Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 17

Six players get unanimous backing as our Scout Squad panel reconvene to select their top picks for Gameweek 17.

This is the final article of the year and the last in this series for the best part of a fortnight as the Premier League briefly pauses for breath in early January.

For those new to this feature, 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 16:30 GMT on Friday.

In each writer’s 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 New Year’s Day.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
Emiliano MartínezVicente GuaitaVicente GuaitaVicente Guaita
Alex McCarthyKasper SchmeichelBernd LenoBernd Leno
DFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Trent Alexander-ArnoldKieran TierneyJames JustinTrent Alexander-Arnold
James JustinTimothy CastagneRomain SaïssBen Mee
Rob HoldingRomain SaïssMatthew LowtonPatrick van Aanholt
Erik PietersErik PietersMichael KeaneHector Bellerin
MFSon Heung-minSon Heung-minBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Bruno FernandesMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Mohamed SalahBruno FernandesSon Heung-minSon Heung-min
Anwar El GhaziWilfried ZahaWilfried ZahaPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Bukayo SakaBukayo SakaBukayo SakaPedro Neto
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
Alexandre LacazetteJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
Patrick BamfordDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Chris WoodAlexandre LacazetteChris WoodChris Wood
Christian BentekeChristian BentekeAnthony MartialChristian Benteke

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Andrew Robertson, Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane (four), Vicente Guaita, Bukayo Saka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Chris Wood, Jamie Vardy, Christian Benteke (three)

DAVID SAID

Ahead of facing a potentially depleted Fulham outfit, my inclusion of Nick Pope and Erik Pieters (likely to fill in for Charlie Taylor) seems self-explanatory. Instead, I will discuss some of my other defensive selections.

Emiliano Martínez and Alex McCarthy have challenging fixtures this weekend, facing Manchester United (away) and Liverpool (home) respectively, but I think each of them can perform better than some might think. Over the last four matches, the top three regularly starting goalkeepers for save percentage are Ederson (100%), Martínez (93.8%) and McCarthy (92.3%). Even with clean sheets less likely than usual, I think there is the potential for lots of saves and maybe some bonus points for the two most-popular Fantasy goalkeepers.

Considering Southampton’s recent struggles in front of goal, I am doubling-up on the Liverpool defence for Gameweek 17 with Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have now gone three matches without finding the net and the absence of ball-playing centre-back Jannik Vestergaard across the last two has damaged their ability to build from the back. Meanwhile, Liverpool have conceded the fewest shots in the box over their last four matches.

James Justin seems a solid inclusion at this time of the year, considering he has managed to play every minute of the campaign thus far – an impressive feat in a season as compressed as this one. Leicester’s Gameweek 17 fixture is an appealing one too, taking them to Newcastle, who have blanked in each of their last two Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, I fancy Arsenal’s defence ahead of their run of appealing fixtures. In Gameweek 17, they travel to face a West Bromwich Albion side without a home goal since Gameweek 11. Mikel Arteta has overseen some improvement at the back again over the last two, with budget option Rob Holding featuring for 90 minutes in eight of the last nine Gameweeks.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane may have disappointed their owners recently but I believe Saturday’s meeting with Leeds will produce plenty of attacking returns. Games involving Marcelo Bielsa’s men tend to feature tonnes of goals; their last four containing an average of 5.3 and, in that time, they rank third-worst for big chances conceded.

Anwar El Ghazi gets into my selection based on his hot form, with five goals in as many matches, while Jack Grealish has offered up just two assists in that time. The case for the Dutch winger is certainly convincing when we consider he sits top of the league for shots on target over the last four.

Arsenal’s trip to West Bromwich Albion has me liking the look of Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette. The former has been one of Arsenal’s best players during Arteta’s recent mini-revival while no player with more than 170 minutes to their name has a superior figure for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) than Lacazette over their last four.

NEALE SAID…

There’s still the chance that Burnley v Fulham could go the way of the two postponed Gameweek 16 fixtures given that the Cottagers were unfit for action barely 24 hours before this piece went out, so I select my two Clarets players with the obvious caveat that their upcoming match could fall by the wayside.

If it goes ahead, the prospect of Sean Dyche’s side facing an under-strength Fulham – who have scored only twice in the last five Gameweeks even with a full complement of players – is too good to overlook.

Burnley simply know how to keep clean sheets against the fellow also-rans, having already registered five of them against teams ranked 13th or below this season. The top-scoring goalkeeper of 2020, Nick Pope, is a shoo-in for this squad, then, while Erik Pieters ought to get a game either at left-back or further up the flank depending on who is fit in Dyche’s squad.

The visit of the lowest-scoring team in the division leads me to plump for Vicente Guaita between the posts, with uncertainty over just who Roy Hodgson plans to field in his under-performing defence in Gameweek 17.

