Scout Notes

Werner, Son and Kane kept quiet as FPL’s two best defences impress again

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Bonus Points: Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) x3, Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) x2, Reece James (£5.1m) x1

If Premier League title crusades are built on the foundations of a rock-solid defence, then the dark horses of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur underscored their credentials in a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Owners of the attacking assets on show were forced to swallow rare blanks as the two backlines came out on top in a match that had little goalmouth action but plenty to dissect.

Frank Lampard summarised the game and the tentative approaches of the two managers perfectly:

It’s difficult to play against Tottenham when they defend in a low, central block. You have to try and go round them, and it’s not easy whilst making sure you don’t allow counter-attacking transition.

SITTING ON DEFENCE

Of the eight Gameweek 10 fixtures to be contested so far, this one had the fewest number of efforts on target (four) and the lowest expected goals (xG) total.

Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) was only extended once by a Serge Aurier (£5.2m) shot, while Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) collected maximum bonus points with the minimum of fuss, with just one of his three saves, from a long-distance Mason Mount (£6.8m) effort, causing him much concern.

Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) failed to register a shot in the box between them, while Timo Werner‘s (£9.5m) only chance of note was flagged for offside.

But rather than bemoan the blanks of the attackers, let’s celebrate the achievements of the respective backlines.

They are, quite simply, the two best defences in the Premier League on current form: Chelsea with the most clean sheets (five), Spurs with the fewest goals conceded (nine).

The improvements on last season, when both defences were ropey to say the least, is marked.

For Chelsea, it’s been about savvy investment in defence, the acquisition of a competent goalkeeper and, latterly, the deployment of a system that gets the best out of N’Golo Kante (£4.9m).

As for Spurs, they too have benefitted from summer transfer activity in the form of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m).

But 80% of their five-strong backline (including Lloris) in the win over Manchester City last weekend were here in 2019/20 and it’s perhaps more that we’re starting to see the fruits of Mourinho’s labour after 12 months in charge, with the ‘Special One’ renowned for his second-season achievements.

While the two clubs’ upcoming schedules are far from straightforward, who’d back against another three to four clean sheets apiece in December?

RODON HIS LUCK

The one change to Spurs’ starting XI this week saw Joe Rodon (£5.0m) come in for the injured Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) at centre-half.

A competent debut was almost marred by mistakes in either half and, as harsh as it sounds, there was little to suggest that the Belgian won’t make an immediate return alongside Eric Dier (£4.9m) when fit.

Mourinho said of Rodon’s full Premier League debut:

I’m very happy with Joe, very happy with the profile, and to be with my amazing coaching staff – Joao [Sacramento], Ledley [King], all these guys – coaching and teaching these guys, and working with Joe has been a pleasure.

I just feel sorry he can’t play in the Europa League because it would be a great level of experience for him, and I believe the biggest game he played before this one was Championship play-offs and a Wales national team match, so I’m very pleased that he could come here and for 90 minutes he made one mistake.

Dier made more mistakes than him, especially in ball possession, so I’m very happy with my team, very happy with my guys, very happy with this mentality – that we come to Stamford Bridge, we get a point, we are top of the league, and we are not happy.

REECE’S BPS

Ben Chilwell’s (£6.1m) superb run of FPL form continued, with the left-back picking up two bonus points to maintain his average of 8.0 points per match in a Chelsea shirt.

Reece James (£5.1m) also collected a bonus point, the fifth occasion that has happened in eight league starts for the young right-back.

No Fantasy defender has more bonus points than James (nine) this season.

KANE UNABLE

Given the nature of the fixtures of the last two Gameweeks, it’s perhaps no surprise that Spurs haven’t been the free-flowing attacking unit that we saw in September and October.

Kane and Son haven’t had a single shot in the box between them since before the November international break and the former was noticeably deep again at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The England striker’s underlying numbers had been dwindling slightly anyway (six shots in the six-yard box from Gameweeks 1-5, two thereafter), with perhaps the capitulation against West Ham marking a slight shift towards the conservative in Mourinho’s approach.

