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. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How can this GW 18 FH Team be imroved?

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Dias, Maguire
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Grealish
    Kane. DCL, Wilson

    Subs: Macey, Bissouma, Mitchell, Douglas

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      DCL Bissouma ➡ Brewster Saka

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Someone posted that Maguire doesn't get too many Baps, maybe AWB if you have the money. And tbh I'd stay away from Grealish, he's phenomenal but won't expect a lot of points from him, El ghazi is a better shout out

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      By picking a keeper that plays

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        lol

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sorry it should say Leno 😀

    4. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A playing keeper.

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Got 2 FT’s and but now tempted to FH:

    Martinez
    Zouma* Stones Pieters
    Mahrez Son Bruno Salah*
    DCL Kane Bamford*

    Forster* Coufal* Dallas* Romeu

    0.3 ITB and 2 FT’s

    A) Salah Romeu ➡ KDB Saka
    B) FH
    C) Do A and FH GW19

    Main reason why I’m tempted is Pieters, Stones and Mahrez whom aren’t nailed on to start this GW

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would do C
      Why is Pieters not nailed?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Only cos we don’t know much about Taylor injury
        Even if he is nailed, he has manu so u likely for Cs

  3. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    So decided to go Raphina over Souchek (for a hit), seemed like a better move atm, Leeds are a far more attacking team tbh

    Anyone else do the same?

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Still don't trust Soucek? It's amazing.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        maybe, Raphina is 2% EO, if he scores there's way more upside, and in DGW, they're going against Brighton and Southampton, both are known to be leaky against counter attacking teams, Brighton more so.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No but benched him and hoping for rotation of Dias or Stones.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        oh that's a bummer, Dias/Stones are more or less nailed but it's Pep, so you could end up being lucky.

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Burnley getting called off solved it for me (;

    4. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Have both. Contemplating Salah+Adams to Sterling+Kane.

      That's how bad I want to keep both.

  4. Olson
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Building to crack the top 1M with hopefully an 11th green arrow in 12 this week. Sounds rubbish but I genuinely had the worst half dozen or so GWs since I started FF in the late 90s, reaching a nadir of 5M in GW7. I also don't have my FH chip so the next two weeks could see a blip. It is a slow painful process trying to rescue what feels like it's beyond hope

    1. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good job sticking with it mate

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I will look back on it fondly, hopefully. I have won something, I just be the only manager to I know to feature heavily in rough with the smooth two weeks running. And have a screenshot of the lads reading out my worst wildcard of all time GW2 WC with their heads in their hands :-0

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah similar story here...would be 11th green arrow out of 12 weeks if i get a green this week after a terrible start

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well done. Keep going. I'm also having the toughest season I've had for years. Can't seem to break top 1m. Loads of awful decisions at the start. I'd be delighted to get anywhere near top 100k now

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’m in a similar boat with 8 greens in the last 9 and around 1.2m at the moment. It’s painful to say the least!! Also have no FH chip. Can get 9 out next GW then may wildcard for 19.

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It's so rough. Having to just disregard how everyone is doing a just look incrementally at how can I make my team just a little bit better each week. Reign in all tendencies to be marverick because failure there would bury my season.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          This exactly. It’s hard watching the 2 above me in my ML and sticking to my own plan. We keep ending up with the same or similar transfers so the gap doesn’t close. Trying to focus on OR and ignore ML which isn’t easy, hoping that will look after itself if my OR does.

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            The people above me have made a few poor decisions lately. Hopefully you'll eventually pressure them into faultering if you can keep it up

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well... First I complain about the "roughest gw ever" (did Vardy to Kane for example) and after that I have only 3 starters and get least pts ever (28). Add bad start to that nightmare 🙁

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Similar here, was stuck over 2mil for what felt like forever. Just outside the top mil now after a good few weeks. Keep it up mate!

    7. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tough this season isn’t it. Amazed you are not higher 10 out of 11! I’ve had a few greens last few weeks (though mane-Salah double up last week should have paid off a LOT more) to get just outside 1mil and need to keep pushing...only finished outside top 100k once. Cresswell last night good start to gameweek...

