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. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Already have Kane, so does this move make sense:

    Son + Robbo -> KDB (C) + Lamptey for -4

    Cheers!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds fine

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks, watching KDB’s price but will go through with it by the end of the week then

  2. mitro
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Kane + Lookman
    or
    B) DCL + Ziyech

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Robbo now flagged and Cancelo a rotation risk

    Thinking of these moves for -8
    Robbo to Dallas
    Cancelo to KWP
    Ziyech to KDB (c)

    Team would be as below and allow me to do Kane Jota to Bamford Salah if I want next week for midfield of Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish

    Martinez *
    KWP Lamptey Dallas Chilwell
    KDB (c) Bruno Son Jota
    Kane DCL

    Forster Brewster Mitchell Grealish*

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just not sure of Dallas against Chelsea

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks-More of a long term transfer for better Leeds fixtures but facilitates getting KDB this week

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm thinking similar mate with one of Ziyech or Grealish out for KDB this week funded by Robbo to Dallas. Think Dallas is a great long term pick

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers!- I would want to keep Grealish over Ziyech. Would you double up James with Chilwell rather than getting KWP? Would mean losing Son for Salah next week instead of Jota

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          yeah I think I would go either James or Dias. Not really a fan of KWP. My plan next week was always Son to Salah and Vardy to Bamford. I think ill want to keep Jota for Fulham game.

          Dias looks a great long term set and forget too

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            actually Dias is more than James so like James for 5.0

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks- I like Dias but would price me out Son to Salah next week unfortunately

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Good point about Jota v Fulham

  4. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lets say Villa game is confirmed moved to a DGW later

    Would you do Grealish to:

    A Jota
    B Mahrez

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Who's your first sub?

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Coufal Reed Mitchell subs

        Jota makes the most sense?

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes. I'd go for Jota

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      They may play next week still

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I know but lets say its confirmed before deadline

    3. LSK
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Won’t sell Grealish if I had 11 starters

  5. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Rashford > Mahrez for free?

    Y or N.

    Cheers

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      N

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Reason pls?

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Mahrez not nailed on.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            His numbers beg to differ

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Say that he’s wildly inconsistent not that he’s not nailed... we can all agree with that

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              This^ after being pleasantly surprised before.

              Plus.......Rashford is turning into one of those “aww he almost scored!” type players every game. Sure he’ll score, but then drift back into “almost” for long annoying spells.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Only want him if playing striker

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Very true

    2. LSK
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Y

  6. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    lamptey chilwell cresswell dallas
    Ziyech bruno kdb(C)
    Vardy bam dcl

    Subs: steer dallas grealish asm

    Guys, i gt only 1ft and 0.9

    Plan is to use 1ft, should i do grealish to jota or mahrez,
    I dont have liv assets though but i think liv vs wolves is nt that easy, so gw 12 then bring in liv assets?

    Also plan is nt to -4 for a keeper so i would rather my keeper get 0. Gd thinking or?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You mentioned Dallas twice

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sub is kwp.

  7. Puyol Pants Up
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Team requires surgery, what to do?

    Johnstone
    Chilwell, KWP, Dallas, Lamptey, Targett
    Sterling, Salah, Grealish, Ziyech, Riedweield
    Kane, Watkins, DCL

    2 FT, 0.4 itb

    Thinking Sterling/Watkins out, maybe grealish too for a -4?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling out before Fulham doesn't make sense.
      Just Grealish to Jota?
      You can bench Watkins

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling to KDB(C) and Watkins to Bamford maybe? Sterling might get rested but KDB a sure thing.

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          These are the obvious moves.

  8. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What are people doing with Cancelo?

    Tempted to move onto james for the chelsea double up...

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Chilwell, Dias, Cancelo (kilman, Lewis)

  9. Rekk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone know if wolves will move back to 3atb? Needing to shift one of Kilman or Mitchell.

    If Kilman is due to be on the bench I want to cash in on his price while I can.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      First time they have played back four for Nuno

      Ever

      1. Rekk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yea just trying to understand why, and if it was just a one off situation. Seemed to work out for them.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          It was forced and they changed it after an hour, so wouldn’t quite agree. I think it was more about outnumbering Arsenals midfield to exploit them playing a similar system, but we will see..

