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. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone think that Justin has cemented a full time spot regardless of Pereira return? Looks very assured left or right cb or wb

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      He has been good but still think he'll be a rotation risk when everyone is fit..

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      It’s between him and Castagne for the other full back slot

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

      I think he’ll be annoying to own at that point.

      No way he’s not gunna play ANY games anymore. But, no way you can rely on him to start anymore at that point either

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      He won't have be in the first 11 once all main DEF are back from injury.

    5. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      No. Pereira and Castagne will be clear at full/wing backs. Might be a space next to Fofana with Evans and Soyuncu being fairly prone, but let's just hope we don't need to worry for a while.

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

      Pereira is top class, so no chance on that flank, and castagne looks good.

      he'll be relying on injuries to others.

  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed, which combo on WC?
    A) Bruno+Watkins+McCarthy
    B) Ziyech+DCL+Mendy

    1. Wayne Enterprises
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B

  3. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Considering some bold(ish) moves to try and get ahead of the fixture turns.

    Current squad:

    Martinez - Forster
    Chilwell - Robbo - Ayling - Lamptey - Mitchell
    Son - Salah - Hamez - Podence - Burke
    Kane - DCL - Bamford
    2.7m ITB + 1FT

    Option A:
    GW9: Podence + Kane -> Bruno + Watkins (-4)
    GW10: Robbo + Hamez -> KDB + Cancelo (-4)

    Option B:
    GW9: Roll FT
    GW10: Robbo + Hamez + Kane -> KDB + Cancelo + Vardy (-4)

    Thoughts on best option there, or any better suggestions? I'm open to taking hits.

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Robbo, Hamez > Cancelo, Bruno

      1. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers. Hamez has Fulham next week and Richarlison is also back for Everton...so was thinking I'd like to hold for that fixture. But Robbo -> Cancelo definitely high on my agenda.

        Leaning towards option A at the moment because that would leave me with a midfield of Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno for GW10.

  4. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Any early thoughts on this team, 1ft 2.1m itb

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Coufal, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, Zaha
    Kane, Dcl

    Ayling, Brewster, Mithcell*

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      So to Bruno?

  5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Trent unlucky to not get returns yesterday but I have kept for too long now.

    TAA, Son > Coufal, Bruno (-4)

    a) yay
    b) nay
    c) wait till your entire team comes back injured from the IB

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A but after c

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

      Exact transfers I’m looking at too...

      But I’m doing nothing until the pressers after IB

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Makes sense gaffer

  6. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Taking a -8 this week

    Jimenez to Watkins
    Foden to Grealish
    Son to Bruno

    What do you think?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      all good moves but over a period of time
      Foden > Grealish enough here

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I have plans for a -4 the week after to hit city's tasty run. Has to be done this week.

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Go for
          Foden to Grealish
          Son to Bruno

          1. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Would've loved to. Can't afford that without shipping Jimenez though.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Very risky, maybe not the Son move unless you captain Bruno

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah Bruno will be captain

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      First two transfers.

    4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I need to get rid of bloody Foden too but don't have enough for Grealish.

      Why oh why did I think he would get gametime all those weeks ago. FML.

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed... On WC who to take medium/long term?

    A. Mendy + Targett
    B. Martinez + Bellerin

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

      Tough but probably B

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I'm on b

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      A

  8. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Whats the latest goss on DGW? Any chance they will be played in Dec?

    On WC, thinking whether need to start accumulating villa, city, united players

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Won't you be moving for those teams on a wc anyway with their fixtures?

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yup, already have 2 villas, 1 city and 1 united in my draft but need to set up the structure that allows for more flexibility

  9. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 22 days ago

      2 free transfers DONE.

      Now 2 weeks without thinking FPL, hopefully I dont come back to lots of red flags...
      Living on the edge 😉

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

        I did my moves last night 😀
        Klich>Bissouma, Trossard>Grealish
        I can rest easy now (needed the klich money to get grealish, only had exact money so did it last night rather than fretting over price changes which will inevitably happen)

      2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        What did you do?

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Any idea when Foden will drop this GW?

      I have exact funds for Foden > Jota but don't like doing early transfers on IB

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

        Foden is 6.6m. He can drop with no repercussions. Wait it out.

        1. CrouchDown
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Ah brilliant I hadn't noticed that. Cheers Camzy.

          Reckon it's a good move?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yes am doing the same one 🙂

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

            Debating it. But I'm worried it's a like for like. Will see.

            1. CrouchDown
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Yeah no denying he is a rotation risk.

              However, the way I look at it there are 3 scenarios:

              1. Everyone is fit - He starts (like yesterday)
              2. Everyone is fit - He is benched and plays 30 mins
              3. Any of the front 3 are out - He starts

              I think that is good enough for a 6.5M Liv mid

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Foden & Podence to Barkley & Benrahma for -4?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        no

      2. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Is Benrahma even starting?
        Sounds like out of the frying pan into the fire

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Just Foden to Barkley for free? And play Podence this week?

