Scout Notes

The FPL Round-Up: Ings update, Rodgers’ rotation and Watkins ‘hat-trick’

Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) own goal | Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m)
  • Assists: James Maddison (£7.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) | Fernandes, Edinson Cavani (£7.8m)
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3, Luke Shaw (£4.8m) x2, Youri Tielemans (£6.4m)

Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.0m) seventh double-digit return of the season couldn’t stop Leicester City scrapping to a point in a lively lunchtime encounter at the King Power Stadium.

The Manchester United midfielder set up Marcus Rashford‘s (£9.5m) first-half opener, albeit from a lucky deflection, before latching on to an Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) pass and steering a shot past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) as the game entered the final 20 minutes.

Maximum bonus took Fernandes to 12 points on the day – the fifth time he’s hit double figures in away matches.

Leicester’s most popular player, the 25.7%-owned Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), had a quiet day until the 86th minute, when his shot went in off Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) for an own goal and an assist for the forward.

The Foxes’ other strike came from Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), who was handed a third straight start and scored for the first time since Gameweek 10.

The assist came from James Maddison (£7.1m), his first return since a monster 16-point haul in Gameweek 12.

Fernandes’ fine form has earned him an early lead in the race to be Gameweek 16’s most popular transfer-in, although the Red Devils’ schedule – visits from Wolves and Aston Villa before a Gameweek 18 blank – is not exactly inspirational.

Leicester also have an upcoming blank, with trips to Crystal Palace and Newcastle offering the prospect of returns before that.

Gameweek 16 could see Brendan Rodgers ring the changes, however, with the Leicester boss saying after full-time:

There’ll be one or two players that have just come back that there will be question marks over and that we’ll need to have a look at. The likes of Tim Castagne, who has just come back from a hamstring injury, are we going to risk that 48.5 hours later?

Yes [I could rest Jamie Vardy or Youri Tielemans]. I’m not prepared to put a level of risk in that means they’re going to miss six weeks to two months with an injury. We’ll make changes – the number, we’ll have to wait and see.

As for United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) missed out and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) was forced off with a recurrence of his back problem midway through the second half; both players will be assessed before Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also provided an update on Rashford:

Leicester City XI (4-3-2-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton (Perez 81); Barnes, Maddison; Vardy

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf (Tuanzebe 66), Bailly; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, James (Pogba 54); Martial (Cavani 75)

Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Bertrand Traore (£5.9m), Kortney Hause (£4.4m), Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) x3
  • Bonus: Hause x3, Emiliano Martinez (£4.9m) x2, El Ghazi, Traore x1

A screamer from Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m), a tireless if profligate performance from Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and a red card for Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) were the key takeaways from a thoroughly entertaining game at Villa Park.

The 13.9%-owned Mings was sent off after collecting two yellow cards in six forgettable minutes involving Wilfried Zaha (£7.5m) and high levels of stupidity.

Aston Villa were already ahead by then, courtesy of Bertrand Traore‘s (£5.9m) second goal in a week, the midfielder steering home after Watkins’ shot was parried by Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita (£4.9m).

Traore became the unfortunate victim of Mings’ indiscretion as he was replaced by centre-half Ezri Konsa (£4.8m) on the stroke of half-time.

But any hopes of a Palace comeback were squashed by a counter-attacking masterclass from the home side after the break.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) doubled the lead after a Watkins header hit the bar, before El Ghazi curled home a beautiful shot on the angle from the striker’s lay-off.

A hat-trick of assists broke Watkins’ five-match barren spell, but he could have had a huge haul on the day, missing three big chances and having 10 attempts.

As for El Ghazi, that was the midfielder’s third goal in two Gameweeks – and his fourth in four – but trips to Chelsea and Manchester United, plus a visit from Spurs, might dampen Fantasy enthusiasm for him and his team-mates.

This was another game to come too soon for hamstrung loanee Ross Barkley (£5.9m), who will again be absent in Gameweek 16 as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Mings owners aside, it was another good week to be on a Villa defender as Dean Smith’s side kept a fourth straight clean sheet.

