Scout Notes

Digne and Everton attack thrive in wing-back system but defence leaks more goals

FULHAM 2-3 EVERTON

  • Goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) x2, Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.3m) | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m)
  • Assists: Richarlison (£7.8m), Lucas Digne (£6.1m) x2| Tom Cairney (£5.3m), Ademola Lookman (£5.0m)
  • Bonus: Calvert-Lewin x3, Doucouré x2, Digne x1

CONVERT-LEWIN

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) owners may be hoping Carlo Ancelotti retains the wing-back system which worked to devastating effect in attack during the first half against Fulham on Sunday.

The Everton striker put his team 1-0 up after 42 seconds as the Toffees pounced on Fulham’s poorly-executed attempt to play out from the back.

Lucas Digne (£6.1m), operating at left wing-back, won the ball high up the pitch before releasing Richarlison (£7.8m).

The Brazilian’s cross took a slight touch off a Fulham defender but found its intended target in Calvert-Lewin, who bundled home from close range.

The England striker totalled three attempts in the match, all from inside the box and all of which hit the target.

“The first half was a representation of me benefitting from the new system, where I’m getting chances from wide areas, crosses coming in.

“That’s what I like, being in the right area at the right time.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

WING-BACK TO THE FUTURE

Whether or not Ancelotti retains the 3-4-3 formation will be revealed in the coming Gameweeks, though the Italian is aware that Everton must defend better:

“Alex Iwobi played well, like the others played really well. I am pleased for him. In that wing-back position, he can show his quality.

“We have to improve (defensively) for sure. We were not so compact and not so close to the line. We have time this week to work on this.

“I don’t think it is a winning system because there is no winning system. The sytem gave us the possibility to use more of the width of the pitch and to put crosses in.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Both Digne and the impressive Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) were heavily involved in Everton’s attacking play at Craven Cottage.

Iwobi’s jinking run in the first half led to James Rodriguez (£7.9m) finding Digne on the left.

The Frenchman’s first-time cross resulted in a first-time Calvert-Lewin finish just before the half-hour mark.

Ten minutes earlier, Iwobi saw an assist for Calvert-Lewin chalked off as the striker had strayed offside before beating the busy Alphonse Areola (£4.5m).

Rodriguez owners may be less impressed with the new Everton system, which saw him playing centrally in attack but usually feeding the marauding wing-backs.

That occurred again on 35 minutes as a lovely one-two between Digne and Rodriguez allowed the former to cross for Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.3m), who rose unchallenged to head home.

It could have been an assist hat-trick for Digne before the half-time whistle but Richarlison fluffed his lines from close range after the France defender put in a teasing low cross.

Richarlison also saw an attempt inside the box saved by Areola earlier in the opening period, following an excellent shot assist from Calvert-Lewin.

TOFFEES COME UNSTUCK

For all of Everton’s excellent attacking play in the first half, Fulham exposed the 3-4-3 formation in the second period.

Parker’s team took control of possession, pushing Digne and Iwobi back towards their own goal.

Fulham’s pressure told on 68 minutes when substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) was fouled inside the area.

The Cottagers’ woes from the penalty spot continued, however, as Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) slipped on hitting the spot-kick to send the ball over Jordan Pickford‘s (£4.9m) crossbar.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.7m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) – who have both missed a penalty this season – were on the pitch at the time.

“I don’t think you could write it. Cav was the penalty taker, we worked on it this week. Like I said it after the last time [with Lookman], you can miss penalties and he slipped. It is one of those things.

“No denying we have issues with penalties. We’ll keep working and training it to see who is the best to take them.” – Scott Parker

Two minutes later, Loftus-Cheek did grab a goal back for Fulham as he steered a Lookman cross past Pickford.

“I thought [Ruben] was brilliant really. He came in and worked really hard with him with the information I’m trying to give him so he can have a big impact. Sometimes he can have a tendency to drift but today was everything we wanted.” – Scott Parker

Ancelotti’s response was to hook both Rodriguez and Richarlison, as Everton clung on for a precious three points:

“It was a difficult game, it was difficult to prepare. It was a good first half, second half we lost physical energy and we had difficulties. James was tired, Richarlison was tired.” – Carlo Ancelotti

While Fulham dominated the second half, their defensive lapses in the opening 45 minutes – and another spot-kick blunder – proved the Cottagers’ undoing. That domination, however, did stop Calvert-Lewin from having an opportunity to clinch a hat-trick.

