Scout Notes

How Man City’s key FPL assets fared ahead of Spurs’ fixture swing

Man City 1-1 Liverpool

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) | Mohamed Salah (£12.4m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) | Sadio Mané (£12.0m)
  • Missed penalties: De Bruyne
  • Bonus points: Jesus x3, Salah x2, João Cancelo x1 (£5.4m)

CITIZEN OR KANE?

Fantasy Premier League managers may want to get another look at Manchester City’s attacking assets before pulling the trigger on a Gameweek 9 transfer.

Ahead of a swing of fixtures in Gameweek 10, Pep Guardiola’s men are still struggling to hit their exhilarating best this season, most recently in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

The last time they scored more than one goal in a Premier League match was the 5-2 home defeat to Leicester in Gameweek 2 which preceded a run of consecutive matches in which they found the net just once.

Despite threatening very little against Liverpool, Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), remains Manchester City’s highest-scoring Fantasy asset this season, with 33 points, but ranks as low as joint-43rd when compared against the entire player pool.

Such statistics are largely unheard-of during Guardiola’s tenure at Manchester City, who have now drawn three of their last five Premier League matches, as many as in their previous 70.

As a result, the Citizens do not look quite ready to command the full attention of Fantasy managers looking to replace Son Heung-min (£9.6m) or Harry Kane (£11.0m) when Spurs’ fixtures turn for the worst in Gameweek 9. Considering Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) and Timo Werner (£9.4m) are showing some consistency as well as favourable fixtures of their own, Manchester City assets certainly need to improve soon.

JESUS AT THE CENTRE

Whether or not Manchester City can get back to the devastating attacking form we have come to know is likely to depend on Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m).

The Brazilian made a first start since Gameweek 2 on Sunday, slotting back into the void he left through injury, naturally fulfilling the role better than Sterling, Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and Mahrez have in his absence.

As a result, despite Liverpool’s attacking 4-2-3-1 formation, it was Manchester City who slightly edged their opponents in terms of looking the more dangerous outfit going forward.

That led to Jesus scoring an excellent goal on the turn and ensuring he has found the net in both of his Premier League starts this season.

Considering the price points of players Fantasy managers are likely to sell, it is certainly easier to replace Kane with Jesus than finding the money to upgrade Son to Sterling or Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m).

“He was really good. I didn’t expect he could sustain 90 minutes, but he did. He helped us. He made a fantastic goal – a good goal. It was a good result for him.” – Pep Guardiola

CANCELO BUTTON

JOTA THAT DOWN

Despite blanking against Manchester City, the long-term Fantasy credentials of Diogo Jota (£6.5m) were handed a boost on Sunday.

After scoring six goals in his four matches in all competitions previous to Gameweek 8, he has already attracted 8.5% but many of us have been reticent to secure the services of someone who is hardly a nailed-on starter at Liverpool.

In order to facilitate Jota in the team, Jurgen Klopp usually has to switch to 4-2-3-1 and station him on the right-hand side of attacking midfield, although this is a formation he has used sparingly in the calendar year of 2020.

But that could be about to change, when we consider the Liverpool manager has now set his team up with that shape in two of the last five matches in all competitions and has admitted that we could see it more often.

“When you can do it (start Salah, Mané, Firmino and Jota) against City then you can do it against other teams as well. It will not be our new, all-the-time [formation] but there are moments when we might use it. That’s very helpful for us. Usually, people know which system we play, that’s now water under the bridge. From now on we can play three or four different systems, which is good, and tonight it worked really well. We wanted to use the skills and the power of the four up-front in specific moments to cause City problems, that’s one thing. The other thing is that we all like to prepare a game in the way that we know exactly what the opponent is doing and Pep, I don’t think he knew we would play 4-4-2. It’s not important but it needed a while for City to adapt to it, that was the plan for today. We will not have used that the last time.” – Jurgen Klopp

Finally, there will be plenty of attention on the outcome of Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s (£7.4m) scan, following an enforced substitution at Manchester City.

