Scout Notes

Soucek offering excellent value ahead of Double Gameweek 19

Everton 0-1 West Ham

  • Goals: Tomáš Souček (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Aaron Cresswell (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Souček x3, Cresswell x2, Angelo Ogbonna x1 (£5.0m)

TOMAS THE TANK

Tomáš Souček (£5.2m) has all but nailed down his place on the Fantasy Premier League radar for Double Gameweek 19.

The West Ham midfielder scored the only goal and took maximum bonus from a Gameweek 17 win over Everton on Friday night – making for an 11-point score.

Ahead of facing Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at home in the Double Gameweek, Souček is now the joint-top goal-scoring FPL midfielder priced at £7.0m or under this season (five).

The Czech Republic international is timing his form just right too. Of his five strikes in 2020/21, four of them have coming in the last seven Gameweeks, helping him produce 6.4 points per game in that time.

“He’s been very important. If he keeps coming up with the goals I’ll be more than happy.” – David Moyes

Naturally, it is Souček’s price that clinches his appeal for anyone considering another Double Gameweek asset – although he does miss Blank Gameweek 18, of course. Costing £5.2m, the West Ham has offered 14.2 points per million spent this season, the best among all midfielders at the time of writing.

OUT OF LUK

With those favourable Double Gameweek fixtures on the horizon, West Ham now have clean sheets in each of their last two matches.

Angelo Ogbonna (£5.0m) was a key factor in the latest shutout, dominating the skies at Goodison Park with his endless stream of headers won against Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m).

The Italian centre-back is unlikely to draw too much Fantasy interest of his own, mostly on account of his price, Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) still a steady source of points at right-back. No West Ham defender has registered as many key passes as the Czech Republic international over their last four matches. His places in the team looks a little more assured than before considering David Moyes revealed on Friday that Ryan Fredericks (£4.2m) is now self-isolating.

Aaron Cresswell (£5.2m) provided the assist for Souček’s game-winning goal, taking his total for the season to six, the most among all FPL defenders.

However, it is worth pointing out that five of those have come on the road and both of West Ham’s Double Gameweek fixtures take place at the London Stadium – where two of Coufal’s three assists have come in 2020/21. The right-back also has bonus points in three of his six home appearances.

Meanwhile, Fantasy managers should keep an eye the goalkeeper situation at West Ham, which took an interesting turn on Friday night.

Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m) pulled up with a thigh injury in the pre-match warm-up, replaced in the starting XI by kindly priced Darren Randolph (£4.4m).

Should the Polish international be out long enough to miss Double Gameweek 19, his understudy could provide excellent value – although there is now just over two weeks until West Ham’s next Premier League fixture. Thankfully there will be updates before, during and after an FA Cup third-round tie with Stockport County.

Michail Antonio (£6.1m) will require a similar level of monitoring after another substitute’s appearance in Gameweek 17. Moyes explained he is still not ready to start matches. 

“I’m getting told by the medical team how long I can play him for. I knew the other night I had 15 minutes. I might have a little bit longer tonight if we need him. He’s not ready to start yet. He’s got a history of hamstring injuries, so we’re trying to make sure we don’t lose him for a long period.” – David Moyes

“It was great to get Michail Antonio back tonight for another 30 minutes, too. We’ll keep building him up and there was no reaction in his hamstring which was very good.” – David Moyes

SAME OLD STORY

Gameweek 17 was more of the same for Calvert-Lewin owners, as he went a fifth-straight game without finding the net.

Having produced 7.8 points per match between Gameweeks 1 and 9, the Everton forward is averaging 3.8 since then.

Continually starved of service during that run with James Rodríguez (£7.7m) out of action, Calvert-Lewin was forced to run into the channels and drop deep to try and make things happen for himself against West Ham.

Admirable qualities in a team player but considering Calvert-Lewin has been at his best this season when standing in the six-yard box waiting to convert chances, seeing him occupy deeper and wider positions is, of course, cause for concern.

“The performance was not at the top. Compared to the last game, we had more of the ball but we were not able to manage the ball as we wanted, with speed and with quality in the final third. We didn’t have a lot of opportunities in the game. West Ham defended really well.” – Carlo Ancelotti

However, there may still be crumbs of comfort for his shrinking ownership.

