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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Salah still way out of form. I'm not going near him. It's a casual trap.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      2m, here we go.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Lol

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hat trick out of nowhere then

  2. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    what to do with that lot?

    martinez forster
    chillwell reguilon coufal justin dunne
    bruno son grealish barnes burki
    kane vardy calvert

    0.3 itb 1 FT

    need your help guys

  3. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Bruno or Son out for KDB this week?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Honestly think neither

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Son tough fixtures.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Just a 9.2M center forward. Surely, you got other targets. But thats just me

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Son, Bruno is a season keeper for me

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Has to be Son out of those 2

    4. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm keeping both and not getting KDB.

    5. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      None ofc

  4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    How would this look for next gw?

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

    Button, Coufal, Brewster, Targett

    Would cost me a hit (-4).

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      4 Scout Picks

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        What does that mean?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Best team on FFS

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            What if someone picks all the Scout picks as their team?

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mega mega strong but maybe Cancelo a worry

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Coufal to cover

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Foden. Keep for Fulham or sell?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sell

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers TM

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If you want a under utilized player on your bench. Keep.

      The kid is alright, he would be essential, a legend, and a star at Southampton, Burnley, Leicester, or Villa.

      Can you imagine: Grealish, Barkley, Foden as the 3 attacking midfielders at Villa.

      They would become England starters

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Real Madrid group is really set up nice for matchday 6

  7. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pep complains about wanting 5 subs, doesn't use 1 when CL spot is secured... Such a weird man.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Perhaps they don't need them 😉

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He used 1 😉

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah forgot the Jesus sub.. Still so weird. Why not rest players like Rodri, Dias etc by subbing them out.

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling will start vs Fulham IMO, Torres starting will surely improve the chances of that. I'd predict a Sterling - Jesus - Mahrez forward line. Can't be certain of course but now I do wish to captain Raz.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      So many ways to look at it. I’m thinking Sterling playing 90 to get sharpness ready for the weekend, hasn’t played many minutes recently hence doing that.

      I really don’t know or what to do now.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That's how I'm looking at it but we never know with Pep

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Doubt it, Torres came off early and Sterling still on.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That doesn't necessarily mean much tbh

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I think when Pep was saying players need to score to have more chances of playing, he was aiming at Sterling.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Sure, that doesn't mean he's barred from starting against Fulham.

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              fair point, i wouldn't take a hit to remove him, but a FT to KDB is a no brainer.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sterling came off early last week in Europe lol

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah but Torres got a 90min rest that game lol

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Bloody headache

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I think Sterling is more likely to benched

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        3rd league game in a row benching if that’s the case

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Why would that matter if he's not performing?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I guess, but how far does it go? He has to have opportunity for redemption at some point, and Fulham at home is an ideal opportunity.

            So difficult to know what to do now

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling was called out indirectly by Pep in the "they need to score goals comment", got 90 today and didnt score. Seems likely hes out in the cold. Ferran scored against Burnley

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bit harsh to compare Burnley at home vs Porto away though aye?
        Especially without their chief creator in the latter

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Is it that simple though? Especially with Pep.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You do? Torres got 71 minutes, Sterling played the full 90 and they didn't win.

      I think Sterling is 50/50 to start in the PL between him and Torres.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        By that logic Sterling should have started against Burnley - he was taken off early against Olympiacos. Way I see it is he's Pep's star man and three PL benchings in a row seems far too much to me. I assume Torres came off due to Jesus being the more natural striker, not particularly related to fitness.

        1. Klaren
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Does it really matter for Pep as long as he is starting him though? They are all getting minutes, just in different competitions.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I would expect it does, PL is the main competition after all.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Look what happened to sane. There is a huge pressure to perform at a club like city, Torres and now mahrez are in better form so seem to be ahead oh him right now.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I personally thought Torres was quite poor tonight. Sterling had more output so that will be interesting to see what happens at the weekend.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I'd say Sterling starts despite that. Let's see.

    6. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      a 11.5M gamble?

      When you can have Mahrez for sure starting for a lot less.

      Not only that. Sterling could just blank. He is actually not raking at the moment.

      I think you are trolling the "causals" into keeping him to help your rank

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That’s the thing though, I know Mahrez rested looks to be nailed for the weekend, but it’s not that easy.

        If it was we’d all have figured out Pep Roulette and there’d be no issues.
        Personally if I knew 100% Mahrez starts at the weekend I would probably make the transfer.
        But because we don’t it feels like a potential ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’ situation

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    A sticky situation for us Sterling owners with 0ITB aye

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mahrez(c)

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Tempting, or maybe Son, or even save....or Martinez out lol

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Gets even stickier with Newcastle - Villa postponed game as I already have 2 Villa players to deal with. Can’t afford a no show from Sterling too

    3. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I was definitely going to sell but also have Jimenez, Cancelo and 3 Villa so probably have other fires to put out.

      Even if he plays a minute, it will be enough for me given the circumstances.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        11.5m for a small cameo though...

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I am keeping hoping for Front three :

      Sterling. Jesus/Torres. Mahrez

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Problem I have Grealesh and Watkins so if he doesn't start don't wanna take hits too so I'll just leave

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Fair enough, good luck!

  10. joey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is Cancelo to James out of the frying pan into the fire as far as the old rotation is concerned? James seems to be pretty settled as first choice now and Azpi has been available the whole time whereas Mendy was injured which accounts for Cancelo's run of games.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why not Cancelo to Mendy?

      1. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Don't trust Pep. Mendy may well be first choice but I'm not confident he'll play every game and it's too much money for me to be messing around with players getting rotated and having to second guess it.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thinking of doing the same move. I think James is not rotation-proof, especially over the Winter schedule, but surely James is first choice now.

