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. DonBenzema
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Which option is the most urgent? Could do both, but that would require taking a hit...

    A) Bellerin -> Dias
    B) Ziyech -> Jota

    I have no LIV players which is frightening, but could see Ziyech hauling against Leeds despite looking terrible yesterday

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

      B. Higher impact on attackers over defenders.

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

      Ziyech vs Leeds > Jota vs Wolves IMO. Keep him for this week.

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

      A.
      Ziyech better fixture this week.

  2. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Just windering if all the Utd fans that were calling for Suarez head a few years back for using a similar racial slur are hoping the same for Cavani? Suarez got 8 games. Cavani should too.

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

      Sigh, I hate when these boards delve into these types of discussions. So unproductive.

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Meh, I could go on about having Maupay in my team still. Not sure what is worse lol

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

          Damn 😆

          1. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            I just lol'd when he went off with a hammer injury after missing the pen after losing 0.3m in value too. Disaster

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

              I had Foden and Podence stinking up the team for weeks so little sympathy here 🙁 😆

              1. wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                12 months, 3 days ago

                Haha and they both got attacking returns yesterday just to rub salt in the wounds.

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

                  Frauds the lot of them!

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      On Redcafe they seem to think he won't be banned

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Any reason why?

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

          "I’d be shocked if he got a ban for this. Someone is supporting him and he is answering in an affectionate way (in the culture the two people that this is about are speaking/texting). To say that this is racist because you don’t understand it or it doesn’t make sense would be completely insane. Suárez incident was completely different."

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

            Absolutely this

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

            I suppose a better - but not perfect - comparison is the Bernardo incident.

          3. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            who are you quoting? Apparently Suarez was using it as a 'term of endearment' too, I kid you not.

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

        He will get banned

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

      Why? He wasn’t mocking/insulting/offending anyone.

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

        If you referred to someone as your little black friend at work, do you think you’d get in trouble.

        The answer is yes.

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

          That's not how language works though is it.

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

            What?

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

          But why?

      2. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Suarez was using it as a 'term of endearment' too apparently it's just we were used to see Luis bite people so he hadn't a leg to stand on

      3. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        surely he will get banned. If you use the N word in a way that as you say "wasn’t mocking/insulting/offending anyone" should it go unpunished. Surely the hole fight against racism is to rid the world of these words

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

          Hmmm ok

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

          And yet the likes of Dave Chapelle, Akala et al use it all of the time. Should they also be punished?

          Unfortunately we live in a society in which people look for racism when a lot of the time it doesn’t exist. The guy getting sacked from Netflix is an obvious (albeit extreme) example.

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

            Agreed

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

      Suarez was more of a personal attack and used in bad intentions. Cavani should get disciplined though but it's not the same.

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Ya i agree. Suarez was in the heat of the moment and Cavani's was a text on social media. Saying that he should know better considering the Suarez incident happened and he's well aware of the issue the word meant in that context.....or maybe he did it to show it really isn't a racial word and something they use in Uruguay in everyday talk. Who knows.

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      The belief in countries like USA and UK that they have some sort of power of moral definition over terms and lingo in other cultures and countries is a form of modern paternalistic colonialism in itself. "We know better than you dumb third worlders what you mean when you say things like that" is what they are implying.

      Its a joke that stuff like B.Silva and now probably Cavani are getting bans, when there is clearly no malicious intent.

      Suarez is a different case as he said it in a heated moment which clearly indicates that he used the word in a racist manner. Similar to John Terry.

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Agee with every point. Regarding the suarez incident it was said in a heated exchanged with evra, and the FA righlty did not believe his excuse of it being with friendly intentions. Negrito however is not racist in this context. Just to give an example, there is a footballer called alberto quinteras and his nickname is negrito. If you do not know spanish ormlatin american culture how on earth can you punish someone just because you think it sounds racist...

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

        Agree 100%. After all, even the Suarez incident was hypocritical moralizing as no one in Latin America would consider it racist.

      3. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Very good points and I agree mate. Good to have a conversation about it anyway without people getting angry and resorting to passive aggressive name calling. Have a good day mate.

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

    Need 1.7 to upgrade Rodriguez to Salah. Which downgrade would you do? (next week)

    A) Cancelo to Douglas (play Lookman/Soucek every week)
    B) Cancelo to Dallas and Grealish to Jota for -4

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

      B

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

        cheers, tough decision...

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

      B

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

        Thanks, only easy route where I dont have to make any big compromise...

        Though it does restricts an easy Vardy to Kane switch.

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

          I think I'll have to get rid of Vardy & Ziyech in order to get Salah back. Sucks but I don't think I can sell KDB or Bruno for him and keeping all 4 means too many sacrifices.

