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. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Mendy
    Robbo,Dier,Dallas
    Salah,Zaha,Bruno(VC),El Ghazi
    Kane(C),DCL,Wilsom

    Button Raphinha,Taylor,Douglas

    Good to go for GW 17?

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ok I’ll ask a simpler way 🙂 2 FT’s, 0.6 ITB

    A) Worth doing Mitchell/Dunne > Holding?

    B) If so, then would you play Holding ahead of Dallas this GW?

    Thank you kindly sir’s.

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B and save

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers, yeah I’d be saving the other FT.

        So you would jist out Holding on the bench and play Dallas against Spurs?

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          play dallas

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers man!

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Dallas still can assist and score goals, he is another lundstrum

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Haha very true also, if I make it it’ll be tomorrow before deadline, need to mull it over a little more, cheers man.

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

          If you do the transfer you may as well start him IMO. Has a much easier fixture than Dallas.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Tis very true, much easier fixture

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

      A) Yes
      B) Yes

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers Sco!

        Tough benching Dallas after what he’s done for me recently but I’d imagine this time round a likely blank with the Spurs defence/attack.

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

          Yeah I know what you mean. I've had Dallas for the last two games so he's a hero to me now lol but I'm benching this week and hoping for a Kane/Son haul.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah he’s been an absolute gem from when I brought him in 4 GW’s ago, love the guy. Gotta think Spurs will be scoring a couple there though for sure like ya say.

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

    Repost sorry:

    Need one last piece of advice here guys if possible please.

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

    Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Brewster

    This week: Pulisic & Taylor > Harrison & who? I need to leave enough ITB to get KDB in a couple of weeks so anyone 4.9 or below. I'm thinking Coufal who is 4.7 which is ideal as it would leave wriggle room ITB in case KDB goes up in price? If I get a 4.9 (Stones), I'd be priced out of KDB if he goes up. Holding maybe?

    Next week: FH

    GW19: Son > KDB

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Play Dallas , might be high scoring game.

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

      I'd go with Coufal, but only if you are going to start him in DGW19, if not, I'd choose Holding. You can potentially have 0.3 more which can become handy if something bad happens.

    3. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Get stones.
      KDB on the verge of dropping. Can’t see him going up this week. So hopefully you won’t be priced out.

  4. The Brown Casanova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Got 9 players that play in the blank and 10 double gameweekers. Save chips is surely the best move here right

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      yes with some uncertainty matches

      1. The Brown Casanova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah that’s what I’m thinking

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I will save my chips too , not worth it using now.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yes saving,dont think those using chips will make much over us.

      11 for BGW if Brewster play,8 for DGW right now

    3. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I’m saving FH.

      But will use BB 19

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

      I'll prob TC19 but no other chips

  5. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    FA Cup 4th round draw before GW18 deadline? Could still make some transfer before deciding to commit to FH or WC.

  6. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Some help please folks - pick 3 out of the following this week:

    A. Holding (wba)
    B. Cancelo (che)
    C. Dier (LEE)
    D. Dallas (tot)
    E. Kilman (bha)

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      C,D,E

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A or E

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thx

    3. rambo.
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      ABC

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thx

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bench headache this week

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Whats your team?

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

        Need to bench one of James Justin Dallas or Watkins

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Bench James

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

          Lamps would probably help you by benching James

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

        James vs City doesn't seem like much of a headache

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

      Ty all

  8. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Happy new year all x

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

      Same to you brother x

  9. rambo.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which Aston Villa midfielder is most nailed other than Grealish? El Ghazi? Traoré?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      El Ghazi , think barkley will need to wait for his chance

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

      Both of those guys are nailed atm.

      McGinn is also nailed but obviously less appealing.

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      El Ghazi - he's also on pens

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

      Cheers el ghazi it is

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

      Grealish and McGinn are nailed.
      After that it's 2 from 3 Barkley, El Ghazi & Traore where I think when fully fit Barkley will be most nailed.

  10. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    If I make a transfer ahead of GW18 to prep for DGW19, and then use the Free Hit to built for GW18, will that transfer stick? Or be wiped out?

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No, it will revert to your final GW17 team

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Wiped out

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

      The transfer is wiped out and reverts back to your initial team sadly.

      So if you want someone specifically for 19 you should make the transfer this GW.

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers everyone, I guess I need to take hits this week

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      It’ll stick as you’ll of brought that player into your original line up ahead of GW 18.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Ahhh, sorry, my mistake, just read your question wrong, yeah it’ll revert.

  11. ClaireT
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Start Bissouma or Watkins this week?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Watkins

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not even close, obviously Watkins

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Def Watkins

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

        Thank you 🙂 Also last question - Fabianksi to start or Martinez?

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Fab

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

          Fab

        3. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Hmm I think it's less clear cut than ppl think... Utd really struggle to break down low blocks (Wolves thoroughly deserved a point last GW). And West Ham, prior to last GW, struggled to keep CSs.

          That said, my head says Fabianski but my heart says Martinez.

          My head

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

      The striker

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

    Is the benching and the bench order ok?

    Martinez
    Tierney Dias Dallas
    Salah Son Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Wood Kane (c)
    - Coufal Brewster 3.9

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

  13. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Need to burn a transfer as I’m FH18... any ideas? 0.1 itb

    McCarthy
    Robbo Dias Coufal
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
    DCL Bamford Wood

    Forster Dallas Struijk Bissouma

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

      Wood to Watkins/Adams

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Funny that I was aiming to get Woods or Adams for Watkins and now the popular move is entirely the opposite.

