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

    Two popular scouting methods:

    1. Predictive: Player A performs well in stats and on the eye test and has good fixtures, regardless of actual returns. Buy/keep him
    2. Reactive: Player B has so many returns or just exploded. Buy/keep him

    The issue between both camps is where the line should be drawn between predicting and reacting. The balance. It's easy to justify getting someone without recent returns as being predictive. It's also easy to justify a knee jerk or holding a player with many previous returns through bad fixtures or loss of form as predictive of an impending similar haul

    Nobody really knows until hindsight kicks in. But sound logic should win out over time

    Or just flip a coin and take the blame off yourself

    1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I like A. Always did... It is part of the fun of the game

    2. doher.ty
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I always try for A and try not to be stubborn if I've missed a few hauls while jumping on B. Both have elements of risk and reward so it's just about comfort level.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Predictive (A) is the best.

        Reactive (B) is either the result of not being aware or being late to the party of A, or, if you just get in someone based on B who's not supported by A, then you are just knee jerking.

      • The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This is why Captain Hindsight is the best and most important poster on this site.

    3. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Damn, bottomed 🙁

      1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Repost. The team is:

        Martinez
        Robbo Chilwell Justin Lamptey Mitchel
        Zaha Son Salah Grealish Stephens
        Antonio Kane DCL

        2FT 1.5m ITB

        What you prefer and why?
        A) Son to Bruno (keep Kane)
        B) Kane to Watkins Stephens to Bruno (keep Son)
        C) Kane to Bam Bam Stephens to Bruno (keep Son)
        D) Robbo to Kilman Zaha to Bruno (keep son and Kane)
        E) Robo to 3.9m Zaha to Bruno (use 0.4 for future)

        Plan is in the future to get KDB too. Will save the transfer in GW10 and prepare for City agaisnt Fulham with 2FT

        Thanks

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

          C for me

          1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Why mate ?

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

              I consider Bamford incredibly underpriced, replacing Jimenez from two seasons ago and Ings from last season as the 6.0 talisman of an attacking team that I can keep all season, regardless of two-GW form. Would sell if he completely falls off a cliff in stats and on the eye test, not just returns. Until then, season keeper for me

              Watkins is nice and can explode now and then, but Bamford comfortably beats him in stats, and I like the spread of Grealish as my Villa talisman and Bamford as my Leeds talisman. This might just be me, but I love that spread of fixture proof talismans from different attacking teams, as anything can happen in any game

              I guess Bruno easily slides into this comment as a talisman as well. He's one player I don't think I ever need to justify in FPL

              1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers mate. I'll have both Bam Bam and Watkins, just the timing is the issue. Will get Bam Bam in 3 weeks time

        2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          A

          1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            So you trust to keep Kane? I might not have starting 11 if Mitchel or Antonio are not fit / starting

        3. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I really couldn’t tell you what I think I really want to keep Kane but my squad is just sooo much better without him

          1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It is very difficult. Make or break first half of season is this decision

        4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I like A and B. Maybe the former slightly since it brings in an additional penalty taker. I just worry about United going back to terrible form against weaker teams, plus their fixtures aren't that great. I'd like to have Bam Bam but he seems to do best against weaker teams and his fixtures aren't great rn. I will get him around gw14.

        5. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Well no way would i be getting rid of kane.

          1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            So Son to Bruno?

        6. Davros
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          F) Son to Ziyech.

          1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Bruno is a must for me

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

        Similar issue for me but I'm 0.1 short of A otherwise would probably do that.

        1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks

    4. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Anyone considering the potential bargain that could be Mason Holgate at 4.8m?
      Straight into the team after being out for so long says to me he's a sure starter.

      1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is he nailed? I asked and no one answered

      2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Better options at that price point

      3. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Their defense is meh

        1. doher.ty
            2 months, 7 days ago

            They've been missing King Holgate what do you expect 😉

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

          Pickford will rip those clean sheet hopes to shreds

          Again

          And the fixtures aren't great either

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            next three don't get much better

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

              Fulham and Burnley are the only games promising a clean sheet in the next six GWs

              Except if you're buying a non-attacking CB as a three-GW punt

      4. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Any injury updates?

        TAA, Rashford etc

        1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I think Rash will be fits and TAA won't. No source to back up

          1. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            🙂

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Next Friday

      5. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What should I do moving forward?

        Martinez , (4.0)
        Chilwell, Saiss, Mitch, Justin, KWP
        Salah, Son, Zaha, Bruno, Klich
        Kane, DCL, Brewster

        2FT, 0.6itb, wildcard already used.

        Thanks!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Saiss & Mitchell need attention

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            My initial thoughts were to use 1 transfer to upgrade Mitch to a cheap defender (Kilman?) then use 3 transfers the following week to swap Saiss for Diaz/Cancelo, Bruno for KDB/Sterling and Kane to Vardy in time for the Fulham game.

            Really not sure how to play this as now I feel i need to bring in Watkins

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford instead of Klich? - but I will cost you two transfers so probably not...