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

    Sooner Partey and Elneny return the better. Need Arsenal to keep Spurs from racking up the goals this weekend.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Don't think they will regardless. Mourinho has proved against City and Chelsea that defence is his first priority vs "top 6 sides". One goal or two at best imo

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

        This reminds me of the point I made a while ago - Jose does tend to start his second season strongly, high goalscoring, but the goals tend to tail off over time as he goes into "win now" mode and focus on grinding out wins. I suspect that he may slowly be moving towards that approach with Spurs as the fixture congestion piles up.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Same. I think Reguilon could prove to be the Best value pick from Spurs regardless of 'tough' fixtures

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

            Fully agree. The defense has improved and Arsenal/Wolves/Palace - to a lesser extent, Leicester - in the next 5 are great defensive fixtures and then the fixtures turn amazing afterwards. Unfortunately, there's no place for him in my defense.

      2. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        He picks and chooses the games to be on the front foot and go for 3 points. Arsenal will certainly be one of those games

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

    How lively was reece james?

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

      Fairly lively. Got 1BPS for a reason.

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

      He put some great crosses in. I have Zouma but fancy doing the double up with James.

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

      thanks all 🙂

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

      Could have had two assists if Tammy knew how to head a ball at goal.

      This is not me being salty. Tammy is awful at headed attempts on goal. For hold-up & defence he's been alright, but he cannot head towards goal for his life, which is a real shame considering how tall he is.

  6. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Which.

    A) cancelo barkly -4 to grealish 4.8 def.
    B) cancelo barkly -4 to mahrez 4.3 def.
    C) cancelo barkly -4 to torres dias
    D) cancelo barkly ziyech wilson -12 to kdb dias raphinha brewster
    E) barkly bruno wilson -8 to 4.5 mid. kdb cavani

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

      None?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      So Cancelo misses 1 game and he's out.

      He's been brilliant this year and potentially just got a rest.

      Silly to sell him now when it's highly likely he'll be back next GW and playing Fulham at home

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Don't love any of them, but possibly B and captain Mahrez depending on the rest of your team

  7. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I don't know if I should go for:

    A)Jota (*allows me to get Bruno/KDB + Son)

    or

    B)Raphinha (*allows me to get Bruno + KDB)

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

      Give it another week?

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        2fts and the only route for KDB(C) Vs Fulham. It's too close but probably I will make my decision before the deadline

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      A for sure.. Jota is racking up points

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish, Robertson to KDB (C), Lamptey for -4?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Must be a better way

  9. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
    KDB (C) Son Jota Grealish
    Kane DCL Watkins
    ___
    Forster; Lamptey Stephens Fodder

    3.2 itb

    Plan is to get in one of Aguero, Sterling or Mahrez. Suppose I have to monitor midweek games before making a decision. Who do you reckon is the best option from City to get for a triple up?

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

      Jesus if aguero remains out

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Very true.. But Pep is just precautious with Aguero. Don't think the injury is that bad

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

          I reckon Pep will be protecting Aguero for busy Christmas period and big matches. With Fulham looking like a pretty comfortable game and City getting back to form I wouldn’t imagine he’ll be risked. Maybe for Utd?

  10. Gareth nose
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone know when the second overhaul will be in the sky game?

  11. dando89
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    My current attacking lineup:

    KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
    Watkins Kane DCL

    Thinking about doing Kane and Ziyech to Bamford and Salah for GW12 as long as no other covid or injuries happen.

    Good idea?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I would want another City attacker for their fixtures.. Not sure who though. Salah close to essential from gw12 so yes good idea for sure

  12. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Thinking of just keeping it simple with 2FT

    Mitchell, Ziyech > James, KDB

    Martinez
    Dallas, Coufal, KWP
    Bruno, Grealish, Son, Ziyech
    Kane, DCL, Wilson

    Macey, Mitchell, Kilman, Harrison

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      KDB could also be Salah

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Go for KDB now.. Then Kane + Son to Salah + Bamford in gw12.

  13. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Guardian reporting the Villa v Newcastle game could be off on Friday as 5 members of Newcastle bubble have tested positive. Anyone know anything more at the moment? Save those transfers people!

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

      Thanks for that. I will surely wait until friday.

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      3x Aston Villa here. Almost clicked confirm to do transfers yesterday for J.Rod , Ziyech , Kane. Then realised someone mentioning this issue over here and didn't click the button.

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

        Do I need a backup keeper.... not really interested of using transfer for gk.

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

      Already took a hit and have Wilson, Grealish and Martinez 😀

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Since when did they start cancelling games?

    5. JBG
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      As I answered a couple of questions about this yesterday, but without being sure. Don't Newcastle just need 18 healthy players to be able to play??

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

        Yeah, from my discussions in preseason I think they'll have to use the U23 squad if needed.

