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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. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Martinez, Ryan
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal, Justin, Kilman
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
    DCL, Watkins, Bamford

    0.1ITB and 2 FTs

    Intend to:
    Mane & Grealish -> Salah & Jota + 0.6m

    Any reason not to or anywhere else I should be concentrating on? I only had Mane in WC whilst Salah was Covid +.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can you do Watkins + Soucek --> Brewster + Jota?

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best move from these? Cheers

    A Podence -> Mahrez FT
    B Robbo/Podence -> Dallas/KDB - 4

    Martinez
    Chilwell Zouma Robbo
    Bruno Son Grealish Jota
    DCL Vardy Bamford

    Forster Podence Lamptey Mitchell

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A short term and B long term

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A, thinking Robbo & Kane should play

    3. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      b for me.Bench headache though.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Perfect game for Podence up against Neco.

  3. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Johnstone reminds me of Etheridge. No pen saves (yet?) though

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He had a decent penalty save record in the Championship too

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think he has been hit by the new rule. Had the save against Fernandes ruled out and it would’ve been again if he’d saved the retake

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can't see past the fact he plays for West Brom.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Etheridge played for Cardiff, who were relegated... Bringing us back to my first sentence

  4. aborg
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What do you guys take out of Pep's pre and post conferences regarding Sterling playing against Fulham?

    I do not want to get rid of him before Fulham unless I really have to. AVL postponed fixture put a huge spanner in the works for me now.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The first rule about Pep roulette is this:

      Pep always lies in press conferences

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lol true

    2. Chris_H
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I may be biased as a Sterling owner myself but I just can't envisage he has been dropped - the fact he played 90 minutes last night is a good sign in that he's fit too.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I own him too, I think 'dropped' is the wrong way to think about it, Pep has a habit of not playing him in the easy games, especially home ones. Wasn't he benched for Burnley home, Watford home and Villa away last season? He'll play at Old Trafford though when we're not really bothered.

        1. Chris_H
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd hope he will still play most of them - if I have a spare transfer going I'd swap him, but just going to have to persist I think!

          1. aborg
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Fingers crossed for us then that he'll play. A Massive differential if he plays and hauls....so wish

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      There's no point even asking or thinking about it too much, you either risk him playing and get lucky or you don't. I wouldn't read too much into anything Pep says, ever.

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you don’t have KDB, I’d sell Sterling for him. How many Villa do you have?

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        In the end of last GW I brought in KDB for Bruno before the price rise...my intention to have both city players against Fulham.

        I have Martinez and Mings for Aston Villa. I also still own Saiss unfortuantey.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You’re good to go on the City front, then. If I were you, I’d get rid of Saiss for sure just in case Kilman doesn’t start and play with 10.

          1. aborg
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks mate. Will have to take a hit to remove Saiss at this point though. Maybe for Zouma or Reece James.

  5. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Your predictions for Brighton-Southampton?Tough fixture.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      2-2

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1-1

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1-2

    4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1-3

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      cheers

    6. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      0-0 one time please

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Goals

  6. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who would have thought that loading up on Villa players could ever have backfired. Not a problem I've just brought in Cancelo and have reliable young Kilman ready and waiting as cover from the bench.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      😆

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      But Villa were going to win the league, same as Everton

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nobody ever said that Villa were winning the league.

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          After a win vs Liverpool, many

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Oh right must be some other reason people have triple Villa then, perhaps a strong strain of crack

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Form and fixtures for me. Not overly unhappy for any of my picks for their price. Just regret this lost fixture.

          2. true_Jerry
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            people have triple villa because they are cheap and the points are "easy" to predict

    3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Villa defence essential

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes. I even spent a transfer to get rid of Steer 2 gameweeks ago so I could get 1 more Villa outfield player. Unfortunately I chose another non-playing keeper. What a per-LONKER!

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thankfully, sensible Martinez owners are covered by Steer. This is why you always have a backup from the same team 😉

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Oof, burn.

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Decent point being made that too many picks from same team could run into COVID cancellations throughout season. Need a playing bench and very least.

      3. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        postponements are less common than injuries.

    6. Pitch Perfect
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      You reckon Cancelo will play after champs league last night? Or was that part of the joke...

  7. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hi....please can I have some views on best option here?

