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).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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  1. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Coufal Trent Van Aanholt
    Salah Son Sterling Zaha
    Kane Wilson Brewster(give a chance vs WB)

    Bissouma LampteyX Branthwaite

    So I’m looking at a -8

    Trent/Kane/Wilson to Calvert-Lewin/Vardy(C)/Cancelo

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Could backfire of course but on the face of it you would expect to make up those 8 points in next 2 GWs at most and DCL is essential.

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

      I'd just captain Salah and do Trent to Cancelo if you want the city coverage

      1. Pegboy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I need Calvert-Lewin, luckily bought on Free hit and Captained this week, I can see a big Vardy score, and Kane although very good is playing more in the hole than our and out striker..

  2. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell, X, X (Kilman, Mitchell)
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Ziyech
    DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

    Best 2 Defenders, total budget 9.2M? Thinking Coufal & KWP?

    Cheers.

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can't see many West Ham clean sheets, I'd avoid Coufal.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Fixtures aren't too bad are they? VIL, MUN, lee, CPL next four. Who would you prefer?

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Targett and Coufal?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Staying away from Targett as I have 2 Villa already and don't fancy the double up with Martinez.

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

    is there some upside in moving on bruno to sterling to attack those two nice home games? (Then move Sterling to Salah afterwards)

    Feels dumb but I like the idea of triple city to try and get some big greens (already own KDB and Dias)

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Could work, although still prefer KDB to Sterling. I was planning on KDB, Dias and Cancelo but think I will just stick with KDB for now.

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

      Bruno has some nice away games now, i'd hold personally.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        yeah I know, Bruno is going to Salah after 2 weeks regardless. Its Sterling vs Bruno over the next two, tempting

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      In seasons gone by, for sure. But City don’t look great and I think KDB and Dias are sufficient until Raz starts firing

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        That’s the point, you never know when but surely it will happen within these next 3 hm games... I think I’ll stay loyal to Sterling for at least next 2

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          These next two fixture surely will breed form

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          With Sterling, the eye test is a good way to judge when he is about to explode. I haven’t seen the spark in him yet but if I owned him I certainly wouldn’t be selling him.

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

      Controversial but think I prefer Cancelo or Torres over Sterling especially considering price.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Torres looks great but Aguero adds another uncertainty to rotation

    5. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Will personally be monitoring City vs Burnley before making the switch.

  4. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts would be appreciated on what to do here:

    Martinez (Forster)
    Ayling - Robbo - Chilwell (Lamptey) (Mitchell)
    Son - Salah - Bruno - Hamez (Burke)
    Bamford - Watkins - DCL

    £2.6 m ITB. 1FT

    I was originally targeting Son -> KDB, or even Robbo -> Cancelo and Hamez -> KDB for a -4 this week, but now reluctant to transfer out Son and Robbo for a City attack that looks like it is in sustained decline.

    Now I'm thinking of using my FT to do Mitchell -> Cancelo this week, which would give me arguably the three best defensive assets in the game (with Robbo and Chilwell). It also allows me to significantly upgrade a bench option, and I'll still have enough money ITB to either move Hamez for Ziyech the following week, or even Bruno to KDB if I see enough signs that City's attack is beginning to click.

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

      i agree with your conclusion.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo is obviously a great option for two GWs but I think your Team will be quite unbalanced then. I would consider Robertson & Hamez out for Cancelo & KDB. A lot of people are going to be taking some risks with transfers this week I should think. I'm holding onto Son regardless.

      1. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks. Unbalanced in what sense? Too much money in defence? Tbh I think there are signs that teams are beginning to tighten up defensively and Cancelo should also allow me an entry into City attacking returns without fully committing at this stage.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, you would have a lot tied up in defence whereas a lot are going for cheaper options to load up in Midfield. Fair points though in that Cancelo gets forward well as of course does Robertson.

          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Sure. I could still have a midfield of Ziyech - Son - Salah - Fernandes for GW11 though after bringing in Cancelo for Mitchell this week, which I think is pretty tasty and gives me enough options for captaincy outside Citeh. Ziyech looks like Chelsea's KDB equivalent to me and at £3m cheaper.

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

              Its waaaay to early to be comparing Ziyech with KDB!

              A fully firing KDB is involved in everything Man City do - Ziyech is a winger and does not have the same involvement

              I disagree with Catasrophe in that i think owning three (or even four) 5million + defenders is a good move, there's loads of points to be reaped in this bracket

  5. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Are Zaha rumours true?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wut rumors

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What rumours?

