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. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ideally want to bring in both Bruno and Grealish. But can't do that without taking -8. Out of these whom do u guys suggest I shud transfer in? Bruno record away from home is great this season.not so on home turf. Whereas Grealish for some reason I don't trust that much but is getting consistent points.

    1. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bruno first i think

    2. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      How can you not trust Grealish? Have you seen him play? He looks very, very solid!

      I woulnd't worry about Brunos home/away stats.. sample size is too small

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        This about Grealish (as I've commented below)

    3. cutch
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I've seen Grealish games and he's definitely passing the eye test. He's had some bad luck (2 goals denied by a defender off the line, 1 against Leeds, 1 against Arsenal). A new haul looks very likely.

      1. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Okay...thanks guys..so out of these two ... I shud get in Grealish then. Right?

        1. cutch
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Difficult to say. It's 50/50. Bruno is on pens after all, and he looks very solid as well. I just wanted to point that Grealish looks a very reliable option, someone you can trust in.

          1. subhojit123
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Ok got it. Thanks guys

    4. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Either do what I did (same tfers) and throw caution to the wind and take the -8.

      Or of the 2 Bruno if you'll captain him

  2. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Chilwell Robbo* Coufal Justin Mitchell
    Salah Grealish Son* Podence* Jamez
    Kane* Brewster DCL

    1 FT 1.9m ITB

    Id like KDB & Ziyech/Werner & Cancelo & poss Bruno

    1.Do i hold and wait for next week?
    2 Robbo & Podence > Cancelo and Ziyech (-4)
    3 Kane > Werner this week & Son > KDB next week?
    4 any other ideas

  3. GROBARI
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Better transfer
      A)Son to Grealish/Ziyech
      B)Semedo to some defender who is 5.7m or lower

      1. Jerry C-137
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A this week then B next (City defender)

    • aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Eeeearly tinkering. 1ft and 0itb. Current team.

      Martinez
      Coufal Kilman Lamptey
      Salah KDB Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL

      Forster; Brewster, KWP, Ayling

      Planning on selling either Son or Kane.

      A. Son and Kane -> Bruno and Werner (-4)
      B. Son -> Hamez/Ziyech
      C. Kane -> Vardy

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        i like A

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        D) KdB to Bruno then reverse the transfer the following week

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Nah that's just stupid

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            B then based on your options

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You’ll get

            Bruno H WBA
            KdB H BUR
            KdB H FUL

            and no hits, sounds perfect to me

            1. aapoman
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              It sounds good but I'd rather have both at that point. Bruno has two away games after WBA and he enjoys away games. Need some more tinkering but A looks good also imo.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                True, good luck!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Likelihood of Trent being ok for Leicester game?

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        no one knows yet

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He might be ready for another 2 pointer

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Actually wouldn’t mind that, I want 2FTs for GW10

      3. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Looked like a Calf strain, probably be out a few weeks

    • cutch
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Martínez - Steer
      Lamptey, Chilwell, Cresswell - Saïss, Mitchell
      Salah, Sterling, Grealish, Zaha - Anguissa
      DCL, Vardy, Wilson

      With 1 FT, who should I sell?

      A) Saïss (not playing) (it'd allow me to bench Lamptey next GW)
      B) Sterling (bad form) (Bruno?)
      C) Wilson (injured?)
      D) Other (sell 2 players and take a hit?)

      Thanks?

      1. ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A Justin - although not great match up this week. Or id be tempted with double Chelsea

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Saiss is definitely a priority. There's no point holding anymore

        In your scenario, I'd favour D. Two non-players switched to starters will almost certainly repay the hit, and set you up long term as well

      3. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        really tough. Maybe just Wilson to Antonio if Wilson is injured and Antonio is fit. I'm certainly looking at Antonio

      4. cutch
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the answers. Really considering D now. Money is not a problem (although I'll have an eye on Saïss dropping price), so I'll take my time.

      5. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A and c. So d.

