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. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which option for this GW?

    A) Grealish + Werner
    B) Mane + Watkins + 4

    1. Azzastaan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

  2. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Keep Saiss this week guys??

    1. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      This week he should play. Coming GW's look to ship out.

  3. Azzastaan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zaha or Ziyech captain?

    Or
    Change Salah to a captain option?

    1. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Change Salah to Bruno/Rash if you don't already have them.

      Both Ziyech and Zaha could be fairly underwhelming as captain options this week.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah to Bruno (c)

  4. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Got 2 FT and 2.7 ITB.

    What to do?
    1) Son->KDB
    2) Son->Fernandes (->KDB next GW)
    3) Salah->Mane
    4) Other?

    Martínez (Martin)
    Chilwell, Lamptey, Walker-Peters, Robertson (Branthwaite)
    Son, Soucek, Grealish, Zaha (Salah)
    Kane, Calvert-Lewin (Brewster)

    1. Azzastaan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why you want to get rid of Son?

      Id do salah to mane

      1. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I want to get KDB, only easy way to get him.

    2. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      2.

  5. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Play
    A) Podence
    B) Bissouma
    D) Tierney
    E) Justin
    Best option?

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Azzastaan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      A.

    4. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Podence

  6. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Salah -> Bruno (have Rashford)
    B) Salah -> Mane

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      KDB

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        ^this
        will pay off long term

    2. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B based on you already having Utd covered.

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks guys

  7. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Best replacement for silly Salah?
    1) Kdb
    2) Mané
    3) Sterling

    Thanks Lads

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ideally both 1 and 2

    2. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1 or 2.

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Come on lads. Kindly pick one of them

    4. Bielsa Murderball
        2 months, 9 days ago

        1

      • PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        1

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        2

      • popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        1

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks all

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      More points:

      a) Bruno (WBA) + Bruno (Sou) -4
      b) KDB (Spurs) + Son (Che)

    6. AlpoShearer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A. Bruno for Salah
      B. KDB for Salah
      C. Bruno and Ziyech for Salah and Foden - 4

    7. lindeg
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why are people so certain Foden won’t start?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He hasn't started the last 3 games. He put in a weak performance in his last City start in the CL.

        Torres is in better form and deserves to be starting. I have Foden and don't think he's starting. It looks like City's front 3 is gonna be:

        Sterling Jesus Torres

        1. lindeg
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He could be deployed in midfield?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Doubtful.

            He doesn't fit and has been used more as a wide forward.

            KdB is nailed, that leaves two slots. I can't see them going with a midfield pairing of Rodri + Foden...

    8. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 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.
      Or maybe consider Ziyeh?

      Fixtures probably looking best for Bruno and KDB next 3GWs.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Bruno best of the three then Mane. KDB not justifying his price tag atm

    9. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Rodriguez / Mc carthy or Martínez / grealish

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        M / G

    10. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WC or just use 2ft?

      Mendy Steer
      TAA Justin Mitchell KWP Taylor
      Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bissouma
      Kane DCL Watkins

      0itb, 2ft

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Use the two FT. Maybe a hit.

    11. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Fixture ticker not loading for anyone else?

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Working fine for me

    12. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Did we get news on Chilwell? Doesn’t seem to be flagged any more.

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He’s fine

    13. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      From people's experience, does getting Bruno in for -4 this week (as opposed to a FT next week) seem more like chasing last week's points, or more like getting a great player in for the long term sooner rather than later?

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Get him and Captain no issues..loads will be doing hits anyhow

    14. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC?

      Martinez
      Chilwell, Dias, Cancelo
      KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish, Jota
      Vardy, DCL

      4.0, Lamptey, Kilman, Brewster

      0.3 itb

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Honestly I would love to get this team. STRONG team!

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        missing the highest scoring mid and forward otherwise good

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Lol spurs are rubbish picks for the foreseeable

    15. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Play Saiss or Lamptey?

    16. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Loving the Rashford shout. Considering him myself as a direct Son replacement, and would still have a transfer to spare

    17. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WC thoughts?

      Martinez
      Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey
      KDB Bruno Grealish Rashford
      DCL Richarlison Watkins

      Forster Justin Bissouma Kilman

      Rashford becomes Salah/Sterling next GW

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        get Vardy in there

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          and Ziyech

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Negative on both fronts

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              no way you will get to 100k by Xmas then.
              GL

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                ...oh...and become a member. Then you will own them over Rashy and Richarlison.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Membership is no longer worth it ever since Mark left.. I’ve done worse every season being a member

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    hmmm....not sure mark has anything to do with players and their stats. I thought you blamed your poor seasons on Covid and being casual? make up your mind!

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      You stalking me now? I’m flattered..

                      1. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Stalking? You made a point of updating your profile.... You went on and on about your reasons for failing last season....hard to forget.

                2. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Not enough £ for that probably?

