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. John Nerdelbaum
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any early thoughts on a move here?
    Thinking Kane to Vardy or even rolling a transfer. Maupay obviously has to go at some point

    1 FT 1.5m ITB

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Mitchell
    Sterling Bruno Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL Maupay

    Steer/Kilman/Burke/Lamptey

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think with nothing pressing and Brighton hosting liverpool.it may be the week to ditch maupay

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah I think the Vardy move would probably yield more points but you're right Maupay needs booting

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd be tempted to save the FT and captain Sterling. That or upgrade Mitchell to a playing defender (Targett?) to make sure you field 11.

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kilman should play - obviously he may be on compassionate leave

      2. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'm maxed out on Villa - not sure if I would want the double up
        I think Mitchell is fine for the time being with Lamptey back next week

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I don't really get the Kane out trend on here.

      The guy is probably in the form of his life - as he's now added KDB level assisting to his game on top of the goals.

      He & Salah will be fighting for top points scorer this season without doubt.

      I'd get rid of Maupay first from your team

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers. I'm wary about losing Kane
        I'll probably do Maupay to Bamford - could have had a hatful yesterday

      2. Vlad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I agree there is lot of bias against Kane. Bad fixtures ? Ok so what, are we dumping salah when he has bad fixtures? Ofc not. Kane is maybe the best player in the league atm.

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

      Maupay to bamford or Watkins , actually you are full on villa.. so bamford

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers Vlad

    5. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would be tempted to deal with Maupay first. Kane could still score, and you could get Vardy next GW. But Bamford vs Everton much more likely to outscore Maupay.

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers Boris

  2. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Was all set on brining in KDB, however not so sure now.

    If Salah is fit I may prefer him, and don’t want to ditch Pernandes just yet.

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think I would want at least one City

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I do, but who would you get rid of out of Salah and Fernandes?

        1. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I didn't think you had Salah?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I held on to him

    2. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      cant have them all, city sre not essential

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

        They can become within one gw

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm with you. Not convinced.

  3. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah Bruno Soucek Son Sterling

    .. everybody speaks about salah or bruno bruno or salah ziyech or kdb..

    I have the feeling that should bring somehow ziyech but in place for who.. and still think my mids are good but that chelsea attack is great..

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I wouldn't worry too much about Ziyech with Spurs up next

    2. Vlad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wouldn’t touch that it’s perfect

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You're good. Leave it

  4. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I have both Kane and Son.....no value tied up in Kane. Kane>Vardy(c) is the FT, yes?

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      looks good, but dont be surprised if he blanks

  5. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I t was such a lucky weekend this one for me - which makes a nice change.

    I was all set on Son > Bruno until Salah got covid. So I did Salah > Bruno captain meaning I kept Son's 10 pointer.
    Then, all the shenanigans surrounding Bruno's penalty re-take and WBA should have had a penalty a few minutes earlier.

    Could so easily have been Son out for a Bruno captain fail and penalty miss.

    But, I'll take it considering how much bad luck I've had this year (along with some bad decisions)

  6. ClothedinSun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Played my WC this week, currently sit on 48 points with McCarthy to go... says it all!

    Roll the FT on this lot or make a move?

    Martinez, McCarthy
    Lamptey*, J.Lewis, Bellerin, Chilwell, Cresswell,
    Jota, Ziyech, Bruno, Grealish, James,
    Jesus, Vardy, Watkins.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wouldn't worry about it too much. My WC gave me a big red arrow back in GW3, but since then I've risen from almost 3million OR to 1.4 million.

      You have a decent side. Roll the FT I reckon

      1. ClothedinSun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Will do Gaffer, that's an impressive rank rise too! Cheers for the advice.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy captain for this GW. Roll the FT and give yourself some flexibility in GW11 with 2FTs

      1. ClothedinSun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Good plan, Vardy C was always on the cards, especially so after watching that Fulham defence this weekend! Cheers.

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Definitely save Ft, maybe Vardy FOR C could be huge. can advicr me below?

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      same boat, ditched Son, Werner, Lookman, Bellerin, Dallas, in my WC

      replaced with Ziyech, Vardy, Dias, Target, Soucek,

      Thats a whole lot of points missed, need to make them up over next 4 weeks, feeling fine about it still

      1. ClothedinSun
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        On paper those are moves that could have paid off handsomely and still could! I'm rooting for you Becks!!

