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. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Is Jesus enough to cover City?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      He's gonna need a bigger cross

      To be honest, I like their defence, and KDB is a talisman. Depends on your team, as with every other FPL decision

    2. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      was considering it, just can't bring myself to do it - they score goals from all over the place so imo KDB is more likely to be involved in a larger number even if he directly scores fewer.

  2. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    a) Watkins, Son, Chilwell
    b) Vardy, Soucek, James

    1. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

  3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 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 ?

  4. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I've got my transfers all sorted in my head now... obviously I'll be waiting for news in the pressers once the players are back from IB. But, I'd love some initial thoughts on the transfers and maybe even a few thumbs up if people are feeling generous 😉

    Martinez
    TAA - Chillwell - Lamptey
    Salah - Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Podence
    Kane - DCL
    Bench: Justin - Brewster - Mitchell
    1 FT & 0.8 ITB

    I'm looking at:
    TAA - Cancelo &
    Son - (B)runo (-4)

    That will leave me with 1.5 ITB to do something with Podence the following week.

    Yay or Nay?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yay

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yaaay

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yaaaaaay

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      thx chaps!

  5. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Guess getting Bruno is my main priority with the attackers below, for who?

    Salah, Rashford, Son, Grealish, Zaha, Kane, DCL

    1.4 in the bank

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Son -> Bruno easy decision

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers, just waiting for Rashford injury info

  6. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    So many options for my team going. Important decisions to make. Which transfers do you prefer over IB?

    A) Kane + Son -> Werner + Bruno (Maupay to Watkins next)
    B) Maupay + Kane -> Werner + Watkins (Son to KDB next)
    C) Maupay + Son -> Watkins + Bruno (save FT or Saiss to Coufal)
    D) Kane + Maupay + Son -> Werner + Watkins + KDB -4 (Saiss to Cancelo next)
    E) Kane + Son + Saiss -> Werner + Fernandes + Cancelo -4

    Team:
    Martinez
    TAA* Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Son Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL Maupay
    ____
    Forster; Saiss* Stephens 3.9

    Don't mind taking a hit as a mini wc

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      C

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      C

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Like C too. But then KDB will be harder to get in unless I drop Ziyech or Grealish

    4. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I like A. May do the same moves myself.

      I do have a hunch that it may be wise to just leave Bruno out of my side for good. Can't have them all!

      I'd prefer to have Werner + KDB, if possible.

  7. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    If you had to leave out one of these for long term?

    A. Bruno
    B. Grealish
    C. Ziyech

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      C

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Depends on what you do with the spare cash

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Fit in Vardy

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A for me because I wouldn't feel confident captaining him with United's inconsistency

  8. Fergymac
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Best Leicester assets aside from Vardy? Fixtures and form looking good (after Liverpool)

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Zilch. They offer three GWs (max 4) before their fixtures turn into a mixed bag again

      Justin might be good until he's bounced from the team. Problem is that Justin and other Leicester assets don't compare well with other available FPL assets, who are mostly cheaper

      1. Fergymac
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Interesting, thank you

  9. Greko82
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed

    Hi all. Activated my WC.

    Which pairing shall I go for?

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

    Thanks

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A because of Salah

      1. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Agreed

  10. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Would a midfield line of
    /Salah, Sterling, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish/
    compensate the lack of premium forwards? (DCL, Wilson)

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I hope so

    2. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I think so. 2fts is all it would take to reverse if it's a disaster

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      basically my conundrum with 2ft, brewster is an ok 2nd sub as sooner or later SHU will get their act together after a pretty tough run of fixtures.

      That said I also like the idea of a cheap fwd line of Bamford, Watkin, DCL - lots of easy form/bandwagon jumps available (Wilson, Antonio, Adams..) and fairly easy to switch mony to midfield if needed.

      choosing 4 in midfiel means that you can only get 2 from City, Man Utd and Chelsea though as Mo and Jack are season keepers

      decisions!

  11. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Wilson (if out for long) possible replacements up to 7.8

    A) Richarlison. Next 3 fixtures are tasty for Everton. I have Dcl but not Hamez.
    B) Bamford Next 3 fixtures are bad for Leeds
    C) Watkins I have 3 AVL (Grealish, Martinez, Steer) so not an option
    D) Che Adams Next 2 are though
    E) Downgrade to Brewster and upgrade Bissouma to Diogo Jota

    I am leaning towards A. Thoughts?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Why mention C if it is not an option? Haha

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio if fit...

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks, definitely will be waiting for Antonio news

    3. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Doing C is just two transfers you know

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      C - only 4 points to get rid of Steer

  12. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Son + Robbo to Cancelo + KDB (-4)?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

      1. Live Lad
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        this week or after the Spurs game?

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Do you have Bruno?

      1. Live Lad
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        No mate. Have Salah, Son, Grealish, Ziyech

  13. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    foden,jiminez,wilson (broken or crap picks)
    to
    ziyech,adams,richarlison (shiny new toys)
    for -4???

    first -4 of the year ,time to live on the edge 0.2 in hand so can wait..