Palace, meanwhile, remain in a wretched little spot. Winless in four matches, they’ve now conceded ten (and scored none) over the last two Gameweeks ahead of a visit from Leicester on Monday.

Aston Villa XI: (4-2-3-1) Martínez; Targett, Mings, Hause, Cash; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Grealish, B Traoré; Watkins.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Benteke. 

Fulham 0-0 Southampton

  • Bonus Points: Jan Bednarek (£4.7m) x3 Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) Alphonse Areola (4.5m) x2

No need for lazy clichés about Christmas crackers at Craven Cottage as Fulham and Southampton played out a goalless draw involving just three shots on targets between them.

That meant clean sheet points for the second time in three Gameweeks for that rarest of beasts – the Fantasy manager with a Fulham defender in their sides.

It was two shut-outs in four for Southampton, but aside from keeper Alex McCarthy (£4.6m and 22.9%), their most popular defender, the 15%-owned Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m), brought in zero points as he missed out with a knee injury that could sideline him for a number of weeks.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who was also without other regulars Danny Ings (£8.3m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), gave an update on all three post-match:

Both Redmond and Ings have muscle injuries and we will have to see. They are both out, but not as long as Jannik. Vestergaard will be out for four weeks, maybe even more, we don’t know.

Jack Stephens (£4.6m) deputised for Vestergaard well enough, but those thinking of swapping him in for the injured centre-half should bear in mind that Southampton face Liverpool and Leicester either side of a Blank Gameweek 18, with Leeds as the other team making up their Double Gameweek 19.

As for Fulham, their new-found defensive solidity will be sorely tested when the likes of Spurs, Chelsea and Man United come a-calling over the next few Gamweeks.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Anguissa, Reed; Lookman (Kebano 90), Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro; De Cordova-Reid (Mitrovic 83)

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Armstrong (Djenepo 90+3), Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Adams, S Long (N’Lundulu 90+2). 

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 15

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Does anyone think 7 players in GW18 and TC salah in GW19 (w 8 DGW players) will beat FH18/ BB19 in terms of points, or is it just damage limitation?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Damage limitation.

      BB vs TC Salah is a difficult one though.

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks. I want to TC salah but also think FH and BB need to be used together otherwise it creates issues for 26 and 29

    2. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      That is about 8 players less so big no

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thought so. I’m debating whether I really want to so far behind everyone else even with chips in hand

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Damage limitation but long term may pay off

    4. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m going with 7 in GW18 for sure.

      GW19 is trickier, haven’t quite decided on TC, FH or just playing it out with 6 doublers & 5 singletons (no hits). Should point out that 3/5 of those singletons are MCI players playing Palace at home.

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Aren’t you worried w rotation for city players? So you could end up with 4 players. I’ve got greals, dcl and kane so thinking about playing through as I’ll only end up with them on a FH.

        1. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Always a rotation risk with Pep I guess, will reassess after GW17. Currently looking at a 7 of Martinez, Dias, Stones, Son, KDB, Kane and DCL.

          Grealish, DCL and Kane are all about as safe as you can be tbh.

    5. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Lemon squeezy

    6. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nope

    7. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on which players than the number..

    8. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      No it won’t but it will give us a serious advantage later in the season. Before you know it this will be template if we keep asking the question.
      All 3 FPLwire are going this way and they know.

    9. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm in simimar situation in gw19 and can't decide if I should take multiple hits to maxize dgw players or play tc chip

  2. klopp2567
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    RMT wc team

    MCCarthy Aerola
    Stones Coufal Dallas KWP Mina
    Son Bruno Salah Soucek Raphina
    Bamford Kane Adams

    Bench boost coming in upcoming weeks where i also get Vardy and pool defender for Kane and Mina.
    Please suggest.

    1. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Would probably take el ghazi over raphinia but looks fine

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      My team similar but Fabianski and Meslier keepers with Fabs better wk 19 fixtures

  3. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone bringing in burnley or man utd just in case they get gw18 fixture?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Already have Bruno and Taylor but no plan to get more

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Already had Bruno & bought on Taylor because of good short term fixtures and a DGW (even if not best fixtures.)

      Pope, Wood, Rashford & Martial worth looking at but not blowing things away stat-wise.

