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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Charlie Taylor masterclass I'm hearing. First choice back four too. CS banked

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      i need that

    2. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Let's go! Assist and 3 bonuses for the dirty dozen?

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      lets go for that double digit charlie!

    4. Il Capitano
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes please

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

        Same here, Super Charlie Taylor to save my week. I feel this is a must win game for Burnley though, they need 3 points bad. 1-0 win coming

      • STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Eze now...

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Making early transfers with COVID about and European games is so risky.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        risky = madness

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

        But fun

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Saiss -> Dias
      Son -> KDB
      Bowen -> Jota
      Kane -> Vardy

      Saiss to Dias happening for sure otherwise I won't get a playing defence. The others I could justify a -4 for each. Least favourable is Kane to Vardy, but need the £££. How many would you do?

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Piss off Zaha hope you rot at Palace for the rest of your career. Thanks for nothing

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

        I went with the 0-0 on this one...no Zaha helps

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No chance for 0-0, I have Guaita

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

            When you look at the lineups, that’s about as good as it gets, ha ha....I was close with the WH game...I just need to get one of every 8 or 9 right

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              It was easily the best game on paper for 0-0 mate, GL!

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        calm down. Health over sport.

      3. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You have a lot of rotten fellas in your team this season Bross lol

    8. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      zaha 30 % wow, massive w for non owners.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Wow, u said this on the previous page too? This place is sad.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          its such a good comment he named it twice. as a non-zaha owner i really dont mind hearing it twice tbh

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            These non owners comment are best. And usually ppl who likes to talk about that are or +1mil. Wonder why.

      2. kime67
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        bottomed

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

          if people only realized what “bottomed” means, ha ha

      3. kime67
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        no one saw it

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mate has 6 points of Zouma for 3 points of Zaha . . think he's winning. This was always going to be a bore draw.

    9. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      NO ZAHA FOR PALACE

      Wilfried Zaha has been left out of Crystal Palace's squadas the influential forward is self-isolating.

      Zaha was set to make his 200th Premier League appearance at Turf Moor but his place in the Palace XI has gone to Michy Batshuayi in their only change to the side that won 4-1 at Leeds before the international break.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        from sky

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Self-isolating, is that it? No confirmation that he's got positive test or something? It could be then from interaction with somebody's got positive test?

    10. mitro
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Should I go Dias over Cancelo?

      Have Reece James who is already a rotation risk

      1. kime67
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        having this dilemma too, but i hate the rotation risk. might go pva

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think so yes

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

        Nope. Cancelo has elite chance creation stats.

    11. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Best defender to bring in?

      Have Chillwell ofc

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        PvA after he scores penalty brace today

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cresswell and all will go well

      3. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Robbo, Zouma after Tot, Digne for 2 weeks

    12. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Was hoping for a PVA no show so I could get Konsa’s 8 points
      But no Zaha means Klich’s 3 pointer

      Classic

    13. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Zaha this week, Pulisic a couple weeks ago, but still at 83k. Imagine if I had good luck

      1. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You got Bruno ? Consider that scam on Saturday night enough luck.

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Bruno captain.

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

        Beech you're at 83k. That is good luck

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Don’t think holding players like Robertson when many sold is luck

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

        Lol if youre 83k you have had more luck than 90% of managers

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Fpl is skill over luck but bottom dwellers will disagree of course

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'm around your position ; total luck. And yes I also kept Robertson . . that doesn't mean I've not picked the right captains (luck) and laughed when referees have made my day (like with Bruno and United on Sat).

          2. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Of course mate. You are my hero

          3. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            What a dumb comment!

      4. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        So you have had 0 good luck and you are at 83 k. You must be on the verge of winning this game soon 😉

      5. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Seems like you must be really lucky if you are overcoming such poor choices...and link your team or it’s just talk

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          not poor choices at all pal, zaha has good stats and has been a top scorer in the game , and clearly for my team. Keep being salty though.

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

            Pulisic is a really bad choice...Zaha has had a couple of good games (one against Fulham) but hasn’t passed the eye test recently

            1. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yup a really bad choice in hindsight thanks may you sound like your destined for the top

    14. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tempted by Bruno >> KDB(c) here, what you think? 1FT. 1.5itb

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You do not rate Vardy, do you?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah. But Kane looks great too. And I want KDB for the next two. Tricky and you can’t have them all I guess

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Doing the same. Vardy is tempting but can't lose Kane.

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

        I've talked myself out of it today. I'm willing to miss the first KDB/City haul and jump on only once I've seen near their best

    15. FPL_Hazards
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Problem is, do we think Zaha can play Friday?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Depends how long he's been isolating, but not if he's only just started

        1. FPL_Hazards
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah thats what i meant to ask lol

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Depends why he is self-isolating.

