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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Useless FPL, why even play this shitty game.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Bye?

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      OK, which stupid transfer have you made now?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Rival gets Soucek of the bench undeservedly. alioski last week. Pathetic game.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          But if all outcomes are deserved, then he has prepared better for it than you. It's a game. Crack on and change your approach to adapt to the situation. I have Soucek first sun so am relying on a Salah no show now. It's not going to happen for me. No sweat, and no need for anger.

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Exactly

          2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            This is far too rational an approach for some

        2. COVID-CASUAL
            3 months, 19 days ago

            He seems to know what he’s doing

          • Olson
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            If you have a good bench you deserve the points. Lesson to be learned in that

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I have a good bench too but I'm not stupid enough to bench Soucek

              1. Seanigula
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                You are, don’t sell yourself short

    3. Bounce
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Can Burnley v Fulham be moved to GW19 to give both teams a TGW?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          hope so, pope tc

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Doubtful, and if there is a TGW, almost no chance of anyone starting all 3 barring the GKers I'd guess

        3. Ramboros
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Why would they move the game into GW19 when the schedule is already packed? Might as well just delay the game until the end of the season in the hope that both teams get eliminated from the FA cup.

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        With Chris Wood off, I have Raphinha coming on. That's now 4 players (Kane, Son, Bamford, Raphinha) in this Spurs-Leeds game. Anyone got more?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wood is 100% out? Damn

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            He might come on at 70’ but will quickly realize that the game has been cancelled

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Kane(c) /Son/Bam /Dallas.

          Does that count?

      • Il Capitano
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ah, that's a shame, Dallas in for Lowton then. Coufal 3rd on bench.

          1. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I'm getting dallas too, coufal 2nd on my bench

            1. Il Capitano
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah, ordered my bench on attacking threat as I didn't fancy CS for Leeds or WHU. Adams, Dallas, Coufal

          2. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Fulham Burnley off. In comes bench points from Soucek and West ham defenders for lucky turds. I had the foresight to start Soucek and Cresswell and now thousands get lucky. This game is a joke. 75% luck and 25% skill. I don't care what anyone says.

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              how many teams own burnley or fulham players though?

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Mini leagues and those with cash

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                My rival bought Tarkowski this week

              3. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                lots of burnley defence meaning west ham defenders will come on, but soucek wont come on for many because most play 3 at the back

            2. mojoindojo
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Of course it is.

            3. Shultan
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Thats the whole point of having a good bench!

            4. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Chill haha

            5. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Don't sweat it pal. They owned Soucek/Wham DFers, so it's perfectly valid to get those points.

              Bet if I check your posting history there is zero evidence of you moaning that YOU got points off the bench at any time playing this game... am I right?

            6. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              The fact that people have those players on the bench would suggest they have used planning and foresight in preparing for the current situation.

            7. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              No, actually it's 70% luck, 25% skill, 5% confidence. I don't care what anybody says either.

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Out of interest, how does confidence play into the game?

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I don't know, I've never had any 🙁

            8. Ramboros
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Do you really think those with Burnley assets all own Soucek and West Ham defence? Do you think Burnley had bad prospects for getting points this week? Do you think everyone with Burnley assets and West Ham assets will have no other players missing out?

              If this game was entirely skill based, then bookmakers wouldn't exist.

              1. gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Silly reference to bookmakers mate. Bookmakers make money because the odds they offer don't reflect the probability of the event happening. It's called over round. They make money regardless of outcome.

            9. brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              A game, it’s a game. Luck is part of it relax.

              1. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Don't see the problem? Surely by now you know to have a good bench or at least one or two good players.

                I have Coufal but no absentees yet

            10. hueycho
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Chillnout mans

            11. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Nah, it’s just something you aren’t good at

          3. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Glad I sorted my bench this week & got rid of dunne for holding
            This season cant afford to have bench fodder

          4. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            People who have Soucek in their deserve his bench points if they get them. I have Soucek in my 11 but don't begrudge Soucek benchers getting his points.

            1. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Absolute bull mate

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              They deserve F all. If you benched Soucek you should be forced to delete your team as you have no clue about FPL

              1. COVID-CASUAL
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  I think I’ll take the 11pts rather than delete my team hey. Your tears are delicious to me

              2. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Me either mate.

                Bench is there for a reason

            3. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Son out on the wing again. FFS!

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                he's played there pretty much his whole career but under mourinho it involves much tracking back which isn't great

              2. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                He was on the wing against SOU...

            4. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Coufal 6 pointer 😎

            5. NateDogsCats
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Salt everywhere in here

                1. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  You just can't beat matchdays can you.

                  1. liner
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Imagine if KDB have covid. People will melt

              • Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                People planning to bench boost in DGW19. Do you think it's worth it with the current Covid situation? It'll be impossible to have all the 15 players playing!

