Scout Notes

Haller impresses for West Ham as recovering Antonio waits in the wings

Sheff Utd 0-1 West Ham

  • Goals: Sebastien Haller (£6.1m)
  • Assists: Pablo Fornals (£6.4m)
  • Bonus Points: Haller x3, Lukasz Fabianski x2 (£5.0m), Aaron Cresswell x1 (£5.1m), Arthur Masuaku x1 (£4.5m)

A sweet strike from Sebastien Haller (£6.1m) secured a second-straight win for West Ham as Sheffield United’s start to the season remained on the wrong side of hellish.

The striker blasted home from the edge of the area after the ball fell to him courtesy of a Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) ricochet, consigning the Blades to a fourth consecutive defeat their enterprise probably did not merit.

Chris Wilder’s side might have been out-shot 15-9 by the visitors, but they forced Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) into five saves and would have had at least a point from the encounter had Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) not hit the woodwork when put clean through.

That lack of ruthlessness is the reason why United have managed only four goals from nine winless matches this season, while their zero clean sheets adds another layer to the Fantasy disinterest in their players at present.

Haller of Fame

The same cannot be said of the Hammers.

Having survived and thrived during a brutal opening run of fixtures, their assets have started on a kinder schedule by winning 1-0 win for two Gameweeks in a row.

Even a hamstring injury to key striker Michail Antonio (£62m) has not disrupted David Moyes’ men too badly, with stand-in Haller putting in a fine shift at Bramall Lane.

West Ham’s replacement striker is owned by just 0.3% in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and that figure is unlikely to rise on the back of one, albeit excellent, performance.

Moyes was happy to praise Haller post-match.

“He came back from international duty and I could sense in the two days we had back training that he had a spring in his step. His confidence seemed up and we’re really pleased with that. He’s showing signs now, and like today’s goal, we want him to get more goals and to be more involved in the build up play and stronger in some situations.” – David Moyes

But the manager’s recent update on Antonio’s fitness suggests there will soon be competition for the lone striker role and it’s a contest the Englishman will probably win based on his form this calendar year.

“Michail is back training. He’s getting much closer (to full fitness) that’s for sure. He’s a really important player to the team and how we play. If we can get him back, good, but I don’t want to say if we can because at the moment we’re not quite sure if he’s ready yet.” – David Moyes

Gameweek 10’s visit of Aston Villa might be too soon for an Antonio start, but a return to the match-day squad looks ever likelier. Yet another week where many Fantasy eyes will be on Moyes’ pre-match press conference.

Midfield Mayhem

Fortunately for Fantasy managers looking for differentials, investment in West Ham players remains low. Defender Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) is by far and away the most popular pick with 9.3% ownership.

But the side’s midfielders continue to offer attacking potential for relatively low prices.

As explained in more detail in the Premium Members analysis above, Bowen carries a clear offensive threat, but at present it is Fornals who leads the midfield pack with 48 points and a goal and an assist from his last three starts.

The budget appeal of Tomas Soucek (£4.9m) has made him the most-owned of the Hammers’ middle men and his 3.0% following should have seen him add to Gameweek 8’s first goal of the season, only for him to blow a superb chance in the first half on Sunday when set up by Haller’s astute header.

Few Shall Pass

It would not be a Moyes team without some of his focus being on the backline.

“We’re not going to do well enough if we don’t defend well enough, and we’ve started to pick up a few clean sheets, so long may that continue.” – David Moyes

West Ham are currently joint-top for clean sheets this season, with four, and only two teams have conceded fewer goals than the 10 they’ve shipped thus far.

Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) was the first to work Sheffield keeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.8m) on Sunday and he also chipped in with three chances created.

It was Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) who brought in bonus to go with their clean sheet points, however.

Cresswell is currently the only West Ham player in the top 30 for Gameweek 10 transfers-in, putting him on course for a seventh straight rise in ownership.

But West Ham’s immediate schedule is, arguably, not quite as attractive as it might seem at first glance.

Their next two home opponents, Villa and then Manchester United, have performed better on the road, and the three fixtures that follow (Leeds (away), Crystal Palace (home), Chelsea (away)) are likely to be tight and tough affairs.

