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.

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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. Pi
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who to start?

    A. Neto (bha)
    B. Soucek (eve)
    C. Mitchell (SHU)

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

      1. Pi
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers. HNY

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

  2. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which option would you chose for this team? 2 fts, 0.2m itb. FH in 18. Maybe TC in 19.

    A. Kdb Brewster > vardy Neto
    B. Kdb Brewster > Kane saka
    C. Kdb Taylor > rashford justin
    D. Kdb Taylor Brewster > vardy saka Justin -4
    E. Kdb Taylor Brewster > vardy Neto holding -4

    Martinez
    Robbo zouma Dallas
    Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
    Dcl bamford

    Forster coufal Brewster Taylor

    1. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Why sell KDB??

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Any suggestions then mate? Have 2 fts which I need to use before the fh next gw.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      At this stage with the fixture changes, I’d avoid selling probably

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      prolly D

    4. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t lose Kev now. But C or D if you must.

  3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Play Soucek or Che?

    1. gart888
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Soucek I reckon. Can't see Che returning this week.

  4. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Shoulda Coulda
    Taken a hit to switch Ayling to Dallas when Ayling got moved to CB

  5. SuperXstyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Dallas > Cancelo? Thoughts.

    I have no City players yet... KDB likely for DGW19. Already have Raphina and Bamford.

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not for me. I think Dallas is a great option so I'd keep and find another way to get City coverage if possible.

      1. SuperXstyle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Justin Dallas Cresswell Coufal Chilwell are my defenders

    2. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Instead, Coufal > Cancelo

      Hope KDB decreases 0.1m tonight then all OK to buy him!
      Then I can keep Dallas! But it's a BIG IF...!
      Worth a gamble??

  6. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bench two from those
    A- James
    B- Stones
    C- Coufal
    D- Dallas

    1. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B
      C

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which sounds better as a short-term Klich replacement for the next two (and then may become Soucek for the DGW)?

    A) Klich to Neto (BHA, EVE, WBA)
    B) Klich to Saka (WBA, CRY, NEW)

    Happy new year all!

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B too

  8. Karhumies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Current FH18 plan. Anything you would change?

    Leno (4.0)

    Dias, Stones, Holding (Lewis, 4.3)

    Sterling C, Fernandes, Son, Saka (Neto)

    Kane, DCL, Cavani

    1. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Cavani suspended

      1. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        GW17, Carabao Cup and FA cup, right? Back for GW18.

        1. The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I thought it was for the PL, my bad

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

      Looks good now. Nice differentials. Wouldn't double up on Arsenal defense though. Also, will get better idea of who plays or not before the GW (wrt Cavani)

  9. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    gtg?

    Meslier
    Chilwell - Zouma - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Maddison
    Kane (c) - DCL - Bamford

    Nyland - Soucek - Coufal - Mitchell

  10. gart888
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 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?

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Best 7.1 or less forward? (already habe Bamford & Adams)

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

      Antonio if he can keep himself fit

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I went Antonio.

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Are you confident he can play on saturday and then tuesday, 2 days gap after a long injury?

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

          I don't think even he's confident. 😛
          But he's worth a risk if you can wait till GW19 to get him. Betting on him for 2 weeks and 2 fixtures is risky.

  12. fantasywizard
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Have exact funds to do lamptey to Cancelo today before price rises. Should I pull the trigger not knowing of he has Covid or not?!

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

      If you have a decent bench to cover for him this week, go ahead. Even if he has, he should be back before GW19.

    2. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I would. I'm thinking of Dallas to Cancelo

    3. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Dont

      1. fantasywizard
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Why not?

  13. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which 2 will you pick to start ?

    A) Stones (che)
    B) Coufal (eve)
    C) Dallas (tot)
    D) Targett (mun)

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Milan.

      AC 😉

    2. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B
      C

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A and C

    4. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      C for sure. I am torn between A and B (but I also have Cancello who I am starting)

    5. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      So much love for Dallas !!

  14. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bottomed

    Happy New Year gents!

    Preferred combo for the DGW (on BB)?

    A) Fabianski, Dallas
    B) Meslier, Stones

    Only other MCI player (potentially) is Dias.

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A easy

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks. On current form it seems easy to go with just one def from MCI but it also makes me nervous!

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A, especially if you get Dias too.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Got Dias already!

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          No brainer then, IMO.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Just pulled trigger on:
            Branthwaite, Stephens > Dallas, Soucek (-4)

            Part of the DGW BB19 build up plan!