    A.....watkins to Bamford - gives me 9 starters plus cancelo / burke

    B....cancelo and burke to dallas and jota - 4. Gives me 10 starters. Ditching 2 players who

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

    1. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Option B ditches 2 players who need to go and brings in 2 decent long term option. Thanks

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’d be inclined to do B

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      yeah probably B

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes, B looks better I think.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks guys. Good luck all.

  8. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I presume everyone else has noticed but I’ve just spotted, with the cancellation of Fridays match, the transfer deadline is now 11am on Saturday ( I suppose not surprisingly)

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think the eagle eyed have already clocked. Thank you nonetheless. Is consensus that there is very little chance of Villa being rescheduled for GW11? Has it been ruled out entirely already?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It seems Friday is cancelled (partly as Villa endorsed the decision) but someone speculated they might rearrange for midweek next week (still GW11?). Seems unlikely but it would be another one of so many unexpected consequences of this game

      2. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not ruled out but highly unlikely given the Newcastle squad is isolating and that probably started on Sunday or Monday so that means they couldn't even train until next Wednesday or Thursday (apart from those that were already isolating before the weekend but that was only 4 I think?)

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yep, figured it would be highly unlikely. Clutching at straws.

    2. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      am I the only one who thinks Mahrez is a better captain than KDB this week

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Very risky imo, he scored a hattrick last week but what about all those matches before where he blanked?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Probably not since he scored 21 point last week.

        Not exactly something one you've noticed.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          something only* you've noticed

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          or instead that he is consistently a better goal threat than KDB, while creating at a similar rate in easier games. Just not been nailed before

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Bring him in/captain him then.

            1. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yup, thats what im doing

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Good luck.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            and not nailed now...

      3. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I mean he's returned in just 2 games this season and could easily be benched, people are clearly bringing him in because of his hattrick but I just don't think it's worth it at all

          1. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            KDB has only returned in 3 games.

      4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How would this look for next gw, if I took a hit to get Mahrez in for Grealish as a punt? Could easily bring him back in gw13.

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

        Button, Coufal, Brewster, Targett

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It looks good without a hit

          1. Pitch Perfect
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Agree

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I hate to make moves which require future transfers as a consequence. Could work, but could also just lose you points and a bit of team value. Possible for all three of Mahrez Jota and Cancelo all benched.

      5. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Have 3 Villa.

        Martinez - No replacement
        Targett - Lamptey so can keep
        Grealish - Burke/Mitchell (lol)

        Do I get rid of Grealish and Martinez??

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How much ITB? Mendy/Leno/Mahrez could be options.

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Don't get rid of Grealish for god's sake, look at all the fixtures after this week's.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Check my post up. I plan on going Mahrez for him for this week or two max only. Will get him back after wolves game in gw13.

        3. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Upgrade Burke or Mitchell

      6. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Have no GK this GW..

        Is Martinez to McCarthy/Meslier/Johnstone worth a hit?

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          no

        2. luk46
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I personally wouldnt, just field 10

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            cheers

      7. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How do I sort this then?
        1FT 2.2ITB I will get Salah next week

        Martinez*
        Robertson, Chilwell, KWP, Lamptey
        Fernandes, KDB, Son, Bissouma
        DCL, Bamford
        Steer* | Mitchell, Wilson*, Grealish*

        A) Save FT suck it up play with 10 and do badly this week
        B) Martinez -> Messlier or McCarthy
        C) ‘Waste’ £0.5m and an FT upgrading Steer to Messlier / McCarthy
        D) Bissouma -> Jota (would have to -4 for salah next week)
        E) Wilson -> Richarlison (1 week punt have to -4 to salah next week)
        F) Any better suggestions?!

        1. Pitch Perfect
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          C

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bissouma was definitely worth the .1 over Stephens on WC, unfortunately I took the cheap option, I'm just gonna keep Martinez I think.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            How’d you get on last week?

            I’ve been flying last few weeks. Absolutely gutted about the Villa game being off as I was finally getting ahead of the curve.

            I’m absolutely doomed this week

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              59 (-4) with two zeros, was on 58 going into the final game with Martinez and Watkins, think I've only just recovered. Tough week for me too, not sure what I'm doing yet.

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                You just have been raging at Watkins - another day he gets 13+ points.