  7. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Anything worth a hit for next GW?

    Martinez

    Chilwell Bellerin Justin

    KDB Rashford Zaha Grealish

    Vardy Werner DCL

    Subs: Steer, Bissouma Mitchell Taylor

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Zaha covid rumors mean I get Lamprey off the bench after making the correct move to bench him. Why even play this jammy luck based game.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      whats up with zaha ?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Covid rumors

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          oh ok

    2. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      he was my 2nd sub and i'm guaranteed to get him off the bench, 2nd time this season he has climbed off the bench to give me 0 or less

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      source?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        People talking about it on here since early morning

    4. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      that would be amazing for my rank

  9. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is Salah back for Brighton match? If not I can do JRodriguez to Kdb but it will make it difficult to get Salah back unless I downgrade Kane.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Need to wait for pressers I'm afraid on Salah.

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Oh okk...have exact funds for Jrodriguez to Kdb for free...so tempted but Everton have leeds next so was wondering

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would rather Salah and Kane

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yes, hes back training today and will lay in ucl

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This is one of the moves I'm looking into. If Salah gets some mins in the Atalanta game midweek then I will bring him in.

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        For Salah i will have to do Kane to Vardy and Jrod to Salah for -4...But that really spoils anychances of getting City players for sometime

    5. ClothedinSun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would wait for the press conference on Salah first before making any choice. Also, Rodriguez' fixtures are decent enough so that you may hold onto him with confidence.

    6. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      would give jrod leeds game, he has been better at home and leeds defence is iffy

  10. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Team for next week

    Mccarthy
    Robbocop Bellerin Chilwell
    Son Grealish Bruno Ziyech
    Vardy(C) DCL Watkins

    forster soucek ayling douglas

    3 mil itb and 0 ft.

    A. Son>Salah-4
    B. Son>KDB-4
    C. dont take the hit

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same quandry. What is other transfer you did? I wouldnt remove Son for -4 as he seems to be more further forward than Kane. Can advice above?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        did kane>vardy

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Can you get the one you don't get for Bruno next week or GW12?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        no bruno will stay so it will be KDB or salah, could do kdb for fulham and hope salah stays at 12.2 and bring him in for kdb gw 12

  11. kime67
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So happy i didnt sell Salah.

    1. Ghost86
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What’s the latest on Salah?

    2. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      back in training

    3. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Indeed - utterly crazy the 80k who sold Salah this week already without waiting for any news

      Salah 18 points last time he played Brighton away

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Happy I did. Bruno (C) worked a treat. And Salah back in. Lovely stuff

  12. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Previously had exactly enough funds to do Son -> KDB until KDB price went up. Very frustrating!

    I now have the following options:

    A - bring in Sterling instead
    B - downgrade elsewhere to bring in KDB for - 4 (possible downgrades include DCL, Ziyech, Dallas to 4.4 DEF, Biss to 4.4 MID)
    C - bank transfer and assess City VS Burnley (I already have Vardy so I will captain him instead of KDB)

    Any thoughts would be appreciated

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      sterling is not an opion imo

    2. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      bring in sterling

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C

    4. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I agree. Don't want to be stuck with him long term.

      Leaning towards banking the transfer for now.

  13. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hames > Mahrez or Torres for city cover?

      Hames points have dried up even though he’s playing well. Was fun while it lasted

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        nah, i dont like it. Its KDB or Sterling (perhaps Jesus but less keen with Kun back) for city attack

      2. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        for city cover? why? they have been so bad

      3. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It doesn't quite work like that, Mahrez and Torres wont cover city points. City will win 8-0 and Mahrez will sit on the bench and torres will get 1 assist. KDB+ Sterling+ Jesus + Aguero will take the points. You have to go big or not at all - or Cancelo / Dias in defence

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I disagree. Torres will be in the points. He's been very involved. In fact, I think he's the 2nd best City attacker to buy after KdB.

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            If* he plays. I don't see Torres starting every week coming up, so maybe he gets some points 1 week, and then the next a nice 1 pter. Why take that risk when KDB starts every game and will be heavily involved?