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Haven't there been previous fixtures, where due to injuries, teams have not had a full subs bench - i.e. less than 18 players available

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

      I don't think it'll get cancelled. Newcastle youth team time

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

      This is rubbish, get 18 players together and get on with it.

      I need those Grealish's and Targett points.

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

      Cancelling would set a terrible precedent. Unless they award Villa a 3-0 win.

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

        And all 3 goals to Grealish with Martinez CS.

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        This. They just have to play the youth in that case. Which would make Villa assets even more mouthwatering

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

        Hope they consider this

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

        They'll be forced to play U23 players. Time to bring in Grealish a week early to partner Watkins.

    9. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I quess we need to get official confirmation that they are going to play this game....

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        It is the other way around.. We need confirmation that they WONT play the game before taking it into consideration

  14. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell / Zouma / Cancelo
    De Bruyne / Son / Bruno Fernandes / Grealish
    Kane / Calvert-Lewin / Bamford

    Team Value: 103
    In the bank: 1.4

    Ok guys I have no idea what to do with this team.. Of course I have to sell Cancelo and I'm thinking doing the same with Bamford. I was thinking of Jota or Wilson and Castagne for Cancelo.

    I don't know what to think about Jota? Is it a bargain that you definitely need in your team or will he go back to the bench mostly?

    Also my plan was to bring back Salah and sell De Bruyne in two game week but should I manage to get both in the team and then sale Kane?

    Many thanks for your help 🙂

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

      I'm on almost same situation.. See below. Difficult decisions mate!

      Digne out and fixtures changes.. Thats why I'm thinking to maybe sell DCL..

      1. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Oh yes I just saw your team ;-). Really? I think DCL can't be sell. Why don't you sell Bamford?

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

          Selling DCL frees up more cash for me. If I want Salah..

    2. arkom
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Is Cancelo dropped? I dont think so. Next FUL home.

      1. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Difficult to say but for 5.6 I would like a player who play every game for sure...

    3. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Another person who assumes that when Pep rests a player for 1 game, that player is now dropped.

      Ever heard of rotation?

      How are you gunna feel if Cancelo lines up v's Fulham? Which, considering he's been among their best players this season is very likely.

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

        Or he gets 90 midweek and Mendy - who performed brilliantly against Burnley and whose ability to provide width is valued by Pep - comes in and has Cancelo benched again. Probably give him this week but I'd be concerned as an owner.

    4. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Why sell Cancelo? You must expect some pep roulette. Do you have any good reserves? Jota is midfielder, so selling Bamford would not help. If you really want salah i would rather sell Son (as you have Kane). downgrade DCL to make it happen?

  15. arkom
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez / Forster
    Chilwell / Cancelo / Coufal / Justin / Kilman
    Bruno / KDB / Ziyech / Grealish / Soucek
    DCL / Vardy / Bamford

    2 FT (1,8£ ITB)

    Guys, how sounds the following movements..

    Now Soucek & DCL --> Jota & Davis
    Next Ziyech & Cancelo --> Salah & 4,5 def.

    Would give me following starting line up:
    Chilwell / Coufal / 4,5£ def
    Bruno / KDB / SALAH / Grealish / JOTA
    Vardy / Bamford

    Yea or nay? Other suggestions?? TY!

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Why Davis and not Brewster?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        And why sell DCL?

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

          Digne out and fixtures changes.. And DCL wasn't so good in last game weekend.

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            He was motm for Everton. But yeah fixtures do turn in gw12

      2. arkom
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Davis 0,2£ cheaper, if anyway always on the bench on my team.. But yeah need to consider Brewster.

    2. arkom
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez
      Chilwell / Cancelo / Coufal / Justin / Kilman
      Bruno / KDB / Ziyech (SALAH) / Grealish / Soucek
      DCL / Vardy / Bamfor

      If I upgrade Ziyech to Salah I'm 2,2£ SHORT.

      So the question is, who am I downgrading?

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

        Has to be Vardy

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

          Yeah.. But hard to drop. Fixtures are also OK..

  16. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    So Franky Lampards tactics to win the title are to play 0-0 against all top sides and win every other game...

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Keeps him in the title race so far.

    2. aborg
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      He probably does not know better !

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Same could be said for Mourinho lol

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        That's what I was going to say. Feels a more relevant dig at Mourinho.

        1. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Mourinho was playing away. Frank pathetic tactics for a home game.

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

      Hmm seems a good tactic

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

      It's what happened years ago when there was a solid top 4

      That game last night was exactly like all the 0-0s and 1-1's that used to get played out

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

    a) Grealish + Vardy
    b) Watkins + Salah

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

    Martinez
    Cancelo Coufal PvA
    Grealish Sterling Son Bruno Jota
    Kane DCL

    Sub: 4.0 Kilman Brewster Mitchell

    1FT

    Save?