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            The other option i have is using the 2 transfers to swap around Klich and Brewster for Watkins/Bamford and a 4.3 midfielder. That said if I do that then it would be harder to bring in City players for gw10

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Saiss > Creswell
          Son > Rushford.

      6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Early thoughts folks..... best option here??
        A- Grealish and Richarlison +0.1 in the bank
        Or
        B- Ziyech and Watkins +1.2 in the bank
        Many thanks!!

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          B

      7. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is Aguero expected to be back after the ib?

      8. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        GW 10=

        Only reason I ask so early as my moves this week could change things

        Son, Bowen, Saïss ➡️ Justin/ Holgate,Soucek,KDB = -8

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

          Soucek kdb and someone else

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            ???

        2. doher.ty
            2 months, 7 days ago

            They seem sound but IB and another GW coming before it - things can and most likely will change.

            1. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks

          • Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Would hold

        3. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I hope the international break will take good care of my players... I would like to get rid of Jiménez this gw. If I change him to Antonio I can get KDB in for Son in gw10.

          But what about Richarlison instead? - will he start or could Everton add some extra punishment to him?

          Martínez
          TAA, Chilwell, Lamptey
          Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
          Wilson, Bamford, Jiménez

          Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
          1 free transfer, 1.2 million in the bank

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Any changes?

          Best C Salah, DCL or Grealish?

          Martinez
          Coufal, Chilwell, Robbo
          Grealish, Salah C, Zaha, Son
          DCL, Kane, Bamford

          Forster, Zouma, Lamptey, Podence

          1FT .5

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Salah

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers

        5. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Team for gw 9

          Mccarthy
          Robertson Bellerin Chilwell
          Salah(C) Son Grealish Ziyech
          Kane Watkins DCL

          Forster Soucek Ayling Douglas

          0 ft and 0.8 itb.GTG for gw 9 ? and best plan for gw 10 ?

          A. kane>vardy
          B. Kane and Son>Jesus and KDB/Sterling -4
          C. Robertson and Son > Cancelo and KDB/Sterling -4

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Would stick with Son/Kane but C

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              cheers

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Madness getting rid of kane. Hes the best striker in the game

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              timing is key in fpl

        6. Big Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Foden, Son, Jimi to Ziyech, Fernandes, Bamford (-8)

          Would captain Bruno...

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Would only take out Foden

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              then he doesn’t have funds for the rest of it

        7. Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          How am I looking here? Many Thanks.

          Martinez,
          Vestergaard Kilman Chilwell
          Fernandez Salah Grealish Zaha Rodriguez
          Kane DCL

          Ryan/Justin/Bamford/Mitchell

          0.8 ITB ready to upgrade Mitchell

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Mitchell to Lamptey

            1. Thia6o
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers and good luck to you.

            2. Thia6o
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Prob move Bamford out for Watkins looking at those fixtures, never thought I would have 3 Villa players in my squad but I also would not rule out them winning Premier League either.

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Micthell to Creswell

        8. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          2 ft's / 0 itb - trying to decide to stick with a 352 (A) or move to a 343 (B) over the next two weeks. appreciate your thoughts

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

          A) Kane & Son > Werner & Bruno (c) then Semedo to Cancelo/Dias next gw

          B) Son & Mitchell > Ziyech & Coufal then Kane & Brewster to Vardy & Watkins/Bamford next gw

          1. Drizz ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Would keep both Son and Kane but B if you must

            1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              you're really trying to keep both?

        9. doher.ty
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I'm considering a DCL or Hrod Captaincy this week. Have Salah and Grealish but think this is another week I can punt and 'hopefully' not be punished too much.

            1. Drizz ✅
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Hopefully Hames not tired from internationals.

              1. doher.ty
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  He needs the game time but injuries are always a concern with him.

            2. konrad.sygula95
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Would you WC this team ?

              Mccarthy/Nyland
              TAA/ Saiss/Holding/Douglas/Mitchell
              Son/Salah/Bowen/Grealish/Stephens
              Kane/Werner/Mitro

              1ft 0.6itb

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                yeah

              2. doher.ty
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I would next week for sure, this week is a bit tricky but you need a new backline (can you get 3 out this week) and could jump off spurs now as well.

                • Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Definitely

              3. Knallie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Martinez / Peacock-Farrel
                Chillwell / Justin / Lamptey / Vestergaard / Kilman
                Salah / KDB / Bruno / Ziyech / Romeu
                Kane / Bamford / Watkins
                0.3 ITB

                I'd like Cancelo in there somewhere, but how?
                I'm 0.4m short to upgrade Lamptey to him at the moment...

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Vestergaard to Cancelo

                  1. Knallie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    who do I downgrade for funds though?

                    1. Thia6o
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      KDB

                2. @FPLMason
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Selling Martinez could get you there.
                  Else, Chilly downgrade.

              4. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Hmmm...

                James Rodriguez has been playing really bad lately. He's hurt too. But he accepted a Colombia call up. This are two ball games. One in Colombia and another in Uruguay.

                Makes me not want to keep him anymore. I kept him too long since the castration. Fulham is not a great team, but the Fulham kids are fighting and playing hard.

                Everton should still win, but James R is a lock to be the FPL winning in the matchup. DCL surely, but not JR.

