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. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    1 FT. 0.8 itb

    Martinez
    Chillwell, Robertson, Bellerin
    Grealish, Ziyech, Son, Salah
    Kane, Adams, DCL

    Subs: Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Ferguson

    Any initial thoughts? Thinking about going Son to KDB but would need a hit and i don't think KDB will outscore Son by in their encounter.
    Can do Ferguson to Coufal but he will be benched most weeks.

    Try to save this week and do Robbo + Son to Cancelo + KDB/ Sterling?

  2. GOATMEAT
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Time to sell Saiss (last night price drop didn't affect the selling price for me as I got him from the start)? Get Kilman instead or is he under a threat now losing his place? I need one defender 4.3 or under... don't see any other options available.

      1. Biggsy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Assuming your other defenders play, then go Kilman and accept you may need to drop him at some point if Nuno does the same

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Saiss to Kilman is a very silly move, I can see Saiss displacing Kilman next week

        1. GOATMEAT
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This is what I'm afraid...

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Wolves defence is a big no go with fixtures, go somewhere else

        2. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I don't actually hate Lewis, nailed and plays the RWB/RM Lamptey role albeit much less effectively

          1. GOATMEAT
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah I had him but already sold him some time ago... not fond of but why not, good price point and occasional attacking threat, cheers

        3. Gameweek 8 Rough with the Smooth
          Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          How was your Gameweek?

          Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

          Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 8, here:

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

            Soucek finally delivered!!! Plus a transfer actually worked for once, TAA-Chilwell. 74 all out

          2. Live Lad
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Joy: Brought in Ziyech
            Woe: Got Bellerin instead of Coufal. It's not about pts only. I could have enough cash to do Son to Bruno if I went for the West Ham player. Now difficult to get Bruno.

          3. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            93pts.

            I took a -4 and did,
            Robbo + Trossard > Coufal + Ziyech
            which couldn’t have gone better.

            Every player in my my team returned, except from Sterling.

            All in all, one of the best GWs I could of wished for...

          4. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Mildly frustrating. Decided to play safe and not -4 to get Ziyech, instead FT to Bowen (which now looks an odd move).

            Still a green arrow and moving in right direction.

          5. Kannbury
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Smooth: Salah and Soucek
              Rough: Captain Sterling, thought 48 was ok but well below average this week 🙁

            • Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Joy: Watkins and Chillwell deliver! Watkins was even coming from bench, thanks to the unplaying Foden lol

              Woe: Was about to transfer Soucek in but went for Harrison instead 🙁

            • Bielsa Murderball
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Joy: Delivered a decent score of 87 after freehitting
                Woe: Did a Freehit because of 3(or 2) non-starters, missed pen from kdb which cost me 10 points, got 9 points from my 1st sub

              • Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth - Scored 100, so no rough. Ironic that the only player who failed to score 6 or more, was the most highly owned player in the game 🙂

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Wow. That's some haul.

                2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Woop woop! 😀

                3. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Awesome

              • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Pretty much every template player returned (apart from Son) - rough week for most with a non-template team.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  6 of my team have less than 12% ownership 🙂

                  1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    12% is a random benchmark 😀

                    But yes, it was those with the Sterlings and the Jimmys and the TAAs - those sort of players who suffered this week whilst those with the Grealishes, Chilwells and Ziyeches nailed it.

              • Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Only fielded 10 with the Trossard no show. Transferred out Trent, Robertson, Pereira and Brewster to Chillwell, Cresswell, fodder and Werner. So that immediately paid off.

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

                Positives:
                • Took a -4 to do Podence + TAA > Ziyech + Chilwell.

                Negaitves:
                • KDB missed penalty
                • Justin robbed of an assist because of a Vardy missed penalty

              • Razak Ping Pong
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Transferred out Maitland-Niles, Pulisic and Jimenez for Chilwell, Ziyech and Watkins for a net 26 points 🙂 finally some transfers that paid off 😀 on the rough side, captained Son :/

              • asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                My other half is playing fantasy for the first time this year. She captained Kane, I tried to be clever and went with Son.

