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. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Did Rodriguez to Salah for free before rises thanks to all of you!!!

    Gives me...

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cresswell Robbo
    Salah Son Zaha Grealish Ziyech
    Kane DCL

    Martin Mitchell Brewster Kilman

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Very very nice! Hopefully Zaha is gtg

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zaha is out.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Source?

          He's isolating

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Wow!

              Sorry all! My mistake!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Should have got Vardy

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not selling Kane. Could still do though for a hit.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hit it is

    3. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hey, don't blame me. I said no. 🙂

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You sold Rodriguez when Zaha has COVID?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He doesn't though!!!

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        My mistake just saw!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep on Saturday.

  2. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hey guys.

    What would be the FIRST thing you would change with this team? 1FT. Thank you all

    Ryan
    Robbo Chilwell Taylor
    Bruno Son Bowen Grealish
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Mitchell Dunne Alzate

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Dunne out

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate. I might have to upgrade Taylor instead so that i still have cash to bring Salah back in

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Depends on how much you have in the bank.
      But Bowen out would be my priority.

      I have the same front 7 except Zaha instead of Bowen. I am selling Zaha this week.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate. About 2.6itb. Just brought Bowen in so might give him a couple more games. Who would you replace him with though?

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Rather save a FT then.
          Tough call. Jota looks like a decent option at that price, but I feel it's late for him now.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Definitely can't save as i'm not too keen on playing Taylor vs City. Tbh im debating on whether to just bring in Cancelo or also KDB/Sterling/Vardy for a -4

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Oh right, I missed Taylor there.
              Yeah, getting Cancelo sounds good.

              I'm guessing you would get rid off Son or Kane to get KDB/Sterling or Vardy?

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yeah im thinking of getting rid of Son. Kane looks like a season keeper imo. Ill just have to hide behind the sofa for the LEI vs FUL game

  3. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Can sterling match salah over next 2?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      doubt it

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He will match Ali

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes I think so. Mainly due to the Fulham game. Wouldn't be surprised if they come out with similar points

    4. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      definitely

  4. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Tempted to NOT do Kane to Vardy (C) for a hit as I want this team from gw12 and on wards

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Cancelo
    Salah KDB Sterling Salah
    DCL Watkins Bamford
    ___
    Forster Lamptey Stephens Fodder

    I still truly believe a City triple up is could result in a huge rise in rank. Just very afraid to get burned by the Vardy bandwagon

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I’m prepared to go with one or two max tbh until they start looking more like their normal selves. Just don’t look right at the moment.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        By waiting out you might miss out on potential hauls vs Fulham..wouldn't be too worried about not having three for the Burnley game. City do have a great rekord vs Burnley though

        1. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Possibly, though Vardy could potentially haul against Fulham and you look like you’re willing to risk that!

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Last Salah is Grealish btw

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That's a very hit and miss front line.

  5. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    With Lamptey out and Saiss probably out for next GW, do you think I'm safe with Justin, James and Coufal at the back?

    Would you get ie. City defender (for a hit) and play him over one of those 3?

    1. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      not for a hit no. you are fine.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cancelo

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I would get Cancelo and get it over with, yes

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Unless it blocks other moves!

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It doesn't.
          But who would you bench then, Coufal?
          I don't think I can justify a hit.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Stick

    5. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      People here are mostly very reluctant to take a hit, especially on defenders. However from my view, if the transfer is not for one week only, plus your defender line is so slim with risk of having

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        fewer than 11 players out, I suggest you take this -4 hit.

  6. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any ideas what to do here?

    Martinez
    KWP, Cresswell, Chilwell
    Grealish, JRod, KDB, Son
    Kane, Wilson, DCL

    (Steer, Mitchell, Lamptey, 4.4)
    1 FT, 2.9 ITB

    Thinking maybe JRod, Wilson > Jota, Vardy?

    1. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That sounds excellent.

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks bud, leaves me with 0.5 ITB. Considering downgrading Cresswell > Coufal in order to fund KDB > Salah in time for the Fulham game.

  7. Poison Apple
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    A. Zaha to Jota or any mf up to 7.9m
    B. Zaha + Kane -> Bam + KDB
    C. Zaha + Kane -> Vardy + Bruno
    D. Roll FT n play Dallas

    Suggestions welcome

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Need to see your team mate

      1. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Kane DCL Watkin
        Salah Son Grealish Zaha 4.5

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If you do B, would you then be able to do Son to Salah for gw11/12?