  10. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez*(Nyland)
    Chilwell Lamptey Cancelo* Coufal (Dunne*)
    Mane Sterling Jota Rashford (Grealish)
    DCL Richarlison Brewster*

    1FT and 0.7itb

    A. Mane + Dunne >> KDB + KWP/Dallas
    B. Martinez + Dunne >> McCarthy + Dallas
    C. Other

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just Mane to KdB?

      1. jai1212
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        If Cancelo doesn't start, it will be Brewster off the bench.

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    If Cancelo starts this weekend, is it:
    A. A wonder miracle
    B. Normal Pep’s troll

    1. jai1212
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He won't start but I'm getting even Dias won't start. Could be Stones/Laporte

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        After 3 years, I guess we shouldn't even try to guess who starts and who doesn't

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What evidence do we have that Dias won't start? It "could" be anything but it's just pure conjecture as far as I can see.

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B probably :/

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he?

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

    What's the story with Robertson being flagged? Was he limping at the end or where has that come from?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Klopp said he took a "proper proper knock"

  13. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Will Sterling start?....not sure he will....he did not particularly impress today and seems off his usual self...any thoughts?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      can't afford another captaincy disaster like last weekend so I just did Sterling to KdB despite all of my other issues!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think he’s gotten his rest

  14. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Sterling likely to start next game?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Only pep knows that answer.

  15. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Had to leave before the city game ended earlier last night, anyone know if Mahrez came on at all and if he’s likely to play at the weekend?

    Cheers gents

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Unused sub

    2. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He didn't feature at all. You'd imagine he's very likely to start

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No he didn’t

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ok cheers for that chaps, may just bring him in over KDB then and go a bit different, allows for Jota and Mendy also, seems to be whatever you do the opposite of scores points anyway haha.

      You’d reckon Mendy starts at weekend?

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes mendy gonna start

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers Reyson, usually I’d be suspicious of anyone starting but with Pep absolutely loving Mendy like he does, I’d be confident he plays also.

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What happened to Robbo?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not sure. On here to find out.
      He went down early in game today, got strapped up, and then played rest of match.
      Not sure why flagged now.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Klopp said he played through a “ proper proper knock to ankle”

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Two propers!

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes. That’s what he said

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Its not rugby.

  17. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Robbo flagged lol, check this out:
    Robbo, Martinez, Grealish, Watkins, Sterling, Foden, Forster & Dunne
    Chance of only 7 starters now!

  18. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Will Jota rise tonight.? On 100.5 atm

    I want to wait to later in the week to get him in as need to downgrade a def but don't want to miss out on the rise

    What do people think?

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think wolves is a tough game for liv. I wont get jota

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Most likely*

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I don’t think Wolves will be able to contain them, I’d still say like 3-1 to Pool

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lol pool can draw 1-1 with brighton, and u think they can win 3-1? I say draw.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I know hehe, but it’s just one of those games for me where I feel Pool will be on it. Could very well end up a draw mind.

            1. Gun gun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah exciting isnt it this season fpl haha.
              I just dunno to sell grealish for jota or mahrez but more towards mahrez. Cause it make sense to double up vs fulham

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                It is, but damn frustrating, all my ML rivals catching luck and speeding by 🙁 I just fancy trying something different, after all it is one of the sure ways to rise up.

                Does make sense to double up Vs Fulham. They had a nice little win over Leicester, against City no chance imo.

                1. Gun gun
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  If u were me , will you take jota or mahrez. I gt no liv assets for the moment

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's on 100.5 so it's very likely he does.

  19. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Will you use 1 ft to sell grealish for mahrez or jota? For this week

    Also martinez owners, if u gt no sub keeper playing. Are you keeping martinez?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Got only Martinez here.
      But too many other fires (have 4 new vs ast players)
      Just going to play without gk this gw.

