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.

AA33‘s whopping 53-point winning margin in Gameweek 2 is the target to beat.

In Gameweek 8, the Scout Picks defeated THFC4LIFE by 78-65 to take a 6-2 lead over the community in 2020/21.

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683 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    In for Salah for the next 3 weeks:

    A) Ziyeh (new, TOT, LEE)
    B) Bruno (WBA, sou, whu)
    C) Rashford (WBA, sou, whu)
    D) Mane (LEI, bha, WOL)
    ..?

    thx

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno this week but Kdb for 10 & 11 is what I'm thinking

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno and captain him

    3. King Drogba11
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bruno if you already have one of KDB or Sterling.

    4. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Werner v Vardy seems to be the WC dilemma for a few. Hard to triple up on Chelsea with Chilwell Ziyech and Werner when Vardy has those fixtures.

      1. King Drogba11
          3 months, 7 days ago

          On WC I’d go Werner just over Vardy.

          1. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Only because of this weekends fixture? Vardy has Fulham next week.

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Not on wc but own both

      2. Twisted Melon
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Son to:
        A) Bruno
        B) KDB
        C) Ziyech

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Rashford

        2. King Drogba11
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B

        3. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          On a wildcard, would you downgrade Soucek as a 8th attacker to Bissouma and upgrade Coufal with Cresswell?

          Think the 8th attacker spot is more important this year than previous seasons and Soucek is the prime pick for that spot imo but Cresswell stats are amazing and would love to have him in my team...

          1. King Drogba11
              3 months, 7 days ago

              No, Coufal still a very good option.

              Soucek could be a good player to have coming off the bench around the congested fixtures.

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I would prefer to have Cresswell over Coufal. Clean sheets are gone be harder to come by with the WHU fixtures getting a bit tougher but Cresswell always has the attacking potential to fall back on.

            • Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Yes i did the exact moves

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Lord Lamptey finally gets his long overdue rise

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              happy days 🙂

          3. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            will Fat Frank start Chilwell?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Why wouldn’t he?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Bcuz he's a fattie

          4. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Looks like a decent match up this GW between Werner and a Newcastle side that gives up a decent number of chances down their right hand side

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Newcastle is a bogey team for Chelsea especially at st. James Park . Check last results

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I know - 2 wins in last 8 trips. Just wanted to highlight the match up.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Depends on which Newcastle turn up

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                This, they are quite hard to predict

          5. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Can't have them all. Which looks better?
            A) vardy, soucek
            B) Watkins (antonio if fit), grealish

            1. POTATO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I want Vardy(c) GW10. However I own Watkins too but wouldn't captain him.

          6. POTATO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Help planning, if Salah likely to miss 2 EPL matches.

            Martinez
            Chilwell Cresswell Robertson Kilman
            Zaha B.Fernandes(c) J.Rodriguez
            Watkins Kane(vc) Bamford

            (Forster Podence mitchell salah 0.4itb 0FT)

            A) Salah > KdB (-4) this week, then Kane > Vardy(c) next week GW10.
            B) wait and transfer him out next week using 1FT
            C) wait, then transfer Kane/Podence to players with better fixtures over the next few weeks
            D) ?

          7. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thoughts on Jota?

            I need to save money somewhere if I'm to afford KDB next week (as i also MUST get rid of Mitro next week!)

            Could do:

            GW9 Salah & Trossard -> Fernandes & Jota
            GW10 Son & Mitro -> KDB & Watkins/Antonio (-4)

            My gut instinct is he's too risky for someone like me!

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Would be more concerned about Liverpool parking the bus this week. How many years has it been since they lost at Anfield?

              Leicester could destroy that team if they go toe to toe.

              1. Johan Queef
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Very true - a difficult game to call. I think it's also that I'm a Liverpool fan trying to compensate for the fact that I'm removing my main man Mo.

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Klopp will never park the bus

                1. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  presumably a mane owner that needs to believe that

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

              Rashford and zaha (or jack if you don’t have) could keep pace with Bruno and jota imo

              1. Johan Queef
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I've been looking at Rashford a lot actually, but I can't see past Zaha's and Palace's history (maybe to my detriment!). I have Jack already who i'm delighted with.

                I can actually afford Ziyech and Rashford and still get KDB (with no price changes), but I just cannot hold onto Mitro another week and i'm priced out of everyone if I do that!

            3. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I think Jota looks a decent option.

          8. Kingtekkerz
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            What do you prefer for this GW?
            A) Cancelo (Tot a)
            B) Bruno (WBA h) -4 points

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              A

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              B

            3. Couch Potato
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              B, providing you captain Bruno

          9. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thoughts on mo to KDB? I have sterling already then when I want mo back I’d do sterling to mo

            Too much money in a lack lustre city attack or positioning myself well for future points, interested to get your thoughts?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I assume.you have Bruno already?

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                You assume wrong, I don’t have Bruno, mo to Bruno is what you are saying?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Yes not sure its the best week to get kdb.

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Ken performs well vs top sides, last season vs top sides he had an xGI of 1, which is par with Bruno vs bottom 6 sides. It’s what comes after in those easier fixtures which is the draw

            2. Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Im tempted, also have Sterling. Salah to KDB now, Sterling to Salah GW12

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Exactly, would mean no Bruno but there is a world where KDB beats Bruno over next 4 gws

            3. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I’m not that excited by City at the moment. If anything I’m prioritising Cancelo/Dias over Sterling/KDB

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah that’s next week, Saiss to Dias/cancelo is locked and loaded, is there an argument to bring that move forward?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  For free yes, for a hit, no

            4. Olson
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I will probably get KdB next week, regardless. But honestly, I'll be doing it out of caution to cover my back and I'll be doing it (if Salah goes) with enough itb to go right back to Salah.

