Scout Notes

Fernandes climbs above Salah in FPL points table as Cavani edges closer to start

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

  • Goals: Jan Bednarek (£4.5m), James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) | Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m), Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) x2
  • Assists: Ward-Prowse, Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) | Cavani, Fernandes, Marcus Rashford (£9.5m)
  • Bonus: Cavani x3, Ward-Prowse x2, Bednarek x1

A stunning second-half comeback won Manchester United the points at Southampton as Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) announced himself as a Fantasy prospect in spectacular style.

The Uruguayan veteran scored two goals and set up another after replacing the ineffectual Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) at half-time.

Other than that, it was Fantasy Premier League (FPL) business as usual at St Mary’s, with more set-piece joy for Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) and yet another away day haul from Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m).

Saints Alive – For Half A Game

Southampton led 2-0 at the interval as Ward-Prowse continued his blistering recent form with a fourth goal and second assist since Gameweek 6.

Two bonus points meant it was also a third double-digit score in those five starts and the England international is currently in the top ten FPL midfielders – and the cheapest to make that list.

His goal against United, from a free-kick, shortened David de Gea‘s (£5.4m) involvement in the match as the keeper collided with the post in trying to keep out Ward-Prowse’s pin-point effort.

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t overly concerned about the Spaniard post-match, probably helped by the fact that Dean Henderson (£5.3m) is an excellent understudy:

A knock just above the knee, so hopefully he’ll be okay for Wednesday, but we don’t know. Let’s have a little scan or check tomorrow, but Dean came on and looked very assured.

The other keeper in action at St Mary’s, Alex McCarthy (£4.6m), was even more assured, producing fine saves to deny Greenwood, Fernandes and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m).

His 20.5% ownership did not enjoy a fourth straight home clean sheet, however, as United turned things round after the break.

Change Is Good

Solskjaer often gives the impression that he’s a conservative manager, but he made some big calls both before and during Sunday’s game.

He handed starts to Greenwood and Donny van de Beek (£6.7m) and the latter again impressed in the balanced role that caught the eye in the Champions League last week.

That role – a mix of defensive shield and midfield conduit – allows Fernandes further attacking freedom, which does dampen the Dutchman’s Fantasy appeal.

The same cannot be said of Cavani. 

Two goals and an assist from 45 stellar minutes positively oozes FPL potential as Solskjaer’s decision to bring the striker on at half-time changed the game.

Small surprise, then, that the United manager was glowing in his praise for the striker:

On the training pitch, in the dressing room and during meal times, how meticulous he is. He is one of the best because of his experience and qualities, that movement. He is one of the best movers you can see. He can peel off the shoulder, he can get in front of you, he can pin you. He wants to be in between the two posts, which I love.

A Foil For Fernandes?

Despite all that love, Solskjaer preferred to start Greenwood ahead of Cavani because the youngster ‘needed the minutes’. And there is also the matter of Anthony Martial (£8.7m), who missed the match through illness.

But United’s almost unhealthy reliance on Fernandes – he’s been involved in 11 of the team’s 16 league goals this season – underlines just how important Cavani could become.

In just 127 minutes of action, he now has more goals (three) than Rashford (two) and Martial (zero) have managed from 1,175 minutes of collective toil up front.

This season’s crazy schedule will demand rotation – particularly around Christmas – but Cavani is beginning to look like a starter, not an impact sub.

If he can take some of the strain off Fernandes, who made it three straight double-digit returns and a fourth consecutive haul on the road, both could flourish.

Whether the pair can combine so well at Old Trafford against far deeper-lying teams than Southampton will be the key, however.

Fixtures Over Form

One thing in the pair’s favour could be United’s short-term schedule.

They’re back on their beloved road, at West Ham, in Gameweek 11 and will also travel to Sheffield United before Christmas.

And their wretched home form – just one win from five attempts – might actually be helped by the arrival of Manchester City and Leeds over the next four Gameweeks as neither side is likely to sit back and frustrate Solskjaer’s side.

Ings Can Maybe Get Better

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl spoke ahead of Gameweek 10 about Danny Ings (£8.3m) maybe being available for the Brighton trip and that could prove to be a nice tonic for his troops:

We had gone seven games unbeaten before now, it’s a good run. And now we’ll need to start another run.

Southampton’s schedule offers little prospect of that, with decent fixtures – Brighton and Sheffield United next and a trip to Fulham – offset by tough home matches with Man City and Liverpool.

Ings would certainly boost the side’s attacking threat, while their defenders are relatively cheap and two, Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.6m and 12.1%) and Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m and 10.1%), are well-owned.

But their backline is a curious beast this season. 