Picking clean sheet and attacking returns out of that lot looks tricky, although the relatively low prices of West Ham assets should still tempt many.

Wilder’s Woes

The temptation regarding Sheffield United players is to bin them off – if you haven’t done so already, that is.

Next Saturday’s trip to West Brom already looks like a must-win game for a team suffering badly from the absence of key players, with the long-term injury to Jack O’Connell (£4.8m) a particular issue for a defence that was so resolute last season.

Only Rhian Brewster (£4.5m and 6.1%) has significant ownership levels, but he’s struggling to even hold down a regular starting berth, which makes his cheap and cheerless status a perfect metaphor for the team as a whole.

Wilder is not about to throw in the towel.

“There’s a long way to go. Without being disrespectful to some of the places this football club has had to go, it is no good taking a backwards step and feeling sorry for yourself.” – Chris Wilder

But without being disrespectful to his players, Fantasy managers are unlikely to be joining them on their journey any time soon.

Sheffield United (5-3-2): Ramsdale; Baldock, Egan, Ampadu (Robinson 62), Basham (Lundstram 76), Lowe; Berge, Norwood (Brewster 65), Fleck; McBurnie, McGoldrick.

West Ham (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Balbuena, Ogbonna; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen (Noble 90+2), Fornals (Lanzini 76); Haller.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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1,490 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Did Burnley defend well against Palace? Conceded 1.57 xG and they didn't even have Zaha, that's abysmal.

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Watched the game a little today whilst doing other things, looked like they defended well with some stupid individual errors giving up chances, mcneil played a palace player 1 on one with a brilliant through ball aha

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Burnley still needed Pope to save them near the end when Palace went all in. And Palace were pretty awfull pretty much the whole game. They did some damage on the left with PVA being very dangerous and Eze decent. If they had Zaha, I believe they'd score.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Agree with Mile. Pope just did Pope things and that was the difference.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Palace missed several clear cut chances. Was far from watertight and Pope got good and lucky.

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Why people selling Ziyech? I think he will do better than Son untill Christmas

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I don’t think he’ll outscore son if I’m being honest, I don’t own either

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Honesty is the best policy to be honest

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

      people are selling Ziyech?

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        No they are not, 3 blue arrows on fpl stats so being brought in quite quickly apparently

  3. Joggers Nipple
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Morning, treading water with this team-
    A. Original plan- Son to KDB (leaves Werner to Vardy and Brewster to 6.4ish cash)
    B. Now thinking- J Rod to KDB (leave 0.5ish)
    C. Werner to Vardy (rules out J Rod to KDB)
    D. Save

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Cancelo
    Salah Son J Rod Soucek Grealish
    Werner DCL

    Forster Brewster Dallas Brantwaite 1FT 4.4M ITB

    Any input really welcome

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’m doing B I think

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

      I’d stick with Werner he’s getting the chances, I still can’t believe the chances he missed at the weekend, had him as captain aswell

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, thinking B or save. Doing poorly so might jump on MC now and try to get one week ahead of them hopefully being good

    3. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If you think city will start to do well I’d say you should go B aswell

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It’s city in previous seasons they dominate against smaller sides, aguero and sterling back from injury I think that they will come good, I’m thinking jump on before others do aswell

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would just do C and keep it at that. Keep it simple chase fulham games easy captain.

      You could always do a Salah KDB shuffle later depending on when they play fulham

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I like A, but B a close second.

  4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I took a -8
    1) for the fun of it and
    2) because I believe I am likely to get the points back over three gameweeks.

    Defence was looking shakey already Lamptey and Ferguson were are no starters so I went nuclear

    Fernandes OUT - Jota IN
    Werner OUT Vardy IN
    Mitchell OUT - Robertson IN

    Were they idiotic moves? I could have went Leicester mid but I did not know which one. So I went for the Jota flair pick!

