Scout Notes

Penalty-taking El Ghazi outperforming Grealish as goal-scoring run continues

Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) | Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) | Matty Cash (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Giroud x3, Cash x2, El Ghazi x1

A GREAL G

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m) is making a strong case to replace Jack Grealish (£7.8m) in Fantasy Premier League teams after scoring for Aston Villa in their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

The Dutch winger now has five goals in as many appearances since Gameweek 12, the most of any colleague during that time.

Crucially, the penalty-taking El Ghazi has vastly outscored Grealish over the last five matches – an impressive feat for a man who can offer a £2.0m saving on top of his points potential.

In that time, the cheaper of the two has scored 42 points, averaging 8.4 points per game.

Meanwhile, Grealish has contributed just two attacking returns since Gameweek 12, both of them assists, for a total of 19 points (3.8 per game).

ROTATION PROOF?

Anyone considering El Ghazi can take additional comfort from Dean Smith’s comments after the draw at Chelsea.

Despite a gap of just two days between Villa’s Gameweek 15 and 16 matches, he made just one change to his team – and even that was enforced. Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) missed out due to suspension so Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) and Kortney Hause (£4.4m) were paired together at centre-back for the first time this season.

That meant El Ghazi, Grealish, Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) comprised the front-four once again and, it must be said, none of them looked as if they were suffering from the busy schedule, each putting in a gut-busting shift.

“I’m a big believer that you want to play every game. That’s what footballers want. If they doing well, keep playing them. I didn’t name the team until today but I wanted to check they were alright but I’m still yet to see a player carried off the pitch due to exhaustion.” – Dean Smith

Smith may not be entirely accurate with the second half of that quote (I’ve seen plenty of players forced off with exhaustion and/or cramp and I’m close to half his age) – but his commitment to keeping the same team is encouraging for Fantasy managers.

His squad was possibly helped by the postponement of a Gameweek 11 hosting of Newcastle, as that afforded them 12 days of rest at the start of December – a luxury few other clubs have enjoyed this Christmas.

Either way, looking ahead, it will arguably be much easier to predict the Villa line-up and invest with confidence compared to many other teams – perhaps until they suffer another bad patch of form.

Villa’s short-term fixtures could play a part in that as they face Manchester United (away) and Spurs (home) in the next two Gameweeks – perhaps warranting pause before jumping straight into signing El Ghazi.

LAMPARD LOTTERY

By contrast, Frank Lampard wreaked havoc with Fantasy teams on a day where Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) were handed an unexpected Blank Gameweek.

Three of Chelsea’s four most-popular assets, Kurt Zouma (27.0%), Timo Werner (14.0%) and Reece James (12.8%), missed out on a place in the starting XI against Aston Villa as Lampard managed the minutes of his squad.

Zouma and Thiago Silva‘s (£5.6m) absences was simply down to the volume of games played recently but in the case of James, he was left out of the squad because of a “minor” hamstring problem suffered after recent issues with his knee.

Despite playing the full 90 minutes, Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) still caused some Fantasy anguish. After losing over 855,000 owners over the last four Gameweeks, the left-back now has the same number of assists in that time (two) than he did during the first 12 league matches of the campaign – and he nearly scored a wonder-volley in the closing stages.

Meanwhile, it was noteworthy to see Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) start a second game in two days and manage to last 90 minutes each time – perhaps suggesting he can offer a robust route into Chelsea’s attack for matches against Fulham (away) and Leicester (away) in Double Gameweek 19.

“Christian was really bright which is great when he’s played two games close together, fitness-wise.” – Frank Lampard

That said, Fantasy managers should keep an eye on any breaking news coming out of the Manchester City camp in the next few days.

Their trip to Everton, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, putting their Gameweek 17 trip to Stamford Bridge in jeopardy too.

“It’s something we’ll discuss considering we’ve got them at the weekend. It’s something I’ll have to pick up with the medical team and the Premier League.” – Frank Lampard

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, Rüdiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Mount, Jorginho (Havertz 72′), Kanté; Pulisic, Giroud (Werner 72′), Hudson-Odoi.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Hause, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; El Ghazi (J Ramsey 81′), Grealish, B Traoré (Davis 87′); Watkins.

