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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 9

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Scout Guide to Gameweek 9, and for once a standard Saturday deadline of 11:00 GMT.

To say it’s been a rollercoaster of an international break would be an understatement. Injuries coupled with coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a pleasant cocktail for Fantasy managers. Whatsmore, we are approaching a crossroads in the season with fixture swings encouraging many to play their Wildcards.

To help you with your crucial transfer and armband decisions, this Gameweek Guide will summarise the latest news from a turbulent couple of weeks.

The all-important Team News: Neale brought us the latest in his two round-up articles; one from Friday’s press conferences and one from Thursday’s. Further details can be found in his notes on each club along with his Predicted Line-ups.

Neale has also put together a comprehensive list of minutes played over the international break, along with the journeys undertaken by those playing abroad. Brazilian Thiago Silva (£5.5m) looks set to miss Gameweek 9 as a result of his late return.

Sell Salah?

The most expensive player in FPL contracted COVID-19 during the international break, leaving owners in quandary. For Career Hall of Fame No 1, Fábio Borges, the decision to sell or keep will partly depend on how long Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is ruled out for:

I seriously doubt It’s worth to sell Salah for a hit if he is ruled out for just one Gameweek (which seems the most likely scenario).

– Fábio

The latest from manager Jurgen Klopp suggests everything is in place for Salah to resume training as soon as he tests negative for COVID-19:

Although whether he’ll be ready to face Brighton in Gameweek 10 – Liverpool play at 12:30 GMT on Saturday – is anyone’s guess. And any indication of a longer absence will spark further sales: the Egyptian is already the most-sold player ahead of the deadline.

Sadio Mané (£12.1m) could temp managers as a replacement, Pro Pundit Holly pointed out that the Senegalse has underperformed in recent matches:

Sadio Mané has just one goal in the last four Gameweeks, coming from four big chances. It is unusual for Liverpool’s winger to be so poor in his conversions and you would expect a big improvement going forward.

– Holly

However Holly does mention that Salah is superior for shots, shots on target and shots inside the box – almost doubling Mané’s tallies across the board. So when fit, the Egyptian would appear the better option.

Moving to Manchester

Some managers may consider moving early on Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) while Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) currently tops this week’s captain poll. 

Both Manchester clubs feature in the ‘strong’ section of teams with the best upcoming fixtures.

Getting De Bruyne is perhaps a week too soon given that City travel to Tottenham Hotspur, although many on Wildcards are including the Belgian in their XV’s. But following their trip to London, Pep’s troops enjoy an excellent run starting with home matches against Burnley in Gameweek 10 and Fulham in Gameweek 11.

Pro Pundit Az researched De Bruyne’s record against the relegated teams last season:

In the four games he played against the last season’s doomed teams, De Bruyne produced three goals and four assists. A great return. City won all of these encounters convincingly, with the 8-0 rout at home to Watford probably their highlight of the campaign.

– Az

As our Tom Selleck look alike then pointed out, Fulham and West Brom (City’s opponents in Gameweek 13) are yet to keep a shut-out on the road, displaying some mid-table defensive statistics. They appear ripe for Manchester City to rediscover their attacking mojo – and chief creator De Bruyne will doubtless be involved.

But facing West Brom this Gameweek has made Bruno Fernandes the most-bought player, with just under 700,000 acquiring the Portuguese at the time of writing.  

Fernandes currently sits in both the Wildcard teams of Pro Pundit Zophar and Simon March.

Over the course of the season, Fernandes is joint second with De Bruyne for chances created (20). And form is on his side, as moustachioed Az revealed:

What is interesting here is that despite creating the same number of chances as De Bruyne, Fernandes has fashioned the majority of chances for players in the last two games (12), putting up just eight opportunities in the six games prior to this weekend. 

This suggests that Fernandes is growing in importance in the United attack and we could see him becoming even more instrumental in all the good things that the Red Devils do in the coming weeks.

– Az

But there are other options to consider from Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team, Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) has caught the attention of both Holly and Lateriser:

Marcus Rashford has had 14 shots between Gameweeks 5 and 8, despite delivering just one goal from two big chances. He also ranks highly for shots on target (six) and shots in the box (eight): he should present an intriguing option as Manchester United finally find some form.

– Holly

While Lateriser looked to a tactical shift that could benefit the FPL midfielder.

With Luke Shaw (£4.9m) out with a hamstring injury, Alex Telles (£5.5m) is set to return to the left-back slot following a bout of illness. This could dampen the prospects for Bruno, as he likely won’t be on all set pieces, and Telles is a lot more attacking which will allow Rashford to make more runs inside.

