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. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I don’t own DCL, but keen for Everton attacker. Realised richarlison and him are now the same price. Rich on pens a better option?

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

      Rusty after being suspended? Or raring to go

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I’d get Rich

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Prefer DCL stood in the box. The goal against Newcastle was a good example of doing nothing and getting 8pts

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

      Calvert Lewin for now. Still looks confident.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ziyech looks like the next bandwagon to make money on. If I sell Kane and Son I lose money, others here probably the same. Buying Ziyech is away of getting that money back to be able to afford Son and Kane in the future.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      How do you set up a team value mini league?

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

        Excel spreadsheet

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Sounds fun

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

            A fun mini league is highest scorer for the week. Don't deduct hits just like playing FH every week. Then award 2 or 3 points for the winner which goes into an excel spreadsheet.

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

    Which is better? Number 1 by a long way?

    Chilwell, Watkins (Bissouma on bench)
    Konsa, Zaha (Brewster on bench)

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1 for me, no contest

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1

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

      Yup

  4. Bennyboy1907
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Early thoughts pls?

      Martinez (Forster)
      Robbo Chillwell Lamptey (Saiss, Mitchell)
      Salah Son Grealish Zaha (Bissouma)
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Have 2FT and 1.1Mil ITB

      Was thinking
      A) zaha to ziyech
      Saiss to cancelo

      ORR

      B) Son to Bruno
      Saiss to Coufal

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Is Son to Bruno (c) and TAA to Cancelo best moves here for -4 ( If TAA fit Saïss to Coufal) I have a few defensive issues with potentially 2 starters. Any suggestions very welcome- would have liked to remove Podence but he survives another week...

      Martinez
      TAA* Lamptey Chilwell
      Salah Son Ziyech Grealish Podence
      Kane DCL

      Forster Brewster Saïss* Mitchell*

      1. caldracula
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        The second transfer can wait a week, even if TAA is injured your better off hoping for something from Saiss/Mitchell. It’s unlikely that Cancelo will get more than 4 points vs Spurs.

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I have 2 options on WC

      A) Fernandes - Watkins - Berge
      B) Rashford - Grealish - Brewster

      Which one would you go for?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        A

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Set with this move:
      Son Kane > Bruno Jesus
      Yes or No?

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

        i just struggle with selling kane. until he shows sign of drying up, i'm not going to second guess it. especially for a rotation risk like Jesus (when Aguero is back).

        That's the beauty of kane. as nailed is as nailed does. hardly ever gets subbed off, so the window for point scoring is at it's max (as we saw yesterday).

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I am with you but I am targeting MCI (FUL BUR) and bringing Kane back as I will not captain him for the next few weeks. Other FWD spots already occupied by Vardy and DCL.

      2. caldracula
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I wouldn’t do Kane to Jesus. Kane to Vardy the following week maybe.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Needs the fund for Bruno

    • Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Salah Ziyech Grealish Bruno Soucek

      Kane DCL Wilson/Antonio/Watkins

      For wildcard got an initial plan of the above, leaving funds to sub Bruno for KDB in GW10. Wanted to wait until GW10 to wildcard but injuries forced my hand

      Is this plan reasonable, or would you be trying to fit in both KDB and Bruno?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I’d be trying to fit them both in on WC.

        Used my WC though and so doing what you plan with Bruno plus funds for next GW.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Tough to fit in both Bruno KDB unless deploying cheap forwards. Alternatively Bruno Jesus or KDB Martial and am going for the former.

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

        Team looks good as it is, would just wait on KDB and just transfer him in for Salah/Fernandes if you want him that much next GW.

    • Bennyboy1907
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Who’s the more priority to get in for GW9:

        A) Bruno
        B) Ziyech

        GW10: will be KDB’s turn

        So either Bruno or ziyech will miss out

        1. kime67
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          bruno

        2. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Who are you captaining?

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

          Bruno.

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

        Here's a differential.

        Eze. 0.4% owned.

        He's on corners, direct FKs. Next 3 fixtures are bur NEW wba.

        Could it be worth?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Too many other good midfield options I think

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Is he nailed though?
          Always rated him just think there's too many better options among strikers for that price

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

            But he's not a striker. He's a mid.

            I'm pretty locked into a 3-5-2 structure and I'm shopping for a cheap 5th mid to replace Foden.

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

            He's nailed. He was eased in due to fitness issues (got injured before GW5), but he's nailed

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

          I like him

          No space in my squad for him, but he's good

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

          I asked you last time whether you’re interested in and you said no. I am lurking to replace Zaha if I need extra funds for fixtures swing.

