Scout Notes

Frustrating Watkins shows promise as Grealish hauls despite Barkley absence

West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Angelo Ogbonna (£4.9m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) | Jack Grealish (£7.7m)
  • Assists: Bowen, Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) | Matty Cash (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Bowen x3, Grealish x3, Ogbonna x1

U WAT?

Owners of Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) were treated to a torturous Monday evening as the Aston Villa striker registered a zero-point score in Gameweek 10.

It was not for the lack of trying though, quite the opposite, as Dean Smith’s men were arguably the better side in their 2-1 defeat at West Ham. 

Watkins missed a second-half penalty, watched Trézéguet (£5.3m) spurn his square ball from close-range and had a goal ruled out for offside in stoppage time, which would have provided Matt Targett (£4.5m) with an assist.

The last of those incidents left the sourest taste in the mouth considering how close he was to being onside, as well as the fact that Angelo Ogbonna‘s (£4.9m) robust contact with the forward was a key factor in the position of his arm.

Following two blanks in a row, Watkins’ 9.8% ownership might be getting itchy fingers right now, with several factors at play.

The former Brentford forward has now missed three of his last five penalties, which could be enough to see Jack Grealish (£7.7m) step in and take the next one.

That said, a Gameweek 11 home fixture against Newcastle did initially feel like the wrong time to sell a player who was still unfortunate to blank on Monday night and will surely be fired up to put things to right as soon as possible. The Magpies have conceded in three of their last four away matches too.

But, in this exceptional season, the plot thickens further with news coming out of Newcastle’s training camp over the last 24 hours.

Steve Bruce’s club has been hit with a fresh wave of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, four unnamed players and one member of staff contracting the disease in the latest round of testing.

That has seen the game postponed from its Friday-night slot. It might remain in Gameweek 11 but right now, things are very up in the air for Villa assets.

READ MORE ABOUT NEWCASTLE AND VILLA’S POSTPONEMENT

THE GREAL DEAL

There was more positive news for owners of Grealish who registered his third double-digit haul of the campaign thanks to his first-half goal and securing of maximum bonus points.

The big score was especially welcome considering the feared impact of Ross Barkley‘s (£5.9m) absence from the team after he sustained a hamstring injury in Gameweek 9.

Against Brighton, Villa were noticeably jarred by losing Barkley so soon into the match, his replacement Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) lacking the same level of understanding with Grealish, whose output suffered accordingly.

It seems as if Traoré was turned to in the wake of Barkley’s injury as he was the closest way of replicating the shape and patterns Smith had prepared for that Brighton game.

However, as already mentioned, Villa were the better side at the London Stadium on Monday night as Smith had the time to prepare a different approach in midfield during the week. He selected the set-piece specialist Conor Hourihane (£6.0m) to play a deeper role and asking John McGinn (£5.5m) to fill in at number 10.

The former Plymouth Argyle and Barnsley midfielder cannot match Barkley for cut and thrust on the counter but his set-play delivery, the threat from direct free-kicks and an eye for a killer pass were important, while McGinn replicated some of the energy and dynamism we have seen in the number 10 role recently.

“Hourihane knows the league, he was with us last season, he knows what’s required of him. He’s an outstanding technician, very good with set play delivery but he’s got a great understanding of the players he’s playing with.” – Dean Smith

Knowing that Villa are not a lost cause without Barkley after all is encouraging news for those considering Grealish. That said, the all-action midfielder could potentially benefit from Villa’s postponement and miss fewer games accordingly.

HEY MICKY

Fantasy managers may have to wait a little while before Michail Antonio (£6.2m) is ready for serious consideration again.

The West Ham forward made his return to the team on Monday night starting as the lone centre-forward in David Moyes’ 3-4-2-1 formation, displacing last week’s match-winner Sebastien Haller (£6.1m).

“It is a big boost for us (to have Antonio starting again). It was a tough decision for us because Haller got a goal at the weekend but (Antonio) just gives us something different.” – David Moyes, speaking pre-match

However, a rusty Antonio offered very little in the opening 45 minutes, isolated from West Ham’s midfielders and struggling to keep pace with those around him. The Hammers resorted to lumping long balls forward, hoping Antonio could run onto them and hold play up. Unable to fulfil that role with much success, it made for a very flat opening period, despite Ogbonna’s early set-piece goal.

