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.

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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. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Who would you get rid off to bring in Kdb for dgw19?

    A) Son (pros: SGW player...cons: will lose 0.3 in value)
    or
    B) Rashford (pros: DGW player...cons: no value tied up)

    1. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      The one that you like to have post 19.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Easy A for me. We are chasing pts, not long term tv. And Son will drop in price under Mourinho. So banking ng that money isn't stupid.

    3. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    4. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Finally, someone talking sense on KDB (looking to bring in rather than ship)!
      Gotta keep Son.

    5. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Get Sterling i reckon. For Son. Spurs are a terrible attack

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Have people's opinions changed, regarding using the FH GW18?

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not for me. Still gonna use it in 18.

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yes. I am probably saving it now.

    3. Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Still using it. I'll only have 7 max and that would include a hit removing a dgw19 player

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Now only have 2 playing so FH a dead set certainty.

    5. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Still deciding, hits or FH.

    6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I was never going to use it anyway. Plan to play 8 players plus Brewster in a 2-4-3 formation.

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No as only 5 likely starters so sticking with plan to FH in 18

    8. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Only have 4 players in it so still using FH

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        This.

    9. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah, saving now and just rolling with 6. Big red arrow I’m sure but will should get a bigger green using the free hit in one of the other DGWs or covid-ravaged SGWs.

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

    Bottomed

    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. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      an in form Leeds attacker in the most attacking team in the division or a young gunner in a team of misfits... let me think 😉

      1. Begbie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Lol yeah I know I'm definitely leaning Raph I just don't know if it's more logical to do it right now or go with Saka for the next two then make the switch. Can't see Raph doing much away to Spurs and then he's got a blank while Saka has West Brom then Palace.

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          yeah fair enough... if no pressing issues might be worth the punt... GL

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Close call. But if FH 18, I would just get Raph now. Might need that FT for something else in GW 19, and Raph/Leeds looks more dangerous than Saka/ARS even with tough GW 17.

    3. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raphinha, Saka maybe isn't fit enough for this GW. Arteta said he is hopeful to have him for the next game.

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      FH in GW18?
      I'd go Raph now and keep. You might need the transfer in 19 for some reason given how the season has gone. Don't book it already. Especially for Saka.

    5. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Okay cheers for the replies guys. Raphinha it is 🙂

    6. SuperXstyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raphina. I did last week and it paid off (sold Grealish)

  4. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    GTG? 1 FT any suggestions?
    Thanks and happy new year 🙂

    Martinez
    Robertson Trent Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek
    Adams Kane Bamford

    Forster,Stones,Targett,Burke

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      GTG.

      Who are you gonna captain? I have Kane, Son, Salah and Bruno and still no idea who to put it on.

      1. Begbie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        If you were gonna make a transfer I'd consider Alioski for Targett. Better fixtures and more attacking. Targett also one YC away from suspension.

        1. Champions League Varane
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          And yeah that might be a good shout thanks.

          Only thing is he plays in GW 18.!

      2. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Sorry for the late response bro

        I think it’s between Son and Salah for me.. Bruno I love him but I think we will struggle against Villa and if we draw and Bruno blanks it will be painful.

  5. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which do you think will score the most points during the DGW?
    TC KDB or Bench Boost?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Bench boost probably, as long as you have 4 sure starters all playing doubles

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Almost definitely BB if you have a full bench, but begs question who you are bench boosting.

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Well it’s either BB but go without KDB in the double or scrap bench boost and get KDB and TC him! Torn....

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Because of the way my team is I am leaning TC because it will cost me a -8 to get a decent BB

      So I will have Martinez, Dier, Brewster, Ferguson on the bench

      I am also considering Sterling for TC looks more threatening than KDB.

  6. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Has Bowen lost his spot or just a bit of rest?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Rest

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      rest but they have a lot of options for those attacker slots, don't see him playing both games in 19

      1. Carlton_Goal
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I think he starts both, West Ham have 3 games in 6 days this week whereas in 19 and 20 its more spread out. Lots of other options but Bowen is the clear first choice on the right imo, its the other flank thats more likely to see rotation with Fornals, Benrahma and Lanzini

    3. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Just rested

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks all

  7. fantasywizard
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Bottomed.

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Can you afford to wait?

      1. fantasywizard
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        No. Will be priced out if Cancelo rises tonight

        1. Egg noodle
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Not worth it

  8. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Because I'm playing my FH in 18, I'm in a use it or lose it situation with my transfer. Can anyone see anything worth doing? 0.0m in the bank

    Mccarthy Johnstone

    Robertson Coufal Dallas Justin Lowton

    Salah Fernandes Son Raphinha Soucek

    Kane Bamford Adams.

