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. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Am prioritisimg kane to vardy this week. Bruno to Salah for a hit is a bad move isn't it ? Thanks.

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not bad, but probably it’s better to hold for this gw

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

      I don't like Bruno>Salah for a hit........Bruno should comfortable outscore Salah this week

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

        Comfortable outscore? Come on.

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

        How do you come to the conclusion that he will comfortably outscore him?

    3. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      southampton looks like a perfect game fr Bruno imo, remember the sou high line against spurs and imafgine what Bruno rashford and Martial can do out of it

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thanks all and gl

  2. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Does Jimmy to Vardy and Chillwell to Justin for -4 makes sense this GW

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

      Chilwell out for a hit? Not for me.

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

      Wouldn't be shipping Chillwell now

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks. How would you get Vardy in..
        Chill concelo kilman
        Salah Son Bruno grealish
        Wesley Jimmy DCL

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          who is Wesley ?

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Oops..Watkins

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

          How much do you need? Kilman to non playing 3.8 do it?

    3. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wouldn't be bringing in Justin with his place in doubt to both Castagne and Ricardo.

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

      short term it could work out well

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        My thoughts

  3. Oliver Tockman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A) Get Jota in now
    B) Wait 1 more week to assess starting place

    (No Salah)

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      think Jota will play regularly for the next few weeks so 1 week won't tell you anything

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

      I'm going to wait, no salah also, would love to see him take Firminos place.
      My options are Son, Grealish or Ziyech

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

    Kane & KWP >>> Vardy & Dias, for free?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yeah i like it

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yes looks good

  5. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best move here?
    A. Jrod > Jota
    B. Save FT
    C Anything else

    Martinez
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal
    Sterling Bruno Son Jrod
    Vardy(c) Dcl Bamford
    Steer Kilman Anguissa Mitchell

    1 FT 0.8 Itb

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

      B

  6. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Robortson, Coufal, James
    Bruno, Son , Zaha, Podence
    Calvert-Lewin, Kane, Vardy
    Bench: Peacock-farrel, Bissouma, Taylor, Mitchell
    bank: 1.5m, FT: 1
    A. Son, Robertson -> KDB, Justin/Cancello
    B. Son, Kane-> KDB, Watkins
    C. Podence -> jota
    D. Son, Kane -> KDB, Firmino
    E. others and suggest
    For B planning to spent on mid. I am.totally confused

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

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

        Who u ptefer for def

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Dias

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

            M good one thanks

  7. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which transfer(s) do you prefer?

    A) Kane to Vardy (C)
    B) Kane + Son to Vardy (C) + Sterling
    C) Kane + Ziyech to Bamford + Salah (C)
    D) Kane + Son to Werner + Salah (C)
    E) Son + Ziyech to Salah + Jota

    If I don't bring In Salah now, I will bring him in come gw12

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

      If Salah get some mins in the Atalanta game, I think you should prioritise getting him in

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Which Salah option do you prefer?

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

          I would like some Spurs cover so C or E

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Selling Kane is a mistake.

      Already laughed at the Son sellers

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A then C GW12

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

    A. Kane to Vardy
    B. Son to Salah
    C. Kane and Rodriguez to Bamford and Salah (-4)

    3.3itb 1ft
    Martinez
    Chilwell Cancelo Justin
    Grealish Son Rodriguez Bruno
    Watkins DCL Kane
    (Peacock Ayling Taylor Bissouma)

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I like C as it frees up funds to upgrade Bruno to Sterling or a defender to a Robbo/TAA if need be.

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

        If I do C, I have more than enough funds for Son to Sterling/KDB in GW11. I won't bring in a LIV def for the time bein.

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

      A or C. Rodriguez has Leeds at home and presumably there's a reasonable chance Salah isn't 100% fit and/or has his minutes managed? Not sure that would be worth a hit. I'm going with Vardy and then getting Salah in GW12.

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

        I wasn't convinced of Rodriguez perfomance at the weekend, If Salah get some mins in the Atalanta game then I'm definitely bringing him in,

  9. trafalgarlaw
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Help me make decison mate
    A. Barnes, Kane -> KDB, Watkins
    B. Son, Jimenez -> KDB, Watkins

    Ziyech Barnes Son Bruno
    DCL Jimenez Kane

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

      A

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

      a

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

      B

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B

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

      B

  10. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Help greatly appreciated! Which do you prefer?

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

    Shame to go without Ziyech but thinking if Jota continues to get minutes then A seems the most balanced option and takes advantage of strong Liverpool and City fixtures.

    Rest of Team:

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

    (Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

    Cheers

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Option D has Watkins as an attacker, but you are looking for 2 defenders and 1 mid?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Oof, good spot. Brewster would be Bissouma in Option D.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Probably C, mainly because of Jack and a decent second defender. Not keen on B due to the 2no. 4.6 defenders

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Cheers.

  11. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    this week feels like it will come down to the big city no city gamble. City finally click, and it could be a bumper captaincy week.

    feels like Burnley are perfect for them. It's hard to hold out against city without a quality outlet, and Burnley don't have a quality outlet.