  11. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is this midfield good for the Christmas period in a 3-4-3?

    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I am getting that and I am only KDB short.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Its ideal

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Planning that with Jota no 5-in a 3-5-2

    4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No. Really poor.

  12. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Taylor, Lamptey, Coufal
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Burke
    Vardy, DCL

    Forster, Mitchell, Grealish, Wilson

    1.1itb, 1FT

    A. Mitchell > Dallas
    B. Burke > Soucek
    C. Martinez > Peacock
    D. Something else

  13. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Well crap, now I wish I had a second playing keeper!

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yup

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Game probably moving to Tuesday. You are not certain to lose anything.

      1. Finding Timo
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Hi where did you see that? Thanks

    3. JayJay96
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      My free hit team thoughts? Need advice as much as possible since I’m chasing my money league.

      Johnstone
      James - Zouma - Regullion
      Mahrez - De Bruyne - Bruno - Soucek - Jota
      Kane - Vardy

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        How many of those don't you own normally?

        1. JayJay96
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          8

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I mean, it could work out.

            What are you going to do in FA Cup QF weekend?

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Your free hit team looks like most people’s normal team, which is kinda good and kinda worrying in equal measures

        1. JayJay96
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Original team is

          Guaita
          Taylor Zouma Regullion
          Sterling Ziyech Mcginn Son
          Vardy Watkins DCL

          As you can see not the best

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If you're FH'ing I'd have KdB, Mahrez, Jesus, Vardy for sure and then look at the other slots after.

      4. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why wouldn’t you max out on City players if free hitting this week?! Add Mendy or Jesus and lose Kane would be my suggestions

        1. JayJay96
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Kane usually smashes it vs Arsenal

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nice of Pep to be more predictable with all the other FPL chaos atm.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pep? Predictable? I wish

      2. Finding Timo
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Mahrez could be great pick for weekend now although I have already gone for KDB

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why are people thinking of getting Peacock-Farrell in? Has Pope been ruled out?

      4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        KDB(c), Mahrez linkup could provide 40 points this weekend.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah if they score the same points as last weekend

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Shhh don’t mention Mahrez 😉

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        As a Guaita owner Im loving the scrambling from Martinez owners.

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Me too as a Mendy owner

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Martinez will probably still match Guaita this weekend.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 25 days ago

            😆

      6. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I have Cancelo and Grealish

        Bench is Kilman and Bissouma

        Would you make a transfer? Ideally I’d save as I can’t easily fit Salah (c) in for GW12

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Cancelo needs to go so it makes sense.

          Bissouma as an 11th this week is fine.

          1. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah I think I’d be much more likely to save if I had a backup for Cancelo, Kilman dropped as well means I’ll probably need to ditch Cancelo

      7. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mendy or Laporte.

        Need a City defender that plays at the weekend but don't mind the odd benching.

        Just need them to play against Fulham.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Think Dias still plays as will be rested next mid week and is best option

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy if its just v Fulham.

      8. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ouch, I need 0.1 to afford Sterling to KDB, Martinez to McCarthy could do the trick, but for a hit. Would you do it?
        The hit is likely to break even for the gk but Sterling to KDB(C) comfortable but Sterling might not start, but could of course.

      9. Aladdin Sané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Need to get KDB and Bruno - who should make way in the long run?

        A) Kane
        B) Werner

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          The thing with Kane is he’s about as nailed as it gets, and that is massive during the fixture pile up

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

        3. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          B

      10. insertcomedyname
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Kilman to...
        a) KWP
        b) Ayling
        c) Taylor
        d) Keep, he'll be back in the team

        Ta

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A of those

      11. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Felt so much more relaxed about keeping villa players for this blank until their fixtures actually disappeared from beneath their names.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This is not the first time they are without fixtures. And since we have no idea about next week, FH sounds very risky strategy.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I’m not going anywhere near a FH

      12. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        What would you do here with 6m itb and 2ft?

        A Grealish to KDB
        B Soucek, Cancelo to KDB, Dallas
        C Something else?

        McCarthy
        Cancelo, PVA, Cresswell, Chilwell
        Bruno, Ziyech, Jota, Soucek
        DCL, Vardy

        Martin, Grealish, Watkins, Kilman

        1. La vida FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks, just not sure as I will want Grealish back asap...

        2. 2OLEgend
            2 months, 25 days ago

            B by far

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

          Huge win for Preston.

        4. La vida FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Martinez*, 4.0
          Robbo, Chilwell, Bellerin, Lamptey, Mitchell
          Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish*, Stephens
          Vardy, DCL, Bamford

          2.3 ITB and 1FT

          Can do:

          A) Grealish > Jota, Son > KDB -4
          B) martinez > Messilier, Son > KDB -4
          C) other?

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            A, but I don't like losing Son..

        5. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Just playing around with a potential FH team... it suddenly got a lot more tempting! When else would you ever be spoilt for choice among nailed-on, rested City starters (KDB, Mahrez, Jesus, Mendy) at home to Fulham?!

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Except besides KDB none of them are

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I disagree. A mixture of tonight’s line-up and result, last week’s performances, and Pep’s comments, strongly suggests all 4 of them start

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            If you don’t need to use it, don’t. It is so precious later in the season if you can hang on to it

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              How precious, though? If I look at my potential free hit team with KDB instead of Sterling, 2 other City players, good starters instead of hoping for miracles from Kilman and Brewster... the FH team looks at least 20 pts better

        6. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          C Wilson at 99.2% for a price rise and still going up lol

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Muppets not catching the latest info

        7. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Mitchell to Lamptey for free?