Further forward, I’ve gone back to 2016/17 for my selection of Christian Benteke alongside Wilfried Zaha. Now seemingly established in Palace’s front two, the Belgian will be up against a Sheffield United defence that have shipped the joint-second-highest number of headed chances all season – and Benteke has had more of those than any other forward over the last six Gameweeks.

Aerial prowess is also what leads me to Romain Saiss, whose Wolves side will be up against a Brighton outfit conceding goals from set plays for fun.

It’s still too early to tell if Arsenal have turned a corner but I’m certainly willing to back a Gunners asset or two for Gameweek 17, with a West Brom side fresh off the back of a 5-0 spanking in midweek playing host to Mikel Arteta’s troops.

An attacking threat when he’s playing at left-back rather than at centre-half, Kieran Tierney has created 11 chances over the last six Gameweeks – a total inferior to just to two other defenders. The budget Bukayo Saka, meanwhile, is among the top ten midfielders for efforts on goal and penalty box touches over the same timeframe.

Southampton and Newcastle’s propensity to concede more chances from their right flank results in my selections of Andrew Robertson and (a hopefully rested) Timothy Castagne, meanwhile.

As for the staple selection of big hitters, it’s a recharged Harry Kane and Son Heung-min who head their respective positions with a Leeds side capable of scoring five and letting in six at the other end in town on Saturday.

TOM SAID…

With one of the standout defensive fixtures of the round, I’m doubling up on Burnley via Nick Pope and Matthew Lowton. The Clarets have now won three of their last four matches at Turf Moor, keeping two clean sheets, while of late their opponents Fulham have struggled in front of goal.

Andrew Robertson is my first-choice defender based on his potential for points at both ends of the pitch. In the absence of key centre-halves, Liverpool’s backline can sometimes look vulnerable, but it’s worth noting no team has conceded fewer shots than the Reds in their last four matches. The defensive data also tells us that Southampton have given up 17 chances from their right flank since Gameweek 13, compared to just four from their left.

I’m also backing Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Romain Saïss. Since returning to the starting XI in Gameweek 12, the Moroccan international sits top amongst defenders for shots in the box and headed attempts. That aerial ability could be key too, given Brighton and Hove Albion’s ongoing issues defending set-pieces.

They’re joined at the back by goalkeepers Vicente Guaita and Bernd Leno, plus defenders James Justin and Michael Keane.

Further forward, heavy-hitters Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy all look like excellent options for Gameweek 17, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other picks.

Back-to-back wins for Arsenal has seen several intriguing budget options emerge, none more so than Bukayo Saka. His inclusion in Spot the Differential a few weeks back may have raised a few eyebrows at the time, but he’s been key to their turnaround since, collecting 19 FPL points since moving to the right flank.

Wilfried Zaha has impressed too. Following his goal in Gameweek 16, he now has eight from 14 appearances since Roy Hodgson moved him into a free role as a second striker. His numbers suggest there is more to come, as he ranks among the top 10 midfielders for shots, attempts in the box, big chances and penalty area touches.

Elsewhere, I’m keeping faith with Chris Wood. The forward has scored just three goals from an expected goals (xG) total of 6.24 so far, making him one of the top xG under-performers in the division. However, the fact he’s getting into good shooting positions in the box is encouraging, and I’m backing him to return on Sunday.

The forward list is completed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Anthony Martial.

ANDY SAID…

Even with two wins on the bounce, I’m not sure I fully trust Arsenal yet – but I do tend to trust any team that is playing West Brom. Fresh from a 5-0 battering by Leeds in Gameweek 16, it won’t get any easier for Sam Allardyce’s men this week. I’ve opted for both Bernd Leno and Hector Bellerin against a team with just 8.78 expected goals (xG) this season, a full 5.42 less than the second-worst side, Burnley. That works out at 0.55 xG per game for the Baggies, which is truly awful.

I know you probably stopped reading once you saw Christian Benteke in the squad but hear me out. Sheffield United still haven’t kept a clean sheet all season and Benteke has an xG of 2.18 over the last six Gameweeks – that’s the sixth-highest among forwards. Over those Gameweeks, he’s played Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Leicester, while missing the Liverpool game. There have been returns in the easier fixtures against West Brom and West Ham and it doesn’t get much easier than Sheffield United at the moment.

While Gameweek 16 might have given us postponements, it also gave the chance for some players to get some rest after a hectic festive period. All of Jamie VardyHarry KaneSon Heung-min and Dominic Calvert-Lewin played limited or no minutes and now face Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham respectively, who are all among the bottom seven teams for expected goals conceded so far this season.

