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. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What to do here? FH GW18 so don’t wanna waste my FT
    0 ITB

    McCarthy Johnstone
    Robbo Balbuena Dallas Cancelo Justin
    Salah Bruno Son Soucek Anguissa
    Adams Bam Kane

    1. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anguissa > Reed and bank the 0.1

      1. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        actually no, just used the comparison tool. Anguissa worth the 0.1 extra

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Haha look below! Great team can't think of anything for you

      1. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Haha, I’d look to ship out Lamptey but don’t know how much you have ITB!

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          0 ITB Lamptey to Holding?

          1. Finding Timo
              3 months, 11 days ago

              That’s what i am doing so yes

            • Redranger
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah, not a bad shout. His fixtures are pretty good, shame about his hairline mind

      2. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Justin -> Stones??

        1. Redranger
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Need .2. Got Justin at 4.5 so his selling price is 4.7

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Please help, need to use my FT as free hitting in 18 but no idea what to do!?

      Martinez Johnstone
      Dallas KWP Coufal Taylor* Lamptey*
      Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
      DCL Bamford Brewster

      1. bialk
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Your team is ready for GW18. Don't FH.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hey!? Is it?

          1. bialk
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            You need 2 playing defenders from Manchester teams or Burnley for GW18 and GTG.

      2. bialk
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Lamptey to Burney or Man defender.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Burnley not likely to play Fulham!

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      For DGW19

      Ings + Stones (-4)
      DCL + Dias

      1. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Is -8 worth to field 10 in blank and Save FH?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If you think the players you bring in will score more than 8 . . .

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Of course, FH could be very useful later

      2. bialk
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes. Free hit is worth 20+ points.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers,same thought

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks mate

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

        On balance, yeah, given the desirability of FH down the line

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks, leaning towards that

    6. suddenorgan
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can someone just tell me what to do with 2FTs and £0.1? Bit overwhelmed by possible fixture rearrangements/blanks/doubles etc. Still got FH.

      Martinez (Steer)
      Robertson, Zouma, Dallas (Coufal, Ferg)
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Salah, Bissouma
      DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Do you want to work toward a BB19?

        1. suddenorgan
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I think I'm a bit short of doing that unfortunately, if I had money to upgrade the holy trinity of Ferguson/Brewster/Bissouma then I'd think about it

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

        Get rid of Bissouma

        1. suddenorgan
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          would like soucek I guess

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Happy New Year Fam!

      Seriously don't know what to do with this team! 1 FT 0.1 ITB FH18 BB19

      McCarthy Johnstone
      Dallas Coufal Taylor Justin Balbuena
      Salah Mane Bruno Son Soucek
      Adams Bamford Wood

      Please suggest something!

      1. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Taylor injured?

        Taylor> Lowtown or something?

      2. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mane to KDB or just burn the FT

      3. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Consider Mane to KDB for dgw.

    8. Spearmint
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

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      Today’s stream structure will be as follows:

      -Review of last weeks tips and highlights
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      -Best assets this week
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      -Captain and Vice Captain options

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      Happy new year to you all at r/FantasyPL!

    9. ABCDEFC
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      0.0 ITB. FH18. BB19.
      FH GW18 so anything need a FT?

      McCarthy (Johnstone)
      Justin - Robbo - Coufal (Balbuena - Dallas)
      Bruno - Salah - Son - Raphinha (Soucek)
      Kane - Bamford - Adams

    10. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How nailed is Stones for the double?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm tempted on him but he'll probably only play one IMO

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fairly. Pep is loving him right now. But I’d prefer Diaz.

    11. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Is it worth saving the FH18 if I can get to 8 players?

      Martinez
      Dias, defender #2 (Stones likely)
      Bruno, Rashford, Grealish
      Watkins, Wood.

      Add in
      Johnstone
      Robbo, Salah, Raphinha
      Bamford

      gives me 15x doubles for BB19?

      Would be a total -8 hit to achieve but seems reasonable to me.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I like it

    12. Slim25
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone help?
      Current team
      Martinez (Button)
      Stones, Ayling, Coufal (Mitchell, Lewis)
      KDB, Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Soucek
      Kane, DCL (Brewster)

      Looking to set up for the double gwk in 19, will free hit gwk 18, what option would be best? Cheers!
      A: Grealish, Lewis & Mitchell - Raphinha, Chilwell & Phillips
      B: Lewis, Mitchell & DCL - James, Phillips & Bamford

    13. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Think I can get away with no chip GW18 and BB19

      So far already have 8 players for GW18 with 2 transfers left to go
      And 13 players for GW19 already.

      So as long as I use those transfers for Villa, Burnley, ManCity and ManU I’ll have 14 for GW19 but might not be able to afford to upgrade Button for a week.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        yeah I reckon that works out pretty well.
        i'm thinking similar with only 8 players in gw18 an 15 doubles in gw19.

