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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Guys would u do this gor free

    DCL & Chillwell OUT

    Adams and Robbo IN

    Wasnt planning on selling dcl until after this week but expecting him to be benched now

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      What makes you think DCL will get benched? Do EVE have any other strikers?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        They have tosun and richy can play there. Going off Ancelottis comments 2 weeks ago the shu makes the most sense

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          That’s true I suppose. What were Ancelotti’s comments?

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Richo might be injured.

    2. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Robbo & DCL are both great options. Any other way to fund Chilwell -> Robbo? If not it might be worth doing Chilwell -> Matip instead.

    3. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Don’t think they can afford to rest DCL.

  2. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 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, 2FTs, no WC

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      James to Dias? Guess you think he might be benched?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        0.1m short unforts. Although thinking another MCY attacker makes more sense for 17.

        1. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          *18

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Fair enough, rather Dier than Gabriel if that helps.

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah think I prefer Dier also. Reckon it’s worth getting DCL and starting Bellerin instead? Means I can still get 11 out for 18 with no hits.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                DCL is a risk after playing last night.
                If Richo is out, that might help and hinder.
                I'm probably FH18 so have no idea about Arsenal.
                Sold DCL but he started his goal drought.

                1. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Tricky thing with Wilson is he has terrible fixtures 15-17 but he does have a decent 18. Also, any replacement needs to be playing in 18 (to get 11 out), which leans me towards DCL in that price bracket. Decent fixtures after the DGW too.

                  Bellerin has CHE this week which isn’t great but he does have good fixtures after this.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    I'd FH him in for me.
                    DCL has City soon so not great.

                    1. Jinswick
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Yeah maybe you’re right. Possible benching this week and then MCY next week. May have to stick with Wilson and hope he grabs a consolation pen or two.

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Will they get passed halfway?

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      - Of the options A
      - Does Gabriel really offer 0.6m worth more than Holding? You already have Bellerin too.
      - Not convinced Lewis minutes are safe otherwise C would be tempting - as a none owner DCL scares me this gw the most since I reluctantly sold him.

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Gabriel has more goal threat, but it’s mainly the security of starts I think with Luiz back.

        Who is threatening Lewis now? He’s played almost every week so far.

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          If Lascelles recovers that could be an issue moving Dummet out I thought and isn't Richie a threat now he's back? I must admit I've not paid massive attention to Toon though 🙂

          Cheers on Holding - I've been toying with him as a cheap gw18 possibility

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

            Lewis is better than Dummett

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Might be doing a big cleanup this GW for -8
    3 defenders + Wilson could be the sells.

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Carnage! Also looking at Wilson out - NEW look terrible.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Didn't watch the game but need funds and fixtures aren't great.

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Lots hitting this gw - probably not a bad time to do do it and your def is a bit beaten up. Must admit I've never been convinced by Toon attack but Wilson annoying keeps getting points!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Needed to downgrade a defender or DCL to get a big hitter at the time. Chelsea defence didn't deliver but Wilson matched DCL well enough. Grateful he didn't score vs Leicester.

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah I reluctantly lost DCL for Bruno funds a few weeks back. Hurt as had him from start but Bamford has done OK if nothing special since and nice having Bruno certainly.

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Which is better?

    A- DCL + Chilwell > 6.5 Forward + Robbo
    B- Chilwell > Matip

    Both moves are for free

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Really depends on further plans as A equals a hit later normally.

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Matip ongoing fitness is a concern would lean me to A although losing DCL for Blades this week doesn't appeal and a move I'd delay a week.

      Matip's back accepted a reluctant B I guess 🙂

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ship ings for a hit or hold ?

    Unfortunately if I hold and him and James miss out it’ll mean anguissa + Taylor both play

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Ship, Xmas equal get players who will play.

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

        Fir a hit though?

  6. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    RMT (0 FT & 1.4mn ITB)

    Mccarthy (Forster)
    Cancelo, Justin Dier (Taylor, Lewis)
    Bruno, Son, Salah (c), Soucek (Gordon)
    Vardy DCL Adams

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Man City may hurt you.

  7. mrrahrah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wishing everyone a happy Christmas in advance. Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere but is anyone leaning towards a triple captain for gw 19 over a benchboost?

    The only issue I have with a benchboost is the amount of work required to get the team back on track afterwards to make your starting eleven as strong as possible.

    Grateful for any thoughts

    1. Akshatjazz
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I think you should wait, just do BB in GW19 so to cover the possible big DGW and then use TC in GW 29

    2. Gini Mini Mane Mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Look at GW20 and see what kind of team will you have. Both TC and BB are viable options.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Plenty will TC in 19

      1. mrrahrah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks all I think it’s pretty much down to whether salah stays fit, will make a few transfers these next couple of weeks either way

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

      TC Salah is a popular gw19 plan.

      I have similar BB concerns along with it forcing me to sell at least 1 big hitter I don't want to preparing it. It was my plan originally but I'm on the FH19 train atm having walked through it a few times.

