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. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    If you free hit does the free transfer double up next week..

    I imagine not, just the 1ft again

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1 free

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

  2. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you transfer out Martinez now if you had a FT or just play no keeper?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm wondering whether to keep and get a 2nd playing keeper.

      He will have 2 doubles at some stage.

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Same and someone to cover Viila's poor fixtures GW16-18. Thinking Johnstone.

        Plus there could be more postponements a deep bench doesn't hurt

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Same thinking. I can't see many CS from WBA, but they are the best fixtures apart from maybe SHU, and don't think i want to go there.

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Think I'm doing Martinez to Mendy

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’m keeping. 2 extra games down the line and don’t fancy any other keepers.

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Meslier looks tempting, makes a lot of saves!

    5. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I got rid of him a couple of weeks ago for Mendy.

    6. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Could get peacock as your 4m if you’re desperate

  3. FISSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sell ziyech or keep?

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sell for who?

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Depends. Sell for who?

    3. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Keep unless you get Werner or Abraham as a chelsea front cover

  4. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Got a feeling kdb will be last weeks Vardy.

    1. FISSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'll take an assist haha

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Every chance. Still, the standout captain choice though

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A rested KDB at home to a promoted team is a dangerous potion

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Defo. The same as a sharp inform Vardy was :/

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Vardy never does well against deep teams. Was obvious he wouldn’t haul

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Agree on the first part. Fulham are not a deep team though.

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Away to Leicester you’d expect them to sit back and counter which they did in the end

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                No

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  But they played better than they have for a while.

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    True. The early goal did them the world a good

          2. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hindsight 2020

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I mean I could’ve done Kane to Vardy(C) for free but I did Kane to KDB(C) for a hit. Look at my team link. Not hindsight.

    4. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Vardy had a thursday europa game tho, kdb was rested.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Didn't he play just a few mins?

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Just checked. He only played 30 mins against Braga.

  5. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is James more or less nailed not over Azpi?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Now*

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He's definitely first choice at the moment.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What was Mrs Doubtfire’s first name?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Your-fridge-in-an-hour

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Euphegenia

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That’s the one

  7. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on Bowen, Bellerin and Martinez to Balbuena, Mahrez and Mendy. If anything else happens this week I’ll just Free hit as it’s a shambles.

    1. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What’s with the B’s and M’s

  8. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thinking Grealish blank could be a good excuse to upgrade Burpe to Romeu - even for a hit

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Burke could’ve easily had a double digit score last week

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        But still not likely to start regularly, I assume

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          From what I’ve seen he should be starting but seems unlikely to be nailed

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            OK, just seeing it was his first start in 6 gw's. But might keep then if I can field 10 players excluding gk

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Not sure it’s worth a hit but if I could swap I probably would for a guaranteed starter in these circumstances

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah I think Romeu, Bissouma, Anguissa and Mendy are the best choices among the 4.5 mids

  9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    is Martinez worth a hit out? It is practically a 2 pts hit and he hasn't been performing well lately

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I think I would who are you thinking of?

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      if you can afford upgrade your 2nd keeper to a cheap one playing. Martinez will have dbl week on the horizon

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No, four good fixtures coming up after the blank. And two DGWs later in season

  10. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Should I be concerned about a Dias benching at the weekend then?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I defo am. Easy game to start Stones and Laporte

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I know so bloody annoying really should not have bothered touching the pep minefield

    2. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      yes

  11. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez Grealish Wilson —> McCarthy Jota Tammy (-8)?

    Makes sense..? Bit lost lol

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Step away from the keyboard

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ahah, cheers and thanks for the advice

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Havertz and Puli are back. Every chance Tammy misses out. Timo in need of a rest as well, so who knows

  12. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which one's the better move here?

    A) Son + Robbo -> KDB (C) + Lamptey (-4)
    B) Martinez -> McCarthy/Johnstone (for a starting keeper this GW)

    Cheers!

  13. bobbyg
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Bottomed

    McCarthy/ Button

    Justin/ Kilman/ Zouma/ Mitchell/ Cancello

    Son/ Sterling/ Soucek/ Grealish/ Bruno

    DCL/ Vardy/ Brewster

    1 ft and 2.2 itb

    Any idea how to squeeze in KDB or just go without?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sell Sterling..

      1. bobbyg
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks mate .Yeah was thinking that. Knowing my luck he will start and haul!

  14. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Who to replace maupay with? Already have vardy and DCL can’t get Watkins cause I already have grealish Martinez and steer (stupid I know)
    A) Adams
    B) bamford
    C) Antonio
    D) Abraham

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A or B

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bamford or downgrade and spend on mids

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  15. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Cancelo owners what should we do? Should we just cut our losses now? That’s where I’m leaning. We’ve been Pepped hard

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Swaying towards the same

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      We knew what we were getting ourselves into. Was hoping we got at least 1 good haul before it happened. Considering Cancelo > James to double up with Chilwell, but not sure how nailed James is either...

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        We did know what we were getting ourselves into but as you say, a single haul would have been nice. Ah well, no risk no gain. His numbers were good, but we go back to the drawing board

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If nothing else to deal with then yes I think so. I got him in last week, just didn't see Mendy coming back to full fitness so quick and hopping straight back into the starting 11. That said he is so injury prone holding Cancelo a week or 2 might work out.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        We will all sell this week, Mendy starts ahead of Cancelo against Fulham, gets injured 10 mins in, Cancelo comes on and bags a goal later. 😀

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I agree never thought Mendy was anywhere near full fitness

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tempted by Reguilon (Spurs play Ars then palace away) or I go with a Chelsea defender most likely James.. I got burnt by him last week so think I will get rid.