    Team now (.5 itb)

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robertson-Justin-Chillwell (Lamptey-Ferguson)
    Grealish-Sterling-KDB-Jota-Ziyech
    Vardy - DCL (Brewster)

    Was that idiotic or a sensible 3-4 gameweek move that sorts out team?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      May work out but Brno out in -8 seems a bit dodgy (non- owner). Hey have fun and good luck

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I got be honest I hate owning Bruno and not owning him. He just annoys me!
        I just try to ignore him from now on.

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

      I can’t decide which set of 3 will do better, I really like jota can’t believe more people aren’t getting him, it’s always risky moving premiums it’ll either pay off or fail, only time will tell

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bit of a gamble with Jota but the logic was looks like he will force his way into Liverpool's team.
        If that happens won't need Salah as will have Robertson and Jota.

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      11 years on this site and you still take a -8 on a Monday. Especially Bruno out. Don't get it myself!

      1. Groß Point Blank
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Madness.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          In a word!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno put I get, United were awful at home against one of the worst teams in the league. But for KdB or someone of value and yeah, not on the Monday of a Euro week!!

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I’m looking at this from GW12 onwards...

    Thoughts?

    Martinez Forster
    Chilwell Lamptey Taylor Kilman Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Grealish Soucek
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    Cheers.

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I like that! Old school, all the cash up front

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yep 343 (rotate Taylor/Kilman & Bamford/Soucek if needed)

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Nice! Mine...

      Martinez
      Robbo Cresswell Chilwell
      Salah Kdb Soucek Grealish Ziyech
      Kane DCL

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Rate it mate

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Solid as f innit!!!

          Set on this as a short term goal I think now.

          Hard to say goodbye to Son but I'll try for this in a couple weeks!

          1. davies
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I currently don’t own Son but will get back in GW12 for Bruno - having one of Son/Kane is a must imo

  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    How's this looking?

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal, Targett, Justin
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, James, Grealish
    DCL, Vardy, Brewster

    How to get Salah? Vardy to watkins and James to Salah in gw12?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'd sell Bruno

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Seconded

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Those 2 moves next week make sense

  7. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which move(s)?

    1) Kane>Brewster, 4.5>De Bruyne
    2) Kane>Vardy
    3) Barkley>Jota
    4) Watkins>Wilson
    5) Lamptey>Cancelo

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      i wanna say 5 bc i like mancity def but i also like keeping lamptey.
      i like 3. i dont see him being benched tbh and i can see how seeing kane could backfire, im holding.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2

  8. yanky
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    someone help me decide kdb vs sterling, im all ears for cases for the two...kdb setpieces pens but deeper? sterling more likely to start next game and more explosive for goals?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling due a drop so will save .1? 😀

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      KDB the priority, but the double-up is also a decent option if you can manage it.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      KdB was everywhere against Spurs, with Sterling and Aguero starting he’s usually the heart of everything.

  9. King Huth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Dias or cancelo worth a -4 for coady?

    1. egan
        3 months, 5 days ago

        If you dont have any defender that can sub coady, then yes it's worthed

        1. King Huth
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          dias or cancelo?

      • Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cancelo

      • Pops15
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cancelo for the attacking threat. Dont love the -4 for a defender but would expect an easy clean sheet this weekend with Burnleys dull attack. And if things finally click on the offensive end for City I wouldn't be surprised if Cancelo pops up with some attacking involvement

    2. egan
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Need some help guys...

        A. 4,5 > Jota (Change the formation to 3-5-2, Che Adams won't play)
        B. Ziyech > Mane
        C. Ziyech > Bruno
        D. Adams > Vardy

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          D

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Yup

      • Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Why are people selling Bruno?

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          United are poor, fixtures are nothing to shout about, he's not going to get a penalty every week, City and Salah back in higher priorities.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Succinct

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            In what way is Southampton and West Ham away in the next 2 bad fixtures? Especially given he performs better away too. If you have him, you keep him. If you don't have him, sure there are other good options, but selling him is mad.