We weren’t expecting goal-fests from clashes with Manchester City and Chelsea and the acid test for the likes of Kane and Son will instead be in the next two Gameweeks, with Spurs up against two shot-shy sides that will no doubt prompt a different, front-foot approach from Mourinho and allow for a touch more expansive play.

Chelsea, similarly, will expect a far more open game against Leeds United next weekend, which should allow room for Werner and Hakim Ziyech (£8.3m), both of whom were stifled against Spurs.

Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) may be edging closer to a start in that match, having marked his return from injury with a 20-minute run-out against the Lilywhites on Sunday.


Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovavic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech (Havertz 83), Abraham (Giroud 79), Werner (Pulisic 74).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son Heung-min (Moura 90), Ndombele (Lo Celso 65), Bergwijn (Davies 89); Kane;


Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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1,018 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Another message about getting KDB in....

    Kane & Alzate (Fodder) > KDB & £5m Striker

    I have Son, who I think is the better option with Kane dropping deep, but I just can't get my head around Brewster (even as fodder) based on what I've seen of him.

    Thoughts?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      there's no difference between Alzate and Brewster. You're never going to be playing them willingly, so why bother worrying about it?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This. Your 8th attacker is always going to be on your bench so make the swap. KDB a better option than Kane.

        1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This is a fantastic way of looking at it.

          Thanks both.

  2. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Over the break did anyone else take out Podence (2 +9) and Salah (0 + 6) for Ziyech (3 +2) and Grealish (1 + )?

    I'm hoping Grealish can produce today, or I really wasted two transfers.

    1. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I did Son (10+3), Podence (2+9), Salah (0+6) (30 total) to Ziyech (3+2), KdB (2+10) and Bruno (11+10) (38 total) on WC and gave myself Bruno (11x2) then KdB (10x2) as captains, so i'm considering it a win.

      Didn't feel at all bad that Podence scored last night, and then he went off as usual. Right thing to get rid, don't worry.

  3. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Front 8 is:

    Son - Ziyech - Hamez - Grealish (Soucek)
    Vardy - DCL - Watkins

    Who makes a way:
    A) Hamez
    or
    B) Ziyech

    to get:
    1) Salah
    or
    2) KDB

    ..?

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hamez to KDB long term for me, but Salah for Fulham looks too good to ignore.

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A1

  4. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I am working towards the below over the next two/three weeks - make sense?

    DCL, Podence and one of Ayling/Lamptey/Justin to Adams, Jota and James, giving:

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Dallas James (two of Ayling/Lamptey/Justin)
    KDB Bruno Salah Ziyech Jota
    Adams Bamford Watkins

  5. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Can't decide between these four CDMs: Kanté maybe?

    CHETOT p90npxG+xA's compared:
    - N'Golo Kanté: 0.14
    - Mateo Kovačić: 0.12
    - Son Heung-min: 0.10
    - Harry Kane: 0.05

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What an incredible stat based on a sample size of 1 match

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Agree. I think this "analytics thing" might be the future.

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      We will see how smug people are when Spurs smash Arsenal for 5

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I hope you're not suggesting my mathematical methods are not sound. "Statistical rigour" are my two middle names.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Boring as f mate.

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Seriously though: Aurier and Reguilón look like tremendous value imho.

  6. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Can't stand having Sterling in my team any longer so shipping for KdB. Want to bring in Salah as well. Would you:

    A. Bring Salah in for Kane (for a hit)
    B. Keep Kane for a week and get Salah the week after for him, for free

    Team:

    Martinez (Forster)
    Lamptey Zouma Justin (KWP Mitchell)
    Sterling Bruno Son Grealish (Bissouma)
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Thanks

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B definitely

    2. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  7. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who's the best midfielder under 7.0? Jota, Torres?

    I like the thought of downgrading a midfielder at some point during December to spend the money made elsewhere. Happy to take a punt on a good differential.

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably Jota

  8. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Upcoming transfers, thoughts?

    Son > Mahrez
    DCL > Bamford
    Dunne > Dallas

    1. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I fear you'll be stung by mahrez and pep.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The Burnley game really was the game to get Mahrez. I’ve seen this Mahrez trap to many times to count.
      Dunne to Dallas looks good.