                Vardy only getting an assist and Grealish hauling was great for me. 72 (-8). Made 13 points on my -8 so was really pleased until the suspension

                This week feels like I can make a transfer to have a better week but transfers are so precious it’ll mean a -4 in a week or 2.

                Think I’ll either do nothing, get a keeper (as that guarantees +2 points) or try to find a 1 week huge upside punt for Wilson

                Who you got out? Martinez, Grealish, and potentially Sterling?

                1. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  *Watkins not Grealish :/

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  The squared ball to Trezeguet who missed a sitter, the pen then disallowed last min goal when he was getting fouled by Ogbonna to really top it off.

                  Martinez*
                  Chilwell Lamptey Dallas Kilman*
                  KDB Sterling* Bruno Jota
                  Vardy DCL

                  Button Watkins Mitchell Stephens, 1FT (I was saving ffs!) and 0.8 itb that I was reserving for Sterling > Salah next week before this mess. I'm considering Sterling, Watkins > Mahrez, Jesus -4, then I'll have to find another hit to get Salah next week. Playing Mahrez and Jesus over Sterling and Kilman looks good to me.

        3. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          D

      8. tc93
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Kane + Wilson + Stephen’s —> Davis + Bamford + KDB (c) (and play a 3-5-2) worth -8? Imo sets the team up well for the coming weeks.

        Next week can downgrade Ziyech or DCL to free up some funds to upgrade defence/bench

        Rest of team:
        Martinez
        Chillwell / KWP / Dias
        Salah / Fernandes / Ziyech / Grealish
        Kane* / DCL / Wilson*

        Button, Kilman, Michell, Stephena.

        1. tc93
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Stephens*

      9. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Martinez ** Steer **
        Robbo * Chilwell Bellerin Ayling Dunne
        Salah Bruno Grealish** Jota Reed
        Kane * DCL Wilson **

        Any ideas? if Jota gets a rest and Kane and Robbo don't make it i'm only going to get 6 or 7 players out 🙁

        1ft and 0.0 ITB

      10. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        McCarthy
        Robbo-Chilwell-James-Cresswell
        KDB (C)- Bruno-Son-JWP
        Werner-DCL

        Steer-Kilman-Anguissa-Brewster

        Save the FT? Feels good

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          save

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah, great team. Nice to see a viable 4ATB setup.

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks Mate. Only change I may make moving forward would be Son/Werner>Salah&someone. Other wise I feel very comfortable.

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I was curious about the JWP points but your team link looks out of date? Especially as your previous post is telling someone to link their team 😀

          1. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Rank is crap, hence why I haven’t been on in awhile. Can’t really provide insight when I can’t sort my own squad out. Lol

            I do believe If you’re consistently giving input, your team should be linked. Unless you’re one of the well knowns or Mods

          2. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Brought JWP in before last week. So I’ve missed a lot of his points. It was to get KDB in.

      11. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Best keeper 4.8 and under to rotate with Martinez? Meslier?

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          There's none that has a good fixture this week as well as GWs16-18

          1. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah...

          2. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Any idea when Villa will see a double?

      12. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Team falling to pieces. Kane injury means that's my easiest route (through a downgrade, upgrading Podence) to KDB.

        What max 7.1m striker would you bring in? Most keen on Antonio despite his HT sub last GW... 1FT 2.6 ITB

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Antonio or Bamford

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Probably keener on Antonio as don't fancy Leeds fixtures, certainly this week

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          BAmford and not even close imo

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Really? Why? Worse fixtures and worse player

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Antonio is injury prone and gets subbed at 45 minutes to often to consider seriously

        3. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bamford

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Haha cheers for the reply, but again why? Antonio a better player and better fixtures no?

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not fully fit, easily broken

            2. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              He has amazing underlying stats and Leeds have very good fixtures actually.

              Don't get me wrong, Antonio also a good pick generally, just doesn't look fully fit

        4. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Kane isn't injured.

      13. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Saiss >> James and switch to 4 at the back this week?

        McCarthy
        Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish**, Jota
        Kane*, DCL
        (4.0, Mitchell, Saiss, Davis**)

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah bro good move. Damn I really need to get a Chelsea defender

      14. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Latest WC draft- Sure why not?