“It was a game of two halves. Second half, we didn’t really have much of the ball. It was more about digging in, winning fouls and free-kicks. It was more of a lonely role [up front].

“It sounds cliche but in the second half we didn’t have much of the ball and on another day we might be punished for not playing well in the second half.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

COTT ON THE HOP

The Cottagers’ issues in defence are certain to be at the forefront of FPL managers’ minds heading into Gameweek 10.

Parker’s men travel to play Leicester next weekend, before back-to-back clashes against Manchester City and Liverpool.

Having conceded ten goals in the opening three Gameweeks of the season, Fulham let in just five in as many fixtures before Gameweek 9.

But going into Gameweek 9 only Everton (7.83), Sheffield United (7.64) and West Ham (6.11) had higher ‘expected goals conceded‘ totals than Fulham (6.01).

That xGC figure was racked up in fixtures against the Blades, Crystal Palace, West Brom and the Hammers.

On Mitrovic’s benching, Parker said before the game:

“[It is] mainly [a] tactical [decision]. Obviously Aleks has come back from international duty. The team I’ve [picked] today is a team that I feel can hurt Everton, can cause them problems.

Cavaleiro was the man tasked with leading the line against Everton, though it was Decordova-Reid who got Fulham’s first-half goal after linking well with Tom Cairney (£5.3m).

After the match, an irritated Parker reflected:

Improved in the second half but three goals down, I have stood here many times, you can’t go on to score four goals to win games.

A reaction? Yes, for sure, but it came too late. First half as always we played some nice stuff, showed what we were about but any second ball we came out second best. It is not the way it needs to be.

We changed things around tactically [in the second half] but we did exactly what we missed in the first half in the battles and the fundamentals of a football match. They have to be a given. We fell short of that in the first half.


Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Reed, Lemina (Zambo Anguissa 69′); Lookman, Cairney (Loftus-Cheek 57′), De Cordova-Reid (Mitrovic 57′); Cavaleiro.

Everton XI (3-4-3): Pickford; Keane, Mina, Godfrey; Digne, Allan, Doucouré, Iwobi,; Richarlison (Sigurdsson 76′), Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez (Davies 73′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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1,125 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sterling to:

    A. Salah
    B. KdB
    C. Keep

    Rest of midfield: Grealish, Son, Bruno

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      c

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

    3. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'd keep an reassess in a couple of GWs. What about Son to Salah?

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      c

    5. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      c

    6. Il Capitano
        1 month, 27 days ago

        We have the exact same mid, I'm keeping

    7. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      LMS Update (2685 teams)

      CSS = 39
      TS = 87
      LMS avg = 58.7 (-2.18) = 56.52
      PP = 10.47/12.01
      CP = 98.74%

      2 games + autosubs to go.

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No idea what them acronyms mean.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Easy to work out.

          CSS = Current Safety Score
          TS = Titty Sprinkles
          LMS avg = Last Man Standing Average
          PP = Players Played
          CP = Captains Played

          1. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hilarious

          2. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            TS = Top scorer.. But Titty sprinkles sounds awesome

    8. hammersp2000
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Got 3 positions to fill in my front 8 at the moment, 1 mid & 2 strikers:-

      Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Bissouma, ?????
      DC, ????, ?????

      Best option out of the below

      1 ) kane bamford salah
      2 ) vardy bamford Salah
      3 ) kane vardy grealish
      4 ) kane bamford grealish
      5 ) vardy bamford grealish

      Thoughts appreciated

      Cheers

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Easy decision 2

      2. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        2

      3. Mr Wolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'd say 2 - did you decide to go with no City? I'd consider Son to KDB if you have enough funds

        1. hammersp2000
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          City just dont look right at the moment so going with form over fixtures where they are concerned tbh

          1. Mr Wolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fair enough...I am doing the same for this go but probably bringing KDB in for Bruno for Fulham

      4. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        2

      5. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        2

    9. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Help greatly appreciated! Which do you prefer?

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

      Prefer Ziyech but thinking if Jota continues to get minutes then B is the better option.

      Rest of Team:

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

      (Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

      Cheers!

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        a

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cheers - an unpopular response so far!

      2. Mr Wolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A) but I would consider to move Son to Grealish to have more budget to improve defence.