                She is now 5 wins to my 3 so far. I hate this season!

              • farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Why are so many people looking to get rid of Rashford before West Brom, Southampton, West Ham?

              • Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Rough: second successive © fail on Son.
                Smooth: Remaining 10 players returning. 84(-4)
                OR jump from 3.4m to 2.4m

              • Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth -Watkins off the bench for Foden , sure it's the first but of luck fir me this season
                Rough -Barnes 1pt off the bench

              • No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                smooth - 73 points, every player returned apart from Son. up to 900k from 4.5m in GW 2.
                rough - only fielded 10 players and Vardy penalty miss stopped it from being a great week.

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Joy: Soucek delivering as I picked him on wc just for this fixture, watkins coming in for foden.

                Woe: Was taking alot of time thinking about TAA replacement. Had bellerin/cresswell/coufal in mind. Went for the worst option ofc.

              • HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth- Chilwell and Werner in for TAA and Ings for 2ft 😀

              • what\'s my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                smooth: 83 pts, 1.2 mil places up cant complain
                woe: Maupay stinking up my team

              • FPL John
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Tried to be brave and I brought in KDB instead of Kane this week. Feel very rough indeed after the late Kane goal, and the KDB penalty miss.

              • Lemongrab
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth as silk...

                Transferred Podence and Trent to Grealish and Coufal (for free).

                Foden no show meant I got Charlie Taylor's 8pts off the bench.

                Only Son didn't return, score of 95pts and a rank rise from over 2m to around 800k.

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

                Smooth: My best gameweek of the season so far. Not a spectacular 77 but moves me up the rankings to about 110 off the top 10k which is the goal. 8 of my 11 players returned something and my transfers in of Coufal and Chilwell worked nicely. A nice haul from Bruno after 2 blanks since bringing him in on a wildcard.

                Rough: Captained 1 of the 3 players to do nothing in Son, not counting the extra clean sheet point. Had 11 point Targett on the bench with Kilman only returning a point.

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Vardy second pen miss cost me 14 points. That is all.

              • Shark_Sandwich
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                rough - had Ramsdale from the start
                smooth - switched to Fabianski this week

              • Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth: Lamptey CS got me off to a flier. Brewster autosub pushed me the right side of 50. Saved a transfer.

                Rough: Son (c), no Kane. Only template players delivered (Chilwell, Werner, Grealish, Salah). Podence, Foden, Jiminez and Robbo quartet continues to do bits. Think all of them (and their mate Saiss) need to pack their bags. I smell a -8.

              • Santigold
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth: 86 pts, best GW of season so far and rank jump from 1.9M to 900k. All players delivered apart from Son. Transferred out Robertson for Coufal. Captained Kane.

                Rough: VAR robbed me of 2nd Bamford goal and 2nd Grealish assist. Both verdicts were ridiculous.

              • shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth; 80 pointer! 219k GW rank!

                Had a feeling a decent week was on the cards when Ryan got his place back. Had been all-set to get Mendy but went to do the trade and hadn’t noticed he’d risen 0.1 so had to play Ryan and cross fingers.

                Fernandes, KWP, Kane(c), DCL, Salah and finally Soucek all returning.

                Rough; Bellerin my new recruit had a mare. Mitro blanking and not taking the late pen.

                Moved up 800k to 1.3m after two terrible weeks. Bit more like it.

              • Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Took a -8 to bring in Chilwell, Cresswell and Zouma and it mostly paid off as they replaced Saiss, Robertson and Lamptey. Ended up on 87 points before hits. Every player scored points except for Zouma and Son.

                60k Game week rank best since the 700k rank of GW1.

              • TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth / Rough
                Very meh 65 with a small green arrow to 770k.

                Son (c) over Kane lost my head to heads and Soucek first on the bench after much agonising and going Maupay.

                Just feels a really tough season. Every time I try to be patient, holding Maupay / J Rod, they blank. Then every time I chase form they blank.

