Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 10

Despite the wealth of options boasting good form and/or fixtures available to FPL managers heading into Gameweek 10, there is still some consensus in the Scout Squad picks.

Four players get unanimous backing, with a further half-dozen assets receiving three nominations apiece.

For those new to these pages, this weekly precursor to the Scout Picks selection sees our four-man panel champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be whittled down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 18:30 GMT on Friday.

In each squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKKarl DarlowSam JohnstoneKasper SchmeichelSam Johnstone
Rui PatrícioRui PatricioSam JohnstoneLukasz Fabianski
Alex McCarthyEdouard MendyVicente GuaitaVicente Guaita
DFJoão CanceloAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonJoão Cancelo
Ruben DiasRuben DiasJoão CanceloAndrew Robertson
Rayan Aït-NouriPatrick van AanholtJames JustinTimothy Castagne
Max KilmanJames JustinLucas DigneJames Justin
Jamal LewisGeorge BaldockConor TownsendHéctor Bellerín
MFKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneMohamed Salah
Bruno FernandesDiogo JotaMohamed SalahKevin De Bruyne
Jack GrealishMohamed SalahBruno FernandesSadio Mané
Jack HarrisonBruno FernandesDiogo JotaBruno Fernandes
Hakim ZiyechEberechi EzeConor GallagherJarrod Bowen
FWPatrick BamfordJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
Jamie VardyDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinGabriel Jesus
Harry KanePatrick BamfordHarry KaneDominic Calvert-Lewin
Timo WernerGabriel JesusPatrick BamfordOllie Watkins
Callum WilsonChe AdamsOllie WatkinsPatrick Bamford


Most popular picks: Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Jamie Vardy, Patrick Bamford (four), Sam Johnstone, Andrew Robertson, James Justin, João Cancelo, Mohamed Salah, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

Only Chelsea and Manchester United have given up fewer big chances than Manchester City since Gameweek 6. which is why I trust their defence for a meeting with Burnley, the division’s joint-lowest scorers. João Cancelo and Ruben Dias are my double-up: the former has created more chances than any other Premier League defender in their last four, while the centre-back offers some threat at set pieces.

Without Wilfried Zaha, I do not expect much joy for Crystal Palace against Newcastle, especially with such a tight turnaround from their Monday-night meeting with Burnley. Considering the Magpies have conceded the same number of big chances as Manchester United in their last four, it makes sense to include a defensive double-up of Karl Darlow and Jamal Lewis.

Wolves have also been in solid form statistically, giving up just one more big chance since Gameweek 6 than Manchester City. They face an Arsenal side that has scored just once in their last five Premier League outings. Considering Wolves have not been full of goals themselves, I’m going for a defensive triple-up here of Rui Patrício, Rayan Aït-Nouri and Max Kilman.

I have no qualms selecting Kevin De Bruyne for Gameweek 10, considering his midweek rest. The Manchester City man is joint-third for big chances created in the last four and has shown a penchant for shots on goal in that time too. While Burnley’s defence has been stout in recent favourable home matches, they have lost their last five trips to the Etihad Stadium (in all competitions) by a combined score of 22-1. The last three of these were all 5-0 defeats.

Bruno Fernandes has been very reliable away from home this season and I would expect him to get something at Southampton. The Manchester United midfielder has hit double figures in each of his last three road trips, surely enough to believe he can end the Saints’ run of three matches at St Mary’s without conceding.

I am backing Jack Grealish to bounce back at the first time of asking against West Ham. He is still comparing well with the rest of the division across a number of categories relating to assist potential and goal threat.

Hakim Ziyech is a bit of a punt for this particular Gameweek. Yes, Spurs have made defensive improvements recently but they are still susceptible from set plays, perhaps even more so without Toby Alderweireld. Since Gameweek 6, only Southampton and Sheffield United have conceded more chances from dead-ball situations, which could bode well for Ziyech, who sits top of the league for big chances created over the same period.

When Everton host Leeds on Saturday afternoon, I am actually more confident of Patrick Bamford‘s points potential than Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Only Sheffield United have a worse expected goals conceded (xGC) score over the last four matches than Everton, while Bamford is top of the league for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the same period. Plus, 65% of his points have come on the road this season.