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2,089 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NateDogsCats
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Shhhhh stop telling them let them keep Grealish

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        ?

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I'd love to sell, but getting 11 players on the pitch is a bigger issue.

      3. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Grealish will surge again very soon and everyone will be scrambling. My rank is 10k and I am keeping.

      4. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        love your name by the way 😀

      5. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Have you been watching the villa games??

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          hes been unlucky, he is also averaging double figures every 3 games, look at his run this season. guess what, its game number 3 coming up..

      6. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Alert! Alert! Non member alert!

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Maybe he doesn't like all his rivals having it put on a plate ?Some people like doing their own work. I know many don't get that but just saying...

      7. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lets not forget he is still the 4th highest scoring mid

      8. NateDogsCats
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Ah I'm only kidding guys and enjoying the brief period I have of a differential actually working out for me, I'm well aware players like Grealish are the reason why others like El Ghazi are able to do well because of the space he creates them by drawing in other opposition and playing them in. I said here a few weeks ago when considering Grealish that I thought he is a better FPL option when Barkley plays as he's another threat and gives Grealish more room to play wide and further up the field but regardless Grealish is clearly essential to Villa and how the rest of the attacking players play

      9. SuperG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thoughts on holding City assets going into the next gameweek?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Depends on their covid situation

          1. SuperG
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Brilliant. Maybe something a tad more insightful - like which if their players has the bug, or inside knowledge on whether the game will go ahead..?

            1. JamieC180
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Quite a lot to ask, that.

              1. SuperG
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Surely that’s why we come on here - to gain insight? Someone must known

                1. turd ferguson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  cheer up pal

        2. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          See what happens with the Chelsea game.

        3. NateDogsCats
            3 months, 18 days ago

            If it looks like they'll miss next 2 games then I'll drop Dias until they return, otherwise I'm holding but I did get rid of KDB (although I was already thinking of it but yesterday cemented that until they're back)

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            hope you have a bench

        4. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Kilman to save my GW

          1. SuperG
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Me too. Think we’ll be disappointed.

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              This year is a disappointment, can't get worse

              1. SuperG
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I was on for a stellar year: rank of 70k and value over 105m. But I had four players in the Everton City game. And my bench is Brewster and Kilman. So my dreams of an assault on the top 10k have been dealt a blow.

          2. Tshelby
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Is he going to play?

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              If wolves play 5 at the back then yes. 50/50 chance i think

            2. Chrisitis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              3 games in 6 days. They should rotate but who knows.

          3. NateDogsCats
              3 months, 18 days ago

              With likely rotation I'll actually be more surprised if he doesn't play than if he does

          4. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Hold..... hoooooold!

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Can I let go now?

          5. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Guys, is Mitchell back to the starting lineup or was just a temp cover?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              I'd imagine seasonal rotation but PVA not been at his best.

          6. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Just noticed vardy went up in price last night and zaha fell.

            Comical really.

            1. NateDogsCats
                3 months, 18 days ago

                To add to this, in spite of yesterday's events, Cancelo and Dias continue to rise in ownership and could both rise in price tonight

                1. smix
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  DGW planning

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Point being, it could go from being a DGW for them to a BGW

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

                      Could end up with no city fixture at all in GW 18, not much of A blank to FH for then

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                driven by pre deadline transfers ?

            2. CloudSky
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Breaking: The #PL have confirmed 18 positive Covid-19 cases after 1,479 tests on players and club staff from Dec. 21-27 - the highest number of positives reported by the Premier League publicly after weekly testing.

              1. Luton_Fan
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Icerberg!!

              2. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Obviously City are fudging the numbers and the real number is -3, right?

                Let the tears flow 😆

              3. SuperG
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                This still means 1,461 got a negative test. So odds of one of our players having it are low.

