for free?

        1. djoker_nole
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I would keep

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Thanks djoker

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          If you can't choose between them the answer is you should probably own both

      • J to the T
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        How’s this wild card draft? Too much Villa?

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

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Looks good... Not enough villa 😉

          I would get Soucek out and get 4.5 instead because he will sit on the bench anyway most of The Time and gets you out of The benching headache.. mental health after all is the most important thing

          1. J to the T
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Too true

      • myteamissheeeeeeeet
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Thoughts on this WC please everyone?

        McCarthy
        James Justin Coufal
        Grealish Salah Fernandes Ziyech
        Kane Werner Bamford

        4.0 Kilman KWP Elneny

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I would Vardy instead of Kane. Not sure about Justin and James

          1. LeSof
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 25 days ago

            This

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Not getting any City ?

          1. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Wondered this myself

          2. myteamissheeeeeeeet
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Who would you squeeze in KDB? And for who??

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Anyone else trying the No Hit strategy?
        Currently works for me cause after my awful - No Salah - I'm near top200k now

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Went it with last season and worked out well for me, only 2 hits.. finished top900. This season no hits and top200k atm.

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Had my worst season ever last season, only took like 4-5 hits

          2. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Omg top 900 in the world?

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah 840~ dreamy season for me 😀

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Wow well played mate

        2. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I took a hit on every gw so far and I am 250k

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Ok

        3. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Hit-less all last season and so far this. Worked well finished at 2.6k.

      • joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Current team is such

        Martinez / Button

        Chilwell / Coufal / Targett / Kilman / Struijk

        Salah / Bruno / Son / Rodriguez / Grealish

        Kane / DCL / Brewster

        0.1m ITB. Worth changing Son to Ziyech or roll it? Spurs have looked less potent the last few weeks from whatI've we

        1. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          *I've seen

        2. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Swap Rodriguez for Ziyech some how

      • sandman58
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Martinez
        Coufal Lampty Chilwell
        Son Bruno Salah Ziyech Grealish
        DCL Kane
        S)Brewster Justin Kilman
        2 free transfers
        0.0 itb
        Any suggestions please???

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Wow is this team for real? What is your rank?

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Who is your second keeper? Is it Steer? This 9.5/10 team, so close to perfection

            1. sandman58
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yes...Steer

            2. sandman58
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Seeking that 0.5 for perfection lol

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Sell steer in order to be able to get 3 Villa. Will you keep Son and Kane?

                1. sandman58
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Atm i think so
                  Don't fancy the replacements on offer

            3. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Kane to Richarlison and save the second. Soon upgrade him to Vardy. Time for some fun and playing the fixtures

              1. sandman58
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Lol....have DCL
                Kane a season keeper
                Cert to win golden boot

          2. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            180,000

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Tbh there's is nothing pressing in your team. Use 1FT to transfer out Son or Kane and roll the 2nd FT

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            This

          2. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Really....form over fixtures suggest otherwise
            City don't look good at all for replacements

            1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              If you're dead set in keeping then burn the FT

        3. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks for the comments guys

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          What is your team value? Looks like it's about 105!

          1. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            104.6 atm

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I want this team and value

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Dallas, Mitchell & Soucek + 1.4ITB
            vs your
            Coufal, Justin & Ziyech!

            Incredible team value

        6. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Wow, this team is perfection!

          1. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks
            No city coverage may hurt in a few weeks but we'll see lol

      • Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        How's this looking for next gw?

        0ft 1.4m itb

        Martinez
        Robbo . Bellerin . Lamptey
        Salah . Bruno . Grealish . Zaha
        Kane . Watkins . DCL

        Burke . Dallas . Mitchell

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Looks good

      • Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        On WC, will you go ?

        A) Martines KWP
        B) McCarthy Targett

        1. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A

      • shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Just ran KdB and Sterling through RMT as potential Son replacements and Sterling came out on top. A significant improvement on Son as well. Tempted.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Shame he can’t finish his dinner though, needs 10 chances to score 1 goal

          1. shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Fair! Just a bit bored with KdB though!

