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The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 11

Manchester City and Chelsea assets are predictably at the forefront of our Scout Squad panel’s thoughts as we head into what looks like a nine-match Gameweek 11, owing to the postponement of the Friday night clash between Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

For those new to these pages, this weekly precursor to the Scout Picks selection sees our four-man panel champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be whittled down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the new FPL deadline at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

In each squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKAlex McCarthySam JohnstoneEdersonHugo Lloris
Hugo LlorisEdouard MendySam JohnstoneEdouard Mendy
Edouard MendyJordan PickfordAlex McCarthySam Johnstone
DFBen ChilwellBen ChilwellBen ChilwellAndrew Robertson
Rúben DiasSergio ReguilonPatrick van AanholtBen Chilwell
Sergio ReguilónPatrick van AanholtAndrew RobertsonPatrick van Aanholt
Patrick van AanholtJonny EvansSergio ReguilónHarry Maguire
James JustinTariq LampteyTariq LampteyJames Justin
MFBruno FernandesKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
Kevin De BruyneBruno FernandesMohamed SalahRiyad Mahrez
Son Heung-minMohamed SalahBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Harvey BarnesRiyad MahrezRiyad MahrezMohamed Salah
Pedro NetoPedro NetoStuart ArmstrongJames Ward-Prowse
FWJamie VardyGabriel JesusJamie VardyGabriel Jesus
Gabriel JesusTimo WernerHarry KaneHarry Kane
Dominic Calvert-LewinHarry KaneTimo WernerJamie Vardy
Harry KaneJamie VardyDominic Calvert-LewinTimo Werner
Chris WoodDanny WelbeckChris WoodChe Adams


Most popular picks: Ben Chilwell, Patrick van Aanholt, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane (four), Sam Johnstone, Edouard Mendy, Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Timo Werner (three)

DAVID SAID…

Ahead of a Gameweek 11 clash with Leeds, I have more confidence in Chelsea’s defensive assets than their attacking ones.

The return of Kalvin Phillips has greatly improved the Whites’ own problems at the back while the threat of Frank Lampard rotating his wingers and forwards is too worrying for me.

However, their defence is one of the best in the Premier League right now, with three clean sheets in the last four, recorded from the division’s best figure for expected goals conceded (xGC) and fewest big chances conceded.

Edouard Mendy has saved 80% of the shots on target he has faced in that time while only one defender has more shots in the box than Ben Chilwell.

I am also placing similar faith in Spurs defensive assets Hugo Lloris and Sergio Reguilón. They both have three clean sheets each since Gameweek 7 and face an anaemic Arsenal attack this weekend. The Gunners have found the net just twice in their last six Premier League matches.

The long-term prospects of Patrick van Aanholt are not strong, in my opinion, but his owners could get a farewell haul from the left-back at West Bromwich Albion.

Crystal Palace’s defence has been woeful in 2020, with just two clean sheets in the last 18 league outings but van Aanholt has offered plenty of threat, with the joint-highest number of attempts on goal of any colleague since Gameweek 7.

Bruno Fernandes is away from home again in Gameweek 11 so it will be another double-figure haul for him, surely? The Portuguese international has averaged 12.5 points per game on the road this season and now faces a trip to West Ham.

The interest in Hammers defenders is not insignificant right now but they are carrying some wavering underlying statistics in recent weeks. Only four teams have registered a higher xGC figure since Gameweek 7, while Fernandes is second in the division for big chances created and behind only Jamie Vardy for shots on target in that time.

I expect the Leicester man to make the most of that fact when he faces Sheffield United, the only team yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

While Vardy disappointed his ownership with just an assist against Fulham, he has been a different animal away from home this season. Indeed, 80.3% of his Fantasy points have come on the road in 2020/21.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United’s well-documented problems defending the right-hand side of the pitch this season (conceding more there than any other side) should see Harvey Barnes follow up his Gameweek 10 goal with more attacking returns.

