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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
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

      A short term and B long term

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A, thinking Robbo & Kane should play

    3. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      b for me.Bench headache though.

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

      Perfect game for Podence up against Neco.

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

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

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

      He had a decent penalty save record in the Championship too

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 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 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

      The first rule about Pep roulette is this:

      Pep always lies in press conferences

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

        Lol true

    2. Chris_H
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        10 months, 20 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
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 20 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
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 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
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 20 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
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 20 days ago

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

  5. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Your predictions for Brighton-Southampton?Tough fixture.

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

      2-2

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

      1-1

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

      1-2

    4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      1-3

    5. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      cheers

    6. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      0-0 one time please

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Goals

  6. Eddie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 20 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 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      😆

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

        Nobody ever said that Villa were winning the league.

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          After a win vs Liverpool, many

        2. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

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

    3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Villa defence essential

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 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 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

        Oof, burn.

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

        postponements are less common than injuries.

    6. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

  7. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I’d be inclined to do B

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

      yeah probably B

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, B looks better I think.

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

        Thanks guys. Good luck all.

  8. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 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. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

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

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Probably not since he scored 21 point last week.

      Not exactly something one you've noticed.

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

        something only* you've noticed

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

          Bring him in/captain him then.

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

            Yup, thats what im doing

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

              Good luck.

        2. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          and not nailed now...

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        KDB has only returned in 3 games.

  10. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

      It looks good without a hit

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Agree

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 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.

  11. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 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 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Upgrade Burke or Mitchell

  12. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Have no GK this GW..

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

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

      no

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I personally wouldnt, just field 10

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

        cheers

  13. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      C

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 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
          10 months, 20 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
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 20 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
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              *Watkins not Grealish :/

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      D

  14. tc93
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Stephens*

  15. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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

  16. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      save

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

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

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 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. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 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. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

  17. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

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

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah...

      2. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Any idea when Villa will see a double?

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Antonio or Bamford

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      BAmford and not even close imo

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Really? Why? Worse fixtures and worse player

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

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

    3. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Bamford

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Not fully fit, easily broken

        2. jomikijiq
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 20 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Kane isn't injured.

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

  21. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Well Kane could be out.

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

      2. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Kane will play

  22. Pitch Perfect
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

      If you're comfortable with no City then yeah

  23. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

  24. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Who is going without a keeper this week??

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Me atm

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Every Guaita owner basically

    3. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

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

      I’m thinking about upgrading my 4.0 atm

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

        is it worth a hit?

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

      Im keeping Grealish. The other's dont matter

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

      2. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

  26. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Wait is Kane out? What happened?

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 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
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      He’ll play, typical Mourinho mind games

  27. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 20 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 Year
      10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      How many hints do you need?

  28. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 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.

  29. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

  30. fpl_tp95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 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
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I'd hold

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I would either just leave it or buy a goalie.