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Yeah, not ideal to sell but he was always a Salah placeholder on my WC so considering it

            2. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Not bad fixtures, but not good fixtures either. SOU & WHM have both significantly improved defensively and again the comparison with LIV and MCI's next 3 doesn't help. And i don't want to rake over the coals again but he was extremely fortunate to get a return last GW. Against West Brom. At home.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Actually, with the amount of chances he created and the poor finishing of Martial/Rashford Fernandes owners can consider themselves unlucky not to get more - speaking as a non owner.

                Southampton don't look particularly great defensively. Clean sheets against West Brom, Newcastle and a Rich-less Everton aren't much to shout about. With Villa scoring three and Wolves getting plenty of chances yesterday, United can take advantage. The high line still seems susceptible to pace - see Zaha, Son, Werner. Rashford and Martial should profit.

                1. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Fair points, but would you choose him over Salah, KDB, even Vardy over the next 3? That's the main reason he's dropping.

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    My mistake, he's not even dropping, but some are selling.

                  2. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    The question was about selling him though, and I just do not see the logic behind selling him now. If you don't own him, I can understand going for other options perhaps, but if you own him you shouldn't sell. His upcoming fixtures are nowhere near as bad as Kane + Son's, for example.

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    No, though I would look to keep him and find another route to those players. Which is usually Son/Kane but there is, of course, a form vs fixtures debate for that.

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

              They were god awful against one of the worst teams in the league. Neither Southampton nor West Ham are going to leave them space to play Ole’s tactic. Can’t hope for dodgy penalties week in week out to save you.

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Genuinely no idea. Completely bonkers.

        3. Groß Point Blank
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Some people like to make the game out to be more complicated than it actually is.

        4. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Makes 0 sense hahah most inform player and almost always returns away from home

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

            Hard to think Southampton or West Ham will throw men forward and leave space ; both games will be another WBA game ; though I actually expect Southampton to beat them.

      • MoeZe3bi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        McCarthy-Ryan
        Chilwell-Zouma-Lamptey-Konsa-Mitchell
        Salah-Son-Zaha-Grealish-JRod
        Kane-DCL-Watkins
        2FT-0.3ITB

        1) DCL+Zaha>Vardy+ 5mil mid(who should I get?)
        2) Son+Zaha>Sterling or KDB + 5.2 mid

        Thanks

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Slightly regretting paying 0.3 for Martinez over McCarthy on WC

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          That GW3 wildcard many did where they offloaded Southampton defence and brought in Villa defence didn't turn out as good as people expected. Since GW3, McCarthy has received 38 points to Martinez's 28 points.

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah, luckily I kept them then till GW9

            Only sold both of them now because fixtures and it didn't start well

        2. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Southampton are bottom defensively in all fixture tickers for a very long time

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Will be watching City closely in the CL for the potential KDB-Sterling double Up

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

          Too many mid options for a double up IMHO

      • Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Tough week ahead of figuring out what to do here.
        1. Kane -> Vardy (c).
        2. Kane-> Vardy (c) + Barkley -> Jota. -4
        3. Barkley + Jimenez-> Bamford + Sterling (c) (exact cash). -4
        4. Kane -> Vardy (c?) + Son -> KDB (c?) -4, Leaves enough cash for Salah in.

        McCarthy.
        Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin.
        Barkley, Fernandes, Son, Grealish.
        Kane, Jimenez, DCL.
        Button, Ayling, Bissouma, Mitchell.
        1ft, 3.3m ITB. WC in hand.

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I have similar options and my just roll the FT because I cant make a decision

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          1 is the standout option of the 4 options. The hits aren't worth it, given Jota isn't guaranteed to start and while 3 is OK, you can't bring in Vardy with that option. Option 4 is also risky as Son can easily perform against Chelsea and City still haven't got going yet. None of them worth a hit.

          1. Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers. Yes 3 looks great on paper (risky though) but then there are some serious downsides. No Vardy or cash for Salah for next GW.

        3. Goodricke
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane is fixture proof.

          6 goals and 2 assists in 13 games v Chelsea. That is better than a 1 in 2 return.

          He always returns against Arsenal (10 goals and 2 assists in 12 appearances 1 in 1 return rate), and the way Leeds tore them apart to get so many shots on target suggests that a striker of his caliber will destroy them.