Therefore, Moyes chose to replace him at half-time, as well as Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m), Haller and Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) adding more to West Ham’s cause after the break.

“We made a big call tonight but I think to play Michail Antonio was the right call. He’s just not quite fit 100 per cent. If Seb can keep his form up then it will be useful for us.” – David Moyes, speaking post-match

It only took a few moments for Benrahma to have an impact, as he played in a low cross for Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) to head beyond Emiliano Martínez (£4.8m).

The signs remain very promising for the Algerian international considering that in just three substitute appearances since joining West Ham, he already has three assists.

With Villa pushing West Ham so much even in the second half, Benrahma operated as a left wing-back but what he has produced going forward is sure to trouble Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) for his starting spot on the left-hand side of attacking midfield soon.

“(Benrahma and Haller) came in and done quite well, I don’t agree the full game we played well, but I think that look we are introducing Saïd gently, there were signs there you could see why we are doing that.” – David Moyes

Meanwhile, Bowen registered a double-digit haul from his goal and assist, his first attacking returns since Gameweek 4. His services for the coming weeks are still worth considering though.

80% of the former Hull man’s goal involvements have come at home this season while Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Brighton are the next three to visit the London Stadium this season, combining for just one clean sheet on the road between them thus far.

West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku (Benrahma 46′), Souček, Rice, Coufal; Fornals, Bowen (Noble 79′); Antonio (Haller 46′).

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash (El Mohamady 88′); Hourihane (B Traoré 74′), D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Watkins, Trézéguet (El Ghazi 73′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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2,045 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So the game is oficially called off? FFS

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Carrier Pigeon?

    2. Fantasyamateur
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Small crisis, help needed..

      Martinez - Forster
      Chilwell - Lewis - Cancelo - Telles - Lamptey
      Bruno - KdB - Grealish - Ziyech - Riedewald
      Watkins - Vardy - DCL

      2FT, 0.0M ITB.

      My. initial plan was Jota for Ziyech this GW, then either Vardy+Riedewald+Cancelo/Telles to Salah for a hit, Brewster and 4.7M def, or Vardy and Grealish to Bamford and Salah.

      Now I have no clue with Lewis, 3xAVL and Cancelo (uncertain playing time).. Anyone care to offer any advice here?

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I honestly think that team looks fine mate. Use 1 ft on martinez to any other gk below 4.8, Mccarthy probably. Id just stick with your team, telles, Chilwell, lamptey all play, cancelo is a probably and I'd take the risk he does, because a great fixture. Then just play riedewald, not worth a -4, you won't gain. Ride it through and then you are setup for upcoming doubles with villa players

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I bought Grealish at 7.3m

      He is currently 7.7m

      If I sell him tonight for 1 week punt on Mahrez and I should get 7.5m

      There is a good chance that casual sellers force his price down to 7.6m once they realise he has no fixture

      I buy him back at that price.

      Total deal costs me .1 and I net extra points this GW

      Correct? No?

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Y

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Correct.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          But it still costs you transfers to bring him out then back in. Precious transfers that could be used elsewhere.

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yep exactly this. 2 wasted free transfers for 1 week of points. Waste for me, unless you keep whoever you transfer in and go without grealish 3+ gws

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I will keep Grealish out for this week and the game against Wolves anyway. Will see after that.

      3. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A word of warning - obvious value gems like Grealish tend not to drop in value as they should. I'm not saying it's manipulation by FPL towers, but people often end up disappointed in these cases.

      4. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you have no other issues to deal with then go for it, I think it makes sense to lose 0.1 for a quite aggressive move.

      5. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks for the input all

        Turns out i dont really want to sell Grealish but he's the makeweight in another deal i want but I fully intend to bring him back in after the Wolves game and have no other issues to resolve (for now), so i dont see any major problem in doing this deal. I have two villa and will carry Martinez for this week.

        The solution i am suggesting above was just an idea to minimise my point loss this week and potentially make up some points if the move works out.

    4. stefanbkanev
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Guys I really need your help after news from Villa - Newcastle my team is looking awful this week.......... Any advice is highly appreciated.

