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

    Best Foden replacement for 6.6? I'm on Barkley right now!

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

      Jota?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Foden to Jota is like Foden to Foden for me. Rotation risk and I've a very weak bench.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Jota is different because of Salah and Mane.

          A defense is shredded by this talent.

          If Foden had Aguero and Sterling.

          Then Foden and Jota would be the same

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            How is that any different, they are both huge rotation risks.

            1. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Clearly, Firmino is on the way out. That's the difference. Jota is playing at a super high level and works well with Mane and Salah. It's just Jota versus Firmino.

              Foden is still in a life and death struggle with Bernardo, Mahrez, Ferran, and Sterling..that's the definition of rotation. Plus the issue with Aguero and Jesus health. They are rather blunt without a #9 with Aguero being far, far better than Jesus.

    2. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don’t fall into the Barkley trap! He only plays higher up against tougher teams, his upcoming fixtures will mean he sits deeper. Jota could be shrewd, or Walcott / Eze

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Good options! Cheers!

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I see that in the avg field position graph- I looked because you said this. By damn, you are right.

        But given how well he works as a #10, with Captain Jack roaming as his skill set allows. It seems nuts to not play him at #10.

        One week they body slam Arsenal, another they get zipped by Leeds. I think you play the Arsenal game plan and avoid the Leeds game plan.

    3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      team?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        McCarthy (Button)
        Robbo Lamptey Dallas (Mitchell Ferguson)
        Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
        Kane DCL (Davis)

    4. Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’d keep Foden. Will start next game

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What makes you think that ? I own Foden so am curious.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          +1

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Keep Foden for Burnley and Fulham

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What? Why?

      2. dezille
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Also an unhappy Foden owner and got bailed out big time this week thanks to a miraculous sub that never came. I had planned to keep for Burnley and Fulham but he will no doubt get international minutes to 'reset' the rested narrative.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          So are you keeping or selling?

          1. dezille
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            At the moment I'm more for selling. Exact money for TAA, Foden > Cancelo, Bruno , which is very tempting.

  2. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Sense check please ladies and gents.

    A) Trent -> Targett; Brewster -> Bamford (-4)

    B) Trent -> Targett; Barkley -> Grealish (-4)

    C) Trent -> Targett; Son -> Bruno (-4)

    D) Trent -> Justin/Cancelo; Podence -> Grealish (-4)

    E) Trent -> Targett

    Martinez
    Chil James Trent
    Salah Son Ziyech Barkley Podence
    Kane DCL

    Peacock Brewster Saiss Dunne

    1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm holding off on Bamford until gw14. Seems to like the weaker teams. I like C due to Bruno (C). Barkley looked really good yesterday, so I like him as a differential. Why are you keen on Targett and the Villa double up at the back? tbf, i'd get him too if I didn't have Martinez.

      1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        gw13*

      2. popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I’m keen to have Justin and Targett in my backline, because of fixtures, and Justin needs to wait for 1 week. To be honest I don’t really think about the double up in defence, just look at both separately as good options. Can’t think of a better 4.5 option than Targett. Agree with Bamford, happy to wait, at least after Arsenal who will try and lock it down. And yeh Bruno is probably the one

        1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Isn't ricardo pereira about to be back? That's true. Targett is the ideal 4.5 def right now with KWP and Coufal behind. Very attacking. I hope Bruno can keep it up. United's inconsistency scares me. I remember getting Bruno too late during restart. At that point he was fatigued and sitting deep. Keep an eye on his minutes with Portugal

  3. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Kane > DCL with up coming fixtures. Yay or nay

    1. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nay

    2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Kane > Richarlison (c) for sure.

  4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Would you do Kane, Son > Werner, Bruno for free, or would you prioritize moving to a 343 with Watkins as 3rd striker?

      Martinez - Chilwell, Semedo, Lamptey
      Salah, KDB, Son, Grealish, Soucek
      Kane, DCL
      (Brewster, Dallas, Mitchell)

      1. popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Soucek is so cheap, could be a very shrewd sub to have. And I’d want to sell Semedo. Can you afford Brewster to Watkins and Semedo to a 4.5 def, or 4.0 if you play Dallas?

        1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I could do Kane to Werner and Brewster to Bamford. I was planning on Semedo to Cancelo next gw.

  5. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who else is doing Jimenez to Bamford today?
    Missed out before yesterday’s drop and starting to get priced out of a few moves.
    Was going to wait for Antonio but not sure triple up is that wise (Soucek Coufal)
    Can’t get Watkins. Have Kane DCL

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

      Bueller...please advise

      What’s more important this week, jimmy to Bamford or Son to Bruno?

