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. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Planning to FH in gw18 and then BB in gw19. Forster & Kilman to McCarthy & Alioski?

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo Zouma Targett Coufal Kilman
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Soucek
    Vardy DCL Adams

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who scores more combined in gw17 & 19 only?

    A) Watkins - mun (A), eve (H), mci (A)
    B) Antonio - eve (A), bur (H), wba(H)
    C) Wood - ful(H), whu(A), liv(A)

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      As Andy would say: Antonio if fit

  3. fn.jota
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best 4.3 defender playing in GW18?

      1. COVID-CASUAL
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yedlin or Pieters (if Taylor still out). Slim pickings

        • lugs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Ampadu is probably your best bet

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not much choice
          Ampadu has Palace + Newcastle and should get minutes due to injuries across defence and midfield (e.g. JOC, Berge, Lundstram)
          Mitchell may get his spot back with a good performance last match and helping Palace look better defensively, but suspect it's a short-term thing

      2. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Looking to FH like most in GW18. How am i set for this GW? 0.2m ITB + 1FT. Save or get Taylor out? Cheers.

        McCarthy
        Justin - Robbo - Alioski
        Bruno - Son - Salah (C)- Soucek
        Adams - Bamford - Kane

        Johnstone - Raphinha - Coufal - Taylor

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          BB in GW19?
          Idk if there are good options in that range. Maybe Stephens?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yep will be. Yes bit of struggle finding someone for 4.7m

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              It is. Stephens or Ayling is the best bet if you want a DGWer.

              1. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Or Balbuena

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          There’s no point saving FT if you’re playing FH as you’ll just have 1FT in 19 regardless.

          Taylor out the best move. Can you afford a MCI def?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No which is a pain. 4.7m max

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hmmm that’s more tough. You’ve got the main picks tbh!

        3. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Taylor to Balbuena looks like your best move if BB in 19

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers

        4. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I have a very similar team to you actually (but mine is worse) and I'm considering Taylor --> Holding.

          Not expecting Burnley to have a good DGW19 and Holding is a nailed defender short-term with good fixtures up to and including 19 (albeit only with a single GW).

          McCarthy
          Dias -- Justin -- Dier
          Salah -- Bruno -- Son -- Soucek
          Adams -- Bamford --Kane

          Meslier -- Raphinha -- Coufal -- Taylor [0.2m ITB + 1FT]

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Balbuena as stated by Carlton above is also a good option. Was he rested in their previous game? If so, I'd also consider him with 2 nice DGW fixtures

            1. Carlton_Goal
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Was just rested in last game and was injured in GW13 which is why he missed then. Don't think he will be rotated although you can never be 100% certain

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Thanks for this - might go that route as I'm still not sure if I'd even play Holding this GW if I were to get him in.

          2. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fair point I'll look into cheers.

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        G2G? Unsure re who I’m benching. Armband is a toss up. Keep switching between Son and Bruno!

        Martinez
        Robbo, Dias, Dallas
        Salah, Bruno (v), Son (C), Raphinha, Soucek
        Kane, Bamford
        (Forster) (Coufal, Adams, KWP)

        Cheers and GL!

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I think that XI is good but would personally swap Adams and Coufal on the bench.

          Captain is a toss up and think you're got C and VC on the two best options on paper - just hope it works out!

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thanks mate. I just don’t expect Adams to get anywhere vs LIV but maybe you’re right as usually the attacker wins out.

            Captain choice is so tough. If I’m going on form I should go Bruno but the Leeds match is made for Son to regain his form!

            GL

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yep, in the same predicament with both Adams and my captain pick. Also on Son currently and hoping Raphinha scores an early goal which will force Spurs out

      4. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Play saka or adams..?

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Think I'd go with Saka even though Arteta said he had a knock. Higher ceiling than Adams this week I would say but not a lot in it

      5. yanky
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Happy New Year from NYC!!!
        no big changes needed but im FH18 so if I dont use one I lose one. Gonna BB19 too— would you do either of the below?
        a) Adams > Wood
        b) Cancelo > Stones (if Cancelo covid)?
        c) waste transfer and keep Adams & Cancelo

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B, only if ruled out and if you don't have enough other defender options to accept Cancelo missing a game.

      6. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is 7 players enough for Gw 18 or should I just FH?

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Who are the 7?

          1. LLoris
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Bruno Son Kane Pope Taylor Watkins

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              No City could be disastrous

              1. Boxwoods
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Also this.

            2. Boxwoods
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I count 5 - six if miraculous Taylor recovery. Probably FH in you shoes.