Kevin De Bruyne is very much a no-brainer this week considering he faces Fulham at home. The Cottagers have definitely made some defensive improvements but the Belgian looks back to his best. Two assists and inches from a goal against Burnley is enough to convince me he can get something on Saturday afternoon.

Son Heung-min makes a bit of a surprise inclusion in my squad. That’s because only one team has conceded more chances on their right flank in the last four matches than Arsenal – perfectly suited to where the South Korean operates for Spurs.

Considering how often Son’s attacking returns involve Harry Kane, it is hard not to select him as well, especially as he has three goals in his last five Premier League north London derbies.

Pedro Neto has gone under the radar this season but has started to turn some heads in recent outings. Four of his six attacking returns in 2020/21 have come in the last four matches, a period in which the Wolves winger sits joint-third in the league for big chances created.

I am also backing Dominic Calvert-Lewin to get back to scoring ways at Burnley this weekend. Only one team has given up more headed chances than the Clarets since Gameweek 7.

NEALE SAID…

Fulham’s recent upturn in performances haven’t deterred me from a Manchester City triple-up, even if I can see the Cottagers posing a threat or two on the break.

It was only last week that we were heralding the defensive strides made by Burnley ahead of their trip to the Etihad and Sean Dyche’s side were subsequently handed their annual 5-0 thrashing, with City finally kicking into gear after a below-par start to 2020/21.

Second-guessing Pep Guardiola’s starting XI is a nigh-on impossible task but we have to use every bit of information we can to narrow the odds in our favour and midweek benchings for Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez at least raise the possibility of starts for that trio in Gameweek 11, if not guaranteeing them. Sergio Aguero’s ongoing injury woes also aid the case of Jesus.

It was a tough call to overlook the likes of Ruben Dias for that clash at Eastlands but less so for the match between Liverpool and Wolves, which could be high on goalmouth action.

Both sides have rolled out more attacking 4-2-3-1 formations in recent weeks and while there are no guarantees that either manager will stick with these systems at Anfield, a central midfield injury crisis for the Reds and a superb away-day performance by Wolves at the Emirates raises hopes that Messrs Klopp and Santo will go toe to toe on Merseyside.

The form of Pedro Neto, who is top for expected goal involvement among Wolves players this season, convinces me to give him the nod, especially as he could be up against a rookie in Neco Williams down the Liverpool right.

Targeting matches against goal-shy Burnley, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion for clean sheets has proven to be a fruitful enterprise, hence my picks from admittedly out-of-form defences at Everton, Leicester City and Crystal Palace – two of whom are without a shut-out since Gameweek 1.

Leicester haven’t had much joy from dead-ball situations this season, although that perhaps could be explained away by James Maddison’s early-season absence – and we have seen their chance creation at set pieces rise since his return to the starting XI.

Jonny Evans was among the top five defenders for headed attempts from set plays last season and with Sheffield United bottom of the table for chances conceded from free-kicks and corners in 2020/21, I’m backing the Leicester centre-half at both ends of the pitch.

Patrick van Aanholt hasn’t done much to warrant investment either but the fact remains that he boasts the best minutes-per-chance average of any FPL defender this season and a trip to the Hawthorns, where West Brom have carved out a joint-low four big chances in the current campaign, presents him with a final realistic chance at a double-digit haul before the Eagles’ fixtures turn for the worse.

No goals from open play for Arsenal since Gameweek 4 suggests we can also add the Gunners to the list of attacks to target for clean sheet purposes, hence my backing of the division’s tightest defence and, fitness-permitting, Sergio Reguilon.

After witnessing Alex McCarthy being kept seriously busy over the last two Gameweeks, I’m tipping Danny Welbeck as my fifth forward.

Welbeck can’t be bettered for penalty box touches over the last three Gameweeks and with fitness doubts lingering over Neal Maupay, the budget Brighton striker’s place in Graham Potter’s starting XI may be cemented for now.

