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. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1. Grealish -> KDB (c). -4 and another-4 at least next week for Salah.
    2. WC to get a little jump and deal with a few underlying issues in my team.
    Think I am going to WC but have some big decisions on players.
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, core and then upgrade defenders + strikers

    Thoughts?
    McCarthy.
    Cancelo*, Chilwell, Justin*.
    Bruno, Grealish*, Jota, Son.
    DCL, Kane, Wilson*.
    Button, Ayling, Mitchell*, Bissouma.
    0ft, 4.4m ITB. WC in hand.

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      if 2 weeks of -4 hits can fix your team then its not worth WCing imo.

      as long as Justin plays you will have a starting 11 if grealish -> KDB is done.

      1. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah- but it would be awkward.
        Grealish -> KDB but then I would want him back soon after probably.
        Cancelo/Justin may all have lost their positions in the weeks ahead so will need a defensive change or too as well as going for Salah.

        Something like this would put me ahead of most managers for a while at least I think.

        Forster, McCarthy,
        Dias, Dallas, Chilwell, Webster, Mitchell.
        Raphina, Jota, Salah, KDB (c), Bruno.
        Jesus, Bamford, Adams.
        0.0m ITB.

  2. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Will Zaha be back this week?

  3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Choose 1 value attacker going forward :
    A) Antonio
    B) Bamford
    C) Watkins
    D) Adams

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Watkins still seems like a good choice to me

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Antonio if he gets fit is the best of them. Watkins needs a dozen shots.

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bamford. Nailed, focal point of a very attacking team that goes for it against everyone, injury-free (famous last words of course).

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Antonio seemed not ready. I've got Watkins (out this coming GW) but would go for Bamford for long-term prospects.

  4. mlm
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 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

    Thanks

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      wouldn't take Vardy out for sure. A or D

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Really hope Pope is ruled out this weekend

    Forster > Peacok-Farrell could be worth it?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Are people catching onto Kelleher? Could be a short-term Martinez replacement while Martinez blanks.

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        he is 4.5 though

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeh, so could switch Martinez for him.

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is Allison out?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He was last night and K deputised better than Adrian does. Looks like he's out for the next PL game at least. Nothing confirmed yet.

  6. Bielsa Murderball
      1 month, 19 days ago

      when are the dgw fixtures?

      1. ppv
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Villa v Newcastle could be when FA Cup 4th round is if Villa lose to Liverpool and Newcastle lose to Arsenal 3rd round

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I was thinking that. Highly plausible scenario, imo.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Liverpool will play a B team, Villa will play their first team ; Villa will be in the 4th round.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            The point is the PL may wait until the FA Cup R3 fixtures are played before rescheduling the postponed game.

    • Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      when will the fixture for aston vs newcastle be announced ? could it be postponed to Monday instead ?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No news on that yet, but I'd have thought a two-week quarantine would rule that out - and GW12 Toon v WBA too.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well done mate, you were correct when you said we would need an adaptable bench to prepare for COVID - in our discussions in preseason. First match has been delayed and there may well be more around December.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            You remember! I'm honoured. Yes, I even have two playing keepers. Mind you, my 'wisdom' currently places me at the 2.4M mark OR, so I wouldn't listen to too much I say 😉

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              The only OR that matters it the one at GW38 🙂

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 19 days ago

                *is

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any views on this plan please?

      Gw11 - cancelo and burke to dallas and jota - 4......gives me 10 outfield starters....exact cash so needs to be done tonight.

      Gw12 - vardy and ziyech to salah and brewster - 4 ...352

      (Martinez)
      Chilwell james cancelo lamptey (Mitchell)
      Kdb Bruno ziyech (burke grealish)
      Vardy dcl (watkins)

      Thanks

    • Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Having 3 aston villa guys, gk, mings and grealish
      -4 to get rid of both mings and gk sounds logical right

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A few options. You could avoid a hit by getting a temp 4.5 keeper. For a hit you could lose Grealish for Jota and get Grealish back next week. Best see out Wed/Thu Euro games first whatever.

    • RIDZ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Anyone bring in Liverpool defender?

      Nathaniel Phillips looks good for 4.0 rather than Neco

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If I was it would be Phillips out of the two.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Philips least likely to start.

        1. RIDZ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yes he didn't play last night

    • mazkills
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would love to know if you would roll over a transfer here 😉

      McCarthy
      Lamptey - Zouma - Cresswell
      Bruno - Mo - Klich - Mendy
      Kane - DCL - Wilson

      Grealish* - Targett* - Mitchell*
      3.5 ITB
      1FT

      Not really sure if I want to upgrade Mendy because I won't want to sit a solid 5th mid when Grealish back.