Firstly, Calvert-Lewin has a Blank Gameweek 18 fixture to contest, which he is likely to play alongside Rodríguez, who finally returned from injury against West Ham.

While the Colombian was unable to fashion much in the way of clearcut chances on Friday night, his 26-minute cameo suggests he could be starting in Blank Gameweek 18 later this month.

Nobody has particularly impressed in Rodríguez’s place during his injury lay-off and Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) missed Gameweek 17 anyway.

“A little problem during training. He was a little bit tired. I didn’t want injuries like Michael Keane, who is on the bench. He played a lot of games maybe rest for him could be good.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Holgate, Coleman; Doucouré, T Davies; Richarlison, Sigurdsson (Gomes 64′), Bernard (Rodríguez 64′); Calvert-Lewin (Tosun 79′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Benrahma, Fornals (Lanzini 73′), Bowen (Yarmolenko 73′); Haller (Antonio 59′).

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1,368 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Loads will get Soucek points off the bench now

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not me

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not necessarily. Wood owners may do. But lots of Pope and Taylor owners (those playing 3 at the back) won't.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not quite sure why so many people keep benching him... he has more points than KDB I believe

  2. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Do we have any indication who the other three COVID positive players at City are besides Walker and Jesus? Do we know if KDB is one one of them?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ederson

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        And the other two?

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ederson confirmed himself with a post

      Rumours say Doyle and Torres are the other two

      No confirmation until tomorrow's team sheets, so let's just wait

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Walker Jesus

      2. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah - those 11 points for Soucek from my bench are just staring at me so making me impatient

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I did hear a rumour that Cancelo was one of them... but just a Twitter rumour so no idea if it has some validity

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I need KDB to miss the game so I get Soucek's points from the bench

  3. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Might have 2 defenders not playing and still won't get Soucek off the bench ffs

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah because Soucek is not a defender

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        And where did I say that he is?

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      lol make that 3

    3. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Same here! Desperate for KDB to be rested this week but won't happen

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Wood scores 11 without playing, this game!

  5. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Dunno why I put myself through it not having Son..

  6. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who's more likely to keep a CS; Arsenal vs Palace or United at Burnley?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      United

  7. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    city che to be cancelled as well?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why?

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      50/50....maybe even 60/40 or even 40/60

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Think unlikely, seems like they have it under control. Hope not anyway!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Oh bloody hell

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Unlikely, they reported no negative tests after the initial outbreak - Fulham's situation seems to be significantly worse.

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        positive*..

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah that, thanks.

    6. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Where did you get that from?

    7. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I don’t think so considering City training ground is open and their outbreak is limited to 5 players

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        thanks all.. hopefully, it goes ahead as I have 3 players in that game..

  8. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I hope Regulion doesn't get any game time, I've got Coufal coming off the bench to replace him!

    10 minute cameo guaranteed.

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He may replace Kane in defence at some point

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        After Kane's hattie.

  9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    No one owns Fulham. Bench should cover Burnley

  10. A Kun & Mateta
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hoping for a Leeds win to nil with Meslier, Dallas, Bamford and Son. Hard to imagine it.

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      0-0 would do fine

    2. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      3-3 with Son Hattie, Bam Brace and assist, Dallas goal and 2 assists.

  11. h3nh3n
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Current DGW BB team

      only one FT, but please tell me where to improve for the DGW

      Johnstone* Martinez*
      Cresswell* Taylor* Coufal* Mings* James*
      Maddison* Harrison* Son Grealish* Bruno*
      Vardy* Kane Bamford*

      13/15 doubling.

      Looking to maybe switch James for Dallas?

      Please give advice.

      thanks

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Adams will come in for Wood!

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Adams out too?

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          No he starts from.bench

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          What? Why?

