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

    Have WC and tinkering with my squad for GW18/19

    Thinking i might be using my TC chip instead of BB. im finding that there are too many premium priced players for the DGW to fill out a squad of 15 players. Anyone else finding the same issue? or have you found a path to having 15 solid starters?

    1. olly:)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I think both TC and BB are solid options in 19 however I think with wildcard it’s a no brainer to prepare for a bench boost and that’s what i’m doing.

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

        but how are you filling a squad of 15? so many

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Easy. Leeds, WH and Soton players are the key. Also Burnley and Fulham.

          1. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Also makes it easier if you don't insist on squeezing the secondary premiums (like Mane) in your squad.

          2. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            It may not be easy if we are not looking at only week 19, but also week 20 and afterwards.

            The 15 players team may cause you a "who to bench" problem and also may waste $1.5 to $5 for your bench.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      My TV far too low to put together a decent BB team even with WC in tact so looking like TC or nothing for me that week.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I'm starting to wonder whether I should be doing the same, TV only 101.4 with 0.3 ITB.

  2. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Risers: Burke (4.4)

    Fallers: Ünder (5.8) Yarmolenko (5.5) André Gomes (5.3) Partey (4.9) Hayden (4.7) Dendoncker (4.7) Stephens (4.6) Kelly (4.1)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Where’s Salah?

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        In his studio flat in Toxteth

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes no Adams!

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Burke rise.. ahh crap

    5. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      1 up 😎

    6. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Under going undee

    7. Amey
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Burke
      WTF :

    8. TiAgoFPL
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      1 up

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days 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

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. PlayUpPompey
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B.

  4. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    How likely is Dias to be benched v. Newcastle?

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I'm confident he plays

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      20%

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I’m not confident he plays

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      8%

    5. Viper
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Well if he's going to benched at all, it'll be this game he'll be rested in.

      I think Pep is very dependant on him though. I'll say 70% chance he starts

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That’s my concern. This seems a prime game to rest him.

    6. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Could easily be Stones and Ake/ Laporte for this one. Good chance Dias is rested.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Agree with Guendoozy. Did not expect him to play a full game on Tuesday night. May well be rested.

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Nah no chance imo

        1. GuenDoozy
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          You said 8% yourself lol. Contradicting yourself on the same thread

  5. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I know it's disgusting, but would Lamptey > Coufal for -4 worth it?

    DGW coming up for Coufal, Coufal set to rise tomorrow, Lamptey red flagged.

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Who would you play instead of Lamptey?

      1. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Depends if you would have started Lamptey or have another player starting.

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Only option would be Charlie Taylor against Leeds.

        1. GuenDoozy
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Hmm probably worth it, leeds will definitely score imo

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah that was my thoughts as well. I think Coufal has a decent run and sets up for DGW 19. Sucks to take a hit but I figured there might be more hits out there as well, plus would have probably taken a hit before DGW 19 anyway.

            1. GuenDoozy
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              Coufal is a solid long term choice. Probably the best at that price along with Dallas

              1. Dirty Harry
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 20 days ago

                Thanks, I'll go with it.

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      yeah its probably worth it in the long run

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Hug 4 Lugs

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I also brought him in for -4. He'll most likely rise tomorrow as well.

  6. Viper
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who do you think will score more points this gameweek only?

    A. Justin (MNU)

    B. Raphinha (BUR) -4 points

    1. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. Thunderbahçe
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      50/50 I'd say

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      A. Even if you assume Justin only gets 2 against MAN, which would be highly probably but on the low side of his expected range, there's no way Raphinha's expected mean would be over 6 pts. It's possible of course, but would be on the high end of the bell curve. He's averaging 3 pts per game so far this season. He's played 1 game against a side with FDR 2 and scored 1 pt (90 minutes against Newcastle in GW13). He's played 4 games at home, averaging 1.8 pts per; and 5 games on the road, averaging 4 pts per.

