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.

1,782 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    I'm using my WC in GW16 to give 8/9 DGW players, supported by 4 good SGW players.

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

    a) Robertson; attacking potential & the extra game v MUN in the DGW and Pulisic. - 8
    or
    b) Dias, who has tricky eve and che
    & Fernandes, who is performing much better than Pulisic

    In GW20 Mourinho will park the bus, reducing Liverpool's appeal.
    That's where the -8 comes with option a) - Robertson & Salah >
    Dias & KdB who have wba. This allows Pulisic > Fernandes who has SHU.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I like A

    2. Calvin Valance
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Tough dilemma, nice strategy though.

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    So tough to find 15 for a bb in 19... even the 0.5 or so on an extra goalkeeper is a big cost. Is it really worth 1 extra fixture (likely 7 points max) to possibly jeopardise future gws and premiums on a wc

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

      I wouldn’t say it’s so hard if you’re on wildcard, what are u struggling to fit in (who are ur big hitters)

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Sv is awful... 100.6m, defo want Son, Bruno, Salah and Robo... then ideally players like Coufal, Fabianksi, Martial but it seems tricky

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

          yeah that’s tough with ur TV, maybe it’s not worth bench boosting in your case and save it for 26. use the triple cap if u fancy.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Hmmm something to think about.. will tinker next few days

    2. Calvin Valance
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Just depends on your style. If you can stomach the transfers in and out, go for it.

      I can definitely see playing the long game working, as long as you've got the patience for that!

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      What do you mean by long game? Saved my wc til now so defo have patience lol. Ain’t afraid of a hit though tbh

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

    WC16 plan so far

    Areola McCarthy
    Coufal Balbuena X X X
    Salah Mane Son Raphinha Soucek
    Kane Bamford Rodrigo

    haven’t filled in the gaps yet

    plan is to do Son > Bruno for the double, haven’t decided yet whether Kane plays as a SGW19 player or he’s downgraded but that decision will come closer to the time he’s definitely in for FUL LEE.

    1. Calvin Valance
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      What's your budget?

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

        15.3 + any value gained between now and WC press.

        Think I want Taylor/Lowton in for 16/17 before blank and double so may consider them but another planned move as i doubt i’d keep for BB in 19. Looking at Justin and would love Chilwell if back fit by then.

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

          maybe an obvious pre planned move would be Kane > anyone and Taylor > Chilwell in the double.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Are you fh in 18? I don’t like areola at all

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

        yes i’m FH18 and BB19, Areola is cheap and I think he will rack up the saves in double, Mccarthy will be my main keeper post DGW and Areola covers pretty well, I rate fulham defence over west brom and Areola is a better keeper than Johnstone imo.

  4. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Advice please! 1FT & 0.3ITB.

    McCarthy (Steer)

    Robertson, Coufal, James* (Taylor, Mitchell)

    KDB(C), Son, Fernandes, Grealish, Lookman

    Bamford, Kane (Brewster)

    A) James -> Stones/Matip (no Salah but WC next week)
    B) WC now to fit in Salah (likely lose KDB)

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Just get Salah if that means WC so be it.
      Any reason to hold WC til the final week?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        A... I’m going without Salah and have done all season tbf. Will get on wc but want the extra few days and fixture from Grealish and McCarthy etc

        1. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah I think that's my reasoning too. Grealish will go on WC. And i'm still not decided on what to do with Kane & Son.

      2. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I'm not entirely sure. My TV is poor so i'm still not convinced on the BB strategy.

        No room for KDB in a WC squad and have a feeling he'll do well against Newcastle.

        Mostly just indecision which has been a problem for me all season!

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          What is your SV? Mine is also awful

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            101.4 with 0.3ITB, what about you?

        2. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          I've moved away from BB 19 for that very reason, I just can't build a decent 15 with the funds at my disposal.

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Best I could conjure with a very quick draft:

            McCarthy (Johnstone)

            Robbo, Coufal, Stones/Lindelof (Taylor, 4.4)

            Salah, Fernandes, Son, Raphinha (Soucek)

            Vardy, Bamford, Adams

            Not entirely convinced by it though.

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 5 days ago

              That's not too bad tbf, it might be my reluctance to ditch one of my heavy hitting mids that is my blocker. TC might be the better option that week.

              1. Johan Queef
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 5 days ago

                Yeah it makes a huge difference when you suddenly sacrifice one of the big boys. Past 2 seasons i've ended up having to BB on normal weeks, so I think I will make the most of the fact I still have my WC now.