    • John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Thoughts on this -4. 0.1 to play with so will have to go early annoyingly

      Saiss Son Podence > Kilman Ziyech Grealish

      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell James Lamptey (Saiss Mitchell)
      Salah Sterling Son Podence (Burke)
      Kane DCL Maupay

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Probably yes

      2. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Looks good

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Great moves tbh even though I don't like to move early

      4. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks all

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Thoughts on getting DCL over Vardy just for this week on WC and leaving funds to get Vardy next week? (Can't have both and I don't like DCL fixtures after GW11..)

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Rich will be back so it could be a good shout

      2. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        From my own personal experience last season, don't book in transfers for the week(s) after WC. Only ends in tears.

        Every free transfer is gonna be hugely valuable, so if you want one of those players long term just get them now.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          True,and wouldn't put is past Vardy to grab something against Liverpool anyway, probably gonna rise in price as well before the GW

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

        You could do, DCL is a great option vs Fulham, but no one will be surprised to see Vardy score vs Pool.
        And you are tying yourself to a future move which could cause trouble.
        I probably wouldn’t but it’s not bad per se

    • TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Team:

      Martinez
      Zouma Lamptey Kwp (Justin Mitchell)
      Salah Son Sterling Podence (Bissouma)
      Jimi Dcl Kane

      2 ft 0m in bank

      A. Pod and Jimi to Grealish and Watkins
      B. Sterling to Bruno
      C. A and B for a hit
      D. Something else

      Thanks

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        A

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        A

    • Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Any body considering Jesus at 9.3 mil when is Aguero back

    • wasp3000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      What are people doing with their Spurs assets? Particularly if you have the Son Kane double up?

      A lot of good options have come to the fore with nice fixtures.

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Getting rid of one not sure which one yet

        1. wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          It's a tough call alright. Kane can easily become Vardy or Werner but Son to LDB/Sterling would require 2m. I'd prefer to get Son but with only 1FT and 0.4m ITB i'm not sure what to do yet.

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Probably keeping. Form over fixtures. Son will get spaces to run on counter against big teams. And Kane is Kane.

        1. wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          1-0 v WB isn't great to be fair but i think Kane with pens can stay and Son can be upgraded to a City asset

      3. Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Either keeping Kane or losing both depending if i go for Bruno or KDB in midfield. See option below.

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

        Holding for now as I have issues elsewhere to address. Considering Son to KDB soon though

        1. wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Yes considering this myself but need 2m.

      5. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        You should 100% get rid of at least one. I don't see any reason to keep the double up going.

        1. wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I'm looking to keep Kane and upgrade Son to Sterling or KDB but it's 2m i don't have so need to rethink.

      6. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Keeping Kane as he's on pens.

    • Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Got way too many options transfer wise for GW8 including WC so it's two weeks of constant drafts and injury monitoring for me!

      .... Before I just do Son -> Grealish and absorb Trent's -0.3 drop

    • Arfaish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I have two FT's to use, should Bruno or KDB be my focus:

      Martinez, (£4m)
      Chilwell, Reguilon, Lamptey, (Justin, Mitchell)
      Salah, Grealish, Ziyech, J. Rod, Son
      Kane, DCL, (Brew)

      A) Son, Reguilon > Bruno, Coufal
      B) Son, Reguilon, Kane > KDB. Coufal, Vardy (-4)

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Kev IMO. Like the Vardy move as well, he could be so good in the next four & feel like no-one really has him in drafts I've seen...

        1. Shatner's Bassoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          No int duty or travelling either for Vardy...

          1. Arfaish
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah I like the lack of int for Vardy. He looks damn good at the moment too.

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

        That’s a very strong midfield. I’m a Bruno owner and a big fan so would maybe err towards A

        1. Arfaish
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Yeah its the simpler option and Bruno scores even when united dont play well...KDB is KDB though. Its tough

      3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I'm asking similar question. Should I transfer Son out for Bruno or KDB. The issue I have is that Son's numbers are so good (form), but fixtures not as good as Man U or Man City's runs. I'm thinking Bruno, but...

        1. Arfaish
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Im happy to lose Son but like you said for which premium im not sure. Ill be back to Son in 5 weeks most likely.

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

      First green arrow in a while, even it’s only from 2.9m to 2.2m!

      So many exciting options out there.

      Not made my moves yet but pretty sure I’m going to do TAA to Coufal this GW, then either take -4 to bring in Grealish or do it the following week.

      Would you bring Grealish in for Reed or Podence?

      Got the exact money for Reed but would create benching headache. Or just bring him in for Podence and keep money?

      1FT 0.0ITB
      Martinez Steer
      TAA* Zouma Justin Struijk Mitchell*
      Salah Son Bruno Podence Reed
      Kane DCL Maupay

      Thanks!

      1. Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I think Podence isnt a great option atm, move him on

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

          Cheers. That extra million could come in handy too. Give him Saints at home this week or do it for -4?