Considering the relatively poor shape Everton’s defence is in, I have selected Jack Harrison, too. His 13 key passes in his last four appearances is more than Fernandes and behind only Ross Barkley in that time.

Jamie Vardy has a similar potential to do well in Gameweek 10. Fulham are in the bottom four for xGC since Gameweek 6, while Vardy is behind only Bamford for big chances and shots on target in that time.

If Callum Wilson is passed fit, I expect him to make the most of Crystal Palace’s recent defensive deterioration. The Eagles have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 league games, conceding in eight consecutive matches since the 1-0 win over Southampton in Gameweek 1.

NEALE SAID…

Brighton and Hove Albion may be performing solidly on the underlying stats front but the fact is, they have conceded 13 goals and kept zero clean sheets in their five meetings with top-half clubs so far this season.

Sixth in the table for ball possession in 2020/21, the Seagulls are a ‘play out from the back’ type of side and exactly the sort of team who could be punished by a Liverpool outfit who were back to their ferocious pressing best in Gameweek 9.

We only have to think back to the Reds’ 3-1 win at the Amex in July, when Brighton were twice dispossessed high up the field and punished in the first 10 minutes, for portents ahead of the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

I’m therefore doubling up on the Liverpool attack in the form of the returning Mohamed Salah and the in-form Diogo Jota, who is matching and even out-performing his more expensive team-mates for many key attacking metrics over the last four Gameweeks.

The absence of Tariq Lamptey should also help unleash Andrew Robertson down the Liverpool left, given that Joel Veltman is unlikely to force the Scot back to the same extent.

The Reds’ cross-city rivals have impressed in fits and starts this season but mostly going forward.

The Saturday evening clash at Goodison Park not only features the two teams who have made the most defensive ‘errors’ this season but also the two goalkeepers who are, in Opta’s eyes, underperforming worse than any other shot-stoppers, in terms of expected goals prevented.

Carlo Ancelotti’s switch to a 3-4-3 at Craven Cottage did little to stem the flow of goals and it’s for that reason that I’m as confident with my Patrick Bamford pick as I am the weekly Dominic Calvert-Lewin selection.

Goals perhaps look less likely at Selhurst Park and the Hawthorns.

Palace and Newcastle have, admittedly, not kept a single clean sheet between them since Gameweek 1.

But with Callum Wilson not pictured in training as of Wednesday – keep tabs on Steve Bruce’s presser for more information there – and his manager switching to a more conservative wing-back system as of Gameweek 6, the Eagles will not have a better chance of doubling their shut-out count.

Patrick van Aanholt consequently gets the nod and offers additional points potential at the other end, having averaged two shots and three penalty box touches per match since his return to the starting XI in Gameweek 7.

Eberechi Eze also squeezes into my picks as a fifth midfielder, as much for what I’ve witnessed on the TV screen as in the Members Area tables. On a share of set plays and a bright spark in the defeat at Burnley, his threat down Newcastle’s weak-looking right flank will be much needed should Wilfried Zaha miss out again.

As for West Brom v Sheffield United, Sam Johnstone‘s recent heroics and the Blades’ anaemic attack (one goal from open play all season) sees the budget goalkeeper join two shot-stoppers who play behind rather more competent backlines – albeit without the favourable fixtures this weekend.

George Baldock also makes the cut in my Scout Squad for that six-pointer in the Black Country: he is fifth among FPL defenders for penalty box touches this season and has had more shots in the opposition area than David McGoldrick and Rhian Brewster combined.

Finally, plum home fixtures for Manchester City and Leicester City sees five players from across those two clubs get the nod – and I won’t win any prizes for originality with any of them.

TOM SAID…

Manchester City may have lost some of their attacking verve this season, at least domestically, but I’m tipping them to get back on track against Burnley this weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne is still involved in their best moments going forward and has produced 14 shots over the last four Gameweeks, which is joint-top amongst midfielders. Having been given a much-needed rest last night, it’s the ideal time for FPL managers to invest and take advantage of his low ownership.

