Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 17

Six players get unanimous backing as our Scout Squad panel reconvene to select their top picks for Gameweek 17.

This is the final article of the year and the last in this series for the best part of a fortnight as the Premier League briefly pauses for breath in early January.

For those new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 16:30 GMT on Friday.

In each writer’s squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on New Year’s Day.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
Emiliano MartínezVicente GuaitaVicente GuaitaVicente Guaita
Alex McCarthyKasper SchmeichelBernd LenoBernd Leno
DFAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Trent Alexander-ArnoldKieran TierneyJames JustinTrent Alexander-Arnold
James JustinTimothy CastagneRomain SaïssBen Mee
Rob HoldingRomain SaïssMatthew LowtonPatrick van Aanholt
Erik PietersErik PietersMichael KeaneHector Bellerin
MFSon Heung-minSon Heung-minBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Bruno FernandesMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Mohamed SalahBruno FernandesSon Heung-minSon Heung-min
Anwar El GhaziWilfried ZahaWilfried ZahaPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Bukayo SakaBukayo SakaBukayo SakaPedro Neto
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
Alexandre LacazetteJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
Patrick BamfordDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Chris WoodAlexandre LacazetteChris WoodChris Wood
Christian BentekeChristian BentekeAnthony MartialChristian Benteke

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Andrew Robertson, Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane (four), Vicente Guaita, Bukayo Saka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Chris Wood, Jamie Vardy, Christian Benteke (three)

DAVID SAID

Ahead of facing a potentially depleted Fulham outfit, my inclusion of Nick Pope and Erik Pieters (likely to fill in for Charlie Taylor) seems self-explanatory. Instead, I will discuss some of my other defensive selections.

Emiliano Martínez and Alex McCarthy have challenging fixtures this weekend, facing Manchester United (away) and Liverpool (home) respectively, but I think each of them can perform better than some might think. Over the last four matches, the top three regularly starting goalkeepers for save percentage are Ederson (100%), Martínez (93.8%) and McCarthy (92.3%). Even with clean sheets less likely than usual, I think there is the potential for lots of saves and maybe some bonus points for the two most-popular Fantasy goalkeepers.

Considering Southampton’s recent struggles in front of goal, I am doubling-up on the Liverpool defence for Gameweek 17 with Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have now gone three matches without finding the net and the absence of ball-playing centre-back Jannik Vestergaard across the last two has damaged their ability to build from the back. Meanwhile, Liverpool have conceded the fewest shots in the box over their last four matches.

James Justin seems a solid inclusion at this time of the year, considering he has managed to play every minute of the campaign thus far – an impressive feat in a season as compressed as this one. Leicester’s Gameweek 17 fixture is an appealing one too, taking them to Newcastle, who have blanked in each of their last two Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, I fancy Arsenal’s defence ahead of their run of appealing fixtures. In Gameweek 17, they travel to face a West Bromwich Albion side without a home goal since Gameweek 11. Mikel Arteta has overseen some improvement at the back again over the last two, with budget option Rob Holding featuring for 90 minutes in eight of the last nine Gameweeks.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane may have disappointed their owners recently but I believe Saturday’s meeting with Leeds will produce plenty of attacking returns. Games involving Marcelo Bielsa’s men tend to feature tonnes of goals; their last four containing an average of 5.3 and, in that time, they rank third-worst for big chances conceded.

Anwar El Ghazi gets into my selection based on his hot form, with five goals in as many matches, while Jack Grealish has offered up just two assists in that time. The case for the Dutch winger is certainly convincing when we consider he sits top of the league for shots on target over the last four.

Arsenal’s trip to West Bromwich Albion has me liking the look of Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette. The former has been one of Arsenal’s best players during Arteta’s recent mini-revival while no player with more than 170 minutes to their name has a superior figure for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) than Lacazette over their last four.

NEALE SAID…

There’s still the chance that Burnley v Fulham could go the way of the two postponed Gameweek 16 fixtures given that the Cottagers were unfit for action barely 24 hours before this piece went out, so I select my two Clarets players with the obvious caveat that their upcoming match could fall by the wayside.

