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.

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683 Comments Post a Comment
  1. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey
    KDB Bruno(c) Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL(v) Wilson

    (Steer Bissouma KWP Mitchell)

    0 FT, 1.9 ITB

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Looks really nice

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      GTG

    3. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      G2G

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Do you think Wilson starts? I hope so as he's in my team too

    4. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Gtg

    5. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Big points coming!

  2. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bottomed!

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

    A) Telles
    B) Jota

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    2. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

  3. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A) Coufal, DCL
    B) Cresswell, Watkins + some cash

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A. Unless the cash can do something for useful for you

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    4. Kannbury
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B.

    5. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A) Salah to KDB (-4)

      or

      B) Play Dallas (ARS)

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B just for me

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      4. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Jaysus, even if he's missing for 2 gws?

      5. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      6. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A
        You'll want KDB from gw10 anyway

    6. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Best Salah replacement:

      A Bruno
      B Rashford
      C Mane
      D Sterling

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        D

    7. YoungPretender
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A) 343 with Watkins
      B) 352 with Jota

      1. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. YoungPretender
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I own Grealish and have no other Liverpool

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Then B for now but Villa's fixtures looks good and Jota will rotate when Salah ll be back

          1. YoungPretender
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thank you. I can actually stretch to Zaha in a 352, but uses all my funds making it more difficult to bring Salah back in when necessary

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Zaha is in a good step of his career. Only concern is Palace not so an attacking team but he has confidence and is at pens so could be a better longterm pick than Jota..

    8. cuppatea78
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Reposted.

      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

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        The only thing I've been debating is Grealish in for Foden but after this week I'm hoping for some returns before getting rid.

        1. cuppatea78
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I've already planned that exact move for next week.

    9. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      So if Salah tests positive in his next results then he's definitely out of the Brighton game? Anyone know when he's next scheduled to be tested?

      1. Sepp Blattered
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He's due a test on Monday, and if he is negative he can return to training.

        If he is positive, he has to stay self isolating until he returns positive.

        1. Sepp Blattered
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          *returns negative

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          You sure he can return to training? He’s still in Egypt and when he returns he’ll have to isolate - normally the premier league protocol is 10 days from last positive test (which was yesterday so takes him to Saturday of the Brighton game)

      2. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        For me doesn't matter. No sense to keep a 12+ player on my bench. If you really want him for the brighton game (if fit, just get him back.

    10. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA*, Chilwell, Lamptey
      Salah*, Rashford*, Son, Ziyech, Foden
      DCL, Watkins
      Brewster*, Mitchell*, Dallas

      Used WC with previous injuries. 1FT & 1.7ITB

      TAA to Dias/Cresswell. I think Dias long term
      Hoping to play Brewster if he is out Salah to Bruno -4. If Rash is out the same move. If both out just Rash to Bruno and play Mitchell/Dallas.
      Hoping to then get KDB GW10. Will persist with Foden while they play Fulham and Burnley and then ditch him.

    11. dmcnam12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      We reckon Kilman starts?

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Think we'll know more after the presser

    12. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

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

      A) Cancelo + Coufal

      B) Cresswell + Lamptey

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. dmcnam12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      3. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B for me.
        I don't trust West ham defense for cleansheet so I prefer Cresswell, at least he can assist or score
        Lamptey is kind of a winger actually, incredible talent 100% nailed
        Cancelo a good idea but still the pep roulette as a risk if mendy fit

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B

      5. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

      6. Kannbury
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A. Close one.

      7. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        What do you think to this? Salah is the standout problem. Also thinking of using my WC next week for the fixture swing. Do you think its worth it? 1FT and 0.3itb

        Mccarthy (Button)
        Zouma Justin Konsa (Holding Mitchell)
        Salah JRod Son Grealish (Bissouma)
        DCL Werner Kane

      8. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Ziyech or Mane?

        Can't decide...

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Mane

        2. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Do it for the Mane

        3. Kannbury
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Mane.

        4. dshv
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Mccarthy
          Chiwell taylor lamptey mitchell justin
          Salah soucek son sterling bruno
          Watkins dcl davis

          1.8itb 1ft

          Asking .. is it worth to move Salah to somebody and hit the WC next week and probably bring salah back ?

          1. Sous Chef
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            In your shoes that's a good option

        5. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Would you get Mane or Bruno for the Long term?

          1. linkafu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            The Pen one

          2. Sous Chef
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Penandez out of the two

        6. GarethJohn
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Hey guys
          I’m going alright the last few weeks and kinda stuck on moves this week, I know I need some bench cover as that’s hurt me too the last few weeks:

          GK: Ryan - McCarthy
          DEF: Zouma, Chillwell, Saiis
          MID: *Salah , Zaha, Son, Grealish, Ziyech
          FWD: Kane, *Wilson

          Bench: *Mitchell, Dunne, Obafemi

          I have 1.4mil in the back as well

          Thanks guys

        7. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Assuming I will have Bruno, who would you get along with him? Mainly between Mane and KDB. Not sure about Pool with so many doubts in their team.

