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Scoutcast Episode 352 – Tackling the international break injury crisis

Joe and Az are joined by Seb Wassell as they look ahead to Gameweek 9 and a growing injury crisis among a number of popular Fantasy Premier League assets.

Suddenly, many FPL managers teams have turned red, orange and yellow as injury and sickness flags are being waved across their teams.

Joe, Az and Seb’s squads are no exception as they ponder whether to keep hold or ditch the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.1m).

Understandably, they open the show with a look at the various ways FPL managers can tackle the current glut of knocks and niggles.

The fixture swing away from Tottenham Hotspur and towards the two Manchester clubs and Leicester City is also considered. Could Gameweek 9 be time for an early Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) party? Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) look great transfer targets. But how do FPL managers fit both in?

Aside from a brief look back at Gameweek 8’s key moments, our trio also reveal their impending transfer and captaincy plans.

Meanwhile, Seb takes his turn to pick a differential amid better fortunes – at last – for the Scoutcast’s low-owned selections.

Joe and Az also find time to quiz Seb on his role as a features designer on Football Manager. Are there similarities in strategy between this popular football simulation game and FPL?

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  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ferran Torres where does he fit into City?
    After last night performance he needs to be playing?

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      RW, won’t play regularly. Might be like similar to Mahrez playing time

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would love to get him if it wasn’t for guardiola, far too much competition for that rw position

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Think he could establish himself in Peps preferred line up, maybe Raz-Jesus-Ferran.

      But will be plenty of rotation of course, he'll be right up there though.

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        When both are fit who is first choice out of aguero and Jesus

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Who knows, was probably Aguero last time both were fully fit but I suspect that may have changed

          1. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Love owning aguero on fantasy but can’t have him with all these question marks, feel like only sterling and KDB are definite to start

  2. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    We all know Pep has no loyalty over players just scoring hat tricks. He’s benched aguero before and Bernardo last season after hat tricks. The Torres hatty might mean nothing on his playing time lol

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He has not scored any hattrikcs for ManC.

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He has.

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    1. Salah >> Fernandes / Mane / KDB (save 1FT)
    2. Robertson >> Cancelo / Dias (save 1FT)
    3. Both the above
    4. Something else

    1. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would be tempted to do 1 and (C) Fernandes or Mane

      Who would your captain be otherwise?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Like this, thanks. And correct no stand out captain unless I did this move

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

      with Saiss loosing his spot and leeds def showning no signed of a ability to keep a CS, i'd focus one move on Saiss up to Dias. Funded by Mo down is my guess

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This would be good as sets me up for city’s run too

        But I was considering the move next week as Saiss might play as Coady a doubt and bad news around Kilmans dad

        ?!

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      tough, looks like you will be fielding 1 this week and foden will probably be benched again.

      I'm in a similar boat and looking at foden and kane to bruno and watkins. may also do Trent to Cancelo for a hit but could just play Anguissa.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        fielding 10

      2. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nice moves

        Yeah foden isn’t ideal, hopefully Pep finally gives him a start

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think I'm fed up of hoping, wonderful fixtures upcoming but all city attackers are getting back to fitness now. I recon he starts 1 on 3 at best and id rather have watkins at that price. Tough one as you know he could haul big.

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

    Thoughts on how much you should spend on your bench?

    On a WC and mine currently is: Soucek - Justin - Kilman

    Should I downgrade?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That's fine, Soucek could become a 4.4/4.5 mid if you want but I'd quite like the Soucek option if you don't need the funds

    2. Plonatron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wouldn't get Justin on a WC. He will lost his place in the coming months when Pereira and Castagne are fit. Would go for another 4.5ish nailed started instead e.g. Targett, KWP, Lamptey, Coufal, Taylor, Ayling, Dallas, Lewis

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        any team conceding 4 goals to palace shouldnt be considered for def, dont go near Ayling or Dallas imo

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

        I already have him so going to keep him for the next few gameweeks as their fixtures are great. Will swap him out soon though

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      solid bench

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Plenty with 12.3 player this week 😉

    5. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      you're going to need all of them come December with fixture congestion

  5. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is a Villa double up in defence a good strategy for the next few weeks?

    Already have Martinez and Grealish and looking for a cheap defender (Targett?) to rotate with KWP and Justin. Chilwell & Cancelo my other defenders

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      rules you out of watkins if you need to go there, perhaps coufal in that spot works best

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you have 4 playing defenders i wouldn't bother spending a transfer getting a cheap villa defender, watkins a better option for triple up imo

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

    Thoughts on captaining Rashford at home to West Brom if declared fit?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I like it, who are your other options?