          I'm not sure why anyone is even considering selling Kane.

          Maybe try and also get in Vardy: Grealish + Jimenez > Klich (on pens) + Vardy?

          1. Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Well I could do Barkley - Klich not sure on that move.

            Harry will do well of course but having him is blocking other priorities atm. So why isn't he a priority?
            His last 4 games- 5, 6, 9, 4.
            Don't think he is captainable in the upcoming 4/5 games compared to other assets so I will likely go ahead and sell.

            1. Goodricke
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Against Arsenal? He's a Spurs fan, he relishes beating them, he always performs, and Arsenal are a mess and have no Pepe for that match. Auba can't shoot let alone score, and Kane and Son have the best partnership since bread came sliced. And Spurs will be at home. Maybe not an automatic captain choice, but surely to be discussed and considered!

            2. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Agree, no one is untouchable. Kane out shouldnt be looked at in isolation, how does it improve your team.
              For example
              Kane and 7.3 mid
              Salah and Watkins
              ?

      • E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thoughts on WC team?

        McCarthy
        Robertson Cancelo Konsa
        Salah Bruno Grealish Jota
        Vardy Wilson DCL

        Forster Taylor Bissouma Douglas
        0 ITB

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Why Wilson?

            1. E25
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I mean that spot could be Bamford. Or even Antonio.
              But if he's fit Newcastle have great fixtures (the best over next 5)

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

          Kane is fixture proof.

          6 goals and 2 assists in 13 games v Chelsea. That is better than a 1 in 2 return.

          He always returns against Arsenal (10 goals and 2 assists in 12 appearances 1 in 1 return rate), and the way Leeds tore them apart to get so many shots on target suggests that a striker of his caliber will destroy them.

          I'm not sure why anyone is even considering selling Kane.

          Maybe try and also get in Vardy: Grealish + Jimenez > Klich (on pens) + Vardy?

          1. Goodricke
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            This is a reply fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          2. Vazza
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Kane is definitely a keep. He is in form and will continue scoring at a decent rate. Anyone in the right frame of mind won’t sell him.

            • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              This. Some people are swayed too much by fixtures only

              1. Emp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Its not as simple as just looking at kane as an asset in a vacuum. I did kane and foden to Bamford and Bruno last week and I'm very happy about it.

              2. E25
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Fixtures and poor stats combined with other very good value options

            • Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Vardy has fat fixtures ... Fulham, SHU, and Brighton

              That’s the only reason to consider selling King Kane

              Wonder if Harvey Barnes is not the better value.

              1. E25
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Except Harvey Barnes can't finish a happy meal

            • E25
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              He's expensive and hardly smashing the stats recently. The regression is imminent with his poor upcoming fixtures.

          3. Vazza
              3 months, 5 days ago

              James Rodriguez to Diogo Jota?

              A. Yes
              B. No

              .

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                No

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

                On a free? why not, his current returns are better.

              3. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Not until you know Jota is nailed on.

              4. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                no

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Who would you rather have for the next 5 weeks?
              Vardy or Bruno

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Bruno.

              2. Live Lad
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Vardy

              3. Sz21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Vardy

              4. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Vardy

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

                Vardy

            • Live Lad
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Still think going KDB over Bruno was the right call. Got him before those home fixtures and captained DCL meant that I didn't lose too much ground. Now, how do I get Salah back? Thanks.

              Martinez
              Robertson, Bellerin, Chillwell
              KDB, Son, Ziyech, Grealish
              DCL, Kane, Adams
              Subs: Steer, Bissouma, Mitchell, Ferguson
              1.3 itb, 1 FT, WC intact

              Need to sort out my bench. Must have at least one playing defender.

              (1) Kane to Vardy
              (2) Kane + Mitchell to Vardy + JWP/Coufal (-4)
              (3) Son + Robertson to Salah + Cancelo (-4)

              Question is do we need Salah that much. Could target Fulham in the coming two weeks by captaining Vardy and KDB. So I won't be captaining him in the coming two weeks.

              1. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                You only get Salah in by dropping one of KDB or Kane.