                  1. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    At $500k/per annum I’m ok thanks bro

              2. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                😆 Vardy is over the hill and only scores pens.. his xG from open play is abhorrent. Ziyech will struggle with the physicality of the league.. his thighs are like my phalanges and anticipate him to break at any given moment. Doesn’t look like scoring

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Does it matter how goals are scored? Dont think so.
                  Are you sure you are not confusing Hamez with Ziyech?
                  🙄

                  1. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Some routes to goals are unsustainable so of course it is relevant.. casuals don’t understand this so I will forgive you in this scenario. Thanks for the constructive feedback, a really help you are and asset to the site 🙂

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Just doing my bit.

                    2. Fantasy Gold
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Idiot.

                2. Blush Response
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Vardy's over the hill and the defenders are still on the slope trying to catch up as he powers through to complete his hattrick, fag in the mouth and half finished bottle of WKD Orange in his right hand.

                3. MagnetBPS
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Ziyech will be fine like David Silva and Vardy have averaged nearly 20 PL goals per season for the last 5 seasons (top scorer currently). Weak argument!

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        2 united players, start over

    18. cuppatea78
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Any changes recommended? I've already made my 1 free transfer (Salah to Bruno).

      Martinez
      Zouma Lamptey Justin
      Son Foden Bruno Zaha
      Kane Vardy DCL

      Subs: Steer*, Mendy, Saiss*, Mitchell*

      *Likely not to play

    19. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno or Rashford for the next 3 ( West Brom H,Southampton A, West Ham A)?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I like Rashford, especially for that Southampton game

      2. cuppatea78
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I wouldn''t.

        What's with all the Bruno to Rashford mentions coming from? Have I missed something?

        1. cuppatea78
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Sorry I missread. I'd go with Bruno

    20. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Languishing 1.9m OR.

      Seems an appropriate time to -8 and lose Salah for Ziyech?

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yep. And captain.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Not sure about cap. I just think if I want to move up ranks, why not take this as opportunity with losing Salah. Ziyech, Vardy and City should help move up ranks.

    21. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who would you start this week? (Only one!)

      A) Telles
      B) Jota

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Jota

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Jota

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        B)

    22. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Difficult one for you:

      A) Play Lamptey (avl) or Boly(SOU)
      or
      B) Grealish for a -4 (losing Solly March)

      Exat cash for Grealish, so might be priced out later

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        B

    23. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Martinez
      Chilly - Dias - KWP
      Salah(!) - Bruno - Ziyech - Grealish
      Kane - DCL - Maupay

      (Dallas, 4.5m, 3.9m)

      Worth a hit to get rid of Salah?

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If you didn't own one of your other 3 mids

    24. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Martinez, 4.0
      Robertson, Saiss, Kilman, Micthell, Dunne
      Salah, Mane, Son, Barkley, Lookman
      Kane, Jimenez, Brewster

      No wildcard, 1ft and nothing in the bank.

      My team is on it's ass. I asked earlier in the international break and got a brilliant response but that was before Movid.

      Trying to extract as much points as possible from the above team.

      I reckon Robertson, Barkley, Lookman and Jimenez can stay for this week based on fixtures and bigger concerns.

      If Salah out for two weeks then he's gone for me 100%. Especially with Mane.

      Saiss/Dunne out for Chilwell is pretty certain. Prefer to loose Dunne if I have the cash from a downgrade as Saiss will cover Kilman if he takes bereavement

      Kane and Son maybe I could get points from this week when everyone's abandoning ship. Kane is fixture proof i feel with pens. However, Son's record vs City is impressive

      Suggestions welcome!

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Oof this is not looking good.

        I'd fix the non-playing guys.

        Saiss > Cresswell/Zouma
        Salah > KdB

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers

      2. Sous Chef
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Well I'd do Salah + Dunne > Bruno + Chilwell or Cancelo and then reassess from there. Then hope one of Kilman and Saiss plays.

    25. YoungPretender
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      On WC;

      A) Bench Salah (Play Brewster)
      B) Salah > Mane
      C) Switch to 343 and bring in Vardy

    26. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It's pretty crazy how many City players have scored this IB.

      Torres, Rodri, Dias, Foden, Mahrez, KdB.

      Individually, they're all on form/performing well. I'm gonna try to get 3 come GW10. Gonna do Salah > KdB this week.

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        KDB will come good soon I feel

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        city will start firing very soon maybe against spurs but certainly against burnley and fulham

      3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This is uncanny. My thought process threw this at me this morning. I'm gonna do Salah to kdb and bring in cancelo next week. 3.6 ITV to cover Salah return for son if required. Keeping foden for the moment. Good luck. Just a feeling that these next few weeks will belong to city. Just hope I've chosen the right assets.

      4. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I think they're all relieved to have a break from Pep 😀

        Would we ever normally expect international form to carry over to domestic?

      5. Sous Chef
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Good plan - I hope Torres will become a reliable option in FPL

    27. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Play one.

      A) KWP
      B) CTaylor (own zaha)