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

        Bring in Bruno instead to captain, Grealish (BHA) or Werner (new)

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Runner up to Bruno for me for captaincy option of the week

      1. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nope, bruno is has been and no go, overrated by all measures

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          lol

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Love a terrible opinion on a Wednesday morning.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nah, go with Bruno.

    4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      doubt he will have much space on the counter v west brom as they will park the bus. I'm looking at Grealish for cap

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Go for it. I like him much more than Grealish for sure.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        whats wrong with jack? the man is on fire and brighton are pretty poor at the back

        1. Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I am with you that I think Grealish could score big. Probably going to go for Bruno though just because it's West Brom.

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I think I'll back myself for a change and go for grealish, can see WBA park the bus effectively, bruno can always get a dodgy pen though, hate him so much.

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

          Not much, but I favor Rashford over him. Brighton's xGA is one of the best in the league, Ryan's Kepa-esque form seems to be holding them back. Let's see if it continues.

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah Brighton are a weird case, Ryan seems to let in every shot he faces. With keepers a run like that can be hard to shake off.

    6. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Great pick this week

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

      Thinking of buying and capping if fitness is ok

  7. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Best replacement for Salah & Maupay?

    A. Bruno & Richarlison(-4)
    B. Vardy & Ziyech(-4)
    C. Vardy + Bruno + Coufal (-8 along with Robertson out)

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo* Chilwell Konsa Kilman Mitchell
    Salah* Sterling Son Jrod Anguissa
    Dcl Maupay* Bamford

    1 FT 0.5 itb.

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Really like A

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you.
        Feel like triple Eve will be too much but Richarlison is a great differential for the next 3 weeks.

    2. Latetotheparty
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

      • puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I actually like C despite the 8 point hit

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers
          That's my preferred option too.

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

      if i was to WC i'd only keep 4 players in my orginal team to my WC team, time to pull the trigger or hold off?

      Current Team, 1FT to use, likely to be Brewster to Bamford to allow Mo to be benched
      Mendy (Button)
      Bellerin Dallas KWP (Saiss, Mitchell)
      Grealish Sterling Mo Lookman Son
      DCL Werner (Brewster)

      WC Tinker
      Martinez
      Chillwell Dias Coufal (KWP, Kilman)
      Grealish Bruno KDB Ziyech Jota
      DCL Werner (Bamford)

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'd go for it

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          cheers, feel i could wait one more week to fully take advantage, patching up this week might be an option

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah maybe, but this week seems a good week to capitalise on the chaos and get ahead of the game. Good luck.

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Wouldn't usually suggest WC but not a fan of Bellerin, sterling and lookman. Chillwell KDB and ziyech much better. Not keen on losing Salah without an easy route back to him though. And its a waste of cash to have bamford or jota on the bench. Stick with one and get a 4.5m

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

      West Ham ITKs how safe is Bowen starting now? Benrama worrying me...

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'd say Fornals would be under more threat than Bowen

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hope so, id banked on Haller being dropped

          1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Bowen is nailed and Fornals ins in form. Benrahma likely on the bench for the forseeable.

      2. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bowen plays on the right, Benerahma has never played there.

        Bowen has the spot about as nailed down as you'll get.

        Unless the formation changes again....

    5. Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      2.8 m in bank
      Salah out for Fernandes for a hit?

      Martinez Steer

      Coufal Lamptey Chilwell Vestergaard Justin

      Salah Son Rodriguez Zaha Klich

      Kane DCL Bamford

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Save FT and ditch Klich+Son for Bruno next week (or if feeling brave this week). Klich waste of money when you have 7 attackers already

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I wouldnt for a hit

    6. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bruno (C) or am i going mad?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        i think your going mad if you feel captaining bruno is sign of you going mad

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Between him or DCL

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

        Will probably top the poll

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

        Insane. McGoldrick (C) anyone?

      4. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why is everyone overthinking this. Bruno cap is clearly the best option if you own

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Have DCL too who could cause havoc

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He's a good option too. I still wouldn't overthink it honestly, if you go DCL and Bruno hauls still good, and vice versa. Noone has crystal ball of what happens on the day but if you pick someone who's team wins and they score goals and there was a good chance of involvement, then it was always the right choice and move on.

      5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He will be very popular this week with the west brom game.

