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. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Folks still holding a WC: are you targeting a particular GW or just waiting for christmas crisis that needs fixing?

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Using it this week.
      Had Grealish and Watkins.
      Didn't have any city attacker.
      Didn't have Salah.

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Saving for Christmas at this stage, had considered this week but don't think I will now.

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Sense I'll end up that way too. I do want to bring in KDB but can't quite justify a WC for that.

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

    Risers: E. Mendy (5.2)

    Fallers: Lucas Moura (6.7) Azpilicueta (5.7) Grot (4.7) Emerson (4.7) Reed (4.4) Burke (4.3) Nakamba (4.3) Hector (4.2)

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

      Cheers Ragabolly.

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

      Cheers Ragabolly

    3. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks.
      Mendy getting out of my reach.

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

      Burke 🙁

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Ffs Burpe - didnt see that coming. Lost 0.2 on the beggar

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Think its gonna keep me stuck on 343 now.

    6. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Reed finally down after being on -99 for about 6 weeks. Good solid 2pt 5th mid imo

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Not until last weekend but he did pretty well i thought.

  3. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Hold on Lascelles, hold on.

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

      Yay.

  4. noquarternt
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez*
    Coady Cancelo Chillwell
    Rashford Salah Mahrez Bruno James
    Watkins* Wilson*

    Steer* Mitchell* CTaylor Brewster

    1FT 1.0 ITB

    Morning guys...that postponement has caught my poor bench out... Any tips on getting a reasonable 11 out? I'll have to move a keeper... Thank you for any advice.

    1. Hits Magnet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If you don't want to ripe your team apart but just survive this week... you could change you sub keeper to the Kelleher (4.5) off LFC and Mitchel to Neco Williams (3.9) off LFC ... they should play this week at home ... and it won't damage your team long term having them on your bench going forward ??

      1. SmasherLagru
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Why will kelleher play??

        1. Hits Magnet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Played in CL tonight, Allison out injured

          1. SmasherLagru
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Why not Adrian ?

          2. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks for this, didn't think along these lines.

            What would you suggest in a team ripping?

            1. Hits Magnet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Your team is 90% solid, unfortunately Cancelo now seems very insecure .... but I think we need to see the city lineup this week to make a correct call here, just try to get 11 players on the pitch this week and see what other developments happen with injuries/covid .... you could end up making a move that you regret next Monday

              1. noquarternt
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks mate great advice

  5. Tripleh123
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Have Martinez and Steer. Need a keeper going foward. Steer out for Meslier or McCarthy? Or do I change Martinez to Fabianski? Need advice .

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Same dilemma...depends when the postponed game is I guess...

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

        Same situation. Think Steer out is wise as Villa will have 2 doubles. Unable to capitalise fully with Steer on the bench.

      3. Manani
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        is it confirmed villa's game is delayed?

        1. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Yes.check HT

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

        Leeds look solid in Defense with Philips back and have some nice fixtures coming up until after xmas .... Meslier should be a good call for next 10 weeks

      5. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Johnstone?

    • Richarlidad
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Leeds were lucky to keep a cleanie right? Can't decide whether Werner is a good shout or not.

      1. Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        This week I mean

      2. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Think he is good, he's looked very dangerous since the disastrous first couple of Gws

    • masterkyzz
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Current defence:
        McCarthy
        Chilwell Lamptey Cancelo Targett Lewis

        Replacement for Cancelo:
        A) PVA
        B) Cresswell
        C) Reguilon
        D) Dallas
        E) James
        F) Other

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

          Maybe D to upgrade midfield

        2. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          All great options. Between D, C and E. I'm most likely getting E this week

        3. Hits Magnet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Either Dallas or else a man city def that looks more assured of starts but like everybody else I don't know who that is at the moment .... I'm hoping Laporte comes back this week and locks down a spot

        4. masterkyzz
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks all for the replies! Leaning towards D as well, and Watkins > Bamford with my other FT.

        5. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Do we feel James gets as many points as Dias?

          It would be a CHE def double up if i got him but i could really do with the extra cash. Thanks all

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Neither is fully nailed on imo.
            Yeah, James could very well match Dias' points. Has more attacking threat and Chelsea are tight.
            But there is a risk of rotation for both, as we enter a bit busier schedule.

          2. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I expect James to outscore Dias and is probably the best option around the 5 mil mark now that he appears firmly first choice (likely rotation over Winter but that will probably be the same for Dias). He is definitely worth the extra 0.5 or so over the cheapies. I'm probably going to replace Cancelo with him (for the double-up too) if he makes it through the CL unscathed.