                Small margins

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

                jolly good
                ,watkins outscoring jack won me a vital h2h and saved a t/f
                misery
                (s)on fail ,5 touches before getting a crap shot off was mystifying and jiminez and wolves look so crap ,semedo is not a patch on the wolves doherty,its ruined them..

              • TRIPPIER'S DAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                2 frees. Transferred out Ings for Bamford, Ryan for Fabianski.

                Was disappointed when Ryan started, even more so when he got the clean sheet.

                Fast forward 24 hours and i'm in dreamland with Fabianski.

                97 all out. up from 1.75m to 580k. Back in the game!

              • Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Reasonable week, 70 pts.
                Roughs: James Rodriguez and Son blanking again, Podence off before 60 mins (also again)
                Smooths: Saiss and Pulisic out, Chilwell (8) and Grealish (6) in for free. All playing defenders returned (Martinez, Lamptey, Chilwell & Regulión); Kane (c)

              • Man Getting Hit By Football
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Mostly smooth -

                Did my first hit of the season and it paid off! (-8)

                Saiss (0) -> Cresswell (6)
                Foden (0) -> Zaha (5)
                Ings (0) -> Werner (7)

                Kept faith in Ryan who actually got a clean sheet! him + my 3 defenders scored 26 points which was impressive.

                In fact only JRod (2) & Son (3) blanked, 9/11 of my players all scored 5-9 points, 75 points all out.

                Only rough is Taylor (8) was first on my bench, but can't complain too much. Into the top 2M OR for the first time since GW3.

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth : 6 green arrows on the spin

                Rough : Just got into top 4 million lol

                1. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Lol

              • President Giggs
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth - Did Saiss, Podence and Ings to Chilwell, Ziyech and Bamford (-4) for a 21 point immediate return. All my players other than TAA and Son returned and into the top million for the first time since GW1.

              • The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Rough, have KDB, Son C, double Leeds def.

                I don't do smooth anymore....

              • robdag
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Rough: Sold Soucek
                Smooth: Would have benched him anyway

              • JasonG123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Smooth:

                Bought Ziyech for Pulisic (+11 and +9 on first bench player).

                Played Lamptey (6) and Masuaku (6) over Robertson (2) and Kilman (1).

                91 point haul, 20k GW rank. Moved from 1.5m to inside the top 600,000. Son my only blanking player.

                Feels good after two weeks ago my non-WC team outscored by WC team by 24 points.

              • Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Did Pulisic (got in for a hit last week for Jrod, ouch) + Saiss --> Ziyech and Coufal, move worked a treat. 71 points all out, only 2 players blanked, but managed to captain one of them (Son)

                You win some you lose some

              • Lord.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Saiss and Podence to Coufal and Ziyech got the smoothie machine going, but returns from DCL, Chilwell, Martinez, Salah, Kane(C), and Watkins took it into overdrive. 85pts and 1.2M shaved from my OR.

              • Tambling5
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Smooth: 78 points all contributed apart from Robbo, Reece James and Son
                Rough : bench of Konsa, KWP and Watkins!!!!!
                If only I'd subbed the first three.?!

              • Dreams
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Superb gameweek when compared to the previous few gameweeks. 79 points. Lucky Bruno Captain, Watkins, Salah, Mccarthy and Justin smooth. Rest all blanked.

              • Toothless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                OUT Robertson and Saiss
                IN Chilwell and Creswell
                +12 point swing!

                Every player returned except Rodriguez.

                Total points 69. Green arrows finally!!

                Pretty smooth 🙂

              • WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                First time in ages, it's was all smooth for a GW:
                8 point hit to get in Ziyech, Grealish and Coufal for Pulisic, Foden and Saiss worked brilliantly.
                90 points. Highest of the season for.
                Continuous captaincy returns for the first time.
                Rose almost a million from 2.2m to just over 1.2m
                Keeping faith in Watkins earned its reward

              • The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Rough: Missed 8am PST deadline Friday waiting for update on Pulisic; Foden/Saiss/Bissouma/Mitchell subs = 0

                Smooth: stayed up late celebrating not being ruled by a dictator any longer.

