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Scoutcast Episode 354 – How can FPL bosses fit in Salah, De Bruyne and Fernandes?

Joe and Az are joined by Karam to look ahead to Gameweek 11 and assess the key challenges facing Fantasy Premier League managers.

Chief among their concerns is the postponement of Friday night’s clash between Aston Villa and Newcastle United. There is a chance that it could be rearranged within the Gameweek but if not, FPL managers face some tough choices. Should they bench or swap out the likes of Villa talisman Jack Grealish (£7.7m) or Newcastle striker Callum Wilson (£6.5m)?

Our Scoutcast trio also discuss the three most talked about players of the week: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.2m), Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£10.9m). These midfield picks are showing remarkable consistency but with hefty price tags, it may be tricky to fit them all in. Can they be ‘covered’ by the likes of Reds midfielder Diogo Jota (£6.8m) and City winger Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m)?

Pep Guardiola’s latest round of roulette is also on the bill. This chat will be of particular interest to those clinging onto City rotation risks such as Raheem Sterling (£11.4m).

Meanwhile, Joe, Az and Karam give their top tips for climbing up the rankings ahead of Christmas. Within this section, Karam takes his turn to pick a differential, which garners approval from Joe and Az.

The usual features are also covered in the show, with next four fixtures frisked, rough with the smooths aired, and transfer and captaincy plans revealed.

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  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Was planning to save FT this week but yet another spanner in the works!.... do I just suck it up and have no GK and play Cresswell or switch one of the blankers out?

    1FT 0.5itb
    (Martinez*)
    Robbo*, Chilwell, KWP, Cresswell
    KDB (C), Bruno, Ziyech
    Vardy, Bamford, DCL
    (Forster) (Grealish*, Stephens, Branthwaite)

    Options if I use an FT include:
    Grealish > Jota / Stephens > Riedwald/ Romeu

    Or I could do: Robbo, Stephens > Dallas, Jota (-4)....

    Cheers

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I’d normally say a keeper isn’t worth a hit, but really it’s only -2 when compared to non starter.

      Im not keen on Martinez v wolves, but there are 3 nice fixtures to follow. There’s also not a great candidate in sub 5 price bracket.

      McCarthy v Brighton
      Meslier v Chelsea
      Johnstone V palace then Newcastle is probably best short term but then needs transferring out.

      I’m most interested in Robertson and Martinez to Ederson and premium defender.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm a 'set and forget' keeper type so would prefer not to go for a short term option or a premium GK that will tie up too much funds later.

        With Martinez it is either leave or move to McCarthy I think.

        Really hope Robbo is actually fine - really happy owing him atm

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          I agree with set and forget, just not happy with McCarthy.

          Hope Robertson is fine but any risk he’s rested / injured (and he’s due a rest) then selling him opens up an interesting premium defender and keeper combo. Better this week and possibly matches Robbo over next few too

  2. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Foden to Mahrez for free?

    Can't afford KDB unless I take a hit.

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I would take a hit for a player I really want.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Mahrez could be a great pick but obviously comes with risk as he is quite streaky but for now he must be nailed

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Ruben Dias has 2.7% ownership in FPL, and 100% ownership on FFS.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      And now we know how big the ffs community is

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      99.9% then because I don't own him (or Cancelo)!

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I don’t get his popularity to be honest. He doesn’t score, is a rotation risk, and city concede.

  4. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Tip of the day :
    If you have Martinez & another non-playing 4.0m GK ; sell Martinez for - 4pts! Its worth it! As it will be like a - 2 pts transfer!
    Possible Replacements : Meslier , Johnstone

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez will have two DGWs though in the future

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Any idea when this might be?

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        True but you can just bring in Targett or Konsa when the time comes.

        I've taken the opportunity to get Mendy, like OP says it's a -2 in reality which I can live with.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yes, but before that may be time to use 2nd WC. They haven't had date for the first missed fixtures yet, so wouldn't expect anything to happen too soon.

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 20 days ago

          People already forcing themselves to use 2nd WC in January-- can't believe this. Will not end well.

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Unless the replacement gets trounced 6-0

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

      Then in 2 weeks likely have to take another hit to transfer again. Not worth it unless you go long term premium keeper (Mandy or Ederson)

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I agree with this, it's worth doing if you're getting a long term keeper, not a stopgap.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Better tip: Keep Martinez for his doubles and upgrade your other keeper!