              4. Chrisitis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Many of those from city

              5. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                about the national average, except non will die from it hopefully

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              I was oddly ecstatic at a 1 point cameo from Keinan Davis this week. That's how low my expectations for this week are. At least I'm fielding XI!

              1. joeydordon
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I'll be 10 max Mitchell made my day wee 2pt angel

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Canny choice - matching Brewster for 0.2 less

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Lol Im hoping for similar from Brewster & Kilman tonight having bagged Mitchell's 2 pointer yesterday 😀

              4. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                you might not feel 11 if there are more covid cases

              5. MMN
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                I was over the moon at riedewald 3 pointer only to reason all 3 of my no shows are defenders and he won't be coming on (unless I have another no show from an attacker). Lol.

                1. MMN
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Only to realise*

              6. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Count yourself lucky. I've got 9 max

              7. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Looking forward to the Bissouma Bonanza tonight

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Dallas Deluge and Coufal Cornucopia needed here

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I'll take a Rhian Roundhouse

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Nice. I need this too.
                        Brewster's Millions?

                  2. kime67
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    bissouma screamer please

                  3. Groot the Leveller
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Cresswell crescendo?

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Doesn't seem so long ago we had people trying to work out when Mrs Lindelof was due to give birth as a possible reason to avoid Utd.
                  Simpler times.

                3. Neves say Neves
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  I've got no spurs players for the next 3 weeks, not even slightly worried

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I have Kane. Beginning to feel like 1 Spur too many.

                  2. FPL_Motty
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I would be. Not for Fulham per se, but Leeds at home is going to have goals

                    1. NateDogsCats
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Yeah this is the only reason I've brought in Kane but I don't really fancy keeping either of Son or Kane after GW18

                    2. Groot the Leveller
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I've got 3
                      lets see how the next few games go, but I am getting worried.
                      if they blank then I'm back in the market for some replacements - exciting to have all that money to spend

                  3. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Are Son and Kane among 18 players who are positive? Mate told me this !

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Could be, who knows?

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Oh please no

                    3. FPL_Motty
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Lol think ur mate is pulling your leg

                      1. Niho992
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        He has Kane(C) and Son (VC)

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Trying to anti jinx himself

                          1. Niho992
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Hope so

                    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Haven't read anything regarding this at all

                    5. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Lol that would be great as a non owner.

                    6. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Out of nearly 1,500 tested that would be ridiculously bad fortune...then again how would anyone know at this stage?

                    7. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Think I might stay off here for a while, it’s turning in to a farce

                    8. kime67
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      f o

                    9. Milkman Bruno
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I hope not!

                        1. Daniel - When to BB?
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Kane and Son double combo owner here

                    10. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      May wc, fh and bb and then let the season play out

                    11. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      do yellow card counts reset on 1st Jan?

                      whos your cap for GW17?

                      1. JonBoy
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        After game 19.

                        1. Chrisitis
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Are u sure?

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            19 Premier League Matches (inclusive), next cut-off after that is 32

                          2. Dynamic Duos
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            It is after the individual clubs 19 th game

                          3. JonBoy
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Yep. So if you get 5th booking during 19th game you get suspended. 10 booking is 32 games.

                            This is 19th game, not 19th game week.

                    12. Bounce
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        What are DCL owners planning to do? Sell for a DGW'er or hold?

                        1. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Hold

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Currently have 2FTs, which was for downgrading DCL to Brewster and upgrading Targett to Trent.
                          But not sure now

                          1. Bounce
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Thinking something similar. DCL to Adams and the Dias to Robertson. What changed your mind?

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Well DCL will also have a double now plus the fact Richarlison and Rodriguez will likely be back for their next game.
                                In addition Liverpool conceding to West Brom and issues in CB

                                1. Bounce
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Yeah you're right. Are you FH18? I'm in the same position with 2 FT and if we don't use them for GW17 they'll be wasted when we FH.

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      I really don’t know yet, quite stressed with it considering my rank (never been this high before), so taking everything a gameweek at a time.
                                      Will have a proper look once this gameweek is over, planning seems to be out the window atm

                                      1. Keeptrying
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        You are doing great!
                                        Just keep it up and stay calm. You have a better team than most

                                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          Thanks.