    Absolute must win for City as well... I'm siding with backing them.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah, burnley have zero pace so I think it’ll be really hard for them to get out, city bound to have a change of luck at some point as well, could easily have scored 1 or 2 v spurs... who knows tho

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        spurs had Kane in beast mode, which allowed them to take the pressure off. Leicester had Vardy.

        Burnley are going to have to park the bus for 90mins and it can only end in tears.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hoping for a good return by KDB (C). Have Cancelo as well, but worried Burnley might be a good game to give Mendy a run on the pitch.

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I have Cancelo. I hope Pep might want to lock in some clean sheets and get a partnership going before he starts rotating at the back.

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

        Even Zincenko, cancelo is good but can't offer what a natural left footer can

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I agree. I think they do the CL business tonight to qualify and then Pep starts to get them motoring again. The big guns will be hurting and come back to life with the small fry getting a lot of the hurt dished out on them.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Weds should i say...

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

      Sterling or KDB? Sterling had a hattrick last time out, but that could have been makeshift defense from Burnley in the cup. KDB plays as #10 now, his shots are always dangerous, and could still be on penalties.

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

      i already brought in Cancelo, i'm pondering whether to bring in Mahrez too for a hit too, i probably will depending on city's line up in Europe since he has a good record vs Burnley

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

      Yeah I'm also backing them to come good. Son -> KDB/Sterling (c) for me this week. Most likely De Bruyne.

    7. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gamble? City are crap, hardly a gamble going without. Where did you get the idea they are free flowing from? 2014?

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

        You think 2014 was the last time city were free flowing?

  12. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How am I living?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Robbo Cresswell
    Ziyech Son Salah Grealish Rodriguez
    Kane DCL

    Martin Kilman Brewster Mitchell

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      in template city, population you.

      are you on wildcard?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd want KDB if possible.

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Not yet for me thanks

            Tired and off sorts

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

      Fine if Manchester assets underperform. Can't have them all

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No United wanted or allowed in my city leagues.

        Feels wrong having no city and I've heard about it from rivals and friends, but just not needed at the moment.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Well it's a lovely team obviously

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers!

  13. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bad week and a bad captaincy fail going with KDB. Firmly set on KDB (C) against Burnley, however, what changes am I best doing, chaps?

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Cancelo - Lamptey* (Mitchell - Ferguson)
    KDB(C) - Son - Rodriguez* - Grealish - Bowen
    Kane - DCL (Brewster)
    1FT, £3.9 itb

    A. Ensure I have a 3rd playing defender - Ferguson > Coufal
    B. Rodriguez > Bruno (a week late to the party)
    C. Son > Salah
    D. Kane > Vardy
    E. Other suggestions?

    Cheers all

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Fernandes party has been on since Jan and no signs of it stopping.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Haha, true. Your vote goes for B then?

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          not necessarily. probably go with C.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Cheers mate

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      James Rod & Mitch/Ferguson to Salah & 4.5

      1. Mr Wolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        This - or if you don't want to take a hit, prioritise fixing that Palace combo in defence.

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What on earth were you thinking captaining KDB in that fixture?

  14. sovietrockettes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Such a frustrating week to captain Mane.........oh well......2 FT 0.2 ITB

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Saiss James Lamptey
    Mane Son Grealish Foden Anguissa
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Kane>Vardy(c), Saiss>Cancelo = good moves?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I see merit in getting Vardy, but I would suggest prioritising KDB(C) instead. Otherwise, good moves.

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

        I honestly don't feel comfortable captaining KDB until I see one match where City starts to click......call me old-fashioned

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          that's the gamble isn't it. At some point they will explode... but we've been waiting a while now. KDB's last 6 returns are horrendous, you'd be ditching if he was a 6.0m mid on that alone.

          but we all know what he's capable of. and he's looked good the last couple of games.

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

            the potential downside of getting to the party early seems greater to me than the upside of getting there a week before everyone else

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

    10 -4 from 6

    martinez
    keane
    foden
    ziyech
    vardy
    watkins

    LOL

    and potentially justin 0 coming to the rescue if that bloke who reckons zaha has covid is correct

    LOLOL

    200k to 700k sh!t happens ,still a great hobby...

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I raise you:
      Martinez 1
      Lamptey -1
      Cancelo 1
      Grealish 1
      James 2
      Bowen 3

      and I took a -4 hit to bring in KDB(C) and Cancelo for Salah + TAA

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

        crap innit ,you know without bruno DCL and spurs ,you probably couldnt design a worse set of results ,head up son ,youve got plenty of good picks there,could be the reverse this week ...

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers mate. Tough pill to swallow but it is what it is! Good luck to you as well mate, let's hope for a better GW

  16. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Brewster owners and starters - carrying on with him or is he just fodder for you? Fixtures getting better and they just have to start scoring or its over for them.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Brewster is decent fodder for a 3-5-2, in that he at least has a chance of some minutes (no one else at that price does).

