Scout Notes

Kane and Son proving difficult to sell ahead of Double Gameweek 19

SPURS 3-0 LEEDS

  • Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.7m), Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Steven Bergwijn (£7.0m), Kane, Son
  • Bonus points: Kane x3, Son x2, Alderweireld

It may be a new year but the lethal Harry Kane (£11.0m)and Son Heung-min (£9.7m)combination once again proved devastating, as Tottenham beat Leeds 3-0 to end a four-game winless streak.

By linking up for Spurs’ second of the afternoon, their goal-assist partnership has reached a tally of 13 – already the joint most fruitful Premier League duo in a single campaign and by only their 16th game.

New father Kane scored a penalty after 29 minutes when Steven Bergwijn was fouled by Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) around the 18-yard line. Then, minutes after both going down with knocks, Kane and Son began 2021 like they ended 2020.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) won possession in midfield and gave the ball to Kane. The striker then clipped in a cross that was met at the near-post by Son, converting past Illan Meslier (£4.6m) for his 100th Tottenham goal.

“The players understood how to close the door to the danger and how to explore some fragilities in the way they play that can be exposed. I don’t say a very good performance, I say a good performance and very important three points.” – Jose Mourinho

KANE AND SON: STILL IN BUSINESS

The recent form of both had coincided with Spurs’ poor December, as Son and Kane blanked in the previous two and three games respectively.

It may have also concerned FPL managers that both had been heavily out-performing their season’s expected goal involvement (xGI) numbers. Additionally, the South Korean international’s six goal attempts from the last five Gameweeks had been bettered by the likes of Rodri (£5.4m), Luka Milivojevic (£5.6m) and Conor Gallagher (£5.5m).

Yet here, albeit against a Leeds side that promises goals at both ends, the two had several promising opportunities. Early on, the two combined down the left-hand side, where the ball ricocheted back to Kane and a left-footed shot that sailed over the bar.

In the second half, Son cut inside from the left in plenty of space but hesitated to the point of not even shooting. He later set up a big Bergwijn chance where the right-footed shot was saved by Meslier, followed five minutes later by another save that denied Kane from a tight angle.

Both Son and Kane were popular Gameweek 17 captaincy choices for a reason. Kane is now in double-figures for both goals and assists, with Son notching his seventh double-digit haul of the campaign. 

They also take part in one of the five Gameweek 18 matches and, although they only play once in the following week of doubles, it is away to bottom side Sheffield United. When devising a chip strategy, getting rid of these whilst blindly chasing those with two matches might prove hasty.

REGUILON MISSES OUT

Jose Mourinho had never faced Leeds before but, because Wednesday’s match against Fulham was postponed due to positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test results, his players entered proceedings with a six day rest since conceding the late equaliser against Wolves.

Two changes were made to the side, including Sergio Reguilon (£5.7m) being named as a substitute and missing out on a clean sheet – Spurs’ first since the four of Gameweeks 8 to 11. 

Toby Alderweireld was the other change and he didn’t miss out on it, also nodding home the third goal from a Son corner. Matt Doherty (£5.7m), sent off in stoppage time after picking up his second yellow card, brought in just three points. He will miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Brentford.

“We suffered a goal from a set-piece and in the game we created 10 chances but didn’t score any goals, our opponents created 12 but scored three. For me the fundamental difference was the efficiency and the fact their offensive game came about through errors we could have avoided.” – Marcelo Bielsa

BOX OFFICE LEEDS

Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m), however, will be absent for Leeds’ next league match after being booked for the fifth time this season. That will be the first of their two Double Gameweek 19 fixtures, arguably denting the appeal of assets in all departments for the bumper round of fixtures.

This will, of course, be a blow to Marcelo Bielsa too, after managing to name a virtually-unchanged side on the past six occasions – only replacing the injured Liam Cooper (£4.3m) with Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) three games ago.

Leeds side weren’t deterred by the third goal, controlling the rest of the match in the same positive way they started it. Left-back Alioski found himself in the penalty area after just four minutes, as his shot hit the side netting. On the other flank, popular pick Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) was constantly getting into the box from the other side.

“In the second half, of the second half, we started to dominate again. We had a good offensive production.” – Marcelo Bielsa

ENTICING DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 19

Despite Phillips’ absence from the Brighton match, Dallas is still highly appealing ahead of facing the Seagulls and Southampton in the Double Gameweek. 