  7. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which group do you prefer (selling Mahrez and Chilwell)

    A. Reguilon, Robbo, 7.5mid or lower

    B. TAA, Robbo, 5.9mid or lower for -4 (selling Reguilon too)

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

  8. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which one would you get rid of first. Chilly or James

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Chilly for the cash

  9. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Grealish, Chilwell to Raphina, Robertson for free
    B) Chilwell to Matip for free

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I like A personally, but i feel most people dont want to lose Grealish after he hauled

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I was quite reluctant to lose Grealish this week, for a hit no less, but had to be done, was out of him and KDB.
        Now would be the time to jump off Grealish perhaps (albeit after this week ideally), but he’s on no set pieces hardly now, and Palace may shore up after that pool leathering.
        It’s sensible to keep, but also equally ok to boot him this GW I reckon.

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          This is my thinking I reckon palace will keep the ship tight plus I really don’t want him after this week so does seem a good time to jump off. Put it this way if he blanked this he a lot more wouldn’t be worried about selling

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Yep, absolutely agree. His assists came late on as well in that WBA game. I’m kinda pleased to take those points and run as like ya say wouldn’t want him after the palace game anyway. Raphinha has been brought in as his replacement, to go Dias and Robbo in defence for James and Chillwell.

            1. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              Why Raphina? Currently looking at options under 6M (with I had the extra 0.4 to go up to Bowen)

              Walcott and the Leeds boys seem like the only options

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 20 days ago

                Oh apologies didn’t see this reply. I chose Raphinha as it was a choice between him and Soucek. Rapha’ as stats are incredible and Leeds just a more exciting team and better in attack, pleased to have him.

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah I like A. Matip feels like a dull but also risky pick.

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        True doesn’t seem nailed due to his injuries

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A

  10. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is soucek a viable 4th mid for DGW19?

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

      Viable yes, but prefer him as a 5th MID unless you're rocking Vardy/Kane & Bamford & Adams (or something).

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Depends on chip strategy

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        FH18 TC19

        Trying to come up fill the last 2 slots in the front 7 with Salah Son Bruno Kane Bamford as the locks so far.

        really like the looks of Martial as potentially a differential.

  11. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    think official gone nuts just done

    Kane Chilwell Mahrez out
    Adams Mane Trent -4

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Losing Kane for a hit a gw before Fulham Leeds is criminal

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane has fulham & leeds next?

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane out? Madness

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

      Not terrible but that's a weird one shipping Kane before the next run of fixtures.

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

        OMG your username too.

        1. Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Not gonna be able to catch back up if I don't chance it hoping for blank from Kane. Adams can deliver same points next two as Kane is cheaper

          1. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            mean Adams

    5. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I would have just got TAA and Raphinha for Chilwell and Mahrez

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I like very much where were you 20mins ago lol I'm looking at Podence to Raph next week

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Would you WC this team now or next week? 0FTs & 0.0itb

    Sanchez
    Dias - Justin - Targett
    Podence - Son - Bruno - Salah - Kdb
    DCL - Adams
    (Steele - Chilwell - Douglas - Davis)

  13. AF90
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Already own Kane, Son, Grealish, DCL so feel like using FH in GW18 is a waste, agree? 3 FT's to get KDB, Dias & Wilson & think I should be ok!?

    So then FH GW19?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      then your team is not set up greatly for GW 20. Salah Bruno have good fixtures that you're going to have to get back, and FH is going to be much less ceiling than BB or TC this DGW imo

      1. AF90
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Will be keeping Bruno & Salah has Spurs away GW20 so hoping I can get away with it for 1 week! BB no good for me as don't have WC...have considered TC but will save for another time

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Im personally going for a TC cause I think you can set up the team basically as good as a FH but you get TC salah points as well

    2. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Its a waste

      1. GuenDoozy
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        My plan is FH19, Salah > KDB for GW 18, 20 and 21, and then KDB back to Salah for 22.

        This way I will have Martinez, Stones, Lamptey (lol), Mitchell (lol), Neto, KDB, Son, Grealish, Kane, DCL, Brewster for GW18, while keeping Bruno in the team.

        1. AF90
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah I'm thinking similar...will have no defence or GK really just Dias, Lamptey, KDB, Son, Grealish, Kane, DCL, Wilson.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            You wont be too far behind the people who play the FH18 with this lot.

            1. AF90
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              Yeah Wilson's fixtures after GW19 are decent too along with City's so makes sense to me....hoping Burnley v Man Utd gets moved to GW18!

        2. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I am not a fan of losing Salah even for a single minute, until his form drops.