In defence, João Cancelo looks to be the stand-out pick. His 15 created chances over the last five Gameweeks ranks top among defenders, and it’s that creativity which could be a useful weapon against the Clarets’ low block.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion look a good team for bargain hunting this week. Their opponents, Sheffield United, have often looked vulnerable defending crosses from their right side this season, which Conor Townsend will look to take advantage of, while Conor Gallagher was arguably the Baggies’ best player against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. If there is to be an upturn in Albion’s fortunes, Gallagher will be central to it. I’ve also included teammate Sam Johnstone as a value option in goal, with the Blades failing to score in five of their nine league matches so far.

Such savings will be needed given that premium picks including Andrew Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Bruno Fernandes and Jamie Vardy have favourable matches, and it just doesn’t sit right to go without Harry Kane, even though a trip to Chelsea could prove a stern test.

After three losses in a row, Everton got back to winning ways at Fulham, which saw them switch from a 4-3-3 to a back three set-up. The Cottagers’ narrow defensive shape meant the wing-backs had a lot of space, and as a result, Lucas Digne created most of their chances. On Saturday, Leeds United won’t give them as much freedom and I expect them to score with Patrick Bamford leading the line, but if Carlo Ancelotti retains the shape, Digne and Dominic Calvert-Lewin can again benefit. 

The squad is completed by Leicester City duo Kasper Schmeichel and James Justin, plus Vicente Guaita, Diogo Jota and Ollie Watkins.

ANDY SAID…

In the last four Gameweeks, no team has managed more shots in the box than Leeds (46) – and Patrick Bamford has taken 18 of them. When you couple that with the fact that Everton have conceded two or more goals in each of their last six league games, Saturday’s fixture at Goodison Park bodes well for the Leeds frontman.

Fulham have conceded the joint-most number of goals so far this season and that misery isn’t likely to get any better with Jamie Vardy coming to town. Despite a lot of his points coming from penalties so far, I’d back him for plenty of goals in this one.

Although they scored two goals against Everton, Fulham are mostly struggling to create. If Timothy Castagne is passed fit it could be returns at both ends of the pitch, and the same goes for James Justin considering that Ricardo Pereira looks set to remain unavailable.

Liverpool showed that they’re still a force to be reckoned with, despite numerous injuries. Their strength in depth is very good, and Leicester couldn’t do anything about it in Gameweek 9. I’m backing both Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah to get returns in a game where Brighton will be missing Tariq Lamptey. If Liverpool can put up 3.27 expected goals against Leicester, then Brighton might be in trouble.

Sam Johnstone was ultimately the reason Manchester United didn’t score more goals in Gameweek 9. He made six saves alone in that game and already has 38 for the season. With Sheffield United having one of the bluntest attacks in the league, there’s real potential for a clean sheet here and perhaps even some more save points.

Manchester City still aren’t performing quite where we’d expect but I wouldn’t be writing them off just yet. I can’t see Sean Dyche looking to attack Pep Guardiola’s men and, therefore, it may be another training session on how to penetrate a defence when you have the ball in and around the opponents’ box for most of the game.

While Sergio Agüero was back in the squad in Gameweek 9 and in midweek, it may be too soon for City to rely on him from the off, so I’ve given Gabriel Jesus the nod up front. The Brazilian is bound to get chances and, if City do score a few goals, there’s no doubt that Kevin De Bruyne will be involved somehow, too.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

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920 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Right In The Stanchion
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Lol desperate mandem selling inform Werner and Kane to Vardy for -4s.

      1. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I guess its just for the captaincy really.
        Are either Werner/Kane captainable in the next 3/4 games?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Kane is definitely captain material vs Arsenal

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            city plays fulham end of story for the captaincy debate

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

        Kane isnt that in form

        Just a trickle of points in recent weeks and not a viable captain at that price

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

          Not that in form?

          His performance against Manchester City was absolutely outstanding. I think he's the best player in the Premier League right now. Defences don't have a clue how to handle him.

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

            Ok well his fantasy form can differ from his real life form

            Kante is playing at a world class level right now. You want him in your team?

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

              I take your point but that's not a good comparison. Kane's central to how Spurs attack and is playing that role at the top of his game, assists and goals will continue to flow while he's fit in my view. I can see them spanking Palace in GW11.