The Northern Ireland international produced a 12-point haul at West Brom and only Kurt Zouma (£5.8m) has scored more than his three goals in 2020/21.

Wildcard and Free Hit managers will also be looking at cheap winger Raphinha (£5.5m). He had the most shots of all midfielders in the preceding six matches and is always looking to get involved. In the first half, his left-footed in-swinger cross found Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), whose header went over the bar.

Bamford looked bright in the first half. Owned by 49.3% of FPL managers, he is the game’s standout cheap striker, whose ten goals and five assists make him the third highest-scoring FPL striker.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks (Sissoko 76’), Ndombele (Lucas Moura 78’), Bergwijn, Kane (Vinicius 87’), Son.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Struijk, Alioski (Shackleton 64’); Phillips; Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo (Hernandez 65’), Harrison (Poveda 61’); Bamford.

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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894 Comments Post a Comment
  1. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hello, is it worth to do DCL>Laca for free?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Absolutely

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Could be a nice differential.

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is it true City game will be postponed?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It was weird that it was ever to go forth in the first place.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Why would be ? Do you have any news\source or just shitestirring ?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        There has just been 1 more positive case and thats likely to be a staff member. Atm, before today's covid results id say its 90% likepy to go ahead

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I think I read the positive case hasn’t been mixing with the main group of players (maybe development squad member). We’ll see... all speculation for now.

          1. Silver_and_Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Confirmed by their spokesman:
            https://twitter.com/City_Xtra/status/1345505112270241797

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    First GW19 Draft made. Thoughts?

    McCarthy
    Stones Coufal Alioski
    KDB Bruno Salah Son Raphinha
    Bamford Vardy

    Steer, Holding, Mitchell, Brewster.

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I’m not a great fan of Alioski.

        Otherwise looks good

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Looks good if McCarthy will play

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Why wouldn't he?

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Covid rumours

          2. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Apparently his wife has covid and is forced to isolate for that reason

        2. Vazza
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Why wouldn’t he play?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Wife has rona

      • Vazza
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Would you take an 8 point hit to give you a team for the BGW as follows

          Wan Bissaka Stones Dias
          KDB Bruno Son
          Watkins Kane
          (8 players in total)

          I would need to remove Salah to get the above

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Very rare to gain points over 1 week unless a captain choice

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Thanks

          2. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Am I right in thinking FH transfers don't affect price rises at all and WC transfers don't affect price rises until the deadline?

            I really need Meslier not to rise before the next GW. He's on 91% at the mo but if the above is correct and as transfers usually slow to a trickle over break periods, I think (read hope) he'll survive as those not on FH or WC surely won't waste a transfer bringing in a blanking player, will they?

            1. MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Depends if people aren’t on a FH on 18 and planning for DGW for instance Soucek isn’t playing 18 and is the most transferred in player so far.

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I'm hoping that that is the 'they scored, get them in now' -blinkered crowd. Thankfully Meslier isn't in that boat this week.

                1. MoSalad
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Don’t underestimate the people on WC’s as well. There’s other options at 4.5 for DGW anyway Johnstone/Areola if you get caught up. I’m taking out Meslier this week so every little helps ha.

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cheers. It would be for a hit to give that sexy BB squad of 15 doublers. I think the Leeds keeper is worth a hit as I don't have Dallas but probably not for the others -possibly Johnstone at a stretch.

          3. Hiddenpaw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            GW18 team, should I use free hit or just take a -4?
            Martinez
            Cancelo Mitchell
            Son Bruno
            Martial
            I can take a -4 to bring in Sterling/KDB and Grealish.
            Advice appreciated

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Fh

            2. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I'd save the FH

          4. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Looking to navigate GW 18 using transfers and BB GW 19. Thoughts on this transfer plan?

            GW 18:
            TAA + Taylor + Mitchell > Dias + Cancelo + Stones (-4)
            GW 19:
            Kane + Anguissa > Vardy + Soucek (-4)

            Martinez Meslier
            TAA Konsa Coufal Taylor Mitchell
            Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Anguissa
            Kane Bamford Adams

            2 FT 1.7 ITB

            1. Hiddenpaw
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Not sure about triple defence if something weird happens with Covid again. Maybe a Man Utd defender as they have great fixtures after the blank and double too?

          5. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Currently on 68 with McCarthy, Salah, KDB, Zouma left so i assumed id be through in the cup

            Cup opp on 75 with Salah and justin to go...