      I love Neto value, but tough fixtures ahead

      Klich > Neto Klich > Mahrez?
      Mitchell > starting back?

      Thanks!

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For those with one starting GK in Martinez, selling or keeping?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keeping. Giving up 2 pts i reckon

      2. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keeping & field 10 outfield players this week.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Probably keeping but there was an interesting point made on the FPL Wire about a -4 effectively becoming a -2 for a playing keeper vs non-playing keeper. Of bigger concern is Villa's declining defensive performances so Meslier tempts as the fixtures turn generous for Leeds.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If I believe Meslier outperforms Martinez over the foreseeable future despite the -4, then I will make the move. Villa's defensive solidity had dried up...

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Or another keeper like Johnstone or Leno, now that I think about it.

      4. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Do you have a free transfer still? Buy a second keeper for 4.5m if you’ve got the money in the bank.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah, sinking money in for 1 GW

      5. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        keeping as accepting a zero from my GK this GW seems much better than taking a hit

      6. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keeping,not worth 2FTs with 2 DGWs coming

      7. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If I had a FT, I’d swap for a new Gk. Not sure for a hit though.

      8. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers all, interesting thoughts either way.

    • komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      So who all is bringing in De Bruyne this week for Salah and then doing the reverse next week?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Many but dont like it.

        Will have both and switch (C)

    • Boberella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Anything worth a hit here?
      Terrible move bringing in Cancelo last week for a hit!!

      Chilwell Lamptey Cancelo
      Son Bruno Ziyech Jota
      Vardy(c) DCL Adams

      No keeper and only playing bench is Coufal (who will come in for Cancelo when he doesn’t play)

      2.4 ITB (0.1 short fo Son > KDB)

      A) Stick and hope for the best
      B) -4 for a playing keeper
      C) -4 to Get Mahrez (probably for Ziyech)
      D) -4 to Change out Cancelo

      Any other suggestions? Feedback very much appreciated.

    • NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      a lot of talk about the dreaded "pep roulette"

      but he has actually been quite consistent with his selections at the back

      Ederson, Walker, Dias - played every league game this season

      Laporte - caught covid at start of season so he missed gw2&3 (gw1 was a blank for city), played in gw4 and was then injured for gw5&6 and returned in the following gw7-9, the only game he missed when fit was gw10 which stones made a surprise appearance

      Mendy/Cancelo - this is the interesting one, mendy played in every league game when he was fit (gw2-4 and gw10), cancelo merely played as cover whilst mendy was injured in gw5-9

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Mahrez and Sterling with 7 starts from the 9 possible, it has been relatively stable in the offensive department too.

    • Kloppen Schloppen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thoughts on this -8:

      Souchek to Bruno
      Raz to Mo
      Vardy to Bamford

      leaves me with the following team:
      Emi
      Chil / Bell / Cahill / Balbs / Kilman
      Mo / KDB / Bruno / Ziyech / Jack
      DCL / Bamford

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I wouldn’t take Vardy out before SHU away.

        4 returns in last 5 away games. 3 of those were double figures.

        I’d just do Sterling to Bruno for free.

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      McCarthy Martin
      Robertson Bellerin Justin James Mitchell
      Bruno KDB Ziyech Jota Soucek
      Kane DCL Adams

      1 FT 0..8 ITB. 107k OR. I also have my wildcard in place.
      Any suggestions on what to do?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You can get free points by moving the GK.
        8 starters in attack is nice although missing a few familiar faces.

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1. JamesR >> Mahrez
      2. (-4) hit to get KDB in

      Thanks

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1 could work out well
        2 would depend who you’re taking out

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          2. would either be Robertson >> Vestergaard / KWP (or 4.9 def)

          Or

          Vardy >> Adams / Bamford

          ??

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Depends on the -4

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          It would either be Robertson >> Vestergaard / KWP (or 4.9 def)

          Or

          Vardy >> Adams / Bamford

          ??

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Even if Raheem hauls v Fulham I'll be happy that he's finally out of my team! Even when he does play he has been so frustrating and underwhelming to watch this season!

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That's the spirit, kick him to the curb and don't look back 😉

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          exactly 🙂

      2. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        been the same case last season

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          True, we all thought we were genius' after GW1 (19 pointer iirc), got precious little from that point on!

      3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I made money itb for rashford to sterling (C) from past few GWs,now all plan is in bay i will keep rashford now for one more week.

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I should never have left KDB! I'll welcome him back with open arms this week.

      5. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Miss the deadline for Mane > Sterling(C) end up with Mane(C) but long term maybe it will be lucky miss.

    • Ojpsan1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For -4, is either worth it?

      A) Mane to Salah
      B) Mane to Raz

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A only if you cant wait next GW

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1FT 0.1 ITB plan was Mitchell > 3.8 & Mane > Salah(C) next GW.