According to our upside-chasing Pro Pundit, the double pivot used by Manchester United in recent matches makes them better defensively, which in turn means Telles can hold the width on the left. Therefore Rashford is going to be playing further forward than Fernandes and making more central runs.

Both players featured in the Captain Sensible article for Gameweek 9.

But given top billing by Jan Sienkiewicz were Chelsea duo Timo Werner (£9.4m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.2m).

Werner is included for his goal threat while Ziyech offers assist potential:

Over the last four Gameweeks, only Patrick Bamford (4.22) and Jamie Vardy (2.12) have recorded a superior figure for expected goals (xG) non penalty than Werner (2.08), remembering, of course, that he now takes the spot-kicks too; Since his debut in Gameweek 7 no player has created more big chances than Ziyech, helping him lead the Premier League for expected assists (xA), with a score of 1.10.

– Jan

Our double-points maestro noticed weaknesses in the Newcastle defence that could suit both Chelsea players – they have given up more chances down their right flank than any other side (22), while only Crystal Palace (37) and Sheffield United (33) have conceded more attempts from set plays in 2020/21 than Newcastle (32).

But, as ever in FPL, we are rarely free of all doubt. Describing Newcastle as a “head-scratcher”, Holly pointed out:

They’ve conceded the most goal attempts (74) in the whole Premier League, but are second-lowest for big chances conceded with three. They are frustrating attacks who are then producing low quality attempts.

– Holly

Is this enough to put you off captaining a Chelsea player? Not for “closet Chelsea fanLateriser, who currently has the armband on Werner.

However, there are a number of other armband candidates to consider. One player given just a brief mention in Jan’s article was Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m).

David, no stranger to captain success himself, highlighted the potential for Everton’s number 9 against a suspect Fulham defence in the Captaincy Video:

In the last four matches Fulham’s expected goals conceded is 6.01, which is the fourth worst in the league – they’ve only actually conceded four goals which means they’re over performing against their xGC: they should have conceded two more goals than they did.

And then if we go into the specifics of where these chances are getting conceded for Fulham, in that period they conceded 14 headed attempts which is actually the joint most in the league. So when you consider what Calvert-Lewin is best at – which is his aerial presence – it does seem like quite a nice matchup.

– David

Quite a nice matchup indeed. Pro Pundit Az went as far as calling Calvert-Lewin the “outstanding captaincy choice this week”.

Value Villains

Top of the season ticker for the next six Gameweeks, Aston Villa not only supply an armband option of their own in the shape of Jack Grealish (£7.5m), but also offer excellent value across their attack.

Picked out by Seb as his differential on the Scoutcast, Ross Barkley (£6.0m) could be an excellent complement to Grealish. The former Evertonian has been posting impressive underlying numbers. Writing in the Scout Notes for the Villa’s win over Arsenal David noted:

Barkley is putting that advanced presence to good use too. In the last four matches, no Premier League player has played more key passes than him.

– David

Pro Pundit Fábio Borges is even considering an attacking triple up, having added Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) over the international break to join Grealish in his squad.

Zophar debated Watkins v Patrick Bamford (£6.1m) on his Wildcard, favouring the Villa player given the fixtures. 

However, speaking on the FPL Wire, Lateriser questioned whether fixtures mattered for Bamford given that his impressive stats were put together despite playing against Manchester City and Liverpool. He suggested Bamford could be the better long term option. 

Comparing Bamford to Watkins and Che Adams (£5.9m), Holly explained what all the fuss is about:

Delving into the underlying statistics, Bamford is top among all players for big chances (seven) [over the last four Gameweeks] … He’s also the most impressive of the trio in terms of shots (18), shots on target (eight) and shots inside the box (16), posting the leading tallies of any player once again.

– Holly

With so many good players pushing for a place in our teams, sacrifices will have to be made. As Sam Bonfield concluded in her latest piece:

It is impossible to own everyone – but it is possible to set your team to return as many potential FPL points as possible by carefully distributing our FPL budget across the field.

– Sam

Community latest

For those interested in the Head-to-Head Leagues, the main page can be linked to here. The fixtures for Gameweek 9 can be found below:

Use the drop-down menus to show your league and division. To find out which league and division you are in, follow the instructions on the main Head-to-Head page.

Once the Gameweek starts, if you click on your opponent’s name you will be linked to their team on the FPL website.

Finally, a quick heads up that the Gameweek 10 deadline is on Friday next week. 

