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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1,038 Comments Post a Comment
  1. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    After the next gameweek I will be moving for 'The Power 3™' in midfield - Salah, KDB & Bruno.

    It will mean losing Kane - but with his fixtures and the fact I'll be getting Salah for captain v's Fulham means I'm not overly worried.

    Anyone else heading towards this? I can't see a week where I won't have one of those as my captain and they are all looking in really good form at the moment

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm weighing up going without Salah.

      There are a lot of options at the moment and Jota is looking like a captaincy candidate on form.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Same, I’m thinking something like:

        Martinez
        Robbo | James | Lamptey | Dallas
        KdB | Bruno | Son | Grealish
        Kane | DCL

        Steer | Soucek | Kilman | Brewster

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Needs Jota.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Haha snap, see below

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          *Jota instead of Grealish

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Or maybe Grealish over Soucek and a 4.9 defender over Robbo

        4. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes, looks good, imagine choosing when to play Soucek is a bit of a nightmare!

          I'm probably rolling my FT and then in GW12 moving to the below. Vardy will become Kane again by GW16

          Martinez
          Robbo / James / Cancelo
          KDB / Bruno / Grealish / Jota
          DCL / Vardy / Wilson

          Steer / Lamptey / Coufal / Burke

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Looks fantastic

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just means you miss out on those prime GW16 fixtures but well, you can't have them all.

    3. Spartac Mac
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Temtped too, but GW16 onwards does look appealing again.

    4. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes - I am thinking about losing Son for Salah in GW12 which would give me a midfield four of Salah KDB Bruno Jota.

      The issue I suspect I am going to have is that I'll be selling Son the week after he goes through a pathetic looking Arsenal side like a knife through butter. José will be smelling blood, I can see it being a 3-0 with Son heavily involved.

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If ever there has been a time to ignore fixtures, it is now. Sure, the Kane blank vs Chelsea would lead you to this notion but beating Citeh? Salah Bruno KDB and Kane could all be considered similar and their values are within 1.6 mil of each other. I would contemplate keeping Kane as he is the only forward and will keep your squad balance. Choices for forwards are limited and value seem in the 6 to 6.5 range. Have a real good think about it.

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Rashford for Mahrez for free this GW11?

    Yes or No?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If Mahrez gets a rest in the CL, then I'd be very tempted yes.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        this would be after CL and toward the end of the week, no early transfers for me any more lol

  3. Bennyboy1907
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Current team : 1.3ITB 1FT
      Martinez
      Robbo, Chillwell, Coufal (Lamptey, Mitchell)
      KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Zaha (Bissouma)
      Vardy, DCL, Bamford

      Can I save a transfer this week and:
      GW12: Zaha >>> Salah captain
      Vardy >>> budget striker under 6.6

      If zaha is out this week aswell then do it for -4 this week?

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Make or break for the season with Vardy tonight. Blank and its season over, a decent haul and its still going

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It's only GW10

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          season over regardless with Vardy blank

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Same here mate - Vardy C for me, brace would be great with an assist 🙂

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah same, haul from him would be massive and a blank extremely bad

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How many points do you expect from him tonight?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          1

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Ok you really want your season to be over don’t you?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I dont want him to get 1... I just have no hope.. Nothing going right.

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          9 would be nice plus 3 bonus pts 🙂

      5. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ridiculous! GW10? Kane Sterling Son DCL blanked which means if Vardy does 65% have had a captain fail. Relax bud.

    • Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can we all have a massive argument about whether at 11.5m Kevin De Bruyne is now a luxury player

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I would say he would be if he wasn't on pens. But with the pens and if he sustains his usual 20 assists a season with 8-9 goals from open play too then he'll be up there with more than 250 points again

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          They don't win many penalties

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Won 11 last year

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Which were spread through the team, with just over a 50% conversion rate. Is it 1 pen won in 9 games this year? And missed by KdB who prior to 19/20 was never much cop in front of goals. Wouldn't be confident they will win any more than 7 or 8 this year, or that KdB will even keep those duties

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                2 won. Kdb missed 1. I don't understand why the spread among the players thing means anything when my argument is if kdb keeps them he'll do well. And i don't think they'll be spread because i personally believe he's their first choice taker now.

              2. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                They missed because they weren't very good at penalties. That's why i think kdb keeps them. City need a designated taker because aguero is injured all the time.

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          And both Kane and Bruno are very much more on course for a 250 than KdB is, both coming in 1m cheaper base price

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I dunno. His recent output has dropped considerably. He might get around 220-230. His highest score has been 224 to date in a season where he scored 29 goals. Its just the fwd bias in fpl.