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I just can't see it with united packed schedule

    4. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Could they get a GW18 fixture? News to me.

  4. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Christmas time and Kevin goes missing, why am I surprised by this ?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Will people get the movie reference?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        12 angry men for sure

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Or monkeys ?

      2. klopp2567
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        home alone haha

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      New york

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Christmas is Canceloed

  5. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Looking at for a 1 week punt on gw18

    A. Saka
    B. El gazi

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m considering A

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Great run of games to get some confidence back in the team....same reason I'm looking at him too

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Lacazette?

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sorry its for my wc this gw looking for a mid spot around 5.5m. Need a body to play in 18

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Schlupp

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            I did have a think about eze but Palace just look awful atm

  6. tc93
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Quick 1 or 2 lads? Cant decide which is the best move. Planning on not playing chip in 18 and TC in 19.

    1) Grealish + Zouma --> Raphina + Robbo (stick with 3-5-2)
    2) Grealish + Ayling --> Bissouma + Robbo (play 4-4-2)

    Good moves?

    Team:
    Martinez
    Zouma / KWP / Dias
    Salah (c) / Fernandes / Son / Grealish / KDB
    Adams / Bamford

    Bench: Button, Ayling, Michell, Davis.

  7. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Currents have 8 bgw player & 6 dgw players, ideally do not want to use any chips in BGW but think I need to upgrade my bench a little.

    Martinez,
    TAA, Robbo, Dias, Coufal,
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish
    Bamford, Watkins

    Steer, Welbeck, Bissouma, Lewis

    1ft, 0.1m in the bank. I feel best way to raise funds is with the sale of KDB as last nights performance wasn't great.

    Thinking

    A) KDB, Welbeck & Greakish 》Son, Vardy, Soucek
    B) KDB, Welbeck, Lewis, Bissouma 》 Raphina, Kane, Soucek & Taylor/4.6m def

    If B then I will use bench boost chip

  8. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    How do I get Bruno in here? Grealish out? 0.4 ITB so might have to be an 8 point hit. Not having him last 2 weeks has really hurt my rank. Or look at Rashford instead?

    McCarthy (Martinez)
    Robbo Dias Taylor (Cresswell Lamptey)
    Son Salah Grealish Bowen
    Kane Bamford Adams

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      You money tied up in def is killing your team imo

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah its heavy. Need to do some surgery on that area really

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah
        I also am feeling worried about getting Robbo now. Too much money invested.
        Will wait now though. Till GW 20 and then sell for Stones maybe

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Dropping Robertson is an option but you probably wouldn't want to do that.

      I guess you will have to just avoid him for now and hope for best.

    3. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Dependant on your chip strategy. I’d maybe get rid of son for Bruno as you already have kane

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Even with those fixtures?

  9. Street Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Sorry bottomed last page- Which do you think is the best option for DGW19. Will bench boost.
    I have 27.4 mil for the 4 blanks

    McCarthy Fabianski
    Zouma Dier XXXX Taylor coufal
    Salah Bruno XXXX Son XXXXX
    XXXX Bamford Adams

    A) Robertson Ward Prowse Martial Raphina/soucek
    B) R.James Ward Prowse (or7mil mid) Vardy raphina/soucek
    C) R.James Rashford DCL raphina/soucek (already have R James and DCL so less hits)
    D) any other suggestions

    *XXXX currently James KDB DCL Burke

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Probably B since it doesn't hurt your team balance for long term.

  10. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone has a twitter link to the guy that posted abt DGW26 in detail? I wanna know the potential fixture there. Still not convince to BB in DGW19

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It is worth nothing important UCL matches are directly before the DGW.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        (DGW26 that is.)

      2. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Tq tq

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        What’s the damaging impact of this?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Rotation

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Nah

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          3 games in quick succession. UCL will be a priority for the big boys so don't be surprised to see rests & reduced minutes in the resulting DGW.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Not too dissimilar to the current one and BB will not need ‘big’ teams as long as playing twice?

  11. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    With upcoming spurs fixtures.. targett for dier or kdb for son is the priority?