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        That does actually make more sense haha

    5. joey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      If you have a non playing keeper then that is by design as you rather the money out on the pitch, so really you are likely to want to take a replacement out again in the future which is another transfer you have to make, possibly leading to another -4 as most people have more pressing concerns than changing keeper

  5. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Mendy has played twice as many minutes as Kepa for Chelsea in the league this season, but they have the same amount of saves....

    Mendy
    540 mins
    8 saves

    Kepa
    270
    8 saves

    How does that work??

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Better keeper and defensive improvements

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Better keepers make less saves?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Defense has improved plus when Kepa was in goal players were shooting more directly because of it being Kepa

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Good point, makes sense

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Just my theory anyway!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Ooooohhh Tiiiiaaggoo Silvaaaa

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        What happened there?

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Don't forget kepa kept like 14 clean sheets under sarri so it wasn't all down to him as shocking as he was sometimes Chelsea's defense was also awful and he had no protection

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Lamps said he wanted to started keeping clean sheets and then the team shape changed and they did.

  6. Cabra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Really struggling to decide here, any suggestions?

    Martinez - Forster
    Saiss - KWP - Chilwell - Coufal - Mitchell
    Grealish - Bissouma - Salah - Bruno - Son
    DCL - Bamford - Kane

    1ft. 0.1 Itb. No WC.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      saiss>james possible ?

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    A) Grealish out to KDB

    B) Hames to KDB *

    * Play Bissouma for this GW

    I would want to keep Grealish over Hames in the long term...

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I’m really not feeling Everton atm and Grealish has great fixtures, form and possibly penalties.

      If I didn’t have villa fires to put out J Rod would probably be gone

  8. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Foden, Sterling, Podence has been disaster owning and I have got rid of 2 of them already and considering Sterling to KDB now
    But as smooth thing I would like to thank Chilwell and Zouma from GW 7 they have between them points: 20,10,13,13!

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Grealish/Kane to KDB/Adams worth -4?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      probably not, who is your captain now ?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Would be Salah. No City...

        Can also afford Bamford instead of Adams

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Hmm maybe but i wouldn't get rid of grealish

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Can switch Zaha instead and play Bissouma

  10. thepancakeman123
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Who would you transfer out between DCL or Kane to make way for Salah?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Kane

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      DCL, 4 tough fixtures in next 5 plus Everton not playing well

  11. mookie
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Over 80k transferred out Grealish this week. Amazing!

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      most will struggle to get him back

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Which is good

      2. mookie
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Costs 7.7m, played 90 minutes every game, has 11 attacking returns in 9 games, unlikely but might play this week against a weakened Newcastle. Wolves, Burnley, WBA and Palace next.
        It is unbelievable!

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Im trusting Lamptey this week 🙂 Will get rid of Martinez though as no keeper and actually need 0.1 to afford Sterling to KDB!

    3. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      It's not that weird tho is it? He is not playing. Like people transferred out Salah when he was out with Corona. I transferred Salah > Bruno (C) and got me 22 points. People ditching Grealish to get in the likes of Mahrez and KDB, which is very understandable. The game is about getting points, and Grealish will get you 0 this week. Can bring him back later.

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Not everybody's like us, sitting here from Monday to Friday staring at xG/xA, considering billion of options, murmuring to themselves like removing Grealish was some life-defining decision 🙂

    5. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Will make Mahrez > Grealish a nice move after GW11

  12. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Check Thiago Silva's name on his info page lol

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Thiago Thiago

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Does buying him mean doubling Chelsea defence?? 😉

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Haha good spot!

  13. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    WC attempt. Thoughts on it?
    McCarthy, (Forster).
    Chilwell, James, Webster, (Targett, Dallas).
    KDB (c), Salah, Jota, Fernandes (vc), (Grealish).
    DCL, Bamford, Welbeck.
    0.0m ITB.

    Some other considerations.
    James -> Dias also an option.
    Also- Grealish/DCL -> Raphinha/Jesus.

  14. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Best striker below 8.6M? I have DCL and Bamford.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Ings

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Will he be fit?

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Will he be ready for the weekend?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Tammy if you fancy a punt. But would rather move up to Jesus, Werner, Vardy tier.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Had not thought of Tammy, thanks.

    3. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe- Abraham or Antonio if fit.
      Have Welbeck in as 3rd striker atm along with your 2 on a WC to enable a power midfield.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I want a midfield of Salah/Bruno/KDB/Grealish for December. I am just KDB short.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        What made you go for Welbeck?