    Adams -> Watkins? I've owned Watkins since gw 5 & only sold because Villa didn't have a double.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Prefer Antonio, but understand a bit risky.

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Antonio is 0.1m out of my range unfortunately

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah, sounds a solid move
      Or Lowton to Balbuena? Better DGW fixtures

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        If the Burnley game is cancelled, I'll definitely be considering this too. Thanks

    3. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Only thing I'd consider is Lowton to Balbuena, otherwise team looks set for BB in 19

  9. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    1 hour, 56 mins ago
    Martinez
    Robbo,Zouma,Justin
    Salah,fernandez,grealish,soucek
    Kane,bamford,adams

    Peacock farrel,bissouma,killman,mitchell
    1FT, 4.2itb
    Need to burn 1FT, FHGW18, BBGW19

  10. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Who to start, Taylor or Watkins?

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Sensible to go with Taylor. Doubt he'll play but just in case...

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Isn't Taylor injured?!? So it doesn't matter.

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        But would want him just in case he starts... only fear is a 1 point cameo ap

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Taylor is likely out for a month. No need to worry about a cameo

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Best 7.2M forward? (already have bamford & adams)

    A) Antonio
    B) Watkins
    C) Wood
    D) Giroud
    E) Tammy

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Probably A but minutes could be managed.

  12. FPL_BUCCANEER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    For BB and beyond, to be decided before 4pm tomorrow..

    A) Adams
    B) Antonio

    TIA

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Antonio fitness?

  13. tyron
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Start 1

    A welbeck
    B dallas

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      ??

  14. SuperDan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Bring in Soucek or Raphinha for Grealish?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Soucek

    2. tyron
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raphina

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

      Raphinha no brainer IMO. Way more attacking.

  15. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 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?

    1. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Build a FH team. See how different it is.
      If you feel that team gives you 25 more points, go for it.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks mate. So you are suggesting that 25 point increment is the benchmark? Interesting

  16. Sanchit
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Cresswell to Cancelo?

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Hmm covid concern?

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If money isn't an issue, I'd wait. Just get some clarity regarding which City players are affected.

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I'm thinking of bringing in Cresswell for 19 onwards. Is he a risk of not starting?

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Heslthy player to likely covid player who is unlikely yo start soon?!? Depends on your team, but not good transfer atm. Get rather Dias or Stones now.

  17. Must.Go.Faster.
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Real quick!

    Would you rather

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Quickly give us the options. I'm assuming you're trying to beat price rise.

      1. Must.Go.Faster.
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Ugh, couldn't finish the sentence cause had to go poop, but thanks for trying to help.

        1. Egg noodle
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Lol

  18. Twisted Melon
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Have 10 players for gw 18 and 10 players with double gw 19.

    0 free transfers, worth taking a few hits to bench boost dgw 19?

    1. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I wouldn't.

  19. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Where are the Fugging Burnley games?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Dunno I have Chris Wood

  20. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Start Raphina or Soucek chaps? Frisky pick is Raph right? Anyone fancy Soucek at Everton?!

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raph. Tougher game but he's more attacking and just more fun to be cheering on.

      1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        nice just saw your post above, makes sense I think. cheers

    2. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Happy New Year all!
      If I could pick your brains for a mo..

      I currently have:
      McCarthy Martinez
      Dias James* Taylor Dallas Coufal
      Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Riedewald
      Adams DCL Bamford

      Who would you say is my most pressing transfer and who to? I have 1FT and 2.5M ITB.

  21. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Id do anything to go back in time and not do Son to KDB 🙁

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

      Why

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        It wasted a valuable transfer and now im forced into a hit

    2. Twisted Melon
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      He plays gw 18 and double 19?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        i meant kdb to son

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

    Wow looks like KdB dropping despite DGW announcement

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      1 minute to find out.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      i dont think he did drop

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Didn't drop as I took the sacrifice and sold him

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

        Typical and instead Trent rises out of nowhere

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          No idea how TAA rose - 75% and red arrow

  23. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which players have covid-19?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Top secret.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Even they don't know.

        1. Mooster©️
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Too bad. Well, well. I’ll rest my transfers for third GW in a row. Never happened to me before. Also advanced from last to second in my ML at the same time:)

  24. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Pick two to play with Robbo
    A- James
    B- Stones
    C- Coufal
    D- Dallas

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      BD.