    8. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well done for sticking with it, it can be really tough trying to make up places. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed chasing this year after a stressful year two years back when I had a lucky start and (unsuccessfully) tried to stay in the top £10k.

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Cant look past this for my DGW TC team

    McCarthy

    Zouma Dallas Cresswell

    Salah(TC) Mane KDB Bruno Soucek

    Ings Bamford

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good team, but I’d be tempted to captain KDB if I had him. Not in great form, but home fixtures against Brighton and Palace scream points to me

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yet Sterling will be the one to hattrick that week

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      TC interesting. I have mane and salah at the minute but will likely move one to sterling or KDB to get some city cover. Annoying how their extra game was added in!

  6. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is 7 players enough for GW18?
    Cant get rid of non playing players as they all have DW19 games.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      FH

    2. istanbul05
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Depends on which 7... Possible to transfer any that have DGW19, but also BGW18?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Robbo Coufal Dallas Salah Soucek Vardy Bamford.

        Don't think I'd want to ditch any.

        1. MOTHRA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          FH

  7. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Across GW18 and GW19:

    A) Keep McCarthy
    B) Sell McCarthy for Pope (-4)

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you BB this?

    WHU/WBA GK, Watkins, Lowton, Struijk

    1. istanbul05
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Assuming you are not making additional transfers to get that bench, yes I would.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just a -4

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      For sure. If you have a bench full of doublers, it would crazy not to

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why not?

  9. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How does this look for GW18 without any hits?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Mitchell
    KDB(c) Bruno(vc) Son
    Brewster DCL Wilson

    1. greggles
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks good. Can’t see it being a high scoring week.

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers.
        Me neither which is why i now plan to hold FH.

        That team has Bamford to Wilson transfer and leaves me enough funds to swap straight back. Can have 11 DGWrs with only -4 so will be good to use TC hopefully!

        1. greggles
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          GOod plan.

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        In opposite, I expect it is a high scoring week.

        Manc(s) both have an excellent fixture, also Newcastle. We still have Spurs vs Villa with Wolves vs Everton. Why many expected this to be a low scoring week and feel 7 or 8 players is enough?

        This 3 to 4 players fewer can cause you a half-week points behind.

        1. gogs67
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I think the free hit will be invaluable later in the season, so I'm gonna play with 7 and just suck it up if it goes wrong.
            I'll make the points up later

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Agreed. Think I’ll have 8 players, and not even tempted to use my free hit - it’s too valuable

    2. istanbul05
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Planning to now hold my FH and BB chips... Any obvious flaws on my plan below?

      BGW18: TAA, Salah to Cancelo, KDB (-4) to give me 8 + Brewster & Lewis.

      Martinez, Cancelo, Dias, Lewis, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Son, Kane, Brewster.

      DGW19: Son & Kane to Salah, Vardy (-4) to give 12 DGW players, likely benching Coufal/Dallas.

      Martinez,
      Cancelo, Dias, Coufal/Dallas
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Grealish, Soucek,
      Vardy, Bamford.

      Forster, Coufal/Dallas, Brewster, Lewis.

      Thanks

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        nice!!!

    3. greggles
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This is my current GW18 team:

      Martinez
      Cancelo / Taylor*
      Son / Saka / Grealish / Fernandes
      Kane / Brewster

      My remaining squad is Balbuena (want rid), Justin, Bednarek, Salah, Bamford

      I’m thinking of a 4-point hit : Balbuena > Bailly and Salah > KDB (c), and then switching Son > Salah for 19.

      Obviously this is a draft plan and won’t decide til the last minute, but what do you think?

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good plan.

        Not tempted by Sterling over KDB?

        1. greggles
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes that’s worth considering. Thanks!

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Playing 10 DGW and Tc Salah

      Play DCL or Dier as single GW player.. Always play attacker? But spurs have Sheff U?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Considering DCL form has fallen off a cliff, and as you say, Dier has SHU...

        I'd probably go for Dier on this occasion

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dcl not in form but 57% ownership a factor for me.