    McCarthy 4.0
    Zouma Dias targett matip 3.8
    Kdb Salah Bruno soucek bissoumma
    Brewster kane bamford

    Thanks all

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Targett can sit on bench, so Kevin to Son.

  12. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Planning for FH19 (can put out a team of 10-11 players for gw18). Now having doubts over the strategy.

    Martinez, (4.0)
    Cancelo, Dias, KWP, Lewis, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Jones
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    1ft, 0.4itb

    I feel i need to upgrade Mitchell and while I want to hold onto 2 City defenders, I would be reluctant to play both for the away games at Everton & Chelsea. Would need to free up funds and Grealish seems the most likely. Would like Dier for the upcoming fixtures but it would most likely mean taking a hit if I want Dier for Fulham and to ease a selection headache in defence.

    To facilitate this, should i:

    A - Grealish to Eze
    B - Grealish to Saka
    C - Grealish to Neto
    D - Any other solution/strategy

    Thanks

  13. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    McCarthy
    Dias, Justin, AWB
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford

    Forster, Lamptey, Mitchell, Alaze

    2 FT, 0.6m ITB

    Is this worth a hit ?

    KDB, Alaze Mitchell to Kane, Dier, Bissouma

    It gives me 3 fit defenders
    Strengthens my almost non-existent bench
    Allow me to field me 8 for BGW18
    7 DGWers and 4 City/Spurs in DGW19
    If all goes to plan will have 2 FT's for GW20

  14. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which keeper would you pick out of the GW19 teams to replace Martinez? I’m building towards the dgw.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      None really, maybe Fabianski or Johnstone if you are fine with just save points.

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Mccarthy, Areola, Johnstone. In that order. But I'm holding and playing 14 doublers. Depends at what price u got him, I did at 4.5

    3. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Should I be aiming to play my BB too?

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Is that Rodgers saying Vardy to be rested?

    1. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I would say he’s

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Looks like that

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Thx folks damn plan A evaporates of

  16. enrico.palazzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Is there a thread for WC teams / bGW / DGW strategy

    Need help with my WC

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      There is a complete guide option for the BGW18 and DGW19 at the top of the page (a link to it is below)

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/the-complete-guide-to-fpl-blank-gameweek-18-and-double-gameweek-19/

      1. enrico.palazzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you very much mate

  17. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Depending on the outcome of the games today I might want Harry Kane for the next two games. Several ways to get him for free - what would you do?

    a. Lamptey + Ings -> 4.5 defender + Kane
    b. Grealish + Wilson -> 5.7 midfielder + Kane
    c. Wilson + Ings -> 6.5 forward + Kane

    Martínez
    Coufal, Robertson, Taylor
    Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
    Wilson, Bamford, Ings

    Button, Burke, Lamptey, Douglas
    2 free transfer, 2.6 million in the bank

  18. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Cancelo and Stones enough city cover for bgw 18?

    It allows me Kane from this week

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes (unless both get benched)

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Kevin will be popular pick though

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Him I’m getting rid to fund Brewster to Kane.

          FH DGW 19, will field 8 in bgw 18

  19. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Morning folks, planning to navigate through Gw18 and 19 without using FH/BB. Currently have 8 gw18 players and 6 gw19 players and my plan is to carry a FT from gw18 into 19 so i can make 3 transfers (1hit) and field 9 dgw in gw19.

    Martinez -- Forster
    Coufal Dallas Cancelo -- Taylor Lamptey
    Salah Bruno Son Kdb -- Burke
    Dcl Watkins Bamford

    A: Kdb + Watkins >> Soucek + Kane (-4) as planned and then do Salah > Kdb in 18 > Salah in 19 hockey cokey.

    B: Save FT and keep Watkins for gw18 (as opposed to getting kane). with the saved transfer from the hockey cokey, i can just do Lamptey (mci) >> Holding (CRY) in gw18.

