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Neto and Podence strike as Wolves win overshadowed by serious Jiménez injury

Arsenal 1-2 Wolves

  • Goals: Gabriel (£5.1m) | Pedro Neto (£5.5m), Daniel Podence (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Willian (£7.6m) | Leander Dendoncker (£4.8m), Neto
  • Bonus points: Neto x3, Podence x2, Gabriel x1

GET WELL SOON RAÚL

Wolves 2-1 win over Arsenal was overshadowed by a sickening injury to Raúl Jiménez (£8.3m), who looks set for an extended period on the sidelines.

The Mexican forward sustained a heavy blow to the head from David Luiz (£5.5m) and required treatment on the pitch for 10 minutes before he was taken to hospital.

On Monday, the club’s official website revealed that Jiménez had fractured his skull and had undergone a successful operation overnight.

“He’s doing a scan now but he’s conscious, he’s OK. We are worried, of course. He speaks, he’s aware, but he’s doing a scan and now we have to have a proper assessment. He’s in good hands.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

“Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital. He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.” – Wolves statement

During his two-and-a-half years at Wolves, Jiménez has fast become a Fantasy cult hero so it goes without saying that everyone at FFScout wishes him a speedy recovery and the best of health.

BACK OF THE NETO

It is to Wolves’ credit that they were able to focus themselves after witnessing such a serious injury befall one of their colleagues.

“We were massively worried when it happened, you knew straight away it was serious. We hope David Luiz is OK as well. It was a horrible clash of heads, this happens in football, but you don’t like to see it. You’ve got to [refocus]. We had 80 minutes left of the game, so you’ve got to. You go and play and hope you get the win for Raul. We had to do it for him, he’s a massive part of this football club, he’s a massive friend to every single one of us in that changing room.” – Conor Coady

Pedro Neto (£5.5m) was the chief of these as he involved himself in both of Wolves’ goals, his 13-point haul making him the club’s top-scoring FPL asset for the season.

In fact, it was also enough to propel the Portuguese international into the top 10 scorers among all midfielders and, crucially, he is also the cheapest among those.

Costing just £5.5m, Neto has offered 9.3 points per million spent in 2020/21, 1.9 more than similar-priced colleague Daniel Podence (£5.4m), who also netted his second goal of the season against Arsenal.

With Liverpool (away) and Chelsea (home) two of Wolves’ next three opponents, and Spurs (home) and Manchester United (away) waiting in Gameweeks 15 and 16, it is a little while until Wolves attackers will be on our radar again.

However, Nuno’s men face Brighton (away), Everton (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home) between Gameweeks 17 and 19, when their attack might become more viable.

At that point, we may have seen enough of Fabio Silva (£5.2m), who replaced Jiménez as the centre-forward on Sunday, to assess his credentials as a Fantasy asset.

PAIN IN THE ARSENAL

Ahead of Gameweek 11’s north London derby, owners of Tottenham assets will have been licking their lips at yet another dire Arsenal performance – although the data is not quite simple enough to warrant an all-out backing of Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) for the captaincy. 

The Gunners offered very little against Wolves and have now lost five of their first 10 league games of the campaign, three of those coming at home now.

Interestingly, Arsenal have fared slightly better away from home so far this season, although only defensively.

They have let in eight league goals across five matches at the Emirates Stadium in 2020/21 so far (1.6 per game) but, having played the same number on the road, Mikel Arteta’s men have given up just four goals (0.8 per game). Over the first 10 Gameweeks, only Spurs themselves and Aston Villa have been so solid away from home.

However, where Arteta has tried to tighten the ship at Arsenal, their attack continues to be nothing short of completely anaemic.

Accordingly, owners of Spurs’ defensive assets might be a little more encouraged considering Arsenal’s key man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.6m) has just two goals this season and the Gunners themselves have found the net in just two matches since Gameweek 5.

“It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I knew that one day I would be sacked or leave the football club but I don’t know when that’s going to happen. In this profession, I know it will happen but I never worry about it. My only concern is to get the best out of the players and give the best possible service to the club.” – Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, D Luiz (Holding 46′), Bellerín; Xhaka (Lacazette 80′), Ceballos; Saka, Willock, Willian (Nelson 65′); Aubameyang.

