Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 9

Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester United players dominate the Scout Squad panel’s picks for Gameweek 9 as Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are largely overlooked.

For the uninitiated, this weekly precursor to the Scout Picks selection sees our four-man committee champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The nominations listed will then be whittled down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

There are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKAlex McCarthyVicente GuaitaLukasz FabianskiNick Pope
Nick PopeEmiliano MartinezVicente GuaitaEmiliano Martínez
Sam JohnstoneBernd LenoEmiliano MartínezLukasz Fabianski
DFKurt ZoumaBen ChilwellBen ChilwellBen Chilwell
Aaron CresswellHarry MaguireAaron CresswellNélson Semedo
Harry MaguireAaron CresswellAlex TellesLucas Digne
Patrick van AanholtJames TarkowskiPatrick van AanholtHarry Maguire
Matt TargettMax KilmanTariq LampteyVladimir Coufal
MFJames RodríguezBruno FernandesBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Hakim ZiyechJack GrealishSadio ManéHakim Ziyech
Jack GrealishHakim ZiyechJack GrealishJames Rodríguez
Marcus RashfordTomas SoucekHakim ZiyechJack Grealish
Pablo FornalsAdemola LookmanEberechi EzeDiogo Jota
FWTimo WernerDominic Calvert-LewinTimo WernerDominic Calvert-Lewin
Jamie VardyJamie VardyDominic Calvert-LewinTimo Werner
Patrick BamfordAnthony MartialJamie VardyAnthony Martial
Ollie WatkinsTimo WernerOIlie WatkinsOllie Watkins
Harry KaneOllie WatkinsPatrick BamfordRaul Jimenez


Most popular picks: Hakim Ziyech, Jack Grealish, Timo Werner, Ollie Watkins (four), Emiliano Martínez, Ben Chilwell, Aaron Cresswell, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy (three)

DAVID SAID…

Alex McCarthy is my top choice in goal for Gameweek 9. Only two teams have registered fewer shots in the box than Wolves in the last four matches, while Southampton’s custodian sits behind only two other custodians for points-per-million-spent so far this season (7.3).

No team has conceded fewer big chances since Gameweek 5 than Manchester United, who face a West Bromwich Albion outfit who have found the net just once in their last three away trips. Harry Maguire seems the standout option from the Red Devils’ defence, with more shots in the box than any Premier League defender in their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Patrick van Aanholt could be in for a decent showing at Burnley. The Clarets are still the division’s lowest scorers, with three goals, while only one other defender ranks better than Crystal Palace’s left-back for expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four, and van Aanholt has only started two matches in that period having recently reclaimed his place.

The return of Richarlison to the Everton set-up should help James Rodríguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin fulfil their Fantasy potential for Sunday’s trip to Fulham. In the Brazilian’s absence, Calvert-Lewin averaged 4.7 points per game, having scored 8.6 points per match between Gameweeks 1 to 5. Meanwhile, over the last four matches, no team has conceded more headed attempts than Fulham, which bodes well for Calvert-Lewin’s well-documented aerial threat, as well as Rodríguez’s role as Everton’s corner-taker.

I also fancy a double-up on the Chelsea attack as they face a Newcastle outfit that has conceded the second-highest number of shots on target over the last four matches.

Timo Werner has the Premier League’s third-highest expected goals non-penalty figure over the last four matches and is now taking Chelsea’s spot-kicks on top of that. During that time only two players have been afforded more big chances than Werner, whose shot accuracy of 55.6% and goal conversion rate of 44.4% are impressive indeed.

Meanwhile, only two clubs have given up more chances from set plays than Newcastle this season; perfect for Hakim Ziyech to continue his blistering form. No player has created more big chances than him over the last four matches, despite the Moroccan only featuring for 190 minutes. The Magpies’ susceptibility in this area is also why I have included Kurt Zouma once again.

If Marcus Rashford is fit enough to start against West Bromwich Albion, I think he is a better prospect for Gameweek than the popular Bruno Fernandes. The Englishman is usually more impressive at Old Trafford than his Portuguese colleague, who has 3.3 points per game there this season. Furthermore, across home appearances in 2019/20, Rashford bested Fernandes’ per-game numbers for expected goals, expected goals non-penalty, penalty box touches, shots, shots in the box, shots on target, big chances, accuracy, goal conversion rate and big chances created.