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cheers. Son's a keeper for me 🙂

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        How bout Grealish instead of ziyech and improve the defender u can have

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Grealish, Zouma & 4.6 Defence is another option. But I prefer Jota & Cancelo to Grealish & Zouma.

    10. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Where do I find this captain pts info everyone's posting on twitter?
      Thanks

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        premierfantasytools.com

    11. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Any chance Salah doesn't play GW10?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        100% - Salah playing %.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I'd say 99.9%

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          0% chance he gets injured mid week?

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Looks like he might even play midweek so.

      3. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        doesn't look like it.

        back training today. thinking Salah(c) might be a nice captaincy option this week.

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's looking like he'll play. But oh well. My plan is to bring him in GW11 or 12.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That's fair. Not like Bruno or KDB can't score points themselves.

      5. Takedog1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        looks every chance he won't play considering he's had the virus!

      6. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        People keep overlooking the fact he went to Egypt for his brother's wedding; probably against the advice of the club who pay his wages.

        Wouldn't be surprised if Klopp sits him on the bench for a game or so as punishment.

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          This really isn't Klopp's style

    12. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A) Bamford
      B) Wilson
      C) Abraham

      Already have DCL and Watkins, left with 7.6 itb on WC.

      1. Kannbury
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B.

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks

        • Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks

      2. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Worth a hit to get in Salah?

        Martinez

        Chilwell Bellerin Justin

        KDB Rashford Grealish Zaha

        Werner Vardy DCL

        Subs: Steer, Bissouma Taylor Mitchell

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          only if you'd captain him imo.

          Team looks good and you have a few strong captaincy options. get him next week (or week after).

          i'd be tempted to do Zaha to Jota with that team.

      3. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What would you do?

        McCarthy
        Semedo Cancelo Coufal
        Bruno Mané Grealish Zaha
        DCL Vardy Jimmy

        A. Bruno to KDB

        B. Semedo to Dias

        C. Hold ft

        1. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          C

      4. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What to do, time to ship Kane for Vardy or Kun? Wilson is an issue too...
        £1.4 ITB

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

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Upgrade Bruno to Sterling or KDB.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            wouldn't be taking Bruno out with his away record. Southampton and West Ham look like great fixtures.

            1. Nimby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Both saints and west ham look good at the moment though. Sterling or KDB best captain choices for the next two weeks imo.

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              And as few goals Sterling, kdb and city has scored so far this year, it is yet to be seen if they will be an upgrade

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Guess it depends on rank and your willingness to take a risk. Even out of form city assets seem like low risk with their easy games coming up. Wildcarding this week so I can target them and Liverpool. Means no Son, Kane or Bruno which is a bit scary I guess.

                1. The Mantis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Not willing to take out Bruno atm, i might swap kane with Vardy, then take a hit next week for KDB by taking out Wilson and Jrod

                  1. Nimby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Well shut my mouth. Good luck.

                2. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  MCI v BUR has been a goal fest the last 3 meetings - 5-0, 5-0, 5-0 ... the only problem has been that the points have been spread around the whole MCI team. Aguero seems particularly cursed against BUR

                  1. The Mantis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    ooo food for thought!

                    1. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      I use 11v11 to check head-to-head history ... very useful site

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    equally, how many times have city spanked the likes of Arsenal in previous seasons. this doesn't feel like the usual city.

        2. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Worth holding ft imo

        3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Perhaps look at going city defence instead this week if you fancy losing Bellerin. I'd be tempted to hold.

      5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The plan was to free up funds to get Mo back for Fulham (or knee jerk him back now) . Already did Son to KDB last week.

        Is Robbo still the best cash cow here? And if yes, for who?

        Martinez
        Chilly Dallas Robbo*
        Bruno KDB Grealish Ziyech
        Kane Bamford DCL
        Button-Soucek-Lamptey-Mitchell (0.1 1ft)

        If yes...Best pick?
        A. Cancelo
        B. Dias
        C. Cresswell
        D. Coufal
        E. Other

        1. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A

        2. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Would like to have Cancelo in my defence but can't afford him. I'd go with him personally.

        3. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I would downgrade Kane and keep Robbo

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            To?