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              It's nothing to do with bias. The one and only reason he's not regularly posted 250-300 scores is that he misses 10-20 games every single season with an injury. Extrapolate his average ppg to the number of games KdB and Salah played when hitting 250s and you see him up near 300s. That's not bias.

              He's a million less than KdB

              1. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                *10-20 is a bit of an exaggeration but you get my point

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yes i understand. Kane could be better value being a million cheaper for people who had him from the start but considering prices right now and starting from this point i believe getting KDB is better value than Kane.

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I guess value is wrong word but he'll outscore him from this point on.

              2. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                It's not the one and only reason but sure in the one season in 2016/17 he could have gotten a lot more if he wasn't injured. He's not playing as the typical goalscorer though anymore. He's the creator now. So i don't expect him to get those numbers again in fpl terms. Son would outscore him if he did

            2. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              You're probably closer being right than me on closer examination of the stats

              Nonetheless. As he's having a better season it's realistic to expect 230 ish.

              Is it really realistic to expect that of KdB?

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I do not know. But previous weeks are over. So those don't matter. What matters is who'll outscore the other from now on and i think that's KDB.

              2. tuvok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                KDB got 251pts from 2790 mins.
                Salah in second got 233pts from 2879 mins (a full game more)

                City weren't great last season, finishing way behind Liverpool. And KDB didn't get the benefit of any penalties until after lockdown.

                He's also playing further forward this season as a no10 with Gundogan and Rodri behind him.

                There's a lot of evidence to suggest KDB will better his 251pt haul, let alone realistic that he gets 230ish

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Bruno is definitely going to outscore KDB though. He's going to be top scorer imo.

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’m not even sure he will maintain penalties.

        I would like to see it to believe it

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I don't think he will. Until he improved last season his game in front of goal was poor, relatively speaking. He is not the player I would want taking pens and it surprised me that he won that chance in the first place

      3. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just saying i rather have KDB for next 4 games than Kane/Bruno.

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's fair enough

          That's basically a luxury, when you're picking out prime fixtures and using vital transfers to draft someone in.

          And so far Bruno matched him

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            But are u saying ur going without City attack with these fixtures? I would find super big sofa 😀

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Of course not. I own KdB, along with Bruno, Kane and Son. But he's a luxury, brought in as damage protection. And will be gone again in a couple of game weeks

      4. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Its not even a problem owning him for me 😛 this'll be my team soon.

        Fabianski
        James Chilwell (rotating 4.5 defender)
        Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
        DCL Bamford

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thats a great team!

          I will have this at GW12

          Martinez
          Chilwell KWP/Dallas Creswell
          Jota KDB Bruno Grealish Salah
          Vardy DCL

          Steer Mitchell Brewster Dunne.

    • Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      For next GW only, would you prefer Jesus or Werner?

      I think that Leeds is the ideal fixture for Werner to haul in but any Man City attacker who starts in that fixture could also haul.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jesus for next GW but Werner long term as I am not playing Pep roulette

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I fear it’s gonna be lamps roulette soon as a werner owner. Surely Pulisic starts a few games on the wing

      2. Spartac Mac
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think Werner.

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Anything related to Pep I would think twice especially when many options out there will score similar points. Additionally their ownerships are manageable to not slump your rank.

    • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which one to lose for KDB?

      a) Son
      b) Ziyech

      Front 8
      Grelish, Ziyech, Son, Bruno, Harrison
      Kane, Wilson, DCL

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

      2. Spartac Mac
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I'd say Son.

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ziyech.

      4. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I like Ziyech for next week, would be happy to ditch GW 12 onwards

      5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Erring towards moving Ziyech out as Son is proven in PL at least

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What are peoples thoughts on the Cavani Instagram post?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        link

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Who cares. I dont. Only race baiters will jump on it.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah and plenty have. Some people likening it to Suarez and Evra. Not to sound insensitive but that’s crazy imo. One was said aggressively in an argument to a person who would obviously take it as racist and the other in a celebratory post after a game. Still silly all the same.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            The line of defense holds for both though.
            The term many deem as offensive, is not considered as such in South America, especially in Uruguay where both Suarez and Cavani are from.

            So it is more cultural insensitivity than racism.

            Technically, one could even argue that UK being insensitive towards Uruguayans - though obviously it is true that they have to adhere to the rules here while they play here.

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That he is not too bright

      4. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have not seen the original as it has been deleted.
        While I understand why there is a fuss about it and it was the right decision to delete, I can't fault him as such when context is being considered.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep, but people love to take things out of context.

      5. built_this_city
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Always the ones you least suspect

      6. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Nothing wrong with it.

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Any updates on this Newcastle coronavirus stuff?

