Scout Notes

Analysing Fernandes and United’s other FPL assets after narrow West Brom win

Manchester United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

  • Goals: Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m)
  • Assists: Juan Mata (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) x2, Victor Lindelof (£4.9m) x1

A twice-taken Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m) penalty was just enough for Manchester United to see off a spirited, if limited, West Brom side.

It was the Red Devils’ first league win at Old Trafford this season, prompting a relief-heavy comment from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

We needed that win at home. It’s never comfortable against players of this quality.

FERNANDES TO THE FORE

Over-hyping the opposition continues to be a Solskjaer trait because the Baggies were organised and committed, but that was generally where their qualities ended.

Then again, there wasn’t much of the good stuff on display from the home side either, with midfielder Fernandes the best of an average lot on the night.

That was the most pleasing Fantasy Premier League (FPL) aspect of the match as the 34.5%-owned midfielder was by far the most popular player on the pitch.

His ownership had been boosted by a Gameweek-leading one million-plus new owners for the West Brom encounter and yet another penalty – seven of his 14 goals for the club have come from the spot – meant he produced a second straight double-digit return for his managers old and new.

He did require a re-take to score it, however, when his first attempt was saved by the excellent Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), albeit from well off his goal-line.

But the goal was just reward for an influential performance from Fernandes.

He created two of the game’s three big chances, which forced fine saves by Johnstone from Anthony Martial (£8.7m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) respectively, and scored from the other one.

Fernandes’ form, and United’s fixtures, are tempting more managers into the midfielder’s fold – he’s currently one of the most popular purchases for Gameweek 10.

And a pleasant mix of matches over the next six Gameweeks, with four games away and the two at home against more progressive opposition in Manchester City and Leeds, should better suit United’s counter-attacking strengths.

NOT SO FORWARD THINKING

Penalties have nourished Fernandes owners through thin times. There’s not a lot of sustenance available for the team’s other attacking options.

On another day and against a rather less inspired keeper, both Martial and Rashford might have found the net.

But the former has had a truly terrible season so far, with more red cards than goals, while Rashford’s last four starts – which have included three stints up front – have produced just one assist.

Solskjaer has handed four starts out of the last five to Juan Mata (£5.9m) and it was the veteran’s cross that drew the handball for Saturday’s penalty award.

The Spaniard now has two assists from those starts, but his lack of pace does the side few favours and his freer role seems to compromise Fernandes’ ability to get forward at times.

Many United fans would rather see the more dynamic Donny van de Beek (£6.7m) given a chance in Mata’s place, a move that the conservative Solskjaer is yet to make, and might not even have contemplated.

The manager did provide an update on another midfielder – Paul Pogba (£7.7m):

Paul got a knock in the last game (for France) and he started feeling it yesterday after the session. Well, he felt it before the session, but he couldn’t carry on. Hopefully, he’ll be okay for Tuesday.

But the only attacking game in town at the moment remains Fernandes. United have had 109 attempts so far this season and just over a fifth (24) have come solely from him.

DEFENSIVE DIVIDENDS

At least the team’s backline is starting to produce points, with two clean sheets (and just two goals conceded) over the last four Gameweeks.

The side’s most popular defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m and 9.2%), brought in two bonus points, and eight overall, while Alex Telles (£5.5m) marked his league debut with a solid return for his 1.2% ownership.

United’s schedule is attractive enough to suggest more clean sheets can be kept for the foreseeable future.

But the prospect of attacking returns from the flanks remains remote.

United’s full-backs – including the injured Luke Shaw (£4.8m) – have created nine chances between them this season. 

That’s a total bettered by six defenders on their own, while West Ham’s Ryan Fredericks (£4.3m) can match that tally from just three appearances.

Until Solskjaer risks pushing his wide men further forward, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) is probably the better bet as a consistent attacking threat.

The centre-half’s 13 attempts this season is joint-top among defenders.

As for the Baggies, manager Slaven Bilic was understandably bitter about VAR overturning a penalty award when Fernandes tackled Conor Gallagher (£5.5m):

I’m very disappointed with the result and the decisions from the referee.

But from a Fantasy perspective, the less said about a team with just six goals and one clean sheet from nine games, the better.


Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Fred (McTominay 84); Mata (Cavani 62), Fernandes, Rashford (van de Beek 79); Martial.

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Bartley, Ivanovic (Krovinovic 79), Ajayi, Townsend; Gallagher, Sawyers, Diangana (Robson-Kanu 62), Pereira; Grant (Robinson 62).

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1,126 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Morning guys. Would you do Hamez Rodriguez out for.
    Jota
    Or
    Ziyech

    1. berka85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Jota

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ziyech

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not sure I'd sell with next couple of fixtures. He's hauled at home with everyone fit.

      Ziyech is more nailed.
      Jota possibly more goal threat.