Wolves XI (4-2-3-1): Patrício; Marçal, Coady, Boly, Semedo; Moutinho, Dendoncker; Neto, Podence (Neves 70′), Traoré; Jiménez (F Silva 15′ | Kilman 78′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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1,238 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bielsa Murderball
      3 months, 1 day ago

      The offside law has to be changed... It could be modified slightly by benefiting the attacker (best example is the Dutch Eredivisie system) After all football is a game of goals (remember, last season villa escaped relegation by a goal so every goal does make a difference)
      VAR is just ruining the game, honestly.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Villa also survived due to VAR.

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No. Offside rule must remain the same. The Bamford one against Palace was actually not offside & not due to the video technology, the video showed he wasn’t offside & without it who would have known?

        But the PL refs, they are just the wrong set of people.

        Mind you, all these errors mainly happen in the PL. The buli, serie A etc are implementing it well with little to no error but most of the PL refs are a disgrace football.

      3. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Facts the Dutch system is brilliant and will probably be adopted next season

      4. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, I think it was Robbo that came out this week and said words to the effect of fair enough it wouldn't be perfect from the off but here we are 18 months later and it's no better.

        I've all but stopped cheering for goals as they go in as you just know more often than not there will be a VAR decision and as you say especially with offside we're talking the bee's proverbial of margin.

        Just bin it for mine and deal with the inevitable errors from the refs, wouldn't be much difference anyway as we are still all arguing about VAR decisions as we would about those same decisions were it not in place.

    • waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I did post this last page but have tweaked based on TM's response.

      What to do here?

      1FT and 0.8 ITB

      Ryan
      Chillwell Semedo Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Son KDB
      Watkins Wilson Mitrovic

      (Nyland** Bissouma Lascelles* Douglas**)

      A) Mitrovic to Bamford/Antonio
      B) Sort out my horrible defence
      C) A + B (-4)

      1. Bielsa Murderball
          3 months, 1 day ago

          C

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers Bruno.

        • Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          C or WC

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Ya know, just after I posted I thought I probably should have put WC as an option, food for thought, cheers.

      2. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Those low scoring Che vs. Spurs and Eve vs. Leeds games really hurt my score from an attack standpoint this week. Only my second red arrow of the season though. Taking it on the chin.

        I think I need to spread my team and diversify my assets.

        How do your FPL teams spread across the league, just curious.

        3 Spurs
        3 Villa (2GKs)
        2 Eve
        2 CPL
        1 LIV
        1 Man U
        1 CHE
        1 Leeds
        1 LEI

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          3 Villas
          2 Spurs
          2 Leeds
          2 CPL
          1 Eve
          1 Man City
          1 Man United
          1 Chelsea
          1 Wolves
          1 Burnley

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            It was a low-scoring GW, assuming you were short of Baggies defenders and Toon attackers. I won my weekly cash league on the back of my midfield. I'm still waiting to play my second wildcard though.

            City 3
            Villa 3
            Saints 2
            Pool 1
            United 1
            Chelsea 1
            Leeds 1
            Leicester 1
            Brighton 1
            Hammer 1

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I'm looking to triple up on Chelsea over the next 2 weeks, bringing in Mendy and James.

        2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          3 Chelsea
          2 City
          2 Leicester
          2 Villa
          1 Liverpool
          1 WH
          1 Utd
          1 SHU
          1 Everton
          And Button

        3. King Drogba11
            3 months, 1 day ago

            3 City
            2 Leeds
            2 SOU (2Gks)
            1 CHE
            1 BRI
            1 WHU
            1 Pool
            1 EVE
            1 Man U
            1 Villa
            1 SHU

          • lugs
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            3 City
            2 Utd
            2 Spurs
            2 Villa
            1 Chelsea
            1 Arsenal
            1 Everton
            1 Brighton
            1 Sheffield
            1 Forster

          • Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers everyone for adding their teams. I think this is an alternative way to think about your squad. Worth a look anyway! GL to all...

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            3 Leeds (2 bench)
            2 Spurs
            2 Everton
            2 Southampton (1 bench)
            1 Chelsea
            1 Utd
            1 City
            1 WHU
            1 Wolves (bench)
            1 Leicester

          • spray
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Have you got a few teams?
            The website URL against your profile has four red arrows, and green for this week. It doesn't line up...

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Ah sorry, I didn't update my profile this year: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/915821/history

              Never have more than 1 team, sacrilege!

              1. spray
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Fantastic ranking!
                Yeah, who cares about this week, seems fair to go down and means nothing compared to your history.

                I'm keen to see what you do next... Mendy (CHE) in? Son to De Bruyne. Jota?

          • Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            3 Villa
            3 Pool
            2 Spurs
            1 City
            1 Chelsea
            1 Man U
            1 Everton
            1 Saints
            1 SHU
            1 Palace

        4. FortunesAlwaysHiding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Is Martinelli a good midfield option for a draft league?