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Nice way to humbly brag

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Going out of the cup

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              You might be in a bit of trouble there.

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                If mccarthy doesnt play im out

            3. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              GL

            4. Superninteno Chalmers
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I’d be quietly confident if I were you. KDB due a haul

          6. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Pick one for the dgw

            A Vardy Cresswell Raphinha/Benhrama
            B Ings Pulisic Coufal
            C Adams Cresswell Son +4

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              A

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              C

          7. maksud
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hello Guys, 1st time posting on this site...been following for the past year.

              So, with a -4 i can have this team for Gw 18

              Martinez
              Dias/Cancelo Holding
              KDB Bruno Son Smith-Rowe
              Brewster Watkins

              Do I play the fh or roll with it? Really unsure

              Thank you Guys in advance....I really enjoy the comments and articles here a lot!!

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Roll with the -4 and save the FH.

                1. maksud
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    My real worry is will the predicted blank gw 29 will be any better or not? atleast in gw 18 we have some good fixtures and players in form. Initial plan was to fh in 18 and bb in 19...but with city and United having the double and me purchasing Holding and Smith Rowe this gw (A drunk decision) which worked out....is the reason i have become soo unsure

                    1. Hktrader88
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      BGW29 is blank because of the FA Cup quarter finals. They'll be 8 teams playing. You will know the results of the 3rd round and the draw for the 4th round before you have to make your decision. So a combination of a lot of 3rd round shocks and then 4th round PL match ups between the big clubs may result in less blanks. There will be a minimum 3 PL clubs eliminated in the 3rd round.
                      Last season all 8 quarter finalists were from the PL, but this was the first time that has happened since 2006

                      1. maksud
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I get what you are saying but my worry is that the fixtures are quite nice in this blank and who knows what might happen 10 gws from now.
                          I have a real urge to wildcard this gw and bb in gw 19 for some reason(probably the average rank) but probably will take the conservative route.

                        • CasaBanter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          This! Great thought, thank you.

                  • Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    -4 enough

                    save FH

                2. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Think my head will explode when trying to plan best possible wc18 / bb19 team.

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Boom

                  2. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Got any interesting drafts? Pondering this too.

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Pretty standard and boring so far.

                  3. Houldsworth Hatter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I’m considering the same. Need my family to go away for a couple of days and let me study things!

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hate being stuck with DCL. Got him for 7.0 and don’t want to get rid...

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Get rid

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      And then what happens when they hit form again and Hamez returns

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Get him back then. Better options around atm.

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Rank killer stubbornness

                  3. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Just do it. Got bith him and grealish at 7 and sold both 2 weeks ago. Not regretting it

                  4. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Sell

                    1. Groot the Leveller
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Who for... Adams...?, Wilson..?

                      Really?

                  5. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    sold last gw and felt good

                4. MoSalad
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  What turn around are people expecting from a team having a game called off due to Covid to playing again?

                  I’d guess around 10-14 days, but can probably vary if Fulham game was cancelled and City game still goes ahead. Just trying to factor in possible postponements in 18/19 as much as possible.

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Don't try. It is impossible.

                  2. _Freddo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I doubt they will postpone City like they didn't just postpone Spurs again, why? Because it has emerged that the Spurs players had a NYE gathering as did Mendy, such blatant breaking of rules changes the picture.

                    Too much money is on the line to pause leagues & risk cancellation, even cancelling games creates problems, if the outbreaks are genuine then off course they will consider it but you'd be surprised if they cancel anything because a few players are being reckless, the clubs would be under pressure to deal with the offenders IMO.

                5. CasaBanter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hoping for some advice please. First time I’ve played FPL in seven years.

                  1.How many other BGWs are we likely to have later in the season and how many teams are likely to play in them?
                  2. What’s the lowest number of teams to have played in a BGW in the last few years?

                  (Trying to judge whether to use FH chip this week)

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    You got to look at this season. Previous seasons don't matter.

                    1. CasaBanter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      What do you think is likely this season?

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Corona says play what's in front of you.

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    How many gw18 players do you currently have.

                    1. CasaBanter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      6 including Brewster

                      1. CasaBanter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        And currently set up with 11 DGW, 3 Spurs (and Brewster...)

