Scout Notes

Ziyech’s FPL ownership and price on the rise as new-look Chelsea find their rhythm

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United

  • Goals: Tammy Abraham (£7.2m), Ben Chilwell (£6.0m), Thiago Silva (£5.5m), Timo Werner (£9.4m) | David McGoldrick (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) x2, Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m), N’Golo Kante (£4.9m) | Sander Berge (£5.0m)
  • Bonus: Ziyech x3, Abraham x2, Werner x1

Chelsea came from behind to beat Sheffield United with a performance that ticked many a Fantasy box.

All four of the home side’s goals involved summer signings and the victory underlined the impression that coach Frank Lampard is finally finding the right balance in his team, from Abraham to Ziyech.

Double Bubble

One of Lampard’s key moves has been to find room for both Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) and Timo Werner (£9.4m) in the starting XI.

Saturday’s result meant Chelsea have won three games and drawn one, scoring 14 goals and conceding four, when the duo start together in the league.

Lampard talked about the pair after the midweek win over Rennes in the Champions League in which they also both started (and scored):

When we brought in players in attacking areas we brought in players who are versatile in their nature, Timo playing on the left for instance. The qualities Tammy can bring to the team are never lost on me.

Werner’s ownership has been yo-yoing this season, with the trend upward at present. He’s now in 23.6% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) squads, with 25,000+ new managers buying into him ahead of the international break.

The 2.2%-owned Abraham remains the differential pick of the two, which is hardly surprising when he’s started just the four games to Werner’s eight in the league this season. But he’s produced  two goals and two assists from those matches.

And the pair’s threat is so strong that Lampard could be tempted to view them both, and not just Werner, as nailed-on starters.

Midfield Merriment

Maximum bonus points and a double-digit haul went to Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) – for the second straight Gameweek.

He’s now amassed 25 points from his first two starts in the league and his ownership is ballooning.

He went from 114,819 to 624,213 FPL managers on the strength of his goal and assist against Burnley in Gameweek 7 and he’s already top of the transfers in for Gameweek 9 thanks to his brace of assists against Sheffield United.

Small wonder that Lampard was gushing in his post-match praise:

He exudes confidences in how much he wants to receive the ball and be the important player. He also has great work ethic so he is a complete player. He’s been a big plus and I expect there is a lot more to come from him.

It’s only been two full games, but there’s a strong sense that it is Ziyech, and not the self-isolating Kai Havertz (£8.3m), who could be the key player when it comes to Lampard finding the right balance in his team:

The balance of the team felt great. There were so many good things in what we were creating, we scored two goals from set pieces. I don’t want to get too carried away but I’m happy.

Not getting carried away should be the theme for FPL bosses as well because Chelsea’s next six matches are probably not as easy as they might appear on FPL’s Fixture Difficulty Rating.

A Gameweek 10 visit from Spurs and games against an obdurate Wolves and this season’s surprise package West Ham all look tricky, but Ziyech is making an incredibly strong case for inclusion anyway.

Defenders On The Attack

The second most-bought defender ahead of Gameweek 8 was Chilwell, who scored his second goal in three home matches.

That appeased the 324,298 new owners who were hoping for a fourth clean sheet in the last five league fixtures from Chelsea.

Considerably fewer managers enjoyed Thiago Silva‘s (£5.5m) first attacking return for the Blues, but those goals underlined the potency of Lampard’s defenders.

The most popular defensive transfer for the Gameweek was Kurt Zouma (£5.3m), who was brought in by more than half a million managers on the back of the Blues’ new-found defensive stability and the centre-half’s three goals this season.

Thanks to Silva’s strike, all four of Lampard’s regular backline have now scored.

Zouma leads the way for goals among defenders and Chilwell is second (he also has two assists), while Reece James (£5.0m) is the other to have found the net, with an assist to his name from his six starts as well.

Small wonder that three of that back four are now in the top 10 for both points and ownership among FPL defenders, with Thiago (3.1%) the only outlier (and differential).

Sheffield Of Bad Dreams

One point from eight matches, just four goals scored and zero clean sheets kept, the Blades are the bluntest of weapons at the moment.

Manager Chris Wilder was as honest as ever with his assessment of his team:

At times my teams are naive. It’s irrelevant. We have given away some poor goals. I think we have to look at ourselves.