          1. lugs
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            just read he's starting to train with the squad, so yeah he could be a good pick if he's back by January

        5. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Rose from 230k to 190k with no City players or Vardy.

          Keeping the same team every week and not taking any hits has given me 7 green arrows in a row...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Very nice, number 8 might be harder.

        6. kobewan
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Is Nick Pope still out? tempted on doing a double FT with

            Son / James > KDB / Jota

            But Everton has a really good fixture against a team that lost 5-0 the game before with a shaky GK and to add Hames dropped value. Meanwhile ManCity is against an improved Fulham... What you do think about his move?

            1. Bielsa Murderball
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I personally would do it

              • King Drogba11
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I’d still make the move.

              • TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Early thoughts on this lot?

                Martínez (Forster)
                Chilwell, Cancelo, Lamptey (Coufal) (Mitchell)
                Grealish, Fernandes, Son, De Bruyne (Burke)
                Calvert-Lewin, Bamford, Vardy

                1 FT, 1.6 in bank

                Defence is a bit meh and slowly losing patience with Martinez.
                Hopefully Villa game gets played or else it's deadwood cleanout.

                Cheers

                1. Esalman
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  So no Liverpool?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Probably GW12, especially if saving.

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Seems like an easy save.

                  Son to Salah next week funded by Vardy downgrade?

                3. King Drogba11
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I’d definitely hold.

                  • Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    How would you change your defence?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Cancelo or Mitchell out.

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Cheers all.

                  • Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Bank the FT unless Villa game is called off.

                  • Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Save - then get Salah

                  • DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I’d look into maybe perhaps moving Cancelo on, largely depending on minutes. Im in the same boat. If he starts and plays substantial minutes (70+) it will be a worry, as good as the fixture is. I’m looking to Cancelo > James but if you dont own Dias he might be the best move. Martinez > Mendy is an option

                4. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Has the Newcastle situation been discussed? Possibly the whole team will be quarantined and the Villa game postponed. I have 3 Villains - 2 can be benched but I'd want to lose my goalkeeper. No transfers until Friday afternoon for me.

                  1. baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I was just going to post.

                    I need to know if Mitchell will play because if he won't i need to get him out. I have two villa and one newcastle so thats my bench coming into play.

                  2. Esalman
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Grealish (TC)

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

                    All players & staff at Newcastle are being tested today. If they don't have too many positives I guess the game will go ahead.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Could get complicated. Say 7 first-team regulars are positive and authorities force game to be played - the other 18 clubs will rightly insist it compromises the integrity of the competition.

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

                        Unfortunately I don't have much knowledge about that situation. But haven't the PL made it clear that U-23s will be used if senior players test positive?

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          It will probably come to that. But teams around Villa will argue they effectively get a free hit. That's what i mean by integrity. Works for me with my 3 Villains, mind!

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            I might add that the training ground's been closed - the U23s, U16s etc presumably use it too.
                            and even if there are enough players who test negative, what Bruce has pointed out is that they'll be under-prepared both tactically and physically - with no training players who play on Friday will be more susceptible to injuries. It's a tricky situation, is all I'm saying.

                          2. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            I guess if PL have made the rules clear then other clubs can't argue about anything. I really hope the game is on as im sitting here on Martinez, Grealish & Wilson.

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Heh, Martinez, Grealish and Watkins for me, and I was contemplating selling Watkins for Wilson!

                      2. Offs!de
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        The number of positive Covid-19 cases have to be as high as 14 to consider a match to be postponed.

                  4. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    No chance for postponement. Newcastle to forfeit if they can't field 11 players

                  5. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    “Possibly the whole team will be quarantined and the Villa game postponed.”. Doubtful.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeh, I agree it's doubtful, but I'm holding off on making any transfers until it's confirmed.

                  6. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Training ground closed, complete quarantine of PL bubble, no physiotherapy available ... means increase risk of injury and health & safety issues

                    If there is an extended list of players & staff out then the PL will find it very difficult to force the game to be played

                    Games have been postponed in Scotland, Norway etc that I know of.

                5. Offs!de
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  What is the latest Covid related news for New Castle United? Is there any chance their match with Villa to be postponed?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Anything is possible.