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      DCL to Bamford seems good to me. Dunne also needs to go.

    4. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bamford
      Although lm keeping DCL one more week

  9. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Timo being replaced by Pulisic really threw a spanner in the works.

    I delayed bringing in a Chelsea player because I was convinced that Pulisic is the best FPL asset from Chelsea.

    Now I'm not sure who is the best Chelsea attacking player to bring in.

    Ziyech was replaced by Havertz? Is either nailed on?
    Timo and Pulisic to share game time?
    Are Tammy and Mount the most nailed on?

    Anyone providing any clues would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lampard's nailed XI:

      Mendy
      James Zouma TSilva Chilwell
      Kante
      Havertz Mount
      Ziyech Werner Pulisic

      Lampard rarely rotates. Any other lineup you see from him is due to fitness concerns or unavailability

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tammy would like a word with you

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Tammy was Chelsea's first choice striker last season, but only came into the team this season when Pulisic was injured, leaving Werner as the only available preferred left winger

          Seriously. Lampard just doesn't rotate. He hasn't for years now. One of the most predictable managers for player selection

          Except when he absolutely needs to rest someone due to previously stated issues: Werner's exhaustion, Silva's late return from international duty, Mendy's injury, Havertz Covid-19, Ziyech's injury, Kante's fitness. James vs Azpi was the only exception, but even that rotation has disappeared now

          Same Lampard ran players to the ground with perma-starts last season. It's just him

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 17 days ago

            This is a very interesting point, thanks. Difficult to know what Pulisic's return means for Abraham even then.

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would you recommend bringing in Pulisic now?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Do you trust him to stay fit? I don't, tbh. I hope he does, though

          Ziyech at just 0.1M is fit and nailed, I think. Pulisic has some explosions coming, but I might want to wait to see him start a game first. Hopefully UCL, with 60+ minutes. If that happens, I'd recommend him

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            *Ziyech at just 0.1M more...

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers.

          3. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Ziyech at 0.1M sounds like a bargain 🙂

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wait and see, he was injured for a fair while

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            True.

      3. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You would like to think so but Lampard loves Tammy. There will be some rotation for sure.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I actually want to be wrong here, because Lampard's obsession with perma-starters is unhealthy for players. See what he did to Tammy last season after the rib injury, even with Giroud never playing badly

          It's his thing. And it's a problem. I hope he finally learns to rotate

      4. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This is very attacking option and great
        But,
        Not sure if Frank will be brave to play against all teams with this kind of set up

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It would be wise of him to rotate based on more than exhaustion and unavailability. But see my comment just above

      5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lol no, Kovačić is nailed and in first XI surely.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Replacing Havertz or Mount?

          Or Kante?

    2. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Tammy didn't look great and didn't make the most of a couple of half chances. He kept him on because it looked like their best chances were coming from crosses. I still think Werner is first choice but as with everyone their minutes will be managed.

      I think Ziyech is actually the most nailed because he seems to want to play this new 4-3-3 system with Kante holding and Mount/Havertz as number 8s. Ziyech on the right of the three with Wener/Tammy/Pulli rotating.

      Havertz came on for Ziyech as a tactical switch to keep kovacic in midfield as he's a lot more solid.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers. Ziyech being on set pieces is an added incentive to get him in.

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mount taking some of those set pieces is really annoying, especially when he's not that good at it.

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Lampard really likes Mount. He's talented no doubt, but not as talented as others around him.

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How would you rate in order of priority?

    A Bruno
    B KDB
    C Salah
    D Kane
    E Son

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C
      B
      A
      D
      E

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      KdB (because of FUL) Salah Bruno Son Kane (price and the fact he's a fwd)

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      BACDE

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bruno: GW13
      KDB: GW11
      Salah: GW12
      Kane and Son: GW16

    5. Im New Here
        1 month, 17 days ago

        BCADE

      • komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Bruno
        Salah
        KDB
        Son
        Kane

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        C
        B
        A
        E
        D

      • Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B
        A
        D
        C
        E

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A - Cheaper and true Talisman
        E - Cheaper and Explosive
        C - Capable of a Brace any game vs any opponent
        B - With Aguero vs Fulham is Essential
        D - Great clutch player

        All these guys are marquee players.