Over the last six Gameweeks, Ben Mee has had five shots inside the box – only four defenders have recorded more. Burnley face a Fulham side that have only scored two goals in their last five matches, with the Clarets keeping three clean sheets over the same period. There could be joy at both ends of the pitch for Mee, with Nick Pope also looking to return points for the fourth time in six Gameweeks.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

AA33‘s whopping 53-point winning margin in Gameweek 2 is the target to beat.

In Gameweek 16, Forever In Our Shadow defeated us 68-55. That means the Scouts and the community are tied on eight wins apiece over the course of 2020/21.

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2,788 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Who to start Soucek or Coufal?

    1. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Soucek for me

    2. BeWater
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Soucek.

      • Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Soucek every gameweek until 38

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Any one have any insight Into whether Stuijk (LEE) will likely start the next few game weeks?

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Happy New Tier everyone

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Happy new year!!

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Lol you too

      3. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Tier 4? 😛

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yup

      4. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Same to you.

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Which one here for DGW19?

      Ings + Stones (-4)
      DCL + Dias

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        DCL and Dias

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Not a fan of either to be honest

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Currently have DCL, have to decide Taylor to City defender now

      3. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Maybe Martial and Dias?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Lol I wish. 1.2M short

          1. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sorry then 🙂

    6. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Do we expect Man City to declare tomorrow which players have Covid?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I doubt it. They are protected by medical privacy laws . . .

    7. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Start Soucek or Raphinha?

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Raphinha

      2. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Rafi

    8. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Guys I don’t know what to do with my defense... I need three players for GW17 and DGW19 as well.

      Chilwell - Zouma - Dier - Coufal - Mitchell

      What do you suggest? I was thinking on Dallas or Bellerin instead of Zouma or Dier

    9. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Any crucial info to split the Son/Bruno captaincy debate either way?

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I'm thinking Son because he's had a rest and Leeds will leave space for him to do damage.

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Don't trust Spurs or Son for the armband at all myself

        • noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Bruno takes penalties

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Field 3 of Stones (Che), Dallas (Tot), Mitchell (Shu), Coufal (Eve).

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Stones, Dallas, Mitchell.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            cheers.

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Who to start Dallas or Coufal?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Dallas

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Starting Dallas shouldn’t even be a question.

      4. tabby98
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Best Taylor replacement for double gw?
        A) Pieters
        B) Lowton
        C) Alioski

        My team is:

        Mccarthy, Johnstone
        Robbo, Justin, Coufal, Stones, Taylor*
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Soucek
        Vardy, Bamford, Adams

        1. FPL Panda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Balbuena

      5. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Which one? 2FTs

        A) Taylor, Mahrez > Barnes, Dallas
        B) Taylor, Mahrez > Lowton, Rashford
        C) Mahrez, DCL > Raphinha Vardy

        1. BeWater
            3 months, 21 days ago

            C looks tasty.

            I might be biased as I have both 🙂

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Have 10 for GW18 and will have 11 DGW19 players with money itb for Son to Sterling(c) next week.
          No BB no problem
          No FH no problem
          No hits needed
          Happy New Year Folks!

          1. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            That's you sorted then.

            Happy new year to you too.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Cheers mate

        3. Mo Mo
            3 months, 21 days ago

            If i have Son + Kane and before GW 18 SELL both of them to KDB & Vardy then do FH get them back all of this Before GW 18
            So in GW 19 would have VARDY & KDB ?

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Not entirely following that. Are you saying you would make your transfers ahead of gw18, and then also FH ahead of gw18?

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                If I'm following, I believe you would retain Son and Kane.

                You should either do your transfers, or do your FH.

              2. Mo Mo
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Yes i mean before gw 18 start IF I DID any transfers and confirmed it and then did FH at same gw so next GW 19 would have those transfers i made before FH ?

                  1. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    The order you do transfer and FH in the gw is irrelevant - any transfers that week will revert the following week.

                    1. Bram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      i,e,
                      12 Jan gw18 starts
                      13 Jan you do transfers
                      14 Jan you play FH
                      The transfers you did on 13 Jan will not be in your side gw19, they will be included in your FH. (Any hit will also be removed)

              3. nerd_is_the_werd
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah, looks like it...
                If you sell Son + Kane ---> KDB + Vardy in GW18...
                and then use FH chip in GW19.....
                you get KDB + Vardy in GW20.

                1. Pommie22
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Hi guys excuse my ignorance but like MoMo just need to be sure so please bear with me...for example purposes only!
                    • I have 1FT gw18 Vardy>> Kane I then confirm transfer.
                    • If I decide before deadline gw18 to FH will I still have Kane for gw19.

                    Basically does the FH nullify the FT?

                    Many thanks and best wishes for 2021 and good luck.

                    1. Bram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      FH nulifies the transfer - see fuller example above

              4. FPL Panda
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                which scores more ober the next 4-6 weeks ?