              The Kante point brings me back to thinking about the under-appreciation of DMs in fantasy games though. There ought to be bonuses for CBI like there are for saves on 'keepers. Think the fantasy CL game has it.

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

              Exactly hahahahahahahahah

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            This, vs City he did not reward fantasy wise other than an assist but he ran that game. Made a mockery of Cities defence.
            Chelsea will be a tough game, expect Spurs to smash Arsenal though.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Come on... Kane had 0 goal attempts vs City.

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

                He ran the show, though. Gary Neville was making his trademark orgasm noises when talking about Kane.

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  He also came close to a second assist when Son rounded the keeper.

                  City is one of the hardest games for any attacker. They aren't going to see that little of the ball again.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    I didn't say he was useless. Just that 'made a mockery of City's defense' is absurd.

                    1. Van der Faart
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      He had the whole lot of them on strings all game. Dias and Laporte following him all over the place, Walker ended up fouling him 5 or 6 times near the end of the game because he couldnt cope.

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        lets just accept that there is a difference between a great actual performance and a great FPL performance.

                        That was a monstrous real life performance from Kane, but it was a pretty poor FPL one.

              2. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                With Kane some weeks he is just going to be assisting or given defenders nightmares and that maybe won’t translate to fantasy points so well, like the city game. But then in other games he is going to haul big time.
                It’s basically going to be the wingers scoring or Kane

                How do you mark Kane, Son and Bale/Berg/Moura.
                You can’t lock them all down, depends a lot how the opposing team set up to handle Spurs. If they lock the wingers down then Kane will step up instead, as a defender you can’t really win vs this sysytem it’s lose, lose unless you shove everyone behind the ball and then have little chance of winning.
                And tbh Kane has already shown that he is an assist machine even when not scoring

      3. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Vardy has more points over last four than Werner and Kane?

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Vardy(27), has 4 more than Kane (24) largely down to his haul v Leeds(14).

      4. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Kane is the London derby king. I'm putting the armband on him. 18 goals in marginally over 30 games against his next 3 opponents. All London teams.

    • Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Would you take a hit here?
      Kane-> Vardy, Jimenez-> Bamford, Son-> KDB/ Sterling possible options.

      McCarthy.
      Cancelo, Chilwell, Justin.
      Bruno (c), Grealish, Jota(vc), Son.
      DCL, Kane, Jimenez.
      Button, Ayling, Mitchell, Bissouma.
      0FT, 2.6m ITM. WC in hand still.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        No

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

        Looking at similar transfers all week now, tempting

      3. Right In The Stanchion
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Do Jimnez and someone else in for Vardy. Jimenez is rubbish this season

      4. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Would you keep Hamez or get rid?

        Could do Reguilon to Cancelo or Hamez to 11.5 mid for free or both for a hit.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I like Spurs next fixtures for CS. They seem to have tightened up though no Alderweireld is a worry.

          Do you want Fernandes/Sterling? Could just hold off a week and watch the Burnley game to make a more informed decision next week.

        2. Right In The Stanchion
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Am considering getting Mahrez or Torres in for Hamez. Probably his last game for me if I don't sell this GW.

            Can't afford the big Man City mids.

        3. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Son/Ziyech/Bruno to Salah/kdb
          Or
          Kane to vardy

          Leaning towards the latter

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            What about roll the transfer?

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

            Kane to Vardy (C). Not so hard.
            Thank me later 🙂

        4. Bojaninho
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          what to do with Zaha and Saiss, 1.4 mil in the bank

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Get rid of both of them.

            Zaha > Jota
            Saiss > Cancelo/Dias

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

          Son to Sterling for a hit? Sitting at 1.9m and need something different

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Could be great

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              OR could be shaite

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                ''its just a game''

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Indeed

          2. King Drogba11
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Sterling could explode with the next few fixtures.

              He’s my captain this week.

          3. Mr. Mystic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Son -> KDB or Kane -> Vardy?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              done kane to vardy and considering son>kdb for a hit or maybe wait 1 week and do it for free

              1. Mr. Mystic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                If I do Kane->Vardy, I can do Foden->KDB next week? Surely a no brainer?

          4. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Jimi -> Bamford or save FT?

            Will do JRod -> Salah/KDB next week with money saved

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Jimi -> Bamford for sure.