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not this again.,,,

      Post even 1 source to the rumours I dare you

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Exactly.

      2. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'm a Zaha owner (and desperate for him to play)

        I just saw rumours on the last page saying they have been discussed since early this morning

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

      yes

  6. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Of course KDB & Sterling are the best options but do you reckon so 5M price difference can be justified compared to Foden?

    Foden is obviously high risk / high reward but the way I see it, it's a bit unlikely Sterling and KDB hauls withouth Foden having a bite at it. If the games are won for City, Foden might be brought in to manage first teamers gametime and we know what Foden can do in 20 minutes when City are free scoring.

    I even think Foden might be part of the starting line up for the coming games as City will have to face deep lying defense and since the departur of Dilva, City have struggled to unlock them. Foden could bring this to City.

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

      Foden isn't the one. It's Torres you want.

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Torres is yet to score or assist in PL

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

          It does not matter. You're not looking for past points. You're looking for future ones. He has 3 goals in 3 games in CL. He scored a hat-trick vs Germany. He's started all of the last 3.

          1. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            fait point but I don't think Torres is more nailed than Foden to be honest. He played against tottenham because sterling was injured but once sterling is back and Jesus/aguero playing in 9, I think he's not nailed any more

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

              I do. That might be the difference. I think Torres starts most of the next few games. He's versatile and can play RW and LW too, even at CF.

              I sold Foden this week because he's no longer in favor. 4 games in a row without a PL start is not good. There's a difference between rotation risk and out of favor.

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

      The fact is it's anyone's guess and these guys are priced as they are for a reason. I'd pay the premium for assured starts.

    3. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I agree and thinking of Foden too. Every data point and logical reason says no, but still something is making me think he might be good

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He scored two against BUR last season for a 16 pointer.
        City's fan are pushing hard for him to start and don't understand why Pep isn't.

        Plus, he's an easy swap to Jota/Barkley/bowen/trossard/van de beek etc. I think it's great to have an aggressive rotating slot at +- 6.5M in our team this season. You'll have plenty of player popping up at some point with a crazy 3 or 4 GW runs

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think it’s clutching at straws just because he once haul’d again burnley

          It’s not an aggressive slot when he comes on for a 1 pointer, you have nailed 90 min players like zaha and greilish for less than a million more

          Only talking from experience of owning him

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

      Theres a 5m price difference for a reason. Ask the same question again in 5 weeks time and you'll see why..

      1. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        there's a 7.1 M price difference between KDB and Bissouma. And there's 1 point difference between the two after 8 GW

        1. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          And you think it’ll be the same by the end of the season?

  7. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    It's been a long time since I've posted one of these, but some advice would be good. I'm actually thinking of rolling my free transfer this week, what do you think? No KDB is a worry but they look far from convincing and I think all my attackers will return this week.

    Martinez
    Chilwell | Cancelo | Ayling
    Salah (C) | Fernandes | Rodriguez | Son
    Werner | Bamford | DCL

    Bench: Steer | Bissouma | Lamptey | Ferguson
    ITB : 0.8m

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good - no City attack or Vardy could hurt, but the front 7 look good.

      1. JVALDEZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers mate, agree with you but tempted to stick.

    2. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You have a similar team to mine (posted above) and same starting midfield. I was planning on getting in KDB this week but I think I'm going to pass until I see more evidence of them clicking. Interesting article in The Athletic this week suggesting City are in sustained decline, particularly in ball recoveries and that attack has become blunted without Aguero. Tbh I'm far more tempted to upgrade Hamez to Ziyech next week, at this stage. At more than 3m cheaper than KDB it looks like he could post similar returns.

      1. JVALDEZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks pal, interesting point about City - the eye test backs that, can easily see them winning the next few by small margins. Hamez does have to go, agreed, good shout on Ziyech as you don't have Werner. They're scoring for fun and worth the investment - fixtures aren't even as bad as everyone's making out.

        1. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No worries. To be honest, I think you have more than enough captaincy options in Salah, Bruno and Werner, to compensate for the fear of not owning Citeh. Too many good options this year to regard them as being essential, despite their fixture run.

          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Also you have Cancelo, which should give you a decent in-road to City attacking returns anyway. I think I'm going to bring him in this week for that reason.

            1. JVALDEZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I think you should, he's created not far off the same chances as KDB, which is nuts value.

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    My feeling is KDB will haul against Burnley
    He's quality and he's due.