                1. Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  DGW is weeks away, surely the current circuit break will reduce the infection rates?

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    What 'current circuit break'?

                    And, when have these circuit breakers ever worked anyway?

                    1. Bookkeeper
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      movies regions up a Tier is a "circuit breaker"

                      1. Bookkeeper
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        moving*

                        1. thegaffer82
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Bah! Circuit breaker my arse. The numbers are sky rocketing during this so called 'circuit breaker'.

                          And, anecdotally, many of my neighbours are having parties and generally behaving like there is no pandemic.

                          1. Bookkeeper
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            the numbers are what they tell you 😉

                  2. Keeptrying
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Matches are 10 days away, incubation period is up to 14 days. We are only starting to see the infections from around the time of Christmas period.

                2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Will assess closer to the time but it is certainly a little more concerning now. I think we knew Burnley Fulham was probably off so if we are hearing similar things then I won’t of course

                3. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Assess at the time, free hit 18 and go from there

              • Abaddon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Any West Ham experts around?

                Do we think Balbuena has lost his spot now?

                1. Bubbles1985
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  No he is just old, had a niggle and has been rotated to suit.

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Keane 0pts off my bench for Lowton, that’s why you need a decent bench

              • Sean
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Channel is Spurs Leeds on?

                1. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  BT

                  1. Sean
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Cheers

              • Garfield1001
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Any idea if the Adams out rumours have any truth?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Probably yes so more casuals can get Soucek points

                2. Sean
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Have soucek coming on so would be nice alright, think Hass acknowledged he needs a rest but can’t see it happening

                3. Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  most likely started by Che owners who have Soucek first on bench

              • Zilla
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                *Game postponed
                "Your fault for not having a good bench"

                *Haves Soucek on bench
                "Oh bore off you don't deserve his points"

                Sometimes you can't win xD

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  It all depends on whether said replier has scored well or not in that GW.

                  1. Olson
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    See Irbox trying to convince people soucek is a bad pick hahaha

              • Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Anyone not Free Hitting in GW18 because the fixtures look thin on the ground?

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Plenty not using FH in that week - especially now Man Utd & Burnley are added to the roster and City players will have DGW now

                2. JabariParkersEyelid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  City, Spurs, United all playing. Newcastle play worst team in the league. Improving Arsenal face a palace defence allergic to clean sheets.

                  I think I'll manage fielding 11 I'm happy with.

                  1. JabariParkersEyelid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    To clarify, this is using my FH.

                    But then I only have 4 starters in GW18 as it stands...

                3. Sean
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Think many with a few solid players (Kane KDB Bruno Son and City Def) plus a couple cheap 2pt players will save the chip and easy to see why in fairness

                4. Woy_is_back
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  easy free hit for me. Would only have 6 starters if I didnt use it

                  1. Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    i'm currently on 4 and most likely will take it to 6 starters and ride out the GW. Not wasting a FH chip.

                    1. Woy_is_back
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Up to you, its not wasting it though. I'm going to shoot up the ranks

              • La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Sold Taylor

                Bought Pieters

                It’s like dumb and dumber

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  That was rather dumb tbf - postponement was a likely scenario since the Spurs postponement.

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    I know, tbh I didn’t have much choice so rolled the dice

                    Zouma comes on though, could be bless in disguise

                2. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Not the best choice.

                3. Il Capitano
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Got Lowton in for Taylor, knew the game was at risk. FHing anyway so the transfer would have been burned

                4. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Most people like myself surely started the likes of Taylor knowing full well either he’d be injured Or the game would be off, don’t really think it’s jammy to get points off the bench from that

                  1. Sean
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Just ignore them mate

                  2. Skogen89
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Agree, written in the stars.

                  3. COVID-CASUAL
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Bingo.

                  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Would you go Anguissa over Soucek on GW19 BB just because of possible DGW's in future? I will not be needing the player post the DGW anyway so saving funds will help... That would also let me do DCL to Martial/Ings if needed

                    1. Skogen89
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      No

                    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Probably not. Love West Ham's fixtures.

                      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Thing is it will be a Soucek-Rodrigo rotation... seems like benched points every week

                        Basically I'll have to start 2 of Rodrigo,Soucek,Holding,Coufal,,,

                        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Seems like you have a plan then. Go with it. As we're all discovering though, bench points not such a bad thing at the moment.

                    3. JabariParkersEyelid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      I absolutely, categorically, would not do that.

                  5. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Rank just doubled due to Soucek auto subs

                    1. Cruyff's Eleven
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Funny, mine's stayed the same

                    2. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      Nice one. I've gone from 319k to 229k. Happy days!

                  6. h3nh3n
                      3 months, 19 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.

                    • Champ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      People that prepared for Christmas rotation/injuries/covid cancellations etc by investing in a strong bench deserve their rewards. Its not luck.