                    1. Offs!de
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheers TM

                6. LIARS POKER
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Ziyech or Son to KDB?

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

                    Ziyech

                  2. Bielsa Murderball
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Ziyech

                    • Sanchit
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Son

                    • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Son

                    • WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Ziyech

                  3. baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Kean Bryan, Sheffield Utd

                    From what i can see theres a chance hes going to play again. I have 0.0ITB and need to get mitchelle out.

                    Any other 4m defs around?

                    1. Bielsa Murderball
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Nkounkou possibly?

                    2. Bielsa Murderball
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Play one?
                        A) KWP (Assist potential)
                        B) Bednarek (Aerial threat of JWP's corners/ free-kicks)

                        1. Sanchit
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          KWP

                        2. WE GO FOR IT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          KWP

                      • Sanchit
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        So many options in midfield! I decided to go with 5 mids and 2 cheap strikers on my WC.

                        KdB Salah and Bruno will make my team for sure.
                        For the other 2 mids, who would you suggest?

                        A. Jota
                        B. Mahrez
                        C. Son
                        D. Grealish
                        E. JWP
                        F. Bowen
                        (Excludes Neto and Podence because of Wolves fixtures)

                        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          A and D

                        2. WE GO FOR IT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          C and D

                        3. Bielsa Murderball
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            A and D

                        4. Von Lipwig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Obviously apart from waiting for COVID news, What do we think of:

                          Ziyech + Kane > KDB + Wilson -4

                          I have no city otherwise

                        5. Forza Papac
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Mane, Targett > Bruno, Dias -4?

                        6. WE GO FOR IT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          If you could set and forget 3 of these players for the rest of the season, which of these would miss out?

                          A. Salah
                          B. KdB
                          C. Kane
                          D. Bruno

                          1. Offs!de
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Salah
                            Bruno
                            KDB

                            1. WE GO FOR IT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Any particular reason why Kane misses out?

                          2. waldo666
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            C and it's not even close for mine.

                            1. Bielsa Murderball
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                This

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I fourth this opinion.

                              • WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                16 G+A in 10 games and only 2 blanks in 10, doesn't tempt you?
                                What about Kane (or Spurs) puts you off him?

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  The other 3 are less likely to break.

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    If anyone breaks, I would have to change anyway. Provided all are fit, which 3 would you pick?

                                2. Offs!de
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I'd rather choose Son, more profit with less investment

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Makes sense. I probably wouldn't be able to fit him either. But it would be easier to try and fit him than Kane. Although, I think Kane outscores him till the end of the season. Whether he outscores, the other 3 remains to be seen.

                                3. waldo666
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Not so much Spurs and admittedly have no love lost for Kane but you can have Son who is matching him scoring wise for 1.4 less plus gets more for his goals as with the other two mids. Couple that with the value in fwds this year makes it an easy decision for mine.

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Yeah. I do agree that there is not much value in high priced strikers. Kane is probably the only premium striker worth considering this season. Kun is always injured and Vardy has been too reliant on pens this season.

                                    But Kane with his assist and goal potential is just a little bit better pick than Son for the entire season. Son, either gets 10/11+ or 2/3. Kane can give you a steady 6/7 most weeks as he's likely to be involved in most goals Spurs score.

                            2. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I don't think we can set & forget three out of those except maybe Salah.

                              I'll probably get Kane back when need by selling Bruno or KDB if they are underperforming. So for now I'd say Kane misses out because of tougher fixtures on paper till GW15.

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                He's asking about a season-keeper though - that's what I'm responding to and refer to Kane's injury record.

                              2. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                I obviously won't set and forget. I don't think you can do that with any player. But for middle to long term, say 7-8 GWs. I want to keep 3 big hitters which would rotate captaincy and 3 mid to cheap attackers which I can keep changing depending on the fixtures.

                                Makes sense on leaving Kane out, if you brought him late. I got him at 10.5 in GW 1. ARS, cry, liv, LEI aren't as tough as they look imo. Arsenal and Palace have been terrible off late. Liverpool are without so many first teamers. Leicester lost to Fulham and Kane loves to score against them.

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Okay - I was responding to the question you asked, rather than the one in your head. My opinion is worthless then.

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    If the big hitters keep performing, they will obviously stay. So, that's why I asked for a 'season-keeper'. But, otherwise, 7-8 to GWs minimum. I just don't want to keep changing premium assets every 2/3 weeks because fixtures get difficult.

                                2. Karan14
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  If you got Kane at 10.5 it's a very tough sell. I got him at 10.9 so I sold him for Vardy last week and will sell Vardy next week to have Salah, Bruno & KDB till GW15 atleast.