    5. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I am. I like to save BB til later to build as high a team value as possible so I’m not Boosting to get points from a 4.5 forward

  8. Akshatjazz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    who to replace Chilwell with ?

    a) Zouma
    b) Thiago silva
    c) Reece James ( wait for the price fall and then buy him when he's fit before DGW)
    d) Other

    Already have - Dallas, Dias, kwp, Kilman* (thinking to replace him with Coufal jut to counter price raise)

    1. Gini Mini Mane Mo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Pool or City defender?

      1. Akshatjazz
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        already have Dias frm city and for pool I have to down grade son and then put in pool def

        1. AC Yew
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Get a cheap pool defender like Matip? Coufal also good shout

          1. Akshatjazz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Just transferred coufal in for kilman, still left with chiwell

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A over B certainly and I like Zouma for this gw.
      Stones and Dier both appeal.

      1. Akshatjazz
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        thoughts on c ?? and if I get zouma i will transfer hin in only nxt GW ( so should I do it )

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I'd be less keen on Zouma next week certainly with AVL-MCI-blank although I'd always take him over Silva.

          My concern on James is even when back it may be something needs managing making participation in both in the dgw a risk but unknown.

          After this gw I don't see a huge attraction in Che def until maybe gw19 tbh

          1. Akshatjazz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            so wat to do with chilwell then ? cuz I have used both of my transfer

            1. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              If this week maybe Stones. If next week probably Dier

              1. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Personally I'll probably take the 0.1m loss and ship him to Dier next week. Chilwell is actually in my XI just in case he plays but seems massively unlikely. Would be fun to watch the boards melt if he did though 🙂

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

    McCarthy Johnstone
    Cancelo Stones Dallas Coufal Chilwell
    Kdb Salah Fernandes Grealish Podence
    Bamford Watkins Adams
    Should I use the freehit chip in GW 18? I think the players that I have are sufficient for the same. Planning to go BB in GW 19 with a similar team. Is it viable?

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Looking at replacements for ings, got 2.1 itb, wouldn’t mind taking a bit of a gamble, who would you be looking at ?

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Martial

    2. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Firmino/Vardy

    3. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy seems the obvious choice

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

      Vardy

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Is it likely United vs Burnley will move to GW18? Would love that, means I get two additional players for the blank.

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Would certainly save a few Free Hits probably. Kinda hoping it isn't as I'd be less happy playing my fh19 knowing lots of people still had theirs available for the later bgw messiness! Only ManUtd/Burnley I own is Bruno and was kinda thinking about doing a hokey-cokey with him to Sterling for gw18 maybe

  12. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Merry Christmas folks.

    Best moves for my team? Happy to take a hit or two.

    Martinez, Johnstone
    James*, Coufal, Robertson, Lamptey**, Mitchell*
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Burke
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    1 FT, 3m itb.

    1. Trovsmash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'd be looking at a city or another liverpool defender

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

        I could do James + Lamptey -> TAA + Stones/Cancelo

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Is that 3m or .3m itb?

      Stones in this gw, Dier in next although with 3m doing nothing getting TAA would tempt me.

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

        3.0m. I'm getting TAA for James/Lamptey possibly.

        not sure if taking a hit for another defender would be wise.

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          TAA in looks a sane move and agree hits for defs rarely work out unless it's a hit waiting to happen down the line anyway.

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

            Question is should I keep Lamptey or James...

            1. Bram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              James will probably drop, Lamptey may well not

  13. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Keep Jesus or sell him for Kane? Will bring Kane in on WC next GW anyway

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Jesus vs Newcastle > Kane vs Wolves

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks, he's fit to play right?

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

      similar dilemma...there's a top player in Jesus but he hasn't quite reached the peaks of last season...I genuinely thought he'd be easing out Sergio...my worry is whether he is benched this week...what do you think?

  14. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    McCarthy
    Robertson Creswell Justin James Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek Cavaleiro
    Jesus DCL Adams

    1 FT 3.3 ITB, will be playing my WC next week.

    Who can I get for a one week punt? Cavaleiro > Mahrez? James > Dias? Anyone else?

  15. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    People who are not FHing in 18? Who are you going without? Salah or Bruno - or both?
    Surely you can't have KdB, Son, Grealish, Kane along with these two. You'd need a crazy high TV for that.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You can add DCL to the list as well.

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I might Hokey-cokey Bruno out gw18 to Sterling and back gw20 (and ofc back in FH19) but undecided.

      I have no Son or DCL - do have Kane KDB Bruno Salah & Grealish

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Not planning to get Son or DCL for GW18? Both over 60% owned, would be higher when FHs happen I'm guessing.

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I can't really stretch to it without losing someone I don't want to.

          As I say I may well hokey-cokey Bruno/Salah out 18 and back in 20 which could fund Son but if so I think I'm more likely to punt on Sterling at home to Brighton depending how respective form is closer to the time.

          I certainly have concerns for 18, especially in the unusual position of still being in LMS, but I should field 10/11 even though one will be a Brewster shaped scrub and 3 will be Villans. My tv lends itself to a nice FH19 side that hopefully makes more than any losses back though.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Fair enough. It's high risk high reward anyway. Sterling hattrick could shoot you up the rankings.

  16. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Any ideas of press conferences today guys?