                I feel my rank is worse because I haven't used my WC, so gonna try and maximise it now.

  5. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    I have a strong feeling Dias gets rested for West Brom..with lamptey and Mitchell on the bench, wise to use ft on lamptey upgrade?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Yup I would. Coufal or KWP

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I would good time to upgrade bench with al the fixtures

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

      No Brainer.

  6. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Some help/advice would be great please tia.

    Mcc Forster*
    Diaz Matip Coufal Targett Dallas
    Grealish Son Salah KDB Bruno
    Bamford Watkins* Brewster*
    0FT 0Itb

    Plan was to Tc Salah but maybe should aim for BB with only the players marked I’d wanna change for a BB.

    So with this team would you..
    A) Go for BB
    B) TC salah

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Bb looks good

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

      worth a couple hits if needed for a BB imo.

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Already used a FT and have one more left. Worth using, or GTG?

    McCarthy
    Targett, Coufal, KWP
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford
    (Forster; Wilson, Chilwell, Kilman)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Save probably. Although I’d want Chillwell and Wilson gone soon.

  8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    How are these transfers looking for next gw (16)?

    Grealish and DCL to Son and Adams

  9. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    How many hits from now to GW 20 do you think is too many to have
    • A good team from now to GW 17
    • A solid bench boostable DGW team
    • A solid squad from GW 20 onwards

    I had set my initial transfer plans so that I would only have to take 1 hit but with Chilwell out Im considering a 2nd hit to keep the rest of the plan in tact.
    So then the question is, how many hits is too many hits?

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Im already on -60 this season and am planning to go -12 more preparing for GW19.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Woah thats definitely quite an unique approach I must say. How have the hits worked out in general?

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Okaish in general. There were a few mistakes and too early transfers that backfired, like Cancelo to Dier last week. Just 5 points behind you, hopefully I can enter top 100k by the end of the DGW..

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Ah I see. Best of luck!

  10. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Last decision for this GW. Play Taylor or Brewster? TY 🙂

    Martinez
    Robbo Stones Coufal Taylor
    Bruno KDB Salah Grealish
    Bamford DCL

    Brewster Alzate Chilwell

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

      Taylor is more inspiring but it’s probably both 1 pointers in all honesty.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Taylor

    3. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks guys. Hopefully gets a cheeky assist again

  11. kingbails
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    2 FT desperate to get Salah back in the squad but at what cost?

    0.5 ITB

    McCarthy (Button)
    KWP Dias Walker (Alioski Kilman)
    KDB Fernandes Son Grealish (Bissouma)
    Kane Bamford Wilson

    I'll need Walker as not nailed on but who would you lose to

    1. kingbails
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Fail! Basically any suggestions on how to squeeze in Salah would be appreciated

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Kane and Bissouma to Salah and fodder? Davis or Brewster?

    3. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Kane down.

  12. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Start which one?

    A) Wilson (mci)
    B) Soucek (BHA)

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

      soucek imo

  13. olly:)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Would you start Ayling or Soucek?

    had Ayling in the 11 since post GW14 deadline but now thinking maybe Soucek is the better option with Ayling being stuck at CB, what do you think?

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Soucek, Ayling not attacking and playing as CB. Dallas or Alioski are better Leeds defending options imo.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Soucek

  14. Purefection
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Chillwell, Mahrez and Vardy to Robbo, Salah and I’m thinking Adams for a -4 hit.
    Thinking of an alternative for Adams.

    What we saying boys?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good maybe Wood over Adams?
      Wood probably has the better short term fixtures but if holding for awhile Adams has better GW 19 fixtures.

  15. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who to play:

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

    Thanks.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Hard call / maybe play Coufal
      I am playing Coufal this weekend and benching Dier.

    2. Differential C (Mark)
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Tough, either is good. But Coufal should have the higher CS possibility.

  16. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Ok after days of looking at both BB and TC in GW19 I am still undecided.
    I will FH in 18 either way
    I will probably take 1 hit to get to the TC team and 3 hits to get to the BB team

    BB team

    Mendy

    Robertson Coufal Diaz

    Salah Son Bruno Raphinha

    Firmino Bamford Antonio (if fit)

    McCarthy Dier Dallas Soucek

    TC Salah team

    Mendy

    Robertson Coufal Diaz

    Salah Son Bruno Ziyech(if fit) Soucek

    Firmino Bamford

    Forster Dier Brewster Bernardo

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Dias not Diaz

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      What bench boosted team is better for GW19?