It’s fair to say few Fantasy managers are looking at his players.

David McGoldrick‘s (£5.3m) second strike of the season meant he’s now been involved in half of the side’s goals.

But his strike partner, and the Blades’ most popular asset in FPL, Rhian Brewster (£4.5m and 6.7%), had a wretched time of it at Stamford Bridge.

Brewster’s undoubted promise, and cheap price tag, has persuaded a decent chunk of FPL managers to have him as their third striker.

Based on his complete non-involvement on Saturday, even at £4.5m he’s a waste of money.

As for the Blades as a team, the 431 shots they conceded last season was bettered by only seven teams. This year’s total – 120 – is the league’s second worst.

Never a team to create many chances, unless they can sort out their defensive issues, their players will remain a major Fantasy no-no.


Chelsea XI (4-3-2-1): Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic (Jorginho 71′), Mount; Werner (Giroud 87′), Ziyech; Abraham. 

Sheffield United XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan; Lundstram, Berge, Lowe, Norwood (Osborn 62′); McGoldrick, Brewster (McBurnie 63′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Klaren
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A) Jimenez to Bamford
    B) TAA to Cancelo
    C) Burke to Jota
    D) Podence to Grealish

    Any suggestions on how I should prioritise the above moves?

    Have 2 FTs so considering B and D for this GW with possibly both A and C for a hit the following GW.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B) looking nice next week. But if you need the cash to fund other moves then may as well do that one now. Think I'll be doing the same move to fund Son > Bruno once players are back from IB

      1. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks. Yeah I'd need to do either A or B this week to fund D.

    2. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      If you need to fund D, I would do A and D

  2. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Any ideas when we might hear about Rashford's shoulder? Every article I read is about his work with BoJo (great that it is) but I need to make sure I prioritise my FF transfers!

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Southgate might mention him

      If not, you'd wait two weeks for Ole's press conference

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Exactly, I want him out for Grealish if he is confirmed out and then Bruno in as a replacement.

        I know that if he plays - or is back soon- it will come back to bite!

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Very alarming that it's his back that he's hurt. He fractured his back not so long ago so I really hope it's not related to that problem

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        It's his shoulder, thankfully. Watched him get the injury and saw him hold the shoulder, with the physios focusing there

        If it was the same injury recurring, the focus would have been on the small of his back

  3. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hey guys what is going on with Dele Alli

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not a relevant fpl option anymore

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      He fell foul of Maureen's prickly personality. And, to be fair to Maureen, Spurs have looked much better without him.

      He doesn't do enough consistently in attack and he does next to nothing in defense.

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Likely to move away in Jan?

    3. Goonerly
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Just stay away from him. He will only bring you frustration

  4. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Looking to fix this team in 4 transfers over two gws.
    Which is the best move?

    A. Sterling + Son + Jrod + Konsa > Bruno + Ziyech + Grealish + Cancelo
    B. Son + Jrod + Konsa + Robbo > Bruno + Grealish + Cancelo + Coufal
    C. Sterling + Son + Jrod + Robbo > Bruno + KDB + Ziyech + Cancelo
    D. Any other suggestions

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

    1 FT 0.5itb. No WC

    Thanks for any help

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Maupay is a bigger problem than Sterling, Rodriguez & Konsa imo.

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Agreed mate but can't switch to Watkins directly as I have 3 Villa players already.
        Only Antonio appeals to me in that price range so have to wait for news on him.
        Fed up of Sterling who hasn't done anything for weeks and is eating up lot of budget.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I would be targeting Vardy in GW10.

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Not really convinced by Leicester's attack, but will have a look.
            Vardy hasn't looked very threatening from open play, seems to be too reliant on pens imo

      2. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        What's wrong with Maupay?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Brighton have scored 3 goals in their last 4 matches.

          1. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Fair point

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Best replacement for Wilson if he's injured?

    A) Antonio (if fit)
    B) Bamford
    C) Adams

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      A) by a mile if fit. Then Bamford would be my next choice.

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        This.
        Bamford looks to be a decent set and forget option who ticks along nicely for his price.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Agreed he reminds of Jimenez 18/19 season. Could very easily be a set & forget for a long time.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Watkins?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Lol I sold him this week to enable Foden to Grealish. But can't complain he's a troll!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I'd suck it up and bring him back.