“Trent will be out for England, that is clear. What he has, we don’t know, but he cannot play for England. He will not be the last and not the only one who Gareth [Southgate] will miss for this international break. He will have a scan tomorrow and then we will see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Gündogan, Rodri; Sterling, De Bruyne, Torres (B Silva 61′); Jesus.

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Robertson, Gomez, Matip, Alexander-Arnold (Milner 63′); Wijnaldum, J Henderson; Mané, Firmino (Shaqiri 59′), Jota; Salah.

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837 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    International friendlies in a covid world is proof Fifa have no clue. Players are contracting the virus from these friendlies yet Fifa persists with them.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Greed is good

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Money > Covid

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    Kane (C) anyone?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      You know you want to

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        I have my reasons for doing it but I'd like to hear different perspectives from here

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 6 hours ago

          Probably not for me. Think Spurs will do ok, but Salah or maybe DCL better choices.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 6 hours ago

            Salah [C] DCL [VC] here but Werner also puts his hands up

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Fulchester, will you take a look at my post below - thanks 😉

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Not excluding it at all. Son too. One of the difficult captaincy decisions next week.

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Kane, Son, Salah, Mane, DCL, Richarlison, Bruno, Rashford, Ziyech, Werner, even Aubameyang against attacking Leeds.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        I've had 7/8 cap decision success maybe this one will be my 8th right decisions

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 6 hours ago

          decision*

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 5 hours ago

      If it fails I'll make sure to bring it up as much as you do Spurs CS, good luck 😆

  3. HVT
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    Hey all, 2fts done rinsed those non performers (TAA/Foden) right out of my team so now debating?

    Son (City) -> Bruno (C-WBA) (-4)?

    It looks like a one week play as Bruno will probably become KDB the following week.
    I suppose the captaincy is the big thing, if not Bruno I will go Salah V Leicester?

    Good move or blind spot up skirt chasing?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      *upside

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 51 mins ago

        Hahaha

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      2 trannie upskirting, not worth it.

    3. motty47
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 5 hours ago

      Why bring Bruno out to then ship out? Seems a waste, surely you bring Bruno in because its Bruno. Find someone else to swap for a city asset

  4. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    What's my next move guys? Break the Spurs Duopoly?

    Unlike many owners, I am keeping Saiss as I own Kilman (one covers other)

    Have 2FTs and 2m ITB

    Martinez
    Kilman Robbo Chill
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Forster Bissouma Saiss Mitchell

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Probably same as below, Robo>Cancelo/Coufal/Cresswell and Son>Ziyech/KDB?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Cheers for that. Am I being a bit too clever selling Robbo and keeping Saiss (knowing I have Kilman covered by Saiss if he gets his place back?)

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Don't agree with your Saiss decision, just dead money on bench.
      Losing one of the Spurs also seems a sensible idea. Kev for Sonny?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Ok thanks - glad to get a bit of perspective on the Saiss plan. As you see above, Im not sold on my own idea. Yes, KDB for Sonny is on the radar. Still eyeing Ziyech. Hasnt risen yet but like that I have been able to keep a sizeable transfer cash reserve these last few weeks and Ziyech allows me to continue that.

  5. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    Only Son to Bruno this week or some additional move?

    Will def be good enough?

    2FTs, 1.6ITB

    Martinez
    Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
    Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Perhaps Robo to Coufal/Cresswell the obvious move, or Son to Ziyech/KDB

  6. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    Who is the current pick of the cheap defenders please? KWP, Coufal, any others? (Can't get a Villa def).

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Kilman surely?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Coufal is my boy.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Yes - could be a good option.

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      Coufal

  7. dezille
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 6 hours ago

    What would you do and why? head is scrambled..!
    Comes down to whether to prioritise Bruno over KDB really. Can't afford to hold onto Podence/Foden any longer, but Son/Kane can also go due to fixtures.