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Son to Bruno edges it this week with him being stand out C pick out of the premium options.

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

          Was just thinking the same, cheers. Bamford still cheap enough to get

      2. Jink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Depends on if you will captain Bruno.

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

          Every chance this week

          Plus Jimmy has gone: goal goal blank blank goal goal blank blank...form says

  6. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    DCL got a nasty run of tight defences. Anyone selling?

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

      Considering but far from a priority

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      - two more weeks, for me.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Looking at going without him on wc, but he has Fulham next

    4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      All it takes is one goal to open the game. Richi, Digne, Hamez all back - I wouldn't be concerned at all.

    5. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      So I was actually thinking the opposite way. Trailing in my ML and want to try to catch up quickly and thinking Digne and Hamez in for Foden and Robbo. Tempted but would be a hit. Thoughts anyone?

      1. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Already have DCL and think a triple up could work wonders with these next 3, even if digne only in for attacking returns (Maaybe 1 clean sheet)

  7. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    To all those looking at the Hammers.

    Now is the time. 😀

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio back ?

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No. Look down, not up. 🙂

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I have Coufal and Bowen atm

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

      Doosra!

      Is Cresswell worth the extra over Coufal, truly?

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I have Coufal, to spend that money on a big banger in midfield.

        But if your team needs a big defender, you could indeed do worse than Cresswell.

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Takes some corners, and has a bonus-busting pass rate.

          https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/5599/

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

          Cheers. I'm not sure I totally trust playing him every week, but then again neither am I for any defender of late!

          Can't do Fernandes & Cresswell on one move, so a toughie...

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I am doing Coufal and Fernandes. Maybe Soucek also.

            Coufal already in place.

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              PS

              shu AVL MUN lee CRY che BHA sou eve WBA ...

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

              Ah, well now that you're doing it... (!)

              I think I'll need the 0.5m with Cancelo on the radar, so that k you for the opinion.

              P.S. You must know this already, but your Members tables are the best. Too bad they can't help my faltering season. Must be interpreting them wrong 😆

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cresswell/WH defender is tempting as a TAA replacement.

      I’ll admit it’s hard to judge their defensive credibility at the minute. Obviously their schedule has been extremely tough, which explains the defensive statistics not being great

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Their defence stats are amazing. 🙂

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Decent regarding the opposition they faced, perhaps

          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Exactly. 🙂

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

        They have great defensive stats my man.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts on Benrahma?

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not for me, Sir.

        But I hope that I am proved thoroughly wrong!!!

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Cheers mate

    5. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      But they sat back and defended against the big teams. They'll be exposed when it's their turn to press. Fulham could've scored a few times.

  8. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hard to tell i know, but is Bruno rising tonight ? 96%

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nervous. 🙂

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      21% on FFFx

  9. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno Fernandes price rocketing so fast

  10. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Just done JRod to Ziyech or be priced out of the move.

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Brave considering Jrod fixtures?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wow, that's gonna backfire!

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

    I'm punting on PVA, stats last two games pretty impressive, outperforming Robbo too.

    BUR/NEW/WBA nxt 3

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You can get Cancelo for similar price, stats and fixtures!

  12. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is having a power 5 in midfield and a cheap front three of Bamford, Watkins, Antonio bad in terms of rotation and benching headaches?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely too much of a headache. I wouldn’t go any higher than Soucek on my bench.

      I’ve got Brewster, who I think given time will be a nice 4.5 option for 1st or 2nd spot on my bench

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You will need a crystal ball

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Fair enough! Probably not worth the risk to be honest!

  13. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How safe is Justins place in starting eleven after Pereira and Soyuncu is back?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Will be a rotation risk.

      I’ll be selling once the injuries have cleared up at Leic

  14. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins or Bamford? Tough one!

  15. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Lots of WCs going off screwing with the transfer price changes.
    Hope they get reset daily.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah, suspect it's mainly WCers making transfers when there's two weeks before the deadline and the COVID-19 backdrop!

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Do you expect bruno to rise tonight? fplstats and fantasy football fix are world apart in their prediction

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Fix is a subscription servce I'd expect it to be correct

    3. crystalstream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      yea made me activate mine...

  16. Alli
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Son > Grealish tonight? 2 FT

    McCarthy - Nyland
    Zouma - KWP - Justin - Dallas - Mitchell
    Mané - Salah - Son - Zaha - Stephens
    Wilson - DCL - Jimé

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Are you that bothered about 0.1?