              Doing that myself. I had my heart set on Antonio, but I think Bamford might be better now...

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

              Bam Bam should be good

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

            My team is Martinez 4.0
            Dallas Justin Mitchell Cancelo Coufal
            Son Grealish Zaha Mane Bissouma
            Watkins DCL Vardy

            I’ve already brought in Vardy for Kane so have no free transfers now.

            Want to bring in KDB for son but now with the news of Zaha I see him as the priority.

            Jota for Zaha this week -4
            Then KDB for son next?
            Or should I do them both this gameweek for -8?

          6. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ok, so what the weakest link in this team?

            McCarthy
            Chilwell James Ayling
            Mane Bruno Grealish Soucek
            Kane DCL Bamford
            (Button Bissouma CTaylor Mitchell)

            A) Double Chelsea def
            B) CTaylor
            C) Ayling
            D) Soucek

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

              Having to start Souček every week I would think. How much money have you got in the bank?

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                3.4m
                Considering Soucek to Jota, but the stats are surprisingly close!

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Double Chelsea defence is a positive as they are so attacking and can get cs. Soucek is ur weakness
              You must have cash in the bank, haven’t considered soucek>jota or Mount?

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I have 3.4m. Could easily to Bissouma to Jota and bench Soucek. Good move?

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  I think Bissouma is the best cheap mid sub imo, in a few weeks you will probably need toe cash tied up in soucek (potential transfer waiting to happen). I’d keep Bissouma and just change soucek personally.

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Good point. Thank you.

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Does the fact you have 0 City players when they have BUR FUL mun WBA not bother you?

              I changed my entire transfer strategy to make sure I have at least two for this run.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Surprisingly not. Could do something for Fulham next week. Do have my wildcard so could go for it, but I'm just not sold on them yet

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Fair enough. I guess this is not a bad GW to wait and see.

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

              Soucek in starting 11 still a bit iffy for me

              If you can stretch to Jota would be worth it

          7. Carcetti
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Hamez to Jota for -4?

            1. Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              yes

            2. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Lolcano

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I'm a bit worried about my useless bench this week of Mitchell, Lamptey, Davis.

              Worth doing Mitchell > Kilman/Balbuena just as cover?

              Rotation risks include - Jota, Cancelo, James.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                For free?

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  -4. But the way I see it, it saves me a transfer down the line.

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

                I don't think I'd bother this week but include it in next week's moves. I don't believe any of your 'at risk' players will play 0 mins

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

                Nah

                Next week you'll have 4 out of 5 defenders again

                Not worth a hit just to move a bench player around

                1. Daniel - WC Active
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  in the same boat Camzy 3 weeks in a row. I pray Mitchel to get some minutes this GW. -4 for the bench is somehow too much, I don't know

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

                  Hmm that's the thing, I might be down to 3 again if I fund Rashford > Salah by downgrading Zouma > 3.8m def xD

            4. 2OLEgend
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Anyone worth a hit, or good to go?
                Also, any thoughts of what to do going forward?
                1m ITB.

                Martinez
                Zouma, Dias, Ayling
                Son, KDB, Bruno, Grealish
                DCL, Kane, Bamford
                (Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Taylor)

                Thanks lads

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  G2G not worth hits

                  Have a way to get in Salah by GW12 if not before - assume by losing Kane or Son

                2. Gromit
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Agreed with The Don

                3. 2OLEgend
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Thanks both.
                    Aiming at Kane, Biss, Zouma -> Brewster, Salah, Coufal next week (-8) or GW 12 (-4)

                4. Jdpz
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Kane to Vardy next week or too late?

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Kane loves the derby.

                    Will be extra motivated because of his history with Arsenal.

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

                    If you want to make a move for Vardy it has to be now imo

                  3. Gromit
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Pointless waiting for next week, Fulham up next for Vardy. Classic now or never.

                    1. Zlatan F.C
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Would you do Kane to Vardy for a hit?

                        1. tokara
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          everyone is doing it

                  4. Zlatan F.C
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      a) Son to Salah/KDB for a hit?
                      b) Kane to Vardy for a hit?
                      c) or no hit

                    • Right In The Stanchion
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Ignored on the last page

                        Hi All,

                        Would you roll FT with this lot??