    4.0 ITB, 1 FT

    Martinez
    Cancelo Chilwell James (Justin, Mitchell)
    Salah Son Grealish Foden Podence
    Kane DCL (Brewster)

    A) - go without Rodriguez
    GW9: Foden > Bruno (C) (exact money)
    GW10: Son, Kane > KDB, Martial (or cheaper) OR Ziyech, Vardy

    B) - go without Bruno & additional hit needed next week for Foden > KDB
    GW9: Son, Podence > Ziyech/Rodriguez (-4)

    C) - no hits needed but means sticking with Foden & Podence for another week
    GW9: Son > Bruno (C) (leaving 2.8 ITB)
    GW10 Podence > Ziyech/Rodriguez (0.4 ITB)

    D) - go without Bruno this week & additional hit needed next week for Son > KDB
    GW9: Foden, Podence > Rodriguez, Ziyech (-4) (exact money)

    E) - go without Bruno
    GW9: Podence > Rodriguez
    GW10: Son, Kane > KDB, Vardy (-4)

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 6 hours ago

      I've done Son to Bruno due to the fact he's the stand out cap pick for me next GW. Will likely get Vardy for Kane GW10.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        My strategy too

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        But Southampton, West Ham and City are the next 3 up for Utd so I am not as keen on Bruno for that reason. They are 3 hard fixtures on current form. I think people are looking at Bruno for just 1 game.

    2. parkin' the bus
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        D imo although i would lean towards grealish instead of Jrod

      • motty47
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Foden >Ziyech and then next week Son>Bruno

      • parkin' the bus
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Because I would try to removen foden and podence as quickly as possible

      • dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Posted a few pages back, mixed response so wanted to see if i could grab some views on whether to WC or not

        Mendy Button
        Bellerin KWP Dallas Saiss Mitchell
        Son Sterling Mo Lookman Grealish
        DCL Werner Brewster

        1ft and 1.8mitb

        Saiss to a 4.5m def and Brewster to Watkins/Bamford for a hit seems ok, so does Saiss to city def for no hits

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          no need for wc imo, brewster>watkins for free an possibly saiss>cancelo for a hit and you are set

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            i'll need to downgrade Saiss to a 4.9m to get brewster to Watkins. villa and west ham might be ok

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              19 days, 5 hours ago

              or the downgrade could be Son to Ziyech

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        Here's a hypothetical question just to see how attacking people think Lamptey is, would you think of him as a good FPL option if he was a 5.0 mid? Ignore that Soucek is a bargain in that bracket and look at Lamptey in isolation, is he a decent 5.0 mid pick?
        Same price as Solly March and more attacking threat I'd say?

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          He is good value - both as a defender or seen as a mid. Id have no prob with him as a 5th mid similar to what Saka was doing last season.

        2. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          not better then a 6.0 forward (watkins,bamford) and wouldnt want a 3-5-2 with lamptey or as a playing 4th mid

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          I'd still consider him as a 5th mid provided he's starting every game.

        4. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Lampy xGI on the season would have him placed 6th in the list of 5m mids on xGI

          Order would be:
          1. March
          2. soucek
          3. Lookman
          4. Berge
          5. Dendonker

          As lookman came in quite late, xgi per 90 lookman comes out on top and has an exspected goal involvement every 219mins vs Lampty 545mins.

          So the answer is no, I have lookman and i hate him in my team

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            mainly as the pen situation annoyed me, i dont actually mind him as first on bench guy

        5. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          No I wouldn’t have him as a mid... Solly March is just as attacking and he’s not even worth anyone’s time to consider as an option

      • Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        This may have been discussed here already, but if Klopp persists with the front 4 he played against City, there is even less room for overlapping fullbacks.

      • CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Is Cresswell on corners and free-kicks for West Ham? (Not watched them recently).

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          yeah

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Thanks. Could be the ideal Saiss replacement then.

        3. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          He could've had two assist direct from corners if I'm correct.

        4. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Yes he is and is also shooting from the edge of the box requiring good saves. Only a matter of time before he scores from open play. Better option than Coufal for me if money not an issue. Targett is good too but so many people have Martinez, they are precluded from buying another Villain.

        5. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheers guys.