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Depends on the effect it would have on your team in gw 19 and afterwards and which players you have

      7. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Is C Taylor still a viable option for a DGW bench boost depending on fitness?

        1. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          when is he expected to be fit by

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Wait for the news... Probably not, but we just don't know now.

        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If he is fully fit I am sure he will get the nod to start. But WHM (A) and LIV (A) are not the best fixtures. Given this injury he may also not start both games. If you don't own him I wouldn't bring him in.

      8. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I wish all of you a happy new year!

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Happy New Year mate!!!

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Happy New Year!!!

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Happy New Year!

      9. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any news on Charlie Taylor injury? Saw it was his hamstring, which is never good

      10. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Those with Charlie Taylor - who you swapping him for? Another Burnley defender (i.e. Lowton) or going elsewhere?

        1. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          personally im keeping him

        2. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Had enough ITB to go for Stones

        3. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Probably Lowton next week to limp in with 8 players and avoid FH.

      11. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Are people still sticking to FH18 as originally planned?

        1. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Idk because I can field 7 players but i don't know if that's enough

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I never planned to. As I will have 9 starters (well 8 plus Brewster).
          a 2-4-3 formation. I am saving the FH for when I really need it. Given the way this season is going it could be any other gameweek!

        3. Carlton_Goal
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes, still only have 4 playing as gearing up for BB in 19

        4. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No, I should have about 8 players without it. If I want more, I don't mind taking hits to get them, because they'll be useful beyond just GW18 alone.

          (Have only taken 2 hits all season, so I'm not usually so nonchalant about hits.)

        5. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah! WOuld have to sell Trent and Salah to get me a decent side. Don't feel it's worth it.

        6. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          With the ManU match added it makes the FH much more attractive... you can gain a real advantage over people fielding 7-9 players... triple Spurs + triple City + Triple ManU ....

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Plus Wilson and DLC

      12. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Happy New Year all
        1FT and 0.6 spare. Thoughts?

        Martinez
        KWP - Robertson - Justin
        Bruno - Salah - Grealish - Bowen
        DCL - Kane - Bamford

        Dallas - Balbuena - Bissouma

      13. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Do you think it's worth to get a ManUtd defender?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Lindelof would have been perfect without the injury
          Maguire is expensive given Man Utd don't look amazing defensively
          Shaw/Telles rotation risks
          AWB could work

        3. Sco
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Probably not. I think Villa will score and Liverpool will definitely score v them in the DGW.

        4. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's Maguire or maybe AWB.
          Shaw/Telles if you want to take a risk. I think if United start 3 atb vs Liverpool, one of them could play both games.

        5. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          cheers all

        6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          4 clean sheets all year. Playing Fulham and Liverpool. Not sure. I would normally go AWB for assists - etc. But Man U look very leaky.

      14. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Need to use 1FT. 4.2itb

        A. Grealish to Son (already have kane). It also mean less player for DGW19
        B. Keep Grealish. Kilman to Dallas (Possibly bench him, and chose to play Zouma)

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A. Can sell Son/Kane in DGW19 to get a DGW player if you've not booked a transfer already. Even if you can't. Sheffield is a good fixture and they could outscore a few DGWers.

          Kilman to Dallas is a good move if he's your 4th defender.

      15. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A. Bench boost for -8 across coming game weeks with 14 DGW players. Soucek/Raphinha rotation thereafter. Option available for playing keeper for a -4

        McCarthy 4.0
        Cancelo Dias Dallas Justin Coufal
        KDB Salah Fernandes Soucek Raphinha
        Vardy/Firmino Bamford Watkins

        B. Triple captain 4-4-2 (no Dallas and no Soucek) for no hits.

        McCarthy
        Cancelo Dias Justin Coufal
        KDB (TC) Salah Fernandes Raphinha
        Vardy/Firmino/Kane, Bamford

        4.0 Watkins Taylor 4.4

      16. COVID-CASUAL
          1 month, 29 days ago

          And suddenly I’ve added have two Arse defenders in the last two GWs :/

          1. Bleh
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I’ve added one this week too, Holding worth a punt at 4.4 in my opinion. Will most likely shift for DGW19 though.

            1. COVID-CASUAL
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yeah I added Bellerin last GW (planned), Holding this GW (unplanned due to Taylor). At least one will only be for the next two weeks, maybe both.