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I have no stats to back me up here but I'm sure Mane does really well when Salah is out, could well be wrong but I'd get him (and I have)

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You’ll want kdb long term so I’d just get him now

        8. Michu 9
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Martinez
          Robertson Zouma Bellerin
          Zaha Son Rashford Salah
          Kane DCL Watkins

          Steer Romeu Mitchell 3.9

          0 FT 0.4 in the bank

          a) Salah out for -4
          b) Bench him

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            with that bench I would feel forced to do A, get KDB and you are well set up for next week aswell

          2. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I agree, that is a horrible bench

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Bench is grand if you've 3 starting defenders this GW. You need a 4th nailed on defender though.

        9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Guys team

          Martinez
          Robbo chilwell tariq
          Salah * son grealish ziyech
          Kane dcl Bamford

          4.0 dallas kwp bissou

          1ft 0.5 itb

          A) save and start Dallas
          B) salah to bruno(next week robbo and son to 4.5m and Kdb -4)
          C) salah to kdb

          Need suggestion guys..

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            C and you wont need to take a hit next week

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            C

          3. linkafu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            A

        10. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          McCarthy
          Chilwell Cancelo Kilman*
          Son Grealish Soucek Bissouma
          Kane Werner DCL
          (Steer, Salah* Shaw* Ferguson*
          0FT 1.2ITB

          Any advice?
          A) Shaw -> Targett (-4) (have no Villa defence but it does triple me up because of Steer)
          B) Salah -> Bruno (c) (-4)
          C) G2G no hits
          D) WC

          1. linkafu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            B for me

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            B

        11. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          It’s a tough wildcard out there. So many good choices.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Great position to be in. Imagine being a casual who spunked it early and is getting hammered by injuries and covid and awful fixtures. Lovely scenario for the better players

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Love your banter

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                😉

            2. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              eh? if someone used their wc early are sub 100k they can take a -12 and have a similar team to yours are still be way ahead of you.
              (i am using my wc this week, but that in no way gives me a spot on the "better player" list)

        12. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          would appreciate the help
          mccarthy(forster)
          chilwell cancelo telles targett(3.9)
          KDB rashford grealish XXXX (souchek)
          vardy dcl (brewster)
          whom should i get for that spot?
          A)ziyech( becomes sterling next week)
          B)bruno( becomes sterling next week)
          C) sterling( dont have to plan a transfer)
          [plan to salah is vardy to best 6 mil striker and rashford/sterling to salah]

          1. Sous Chef
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            B

        13. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          C you will want to transfer someone else next GW

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            thanks

        14. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          GtG?

          Martinez
          PvA Lamptey Taylor
          KdB Bruno Grealish Soucek
          Vardy Werner(c) Richarlison
          Fodder Berge Justin Lewis

        15. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Genuine suggestion for FFS: Would it be possible to enable us to mute certain commenters? If I could filter out 5% of the people here it'd be 100% more enjoyable.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            We have spotted a Karen!

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              sorry were you triggered?

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                😆 snowflakes these days

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Irbox doesn't like that suggestion since he knows this place would quickly turn empty for him...

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  It’s already running on empty.. I provide some high quality banter, however, folks are far too precious

          2. NateDogsCats
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Looking at the last few pages I feel like I just may have a vague idea who you mean

            • Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Was thinking this recently, liking this idea. Let’s be honest this forum is so out of date and doesn’t work with the traffic the site gets now

          3. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            thoughts on this wildcard team- 2m itb

            Martinez
            Chillwell Cancelo Coufal (KWP, Lewis)
            Barkely Grealish KDB Bruno Ziyech
            Richarlison DCL (Bamford)

            first sub to expensive? Missing an extra big hitter? I quite like the double ups of villa and everton for the short term and enough flexibility moving forward

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Looks decent. Going to be tough benching Bamford though

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                yeah maybe bench Barkley or why i am giving me this headache

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

              It’s good bro. Get rid of Barkley though. You’ll need a plan for Salah

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Bruno to Salah is the plan as have 2m itb

                who would you go for in that spot, will rotate with BamBam

            3. LegendMoon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Nice team but I'd downgrade one of the front 8 to someone cheap to reduce the benching headache, especially as all your defence are pretty reliable

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Barkley to Soucek then, or is lookman still an option

          4. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Is Foden a solid hold for now as first bench?

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Nah.. KDB, Cancelo/Dias and Sterling the only City assets you want

              1. LegendMoon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                agree with this

          5. Newsman70
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            On a Wildcard

            Martinez Forster
            Chillwell Zouma Lamptey Targett Kilman
            KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Riedewald
            DCL Bamford Kane

            A DCL and Chilwell
            B Jesus and Vestergaard

            Any thoughts most appreciated!

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              A

              1. Newsman70
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks I have those two in at the moment and DCL has been killing me in my mini league!

          6. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            A) vardy, soucek
            B) Watkins (antonio if fit), grealish

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Grealish not optional to me.

              B is also cheaper.

            2. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              A

            3. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Cheers guys. One more for a tie breaker?!

            4. Kannbury
                3 months, 17 days ago

                B.

            5. kime67
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              very strange how fpl didnt react to the virus somehow, they should have gave us ”coronatransfer”. its not a normal season.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                You’d use it one week and then the player you brought in would get Covid next gw