    6. focaccia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thoughts on my team? Have 2FT and 0.5itb but unsure whether to use one or not...

      Martinez
      Chilwell - Cancelo - Justin
      Bruno - KDB - Ziyech - Grealish
      Vardy - DCL - Watkins
      subs: Forster - Soucek - Coufal - Kilman

      cheers!

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Plenty to do there. How do you plan to get Salah in GW12?

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Team is very identical to mine I also have 2ft, Cancelo> Dias and GW 12 Vardy>Bamford, Ziyech> Salah I'm thinking.

        1. focaccia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Is the Cancelo to Dias transfer to free up cash or just a tactical move?

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Some people are saying Dias is more nailed, I just can't see what else to do with 2FT, Dcl fixtures not great from Gw 12

            1. focaccia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I'm going to leave Cancelo for the time being - only just got him in and he'd played 5 games in a row before the weekend. Might just do Soucek to Romeu to free up a bit more cash

    7. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      As a Vardy captainer the disappointment of a blank tonight would be devastating.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’m not asking for much, 12-13 points and I’m happy!

      2. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lol I'm expecting nothing less than a brace!

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I was building a betting slip with Vardy to score a brace.. But I remembered that I haven't been doing any betting for a long while, so... But I was ready to put money on it haha.

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            lol

    8. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      should I do Ziyech & DCL ----> Jota & Kane?

      Have 2 FTs

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Bringing in Kane? Maverick

        1. C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I think so, not having him this week scared me

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            i think he looked very bad. Im removing him

    9. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thoughts on this transfer plan?

      Gw 11: Sterling > KDB
      Gw 12: Son + Vardy/DCL > Salah + Jesus/Wilson (-4)

      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
      Sterling Bruno Son Jota Anguissa
      Vardy(c) DCL Bamford

      1 FT 2.1 Itb

    10. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

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

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sounds like proactive move
        Thinking of getting Jota too whilst his train already on the move

    11. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      29 with Grealish, Martinez, Coufal and Vardy (C) to play!!

      Really need a big night of it. I would take 2-0 Villa with Grealish getting 1 goal or more.

      Vardy goal and 3 baps.

      Not to much to ask for is it??????

      1. C_G
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have Vardy(c), Martinez, Cresswell, Grealish and Watkins to go.

        Fingers crossed.

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        29 with Grealish, Martinez, Coufal and Vardy (C) too.

        Just need Vardy to deliver BIG TIME.

        And a 0-0 or a 3-0 Villa win with a brace from Grealish.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        27 with the same 4 and Justin, I'll be happy with 30 the way my season is going

      4. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Where does the emergence of Bruno at 10.5 as the superior premium and a solid Captain choice, and Kane (despite this brief tough period) another solid 10.5 option, where does this leave the four 11.5-12m premium options. Is owning more than one of them viable any longer. If so, who makes way?

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wrong post, sorry

    12. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The three premiums to prioritise have got to be Salah, KDB and Bruno haven't they?

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes but currently I am going with Sterling,KDB,Son this week. Salah for sterling next week and then after city vs united Bruno(may be till the end of season)

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes for sure, I'm working towards a midfield of Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have Salah Bruno KDB Ziyech Grealish now

        Grealish will become Son in GW16. Fixtures exchange perfectly there

    13. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What's the best way to get KDB into this team?
      1ft, 3.1itb
      1) Son-> KdB
      2) Ziyech Saiss-> KdB Dallas for -4
      3) Son Bowen-> Kdb Jota for -4

      Martinez
      Robbo - James- Justin
      Son - Bowen - Grealish - Ziyech - Bruno
      DCL - Vardy

      Mitchell - Brewster - Saiss

      1. svnkmr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'd go for option 3

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        All look like good options to me.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        2

    14. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      For those who are worrying about Vardy remember the captainers are feeling it more right now 🙂

    15. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      40 with Vardy(c), Grealish, Justin and Coufal to go. What do you think will it be good?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Jealous, 27 with the same plus Martinez

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah think you're on for a good score. Hopefully I'm wrong haha.