      A)
      FABIANSKI, Meslier
      Robbo, DIER, Coufal, Justin, Alioski
      Salah, SON, De Bruyne, Bruno, Soucek
      GIROUD, Adams, Bamford

      Or

      B)
      MCCHARTY, Meslier
      Robbo, REECE J., Coufal, Justin, Alioski
      Salah, ZIYECH, De Bruyne, Bruno, Soucek
      ANTONIO, Adams, Bamford

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Sry reply fail

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          No problem I will check these out and let you know.

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

      I think B but with Son over KDB and spread that cash. Obviously some injury doubts in both setups.
      It’s the GW16 and 17 comparison for City and Spurs fixtures that made me decide dropping KDB for Son is a risk worth taking for a few weeks but I want KDB back in GW20.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        This reply is to the Doc

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you for your thoughts. I am not keen to offload KDB for Son, I will try to have both for next couple of matches and sell Grealish. Kevin does not have bad fixtures, he could haul even vs Chelsea.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Fair enough. It’s risky going without either.
          I have an option to get both too But then I can’t have Firmino.
          Imagine holding both for 19 and they go nuts and outscore the dgwers !!! - with those fixtures it’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Yep ot wouldn't surprise me. I am thinking Son will not do so great vs SHU bunker, with that deep lying 5 man defence. Could be wrong but that is my reasoning in going Son to maybe Ziyech in DGW19.

    4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I would go for BB but I am probably a bit biased because I myself am benc boosting ing 19.

  17. Krispy Kreme
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? Bench is thin, do I need to downgrade Soucek? 1 FT 0.0 ITB

    Martinez
    Coufal Justin Taylor
    Salah KDB Son Bruno
    Vardy Bamford Adams

    4.0 Soucek 3.9 3.9

    Thanks!

  18. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Defence for DGW19 ok?

    Martinez, McCarthy
    Robertson, Zouma, Lindelof, Dallas, Justin

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Very nice.

  19. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    What bench boosted team is better for GW19 ?

    A)
    FABIANSKI, Meslier
    Robbo, DIER, Coufal, Justin, Alioski
    Salah, SON, De Bruyne, Bruno, Soucek
    GIROUD, Adams, Bamford

    Or

    B)
    MCCHARTY, Meslier
    Robbo, REECE J., Coufal, Justin, Alioski
    Salah, ZIYECH, De Bruyne, Bruno, Soucek
    ANTONIO, Adams, Bamford

    1. Differential C (Mark)
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I like team A. Ziyech is important to Chelsea but seems like the pre-assist guy to free the full back down the wing for the cross. Team one just seems more explosive.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Can you please answer my last question as I messed up possible teams here? Thank you very much.

  20. Differential C (Mark)
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    God its been so long since I've been here. Hope you all are safe, happy holidays!

    Just did Chilwell to Dallas. Team looks good for this week. Not too fussed of fielding 11 DGW players tbh, 7/8 should be solid. FH for the blank.

    Martinez
    Cancelo Cresswell Dallas
    Mane(c) DeBruyne Bruno(vc) Grealish Bowen
    Calvert-Lewin Watkins

    Verrips F.SIlva Nkoukou Kilman

    0 FT 1.6m ITB

    Plan following GWs is either improving my 11 (Watkins to Rodrigo, something like that) or fixing up my bench (Verrips+Nkoukou out).

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I would work on that bench and maybe turn Watniks into Che.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Watkins*

      2. Differential C (Mark)
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah thats fair. Probably will fix Watkins first than take care of the bench.

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          You have money for Bamford, he will probably do better than Adams in next couple of weeks.

  21. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    This is a more simple kind of question:

    Who scores more points in GW19?

    A) Fabianski, Reece James, Ziyech, Giroud
    B) McCarthy, Dier, Son, Antonio (if fit)

    1. Differential C (Mark)
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Fabianski outscores Macca
      Reece outscores Dier
      Son outscored Ziyech
      Toss up between Antonio and Giroud. Either way I don't think they play both DGW games, with Antonio having injury issues as of late and Giroud, can he play 2 games in quick succession?

      But as a combo, I'd go team A. Not a fan of Ziyech though, like I've mentioned, way too pre-assist.