      • Wılly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Own Rashford & Stering already,

        Money in the bank available to bring in KDB for Son.

        But would you bring in Bruno for a couple of weeks first?

        A. Bruno
        B. KDB

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Tough one, both teams are inconsistent. Seems like Bruno is the form player out of the two but KDB has the fixtures

          1. Wılly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Fixtures generate form as well, best option I guess is to bring in Bruno for West Brom and then straight to KDB the following week

            1. Wılly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              That said I don't think I could trust owning 2 united assets

        2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Thats what im debating as well...

      • FPL-Albion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Son and Trent to Cancelo and KDB

        Wait in case of injuries/covid. Or do now because of price changes?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I'm thinking of doing the cancelo move soon. TAA will probably drop 2-3 times before deadline. Other move can wait

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          No harm in moving Trent on, but wait on Son.

          1. FPL-Albion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Good idea.
            Cancelo or Dias the better pick?

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I wouldn't go for a City defender myself but if you want one, Dias is more secured of a start imo.

          Would do the TAA to Dias when the price is about to change. Would wait on Son to KdB.

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Sorry guys, looks like I’m losing Trent finally to Chilwell!

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Did it yesterday before the price rise.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Yes was tempted, but waited just in case, won’t be taking a hit either way so just money ITB for GW10

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah. For me, it was making money for KdB in GW 10. Still need 0.2m. Would probably have to sell Ryan, KWP or DCL.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                KWP to Kilman could work if you don’t have him

                1. WE GO FOR IT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Yeah, that was my initial thought. But he might be rotated/lose spot to Saiss.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Worth the risk for KdB I guess!

      • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Any United fans around??Anyone have any information about Rashford?? Do we think he’s back for West Brom??

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Nobody can know that now...monitor when he returns to trainng...and if it’s close, do they really need to risk him for that fixture?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            They don't need to, and that's the thing for Rash owners

            Martial LW, Cavani ST and Greenwood/Mata RW can win the game

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Certainly it mate I wouldn’t have thought, Martial back now and Cavani getting his first goal, Mata has done well this season when he’s played too, and I think Greenwood was out this weekend due too an illness, so plenty of options for sure

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Martial brace incoming haha

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Thoughts on
        Kane and Foden to Watkins and Bruno for a -4 this week?

        Gets me set up to do Son to KDB the following week.

        Martinez
        Chilwell Lamptey Robbo
        Salah Son Grealish Foden Ziyech
        Kane DCL
        Steer Saiss Mitchell Brewster

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Wouldn't remove Kane

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Not massively keen on losing Kane for a hit. Do you really think he can’t get at that back line or get a pen? Just move Foden on

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            not sure who to replace Foden with in that price range? Plus want to get KDB etc

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              How much do you have itb?

      • Mikel Arteta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Best 3 premiums to own for next games between:
        A) Salah
        B) KDB
        C) Fernandes
        D) Vardy

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A B C for me

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I intend having all four.

        3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          ABC

        4. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A, B, C

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Do we think Kane could beat Salah’s total points in a season record?

        At his current rate he’s on for about 350

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Or Son I guess!

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          You won't see those kind of posts after the next five games.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            All he needs is a pen in a couple though

        3. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Highly unlikely.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I think if he stays fit he has a hell of a chance, especially with assists in his repertoire now

            1. AuFeld
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Ha. Look at the advantages Salah had for the 17/18 season that Kane doesn't have, an extra point per goal and an extra point per cs. That's an extra 47 points that Salah had just because of his position and LIV defense.

        4. Firmino
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Are you going to sell Kane or Son?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Not this week, jury is still out in GW10...I’ll definitely be keeping Kane, Son is the one I may change.

            I actually fancy them scoring a few against City

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 25 days ago

        If a player in your team rises in price, will that mean that you will have more money in the bank to complete certain transfers? I.e if Grealish rises in price will I have 0.8 m in the bank instead of 0.7?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Only if you sell said player, and you only get 50% of the rise, but 100% or any losses

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            *of any losses

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Money is locked into the player, you will only get the gain when you transfer him out

          1. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Cool thanks for explaining that!