Sheffield United are increasingly establishing themselves as whipping boys this season, which is why I have selected Pablo Fornals as my fifth midfielder. He plays predominantly on the left of West Ham’s attacking midfield, which should enjoy an outing against the Blades’ weak right-hand side of their defence. For that reason, left-sided centre-back Aaron Cresswell should also do well, considering he ranks third-best for key passes among defenders since Gameweek 5.

Jamie Vardy may be somewhat reliant on penalties but considering the state of Liverpool’s defence, it is hard to see him not getting something at Anfield, a stadium where he has two goals in his last four Premier League trips. Furthermore, over the last four matches, Vardy is joint-top of the league for big chances and shots on target.

Level with him in those areas is Patrick Bamford, who also leads the shots-in-the-box category for the same period.

Even though Brighton have been boasting some positive underlying defensive statistics recently, combination with the eye test shows us that they are very susceptible to the counter-attack. With Jack Grealish in excellent form and Ollie Watkins finding his feet in the Premier League, I expect Aston Villa to punish the Seagulls for this weakness on Saturday afternoon.

NEALE SAID…

I can’t remember a time when I’ve not selected a single player from the squads of Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur but that’s the situation we face ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

Pep Guardiola’s side have yet to really hit full-throttle on the domestic front this season and I can see his opposite number in the Spurs dugout attempting to produce one of his big-game specials, much as he did when the fortuitous Lilywhites ground out a 2-0 win over ten-man City in February.

The Reds’ phenomenal home form could well continue against top-of-the-table Leicester City, meanwhile, but a wave of illness and injury leaves them unquestionably under-strength and I can foresee Brendan Rodgers trying to smother the Liverpool left side in the knowledge that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah are missing from the opposite flank.

In fact, the only player I’ve selected from either side ahead of Sunday’s game at Anfield is Jamie Vardy; with Joel Matip and (if fit) Fabinho competent deputies but lacking the recovery pace of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, I can see the Leicester City striker nicking a goal on the break on Merseyside.

Triple-ups on Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester United assets are largely self-explanatory given the calibre of opposition, so I’ll expand on some of my other selections in these remaining column inches.

Sheffield United are the only Premier League side without a clean sheet in 2020/21 and, at the other end, they’ve scored only four goals – just one of which came from open play – in their eight league matches to date.

The Blades have allowed more headed chances than any other top-flight club this season, a stat which could bode well for Tomas Soucek given that he sits top among FPL midfielders for headed opportunities.

Chris Wilder’s side have also allowed more chances to be created from their right flank than any other team, so I’d be happy to see either Aaron Cresswell or Arthur Masuaku make the cut; the former gets the nod in my own selection given his involvement at free-kicks and corners.

Ademola Lookman gets another look-in in my long-list, meanwhile.

Widely mocked for his dismal Panenka attempt at West Ham, the young winger’s penalty miss has detracted from some very good displays over the last month.

Since he made his full Fulham debut in Gameweek 5, the only midfielders to attempt more shots than Lookman are Mohamed Salah and Bruno Fernandes.

Everton’s defence has shipped an average of two goals per match in a clean sheet-less run stretching back to Gameweek 2, so Lookman has a decent shot at instant redemption when the Toffees visit west London on Sunday.

I’m not expecting much goalmouth action at Turf Moor on Monday evening, however.

Burnley are looking a bit more solid with their first-choice centre-back pairing now fit and available, although they themselves have scored only one goal in the last six Gameweeks.

Vicente Guaita is a predictable pick, then, while I’ve opted for James Tarkowski as my representative from the Burnley backline: Palace have conceded more chances from set plays than any other Premier League team this season, so the towering Clarets’ stopper may get an opportunity or two when the sides meet in Lancashire.

TOM SAID…

I’ve doubled up on West Ham United’s defence ahead of their Gameweek 9 meeting with rock-bottom Sheffield United. The Hammers secured a late 1-0 win over Fulham last time out, with Lukasz Fabianski and Aaron Cresswell playing key roles. The Poland international made three saves including a late penalty stop, while Cresswell hit the woodwork and created four chances. It’s also worth noting that the Blades have looked particularly vulnerable down their right flank this season, which adds to the Englishman’s appeal.

Crystal Palace also get a defensive double-up from me. Their opponents Burnley look devoid of ideas going forward, having found the back of the net just three times in seven matches. No team has taken fewer shots in or out of the box, either. That lack of goal threat suggests both Vicente Guaita and Patrick van Aanholt could be in the points on Monday.

For the second consecutive week, Ben Chilwell takes the top defender spot, while there is also a debut for Manchester United’s Alex Telles who could have some joy attacking West Bromwich Albion’s weaker right-side.