  14. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Ideas what to do here?

    Son to Bruno?

    2FTs, 1.6ITB

    Martinez
    Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
    Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

  15. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed... If TAA is fit for the next match, would you save a FT here?

    Martinez
    TAA James Lamptey
    Bruno Son Ziyech Rodriguez
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Nyland Justin Podence Saiss

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      personally, i would if he'll be fit.

  16. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Does Werner playing on the left diminish his FPL appeal enough to warrant against bringing him in?

    It seems like Pulisic really needs to be managed and Werner may now be first choice LW.

    It's basically the Aubameyang conundrum.

    I've reviewed the stats but have unfortunately missed many of the matches. Interested in hearing thoughts.

    The attack seems as if it's a bit interchangeable and will be hard to predict when he will start up top, with Tammy benched.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Werner doesn't seem much diminished by being on the LW to the naked eye, no idea on the stats though.

      I do feel he's gunna get a rest as soon as Pulisic is back though

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      He was very active in attack although he was a winger. He was more included in creating attacks but was not less dangerous than Abraham in goal. He is a natural in both LW or CF.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Werner plays the same way regardless of teamsheet position: drifting to the left, making inward runs from there, tucking into the space between fullback and CB to receive the ball and shoot

      With Havertz on the pitch, he has a partner who ghosts into the box and occupies CBs

      With Tammy, he has a partner who's constantly in the box, occupying CBs

      Not much difference, imo

      It's not a front 2. Frank hasn't used a front 2 since he came to Chelsea, and I don't think he did in his former club either. Pulisic slots into LW, Ziyech RW, Havertz RCM, Mount LCM, Kante CDM

      Overloads the box sometimes, which works since Ziyech, James and Chiwell supply a lot of passes and crosses from deep and wide

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        So will Havertz play behind Ziyech or be more central and run box to box?

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Not behind certainly. Kai is often in the box something like a shadow striker. Overpriced and overpaid imo, Chelsea did not need him so much.

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            OK thanks

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Ziyech occupies the right flank, interchanging with James or alone there if Azpi plays

          Havertz is hard to describe. He's a ghost, so you won't get much info on the touch map. I love how he plays, though. Something like free roam, but mostly in the box. Definitely not behind/beside Ziyech and Reece. By the way, I don't think Kai contributes much defensively... Which is a problem in 4-3-3 and might favour Azpi over Reece again, or a formation switch

          Chelsea could have done without buying him, as Slav said above. But he's good anyway

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      seems exactly the auba problem,if he played eg like bamford does id have him ,but he doesnt atm so im happy to have ziyech as chelsea offense,he looks a jolly good player ,might even be franks new favorite over mount..

    5. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers both

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers all. The addition of penalties obviously makes him more appealing. Seems an ideal replacement for Kane in order to free up 1 million or so, without trying to over-think it and restructure the team with too many FT's

  17. Must.Go.Faster.
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Now that they are the same price, Richarlison or DCL?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Is that even a question? DCL surely

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          lol i fancy richarlison as a differential 15 got dcl in my league or 75%

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      thinking of doing this over the break.

      Robbo/Reguilon/Son ➡️
      PVA/Chilwell/Bruno - 4

      Spurs nxt 3 put me off but keeping Kane for now.

      What you think?

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Good

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

        Im not sure @5.4 that I would invest in PVA

    • dynamike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Best Mitchell replacement lads?

      Money not relevant, but needs good fixtures for next 3 weeks

      Digne, PVA, OTHER?
      (have chillwell, regulon, lampty & Justin)

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        TAA

        1. dynamike
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Why don't you have TAA in your team below?

        3. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Thats a rubbish suggestion if you dont mind me saying.

    • CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      What do you think of this WC team. Yes double Chelsea defence.

      Martinez
      James, Chilwell, Coufal
      Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fernandes
      DCL, Watkins, Bamford

      4m, Dallas, Lamptey, Bissouna

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Chelsea's fixtures don't warrant a double up imo

        1. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Could go Cancelo but I just know it would be transfer out in a few weeks time when he starts getting rotated

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Cancelo looks first choice now

            1. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yes he does now but I can honestly see rotation especially as we start entering Christmas and Mendy is back

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Cancelo probably has less chance of being rotated than James, I’ve got James and Chilwell and Dave and a James one pointer are always in the back of my mind

          2. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Personally think TAA/Robbo + Ziyech will outcore Fernandes + Zouma

            1. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yes it could well do

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I’ve now James Chilly and Ziyech

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I have a Chelsea defensive double up in Chilly and Mendy

      3. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I wouldnt keep dallas on WC. Better value in C.Taylor or KWP imo.

        Rest of the team looks great. Maybe Antonio instead of Watkins if he’s declated fit to play, but thats a big if

        1. CFC1990
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          The idea with Dallas is that the fixtures will soon be very good and he plays OOP.

