Scout Notes

How Barkley’s injury impacted Grealish and Watkins against Brighton

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

  • Goals: Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) | Danny Welbeck (£5.5m), Solly March (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) | Adam Lallana (£6.2m), Pascal Groß (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Welbeck x3, March x2, Konsa x1

BARKLEY UP THE WRONG TREE

A second-minute muscle injury to Ross Barkley (£6.0m) proved a massive spanner in the works as Aston Villa’s key Fantasy Premier League assets blanked in Gameweek 9.

The former Everton man has enjoyed some excellent link-up play with Jack Grealish (£7.6m) this season and has arguably been a factor in his impressive form.

Removing Barkley from the picture so soon into Saturday’s meeting with Brighton restricted Grealish’s Fantasy potential and, like Dean Smith, his 40.3% ownership will be hoping for positive news in the next press conference.

“(Barkley) felt his hamstring just two minutes into the game. We’ll have to get it scanned first to see how bad it is. He seems fairly hopeful he won’t be too long but we’ll have to wait and see after this game.” – Dean Smith

Puzzlingly, right-winger Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) was chosen as a straight-swap replacement for Barkley in the number 10 position, a role he could not quite fulfil as well as his predecessor.

The resultant effect was that Grealish eventually, swapped with Traoré, tucking into a more central station, somewhere he is less dangerous than on the left, where he can terrorise full-backs and centre-backs alike with driving, direct runs from the flanks.

Grealish also moved onto the right-hand side a lot in the second half. This shifting around of positions and lack of Barkley’s spark were never going to provide the perfect conditions for a Grealish haul, unfortunately.

Furthermore, in completely unforeseen circumstances, it turns out Traoré is above Grealish in the set-piece pecking order, despite not being a nailed-on starter at the club.

He took a large number of Villa’s corners and provided the assist for Ezri Konsa‘s (£4.7m) second-half goal from a free-kick.

It goes without saying that no Fantasy manager could have seen these events coming ahead of Gameweek 9, so the clutch who captained Grealish should not beat themselves up about that decision.

Moving forward, his owners will be hoping for one of two things. Either that Barkley will not be a long-term absentee or that Smith can find a way of consistently getting the best out of Grealish without him in the team.

DANNY BOY

Danny Welbeck in action for Brighton

Still operating firmly under the Fantasy radar, Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) is slowly becoming Brighton’s chief goal threat.

He may have only started two matches for the Seagulls, but his performances have been promising indeed.

After coming closest to scoring in the Gameweek 8 goalless draw against Burnley, Welbeck was back to lead the Brighton line for the second outing in a row, relegating Neal Maupay (£6.4m) to an attacking midfield support role alongside Adam Lallana (£6.2m).

The former Manchester United and Arsenal forward fulfilled the promise of his full debut for Brighton at Villa Park, using his exceptional pace to get in behind the defence and score the opening goal on Saturday.

Unlikely to lose his starting berth after two energetic performances, at £5.5m Welbeck could prove decent value when Brighton’s turn more appealing with a trip to Fulham in Gameweek 13.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz (Hourihane 75′); Grealish, Barkley (B Traoré 5′ | El Ghazi 74′), Trézéguet; Watkins.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; March, Groß (Molumby 90+6′), Bissouma, Lamptey; Maupay (Burn 80′), Lallana (Veltman 46′); Welbeck.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Robertson + DCL to Cancelo + Vardy (-4)

    Will get Salah in for KDB if city aren’t performing after the next few

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Robbo, Bellerin, Chilwell, (Coufal, Mitchell)
    KDB, Son, Ziyech, Grealish, (Stephens)
    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Everton fixtures turning, why sell

      1. AD2110
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Will see after tonight but Everton have looked pretty poor lately. Vardy also has nice fixtures coming up

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Full squad is back but u r right, judge after the game

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I like DCL longterm

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Only 3 left to play today with 6 games to go ... watching football and watching the slowly dropping rank each hour ... not fun!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Go and watch some old video of Zico then to cheer up.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What a brilliant idea this is!