    14. Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A) Wan Bassaka
      B) Stones

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        1B

      3. jjesus
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A) will play 4 games next 3 gwks
        B) Will play 2 games, maximum 3 on the next 3 gwks

        What do you think? I say A)

        1. Kasper the ghost keeper
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Need a starting defender for gw17 and 18 then doubles and I feel AWB is more reliable for starts, potentially offers more attacking threat. Tough call

          1. jjesus
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            agree

    15. Headers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If you use the BB chip will it cancel any previous transfers made that same game week or will the moves be kept?

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

        no it will just boost your bench.
        clue is in the name

        1. Headers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers buddy!

    16. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Any suggestions? Thanks.

      Martinez
      Robertson Trent Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Son Soucek
      Adams Kane Bamford

      Forster,Stones,Targett,Burke

    17. ajk1211
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Any changes needed here? Could ship Lamptey but think it perhaps better to save the FT. Thoughts?

      Martinez McCarthy
      TAA Sdallas Coufal Dias Lamptey
      Bruno Salah Son CJones Biss
      Kane Bamford Watkins

      1FT 0.6 itb

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Save ft..

      2. ajk1211
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers

    18. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If you have no FH chip, but have a good healthy amount for the DGW’s, would you consider this enough to try and cover the blank?

      Martinez
      Dias
      KDB
      Son
      Bruno
      DCL
      Mitchell & Brewster

      Might be adding Holding to this as well.

      Cheers folks

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno in G17 hasn't been confirmed has it ?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          You mean in 18? Yeah it has if you meant that GW

    19. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Taylor > Stones 1FT?

      Yay or Nay?

    20. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This may end in tears but think I’m dumping Grealish this week for Rashford.
      Can’t ignore those United fixtures and his form.
      Grealish can come back in later.

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

        my transfer next week i think. just need to downgrade DCL to afford it.

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Grealish has a leaky United, out of sorts Spurs and a DGW next 3. He is second in the league for xA.

      3. Ram sey Coq uel in
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Rashford has played all Utd's home games , he has only missed 32 mins in the 8 games & yet he's only got 1 goal & no assists , nothing to rave about there for me .

    21. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ederson self-isolating

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Werner haul incoming..

      2. Breezyy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Steffen hmmm

      3. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hudson-Odoi (c).

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Where is the link ?? 😉

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I was kidding
            But thanks .... I saw your post mate. 🙂

      5. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Walker on goal?

    22. Fred the Red
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Best defender 4.5 or under?

    23. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez* (Martin)
      Mitchell* (KWP Robbo Coufal Dallas)
      Son* Bruno* Grealish* Bissouma* (Salah)
      Kane* Wood* (Bamford)

      With 8 players having a game (7 if Mitchell back to bench) I shouldn't FH in GW18 right?
      Can get 11 out with a minus 4..
      Maybe KDB and city defender in as priority?

    24. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I was set on keeping both TAA and Robbo...but I’m wavering now as I could use the cash from selling one for the GW19 BB.

      Anyone care to influence me either way??? Cheers. Happy New Year to all of you mates.

    25. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else eyeing Antonee Robinson?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Great attacking numbers, good fixtures this week and GW 21 (when many 4.5 defenders have poor ones), a DGW

          How big is the barge pole?

    26. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Unsure whether to just stick to my guns or change tack completely.

      Original plan was:
      GW17: Branthwaite > Balbuena or Alioski (FT)
      GW18: FH (as would only have 5 + Dale Stephens)
      GW19: Forster, Stephens > Johnstone, Soucek (-4) and play BB

      1FT 0.2itb
      Martinez, Forster*
      Robbo, Dias, Coufal, KWP, Branthwaite*
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Stephens*
      Kane, Bamford, Adams

      Is this still a good plan or am I mad to only proceed with Dias and Bruno from their respective teams? The alternative is to lose Kane and Son in GW19 to bring in KDB.

      Cheers!

    27. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Brummie News: Alen Halilović has signed on a free. He was the next big thing once before, so would be interesting to see if he still has "it". One to monitor for next season possibly.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        It is his 10 th club,great talent,but Got lost along the way,bought by Barcelona,played some games for Croatia,selfish,good dribler

        1. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I blame Mamić...

      2. Il Capitano
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Late reply, but this guy was a running gag at Milan. Hope he can find his feet at Birmingham.

      3. FPL_WILDCARD
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Absolutely no idea who to replace Matip with tonight before he goes down - ideally a DGW19 player as I more or less have to FH in 18 given my squad.

        With max 5.9 to spend, who’s the best to go for? Perhaps one of the City defenders but no mention so far which players got COVID?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I’d you’re tip goes down tonight then...

      4. LucasPodolski
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Stones + El ghazi
        Or
        Cancelo + Soucek

      5. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I know it's better to get Dias but stones very tempting with that price

      6. Damsko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        My gameweek 17 team!

        FH18 then in GW19 I might do Wood to Watkins.

        Current team:

        McCarthy

        Coufal Dallas Robertson

        Salah Bruno Son KDB

        Wood Bamford Che Adams

        Steer: Soucek Struijk James

        1. Damsko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Happy new year all!