  25. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Risers: Robertson (7.4) Alexander-Arnold (7.3) Bamford (6.6) Cancelo (5.7) Mina (5.6) Bednarek (4.9)

    Fallers: Trossard (5.7) Matip (5.4) Diangana (5.1) Krovinovic (4.9) Vestergaard (4.8) Basham (4.6) Poveda-Ocampo (4.3)

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      FFS. Just been priced out of my moves. I knew FPLstats were rubbish.

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

        Don’t worry, I’d rather be priced out than find out postponements and COVID after making moves!

      2. Kroos Kontrol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        A tools that for years tends to get really close (their success rate has to be 98-99%) to guessing/learning the outputs of an algorithm, WITHOUT access to all the data which goes in the algorithm (wildcard transfers, any special cases etc); when the algorithm changes yearly. It pretty much every day tends to get really close; and also offers other tools in addition to their main metric.

        Gets the odd rise, from one player out of 500+, wrong because it has incomplete information; from time to time (read: mostly once a month at most). Offered for free, readily accessible, and has a developer who maintains it season-on-season to try and adapt it.

        But yeah, let's call it rubbish

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Agreed totally

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

        The FPL equivalent of an Incel here.

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

      Ouch didn’t see that Trent rise coming

      1. Begbie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Me neither. Gutted now. Was gonna do Taylor and Pulisic to TAA and Raph. Can't now 🙁

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

          Soucek instead of Raph?

          1. Begbie.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Thinking Harrison instead. Or Saka.

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      3:0 Cheers and HNY Raga!

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

      Cheers

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Unfortunately no KdB here 🙁

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      TAA was on -75 on FPL Statistics haha

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

        Kaptain Kane disagrees with you below

    7. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks Ragabolly!
      Happy New Year!

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

      Trent was on 75.8 with 2 red arrows on fplstats :O

      1. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Last years hero’s have different rules

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Nice
      KDB no drop
      Stones no rise

      1. Amsterhammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Ha, same.

    10. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers! Happy New Year Ragabolly

    11. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I had to look up who Poveda-Ocampo played for.
      He could be handy if someone wanted to save the pennies. One non playing sub. Cheapest mid?

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

        Is it the Leeds guy? He does look good when he comes on if it’s him.
        Issue is no room at the inn for midfielders

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah that is the fella, I think he would do well at a promoted/relegation battling club.

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Had him earlier in the season - regularly comes on for his 1 point but has potential too

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Check his history out on Wiki - been to a lot of big clubs already

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah a lot of big clubs in his youth career, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Brentford, Man City.

          He must have something about him. How did Brentford get their noses in?

      4. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        MVP. Love em

    12. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    13. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Trent is a surprise. And no KdB fall?

    14. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      4-0, you don’t see that every day. Thanks Ragabolly and Happy New Year everyone!

    15. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Trent round transfers in: 17,707
      Round transfers out: 15,902
      Net: +1,805

      Odd to rise off that when he was on 76% and 74% on FPLstats and FFFix

    16. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No Stones. Excellent. Liverpool defenders keeps rising. Don't get it personally

    17. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      2 up for me

    18. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      3 nil lovely

    19. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      thank you and happy new year!

    20. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Happy new year everyone 🙂

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        You too, and thanks bruv 🙂

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Happy New year !

    21. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Noice! 2-0

  26. tom2224
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Happy New Year all!
    If I could pick your brains for a mo..

    I currently have:
    McCarthy Martinez
    Dias James* Taylor Dallas Coufal
    Salah Fernandes Son Grealish Riedewald
    Adams DCL Bamford

    Who would you say is my most pressing transfer and who to? I have 1FT and 2.5M ITB.

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      riedwald > raph set up for bb maybe.

  27. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Does anyone think spurs captain is a trap and we should look more at fernandes? No way spurs score less than 3 right?

    1. tom2224
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I will be captaining Bruno for sure.

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I have burno salah kane and Son is my C

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Giving armband to someone is never a trap. Easy to change next week.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I like that they are fully rested

  28. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Been priced out of Taylor and Pulisic to TAA and Raph.

    Is Harrison a good alternative to Raphinha?

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      my leeds mate recons a toss up between the two, either good picks bro

      1. Begbie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Okay cheers man that's cheered me up a bit haha.

        1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          *tips cap*

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      yes

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah. Harrison actually has better xGI stats in recent games too.

  29. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias Chilwell Cresswell
    Salah KDB Son Grealish Soucek
    Bamford Kane

    Peacock-Farrell Brewster Lamptey Dallas

    1FT 0.1ITB

    Good to go? Planning to save the FT, so that I can have 2 transfers for DGW19. Planning to bring in Bruno for Salah for GW18

  30. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Will Taylor be ok for GW 18??

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

      Perhaps, but unlikely imo if I was forced to bet.