        McCarthy. (Forster).
        James, Chilwell, Dallas. (Targett, Douglas).
        Mahrez, Jota, Fernandes, Salah, KDB.
        DCL, Bamford, Welbeck.
        0.0m ITB.
        Grealish in for Mahrez or Jota in 2 weeks probably.

      15. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Any change(s) to make?
        Fab
        Lamptey - James - Chil
        Salah - Jota - Grealish - Son
        (K)and - Werner - DCL
        Nyland, KWP, Bissouma, Ferguson

        1ft and 0.6 in the bank

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Well Kane could be out.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yea Salah is my vice just in case but don’t see Kane missing it

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Kane will play

      16. Pitch Perfect
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good to go?

        Johnstone
        Chilwell-Justin-Bednarek-Lamptey
        Fernandez-Son-Mane-Barnes
        DCL-Bamford
        (Guiata Grealish-Wilson-Bellerin)
        1.0ITB

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If you're comfortable with no City then yeah

      17. Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        With Martinez, Grealish, Watkins and Robertson in my team is it madness that I am considering Ziyech to Mahrez this week?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A wee bit. Would sooner ditch one of Grealish/Watkins tbh. Robbo should be ok i think

      18. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Who is going without a keeper this week??

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Me atm

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Every Guaita owner basically

        3. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I probably will. Unless Pope is out, then maybe will get PF for Forster.

      19. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Those with Martinez Steer and probably Grealish. What is the plan?
        People keep saying you would wanna get Martinez back and its and extra transfer.
        But, also probably many are thinking of big midfield so downgrade Kane/Vardy soon to Watkins could be the way to go. Maybe you were going Watkins/Bamford/Antonio anyway so not like its and extra transfer if you wanna get Martinez back.
        Meslier/McCarthy looks looks the best replacement for Martinez.
        Potential more potential having Grealish+Watkins than Grealish+Martinez in the DGW since cs not so likely but they like to attack. It all comes down to those who have been "stuck" with 2xAston Villa goalkeepers.
        Those who have Martinez,Grealish,Watkins I can understand better just to do nothing and accept the zero.
        What do you think?

        1. jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’m thinking about upgrading my 4.0 atm

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            is it worth a hit?

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Im keeping Grealish. The other's dont matter

        3. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Fair points. I'm sat here with Martinez Steer Davis ffs, probably not gonna sell any of them as was and am focused more on Kane Podence to Antonio/Bamford KDB (-4) and not sure it's worth a hit. I'll just figure out a way to eventually sell Davis

        4. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Steer to McCarthy

          Frees a Villa spot
          Good rotation for 0.6m outlay
          Martinez may get Heaton competition long term

          1. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thats a good option if you have spare cash, in my case I only have 0.2 itb.

          2. Boly Would
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I've got Martinez / Steer, no Villa outfield, and leaning towards doing this too

      20. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wait is Kane out? What happened?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He probably isn’t out, an injury and they won’t say what it is. Jose said he thinks he starts still
          Missed training today

        2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He’ll play, typical Mourinho mind games

      21. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How insane am I to cap Sterling? Completely lost the plot? I'm considering doing it or else I can just cap KdB like the masses.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Well, if he doesn't start he usually doesn't come on so the VC will come in.

        2. jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No form, rotation risk... KDB is the pick for me. It will still be a differential to have Sterling

        3. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How many hints do you need?

      22. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have no idea who could be Martinez's replacement that I may actually do Button to Peacock-Farrell if Pope is still out.

      23. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I can do Martinez to McCarthy (or Meslier) for free but the question is: Is it a good swap long term? I have 0 itb so can’t go higher than 4.6 🙁

        1. jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Given that Martinez will have to games in hand I would say hold unless you can upgrade your second keeper

      24. fpl_tp95
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Stupidly bought in Watkins and KDB for a -4 on Sunday night before news of postponement broke, now left with 3 villa players. Wondering if I should free hit or just leave it? Team without Villa assets would be.

        Button (not going to play)

        Chillwell, Dias, Ayling, Lamptey

        Son, KDB (C), Bruno, March

        Bamford DCL

        Tempted to hold and accept 0 in goal as if I activate free hit I'll loose my KDB transfer. Thoughts?

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd hold

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would either just leave it or buy a goalie.