            1. Boxwoods
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Good moves. Good luck!

  15. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    How to get one of the spurs boy in ? 2FT .9 ITB

    Martinez

    PVA - Taylor - Dier

    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Grealish - Torres

    DCL - Bamford

    Forster - Dias - Coufal - Brewster

    A : Salah > Son
    B : KDB > Son
    C : Grealish & Torres > Raphinha & Son
    D : KDB & Brewster > Raphinha & Kane
    E : Salah & DCL > Son & Vardy
    F : Other suggestions ?

  16. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Start Stones or Coufal (already playing Cancello)?

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Stones

  17. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which combo lads?

    A) Stones James

    B) Dias Balbuena

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

      A long term. B for the double.

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

        Wait for James news though.

    2. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

  18. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Harry already working on his baby cradle rock celebrations as he assists a son again.

  19. Johnny too hotty
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone thinks lacazette will both games coming up before DGW. Fancy a punt but his minutes history looks worrying

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No. Stay away

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I don't think he'll start. I'd rather Ings in that price range.

  20. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Is there any chance of TAA rising tonight? fplstats has him at 75 but not sure they've been all that reliable this year have they?

    1. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Nope won't rise

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Okay cheers.

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

      Down arrow means people are removing him. Think he stays put.

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Been using that site for years and never even noticed the arrows before lol cheers 😆

  21. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Which 3 of my defence should I play?

      Cresswell, Mitchell, Amartey, Dias and Taylor

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Dias, Taylor & Mitchell

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Really struggling for captain this week.

      Best captain for gw 17?

      A Son
      B Bruno
      C Salah

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Son

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I don't have Bruno. But he would the top choice imo.

      3. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Son

      4. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I’m picking Bruno, Son vice. But any one of them could be the wrong pick.

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Are either Giroud or Tammy worth considering for double game week- either price fits in with plan if Antonio not shown form by then

      A Giroud
      B Tammy
      C Neither- get Wood

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Will get 1 game from start each imo

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          That’s the concern. But whoever starts Fulham game will get some time v Leicester so may be worth it over anyone else in that price range ( got Watkins and Bamford)

      2. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I would punt on Tammy.

    • Vazza
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Here are the players I could have for BGW18-

        Stones, Dias, Saka, Bruno, Son, Kane, Watkins

        Would you suggest that I use FH to bring in more/enhanced players?

      • Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        What happened of Phil Jones, does anyone know?

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          ...or Jesse Lingard?

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Oh yeah Lingard! Remember he was the next bright young thing the future of England and Man U.

            He got a contract extension to sit on the bench until at least the summer of 2022.

            https://thetopflight.com/2020/12/31/manchester-united-trigger-jesse-lingard-contract-extension/

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Just had the option of an extra year triggered in his contract.

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          He is probably still recovering from some injury we have long forgotten about.

          Apparently Derby and West Brom want him.
          He would be a typical Big Sam signing I think.

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

          Knee inury. Ole's last update on November 27: "Phil is still out until probably after Christmas some time."
          United trying to sell I guess

        4. Did you see that throw-in?
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I don't.

        5. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Thought I heard derby county for Roo

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks all. Just curious how far he's fallen, was (apparently) good enough to be a regular Man Utd starter once

      • Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Start which 3 of these?

        A Dias
        B Stones
        C Zouma
        D Coufal
        E Che Adam’s

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

          A C E

      • fantasywizard
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Have Robbo, Coufal, Dias, Dallas and Lamptey. Should I go Lamptey to Cancelo tonight before price rises?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Why not? Long term upgrade. Easy to advice against early transfer, but will you be any wiser tomorrow?!?

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I did that exact move on the day the Man City game was called off and the info came out 10 minutes later! I was sweating over whether he was out.

          With all the Kyle Walker 'news' I assume Cancelo in for Lamptey is a good move now though.

          1. fantasywizard
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Sure, but not knowing the Covid status of Cancelo its a bit of a risk don't you think?

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              A little bit but by the time 13th Jan comes around he should be in the clear even if he did have covid19. Plus you are not going to start him v Chelsea anyway. Has already gone up another .1 tonight.

      • Muscout
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        McCarthy
        Chilwell Cancelo Coufal
        Salah KDB Bruno JWP Soucek
        Kane Bamford

        Steer Brewster J.Lewis Branthwaite

        1.3 itb, 1 FT, will FH18 and TC19

        Have 10 DGW players so far, which of the following is best to do this week?

        A) Branthwaite to Def up to 5.2
        B) J. Lewis to Def up to 5.6
        C) JWP to Mid up to 7.5

      • SuperDan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bring in Stones or Dallas?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Dallas imo. Stones will be rotated.

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I'm debating between Saka and Raphinha. Would it be logical to go Saka for this GW and next and then switch to Raph with my FT in 19 or should I just go Raph just now?

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Just go Raphina now.