Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 15

Just in time for Christmas, the Scout Squad is here with their best players for Gameweek 15.

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 narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the 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 Christmas Eve.

NealeTomAndyDavid
GKEdersonEmiliano MartínezLukasz FabianskiEmiliano Martínez
Emiliano MartínezAlex McCarthyEmiliano MartínezAlex McCarthy
Alex McCarthyLukasz FabianskiIllan MeslierEderson
DEFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Benjamin MendyRúben DiasTrent Alexander-ArnoldRúben Dias
Kurt ZoumaMichael KeaneJohn StonesKurt Zouma
Michael KeaneVladimir CoufalVladimir CoufalStuart Dallas
Vladimir CoufalStuart DallasYerry MinaVladimir Coufal
MIDMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Kevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
Sadio ManéJack GrealishRaheem SterlingSadio Mané
Bertrand TraoréBruno FernandesJack GrealishJack Grealish
RaphinhaRaphinhaJarrod BowenRaphinha
FWDDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Patrick BamfordPatrick BamfordPatrick BamfordPatrick Bamford
Harry KaneHarry KaneChris WoodHarry Kane
Che AdamsOllie WatkinsOllie WatkinsChris Wood
Chris WoodChris WoodChe AdamsTimo Werner

NEALE SAID…

It always looked likely that there’d be triple-ups from Manchester City and Liverpool in my Scout Squad selection this week – the only question was over who I’d nominate.

Benjamin Mendy tends to be reserved for the plum home fixtures these days and, after a breather in the EFL Cup in midweek, I fancy him to start.

The Frenchman should be able to take advantage of my own team’s rather suspect right flank, where we’ve deployed DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo and even Jacob Murphy this season – which shows how much of a problem position it has become.

Having watched the shambles at Brentford on Tuesday, I’m even going for the City defensive double-up with Ederson.

Pep Guardiola’s policy of fielding relatively conservative line-ups has contributed to City scoring one goal or fewer in eight of their last ten league matches, but Kevin De Bruyne continues to be deployed in central positions and I sense a monster haul is due based on his impressive underlying figures.

Liverpool’s superb display at Palace last weekend not only solidifies my decision to go big on the Reds’ premium assets but also leads me to select Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore, who produced perhaps his best display of the season in Gameweek 14.

Up against the suspect Patrick van Aanholt, who opposition teams are clearly targeting, Traore offers a saving of a couple of million on Jack Grealish to help us accommodate some of the must-have big-hitters elsewhere.

Another budget midfielder, Raphinha, has been catching my eye recently, and I’m evidently not alone. Fifth among all FPL assets for chances created over the last four Gameweeks, he is also joint-third for attempts on goal.

While Burnley are back to something approaching their obdurate best, matches against this gung-ho Leeds side can throw up all kinds of scorelines.

That’s why I’ve also gone for Chris Wood, given that the Whites have conceded the most headed chances, opportunities from set plays and, crucially, goals over the previous four Gameweeks.

While we’re on that subject, winless Sheffield United have allowed the most chances from dead-ball situations over the course of the season, so the ever-present Michael Keane, who has two goals already to his name in 2020/21, gets the nod alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Lastly, a word on Harry Kane. While the FPL exodus continues (100,000+ transfers out this week), he next faces a Wolves side striving to rediscover their identity amid system and personnel changes.

A dip in form from Willy Boly and the flip-flopping between formations has resulted in the Wolves backline looking uncharacteristically suspect of late and they are without a clean sheet in seven.

Kane might have blanked in successive matches but he has still racked up more shots than any other forward over the last four Gameweeks, so I expect him to come good on Sunday.

TOM SAID…

Liverpool’s clean sheet prospects look as good as any in Gameweek 15, with their opponents West Bromwich Albion registering a measly 0.05 expected goals (xG) against Aston Villa last time out. Jake Livermore’s red card on 37 minutes didn’t help matters, but regardless, it’s hard to see them troubling a Reds’ backline which has conceded just four league goals since the start of November. Andrew Robertson is my preferred option, given how open Albion looked down their right-side on Sunday.