      • cigan
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Really lost out here, there's just too many options and combinations. Got 2 FT & 3.9 ITB

        Players I'm considering: Martinez, Targett, Dias, Bellerin, Fofana, Ziyech, Salah, Bruno, Vardy, Kane, Watkins, Bamford
        Players that need to go: Lloris, Mitchell, Foden. Possibly Wilson (depends on the injury)

        Main dilemmas:
        1) Martinez, Targett or Watkins for that 3rd Villa spot (stuck with their sub keeper)?
        2) Kane still worth getting with the fixture turn? Worth looking at Vardy instead or just keep the budget frontline?
        3) Ziyech or Bruno (or even Salah for the Liv double up)?
        4) Who for that last def. spot - Kilman, Veltman, a 4.5 or keep Mitchell?

        Lloris
        Robbo Digne Chilwell Coufal Mitchell
        Mane Son Grealish Foden Bissouma
        DCL Adams Wilson

        1. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Lloris > martinez/mccarthy // Foden>Bruno? Spurs not going to keep many clean sheets coming up, foden not regular, there enough cash for that?

          Defense looks good for upcoming fixtures

          1. cigan
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah Lloris & Foden is def. my plan for this week with Martinez & Bruno the obvious choice (can do it easily) but Ziyech looks like a really good option as well. And then there's the Villa problem if I want Watkins/Targett later - their fixtures look so good

            1. motty47
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              19 days, 5 hours ago

              If you have martinez and grealish, dont really need targett. Wilson to watkins an easy switch.

              1. cigan
                • 2 Years
                19 days, 5 hours ago

                Backup keeper blocking it

      • Foresting
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Hi Guys, £0.7m ITB and 2 FT...

        McCarthy/Steer
        Robbo Chilwell Kilman Dallas Ferguson
        Salah Son Grealish Hames Bissouma
        Kane Watkins DCL

        I've kept Ferguson as a bench fodder that will come back soon and at £4m I'm not worried.
        I am thinking that a double up on Spurs may well see the points start to dry up, looking at their fixtures, so what to do?

        I am tempted to bring Sterling or Jesus in from City (for either Son or Kane respectively) but Bruno looks like scoring in a generally average ManU team.

        Any suggestions?

        Thanks in advance

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          City horribly out of form so you could go Son > Bruno/Ziyech. Leeds seem to concede loads and Wolves have bad fixtures so switching Dallas to another 4.5 defender might be good too

        2. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Get KDB if youre getting city. You can more reliably captain him than Sterling or Jesus. Bruno also a great option, maybe paired with a city defense with the spare cash if going Bruno over KDB

        3. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Dont lose Dallas. In 2/3gws, Leeds have a great fixture run and I will be looking to get Dallas / Ayling. Leeds concede alot of goals in some games, but look at their games against city / wolves, they really restricted both good teams. I think Leeds will win several home games 2/3-0. Away games more likely to be 3-3 lol

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 3 hours ago

            I agree, I have plans for Dallas too cause he is one of the few cheap defs who can return 15 pts sometime soon

      • Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Recent Bruno buyers.

        I know they play WBA (who gave Spurs a hard time in last GW) but after that they have Southampton, West Ham and City - 3 hard fixtures. Does that not temper your enthusiasm for buying Bruno? They are 3 hard fixtures on current form. Plus he is 1.5-2m dearer than other like assets. I think some people are looking at Bruno for just 1 game?