                A vardy Son Stones

                B vardy rashford stones-4

                C Kane then antonio, kdb, cancelo -8

                D Antonio Kdb Cancelo -4

              5. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Would you start Mitchell this week in case he holds his spot or Coufal in case of a Mitchell cameo?

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  You'll hate yourself if you don't start Mitchell and then he keeps a CS.

                2. BeWater
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Definitely would start Mitchell. Unlikely he'll get a cameo if benched.

                  • waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Cheers both, set up that way atm.

                  • wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Coufal

                    1. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers mate, a consensus would have been better though 😉

                3. Kun Tozser
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Is Kyle Walker having another party tonight?

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    When isn't he?

                  2. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Just a few hookers

                4. Henning
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Need a second gk for BB gw 19

                  1.Fabianski Barnes and Vardy in for Steer Kdb and Watkins for -8

                  2. Steer and Kdb out for Fabianski and Rashford for -4

                  3. Steer out for McCarthy/ Meslier for free

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    3

                  2. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    3

                  3. Henning
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanx.
                    McCarthy or Meslier then?

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      McCarthy if keeping and using long-term. Meslier if you'll play in the DGW only and then get rid.

                5. 1314
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  how many City defenders & midfielders are people getting for gw 18 onwards ?

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    holding Cancelo and Walker atm (only 6 and 7% owned) and will likely do Son to Sterling for GW18 as have the funds itb.

                  2. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    KDB and one defender, I don't trust Pep to triple up.

                  3. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Probably just stick with KDB.

                6. Oi! Shadders!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the man name.
                  #MFDOOM

                7. The Frenchie
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Any fresh news on City - Chelsea game?

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    No news is good news.

                  2. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    City training ground is open so expecting game to be on. Fulham game is less certain

                8. ooooo
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Lamptey + Macey to Justin + Meslier for free?

                9. The Frenchie
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  And what do you guys think of Bellerin?

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    prefer Tierney if I was to punt on one

                  2. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Since 2016 I want him gone, as a fpl pick he is the best from Arsenal's defence, but again we are very dog.

                  3. Whiskerz
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Worst purchase I made this season so far

                  4. The Frenchie
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanks guys

                10. Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Thoughts on this mental rotation risk madness team I could have in DGW 19 making 4 moves!

                  Meslier Fabianaki
                  Shaw TAA Dias Coufal Justin
                  Barnes Raphinha Salah Bruno Soucek
                  Aguero Ings Bamford

                  Is this just suicide?!

                  1. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Aguero to Vardy and upgrade Shaw. Surely..

                    1. Rinseboy
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      could go Vardy instead feels scary having no man.city attack in the double tho?

                11. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Whichever Mancity defender I get is the one that's going to have Covid isn't it?

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    That does seem to be the way this season is going.

                  2. Pépé Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Rumours pretty constant it's Cancelo in def (+ Emerson)

                    1. Pépé Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Ederson*

                    2. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      as a Walker + Cancelo owner that would truly suck!

                    3. Bram
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Cancelo rumour seems largely unsubstantiated especially as he was at the training ground on Tuesday. Ederson confirmed self isolating

                  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    This is why im holding fire on City purchases to try and get as much info as possible

                  4. HippY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Might as well punt on someone now. I'll probably bench Stones Vs che and make use of him after that

                12. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Happy New Year Full of Health!

                13. Ruinenlust
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  For DGW 19, would you sell Son and Kane for Sterling and Firmino (-4)?

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    I'd fancy keeping one for Sheffield (Son my preference), Kane to Vardy perhaps or Aguero if your feeling a bit punty?

                14. ABCDEFC
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Free Hitting in GW18, so anything need a FT or I lose it?

                  McCarthy (Johnstone)
                  Justin - Robbo - Coufal (Balbuena - Dallas)
                  Bruno - Salah - Son - Raphinha (Soucek)
                  Kane - Bamford - Adams

                15. MagzCap
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  What if, in 2021, the unique players in the summary table appeared on the same row. What a brave new world that would be

                16. gart888
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  How do you rank these guys for this week only?

                  Taylor (FUL)
                  Soucek (EVE)
                  KWP (LIV)
                  Adams (LIV)
                  Kilman (BHA)

                  I'm thinking Taylor and Kilman are the two best. They should either start against weak teams or not play at all and be auto subbed out. Thinking Adams last, because attacking returns against Liverpool are hard to ask for. Then probably Soucek #3, KWP #4?

                  Other opinions?

                  1. gart888
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    I guess Dias vs Chelsea is in the mix too, but I think I rate him higher than all of those.

                  2. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Taylor for Burnley?

                    1. gart888
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 21 days ago

                      Yes. I realize he's likely to not play, but I can let autosub take care of that for me.