The four clean sheets they’ve kept the second-best record in the league and yet they’ve conceded at least three goals in four separate matches.


Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters (N’Lundulu 90+4), Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Diallo 90), Djenepo (Long 72); Walcott, Adams. 

Manchester United XI (4-3-1-2): De Gea (Henderson 45); Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles (Williams 84); Fred, McTominay, van de Beek; Fernandes; Rashford, Greenwood (Cavani 45).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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  1. henkongs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    DCL -> Cavani FT from gw 12?

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      No, wait for news on Cavani ban.

      1. henkongs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 3 days ago

        If theres no ban - would you go for it? I want the price rise from next gw (if he starts gw 11 ofc)

        1. Cruyff Turn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah, I would. I was considering him too, as an alternative to Bruno.

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      He is 100% getting banned

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah unfortunately. I wonder why he said it. Is it not considered racist in Uruguay?

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Why is it unfortunate though?

  2. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Very upset by this Cavani ban possiblity (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/nov/30/edinson-cavani-fa-investigation-social-media-instagram-post)

    He was just starting to look like a fun Christmas option as a United fan...

    1. Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Same term Suarez used on Evra. Will probably be a ban unfortunately.

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

        Bizarre though right? He's just moved to the country, there's clearly no malicious intent here in the way there was with Suarez.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          I’m afraid malicious intent doesn’t come in to it

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        It was a ridiculous ban. And it will be again.

        It's nothing related to discrimination.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          If you referred to someone as “your little black friend” (I believe that’s what he said translates as), is that discriminatory?

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

            I think there should absolutely be understanding of intent & cultural differences. I also disagreed with the Bernardo ban though, so it seems we have to police everything. I understand the EPL don't want to leave a grey area but that's the problem - there are grey areas in real life.

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              12 months, 3 days ago

              Making excuses for casual racism is part of the problem. It’s not acceptable in any culture.

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

                I'm sorry but this sort of absolutism is a problem itself.

                There is a difference between casual racism and terminology which is rooted in race, from a different culture and language, which I'll wager you (like me) know nothing about.

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

                  Think about the context here. He is literally thanking somebody! Language being judged without context is insane.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    12 months, 3 days ago

                    Modern life in this age of social media doesn't deal in nuances any more. I think your reference to Bernado Silva and Mendy is the apposite one here. It'll be judged the same - was his a 3 match ban?

                    FWIW I agree with you that no offence was intended or interpreted by the recipient.

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

                      Bernardo got 1 but 3 is the new minimum. Imagine it will be decided quicker too.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Stay off social media. Either you will give your game away as being a discriminative or someone will find a way to make you sound like one. Either way you run the risk

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

        Love the username. I missed that hattrick because his price rose during an international break.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Came in off the bench for Sanchez...at that point I thought I was destined to win FPL...

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I see we carry on the tradition this season of having a different top-scoring player from a different team every week. Bound to have some repeating teams from next week onwards. Could even be this week if Vardy outscores Mahrez later today.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      There is no way that Vardy will outscore Mahrez and I am an optimistic captainer.

      21 points is more than he hauled last year against Southampton. He'd need better than a hat-trick and an assist lol.

  4. fr3d
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I feel like such a casual for this, but I might actually bring in Bamford. This week or next. Looks like a better pick than Watkins/Antonio/Wilson imo

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Like this move

      1. Bielsa Murderball
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I don't get it why it is a casual move... Like he has some insane stats and he plays for an all-out attack team irrespective of the opposition... Plus he is cheap and the talisman of leeds

        1. fr3d
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          😆

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I brought him in last week. I really didn't want to but it's not just that he's getting points, Leeds create so many chances and he's on the end of so many of them.

    3. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Im thinking the same... Jimenez > Bamford to free up some cash

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bamford has 5 blanks in the last 7 games. I don't think he's much better really.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        But did u watch the matches? He's been unfortunate not to have more returns.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah his stats have been pretty good

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          I have. But that's kinda what Bamford is like. Huge xG numbers, loads of shots, not as good returns.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            If his goal conversation rate drops to what it was last season, there is an issue. Last season I transferred Pulisic in after one or two blanks while his stats were still good. Major mistake. I fear this can be repetition of Pukki year ago. Naturally Leeds is better team though. But something like it.

    5. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Why is it casual to get in a striker for an attacking team with great stats? And also, who cares if it is?

  5. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Surely Newcastle can put out a team of some sort. Villa assets could do very well

  6. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jimmy fractured skull, surgery last night.

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      🙁 praying he’s okay, sounds similar to Ryan mason injury

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Oh my God. That's terrible. Poor fella.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Glad he's okay! Hope he's back on the pitch as soon as possible.