      3. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        54

    16. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ziyech ---> Jota?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        GW12 yes

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Why not get Jota vs his last club?

    17. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Do we know why Laporte and Cancelo didn't play yesterday? Regular rotation?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Laporte is because he's injury prone

        Cancelo because he's not nailed and never has been, natural footed fullbacks is clearly what Pep prefers

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        yep, more rotation will come for cancelo as city have 3 fit left backs, laporte i expect was being protected

        1. cigan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You reckon Cancelo could rotate with Walker?

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No chance.

          2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            i think walker is pretty secure, cancelo will rotate with all of them, i think he wont be first choice anymore

      3. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not sure how people on here ever convinced themselves Cancelo was nailed. He may be first choice but there will definitely be rotation.

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Classic risk and reward, i went for boring dias instead. hope he plays and gets some cleans.

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I don't even think he's first choice

    18. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Assuming Newcastle will survive the COVID, thought on DCL Sterling to Wilson Salah for free before GW12?

      Catching the nice fixtures for Newcastle and Fulham game for Pool.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'm thinking of DCL Bruno to Wilson and Salah. But it could backfire..

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          i wouldn't sell bruno, the man prints points

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        toon will have to play game unless they cant scrape together 14 players including U21 squad. so you should be fine.

        Could be a good idea, im keeping DCL this week as other probs to deal with

    19. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Simply not good enuf

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Reply fail to Jtreble

    20. Live Scoutcast Tuesday 8pm - leave your questions here
      J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      SCASTCAST live at 8pm tomorrow.

      Joining Az and I to look ahead to GWK 11 is Karam

      Feel free to leave your questions here.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Heavy midfield the way to go?

        Lots of cheap options up front who are looking good, DCL, Wilson, Watkins, Bamford, Adams, is it time to load up on these to enable more premium mids?

        1. Red Dog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          And which of the cheap options to go for? 2 from DCL, Antonio, Wilson, Watkins, Bamford, Adams

      2. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What to do with Raheem Sterling ( this week)

      3. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Best Chelsea attacking midfielder to get?

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ziyech, Mount, Pulisic or Hevertz?

        2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ziyech still

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I have a Pulisic bias, but you might be right.

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I like the Scoutcast when it's the regulars. Interesting to see how opinions change. Hour 1 of 2 with Az every week too.

        1. J0E
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This'll be our most regular line up so far. Az 9/10 and me 10/10 and Karam I think 3/10 appearance this season. 🙂

      5. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Is Bruno-Salah-KDB the holy trinity?

      6. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Is the era of owning 2 top end premiums (11.5-12m) over with the emergence of Bruno. Can investments like - for example - £23.8m on KdB and Salah be justified if owning both is no longer necessary to cover captaincy and vice

      7. Confusedleedsfan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        When is the right time to get aguero in. Seems under the radar at the moment!

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Is he dead as a fpl option? 🙁

      8. Villan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Should we as a community put pressure on FPL to change the price rise system? Start a petition/use influences who appear on their official show etc.

        In this Covid world it's especially important to wait to do transfers. Yet this is increasingly difficult with players rising and falling so much early in the week.

        To me this is not fun. Price drops and rises should happen when the gameweek starts. I believe most are frustrated with this part of the game. Or am I wrong?

      9. The Rumour Mill
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I think you really need to discuss the possibility of Villa - Newcastle being off. Therefore, how to react - I think Grealish would be a hold and bench for most, but what to do with Watkins and Martinez and Wilson? Are any of them worth a hit out?

      10. seanmcging
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just sold Son to get KDB, but what are your thoughts on losing Kane to free us cash for Bruno?

      11. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If Villa v Newcastle is cancelled, is it worth using the free hit? What state should your team be in to justify it? Mainly thinking of the number of players in that game and the number of Man City and Chelsea players that you have).

      12. Vazza
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is taking Hokey Cokey approach with the premium midfielders i.e. Bruno, KDB and Salah depending on fixture difficulty a viable option?

        • seanmcging
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Made an early move which meant selling Hames for Burke in order to free up money from KDB, so kept Wilson. Should I use the remaining funds to buy Stones for one of my non-playing defenders?

