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

    time for some upside chasing?

    Cappies...

    Gw 9 = Son->Bruno(c) vs WBA
    Gw 10 = Kane->Vardy(c) vs FUL
    Gw 11 = Sterling (c) vs FUL
    Gw 12 = Salah(c) vs ful or Vardy(c) vs BRI
    Gw 13 Sterling (c) vs WBA

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      GW11 and 13 will end in tears.

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

        gotta take the medicine I suppose...

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

      The downside with that strategy is that you are dumping arguably the two most in form players in the league Christina.

      Of coarse it makes since on paper targeting those fixtures but big players love big games and are as likely to do well in them as they are verses the minnows.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        https://twitter.com/FMLFPL/status/1325436563992489984

        "if you find yourself surprised by that spurs performance then you're 3 weeks and 5 matches behind in your evaluation of the team"

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Will end up in tears

  2. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Son to Bruno
    B) Zaha to Rashford
    C) Ignore united assets

    1. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Anything but B.

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son is a season keeper

      1. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I wld imagine myself owning him about 2/3 of the season.

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

    How's this team looking for after next week?

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Zouma Dias Coufal Mitchell
    KDB Sterling Mane Ziyech Bissouma
    DCL Bamford Watkins

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks grand if you feel city will find their mojo back

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks awesome. Who is gonna be your captain?

      1. RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Good question! KDB home, Sterling away, unless Mane has an easier fixture

    3. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Like it cos its quite different from most. But u would need a strong heart or a big sofa

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

      Sterling to Bruno

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling to kdb worth a transfer or too sideways?

    1. Sgt. Schultz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd say Save

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If you are ok with rest yes (sterling owner :()

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sideways

    4. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Worth it imo.
      Sterling looks shot of confidence at the moment

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Indeed. And after that penalty miss, KdB will be eager to explode massively.

        1. Warbling Wendy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          he always looks like he could do with a release though, always so serious

        2. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Such a good player too, very good to watch when he’s in the mood

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

      Worth it

  5. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores more next gw?

    A. Bruno + Maupay
    B. Son + Vardy

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Tough. Probably B. But only because I don't expect much from Maupay

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yes I guess it depends on C.
        Will probably C Bruno if I get him in.
        Salah C if I go with Vardy

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I guess 2 Brunos will clinch it.

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers mate

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Werner + bruno

  6. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo do you prefer Ziyech and Fernandes or Son and Rashford?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech and Fernandes

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Z F

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ziyech and Bruno

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Easy. ZF

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Easy Hakim and Bruno. Not even a contest

  7. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OK to save transfer?

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    steer soucek saiss mitchell

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah, save.

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Save

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If you're sure about Son to Bruno for free next GW, would you do the transfer now to avoid price changes or wait?

      Bruno might rise tonight.
      Son to fall soon.

      Price might become an issue when I try to fit KdB in GW 10.

      Thanks.

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Keep Son, Spurs are high this year. United... midtable team

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Agree, but Spurs have looked a bit dull in the last few games and Bruno has pens.

          1. 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Try to find another way, dont know the rest of your team, but currently, Im on Grealish, who is covering at least Bruno's score. Sterling/KDB/Bruno is the place, not Son's place imo..

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Will wait as next gw is two weeks away.
        Could be unexpected injuries forcing your hand

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

        I’m tempted... but Bruno has some tough matches for Portugal coming up so it’s a risk

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Chilwell with 3 shots on target. Joint top in GW8 with Bruno, Adams and Vardy

    5. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Had a decent GW 8 (84pts) but feel uneasy not having Grealish for upcoming fixtures and whether to keep/shift Son.

      McCarthy
      Robbo / Chilwell / KWP (Lamptey / Mitchell)
      Ziyech / Salah / Son / Foden
      Kane / DCL / Adams

      1FT + 1.9 ITB

      1) Can afford a Son -> Bruno straight swap
      2) Foden --> Grealish and then Son to either KDB or Bruno for GW10

      What else am I overlooking?
      cheers

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Tackle your weak links first, Foden out.

        1. Superninteno Chalmers
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I'm inclined to agree, but feels painful to ship Foden out given MCI upcoming run of fixtures.. granted he could remain benched for all of them...

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Doubt it

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        If you want to be assured of starts with fixtures, then 2

        1. Superninteno Chalmers
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Foden to Grealish confirmed.
          Don't think there's need to take a hit for Bruno, as tempting as it is.

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Kilman or Lewis as bench fodder?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kilman

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ok will this bench be enough ?

          Forster Kilman Reidewald Neco

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Just about - is Reid playing?

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Im starting Kilman this gw

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Will he keep his place ?

          1. 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Prefer him more tgan Justin forsure

    7. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Delap + Podence >> Bamford + Riedeweld for - 4?

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Very underwhelming -4 IMO

        1. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          But Bamford is better for his value, than Podence these days and Arsenal are verey leaky at tge back currently :{

      2. jimbo90
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        not worth -4

      3. Plonatron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Absolutely not worth -4, and Arsenal had conceded the lowest number of goals in the league before the Villa game

        Would much rather save and do for free later

    8. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      As someone who still owns TAA, what on earth do I do with him?