I’m also backing Manchester City and Everton’s defences, via Rúben Dias and Michael Keane. No team has taken fewer shots on the road than Newcastle United this term, while Sheffield United haven’t done much better themselves, netting the joint-fewest goals in the Premier League. The Blades have looked vulnerable defending set-pieces too, which could benefit the Toffees’ aerial threats, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Keepers Emiliano Martínez, Alex McCarthy and Lukasz Fabiański, plus defenders Vladimir Coufal and Stuart Dallas complete the picks at the back.

Further forward, the inclusion of heavy hitters Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Kane largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other call-ups.

Aston Villa are bang in-form at the moment after taking seven points from nine, with Jack Grealish constantly involved. Over the last two Gameweeks, which has coincided with a move into the middle, he leads the way amongst midfielders for chances created and penalty area touches, and ranks joint-fourth for shots. Teammate Ollie Watkins’ luck will surely change soon too, having seen multiple VAR calls go against him in recent weeks.

I also think Leeds United will fancy their chances against Burnley in Sunday’s early kick-off. There is rarely a dull moment with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but their approach has generally served them well this season, especially going forward. Raphinha has been posting some encouraging numbers, while Patrick Bamford continues to offer value up front. However, I don’t see them having it all their own way, and given how vulnerable they look defending crosses, Chris Wood could be worth a punt.

ANDY SAID…

It doesn’t get much better than Liverpool with the best attack in the league (27.24xG) versus West Brom, the worst defence in the league (27.59 xGC). Mohamed Salah looks to be the stand out pick to me, although it’s very harsh that I haven’t included Sadio Mané as well, but with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson capable of points at both ends it feels better to include an extra Manchester City attacker instead.

Ever since the 24 points against Liverpool in Gameweek 4, Jack Grealish has continued to perform well for FPL managers. He has recorded 51 points since then in nine matches at an average of 5.66 points per game. I’m not expecting Crystal Palace to be turned over like they were against Liverpool but Aston Villa’s attack is averaging 1.71xG per game, one of the highest in the league.

It’s foolish to ever try and predict Pep Guardiola but I’m doing so once again. John Stones wasn’t even in the squad for the midweek clash with Arsenal in the EFL Cup, so you’d expect him to take his place back in the Premier League against Newcastle. He’s started in four of the last five Gameweeks, recording a clean sheet in each match. I can’t imagine Newcastle will have too much to concern Manchester City this week.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in somewhat of a goal drought having not scored in the last three Gameweeks. He has of course registered three assists in that time though to keep the points ticking over. In that time he’s had five shots in the box and 1.11xG. The numbers are slightly down with all the injuries that Everton have had, but he’s done enough to feel a little hard done by for not scoring. I expect that drought to be broken against a Sheffield United side that haven’t kept a clean sheet this season.

DAVID SAID

I am a big fan of the Aston Villa defence once again, their expected goals conceded (xGC) over the last four matches, the best of any Premier League side. That should help Martínez offer decent potential for a home meeting with Crystal Palace.

Andrew Robertson remains the most dangerous Liverpool defender in my view, having assisted in three of the last seven matches and collecting three clean sheets too. I can’t see West Bromwich Albion learning how to boost their poor goal-scoring record at Anfield, let alone with Sam Allardyce in charge.

The Manchester City defence is also proving reliable right now, as John Stones and Rúben Dias’ partnership goes from strength-to-strength. Pep Guardiola’s men are yet to concede a goal with the Englishman in the team since Gameweek 10 – the only game they were breached coming when he dropped out. That said, I still prefer Dias for the strength of starts, only because of the time of year we’re currently in.

Mohamed Salah looks a dangerous asset not to own right now. Over the last four matches he is joint-top of the Premier League for shots on target, while West Bromwich Albion are beaten only by Leeds for goals conceded in 2020/21.

I also fancy Sadio Mané, who is boosted by the crossing ability of Trent Alexander-Arnold. He was goalless without the right-back starting in the team between Gameweeks 11 and 13, but benefited from his return against Crystal Palace.

I also think Kevin De Bruyne is due a big haul against Newcastle. The Magpies have conceded at least five goals in three of their last five Premier League trips to the Etihad Stadium while De Bruyne is top for expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four Gameweeks, rather unfortunate not to have scored and assisted more often. Given Newcastle’s current state, I believe now is the time for Manchester City to show us what they can do.

Raphinha has been threatening to go big in recent games and now has three attacking returns across his last five. I think he can provide some much-needed value over Christmas.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a key asset for Gameweek 15 considering he’s up against Sheffield United’s brittle defence and has 15 attacking returns in 14 matches this season.