      6. Latetotheparty
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Is tempting, call me crazy, but I fancy the Bamf at Arsenal. He's my cap this week.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Not the worst shout, considered it myself but after bringing him in as part of a hit, I’ll be capping Bruno

        • Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Just remember this United team are incredibly inconsistent

      7. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Can I get away with no KDB from gw 10?
        Already have Sterling, not sure I want to double up.
        After transfers, this is what I should look like:

        Martinez
        Chilwell Dias Coufal
        Sterling Bruno Grealish JRod
        Vardy Dcl Bamford

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          yeah you will be alright

        2. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think with the number of viable premiums & City not performing to their best, you can.

          If KDB becomes essential, you can do a sideways shuffle from Raz

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

          Probably but I expect the majority opinion will change after his 15 pointer vs Burnley.

        4. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Prefer KDB but if you already own Sterling no reason to swap to be honest. Sterling has shown when he scores he scores big, he was similar last season, off form for a long time and then all of a sudden he gets 20 goals his best ever. Hold tight

        5. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers all

      8. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looks like Havertz & Pulisic are missing this weekend according to The Athletic

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yes. Not sure its good news for Werner or Ziyech owners.

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          At least the means Werner should be a starter

      9. HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Really struggling with this decision. Pick 2 of these to bring in.

        A. Vardy
        B. Fernandes
        C. KDB
        D. Go maverick and get all 3 (at the expense of Salah)

        Current front 8:
        Salah Son Ziyech Grealish
        Kane DCL Bamford

        1. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          A and B. KDBs returns poor this season.

          1. HaffNanner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers. Those fixtures are so good though!

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            KDB has 6 assists in 4 games since returning from injury. He's in form, city are not so but only a matter of time before they start finishing his chances

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Keep Salah / Choose 1 of KDB or Bruno, both will bring similar points probably

        3. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          AB

      10. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is Salah likely to be ruled out?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He's officially been ruled out, no? Next COVID test is on Monday iirc.

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I think he's having a test on thursday but looks v unlikely he will play at the weekend

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Ah, fair enough.

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Rules say he will definitely not play 100%

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

          Hes definitely out im afraid

      11. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Who captain
        A. Bruno
        B. Kdb
        C. Dcl

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          A, with a caveat. Bruno's home form has not been explosive...........

        2. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Has to be A this GW

      12. Sean
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Pulisic to Ziyech a straightforward move or is there a case for JRod due to the fulham game?

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          My dilemma, but I am moving on Foden.

          Ziyech makes sense long term, I also think Leeds will be a good game for Chelsea. But Spurs, Everton & Wolves away will all be tricky.

          And those next three for Everton look fantastic, and I am really tempted by the double up with DCL.

          Think I might be leaning towards James, but it is a tough call.

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I'm also going slightly off Newcastle as a fixture for Chelsea, I think Silva is a big miss (if out as reported) in progressing the ball forward and Chelsea tend to struggle against the Toon.

            1. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              1 win in the last 7 PL matches for Chelsea away to Newcastle ... that's not good

      13. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thiago Silva is a major doubt for the weekend due to the short turnaround from the Brazil game

      14. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A) Cancelo, Wilson, Watkins, Ziyech
        B) KWP, DCL, Vardy, Bamford

        Which combination from Gameweek 10?

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think B will score more points

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I would go A

      15. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have no interest in DCL (c) this week oddly. I can't see him getting double digits. Fulham are not that bad defensively and Everton in a dry run of form.

        It's between Grealish and Rash (c) (don't have Bruno). Salah was my first choice but doesn't look like he's gonna make this game.

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah. I would go for Rash C and Grealish VC

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yep Rash if you have him . Bruno for me , due for a home haul

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

          Fulham are terrible defensively.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Being 16th best for BC conceded and xGA over the past 4 despite a fixture run of West Ham, West Brom, Palace and Sheff Utd are not stats to inspire optimism.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Fulham have only conceded 4 goals in their last 4 matches.

            Their expected data is worse but it's arguably fair considering they have a really good keeper in Areola who has performed very well since he came in.

            I don't like DCL that much as an option either. His stats in recent weeks don't suggest a haul is imminent. Not enough shots/chances. I know Rich is back, but it's a lot to ask for all the South American guys to click right away especially since they both played in their country qualifiers yesterday.

            Don't think he's the best choice. Grealish is clearly superior imo and Rashford has a higher ceiling.

        4. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          EFC was without many key players in that dry time

          All back

          Rich, JR, Digne, and Coleman

          Before It was DCL with two bust Transfers trying to generate offense- Siggurdson and Iwobi

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            this

        5. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          a bit bizarre how we could be overlooking Kane with his almost absurd stats and returns

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I don't captain players against other top 6 sides as a rule (this season at least).