                            • tbos83
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Sub for Giroud in DGW

                              • marcos11
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Probably sell for dgw

                                • Pukki Party
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Selling for Vardy

                                • A.J.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Keep if you have him now. It may look like I've had a result this week selling, but somewhere down the line I'll probably want him back with possible DGW's to come and he'll be a lot more expensive than I sold him for.

                              • Fake Prince
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  About 8 months ago this news would have been greeted like "Holy sh^t - Hope they get well soon, seriously worried" but now its all about Damn I can't even field 10 players. Glad the ove-reaction is gone.

                                  1. thegaffer82
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    71,000 dead and counting....

                                    Yep, glad all the "over-reaction" has stopped

                                    1. Fake Prince
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Few of you will always over-react. I don't mind that. But glad that most of the people are not over-reacting.

                                      • Ginkapo FPL
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Is that a big number all things considered? This isnt the place to present either side really

                                    2. Zim0
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      It's not really an overreaction. People die from the flu as well annually. The only reason we don't panic about it is because we have vaccines for that. We don't have a vaccine circulating yet for this Covid.

                                      1. thegaffer82
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Pretty daft to compare it to the flu.

                                        Chalk and cheese

                                        1. Zim0
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          I don't understand. Do u think it is an overreaction? Ur comment above made it seem otherwise.

                                        2. Zim0
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          U understand how dangerous the flu used to be right? Before vaccines?

                                    3. Corgzzzz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      1.3m dead worldwide is not an over reaction............

                                    4. Zim0
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Im guessing u don't know anyone who's died from it that's why u feel this way. There are many people out there whose family members are dying because of the lax nature of people like u regarding this pandemic. Not everything is a conspiracy. Trust the medical experts instead of what u just believe. Facts don't change just because u think it's something different.

                                      1. Fake Prince
                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                          I never believe in conspiracy theories - I believe its real. And I believe everyone will be infected as there is hardly any chance that you stay without getting infected. So why not just stay normal?
                                          And for your info Vaccine is not a medicine. So if you get infected and then become healthy again so doesn't it mean you don't even need vaccine? Enlighten me.

                                          1. Pitch Perfect
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 18 days ago

                                            8.9% of the population have had covid over a long 10 month period and hospitals are nevertheless approaching breaking point. Can you imagine what would have happened if we just 'stayed normal'? Hospitals would be full and even young people with non-covid conditions would not be getting treatment or life saving operations they need.

                                            Let's stick the FPL chat eh?

                                            1. mynameisq
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                              It honestly will boggle my mind until my dying day that people will use statistics from a period where we had an almost worldwide lockdown to explain why we didn't need a lockdown

                                              The equivalent of coming inside because it was raining, going "hang on I'm dry now so why am I inside" and going straight outside while it's still raining

                                              1. Fake Prince
                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                  In so many countries people don't even wear masks. They should have been ended by now?

                                              2. Fake Prince
                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                  In so many countries (including mine) there is absolutely no care about. And I am totally honest here(trust me). And no there is no panic/emergency here. I believe everyone here has been infected for atleast once at some point.

                                              3. Ginkapo FPL
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                Not everyone becomes healthy again. Older people are dying and young healthy people are getting long covid knocking them out for months.

                                                1. Fake Prince
                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                    Yes but we can do nothing about it unfortunately.

                                            2. Evil Buddha
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                              Reality is often underwhelming. But with mutating virus and no way to stop and end this I don't think over reaction is a bad thing. Epidemics have been civilisation killers in history.

                                              1. Fake Prince
                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                  I was as afraid as any in the start just because of the history of epidemics but seriously its not like those no matter how much someone stretches it.

                                                  1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                    Please don't hyphenate overreaction/overreacting thanks in advance

                                                    1. Fake Prince
                                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                                        I didn't know this. Thanks for the correction.

                                              2. Niho992
                                                • 2 Years
                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                I hope that nobody from my WC is positive on CoVID.