      1. Andy'81
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Seen mentioned on here that training's been cancelled.

    • Spartac Mac
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can't ignore Fernandes any longer but City's fixtures also looks too good to miss out on, so:

      Kane, J.Rod, Ziyech / Grealish

      to

      Brewster, Bruno, KBD (-4pts) - I'd be benching Brewster each week.

      Is it worth it?

      Ta

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Depends on who you're benching him for. The issue with these sort of questions is you're offering up 3 starters vs 2 starters and 1 non-starter w/o a replacement. How do you expect to receive decent advice?

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I don't think anybody can answer this question.

        All of those players are capable of scoring points. Except Brewster.

        1. Spartac Mac
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Front 8 would become:

          Grealish, Bruno, KDB, Salah, Jota
          DCL, Bamford, Brewster.

          Brewster being a non-starter is fine.

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm referring to the fact that the players you are selling may very well score points.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I like it, yes. Solves your bench headache too.

    • jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best fix, for Jimi and James Rodriguez. Bring in:

      A) Wilson and Mahrez, or

      B) Bruno and 5.2m fodder,

      Or C??

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        B)runo

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        im making way this GW of Rashford > Mahrez to get Bruno in GW13 onwards

        also have the sacrifice Grealish > JWP and Son will be Bruno

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Chilwell cancelo justin taylor mitchell
      Salah soucek bruno son kdb
      Watkins dcl davis

      0.9itb 1ft

      1. Cancelo to james or diaz
      2. Son to Zyech
      3 . WC ???
      4. Any other

    • cigan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would you replace Digne with anyone other than Dias?
      Maybe someone like KWP - looking at the next 2? Got 1 FT & 0.3 ITB, don't need cash right now

      Martinez
      Robbo Chilwell Digne*
      Salah Bruno Son Grealish
      DCL Wilson Adams
      (Coufal Bissouma Mitchell)

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        James? Reguilon?

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hm, don't like Spurs fixtures (though I sold Lloris before his 2 ten-pointers lol) & not sure on Chelsea defensive double up in a 3-4-3

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Answered your own question. I sold Lloris at the same time which logical but unlucky.
            Wing backs all day long will pay off usually

      2. cigan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Could also take a risk with Mendy if he doesn't play midweek, right?
        Ceiling much higher + Coufal good enough to come in in case Mendy doesn't play

      3. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        if you have the money then get Walker. I think he's a great set and forget player for a good number of GW's and also a great differential

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          That's a great shout - won't Pep rotate him with Cancelo tho?

      4. Spartac Mac
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I would consider a Leeds defender and then you can rotate Coufal with them + free up some cash.

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Considered that too but I don't think that's the best rotation pairing with GW11 and GW14 on the horizon

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Is salah really essential? Wondering if jota is enough for now. He’s half the price and based on eye test, in and amongst the goals. Double up really needed?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I would say so, yes.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not sure if he's essential but he does have 8G and 2A in 9 matches.

      3. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If his goal hadn't been disallowed, I think there would be a very different opinion.

        Worth it for the penalties at least.

      4. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota simply wont have the longevity of Salah. Salah is the best player in the game so a must have in my opinion.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Bruno is the best player in the game. Salah nr 2

      5. Spartac Mac
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Essential, no, with the range of options in midfield currently.

        However he's an easy set and forget player that you'd likely captain most gameweeks.

      6. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        His consistency and ownership mean you bank on his blank plus your alternative to score good points to avoid impact on your rank. Consistent scorer plus high ownership is hard to avoid for long term.

    • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Today is the most important day of this season for me for now.

      Abysmal 21pts ATM. Vardy (c), Coufal, Martinez, Grealish and Watkins to go
      If those are under 10pts I fall hard on money league and OR

    • lucasm_04
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Current team
        McCarthy
        Chilwell Cresswell Konsa
        Bruno Ziyech James Rodriguez Son
        Kane Jimenez DCL

        (A) James Rodriguez, Jimenez and Ziyech ---> Salah, Wilson and Jota -4 hit
        (B) James Rod, Jimenez and Son ---> Salah, Wilson and Mahrez -4 hit

        Should probably see how the matches play out tonight first.
        What do we think?

      • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Who would you rather have for long term?

        A) KdB
        B) Fernandes

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B)

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

        3. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

        4. gospodinedin
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          KDB

        5. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

        6. Kannbury
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A.

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            B

        7. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's nothing to do with bias. The one and only reason he's not regularly hit 250-300 scores is that he misses 10-20 games every single season with an injury

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Reply fail

          2. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yes

          3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Missed a whopping 2 games last season.