            There are surely better options than Kane vs City.

            That said, I agree in general about Kane as an asset. He is not going anywhere in my team. He will stay even through these tough fixtures as long as his stats and returns keep up.

      16. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        McCarthy
        Dallas Kilman Justin Taylor Mitchel*
        Salah* Son Grealish Bruno Rodriguez
        Kane DCL Brewster*

        Got 0.2 ITB
        A- Salah to Ziyech
        B- Keep FT, Brewster comes in for Salah

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Depends on if u want to keep Salah.
          I'd actually be tempted to get in KDB.

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

        Which team do you expect to score 3 or more goals this week?

        Chelsea, Villa & Utd look the most likely to me.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Chelsea, United, Everton.

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Chelsea did manage to score 3 goals away to Newcastle in Dec 2011 .... 89th and 90th minute goals

      18. no1baj
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        WILDCARD TEAM? ANY ADVICE GREATLY APPRECIATED ..
        0.7 in the bank.
        Obvs Salah won't play but still want him for the coming weeks.

        Martinez
        Lamptey / Kilman / Chilwell
        Salah / Zaha / B.Fernandes / Soucek
        Werner / Jiménez / Vardy

        Steer / KWP / N.Williams / Bissouma

        1. Sedemuda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No City with good fixtures.

          1. no1baj
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Who though? Too much rotation.

            1. Sedemuda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              KDB. Downgrade a couple of forwards & upgrade Zaha.

            2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              KDB

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          this'll end well ;-0

          not in the habit of advising people what to do with their teams but I suspect you are going to get some input here

          1. no1baj
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            What do you mean this will end well lol?

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I'm kidding. It's not template. You have Jimi, one villa, no Grealish, no city. It's not hard to predict the response :-0

        3. Il Capitano
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I would want a City mid & defender and at least one of Watkins/Grealish

            1. no1baj
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              What city player though, none of them nailed?

              1. Il Capitano
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Sterling, KDB, Dias are safe bets

            2. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Wouldn't have Jimenez

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

              Jiminez should be watkins. Zaha should be Grealish. Kilman should be Cancela.

          • Stram Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Fernando Santos on his change at HT which saw Bruno Fernandes replaced by Trincão in Croatia. "I could have changed two or three players and not just one. It was necessary to preview the game and launch someone who would create dynamics and take the ball forward."

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              translation:

              terrified of damaging relations with United

            2. Pukkipartyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thats good.

          • waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Which move looks best?
            A) son, bissouma, Kane - grealish, kdb, watkins
            B) son and Kane - kdb and vardy

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Issue with this question is in A you're swapping 2 starters for 3, so we need to know who drops out.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ah good point
                Soucek would go from my 7th attacker to my 8th

          • niaz1982
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Help
            Current line up after FT used
            McCarthy
            Cresswell Zouma Justin
            Salah* Son Barkley JRod Zaha
            Kane Watkins

            Subs: Steer Wilson* Mitchell* Dallas

            I've got £2.6 ITB do I take a -4 pts for Salah as Wilson looks unclear, or hold until pressers?
            If a hit, Salah to who?

            1. niaz1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thinking Wilson to Martial??

          • RED_ARMY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            a) Vardy/Kane + 6m mid (have no idea who would i pick)
            b) Son + Watkins

            1. b91jh
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              For 6m mid,
              I would say
              Barkley as a safe pick
              Klich as a boring pick (on pens)
              Benrahma as a punt

          • rnrd
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            EFL has agrred to increase the substitution to 5 per game.

            Will PL follow? if so, what are the implications for you and for those who still have their WC in terms of FPL Team management?

            Would that change the dynamics between premium and budget player? For instance, does this clearly decreases a KDB or a Son appeal and increases a Jota / Mahrez one?

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Hmmm I hope not as gives managers the opportunity to make some early subs ( before the 60 ) Don't think it will affect premiums like KDB though

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Nope, all the teams in the EFL have a similar number and quality of squad players. In the EPL the bigger clubs have better squads and so would be given a bigger advantage then the rest of the teams.

          • some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Would really appreciate some advice here. have 1 FT
            Martinez - (4.0)
            Robbo - James - Lamptey- Coufal - (Dunne)
            Son - Grealish - Foden - (Salah) - (Alzate)
            Kane - Werner - DCL

            Logical move is to do Foden -> Jota/Barkley and bench Salah right?

          • b91jh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Pick one on wildcard

            3-4-3
            A) Kane
            B) Vardy
            3-5-2
            C) Bruno

            Thoughts?