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. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    A or B for the DGW.
    Determines my defender transfer this week.

    A) Rashford,Vardy
    B) KDB,Ings/ Martial

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Means no going KDB unless Salah gets injured.

    2. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wow, that's tough. B for me probably just because KDB and slightly better fixtures I think.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I’m actually thinking A as Vardy is an easy route back to Kane if needed.

  2. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Would u prefer mane or bruno this gw? 🙂

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno for me probably.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno

  3. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Think it is time to drop Mendy. Best replacement below for 5.1 or under?

    A) Fabs
    B) Meslier
    C) Martinez
    D) McCarthy
    E) Someone else (Leno, etc.)

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Fabs

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers, I was on him as well. I'll only still have 5 for 18 but will probably just use the FH

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C or D long term

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Why not Fabs long term? Just curious

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Defensive performance of SOU and AVL are better than WHU? Will check the stats again ... and slightly cheaper

          1. Drogba Legend
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Fair points. Could definitely use the extra funds to upgrade my bench since I only have Brewster and Stephens. But think WHU fixtures are a bit better though.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              That's why I mentioned long term

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Amazing question.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Oh wait keeper. Facepalm.

        1. Drogba Legend
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          All good haha. Which would you choose Rup?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Probably Fabs to be honest.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I doubt. His dgw looks still decent.

  4. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered already. Can I make a transfer in gw19 and use bb chip?

    1. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah multiple transfers.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes you can. And it hasn’t been asked.

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yep

  5. cuppatea78
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Thinking of selling Zouma for Kerian Tierney. Quite like the look of Arsenal's fixtures.

    Should I do it or not?

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Get Bellerin

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Don't do it. I did it a few weeks back and it was nothing but pain and suffering.

      • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I’m thinking the same mate!! I will if you will!! Haha

      • Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Why Tierney and not Bellerin? Just curious

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Didn’t think of Bellerin, I have now tho haha, Bellerin it is!! Cheers mate!!!

        • NIKO.
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Not for me I’d rather just go cheap and get Holding. Wouldn’t want to spend that much on an Arsenal defender.

        • Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          What have i missed? Zouma to Arsenal def...

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Hey guys, my names Rupert and I’m a Mendy owner. Who to replace with? Have 0.2m and Taylor James Dallas Konsa

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          It really depends on what your strategy is for 18 and 19

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah true.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you for sharing your story Rupert, have you considered going for Holding and saving some cash for improvements elsewhere ?

          That might be the first of several important steps you will need to take.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Hi El Polako. I haven’t but will look in to that now. Thanks

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I also have Mendy but I will probably be keeping mine, even though the blank is an issue. My rival is considering upgrade to Raphinha. Had I Mendy who is going to start because of covid issues, I wouldn't sell now.

        4. JOELIO8701
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Hey Rupert. Are you REALLY a horse?

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Sorry quite new to FPL, planning on playing the bench boost in GW19. If I make transfers in that week will they still result in hits?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          This question is only really relevant for free hit and wild card. If you take a hit on BB it’s a hit.

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yes.

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        When will we know which City lot have Covid?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Maybe press conference but not sure.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I have Son since gw1 and don't know if it's worth to sell him for Kdb for the double gw.Any thoughts?

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Who else do you have? Would rather take anyone else out than him.
          Son has Leeds Villa then SHU in GW19

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

            cheers.I meant to sell him in dgw.

        2. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Keep son

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

            cheers.

      • Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Stones or Holding?

        Prefer holdings fixtures up until the double and fully expect Stones to be rotated as per Peps usual.

        Worth a punt on stones or save the dosh with holding?

        1. Finding Timo
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Holding as easier fixtures and more secure - I am getting him this week

          • Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Holding for me

        2. Steager
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Cavani 3 match ban but back for DGW.

          Might be a decent option to get in for DGW. He will likely play both games, fresh and injury free.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            We never now, he will rotate and share game time with Martial.

        3. Asensio
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Thoughts on this? FH in GW18 and BB in DGW19
            My team in GW17:
            Martinez
            TAA Justin Robertson
            Salah Bowen KDB Raphinha
            Watkins Kane DCL

            Bench: Forster Soucek Kilman Coufal

            I have one FT, should I keep? Thinking about transferring Bowen for El Ghazi, do I just not transfer anyone? Also by the time DGW19 is here I will have transferred out DCL and Kilman for Dallas and Bamford.

            1. Asensio
                3 months, 12 days ago

                should I save the transfer?******

                1. JabariParkersEyelid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  You can't hold the transfer if you FH in 18. I'd just get Bamford now if I was you but if you don't do something the transfer is burnt.

              • Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                If you are playing FH18 there is no point saving the FT as you'll lose it anyway

            2. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yay I beat the scouts! Not the highest win but It’s better than my own FPL teams performance! Good luck to everyone else who has a crack.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                #metoo last week. 😎

            3. King Kun Ta
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              If you roll my FT this week and play my FH in GW18 will i have 2 FTs in GW19? Ta!

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                No

                1. King Kun Ta
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Ok so better use it now

            4. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              I need to sacrifice DCL this week, don't feel great about it but it's to invest elsewhere for dgw. Need a cheaper striker. Currently have bamford and Adams. Any thoughts? Watkins? Rodrigo?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Yes one of those.

              2. FDMS All Starz
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I was thinking Antonio, high risk high reward maybe?

                1. Garlana
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  The issue is there is enough risk right now

              3. Bounce
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I've got DCL but I'm too scared to sell 58% ownership!

                • Couch Potato
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Keep DCL, he is overdue dome goals

                  1. Couch Potato
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    *some* goals

              4. Tomas_brolin
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Help please. Who to bench this week?

                A. Soucek
                B. Coufal
                C. Kwp
                d. Chilwell

                Currently on A, followed by B

                1. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Don't bench A. It's one of b or c, probably c.

              5. Bounce
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  My head hurts from all this thinking.

                • FDMS All Starz
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Would you get Antonio in and hope he plays?
                  Already have Adams and Bamford, need another budget striker

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Nope, too soon for him.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    No chance

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Better FPL asset Adams or Watkins?

                  1. Couch Potato
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Watkins for me.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Watkins

                • Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I was planning TC Salah in GW19 but after the fixture announcement I'm a -8 away from this BB squad:

                  Martinez McCarthy/Meslier
                  Robbo Zouma Dias Stones Coufal
                  Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Soucek
                  Bamford Adams Watkins

                  A) BB
                  B) Stick with Mo

                  Cheers.

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    A (p.s., it's not close).

                  2. JabariParkersEyelid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    B.

                  3. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I'd BB personally.

                    Was planning TC Salah like you, but swaying to BB now.

                    Salah's form has definitely taken a dip and although on his day he can haul against anyone, his DGW fixtures aren't ideal.

                    I think better TC options will come. So if you can get a good BB squad without going hit crazy, I'd definitely go for it.

                • Couch Potato
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Which one of Coufal or Ayling for my injury-hit defence?

                  Don't want to play either, but needs must.

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Coufal

                • Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Dias or justin up till gw21?

                  1. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Dias I think. Gonna bring him in myself.

                  2. Luton_Fan
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Using fh in 18 🙂

                  3. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Dias

                  4. JabariParkersEyelid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Dias.

                • myteamissheeeeeeeet
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  2 free transfers and 0 in the bank.

                  McCarthy Forster
                  Justin Chilwell *Taylor Targett Kilman
                  Salah KDB Bruno Son Bisouma
                  DCL Bamford Watkins

                  Is this madness? Chilwell & Taylor to Cancelo & Stones

                  A. Yes go for it.
                  B. Too much red has gone to your head!

                  1. mr messi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Rumours Cancelo might have covid

                  2. Bram
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    A if it saves you from having to FH in 18

                • LLoris
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Will Taylor be ok for GW 18?

                • Solly86
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Hi all, a happy new year to all. I’ve been a long term lurker on the site (Playing approx 10 years and found the site fairly early in my FF ‘career’) however I only signed up today.

                    I once (2012) had a top 4K finish and so the bug to get as high keeps me coming back! (Only 1 other top 100k to show for it though).

                    I’ve had a look at Torres Magic’s LMS competition. As far as I can see, I meet all safety scores and it says I can join up until GW18 but when I enter the code I can’t join. Has anyone else had the same issues?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I will be opening entry on the weekend. Entry closes on the 14th for the season.

                      1. Solly86
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Thanks. Any chance you can reply to this message to let me know when it’s open? (Queue me checking all the safety scores yesterday and then going out at the first attempt!)

                      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        It's possible it's closed to new entries or something temporarily, not sure. I'll message him, so I'd say check back on this comment later if you still can't get in.

                        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Nvm he beat me to it as always 😆

                    2. mr messi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Is Robertson worth his price tag? Or should I get Dias or Dallas instead?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        He is

                    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Anyone still keeping Son and Kane for GW19?

                      1. sergioaguero67
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Yes

                    4. sergioaguero67
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Most reliable Chelsea defender for the DGW?
                      Best budget Burnley defender?

                      1. Pukkipartyy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Has to be Zouma

                    5. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Will Mitchell start this week?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Man of the match performance but probably not

                    6. Daddymac
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      So is Chelsea v Man City defo on ?

                      1. Cancelo Culture
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        City back in training today following no further positive cases.