      Could be injuries a plenty in your team. Increased risk of Covid with all the traveling etc...

      I’d wait if I were you

      1. Wılly
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        My thoughts echo Gaffer, however you do have the second transfer as a buffer in case anything goes wrong.

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Grealish is pretty essential I think atm given his form and upcoming fixtures. Personally I wouldn't have both Salah and Mane and might consider doing one of them to Bruno as well. Just my opinion there as I'm sure there are plenty of legit counterarguments

  17. United20
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Maupay > Brewster would allow me to do Son > Fernandes. Following gw would do Robbo > Coufal to get KDB in. Thoughts?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      With Brewster as 7th attacker?

      If so, gosh no.

      I am reluctant to even have him first on my bench (at this moment)

      1. United20
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Would play 3 5 2. Midfield would be:
        Grealish KBD Bruno Ziyech Salah
        Bamford DCL

  18. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno or Ziyech the priority?

    Doing Jimi to Vardy before more price changes then thinking Son to one of those 2 for a hit

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno (c)

      1. JamTart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah true. Think I'll do that and hold off on Vardy for now.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ziyech will be 8.5 after New game now is the time

  19. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who do you prefer Jesus or Werner?

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Werner

  20. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Looking at TAA replacements:

    Didn’t expect to see Man Utd’s defensive numbers so strong for the last 4 gw’s, even with the opposition they faced.

    Considering Maguire. Time to log off I guess

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A wise choice 😆

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        😆

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Not ruling it out tbh!

  21. jernej93
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best 4.4M defender?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Balbuena or Dann

    2. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Fixtures: Balbuena

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

      Diop

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Scratch that

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Kilman long term. Short term fixtures aren't great.
      Balbuena has better fixtures but plays arguably for a worse defense (some will argue West Ham defense has looked pretty good against tougher teams so far, so that's debatable)
      Or, just to go completely against the grain... Dann. But only if you're interested in short term fixtures and are prepared / able mentally to roll the dice on Palace defense

    5. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I like Lowton. Wingback, and just returned from injury. Hit the bar this gw.

  22. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Have 2FTs and 2m ITB

    What are my two transfers this GW? I think I know but want to see what other FFSers suggest?

    Martinez
    Kilman Robbo Chill
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Forster Bissouma Saiss Mitchell

    1. bobbyg
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Son to Bruno

  23. bobbyg
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    McCarthy, Button

    TAA, Zouma, Mitchell, Kilman, Justin
    Son, Sterling, Salah, Podence, Soucek
    Kane, Brewster, DCL

    TAA to Cancello
    And
    Podence to Grealish -4 or
    Brewster to Watkins -4 or
    Son to Bruno -4

    Which would you go for guys?
    TIA

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      P to G

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Grealish

    3. bobbyg
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks guys

    4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Could you TAA to Digne and Son to Bruno?

      1. bobbyg
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, i could do that. Suppose thats an option

        Thanks

  24. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    If you could choose two out of these who would you go for?
    Bamford
    Watkins
    Antonio

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B & W

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        +1

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Cool cheers guys!

    2. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford and Antonio if fit

  25. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Should I WC this team:

    McCarthy | Nyland
    TAA | Taylor | Justin | Mitchell | Branthwaite
    Salah | Son | Barnes | Podence | Bissouma
    Kane | DCL | Wilson

    to

    Martinez | Froster
    Chilwell | Cancelo | Justin | Coufal | Branthwaite
    Salah | KDB | Bruno | Grealish | Soucek
    Bamford | DCL | Watkins
    (+1m ITB)

  26. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Jimenez > Antonio or Bamford?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio if fit

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I want to do the same transfer, but ill hold for another gw.

      1. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Let Jimi play at home and at the same time Antonio may need more time before he can play. gw 10 are major fixtureswings, might as well save a ft now

  27. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Are you selling Kane? If so, who for? Thought about getting Werner to fund a move for Bruno. But I'm not seeing a lot of talk about Werner..

  28. Riggs
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I need to replace Ferguson, tonight his price is going to drop. The other defenders are Robbo, Kilman, Lamptey and Chilwell.
    So Coufal or Creswell. I have money for both.

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

      Coufal

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cresswell if money aint a problem

  29. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    0.9itb what should I look at doing. Really want Ziyech or an Everton forward

    McCarthy
    Chilwell / Justin / Coufal
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Soucek
    Werner / Kane

    Bench: Steer, Mitchell, Striujk, Davis

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      1FT?

      1. Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah

  30. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    TAA Bowen -> Coufal Bruno done, fingers crossed for no int injuries