          It is a good point though. I could do to Taylor.or KWP, both of which I have in my current team

      4. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Pretty much exactly what I'd go for if I was WCing now.
        Love it

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Bye bye Ziyech

      5. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        This team is primed for copy pasting

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Last Man Standing GW8 (2837 teams)

      Safety score = 51
      Top score = 102
      LMS average = 67.2 (-1.08) = 66.12

      183 teams to be removed.
      2654 teams through to GW9.
      Up to 7% or minimum 186 out next GW.
      Congrats to all the survivors

    • Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Need to find 1.3mil to fund Rash+Jrod => KDB + Grealish next gw.

      Would you:

      A) Robbo=> Cancelo
      B) Son=> Ziyech
      C) other

      Current team:
      Martinez (steer)
      Robbo Lamptey Masuaku (Dallas Mitchell)
      Salah Bruno Son Rashford JRod
      DCL Bamford ( Brewster)

      2FT

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        B

    • michaelington
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Injuries are ruining me. What to do here?

      Martinez Ryan
      TAA Saiss Taylor Mitchell Lamptey
      Son Salah Grealish Ziyech Reed
      Jimenez Wilson DCL

      1FT 2.5 ITB WC used

      So many fires to put out in the last few weeks which I why I still have TAA, Saiss and Jimenez. Thinking of just taking a 12 pointer and taking the hit for future games.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Wow you're in a sticky situation. Monitor injuries over IB

        1. michaelington
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Also had JRod, Ings and Pulisic in the last few weeks. Thanks for the advice, it's going to be painful watching me lose about 0.5 in team value though!

      2. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        wait and see after the IB imo - Trent has a scan todayso hopefully more info before price changes, i'd consider moving Saiss on first if TAA isn't likely to be out for a long time then reassesing before next GW.

        fwiw i transferred taa out on my FT this week because i need the funds, but now i've got cash in the bank i'm holding off taking a hit until we've got a better picture of whats going on. Assuming you're going for city - If your city asset gets injured in the meantime that could set you back another -4 or a price drop.

        1. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          of course, Saiss may well get back into the team too.

    • Matt Sk
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Is it likely Saiss will get benched again in the next few matches? And will Struijk start again probably?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I think Saiss still has a chance to fight for his spot.

    • Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo, Chilly, KWP
      Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish
      Kane, DCL, Maupay

      (Steer, Dallas, 4.5m, 3.9m)
      2 fts, 0.3m in the bank.

      A) Steer + Maupay to 4m + Watkins
      B) Maupay to Antonio
      C) Maupay to Antonio, Robertson to anyone
      D) Maupay to Antonio, Son to 9.9m

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Kane + Son to Werner + Bruno?

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Yep could do that but leaves me with Maupay as a problem.

          Kane has been very consistent so far this season so more than happy to hold for now. Werner, on the other hand will be due a rest at the first chance Frank can give him one.

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Or Kane + 4.5 to Brewster + Fernandes?

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I think I've bigger fires to put out in the team than getting rid of Kane right now. Robertson/Son/Maupay would all be below Kane in the pecking order for me.

    • Flippo_
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I just want to thank you guys for helping me with transferadvice.
      I wanted to make three transfers last GW and conceding -8.
      But some of you said don't rush to make the transfers and wait for the results.
      So, I waited for the results. This had led me to the victory of this GW in my mini-league, thanks!

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        A rare thing

    • Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Current wc team:

      Thoughts?

      Martinez
      Konsa, Coufal, Chilwell, Cancelo, KWP
      Ziyech, Salah, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
      DCL, Bamford, Jesus

      1. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Werner over Jesus? Like the rest

        1. Tshelby
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Wener and Ziyech than? Would like some City players with their fixtures, no?

          1. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Not exactly their free scoring selves at the moment though and Aguero might be back soon

          2. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Sorry missed that there was no KDB. I'd want him

            1. Tshelby
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers would like KDB also but it's hard to bring him in and keep the overal great

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Agree. Looks really good overall.

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Solid team all around.

        I'm not sure how much longer Aguero will be out for but I'd expect him to be back soon, unless there's been an update.

        I'd consider upgrading Soucek to KDB, and downgrading Jesus (to a 4.5) and downgrading a defender as well to fund it.

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      You have to laugh at football managers. Guardiola and Klopp saying we need to bring back 5 subs for player safety.

      Yesterday they used a combined 3 out of their allocation of 6...

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        It's different in a big derby

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I think I want to keep both Son and Kane.
      So.. save FT if no injuries?

      Martinez
      Robbo Chilwell Zouma
      Salah Son Ziyech Grealish
      Kane DCL Bamford

      (Steer Ayling Justin Bissouma) 1FT 0.1M

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        no city?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Not tempted until they shape up!

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I'm not one for conspiracy theories but I read a couple a few months back saying coronavirus would start to go away as soon as the US election was over. You've got to wonder. Biden confirmed as the winner on Saturday and a 90% successful vaccine announced less than 48 hours later.

      1. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Think you're on the wrong website mate

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Agreed!

          But also, Biden isn't inaugurated t until the 20th of January, so any breakthrough now is actually still under Trump

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Globalist masonic games