                  3. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    There’s no way to know with covid around. I’m on FH18 as Ive prepared my team for dgw19

                6. SALVA
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  G2G or should I do transfer?
                  1FT 1.0 ITB

                  Meslier (Forster)
                  Dias - Webster
                  Son - Grealish - Fernandes
                  DCL - Kane

                  Dallas, Salah, Bamford, Soucek, Coufal, Dunne*

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Thin you should fh

                  2. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    basicaaly only 6 playing

                    i will fh

                7. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Three best differentials for next 2 gws?

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Rashford
                    Sterling
                    El Ghazi

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Sterling good shout

                      1. Gobigorgohome
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        exactly

                  2. FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Wilson Saka Antonio

                  3. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    KDB
                    Sterling
                    Mahrez

                  4. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Emile Rowe
                    Pogba
                    Sterling

                  5. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Also look at combination of players for differentials.

                  6. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    3 Newcastle defenders

                    1. _Freddo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      This is a great shout

                8. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Do we think buy the time DGW19 comes round Antonio should be OK to at least start both games?

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    1 game sure
                    another game sub imo

                  2. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    If fit I'm expecting him to start one and 30min cameo in other.

                  3. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    No idea

                  4. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    If he doesn't start the cup game on the 12th I'd wouldn't be confident about it. One start looks like the most likely scenario.

                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Cup game is 11th but I’m splitting hairs.

                  5. FALSE PROFIT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    If he is playing 30 minutes now, in 10 days he will be fine IMO

                  6. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Cheers all - I guess him starting in the Cup could be seen as a positive but then would mean starting three games in a week which sounds a tall order.

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Starts the cup, benched vs Burnley, starts vs West Brom. Would love this

                  7. A.J.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Just can't see it as much as I'd like to get him in. Saturday / Tuesday turnaround for West Ham in the double.

                  8. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Moyes said he wants to ease him in slowly. Doubt he will play both

                9. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Brexit, Climate Change, Covid, Match suspensions?
                  Does not look a great year!

                  1. Do I Not Like Orange
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    It doesn't have a high bar to beat to be an improvement on last year.

                10. Aaa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Thinking of a wildcard here rather than free hit?

                  McCarthy/Forster
                  TAA/Taylor/Balbuena/Targett/Coufal
                  Salah/KDB/Fernandes/Grealish/Riedeweld
                  DCL/Bamford/Wood

                  Think I need to sort defence and need Son and/or Kane?

                11. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Rob Holding's first assist in the PL after 53 games for Arsenal. Magnificent timing, he was clearly due

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    nearly scored as well

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Excellent news, now I can regret him and Dier because I'm a glass half empty kinda guy

                12. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Maybe controversial here, but I think it's time for the PL to start punishing players who've clearly flouted COVID rules. Who knows if this Walker party thing is true, but if so it would be the 2nd offence for him. Reguillon's is more clear cut. If Cavani is going to get a suspension for cultural misunderstanding, then it's mad there's no official censure for potentiall putting other players' health at risk and causing fixture chaos.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    It’s a corrupt league run by corrupt people. Bunch of hypocritical clowns in charge

                  2. The Orienteer - find me in …
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I agree, but how would it be proved conclusively without a full investigation and ruling process.

                    1. _Freddo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      There is enough evidence on Instagram.....

                    2. Do I Not Like Orange
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Like I say, it would have to be clear cut cases. Reguillon's photo with a dozen other people would be open & shut. Ditto Walker with the call girls.

                      1. _Freddo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        There are pictures of Mendy with bug bummed Latinas floating around from his NYE party.

                        These players have doubled down on dumbness.

                13. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Save FH here? No hits taken.

                  Cancelo Maguire Dier
                  KDB Sterling Bruno Son Stephens
                  Wilson Benteke

                  Bamford Dallas

                  Benteke injured and Stephens 1 pointer. Still save FH right?

                  1. _Freddo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    What do you think and what are you saving it for?

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      there is a chance that there will be more blanks than gw18 in gw26/29 from what I've heard.

                      1. _Freddo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        There is a blank in 33 that may have 2 fixs max missing, only 1 if Spurs lose to Brentford.

                        Crellen has said the later blanks & doubles will be easier to manage, trust his spread sheet filled mind.

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          there's so much uncertainty going forward that no spreadsheet can predict.
                          even if the difference is minimal having it up your sleeve for the unknown is of great benefit, imo.

                          1. _Freddo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            This is true but you would be wise to trust an educated guess than someone just guessing with no substance behind it.