If it goes ahead, the prospect of Sean Dyche’s side facing an under-strength Fulham – who have scored only twice in the last five Gameweeks even with a full complement of players – is too good to overlook.

Burnley simply know how to keep clean sheets against the fellow also-rans, having already registered five of them against teams ranked 13th or below this season. The top-scoring goalkeeper of 2020, Nick Pope, is a shoo-in for this squad, then, while Erik Pieters ought to get a game either at left-back or further up the flank depending on who is fit in Dyche’s squad.

The visit of the lowest-scoring team in the division leads me to plump for Vicente Guaita between the posts, with uncertainty over just who Roy Hodgson plans to field in his under-performing defence in Gameweek 17.

Further forward, I’ve gone back to 2016/17 for my selection of Christian Benteke alongside Wilfried Zaha. Now seemingly established in Palace’s front two, the Belgian will be up against a Sheffield United defence that have shipped the joint-second-highest number of headed chances all season – and Benteke has had more of those than any other forward over the last six Gameweeks.

Aerial prowess is also what leads me to Romain Saiss, whose Wolves side will be up against a Brighton outfit conceding goals from set plays for fun.

It’s still too early to tell if Arsenal have turned a corner but I’m certainly willing to back a Gunners asset or two for Gameweek 17, with a West Brom side fresh off the back of a 5-0 spanking in midweek playing host to Mikel Arteta’s troops.

An attacking threat when he’s playing at left-back rather than at centre-half, Kieran Tierney has created 11 chances over the last six Gameweeks – a total inferior to just to two other defenders. The budget Bukayo Saka, meanwhile, is among the top ten midfielders for efforts on goal and penalty box touches over the same timeframe.

Southampton and Newcastle’s propensity to concede more chances from their right flank results in my selections of Andrew Robertson and (a hopefully rested) Timothy Castagne, meanwhile.

As for the staple selection of big hitters, it’s a recharged Harry Kane and Son Heung-min who head their respective positions with a Leeds side capable of scoring five and letting in six at the other end in town on Saturday.

TOM SAID…

With one of the standout defensive fixtures of the round, I’m doubling up on Burnley via Nick Pope and Matthew Lowton. The Clarets have now won three of their last four matches at Turf Moor, keeping two clean sheets, while of late their opponents Fulham have struggled in front of goal.

Andrew Robertson is my first-choice defender based on his potential for points at both ends of the pitch. In the absence of key centre-halves, Liverpool’s backline can sometimes look vulnerable, but it’s worth noting no team has conceded fewer shots than the Reds in their last four matches. The defensive data also tells us that Southampton have given up 17 chances from their right flank since Gameweek 13, compared to just four from their left.

I’m also backing Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Romain Saïss. Since returning to the starting XI in Gameweek 12, the Moroccan international sits top amongst defenders for shots in the box and headed attempts. That aerial ability could be key too, given Brighton and Hove Albion’s ongoing issues defending set-pieces.

They’re joined at the back by goalkeepers Vicente Guaita and Bernd Leno, plus defenders James Justin and Michael Keane.

Further forward, heavy-hitters Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy all look like excellent options for Gameweek 17, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other picks.

Back-to-back wins for Arsenal has seen several intriguing budget options emerge, none more so than Bukayo Saka. His inclusion in Spot the Differential a few weeks back may have raised a few eyebrows at the time, but he’s been key to their turnaround since, collecting 19 FPL points since moving to the right flank.

Wilfried Zaha has impressed too. Following his goal in Gameweek 16, he now has eight from 14 appearances since Roy Hodgson moved him into a free role as a second striker. His numbers suggest there is more to come, as he ranks among the top 10 midfielders for shots, attempts in the box, big chances and penalty area touches.