        If it's because he's tested positive, then No. If however he has only been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, he will be fine with a negative test before Friday.

    16. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I read that team sheet 3 times looking for zaha.

      2020 keeps on giving.

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

        zaha sub to justin 6 from 7 now ,jeez

    17. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      So glad Zaha it out and I have Lamptey coming on for -1. So happy I get punished for holding a diff like Zaha but LOSING points. Just sums up this season.

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This season is a season for a balanced squad, without fodder.

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

          Calling Lamptey fodder - Wash your mouth out!

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I have Lamptey too. My point is a general one, that we may often need to call upon all three subs. So 5.0/5.5m Mids rather than the Anguissa/Bissouma's of this world.

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

              Bissouma is outscoring KDB I’ll have you know 🙂

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Up yours. Lamptey is a great bench option. So freaking unlucky.

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

        Zaha a differential lmao. 30% ownership. 4th highest among all mids.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I feel for you mate, I kept Zaha for the good fixtures and use of transfers for things more pressing ... Lamptey could get good points in that game. A young player with naivety to get RC.

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

        Its an absolute joke. I dont actually mind Zaha benching that much, what pisses me off is getting Lamptey off the bench after correctly calling that he was a bad option to play this game week. Hauls on the bench every week in crap fixtures (Targett last week, Keane vs Pool), but the one week my bench player comes on he has a -1 of course. FPL is a trash game.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          😆

          Super sub

        2. jumpinjeffflash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'm inclined to agree. At least with Bundesliga Fantasy you have more control over which players to bring off your bench, as well as change formation if necessary to fit those players in - you know, like an actual management game!

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah. This why English Fpl is sht... They don’t know how to make the game fun. I wish the Germans could educate them

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

          Zaha out was told here yesterday, but with Lamptey and his -1 from bench is just typical for this season. Not the end of the world, but definitely bad luck.

    18. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Well that's annoying. Minileague rival gets Solly March 9 pointer cuz Mitchell doesn't start. Here's hoping for a cameo :p

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Fair chance I think, depending how the game is going. I imagine Woy will want to give him some game time

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

          Noice

      2. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have bad news for you

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

          He won't come on? 🙁 but how u know

          1. Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Not on bench

          2. Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Wait! Mitchell is not Zaha 😉

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

              Haha yes! So there's still a chance. Woohoo 😛

      3. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He will get 15min cameo in Clyne place.. bookmark it 😉

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

          Yayy

    19. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      48% EO for Zaha in the top 10k - wow!

      1. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Autosubs will be Ayling, Dallas etc

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Or mitchell for me. Lol.

        2. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          For top 10k it's Mitchell, Justin, Kilman as most popular autosubs.

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Lots of rubbish autosubs I see

          OR #5 gets 1 from Walker
          #7 gets 1 from Bissouma
          #8 gets 2 from Bamford
          #15 gets 1 from Mings
          #16 gets Mitchell etc.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yay

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Differential pick

      3. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        excellent news for non-owners, and autosubs will likely be lamptey/justin

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

      When will Zaha be back?

      Of course palace have the early fixture this game week.

      If he is out I’ll have to keep maupay another week

      Aaaaaaaassgggggggggggggghhhhh

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

        I fully agree with your last statement. Well said.

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

        Everything is conspiring to keep maupay in our teams.

        Without doubt, my worst transfer of the season and the worst time to try and be patient....

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

          I can't believe i thought he'd do well this season. I feel sick. Glad i got rid early.

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

        Wellwell now we knoe who's behind Zahas absence.

      4. Saka_me_sideways
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It’s a relief to know I’m not the only one struggling to get rid of maupay lol.

      5. Live Scoutcast Tuesday 8pm - leave your questions here
        J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Scoutcast 8pm Tuesday - feel free to leave your questions for us here.

        Josh Paxman is joining Az and I this week.

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

          Question: why does everything always go wrong when I plan well but my mate Dave who triple captained Schmeichel in GW2 is still beating me?

          1. themaindanger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ryan Martin
            Chilwell James Robbo KWP Mitchell
            Grealish Bruno Rashford Son Soucek
            Kane Bamford Watkins
            2.2 ITB

            So many decisions this week. I have 1 FT. Trying to decide whether to make 1, 2(-4) or 3 (-8) moves.

            1) Rashford to either KDB or Sterling
            2) Kane to Vardy and maybe captain
            3) Robertson to Cancelo. (This was planned for GW10, but feels wrong after 12pt in GW9)

            Don't usually like taking hits. I've only taken one -4 so far this season.