                                                1. Pipermaru
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Stay positive.

                                              3. tbos83
                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                  Thoughts on this WC team? Planning to sub in Giroud for DCL in GW19

                                                  Johnstone | Mccarthy
                                                  Balbuena | Coufal | Justin | Lowton | Dallas
                                                  Son | Saka | Salah | Soucek | Bruno
                                                  Vardy | DCL | Bamford

                                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                    Hmmm. Don't fancy your defence much.

                                                    1. tbos83
                                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                                        Yeah - I'm obv gearing it around the DGW but prob need at least one premium option. Q is how to do it!

                                                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                                          Go lower with DCL/Giroud spot to beef up a def?

                                                          1. tbos83
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              Good shout - though nervous of offloading DCL (esp once James comes back)

                                                              1. NateDogsCats
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Tbf James has been poor since the first 5 games or so, he's missed a few due to injury obviously but even when fit he didn't play anywhere near as good as he did then and hasn't registered a goal or assist in any of those games either. He should definitely help but think they need Digne back too

                                                      • Bounce
                                                          3 months, 18 days ago

                                                          Sounds like Bamford will miss out tonight.

                                                          https://twitter.com/ColmVHayes/status/1343862231344283648?s=20

                                                          1. Zim0
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            3 months, 18 days ago

                                                            He said i don't know yet

                                                            1. Daniel - When to BB?
                                                              • 11 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              Damn, this GW keeps on giving

                                                            2. Bounce
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Perfect game to rest him in though and most other teams are doing it this week.

                                                            3. A Kun & Mateta
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              Damn Bam. Ah well, most have him.

                                                            4. Karan14
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              The same person also said he has travelled anyways.

                                                              1. thegaffer82
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Maybe he'll be benched (not left out of the squad altogether)

                                                            5. Corgzzzz
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              Where does it say that Bamford is out ??

                                                            6. Daniel - When to BB?
                                                              • 11 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              looks rodrigo and bamford have covid no?

                                                              1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Huh? Bamford was interviewed after the game and said he played with a dead leg after the Pope challenge that led to the pen, I assume it's related to that, he should be fine but obviously has played a lot of minutes.

                                                              2. Pumpy Pro
                                                                • 11 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Why do you think they have covid ? I hope you are not just making stuff up ?

                                                            7. Pumpy Pro
                                                              • 11 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              Marcelo Bielsa asked [on Sunday] if Patrick Bamford has an injury issue: "With respect to Bamford, I don't know yet.

                                                              Where exactly does it sound like he is missing out? Am i missing something?

                                                              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                                                                • 11 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                They can't share if someone has covid. That's my guess. Not sure. Just thinking loud

                                                          2. The Frenchie
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            3 months, 18 days ago

                                                            Choose one for DGW19:

                                                            A) Son (Sheffield)
                                                            B) Rashford (Liverpool & Fulham)
                                                            C) Creswell (Burnley & WBA)

                                                            1. tbos83
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                B

                                                            2. thegaffer82
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              3 months, 18 days ago

                                                              The way things have gone this week has definitely worked out better for people who are building for GW19 and using FH in 18.
                                                              Many of those doing the above have sold KDB/Sterling + DCL and have refrained from getting Dias/Cancelo due to BGW-DGW strategy.

                                                              I kept KDB purely because he plays in 18 and am now down a big hitter. Also have Cancelo. Many are in a worse spot than me too with DCL & Dias in there too.

                                                              This years FPL is definitely more down to luck (or bad luck) than previous years.

                                                              No way to plan for this, and nothing you can do but take it on the chin

                                                              1. Corgzzzz
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Well said sir..............

                                                              2. Bounce
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  That's why I've made sure to always have a playing bench and never triple up on any team. Most I'll risk is a double up this season.

                                                                  1. thegaffer82
                                                                    • 9 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Yeah, to be fair, this is about the only thing you can do to protect yourself.

                                                                • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Fork it, dude. Let’s go bowling.

