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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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

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

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

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

      He has not scored any hattrikcs for ManC.

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He has.

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

      Who would your captain be otherwise?

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

        fielding 10

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

      solid bench

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

      Plenty with 12.3 player this week 😉

    5. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

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

      I like it, who are your other options?

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

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

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          lol

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Love a terrible opinion on a Wednesday morning.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nah, go with Bruno.

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

      Great pick this week

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

      Thinking of buying and capping if fitness is ok

  7. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

      Really like A

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

        A

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks

      • puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I actually like C despite the 8 point hit

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers
          That's my preferred option too.

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

        I'd go for it

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

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

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Hope so, id banked on Haller being dropped

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

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

      2. jamie1972
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

        I wouldnt for a hit

    6. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno (C) or am i going mad?

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

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

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Between him or DCL

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

        Will probably top the poll

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Insane. McGoldrick (C) anyone?

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

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

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Have DCL too who could cause havoc

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

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

      6. Latetotheparty
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

          Just remember this United team are incredibly inconsistent

      7. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

          yeah you will be alright

        2. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

          Cheers all

      8. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          At least the means Werner should be a starter

      9. HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

          A and B. KDBs returns poor this season.

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

            Cheers. Those fixtures are so good though!

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

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

        3. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          AB

      10. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Is Salah likely to be ruled out?

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

              Ah, fair enough.

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Rules say he will definitely not play 100%

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hes definitely out im afraid

      11. Jdpz
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who captain
          A. Bruno
          B. Kdb
          C. Dcl

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

          2. puhd
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Has to be A this GW

        • Sean
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

        • ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

          Which combination from Gameweek 10?

          1. puhd
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I think B will score more points

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

            I would go A

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

            Yeah. I would go for Rash C and Grealish VC

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

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

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Fulham are terrible defensively.

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

              this

          5. Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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.

        • puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

        • King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

            Chelsea, United, Everton.

          2. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

        • no1baj
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

            No City with good fixtures.

            1. no1baj
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Who though? Too much rotation.

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

                KDB. Downgrade a couple of forwards & upgrade Zaha.

              2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                KDB

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

              What do you mean this will end well lol?

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

              1. no1baj
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What city player though, none of them nailed?

                1. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Sterling, KDB, Dias are safe bets

              2. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Wouldn't have Jimenez

              3. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                translation:

                terrified of damaging relations with United

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

                Thats good.

            • waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

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

            • niaz1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

                Thinking Wilson to Martial??

            • RED_ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. b91jh
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

              Pick one on wildcard

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

              Thoughts?