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Thank you muchly for your input guys. Will most likely bring him in after the CL game.

        6. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Bottomed.
          Missing Martinez. Targett, Grealish and Hendrick this week.
          How about this?

          Guaita & Hendrick -> 4.5 GK & Pedro Neto (-4) got exact cash.
          Or just
          Hendrick -> up to 5.1 mid (who will play this week) for free.

          1. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I would keep my villa players and just change Hendrick ... maybe a solid 4.8 mid like Rice or Dendonker who both seemed to play further forward the past 2 weeks .....

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I have so many questions...

            Why do you have Guaita and Martinez at the same time?
            Why do you have Hendrick?
            Why not just play Guaita?
            Why?????

        7. Manani
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          with Cancelo & Foden playing 90mins again in CL, that pretty much confirmed they wont start in PL this weekend (and likely in the following weeks too)?

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I think so, yes.

          2. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            It looked that way tonight, the bench looked like the starting 11 for the weekend .... he even had Laporte and Stones on the bench so interesting to see if Dias is still a defo starter this week.... personally I would love to see Laporte lock down a spot

        8. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Mahrez didn’t play a minute in champions league.
          He’s a lock to start this weekend versus Fulham?

          A) yes
          B) no

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            A

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

            C) Very likely but nobody is a lock with Pep bar Ederson, Walker and Rodri.

          3. noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            He hasn't missed a lot of PL this season if you look at his mins...not 100% a lock as its Pep... but I'd be 75% sure of a start and the other 25% of at least 30 mins. (Barring injuries etc).

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

            95% likely, I’d say

        9. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Is Jota likely to start the next match after playing 68 mins in CL?

          1. komodosam
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I’d say it’s 50/50. He can play in 4 different positions so there’s a good chance he starts, but also might be used as an impact player from the bench. Either way he is a dangerous player right now in this form.

        10. The Alli Way
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Quick question about price changes:

          I plan to go Robbo > 4.5 and Bowen > KDB, this leaves me 0.5 ITB for exactly KDB > Salah for next week.

          I bought Robbo for 7.1 and he's now 7.2, so his selling price for me is still 7.1

          Does this mean I will actually need to go Robbo > 4.4 to leave 0.5 ITB for KDB > Salah?

          1. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Go to the transfers page and do those 2 transfers and see how much ITB?

        11. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          What would you do with 2FTs, 0.0itb? I have a starting 11 (assuming Kilman returns), but also 3 Villa on the bench. Probably holding just Grealish, but I'm open to suggestions.

          1) Watkins, Targett out?
          2) Mini-WC?
          3) Just one Villa out and save the other FT?

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

        12. yanky
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Locked in Son > KDB, is Podence > Mahrez worth a 4pt hit? I’m thinking of rolling the dice....

          1. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Could work out short term.

        13. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Martinez
          Robertson Chilwell Cancelo Dallas
          Fernandes Son JamesR Foden
          DCL Vardy

          Forster Brewster Grealish Ferguson

          1 FT, 1.7 itb

          1. Robertson JamesR >> Vestergaard KDB (-4)
          2. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Adams (-4)
          3. Foden JamesR >> Stephens KDB (-4)
          4. Other?

          Thanks

          1. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I would prefer Cancelo + James --> Mahrez and Walker

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              I feel like I’m guessing pep roulette though, we all know what he’s like

        14. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Gtg? Not ideal with no keeper and playing Brewster but I'm alright with it for a week...

          Martinez*
          Chilwell Cresswell Robbo
          Salah Torres Mahrez(c) Son
          Brewster Kane(v) DCL

          Martin Grealish Mitchell Kilman

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Did Rodriguez to Mahrez by the way. Had enough of James sadly.

            So no FT and just .1m itb

        15. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Can I get some help please? I have 3m itb and 1FT

          Martinez
          Coufal / Kilman / Chilwell /
          Jota / Son / Grealish / Bruno
          DCL / Kane / Werner (c)

          Bench: Kilman, Stephens, Douglas

          A. Son to KDB and play Kilman
          B. Son + Kilman —> KDB + 4.6
          C. Son + Kilman —> Mahez + any defender
          D. Any suggestion?

          Bench; Lamptey, Stephens, Douglas

          1. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I would keep Son and dump Kane ... I think you have enough for
            Kane + Stephens --> Jesus + Mahrez

        16. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          How would this look for next gw, if I took a hit to get Mahrez as a punt? What do you think about that transfer?