    Have a merry Xmas

  17. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anybody tempted to (c) KDB? His stats say a whopping haul is imminent, and i believe it will come againsf Newcastle. Shame Salah has WBA because he is also hard to ignore, especially because his EO will be sky high

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      As a differential, surely! I got even more tempted seeing Kun. But I might just stick with Salah. Don't wanna overthink this.

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I am very tempted but yeah, Salah top10k EO probably 150 %.

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      WBA succesful parking a bus is more likely imo, Newcastle with all the covid issues must be really tired in this busy period.

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

      Yeah, very tempted, i just feel wba may be up for it in big sams first proper game after time with the squad.

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Salah has one of the worst teams in the league at Anfield and importantly, has shown strong previous form with 13G 3A in 13 games. It's a simple Salah (C) for me as I trust him much more than KDB.

    6. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'd love a KDB haul but his ownership is such that even uncapped it'll do wonders. Especially if Aguero plays as he loves slapping The Toon!

      Don't fancy taking on Salah(c) with a differential pick this gw though.

  18. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Is this G2g??

    Martinez
    Dias Coufal Dallas
    KDB Salah (c) Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Kane Wood
    - Taylor Brewster 4.0

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah, looks good!

    2. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Looks good

  19. Corn Eto'o
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Guys I need your help!

    A) KDB, Firmino, Wellbeck
    B) JWP, Werner, Kane

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Kdb this week and then kane

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Don't really like Werner. Can't you get someone like Adams and get Rashford instead of JWP or maybe Son, if you don't hace him.

    3. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Would replace Werner with Adams and bank the cash

    4. Corn Eto'o
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Current team.

      Martinez ( Mcarthy)

      Matip, Dias, KWP, (Justin, Neco Williams)

      Son, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek, JWP

      Kane, DCL, Werner

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Just werner to firmino?

        1. Corn Eto'o
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Thinking that for this week. Good call

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Richarlison FC with the main man out injured. Makes removing DCL next week that much easier, with his 60%~ ownership this is a pretty great opportunity to get ahead.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Is DCL injured?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Sorry misunderstood 🙂

  21. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Raphina or Soucek for 5th slot? Both blank in 18 and have doubles the following week.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Raphinha. More attacking.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Raphinha

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

      I like Raphinha.

  22. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    What needs to happen for Burnley vs United to be rearranged in gw 18?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      The FA learns common sense

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        That week was designed to be a free week for both the clubs as part of the Winter Break. Fixtures are congested already. Players need that break. Can't just put it there to suit FPL.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 24 days ago

          FPL has nothing to do with it.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I've seen a lot of people wanting the fixture to be in GW 18 so that it gives them 2/3 more players for GW18 allowing them to save FH.

            Anyway, even if you keep FPL away, surely the common sense thing would be to give the teams the break they were promised at the beginning of the season. If need be, they can fit it any other midweek down the line.

            It's a beena crazy season and scheduling has been tough on players, especially those in Europe. A well deserved rest after a hectic fast half othe season and super hectic festive period is the least the players decide.

            1. rokonto
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Awww poor players players on 50-300k/week wanting to chill in their mansions....

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah, fair point. I now doubt that they'll move it into GW18.

  23. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Would you?

    Bruno and PvA -> Salah and Dallas (-4pts)

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nah we are looking as good as anybody going fwd atm, keep Bruno

  24. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Play Dallas or Coufal?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Dallas

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Dallas

  25. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Best option here? 2ft 0itb

    Martinez
    Robbo Cancelo Taylor
    Son KDB Bruno Soucek
    DCL Watkins Bamford

    4.0 Ziyech* Lewis Ayling

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

    A means KDB C, BC means Salah C

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      It's a tough one.
      Wouldn't want to sell KdB at home to Newcastle when he was rested in midweek. At the same time, not having Salah tihs week could be enough to give you a red arrow no matter what your team does. It's a tough one.

      If chasing I'd do A and hope Salah blanks. If you are on a decen rank or leading, B.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I've had 3 green arrows now and rank gained from 1.1m to 600k. So still chasing but at the same time one Salah haul can bring be back to over 1m. It's tough but i think i will just get Salah in this week as it's more safe.

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      No KDB and he hauls - you're mad at yourself but the hit to OR isn't too painful
      No Salah and he hauls - you're at at yourself and OR takes a massive dent

      Consider Burke over Anguisa maybe, esp if for more than one week

  26. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone have a clue on what Nino's doing with his defence esp Kilman and Boly

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I guess Boly returns this week if he's fullt fit. Kilman to miss out.

  27. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Firmino, Vardy or Martial for that dgw? You can only have one.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy

  28. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Grealish (4-5-1) or Robertson (5-4-1)?

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      For one week or moving forward?
      If it's one week, you'd want both.
      Going forward, Robbo. Especially if you are FHing in GW18

  29. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    McCarthy
    Robertson Creswell Justin James Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Grealish Soucek Cavaleiro
    Jesus DCL Adams

    1 FT 3.3 ITB, will be playing my WC next week.

    Who can I get for a one week punt?
    Cavaleiro > Mahrez?
    James > Dias?
    Anyone else?

  30. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Save/GTG?

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