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Kane (C), Son, Bamford & Dallas in this one.
      Massive game

      1. Fortune
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I'm going even bigger
        (K)ane, Son, Rapinha, Harrison, Bam

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Nice

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Prediction Spurs 0-1 Leeds
      Would be fitting for this season

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

        would make no sense so probably lol

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Son OG would be nice 🙂

    • Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone doing worse? 10 green arrows in 11 weeks and still havent got to 300k tells how bad this season has gone ffs

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

        Oh big off 😆

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        You're asking if anyone is lower ranked than 300k?

      3. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Is this a subtle brag 😉

        10 green arrows in 11 is good work. Keep it up!

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Your history is excellent but in this crazy season 300k is a really good rank.

      5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Jerk

      6. COVID-CASUAL
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah mate, only have 8 green arrows in 11 weeks it’s a disaster

      7. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lamela and Lo Celso have apparently tested positive for COVID-19, what a mess this season is becoming.

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

          If they aren't on the bench then I reckon we should join the dots ourselves

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Lo celso apparently thrown a party. Twitter rumor though. No exact source

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I saw the picture

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Reguilion and Lanzini were there aswel

      8. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If a player(s) starts developing symptoms during a game, could the game be called off and postponed until a later date? Spurs vs Leeds might not be safe until the 90mins are up....

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Kane is usually short-of-breath by the second minute

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Coughing could become the new diving

      9. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        We need a strong bench now more than ever!

        1. Saka_me_sideways
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I can’t wait to downgrade mine after gw19, annoying having a benching headache every week (and getting it massively wrong like this week).

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

          Cheeky Bamford TC for the DGW? Could be inspired.

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

            Could be inspired
            Could be stupid

          2. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Salah, KDB, Bruno are better shouts imho.

        3. h3nh3n
            3 months, 9 days ago

            asked about ten times but:

            Current DGW BB team

            only one FT, but please tell me where to improve for the DGW

            Johnstone* Martinez*
            Cresswell* Taylor* Coufal* Mings* James*
            Maddison* Harrison* Son Grealish* Bruno*
            Vardy* Kane Bamford*

            13/15 doubling.

            Looking to maybe switch James for Dallas?

            Please give advice.

            thanks

            1. JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              You've asked twice on this page...

              Your suggested move looks good. Could also consider Son to Rashford for the double and later fixtures.

          • merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Free hitting this week. Do you see any good upgrades for 1.8 ITB? Or any other changes worth doing?

            Darlow (Steer)
            Maguire Cancelo Tierney (Lewis Mitchell)
            KDB Sterling Bruno Son Saka
            DCL Wilson (Davis)

            1.8 ITB

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

            What news did I miss? Any games postponed?

            1. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Fulham Vs Burnley

            2. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              burnley

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

              Great.

          • JJO
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Preparing for gw19 BB will be great for me to have 11players starting 🙂

            1. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I think attempting BB i gw19 is doomed to fail.

              With how things are currently it will take a big slice of luck to get 15 players out.

          • Vovhund
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bottomed:

            Rate this FH draft (4-5-1):

            Leno
            Bellerin - Wan Bis - Cancelo - Dias (Fernandez)
            KdB - Bruno - Rashford - Son - Saka
            Kane (Brewster - Davis)

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            fulham v burnley off

            1. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              11 points off the bench will have to do I suppose.

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Strong bench is so crucial now. Can’t get away with 3.9 bench fodders anymore 🙁

          • THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            What’s the news on Che Adams? Seen a few people mention him on here

            1. Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              tired, benched apparently

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Tired he came off before 60 last game, lazy sod

                1. Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  that's the reason he came off, the manager remarked Che was feeling tiredness before the game vs West Ham. He does gas at around the 70mins mark during games.

          • Bounce
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I'm not going to pull the trigger yet, but how does this look for GW18 FH?

              Martínez
              Dias, Saïss, Holding
              KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish
              Kane, DCL, Watkins

              4.0, Bissouma, Lowton, Mitchell

            • Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Anybody know if the Che Adams rumours are reliable?

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

                They're not

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

                  Doesn't mean it's wrong though

              2. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                true or false, he's only going to get 2pts anyway!

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              the next few weeks including dgw maybe a disaster at this rate if games are called off at such short notice

              1. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                strong bench becomes essential. must have 15 starting players week in week out