                I’ll take it all in all..

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                like most a decent game week with 9 players posting a return but no double digit hauls

                Dias to Cresswell as my free transfer was a nice immediate return on the move

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              A. Coufal + Grealish (352)
              B. Chilwell + Watkins (343)

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B

              2. ZakyJ
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Close, B?

              3. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B cos of CHE

            • Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Anyone tempted to go double Villa defence/GK? Just saw their fixtures and they look insanely good.

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I think I would rather go with Martinez, Grealish and Watkins. Targett is a good option if you don't want Watkins.

            • Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              TAA replacement, which one would you bring in?
              1. Cancelo (Mendy due to come back after IB)
              2. Coufal
              3. Cresswell

              Vassilev and Son to Watkins/ Antonio and Bruno for a -4?

              1.5itb 2ft
              Martinez Peacock
              Chilwell Taylor Justin Ayling TAA
              Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
              DCL Kane Vassilev

            • ElliotJHP
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Lots of premium options emerging for the Spurs switch for after the IB; Bruno, KdB, Vardy, Aguero/Jesus, a step-down and you have the Chelsea boys.

              Who are you prioritising?

              1. Biggsy
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I've got Bruno but no City. Would like Jesus or KdB but means losing one of Bruno, Salah or Kane and not keen on that right now

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  My dilemma, I'm deciding between jumping on KdB/Bruno and Jesus/Vardy, both tough calls. Might go big on City but not decided yet, lots to think about.

                  1. Biggsy
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    They have Spurs which won't be easy, and next one after that isn't for 3 weeks. Plenty of time for their hitters to get fit, injured and then fit again in that space of time

            • Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              McCarthy
              Chilonso/Reguilon/Coufal
              Salah/Sterling/Bruno/Ziyech/Grealish
              DCL/Bamford

              Button/Brewster/Kilman/Ferguson

              1FT 0.6ITB

              Provided everyone comes back from international duty safe, I’m thinking about doing...

              Reg(MCI,che,ARS) > PVA(bur,NEW,wba)

              Good move...?

              1. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                chilonso,brilliant,yep PVA is the play

            • Biggsy
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Wilson to Watkins a sensible move? Latter possibly price rising with recent haul and good fixtures

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                At that price point for me it is either Watkins or Bamford and I think Watkins shaves it due to fixtures

              2. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Not sure, Wilson will stick along quite nicely. I'd wait for later in the IB anyway, price rises wont price you out of the swap

                1. Biggsy
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  It's not so much being priced out, it's what I can do with the rest of my funds. Usually would wait for the IB

              3. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Watkins, Wilson, Adams, all seem good to me.. I won't change one to another, tbh..

                1. Biggsy
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Agree it is a little bit of a sidways move, but looking at Villa's fixtures and the fact I can use the 0.4m to help elsewhere.

                  Adams is a good alternative shout

              4. DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I've Wilson too and want to get rid . Would like to upgrade to Vardy though.
                I've grealish so not sure I want both he and Watkins.But on his own he's a good shout.

              5. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Only if Wilson is injured.

            • Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Which first two players would be in your team (if you didn't have any)?

              A) Bamford
              B) Grealish
              C) Ziyech
              D) Zaha
              E) Cancelo

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Grealish and Ziyech

                1. Biggsy
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  This one

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B & C

              3. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B & E

              4. Live Lad
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                B and C (which I both have). I do want Cancelo after Spurs game tho.

                Bamford: I would get him if Che Adams was not scoring pts.
                Zaha: I just can't spare a space. I trust my current B and C more.

              5. Kannbury
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  B, C or E if keeps place.

              6. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Favourite combo a or b?