      Salah back will likely affect his game time.

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        This is true, 12 and 18 point hauls at home. Ill definitely hold for one more.

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks guys, great answers. My thinking is to hold for another week, as the real decision is Jota over bringing Salah back and having a front 8 and rotate between Jota/Bamford/DCL/Watkins. but give me a strong front 8 and 3x 5.5 defenders.

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        One more week should answer this too

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Kane to Vardy worth -4?

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

      Did it for free, not for a hit no

    2. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm not even sure its worth it for free. Didn't the game against City deter you from selling Spurs assets?

      Do we think Fulham suits Vardy's style of play?

  3. Koroko990
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    When are most people planning on using the wildcard? Is there like to be a double gameweek before the next wc comes in?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think there is with City, Utd, Villa

      I have it and close to using. Waiting for City to click now Aguero is back is an option but how long do you wait for that

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      WC has to be used by GW16 this year, and as far as I have heard, the earliest there can be a DGW will be around GW18/19 due to the heavy fixture congestion from now until end December. The next available slot is around GW24. I'm honestly trying to keep mine until GW16.

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

    Any early suggestions here folks? 1ft, 1.6m itb

    martinez
    robbo zouma kilman
    bruno son ziyech grealish zaha
    kane dcl

    forster dallas brewster lamptey

    1. Pitch Perfect
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Good team. Save ft. Or upgrade a defender to Cancelo ahead of MCI fixture run?

  5. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I've been focused on my Salah re-entry plan but I could also upgrade Bamford to Vardy in time for Fulham. Just thinking aloud.

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I watched Fulham play yesterday and they looked dreadful at best. Vardy is a flat track bully and will haul without a doubt.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2 2 1 6 3 2

      KDB’s last 6 scores. Yet he’s the main transfer target this week. Feel like I should focus on getting salah back and then maybe get aguero for the Fulham game (if fit).

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Exactly my plan. And Man City need to show they can beat Burnley. Too many good quality premiums to take a risk on an out of form team

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fixtures over form. City will not continue to blank.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Literally no other player could have a run like that and people contemplate getting them in at 11.6m though could they?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I'm still thinking of doubling up and getting Sterling such is the attacking potency of City.

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Attacking the Fulham fixture a good move.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          So potentially wait til that game and get salah first?

      4. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Getting aguero over kdb is quite risky. Last time aguero played he went off injured for several weeks, before that out for months, you think he's going to come back into the team full speed at 32? A

        Those kdb stats are misleading - if he hadn't missed a pen, it would have been 13 instead of 3. And chuck in a couple champions league games in between those fixtures where he got 2 assists in both games, so another couple of 9-12 fpl scores. Its about reading between the lines, the creative numbers kdb is putting out are very good, city players wasting chances currently but he's still the main man.

        1. Birds of Prey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          thank you happy to have him. Y'all stay clear-- good luck with that.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            No one doubts he’s a great player and he’ll start hauling sooner or later, City just look broken right now.

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I thought they absolutely dominated Spurs, I'd be happy owning City with their fixtures coming up.

    3. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I have 2 FTs, which of the following transter(s) do you think the best?

      1. Maupay (yes I know don't ask why I still have him) to Bamford

      2. Maupay to Vardy (c), Robbo to Coufal to have the fund.

      3. Kane to Vardy (c)

      4. Bruno to Salah (c) given Salah is 100% fit.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Negatively around Bruno Fernandes is real. I don't have him and so frustrated that can't get him without a major surgery to the squad.

      He's doing it week in week out since came to PL. Getting very expensive too. Sighhh

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah and he’s got a lovely ability to look dangerous late on in games so there’s always hope for more points.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          He's a warrior mate. Literally keeping United afloat atm

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yep. He continues to hurt me. I should've just done Rashford > Bruno and sucked it up this week.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Same here. But I don't have that 1m so will keep Rashford. Him and Tony should have scored those sitters !! Should be ashamed of themselves tbh....

    5. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hypothetically if you had to do one of the below which ones would you do:

      A) bellerin & bissouma > Williams (3.9) & foden - soucek first sub
      B) Dallas & soucek > Williams & foden - bissouma first sub

    6. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      What's Salah's ownership like? Will he be a great differential captain next week when he hauls?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ownership currently 27.7% but dead teams will be a factor. Most active players I know took him out (small sample).

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Indeed, im even considering triple captain! His ownership has dropped to about 20% EO i think. Lowest it will have ever been for years. He has 8 returns in 6 games against Brighton

        1. Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          EO has nothing to do with your TC chip

    7. chelseabrad
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2.6m ITB and 2FTs

      Martinez Steer
      Robbo Chilwell Bellerin KWP Mitchell
      Bruno Son Hamez Grealish Neto
      Kane Wilson Bamford

      A) Son > KDB
      B) Hamez & Kane > KDB & Werner
      C) Son & Kane > KDB & Vardy
      D) Other?