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Clever or not, I am planning Saiss to Targett and Son to Bruno for -4. The main risk is covid and Bruno injury and I should probably wait but it will cost .2 tv and that would hurt my future transfers. The way this season is going, I need to take calculated risks. What is Son's record against MCI?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          5 G 1 A in 8 games.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Oops...

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thx

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Son can do well against City if they play a high line and Spurs hit them on the break. But if you really want Bruno, I'd make the moves. It's a risk worth taking imo.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            That is the fear tbh. On the other hand Bruno is captainable, has higher ceiling and MCI unlikely to be capitulated. Yet these can be famous last words. Maybe I will bet a little on Son scoring. And I have still Kane who may pass to him or score a pen.

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Also at 4.5 Targett is probably good player to have for the future dgw and since I have both Kane and Son atm, I don't think I will ever have time ditch Saiss without a hit. This fixture change demands too many transfers imo.

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Who should be sold(this week or maybe next)

        A. Robbo
        B. Son
        C. Kane

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I’d only keep one Spurs asset. It pushed I’d lose B

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Robbo

        3. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          C

      • Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Would you get rid of Son for Ziyech?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          For Ziyech I don't know... For Bruno yes.

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I just did. See below( partly to afford Foden to Grealish)

        3. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Depends on rest of your midfield.

        4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Probably no

        5. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I doubt it. And since I have been selling and buying Son in and out and don't seem to learn anything from the results, he is going to haul vs MCI 😉

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Martinez
        Chilwell(V) Zouma Lamptey
        Salah(C) Sterling Ziyech Grealish Podence
        Kane DCL
        Steer Saiss Brewster Mitchell
        0ft. 0.4 itb. Just pulled trigger on my 2ft. Now log off 10 days and hope no injuries.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          What moves did you make?

          1. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Foden and Son to Grealish and Ziyech

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Nice:

      • Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Martinez
        Zouma Chilwell Masuaku
        Klich Salah Ziyech Bruno Rodriguez
        Kane DCL

        Steer Brewster Taylor Mitchell.

        A) Klich to Grealish
        B) James to Grealish
        C) Hold
        D) Something else

        1 FT 2.1m in bank.

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A

        4. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          B (just joking, A it is)

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks all. Clear winner there.

      • FPL-Albion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Best Trent replacement?
        Already have Chilwell!
        Thinking Dias or Cancelo?

        1. Garam MOSALAH
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo prob

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo or Cresswell

      • Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        On WC who will you pick:
        1GK 2Defs

        A) Martinez
        B)McCarthy

        1) Cancelo
        2) Coufal
        3) Lamptey
        4) Targett
        5) KWP

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A, 2 and 4.

          1. Garam MOSALAH
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Your 2nd preference over Targett as Martinez has covered WHU ?

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              True mate. I’d go Cancelo.

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A12

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          A
          1 2

      • Carefree Crew
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Is Scott Dann nailed? (Cahill Sakho)
        Good few fixtures & only £4.4m enabler.

        Old school goal threat noticed he scored at the weekend & had the Captain Armand. (In reality, not my FPL obviously.)

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Will prices ever get locked over the international break?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          No

      • AdamJ91
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        With having Martinez, Steer & Watkins already from Villa would probably need to take a -4 to swap Steer > Button to get Grealish in.

        Worth the hit?

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          No

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          It'll be worth it in the long term. But yo do risk going without a GK in case something happens to Martinez.

        3. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yes.

        4. kime67
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          think you need grealish for those fixtures

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Best Foden replacement up to 7.4?

        A - Zaha
        B - Jota
        C - Bowen
        D - Fornals
        E - Barkley?

        Any better suggestions?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          You prob already have Grealish. None of those options are jumping out to me. Eze could be a good punt. Looked great and on set pieces

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            cheers Tony yes I do. Never considered Eze will take a look