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

      🙁

    5. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Awful. Hope he didn't sustain a brain injury.

    6. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Horrible - hoping for speedy recovery

    7. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Let's hope for full recovery and that he will be able to continue his career one day.

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

    Ziyech & son to kdb & jota (-4)
    Or just son to kdb?

    1. PURPLE-RONNIE
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Just KDB in for Son

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

        ignore jota? he's on such a streaky form

    2. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      if you cant do Ziyech > KDB then do it

  8. PURPLE-RONNIE
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    How’s my team looking this week lads?
    already used my FT

    Martinez
    Chilwell -Dias -Robbo
    Grealish -KDB (C)- Jota- Bruno
    DCL- Kane- Bamford

    Subs: Lamptey- Mitchell- Stevens

    0FT 0.7 in bank

    Next week KDB to Salah

  9. Skogen89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Whats the best transfer?

    A) Jimenez > Bamford
    B) Jimenez > Brewster and Burke > Mahrez (-4)
    C) Jimenez > Brewster and Burke > Jota (-4)

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      C

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Who would you rather own from GW12 onwards?

    A) Bamford
    B) Jota -4

    Can also get Bamford later for DCL if needed.

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

  11. Manumana
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jrod to Mahrez

    A. Yah
    B. Nay

    Thx

    1. Bielsa Murderball
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Watch midweek, then re-assess

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      CL first.

      1. Manumana
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Will do. Thanks

  12. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Welcome onboard Jota and Bruno

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Good additions!

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I have them both and I'm on 27 points and a huge red arrow

  13. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Watched the Arsenal game last night. Not to pick on Arsenal because EVERYONE is doing this but...

    Social distancing in stands and on benches, masks being worn (basically for show, outside), there will be social distancing on coaches, in any stadium conference/meetings rooms etc. All this effort and then after the match most of the players and ten staff go and hug reach other, rub reach others heads, fistbump and high five etc

    How thick are the people running these clubs to not be able to take sensible precautions unless they are stipulated by someone else.

    It is absolutely mind boggling how this has been going on for ten games now, how we've seen outbreaks at clubs and how these clubs can't see it's in their and their players best interests to stop rubbing each others bodies together

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Yes it is silly. The managers don't have to wear masks but the physios and coaching staff do, as if the virus respects hierarchy.

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

      May be because people are bored of corona hype now and they are doing it just for the sake of it.

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        What does this even mean?

        If more positive tests come back then clubs lose players to isolation and ultimately list games. Why are they being so dumb

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          You are right from that perspective but I was talking about general mentality of people about corona hype.

  14. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Which move would you prefer for next week?
    A) Barnes > Mahrez for free and captain Bruno
    B) Barnes + Bellerin > KDB(C) + Bednarek for -4

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

      Depends on CL. Would prefer Dallas over Bednarek.

      1. Robson-Canoe
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yes you're probably right on Dallas, that Chelsea fixture is scaring me off a bit but schedule looks great afterwards.

  15. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Should I be trying to get Salah in this gameweek?

    1. Champione
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      if you have your City captain, Salah would be my next priority yes

  16. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    1FT, 5.1 ITB:

    Martinez, BPF

    Chilwell, Dias, Lamptey, Coufal, Mitchell

    Son, Fernandes, Rodriguez, Grealish, Alzate

    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Thoughts?

    1. Champione
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Rodriguez > KDB

  17. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Salah to Fernandes
    &
    Ziyech/Grealish to Jota

    worth doing?

    Other midfielders are KDB & Son

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Probably not. Captain KDB this week and Salah next week. Ziyech could easily get points v Leeds.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        but is Salah worth 5.0+ over Jota.

  18. Champione
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    How would you save 0.6 in order to do Trossard > Jota before GW 12?

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell James Lamptey
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
    DCL Bamford

    Steer Trossard Brewster Dunne

    1. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      If Antonio was to come back would you consider him in for Calvert-Lewin? Otherwise I was going to say Wilson but with Newcastle being COVID-central that might not be wise.

      1. Champione
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        decent option! Have lots of valued tied up in DCL but a fit Antonio is very tempting

        1. Bojack Horseman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          DCL's hard to let go 'cause he's been amazing but Everton worry me. Digne out means poorer supply, some of Iwobi's crossing looked horrendous on Match of the Day. Their squad is thin when it comes to quality.

          1. Champione
            • 6 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            The lack of Digne is a big worry yes. Going without DCL could be a nice differential going forward imo. Will consider it!