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

    8. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Have 2FTs, 3.1ITB and wanna do Kane Reguilon to Vardy (c) Cancelo.

      Would you also add Hamez to Sterling for -4?

      Martinez
      Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
      Bruno/Son/Hamez/Grealish
      Kane/DCL/Bamford

      Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Think I can wait with Salah till the Fulham fixture

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Surely James to salah? Unless not possible. Salah 8 returns in 6 matches vs Brighton. Captaincy option, would you seriously captain sterling with his form right now?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Would (c) Vardy this week

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            If youre not going to captain sterling then taking a -4 hit for him doesnt really make sense for me

            1. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              True that

    9. Pitch Perfect
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on Rodriguez to Jota. Has Jota secured his place in starting XI?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I would say so for now. He’s looked way better than I thought he would. Unlucky not to have an assist or 2 yesterday.

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        At whose expense?

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Possibly Firmino?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            No firmino too important to the system

    10. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So who is the Wolves player now apparently self-isolating after contracting COVID-19? I wonder...

    11. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm crazy for thinking Son > Torres is a move this week, right?

      I really want triple City this week. 99% chance I do Semedo > Cancelo.

      Which then leaves Son > Torres -4 as a genuine consideration I'm making.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Dare you

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I've already upped my dare factor this season by doing Foden > Jota -4 on Saturday morning. This one might be a touch too far. But I will consider it. Also opens funds up for Rashford > Salah.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Southampton are the perfect opponent for Rashford, I'd consider carefully before removing him.

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        To me I wouldn’t do it for free never mind a -4 but each to their own

      3. Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who is your third city? I'm considering a defensive double up - Cancelo & Dias.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          No thanks on the defensive double up.

          If City hit Burnley for 5, you'll be wanting 2 attackers - Jesus, Torres maybe could come into the thinking.

          I'm gonna have KdB + Cancelo this week for sure. But contemplating the Son > Torres hit.

      4. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Son scored 10 points this week, Torres has 13 points all season.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          For free it would be a gamble, for a hit it is absolutely mad

      5. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes its crazy...do you hate fpl points

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

        Son out for a hit to a player who may not get more than 20 mins. hmm let me think about this one......

    12. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Got 2FT and 3.3 ITB. Still not sure what to do here:
      Martínez (Martin)
      Chilwell, Walker-Peters, Robertson (Lamptey) (Branthwaite)
      De Bruyne, Son, Grealish, Zaha (Soucek)
      Brewster, Kane, Calvert-Lewin

      Before this GW my plans were to move Robertson and Zaha/Son to Cancelo and Salah, but now I want to keep Robertson and Son.

      Any ideas?

      1. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Also, I probably want to play Zaha vs Newcastle

    13. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It’s mad how if United win their game in hand they go level with Everton and just two behind Chelsea and Leicester who many consider having a good season and only 4 behind spurs and Liverpool. After the awful start to the season United arnt a million miles behind

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Only played 8 games. Liverpool = 2.22 points a game, Man U 1.63 points a game. Extrapolated over a season = about 22 points behind. Early days though obviously.

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I’m not saying they will challenge for the title but teams like Chelsea etc have been praised and united slated and if they win game against villa they go two points behind them

      2. Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I avoided Bruno and was stung at the weekend but I still think it's the right decision. They look really poor.

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Agreed they do look poor but my point is they look poor and they are still close to a lot of teams who are “playing really well.” Imagine if they manage to start and play well

          1. jb1985
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            A bit like how Spurs looked poor against WBA the week prior getting a last minute win and then the following week going out and beating City 2-0. Even though Utd looked poor against WBA, I think WBA need credit were credit is due for keeping the scores low on both these games.

    14. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I don't think Torres is 100% nailed and Man City have scored 5 goals in there last 6 games, dont think they've shown anything to tripple on them

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nobody is 100% nailed at City except KdB. Not even Sterling. He's started 3 league games in a row now, scored a hat-trick vs Germany for Spain. If he isn't starting, I don't know anything anymore. He has to start imo on current form.

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

          over the last few season, Bilva scored and hatty- benched next game, same i believe happened with Aguero after a hatrick.

          Torres is a good differential but for me, there are too many assumptions that need to go your way for it to pay off

          I'm looking at bringing in sterling alongside already owned KDB and Dias for a triple up

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            This is the trouble with City in general. But he who dares wins. These fixtures are there for the taking.

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

              agreed, i need to move one of bruno and ziyech on for sterling, feels dumb but need to attack

    15. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez (Forster)
      Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss (Dallas, Mitchell)
      Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Soucek)
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      1FT + 2.4 itb

      Assuming Salah is fit for the Brighton match, what's my best move?