        Martinez* Forster

        Cancelo, Chilwell, Coufal, Lamptey 3.9

        Mane, Sterling, Ziyech, Fernandes, Grealish*

        Watkins*, Wilson*, Brewster

        I potentially have 6 bench players - Martinez, Cancelo(90 min today), Sterling (90 min today), Grealish, Watkins, Wilson and of course my WC is gone.... Brewster, Forster and 3.9 are not going to play too, so I may have 9/15 without any minute playing or playing 30 minutes max.. Need your help guys 2 FT and 0.5 ITB.

        1. some witty pun
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That's a very tricky one. For me I'll do Cancelo -> James and Watkin -> Adams. Cancelo probably a rotation risk every week now, while I think Sterling is too good to be continuously benched by Pep

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I have Sterling also and am moving to KDB most likely, I would just hope Cancelo starts but Wilson or Watkins could go. In your case you could hope Sterling starts and deal with Watkins and Wilson since bench very weak. At most 1 hit I think could sort this out. KDB captain is tempting isnt it when its maybe 50/50 Sterling starts, since he played 90 min tonight.

      • some witty pun
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A) Martinez -> Mendy
        B) Roll the FT

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I did that for a hit three weeks ago. Should have waited one week, but it was only bad luck and has been worth it already. Trying sneaky Forster upgrade is another possibility supposing there is early dgw.

      • MMN
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Assuming things pan out as expected with Zaha back and Wilson and Graelish out, I see two main options -

        A) Kilman > a 4.3 (is there anyone nailed with a decent fixture?)
        B) Wilson > Bamford or Adams

        1 FT 0m ITB. Any thoughts between these two or a better option?

        McCarthy
        Cancelo, Zouma, Chilwell, Bellerin
        Zaha, KDB (C), Son
        Vardy, Wilson*, DCL

        Forster, Graelish*, Kilman, Riedewald

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is this worth -4?

        Son Ziyech ➡ Kdb(c) Jota

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes to me. KdB (c) is worth it.

        2. FPLHaggis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yup

        3. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Lol

          • wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            It could work but i will keep Son for the Arsenal game and then decide.Chelsea-Leeds could be the opposite of Chelsea-Tottenham.

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I see the lure of those two, but you're dropping two quality players who could both score very well.

        4. FPLHaggis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I have no major fires apart from Martinez / Forster combo so can afford to use my 1 FT on a gk.

          My question is, do you think Mendy is worth it between now and second WC, approx gw30+?

          Have exact cash tonight. Cheers

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Sure. Mendy at 5.1m is nice.

            1. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              May be a good shout if you can afford, personally I could do a lot with the extra 0.5 and just get McCarthy/Meslier etc

          2. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I did that for -4

        5. Fer Fuch's Ake
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          What should Foden owners do this week? Keep him in hopes to play 30min or upgrade to Mahrez? So frustrating owning him

          1. FPLHaggis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'd upgrade if for 1 ft.

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Mahrez is just foden 2.0

            1. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              That's my worry, just chasing those in form but still at risk of rotation

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Kick him out as fast as possible. Though Mahrez can be risky.

          4. some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'll upgrade him for sure if you have no other fires to put out

          5. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Think you'll be better changing to Mahrez instead of holding on to Foden.

            Absolute poisoned chalice owning Foden, but at least you know Mahrez scored three last week and has been rested tonight.

            1. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              That may end up being my move even if for -4, sick of holding on to Foden

              1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I finally shifted him last week for Jota.

                Tried to get rid of him for 4 GW's but had other fires to put out.

                Have absolutely no desire to get him or any other non-KDB players in from City now.

        6. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Will James rise in price tonight? I was hoping to wait till chelsea play their game to get him

          1. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Probably. So you better get him ASAP.

            1. Troll hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Sorry, Mendy probably will, he is less likely but not impossible.

          2. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            at least another day before James rises

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Help! Play 2 from this lot this weekend

          A. Semado
          B. Dallas
          C. Anguissa

        8. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Best move here?

          A - Ziyech to Mahrez
          B - Grealish to Mahrez
          C - Ziyech and Robbo to KDB and Dallas
          D - Grealish and Robbo to KDB and Dallas!

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Dias Lamptey
          Son Jota Bruno Ziyech
          Vardy DCL
          Brewster Mitchell Grealish

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'd do C. Don't want to lose Grealish.

