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. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Planning ahead as gw 10 move will affect my transfer gw9

    A Kane to vardy
    B Werner to vardy
    C no vardy

    Thanks a lot

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      That's for gw10 by the way

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A imo

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      werner to vardy.

      Kane will keep scoring points consistently. No rotation risk. only leaves my team if he loses form/gets injured.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        He's a bit expensive for a player you won't captain until GW16 though. But I understand your thinking.

  2. Arfaish
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 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. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B easy.

    2. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

  3. aidmata
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    McCarthy Steer

    TAA Creswell Justin Mitchell Lamptey

    Salah Mane Son Podence Bissouma

    DCL Kane Brewster

    Got 2FT with 0.3 ITB - planning to use my 2FT after the IB and then look to WC for GW10 with fixture swings.

    Any thoughts as to how to use the 2FT? Initial thoughts were TAA to Chilwell and then upgrade either Brewster or Podence.

    Cheers guys

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Wow, congrats on keeping your WC. I used mine after GW2... then I could have done with another one every second week since then. Not sure how u managed to hold yours!

      I’d do TAA > Chilwell & Podence > Grealish personally

    2. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      TAA and Podence to Chelsea/Villa and Ziyech?

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Kane vs Bruno vs Vardy is the dilemma

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      cant have them all simple as that

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      In general terms, they are listed in the order of how good a FPL option they are.

      But with fixtures & form taken into account...

      You can probably reverse that list (hard to call between Bruno & Vardy though)

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Agreed!

      Leaning towards Vardy(c) from GW10.

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Have a feeling Sterling will be rested at least once before West Brom, Fulham, or Burnley. Too many minutes and Pep's been talking about giving him a break

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      what do you mean by before those games?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 28 days ago

        *during, my b

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Do you see one of Jesus of Ageuro starting all those games?

  6. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I’m gunna wait until after the IB before making any moves this time.

    But my initial thoughts are

    TAA > Coufal
    Son > (B)runo (-4)

    This will leave me with enough ITB to bring in Cancelo the following week or to get KDB for Bruno if I so wish at that point.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t be stupid, make them now to increase your anxiety levels

    2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      The Fear is what keeps me coming back to this game.

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which one first?
    A) Son > Bruno
    B) Barkley > Grealish

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      The first...

      But the 2nd is definitely a big upgrade too

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers. Yeah these are my next two moves i think after downgrading TAA

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Many will probably get bruno this week and also captain and miss salahs haul against leicester

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Leicester have looked quite decent defensively.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Was looking at Leicester defence yesterday, they are too expensive. Schmeichel at 5.5 is a pathetic joke, who in the right mind would ever pick him over any other 5.5

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Castagne/Periera could be great options if they continue with 5 atb and have a run of good fixtures.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Ye a one of them probably, no room currently though

        2. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          James Justin was 4.5. He's still only 4.8m.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I kind of have a personal vendetta against Justin. Last season I had kane, son and Justin when they played. Kane scored, son assist, then VAR changed it to a Justin own goal lmao. Since then, screw Justin! Tbh I don’t rate him anyway, I don’t think he is good regardless

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        They'll be a defensive force when everyone is back. Soyuncu Evans Fofana with Castagne and Ricardo as wing-backs, you're right though they are looking defensively solid enough right now.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Don’t forget Mendy

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Agreed. I think the wingbacks will come good once they have good run of fixtures and CBs are settled.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Whilst you at it can I please have lottery numbers ? Feeling Monday blues badly and wouldn't mind quiting job.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Salah can score every game regardless of opposition.

      But, I’m not seeing a mega haul against Leicester.

      So, I’d rather punt on a bigger Bruno haul (if I end up bringing him in)

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not sure why people want to cap Bruno at home to West Brom, they won’t get his points from this week :s
      The two following GWs when Man U are away, yea could cap him then

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        This

  9. Klaren
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Any thoughts on TAA replacement?

    A. Cancelo - Great fixtures, good bps potential but rotation threat with Zinchenko fit and Mendy returning from injury soon
    B. Dias - More nailed but less bps potential and less attacking threat
    C. PVA - Short term fixtures couldn't get much better but if Mitchell ends up playing at RB, it might become a waste to spend the extra on a 2nd Palace defender.
    D. Cheap Palace defender - Annoyingly none of them seems to be nailed at the moment due to injuries/players coming back from injury.

    Rest of the defence is: Chilwell, James, Lamptey, Mitchell.

    1. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo is the aggressive approach. Higher ceiling but rotation threat which is OK.
      one thing is in favour of Cancelo imo. I think with 3 substitution Pep will have to manage in priority KDB, Jesus, Aguero, the injury prone guys, so lesser risk of cameo for Cancelo. So if you have the right bench, might be worth the shot.