    5. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Those choosing TC/BB chip for GW19, how did you decide which to use?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Well i have almost all the big hitters and that makea a strong bench very difficult and also makes wcing bit of a waste.....so im going tc and saving BB for when i use my WC

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If your BB Bench players aren't that good use TC

      3. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’m thinking of using bench boost after my final WC in and around the next dbl...

      4. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Majority of my funds are in the starting 11 so I will be using TC on Salah!

      5. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Also will try and load my bench to BB before WCing and getting bench fodder to end the season!

      6. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        BB seems too risky now because of the risk of postponed games so I'm TC

      7. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I was all set to BB with a fairly decent squad of 15 double players but I have a nagging doubt about Covid. Don't known if it would be better later in the season

    6. kw4bct
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Are managers holding on to playing their free hit chip?
      Do managers think that more games will be added to GW18?

      1. greggles
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        My plan is to hold onto it.so much uncertainty about what’s going on it seems you’d like to have that free hit for later.

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        On the contrary the fear is more games could be cancelled making the FH chip useless.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Id love to use FH in a week with only 3 games as long as we know which 3 games that will be

      3. Phlajo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I don't think more games will be added, but could happen.. I'm not activating FH before close to deadline

      4. kw4bct
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wow great feedback guys
        Thanks
        I’m thinking if I use my FH chip now, then I will be able to avoid price rises

      5. kw4bct
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I believe I will have to use the FH chip anyways as I have built my squad ready for DGW19
        Which means, I only have 3 players eligible for GW18 at this moment in time, which would have been 0 players if the UTD VILLA game wasn’t added

    7. Goodricke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Here is another "how is my Free Hit team" post. I know, I know, but this is different, because erm.... I have no KDB?

      So anyway, how is this:

      Darlow
      Holding, Wan Bis, stones
      Bruno (C), Sterling (ooohh!) Rashford, Son
      McGoldrick (i have a feeling...), Aguero (am i mad?) Wilson

      Sanchez, Podence, Holgate, Mitchel

      I would have gone for a Man City keeper, but it seems they are either, dead, dying or unknown!

      So, 0.5 ITB, what do you think? It seems harder with fewer players to pick from!

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If Kane or Son Look good tonight, i will swap Rashford or Kun for one or both.

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not keen to be honest. I'd prefer KDB over Sterling. McGoldrick is probably the worst pick I've seen all season and we'll have to wait and see on Kun even starting.

        Too many risks for my liking without enough upside.

        I'd go for a nice safe FH personally

        1. Goodricke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm guessing that a lot of people will either have half teams of will have tried so hard to get a BB for next week will have very few starters. This could be the week to play the differentials!

    8. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone fancy giving their opinion on my A,B or C choice below... TIA!

      For a one week punt this week...

      A) Rashford
      B) Son
      C) Sterling

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

      2. Super Jack Grealish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

      3. istanbul05
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A

      4. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I fancy Sterling (but wait to see if he plays this week, as he could have the Lurgy!)

      5. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Interesting. Was expecting most to say Son or Rash

        1. Goodricke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Have a butchers at my FH team above please.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Done my friend, although I don't know if you'll like my verdict

    9. Super Jack Grealish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Should I still free hit with the extra fixtures?

      Martinez
      Dias, Cancelo, Mitchell*
      KDB (C), Bruno, Grealish
      DCL

      Forster, Robbo, Dallas, Salah, Soucek, Bamford, Adams

      1 FT, 0.0 ITB

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Borderline. Spurs could hurt you this week if they get a decent result. They are so highly owned too that you'll drop like a stone.

        Up to you, but I'm leaning towards keeping the FH banked

        1. Super Jack Grealish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah I’m thinking could be used better down the line seems I’ve got the main players I’d want to get with free hit anyway (without Spurs)

    10. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dire day of FPL today. Four players in the 12.30 then nada

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ah, but here in Korea, it kicks off at 9.30pm, so finishes close to bedtime!

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          9.30 is bedtime for all good knights.

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Same.
        Have some players in a draft game though so something to look forward to

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm going to have to do... something else???