      6. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Why would you bench Lamptey? I know you have Martinez and Grealish, but still seems risky in isolation - you’ll be cursing yourself if he scores the winner in a 1-0 win!

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Something felt off, and then I checked here: https://www.transfermarkt.us/joao-cancelo/profil/spieler/182712

      Cancelo is a right-back. He's meant to be the ageing Walker's long term replacement. He's playing at left-back now because Pep doesn't trust Zinch, and Mendy isn't setting the world alight when fit. Mendy's return from injury might mean Cancelo replaces Walker, or just keeps Mendy out anyway

      It's hard to predict what will happen, yes. But based on performances, City's whole defence might actually be (relatively) nailed

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That first 4 yest is definitely his preferred starting 4. But Pep might still rest players for certain games given the hectic schedule. So still some risk.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yes, hence the (relatively)

          Pep will always rest players with that rich squad. I'm just saying it might not be the outright rotation we see for Foden vs Mahrez vs Torres when Mendy returns, but something more like Sterling/KDB/Laporte. Not all the starts possible throughout the season, but relatively safe

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Might miss the odd game here and there but looks first choice now with lot of attacking threat

      3. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Cancelo is probably the first choice LB (Mendy has been terrible this season), Walker is first choice RB. But Pep does have alternatives in both positions which forms the rotation risk. The question is whether he decides to play first choice options about 80% of the time or closer to 50-60%.

        I think I'll take the risk with Cancelo anyway.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah. He's been tending towards 80% or, heck, even 100% so far this season. But it's clearly due to injuries

          Here's to hoping it's 80%, like Laporte

    • 2OLEgend
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Would you do Son -> Ziyech (-4) to catch the double price-rise?

        Martinez
        Zouma, Saiss, Taylor
        Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish
        Kane, DCL, Bamford
        (Steer - Bissouma, Ayling, Mitchell)

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yes

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not 100 % certain there'll be a double price rise... but likely.

          No, I'd wait personally. points over money all day long. This season is an injury nightmare and with covid added in on the IB, dfintely worth the wait.

      • Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A. DCL + Son

        B. Watkins + Bruno (for -4)

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A

        2. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I dont know about signing in Son now...look at his next 4 fixtures.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I have DCL Son. Have Martial too to cover United.

        4. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ideally Bruno & DCL.

          B out of those

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Foden finally out of my team. Next Podence. Does it look ok for GW 9? Would you play Podence vs SOU or Bamford vs ARS?

        Martinez
        James Lamptey Coufal
        Salah Sterling Son Ziyech
        DCL Bamford Martial

        Steere Podence Dallas Mitchell

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Bamford 100%

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          After watching Arsenal "defend" last night, I felt I might get my Bamford brace next week after all

          After watching Wolves attack, I felt tempted to start Vestergaard (vs Wolves) over Cancelo (vs Spurs). Still starting Cancelo, but that's how underwhelming Wolves attack currently looks

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I want Grealish in ASAP in place of Zaha but Zaha is ticking along and already has to do my transfer. Thing is Zaha get 3-7 points, Grealish can haul. I want him in before mass price rises

        Is it a worth a -4 to get him in for next GW?

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I also have exact money today to do Zaha to Ziyech for -4

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          When it's a coin toss between two players and would take a hit to switch, it seems more logical to hold the one you have instead

          "The grass always seems greener on the other side"

          I switched Zaha to Grealish for a hit after GW4, and had to watch Zaha smash Jack for points in GW5 and 6, but held... Finally got paid GWs 7 and 8

          Just hold

      • GROBARI
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Would I transfer out Son this week or is there bigger problems than him
          Martinez Steer
          Chilwell Mitch Semedo Justin Dallas
          Son Salah KDB Mendy Soucek
          DCL Vardy Bamford
          1ft 0.2m itb

        • No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          bottomed.

          any feedback appreciated.