        Luckily I held

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

          Would still prefer Wood over Watkins

  14. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    1. Harrison
    2. Raphinha
    3. El Ghazi

    Which one, and why?

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

      Def the Leeds ones

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      3- on penalty

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      If can afford, I’d get Ghazi

  15. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Hi dz, happy new year!

    Any suggestions what to do here with the latest news?

    1. I currently have 6 bgw players, could have 8/9 with my FTs and hit.

    2. Currently have 9 dgw players. Could also aim to have up to 11 with a hit on gw19.

    3. Should I save my chips here? I don’t have city assets currently.

    Johnstone, Martinez
    TAA, Robbo, James, Coufal, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish, Burke
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    2 ft, 0.4m

    A) James & Burke to Stones + Martinelli
    B) James, Grealish, Burke to Dias + Raphinha, El Ghazi
    C) not exactly sure what I’m doing here tbh. Any help appreciated!

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

      I wouldn't lose Grealish.
      To save a FH in 18 you probably need to lose a Pool def for cash which isn't appealing for 19.
      If fh18 maybe lose DCL to someone like Adams for some cash.

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks! I think I can only afford to sacrifice James for a City defender (Stones) if I want to save the chip (play 1 defender) and try to accommodate another midfielder.

        Trying to keep the Pool trio for 19 though

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Who are you thinking of starting between Martinez and Johnstone this GW?

  16. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 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

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I’d be tempted to start Dallas over Cresswell

  17. Live Lad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Need to play 2. which ones?
    (1) Dallas
    (2) Adams
    (3) Coufal
    Thanks.

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

      12

    2. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      1 and 2

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      1 and 2

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

      12

  18. The Riders of Mohan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pick 3 to play

    A Chilwell
    B Stones
    C Dallas
    D Coufal
    E Kilman

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A B C

      1. The Riders of Mohan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

      ABC definitely.

  19. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who to play:

    1. Harrison / Raphinha (tot)
    2. Coufal (eve)

    Thanks

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

      1 but not sure which out of those. Apparently not much between them and Harrison has higher xGI (expected goal involvement).

  20. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pick 1 to bench
    A. Zouma
    B. Dallas
    C. Justin
    D. Adams

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

      A or B. Go with gut.

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

      B

  21. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What to do with mahrez? Was holding him for 1 more week because I was sure he was going to play this week and then the cancellation happened. Tempted to hold him now for the blank and double but am I just wasting a city spot? Should I move him out for rash or Son? (Would need to take a hit)

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

      Yeah Rashford sounds good. Mahrez is just not worth the headache every week and you already know he won't play both games in the double.

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

      Lose him for Son or you'll be giving him 1 more week in gw37!

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Son unless you have Kane. I’d want a Spurs attacker to captain vs Leeds

  22. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Pick two to bench :
    Rodrigo, Soucek, Adams, Dallas
    (Playing Bamford)
    Thx

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

      Soucek Dallas.

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

      Dallas...close call on the other three, but I'd bench Soucek.

  23. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    McCarthy Steer*
    Matip* Taylor* Dallas Justin Coufal
    Salah Son Bruno Soucek Riedewield*
    Vardy Kane Bamford

    0FT £0.2itb

    Options:
    A) Matip to Stones
    B) Matip to AWB
    C) Taylor to Ayling
    D) anything else

    The big question is, with a planned FH next week, and at least 9 DGW players (with TC Salah) the following week (whether or not Matip/Taylor are fit), is there any benefit to taking a hit here?

    Cheers DZ and happy new year

  24. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Happy New Year all!!!

    Thoughts on which one to bench?

    A. Rodrigo
    B. Raphinha
    C. Soucek

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

      C

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers!

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

      C

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

      I vote C.

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

    What are your thoughts on getting Arsenal's youngster Smith-Rowe as a short punt for my 4.5M mid Anguissa? May get an extra attacking player in BGW18, and a good punt for this gameweek. Would start him ahead of Watkins this GW.

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Is he nailed?

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

      Low risk, high reward. Go for it if no other FT's stand out.

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

    This team good enough for DGW TC?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Dallas, Stones (Mitchell, Dunne)
    Salah (TC), Bruno, KDB, Raphinha (Burke)
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford

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

      Yeah very nice although I'd be tempted to switch the TC to KDB.

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

        Yeah. All form dependent. Always of pep roulette too haha

  27. C_G
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    am i GTG? 0 FT. 0.1 ITB

    Mendy

    Mitchell Cresswell Holding

    Soucek KDB Bruno Salah

    DCL Kane Bamf

    Forster KWP Riedwald Lamptey

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

      Yes.

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who to captain:

    1. Fernandes (AVL)
    2. Salah (sou)
    3. Vardy (new)
    4. Son (LEE)

    Cheers

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

      I'm leaning 4. Leeds always so open at the back.

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

        ive put the armband on Kane

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

          Yeah I'm still undecided between him and Son.

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Son for me, could be high scoring

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

      Bruno, and cross fingers for no rotation.

  29. tinear
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Help needed.

    Martinez
    Zouma, Stones, Taylor
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Raphinha
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Steer, Ayling, Bissouma, Mitchell
    2ft 3.3itb

    Planned to ship Taylor and Mitchell to Pieters and Robbo.

    Leaving me with
    Robbo, Pieters, Zouma, Ayling, Stones

    Who to bench?
    Or only Taylor to Robbo and start Robbo, Zouma, Stones?

  30. luk46
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    who would you play?

    A - Stones
    B - KWP
    C - Alioski
    D - Coufal

    currenty on A D

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

      A.

      If it's two we need to pick then A and probably C just for the attacking potential. Don't think the rest will get a CS.

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

      A and D for me.