      3. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lmao, I didn't realise that I'm in the same boat! 3 players in the early game and thats it

    11. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A) 4pt hit to field 9 in GW18 without FH, then TC19(11 x dgw)

      Potential 9 man non-FH18 team would be:
      Martinez
      Maguire Dias Taylor
      Bruno Son Grealish
      DCL Wilson

      TC19(352)
      Martinez
      Robbo Dias Coufal
      Salah Bruno Grealish KDB Soucek
      Antonio Bamford

      B) FH18, then BB19(15 x dgw)

      BB19 would be
      Johnstone
      Maguire
      Taylor
      Adams

    12. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

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

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks good

      2. HuthTheMagicDragon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Giving me vinegar strokes

        1. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          🙂 What does that even mean?

    13. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Going to FH this GW... is it best to hangfire on activating it and making changes?

      1. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Depends... I would make a draft and see how much it leaves in the bank to cover potential price rises.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah, think I will. Cheers

    14. pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A. Watkins, Rashford and Stones
      or
      B. Kun, El-Ghazi and Dawson

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Probably A but I really like Kun for next GW

    15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If spurs match and pools match somehow get postponed I will finish the gw with 3 players 🙂

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is there even any chance of that??

    16. lifes a pitch
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have 7 for next gw. Would you consider FH/WC?
      How does the team look for gw19? will probably use BB
      Is there anyone near essential worth considering for either of next 2 gw's?

      | Martinez * |
      | Wan B* | Justin | Taa
      Bruno* | Grealish* | Son* | Zaha* | Salah
      | DCL* | Bamford |

      | Steer | alioski | decorova | Mitchel
      £0.8 itb, 1FT

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'd personally FH

    17. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Providing he is covid free, would Chilwell to Cancelo for a hit be worth it?

      An extra player for 18. Not using my FH

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Think beyond the one Gameweek

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I am, City's fixtures are great

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            There you go then

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not if you've 11 starters.

      3. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Def for next GW

    18. thom830g
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Trying to work my head around GW18 to make transfers instead of FH and do FH in GW19 instead.

      How is:
      McCarthy-Coufal-Salah —> DDG- Holding-KDB for -4?

      Team for GW18 will then be:
      DDG
      Holding - Dias - Dier
      Grealish - Fernandes (VC) - KDB (C) - Podence - Bissouma
      Kane - DCL

      Gtg?

      1. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bench is non playing players: 4 m - Robbo, Justin, Banford

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks good for GW18. How is that team looking for GW20?

        1. thom830g
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          For GW 20 it is quite good as well - without making more transfers

          DDG (SHU)
          Dias (WBA) - Robbo (TOT) - Holding (SOU)
          Grealish (BUR) - KDB (WBA) - Fernandes (SHU) - Podence (CHE)
          DCL (LEI) - Kane (LIV) - Bamford (NEW)

      3. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        thinking same myself. can get 9 bgw players with trans
        10-11 for dgw with trans
        think f/h in 19 will be more beneficial to load on city, pool utd etc?
        or can just save f/h for a rainy day!

        1. thom830g
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I agree. FH in 19 seems more beneficial also because the chance for a haul is doubled

    19. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1st draft of FH

      Leno
      Cancelo, Shaw, Tierney
      Bruno, Grealish, Sterling, Neto
      Aguero, Kane, Wilson

      Bench: Saka (rest garbage)

      Any changes?

    20. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’ve got 8 starters (9 of Mitchell retains his place) for the BGW. I could easily ride it out with 1 or 2 transfers in and save the FH chip but then I only have 7 DGW players for next week. I’m really tempted by the WC this week and then BB next week given the teams I’m targeting (with good fixtures after GW19 have a blank and double game week). Good idea?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why not FH19 then?

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        fh 19,? city, pool, utd etc with doubles, think thats my plan at the moment, bgw18 all sgw players,

    21. Jimmer887766
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Does anyone know which players from City are isolating? Jesus, Walker, Ederson and ?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cancelo was I believe

      2. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Torres and Bernado

      3. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No-one knows for sure, heard about 10 different names. It's just speculation

    22. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Guys, is Salah to KDB (Captain) a good move do we think? Salah misses the blank and then freehit for 19, after that city have WBA and Sheffield

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good shout

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        looking at doing the same for this gw to, fh 19

      3. thom830g
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        exactly what I am doing