And may your arrows be green!

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  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    That's it!!!

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pants down.

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Haha

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

    PENS DOWN!

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Why were people talking about selling Kane?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      bad fixtures

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No idea, he’s my captain this week!

      1. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If he wouldn't be your captain, the world wouldn't be right

    3. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’m keeping both Son and Kane, fixtures are meaningless this season

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Im keeping both and see

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      hangover

  5. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Now I can relax - good luck one and all!

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mane (C) Lets goooo!!!

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck!

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He's my FanTeam high roller captain. GL us!

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Wow, I guess its true, no smoke without fire..

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      spill the beans

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Salah out with covid-19

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

      what ?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        21 years between you and you still fall for this

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sauce?

    4. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Brosstan noooo you can’t afford another meltdown this week! You were so happy before the break!

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep, it is

    6. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You got a positive herpes result back?

    7. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      We all knew it tbh...

    8. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I can't believe Mark did that on a livestream, his career is surely over...

  8. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Forgot its 90 minutes beforehand.

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Werner is due a rest right..

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes but our other left winger is injured.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He can't rest tonight.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Tonight ?

    3. Il Capitano
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not with Puli out

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Prediction: Werner benched

      https://twitter.com/SmuelMartinFPL/status/1330103044667797505

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ban this guy^ fake news

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I'm predicting pal, not saying he will be lmao

        2. Team17
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No one likes a grass

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Andy Martin had Werner (C) and is thanking him... lmao

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        there you go

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Could be Chilwell ffs

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

        He doesn't see the lineups thill 1 hr 15 mins before the match IIRC.

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Colleague of mine husband is sky sports reporter and apparently gets the line up 2 hours before kick off

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Unless its been changed this season that seems unlikely considering legit line up leaks have always been no earlier than 1h 15m before the game starts.

      6. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        lol isnt this guy a serious journo? He doesnt have the info yet so what hes doing is essentially posting "OMG HES BENCHED :o" like people do on here to troll

      7. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I've been told Werner is on the bench from someone who's a

      8. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Doesn't matter what anyone says past the deadline, relax the cax lads

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Imagine not owning Pool attackers when they beat Leicester 4-0 last time

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nieuwe dag nieuwe kancen

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          so 'n bek moet jam kry

          1. Kroneek
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hiert!

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              aitsa!

              1. Kroneek
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Binnekort kry ons ook ons eie Afrikaanse webwerf, nes die Arabiese een..

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  What language is this? Not exactly Ducth

                  1. Kroneek
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Afrikaans my bru

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Ok, some Dutch influence there

                      1. Kroneek
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Yebo

      2. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I got Salah

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Salah on -345 on FPLstats!
      Bruno on +62 even after rising last night

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

        nice

      2. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sick

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Bet Salah will drop even more after he gets the 0 pointer

        Mane at 55.4 nice

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Doubt he’ll drop tonight.

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

          KDB to rise another 0.1m probably!

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            And Son down again

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Not if city doesn’t rack up A decent score

      5. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That has to be record by far!!! Never seen anything comparable.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          It is

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Will reset shortly for the mee gameweek

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          *new

      7. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Still not going down. #protectcasualplayers

    7. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is Son > Grealish worth a hit?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It was 10 minutes ago.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Too late mate, deadline was at 11

      3. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        U have 1 ft

      4. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Haha just seeing that, thought it was 11.30, hope Son performs

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Changed this season. How have you missed that? 🙂

    8. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martial(C) Let’s go

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I remember him. How’s he doing these days?

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Imagine if he doesn't play

      3. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Should've captained yourself instead

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Went Reece James over Chilwell in the end as it leaves me 5.8ITB to get either KdB or Sterling next week for Soucek.

      Hope I don’t regret it!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sorry mate, but I think you'll definitely regret that.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thing is I definitely wanted Rodriguez with Richarlison back and their fixtures as well as City next week. So something has to give.

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          "Definitely" is a bit much

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Is it?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              What’s the reasoning? Is James considered much worse?

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yes because you aren't clairvoyant

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I'm not biased, I own both myself.

                1. Utopsis
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Hmm solid, like it. Toyed with both myself but opted not to in the end

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yikes

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Bad move?

      3. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        The problem is that you may forget later why you did it 😉

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Don’t worry I won’t lol

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        So no more Salah?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I’ve decided not for 2 weeks at least, then he’ll be back in for the City mid

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I love the Chelsea Instagram page:

      https://i.redd.it/exnt436jfj061.jpg

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Don’t like the fact Azpili is on there and James isn’t

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He'll be fine IMO. Just long-term, Chilwell better.