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

            Hmm I think if he was 0.5m cheaper I might get him as an enabler. But 5.8m is still a little steep. It's now or never really. Fixtures aren't gonna be this nice again and he has a bit of form going in.

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

              yes my thoughts, at 5.5 i'd go there.

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

          Potential on a WC or if no Zaha.

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Would you rather have Richarlison or Ziyech (Also have DCL)
        I'm not letting owning DCL affect my thinking because almost everyone has him anyway..
        I fancy Everton attack for next 3 but fixtures turn after that.

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Ziyech

      • GROBARI
          3 months, 28 days ago

          1FT £0.2m itb
          Martinez Steer
          Chilwell Justin Semedo Dallas Mitchell
          KDB Salah Son Soucek Mendy
          DCL Vardy Bamford
          What should I do here?

        • liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Wildcard draft GW10

          Mccarthy
          Pva, Zouma. Coufal
          Bruno, Salah, Kdb, Grealish Zaha
          Dcl, Antonio

          Button, Brewster, Taylor, Holding

          Thoughts please?

          Thanks

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

            PVA to KWP and Lamptey
            Zaha to Soucek or Bowen. Then you have more funds in attack when Antonio gets injured again.

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Good point thanks!

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Brewster is just a kid leading the line for a team that doesn't create many chances. He would have been better suited to Leeds. He is used to scoring goals. He is going to be under huge mental pressure, if he doesn't start scoring.

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

            he has no top class pedigree, doesn't work hard, you can literally watch a game and not realise he is playing.

            Bizarre transfer.

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

              He was quite the player for Swansea though. And, Klopp clearly rates him as well because he insisted there was a buy-back clause added to his transfer terms.

              I think he'll do okay once SHU have sorted out their attacking balance and found some form.

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

                i don't think he'll ever suit them, work horse strikers seem to suit their style better.

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

                  This transfer could well affect his development, I think he's made a mistake and should have gone to a team that suits his style of play.

        • The Mighty I
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Martinez Steele
          Chilwell Lamptey Masuaku Kilman Konsa
          Salah Son Rashford Ziyech Bissouma
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Looking at shedding the Spurs assets over the next couple of GW’s, injury news dependant.

          Son > Grealish GW9
          Kane > Vardy and Rashford > City mid GW10

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Good moves

            1. The Mighty I
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Cheers

        • CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          GW9 already looks tough. I expect Antonio to be back, given vague rumours via Moyes' comments and ClaretandHugh utterances. Not the bus team:

          Martinez (Ryan)
          Justin, Vesty, Cresswell (Lamps, Dunne)
          Souček, Sterling, Salah, Zaha, Bruno (C) - that captaincy is probably locked
          Kane, Antonio (Brewster)

          1FT, 0.3 in the bank.

          Could go Dunne to Kilman, and hope whatever 3 I play at the back don't all ship 4 each... Thoughts? Questions?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I wouldn’t be looking to bring in Kilman at this time

            Not sure how I feel about triple West Ham either

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Nice team, I would bank the FT....I hope you are right about Antonio, we look a different team with him up front.

        • Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Good morning, 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. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            ABE in that order for me

        • King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          How to fix this mess?
          Martinez Steer
          Robbo Chilwell Konsa Kilman Mitchell
          Salah Sterling Son JRod Anguissa
          DCL Bamford Maupay

          1 FT 0.5itb. No WC
          Issues:
          1. Sterling, Robbo, Maupay,Son, JRod.
          2. Can't get in Grealish or Watkins due to triple villa already.

          Appreciate any help

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

            Really want to keep hold of Kane and Son, keep the value, focus on other parts of my team, but...

            City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Palace

            15 goals conceded in their last 3 games combined (15 games)

            Makes for worrying reading

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Reply fail, sorry

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

          Foden.

          Is he worth hanging on to until City hit those plum fixtures, or is it time to just get rid?

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Not worth wasting a spot imo

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

            There is no reason to hold Foden right now. At all. There's no justification left

            Just accept what's happened and get rid

        • focaccia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Selling Son this week before I WC gw10. Who would you pick just for this gameweek?

          A) Bruno Vs West Brom
          B) J Rod Vs Fulham

          1. GROBARI
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Bruno for me

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

                Would you wait for injuries or just pull the trigger now?

                1. NestorC
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Would wait if you can afford price rise. Since I had exact number, needed to pull the trigger last night.

                2. GROBARI
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    I would wait one week

            • 03farmboy
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Who to swap foden for??