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Leeds has conceded 4 against an average CPalace team and has conceded 20 goals this season.Fulham has conceded 15 goals this season and Burnley 12 goals.He could return easy points with these fixtures.I wouldn't sell him if i had him.Except for an upgrade to Fernandes/Salah/Mane/Kdb.

                  1. Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    No doubt, the fixtures are favorable. But what we really see is extreme competitiveness

                    Aston Villa gets bashed 0-3 by Leeds at Villa Park

                    Then

                    Villa bashes Arsenal 0-4 at Arsenal

                    But Arsenal

                    Beat MU in Tratford in a big Prestige game

                    Tells me that margin of error is razor thin narrow. If a team loses an edge, they can be victims.

                    I can cover Everton with DCL and trade JR for a live wire player like Ziyech

                2. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Got rid of him long ago and couldn't be happier. DCL best Everton cover

              5. Will J 256
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Who do you prefer?
                Son and Brewster or Ziyech and Bamford?

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                2. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Ziyech and Bamford by a country mile

                3. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Z and B

                  1. Will J 256
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Thanks!!

              6. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Thinking it makes more sense to move on Pulisic and Jiminez this week before Son or Kane?? Will probably bring in Fernandes and Watkins(again!)

                1. Drizz ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  And then after you will bring Son again

                2. doher.ty
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I don't know. Jimmy has Southampton who have been playing well but if it's true about that high line and Traore starts, Jimmy could really benefit from that (not saying it will happen).

                3. Will J 256
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I know I have just asked a similar question above but who do you prefer Son or Ziyech?

                  1. subhojit123
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Ziyech

                  2. Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Son looks not hot.., but that’s how Son trolls FPL

                    Everybody sells and he scores 20 points

                4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Watkins exploded against Liverpool and Arsenal yet he blanked against Fulham, SHU, and Leeds. His fixtures are turning green, but maybe this small sample will give me confidence about holding off on him for a few weeks to avoid a hit.

                  1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Just keep him for 8-10 Gws and enjoy the points

                5. That Was Easy!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  TAA > Chilly for me? Who needs to go the most? (* players)

                  Fabs
                  TAA* Robbo Zouma Konsa Mitchell
                  Salah Bruno Son* Podence* Alzate
                  Jimmy* Maupay* Bamford

                  Really 5 players that need to go but nothing I’m likely to take a hit for. Could do...

                  1) TAA > Chilly
                  2) Jimmy/Maupay > Watkins
                  3) TAA + Podence > 5.5 and Grealish

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

                    I like 3

                    1. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Probably will go Cancelo and bench

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

                    I'd be planning to get KdB in GW10. That's where all my focus is.

                    1. That Was Easy!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Jimmy + Son > KDB + whoever for me.

                  3. @FPLMason
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    3

                6. Thia6o
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  My top 10 for the Premier League 2020/21

                  Liverpool
                  Leicester
                  Manchester City
                  Chelsea
                  Aston Villa
                  Tottenham
                  Arsenal
                  Crystal Palace
                  Southampton
                  Everton
                  Poch will be at United soon so he may change their run of fortune and consistency.

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Leicester will collapse and end in 5th place.
                    City will be second and Chelsea third with Spurs 4th.

                  2. fc_skrald
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Tottenham or Aston Villa will win

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

                    It's gonna be Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Spurs top 4 this season almost certainly.

                7. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Rashford essential against Hassenhuttl's naive approach?

                8. thetommy14
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Cresswell or Coufal? Funds not a problem

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

                      Cresswell

                    2. @FPLMason
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      A

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

                    OK trying to look at this in a different way.
                    A) r.James, grealish, bissouma, Kane
                    B) coufal, kdb, bissouma, Kane
                    C) r.James, grealish, kdb, Antonio

                    1. PrettyDick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      C, only because it's the only option without Kane. But I'm sure you could find a better option than Antonio around that price point, if he's still a doubt

                    2. @FPLMason
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      B if Bissouma is bench

                  • fc_skrald
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Will Richarlison join the brazilian national team? and is he likely to start for Everton next gameweek?

                  • NorwichCityLad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    If you were to follow one for the whole season which would be better which would score more overall?
                    A) Form

                    B)Total points

                    1. @FPLMason
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      A

                    2. Iceball
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      A but Im more into fixtures. Can see ManCity score more than Tottenham next 5 weeks as an example. Even though ManCity form hasnt been good we know there is potential

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

                    Sorry for the wall of text, hoping for feedback on the thoughts in my head! Have 2 FT but want to start moving to United/City assets.

                    Son + Kane to Bruno + Watkins GW9
                    Jiminez + Soucek to KDB + Brewster(-4) GW10

                    Gives an attack of KDB/Zaha/Salah/Hames/Bruno/DCL/Watkins.

                    I *could* upgrade Brewster to 6.2 striker (Bamford? Antonio?) But then I'd have to deal with rotation. Bringing in Brewster would let me upgrade either Zaha/Hames to a Chelsea midfielder(Ziyech) for GW11 vs Leeds

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

                      Also related... Who gets more points next GW, Kane or Jiminez?