            1. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              cheers Camzy. I guess if Dias was to get benched I have Brewster to come on. That was my main concern with B or C.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                At least you have Brewster. I have no one! I fielded 9 this week.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm going B

          3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            D

          4. Fer Fuch's Ake
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            KDB is the priority

        9. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Early transfers made and a fat -8 taken.

          Martinez
          Chilwell / Lamptey / Neco Williams
          KDB / Sterling / Mahrez (c) / Bruno / Jota
          DCL / Bamford

          Steer / Taylor / Brewster / Kilman

          3.1m ITB

          Money in the bank for Mahrez/DCL to Salah/6.5 striker next week ready for Fulham.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            wow very brave Smurf! but could be good this week

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thanks. Hers hoping.

          2. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not even slightly bothered about Martinez. He’s an easy hold as hitting a keeper to get points on a single week is very difficult.

            Neco should start with Milner injured and a better performance tonight. Also Wolves without their star striker my become blunt.

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I think my budget will dictate a punt on Williams so fingers crossed!

          3. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            wow

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              The early transfers or the -8?

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                3 ManCity midfielders!

                1. Smurf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  It’ll be back to two from GW12 when Salah comes into the team. Sterling in the last chance saloon as I’ve held him since GW2.

        10. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Knew what I was getting into with Cancelo. Had a playing bench and all. Then comes the postponement and throws a massive spanner. Now I'll barely get 11 out with 2FTs.

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Same here. I’ve just cut my losses and got rid.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              RJames as replacement?

              1. Smurf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                He’s a great pick for sure. I went down to Taylor to generate funds but if you don’t need the money James is one of the best options in the game.

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I own 4 postponed and Cancelo. And Brewster. I'll be lucky to get out 8 with my FT.

            You got it good

        11. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Do you like these 7 for the December fixtures?(can't fit Jota in)
          Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Raphinha
          Kane Bamford

        12. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Sterling with 8 consecutive starts, benched against Spurs due to injury, benched against Burnley because he always gets benched vs Burnley (H) (benched last 4 times in this fixture 2017-20), so will he really get benched against Fulham...? Hmm.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            ha still trying to convince yourself Flair!

            I think what Camzy said earlier it feels like a 50/50 this week simple as that!

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Just thinking out loud here 😆

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                nothing wrong with that! Could easily start and haul to really throw the cat amongst the pidgeons!

        13. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Martinez and Grealish ➡️ Jota and Mendy -4? Exact funds.

          Bought Grealish at his Cheapest price same with Martinez. Jota and Mendy rising Tonight!! Also have Sterling which is a major issue but I think he starts

          Bench is Foster,Mitchell,Burke and Targett (lol)

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Martinez out isn’t worth a hit.

        14. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cancelo > Dallas worth a FT? I kinda hate it. Dallas doesn't look like he'll score many points at all vs Chelsea but he is nailed vs Cancelo who could put up another blank.

          I'm going to do it next week anyway to fund Sterling > Salah.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I think long term its a great move. Got some great stats too

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Well yes, that's why I planned to do it next week but to do it this week or not...

          2. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not nice to sell Cancelo, but with healthy Mendy back you have no choice tbh.

        15. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          If U have KDB would u get
          A- Mahrez easy Fixtures rest today
          B- Jota

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

        16. JOELIO8701
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          So then people. Neco Williams. Thoughts? I have Grealish and Wilson out but want to keep both. Need a sub due to bench being brewster and Wilson. Mitchel to Williams a shrewd punt ?

          1. JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            *brewster and mitchell

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm in a similar boat, want to keep Watkins and Wilson, I have Douglas still though so probably an easier decision (have Mitchell too though). My budget is very tight so think I'm going to have to take the punt.

            1. JOELIO8701
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              As in take the punt and get Williams in for Mitchel?

        17. Il Capitano
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Stumped. Sterling 90 mins and AVL-NEW postponed not the greatest outcome for my team.