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    1) Best 4.5m defender for the medium/long term?
    2) Best 4.4m defender for the medium/long term?

    Things i am looking for
    - needs to start for me in gw10
    - good fixtures of the xmas period (gw12 - 17)

    - Ayling/Dallas...great long term fix, decent team but tough gw10 fix (eve)
    - Lewis..quite cheap at 4.3m.tough gw15/16 fixture when he might be needed
    - Cpl defender..who? okkish fixtures
    - Shu defender..decent fixtures but once again, who?
    - Masauku, fits my requirements but not fully nailed which i dont want over xams

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Masuaku/Targett

    2. Miggy007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Masuaku not fully nailed.? Of course he is. Probably our best defender of late.

    3. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1) Coufal
      2) Lewis

  4. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I'd like to get a Leicester player in for their good run of fixtures. Which option looks better:

    A). Kane to Vardy
    B) Semedo to Castagne

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Really tricky as Kane impressed last night. B perhaps

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Not sure where to go from here now! 1FT & 1.5itb. Any ideas? Bruno >> KDB a bad move?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cresswell, Saiss
    Bruno, Ziyech, Rodríguez, Grealish, Son
    Kane, DCL
    (4.0, Justin, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Solve the Saiss issue, maybe

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What if he plays this GW?

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        And who to? Cancello? Castagne?

        1. Silver_and_Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          As Justin and Mithcell are both risks to be rotated, you should get a nailed player. Cancelo is a good pick, but also rotation risk. Dias maybe?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yeah true. Problem is this week I have Cresswell, Chillwell and Justin all with good fixtures so I don’t really need to make a defensive transfer

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    City have scored 5 goals in the last 6 games.

    Must be an all time low for a Pep Guardiola side?

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Worst start to a season ever in his career

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Probably

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        They aren’t firing at all. Which is why I’m surprised people are going double City and disregarding their form.

        It’s always been form over fixtures.

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep, I’m getting cold feet on KDB big time!

        But, I’m also thinking Cancelo is a brilliant option.

        City are tight-ish in DF and he’s so attacking.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          agree Cancello looks a great pick

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Only City player I’m considering to bring in at the moment

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best move here? Have 3.1ITB which I stocked up for Son -> KDB but not so sure now.

      McCarthy Steer
      Chilwell Cancelo Justin Taylor Mitchell
      Bruno Son Rodriguez Grealish Bissouma
      Vardy Jimenez Watkins

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jimenez > Kane ?

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Consider, but late? Jimenez -> Bamford/Antonio allows for Rodriguez -> Salah which would be nice for gw12. Will scout them today!

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Maybe.

            Downgrading Jimmy and upgrading to Salah/KDB will look very good if Hamez blanks again today.

            1. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Cheers!

    3. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kane to Vardy for free
      or
      sell Podence? (to sb under 7.2M)

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Podence

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is Podence your 4th or 5th mid ?

        1. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          4th

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thing is, cheap mids aren't really a thing right now. Most mids you want are either midprice mids or premiums. Last week I would have said Barkley but now he's injured so maybe Fornals/Bowen, but it's very punty/differential.

            Anything worth a -4 if you downgrade Podence to a 4.5 ?

      3. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I can’t bring myself to sell Kane. He’s bloody brilliant this year.

        Podence needs to go (I have him too)

    4. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      So I guess the main talking point about next week transfers – for most of us – will be to decide if we want either KDB or Vardy alongside Kane & Son, or if we want both instead of Kane & Son. Maybe Salah will be in the mix too if he's back.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep.

        I’ve gone for Vardy alongside the Spurs duo.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's where I'm heading too right now. Let's see how he does first today though.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            100%

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Who do you remove? I've got Werner slot for Vardy. Talking about form, Werner 5.2 Kane 6.0, Werner's got better fixtures and cheaper ... here we go Kane > Vardy or Werner > Vardy

    5. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I really, really hate any player doing any kind of a stuttered run up when they are taking a penalty.