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1,782 Comments Post a Comment
  1. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    McCarthy
    Coufal Dier Targett (James, Mitchel)
    Son KDB Bruno Salah (Soucek)
    DCL Bamford Adams
    1FT, 0.4.

    Any advice on transfers? Thx

    1. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Tuck that FT away until next GW

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Hold

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Thx both..
        tempted by James to Dallas...

  2. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    Start Vestergaard or Dallas?

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Dallas

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Dallas

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    Building into 18 and FH19 is so much easier for my team BUT

    - When do I BB then?
    - Someone suggested WC25, BB26 but if one wants to BB with 15 doublers in 26, how do they get a team out for bgw29 with only 3 FTs?

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      unless there is a significant amount of teams that play in both dgw26 and bgw29

    2. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      You build your team over time to one(blank)and wildcard into the bench boost.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Yes but only 3 fts between dgw26 and bgw29

        1. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          You will have some players, you don’t need 15 people playing twice - as an example I may keep son vs shu and the bench players will be cheap eg anguissa is in my Wildcard draft and he will likely get 4 points in the bench boost yay, you want 4.5 defenders and the big hitters. Also lots of people will be in same boat so getting 8 good players out in blank may be fine.

          By getting BB out the way in 19 I can get 11 dgw and then have the 4 spots aimed at the blank but this means I need to spread my funds across bench which I probably won’t do.

  4. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    Do you guys think that kane will be rested vs wolves? No right?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Kane doesn't know the word 'rest'

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        That's why he got injured last season. Maybe he's learned

    2. BeWater
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        I am a Spurs fan and will be shocked if Kane doesn't start. We normally rest him when he pulls his hamstring.

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Cant see it myself mate.

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      You can tell Olsen trains with Pickford.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Except he makes actual saves

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Pickford makes easy saves look brilliant because of his poor positioning.

    4. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Having Kane and Vardy feels like holding too much value up front, but former has good fixtures and latter had a double - selling one is silly, right?

      1. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        I plan to swap between them. Generally midfielders can get more points - clean sheet and goal, defenders can provide more per million for lower cost. However it’s a different strategy and the casual guy at the top of my mini league has captained Vardy every week and is doing great - I will grind him down but if you like it and can manage captaincy stick with it. You could always rotate your big midfielder. The key problem for you this year is great cheap options of bamford/dcl and other options like Antonio/Wilson/adams who you can pick between for good fixtures , equivalent cheap midfielders aren’t as good.

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Exactly my issue. Also got Salah and Bruno but keeping both Vardy and Kane and finding three mids that work on my WC next week is tough. Losing one allows me to distribute funds, but selling Vardy before a DGW is madness? Despite a couple of blanks, I think Kane's fixtures will see returns including in the DGW

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Bruno playing deeper w/ Pogba?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        No. Everton are under immense pressure since the start. Can't believe United haven't scored yet.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Yea

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          He's not tho

    6. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Rotating United all over nearly strongest Everton team, who would have thought

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Everton just starting to settle now.
        All United from the start.

    7. allaboutthemagic
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Quite a common theme the Chilwell situation.
      Who to replace him for.. sale price 6m and 1ft? Matip the sensible choice? Or any other suggestions?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Depends on who you have

        1. allaboutthemagic
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Coufal KWP and fodder the rest of back line

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Coufal. Nice fixtures up to the double if you can manage the blank.

        1. allaboutthemagic
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          I’ve got coufal. Double up with cresswell? I’m FH in GW18

    8. United20
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Thoughts lads

      Martinez
      Dallas Robbo KWP
      Salah (C) Bruno JWP Son Grealish
      DCL Bamford

      Subs: Steer Dier Chilwell Brewster

      1. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Solid - hide behind sofa for Man City vs Newcastle. You can carry chilwell if needed with those defenders.

    9. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Bench two?

      Coufal,
      Stones,
      Dallas
      Zouma
      Robbo

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Hard one this. Probably start Robbo, Zouma, Stones. I'd wanna start Coufal and Dallas as well tho considering fixtures

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Would have to bench Watkins?