                1. Live Lad
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  What about Son? Can drop Kane/ Robbo to raise cash but I've got to drop one of my current 4.

              2. abhirup780
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                I'd do (1) now. Then plan to do (3) before GW12 for free.

                1. Live Lad
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks mate.

            • yanky
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Chillwell Cresswell ____ (TAA Lamptey Mitchell)
              Bruno Son Podence Grealish (Bissouma)
              Kane DCL Maupay

              GW10 Son TAA > KDB Cancelo -4pts
              GW11 Kane Podence > Sterling Watkins -4pts
              GW12 Bruno > Salah

              thoughts?

              1. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                For free those moves are a maybe, for a -8 a no for me

                1. yanky
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  cheers, im struggling since i want mancity/salah back and even vardy but have TAA Maupay Podence who all need to go I think— would you wildcard? I have it available...

                  1. Joggers Nipple
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    WC is close with TAA, Lampty, Mitchell, Podence and Maupay out

                    Taa to Cancelo this week
                    -4 for Kane Podence to KDB/ Watkins next
                    Bruno to Salah then

                    Looks ok? Keeps Son and 1 MC mid

                    1. yanky
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      thanks dude

            • lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              On a wc in the fanteam game, who would you rather have going forward ? (Both 5.0)

              A dias
              B cancelo

            • Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              for those that have kane and son what you guys gonna do?

              sell one of them?

              1. Sarri-ball
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Kane to vardy seems popular

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Wish I had Rashford (C) for his haul against Southampton.

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                I have Rashford but il be capping KDB or Sterling.

                Southampton have been decent recently

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  CS against West Brom, Newcastle and a Rich-less Everton doesn't make them decent defensively. Conceded 3 to Villa and plenty of chances to Wolves, look further back and you'll notice three pacy left sided forwards hauling against the high line - Werner, Zaha and Son. Rashford and Martial should profit with Fernandes supplying the bullets.

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Thoughts on (C)ancelo next week 😛
              Can see him playing like an attacker vs that parked bus and high chance of CS, ofc I'm not gonna actually do it but not the worst shout 😆

            • THE KING CANTONA
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Can anyone please explain how Salah is able to join training immediately after testing positive and Coady unable to play for Wolves despite testing negative?

              1. THE KING CANTONA
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

                *typo: Salah testing *negative*

              2. Carefree Crew
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Not 100% but I think it's because of the 10 day rule? After coming into contact with someone that has covid Coady had to self isolate for 10 days. Possibly to do with incubation period, a delay in getting positive although outgroup being a carrier. Again I'm not 100%.
                Conversely Salah tested positive on IB, 10 day isolation, then when he tested negative he's clear to reintegrate. Not 100% sure on the either mate. But thats my take on it.

              3. Carefree Crew
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                *testing positive although *potentially
                (NOT getting / outgoing)
                Hate bloody autocorrect!

            • Messiah Hazard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Zaha to Grealish or Jota?

              1. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Grealish

              2. Live Lad
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Grealish

            • Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Thoughts on this WC? Something like Sterling & DCL -> Wilson/Antonio & Salah in a couple of weeks.

              Martínez
              Cancelo, James, Bellerin
              KDB, Sterling, Son, Jota
              Vardy, DCL, Watkins

              Steele, Kilman, Riedewald, Douglas
              Bank 0.0m

              1. Joggers Nipple
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Its ok, personally would have Salah now over one of the MC mid by downgrading Bellerin

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Amazing thing with Vardy is that Tielemans has taken two penalties already this season so he could have had even more. Incredible!

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                His non penalty xG is terrible though, it's the only thing giving me doubts on Kane --> Vardy

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

                  His NPxG has improved in recent weeks and the fixtures are too good for me to ignore anyways.

            • Messiah Hazard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Which 2 to bench?

              Cancelo, Cresswell, Chillwell, Justin, Mitchell

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Mitchell, Cresswell

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

                Well Mitchell isn't starting so that's a no brainer and out of the others id say Chilwell

                1. THE KING CANTONA
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  How could anyone bench second highest priced active defender in FPL?