      But, now that VAR is looking for keepers coming off their line, it’s actually a very sneaky way of ensuring that if you miss, you’ll probably get another crack at the whip.

      The keeper thinks the ball will be struck earlier than it is. He comes off his line, as is natural, and he’s in breach of the law.

      If Bruno had missed his 2nd penalty, he’d have got another one anyway as the keeper had come off his line again.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You shouldn't be able to make pauses like that while taking a pen.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah, I tend to agree.

          But, it will require a re-write of the laws. And I can’t see that happening

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Is there a time limit for taking a pen lol ? What if a player start dancing towards the ball for 1min until taking it lmao ?

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        The keeper can always not move forward at all.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bruno didnt miss as Johnstone cheated. Same as against PSG.

      4. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It is legitimate and within the rules though, whereas keepers flying off their line is not but they've been getting away with it for years.

        That said, if they changed the rules to say no stuttering, stopping or jumping in your run up I wouldn't mind.

      5. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        the keeper should not come off his line. it is in the rule book.
        But there is no rule for pen taker not to jump.
        case closed.

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I never opened a case to say Bruno did anything wrong 🙂

          It's well within the laws of the game. But, it is especially SNEAKY now keepers get penalised every time for stepping off their line

      6. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He didn't stutter though. He hopped before shooting. There's nothing in the law against that. He didn't take a pause at any instance.

    6. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Horror set of of fixtures for my back line in GW10. 1FT 1.5ITB

      Saiss > Dias/Cancelo seems the obvious move?

      Martinez
      Chilwell KWP Taylor
      Bruno(c) Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane Werner DCL

      (Steer Bissouma Saiss Lamptey)

    7. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Upgrade Brewster or Podence?

      Got 3.3 ITB

      Means Brewster can be a 7.8 forward or Podence can becoma a 8.8 midfielder.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brewster seems fairly unreliable

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Understatement of the year

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Podence. You don't want a 5.5mil 8th attacker who you don't even want anyway.

        Brewster can rot on the bench until he and SHU find some form

    8. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I want to sell Podence, but I don't see any interesting mid under 7.2M. Bowen, Foden, Jota..?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Stay away from Foden....far away

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        non

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fornals/Bowen are decent players/picks, but they tend to be substitue early most of the games. Foden is a no-go for me even though he'll probably have some game time in december. Jota is tempting if he keeps starting/scoring. But nothing really exciting in that bracket I agree.

      4. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Same issue as me.

        Nobody looking enticing at 7.0 mil or below.

        Barnes interests me usually - but he’s not on it this season. Barkley May have been an option before his injury.

        Now, I have no idea

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Downgrading for me. If I downgrade Podence to Bissouma, with all the money I have in the bank, I can upgrade Wilson to Vardy...

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Bang bang. Do it

      5. Emp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota

      6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota

      7. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not Foden.

        I've been trying to get rid of him for about 4 GWs.

    9. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Son to KDB planners.
      What you thinking now? Still going for it?
      It feels very much a move from form to fixtures and I'm not sure that always works out with attackers?

      Interested to hear if anyone has changed their mind now

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Feels like a bad move now

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes, more because Son is too good to lose; KDB looked fine yesterday but team structure lacking and missing Aguero (and DSilva Fernandinho)

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        i have changed my mind
        now my focus is on Vardy

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah I was also looking at Vardy but would mean losing Kane for me again not sure I fancy that

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            lucky I can do

            Maupay Robo

            to Vardy Castegne

            and keep Son and Kane

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Looks a good move. Maupay’s primary skill it seems is diverting the attention of defenders. Robbo unfortunately not looking himself for Liverpool or Scotland and in makeshift defence

          2. Finding Timo
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I was looking at Kane to Vardy too but think could back fire losing Kane !

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Keeping Son.

          It's either Hamez to KDB or no KDB at all for me.

        3. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Bad move.