      6. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Martinez
        Mitchell, Bellerin, Chilwell
        Mane, Sterling, Bruno, Grealish, Jota
        Vardy, Wilson

        Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Douglas

        I have 0.3ITB and need a nailed 4.3 or 4.4 defender. I'm thinking Jamal Lewis at 4.3 because it leaves me 0.1 to possibly do Sterling > KDB in future. Any better options?

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Balbuena? Granted he's the least sexy WH pick.

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I did consider him. I need to weigh up whether it's worth keeping 0.1 to do Sterling > KDB in future. I know it's sideways but feel like I can trust KDB for potential captaincy.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            is he nailed?

            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Not super nailed, but there's no reason for him to lose his place unless he loses form or there's a formation change.

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I've been looking at the same issue. Considering Dann £4.4m positive next 3 fixtures, but Cahill & Sakho are potentially threats to his place.
          Balbuena & Lowton & Cooper & Holding made my short list with Lewis too, Lascelles is £4.4m but flagged yet again.

      7. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        RMWCT please :).

        Martinez-4.0
        Cancelo-Zouma-Castagne-Coufal-N.Williams
        Salah-Kdb-Fernandes-Grealish-Bissouma
        DCL-Watkins-Wilson

        0.1itb.

      8. Toothis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        2.4m ITB and 1 FT

        Martinez
        Chilwell RJames Cresswell (Lamptey, Ferguson)
        Bruno Son Grealish JRod Jota
        Kane DCL Bamford

        A) RJames > Robbo
        B) Cresswell > Robbo
        C) Lamptey > Digne
        D) Bruno > Salah
        E) Son > KDB
        F) Jota > Ziyech

        Or hold until next week?

        1. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Save

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          E and it's not close to me.

          Why are people not prioritizing City?

          1. Toothis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I guess their worrying form. As a united fan though I'm also leaning towards getting Mo back early. We look dreadful and if we don't get a pen then Bruno blanks because our forwards don't finish the chances he creates...

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm going to dip my toe with Cancelo and Foden.............that should give me enough coverage if they start popping........at that point I will sell Son and get KDB/Sterling for the triple-up

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Foden is becoming false fruit. Certainly would not buy

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I've had him on my bench in anticipation of this run..........I agree with you that buying him would be too punty

            2. Toothis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Foden is so stressful to own though...defjnjtely have my eye on cancelo but concerned about rotation across city's team over Xmas .

              1. Toothis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Scared to move from son. 30/40 of my league rivals have him.

                Only 3 have kdb though. Bruno > KDB might be the punt.

              2. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Surely you have a 4.5 defender to cover Cancelo when he doesn't play?

            3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Foden has caused us nothing but pain for weeks....

              Can't see it changing.

      9. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which one?
        A. KDB + Martial
        B. Salah + Bamford (+2m to upgrade 8th attacker Brewster to Antonio/Watkins later)
        C. Rashford + Kane

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          wouldn't be touching martial with yours.

          Place must be at threat with his recent displays.

          B for me.

      10. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's certainly getting tricky being restricted to a front 7, regardless of whether 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 .. so many choices

        For a 4 man midfield, it seems like Salah, KDB & Bruno, plus just 1 other from Grealish, Hames, Ziyech and Son
        Going with Son, the most expensive of those others, still leaves 21m for the 3 forwards - e.g. DCL, Bamford and Tammy

        If I played 5 in the midfield - Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son and Ziyech, I could still afford a front 2 from Bamford, Antonio, Wilson or Watkins

        Can't recall their being so many good options before

        Anyone else thinking about Tammy .. just 1 point behind Jimenez now

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Considered Tammy but surely he's going to be rotated like mad when Havertz and Pulisic are back. I'm looking at Jota to fix that problem instead...

          Martinez
          Chilwell, Cancelo, Zouma
          Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jota
          DCL, Bamford

          (Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Tammy has returns in all 5 matches that he has played 60+ minutes - but as you say, there's the rotation risk
            I'd have to sell Werner to get Salah in but don't want to go without any Chelsea attack

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yeah I know what you mean - just can't see him getting enough minutes with Werner and Ziyech nailed. Otherwise would be the perfect solution!

              Shamefully I'm trying to persuade myself that Zouma offers some 'attacking' coverage in addition to Chilwell ;). Can't have them all...

              1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Great reply!

                Seems you've had a proper, good think about it!

        2. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          OK so I'm doing it. 11th FPL season and I'm going 3-5-2 on my wildcard without any premium FW.