                                  One thing I don't like about Kane & Spurs is that Mourinho has gone to a defence first approach. They aren't going to get many double digit hauls like they were getting earlier in the season.

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    It's cause he faced Chelsea and City. I'd probably see how he plays against Arsenal and decide. But since I got him at 10.5, Spurs and Kane will have to play extremely poorly for me to drop him

                            3. jtreble
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              The forward.

                              1. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Seems it's like a consensus.

                          3. Offs!de
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Who needs to go to make way for Salah?
                            1. Ziyech?
                            2. DCL?

                            1. waldo666
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              1

                            2. Over Midwicket
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              1

                            3. Offs!de
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Cheers mates; current learning towards ditching Ziyech

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

                              Ziyech out of those two.

                          4. Over Midwicket
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            I'm getting rid of Guaita despite west brom next. Fully expect 0 pointer with a YC.

                            I'm looking at:
                            A) Fabianski
                            B) McCarthy
                            C) Other 4.5

                            Seems the cheapies are yet again proving value with save points and massive 10/11 pointers but Fabianski is so good on bonus.

                          5. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Would you upgrade Mitchell to a playing defender if Newcastle vs Villa is called off?

                            Will have no GK, Bissouma comes in for Grealish and need one more player to bench Wilson assuming he hasn't tested positive.

                            1. Over Midwicket
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Wait.

                            2. WE GO FOR IT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              If they are all back the next week, no! If it looks like you'd have to play 8/9 players for 2 weeks, then maybe!

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

                                Martinez & Grealish will obviously be back next week. Wilson is the one I'm worried about if he tests positive.

                                1. WE GO FOR IT
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  So, I'd hold. Wait for Wilson news. If he's positive, I'd swap him.

                            3. jtreble
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              It won’t be called off.

                          6. seewhyaxe
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Any initial suggestions for this bunch? Another red arrow week.

                            Martínez (Steer)
                            Chilwell, Robertson, James (Lamptey) (Mitchell)
                            Grealish, Fernandes, Son, Ziyech (Burke)
                            Calvert-Lewin, Bamford, Vardy

                            1FT, 2.4m. Save and go without City asset?

                            I'm 0.1m short of doing Son -> KDB for free if anyone asks.
                            I'm 0.1m short of doing Ziyech + DCL -> KDB + Wilson too.

                            1. Bielsa Murderball
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                You could do the 2nd option, with watkins/bamford instead of wilson

                                1. seewhyaxe
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I already have Bam, so Watkins hmm..

                              • Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Get KDB & Antonio/Watkins

                                1. seewhyaxe
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Thanks, I might look at Antonio if he's fit. Think he only played 45 mins earlier.

                                  Something is holding me back about Watkins though.

                            2. cnewman7
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              1FT.
                              0.0 ITB

                              Save FT?

                              Martinez
                              James Cancelo Dias
                              Salah KDB(c) Grealish Jota
                              Bamford DCL Vardy

                              Steer Justin Soucek Dallas

                              1. S3
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Save

                            3. S3
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Martinez
                              Chilwell - James - Cresswell
                              Rash - Sterling - Jota - Son - Grealish
                              DCL - Vardy
                              (Steer - Lamptey - Mitchell- Brewster)
                              1.7M ITB

                              A) Rash >> Fernandes (C)
                              B) Sterling >> De Bruyne (C)
                              C) Rash + Sterling >> De Bruyne (C) + Fernandes (-4)
                              D) Rash + Cresswell >> De Bruyne (C) + Coufal/KWP (-4)..... bring in Fernandes or Salah for Sterling in GW12

                              1. Offs!de
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Rash to Bruno
                                Sterling Cap

                                1. CroatianHammer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I agree here. Sterling hasn't had the most amazing season. But, Citeh don't need him for Big Cup, and Pep'd peppisms during the week might suggest Sterling needs to buckle down a bit... If he plays Fulham and sparks, that'll be 5-6 on target easily, maybe a brace from that.

                                2. Albrightondknight
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Or this too. I will be putting the C on Sterling this week and I have KDB too.

                              2. Albrightondknight
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                D looks best to me.

                                1. S3
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Thanks guys...with Sterling playing 90 tonight and his performance not that inspiring. I am worried he may even be benched again at the weekend

                            4. Albrightondknight
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Current defence

                              Chilwell Cancelo Coufal Digne Bernardo

                              Only got 2 defenders out this week.
                              I want to change Digne to a second Chelsea defender.
                              James will save some cash over Zouma and probably has more attacking threat.
                              I would normally go James but with Cancelo there already I don’t need another rotation risk.
                              A. Zouma
                              B. James

                              1. Offs!de
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                James would be the answer but having Cancelo means you you need a guaranteed starter.