          Form > Fixtures every time

        4. Arcaddde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Very nervous of switching as planned. Probably holding another week to wait and see. Annoying having £2.5m ITB and no idea what to do with it!

        5. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          thanks all. Think I'll just get Cancello for now and wait on city

      3. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have 5mill for a defender.
        It seems obvious to pick James - its just i cant get this nagging feeling that Azpi is there too. I think is 1st choice, but i do also think they'll be times he'll be on the bench for Azpi

        Who would you pick for a 5mill def budget?
        James
        Walkers-Peters?
        Kilman im tempted by but same as above, Saiss is there
        Targett
        Or maybe a Leeds dfender?

        I have Lamp, mitchell, chilwell and coufal atm

        1. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Actually tempted by Masuaku now, double West Ham defence but he is getting forward. Then gives me an extra 0.5 to upgrade Bissouma

          Thoughts?

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          There are some decent options at 4.5 tbh. Maybe it's a bit too late for a Chelsea defensive double up ? I don't know.

          1. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Also thinking that tbh. Think Masuaku is the way to go for now - if he does get dropped its an easy tfr to another 4.5

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Look at West Ham today, see if you like it. Masuaku is a decent pick imo. Not sure about a double up either though.

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Thanks mate, was going to do that and just check.
                Getting a 4.5 would let me upgrade Bissouma to Soucek, so id be more happy with him at 4.9 that Bissouma tbh

                So liking the 4.5mill idea alot more. Thanks Tafrere

        3. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Also, Chelsea fixtures look tough

      4. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I really really love fluffed panenkas

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Sounds delicious - with ice cream or custard?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Was referring to my salsa outfit, but I love ice cream too

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              And yes, the helmet stays on when I dance!

      5. BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not much talk of Aguero on here for next GW. Obviously a bit short of fitness but should get run out in CL and big chance he'll start next GW in that mouthwatering fixture. Only £10.1m aswell..

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          but he may only play like 60+ mins and KDB may still on pen
          put me off

          1. BrockLanders
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            60min Kun could easily score a brace/hatrick. Seems the one player being neglected and he is explosive

        2. fantasyfog
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Too early to tell, that's why

          1. BrockLanders
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Sat on the bench yesterday, so obviously almost ready. Not sure I remember him needing a big run in the team to get back firing and after yesterdays result, Pep won't hesitate to start him..

            1. Mirakuru FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I’m thinking the same - but a bit weary.
              Let’s see what happens at champs

      6. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        City's midweek UCL match will determine if they can score 3-4 goals or if they have real attacking problems. Also Pep is gonna try to nail 7-8 players in his starting lineup in order to get his team ready for the upcoming fixtures.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Considering Kun??

      7. Goat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Look at Bowstring The Carp on twitter. Pathetic

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's hilarious

          1. Goat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            See his pinned tweet too. Taking a step back this season to bring back the “fun factor” 😆

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A salty casual that is mad as the game has passed him by, no longer is it enough to read articles on here to get good ranks.

      8. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is the hype of KDB (BUR) [C] GW10 as high as Bruno (WBA) [C] GW9 in the meantime Vardy (FUL)?

      9. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Planning transfers over the next 3 GWs, which do you prefer?

        A) Zouma, Son, Grealish
        B) Cancelo, Ziyech, Grealish (-4)
        C) Cancelo, Ziyech, Rodriguez (-4)
        D) Cancelo, Son, Grealish (-8)

        Thinking D to keep Son (will be losing Kane for Salah) and to get Cancelo for City's fixture run. Vardy (FUL (c), shu) in for Kane for next two fixtures and Cancelo (BUR, FUL) in for Zouma should make up for the -8?

        Cheers

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers

      10. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        As a neutral with absolutely no dog in the PL fight I would love to see Mourinho win the league this year. Don't care one way or the other about Spurs, but always liked Jose and it would be a great comeback story after everyone had written him off.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would be a huge lol@Man United as well. A nice bonus.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          God no. Nothing against Spurs per se... But Maureen is one of the most abrasive and ego driven men on the planet.