They’re joined at the back by Emiliano Martínez and Tariq Lamptey, the latter largely down to his attacking threat.

In midfield, despite owning Marcus Rashford in my own squad, I’ve opted for Bruno Fernandes here. The Portugal international played a direct hand in all three of Manchester United’s goals at Everton and has a combined eight goals and assists in his last six Premier League matches. Always probing and looking to make a forward pass, he looks like an ideal captain candidate this week.

Due to the uncertainty around Mohamed Salah’s availability, Sadio Mané is my Liverpool midfielder of choice, while the inclusions of Jack Grealish and Hakim Ziyech largely speak for themselves.

Rounding off the midfield is Eberechi Eze, who put in a man-of-the-match performance against Leeds United in Gameweek 8. Despite withdrawing from the England under-21 squad earlier this week, it sounds like more of a precautionary measure after feeling some muscle tightness and, providing he starts on Monday, looks like a solid differential pick.

Further forward, Timo Werner has really found his feet of late, netting four times in his last four games, with Ollie Watkins just behind on three. The Aston Villa forward has amassed 47 FPL points since making his debut in Gameweek 2 and amongst forwards ranks fifth for shots in the box and joint-second for big chances over that period.

The forward list is completed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy and Patrick Bamford.

ANDY SAID…

A lot has been made of Manchester United’s home form but the last three visiting teams to Old Trafford have been Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal and it doesn’t get better than West Bromwich Albion on your own turf. No defender has had more shots in the box than Harry Maguire this season and it’s impossible to not include Bruno Fernandes, who’s carried his form from last season into the current campaign and averaged 7.6 points per match so far.

Only Patrick Bamford has a higher non-penalty xG than Dominic Calvert-Lewin this season. The Everton frontman doesn’t look like letting up any time soon, especially with Fulham up next who have the third-worst xGC so far this season. Barring any further international injuries, Everton should be pretty much full strength following previous injuries and suspensions so both Lucas Digne and James Rodríguez also make my squad.

Since Ben Chilwell made his debut for Chelsea in Gameweek 4, no defender has created more chances. He’s also only second to Maguire for shots in the box in that time. With his tendency to arrive at the back post on the hunt for more goals, and with Hakim Ziyech creating plenty of chances, more goals could be coming for the England international. If Callum Wilson misses out for the Magpies, there’s a good chance of a clean sheet as well.

Since Gameweek 2, only Jamie Vardy has had more big chances than Ollie Watkins. While most of his goals have come against Liverpool and Arsenal, it’s difficult to not foresee him continuing to put chances away when he has the in-form Jack Grealish as his supply-line. Brighton’s underlying numbers for defence have looked decent but they somehow keep finding ways to concede goals, and Aston Villa will be looking for another three points here.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

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683 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Hi,
    On a wildcard..
    Team A or Team B?

    A.
    Martinez / Foster
    Cancelo / Chilwell / Justin / N.Williams / Coufal
    Ziyech / Grealish / Mane / KDB / Fernandes
    DCL / Watkins / Brewster

    B.
    McCarthy / Foster
    Targett / Chilwell / Justin / N.Williams / Cancelo
    Ziyech / Grealish / Jota / KDB / Fernandes
    DCL / Vardy / Watkins

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      A

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      So basically

      A. Coufal/Mane/Brew
      B. Target/Jota/Watkins

      Can u afford Mane and Bamford?

      1. ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah I can get Mane and Bamford.
        Would mean a benching of one of the front 8. Plus would have to go without either cancelo or chilwell.

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B is better

    4. Super Sharpe Shooter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      I like B. Gives you greater flex for GW10 too. Although Neco is now injured

  2. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Best TAA replacement for up to 5.5

    A. Bellerin
    B. James
    C. Cancelo
    D. Other

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      C,

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      PvA

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        This.
        Was a shy PVA supporter

    3. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      A - it's not 2017
      B- rotation risk
      C- may lose his place to Mendy
      D - **Telles** or Coufal

  3. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    1. Ziyech
    2. Bruno
    3. KDB

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      3, 2, 1

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      2,1,3 on current form or lack of it.

      Probably 3,2,1 in a few weeks.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    I’ve asked this once before but I’m still tempted to do it - any input appreciated

    Already on a -4 with this as my team

    Mendy
    Cress,lamp,Konsa,semado
    Son Zaha Bruno
    Kane dcl bamford

    Anguissa Mitchell salah

    Thinking of going to a -8 for salah to greilish, really want him in my side for the next 6-8 games but already on a hit with a horrendous rank

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes. Grealish "essential".
      Seriously, if you are keeping for forseeable and need to make up ground worth it I think.