Elsewhere, I’m keeping faith with Chris Wood. The forward has scored just three goals from an expected goals (xG) total of 6.24 so far, making him one of the top xG under-performers in the division. However, the fact he’s getting into good shooting positions in the box is encouraging, and I’m backing him to return on Sunday.

The forward list is completed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Anthony Martial.

ANDY SAID…

Even with two wins on the bounce, I’m not sure I fully trust Arsenal yet – but I do tend to trust any team that is playing West Brom. Fresh from a 5-0 battering by Leeds in Gameweek 16, it won’t get any easier for Sam Allardyce’s men this week. I’ve opted for both Bernd Leno and Hector Bellerin against a team with just 8.78 expected goals (xG) this season, a full 5.42 less than the second-worst side, Burnley. That works out at 0.55 xG per game for the Baggies, which is truly awful.

I know you probably stopped reading once you saw Christian Benteke in the squad but hear me out. Sheffield United still haven’t kept a clean sheet all season and Benteke has an xG of 2.18 over the last six Gameweeks – that’s the sixth-highest among forwards. Over those Gameweeks, he’s played Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Leicester, while missing the Liverpool game. There have been returns in the easier fixtures against West Brom and West Ham and it doesn’t get much easier than Sheffield United at the moment.

While Gameweek 16 might have given us postponements, it also gave the chance for some players to get some rest after a hectic festive period. All of Jamie VardyHarry KaneSon Heung-min and Dominic Calvert-Lewin played limited or no minutes and now face Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham respectively, who are all among the bottom seven teams for expected goals conceded so far this season.

Over the last six Gameweeks, Ben Mee has had five shots inside the box – only four defenders have recorded more. Burnley face a Fulham side that have only scored two goals in their last five matches, with the Clarets keeping three clean sheets over the same period. There could be joy at both ends of the pitch for Mee, with Nick Pope also looking to return points for the fourth time in six Gameweeks.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

AA33‘s whopping 53-point winning margin in Gameweek 2 is the target to beat.

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.

Our next Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

2,788 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    To replace Matip with DGW19 in mind...

    A) Cancelo
    B) Dias
    C) Castagne

    1. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I would get Dias - if I weren't worried about MCI being postponed again.
      Will probably do Justin.

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

    Salah C this week right?

    Have Bruno Son n Kane

    1. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Actually thinking Bruno or Son myself

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Salah (sou)? Why not Kane or Son (LEE)?

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Salah record is so good vs them

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Got trapped few times going with record recently: Kane at LEI, Bruno away record v SHU and few more. So will not decide based on record myself.

        2. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Like Kane's Vs Leicester?

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Gotta be Son or Kane IMO

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      What’s his record vs saints. Doesn’t feel like a high scoring game to me

    5. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Son

  3. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Guys, would really appreciate some help here. I plan not to FH 18 and maybe TC 19 but not BB. What changes would you make here? Starred players play in the blank.

    Mccarthy Martin
    Zouma Dias* Konsa* Dallas

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Hit post too soon. Full team here

      Mccarthy Martin
      Zouma Dias* Konsa* Dallas Neco
      Salah KDB* Son* Bruno* Anguissa
      DCL* Adams Bamford

      1. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        try to replace non playing 18 players with utd villa or city players.

        mcarthy to martinez is one. if you have money to upgrade neco that would be another

    2. bialk
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      McCarthy to Martinez

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        That's a great suggestion but I'm 0.2 short.

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on Watkins for the dgw?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      brilliant option

    2. WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I was going to drop him, but I have other priorities and will probably keep now that he plays twice.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Double or not he’s an average FPL player. Could really go either way.
      Maybe a case of don’t buy don’t sell

    4. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Nope..Antonio if fit

    5. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Meh

  5. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    GW 17 Andy Robertson or Bruno Captain?

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

  6. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    2FTs, 0.3itb -- FH in gw18

    1) McCarthy, Wilson > Fabs, Dec-Reid --- Fabs dgw fixtures more favorable

    2) Grealish, Wilson > Son(c), Brewster --- that's a 352 with Bruno, Salah, KDB, DCL, Bamford; but a pretty weak bench.