Saints, incidentally, have created fewer big chances than any other side over the last four Gameweeks and continue to be heavily reliant on set-play attempts, so I’m also backing the returning Tariq Lamptey for the Seagulls.

TOM SAID…

Even with qualification to the Champions League knockout stages already secured, Pep Guardiola took a strong Manchester City squad to Porto to win the group with a game to spare. However, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez were given the full evening off, which bodes well for starts on Saturday, given the City boss has spent his last few press conferences insisting that good performances will see players keep their place. Despite that, picking a starting defender isn’t straightforward, which is why I’ve opted for the security of Ederson in goal.

Given Arsenal’s ongoing troubles, which have seen them win just one of their last six league matches, I’m also backing Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane loves a north London Derby, while Sergio Reguilón has now kept three clean sheets on the bounce and will be attacking the Gunners’ weaker right flank. With Arsenal’s total of 31 shots on target this season the fifth worst in the league, there is potential for points at both ends of the pitch, providing they are both fit.

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes didn’t have the best of games at Southampton in Gameweek 10 but was still on the scoresheet. Though you never know what to expect each time Manchester United run out, it doesn’t seem to matter to the Portuguese playmaker, who has now scored in three straight matches. Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy and Timo Werner complete the list of attacking heavy hitters, while at the back, Andrew Robertson drops below Ben Chilwell and Patrick van Aanholt as a result of Liverpool’s mounting injury list and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ recent switch to a back four, which has brought two improved attacking displays.

Savings will be needed with so many premium options selected, which is why I’ve turned to budget keepers Sam Johnstone and Alex McCarthy, plus Tariq Lamptey, largely for his attacking threat. I’ve also found spots for two differentials. Stuart Armstrong’s clever infield movements will ask plenty of questions of Brighton and Hove Albion’s backline, while Chris Wood’s opponents, Everton, have now been struggling at the back for a significant period of time. They have conceded 24 big chances this season, with 20 of them coming in the last six games. I don’t see the Clarets having it all their own way though, hence the inclusion of Premier League top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

ANDY SAID

FPL will be far too easy whenever Pep Guardiola ends up leaving Manchester City, because we may know how the team will line up in advance. Given that Riyad MahrezGabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne all started on the bench in the Champions League, I’m hoping they’ll start in Gameweek 11. Fulham have started to show some resilience by making it into the top nine best teams for expected goals conceded (xGC) in the last four Gameweeks but over the course of the season they’re the third-worst, and I can’t imagine Man City will have too much trouble in this one.

With three double-digit hauls in the last five Gameweeks, James Ward-Prowse has been somewhat on fire recently, especially from dead-ball situations. With only six direct free-kicks scored in total this season (and Ward-Prowse scoring three of them), it shows how rarely they actually go in. But he’s on somewhat of a hot streak at the moment, playing a Brighton team that have only kept two clean sheets all season. 

In the last four Gameweeks, only Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell have had more shots in the box than Patrick van Aanholt when it comes to defenders. He plays a West Brom side coming off the back of a bit of a fortunate clean sheet, with Sam Johnstone once again making a lot of saves. No team conceded more shots in the box than West Brom in Gameweek 10, so there will be chances for Crystal Palace in this one.

While I was happy enough to sell Harry Kane from my own team, I’m not oblivious to the fact that outside of Liverpool (a) to come in Gameweek 13, he’s just played two of his hardest fixtures from this run. In the last four Gameweeks, only West Brom have conceded more shots in the box than Arsenal. It’s not a bad time for Spurs to play in a north London derby, and while Jose Mourinho has speculated that “he has a chance to play”, I can’t help but feel this is just mind games and he’ll be fine.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

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In Gameweek 10, asquishypotato triumphed with a narrow 73-72 victory. The Scout Picks still lead the community over the course of the season but the deficit has been reduced to 6-4.