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Happy New Year guys! Hope you all have a cracking 2021!

          3. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Is it suicide going without KDB for DGW19?

            The original plan was to ship him this week to raise funds for BB players... now he has a DGW but it screws what I can do elsewhere :/

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Not at all.

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I have already committed with Vardy over KDB. Hope Vardy can match his output

            3. COVID-CASUAL
                1 month, 29 days ago

                2-3 GWs ago everyone wanted him out for underperformance for his cost.

                Now it’s possibly suicide to be without him due to a fixture change.

                Life moves pretty fast.

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Nope, not suicide
                Same points as Soucek this season

              • El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Yes, totally

            4. lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 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 ?

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                C

            5. Twisted Melon
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              TC Salah gw 19?

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                KDB

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                KDB or Sterling whose stats last 4 games better than KDB

            6. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              It’s a shame these fixtures weren’t announced before last gw deadline. Selling KDB looks really stupid now

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                The fixtures only got re-arranged this way because of the Man City game being called off I think

              2. Bleh
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Me too, sold him last week for Son thinking Son had Fulham and Leeds at home :/

            7. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Up to 2nd in my ML, 3 risers tonight and a 105.2m TV, and nice 2 frees this week!

              Happy new year all!!!

              Good luck for 2021!

              1. WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Great! Happy New Year to you too and all the best! 🙂

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Better New Year 2021!!!

            8. Sz21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              FH 18, TC 19.
              McCarthy.
              Robbo, Stones, Dallas, Coufal.
              Salah, Son, Mane, Fernandes.
              Bamford, DCL.
              Forster, Lookman, Brewster, Ferguson.
              1ft, 0.4m ITB..

              Lookman -> Soucek this GW + maybe Son-> Rashford in 19? DCL-> Rodrigo also an option..
              Anything else standing out?

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Lookman -> Soucek looks good planning for DGW19.

                Not keen on the latter moves right now - still a week to go until then so wait on those.

              2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Can't go wrong with any of those 3 options

            9. Gymer11
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Dias ,cancelo or stones for the next 7 gameweeks ?

                Leaning towards Dias minutes wise would you agree?

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Dias is the most nailed out of the 3

                2. COVID-CASUAL
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Yes

                  • Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Cancelo is covid risk. I have Stones snd Dias. Stones is cheaper, but whether you trust him to keep his spot like I do is another matter. One bog mistake and out he goes.

                3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  I'm looking for a DGW 4.6 replacement for Taylor (probably stay away from Lowton due to the game may not go ahead) Any suggestions to consider? Thanks

                  A. Stephens (SOU)
                  B. Targett
                  C. Furlong
                  D. Other suggestion

                  FH18 BB19
                  1FT 0.1itb
                  Martinez
                  Taylor* Robbo Cancelo*
                  Son Bruno Salah Raphinha
                  Bamford Kane Rodrigo
                  (Johnstone Soucek Coufal Balbuena)

                  1. COVID-CASUAL
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Alioski

                      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Already have 3 Leeds players; Raphinha, Bamford and rodrigo

                        1. COVID-CASUAL
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Sorry missed that. Would go A, probably

                      2. COVID-CASUAL
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Actually I’d probably go A

                        • The Count of Monte Cristo
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Not really any other options at that price given you've already got triple Leeds and 2x WHM def. In terms of SGW's, Holding is probably the best bet until then and would fit in well this week over either of the WHM def's

                          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            I'm not sure about Arsenal yet. Could be a good option for this week but preference would be a DGW player. Lowton probably would've came in but too much uncertainty with the bur ful game

                      3. COVID-CASUAL
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          There’s some serious gymnastics going on re:KdB. A few perfect 10s out there, with lots of twists and backflips

                        • Gun gun
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Guys would u sell jwp to probably barnes
                          Or asm to neto

                          And also no leicester cover for this week, isit going to cost me

                          Martinez
                          Dallas kwp stones
                          Bruno jwp mahrez salah
                          Bam dcl kane(c)

                          Subs steer cresswell lamptey asm

                          1. Sco
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            I would do JWP to Barnes yeah. I think that's a good punt.

                            1. Gun gun
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Not asm to neto better?

                        • Sco
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Martinez
                          Justin Dias Taylor*
                          Salah Son Bruno Grealish Pulisic
                          Kane Bamford

                          Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Brewster

                          A) Pulisic & Son > Raphinha & KDB
                          B) Pulisic & Taylor > Harrison & TAA