                            1. Gabbiadini
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              of course.
                              but when the predictability of such virus is so low, nothing can foresee should more games be called off.

                              1. _Freddo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Again, you are also true but a lot seem to be pushing saving it because of what might happen, what might happen could also be the worse case scenario where all the top teams are unavailable, next week you have the luxury of City, United an inform Arsenal & shot shy Sheffield United to target, people seem to be guessing on perfection when there are some pretty nice circumstances on a plate infront of them next week.

                                City, Newcastle, Arsenal defence, City, Arsenal, Spurs, United attacks, would do well to find more favourable cards to play with later, big gamble based on a guess/hope.

                              2. CasaBanter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Feels like there’s more chance of regretting not playing FH in 18 than saving it for later.

                                1. Ozils Nozle
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Spot on. I only have 5 players for gw18 but can trot out a cracking FH team followed by 9-10 cracking dgw players in GW19. Play whats infront of you is my feeling - GW18 is what FH was made for. Im holding TC, BB and 2nd WC for the future double ups, so still plenty to play with.

                                  Will depend on you as an individual as how you structured for 18/19 and i set up as above and dont need to overthink it more than this. I will however hold of the FH for GW18 until closer to the time incase more fixtures get changed. No point splurging it straight away.

                        2. El Fenomeno R9
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          BGW 29 is problem not 33

                          1. _Freddo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            GW29 is a problem if all the big clubs go into the quarters of the Cup because if they all come out of that GW, you will be using a valuable chip on dross.

                  2. El Fenomeno R9
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Save and maybe get player that play both GWs

                  3. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Save FH for sure.

                14. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Very excited re this FH side:

                  Darlow
                  Yedlin Cancelo Tierney
                  KDB Sterling Bruno Rashford Saka
                  Martial Laca

                  Saka just allows the cash to be splashed all over the rest.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Nothing to get excited about with triple Arsenal...

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Yeah its not like they have turned a corner or anything...

                    2. _Freddo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Arsenal have just scored 8 goals in the last 3 & kept 2 CS.

                  2. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Looks very good

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Probably 2 pointers and rotation on the day but you can only try!

                15. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Is KDB more of a priority than Rashford if you already own Bruno?

                  KDB has been burning owners with his so called “good fixtures” this season...

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    kdb is 10x better than rashy.
                    you should now.

                    1. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I’m not talking about real life. Of course he is.

                      I’m talking FPL points here...

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Gw19 onward Id want KDB for sure

                    1. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      On paper I agree. But WBA & Newcastle were supposedly bankers at home for KDB and we know how they turned out.

                    2. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      not sure it is that much of a must, I think Vardy, even Aguero for 1.0m+ cheaper could score more over that period.

                  3. Sanchit
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    3
                    4
                    14
                    10
                    In the last 4 home games against weak oppositions.

                    We all know he could easily had a double digit in the recent 2 as well, just that he was unlucky/not very prolific.

                16. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Do we think Mitchell plays next GW?

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    CS.
                    Been good since his been reinstalled and PVA has interest from elsewhere amid his contract expiry.
                    I think the spot is his.

                  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Im thinking yes why would Roy change a functioning backline

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      ...and he is perfect for the FH fodder next week

                  3. CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Given their defensive displays prior to his return I'd say it's almost a certainty.

                17. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Playing 4ATB consistently in FPL is so... unusual

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ive been rolling 442 for a while with the clowns Brewster and Burke and its worked pretty well.

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Nice. I'm considering a 4-3-3 on WC but means moving away from the trusted 343/352

                18. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Would you FH this?

                  Cancelo Stones Dier
                  KdB Bruno Son Rashford

                  Brewster Burke and Davis ( expecting just 2-3 points here).

                19. _Freddo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  For those on FH, where do you see the clean sheets?

                  City, Newcastle & Arsenal look good to me, do you fancy United at Burnley?

                  1. TheBiffas
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Arsenal CS unlikely

                      1. _Freddo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Because Palace are free scoring or because Arsenal are leaking goals all over the place at the moment?

                  2. fplfansss
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Should I keep my FH chip? 2FT, 2.3ITB

                    McCarthy, Button
                    Cancelo, Targett, Mitchell, Taylor, Justin
                    Salah, Soucek, Son, Stephens, Bruno
                    DCL, Bamford, Kane

                    Any suggestion?