    3) Grealish, KDB > Son, El Ghazi --- would keep funds ITB for KDB/Son hokey-cokey later

    Looking for arguments against #2, if I'm honest.

  7. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Is Chilwell - > Cancelo a decent idea?

    Would help get City defense for the double

    FH18 BB19

    Was going to burn FT ahead of FH GW before the fixtures announcement

    1. Redranger
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I’d personally prefer to have Cancelo at the moment

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      He's rumoured to be out with Covid (Cancelo) so I'd wait for more news.

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Bench one please:
    A. Dallas (tot)
    B. Coufal (eve)
    C. Justin (new)
    D. Stones (che)

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      D

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. Kane and Ablett
        11 months, 7 days ago

        B, Everton are back

    4. seanmcging
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      The more I look at GW18 with the new fixtures the more I think that a FH may be a waste & better held for later in the season. I can currently get 5 players out (6 with Burke), have 2 FT’s for GW17, therefore I think if I can get at least 1 Man Utd, Man City & Villa over the next 2 GW’s I could be set & perhaps even go for a BB in DGW19 (was planning TC on Salah).

      Have the 2 updated fixtures changed anyone else’s plans?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Sounds good, may change myself from FH18 to play 8-9 out. Remain TC19, BB too many hits for me.

    5. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      It's madness to buy Stones tonight, right? I need that 0.1m...

      I can end up with this if I do it for DGW19:

      Martinez Johnstone
      Zouma James Stones Coufal Dallas
      Salah KdB Fernandes Grealish Raphinha
      Ings Adams Bamford

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        If I don't buy Stones tonight, I'm probably gonna get Harrison instead of Raphinha. Or go for Antonio/Watkins over Ings.

        1. umerlfc
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          What's the downside of buying today?
          Still a chance for fixtures to be rescheduled?

          1. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            We don't know if Stones is one of the guys who has COVID/is self isolating... Pep has a presser tomorrow where he'll likely tell us who's available and who's not.

            1. umerlfc
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              City's GW19 fixture is in 18 days from now
              If you're only targetting GW19, then shouldn't that be fine as all affected players would have completed their isolation period?

              1. Camzy
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 7 days ago

                I might need him this week.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          I’d definitely wait for at least the presser

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Dont buy before further news.

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Dias/Cancelo instead of Zouma?

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          I can't. I have to take x2 -4s to get that team already.

          Zouma is there to stay. James I might have to get rid as well depending on fitness.

      4. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        If you can't afford the rise get him in. Is he nailed?

        1. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          I think so yes. But I'm far from set on that lineup. I think I'll likely wait. Maybe pray Stones doesn't go up (doesn't look likely)

    6. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Well KDB to Son went utterly horrifically. If KDB hauls in the double ill just quit tbh

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Get KdB back

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          For Son? I was thinking Sterling and then Creswell to Dias

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Persistence is to character as carbon is to steel.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Cheers

      3. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Captain Son this week

    7. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      With the dgw news I’m keeping Dias Kdb Grealish which means no spurs this week. Is it too risky having none vs Leeds?
      Gw20 they face Liverpool so not exactly top fixtures or form right now

    8. Slim25
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Anyone help, please?
      Looking to set up for the double gwk in 19, what option would be best? (2 ft's)
      A: Grealish, Lewis & Mitchell - Raphinha, Chilwell & Phillips
      B: Lewis, Mitchell & DCL - James, Phillips & Bamford

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

    9. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Play 2?
      A).KWP (LIV)
      B).Dallas (tot)
      C) Coufal.(eve)
      D) Mitchell (SHU)

      Currently on C and D with B first on bench...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        CD, similar question above pls

      2. yakirh
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        BC

    10. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 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?

       

    11. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Best 1 week defensive punt from arsenal before gw 18 wc

      Bellerin or tierny ?