      Now thinking to Mitchell + Mane > Neco + Salah(-4)? 0ITB

      Martinez*
      Chilwell - Bellerin - Ayling
      Mane - KDB(C) - Son - Grealish* - Bowen
      Kane - DCL

      Brewster - Lamptey - Mitchell*

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nope -4 when Trent returning soon is not for me.

        Wouldn’t be wasting when transfers on Mane > Salah either; luxury move.

        I’d have Lamptey ahead of Brewster probably (could be his turn to start though!)

        Might just play with 10 and you’re fine.

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes just getting him for fodder and hope i can get one game from him this GW.
          Salah rises are problem,will need early transfer Mane > Salah and hope he dont play CL(and no injuries/covid).

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I’d use two transfers next week for Salah. Relax buddy getting too caught up here.

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Relaxed,just think its good opportunity for a hit and be done with Mane > Salah.
              Will start Neco over Brewster and have one cover

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Dont be shy,thoughts?

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nice

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Robbo + Ziyech + DCL > RJames + KDB + Bamford

      Still trying a way to fund kdb

      Yey or nay?

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks ok. Is that for -4 or -8?

    • Akshatjazz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thinking to bring in Bruno, but this is possible only when I fund it with the help of taking out Robertson for a hit

      now can you tell me who should I replace Robertson with ??

      I already have Chilwell, Dias, Dallas, Kilman

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Reece James or Reguilon.

        1. Akshatjazz
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Do you think having James is a good option ? Even though I have chilwell ?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            IMO Reece James is a FPL gift and excellent value. He starts consistently for the best defense in the league (8 starts in the last 10, 5 starts in the last 5), is an absolute BPS magnet and has very good offensive ability and potential for attacking returns. All this for just 5.1M.

            The only concern is fixtures and the fact that he may be benched a few times during the intense Christmas schedule for Azpi so these factors may sway you to Reguilon instead - a significantly better asset now that Spurs are one of the best teams in the league defensively.

            1. Akshatjazz
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Maybe I'll swing to reguilon still not sure

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have 2 free transfers

      Martinez makes way with one of then

      Do i sell mitchel for williams with the other? (And bench grealish). Only need him for 1 week

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mane with 1G1A in his last 10 matches for Liverpool. Salah with 5G 2A in the last 10 games but 3 of those have been penalties, only scoring twice from open play in the last ten. You'd expect them to get back to their best - Salah was barely, if he even was, offside for his goal vs Brighton - but it isn't a good look at the moment.

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think KDB, Bruno and even Son are better options than Salah or Mane at the moment.

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Would you sell Salah for Bruno (if you already had KDB and Son)?

    • Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Better combo

      A) fernandez/jota
      B) Salah/ 6.5 mid or striker (can change formation)

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You really need to decide the 6.5 before asking the question in all honestly. Not having a go but genuinely if you don’t have a player in mind it’s A all the way.

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bowen/jwp or keep wilson

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A for me still. Although you are big late to the party on their points

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Captaincy matters. There's a case for Fernandes being an asset just as good as Salah right now. Jota has high risk vs reward and you may prefer the reliability of a Bamford, Watkins or Antonio but I like him a lot. Incredible form and surely part of the first choice 11 right now - though that doesn't mean he'll play every game. It's tricky but I prefer A.

        1. Sarri-ball
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Part of my problem is atter such a bad start im behind rivals by 50+ all own fernandez (dont have Salah

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            It doesn't matter. Pick whoever you think will score more points. If it's A, pick that. If B, pick that. The time for differential for the sake of differential is not now.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What to do with Sterling?

      1) Keep
      2) Move out for KDB

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2 is my decision.

        I considered it and for me the fact that I'm putting this much faith in a 11.5M asset is insane. He has 0G and 0A in the last 4 PL matches. His xGI is pitiful. Importantly, he doesn't have penalties.

        KDB is just the significantly better asset and the one I want. Sterling leaving my team for him is inevitable, so why not do so this week? It's not like I have faith in Raz outscoring KDB - even if both start - against Fulham. For me, there is just no point in persisting with a dreadful 11.5M player on the hope he suddenly turns around his pathetic and abysmal form. The only ray of hope I have for him is his CL performances but KDB beats him in every way and it's time for him to go.

        1. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Exactly this.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          True. And with him playing 90 last night just makes the situation worse.

    • Boberella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Shout out to the 180k people who moved early on Wilson this week

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Joining the Digne owners from last week 😆

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I might have just 9 players this week.

      Any news on Robertson?

    • Akshatjazz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who to replace Robertson with ?

      Have chilwell, Dallas, Dias, kilman