          1. Poison Apple
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Salah already in the team

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I mean Son to Sterling*

              1. Poison Apple
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yes i can do it if B

  8. The Dead Parrots
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Whats a sensible fplstats % cut off? 90%? 95% 100%?

    (Repost from bottomed post) James on 94.9% to rise on fplstats. If he does rise I am priced out of my Lamptey to James move. Should I just pull the trigger now or wait? Got 3 players playing in CL tomorrow, 4 including him so would love to wait if possible.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why not just keep Lamptey?

      1. The Dead Parrots
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just wildcarded last week so nothing else to focus on. Also want James as 3rd playing defender over Lamptey long term (3-5-2 set up)

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Based on KDB last week, -25%

      1. The Dead Parrots
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That's what worries me!

  9. YLK13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Justin Lamptey Kilman
    Rodriguez Grealish Zaha Sterling Fernandes
    DCL Brewster Wilson

    What transfers should I make.... thinking about getting Vardy in before price rise.

    Thanks

    1. YLK13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Forgot to say got 2.0 in the bank

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So getting Vardy means taking a hit, since you can't do streight swap for either forward?

        Zaha and Wilson out then.

  10. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    for the rest of the season im starting Nyland lol, wankery at its finest

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Haha classic lol

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Tempted to also perma start Ferguson, but you never know he could actually start one day.

  11. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Werner to vardy done. Think vardy next 4 games 2 strong

    Althouth is any1 worried most his goals come away from home?

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Barry's goals come from pens

      1. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lol VARDY

    2. Sweetboi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Werner has Leeds and Everton in the next 3...can see him running riot.

    3. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      good transfer i think

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy limbed after the pool game.. You might get burned for moving early.

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Had 2 or priced out to be fair season been so bad

  12. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which option lads?

    A) Cancelo Brewster

    B) Neco Bamford

    Martinez Forster
    Chilwell Lamptey ***** Kilman Mitchell
    KDB Sterling Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Vardy DCL *****

    Cheers.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who is better, Cancelo or Bamford?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I actually think Cancelo potentially could outscore Bamford over the next two

      2. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That’s exactly the question I’m asking

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Are you sure Neco starts next GW?
          If not, you'd be a defender short.

    2. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      a) as mitchell already not playing

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Last Man Standing GW9 (2700+ teams)

    Safety score = 46
    Top score = 93
    LSM avg = 64.96 (-2.18) = 62.78
    190+ to be removed, 2500+ through to GW10

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You dropped the akronyms? You should keep using them. Eventually people will understand

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        GW end so all the info.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ah okay

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      33! Haha. Ah well, next year. Thanks for arranging TM as always

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      44 and OUT

    4. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Forgot to join this season. 🙁

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Can still join.

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nice!!!

  14. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I read before that C.Taylor might be dropping soon. True or False?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Check for yourself?

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks TM.

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          So is it bad if hes on -101.1? haha

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yeah mate. That means he is about to drop

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Thanks for that. Cant believe thats the case after 2 CS.

  15. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 1.6m itb. Looking at Kane zaha > kdb Watkins.

    martinez
    robbo zouma kilman
    bruno son ziyech grealish zaha
    kane dcl

    forster dallas brewster lamptey

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Solid imo. If Zaha was fit, I would have saved the FT or maybe even Kane to Vardy. But with Zaha likely out those transfers makes way more sense

  16. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hi, any suggestions on what to do here?

    Martinez
    James - Cancelo - PVA
    Grealish - Mane - KDB - Bruno - Ziyech
    DCL - Watkins

    (Forster - Justin - Neco - Brewster).

    0m itb.

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nothing save a transfer

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Save

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks fine, PVA could go for me but no rush

  17. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Vardy + Ziyech vs Sterling + Bamford?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vs. Werner + Son..

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy and Ziyech

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      vardy and ziyech

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I have all four!

      V + Z

  18. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Would you WC this team for the fixture swing? Had a good GW but Zaha messes up my plans.
    -McCarthy-
    -Robertson-Chilwell-Justin-
    -Fernandes-Son-Grealish-Zaha-
    -Kane-DCL-Watkins-
    Bench- 4.0-Mitchell-Taylor-Bissouma

    Could get Vardy and Salah in. Man City mid and defender

    1. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No way. Could just do Saga to Jota if you want Liverpool.

