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. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Is 8 DGW players plus Martinez Son Kane alright?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Basically...

      Martinez
      Zouma Robbo Coufal
      Son Salah(TC) Klich Soucek
      Bamford Vardy Kane

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        No way of losing one of Kane or Vardy to bring in Bruno

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Thats what im aiming for with TC salah

      who are your 8?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        See above sorry should have just posted

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 24 days ago

          my jaws dropped when i saw no Bruno! you are a brave man

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 24 days ago

            Hahah also no United allowed in my Man city leagues

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 24 days ago

              wow i see

              looks nice, but klich and soucek doesnt seem up to par. can you get Bowen?

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 24 days ago

                Ok! Will work more

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 24 days ago

                I would be benching Grealish btw

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    If you make any money on the Free Hit, do you get to keep it?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      no your TV is the same as you get all your players back

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        May not be the same if your original team players rise/drop

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    DCL + Chilwell --> Adams + TAA (-4)

    Stupid move for a hit? currently dont have enough defenders

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Just get Matip imo.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        planning to get TAA or Robbo before double, so thats an additional transfer as I wouldnt double pool defence after GW17

    2. wattalowz
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Same dilemma below.

      I think Adams and DCL broadly offset over the next 3. So it’s whether TAA out scores Matip by more than 4 points over the next 5ish GW?

  4. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    A. Chilwell to TAA
    B. Chilwell + Grealish + Wilson to KWP + KDB + Brewster (-8)
    C. Something else

    Martinez (Steer)
    Chilwell Coufal Taylor (Dallas Neco)
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish (Soucek)
    Kane DCL Wilson

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A

  5. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    James to Lindelof an option?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      It is but a risky one, Lindelof playing through injury and United aren't really doing CS atm.

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Not for me

  6. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Matip nailed to start this weekend?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Yes should be

    2. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Plenty of rest, and no competition.
      He'll probably start with one of the youngsters.
      Good game to give Fabinho a rest if anything

  7. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Any solid 4.3 or under defender prospects for the fun to DGW 19?

    1. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      *run

    2. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Not really.
      Kilman/ Lewis the best/ only realistic options but awful fixtures.
      Definitely worth finding the extra 0.2 as there are great options at 4.5

  8. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Who to play:

    1. Dallas (BUR)
    2. Coufal (BHA)

    Thanks

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      1

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      1

  9. baines is god
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Fabio Silva or McGoldrick for the next 4?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Not keen on either.

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I went with McG (downgrade from Watkins)

  10. dezille
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    1FT, 1.7 ITB

    McCarthy (Martinez)
    Robertson Justin James* (Lamptey*) (Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Soucek
    DCL Bamford (Brewster)

    Currently only fielding 2 defenders, and according to CarefreeYouth, James at set to miss at least game, probably 2, then has Man City. And of course Lamptey is out. Initial thoughts were to build for DGW19 but now thinking to just sort my fires and pick up as many points on the way.

    A) James > Coufal, next week Grealish > Son (I'm really not keen on getting rid of KDB, so this is a really good fixture move on paper)
    B) Lamptey > Coufal, leaving 1.9 ITB but no Son without taking a hit
    C) Mitchell > Coufal, in anticipation of the DGW, although this piles funds into defense early and would probably restrict me before DGW19.

    Cheers

    1. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Probably A if it gives you more flexibility next week and you are reluctant to lose KDB

      1. dezille
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. KDB's stats are still ridiculous and surely some of these big chances have to be converted by his teammates - at 25% ownership he is the one that could really push up my rank. Sometimes just gotta go with your gut, I guess. Think I have answered my own question...

    3. Ian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I have the same issues/players and went mitchel to Coufal.

  11. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Which one? FH 18
    A) James -> Matip
    B) Lamptey -> Coufal
    C) James and Grealish -> Robertson and Raphinha (-4)

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Probably B although A and B both look ok.

    3. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A
      West Brom, Newcastle, Southampton

  12. boogle
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Seems Shaw is preferred over Telles in the league, is that right??

    Who would you rather have in draft?

    A) Telles
    B) Coleman

  13. Shardlow
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell + Brewster > Balbuena + Adams?

    Double up with Coufal for BB DGW19. Got both Chilwell and James.

  14. Ray Sterling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Hi guys,
    Need some insight.
    Between this two option which one has highest output from GW 16 to 19.

    A. Kane + Soucek

    vs

    B Antonio + Son.

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Well I'd say which one you'd prefer out of Kane and Son and go with that option

      1. Ray Sterling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Since both of them has similar output maybe i my decision will lean toward B.

        Thanks.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A
      because Antonio still injured if he is passed fit and gets through a game with pulling up again then B is great

      1. Ray Sterling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Will follow closely on the Antonio fitness. If he not fit maybe Rodrigo or Che Adam will be a better replacement?

    3. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A
      Antonio a risk

  15. wattalowz
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    A) Chilwell to Matip
    B) Chilwell + DCL to TAA/Robbo + Adams -4

    FH18

    Soucek would cover potential DCL benching this GW.

  16. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Going for TAA over Zouma means I will have to get Martial over Vardy for the double, is that too big a sacrifice?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Yep

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      That doesn't sound too good tbh

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I don't think it is, Tony hitting some form.