                                1. Albrightondknight
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  That’s what I am thinking due to Cancelo Ingot to play it safe and go Zouma.
                                  Might even take a hit and go
                                  Cancelo to Diaz too and get rid of the headache but will see who plays CL games first.

                            5. Live Lad
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Ziyech to Mahrez for free as a week punt. Then Mahrez to Salah the next week for a hit. Or just Ziyech to Salah for free before Fulham.

                              1. Albrightondknight
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Could be genius or point chasing who knows. It the CL selections gives any hits I might be worth a punt. But Ziyech could do well against Leeds.

                                1. Live Lad
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I like Ziyech a lot. I can see a lot of assists in him but somebody has to go for Salah- out of KDB, Son, Grealish and himself.

                                  Who will you drop to bring Salah in?

                              2. Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                The latter

                              3. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Mahrez is more explosive. Ziyech will be a more steady, consistent but less explosive option as the season goes on, imo. Depends on what kind of player you want.
                                Mahrez has a lot of goals and a fair few assists in him. Ziyech, on the other hand has more assists in him than goals. But Ziyech is nailed and more likely to return each week. Mahrez is a rotation risk.
                                I'd go with Ziyech for that, as long as you have someone else from City.

                                1. Live Lad
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I like Ziyech a lot. A silky player. A lot of assists in him. Yes, consistent. But someone has to go when I bring in Salah. My mids are:

                                  Son, KDB, Ziyech, Grealish

                                  Who will you drop?

                                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Tough choice. If you have Kane, Son! Otherwise, Ziyech!

                                    1. Live Lad
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Sold Kane before Chelsea. I like Ziyech a lot as a FPL option. But Son is practically playing as a forward most of the time aided by Kane. And I believe Spurs' tough fixtures are over after facing City and Chelsea. The rest they will face soon are not as good defensively. Spurs will score goals.

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

                                You know you're not getting any points from Mahrez latest haul ?

                                1. Live Lad
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Yep. I know. But if Mahrez starts vs. Fulham, there will be goals and Mahrez could be involved. Just a week punt before I sell him for Salah.

                                  1. el polako
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Fair enough, wait until City's CL game it may give you some sort of idea how punty your pick is.

                            6. what\'s my name
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              play:
                              a. Lamptey (SOU)
                              b. Coufal (MU)

                              1. WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                A

                            7. Manumana
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Hi. Anyone know wot time do the mini leagues monthly points leaders update ?
                              Thanks

                            8. Cometh The Aouar...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Dilemma this week: who do I get rid of for KDB this week? Bruno or Son?

                              1. The Hunt
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Most recent form definitely suggests Son should get the chop but their next couple of fixtures sways it back towards Bruno. Difficult one.

                                1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I have more money tied up in Sonny so would be reluctant to get rid and as for Bruno I think he’ll get decent points v W Ham and is in good form.

                              2. GreennRed
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Neither.

                                1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Doing that would give me two free transfers for next week which will come in handy

                            9. Tambling5
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Is it possible to look at your own teams total selling price, without laboriously adding it all up from the transfer page?

                              1. DAZZ
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Go to Transfers and click List View above your keepers.

                            10. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-prep-aston-villa-19376161

                              Says it's unlikely that Newcastle game wil be postponed. A younger Newcastle team will be eager to impress, probably park all the buses so wouldn't be buying more Villa players expecting a landslide.

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

                                Thinking the opposite.

                                Might triple up against understrength NEW, who are already weak in nature

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Grealish dancing through an inexperienced defence - more penalty chances for Watkins. Freebie CS for the keeper.

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

                                    This

                                    Almost 100% will go this game with Martinez Grealish and Watkins

                              2. Rasping Drive
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                I remember Pool played a youth team against Villa in the Carabao Cup last season. Villa hammered them 5-0.

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

                                  Ssshhhhh

                            11. fcsaltyballs
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Martinez
                              Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
                              Fernandes Son JamesR Grealish Foden
                              DCL Vardy

                              Forster Brewster Dallas Ferguson

                              1 FT, 1.7 itb

                              1. Robertson JamesR >> Vestergaard / Konsa KDB (-4)
                              2. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Watkins / Wilson / Cavani (-4)
                              3. Foden JamesR >> Stephens KDB (-4)
                              4. JamesR >> Mahrez

                              Thanks guys