          1. Arfaish
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Wolves are not playing well enough to warrant the extra week for me and id want to move Maupay on soon so id do it now mate

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

              Thank you. I’ll leave as long as I can with IB v price changes. Cheers

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        pod must go

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

          Thanks. Might do it for -4 this GW. See how IB goes.

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

        Bring him in for Podence imo. Wolves fixtures are horrible and Podence plays mostly 65mins per game. Then switch Maupay to better cheap strikers.

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

          Nice one, thanks. Need to shift Steer for Watkins! But Bamford and others are good options too.

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

            You can wait 1-2 weeks, to see which striker you want most as a Maupay replacement I suppose.

            Keeping Kane & Son ?

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

              Thanks. Undecided at the moment on Kane and Son. KdB for Son probably. Only taken one hit this season (which went well - one of the few things which have done this year) and, given my terrible start, I feel ready to take a few hits over the next few GWs

              Interested in Aguero if he is fit soon too...

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

                It will be tough to ignore Aguero if he comes back and start firing. But I don't see that happening. He's just old now and injury prone, I don't see him being worth £10m+.

    • sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Which of these should be my priority?

      1) Son > Bruno(c)
      2) Get rid of Jimenez
      3) Get rid of Foden

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

        Do you have enough money to do Foden > Ziyech ?

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Indeed I do.

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

            Worth considering, even though I can see why Bruno (C) is so tempting.

            Jimenez surely has one more game in him I guess ?

      2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Foden to Ziyech is a no-brainer.

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Any suggestions?
      0FT .5 ITB willing to take a hit

      Martinez
      Chillwell Saïss Targett Lamptey Mitchell
      Salah Son Grealish Bowen Burke
      DCL Kane Vardy.

    • Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Still feeling sick about leaving Watkins on my bench, thanks to Robbo who’s been horrendous to own over the last couple of weeks.

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

        Do you have 8 decent attackers and a weekly benching headache?

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

          No, just too many good defenders last GW. Ended up with a 50/50 decision Robbo VS Watkins.

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

      Currently watching the All or Nothing series, on Tottenham. It's fascinating. Very good choice with all that happened last season (Pocchetino fired, Mou in, covid...).

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        It had all the drama. Better than then City one.

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

          I liked the City one. But Spurs are just more likeable as a United fan, and as you said, all the drama is there. A must watch imo.

          Plus Daniel Levy somehow really makes me laugh by the way he is, such a weirdo.

    • AdamJ91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      With having Martinez, Steer & Watkins already from Villa would probably need to take a -4 to swap Steer > Button to get Grealish in.

      Worth the hit?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        no, do it in 2 stages.

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

      Whats up with Son? 4 GA's in last 2 games. Only 4 penalty area touches. Grealish has 11 and 24 in same period.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Playing touchline again

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

        looks like teams have worked out that if they hold a high line, Kane will knock it over the top for son.

        might get more luck with that tactic against the bigger clubs with attacking full backs.

      3. Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        He is a bit like Hazard in that he blows hot and cold. Was not good yesterday and im parting ways for one of two midfielders from manchester....just not sure which

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

        He's getting closed down quickly, because teams recognise he's a threat.

        From what I've seen Grealish wanders all over the field so if he's getting marked out he goes and plays on the other side for a bit.

    • circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      To demonstrate that it has been an odd season, my ML leader is 155k ranked. He played his bench boost this week and got zip all for it because he could only field 11.

      So plenty of people up there are in a false position, they don't really know what they are doing some of them.

    • KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Whom do you prefer going onwards:
      1)Bamford
      2)che Adams

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

        A

      2. Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Bamford but Watkins is the budget striker pick over the medium term imo

      3. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Bamford for me. Stats for SiB are ridiculous. Leeds create so many chances for him that you know he is going to return fairly regularly (even if finishing ability is probably similar to Adams).

    • CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      If you were on a Wildcard for next GW, what would you do with your Tottenham players?

      Who would you keep, if any?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Get rid of all those duds

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

          Haha really? I am considering it.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yep I’m on WC currently, all are gone. Easiest decision I’ve made

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

        I'd get rid for sure.

        It's just a case for many of us that we don't want to be taking hits to remove them

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

          Its hard to ignore 8 goals and 7 assists though for Kane. I am confortable losing Dier and Son but Kane is the tough one imo

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

        Kane is a 100% keep for me.

    • Dreaming of glory
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Would you almost completely sacrifice defence for this front 7?

      Grealish - salah - son - Bruno - Ziyech
      Kane - DCL

      Def
      Cancelo - Justin - boufal - Lowton - struijk

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

        No because I would prefer a more balanced team.

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

          Not many options in defense worth more than £5m. It's worth considering.

    • ToyBlader
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Watkins or Bamford?

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

        50/50.

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

        Watkins for me..

        Their next 7 fixtures are amazing, So Im doubling up with Grealish