          I've had to do the course correction transfer this season already. Son > Mahrez. Mahrez > Son. Was worth it.

          He's got fantastic fixtures and is on pens. I really want him.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            I can't get him. Have Martinez & Steer unfortunately. That's the reason I sold him because Foden to Grealish looked a no brainer.

          2. Phlajo
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Are you sure he's in pens? It looked like Grealish let him have it!

            1. Klaren
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Probably because he won the penalty in the first place.

              I can't see why Watkins would take it if he wasn't the designated taker. Grealish hasn't been the penalty taker in the past anyway. Last season it was Wesley and then El Ghazi after that other than the 1 penalty Grealish took and missed against Sheffield United.

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Pretty sure. Grealish gave it to him probably because he's the designated taker. He also took it really well.

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      A then Bamford or watkins

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers mate!

    4. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      A.
      How about Watkins?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I can't get him. Have Martinez & Steer unfortunately and Foden to Grealish is a no brainer.

        1. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Yup, Grealish is bigger priority, imo.

    5. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B for me as he seems like a good long term option

    6. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Antonio if fit

      If not Watkins

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers Andy!

  6. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    who scores more in the next 5 games:

    a) Zaha
    b) Son

    1. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Zaha 27 points
      Son 22 points

  7. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    2FT's available with money ITB (2m)

    One FT is for a defender to replace Saiss.

    Cancelo or Cresswell?

    Both decent fixtures. Money not a constraint.

    Have Chilwell, Robbo, Kilman (first sub).

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I will go cancelo/dias gw10

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Cancelo, due to his better fixtures

      They might actually have similar points by GW21

    3. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Coufal and spend the money elsewhere?

  8. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Do we know how long Wilson might be out for ? Might get priced out of my intended transfers before the gw pressers.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Read some rumours on twitter he could be till end of the year but nothing confirmed yet.

  9. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    GW17 looks like FPL Hell for the template's fixtures

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      It also looks a million miles away

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Things can change quickly but planning required for sure

  10. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Dam, didn't realise that having Steer from Villa might become an obstacle one day.. triple Villa who would have thought

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not even second choice when Heaton is back too.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I had it as a passing thought on my GW2 wildcard, but I was like "What are the chances?"

      Crazy season

  11. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    2FT, 1.1 ITB

    Martinez, Peacock-Farrell

    *TAA, Chilwell, *Saiss, Lamptey, *Mitchell

    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, *Alzate

    Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford.

  12. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone looking at the amount of clean sheets suddenly coming back and thinking of investing at the back?

    Backline of double Chelsea, PVA, Cresswell, Cancelo does not break the bank...

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Way too much money to bench unless you're planning on at least 4 at the back every week imo.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I'm thinking of going 5-2-3/5-3-2 and playing them all for the period of great fixtures.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Sorry mate but I think 5 at the back is a terrible idea given the wealth of attacking options

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            A lot of the good attacking options are cheap as chips...

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I'm sure it could work but I'd get too bored playing 5 defenders, no way I could stick to it.

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            When you are ranked around 4m you start to think more out the box!

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I dont think he is suggesting owning all of them (maybe he is) but owning 3-4 out of that lot if very viable for most teams.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Eyeing up these moves as we speak. I dont think you need to go mad on the defence but I do think you need 3 good CS + Assist prospects each week. Right now I think something like Mendy/Martinez, Chilwell/Cresswell/Cancelo would be perfect. With PVA a good shout also.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      The problem is fixtures

      "Lucky" goals have reduced, but the teams with good attacks are still scoring. Not enough teams to target for clean sheets against at the moment: Burnley, West Brom, Newcastle, Sheffield, Fulham

      Burnley's still good at set-pieces (been unlucky and injured so far), and Newcastle is unpredictable. Fulham has missed many good chances over the last four weeks, so they're not as blunt as they seem

      Attacking returns raise the hope, but when you consider the cheap attackers in Antonio, Bamford, Watkins and Adams, with reliable premiums claiming captaincy and mid-priced assets being reliable as well, big at the back completely loses its appeal

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks for the feedback all...just looking at left field options...