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah that's why I'm not so sure. He was phenomenal against Everton but I feel like his last year stats have been bloated by pens

          1. cigan
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            Though there are so many penalties this season so I dunno. Maybe Ole's new tactic will be "shoot at opponents' arms and get pens"

          2. motty47
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            Are pens not exactly why he's worth the extra money? Shown by Salah and Kane recently, if you want a reliable captain option, you want them on Pens. There is always the chance a tight game gets settled by a pen. Utd likely to keep getting pens this year because of players like martial, rash and greenwood

        2. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Nope not just for 1 game. I've been holding off Bruno since the beginning of the season to see whether his output dipped from last years insane form. But I think the picture is pretty clear now - his numbers and output are consistent, and he is a season keeper. Im looking to buy either this week or next, I am a little put off because I dont think West Brom will be an easy fixture but Bruno doesn't have to play well to score points, he is on Pens, Free kicks, corners etc, he's proven he has bad games and yet will still be the hub of any goals Utd score. And Utd will score goals even if they end up losing to Southampton or West Ham

      • ZakyJ
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 5 hours ago

        Saw someone did an epic long post as their head is scrambled an loads responded, hoping for the same:

        1.9 ITB, 1 FT

        Martinez (Forster)
        Robbo* Chilwell James (Justin, Mitchell)
        Salah Son* Grealish Rodriguez Podence*
        Kane* DCL (Brewster)

        * = plan on getting rid
        im keen on KDB, Ziyech/Werner, Bruno, Cancelo..... plobably in that order

        options:
        1 Robbo & Podence > Cancelo & Ziyech (-4)
        2 Son > Bruno (C)
        3 Son & Kane > Werner & KDB (-4 or over 2 weeks)
        4 Podence & Kane & Robbo > Watkins & Bruno (C) & Cancelo (-8) then Son for KDB next week

        im really stuck on who i want to get in

        1. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 5 hours ago

          Depends how you want to play it. Robbo has better fixtures coming up but you can't realistically get KDB in without downgrading. You can do an easy switch of Son>Bruno but then where do you go to get in KDB?

          If your order of pref is KDB/Bruno/then city def. I'd hold 1 more week, get 2FT, move Robbo to Dias and then Son>KDB. Then look at rodriguez to ziyech. Can't get bruno+KDB unless major surgery to your team. But I would do your moves next Gweek when city start their run off with Burnley(H). (Id pick Dias over cancelo because despite cancelo looking fantastic, pep will guaranteed still rotate him with Mendy when hes back, Dias is nailed)

          1. ZakyJ
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 5 hours ago

            appreciate the response

            what about the last option but over 2 weeks:

            this week: Kane & Podence > Watkins and Bruno (C) for -4

            and next week i can decide about keeping Son, dropping him for Ziyech or even dropping him and Robbo for KDB & Dias/Cancelo

            1. motty47
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              19 days, 4 hours ago

              If youre happy to let Kane go in order to fund a Bruno+KDB team then that could work. Personally I wouldnt want rid of Kane at all, even through the tough fixtures. His points against Burnley and West Brom show he is still going to be main man in the tough games.

              Having said that, Bruno+KDB are also FPL gold, and if you were going to move that way, now would be the time, Kane arguably wont be explosive over the tough period and KDB/Bruno can be.

              Between Kane and Son though, no contest for me, Kane wins easily by end of the season.

      • manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        19 days, 4 hours ago

        Worth a 4pt hit?

        Son,Robbo,Saiss OUT
        KDB,Cancelo,Dias IN

        1. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 4 hours ago

          Maybe next gw? Sideways move for this week and Son and KDB play each other, City def next week are Burnley(H) but this week Spurs will probably score.

          1. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            19 days, 4 hours ago

            Sorry I meant gw10

        2. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 3 hours ago

          Pep is gonna rotate his defence Vs WBA(H) so be careful

      • Bojam
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 4 hours ago

        Hi Guys, £1.0m ITB and 2 FT...

        Martinez; Forster
        Robbo; Chilwell; Coufal; Lamptey; Mitchell
        Salah; Son; Grealish; Rodriguez; Soucek
        Kane; DCL; Watkins

        Rank currently 774K. Big green arrows in last two weeks after a very slow start.

        Any suggestions on what to do over the IB? Thinking to use one FT and save the other so that I have 2 FT for GW10, when I'll probably be looking to bring in City players.

        Not keen to drop Son or Kane now. Kane is long-term keeper this season I think.

        Maybe just upgrade Mitchell or is that a waste?

        Cheers!