      13. cigan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How would you rank these defensive options right now?

        Dias
        Reguilon
        Bellerin
        Dallas
        KWP
        Justin
        Lamptey

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Dias and Dallas the top two for me.

          Reguilon looks good but would wait for the fixtures to improve.

        2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Dallas and Dias look the best to me

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          In terms of value,

          KWP
          Dallas
          Lamptey
          Dias
          Justin
          Reguilon
          Bellerin

        4. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          As a Dallas owner since GW2 I feel almost personally invested in his success and a bit like a hipster now.

      14. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Which looks better? Thanks!

        GW 11= Raz and Bowen ➡️ JWP and KDB -4
        GW 12= KDB JWP DCL ➡️ Jota Salah Wilson -8 ( switching salah and KDB every week)

        GW 12= Sterling,Bowen,DCL ➡️ Salah Jota Wilson -4

        Martinez
        Targett Chilwell Fofana
        Grealish Bruno (S)terling Bowen
        DCL Kane Vardy

        Foster,Lamptey,Burke,Mitchell.

      15. svnkmr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        1 FT, 0.9M ITB. Which transfer should I make?

        1. Werner --> Vardy
        2. Ziyech --> Jota
        3. Rodriguez --> Jota

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          3

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd probably save and then do 3 in GW12. Werner, Ziyech and Rodriguez could do well this week.

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          3

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          3 probably. JRod out of favor.

      16. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Biggest regret this week was not going for Jota over James for a hit. I trusted James could do something vs Leeds but he just lost his attacking potential, Jota as a very attacking option in a Liverpool squad is much better. I got him now and I'm set for GW11. This is my team, can you tell me what do you think about it?

        Mendy, Button
        Chilwell, Cancelo, Justin, Coufal, Targett
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Jota, Grealish
        DCL, Vardy, Brewster

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Easy to say that in hindsight but I don't think it would've been a good move for a hit. Rodriguez could easily have been in the points.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Could have but did not. I got fed up with the guy, very disappointing returns last couple of gameweeks.

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              No returns in the last 5. I got rid this week for Jota and fortunately it paid off

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Very good. No salah plans I suppose?

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Maybe DCL to Wilson and Bruno to Salah in gw12. But I don't like the option of selling Bruno. Any other suggestions?

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Grealish vardy dcl —> Wilson bamford/Watkins and Salah perhaps

              1. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Or ziyech instead of grealish if you prefer grealish

              2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Want to give Vardy at least three games. But thanks, will think about it!

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hamez was inches away from double figures and looks more threatening in the new system. And I think the Burnley game will suit him, so you may have gone a week early.

          That said, team looks sharp now.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes I see your point but I am just overly disappointed with his attacking returns in last couple of gw's. I think Diogo is a more reliable option in terms of getting goals and assists..

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Similar front 8 here with Werner Burke instead of Ziyech Brewster

      17. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Is it too early to say....

        Cavani is the new Manchester United center forward?

        It lets Rashford, Greenwood, and Martial play wide, they are actually all better wide.

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yes hopefully so

          Tony LW Rashford RW

        2. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          With the looming 3 match ban, probably not in PL, at least on a regular basis for a while.

          1. bigwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            He's not gonna get a ban for that

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I don't know the details/context in great detail to be honest but B. Silva was banned for using the same term if I recall correctly. I think the fact that FA decided to investigate suggest a ban is likely as they'd want to show they have 0 tolerance on racism.

              I'm not commenting on whether he should or not here by the way, but just on what I think is going to happen.

              1. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Banned for sure.

                In Latin America we love torments, it's a way of life.

                David Siva was "El Chino" the "Chinaman" for his teeth and his eye shape. That is on international Spanish broadcasts.

                Carlos "Apache" Tevez the "Apache" Indian for his glamourous, elegant good looks. Basically the Argentine version of Scott Parker

                Diego "El Cholo" Simeone. Cholo does not have a universal meaning but it basically means "low class, poorly bred" thug.

                I could go on forever, but basically the Anglosphere SJW culture rates as mental illness in Latin America. But to each his own, we are not trying to rule the world.