      I was all set to WC but happy to wait one more week on spurs form/city players to get. If I'd have done it this week I would have got rid of Son and Kane so glad I held.

  19. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    This was the first time I needed Jeff Hendrick to play.

    He's got 8 starts and 7 straight twos before this GW.

  20. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Risers: Vardy (10.2) Fornals (6.5) James (5.1)

    Fallers: Aubameyang (11.6) Podence (5.4) Taylor (4.4) Sarkic (4.4) Le Marchand (4.2)

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cheers RB

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I don't like waiting seeing the Vardy rise & am not usually against early transfers... but I just have that iffy feeling putting me off it right now.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I brought him in for Bamford before the rise. Happy to take a chance. No iffy feelings whatsoever. We'll see.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Selling Bamford before that leaky Everton defense?!

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            The choice is between everton and fulham

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I held off too, very sensible imho the way this season is going. It’s not the worry that Vardy will get injured but any of my other players may get crocked with a full set of midweek fixtures and Covid casting its shadow

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Since it was worthy of -4 to get Captain Vardy in, I simply decided to take the risk. And yes, I have that iffy feeling also, but there is still need for
          higher tv later and there is long way to go.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I normally go early with transfers in the first part of the season before the fixtures get congested, but quite happy with my TV of 103.2 and can afford to miss out on a few .1 rises 🙂

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good boy James rises!

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cheers. Taylor drop is annoying but bigger fish to fry

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      God, I hate those early price changes. Taylor dropping after to cs's.. 🙁

    7. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      After 6 weeks of sweet fa, Podence rubs salt in the wound.

    8. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thanks Ragabot.

      Imagine a world where all price changes happened at once at the deadline...

      When the game updates, they could apply all the changes for that week.

      It would encourage more cerebral decisons and make FPL a better contest.

  21. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So unfair on Charlie Taylor to get a price fall. Cheapest way into a Burnley defence that, when they have their first choice back 4, basically guarantees a CS against bottom 10 sides. Granted, upcoming fixtures aren't great...

    1. The Dead Parrots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Once those fixtures are over he is a great pick.

      1. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ware is this Burnley love coming from there in a relegation battle and have little attacking threat

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Burnley are always good for CSs on a decent fixture run.

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Luckily we're not talking about Burnley attackers here.

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Had him from the start and he's basically delivered when I expected him to. Very solid, if unglamorous pick

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I think there are better picks at his price which is I guess why he's gone down

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Other than Balbuena or Masuaku and at a push Bednarek I'm failing to see who else there is for 4.5m.

            Burnley are by far the most defensive of all three teams and if you're expecting much more than the odd clean sheet from a 4.5m defender (which Taylor actually has potential to give) you're always going to be disappointed.

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            For 4.4m (now) there literally isn't another better defender except maybe Kilman but even then that's a stretch. At 4.5m there are a few like KWP/Dallas who are either a bit worse or equal to Taylor but otherwise he's the best 4.5m defender without doubt.

    2. teki0s
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah he is a great pick. Probably season keeper for me!

  22. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I should stick here shouldn’t I? Could do Bruno+Rodriguez to KDB+Jota, but think I prefer it as it is.

    Martinez
    Chilwell Bellerin Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Rodriguez Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Steer Brewster Kilman Williams

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What's your team value cause that seams very high

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        £104.1 and zero itb

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah thats pretty good long term id say jrod is your weakest link, but I'd keep him for the next 2

    2. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Crikey, what a team. Leave it.

  23. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Wow Taylor is the obvious 4.5 def to go for now then

    Shame I need him this week if I get him

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      After the next 3 games he's the best 4.5 or under defender until January

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Down to 4.4 now aswell

  24. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So is it safe to assume that Kilman is the first choice CB for Wolves now??

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks like his nailed, I wonder what has gone on with saiss

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Well, this week they didn't have other defenders to play. They started a midfielder at CB.

      But based on previous weeks, when they could choose, looks like he is first choice now.

  25. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Fed up of losing rank every time DCL steps on the pitch, but I only have 1FT.

    Mid/attack is:

    Son, Ziyech, Fernandes, Grealish, James

    Kane, Mitro, Brewster

    A) Mitro & James - DCL & Jota (-4)
    B) Mitro - Bamford/Watkins/Antonio

    I was set to WC this week but not convinced on the spurs v city debate yet which will be a big part of it!

    Thanks!

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I’d say B, with mitro to either bamford or Watkins

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thank you, it's more in line with my play. Thinking Bamford after watching Arsenal highlights.

        Even without DCL I'd have had a healthy rise this week with the right captain pick and if I'd listened to RMT and played Taylor over Lamptey!

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          After the next 3 Everton’s fixtures turn anyways then we’ll get to see if they can actually perform in the tougher games

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Very true. Surely he has to slow down eventually?!? (Please)

            I have him in draft where he's helped me to the top so there's my silver lining every week!

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I am considering cashing in DCL when everton get thier dificult fixtures in three gameweeks.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just gotta survive these 3 weeks then hopefully I'll be in the clear!

  26. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Held strong with my plan of no city players till gw10, I’ve got enough for any of them, who should I go with and why?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB, Diaz for me

      KDB: He is KDB on could be on Pens
      Diaz: Most nailed city DEF

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        KDB is the one I’ve been looking at, do you think city will go back to thumping teams now with this favourable run of fixtures

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Foden for the giggles.

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I would love to get Foden, but for some reason guardiola won’t start him consistently atm although he plays well every time he plays

    3. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I agree with Pogbruno. I was going to WC for them this week but might wait one more but those 2 are high on my watchlist.

  27. TommyKBlue
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Advice please? Should I keep Grealish and Watkins (WHU A) or bring in Soucek and Vardy (FUL H) for a -4??

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I wouldn’t take out both grealish and Watkins on the back of one bad gameweek

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hm. Grealish is a keeper, especially with those fixtures.
      I like Vardy, but I'd try to get him some other way/

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Grealish is amazing.

  28. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ok. Good night guys.

  29. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I don't think Fulham play a style that suits a Vardy party. In fact actually they haven't been the whipping boys they've been made out to be if you look at their results.

    Brighton are far more solid than people realise and away at Sheffield United has nil nil or 1 nil all over it.

    I'm in no hurry to sell lethal Harry Kane for Vardy, who just limped off as well for what it's worth.

    Anyone else with me or am I just convincing myself even further and nobody else?

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I am also hesitant to sell Kane. Not giving up DCL also.
      So it's Bamford->Vardy if I want him. And I need the cash to get Salah back.
      Vardy can't hurt me too much in my MLs, and that's what I care more than OR.

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Exact same mate! Exact!

        Could do Brewster to Vardy and then downgrade Zaha as I have 4.5 itb.

        Means a shuffle to 3 4 3 and saying goodbye to Salah for at least 2 or 3 weeks, and then would need to address Son and Kane to get him back in.

        Seems an awful lot to get Vardy in.

        I would rather focus on a way to get both KDB AND Salah in some how.

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Grealish KDB Son Salah Souckek
          DCL Vardy

          This is the way im heading. I think!

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm after KDB Salah Kane and the rest can shuffle around.

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              This.....

              Martinez
              Cress Chilwell Robbo
              Salah Soucek Kdb Greal Ziyech
              Kane DCL

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I fall into the camp of thinking Vardy is a trap. I do think the Fulham fixture is scary and wouldn't be surprised if he did explode in that game. But I tend to think more long term than most when considering most of my transfers and whilst Vardy has 3 great fixtures coming up the long term fixtures taper off a little (Everton, Spurs, United and Chelsea in the next 6 after)

      His stats haven't been that good (albeit he is a stat buster) and like you said he limped off. For slightly less than 1m more Kane just seems like the better option long term. And then there are a lot of good cheaper options that offer better value that can allow you to get a big hitter midfielder in which I think will also be a better long term option than Vardy.

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Sound logic.

        Outside of breakaways against high line teams (none of which he faces in the next 3 unless I'm wrong!), and dodgy penalties, he hasn't got it to back up the points.

        I'm gonna ride it out!

        He isn't going to threaten my ML rank right now.

  30. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Would you sell Bamford to get Chilwell?

    I would then be playing a 4-4-2 instead of a 3-4-3

    1. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It’s either that or I do McGinn and Reguilon to get Chilwell.

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          But don't get him before spurs. Doesn't make sense.