          I've kind of enjoyed watching his ego be destroyed year on year, and watching his crumbling narcissism slowly eating away at his soul.

          If that were to come to an end, it would be sad for me.

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No fan of Maureen but it’s got to be Spurs turn. Look unbeatable at the moment too

      11. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Which three 9.0 and above picks would you have now?

        Thinking Vardy and two of Bruno, Son, KDB

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Son, Kane, Bruno. Salah back from GW12

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fairly impossible with good and balanced team

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I really dont think it is. Theres a lot of cheap strikers and you can have Soucek as a playing 7th attacker in midfield which easily allows all 4.

          2. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Ah haven’t spot the full stop!

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Got 4: Bruno Kane Son Werner currently ... big decision on how to switch to one or more from KDB Vardy Salah Jesus/Kun during GW10-GW12, many scenarios ... maybe stick would be fine with small green arrows. The temptation to play the game by targeting fixtures and jump up the rank is always there ... human's greedy instinct!

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yeah targeting fixtures is fun !

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Exactly, the essence of playing this game!

      12. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Can we ban the word casual ? 😀

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          no 😉

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hey that's my identity, so no 😆

        3. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's like listening to someone continually calling people snowflakes in 2025

      13. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Early thoughts...

        A) Kane -> Vardy(C)
        B) Save FT

        Martinez
        Chilwell Cresswell Justin
        Salah* Son Ziyech Grealish Jota
        Kane DCL

        (Steer Bamford Zouma Ayling) 1FT 0ITB

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A if Salah is back

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Considering A myself

      14. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Good morning lads!

        Thoughts on this?

        If Salah is still out I’m going to sell Robbo, Jrod & Kane and get Cancelo, Vardy and KDB in for -4.

        I’m too scared to ignore those City fixtures. Usually they bounce back after bad performance.

        My GW10 team would be

        Martinez

        Cancelo - Chilwell - Creswell

        Bruno - KDB - Son - Grealish - Foden

        Vardy (c) - DCL

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Could backfire but I can see the temptation.
          Do it if you feel like doing it.

        2. Samir16
            1 month, 29 days ago

            triple-up on a team thats really misfiring at the moment sounds too risky for my liking. Also, i would look at moving out foden given that he hasn't started in like 4-5 GWs now to maybe a cheap west ham mid

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Saiss, Rashford, Brewster to Kilman, Soucek, Vardy worth -8?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No, I like rashford v Southampton

            1. Samir16
                1 month, 29 days ago

                yeah same. a pacy rashford against a team that has struggled against fast left wingers (read: werner, son) looks too good to me. wouldn't drop.

          2. Openboxman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Martinez
            James - Chilwell - Bellerin - Cresswell
            Salah - Sterling - Ziyech - Son
            Watkins - DCL

            Steer - Foden - Brewster - Lamptey

            2FT 1.1m ITB. No idea what to do.

            1. Samir16
                1 month, 29 days ago

                if there's no fire to put out, move foden out of your team and look at jota or a west ham asset. Also, I'd try to pull some funds out of defense. you have 5 very good defenders with a weak set of forwards

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Keep it simple. Bring in penalty takers.

              That means Fernandes, Vardy, Kane, Salah, Werner, Klich.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 29 days ago

                So key

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                It also means you are excluding good non penalty players

            3. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Martinez
              Chilwell Taylor Saiss
              Fernandes Son Grealish Foden
              Kane Vardy DCL

              Steer Mitchell Lamptey Alzate
              1ft 2.0itb

              Plan had been to take a hit to get KDB for Son. Was always going to have to take a hit it to do it. Defence is a trainwreck.

              A) son and Saiss to KDB and Coufal
              B) Saiss to cancelo

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                B)

                Not sure about City atttack anymore. But Cancelo looks brilliant

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yeah, got to come good soon though, I can see city putting 6 past Burnley