    11. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Let's go captain Watkins!!

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      With the speed of price rises I suspect I'll be making my moves for GW10 today...

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ah ah ah

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Tempting disaster I know

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        KDB rise from -20%... lightening fast rise

    13. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Gonna be interesting to see where Bruno's EO ends up given the 1.0m transfers in the GW.

      Last GW top 10k = 10%. Overall = 22%.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Over 100% EO

    14. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not feeling good when you don't own a top player vs easy opposition. I was punished by Salah in gw1 and I'm gonna be unidhed either today by Bruno or next gw by KDB. I'm focused on my plan not to take any hits unless it's necessary...

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        punished*

    15. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cavani is set to start his first premier league game today against West Brom

      https://twitter.com/UnitedReveal/status/1330106076168151044

      RIP Martial owners?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        More chance of RIP Rashford owners

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Probably Rashford actually...

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Even better.

      3. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Who the heck is United Reveal

      4. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        C'mon Cavani let's do this

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        2.3k followers and sourcing TalkSport, sounds like rubbish hmm

      6. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Good for Bruno!

      7. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        At least quote a reputable source ffs.

      8. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He should really be first choice anyway for a game like this with less room to counter.

    16. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is Salah tests negative today then he is available to start tomorrow. Is that correct??

      (Clutching at straws perhaps)

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Technically maybe. Won't have trained for a week or so though.

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Positive test has to be at least 10 days ago

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No, has to be 10 days minimum from first positive test, which was last weekend from memory

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Oh last weekend? Then fair enough. Either way, personally don't see him playing either way.

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He can only come back in training Monday onwards IF he tests negative.

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He won't play.

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          The question is whether he will play vs Brighton or not.

    17. Chhana
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling Captain lets gooo

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Hmm

    18. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Chilwell starts! Wilson benched

      https://twitter.com/FPL_Rockstar/status/1330109443632193537

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He said THINK

      2. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        "He thinks..."; "He has a feeling..."
        Is that how he spills facts or is it your translation?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          There ya go

      3. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Do you know difference between opinion and fact?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          There ya go

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

          I'm sorry are you three dense?

          He's still an ITK that gets teamsheets early. Read between the lines.

    19. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      People getting seriously carried away with Villa, triple up is madness. It’s Villa...

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        They didn't learn from 4 weeks ago?

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's not like I have made too many compromise for them, they are just playing the role of fillers.

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Exactly this, I have all the main players I want and triple villa fits the remaining budget points better than the alternatives

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Are there any better value players than Grealish in midfield and Watkins upfront thouigh ?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Grealish is a no brainier and someone like Martinez is fine, but double attack I really don’t know. Double defence certainly not

        2. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Definitely Watkins.

          If Grealish joins Man C in January though....

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have a triple up of Martinez, Grealish, Davis.

        I don't think I'm gonna regret it 😛

    20. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Chilwell and James double up, no Ziyech, this should be interesting.

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        U mean ur team or line up no ziyech?

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          my team. May have jumped the gun on James...

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Scare me! Good luck to u

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No Wilson should surely lock up the CS, Newcastle are such a weird team though

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          yeah completely unpredictable. Chelsea too. Early KO is a variable but I can see 4-1 Chelsea or something.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            The fact that Newcastle are at home means the unpredictable factor increases by 100

    21. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Werner and Ziyech blank would be perfect to start the gameweek!

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        As long as Chelsea keep cs and chilly and James assist each other and Mendy saves two pens 😉

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

        Agree

    22. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm pretty sure the last time I capped Bruno was vs. Sheff Utd last season

      Bruno was in great form and Sheff Utd looked terrible at the time

      Result: Martial hattrick, Rashford assist x2, AWB assist x1

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I actually think Bruno is more genuinely dangerous now than he was then. He massively overperformed stats (especially assists) at the end of last year.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I've managed to captain Bruno 3 times and each was a flop, probably because it was at home against an "easy" team

        4th time lucky let's hope

    23. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      got a bad feeling about (B)runo hope i’m wrong

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Me too, but I trust the people behind VAR.

    24. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
      Starting XI: Mendy, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner.
      Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.

      NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
      Starting XI: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Hayden, S Longstaff, Lewis, Murphy, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.
      Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Krafth, Hendrick, Shelvey, Almiron, Carroll.

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

        Phew, nervous times for a James and Werner owner ahead of every lineup!

      2. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers!