Scout Notes

Phillips boosts Leeds’ clean sheet potential as Arsenal fail to impress

Leeds 0-0 Arsenal

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Red cards: Nicolas Pépé (£7.6m)
  • Bonus points: Ezgjan Alioski x3 (£4.4m), Hector Bellerín x3 (£5.1m), Bernd Leno x2 (£5.0m)

KAL-EL, MAN OF STEEL

The return of Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) to Leeds United’s midfield appears to have boosted the credentials of the club’s Fantasy Premier League assets at both ends of the pitch.

The defensive midfielder, who dropped straight back into the holding role of a 4-1-4-1 formation against Arsenal, was missing with a shoulder injury between Gameweeks 6 and 8, a period where Marcelo Bielsa’s men were often carved open at the back.

During that period, they conceded, on average, 2.7 goals per game, the likes of Luke Ayling (£4.5m) reduced to zero-point hauls on more than one occasion.

Admittedly, there were a few cobwebs in his performance while Nicolas Pépé (£7.6m) struck the bar and Illan Meslier (£4.5m) was called into action to stop a runaway Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) in the second half. But the point still stands: Phillips’ first start since Gameweek 5 coincided with a first Premier League clean sheet at Elland Road Leeds this season.

It also means Leeds have let in just 1.5 goals per game when Phillips has been on the pitch this season, a significant improvement, despite matches against Liverpool and Manchester City.

The short-term upcoming fixtures for popular Leeds defenders are not particularly encouraging, as Leeds face Everton (away), Chelsea (away) and West Ham (home) between now and Gameweek 12. 

However, Phillips’ return should certainly make Gameweeks 13 to 16 appealing for his defensive colleagues, considering Leeds face Newcastle (home), Burnley (home) and West Bromwich Albion (away) during this period.

STUART MIDDLE

Bearing in mind the improved defensive potential at Leeds with Phillips back in the fold, Fantasy managers should take note of two developments in Gameweek 9.

Firstly, injuries to Pablo Hernández (£5.7m) and Jamie Shackleton (£4.8m), as well as a benching for Rodrigo (£5.7m), saw left-back Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) used in central midfield alongside Mateusz Klich (£5.6m).

“For me, [Dallas] is a very generous player, very brave. He participates a lot in the game. He doesn’t have a problem with either foot. He can play in the three different positions on the pitch: defending in the middle and in attack. Apart from that, he has one attribute which is the best you don’t see: that is a very good team-mate and an impeccable professional.” – Marcelo Bielsa

While the FPL defender did not quite hit the heights he is capable of at left-back, the fact he was deployed closer to goal had an impact on his Fantasy credentials.

In the second half, Dallas scythed through the middle of Arsenal’s defence and unleashed an effort that looked destined for the top left-hand corner of the net before Bernd Leno (£5.0m) tipped it over the bar.

His move into midfield also opened up the left-back berth for Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) again. The 0-0 draw with Arsenal was his third start in the last four, he has been present for two of Leeds’ three clean sheets this season and has picked up bonus points in both of them.

WHAM, BAM

As mentioned already, Phillips’ return to the Leeds team also had some impact on what happened in front of him.

Yes, Leeds failed to find the net against Arsenal, but it was not for lack of trying and they will certainly feel unfortunate not to have scored two or three times.

Dominating possession on Sunday, Leeds unleashed 25 shots on Arsenal’s goal, their highest tally since returning to the top flight and the most of any side without scoring since Manchester City’s 26 against Southampton in July. The Whites are also now only the third side to reach such a lofty shot tally this season.

Unsurprisingly, Patrick Bamford (£6.1m) was the spearhead for this free-flowing Leeds side, his total of touches inside the penalty box only five short of Arsenal’s tally as a team.

He pounced on a loose ball in the first half, his close-range effort forcing an impressive save from Leno, before his header on the end of an Ian Poveda-Ocampo (£4.4m) cross struck the post in the second. Certainly more than enough to warrant holding Bamford.

A debut for Raphinha (£5.4m), who came in for Hélder Costa (£5.6m) on the right flank of midfield, also provided plenty of excitement, the Brazilian hitting the post himself in the closing stages.

WHAM, BAM, AUBAMEYANG

By comparison, despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m) leaving behind the left flank for the first start as a central striker this season, Arsenal offered up nothing more than an uninspiring, turgid display.

They held onto only 33.7% possession against a newly-promoted side and chalking up two shots on target.

That might have been a factor in Leeds’ clean sheet, although the data still suggests they are better off with Phillips than without him.

Either way, Arsenal’s dreadful attacking performance is likely to turn the head of anyone invested in defensive assets at Wolves, Spurs, Burnley and Southampton, their next four opponents.

The encouraging start that Mikel Arteta’s men made to the campaign feels like ancient history already. They have only scored nine goals in as many league games this season, their lowest tally at this stage since 1986/87.

And it is in recent weeks that Arsenal’s lack of attacking spark has reared its ugly head. The Gunners have netted just once in their last five Premier League outings, scoring a penalty at Manchester United in Gameweek 7, failing to find the net against Manchester City, Leicester, Aston Villa and now Leeds.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Alioski, Cooper, Koch, Ayling (Rodrigo 70′); K Phillips; Harrison (Poveda-Ocampo 80′), Dallas, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Bellerín; Xhaka, Ceballos; Willian (Nelson 46′), Willock (Saka 57′ | Maitland-Niles 90+3′), Pépé; Aubameyang.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gooner Kebab
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Please choose 1

    a) Mitchell to Dias
    b) Mitchell to Cancelo
    c) Kane to Vardy

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    3. alsybach
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    4. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B+C and captain Vardy

  2. McPollolocco
      1 month, 26 days ago

      One question. I have 1.3 mil.at the moment in the bank. When Zaha price dropping from 7.2. to 7.1. tonight, falls the money in the bank also, from 1.3 to 1.2??

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No. Not if I have understood your question.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No it will remain 1.3 (assuming you own Zaha)

      3. Jerry C-137
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No but you would lose 0.1 if you sell him

    • MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who are the best budget defenders?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Budget? Taylor, Balbuena and Newcastle left back, Lewis?, all starting at 4.4 or less.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          and Scott Dann too

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Coufal, Villa def, Southampton def, Kilman, Taylor

    • stepper1971
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thinking of Mane and Kane to KDB and Vardy, already brought in Jota as Liv cover (and he looks more likely than Mane at the moment) is this worth a -8? Vardy great fixtures and KDB must come good. Thoughts/opinions/alternatives please and thankyou.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        -8 is dodgy territory when switching premium assets

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        those are the kind of transfers that could have a 40 point swing.

        1. stepper1971
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I was hoping for that in my favour, chasing my ML by 100 points

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not for me, but like Rick says, could well pay off.

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Removing healthy and on form players for a minus 8, No for me. Liverpool have form and fixture, City are toothless in attack and why take out Kane? I can see the tempt, but the cost here is too much

    • huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      is there a chance that those who sold kane to vardy will regret it?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have both still expect Kane to keep pace

        1. huhhh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          wow u have kane and vardy? SO NICE!

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes, that is why not everyone is doing it.

      3. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes, like me who sold Son last week to get Ziyech (partly to upgrade Foden to Grealish)...and both blanked but Son shined...

        1. huhhh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          oh man..yeah grealish disappoints for that game.

      4. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I thought Leicester where poor vs Liverpool. Rodgers got found out tactically as Liverpool changed their approach and he didn't know how to react. If Fulham sit in they will struggle

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Leicester's back line is as depleted as Liverpool's.

          Fulham won't sit in, they'll try and play to an extent. If Leicester score first half an hour, it could be trouble.

        2. FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If anything Chelsea Spurs game will be a 1-0 either way, both team near the top of the table will be scared to lose the game so will be cagey

          1. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Feels like a perfect Mou game to me.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              It is. Already mopped the floor with Ole and Pep, so Frank is next on the list!

      5. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have both. I am happy. Whatever happens.

      6. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        of course there is but why not take the chance when the upside is high.

      7. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Over next 3 Vardy should match him if not outscore

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How does this plan look?

      GW10 - Rodriguez and Kane to KDB and Vardy (-4)
      GW11 - Save FT
      GW12 - Son and Vardy to Salah and Bamford

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

      1. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks very solid

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks good

    • ADucksBehind
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm looking at transferring James Rodriguez + Jiminez out, which of these three options seems best?

      A) Sterling + Watkins for a -4
      B) Grealish + Vardy for a -4
      C) Watkins for free this week, Sterling for free next week

      1. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A

    • dylano21
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would you rather have

      A) KDB + Adams
      B) Jota + Jesus/Aguero

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Captain?
      A) Sterling BUR(H)
      B) DCL LEE(H)

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        DCL

        Form

      2. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Have both and going for Sterling

      3. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I captained DCL last week, sticking with him.

      4. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What is the situation of zaha please? Wanted to ship Bowen, but think may need to ship zaha instead if out.

      1. Takedog1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        looks like he's out

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Has had a positive test so assume he misses Friday which was his best fixture before West Brom who are improving and spurs

        Get rid

      3. Oh Mane Mane
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm selling

      4. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Get rid of him.

    • balint84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Martinez
      Coady-Dallas-KWP
      Fernandes-Mané-JRod-Son
      Jim-Watkins-DCL

      ASM, Zouma, Lamptey on bench

      Is anything to do with this team? have 2ft

      1. Takedog1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        needs city

        1. balint84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Who would you drop at first?

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Jimmy out? How much in the bank?

        1. balint84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          0.3. Not much. I can downgrade him to Adams but dropping JRod is only enough for Torres/Foden/Mahrez
          So if i want Sterling/KDB I would get rid of Son/Bruno/Mané
          or Zouma to Cancelo and I got a City player

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Look like a good plan?
      GW10: Kane to Vardy
      GW11: Grealish to KDB

      Would give me:
      McCarthy Button
      Chilwell James Ayling CTaylor Mitchell
      Mane KDB Bruno Soucek Bissouma
      Vardy DCL Bamford

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks like a plan now, but might not do in a week's time.

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Do both this week then? Or just Kane to Vardy?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Fortune favours the brave

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              The stats *seem* to back it up. I think it's a good move 😉

    • akhilrajau
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Which one is good
      A. Mahrez
      B. Torres
      C. KDB with -4 hit

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB in the long run

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B

    • balint84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Zouma to Cancelo?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sure

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      saw an interesting stat:

      "The player with the most completed passes to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in the Leeds match was Bernd Leno with five."

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I seen one, since the start of last season Mesut Ozil has created the 2nd most amount of chances for Arsenal. Just behind Pepe.

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        To think, I used to be jealous that Arse had Arteta while we had OGS.

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Why would you eant either lol

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            In relative terms I mean.
            Would rather Klopp, peak Sir Alex or Jim Gannon.

      3. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wow, kind of makes sense though every time I watch Arsenal lately it's like he's not on the pitch

      4. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Shocking. I miss entertaining creative attacking football so much man.

      5. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This makes me sad as a gunner.

        Nobody really knows what went wrong with Ozil behind the scenes etc.

        Team is really not performing, even after Auba moved centrally.

    • Takedog1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Need some help guys

      Whats better?

      a) Kane, Rashord and Zaha >>> vardy , kdb and 4.9m
      b) kane , bruno and zaha >>>> vardy , kdb and jota
      c) neither

      Thanks guys

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        a if its Soucek

        1. Takedog1
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          thanks mate

    • Oh Mane Mane
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA, Cresswell, Chilwell
      Bruno, Son, Grealish, Zaha
      Wilson, Kane, DCL
      (Button, Dallas, Bissouma, Mitchell)

      Thinking TAA & Zaha to Dias/Cancelo & KDB? Would be a -4, Have exact money ITB to do this.

      1. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        oh yes

        1. Oh Mane Mane
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What you reckon? Dias or Cancelo?

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I own Cancelo and he has a higher points potential but Dias is more nailed. I'd go Dias

          2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm going dias as well, he could also be a goal threat against the weaker teams.

    • diabydoesgallas
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Zaha to jota a no brainer?

      1. HODGE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yep

      2. HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nobody better at that price

    • HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A. Kane to Captain Vardy

      B. Save FT and use it to get Salah back next week

      1FT 0.6ITB
      Martinez
      Robertson Chilwell Masuaku (Dallas Mitchell)
      Fernandes KDB Ziyech Grealish (Stephens)
      Kane DCL Bamford

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'd rather Salah long term so B

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A. Get Salah back fro Fulham

      3. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        damn that's tough.... would be tempted to save especially if you want salah back immediately then.

        kdb captain in that case?

        1. HaffNanner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes that's one of the main motivations to get Vardy. Without him I don't have a standout captain. It will be KDB if I don't go for A.

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Right... fairly set on Saiss to one of Chilwell/Castagne/Cancelo (can't decide which, leaning toward Cast>Can>Ch). 1FT 3.1 ITB

      Martinez (Steer)
      Robbo Coufal Lamptey** (Saiss Mitchell)
      Bruno Son Ziyech JRodriguez Podence
      Kane DCL (Davis)

      Sound move? Which would you go for and why? And would Hamez/Podence out to anyone for a hit tempt? Or Kane to Vardy even?