                A) Bruno, Vardy and Watkins
                B) Rashford, Werner and DCL

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A

                2. Max City
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A with Werner

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A

                4. Kannbury
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    A looks good for upcoming fixtures.

                5. Booked4Dissent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  These are the things that have hurt my rank:
                  - captain blanks 5/8
                  -owning TAA + Robbo
                  -owning Podence + Foden

                  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Thanks for the info

                  2. Slouch87
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Do something about it then.

                6. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  McCarthy | Martinez
                  Justin | Balbuena | Dier | TAA* | Saiss*
                  Salah | Son | Grealish | Podence* | Bissouma
                  Kane | DCL | Wilson*

                  I reckon Podence, Wilson, and Saiss are my problems so with my 2FTs i'm thinking:

                  Saiss, Podence, Wilson > 5m def, Ziyech, Watkins for -4. Look good?

                  1. Biggsy
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Can you do it without Wilson to Wakins? Not sure that part is worth the hit

                    1. Black Knights
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Yeah i have £2m in the bank so if i do Podence to Ziyech, i have £4.5m for a defender, which is still OK.

                      I hadn't actually considered that i didn't need to do Wilson to Watkins -4, so thank you for giving me that perspective. Can think whether or not that's worth the hit over the next couple of weeks.

                7. CrouchDown
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  What would you do with Foden? 0 itb and 1FT

                  Martinez

                  Chilwell Bellerin Taylor Justin Mitchell

                  Salah Son Grealish Foden Bissouma

                  Kane Werner DCL

                  1. ElliotJHP
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Move to Jota or leave him probably

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

                  Bottom of last page:
                  A) Son and kane - KDB and vardy
                  B) son and R.James - KDB and coufal
                  C) Kane and Bissouma - KDB and brewster
                  C) son, Kane, bissouma - KDB, grealish, Antonio
                  D) WC - more aggressive, lose James, Ayling, Mitchell Son, Kane

                  Mccarthy button
                  Chilwell James ayling Taylor mitchell
                  Mané Bruno son soucek bissouma
                  DCL Kane Bamford

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I like A & the 2nd C.

                    Not against the idea of wildcarding too.

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

                      Yeah that second C is my favourite. Difficult to wc after a good week, but maybe it makes sense.

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        If you don't wildcard this week then I guess you save it for GW16. No major fixture swings before that.

                9. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Think I'm planning a big -8 for GW10

                  Out: Kane, Son & Saiss
                  In: Vardy, KDB & Cancelo/Dias

                  Will captain Vardy (FUL) & KDB (FUL) in GW 10 & 11 so I feel it's worth it.
                  Plus I need to get a good defender with Kilman, Mitchell & Saiss.

                  1. Biggsy
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Given you aren't captaining them for a couple of weeks, why not stagger the moves?

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Not GW9 mate. Will do them in GW10 when I will cap Vardy against Fulham and City are against Burnley. All my defenders have bad fixtures that week too and Mitchell/Saiss anyways don't start.

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

                    Looks good!

                  3. cheeky moses
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Like it!

                10. cheeky moses
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Still early doors, but I'm eyeing up these moves with my 2 FT:

                  Rashford and Son -> KdB and Ziyech

                  Good moves? or just the Son to Ziyech move and give Rash the WBA game?

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Just Son to Ziyech

                    1. cheeky moses
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      cheers

                11. GOATMEAT
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Hey does Coufal play for Czech international team during the break? Just assessing possible covid/injury risk...

                  • Gunner Boy
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Maupay + Trent > ?

                    Martial + someone perhaps? (need to get united cover for WBA home next gameweek)

                    1. what\'s my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      take it from a fellow Gunner Dont get Martial try squeezing Bruno or Rash somehow, Cavani also an option

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

                    Does this look ok for GW9?

                    Martinez
                    James Coufal Lamptey
                    Salah (C) Sterling Son Ziyech
                    DCL Bamford Lamptey

                    Steere Podence Dallas Mitchell

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

                      Thats Martial for Lamptey in attack!