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I have Burke (and I am one as well).

        Thinking of going KDB and Brewster from Kane and Burke and changing formation.

        1. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I did exactly the same 😉

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

      Hes last on the bench fodder. I wish I had 3 up front instead but wont take a hit to change the formation

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

      Purely fodder.

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Got DCL in for him, now I have a benching problem and no way to get Salah back.

  17. FPL_Hazards
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any early team news?

    Saw rumours of Saiss and Zaha out?

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

      Rumours of Zaha where?

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

        Some people on here this morning saying he's rumored to have Covid. But there hasnt been anything about it in the media today so most likely its just bs

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Saiss rumour seems to have some grounding. Zaha looks to be idle chat based on what i've seen.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not going to lie I’ll be fuming if zaha is out and I get lamptey -1 off the bench

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

        and ill be fuming if its bollocks,spent today thinking i had no reason to watch palace ,these people should be sentenced to one hour in a locked room listening to allan carr...

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

        I’m in the exact same boat. Own Zaha and Jimenez. I was also worried about Jimenez being the Covid victim because not many of the boys were playing internationals. I feel like if it were within the Spain or Portugal camps we would’ve heard it. Which leaves saiss, Jimenez & boly...

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

      Saiss is because a member of the Wolves senior squad is in isolation over Covid and he wasn't pictured in training.

      For Zaha, someone on here said their friend works at Palace and he's out because of covid or something.

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      One or two things on the Palace forums.

  18. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Coufal Robbo Justin Chilwell Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Grealish Son JRod
    Watkins DCL Brewster

    1.7itb 1FT

    whats my best move:

    1. hold
    2. Robbo & JRod > KDB & 4.8m Def (KWP/Kilman) for -4
    3 JRod > Ziyech
    4. Robbo & Son > KDB & Cancelo/Dias

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      hold, team looks good

  19. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any chances Kilman may not play today? Alioski 9 pointer waiting from bench!

  20. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lads, can I hold my ft with this lot?

    Martínez
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Cresswell
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford

    Steer, Soucek, Kilman, Lamptey

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I have somewhat similar team.. I am holding FT atm.

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

        Cheers!

    2. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hold firmly 😉

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

        Appreciate it, sir! Thank you!

  21. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Need every player to get a red card today.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      And a couple of OGs

  22. dashdriver
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Rodriguez & Watkins > Jota & Vardy (C) for a hit?

  23. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which one yo buy
    A. Salah
    B. KDB

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

      A

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      kdb over salah for next 2 weeks

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

      b

  24. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Best defender up to 5.0?I have James,Targett,Coufal.

  25. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would love some input on my team. 1.9m ITB 1 FT no WC.

    Martinez McCarthy
    Robbo Dallas Lamptey Saiss Kilman
    Bruno Son Ziyech Barkley Bissouma
    Kane DCL Maupay

    Did Salah to Bruno (C) last week which worked out well. Would you just do Bruno to Salah or KDC (C) this week or keep Bruno and take a -4 to get one of Salah/KDB in and sort out one of Barkley Saiss or Maupay?

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Keep Bruno and try get KDB in for Son. I’d wait for more news on salah. Possibly also bring in Jota in for Barkley

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Son to KDB (C) i really like. 0.3m short but could just do Saiss to Justin to fund it. I'm just going to have to go without Salah for a couple of weeks. Nice one

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Justin in for Saïss could be gold

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bruno has Southampton this week ripe for United

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Saints will be up for this one big time, Vrot more than than ripe

      2. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ya i want to keep Bruno next two and then for the MU v city game in GW 12, transfer Bruno to Salah who plays Ful and captain him

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Barring any late news this week, GTG?

    Cap, Bruno?

    Possible bench Zaha play Bamford?

    Martinez,
    Coufal, Chilwell, Robbo
    Grealish, Bruno, Zaha, Son, Jota
    DCL, Kane,

    Forster, Bamford, Zouma, Lamptey

    1.2 bank

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No Vardy no KDB yep Bruno and gtg

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Keep no changes?

  27. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Friends, UCL-related if I may: should I captain Haaland vs. Brugge or Ronaldo vs. Ferencvaros?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Im going Ronaldo but coin flip

    2. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Haaland. Juventus is still a work in progress under Pirlo.

  28. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who do we have coming on for Zaha if he's out with covid?

    Lamptey -1 here o/

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

      brewster.

      But I think there would have been at least one rumor by now, there's rumors about a wolves player and no name as yet but I dunno. 45 mins to find out.

  29. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Play Chilwell (SPURS)

    or

    Coufal (VILLA)

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chill

    2. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chilwell should play every game in my opinion.

  30. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Form (Kane) over fixtures (Vardy), decision, decision, decision!

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy for me. I’m also struggling to squeeze him in 😀

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tough one ain't it . Have kane and selling for vardy. Will captain vardy too. If anything it will give me extra cash to strengthen defence

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Why doesn't Vardy have form? Last 4 games. Kane 2 goals 2 assists. Vardy 3 goals 2 assists and a missed penalty.