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which Wolves player tested positive for covid19?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Haha I’ve Literally just asked the same below mate

  10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone I knowledge of who the Wolves player is who having to self isolate now and misses tonight’s match?? Cheers folks!!

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      *Anyone have any knowledge

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On Twitter some wolves fans say it looks like Saiss perhaps

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Really mate??? That would be an amazing stroke of luck that as a Barnsley fan I’m not used too!!! Haha I have Saiss and it’s Ayling who will come in for me and my Dad who’s second in our league has Lamptey to come in!!!

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on this? Targeting Fulham for captaincy?

    GW10: Kane >> Vardy(C) FUL
    GW11: Bruno >> KDB(C) FUL
    GW12: KDB >> Salah(C) ful

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

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds sensible - doing the same.

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I like it

    3. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds good. I'm just afraid that City may already fire vs Burnley and it would be great to catch it.

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

        Yeah, could just go Bruno >> KDB(c)!

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

      KDB then has West brom at home right after you ditch. And Bruno has Sheff. Can't see the point in ditching KDB, his run continues for another 5 fixtures after.

      And guaranteed you won't be so lucky to be able to use your transfers for these plans, there will be injuries and suspensions etc.

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

        True. Was just looking at ideas. Might just go Bruno >> KDB as I’d planned

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Morning all, best moves here with 4m and 1FT. Concerned about my def

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Saiss* -- Mitchell Lamptey
    Bruno Son Barnes Grealish -- Burke
    Watkins DCL Kane

    A: Saiss + Barnes >> Masauku/Ayling + Sterling (-4)
    B: Saiss + Barnes >> Lewis + KDB (-4)
    C: Saiss + Barnes + Kane >> Cancelo + KDB + Werner/Jesus (-8)
    D: Something else

  13. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Made the wrong move of choosing rich over DCL. Stick to my guns or swap for free

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      stick, surely you've got other issues.

    2. Robson-Canoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Stick. Next week could be the opposite.

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

      Stick, Richarlison looked good, on pens

  14. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    1FT:
    Son -> KDB (c)
    Kane -> Vardy (c)
    Neither

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kane to Vardy

  15. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Would you take a hit to fix this defence, have 1FT and 0.0 ITB

    Chilwell Saiss Justin Lamptey Mitchell

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Assess after tonight. Prob just Saiss out, you prob won’t want lamptey against pool anyway

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I mean kinda want rid of both, was thinking of bringing in budget options for both to free funds

    2. Robson-Canoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why a hit? Just get rid of Saiss.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Because I’ll likely need to take a hit on it anyway at some point plus I barely have three defenders playing soon enough.

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

      I wouldn’t.

    4. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Just Saiss out for Cancelo or west ham def

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

      Saiss for Cresswell.

  16. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Trying to figure out which premium assets should I keep or get.

    Starting with a questions: Which one from Son and Kane would you keep?
    Also, keeping Kane would mean no Vardy - prime (c) option for the next GW, followed by Sheffield and Brighton games.

    1. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kane to Vardy looks good.

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

        Yeah

  17. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    interesting Magnus Carlsen is around 100k and has triple untied, Rashford, Martial and Bruno.

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

      Seen quite a lot with Martial. I don’t know why.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        i started the season with him, i like the pick but hate untied form so its a stay away. I reckon he will WC now

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          wait just checked, already used. What does he see in united that we dont?

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

            Nothing. He likes taking risks.

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              he just got them in and sold both Kane and Son

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He must believe that the upcoming run of fixtures suits United.

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Martial is a dreadful pick about 5/6 better forwards right now

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

      Martial awful. He should be dropped for Cavani to be honest. In the 20mins Cavani played he must have run as much as Martial did all game. Showing him how a top class CF should play, making runs, dragging defenders out, being aggressive and non-static. Martial actually looked improved put on the left so I wonder if this is something that may happen more often now..

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bowen to jota seems like an easy move?

    Martinez
    Chilwell PVA Target
    Salah zaha grealish bowen Bruno
    Kane DCL

    1ft 2.2itb

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bench

      4.0 brewster mitchel lamptey

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wait until after the European games

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

      Yep I'd do it.

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

      Yes

  19. The White Pele
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rash & Kane to Salah & Vardy (-4)
    Yay or Nay? ( have Bruno & Son)

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yay

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You comfortable going without penalty taking infotm Kane for Vardy C? I am thinking same transfer as Vardy C seems better than Bruno vs soton

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

      Neigh

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kane to Vardy atm

  20. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 4 days ago

      How many of us still have zaha to play?