  13. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I have 1.0 itb and this team:

    Mendy, Button
    Chilly, Reguilon, Coufal, Justin, 3.9
    Salah, Son, Ziyech, James, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    What do you think ?
    Reguilon and Son to Cresswell and Bruno for a hit?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not a fan of getting rid of both Reguilon and Son for a hit. Seems very premature. Pick either Reguilon or Son out. I'd say Reguilon as I can see Son doing well against the high City backline.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Bruno's got WBA next, very tempting to get him in..

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          That's true. Go for Son then. I just think a hit to get out very good players playing for a good team is risky. A FT is fine.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks. Only problem is I'm 0.2 short if I do only Son to Bruno. Cresswell looked dangerous and was very unlucky last time not to get an attacking return which is why I would like to get him over Reguilon. A bit risky going WH double up in the back, but Cress can easily become Dias or Cancelo in the future.

  14. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Sam and lee will be doing a Q&A video tomorrow.

    Let me know if there's any major topics you'd like to see covered 🙂

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Offloading Spurs assets for City assets soon?

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Is Ziyech the real deal.

    3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Hey Andy! Talk about Bruno Fernandes, Spurs and City fixture change and clean sheet potential of Chelsea, West Ham, Villa etc

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Better value:
      Bruno or KDB
      Ziyech or Jota

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno or Vardy on WC?

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      What are your plans for City starting GW 10? How do you intend to make that happen?

    7. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks all!

  15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    DCL or Ziyech if you had to choose 1?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      DCL. Next 3 fixtures are ridiculous.

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      DCL

      The Ziyech bandwagon is getting out of hand! He looks a good option, but not sure he's as essential as made out.

    3. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      DCL for the next 3, Ziyech longterm

  16. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Jota + Robbo
    OR
    Ziyech + Cancelo for the long term

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B by a long way

  17. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    forgetting price would you rather own:

    1 Ziyech or 2 Werner
    A KDB or B Bruno

    Thanks

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      1B

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thats 3 mids and a forward so not sure you meant that but I think Ziyech and KDB's end of season figures will be very close but expect both to be higher than Brunos.

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        i know its 3 mids and a forward.

        But i wont own both Werner and Ziyech and i probably cant own both Bruno and KDB so just working which if the 4 i want to try construct my team around

  18. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    How would you squeeze United/City assets into this team?

    Martinez

    Chilwell Bellerin Taylor

    Salah Son Grealish Jota

    Kane Werner DCL

    Subs: Steer, Bissouma Justin Mitchell

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Son > Ziyech
      Mitchell > Cancelo

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      One of your big hitter have to go

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers mate.

        What would you suggest?

  19. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Can Barkley and Watkins cover Grealish?

    Points over last 4

    W 24
    B 22
    G 25

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      i wouldnt want 2 Villa and i wouldnt want Barkley.

      Id prefer Grealish but id Watkins works better for your team then i think hes fine

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Grealish could have had atleast 2 more goals in the last two games

  20. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    1 FT and 0 ITB, should I WC this lot?

    Martinez Steer

    Chilwell Zouma Lamptey Justin Mitchell

    Podence Salah Son JRod Jorginho

    Vardy Kane DCL

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      no, thats pretty solid. Kane to Werner or Son to Ziyech and go from there

    2. Lovren an elevator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I like the team. Liking the zouma/chill double up.
      I think Jorginho can change to bench fodder then try and upgrade one of the mids...any chance of getting Bruno in?

      1. C_G
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        no my team value is really high because I got all those risers like Son, Kane, Zouma, vardy, JRod really early, so selling value is low now

  21. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Over the next 3 which will be better?

    A) Jota (LEI bha WOL)
    B) Watkins -4 (BHA whu NEW)

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Jota if he starts all 3

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Problem is I have to make the decision not knowing whether he will start those games.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Even if Jota starts 2 games I would fancy him, I think they score about equal but Jota side has higher ceiling.
      Not much in it imo and all depends ofc on Jota minutes

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Jota

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B ,he looks a tidy player to me
      i cant imagine jota is ahead of any of that front 3 and i reckon jurgen is quickly going to ditch 442

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        soz 424

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          4-2-3-1 offensively, 4-4-2 defensively

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        It's 4-2-4 that they're playing.

        But yeah once Thiago and Fabinho are fit, you imagine one of Firmino and Jota will drop out.