                        Martinez
                        Chilwell Tierney Telles
                        Son Jota Bruno J.Rod
                        Vardy(c) DCL Werner

                        Steer Barkley Kilman Mitchell

                        Thinking of taking the money out of Barkley and get Soucek in and save over a mill.

                        Also considering Hames > Torres for City cover. Think his time may be up.

                        Also thinking Martinez might need to be replaced soon.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Def fine to roll FT mate - should do well.

                          1. Right In The Stanchion
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Cheers pal.

                          2. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            I am think of giving Marty one more game another 2 pointer & he becomes Mendy

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

                          Morning all

                          Am I missing out on too much upside if I just save FT here this GW? Honestly wondering if that’s the best way as I’m totally torn on whether any of the popular premium switching moves will actually pay off or not!

                          1FT 2.3itb
                          Martinez
                          Robbo, Chilwell, Cresswell
                          Bruno, Ziyech, Son, Grealish
                          Kane, DCL, Bamford
                          (Forster) (KWP, Stephens, Branthwaite)

                          A) Save FT (and hide behind a Salah/ Vardy/ KDB-shaped sofa)
                          B) Kane > Vardy (FT)
                          C) Kane, Son > Vardy, KDB or Jota (punt!) (-4)
                          D) Ziyech, Robbo > Salah, Cancelo (-4)
                          E) Son, Cresswell > Salah/ KDB, Balbuena (-4)
                          F) Son, Branthwaite > KDB, Douglas (-4) - 0.1 short of the straight swap

                          Leaning towards either A or B atm despite how tempting some of the others are.
                          Cheers!

                        3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Anyone else take out Foden yesterday after trying to for 4 GW's and are now slightly regretting it after a start and a goal last night?

                          1. ElliotJHP
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Took him out last week, I think with the emergence of Jota and a step up Grealish looking incredible value it still doesn't make sense to keep

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

                            I swapped him for Jota so not really 😀

                          3. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            No got rid last week and will never go there again.

                            Painful to ow him tbh

                          4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            I agree, so painful to own him.

                            Replaced with Jota too before the price rise last night.

                            Feel a bit better about it now.

                          5. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Other fires, but I'd still remove him if I could. He's not starting at the weekend.

                          6. FPL_Motty
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            The reason why you should wait before doing your transfers. I'd think he probably starts this weekend, the only City player to actually score a goal in the past weeks.. But who knows, its pep - probably for the best long term anyway

                        4. ElliotJHP
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Draft swap on the cards, what is the better duo?

                          A) James Rodriguez, Firmino
                          B) Mahrez, Bamford

                          1. FPL_Motty
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Ew. I mean.. I guess A because at least Firmino plays. Mahrez doesnt play at all atm?

                        5. JIMMY764
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Captain?

                          A) Bruno
                          B) DCL

                          1. ElliotJHP
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            A

                        6. Babit1967
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Any other Sterling owners? Reckon he will start picking up points again?

                          1. Wılly
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            If City start picking up points, Sterling will pick up points

                            1. Babit1967
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Yeah I want to keep, nice differential and a good shout for captaincy next week

                          2. King Drogba11
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Yep got the armband on him as well.

                          3. AD2110
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Bellerin to (?)

                            A) Cancelo
                            B) Dias

                            Would prefer Cancelo but have a feeling he’ll be benched this week after playing last night

                            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Keep

                            2. Gromit
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Keep. Nowt wrong with Bellerin.

                            3. mikess
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Keep, Wolves aren't potent at the mo

                            4. AD2110
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              A city defender for their upcoming fixtures has more upside than an Arsenal defender over the next few imo...

                          4. Mane Mane Mane
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Is Zaha definitely out for the game on Friday?

                            1. g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              I need to know this answer.
                              RH thought he was close to playing Mon in the interview.

                          5. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Bruno to KDB for free

                            Who's with me?

                            1. Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Probably not many. Could easily haul against Southampton.

                              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Southampton's learnt their lesson, based on last week's performance.

                                1. Flair
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  Winning 2-0 against Newcastle and scraping a 1-1 against a dire Wolves attack does not indicate any lessons have been learnt.