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Adams.

  15. MMN
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Zouma, Chilwell, Bellerin
    Zaha, KDB (C), Son
    Vardy, Wilson*, DCL
    Forster, Graelish*, Kilman, Riedewald

    A) Kilman > a 4.3 (is there anyone nailed with a decent fixture?)
    B) Wilson > Bamford or Adams
    C) Any other suggestions?

    1 FT 0m ITB. Thoughts appreciated!

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      B Bamford

  16. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    How is there chance for the game of newcastle vs aston happen within gw11??

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Newcastle squad tested this morning. Not sure but maybe if most were tested negative they could play a rearranged GW11 game.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      How? There isn’t.

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      if there are no more cases and the training ground is allowed to reopen on Friday (i think that was stated as an option), then in theory you could play on Tues/Weds and thus same GW for FPL.

      Neither team being in europe does open up more possible midweek slots, although if there is a fear of more postponements to follow (Villa already have gw1 to reschedule with City), then there may be a desire to play this ASAP?

  17. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    McCarthy
    Bellerin, Cancelo, Robbo
    Son, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Grealish
    Werner, DCL

    Subs: steer, kwp, mitchel, davis

    Pick 1 or 2 transfers for this week:
    A) Bellerin - - - James
    B) Cancelo --- Dallas
    C) Son --- Salah
    D) DCL --- Bamford

    1. dylano21
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A

  18. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Best move here?

    A. Martinez > Mendy (forget about the Villa dgw)
    B. Steer > Johnstone/Meslier/Mccarthy

    Keen to take a hit for a playing gk as it frees up a Villa spot for me to get Grealish later.

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Son Jota Anguissa
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    0 FT 1.9 Itb

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A with confidence.

  19. Tomsk
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Do we know for sure De Bruyne still on penalties for Man City?(after he missed against Liverpool).

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Prob is whilst Aguero is out

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Willing to take a hit to fix stuff. I have to get KDB and captain him now!

      A) Sterling&Martinez to KDB&Meslier -4 (actually cant afford just Sterling to KDB for free, need that 0.1)
      B) Kane&Ziyech to Bamford and KDB -4 (Sterling to Salah the week after) No goalkeeper but keep Martinez for DGW.

      Can see upside in both those move but leaning to A since Sterling looks like 50/50 to start, cant have 1 pointer risk for 10+ player.
      Who says Kane and Ziyech couldnt match those 2 if I go B? Good fixture for both actually.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        If you love Raheem let him free

    • Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      For people keeping Grealish and Villa players because they will have a DGW. You do realize everyone playing the game will get in these players for the DGW?

      1. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm ditching him and he will definitely be back for a dgw

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        ‘Everyone’ - not sure that is accurate

      3. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        This is true. But most people who are keeping grealish like me are people who have a lot of value tied up in him and don't want to take a hit just to get him back next week and lose money

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 20 days ago

          100% this, I bought him for 7.0 he's going nowhere.

      4. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yes we do.....however we wont be using transfers to get them in and frankly i am not getting rid of Grealish simply for one GW. My bench is good enough to cover. As for Martinez I am keeping the faith as he hasn't done anything wrong and got great fixtures.

      5. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        No I did not realise that

      6. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Sorry but what DGW mean?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Double Game Week - 2 matches in one Game Week

          1. The Frenchie
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks

      7. cigan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Keeping coz I bought for 7.0

      8. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I want him straight back in for next week not just for the DGW.

      9. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe I am just trying to convince myself of getting rid of Grealish. Bought at 7.1. But the game is about getting points. People who transferred out Salah when he was out won, at least if you got Bruno which many did.

        Grealish will get 0 this weekend, and playing away against Wolves next match. If the DGW comes unexpected and fast, then advantage to the ones who held him, if you get a lot of weeks of planning then I see most serious players at least getting in Grealish for the DGW.

        1. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          You don't yet know if Grealish will get 0. Wait to see when it is rearranged.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Well if they play obviously I'm keeping.This really messed my plans up, so hopefully they play, but that's very unlikely it seems.

        2. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 20 days ago

          If you want to sell Grealish go right ahead, but a lot of people will balk at selling a player they are probably going to want to buy back soon for more than they just sold for, burning a transfer.

          A lot of those who sold Salah are going to be bringing him back in for hits as well. I prefer not to play the game week to week, but to plan ahead.

          1. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Spot on. His form and fixtures are great.