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799 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bitars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Che Adams or Antonio?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Che Che

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Anto

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Adams and saints playing very well, Antonio is never fit

    4. Gav
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rumours that MicAnt could be out for at least a month after whatever set back he had from the Villa game. No idea if it’s true but probably worth swerving him until he’s played a couple of games, whenever that may be.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      CHE I guess. Antonio is just broken. Always will be.

    6. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Easy Adams

  2. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    James McCarthy->4.5 midfielder to have 11 players or save ft?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Im of the opinion you'll need that cover this season especially over Christmas etc so I'd just do it!

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Do it

  3. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Vardy or Werner

    1. ASOUSA12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Werner

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy

  4. Mitts1411
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    thoughts on what to do here guys with 3.5 in the bank???

    Martinez*
    Chilwell / Robertson / KWP / C Taylor
    Fernandes / Jota / Son
    Bamford / Kane / Wilson*

    Steer / Grealish* / Mitchell* / Stephens*

    Pre Newcastle Covid the plan was Son to KDB but can't lose Son now surely....

    The only moves i can see are:
    - Wilson to Jesus
    - Grealish to KDB and Wilson to Welbeck (-4)

    Resigned to playing without a keeper....

  5. Skogen89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What to do here?

    Martinez*
    James,Coufal, Cancelo* Lamptey
    KDB (C) Ziyech, Fernandes
    Kane* DCL Bamford
    ____
    Forster*; Grealish* Burke* Mitchell*

    FT: 0
    A) Cancelo and Burke > 5.3 and Jota (-8)
    B) Mitchell > def 7.9 (-4)
    C) Burke > mid 6.7
    D) Hold and pray for Cancelo starts or atleast plays some miutes, prepared to start without a goalkeeper

  6. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Tyrick Mitchell not playing any more then? No 4m alternatives apart from Kliman?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Neco could get some minutes

  7. kime67
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    will we get any news on the aston villa game before deadline?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      We've already had the news, surely they won't be able to play it this gw with so much COVID?

    2. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      i mean when will it be?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Oh no idea, people seem to think DGW19 for villa though

  8. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    worth keeping Cancelo for 1 more week and hope for the best?

    if he doesn't play will be brewster coming in

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Keep.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Brewster is acceptable cover this week if you have to take a hit to replace Cancelo.

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        my (potentially) nonplayers are:
        Cancelo
        Foden
        Grealish
        Martinez
        Steer
        Kane
        Mitchell

        2 FT but bit of a mess, but think I will have to bite the bullet instead of taking a -12 hit

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Brewster is unlikely to start

  9. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have 2ft but not a clue what is priority here. Any suggestions or ideas? Keep city boys or not?

    Mendy
    Cancelo Justin KWP Taylor
    Bruno Sterling Son Romeu
    Kane DCL

    Steer Mitchell Watkins Grealish

    0.2 itb, 1ft

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Imo sterling and cancela will be on the bench and I have cancela myslef. He's going for james

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers

  10. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Good to go then
    Chilwell, Dallas
    KDB, Son
    Bamford, DCL

    Bench: Martinez, Dunne, Burke, Dias, Robbo, Grealish, Wilson and Sterling

    already on -8

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice bench 😉

  11. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who should my captaincy go to, Mane or KDB?

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

      Kdb imo

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is this a joke?

      1. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Vardy or KDB I meant, don’t know why I put Mane haha

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Question from Mane Mane Mane. Should I captain Mane.
          Anyway
          KDB

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 15 days ago

        here comes the moneeeey, here comes the money. mane mane mane

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I would captain KDB

          • JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I literally logged in and re-searched the pages of this thread to pay respect to this comment

        2. Mane Mane Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I meant Vardy not Mane. No idea why I put Mane. Must be the tiredness

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I have an idea why.