    5. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Seems very unlikely for him to start on the weekend.

  16. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Has Ben Crellin released a spreadsheet yet?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep, I heard they paid the ransom.

  17. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on Grealish and Robbo to KDB and Dallas?

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

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nice moves plans on Salah?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        no idea! ha.

        Vardy could become Bamford and then can upgrade Ziyech or Son

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sounds good for this GW but not sure about long term.

  18. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Cancelo will probably be benched in next PL match. At least 80% chance.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yeah, Walker has been given his rest tonight so that's him at RB and Mendy likely to play on the left again.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think so too.

  19. Tomas_brolin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any considering free hit this week? If you’ve no City, and lots of Villa/Newcastle

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      thought about it. But I also feel like the way things are going there are going to be a number of DGWs we want to jump on in the future.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You'll probably hate that later in the season.

  20. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Wilson to Jesus for free? No other City coverage at the moment.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wilson has good fixtures the next 3. Think I might hold.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      yes

    3. Shardlow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No if you can field 11. Planning a way to get KDB should be a priority.

      1. Apwilkin
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Can field 11. My original plan was to do semedo to Konsa (this would change maybe coufal or Dallas), to free up funds for Ziyech to KDB (-4). Think this is a better move?

        1. Shardlow
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I like these moves. Im not a massive fan of hits so might do Ziyech to KDB for free next week. But KDB could haul, though Ziyech could equally do well against Leeds.

  21. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Are others considering going keeperless this GW then? -4 is definitely a lot worse than the occasional Martinez 1 pointer, making the no-show somewhat acceptable... 😀

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      After this week Martinez is the best GK other than Mendy imo. James and Chilwell are far better value though. 2 DGW’s to come

    2. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm going keeper less.

      Don't think it's worth the risk taking another -4 to get someone that might potentially get 1 point if they conceed a couple.

  22. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I have my WC still but I'm been doing decently and don't want to ruin the good run because of forcefully playing the WC. Here's my team
    McCarthy Martin
    Robertson Bellerin Justin James Mitchell
    Bruno KDB Ziyech Jota Soucek
    Kane DCL Adams

    1 FT 0..8 ITB. 107k OR

    Want to get Salah in for Ziyech but can't without a -4. Should I
    A) Bank the FT; do Ziyech > Salah next week with Kane > cheaper option
    B) Do Kane > Jesus this week and play WC next week
    C) Ziyech > Mahrez this week and play WC next week

    Any other suggestions on when to play WC?

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bank FT.
      Also, not sure you want to downgrade Kane for their match against palace?

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not really sure how I can afford to get Salah in otherwise in 2 moves

        1. Apwilkin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ya thats fair... Probably the better play to have Salah in for Fulham than Kane in for CP anyways.

          1. gellinmagellan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks, to now just figure out when to WC

  23. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Have Grealish and Martinez, looking to keep them both though.

    Would you do Steer > McCarthy and Mitchell > Bednarek to field a full 11

    Surely the -4 pays for itself?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If happy with the st of your squad and don’t need the funds to allow for upgrades elsewhere then sure why not

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Tempted, does mess up some plans for GW12 however... i.e Salah in

        Can you think of anyone better than Bednarek around the 4.5 mark?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hmmm, not too many, Dallas is a great option, even Koch, Balbuena etc

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fair play, fancy Saints have more chance of a cleanie this week and already have Coufal

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maybe, not surely...
      The week after you will have benching headaches about your goalkeepers.
      That being said, I would probably do it.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeh I mean lets say Southampton get a cleansheet, the points gained would almost offset further hits that would potentially be needed to get the team back to original plans

  24. QUEN
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Assuming peacock still has his spot and pope is still out

    Better option maybe than transferring Martinez out

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      wasn't it concussion for pope? he'll be back this week won't he?

  25. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What to do with this team? Have 1FT 0.0ITB

    McCarthy 4.0
    Chilwell Dias Justin Mitchell Lewis
    Son Ziyech Bruno Grealish 4.4
    Kane Vardy DCL

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Missing Liverpool and City -
      But overall a very nice team.
      Who do you want to captain?

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's on Vardy however my faith on him is withering got him in for wolves and lost out on like 11/12 pts when he missed that penalty, additionally KDB looking a way better pick so currently regretting my choice of Vardy over him. Was considering Kane and Ziyech to Bamford and Salah next week for their fixture turn and praying city don't go wild vs fulham.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Same dilemma for me regarding City.
          I think your team looks fine as it is. The issue is about captaincy. Vardy could haul vs. Sheffield but I feel he is unreliable for the armband.
          City should (!) smash Fulham to pieces imo.

  26. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Reg or James?

    1. Shardlow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      James

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      James

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      James

  27. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best defender for 5.2 and under?

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      lamptey

    2. BeWater
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lamptey, Dallas, Reece James.

    3. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Torres starting 2 games in a row means Sterling may replace him on Saturday v Fulham ? *Clutching*

      1. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        My thinking exactly as well. (Hopefully Sterling owner)...as I write this Torres has just been subbed off

    4. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jesus Corona, great name!

    5. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      this season is all about luck.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Welcome to FPL

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        You mean every season

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Every season is to a degree. Strong bench isn't luck though.