                                  1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 6 days ago

                                    I tend to disagree. Looked tight at the back last week, and the high line was nowhere to be found

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

                              Na

                              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Understandable

                            3. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Talk about a backfire move

                              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Fortune favours the brave

                                1. UNDERWORLD7
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  Hasn’t done for a while in this game hehe

                                  1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 6 days ago

                                    Played Barkley Soucek in gw8 and C DCL last week 😉

                                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      I wouldn’t say that was fortune, just logical choices, I mean with higher profile names, getting rid of Bruno who is on fire for a lacklustre KDB of late could prove very silly

                                      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        You're probably right

                            4. FPL_Motty
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Makes no sense to lose Bruno. At best you'll break even, so what would be the point? Find a way for both..

                          6. mikess
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Here are my captaincy options. They are all on the periphery of the best captain options for this week. Leaning towards C or D.

                            What do you think?

                            A) Mane
                            B) Jota
                            C) Fernandes
                            D) DCL

                            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              A or D

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

                              C

                            3. mikess
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Cheers both

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

                              A will be a differential but a great one

                          7. built_this_city
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Salah or KDB or Sterling in

                            ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

                            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              KDB now.

                              Salah in 12

                              1. UNDERWORLD7
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Why this talk of Salah in GW 12 specifically?

                                1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  Fulham

                                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 6 days ago

                                    Ahh ok, so it’s favoured City players first, then Salah for Fulham

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

                              All
                              of
                              them

                            3. Gudjohnsen
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Salah

                            4. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Well Sterling is useless so can cross him off.
                              Salah looked rusty last night but will of done his fitness good.
                              KDB meh but he got a good rest and good fixture next

                              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                KDB is built for FPL. Kane trying to follow suit nowadays.

                                The time will come

                                1. UNDERWORLD7
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  Oh agreed

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

                              thanks all - might go KDB for the next 2 and then switch to Salah as suggested

                            6. FPL_Motty
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              I'd argue Salah now - then KDB after - wait to see City pick up their form first. Salah will blow Brighton away

                          8. Danno - Emre Canada
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Morning all, bit of a defence issue this week, pick 3 from 5... Chilwell, James, Kilman, Lewis, Bellerin... cheers

                            1. ElliotJHP
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Chilwell James Bellerin

                              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Yeah thanks, that’s what I have set at the moment, but can see Spurs scoring and also have Son

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

                              Chillwell, Bellerin, James

                              1. mikess
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Yeah this

                            3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              What they said

                              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Cheers, leave it as it is then

                          9. fylde2022
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Which would you do?

                            A) Foden out, Jota in (free)
                            B) Kane out, Vardy in (free)
                            C) Kane & Foden out, Vardy & Jota in (-4)

                            Martinez
                            Robertson James Coufal
                            Son Bruno Grealish Foden
                            Kane DCL Bamford

                            Button Mitchell Zaha Lamptey

                            0.8m itb

                            1ft

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Tough because I think Foden will start this week.

                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                As a Foden owner close to losing all hope.........why do you think Foden will start? Give me a sign!

                                1. FPL_Motty
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  He's the only City player to score a goal recently..

                            2. g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Jota for me, he is only getting better & better.

                            3. Flair
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Doing C myself and captaining Vardy.

                            4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              A but no City though

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

                              I think both moves justify the hit, just

                            6. fylde2022
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Cheers guys!

                          10. rnrd
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            On a WC looking for a 2 weeks Def punt.
                            I was all set on Cancelo, but his 90 min yesterday is starting to put me off a little bit.

                            Walker is nailed on the right as rested midweek so this leaves 3 men to the LB berth.

                            I don't think Mendy will play because Pep won't risk to start him two times in a row and City won't need his pace against a deep BUT block.

                            However Zinchenko clearly is a threat I think.

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Jesus, will people stop being worried and being scared of Cancelo not starting, getting hilarious now.
                              No, mendy won’t play, the guy has only just bloody got back from injury. Zinchenko, is this a joke?

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

                            Kane to Vardy for free?

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

                              Thinking the same

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

                              Yes for sure.

                              1. Mr. Mystic
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Yes, I'm going to join you on that one. Vardy Party incoming....