                      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Fair enough. Some have been unlucky with combination of injuries and cancellations as well, despite having a playing bench. Always luck involved in this game.

                      2. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Agree, but things also hits you wrong sometimes Even with strong bench, like for instance i got one player in last week who got 3 points while the one first on my bench week before had 8, but since i had all 11 playing he did not come in. So you need a bit luck to get them in when they actually score

                        1. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Agree that it's mostly luck when you actually get the points off the bench, but you need to put yourself in that position which is more about good planning. I've got Coufal waiting 1st on bench this week which I'm happy with given the situation atm. No doubt I'll actually end up with a full playing XI this week, though.

                          1. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            My playing style is always to have 15 players that i can count on to play, so im used to it because i like to rotate and have good options in case something happen. So yeah, that is a way of preparing for unexpected events. But it Does not always pays off, because the timing is always a part of it. But i rarely Bother having points on bench unless it is a very close call and i feel i went against my gut in the decision making.

                      3. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Exactly. You have to laugh at some of the bitter people on here.

                        When their decisions go right it's about skill, when other people's decisions go right it's just luck.

                        Childish isn't the word.

                        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          True, reminds me of Trump supporters, no fraud in the states they won. 😀

                    • Calculated Risks
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 19 days ago

                      People saying its jammy getting points off the bench, but you've got to own the players to start with.

                      I used to hate having points on the bench, hell I lost Dallas's 12 points last week, but the fact is I'd rather have players scoring points on my bench who could potentially give me points when needed, than some awful fodder who guarantees 3 points max.

                      My bench is Soucek, Coufal, Taylor instead of Mitchell, Kilman, Bissouma for a reason. More fool anyone with a trash bench.

                      1. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        I've got a fairly weak bench, but I think this season, above all others, it's been shown that we need some kind of a playing bench - even if it's just Brewster, Bissouma and a 4.5 DFer like Ayling/Coufal/Holding etc...

                        1. Calculated Risks
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          I always have a decent bench, that's just how I play. Kinda enjoying it this year tho as my normal way is paying off!

                          1. Bounce
                              3 months, 19 days ago

                              I guess you could say you took a calculated risk.

                        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          In real life, why do the rich teams with a big squads do well? Because of quality on the bench. Same in FPL, good team value allows you to have a quality bench.

                        3. Offside Trapattoni
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Agree 100% having a strong bench is a calculated decision - I prefer to have quality players to call upon as opposed to continually taking -4's in this pandemic.

                          I had 24 points on the pine a few weeks back, that is a bitter pill however I don't need to FH or WC anytime soon hoping for a strong end of season run.

                          I have McCarthy Soucek KWP and Holding, week to week rotation is all part of the plan.

                          1. Calculated Risks
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Exactly, thats a great bench to call on when needed

                      2. SIGGYMETIMBER
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Anyone else think its better going with 7 or 8 next week and hold off on all chips till March/April?

                        1. Cruyff's Eleven
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          I do not.

                        2. Olson
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          I think it's a good strategy to play them when the risk is much lower. If you want to feel more secure about your returns, it's probably less of a gamble.

                        3. Alnair
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Depends on who you have to sell and if you've got the big hitters covered. If you've got triple City, Bruno and Kane/Son then you're probably ok.

                          1. SIGGYMETIMBER
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Have no City at the moment. Have Bruno and Kane and Son.

                      3. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Thanks Chris wood you total idiot

                        1. Alnair
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          He is a hero if you've got Soucek coming off the bench 😀

                          1. Werner Brothers
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 19 days ago

                            Yes

                        2. Keeptrying
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Think you meant to say
                          "Thanks Chris Wood, I am a total idiot"

                          Corrected it for you 😉

                        3. COK3Y5MURF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          People own Burnley attackers?

                        4. SIGGYMETIMBER
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Hardly his fault
                          Fulham should be forced to play

                      4. Salan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        I really don't understand the idea that using FH in gw18 with only 7 players is a wastage, and expecting to use around gw26 or 3x is better.

                        1. Woy_is_back
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Dont listen to people here. Play your own game

                        2. CONNERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Using FH in gw18 is far from a waste imho.

                          People may be happy fielding 7 or 8, but that could end up being 4 or 5 depending on Covid, rotation, etc.

                          I will be FHing gw18 and will have 14-15 starters with cheapies on the bench.

                      5. Bookkeeper
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        watch how the casuals bring in Salah for next GW after he hauls vs Southampton!

                      6. Gobigorgohome
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        omg Coufal points for Lowton LOL

                        1. Keeptrying
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Congrats!

                        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          Good for you

                      7. Lukakwho
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 19 days ago

                        Got effectively 5 players in this game.

                        Son (c), Kane, Bamford, Dallas

                        Good luck all... I am scared

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 19 days ago

                          GL, why scared though should be very excited? 😉