          Martinez
          Chilwell Lamptey Taylor
          Salah Son Grealish Foden
          Kane Vardy DCL

          Steer Saiss Mitchell Alzate
          0.5m 1FT

          Foden and Saiss the priorities to fix.

          Will need to lose Vardy or Kane if I'm going to get KDB at some point.

          Foden and Son to Soucek and Fernandes for a hit (not that excited about Soucek, but he's a guaranteed starter)?

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Does Foden + Saiss to Ziyech + Kilman (bench) work out financially?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              sadly not.

              would be Son and Saiss to Ziyech and Coufal

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Alright. That works now but might set you up for a future hit

                I'd say this: don't be afraid of a -8 for this team, as slow fixes are screwed by the fixture swings

        • King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Martinez Steer
          Robbo Chilwell Konsa Kilman Mitchell
          Salah Sterling Son JRod Anguissa
          DCL Bamford Maupay

          1 FT 0.5itb. No WC

          Who should I sell first?
          1. Sterling
          2. Robbo
          3. Maupay
          4. Son
          5. Any two or three above for a hit

          1. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Maupay

        • Tshelby
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Current WC idea:

          Macy, Martinez
          Konsa, Coufal, Chilwell, Cancelo, KWP
          Ziyech, Salah, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
          DCL, Bamford, 9.4 (don't know yet)

          Thougts?

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Its decent.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            i'd drop a 4.5m defender and get Vardy as your 3rd striker

            1. Tshelby
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Or Jesus as 3rd striker?

          3. One of Those Days
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            G. Jesus

        • Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Benching headache...

          McCarthy Button
          Bellerin Coufal Zouma Kilman Dallas
          Salah Son Grealish Zaha Soucek
          DCL Kane Wilson

          Zaha Dallas Kilman??

          1. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Soucek, Kilman, Dallas

        • Lukakuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Just realised Ziyech has an xGI of 0.17 over the last two games. Kinda made me doubt transferring him in. Thoughts?

          1. Klaren
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Goal threat is limited, assist is very high. I don't really believe xG has much meaning with small sample sizes due to inherent flaws in the stat anyway but especially xA and thus xGI is definitely not a stat I would take into account at all.

          2. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            What makes me doubt Chelsea a bit is where are they going to fit them all: Ziyech, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount, 1 Holding player. And what if he persists with 2 up top? They cant all play at once.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          is it worth holding wolves defenders, I think without ings they stand a chance of a CS against saints

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yes, still a hold for me. Deffo. Tough team to play against.

        • Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I have 2 FT's over next 2 weeks. 1 x def, 1 x mid

          Rate your first choice 2 moves amongst this lot:
          A. Cresswell (have Chil)
          B. Cancelo (no City in team)
          C. KDB (Son out)
          D. Bruno (no Utd in team)
          E. Ziyech (no Chelsea mid or attack)

          1. Phlajo
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            D B

        • TNB
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Current Team
            McCarthy
            Lamptey-coufal-chilwell (bernardo and Mitchell)
            Salah-son-jrod-zaha-grealish
            Kane-DcL (Bamford)

            Got 2ft going into gw9

            Considering Villa's fixtures up until xmas I am minded to transfer Kane to Watkins to free some funds to do the following.

            GW9
            Kane to Waltkins
            Son to B Fernandes

            GW 10 - Jrod to KdB

            Thoughts or any other ideas?

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Keep Kane, sell Son to minimise risk exposure. Kane will still score against big boys. Son to Bruno or KDB.

              1. TNB
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Who else should I axe to raise the funds for bruno?
                  Next 3 games
                  Jrod: FUL-LEE-BUR
                  Grealish: BHA-WHU-NEW
                  Zaha-BUR-NEW-WBA
                  Bamford- ARS-EVE-CHEL

                  Prob Bamford based on fixtures

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Very tough choice. If you say Bamford, but if you downgrade him (being so cheap) your replacement for him is bench fodder or someone like Ayew. So you take from the Son to Bruno move by downgrading a good (and scoring) forward asset. Not sure I would do that.