        3. Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 19 days ago

          Getting rid of Salah with 95% ownership amongst top 10k is maddness imo

      2. AF90
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Using the FH in 19?

  14. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Impossible to have them all, so who misses out?

    First thought was KDB, but not keen on BB18 and would want to keep him for that, second thought was Kane but fixture turn and huge ownership so asking for trouble not having him... No right answer it seems

    A. Kane
    B. Son
    C. KDB
    D. Bruno
    E. Salah

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

      Having them all now. It's KDB if I had to choose.

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

      kdb

    3. Thunderbahçe
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Definitely KDB as long as Aguero is not in shape

  15. Galbatron2.0
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is a Man City Defensive double up too maverick?

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

      Good chance for CS. Only Pep to beat, I would say.

      1. Galbatron2.0
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That’s my thoughts. Considering Cancelo and Stones. Unsure on Stones though

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Stones is a good pick IMO.

          In my team

  16. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    McCarthy
    Dallas Dias *Chilwell* *James*
    Grealish Bruno KDB Salah
    Watkins Bamford

    Forster Justin Wilson Riedewald

    0.2itb 1ft.

    Any suggestions please fellas? 2 injuries are painful

    1. Thunderbahçe
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      TAA and a fodder imo then play 4-4-2 with Justin

  17. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Short of defender to play. Who should I get please? Plan is to play BB on DGW19.

    Coufal - Taylor - Kilman - Mitchell - Lamptey

    6.2m for replacing Lamptey

    A: Dier .. good fixtures, Mourinho, No DGW but good CS chance on GW19

    B: Walker .. good fixtures, Pep roulette, No DGW but good CS chance on GW19

    C: Dallas .. attacking, DGW19
    D: Cresswell .. DGW19, but double West Ham in defence?
    E: Matip .. doubt with his conditions to play consecutive games in short period

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      A or C...Dallas is so attacking, but can they keep CS at all? Currently on C.

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Thank you. I'm between Dier and Dallas as well.

      Dallas seems better if I'm committed to play BB chip on DGW19.

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Wc in 16 and set up for BB in 19... FH in 18? Sickkkk. No Salah this week though, and only a 2 day turn around for the wc,, scarryyy

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Do some shots?

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I've all but decided this is my approach, thinking of the quick turn around between GWs as a positive, less time to overthink things.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Good man.

        Shots always help.

  19. james 101
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    DGW19 team.

    Martinez
    Chillwell Zouma Dallas
    Salah(tc) Bruno Rashford Soucek KDB
    Firmino BamBam

    Got 0.6m spare. Any obvious improvements?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      No hits. 1 extra FT if nec.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not sure but I may get a Liverpool defender and Vardy by removing KDB / Firmino out.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers. Considering it!

  20. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    who do I cap currently chasing 70pt gap.

    A) Mane
    B) Salah
    C) KDB

    Thanks

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Salah or KDB

      Leaning towards Salah.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Look in Mane eyes when got subbed makes me think he really wants to outscore Salah

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I want to put score Salah too.

          I mean, so does Minamino.

          But, and I’m not being modest here, nor am I putting Minanino down, I don’t think it’s happening.

        2. james 101
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          You’ve ages to catch up mate. Play smart.

    2. GuenDoozy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      70 at this stage is not massive. Just try to build a strong team and dont captain based on your rivals or the ownership imo. Salah is the obvious pick, not going with him can easily turn that 70 into 80.

    3. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      loads of time. no need to risk it stick w mo

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      B

    5. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      There's never been a clearer captain choice than Salah this week. Choosing a -EV (minus expected value) option on any given week isn't going to help you catch up faster; it'll just make your gap that much harder to close later

  21. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who scores more this week:

    Soucek, Raphina/Klich, Walcott

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Raphina is my favorite out of those

    2. Calvin Valance
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Raphinha, he's attacking in an attacking team. I'm biased though because I love him on FIFA

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Avg PPM's so far this season:
      Walcott... 4.1
      Klich... 4.1
      Soucek... 3.8
      Raphinha... 3.0

  22. cigan
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Pick 1 for this week only

    Mendy
    Stones
    Matip (double-up with Robbo)
    Bamford
    Soucek

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Bam Bam

  23. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Checking in for the first time today, and I see Lamptey red-flagged. I'm sure this has been asked, so apologies...