      Sick of his 1 pointers, so would be tempted to downgrade to Coufal/Cancelo.

      But then his fixtures aren’t terrible either...

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

        He's injured

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Enough that he may not be available after the break?

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Maybe, would ship either way if I was you.

            I did TAA > Chilwell last week

            1. The Sociologist
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Moved Saiss > Chilwell, so already own him. Tempted by either Coufal or Cancelo?

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I also did Saiss > Coufal last week, paid off so far

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yup. Calf muscle injury. Could be back this week, or out for some weeks. He hasn't been scanned yet

            But it makes selling him even easier for you now. Get Coufal now, Cancelo GW10. Or both now

            1. The Sociologist
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Might just do this, thanks for the advice.

    9. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      a) Fernandes/Vardy and James
      b) TAA and Ziyech

      This choice is for a wildcard team so looking longer term.

      Obviously it is dependent on TAA's injury.

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A) I think.

      2. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A for long term cos i dont see them being replaced unless their clubs invest significantly during Jan.

        Once everyone is back at chelsea, its anyone guess who will play n whether they will share the pts

    10. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Which 2 would you have from Son/Kane, Vardy, KDB/Sterling and Bruno ?

      Thinking Bruno and Vardy?

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kane/Vardy and Bruno

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yus Bruno and Vardy best (maybe KDB too)

      3. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        2 among kane KDB Bruno. Taking into fixtures i will say KDB n Bruno for the short term

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Same two I'm going for based on form + fixtures.

    11. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Best 4 transfers here over two gws?

      A. No Ziyech
      Sterling + Maupay + Son + Konsa > Bruno + Vardy + Grealish + Balbuena.

      B. No Vardy
      Sterling + Son + Jrod + Konsa > Bruno + Ziyech + Grealish + Cancelo

      C. No Grealish
      Maupay + Sterling + Son + Roberson>
      Vardy + Ziyech + Bruno + Cancelo

      Martinez Steer
      Robbo Chilwell Konsa Kilman Mitchell
      Salah Sterling Son JRod Anguissa
      DCL Bamford Maupay

      1 FT 0.5itb. No WC

      Appreciate your help

    12. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

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

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

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Can pull off a decent 3 at the back next GW right?

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Yep just about hoping Mitchell is fit for Lamptey

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Son + Saiss > Bruno + Coufal

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          For -8?

          And how would I get KDB after that you think?

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

            Kane + Burke?

            Vardy + Kane restricts your flexibility here

            1. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Agree bro

              My plan was to do Kane ➡️ Martial and then Son and Saïss for KDB and Cancelo both for -4

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

                I'd take Bamford + Bruno in a -8 this week, then KDB and Cancelo for -4 next week... If funds allow it

                All set-and-forget moves, so they make up for the hits

                1. The Sociologist
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I like this suggestion more than the one involving Martial.

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Thank you guys

                    1. Tony Martial
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Damnn can’t afford it lol

    13. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Does it look ok? Salah (C) the right decision?

      Martinez
      James Lamptey Coufal
      Salah Sterling Son Ziyech
      Martial DCL Bamford

      Steere Podence Dallas Mitchell

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Looks great DCL captain tho

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Lei defense the reason?

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes

            Well I wouldn’t be not confident captaining Mo tho

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              True that. But with me chasing a differential captain might work out better.

      2. Must.Go.Faster.
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Martial captain against WBA? Risky? Sure, got to take risks sometimes and Tony is due a 20 pointer.
          If it happens, mark this post; if not, please leave me in peace (*insert smiling emoji).

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Super risky that. But then why not!

            1. Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 8 days ago

                You’re not going to do it, are you? : )

                1. Must.Go.Faster.
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    I’m considering Watkins(C) vs Brighton and not bcz of his recent brace, but as a differential pick and I like Villas attacking style of play.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      I might!

          2. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Looking ahead to gw10, does this look worth a 4pt hit?

            Zaha Saiss Kane >> KDB Laporte Wilson/Antonio

            1. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Why on Earth you would sell Kane these days? He is a top scorrer for the first time in his life and have at least 3 opportunities in a game to score a goal and get the bonus points.. I dont get it

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                He is yet to face a good team so far and his fixtures are terrible and City’s are incredible

                It’s all about getting in early...

              2. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                FPL is a series of short sprints. In each sprint, your mission if you choose to accept it, is to maximise your points. One look at Kane’s fixtures until GW16 will provide you with the answer.

                1. 1zverGGadeM
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Agree, but Kane is in his prime and Mou vs Pep is always enjoy to watch so I have my views

                  1. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    And you could well be right. Spurs are great on the counter attack. But I would prefer to bet on loading the midfield and going with someone like Watkins up top instead of Kane. It might go completely tits up, but that’s the beauty of this game. Good luck!