            2. dshv
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Chilwell justin lamptey taylor mitchell
              Son salah bruno sterling soucek
              Watkins dcl davis

              1.8 itb 1ft

              What to do ? I am stuck 2mil rank..

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Get your 3rd striker actively contributing and go 343. Forwards are doing well.

            3. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Hi ! Kindly ask for advice here, I have a solid team and 2 free transfers, but injuries to some players have given me headache. What would you do with this?

              Martinez
              DEF: TAA**, Chilwell, Lamptey, (Dallas, Coufal)
              MID: Salah, Son*, Ziyech, Grealish, (Gordon)
              ATK: Jimenez*, Wilson**, DCL

              2 ft, 0.8 itb.
              ** - injured
              * - willing to sell that player

              Obviously Trent and Wilson should go out, but I kinda wanted to move in for Fernandes, which puts that option now in a doubt. What would you do here?

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Bear with me here...

                Jim + Wilson + Gordon + TAA to Kilman (play Coufal) + Bruno + Bamford + Brewster/Davis

                Next GW: Son + Dallas to KDB + 3.9

            4. Bavarian
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Which one:
              A-Zaha to Ziyech
              B-Jimenez to Werner

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Id keep Zaha and sign Werner.

                1. Bavarian
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Thanks mate

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    He is on my list but see my post further up the page. It concerns me a little that Lamps is starting to play 2 up top. Werner would have been used to playing as a lone stiker and have 3-4 playing behind him loading bullets. Thats how id prefer him as an FPL asset but it looks like Frank is keen to give Tammy and his younger players (James, Mount) a chance to feature too.

              2. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Agreed, B

            5. ElliotJHP
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Early I know, but money ITB allows you to weigh up some fun options

              A) Foden to Ziyech, Salah (c)
              B) Foden/Trent to Bruno/Cancelo for a -4, Bruno (c)

            6. manu4life99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              A) Save FT, then Son,Robbo>KDB,Dias gw10
              B) Saiss out now (if so to who?)

              Martinez
              Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
              Salah Son Grealish Zaha
              Kane DCL Bamford

              steer soucek saiss mitchell

              1. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                A

            7. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Reece James. Surely Lamps has to keep Azpi at it by giving him at least every third outing? James is a cheap way into that Chelsea defence with assists to boot.

            8. stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Would you hold JRod for next 2 if you’ve held him this long already? Want to jump on Ziyech but not sure if it’s worth the hit at the moment.

              Also have DCL up front, so would still have Everton coverage.

            9. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I'm staring at this Foden problem for hours and still can't quite figure out the move.

              I can't afford to go up in price either so I can go to Jota, Eze or Soucek (these are the only options that appeal to me).

              The other option which I'm considering is taking a hit this week and change formation to 3-4-3. Foden + Davis > Watkins + James (4.3m LEI dude).

              Then the following week I can proceed with my City plan. But anyway, I have an attacking slot at 6.5m to fill. What is the play?

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                For me you have only 2 options, Jota or Soucek

              2. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Who is this 4.3m Lei dude? Midfielder?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Pure fodder. Will rot in last slot on the bench like Davis is.

                  I guess I could pick up Bissouma or someone like that instead but want to save every 0.1m.

              3. Lukakuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I'd go for Jota, think it's a chance worth taking in your situation

              4. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I will likely punt on Eze for next 3 beauts of fixtures. Plan B is a Robbo downgrade Foden upgrade.

            10. Sz21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Son + Jimenez -> Bruno + Richarlison leaving 1.2m.
              Good moves? Anything else to consider.
              May WC the week after so want to go for it.

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

            11. michaelington
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Injuries are ruining me. What to do here?

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

              1FT 2.5 ITB WC used

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

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Lets start by looking at your lines. Defence to me is the one you need to attend to first. Id fix that - to get 3 starters for next round - then you can work on the others.