            1. Mane Mane Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Hahaha fools me

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Has to be KDB

      • InterUranus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        The Villa postponement is exactly why it's best to go with 2x 4.5 goalkeepers, at least until the second wildcard.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Wouldn’t you want it after the second wc to help navigate bgws and dgws? Don’t understand why it’s as important now. There are rarely postponements

        2. Gav
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not sure. I have a 4.0 no playing backup keeper.

          The extra 0.5 really helps at the beginning of the season and it kind of depends who your backup 4.5 keeper is for any given week. If you have the Leeds or Fulham keeper it’s not much use this week. If you have Soton or West Brom then yes, but you can’t predict which week you’ll need them.

          Last week I had Anguissa’s 7 points on my bench, this week when I need him he has Man C. Pot luck as to when you’ll need these guys.

        3. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not at all - it makes no odds. If you have one set & forget keeper and they play 38 games, it doesn't matter when they play them

          1. InterUranus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            If you can absolutely guarantee that you wont change your keeper throughout the season.

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

        Can’t the shake the feeling that Werner will be the highest scorer this week, can’t take the armband off Kane tho.
        I didn’t watch the Chelsea game last night but did Werner play up front once Giroud went off?
        If so maybe we see Werner start up front with Puli starting also

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I said it before if you have werner give him the armband.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I too think that Werner is gonna be the highest scorer this week. Dunno why either. I wish I could get him!

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nah I would not cap him

        4. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I think Giroud should start on top.

      • Tomas_brolin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        With 2 FT and Son also in my team this makes sense right?

        steer and Kane > Vardy (maybe captain as no KdB) and Johnstone

      • Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How long is kun out for?

        Thinking about taking a punt on Gabriel Jesus

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He just keeps picking up little niggles.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers!

        2. Joker91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not sure on Kun but I like the Jesus shout very much.

        3. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Same for me.
          If Aguero out I m going with Jesus 100%

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            With WBA and Fulham at home he’s difficult to ignore

      • Joker91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        What a spanner in the works this fixture reschedule is. Original plan was Cresswell to City def with 0.8ITB (likely Dias but could also Mendy). I may do that anyway and try to get through the week with out too much damage. Thoughts?

        Martinez
        Cresswell, Robertson, Chilwell, Dallas
        Bissouma, Salah, KDB (c), Bruno
        DCL, Bamford

        Forster, Grealish, Watkins, Ferguson

        Alternatively I could play Cresswell and switch either Martinez or Forster to McCarthy (wouldn't roll with 2 keepers forever but want Martinez for after the two 'easy' Southampton fixtures).

      • Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Chilwell, Dias, KWP, Dallas
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech
        Kane, DCL, Bamford

        1 ft, 1.4m itb.

        (Martinez, Grealish, Stephens, Braithwaithe)

        A) 3.9m def to R. James/Lamptey - bench Dallas, play with 10
        B) Martinez to any keeper in the game (Mendy) - play 11 with Dallas
        C) Stephens to March/Soucek/Podence - play 3-4-3
        D) Save FT, play 10 with Dallas

        A bit of thinking required with this one, looking for your guys opinions on this? I kinda like B and C.

      • Trebadom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Guys,

        Quick question. Earlier this week I might have made a knee jerk transfer from Bruno to KDB. Having 3 Aston Villa players considering using Free Hit.

        If I did use Free Hit, would Fernandes be back in my team next week???

        Also, any thoughts on using Free Hit this week..... Better leave to double game weeks??

        Thanks!

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bruno would be back in your team next week if you use it

          1. Trebadom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thanks! Assume my transfer I used would carry over too?

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              You will have 1 ft next gw.

              1. Trebadom
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                So the free transfer I used to go fernandes to KDB would not roll over? I would only get the FT for next week like usual?

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  It’s similar to when you play wc. You get only 1 ft the gw after, even if you had 2 ft the previous week

            2. Trebadom
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Martinez, Foster
              Chilwell, zouma, lamptey, Kilman, konsa
              Salah, KDB, son, Grealish, oriel Romeu
              Bamford, vardy, DCL

              I could possibly field 10. 11 if I transfer Martinez but don't really want to for - 4.Am I crazy to FH?