  20. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Keen on a few opinions here fellas.

    a) KDB > Son
    b) KDB, Watkins > Bowen, Kane (-4)

    1. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A by a mile

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I guess it depends on which one of them you want to captain.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm also thinking about similar moves.
      B for me. I'm going with Raphinha instead of Bowen.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B but not Bowen

    6. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Exacty dame dilemma

    7. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      sell DCL. he has had his time in the sun.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Season keeper at 7.0

  21. JVALDEZ
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Those free hitting in 18, are you thinking Triple Captain or Bench Boost in gw19? Tough call but I think TC is more valuable so leaning towards that.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      TC Bruno

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm leaning towards Salah TC in DW19, BB GW26 (if it's the big double)

    3. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      TC Salah. Not going to overthink it. 2 home games against 2 not so great defences

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I am using all transfers on dgw19 players..
      Will decide in 19 whether its bb ready..and won't take more than 1 hit to make bb ready..

  22. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Morning.....any views or best option here please as I head towards bb in gw19?

    How about: kdb and watkins to kane and raphinha - 4

    Not sure if I want watkins and grealish for next few villa games...

    Martinez
    Robbo james dallas coufal balbuena
    Salah kdb bruno grealish soucek
    Dcl watkins bamford

    Thanks

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah seem like decent moves to me. Or could just do KDB to Son for free.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, I could also do that.

        But wonder if 2 x villa attack is too much for next couple....

  23. Olson
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Wonder if Seb Wassell did Bruno to KdB after claiming KdB is the better choice on the scoutcast

  24. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Hi,

    In a bit of a dilemma on how to tackle GW18/19. My first thought was to FH 18 and build a squad towards GW19. But now I’m having a crisis of confide thinking the riches on offer in GW18 aren’t worthy of losing a FH chip. Current squad is:

    Martinez, Forster
    Zouma, Justin, KWP, Dias, Lamptey
    Grealish, Salah, Fernandes, Bissouma, Jota
    Vardy Bamford Welbeck

    To field the side below in GW18 and then FH in GW19 I would need to make 5 transfers in the next 3 game weeks (16,17,18) which would cost me -8 points. I’d have no options from the bench. Is it worth it?

    Martinez, Forster
    Dias, Lamptey, Keane (Zouma, Justin)
    Grealish, Salah, KDB, Saka, Bissouma (Salah)
    Kane, Wilson, Welbeck

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Do we think dcl gets a rest against city ?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      He could.

    2. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      He doesn't need a rest he just goal hangs.

      1. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sounds like the perfect 1 touch goal forward... if he gets the service that is

  26. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    £17.7m to spend ... best midfielder and striker please for foreseeable?

    (don’t put too much weight on bgw18 and dgw19, as have my strategy to cover this).

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Sorry ... team currently ...

      Mendy / McCarthy
      Dias matip taylor lamptey dallas
      KDB Salah Son Soucek Bruno
      Watkins Wilson Bamford

      Looking to get rid of KDB and Watkins ... hence the £17.7 cash

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Kdb > Bruno

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Sorry just saw you have him! I’ve been looking myself at Maddison, fixtures are great and might let you do Watkins to Kane ?

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Kane and Raphinha are popular on here.

  27. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Which captain?

    (A) Son Fulham H
    (B) Salah Newcastle A

    Thanks.

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Fulham is nt that lousy. Capt salah

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Salah

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Mo

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Salah

    6. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Assess after today’s games but A on paper.

  28. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Time to start collating DGW19 players (doing FH18)

    Mahrez Wilson > Klich Bamford favourable, then Zouma>Robertson/TAA the following

    McCarthy Forster
    Stones Dallas Zouma Coufal Taylor
    Bruno Salah Mahrez Grealish Soucek
    DCL Kane Wilson

    Question is, any alternative thoughts and also considering Forster out to do BB19

  29. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Guys are u all using bench boost or triplr captain for dgw? Which one is better?

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m close to a solid 11 for DGW, yet to decide on TC or BB, all depends if I want to take hits.

    2. Pitch Perfect
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      If your bench is full of players who play, and even better play twice, the BB is more powerful.

  30. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    KDB & Brewster >> Soucek & Son?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    2. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      *Soucek & Kane... 😀

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Guess you’re not FH in GW 18 then?

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Will do!

      Will you go without kdb bgw 18 and keep Son in DGW 19?