    Lamptey > ... (4.9 max)
    1) Coufal
    2) Taylor
    3) Stones
    4) Dallas

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      100% Coufal. Stones could be a good option too

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I was leaning toward Coufal. Thanks!

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Stones if you have other 4 playing defenders, if not Coufal

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Coufal it is. Cheers!

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      1

  24. james 101
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Could use some help gents.

    DGW19 team.

    Martinez
    Chillwell Zouma Dallas
    Salah(tc) Bruno Rashford Soucek KDB
    Firmino BamBam

    Got 0.6m and 1FT spare. Any obvious improvements?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Too soon?

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Way too soon. No one knows what might happen between now and GW19. Didn't want to be rude and mention that 😀

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Ha. Yeah. It’s a given whatever plans we make could/will change.

          But that’s party of the fun!

  25. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Real captaincy headache for ones without Salah, if there are any? Who would you captain from this lot?

    A) Kane
    B) Bruno
    C) KDB
    D) Son
    E) DCL

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      You mean this week? Just go to get Salah to solve your headache.

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

        this

    4. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C easily

    5. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Just get salah

  26. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Any other ideas for a 4.9 or less defender for the last spot in a BB Some options below and why I am not sold.
    West ham options but I have Coufal and they have not kept a CS In a long time
    Dallas could be ok but again very little CS potential
    KWP or Bednarek but I would have McCarthy as a keeper so again with 2 away in 19 not sure I want the double up.
    Any other ideas / options?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Go Dallas, good attacking threat.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Dallas or west ham. West ham have better chance of cs but Dallas has great attacking threat

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      West Ham double should be good until 24. Stones is the other one but could be benched when you use BB. If this transfer needs to be made now, I would probably go for a West Ham option. Knowing your other defenders would help us a lot to suggest options.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Mendy Forster

        Robertson Dier Dias Coufal Bernardo

        So I need to make a few transfer therefore the sgw Dias and Dier would stay but their 19 fixtures are good so I don’t mind that.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Do you play a back 3 or 4?

    4. olly:)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Justin?

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers not one I had considered.

        1. olly:)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          no problem 🙂

  27. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    If Burnley Man United is rescheduled for gw 18, when would it be announced by?

    1. olly:)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      before GW15 deadline according to Ben Crellin

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers! Was scrolling through his Twitter but couldn’t find it. I must have missed it.

        Glad that we’ll know before the deadline. Like make it easier to plan

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

    What is the best West Ham trio for DGW? I am currently leaning towards Fabianski, Coufal, Soucek as I expect their defence to do better than their attack considering Antonio is still not anywhere near fit and Haller and Bowen are not in a great form..

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      On a free hit?

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

        No building for BB

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I’d want soucek then because he’s by far the best enabler for bb. I’d also want coufal because he has good attacking threat and seems to be good at baps. The last one is tough and probably depends on your team. Fab, Cresswell, and Bowen are all good options. Antonio as well if he is fit

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

            Thank you mate!

    2. olly:)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Balbuena, Coufal, Soucek is what I will have i think

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That’s ok but I would want to leave a spot open in case Antonio is fit.

        1. olly:)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          yes I agree but I do think even if Antonio returns in that time he won’t be risked for starts in both games, I would rather have the safe starters

  29. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    One spot left to play.

    A) Targett (CRY)
    B) Coufal (BHA)
    C) Dallas (BUR)

    All home times and hard call imo

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      C

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe A or B

    4. olly:)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Coufal probably just about, but I would play Dallas before Targett.

  30. olly:)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Almost definitely going to have triple leeds attack on my wildcard next week (Raph Rodrigo Bamford ofc), not often you can get triple of the 3rd best attack in the league (in terms of numbers so far) for 5.4, 5.7 and 6.2(6.4) respectively

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Blimey!

      Even having one of them makes me uncomfortable 😆

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      About Leeds, do you know why Pablo Hernandez hasn’t been playing? He was huge for them last year.

      1. olly:)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        think he struggled with an injury and he’s also getting on a bit (35 now), don’t think he’s quite prem level and Rodrigo has came in to replace him

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Cheer! I’m going to be doubling up (probably rodrigo for Watkins) but am not sure I’d be able to handle a triple up. They’re great options for how cheap and attacking they are