          Bruno, Son, Grealish, Salah
          Kane, Bamford, Watkins

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Maybe. He kinda sucks but randomly scores sometimes on a good day

      2. BeWater
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          You have to play Robbo and Stones if he starts has a very good chance of 6 points. I would play those two and Coufal over Zouma just about.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Arsenal have less of a goal threat than Brighton

            1. BeWater
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                I'm playing Zouma myself but don't have as much choice. I get excited every time Chelsea have a corner or free kick.

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Cheers, I had lined up Robbo, Stones & Zouma with Watkins on final chance?

        • popcoin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          GW18, no chips: Martinez - Stones, Saiss - Son, Zaha - Kane (c), DCL

          GW19, Bench Boost: Martinez, Johnstone - Taylor, Justin, James, Stones, Coufal - Salah (c), Bruno, Son, Rafinha, Soucek - Kane, DCL, Bamford

          1. popcoin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            One -4 hit

        • davies
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Lamprey >

          A) Coufal
          B) KWP/Bednarek

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Coufal or Lindelöf if DGW17

          2. RedAlpha10
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            A

        • The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Tempted by Chilwell,KDB >> Robertson,Mane for free this week for a triple up with Salah.
          I know KDB has Newcastle.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            I like those moves a lot. +1

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              It would probably mean no Spurs or City attack though apart from the FH in 18.
              Would look like this

              Martinez
              Robertson,Dias, Dallas
              Salah(c),Mané,Grealish,Fernandes
              DCL,Watkins,Bamford

              Johnstone,Soucek,Ayling, Ferguson

          2. Blzbobuk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Was going to say keep kdb but that is one of the very few moves that could beat it.

        • FDMS All Starz
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Which plan is better?

          A)
          -Gw16: WC
          -Gw18: 7/8 players
          mccarthy
          DIAS - DIER - CANCELO
          SON - KDB - NETO - bruno
          KANE - bamford - adams
          (johnstone - rapinha - justin - dallas)
          -Gw19: BB
          (Kdb & Kane -> Salah & Vardy)

          Or

          B)
          -Gw16: WC
          -Gw18: FH
          -Gw19: BB

        • Toughie
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          If I don't use my FH in GW18, I will play with 7 players.

          Are the following additional 4 players worth using the FH chip in GW18?

          Coady
          Sterling
          Zaha
          Wilson

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Only Sterling that could potentially explode

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Yes and could also not play, not worth the risk for me

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Nah

          3. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            No. This is why I am saving it for later in the season.

          4. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            I'll have 7 players in it as well if Burnley vs United happens in 18. Probably better to save for 29 then.

        • pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Good to go? 🙂

          Martinez
          Dias - Dier - KWP
          Salah - KDB - Bruno - Grealish - Son
          Wilson - Bamford

          0.5m and 1FT in the bank.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            No fh in 18?

            1. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Nope

              Will get in Kane, Podence, Lewis and Sterling with 4 FTs and have 11 playing without any hits in BGW.

              FH in 19

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Looks good then. Was thinking wildon to adams but not with that chip strategy

                I wouldnt get lewis. I have him atm and he's the worst pick. Holding for just .1 more

        • Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Need a defender for this week only for 7.0 or less. Who do you think I should get?

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Leaning towards a city def atm

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Matip

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Is he 100% nailed? I have 0 playing subs

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Stones

          4. Blzbobuk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Dias or matip

        • Giles G
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          I am planning to use my FH in double GW 19, because I have fairly good coverage for 18 already. I haven't seen many people choose this strategy. Is there a reason it's not popular? i'm worried I a missing something! Thanks

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            I think the consensus is to play your FH in the week which you have less players for so for you playing it in 19 is a good move

          2. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Same here

            Looks like a no brainier

          3. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Personally I have only one playing in GW18 so the FH makes sense. I think it is more about what works with your chips and current line up.

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Just do what suits your team and don't listen to the spoon feeders

          5. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            When do you intend to BB

          6. Giles G
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Thanks all. Should have said i've already used the first WC. Will then BB after the second WC at the next big double

            1. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Yeah I have thought about WC25 abs BB26 but then can’t get through bgw29

              1. Giles G
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Yeah that does sound like a problem down the line and is a worry, but thinking it's still worth using the FH in 19 and dealing with that blank somehow

          7. Blzbobuk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            As you used your wildcard and are good for 18 that is a good strategy. it’s team dependent and you can load on spurs and city(who are nice gw20 onwards). I have a wildcard and want clear my BB hence different approach.