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers buddy, appreciate the time you took and thoughts you shared. I am going with Son and Dier for 16 and 17 and probably with combination A for 19, all out on my favorite Chelsea as they play two games.. It would be a big risk because it's not rare that players with one fixture outscore those with two..

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      not much int, both will probably score same

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A imo. Hard to call though, especially this far away from it

    4. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

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

      Forster Justin Wilson Riedewald

      0.2itb 1ft.

      Injuries causing a headache.

      A) Chilwell>Coufal
      B) Chilwell, James & Wilson>TAA Coufal & Che -8
      C) Chiwell & Wilson > TAA & Decordova Reid lol -4
      D) Chilwell & James > TAA & fodder
      E) Chilwell & Wilson > TAA & fodder

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Lol my bad

  22. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 3.2itb.

    --Martinez
    --Robbo--Dias--Coufal
    --Salah--Bruno--Grealish--Soucec
    --Kane--Bam--DCL

    --Johnstone--KWP--Mitchell--Burke.

    Thanks all.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      nope

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nope - very nice team.
      What is your plan the week after? Get rid of Grealish and upgrade him with the cash ITB?

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Really dont know,think Grelish is a season keeper.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Decent fixtures after 19 too it’s just that the next 4 are dire.

  23. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Nobody is bringing Wood :/

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Had him earlier this year...

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Tempted to pick him, unfortunately no vacant spot

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          I’d prefer bamford, adams, or even rodrigo at his price. I just don’t trust burnley attack

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        (lee, SHU, FUL, whm) is sweet!

    2. Differential C (Mark)
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Interested but that's it. Would rather get Bamford/Rodrigo for Bielsa's reckless Leeds.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Bamford/Rodrigo just feels more like a small fish in big pond where everything will be shared. Wood is like a big fish in small pond 😀

        1. Differential C (Mark)
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          True. Wood's an option for sure. Will see the Leeds vs Burnley game this weekend and decide next GW on my Watkins replacement.

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

      My original planned transfers for 16 were
      Grealish and Watkins
      To
      Son and Barnes

      After going down the path of a thousand other options I might be coming back to this or else I am going to lose my mind completely and get a SHU attacker for the good fixtures 16,17 AND 18
      It probably is crazy but it might get me out of playing FH in 18 as I could field 6 or 7. SHU have to turn it around sometime. And home to New in 18 ain’t bad.
      But Barnes is great for the next few.

    4. Thighland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Just brought Wood in on WC
      Bamford-Adams-Wood for next 4 GWs
      Brought Taylor too... must be a CS in there somewhere

  24. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Hello dz!

    Do you think it would be too risky to use fh and second wc before gw 26?

    I’m looking at 18 fh 19 bb 24 wc. For the later blanks, the teams that miss 29 will also miss 33 so I’d just remove them for that run of 5 gws

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Wouldnt say risky, you can always delay WC to later weeks

  25. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

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

    Forster Justin Wilson Riedewald

    0.2itb 1ft.

    Injuries causing a headache.

    A) Chilwell>Coufal
    B) Chilwell, James & Wilson>TAA Coufal & Che -8
    C) Chiwell & Wilson > TAA & Decordova Reid lol -4
    D) Chilwell & James > TAA & fodder
    E) Chilwell & Wilson > TAA & fodder

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Matip and Coufal

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Matip such a dull pick though isn't it

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah, and Coufal is an excitement machine....

  26. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here?

    Martinez
    Coufal, Dias, Robbo
    Salah (c), Son, Bruno, Soucek
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Bench worries: Vestergaard*, Lamptey*, Alzate

    Worried Dias may not start, after starting the cup, that would leave me with 10 potentially.
    Waiting for news on Vestergaard, but if he's out do i look at lamptey out for -4?

  27. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Will we get to know before the deadline if Bur vs ManUtd is being rescheduled for gw 18?

    Could potentially get away without using FH in 18 if it is moved.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Apparently before GW15

      1. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers Holmes

  28. davies
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Worth starting Mitchell (avl) over Taylor (lee) this week just in case?

  29. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Start which one??

    A) Wilson (mci)
    B) Soucek (BHA)

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B

  30. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Best move here?

    Planning to build for GW18 & FH19.

    A) James -> Dier
    B) James -> Gabriel
    C) James & Wilson -> Lewis & DCL

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Targett, James*
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son
    Bamford, Watkins, Wilson

    Forster, Bellerin, Riedewald, Douglas
    Bank 0.5m, 2FT

    1. bigdip
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I went with A