    5. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B.
      Jota will have more minutes in CL, imo.
      Why only next 3?
      Is Bamford in your plan from 12?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yes.

  22. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Wildcard time?

    Melier Steer
    Semedo Bellerin KWP Targett Ferguson
    Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
    Jimenez DCL Brewster

    1ft £2.8m

    Rank 3.3m after gwk 8 doesn't feel great

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      i think so yeah

    2. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Probably yes

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A bit early to ask this but do you plan to possibly consider moving on DCL in 3 weeks time when fixtures turn or do you guys see him as a season keeper?

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      season keeper, ill move JRod then, probably

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      keeping, he could score those headers against any team 🙂

    3. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Keeping as my only Everton asset

    4. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I might.
      Depends on Bruno and KDB (performance in next few week)

  24. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A) Kane ---> Werner

    OR

    B) Son ---> Ziyech

    Rest of team

    Martinez Steer

    Chilwell Zouma Lamptey Justin Mitchell

    Podence Salah JRod Jorginho

    Vardy DCL

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Neither tbh. Give them a week, I'd sort out Podence first

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        This

  25. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    What's your overall rank vs expected rank ? For me :

    OR : 1.4m
    ER : 1.1m

    Good to learn that I have the best ER on my mini-league. Still ranked 4th but all the players above me have ER between 1.5m-2m.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      First time I've ever even heard of ER to be honest.

      Sounds like a crock of sh*t to be honest

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        https://fplreview.com/

        Check by yourself.

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      How to see the ER

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Link above.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      FPL is a gambling game

      Expected points don't really apply here, because it's not like xG. You'll be factoring in autosubs, missed deadlines, injuries, hits, etc. Points are points in this game

    4. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Looks like someone put a whole lot of effort in that site without understanding the basics.

  26. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I don't understand why Pep insists on seeing Foden as a winger

    He looks the best option for that Dilva LCM role, at least when compared with Bilva and Gundo

    There must be something he sees that I don't, so it's fine. He's the pro here anyway 😀

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I would agree. To be an effective winger you have to have enormous pace, Foden is more of a playmaker with vision. Should play alongside KDB in the middle.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I think Pep would object to your decsription of Foden being played as a 'winger'.

      He's played more as an inside forward than a traditional winger, which suits his style and skills perfectly I think.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I agree that Pep plays his wingers as inside forwards, but that's still not LCM

        For instance, Sterling had been the right-winger for a while, and arguably is better suited there, but he's been nailed on the left in Sane's absence because he's the best fit there

        That's my point: with Mahrez and Torres and even Sterling available at RW/RF, why stick to Gundo (mostly) and Bilva (occasionally) over Foden at LCM? Do you think Foden should rather be out of the XI than play at LCM?

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I just don't think Foden offers enough defensively to be 'trusted' as a LCM.

          I know Silva wasn't either, but I also don't think comparisons with DSilva are helpful either. He was a special case.

          Gundo tracks back more than Foden is the long and short of it basically

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            I would go like this:
            Striker
            Sterling, KDB, Foden, Mahrez
            Gundogan

  27. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC please all?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Justin Konsa
    Grealish Salah Son Ziyech
    Kane Werner Bamford

    4.0 Kilman KWP Mitchell

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I like it, but would look to squeeze Bruno in over Son

  28. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Podence to Grealish/Ziyech worth a hit? And if so which (have Watkins already)? Have exact funds for Ziyech so would have to be done soon.

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah. I’d prefer Grealish with those fixtures

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah definitely.

      Podence is a thorn in my side and can't ask for more than to replace him with Ziyech or Grealish.

      I know Ziyech is all the rage right now, but Grealish is the better pick imo (I own both)

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Interesting. Even though I have Watkins as well? Guess Son could easily become Ziyech if he becomes essential after another few weeks tbf.

  29. Abra Dubravka
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Zouma, Coufal (Taylor, Mitchell)
    Bruno(c), Salah, Son, Zaha, Grealish
    DCL, Jimenez (Brewster)

    Then plan for Son/Jimenez to KDB/Bamford next week.

  30. Greko82
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hi all. Activated my WC.

    Which pairing shall I go for?

    A) Salah & Bamford
    B) Rodriguez & Vardy
    C) Ziyech & Vardy

    Thanks