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

                Upgrade to any of the bandwagons. They're all good

                If you can't afford that, switch to a cheap banwagon striker. They're all firing, but Watkins has the best fixtures (I was against him before, but he proved me wrong, like Bamford and Adams did)

                If you must keep it in the midfield, Eze or Jota

                1. 03farmboy
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Thanks for the detailed reply much appreciated. I like the idea of jota but think he will just be rotated like foden is. I already have 3 strikers Kane, Werner and Calvert Lewin don’t know if I should get rid of any of them at moment. So will have to be another midfielder

              2. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I think Im doing Son and Foden to Ziyech and Grealish (2ft)

                1. 03farmboy
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  I like it a lot I might downgrade son to Grealish

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

                  I did Foden to Ziyech! hope it works. This season has been so bad.

            • Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Bottomed last page. Thanks to Mikess for the reply. Reposting...

              It just occurred to me that I can get double City defence with KDB by GW10, giving this:

              Mart Steer
              Chilwell Cancelo Dias Vestergaard Coufal
              Salah KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
              DCL Bamford Brewster

              The transfers:
              GW9: Kane to DCL for free
              GW10: Son + Kilman to KDB + Dias (-4)

              Coufal and Vest on bench duty most of the time anyway

              Too much on the bench? Too much City?

              Yay or nay?

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

                Too much on the bench and too much city imo
                Cannot bench any of those midfielders so 352 will lead to plenty of bench points

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

                  From Coufal and Vest? Their fixtures don't really suggest regular bench hauls. Maybe just one per week, which I can take since that one will probably be my first sub, and is useful when tripling on City

                  Also... Seen any reason not to like the City defence?

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

                I like those moves. Nothing wrong with having Vest & Coufal on the bench.

            • Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Who will prove better vfm (PTS per million) in your opinion?
              A)Bruno
              B)Ziyech
              C)Jota

              *If Jota keeps his place he has amazing stats which are very near to Mane's

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

                Tough to call

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

                A

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

                Ziyech

            • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Stuck the armband straight on Bruno as I set up my team for next GW but I'm wondering... Safer to stick with Salah as someone who has been slowly repairing the damage of a poor start to the season? I fear a low block from WBA but then again could see them imploding if United nick an early goal...

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

                Spurs don't have the tools to pierce a low block

                Bruno is Man U's tool to pierce a low block

                Doesn't reduce Salah's appeal, though. He's a good captain for various reasons as well

              2. Chris_H
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Feeling similar below, this has Utd fail written all over it to me - think I am content to own a Utd player for now

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

                I'm taking a punt on Bruno.

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

                Bruno's points are very unpredictable imo. I find it hard capping him but I guess if you own him you gotta cap him this week.

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

                Salah is always a nice, safe bet. 2 blanks in 8 weeks. has a lot of the benefits that Bruno does, but plays for a much better team.

                saying that, if I had bruno I would captain him this week. Deep block may lead to higher chance of penalties, and more edge of the box shots.

            • Sz21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              With this team would you-
              1. WC this GW.
              2. Use the 2 fts this week on relative punts and WC for sure next week.
              3. Just play the long game. Possible -4 and save the WC.

              McCarthy.
              TAA, Chilwell, Mitchell.
              Son, Salah, Barkley, Podence.
              Kane, DCL, Jimenez.
              Button, Ayling, Justin, Bissouma.
              2fts, 1.8m ITB.

            • Chris_H
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              What do we think of Jesus and Rashford?

              Cutting too many corners from KDB/Sterling/Bruno?

              Not entirely convinced I want to captain a Utd player still

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Obviously, I don't wish harm on any player - even Liverpool ones...

              But, it would really help my moves this week if TAA could be out for a wee while.

              He's starting to look really threatening now and on another day could have got a goal and/or assist in yesterday's game. Gunna be scary watching a Pool game if I've sold him for a hit.

              But, he's gotta go really. 7.4 mil for those returns is pretty pathetic

              1. Phlajo
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Gotta go. Liverpool not keeping cleansheets basically makes him a midfielder with same pricetag as Grealish.

            • Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Martinez
              Chilwell PVA Lamptey Coufal (Bran)
              Ziyech Salah Sterling Zaha (Biss)
              Wilson Kane (Brewster)

              2.8m itb tempted by Wilson to Jesus although would be for a hit, also no Everton this week.

            • focaccia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Who to play in GW9?

              Justin (Liverpool away) or Brewster (West Ham home)?

              1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Brewster probably

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

                  Brewster. But you're probably deciding between a 2pter and a 1pter here

            • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

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

              Martinez
              TAA James Lamptey
              Bruno Son Ziyech Rodriguez
              Kane DCL Bamford

              Nyland Justin Podence Saiss