          Mendy
          Chilwell, Justin, Cancelo
          KDB(c), Bruno, Mahrez, Ziyech, Jota
          Vardy, DCL

          Button, Coufal, Brewster, Targett

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            You haven't told us who is being sold.
            See what happens in Europe.

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

              Grealish

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Guess it depends if you want him back.

          2. korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Looks good.

            1. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              And sorry, thought you had done transfer. Mahrez is a big gamble i think.

        17. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          How wise is Cancelo to Mendy? Or have I gone mad?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Mad

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Why?!

        18. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I've already made a couple of transfers which has affected money ITB..
          If I decide to play a Free Hit chip this week, does next week's money ITB return to what it was at the beginning of this week?

          1. POTATO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I get that the squad returns to what it was at the beginning of the week, but is it the same for money itb?

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            yes, money in bank is the same but team value can change

            1. POTATO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Thanks.

        19. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Phillips?
          1) Solely an enabler
          2) Decent shout
          3) Solid pick

          1. korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Might as well go down to 4.5.

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              My mistake. Completely forgot about Kalvin. Meant Pool's Phillips.

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

            Defender or midfielder?

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Defender.

              1. POTATO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Everybody should be called Mendy, James or Williams to avoid confusion 😉

          3. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Oh, sorry. Defender. Nate Phillips.

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

            They have Fabinho and Matip available as CB so even with all the injuries, he is a rotation option at best.

            I'm going for Neco instead. They don't have any other RBs available with Trent and Milner both injured. Obviously this is a very short term option as well.

        20. Taegugk Warrior
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Mendy is save for first choice now..?

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

            No one knows.

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            One mistake from being dropped.

        21. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Thoughts on Jimenez, Cancelo, Martinez to Jesus, Neco, Lloris for a -4?

          This would give me 9 starters + whatever I get from Burke and Sterling.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            If you have given up on Cancelo, looks good.

        22. Scratch
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          What to do. Have Grealish and Watkins. Plus Cancelo, Kilman and Riedewald. £2.4m itb and 1 FT.

          Thinking of Watkins -> Abraham or Adams (have DCL)

          1. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I'm hoping Kilman will play, think Wolves go to a back 3 for Liverpool

            1. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              As do I. Will give Cancelo another week or two but I don't fancy having to rely on 2 from the latter 3 listed.

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                yep I have Anguissa, Coufal and Kilman as subs for Cancelo/Grealish/Watkins so I think im just gonna roll with that. Probably do a Martinez downgrade as I need the cash for Salah next week, off by 0.2 so Martinez to McCarthy

                1. Rishi Sehgal
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  are Johnston/Meslier good Martinez replacements?

                  1. zøphar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    yep all of McCarthy, Johnstone and Meslier are worth considering, my only problem with Meslier is that I want to get in Dallas soon so I wouldnt want to double up

        23. baines is god
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Currently have

          Ryan Macey
          Konsa Targett Lamptey Mitchell Chilwell
          Grealish Zaha KDB Mahrez Son
          Mitro Werner DCL

          Obviously if Villa's game is off and with Mitro having lost his spot and Zaha being potentially injured, I may only be able to field 9 starters.

          Having 0.9 in the bank and thinking about doing Mitro-Adams and Mitchell-Justin for a 4point hit. However given Villa's game might still be in this gameweek I'm tempted to pause and wait, however if I do this and anyone's price changes I won't be able to make these transfers.

          Any news on Zaha covid situation also?

          Any thoughts appreciated, sit or fire?

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I think that there is virtually no chance it will be re-arranged for this GW. Usually has to be 10 days notice, maybe different with no crowds but talk in Newcastle Chronicle of January at the earliest. Wonder if this weeks deadline has been moved

        24. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Is Neco Williams likely to start vs Wolves? Could really use him playing this week

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

            I think I'm going to take the chance, my budget pretty much dictates that I have to.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            I don’t think we have any other options.

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Milner? Or is he injured??

        25. borispkpk
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Which combo is better?
          a. Mahrez + Bruno
          b. KDB + Jota

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 2 days ago

            B

        26. davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Martinez... keep or sell?

          I am without a keeper but Villa also have 2DGW’s.::

          1. zøphar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            A. Are you really getting the benefit of a DGW if you are keeping him through the blank?
            B. One of their DGW fixtures is away to City

        27. mlm
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Martinez* (Martin)
          Robertson Chilwell Zouma KWP (Mitchell)
          Salah Bruno Ziyech Jota (Grealish*)
          Vardy DLC (Brewster)

          0.0ITB, 1FT

          A) Martinez => McCarthy
          B) Vardy + Ziyech => KDB(c) + Adams
          C) Both
          D) Hold