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        I agree with Fulchester.

        I'm in a similar position with hits this week as my team is literally litter.

        I'm tempted to make another -4 to go from Foden to Grealish as I'm sure he'll make up that 4 point hit over the coming weeks, plus, I'd want him in my side for the long haul.

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      take out Zaha for Grealish

  5. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    LIVERPOOL defence.

    Robertson, Matip...

    Please pick 2 others who will start.

    a) Phillips
    b) Neco
    c) Tsimikas

    Would you pick on of the cheap ones through WC?

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      absolutely not, you'll have to use a transfer to get them out again in 2 weeks when they are never heard of again

  6. Steager
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    I will be TRANSFERRING IN the below 3 midfielders, can you please advise which one I should prioritise this week, thinking to do as below:

    A) Jota (this week) so i have him for Brighton. -4.
    B) KDB (GW 10) avoid spurs, but in time for easy run.
    C) Ziyech (GW 11) in time for Leeds, and keep.

    The midfielders going out are, Salah (GW9), Son (GW10), Rashford (GW11)
    Current midfielders are Bruno, Grealish, Rashford, Son, Salah.

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      I would save the trasfer this week and get Jota and KDB for free next week

      1. Steager
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        I done Foden to Grealish this GW already, so next week only have one free transfer.

  7. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey Taylor
    Salah Son Grealish Foden
    Kane Vardy DCL

    Steer Saiss Mitchell Alzate
    1ft 0.5itb

    A) Salah & Foden to De Bruyne & Zaha
    B) Salah & Foden to Fernandes & Soucek (allows Son to De Bruyne next week)

    Any help appreciated

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B is awesome

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I mean.......do you really want to get rid of Foden before this insane run of favourable fixtures?

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 8 hours ago

        He never plays.

        Pep has some tough decisions this week after Foden played well mid-week and Torres scored a hat-trick.

        I'm a Foden owner and I've been trying to get him out of my team for the last 3-4 weeks but am always put off by this 'favourable fixtures'.

        Last week for me, maybe.

  8. HODGE
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Favourite fpl player of all time?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Vardy

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Mo

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      suarez

      1. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        All great pics think id say Aguero

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Lampard. Always so reliable.

      1. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        This. Machine.

      2. Darnell Nurse
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Ronaldo and it's not even close

    5. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      robin van persie /saurez close call

    6. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Cristiano and Lampard

    7. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B. Ivanovic, maybe Aguero or Yaya Toure

    8. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      Aguero

    9. Olesathewheeel
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 5 hours ago

      Bale

    10. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Van der Vaart

    11. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 18 hours ago

      I get a bit misty eyed thinking about differentials like David Dunn

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 18 hours ago

        David Dunn exactly my sort of downfall player – play the game so lovely, let me down with the actual returns!

    12. ElChapo
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Clint Dempsey - the original, much better, much more reliable Jack Grealish.

  9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Guys any pressers today?

  10. elmoselite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Would of course be a no brainer most weeks... but who to play and who to sub for GW9?...

    Son (H) vs. Man City
    Brewster (H) vs. West Ham

    (I also have Kane starting so have some Spurs coverage already)

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Son, easily. Spurs will look to play on the counter and that's when Son shines

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Interesting stat... Son has scored 4 goals in his last 5 games vs Man City.

      1. osfp7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        It's that high line city play....suits him yeah

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Maybe. Some of those games he was up front without Kane.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      It is still a no brainer, Sheffield Untidy have got no craft, no penetration, no guile, no flair.

    4. ElChapo
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      no brainer most weeks, including this one.

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Salah 460k sales & plummeting.
    Double or triple drop?

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      He'll only drop one more time before deadline

  12. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Son has scored 4 goals in his last 5 games vs Man City.

    1. ElChapo
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      sheeeeeeeeeeeiiit

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      Fairly certain that isn’t true. Has like five goals in 10 games I believe

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 6 hours ago

        Ok never mind it is true but yes 5 in 10 across all comps

  13. Shineonme
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Which 3 out of the 5 would you play for gw9
    1/Bellerin
    2/Justin
    3/Cancela
    4/Cresswell
    5/ Chilwell.