                                                                  1. thegaffer82
                                                                    • 9 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    haha. You get the White Russians in 🙂

                                                                • Flair
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Ironically I removed KDB and DCL despite being FH19 as I decided Son and Kane would do better in the next two also had a BGW. Decent stroke of luck that.

                                                              3. Flair
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Moura, Vinicius, Bale all out of the Fulham game. Son and Kane owners can rest easy, you love to see it

                                                                1. Lindelol
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Great.

                                                                2. The Train Driver
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Pasta without sauce?

                                                                3. Zim0
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  10th minute injuries incoming

                                                                4. Niho992
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Bergwijn and Lamela can play too.

                                                              4. Don Kloppeone
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Not doing DGW BB planning transfers while players continue to rise and fall in price is like being told not to touch something when you’re a kid. You know it’s right not to touch. You know you’ll regret it but it’s still all you want to do!

                                                                I need to be a good boy.... I need to be be a good boy.... I need to be a good boy!!

                                                                Continued chaos incoming

                                                                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Leave it Don. It's not worth it.

                                                                  1. Don Kloppeone
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    I reckon if this continues along with price changes I won’t be able to play BB anymore. Sad times

                                                                2. ALI_G
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  I stupidly brought in Vestergaard a couple of GW backlog, as his price was due to go up

                                                                  He ended up injured, so cost me 2 transfers plus the loss of points from Bednerak

                                                                  All this to save 0.1m. Probably cosy myself 18 points if you include the loss of 2FT

                                                                  His price actually went down in the end!

                                                              5. Bookkeeper
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                Bamford rested rumours circulating

                                                                1. Niho992
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  As expected.

                                                                2. tbos83
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Great - look forward to Romeu ht

                                                                  • Pumpy Pro
                                                                    • 11 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Based on nothing as usual. Unless i have missed somthing

                                                                    "With respect to Bamford, I don't know yet.

                                                                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Any news on Matip injury ?

                                                                  1. Bookkeeper
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Definitely won't be playing tomorrow with a muscle tear.

                                                                    1. the dom 1
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                      In comes Coufal from my bench

                                                                4. Werner Bros
                                                                  • 5 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Devastated. I had exact money to do KDB DCL > Vardy Rashford last night and forgot to do it. Now I'm 0.1 off with the price rise. Might need a -4 to do the move now. What do you recommend I do?

                                                                  Martinez Forster
                                                                  Chilwell Dallas Coufal / Taylor Neco
                                                                  Salah Rashford Bruno Son / Riedewald
                                                                  Vardy Bamford Watkins

                                                                  1. thegaffer82
                                                                    • 9 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Think you did the right thing personally.

                                                                    There'll be other transfers to make going forward.

                                                                    And, it's definitely the best option to wait as long as possible before making a transfer right now.

                                                                    1. Werner Bros
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                      I wish I had that view. I'm incredibly frustrated now as that was my DGW19 plan and I can't think how else to get Vardy and Rashford in.

                                                                      These transfers have to be made this week as I'm FH18.

                                                                      It might be better to wait in some contexts, but now I need a -4 to do those moves and I'm stuggling to see an additional move to do that.

                                                                5. Big Hippo
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Does anyone know Mark's ID? Wondering how many changes he made to his WC draft between the black box show and the deadline

                                                                  1. Pukki Party
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Google fantasy premier mods & cons you'll fond him in the league

                                                                    1. Pukki Party
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                      Find*

                                                                6. Pukki Party
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  I'd take 25 points from this gameweek

                                                                  1. n14mul
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                    Team full of city, Zouma, James and a couple pool players??

                                                                    1. Pukki Party
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                      Just a pessimist who expects more rotation

                                                                7. n14mul
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Anyone else plan there wc over the whole week putting in city players only for disaster to hit yesterday?

                                                                  Now the dust has settled i actually think I have done well considering my wc was built for the dgw so I have a strong bench....

                                                                  No need to panic...just take things as they come it could be worse I could have had James and zouma in my team

                                                                8. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                                  • 4 Years
                                                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                                                  Bit concerned, with all this going on is Fudgy ok?