                    1. 1zverGGadeM
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      So from Bamford and Watkins, you is preffering Watkins as it stands.
                      Good check. Thanks

                      1. Rasping Drive
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Yes, that’s right. Villa’s fixtures are ridiculous.

            2. jimbo90
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              kane will still score goals regardless of fixtures

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I don’t think that’s in dispute. However, a combination of players from teams with far better fixtures will arguably score more.

          3. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Hi all. Struggling to get both City and United into the below team. Would appreciate your thoughts

            Martinez
            TAA* • Chilwell • Lamptey (Mitchell • Ferguson)
            Salah • Son • Rodriguez • Grealish • Bowen
            Kane • DCL (Brewster)
            1FT, £1.3itb

            A) TAA + Son > Creswell + Bruno (-4) followed by Rodriguez + Bowen > KDB + Soucek (-4) the week after
            B) TAA > Cresswell for free, followed by Son > KDB for free the week after and go without Bruno

            Cheers!

            1. Poison Apple
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Is it insufficient to downgrade TAA to 4.5 n swap son and Rod to Bruno + KDB?

          4. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Rate these assets in order of importance starting from this gw:

            Bruno
            Vardy
            Kdb
            Son
            Kane
            Sterling

            1. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Son
              Kane
              Bruno
              Vardy
              KDB
              Vardy

              1. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                3-1 for Spurs 😀

              2. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Sterling is the last..

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bruno
              Vardy
              KDB
              Sterling
              Kane
              Son

            3. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bruno
              Kane
              KDB
              Vardy
              Son

              Sterling

            4. Poison Apple
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bruno
              KDB
              Vardy
              Kane

              Sterling/Son

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

              If u had rate my team u could do this more accurately

          5. huwwilliams_
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Thoughts on foden?

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

              Great if he is sure enough to start,but he isn't.

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Sell. For a hit. Immediately.

            3. The Sociologist
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Get rid and don't look back.

          6. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Given fixture turns, Kane - -> Watkins
            Yay or Nay

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I am probably doing that to get Bruno and KDB into midfield alongside Salah Ziyech and Grealish

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

            Do you think Bruno could outscore Sterling over the next 6 games?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Nope

            2. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              He will

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

              I remember holding Sterling for too long last season when he hit this barren run. It lasted for months, with moments of "Yay! A goal!" or a surprise brace here and there, but mostly blanks while KDB kept flying. All this while FOMO stopped me from selling because I thought he'd hit his good run again. Funnily enough, I didn't have him for his eventual good run during the restart

              He's an enigma, but I've learnt to avoid him when he isn't firing. It's easier now that he's so lowly owned. KDB or nought for me, until Sterling starts ASSISTING often again, as his assists were what contributed to his 230+ scores before last season's meagre (for his price) 200 points while breaking his personal record for league goals in one season

              Bruno has been a constant glitch in the game since he joined the league, like Salah

          8. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            If TAA out for any extended period is Neco Williams likely to be given opportunity?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I reckon so , worth a punt anyway I think

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                That’s what I wondered at 3.9 m - gives me the .2 I ideally would like elsewhere to get Bruno and KDB

            2. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yup

              But I'll only trust Pool from GW12, and TAA should be near a return by then. If the injury's really long term and he isn't, all aboard the Neco wagon

          9. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            1FT and 2.8M banked

            McCarthy, Steer
            Zouma, Justin, Taylor, Lascelles, Mitchell
            Salah, Son, Rashford, Grealish, Bissouma
            Kane, DCL, Bamford

            1 - Mitchell to Coufal
            2 - Rashford to Bruno
            3 - Son to Bruno

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

            Thoughts on this team? Would be for a -8 in GW10...

            Martinez
            Robbo - Chilwell - Cancelo
            Salah - KDB - Ziyech - Grealish
            Kane - Bamford - Antonio

            Steer - Killman - Mitchell - 4.5 mid

          11. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Supposing Wilson and Antonio are not fit for next GW, do you think it is worth taking a -4 just to remove Steer and unlock getting Watkins?

            Bamford and Che Adams fixtures don’t appeal to me.

            1. Laurel and Vardy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Apparently Bamford can score against anyone. Don't take hits to replace backup keeper.

            2. Le Bluff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bamford/Leeds are fixture proof, at least attacking-wise.

              Look like they can score a couple in every match.

            3. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I am going down that route, much as it pains me to swap out one 4m keeper for another

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

            Price Changes

            JRod to fall tonight
            Ziyech to rise tonight

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Isn’t Rodriguez protected aftwr having his red flag removed?

          13. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            On Wildcard.

            Vardy getting very hard to ignore, but how do you fit him in alongside Salah, KDB, and Bruno?

            Seen people say go without City assets but I just think they cannot be ignored with that fixture run.

            Are people prioritising Vardy over any of Salah, KDB, and Bruno?

            1. Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 8 days ago

                For you to play around with:

                Martinez (Button)
                Chilwell / Bellerin / Coufal / Taylor (Kilman)
                Salah / KDB / Bruno / Son (Ridgewald/Bissouma)
                Vardy / Watkins (Brewster)