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah same here. Shall play without keeper

  20. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    2FTs, 0.0itb - Have some options, but can't decide which makes most sense.
    1) Watkins, Targett out?
    2) Just one of Villa out and save the other FT?
    3) Downgrade Cancelo for the funds?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cancelo, KWP, Kilman
    KDB, Grealish, Bruno, Ziyech, Soucek
    DCL, Vardy
    (Forster; **Grealish, **Watkins, **Targett)

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      oops - left Grealish in the mid spot

  21. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Looking at his minutes, actually turns out Mahrez has had a pretty decent run of starts this season no? Occasional benching sure, but surprised to see how much he actually has played

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Keep in mind that this was before Torres established himself as a serious option for Pep.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I’d still say Mahrez is superior, way more PL experience, could always treat this as the apprenticeship type year for Torres but yeah still a contender I guess

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Mahrez paid his dues, his spot to lose

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

            What's the reasoning behind such a confident statement?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Pep typically sticks with the vets unless making tactical changes, it’s the reason Mahrez struggled for time until this year, he is the real beneficiary of Silva’s playing time. Torres scoring in CL is not going turn Peps head imho

  22. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Have Grealish, Watkins Martinez with Kilman Souchek Neco bench

    Thinking A) ziyech to mahrez originally... save to get Mo next week

    Now thinking B) Souchek and Watkins to Jota and Brewster like I should have back on WC rather than going triple Villa, but I digress...

    A or B? Need a hit for Mo next week if B.. not gaining any starters through A

  23. LSK
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    If required play C Taylor over Brewster, right?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No..

      1. LSK
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Interesting.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Leicester sucks

          That’s a technical term

          1. LSK
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I guess did just lose to Fulham! I’ll wait for Pope news before I decide.

  24. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    So finally bite the ballet and just swap Sterling for KDB?

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Haha bite the ballet?!?! You can guess

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah. Same boat.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I just did it and it feels good...owning Sterling has become far too annoying!

    4. FPL Laurenzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Debating the same. But might hold for what could be a huge differential or a huge mistake. Rather like the clarity of the bet. And allows for 2x transfers next week to get Salah back.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I love the differential but not the sweating of a one point or someone so expensive who is not nailed. Tough one eh

  25. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What do we think of Dias guys? Surely he's getting a rest this weekend? TIA

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

      Maybe he will, maybe he won't.

  26. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Feels like a bad question:

    Is SHU gonna beat Leicester? If Fulham can beat them, then anybody can

    It feels like a 1-0 with a goal by Lundstram

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

      Very doubtful. Leicester have been excellent away.

  27. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I Got Mahrez and i have KDB too So Who Should be (C) v.s Fulham

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ok, had exact money so did Sterling + Watkins to KdB + Bamford. Hopefully get away with this?

    *Martinez
    *Robertson Walker Lamptey
    KdB Foden Son Jota
    Kane DCL Bamford
    (Forster *Grealish, Bellerin, Dunne)
    0.0
    -4

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Foden doesn’t seem to be in the PL first team

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I know mate but hopefully like last GW he will come on and get some points

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I’d play Bellerin tbh

  29. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    jimenez replacement..?? previously aim for Wilson & Watkins...

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Can you afford Werner?

      If not BamBam for his return to the Bridge

  30. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Hows this looking for a minus 8.

    Martinez to McCarthy
    Watkins to Jesus
    Cancelo to 4.3m or less bench fodder

    Current team:

    Martinez
    James - PVA - Cancelo - Neco - Justin
    Grealish - Jota - Sterling - KDB - Bruno
    DCL - Watkins - Brewster

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Only do the gk transfer if you prefer him long term

      Why is every selling cancelo?

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Because he wont start this coming game

      2. ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Canelo will likely be replaced by Mendy.
        So.. Looking to load up on City attackers aganist Fulham. Chasing 60 odd points in ML.
        Think KDB and Jesus start not sure about Sterling.

      3. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I think this is how this comments section works these days. It breeds rumours, then no one has any definitive information to refute the rumours (can never be 100% sure about future line-ups), so they just spread.

        Rule of thumb: If the conventional wisdom on a topic has completely reversed since last week without any clear cause, you should question why.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Well said