            With Aguero back, Pep sometimes likes playing Aguero and Jesus left, sterling right. Mahrez plays occasionally, Foden may get a game left or right, B.Silva also, it's roulette for Torres. He has looked good I'll give you that, but not worth the benchings yet

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Apparently some Egyptian news source put out the Salah negative test result.

      Covid usually takes around 14 days to overcome so that would put him around this Friday to return a negative test.

      Klopp is not going to rush back his best player for Brighton away.

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Klopp has already been quoted saying he will be back training on Tuesday..

        Very likely he will play Brighton.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Confirmed by Klopp. Depends how he trains and if he gets any mins in the UCL midweek game.

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        And also, seems like you're not caught up with the news. Klopp himself has confirmed the negative result, no longer relying on a Egyptian news source.

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          OK thanks I searched yesterday afternoon and nothing.

      3. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        he will play in ucl

    • tc93
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bottomed:

      Thoughts on this team? Any long term plans I should have in mind? 2.7 ITB. Transfer options:

      1) Michell to Cancelo
      2) Lamptey to cancelo
      3) other- suggestions?

      Martinez
      Chillwell / KWP / Lamptey
      Salah / Fernandes / Zaha / Grealish
      Kane / DCL / Wilson

      Button, Kilman, Michell, Stephens

    • RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Guys how was James Rodriguez in match vs Fulham? 3 goals and no involvement has made me concerned...Next is leeds but really tempted with Rodriguez ro Kdb for free..

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        to*

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Its worrying if a team like Fulham (who are awful), had enough about them that they pushed up the left side to force James out of the game quite easily. He's a massive liability to the team on the left, he needs to be put in the Bruno position to be really valuable. Not for me currently

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sorry he's on Evertons right, but if you're fulham you push up the left side

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Assisted the assister for the 2nd and 3rd goal. Performance in the first half was ok but didn't do much in the 2nd.

      4. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I thought Rodriguez looked great first half after a bit of a slow start. However, second half, not so good but that said nor were any of the other Everton contingent as they stepped off the gas.

        If I had the exact funds to trade him for KDB, I would do it.

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A) WC
      B) Kane - Vardy
      C) Kane and Grealish - Vardy and KDB (-4)

      1ft 3.4itb
      McCarthy Button
      Chilwell James Ayling CTaylor Mitchell
      Mane Bruno Grealish Soucek Bissouma
      Kane DCL Bamford

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You have potential captaincy options with Mane and Bruno. Maybe consider saving FT and have a mini WC GW10 to bring in City mid

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers mate - would love to save a ft

    • OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Kane + Grealish >
      Watkins/ Bamford + KDB
      YAAAAY
      nope

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Losing grealish a massive no

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Depends on the injury update with Barkely. His performance was hampered when Villa lost him

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Zaha ?

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Tempting. With Barkley out, I think it will affect Grealish. It would be to Bamford

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      As if Jota has gone up already, jeez you lot don’t mess about lol

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It's not us mate it's casuals

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I always thought casuals would do it last minute or forget

    • jb1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Was concerned doing Kane to Vardy because of Europa league but just realised that Lei/Ful game is on Monday evening so Vardy gets at least 4 days rest near enough.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He was limping at the end of the game when he was speaking to Klopp. Keep an eye on that

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Vardy doesn't play Europa League

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That is wrong. He playing in the 2nd game against AEK Athens but LEI have won 3/3 and Vardy won't be risked.

    • hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Average GW so far 54 with two to play and unsure what to do with my 1FT this week and 0.0 ITB. Originally was going to do a -4 to get KDB in but not so sure now.

      Martinez
      Creswell Zouma Mitchell
      Salah JRod Grealish Son
      Kane Werner DCL

      Forster KWP Dallas Bissouma

      Maybe one of Son or Kane out? Or Werner? Werner could have had back to back hatricks...Player's I'm looking at are KDB or Vardy...and then captaining them. Any help appreicated.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If I were you, the only move I would consider making to get KDB would be to sell Kane and Rodriguez (Kane becomes someone like Bamford); of course you know the risks

    • THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A) Vardy or
      B) DCL for next few GWs (4-5)?

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Probably don't want to keep double Spurs with Pool, City and Leicester having rather good fixtures. Also, don't really know what to think about Bruno and Hamez.