      10. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        More likely people are keeping as they want him long-term (one of the most essential picks in the game at price-point IMO) plus Villa have a good run of fictures and now 2 DGWs.

        Also remember he doesnt get 0 - he gets whatever the sub gets. granted thats likely a 2 from a Bissouma, Brewster etc

        If people want to take a hit to get him back in for DGW you are already up 4 points on them by holding

    • turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Next 2 game weeks only:

      A - Jota (WOL, ful)
      B - Ward Prowse (bha, SHU)

      Thanks

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Got to be Jota

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A

    • cigan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wanted to do just Digne > City def. but I've got Wilson, Grealish and Martinez + Mitchell warming the bench so I guess another hit is on the cards. Question is do I take out Martinez and play Bissouma or go 1 round without a keeper?

      Martinez*
      Robbo Chilwell Coufal Digne*
      Salah Bruno Son
      DCL Adams Wilson*
      (Bissouma Mitchell* Grealish*)

      A) Digne & Martinez > Walker & McCarthy (-4); play Bissouma
      B) Digne & Wilson > Dias & Abraham (-4); go without a keeper
      C) Digne & Bissouma > KWP & Bowen (-4); go without a keeper
      D) Digne > Walker; play Bissouma and go without a keeper

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        * B could also be Walker & Bamford

      2. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        similar boat here. Will likely just play no keeper, the 2 DGW's Martinez now has outweigh the zero

        Likely I will do;
        1) Watkins > Adams (play Bissouma or Coufal)
        2) Bissouma > JWP (play Coufal)
        3) Both for -4 (Coufal first sub)

        With Robertson and Cancelo in defence i need a playing sub so probably option 1 or 3 here

    • dylano21
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      GTG 0FT 2.1 ITB ?

      Martinez
      James Chillwel Walker
      KdB (c) Mahrez Son Grealish
      Werner DCL Adams

      Steer Lamptey Soucek Mitchell

    • Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Just seen Robbo flagged now...ffs!

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        he'll be ok

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Would you take this silly hit to accomodate Mahrez and KDB:

      Sterling, DCL, Grealish-->KDB, Mahrez,Bamford(or Che Adams)

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Look fine to me

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      People here are wondering about chance of this particular Avl fixture to be rescheduled to happen in very near future. They should remember that cancelled fixtures from gw1 don't have date yet and there are zero guarantees that also next Avl fixture vs Wolves won't be postponed also.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Why would the next Villa game be cancelled?

      2. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Why? It's Newcastle players that have covid

      3. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Why would the next Villa game be postponed? It's Newcastle who have the outbreak

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Sorry, brain fart !)

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            🙁

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Managed to forget which team has covid since everyone has Villa assets and is talking about them as they were the ones with problem 😉 Need to take a strong coffee and wake up!

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        to the last point, it's not villa that's the issue it's newcastle - newc v west brom is the gw12 fixture

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Could also be postponed, depends on results of this morning's NUFC COVID tests.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Yes he knows, hence him writing what he wrote.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Absolutely correct!

      5. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        you are right about the gw1 fixtures - though those have been hard due to City and United both being in the CL

        it seems that the reason for postponement was the training ground being clsed so unable to prepare for game, as opposed to unable to play as cant field 14. if the training ground reopens this Friday and not many players test +ve then there is a chance of playing on Tues/Weds next week - just wait until Friday pressers

    • JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      What would you do here? 1FT and 1.1itb. I do also have my WC but was planning to use it next week to get Liverpool players back.

      Mccarthy (Button)
      Zouma Holding Justin (Konsa Mitchell)
      Bruno JRod Son (Grealish Bissouma)
      DCL Vardy Kane

    • BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Holding my triple Villa (Grealish, Watkins, Hause) for now.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Who is Hause?
        Does he even start?

        1. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Regularly, alongside Mings

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            Last season, this season it's konsa

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

            That's Konsa not Hause

            1. BobB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              Yep, that's who I have, sorry

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          He's as big as a Hause.

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Hi....Thoughts on cancelo and burke to dallas and jota - 4? Exact cash. Would give me 10 outfield starters this week.......thanks

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

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        like it

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Looks decent.

        Why not Cancelo & Watkins to Dias & Bamford?

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers...I am not convinced that dias will not be rotated this week....don't want the risk.

          And Im Keen on getting the power 5 midfield of salah kdb Bruno grealish and jota

          Think jota better than the cheap strikers.

          I'll do vardy and ziyech to salah and brewster next week