      How many points we reckon

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        2

        0-0 written all over it

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          3*

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        looks like 3 for me, soucek off the pine for him

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        3 pointer I recon but who would of said they score 4 V Leeds, you never know

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Van Aanholt only

      5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have Zaha and expect 11-14pts from him

    • curious_zombie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Friendly neighborhood spiderman sort of post:

      If any of you have been considering Vardy, but have been put-off by the non-penalty xg, try the following comparisons:
      1. Non-Penalty xG for Vardy 2019 vs 2020. Now look at the points tally in 2019
      2. xG and just plain old G vs relegation fodder and vs the rest in 2019

      You're welcome 🙂

    • aapoman
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What to do here? 1ft and 0.6 itb. In hindsight I propably should not have done Salah -> Stelring last week... Hoping it can pay off in the next 2 gameweeks.

      Martinez
      Coufal Kilman Ayling
      Sterling KDB Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL

      Forster; Brewster, KWP, Lamptey*

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Maybe save FT

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who would you rather have?

      A. Ziyech
      B. Son

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

    • MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling or Kdb???

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        KDB

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        K dub

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

        KDB hands down. Top points scorer entire game last year

    • james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez
      Digne Cresswell Chillwell Justin Kilman
      Son Bruno Grealish Rodriguez Zaha
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Considering doing Bamford + a mid to Vardy plus 5.6 mid. Who do I lose?

      A. Grealish
      B. Zaha
      C. JRod
      D. Don’t do it!

      And if I do, is Soucek the right choice or...?

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks!!

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A) Ziyech, 4.6D & 4.6D
      B) Grealish, Zouma & 4.6D
      C) Jota, Zouma & Cancelo

      Rest of Team:

      Martinez
      Chilwell, X, X
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, X
      DCL, Bamford

      (Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

      Thinking A with Coufal & KWP. Not sure I fancy Jota with weak bench and much prefer Ziyech to Grealish.

      Cheers

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      For those who removed salah last week, what is the plan?

      A....bring him back this week

      B....bring him back for Fulham gw12 and instead target city and vardy this week

      Thanks

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B

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

        B

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

        B

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Interesting. Thanks

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

        Just missing the brighton hatrick captaincy is all 😉

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

          Needs Mane not to play for that

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 days ago

            ?

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rashford or Son to KDB?

      The other one will go for Salah for the Fulham game, so basically who will score more in the next few fixtures?

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

        Rashford

        Zaha, Werner, Son - all left sided forwards - have already exploited Southampton's high line.

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I have the same dilemma as majority of people on here .... needing to make some big decisions on the premium assets... I need to pick 1 from Group A and 2 from Group B below.... have added my brief assessment

      GROUP A:
      Kane (che, ARS, cry, liv) - Has been in amazing form but clearly fixtures are not great and he is playing a lot deeper (more assists/ assisting the assister rather than goals?)
      Vardy (FUL, shu, BHA, EVE) - Consistently good form - high xG but less overall xGI. Fixtures v good

      GROUP B:
      Salah (bha, WOL, ful, TOT) - Will (hopefully) be just back in time - questions over peak fitness. Decent fixtures. Blistering form pre-Covid
      KDB (BUR, FUL, mun, WBA) - Consistently good chance creation combined with excellent fixtures - unavoidable? We know the potential
      Son (che, ARS, cry, liv) - Good form and positioning, seems relatively fixture proof although fixtures are bad - up against the better defences
      Bruno (sou, whu, MCI, shu) - Consistently grinding out points and the next 3 away matches (usually good for Bruno) are easier fixtures. Still needs pens.....

      My front 8 is currently:

      Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      With only 1FT, I don't fancy taking hits for these kinds of premium switch decisions so need to be careful! Initial thoughts are to hold off from Salah this week and either do Kane > Vardy or Bruno > KDB

      Thoughts?
      Cheers

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

        Priority is City for me. I don't look back. It's all about the points potential coming up. City had 22 goal attempts vs Spurs (who have the best defense in the league). They will score and they play 3 of the worst teams in the next 4 at home.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Come on KDB and Cancelo! Gimme big hauls

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I agree with you. I think KDB is silly to ignore. However I also think Vardy may be a better pick at the moment than Kane.

          I just got Bruno in but he is the easiest way into KDB .... makes me feel a bit silly doing that move though!

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

      A) CTaylor - Cancelo
      B) Soucek/Bissouma - Jota
      C) Hold