      Ideally would do moves involving Hamez and one of Kane/Son out - thoughts?

      2FTs 3.1ITB

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

      Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son to KDB and float

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hamez -> Ziyech (long term) or Jota (short term)

        Kane -> Vardy is the big decision

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Initially wanted Kane to Vardy (c). Just have second thoughts after veryone here saying that Kane is doing so well.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Always but absolutely always go with your gut feeling.

    • LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Been holding Foden, surely with city not winning and he is scoring goals and playing very well when on the pitch he gets a start VS Burnley.

      Cant keep benching him when starting players are losing games!

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Surely he's got to go with so many great budget options at similar prices

        1. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          ye he has to go long term I agree but not sure who to pick for him.

          I need KDB in for him.

      2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'm in exactly the same position in that I have Foden and I've wanted to get rid for about 4 GW's but am always drawn in my 'Pep is bound to play him some time'.

        Thinking Foden > Jota, but would love to do Bruno > Salah but am wary that means keeping Foden for another GW.

    • Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Overall rank 4.7 million with Jimenez left. Never known anything like it!!! This week's shambles:

      1. Son to Ziyech
      2. Captain options Bruno, DCL and Ziyech. Picked Ziyech.
      3. Brought in double Leeds defence two weeks ago. Conceded four each game so benched one for Lamptey.

      Given this season Jimenez won't play tonight as he has Covid!

      Just going to do Hamez and Jimenez to Salah and Bamford for a -4, I'll try anything at this stage!

      I hope everyone is able to read this and think 'Well, it could be worse'!

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It’s good that you can laugh about it. Another example that oftentimes the best thing to do is nothing and roll the trade.

        Easy to say in retrospect, however. I guess that others have similar stories to tell, although I have to say, they will have to go some to top your list of catastrophic woes!

      2. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Whats your total points? It's probably still not as bad as you think. My mate was ranked ~4m going into christmas last year, in 2 good gameweeks he went up to 1m. So its not as far as you think, just keep making solid decisions and avoid hits. Maybe though for next week, a hit for Salah and captain would be a good shout. He has some serious history against brighton. Wait for news though, do your transfer late in the week in case anything else changes with CL injuries etc

        1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          It's the solid decisions I'm struggling with......LOL

        2. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks both, bit late so you probably won't see this, but appreciate the responses all the same! 408 points so far.

    • Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pushed the WC button this morning and currently looking at this lot:

      Martinez - (Martin)
      Chilwell - Cresswell - Cancelo - (Dallas - KWP)
      Mané - Sterling - Grealish - Zaha - (Anguissa)
      Vardy - Watkins - Bamford

      Could get Salah over Mané if former looks like starting this weekend. 0.3m ITB any suggestions where I could make changes elsewhere?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        KDB over Sterling

        Does Martinez, KWP, Dallas and Watkins to McCarthy, Target, Mitchell and DCL work? Feel like DCL is a good guy to get

        1. Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah I'm 50/50 on which City player to go for - decided on Sterling as he's less owned, and only played 18 mins this weekend.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          oh and cresswell to coufal to free up more dosh for DCL perhaps

          1. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Good idea, I'll look at that.

    • Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Son, Salah, Fernandes, KDB

      Pick 3 from this list

      1. hnmfm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son, Salah, Fernandes

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Salah Fernandes KDB

        But that means no Kane or Vardy I guess which I'm not sure about.

      3. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son, Salah, Fernandes.

      4. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son Salah Fernandes

      5. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Salah Son KDB and in gw13 Bruno in Kdb out

      6. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Currently Son, Fernandes and KDB

        Was planning Son to Salah, but now I'm not so sure.

        No Kane or Vardy btw, Werner DCL upfront

      7. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        The HOLY TRINITY

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Where did Zaha rumours come from?

    • seanmcging
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Debating Son & Wilson to KDB & Brewster for -4

      Front 8 at the moment:

      Son, Salah, Jota, Rodriguez & Ziyech
      Kane, DCL & Wilson

      Need to cash to upgrade to KDB & I'd prefer to keep Wilson, but it gives me a selection headache every week.

      Thoughts?

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I dont like it for a hit but would you consider it?
      Ziyech Jrod OUT
      Kdb Jota IN
      *Captain Salah though

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Don't get rid of Ziyech...