            1. Bojack Horseman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              12 months, 3 days ago

              He's got 60% ownership! Got to be an opportunity to back against, given the fixtures as well.

  19. Cruyff Turn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Would you bench boost Ramsdale LEI, Targett NEW, Walker-Peters bha, Soucek MUN?

    1. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      No, I'd wait for a DGW.

  20. Bojack Horseman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Even though I brought Jota in for GW10 I've a feeling he's going to become a problem over Christmas by getting an hour when he starts and a cameo when he doesn't. 6.7 for a Liverpool forward just seems too good to be true to me.

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      everyone is going to be a problem over Xmas

      1. Bojack Horseman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        There are some players who'll play a lot more minutes than others though, for example Harrison and Grealish.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 3 days ago

        This. Werner, Salah, KDB, Mane, Kane, Son will all probably have their minutes managed. Kane b/c Vinicius and Son has been taken off at halftime once already. Even Fernandes may become very slightly more prone to rotation with VdB able to fill in at CAM.

    2. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Xmas rotation has me wanting to upgrade my 5th mid to Soucek at some point..... Not sure when i'll have the spare transfer to do it though!

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

      for his price, don't think that's such an issue, also the fact that he's likely to come off the bench almost every time

  21. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Just looked at Fulham's next ten games

    Good grief

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Any game is a hard game when you’re that bad

  22. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Wellbeck...for now

  23. only2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Bruno + cancelo -> Salah & lamptey or ziech + vardy -> wilson & salah?

    1. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't make any of those move right now. Salah can wait until GW12

      1. only2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Okey, thanks!

  24. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Any changes here before next GW? Really want Bruno in, and thinking of doing Werner & Grealish > Bruno & Wilson.. But happy waiting another week & giving Werner Leeds before shifting, thoughts?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Coufal - Cancelo - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Werner - Kane

    0.4m itb!

  25. King of Kings.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Really reluctant to get rid of Son but I can always bring him back in a few weeks time. How does this look?

    Son & Lamptey -> KDB and Masuaku?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Spurs just don’t look dangerous in those tough games, having said that they have arsenal and palace next

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Chelsea, City and Liverpool really looked the only games to be concerned about as they are direct competition for the title and can defend. We are though two of those now with returns in one, and at least a clean sheet point in the other. Less to fear in Liverpool now and Leicester could really go either way

        I kept both, owned Bruno since GW2 and made sure to get KdB alongside rather than instead of them. Bit by bit chipping away keeping the team around them up to date and ready for Christmas

        Very happy with the decision to keep now we are already past the worst of it and don't have to even think about the problems involved in getting them back in

    2. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      If I take Son out, they blow Arsenal away.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Nah, thats now how it works...

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          *not

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Why do you need to get rid of Lamptey? Just do Son > KdB.

    4. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      How do you expect to 'just get him back' when you've redistributed money?

      In reality what this means is you're looking at a downgrade from KDB, which frees up loads of money. That's committing yourself to a second transfer because having a stack of money isn't efficient. That's a second transfer that isn't planned but will be necessary. It may be a positive transfer in the sense that you can upgrade someone, but you are still committing yourself to it costing 2 transfers out and two transfers in

      You want to spend four transfers to change the highest scoring player in the game, really?

  26. JakeTheRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I have Salah, Fernandes & Vardy so have captaincy options.

    Wanting to go Son -> City.
    A) KDB & x.
    B) Mahrez & Walker

    1. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I think you have to go KDB. You'll only want him in later when Mahrez gets benched.

  27. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jimenez suffered a fractured skull The Athletic confirm this morning. Football aside, hope he makes a full recovery. Puts things into perspective.

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Sure does. Best Wishes to him on a full recovery.

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here??

    2 fts would already be ued if i go through with my moves

    Martinez

    Chilwell Zouma Justin

    Salah Grealish KDB Bruno

    Kane DCL Wilson

    Subs: mitchell lewis bissuma

  29. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling -> KDB for free?

    Think I am giving up on Sterling for a while...

    1. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I'd probably give Sterling Fulham, but de Bruyne did look delicious on Saturday.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      If you want KDB long term, sure. Chances are you'll end up making that transfer down the line anyways and Sterling's place is rather uncertain right now.

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yes, KDB long term, but can also do Son -> KDB and have KDB and Sterling vs Fulham.
        Then Sterling -> Salah GW after.....

        Reluctant to rid of Son thou..

  30. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Can anyone convince me Raphina is the next Messi so I can save budget and get him?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Prefer Harrison. More nailed on for minutes.

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Leeds attackers other than Bamford are not worth it. Their attacking output is too fragmented, which limits their ceiling and also their bonus potential.