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. cigan
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Watched the Liverpool game yesterday and Mane looked like he badly needs a rest. Played the full 90 too so I reckon he might be benched against Brighton.

    I wanted to save the FT but a sideways switch to Salah (or even Jota) might be a better option now?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I have Mane as well, and that did concern me slightly. I don't think I'll switch to Salah yet, but I am thinking of getting Jota in as well.

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        This for now

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

      Mane looks like this sometimes then explodes. He isn't the most elegant at times. I own him and I've added Jota into the mix. Salah is the best option, with his pens, but I would personally stick for now

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Team:

    McCarthy
    Justin - Chilwell - Targett - Bernardo - Douglas
    Son - Bruno - Rashford - Podence - Bissuma
    Vardy - DCL - Adams

    Which move is better, leaning towards A for guaranteed starts? 1FT & 5.0M itb
    A) Bernardo —> Dias
    Or
    B) Podence —> Jota

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

    How would you use this FT? (given Wilson is fit)
    Kane -> Vardy?

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey KWP Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish Bissouma
    Kane DCL Wilson

    1 FT, 1.9 ITB

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes good move imo.

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I do want to take a hit to get rid of Mitchell this week (not playing), and Lamptey is out and KWP wont get a CS.
        Whos the best of the cheap defs now, going forward?

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

          Newcastle have a run of fixtures where they should keep some clean sheets, and you can get Jamal Lewis for £4.3M.

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Morning all, best moves here with 1FT and 4m itb

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Saiss* -- Mitchell Lamptey
    Bruno Son Barnes Grealish -- Burke
    Watkins DCL Kane

    A: Saiss + Barnes >> Lewis + KDB (-4)
    B: Saiss + Barnes >> Balbuena + Sterling (-4)
    C: Saiss + Barnes + Kane >> Dias + KDB + Werner (-8)
    D: Saiss + Bruno + Son >> Bellerin + KDB + Salah (-8)

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Of those A, but Leicester have Fulham and Barnes could do very well.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        yes but not even sure he will start plus need a cpt option

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

    A) Son > Salah
    B) Rashford > Salah?

    Have Kane & Bruno, if that matters.

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

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

      B definitely. Not convinced on Rashford.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B for me too

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

    I have Chilwell+Zouma and have to play both.
    Is it worth to transfer Zouma -> Dias/Cancelo for -4?

    Thx!

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

      Even with cleansheet it would hardly cover the -4 points. So no, changes are you will loose more than gain doing this

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

        Thx! allthough Chelasea dont have easiest fixtures i like Zoumas attacking threat.

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

  7. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone else fancy Bruno captain?

    1. Ode
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah he has hauled in every away game this season

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

      if I didnt own vardy yes I would

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Got him but leaning towards Bamford, Everton's defence looks very leaky and young Patrick is lethal away from home.

  8. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    A) Jota for Zaha (-4)
    B) Jota for Zaha, KDB for Son (-8)
    C) Fernandes for Zaha
    D) leave it, but means I will have to play Dallas/Mitchell if Zaha doesn’t make it?

  9. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    1. KDB Son Kane
    2. Salah Son Vardy (-4)
    3. KDB Salah Bamford (-8)

    Thanks...

  10. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    0.1 itb, anything worth a hit or just start Mitchell/Brewster?

    Martinez
    Zouma Coufal Ayling Mitchell?
    Salah KDB(cpt) Bruno Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Brewster Barkley Lamptey

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      What's the latest with Barkley?

      I'd probably still keep as above

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I'm not sure how reliable Birmingham mail is(!) but:

        "Barkley is set to miss at least two games after undergoing scans on a hamstring injury he sustained in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion."

        I just don't think it's worth a -4 to get him out, not much available up to 6, I'd probably go Soucek

        1. Lubic87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'm in a similar position to you with Barkley - though I have Burke instead of Brewster. So my need for a hit is greater, given Mitchell might not play.

          I'm considering Walcott (form) or Soucek (fixtures/money). JWP another option, though leaves me with nothing in the bank to get rid of Burke.

          1. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah I don't think Mitchell plays but if he does he has higher chance of points than Brewster.

            I think I'd go Soucek and then invest the money into a City defender next week

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

      G2G

  11. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you rather have going forward

    A cancelo
    B dias

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B, just think he will start more games and still has a goal threat

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

      B

    3. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  12. Hoof It and Hope
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    And yet the Rate My Team tool is telling me to captain James Rodriguez!

    Anybody know what algorithms it uses, as it is way off the mark this year?

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lol

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 7 days ago

        leeds only 17 goals conceded, Fulham and WBA 18, maybe thats why

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            3 months, 7 days ago

            dont know why I said only lol

      • shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure I can hold off doing Son>Sterling. City double-up, deal with Mitro next week, then Salah back for GW12. Or is Mitro a bigger priority this week? Still got my wildcard if I need it.

        Ryan
        Bellerin Konsa Coufal
        SON KdB(c) Bruno(vc) Soucek
        Kane DCL MITRO

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Lost on last page

        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) Son, Cresswell > Salah/ KDB, Balbuena (-4)

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

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Can you get enough money to do Kane > Vardy and then Son > Salah?

          Otherwise I personally think the biggest upside this week is Salah - but not worth a -4, so then in that case best to save a FT and do it next week

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            0.1 short of that move unfortunately 🙁

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Looking at your team and im thinkin A - Save FT

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks mate

      • Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        When will Hodgson give an update on Zaha?

      • Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        took a -8 last week and got a green arrow, i'm going one better and taking a -12 this week 🙂

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Red arrow

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

          Last gw many took hits may be that's why

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

          Brave play, you deserve your OR rise. I ain't got the nerve to play that way.

      • OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        KDB C ?
        Yaaaaaay
        Nope Vardy

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A new low by the media in England, articles like "he's now in God's hands" and "where was VAR when it was needed the most" right after Maradonas death.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          The first one could be the start of a nice tribute article. The 2nd is awful though.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah, you're right, if the focus isn't on that incident. The 2nd one is daily star I believe.

            1. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              He was a cheat. Numerous drug tests failed. Pure scum. I'd refuse to wear a black armband in tribute to him if I was playing.

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

          Wtf? Disgraceful.

        3. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Never forgive. Never forget. Grest footballer. Scum of the earth human being.

        4. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          You obviously don't read the UK tabloids much if you think that is a new low.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Lol, I don't.

      • ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Which duo would you rather have going forward? On draft, so prices irrelevant and likely to be long term players.

        A) James Rodriguez, Firmino
        B) Mahrez, Bamford

        1. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A more nailed, Mahrez not nailed

        3. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks both!

      • merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Whos the best of the cheap defs now, going forward?

        1. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Coufal/Masuaku look good

          1. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            agree, but I already have Cresswell and not keen on double WHU def atm. any other good alternatives?

            1. Bucket Man
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I have Lamptey/Dallas they always look good but are becoming frustrating. KWP?

              1. merin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I have both Lamptey and KWP :/

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

          Maybe Burnley def after City, KWP from Saints

          1. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Kindof just want a cheap one for this week. Got KWP and Lamptey to cover other weeks. Chilwell and Cresswell are nailed in my defence

        3. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Probs just get Kilman at 4.3 or go for 3.8 def to save the extra if you won’t need them

          1. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think maybe I prefer Lewis, because of his fixtures going forward

      • Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Can I finally get an ok week? Rashford to KDB(C) the plan 1FT

        McCarthy
        Chilwell, Cancelo, Dallas
        Salah, Son, Rashford, Ziyech, Grealish
        DCL, Watkins
        Brewster, Mitchell, Lamptey

        1. ballsy_b
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Good team. If you can get KDB in. Go for it

          1. Bucket Man
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks. Wish I could actually start to reflect the team into an OK rank.

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

          Looks good but it doesn't mean anything =)

          1. Bucket Man
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Don't I know it haha

      • Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        So who to bench

        A) Watkins (whu)
        B) Klich (eve)
        C) other, who?

        Front eight (1 FT)

        Salah - J.Rodrigues - Ziyech - Klich - Grealish
        Watkins - Bamford - Kane

        I also have Dallas and Martinez so 3 x Leeds & Aston Villa.

        1. ballsy_b
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          B)

        2. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          B

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

          B

      • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Hopefully Kane and Son remain unscatched tonight.. about time to punish the sellers

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I’m keeping one but not sure who!

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Tough isn't it

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

          After all, they're facing such leaky opposition this week.

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Chelsea will concede, mind you

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

          overthinking - after this week you will want them both again

      • Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        realised KDB did not play yesterday ... any updates on him ?

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Rested

      • trinzoo
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Would you do Rashford > Salah for free?

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

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

          Yes, in a heartbeat

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Was all set to do Kane > Vardy but now i am double guessing myself lol.

        Also not sure who to play out of Grealish & Bamford?

        this is how I am set up at present;

        Martinez
        Chilwell, Coufal, Justin
        Salah, Rashford, Jota, Grealish, Son
        Kane, DCL

        Forster, Grealish, KWP, Mitchell

        Any help would be appreciated.

        No FT, 0.2ITB

        Cheers

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ugh Jack benched

        2. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'd bench Bamford, but it's not an ideal situation!

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Has to be Grealish benched.

        4. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Bench one of the Spurs or Grealish. Anyway you go it could end in tears tbh so brace yourself for that. You have a massive headache every week

          1. ktk_interista
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Actually I'd bench Rashford. Saints are no pushover

        5. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks everyone - headache started when I brought in Jota lol

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

          Grealish on bench should have been Bamford lol

      • HODGE
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez
        James/Chilwell/Coufal
        Bruno/Mane/Son/Jota/Grealish
        Werner/Dcl

        Forster/brewster/Lampty/Mitchell

        1.6 million in the bank 1ft
        A)Thing Mane to Kdb good idea? Would captain Kdb
        B)Something else, suggestions would be appreciated

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        team linked, 2FT 2.8m itb
        Feels like Jimenez out this week is finally needed
        I could go safe with Vardy but then probably downgrade Kane to fund Salah

        Thoughts on:
        Jimenez to Antonio/Bamford
        Son to Kdb (c)

        leaves me with the same cash leftover for Salah in gw12
        Otherwise what priority moves would you make.
        Foden to Jota is more a luxury

        1. HODGE
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Seams good moves but I wouldn't as t to get rid of son anyone else you can change to kdb?

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            fair enough
            i'm on the spurs out camp as i don't think son/kane will be amongst the top scorers over the next 5-6gws
            if not Son then Bruno whom I just brought in last week for Salah

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Who did Mark pick as captain on Blackbox?

        1. HODGE
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Kdb

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno last week.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            KDB this.

        3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          That reminds me to watch that (the FPL Wire was excellent this week too). Interested to see if he hops on Jota too.

      • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell Dallas
        KDB Bruno Grealish Jota
        Bamford Kane DCL

        Button-Soucek-Lamptey-Mitchell

        1. GTG this week? No FT left, but 1.5itb for (Bruno or Kdb) to Salah.
        2. Preference for captain? Looking at the midfield trio (bar Grealish).