      A) Bruno > KDB
      B) Bruno > Salah
      C) Son > KDB
      D) Son > Salah
      E) Ziyech + Robo > KDB + Cancelo (-4)
      F) Ziyech + Robo > Salah + Coufal (-4)

    16. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Had pre-planned Son->KDB and DCL->Bamford for this week. Getting cold feet now... Thoughts?

      1. Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm considering this move too, but think I'm going to wait an extra week to suss out the city attack and give DCL an extra week. He has a good fixture too.

        1. Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I think that's now where I'm headed too. Will monitor prices changes tho

      2. Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I wouldn't sell DCL - no one is even close at that price

        he'll be 9.5-10 mill next season

        1. Scrumper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You think he'll keep his current scoring rate up?
          I was putting him closer in long-term performance to Bamford, Antonio etc... rather than Vardy Werner etc

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            He definitely will keep his scoring rate up so long as Richarlison and James are fit. Theyre a better team than Leeds, and he's a better finisher than Bamford. Bamford still a great option surely you can fit DCL+Bamford, both so cheap

            1. Scrumper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Fair enough - thanks for the advice!

          2. Kitman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            If the goal rate does drop, just wait for that to happen and then make the move.
            I wouldn't make a move now to pre-empt a drop in form because right now he is on fire

      3. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah just dont sell DCL, crazy

    17. Parsnips
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Barkley > Jota is tempting

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          That's not tempting. That's a slam dunk.

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        How about this for a WC team?

        Martinez
        Robbo - Cancelo - Dias - Justin
        Salah - KDB - Grealish - Jota
        Vardy(c) - Watkins

        4.0 - Brewster - Lamptey - Elneny

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          GW10: Vardy(c) vs FUL
          GW11: KDB(c) vs FUL
          GW12: Salah(c) vs ful
          GW13: KDB(c) vs WBA
          GW14: Grealish(c) vs wba
          GW15: Salah(c) vs WBA

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Not concerned on Pereira's imminent return?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Nope

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Would not double on City defense. If they score 5 against Burnley you'll hate that you can't get Jesus, Torres or Sterling in for Fulham.

          Chilwell basically should be first name in defense imo. Fixtures or not, he's getting into ridiculous positions.

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

            agree with this, not having chillwell on a WC isnt great

      • Pitch Perfect
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Please use 2FT (0.0 ITB) on this...

        Guiata
        Chilwell/Bellerin/Justin
        Mané/Bruno/Grealish/Jamez/Son
        DCL/Bamford
        (Johnstone - Bamford/Vguard/Lamptey)

        1. Pitch Perfect
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Sorry Wilson ... Not got two Bamfords.

      • The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Any changes on this lot or should I save? Concern over still owning Wilson, also not having any City assets and also Vardy...

        £1.4 ITB

        Martinez (Button)
        Bellerin / Cresswell / Chilwell (Kilman / Mitchell)
        Jrod / Bruno / Grealish / Salah (Bissouma)
        Kane / DCL / Wilson

      • Henrik Larsson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Do we think KDB will rise again this week? Given, everyone is scrambling to get city players in?

        1. Sous Chef
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yes think so

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Sadly, probably.

        3. Henrik Larsson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If he continues to rise i'm going to struggle to get him in with a -8 and making some tough choices. But i think i'm going to wait an extra week.

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

        After GW4 I was outside the top 2mil. A wildcard and five gameweeks later I'm now into the top 400k.

        I had been planning on saving it for potential DGWs at GW16 but using it when I did has given me such an enormous boost!

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          My WC gave me -33points overall.. still a very closely bunched season though, expecting 1 good week will send me from 1m to 500k easily

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

        Did kane>vardy last night, feels a bit wrong getting rid of kane but vardy have the fixtures to match kane and with the extra money I can now buy back salah for son

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If Burnley look as abject as ever today, these City discussions will really heat up! Looking forward to it.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I thought they've been looking better. Isn't their first choice backline back

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah they have been doing better defensively and probably expecting Burnley to sneak a 1-0 win today, must win game for them already. Still doesnt mean theyre not going to get rolled by city because just look at the history between them burnely usually ship 4 goals against city

      • Sous Chef
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Tough call and would be purely on fixtures.

        Son + Kane >KDB + Vardy -4

        A. Yes
        B. No

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

          just kane > vardy and see how city look against burnley and decide on who to get for fulham, think burnley can frustrate city a bit

        2. Ginola
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A imo. Contemplating the same moves myself. It's risky indeed, but you'll bring in captaincy options for the next 2 GW's.

        3. RoryzonderR
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A, but only marginally. Or just KdB for Son and keep penalty-taker Kane.....

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Son to KDB (C) for -4?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Agree with the move but don't think its worth -4 even though I own KDB