            Also need to bring Salah back at some point, but not this week.
            Played WC in GW5.

            Vardy price rise tonight.

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

              After listening to the Scoutcast, I think I'm just going to do Rashford to KDB.

              Not making any moves until Friday though, as I have a funny feeling there may be a few injuries after the European games!

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I had to look twice. At first glance I read " Jeremy Paxman."

        3. Skloppy Kops
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is Jota essential now?
          OOP mid, 6.5M, playing as striker in an attacking team.. almost nailing a spot in 1st team.. what better could we ask for?

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

            Is he nailed with Salah back? plays mid week so probably benched v brighton

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

            Jota is not nailed on. He has been great, but when Salah returns he will likely lose his place.

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

          Were many trying to be too clever transferring out Kane+Son, despite the tough fixture run?

          Do you reckon Jota will end up outscoring the likes of Robbo and TAA?

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

            Are there tough fixtures anymore? What defense really looks strong against a solid attacking team?

        5. sovietrockettes
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is it time to dump Kane for Vardy?

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

          Is it about time to admit this is a casual joke of a season, with knee jerking stupidity like making early transfers in an IB is rewarded time and time again, while patience is punished (kept 2FTs until deadline, still get a surprise player out with @?!$ing covid..) ?

          1. J0E
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'm guessing you own Zaha?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yes mr. Holmes

        7. Pops15
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is it unwise to double up on City attack with their current form? With Aguero nearing full fitness again, is it the time to dump the Spurs duo and attack those City fixtures? Huge differential for those willing to take the risk and get Aguero and double up with KDB or even Raz for ultimate differential.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            How do we prioritise big hitters given there are so many great options.

            I have son kane and Bruno.

            I'm considering salah, kdb and vardy - but very hard to know who to ditch and who to get.

            Linked to this - should we target Fulham?

            Its possible to have vardy, kdb and salah captains v Fulham in next 3 weeks

        8. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If you have Foden do you keep, on the theory he plays in the easier home games?

        9. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Please tell me you were joking when you were seemingly backing up Banjostring the Crap on Twatter.

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

            😆

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

          With Grealish due to appear in court on Tuesday to face 4 motoring charges, do you think it will have any impact on him as a FPL asset going forward?

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

            Will no longer have to drive the team bus.

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

              Lol that's a good one. Was only asking because I don't know anything about UK motoring laws since I live in the USA.
              Facing multiple motoring charges in the USA has the potential for fines, loss of drivers license and depending on where you live, even some jail time.

        11. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I know fixtures tempt managers to move out Kane and Son, but we have seen this season moving to better fixtures like Citeh does not always pay off. Sure KDB and Sterling look great choices but Kane and Son look like they can get points no matter what. Do you think there will be crying if we do move them to Citeh assets?

        12. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Vardy - yes or no? Will off field distractions with wifey in court v. Coleen Rooney impact his form? Blanked against Liverpool.

        13. im1974
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is the Vardy party open?

        14. Marshy84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Is going all in on premium midfielders the way to go for the next few GWs?

        15. Groot the Leveller
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Are Tottenham the real deal?

        16. Groot the Leveller
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Just been looking at the tables at the end of game week 9.
          Liverpool are still going strong despite the injury carnage. Who do we target?
          Man City?. They are in the bottom half. What is going on, and should we continue to ignore them.
          I have no Southampton, Leicester. Who do I need?

        17. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Can you pick an entire XV in FPL of players with girls names?

          Alisson, Virginia
          Luiz, Kelly, Rose, Casey, Valery
          Maddison, Alli, Harper,
          Carroll, Gayle, Samatta

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            ...Samatta is a ropey one, and I’m still missing 2 midfielders! Can it be done?

            1. RedLightning - January to M…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Zhaka (Shaka)?
              Reed?
              Keita?

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Reed is a good one, others nope

        18. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Confused as to which premium players to invest in... got Kane and Son - good form but poor fixtures, thinking City but poor form and great fixtures, possibly Vardy good 3 fixtures but form based largely on penalties, fall back to Liverpool decent form and mixed fixtures.......??

        19. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane & Son, hold or not

        20. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          is there a rough with the smooth HT?

        21. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          1) Is the striker facing Fulham hockey cockey a viable strategy or is it too risky? (Kane->Vardy -> Jesus/Aguero in the next 2 games). Would you prioritize it over getting Salah back in?

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            aaaaaaaaazkorak

        22. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Have left money itb to do Jota to Sterling this week. Would you make that move? It fits my plan to get Salah in for GW12

        23. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          People like me who sold Salah for KdB with the intention of trading Son for Salah or indeed Sterling this week what on earth do we do now!? Not sure we can trust City for a double up at the mo...