      1. yanky
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        T

    12. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Theoretically 3 transfers

      Forster, Mitchell, TAA --- > Dias, Coufal, Fabianski

      increases my potential appearances from 27 to 36 across GW18/19 when I play BB and take a -4

      team would be

      Fabs (Pope)
      Dias, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Konsa)
      Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish (Soucek)
      Kane, Bam (Brewster)

      In a hypothetical situation where all these matches are going ahead etc, does that seem like a valid use of BB and -4?

    13. Dele
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Best defender priced 4.6? Can’t be Leeds.

      1. yanky
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        targett, lowton or balbuena

      2. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Balbuena?

    14. yanky
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      no big changes needed but which would you do from below? FH18 BB19
      a) Adams > Wood
      b) Cancelo > Stones (if Cancelo covid?)
      c) waste transfer and keep Adams & Cancelo

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        C

    15. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Save the free transfer for next gw or do something!

      Martínez
      Lowton, Robertson, Taylor
      Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
      Wilson, Bamford, Kane

      Button, Burke, Coufal, Douglas
      1 free transfer, 0.1 million in the bank, all chips available

    16. sandman58
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Best defender for next few gameweeks
      4.9 to spend
      Have Stones Dallas Dier & Coufal

    17. GE
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Max 4.9 def? Plan is to no FH GW18 and BB GW19.

      Have Dallas

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Stones, but be quick he's rising tonight.

    18. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Is it crazy to do Kane to Vardy this week if it means being able to bring in a City player in GW19? I need to use a FT before I FH.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Yes I think so. Leeds are all out attack so could open up a lot of chances for Kane and Son. Make the switch to Vardy in 19 is my opinion.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Surely not this week

    19. MysticMac17
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Harrison or Raphinha? Doesn't seem to be much at all if anything between them and Harrison is 0.1 cheaper

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Raphinha seems to be the man of the moment on here

    20. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Do you think it's worth spending a -4 to bring in a second playing keeper on a BB? In my case it will be Meslier (no other Leeds defenders). I'd want to downgrade him almost immediately after the DGW so not sure if it's worth a hit + 1FT.

      1. The Cherry Picker
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Well, if they play twice, even if they get 2 points each game, they’ll repay the hit.

    21. Parsnips
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Evening,

      Need some thoughts on what I should do here... Original plan was bb but that’s out the window.

      Martinez
      Robo Cancelo Coufal
      Salah Bruno Bowen Raphinha
      Bamford Kane DCl

      Ryan Mitchell Dallas Anguissa

      2.1ITB

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        I don't think BB is completely out the window. With a hit or two I think you can get a full bench apart from keeper maybe by GW19. I will probably do the Salah hokey kokey 18 19 to have KDB for the blank and then downgrade Kane to fund Salah gw 19. Or you could chance it without a city mid for the blank and just upgrade Mitchell to another city defender.

    22. Nespinha
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Pick a trio for BB19:

      A) lookman KDB martial
      B) barnes son martial
      C) rashford son watkins

    23. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Which City defender? Can’t afford Dias.

      A) Stones (not nailed?)
      B) Cancelo (COVID issues?)

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Tomorrow's presser will tell. If Cancelo is fit and available, he's the one.

        1. yakirh
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Will he still be the one in DGW 19 and beyond?

    24. Epicfai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Alioski (maybe more attacking) or Ayling (maybe more nailed) for DGW19

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Alioski. More exciting and better chance of an attacking return. Ayling is a bit meh

    25. The Cherry Picker
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Got a really tough bench headache this week. Can any legend offer some advice?

      Johnstone
      Cancelo TAA Mee Justin
      KDB Salah Bruno Raph
      DCL Bamford

      McCarthy Adams El Ghazi Coufal

      Thank you!

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Jaysus. Some bench alright. If Fulham Burnley is called off it might help you out. Why Johnstone over McCarthy? El Ghazi first sub too I think

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah, El Ghazi first sub. I'd even be tempted to play him over Raphinia given the form he's in and UTD aren't tight at the back.

      3. The Cherry Picker
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks mucker! I’ll do that!