    4. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Nope

  17. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Guys which of this moves has more upside?

    A) Chilwell to Robbo / TAA
    B) Wilson to Adam's

    Both moves good for DGW 19..B more so if Chilwell fit for DGW.

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I'd say A, Wilson might grab a pen or nick a goal and Chilwell isn't getting any points this week.

  18. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Start one?

    A) Targett CRY H
    B) Lookman SOU H

  19. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Any advice most welcome, on the following 2 options over GWs 16 - 20

    a) Robertson new, sou, MAN/BUR, tot
    & Pulisic

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Dang, done it again. Please ignore 🙁

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 24 days ago

        I think option a looks good.

    2. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 24 days ago

      A : )

  20. Gr0sPoisson1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Callum Wilson replacement ...???

    Needs to be below 6.6 as have to save money to upgrade Grealish to Son for the next gameweek otherwise DCL would have been an option.

    At the moment going with Chris Wood who has Leeds, Sheff United and Fulham for next three.

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Not sure who you have already but I would put Bamford and Adams before Wood.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Bamford my choice

    3. Gr0sPoisson1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Sorry i have Bamford and Kane

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Hey fam! Which option would you prefer to get KDB back in GW20?

    A. Keep 2.4 ITB on GW16 WC
    B. Take -4 in GW20

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      B

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah, it's a lot to leave ITB through a DGW.

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Robertson seems most favoured Liverpool defender for good reason- is anyone tempted with TAA as bit of differential coming into attacking form ( albeit needs to improve defensively)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I'm going with TAA, admittedly because I got priced out of Robbo yesterday.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Tbh he has improved defensively this season and is out performing Robertson on def stats, he is obviously a great pick and is only very marginally behind Robertson for attacking stats but Robertson seems to be getting in the box more and to the byline more basically better positions for cut backs and high quality crosses so marginally edges it but there isn't too much in it all the same.
      Trent was looking quite poor before his injury and looked poor vs Fulham but so did the rest of the team, he did look good in his cameo vs Wolves and looked good vs Palace as did everyone else. I just feel that they assist he got laying it off to Henderson vs the assist Robbo got for Firminos first goal was indicative of the trend of Robbo creating better chances.

      So Robertson just edges it for me but Trent is obviously a great pick as well.

  23. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    How does this team look for this gw? 1ft, 0.2m itb.

    Martinez
    Robbo Dallas coufal
    Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
    Dcl bamford

    Forster zouma Taylor Brewster

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      gtg

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Very good but I would start Zouma over Dallas

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Really? Was always going to play Dallas. It’s between zouma and soucek tbh.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 24 days ago

          You may be right but can see Zouma scoring on set piece against woeful Arsenal defence - certainly don’t see Arsenal scoring

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 24 days ago

            Tough call. Soucek will also be a threat on set pieces against bha. Let’s see, will decide closer to headline. Thanks

  24. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Does anybody know when the United potential Gw18 fixture will be confirmed ?

    And

    How likely is it that City get Dgw 19 fixture ?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      We don't know
      Seems pretty unlikely

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Think United in week unlikely now they beat Everton in cup tonight- had not heard City might get week 19 double?

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        saw some posts abt it earlier I think the city dgw was less likely and United was more likely based on the number of free weeks they would have in future if they went all the way in all cups, so this week which would be their WB would potentially be a week where this fixture can be played but then they will have played every 3 days for like the whole season pretty much so maybe they dont push for it.

  25. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Chilwell -> Dias worth the hit? (No other playing defenders)

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      yes

  26. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Seeing lot of Chilwell out transfers. Is he really out for dgw too as I plan to.bench boost amd it will be waste of transfer if he is back and I had removed him for Dallas..

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Could be back by then but seems certain to miss 15-17 so too much value on bench for me to keep

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks. Guess its bye bye time....You reckon we could still have dgw for AVL vs NewC after newC knockout from cup? If not then which gw you think?

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      he is supposed to be out for the next 3 gws not sure if he makes it back by the doubles, we wont know that till probably after the next 2 games though at least

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Nobody knows. Even Chelsea aren't sure yet how badly damaged the ankle ligaments are.

      An ankle sprain (the least it can be) is typically 1-3 weeks. That probably means City GW17 is the earliest he could be back but if it's just that simple injury he should be back for GW19. If it turns out to be a Grade 2 injury it is typically 3-6 weeks and the DGW would certainly be in doubt in that case.

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks. Guess its bye bye time....You reckon we could still have dgw for AVL vs NewC after newC knockout from Efl? If not then which gw you think?

  27. davies
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Is Martinez > Johnstone worth a ft for the DGW?

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      No

  28. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Best chilwell replacement. Must play blank 18.

    A) Regullion
    B) Dier
    C) PVA
    D) someone else

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Dier or City def

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Should have said, I already have triple city including Dias so another city is not possible. Thanks!

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Dier

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Dier

  29. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    How bad is Richarlison injury? Plan was to replace Wilson with Bamford, seems I'll have to deal with Richarlison first.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Looked pretty groggy when came off - I would be surprised if is fit to play next game

  30. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Start 1, Bench 2
    Balbuena (BHA)
    Soucek (BHA)
    Podence (TOT)

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

      I would play Soucek. Brighton are terrible at defending set pieces.