        24. FPL Wisdom
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Has Son (and even Kane) justified keeping despite many hard fixtures to come?

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hello Brother 😀

        25. RedLightning - January to M…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What will be the effect on players when crowds of up to 4,000 are allowed in tier 1 areas, up to 2,000 in tier 2 areas, but none in tier 3 areas?
          Will this give increased home advantage to clubs in tier 1 and tier 2 areas, but increased away disadvantage to teams from tier 3 areas?

        26. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Man City got the fixtures but not the form
          Is the double or triple up worth it

        27. Red Dog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane or Fernandez? Both about the same price point, both in form and on pens. Long term i want 1 of them with KDB and Salah but cant afford both, so simply who do you think scores more over the next 10?

        28. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Is it worth holding on for the WC until Christmas?
          Do we expect any DGWS/Blanks before gw16?
          Like many, my team is not looking very good for the next gws (no Vardy, Zaha, Wilson, City or Utd assets and defense is looking weak) so I'm wondering if it'd be really worth the wait.

          That's my current team, I used FT to do Kane-->Vardy:
          Mccarthy - Steer
          Chilwell - kilman - justin - feurgeson - Lewis
          Salah - Son - Grealish - Soucek - Anguissa(4.5 fodder)
          DCL - Vardy - Werner

        29. Red Dog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Where are the cut price gems? With so many premium options we need a sub 6.5mil starter. Many have tried and failed with Podence, Soucek, Brewster et al. Who are your recommended enablers to unlock these premium slots?

      6. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Podence in for Zaha not to bad meh

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hoping he is the one in the Wolves rumours 🙂

      7. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don't have zaha but feel for owners, that's brutual.

        Great fixture and id have been pretty confident of double digit return.

      8. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        So, now is that time when people offending others for posting the rumours about Zaha apologise.

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

          Rumours are unhelpful

          1. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Except the first one wasn't a rumour.

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              This was cast in iron

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Not if they´re right.

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

          Sorry fellas

      9. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        As a zaha owner with Mitchell his sub, my only excitement is guessing whether my 1 point will come from a mitchell cameo or from bissouma.

        Riveting.

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Well, be happy, I know I'll get -1.

      10. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hi....what move would you look to make here please? 3.1mitb ...so many options . No idea where to start!

        Martinez
        Chilwell cancelo james (mitchell lamptey)
        Bruno son grealish ziyech (burke)
        Kane dcl watkins

        A....Son to kdb

        B....son to salah

        C...Kane to vardy

        D....... something else

        Thanks

      11. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You know you're having a shite GW when you are desperately relying on points from Taylor.

          1. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He's a guaranteed 6 pointer in games like this, with potential for a 9 pointer.

        • LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Salah back scenario is connected with my DEF choice I make this week:

          1) I get Cancelo - to get Salah back I need to drop Son / Ziyech or I can drop Hamez but only with Soucek -> 4.5 MID

          2) I get Creswell - to get Salah back I can drop either Son / Ziyech / Hamez with no other moves requires

          Which is better..?

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

            Get Cancelo. Get points.

        • Lukaku_time
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Who would you transfer out of this team?

          Mendy

          Ayling Justin coufal

          Salah son jota Bruno ziyech

          Kane dcl

          Macey target Mitchell brewster

          1ft 0.1itb

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Kane > Vardy?

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

            Mitchell as he's no longer starting 11 although he's cheap bench fodder & don't think there's a starter at £4.2m
            Justin may lose his place with players returning from injury.

            However it depends who you are targeting? City? Vardy?
            How you want to distribute your budget?

            1. themaindanger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I think your Defence needs an upgrade. I'd bring in one of the following.
              Chilwell
              Cancelo
              Creswell

              Ziyech to Grealish to fund. I know he blanked this week, but Grealish is near essential due to his value IMHO.

        • HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You know a GW is rough when you're hoping for a Mitchell 1point cameo to beat the 0 pointa coming off the bench from Justin

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

          Was almost tempted into an early transfer there, thanks for the reminder Zaha

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

          Can smell another -4 in the pipeline for this week

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

          Martinez, (Forster)
          Chilwell, Cresswell, *Coady*, (Lamptey, Dunne)
          Sterling, Ziyech, James, *Foden*, Grealish,
          *Kane*, DCL (Brewster)

          £3.7m & 1 FT.
          Vardy, KDB & Dann for:
          * Kane, Foden & Coady * minus 8 points.

          Really want Vardy & KDB as Captain options over the next 4GWs. Dann best option at £4.4m?

          Have exact funds & would need 3 transfers to fund the moves, concerned minus 8 points is too much.

          Thoughts?