        8. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I’ve got 4 players for the west ham and villa game..
          Martinez, coufal, cresswell, grealish.

          0-0 would suit me very well :O

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I would rather 3-3, with a Cresswell brace and Martinez penalty save

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fab and Grealish here. I need a Grealish goal, then Villa get a pen and Grealish gives it to Watkins and Fab saves it.
            😀

        9. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          How do I get KDB in?
          Fab
          James - Chil - KWP
          Grealish - Son - Son - Jota
          Werner - Kane - DCL
          (Nyland, Bissouma, Lamptey, Ferguson)
          0.6 itb 1 FT but can take a hit

        10. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Who here is comfortable captaining Jota vs Fulham? Is it really feasible to cover Salah vs Fulham, by owning Jota?
          Jota is outscoring Salah if you look at their last 5 starts

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I have both and still leaning toward salah 🙂

          2. Spartac Mac
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm for it.

            Will monitor minutes in next fixtures, but currently Klopp has no reason not to start him.

          3. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No and no

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Its purely out of desperation tbh

          4. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I am considering it.........and also captaining Vardy against Brighton......

        11. gospodinedin
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Advice please.
          GK Guaita (Martin)
          DEF Coufal, Zouma, Konsa (Mitchell, Lamptey)
          MID Son, Jota, Grealish, Fernandes (Oriol)
          FWD Kane, Calvert, Jimenez
          Jimenez out for:
          A) Vardy
          B) Jesus
          C) Wilson

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A

          2. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Or C if you want to upgrade Son or Fernandes to Salah.

            1. gospodinedin
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I was thinking of that option too, but Jota seems to be doing just fine.

          3. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A

        12. Lost in fantasy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          McCarthy
          Chilwell Dias Coufal(Lamptey Mitchell)
          KDB Fernandes Rash Soucek(Bissouma)
          Werner DCL Rich

          2ft and 1.7 IB.

          What changes would you do?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Rash and Rich out for Salah and cheapie

        13. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Is there any chance the Villa Newc game is rescheduled? On one hand I have Jack, but I also have Dallas first on bench!

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            eh

        14. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Wildcard active. Thoughts?

          Johnstone
          Walker Chilwell Vestergaard
          KdB Fernandes Son Mahrez Jota
          Wilson Bamford

          Ryan F.Silva Konsa Alioski

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Can't you upgrade Ryan to Mccarthy?
            And where is Salah?

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Why do I need Salah?

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Guess you don't need him.

        15. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Worst week almost behind me - wanna keep FT and should be GTG ?

          Martinez
          Robo/Cancelo/Chilwell
          Bruno/Son/Sterling(c)/Grealish
          Vardy/DCL/Bamford

          Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Gtg yeah.

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Worst week? You still have Vardy, Grealish and Martinez to play.

        16. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm not normally a fan of hokey-cokeying players for one gameweek but is it worth making an exception to do Salah to KDB, then back again? Salah plays Wolves this week who rarely get hammered, I'd still have Jota, and it would give me a captain playing against Fulham two weeks in a row which looks too good to turn down.

          Martinez
          Chilwell Dias Dallas
          Salah Bruno Jota Grealish
          Kane DCL Watkins
          (McCarthy Taylor Lamptey Bissouma)

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Why not. Team looks in good order. Seems the most sensible thing to do

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Cheers mate. Took an unheard of -8 this week to get it how I wanted it which fortunately paid off.

          2. LSK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            You don’t have many other issues so it might work for you, but Fulham don’t lose every game 10 nil so don’t be surprised if Salah’s score is equal or close to KDB this week, and KDB is equal or close to Salah’s next week.

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              There's a chance it won't pay off but City's fixture is so good this week that I'd prefer a bit of skin in both games rather than 2x Pool in a trickier game vs Wolves.

          3. PastaConcerto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I think that is the play...with the fixtures alternating like they are. As long as you don't have injuries or COVID fires to put out, the hokey cokey in midfield will be popular.

        17. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Do you think Mahrez over KDB will work out? Mahrez gets mins most games tbh. Considering peps comments on scoring etc, you’d expect Mahrez keeps starting based on last game.
          He could be great or a big fail, if he doesn’t start mid week, go for him?

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Mahrez can be a great pick if the circumstances align to make it almost certain he starts (i.e. last performance plus a rest in midweek). I got him for GW30+ last season and he got me 21 points. The only thing is you have to be ready to sell him quickly even after he's hauled for you as he's not a long term keep.

        18. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Martinez
          Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal
          Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          2FT, 1.3 in bank

          Robertson & Ziyech --> James & Bruno?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            no

        19. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Adams or Bamford?

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Adams for next 2

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ty