        • the_duke
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Is there going to be any pressers tomorrow or is that it for christmas?

          • Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Greenwood header whisker wide. Touched outside of side post.

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Is this a good plan for this week:

            GW15, Chilwell >> Coufal (or Taylor) to use an FT with GW19 in mind...

            GW16, then with 2FT next week Grealish DCL >> Fernandes Wood (or Adams)

            Yes or No

          • fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Will Coufal have a price change this night?

            1. BeWater
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                If not tonight then definitely tomorrow.

              • unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Really hope not

            2. BeWater
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Anyone out here with their first WC to play who is thinking about getting through 18 and 19 without using any chips?

                Listened to a few podcasts this week and one thing that stuck in my head was play BB in 19 and get it out of the way if you still have your first WC. That way you don't need to try and carry a strong bench later in the season. I think that might have been Zophar on FPL Wire.

                1. Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 hours ago

                  I can't think of a good reason to not use wc1 to plan for a BB19

                  1. BeWater
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      That's what I'm going to do most likely. I think if you BB 19 FH 18 makes a lot of sense.

                  2. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    For me, you've gotta put chips when you know they work. I've got a WC and confident I can build a full team (except Kane) playing twice in 19 without compromising game weeks before and after. So why wouldn't I?

                    Got another WC and TC for later game weeks once situation is clearer.

                    But why not use chips? Otherwise you'll just bum them on a ordinary week (which may work well, but less chance of it)

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      You used your FH?

                      1. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        No, using it for GW18 as I have too many players I want to keep on my WC who don't play in 18

                    2. BeWater
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        I'm planning to BB in 19 myself. Just interested in hearing if anyone had a different plan and why. Will you FH in 18?

                    3. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      It’s an option if you have wc1. I agree it makes it easier to manage the bench or lack of later on. Means you can put all your eggs In the first 11.

                  3. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Best option here? 2ft 0itb

                    Martinez
                    Robbo Cancelo Taylor
                    Son KDB Bruno Soucek
                    DCL Watkins Bamford

                    4.0 Ziyech* Lewis Ayling

                    A) just Ziyech to Anguissa (KDB to Salah next week)
                    B) Ziyech, KDB to Anguissa, Salah
                    C) Ziyech, KDB, Ayling to Anguissa, Salah, TAA -4

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      A.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Prefer KDB captain over Salah this week?

                    2. mixology
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Hmm depends if you think KDB can outscore/ match Salah for captaincy

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Feels stupid to sell him with Newcastle at home, but at the same time Salah has a great fixture and is in better form?

                  4. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Gtg?

                    Martinez
                    Dier Dias Coufal
                    Salah (c) Bruno KDB (vc) Grealish
                    Kane Bamford DCL

                    Steer Soucek Casey Douglas 1FT 0itb

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Gtg.

                    2. JustSomeGuy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Not sure why you'd need reassurance.

                  5. Mackans
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Thoughts on my WC team? (BB DGW19)

                    McCarthy
                    Robbo Dallas Coufal
                    Salah Fernandes Rashford Raphinha
                    Vardy Martial Bamford

                    Bench: Johnstone, Taylor, Balbuena, Anguissa

                    1. Pépé Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      I'd consider Martial -> Adams and upgrade Rashford -> Mane, and see what you can do with the leftover cash

                    2. scubasmithy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      I like it (partly as I don't have a wildcard but have mostly the same team (same back 4 same mid but I have Son instead of Rashford and up front I have Kane and Watkins and Bamford.

                      Personally I'd probably have Kane in and downgrade Martial.

                    3. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      I like that it's different than most. Would prefer triple Liverpool over ManUtd myself.

                    4. Biggsy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Not a huge fan of Taylor or Anguissa but see why they're enablers

                  6. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Everton support is dreadful.

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Yeh you’d of thought the ground would be full for this game.

                    2. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Everton fans are some of the most passionate

                  7. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Why is Chilwell dropping so rapidly?

                    Can't remember so many price drops in a short period of time.

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Because everyone has time on their hands and he’s got a flag. Simple.

                  8. InSaneMan-e
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Hi guys. Anyone know when is the latest I can use my WC so I don't lose it before we get January one?

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      28 December before deadline

                    2. JustSomeGuy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Gameweek 16 - Mon 28 Dec 13:30

                      If in the UK.