          Every combo I compare leans towards the cheaper FW line

          I don't see how a Masuaku-Bissouma-Kane can outscore a Chilwell-Jota-Bamford in the long run
          I don't see how a KWP - Bissouma - Vardy can outscore a Robertson-Grealish-Antonio
          and I don't see how a Targett-Romeu-Werner can outscore a Reece James-Foden-Watkins

          We used to have a game with a very limited pool of MID and FW in the 6 bracket. This year, there's so much possibility in the 6-7 M brackets in FW and MID that I have convinced myself this is the way to go.

          wish me luck 😀

      11. cigan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Save FT & GTG?

        Martinez
        Robbo Chilwell Digne
        Mane Bruno Son Grealish
        DCL Adams Wilson
        (Coufal, Mitchell, Bissouma)

      12. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bamford or Watkins?

        1. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Watkins - Fixtures, Pens.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Bamford. Better.

          1. Ronnies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If you have Grealish, then Bamford.

      13. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Where is the noise about Zaha and Covid coming from?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Don't bother. Game is tonight you will find out eventually

        2. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          First I've heard of it. Where did you hear it from?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Some people on here started it early this morning

      14. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which transfers do you prefer? Need to bring in a solid Captain option this week

        A) Ziyech + Son -> Salah (C) + Jota
        -> obviously need to monitor the situation

        B) Kane + Son -> Vardy (C) + Sterling.
        -> Find a way to get Salah in come gameweek 12

        C) Kane + Son/Ziyech -> Salah (C) + Bamford/Antonio

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Such a lottery this gw. Out of those C for me. I’m tempted to get in kdb this gw and cap.

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Keep son

        3. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks for replying mate. I already got KDB and like C as well. How are things going for your team?

      15. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm seeing almost nobody with Timo Werner. Why?

        His last few weeks have been great. 16, 2, 7, 7, 5.

        After Spurs, he has a run of decent games without running into top 6 sides.

        Furthermore, Chelsea are the BEST attack in the league this season for goals scored. Seems criminally underlooked after the slow start. I'm pondering doing: Kane + Rashford > Salah + Werner next week.

        1. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Everton, Wolves, Arsenal away all potentially tricky games for Chelsea, all could be top 6 aswell lol. Man City arent a bottom 10 side are they?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Arsenal top 6?

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Spurs, Everton, Leicester and Arsenal in the next 5. Other premiums with better fixtures. That's prolly why. Still a decent show however

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Wolves not Leicester sorry

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If that's the case why are so many people getting Ziyech?

            I'd rather Werner over Ziyech and the price difference is 1.1m now. That's not huge.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I am considering getting rid of Ziyech my self tbh. But prolly the 1 million which in my opinion is a lot. Difference between Fernandes and KdB

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I think it's more the striker vs midfield reason. But in any case, I prefer Werner to Ziyech and if there's a Chelsea attacker I want, it's him.

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Could be as well, yes. Prolly a combination

          3. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Everton defense one of the worst in the league, the other are tough games but I can see Chelsea scoring in all of them.

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Same. But will he score as much as other premiums? And will jeg provide a Captain option? That is the key question.

        3. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He's a good option for sure (with pens too).
          But it looks like Lampard is going to manage his time a lot which points a question mark over his capitaincy appeal in my opinion.
          Also, it looks to me like Chelsea points will be diluted among all the offensive assets that are Ziyech, Werner, Abraham and Pulisic and Havertz when back.
          Plus, It is possible that Werner will change role when Pulisic is back.
          He'll probably play center forward and a lot of Bundesliga followers said it is not his preferred role.

          So good options, but quite a lot of question marks.

        4. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Why do you want company if you are convinced he is good?

          I was an early Grealish holder, I wish I was the only owner.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If I was that selfish I would never post.

            I'm probably gonna get him. The fact he has pens with Pulisic coming back is also super tempting. Pulisic won like 3 penalties last season alone.

          2. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            This site is basically about sharing knowledge and information. Are you only here to absorb information like a leech? And not share your own opinions?

        5. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Vardy next week is too big a temptation around that price.

        6. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          If he was a midfielder I'd be on him in a flash.

          1 less pt for a goal, and 1 less pt than a CS doesn't seem significant but I think it's pretty big in the long run. A premium player averages around 6-7 points per game over a season iirc, so 2pts is actually significant.