  19. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jimenez season done then right?

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

      nope

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I thought a fractured skull might keep him out a long time...

    2. rokonto
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Probably won't play again ever

    3. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I fear so... and also for his career

  20. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    So, whens Arteta being fired?

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

      after 5-0 defeat in the NLD

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

    Predictions for tonight

    leicester- fulham 3-0
    west ham villa 1-1

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

      Leicester 6- Fulham 0
      West Ham 2 - Villa 1

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      3-0
      1-1

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      2-0, Barnes 45' - Justin 90'
      0-1, Grealish 69'

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

      0-0

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

      3-0
      2-1

  22. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Kane and Jorghino -> KDB and Bamford (-4) Hate losing Kane right now but cant see any other way to do it.
    Allows a Midfield of: Son Jota KDB Bruno Grealish

  23. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Dias is absolutely nailed for city right?

    Thinking of doing Telles & Hames to Dias and Mahrez -4

    Hames time is done as an FPL option imo

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

      Cant say absolutely but he should start majority of the games

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Nobody is completely nailed, but he looks the most secure of any City defender. Very little competition for RCB position.

  24. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Desperately do not want to waste a FT. Any suggestions? 2FT 0.6ITB

    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Chilwell
    KDB (c) Bruno Grealish Ziyech
    Vardy DCL Watkins
    (Forster, Kilman, KWP, Riedwald)

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

      Martinez > Mendy?

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

      What is your plan to get Liverpool? If ziyech doesnt block salah, I’d do ziyech to jota this week and roll 1 ft

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Like No Professionals said I'd be tempted to do Ziyech > Jota and roll

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

        Thanks for the advice. Will i need Salah for Fulham?

  25. tc93
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Best defender from gw11 onwards for 5.8m or less? Already have Chilwell, Dias, Kilman and KWP..

    I’m currently thinking going double Chelsea with either James or Zouma. But open to other suggestions..

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

      R James for me.

      1. tc93
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Is he nailed now?

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Reguilon?

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      James or go cheaper with Dallas. James is nailed, his position to lose. May be some standard rotation around the Christmas period

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

    Partey missing the Spurs game. Get those Kane captaincies ready.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Man City still the outstanding captaincy pick for GW11

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

        Undoubtedly. But KDB only has ~20% ownership currently. Many will have alternatives, mostly consisting of Arsenal-destroying Harry Kane.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          I expect an influx of KDB transfers in after UCL midweek game. Teams may have to sacrifice Kane to fund KDB move.

  27. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    What are people's thoughts on transferring out DCL after the Burnley game? Seemed to be affected with the Digne injury and reducing the amount of chances he will get. I will hold and see how Rich and Rodriguez create chances for DCL .

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

      Works for me. Nice opportunity to get ahead at 60% ownership. Could depend on if Carlo adapts vs Burnley and when Antonio returns.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I always have a slight doubt of bringing in Antonio with the injury history. He is certainly the better FPL pick in that price bracket

  28. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal (KWP, Mitchell)
    Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Have exact funds to do a -8 to get the following?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Chilwell, Coufal, KWP (*Taylor*, Mitchell)
    Salah, *KDB*, *Bruno*, Grealish (Stephens)
    Kane, *Wilson*, Bamford

    Worth it??

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

      People are selling Taylor as far as I can see

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

        They certainly took a battering from City, but prior to that had a couple of successive clean sheets and have a better run of fixtures. Equally, it could be another 4.4m or below defender (e.g. Alioski at Leeds or Lewis at Newcastle).

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

          I see why you want him

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I don't think so

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

      Ziyech, DCL -> Bruno, Wilson for -8?
      Terrible imo

  29. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    One more week of Sterling then will happily never own a City asset again this season. Absolute lottery of a selection every week isn't worth it

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Even tempted to go without KDB - could hurt next week but always the risk of rotation.
      Will probably wimp out and get him

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

      Have sterling and KDB for Fulham and will lose sterling for Salah. KDB season keeper for me

  30. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Guys was planning Hamez and Sterling to Salah and Jota next week for free but looks like I may be priced out, would u do the Hamez to Jota move now?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Not when Everton have these 'easier' fixture compared to Liverpool

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

      Yes if you're gonna be priced out. Salah + Jota for GW12 seems very important to have.

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah I reckon so, if I done both transfers just now I’d have 0.2 spare but looks like Jota and Salah will go up this week with the other two going down in price.

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

      So you're going to take a -4 early in the week before European and CL football, during a pandemic?

      Calm yourself fool

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Nah, you didn’t read that very well, I didn’t say I would be doing both transfers this week, I said Hamez to Jota which sets up sterling to Salah next week