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I wouldn’t. You’re only gaining one extra match from it, you can gain much more in a bgw or dgw. I actually think your team is really good. I wouldn’t have transferred out Bruno but having KDB and Salah gives you great captaincy options

                1. Trebadom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Thanks Bad Company. Yeah a mistake transferring Fernandes out. One reason I was thinking of using Free Hit.... If my FT from this week rolled over I would have 2 Free transfers next week to downgrade vardy and upgrade son to KDB.
                  Having 3 villa players obviously was a contributing thought.

                  So to clarify, my FTransfer I used earlier this week would not get added to next week if I free hit? And would o ly have one FT next week?

                  Many thanks

                  1. Trebadom
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Sorry, missed your other reply. Thanks for. Confirming Bad Company, much appreciated

      • dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Dias will start Saturday, he wont rest him Saturday and midweek for the match that means nothing, before the Manchester Derby.

        1. linkafu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This

      • Oliver Tockman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Too much? For -8.

        Robertson -> Reguillon
        Ziyech -> De Bruyne
        DCL -> Adams

        A) Do it
        B) Save FT, make these moves next week

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          do it

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          2 of those moves are in wrong direction. Defo not for a -8.

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I was all set on this move to get KDB:

        Vardy, Ziyech > Wilson, KDB (-4)

        Martinez
        Chilwell, PVA, Lamptey
        Salah, Ziyech, Grealish, Bruno
        Vardy, DCL, Bamford

        Button/Dallas/Coufal/Gordon

        0.4 itb
        1 ft
        ...but Wilson being out kinda ruined that plan. What now? Maybe even hold ft?

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Not sure I like Vardy out this week. Ziyech to Mahrez or save.

        2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I like the move, but just hold it a week.

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, im pretty reluctant to bring in Mahrez, probably KDB or nothing

      • Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Struggling with what to do here, 2FT and £0.1m ITB. Should be able cover all 3 outfield players if it comes to it. Want to save 1 FT for next week to get Salah in. Also don't want to get rid of Grealish as would want him back.

        Martinez*
        Chilwell, Cancelo*, Justin
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish*
        Vardy, DCL, Watkins*

        Peacock-Farrell, Lamptey, Soucek, Coufal

        A) Watkins to Adams
        B) Martinez to £4.5ish keeper
        C) Ziyech to Mahrez

      • DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm surprised that there is no love for RJames from the scouts

      • Squires FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        As a Martinez, Robbo, Grealish, Wilson & Kane owner...its safe to say im in for a painful gw11. Playing Bissouma & praying for a Mitchell appearance will surely end well!

        1. Skogen89
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Fh then

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        which combo would you prefer next few weeks

        A: Jota + Kane
        B: Salah + Bamford

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

        2. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

        3. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

        4. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          that's pretty conclusive

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wellbeck or Che Addams?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Che che

        2. Covid Martial
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I think Che cos history would suggest Welbeck is due another long-term injury soon.

      • Covid Martial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Gotta say this postponed villa game has been remarkably serendipitous for me. Allows me to finally jettison Martinez and open up that third villa spot for grealish without taking a hit or missing out on any more grealish points. Lucky me.

      • Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Any info about Zaha?

      • Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        There might be some Covid news from Palace. Their results haven't come through yet after playing Newcastle. Source: check Twitter

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Well thats the fixture that can postponed without anyone caring

      • Im New Here
          1 month, 15 days ago

          With Pulisic and Havertz back in the mix, what is the likelihood of Ziyech starting? Chelsea are at home to Leeds this week so I'm hesitant to transfer, but would do if he's a non starter.

          I would do Ziyech to Jota but this would entail a -4 hit.

          Front 8:

          Fernandes, KDB, Ziyech, Son
          Vardy, DCL, Bamford

          1. Im New Here
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Sorry that should say front 7

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Didn't start midweek so he starts against Leeds imo