              I am not convinced at all by City this year, and not convinced that their problems end with Jesus coming back.

              My suspicion is they'll return in coming games but that it won't end up what some/many anticipate. City need to be pounding in 3+ goals a game for their players to represent value because of the spread of goal involvement

              What are you going to do though, those fixtures and ownership represent a risk where not owning probably has slightly higher potential damage than benefit, maybe?

              I dunno. TL:DR, owning one is very acceptable imo

              1. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Agreed. I can do Salah>KdB, then next week Son>Salah or indeed get Sterling and go for gold. Still leaves me with Mitrovic stinking out the dressing room though! Can't get rid of the bloke!

          10. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Has anyone looked at the RMT team and monitored how accurate it's been over a long time period? If so, how accurate was it?

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              If it was that accurate everyone would use it and we would all be ranked top 1k 🙂

          11. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Team currently:

            Martinez
            Lamptey Coufal Robbo Zouma
            Bruno Grealish bowen
            Jimenez kane DCL

            Salah benched.
            Leave it or switch salah to ziyech?

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Already done - 4

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

              G2g and just hope mo misses one game and not two

          12. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            A) Cresswell + Werner, get KDB for Son in GW11
            B) Coufal + DCL, Son->KDB next week
            C) Cresswell + Watkins, Son->KDB next week

          13. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Vassilev to Watkins or Salah to Bruno with the FT or do both transfers for -4?

            3.5itb 1ft
            Martinez
            Chilwell Taylor Ayling Cancelo Justin
            Grealish Son Rodriguez
            DCL Kane
            (Peacock Bissouma Salah* Vassilev*)

          14. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Kane Son -> Vardy Fernandes for free?

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Only if you can’t get another way to do son to Bruno. Kane to vardy is better next week imo

          15. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Mane massively underestimated with Salah out. He always hauls without the Egotistical Egyptian..

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              not true
              blanked in 19/20 in week 9 & week 30

          16. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Anyone keeping Salah?
            Tempted to do Salah -> Bruno (c)

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I was planning on keeping mo but with the reality he might miss two league games I’m getting rid, either for a hit or on WC

            2. Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              already done it.

          17. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Think of doing Salah and Rashford > Bruno & Mane for a - 8 lol.

            Crazy or Genius lol?

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Salah to Mané could be quite shroud when you consider all their best upcoming fixtures are also away from home

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                depends if Salah is out for 1 or 2 games really?

            2. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Very courageous

          18. Mornar Bar
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Who are you guys captaining this week? Got Grealish, Son, KDB, Zaha, Bam, Kane and DCL in my team.

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                tough ya but i have bruno capt now. might change to dcl

            • Roysgotnoboys
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Who get more points over the next 3 - Zaha or Bamford?

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                i see zaha getting yellow card against burnley and burnley clean sheet.

            • Atimis
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Would you consider Mane over one of KDB and Bruno ?

              Can’t really decide which 2 should I get from KDB, Bruno and Mane.

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                i really will skip KDB first

              2. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Or maybe conisder Ziyeh?

              3. BERGKOP
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Bruno Mane

            • Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              shld i use my 1ft to sell saiss for cresswell? or sell dallas

            • antis0cial
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Worth doing Salah to KDB for a -4 then getting Salah back for Hamez next week for free? I could keep but would have to play Brewster or Ayling.

              Martinez
              Zouma Lamptey Coufal
              Bruno Hamez Grealish Barkley Salah**
              Kane DCL

              Brewster Ayling

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                just do it. because u can get mane back instead, i feel salah will be out even vs brighton

            • Rocky FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Anyone keeping benching Salah for a game?
              Not convinced by City yet, Might want Salah right back after this week. So thinking of benching him for this one.

              1. MARVELLUS
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                This was 100% my plan. But possibly missing two games makes me want to sell

              2. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah ill be keeping, but the confusion is about the game after and possibly even the game after. Its not clear what the prem rules are, is it 10 days from most recent positive test or from first positive test? Because if he keeps testing positive and adding 10days then he may even miss 3. Id probably keep even if it was 2 but 3 is getting a bit much

                1. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I've got brewster to come in with west brom away, so may give him a chance, and soucek also has 2 decent games. I dont like wasting transfers tbh on a player I'd be transferring back in

              3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I am. If he is out only for 1 week.

              4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Likely out for 1 game = keep, likely out for 2+ games = sell, if it's not reasonably clear = sell.

            • Nespinha
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Pick the best replacements for Robbo + Ferguson (mitchell will be 5th defender)

              A) Cancelo + Coufal

              B) Cresswell + Lamptey

              C) James + Dier

              1. BERGKOP
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A

                1. Nespinha
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  just doubting Cancelo being nailed, if not I would've gone for that one

            • RED_ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              а) Bruno + Bamford (2 mil ITB to get Salah with 1 transfer later on)
              b) Ziyech/James + Vardy

              1. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                B leaves me with no clear cut captain choice this week so might go with Vardy v Liverpool

                1. BERGKOP
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Vardy often scores against Pool. Good option

            • ace3.1415
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Bruno or Rashford?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Rashford - Southampton game in GW10 looks ideal for him

                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    And who do you think will assist all of his goals?

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Fernandes but Mata, Martial, Telles all could be involved

              • martyhan
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Bench one

                A. Dias (spurs away)
                B. Balbuena (shu A)
                C. Targett (bha h)

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A