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Yes pretty good

                  • The Mighty Whites
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    2FT, 1.1 ITB

                    Martinez, Peacock-Farrell

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

                    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, *Alzate

                    Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

                    1. what\'s my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      think TAA and Mitchell are burning issues that need to be addressed, saiss may play, alzate to be used a playing fodder

                  • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Just realized I have exact funds for a WC team that fits KDB,Salah,Bruno and Vardy!

                    McCarthy (Forster)
                    Chilwell Cancelo Coufal(Targett)(Kilman)
                    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish (Riedewald)
                    Vardy Bamford Watkins

                    Is it too much money on big hitters?

                    I can do Vardy, Bamford, Riedewald to DCL, Ziyech and Brewster and get a more balanced team maybe

                    1. cheeky moses
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Nice team!
                      I prefer the DCL+ Ziyech combo over Vardy + Bamford

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Cheers!
                        I agree that combo is better. The only thing is I think long term 343 is the way to go with so much value up top.
                        Another thing I could maybe do is keep Vardy while getting Ziyech and DCL but that would mean losing Bruno..

                    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Another thing I can do to is to have DCL for this week and leave funds to get Vardy next week.. Only because no DCL vs Fulham is scary.

                    3. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Keep vardy. Good fixtures, in form (individual and team). Also makes a move to aguero, Jesus, Kane that bit easier in the future.

                    4. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Vardy is surplus to requirement. DCL and bolster the rest

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Cheers,I was actually considering Rich and DCL as well in on of my drafts, what's your plan with them after 3 weeks when fixtures turn? Will you keep 1 and move the other?

                    5. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I think you have to choose between one of Bruno or Vardy to have a more balanced team.

                    6. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      That’s a real nice looking 3-4-3 indeed...

                    7. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Very nice.. I dont trust Bruno tho.. so I would maybe Bruno-> Ziyech and upgrade Bamford to DCL

                  • PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Rashford is sold by 38k managers before the WBA game

                    1. what\'s my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      patience is an issue here

                  • farmerfat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Why are so many people looking to get rid of Rashford before West Brom, Southampton, West Ham?

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      United are rubbish

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Lol we just thrashed you guys 3-1

                      2. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Pretty ironic from an Everton fan

                      3. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        But Utd trashed your team easily

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

                      Might be injured. I'll get rid if he's injured...

                    3. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      He’s injured right now. Obviously we don’t know how long he’s out for, but that might have some baring on the transfers out

                  • Matty172
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    WC team so far, G2G?

                    McCarthy Forster
                    Cancelo Targett Chilwell PVA Kilman
                    Salah Ziyech Grealish Fernandes Zaha
                    Vardy Watkins Brewster

                    Any improvements there?

                    1. what\'s my name
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      pritty good, not sure you will play kilman prob switch to a fodder and save some $

                  • what\'s my name
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    long term Maupay to :
                    a. Antonio (if fit)
                    b. Bamford
                    c. Adams

                    appreciate replies

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      A or Watkins

                      1. what\'s my name
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        i do want watkins but with my rookie mistake on WC having two AVL GKs plus Grealish (:

                    2. Arfaish
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      A

                  • Arfaish
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Best way to get Bruno in:

                    A) Son, Kane > Bruno, Jesus
                    B) Son, Reguilon > Bruno, Coufal
                    C) Son, J. Rod, Brewster > Bruno, Watkins, £4.4m/Neto (-4)

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Probably B.

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Is Jesus nailed with Aguero is close to return

                    3. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      B is the best of these

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

                    Some nice discussion over the weekend on Twitter from Lateriser about performance vs FPL points.

                    The focus when choosing players should be based on performances. Not their actual FPL returns. This is why the likes of Lamptey, Chilwell, Grealish, Bamford are much higher in my estimation than the likes of Vardy, Zaha and even Rodriguez.

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Yeah, Rodriguez has been putting out dreadful performances for Everton this season.

                  • Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Watkins and Grealish double up too much?

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I don’t think so with those fixtures.

                    2. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      When they blank it'll be frustrating.

                  • Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Dcl cap with Everton back to full strength and ready to bounce back? Or stupid idea