        1. ZakyJ
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 4 hours ago

          think its a waste.

          you could probably do Robbo & Soucek > Cancelo and Ziyech?

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 4 hours ago

            Yeah could do that. Would be a benching headache though with 8 strong forwards. Don't want to be benching Watkins given form and fixtures. Cancelo definitely on the radar though.

        2. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 4 hours ago

          Solid team, honestly can't think of anything to do. Future decisions to be made about any City attack or Def.

          Probably a waste upgrading Mitchell, will just be headache, already a headache with 4 good defenders already.

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 4 hours ago

            Cheers. Think you're right. Just not sure how to use the FT this week. Seems a shame to waste it. Definitely thinking to bring City players in for GW10. Hoping to see some improvements in their attacking stats though. Also weighing up Cancelo vs Dias.

            1. motty47
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              19 days, 4 hours ago

              If youre going to burn the xfer.. consider losing Soucek to 4.5 if that 0.4m makes a difference when considering KDB/Sterling/Vardy or any other premiums. As you have a playing front 8 with watkins. Personally I like soucek and have him in my front 8, however I need him to play to fund the Big 3 premium mids, Salah/KDB/Bruno. Seems backwards to lose watkins or DCL for upcoming runs so I wouldnt lose them.

              Or even just drop mitchell to a 3.9m and bank a bit of extra cash. Dont need a 5th defender to be honest.

        3. cigan
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Solid team, right now I'd just go for cash with either Mitchell > 3.9 or Soucek > Bissouma.

          Only other move I see is Robbo > City defender. Not that keen on Liv defenders anymore with their injury problems (I sold Trent before City but still have Robbo), while City look much more compact right now

          But in any case, wait until next weekend in case of possible injuries/corona cases over the IB

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            19 days, 2 hours ago

            Cheers Cigan!

      • sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Lads, should I use the international break and consider using my WC? What do you suggest for this lot?

        Mendy / Walton
        TAA / Lamptey / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
        Salah / Son / James Rodríguez / Grealish / Harrison
        Kane / DCL / Bamford

        Maybe TAA/Son for Chilwell/Bruno (- 4)?

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Just do Trent to Chilwell

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            19 days, 2 hours ago

            Don't fancy Bruno for - 4?

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Those moves look good

          WC not required, atleast not this week

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            19 days, 2 hours ago

            Cheers, mate!

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Maybe too stubborn with hits (havent taken 1 all season).
        I have bench of Saiss Brewster Mitchell.
        Do you think its worth a hit to get Cancelo for Saiss?
        It might not pay off right away but I wanna get Cancelo after next gw anyway and then it might be other issues to solve so its just postponing the problem not to jump on it. Other idea would be Cresswell/Coufal and play him instead of Lamptey.
        Will wait of course but if no injuries...

      • tbhogal
        • 11 Years
        19 days, 1 hour ago

        Got 2 freebies and a dilemma to sort, please help guys! Thanks

        A) Foden > Ziyech + Saiss > Coufal
        B) Son > Bruno + Foden > Bissouma

        Martinez (Steer)
        Chilwell, Robbo, Lamptey (Saiss, Mitchell)
        Podence, Salah, Son, Grealish (Foden)
        Bamford, DCL, Kane.

      • Joe_Carman
          18 days, 20 hours ago

          1FT, 1.2ITB

          McCarthy
          Chilwell, Cresswell, Lamptey
          Son, Sterling, Salah, Grealish
          Jimenez, Bamford, DCL

          Steer, Dallas, Bissouma, Mitchell,

          A) Son > Ziyech (this GW), Jimi to Vardy (GW10)
          B) Son > Fernandes (this GW), Jimi to Antonio, if he's fit (GW10)
          C) Hold

          Any help with this one lads?

        • Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          17 days, 10 hours ago

          Probably madness but is any keeping Foden?
          Do you think there is a chance he could play some of those easier fixtures on the horizon? If he was I could have him and KDB/Sterling double up.

          I could keep and always bench this week and play Lamphey too.

          Or he is a complete dead option now?