      Dias, no? YC magnet too

      PVA, why not

      1. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks, good point about Dias YCs. He seems to have a YC/match ratio of about 25% in the last 2 seasons which is pretty high.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I’ve pencilled in a Cancelo transfer for after Spurs game.

      Will be an exciting player to own I reckon.

      Frustrating at times perhaps with rotation and City letting in silly goals from time to time... but just make sure you have a playing bench DFer

  10. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Any possibility that Rashford or Antonio drop by -0.1 over next two weeks? Hoping they will be fit after the break as 0.1m short of brining them.

    Which would give me the team below for GW9.

    Martinez,
    Chilwell, James, Coufal
    Salah, Grealish, Sterling, Son, *Rashford,
    DCL, *Antonio

    Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Brewster

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      They’ll probably drop yea

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Check Football Fix or another transfer prediction website.

  11. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    On WC, best combo?

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

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Not much point debating anything now until IB is over and half my squad gets struck by COVID. Hope all of you have a good next two weeks

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      See you on tomorrow

  13. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I'm feeling Foden > Jota this week.

    We go on about City's good fixtures but Pool's are pretty great too.

    LEI bha WOL ful that's a pretty good run for the defending champions right? Compared to City who have tot BUR FUL mun.

    I was happy to keep Foden if he stayed in favor. But it doesn't look like he'll play enough. 3 benchings in a row is pretty dire.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Jota is another Foden situation waiting to happen

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah he kinda is but I have that slot. It's a 6.5m mid slot currently held by Foden. Who would you go for?

        Swapping that slot to a forward costs a bunch of points.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Think that’s a case of a double transfer, either go up or down. 6.5 isn’t a nice slot in midfield

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Then again Jota may suffice short term, can’t see him being an option after a few weeks

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I feel like Foden>Jota is basically Foden>Foden.
      Give it a few weeks and you will want Jota out for the same reasons.
      Why don’t get you Barkley or something instead, someone nailed

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I’ve already got rid of foden for Bruno but I’d sooner have jota of the 2 right now, you’re right, he looks out of favour and often playing wide when he does come on, city have a bigger squad as well where as pool is basically jota or Firmino so even if he’s on the bench he should get 25 mins +

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t do it Camzy.

      It will be a waste of 2 transfers. One to bring him in, and another once you realize that you made a mistake.

      Klopp is flirting with 4-23-1

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        But 4-3-3 is his formation & I just don’t see that Jota will displace any of the front 3 long term

    5. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      not worried about potential Rash injury?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I'm not doing it now 😛

        Obviously injuries/COVID will change the plan. Will not be making any transfers until 3 days before deadline but I need to have a clear idea of what my priorities are.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I don’t think Jota has any rashes, or at least any I know about

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Just did Foden to Ziyech and it feels nice.

  14. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Just thought again about City, UTS, Bur and AVL double gameweek. Do we have any idea when could this happen? Any chance before Christmas?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Gw18

  15. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Wouldn't wish an injury on anybody but if Firmino was out it would make the easiest Foden > Jota transfer

  16. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A. Son & Rashford
    B. Bruno & Zaha

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Son to Bruno (also have Kane)
    B) Rashford to Bruno (not doubling up on Utd attack)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Clearly A

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely a wait and see.

      Ole mentioned a Rashford back injury which is worrying considering he fractured his back not so long ago

    4. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Are you waiting until the Presser to hear about Rasfords injury status?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Yes

  18. Gabriel Agbonlahor
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez 4.0
    Chilwell KWP Justin Kilman 4.0
    Salah Zaha Rashford Son Stephens
    Kane DCL Jimenez

    Thinking of transfer out Son & Jimenez with 2FT but for which combo?

    A) Grealish Vardy
    B) KDB Antonio
    C) Rodriguez Werner
    D) Ziyech Jesus

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A) is definitely the safe play.

      But D) is also very interesting

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      KdB and Watkins?

  19. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    So Bruno plays :

    Andorra on 11/11
    France on 14/11
    & Croatia on 17/11

    Let's hope he's not rising until at least after the France game...

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Doubt he will play Andorra if he is earmarked to start the other two

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Yes I think so too.

  20. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    If I play my wildcard soon im looking at playing a 5 man midfield of
    Salah KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
    This would mean the 2 up top would be Adams and DCL or players of that value, possibly Bamford.
    Thoughts on this please guys??

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I have the same midfield, DCL and Antonio up front (on WC)

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Will Antonio be fit for the next game ?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Easy switch to Watkins if not

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Watkins and Grealish double up?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Why not? Fixtures great until gw17

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      That will be a sick MF.