        7. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He’s a great pick. I’d like him. The reason many don’t own is because they’d prefer Kane/Vardy at the premium slot , and a budget option with good fixtures to go along with DCL. He’s a great pick. Many just aren’t prioritizing bringing him in .

        8. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Brought him in 4 weeks ago - 21 points, just a shame he hasn't scored more ... Currently thinking he will have go in gw12 so that I can bring Salah back (Think I have to keep Vardy for the BHA match)

        9. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          seen a few with Werner to be fair. He looks a tad short of confidence in front of goal, but equally looks like a huge haul is imminent.

        10. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Chelsea have Seville next week. There is a chance Werner could be benched soon(rest). Chelsea have enough players on the left side to do it in the "easier" games

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            And chelsea won't get top spot in the group if they lose that

        11. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I agree with you. I wonder though, if he maybe plays better on the left. I wonder how will the line up look like with Pulisic back. Abraham to the bench and Werner in the upfront?

        12. yosim
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          he misses a lot of chances, thinking of swapping for Vardy

      16. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What if I told you in August when you were making your first draft that....

        Solly March would have more points than Aubameyang and KDB heading to week 10!

        The opportunity is that Auba and KDB are still going to reach 200 pts some how. You are going to need to catch the eruption of points.

        Most likely KDB.

        I think Auba may be angling to be transferred to PSG or something by the next window.

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not Auba. He has the new contract and doesn't care... Arteta is more defensive than Tony Pullis atm too

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Selfishly all I care about is Azpi starting and James getting the Prem games...

      17. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Has their been an article/thread/hot topic on city defence round these parts?

        Probably comparing with eachother (and maybe WH defenders/Reece James) for a spot.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          *There! Sorry!

        2. Henrik Larsson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          This would be useful as I'm seriously considering a City defensive double up.

          Cancelo, Dias, KDB in time for GW11.

      18. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        1FT, 2.4ITB

        A. Son => KDB
        B. Kane => Vardy
        C. Bruno => KDB
        D. Save FT

      19. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Doing Kane to Vardy (c) leaves me with one more FT

        Could go for:
        1) Reguilon to Cancelo
        2) Hamez to any mid up to 11.5 - Sterling? (Can't afford KDB)
        3) Both for a hit

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

        Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Definetely 1

        2. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          1

      20. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Anyone else was planning to transfer Robbo out but now what...?
        If I keep him I will buy Jota instead of a premium mid like Son or Bruno and 4.5 Def. What do you think?

        1. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Robbo a great differential right now with good fixtures to come. I'd keep

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          looked at his best yesterday, Albrighton playing probably helped that, had an atrocious game (not the only one).

        3. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He's the best (maybe after Chilwel) in terms of attacking threat, but still not convinced about LFC's defense to be honest.

        4. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Was looking at him as a cash cow for a City defender but other plans now. If I don't get Salah back I at least have him and Jota and they may feature in Salah points.

        5. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think that’s a good plan and what I am trying to have by when Liv plays Fulham (Salah,Jota,Robbo triple up)

        6. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Robbo an easy keep imo.

      21. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        OK so I'm doing it. 11th FPL season and I'm going 3-5-2 on my wildcard without any premium FW.

        Every combo I compare leans towards the cheaper FW line

        I don't see how a Masuaku-Bissouma-Kane can outscore a Chilwell-Jota-Bamford in the long run
        I don't see how a KWP - Bissouma - Vardy can outscore a Robertson-Grealish-Antonio
        and I don't see how a Targett-Romeu-Werner can outscore a Reece James-Foden-Watkins

        We used to have a game with a very limited pool of MID and FW in the 6 bracket. This year, there's so much possibility in the 6-7 M brackets in FW and MID that I have convinced myself this is the way to go.

        wish me luck..

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Agree on most of that. Rethink Foden, especially if you can use the money for a city defender

          1. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm build my team with 4 set and forgets in the mid and a rotation 6.5 spot which will be Foden for the great MCI run and will the be Jota, Bowen, Van De Beek, Trossard, ASM, Soucek, Wilian etc depending on who hist form. That will be my roation differential spot. Won't be touching to the rest of the MID

      22. Ronnies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Best option;

        A) Captain Salah or Bruno gameweek 10

        B) Buy Vardy, Canclo for TAA, Jimenez for a -4 and Captain Vardy ?

        Cheers.

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          b

        2. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B