      1. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just get Chilwell. He's too good to ignore.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Weakest upcoming fixtures of the bunch, and playing a high-flying Mou Spurs side next. Meh

    • Agger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      GW7 - 61 Points
      Rank - 119,605

      GW8 - 64 Points
      Rank - 122,207

      GW9 - 63 Points
      Rank - 119,689

      How am I supposed to feel about this?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Get that every single week from now on and you'll get a decent finish.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I would be pretty happy. 100k is a nice position to be in at this stage

      3. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I went...

        GW6 2.7m
        GW7 1.9m
        GW8 1.3m
        GW9 788k

        you should still feel alot better than i do at that rank!

        1. Agger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You’re ticking along nicely at this rate, top 500k next 😉

      4. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 26 days ago

          werent you like top 5k?

          1. Agger
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes but then I had a stinker of a GW, game week rank of 5million+, got knocked out of last man standing and dropped to 100k and haven’t moved since ha!

        • FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Like everyone else with template sides. No Mo and just whether you kept Kane and Son. Captain picks made little difference with so many coring 10 points or more.

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Better than I

      5. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Which of the 3 subs is my best FT

        A) Werner --> Vardy
        B) Bruno --> Salah
        C) Bruno --> KDB

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A

      6. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Anyone starting Kilman over Chiwell?

        Arsenal looked sh*t against Leeds.

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They are sh1t but still no Chilwell is to attacking to bench

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm thinking Wolves will keep a clean sheet and Chelsea will concede.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

          Chilwell more up

      7. Phlajo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Who would you bench this GW:
        A: Coufal (Home against Villa)
        B: Lewis (Away against Crystal Palace)

        If Zaha is out, I'm leaning towards B myself..

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Think you might be onto something there, but Couf still safer bet.

        3. Phlajo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah, Newcastle only had 1 CS all season, which was the first GW..

          But I guess if they are to have a 2nd one, Palace without Zaha should be a pretty decent chance?

      8. FPL Froggies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I know the risks and I'm willing to take them.
        I have a 6.5 rotating spot in my WC team to be filled in (for a start) by either:

        A- Foden (BUR, FUH, mun, WBA)
        B- Jota (bha, WOL, ful, TOT)

        Can't decide.
        I have the feeling something has to tick in in the MCI Foden and that could come from Foden. Fixtures are superb
        Jota is flying at the moment and is hungry for goals.

        Regarding gametime, I think both should get pretty much the same over the course of 4 GW.

        If both are benched I think Jota is more likely to be subbed in for a cameo than Foden which bodes better in terms of auto-sub for the skyblue.

        Overall, very close decision.

        What would be your strategy? monitor UCL time this midweek and pick the one most likely to start this GW and stick with him?

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Jota easy

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Jota - any Foden based plan is a plan based on hope

      9. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cancelo still to start prem games with Mendy coming back?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Mendy might get the odd game (and get injured then)

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Likely he will start most but was poor v Spurs.

      10. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I completely understand why people are targeting Vardy this week but I'm surprised how many seem dead set on captaining him too when Bruno is away at Southampton. His last 3 away scores are 17, 11 (with a pen miss) and 12.

        Both are good options but it will be interesting to see the captain poll this week for sure.

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Looking at making the move, but still thinking I'll captain Bruno

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Vardy will be top with Salah and KDB behind as it is now. Bruno is always a good choice away but Saints are playing well just now.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Exactly the conundrum I am facing. Have these choices:

          A) Vardy vs Ful H
          B) DCL vs Lee H
          C) Sterling vs Bur H
          D) Bruni vs South A

      11. LucasPodolski
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Son + Hamez + Jimenez to
        KDB + Salah + Adams ?

        For a -8, what we thinking?

        Thanks.

      12. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Podence - keep or ditch for a hit? Could get Jota or anyone else up to 7.5m

        Same question for Hamez, where the replacement could go up to 9.8m (own Son and Ziyech)

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Hm, for a hit, I don't know.
          Who comes on for Podence?

      13. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thoughts on going without City assets and going with Salah, Bruno and Kane/Vardy instead?

        Like many I had Son to KDB pencilled in for this week but the form of the respective players and teams just isn't convincing me. The fixtures for Liverpool, United and Leicester are almost as good as City's, and the form of the teams and players are far better. City have not scored more than 1 goal in a league game since GW 2 and they got hammered 5-2 in that one.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You will know this week. I do not have Salah right now and plan to get him back in GW12. Will sacrifice one of Vardy, Son, Bruno or Sterling for him depending on how each one of them performs in the next two GWs.