     Goalkeeprs Southampton & Villa

    1. Captain Scarlet
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      3 4 5

    2. Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 47 mins ago

      Agree with Captain Scarlet - 3,4,5

  14. Bathman315
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    What do you think of the wildcard team? 1.7m itb
    Martinez

    Chilwell, KWP, Cancelo

    Ziyech, Bruno (c), KDB, Grealish, Soucek

    Watkins, Vardy

    Bench: Steele, Kilman, Strujik

    Looking to keep a bit of money ITB to get Salah back in once he's back

  15. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    Play Justin (liv) or Taylor (CPL) ?

    1. jimbo90
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      taylor

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Taylor surely

  16. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Is taking a -8 hit a good move?

    I have
    Martinez 4.0
    Dallas Justin Cancelo Coufal Mitchell
    Son Grealish Zaha Mane Bissouma
    Watkins Maupay Kane

    Thinking of taking Maupay out for Vardy for free this week then taking a -4 on Antonio for Kane and Son for KDB.

    Or
    Taking Maupay out for DCL and Son for Fernandes for a -4. Then the following week taking another -4 for Antonio for Kane and Zaha out for KDB.

    What’s the best move? Is it justifiable taking an extra hit, and is a good move having no big hitter upfront.

    Appreciate any help, cheers.

    1. DangerFC
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Personally I would keep kane, I haven't sold him yet. He is a proven goal scorer and hits penalties. He will score goals in these next few tough fixtures and he could be the differential to move you up. I did sell son to get in ziyech. Vardy is a must for me from next week on, although I do expect him to score against liverpool

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 43 mins ago

        Yeah I thought that myself but I feel I need to if I want to strengthen the midfield options especially with Man City’s fixtures.

  17. DangerFC
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    Current midfield attack is
    Grealish, salah, ziyech, zaha jorginho
    DCL, kane, jimenez

    -4 hit for salah to bruno?
    Then free transfer next week jimmy to vardy (home to fulham)

    Make sense?

    1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      Makes sense only if you keep Bruno for the next few game weeks.

  18. El Niño Yanqui
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 4 hours ago

    It seems SO wrong to bench Bamford this week.

    Anybody else think Arsenal will lock down Leeds and Dominate them? Or just me (I am not a fan of any club, just asking)

    1. DangerFC
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 4 hours ago

      Who are you playing instead of him? Arsenal are hit and miss at the moment.

      1. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 3 hours ago

        Barkley - but I also have Grealish and Martinez

        So seems prudent to diversify to Bamford

        But Barkley could have a ball game versus BHA, totally rested

  19. BrooksWasHere
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 53 mins ago

    Is it a good idea to do Son to Bruno for a -4? It seems like a no brainier on paper, but then I think WBA could park the bus and Son could sneak one on the counter! Thoughts?

    1. BrooksWasHere
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 52 mins ago

      *no brainer !

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 35 mins ago

        I’m having the exact same problem, so stuck on what to do this week

        1. BrooksWasHere
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 23 hours ago

          In my experience doing nothing usually is the right answer! Son will get an inexplicable brace and Bruno will blank in a 0-0 draw!! 🙂

          1. Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 23 hours ago

            I know which ever way I go the opposite player will end up doing far better. That’s the way it goes haha.

    2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      Keep reading Son has scored 4 goals in this last 5 games against Man City.

      Seems their high line suits him running in behind.

      Could be worth leaving for one more week.

  20. BlueAngel
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      On a wildcard, currently drafted up the following with £0.6m left in the bank

      Martinez / McCarthy

      Bellerin / James / Cancelo / Walkers-Peters / Coufal

      Barkley / Ziyech / De Bruyne / Fernandes / Rodriguez

      Bamford / Kane / Watkins

      Had Kane (10.7), Rodriguez (7.7) and Bamford (5.8) since GW1 so can't get the full transfer value out of them.

      Suggestions?

    • DSN008
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Is it possible to know what happened to R.SAISS please ?

    • karljkadak
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Martinez, McCarthy
      Robertson, KWP, Semedo, Dallas, Sakho
      Barkley, Salah, Foden, Traore, Son
      DCL, Kane, Brewster
      2FT 0.8 ITB

      A) Son to Bruno, Traore to Jota
      B) Salah to Jota, Foden to Bruno
      C) a better solution..?

      Any other advice is much appreciated

      1. Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 49 mins ago

        I like B

    • Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 57 mins ago

      On Wildcard - Am I g2g?

      Martinez, button
      Cancelo, Chilwell, Coufal, Lamptey, Neco Williams
      KDB, Bruno, Ziech, Grealish, Romeu
      Watkins, DCL, Kane

      Any Advice appreciated after a shocking start 😮