            1FT - 0.2M ITB - WC available - FH available

            McCarthy (Button)
            Chilwell Zouma Justin Taylor (Mitchell)
            Bruno Sterling Son Bissouma (Grealish)
            Vardy DCL (Watkins)

            Thinking of the following:
            A) Watkins > Adams/Bamford
            B) Watkins + Sterling > Adams + KDB (-4)
            C) Save FT
            D) WC

          • stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I don’t think I’m in as bad a situation as some others, but what should I do with this squad for the weekend? 0FT (brought in KDB before his rise) and 0.1ITB

            A) roll with 10 starters and virtually no bench cover
            B) take a hit for someone

            Martinez*
            Robbo - Zouma - Lamptey
            Son - KDB - Bruno - Soucek
            Vardy - DCL - Adams
            (Forster - Kilman - Barkley* - Targett*)

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Think Sterling will play. Got rested in the weekend

            2. Troll hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Pretty similar to my team. Barkley is annoying, am using him to upgrade Rashford to KdB. If Robbo isn't fit, downgrade him and upgrade gk. Wolves match isn't 100% certain for Avl.

          • FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What to do here? Triple Villa and silly bench. 1 FT

            Martinez*
            Robertson Chilwell Cancelo Lamptey
            KDB Son Jota
            Kane DCL Watkins*
            __
            Forster; Grealish* Stephens* Fodder*

            A) Watkins + Stephens -> Brewster + Mahrez -4
            B) Watkins -> Bamford
            C) Watkins + Son -> Bamford + Salah -4

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              save imo.Else A.

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Save and play 8, maybe 9?

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  The only one i would sell is Martinez.You can't sell Grealish imo.He is one of the best midfielders.Mahrez could easily score again thats why i think it's worth the hot.Bamford agaisnt Chelsea away is a tough fixture.To have 2 ft in gw12 is a bid advantage imho.

          • FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What would you guys do here? Need a captain for next week. 1FT & 4.0itb

            McCarthy
            Justin - Chilwell - Dias
            Podence - Son - Rashford - Fernandes
            Vardy - Adams - DCL

            Subs: Button - Bissuma - Targett - Douglas

          • Hint
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I've brought KDB in this game week already. If I activate free hit does the transfer get cancelled? And I only get 1 free next week?

            1. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              You would have KDB for this GW, but then it would revert back to your GW 10 team.

              You will only have 1 FT after Free Hit.

          • wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            PEP: I think a few players need rhythm, like Bernardo, Oleks, Fernandinho and Joao. I wanted to give them minutes for the rhythm. I have to know that I can trust the players. It is a competition for the players. Now it is time to focus on the Premier League.
            I think that Cancelo will start on Saturday.

          • FreddyP3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            1FT 0.9ITB

            Martinez (Steer)
            Zouma Chilwell Justin (Lamptey Dunne)
            Salah Fernandes Jota Grealish (Anguissa)
            Vardy Wenger DCL

            A. Grealish -> Mahrez = no keeper
            B. Grealish & Martinez -> Mahrez & McCarthy (-4)
            C. Martinez -> McCartthy. Play Lamptey

            A and B are exact funds atm. Leaning towards C, thoughts?

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Wenger! Great Arsenal striker

            2. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I'd go C but you will need a big sofa to hide while watching MC vs FUL

              Wenger may be a bit worn down to be playing striker... 🙂

              1. FreddyP3
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Very perceptive guys and gave me a chuckle when it was pointed out! Werner of course 😀

            3. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              It sounds brave to go no City but think you’re right. Alternatively could go Salah to KDB and back? C only works if McCarthy gets clean sheet or scores better in coming weeks?

          • ForFuchsSake™
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What to do here? Cancelo being the headache. 1 FT 0.0 in bank

            Martinez*
            Bellerin Cancelo Chilwell
            De Bruyne Salah Fernandez Son Riedewald
            DCL Bamford

            (Forster, Watkins*, Kilman, Mitchell)

            Is it best just to do Mitchell > Philips/Neco Williams just in case Cancelo doesn't play as Kilman has LIV.
            Then I've got the funds next week to upgrade Cancelo to Dias?
            OR just leave it mate your overthinking go to bed.

            1. Keeptrying
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Good night 🙂
              Leave it at least for another day, does not look like price changes for those defenders are imminent.

              1. ForFuchsSake™
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Thanks. I needed that. Good night 🙂

                1. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  You are welcome!

          • Vazza
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Hi guys, how confident are we that Jota starts the next game?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Fairly confident. It's Fulham I'm more worried about.

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                well firmino and mane definitely won't be bench (barring injury)
                the answer depends on which midfielders are fit for the weekend and whether Jota can get a breather from the bench or needs to start

            • Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Why is Zaha 25%? Test not back yet??