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
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 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
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 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
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

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

  2. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    2. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Where’s Salah?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        In his studio flat in Toxteth

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yes no Adams!

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Burke rise.. ahh crap

    5. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      1 up 😎

    6. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Under going undee

    7. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Burke
      WTF :

    8. Jogas tanto Oliveira
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      1 up

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 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
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B

    2. PlayUpPompey
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      B.

  4. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    How likely is Dias to be benched v. Newcastle?

    1. OleBall
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I'm confident he plays

      • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        20%

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I’m not confident he plays

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        8%

      • Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 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
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

      • GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 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
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Nah no chance imo

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Who would you play instead of Lamptey?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

        2. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Only option would be Charlie Taylor against Leeds.

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Hmm probably worth it, leeds will definitely score imo

            1. Dirty Harry
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 23 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 23 days ago

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

                1. Dirty Harry
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Thanks, I'll go with it.

      2. lugs
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        yeah its probably worth it in the long run

        1. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Hug 4 Lugs

      3. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

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

      A. Justin (MNU)

      B. Raphinha (BUR) -4 points

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        A

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        A

      3. Thunderbahçe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        50/50 I'd say

      4. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 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.

    4. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 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
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        A

    5. OleBall
        3 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. lugs
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Chilly for the cash

      • MattysFantasyFooty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Which one?

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

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 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
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 23 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. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 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 Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 22 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. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 22 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
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            True doesn’t seem nailed due to his injuries

        3. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          A

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Is soucek a viable 4th mid for DGW19?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

        2. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Depends on chip strategy

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 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.

      • Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        think official gone nuts just done

        Kane Chilwell Mahrez out
        Adams Mane Trent -4

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

        2. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Kane has fulham & leeds next?

        3. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Kane out? Madness

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            OMG your username too.

            1. Kane Lane
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

                mean Adams

        5. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 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)

      • AF90
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 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 Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 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 Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Its a waste

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 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
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

                1. AF90
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 22 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
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 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
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

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

          2. AF90
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Using the FH in 19?

      • Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 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
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

        2. Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          kdb

        3. Thunderbahçe
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Definitely KDB as long as Aguero is not in shape

      • Galbatron2.0
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Is a Man City Defensive double up too maverick?

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. Galbatron2.0
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Stones is a good pick IMO.

              In my team

      • OleBall
          3 months, 22 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
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

        • NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 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 Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Dallas

          2. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 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
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 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.

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Do some shots?

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 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
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Good man.

              Shots always help.

        • james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            No hits. 1 extra FT if nec.

          2. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers. Considering it!

        • Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          who do I cap currently chasing 70pt gap.

          A) Mane
          B) Salah
          C) KDB

          Thanks

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Salah or KDB

            Leaning towards Salah.

            1. Kane Lane
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

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

              1. james 101
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

          2. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 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
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          4. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            B

          5. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 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

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Who scores more this week:

          Soucek, Raphina/Klich, Walcott

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Raphina is my favorite out of those

          2. Calvin Valance
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 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
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

        • cigan
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Pick 1 for this week only

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

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Bam Bam

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            100% Coufal. Stones could be a good option too

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I was leaning toward Coufal. Thanks!

          2. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Coufal it is. Cheers!

          3. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            1

        • james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Too soon?

            1. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

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

                But that’s party of the fun!

        • sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C

          2. james 101
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C

          3. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. Canadian Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              this

          4. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C easily

          5. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Just get salah

        • Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Go Dallas, good attacking threat.

          2. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

          3. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 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
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Do you play a back 3 or 4?

          4. olly:)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Justin?

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers not one I had considered.

              1. olly:)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                no problem 🙂

        • Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

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

          1. olly:)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            before GW15 deadline according to Ben Crellin

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 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

        • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            On a free hit?

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              No building for BB

              1. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 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
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Thank you mate!

          2. olly:)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 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

        • KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 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
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            C

          3. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Maybe A or B

          4. olly:)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

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

        • olly:)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 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
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Blimey!

            Even having one of them makes me uncomfortable 😆

          2. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 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
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 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
                3 months, 22 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