      I’d go Bamford & DCL personally

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      There are good value in cheaper strikers this season Watkins/Bamford/Adams/Antonio. It should allow you to spend a bit more in midfield

  21. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    TAA replacement, which one would you bring in?
    1. Cancelo
    2. Coufal
    3. Cresswell

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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Dias

  22. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    I'm not selling Son this week. His record vs City is fantastic and it's the exact sort of game he can haul in. We saw it against Man Utd and even the Liverpool game for City. Walker has mistakes in him.

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I agree Walker cannot handle players running and dribbling at pace towards him

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Highly tempted to captain Son next week, not even joking. Mainly to go against the masses who are ditching, and yea good record

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Keeping Son - probably a shrewd move considering his style of play.
        Captaining Son - hmmm... not so sure on that one

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yea I agree, just not convinced Salah will haul vs Leicester either.
          DCL in reality is probably the best captain call next GW..

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Probably a walker foul on Son and penalty for Kane

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        This game could turn out to be like the Leicster game for city

    4. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Sure but who do you think will score more pts over the next 3 GWs, Son or Bruno ? Even if Son could haul vs City, I still see Bruno outscoring him over that period.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Meh on that move. It shuts people out of getting City assets who I feel are more important come GW10. If you can get Salah, KdB, Bruno without taking a huge number of hits, then sure it's fine.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          People are too obsessed with City assets when they're not playing good and facing Spurs, Burnley and United in the next 4. I'll personally be considering one of KDB/Sterling/Aguero/Jesus from GW13 onwards.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Burnley shipped 5 last year against City.

            BUR FUL mun WBA is insanely good fixture wise. The 3 teams that are favored to go down. All at home. I agree that maybe a double-up isn't worth, but certainly KdB at minimum and maybe Jesus/Cancelo as well.

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Planning to bring Cancelo or Dias for GW10.

              To me it's just the Fulham game a big worry if you don't own KDB, because he will be the obvious captain pick. But otherwise, Vardy can do the business in GW10 and Salah in GW12, against that same Fulham team.

              A lot of options though, you could still downgrade Kane/Vardy and have a very strong midfield with Salah/KDB/Bruno.

  23. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Guys, Who to pick from the following for GW9 onwards. They are in my preferred considered order.

    A, Antonio ( assuming he is fit )
    B, Bamford.
    C, Adams
    D, Wilson.
    E,Watkins.
    F, Suggest someone else for 6.5k or less

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A
      E
      C
      B
      E
      D
      My preferred order depending on Antonio’s fitness

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Oops Watkins, is second choice not second last

  24. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Coufal Ayling
    Salah Son Grealish Rashford Ziyech
    Kane DCL

    Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, Johnson.

    Save?

    1. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yep great team

  25. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Got Sterling, Bruno, Bowen, Grealish, Son
    Son out for:

    A) Mane
    B) Salah
    C) KDB

    or
    D) Bowen to Ziyech

  26. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Watching MOTD2 again this morning... I’ve gotta say that Grealish is just absolutely brilliant.

    Could have had another massive haul if Ceballos hadn’t cleared off the line & his teammates had been a bit more clinical.

    Really happy to own him and us owners are in for some big scores I reckon

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      What he achieved last season with basically no support was insane, especially considering McGinn got injured. With even half decent support in the form of Watkins and Barkley he is absolutely flying

    2. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Agreed. I almost had Barkley/Maupay on my WC a couple of weeks ago and then changed at the last minute to Grealish/Watkins.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Probably the scariest player not to own and he’s just 7.4... crazy

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        He’d be first name on my team sheet if I was WCing

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not the worst captaincy shout for next week either

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Grealish is so good, last season I doubted him a bit if he was the real deal but he is brilliant.
      He is legit a 9.5 player going around at 7.4...

  27. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Planning Robbo and Son to KDB and Dias next GW and I have exactly enough funds to cover it.

    Squeaky bum time when it comes to price changes. 2 weeks of sweating it out until the next deadline passes.

  28. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss* (Dallas, Mitchell)
    Salah, Son, Pulisic*, Grealish (Soucek)
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Best way to use my 2ft and 0.8 itb?

    A) Saiss + Pulisic > Cresswell + Ziyech
    B) Saiss + Pulisic > Cresswell + Rodriguez
    C) Robertson + Pulisic > Cresswell + Bruno
    D) Other ideas

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 27 days ago

    On WC, best combo?

    A. Bellerin + Martinez
    B. Targett + Mendy

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B imo, cheaper as well

  30. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Which combo on WC?
    A) Bruno+Watkins+McCarthy
    B) Ziyech+DCL+Mendy

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A for me