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. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Seeing a lot of FH or Not posts.
    It really depends upon individual teams and plans for subsequent DGW tbh.

    So I'd suggest, If you have a decent © option for GW 18 in Bruno,Son,Kane,KDB and 6-7 template players alongside that like Grealish, Watkins, Wilson, Martinez,Dias,Cancelo,Stones,Targett etc save the FH chip. If you have less than that, and don't want the players you will bring in for GW 18 long term (Auba/Saka/Laca/Xhaka/Boom 😆 ) then FH.

    Teams like Burnley City United Villa have made the equation very intersting for both FH or No FH opinions.

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Great advice buddy. Thanks for that.

        And Happy New Year!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Happy New year 🙂

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Very good point. I'll have about 8 players and all the important ones so no point free hitting.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Nice ...
          I'll have 8-9 too.

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I think if you can cover 3 of the top 4 captaincy picks and have at least 7 decent players (Mitchell and Brewster don't count), then you can save it.

        If you nail the captain you'll do alright.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Aye. Nailing © will be very very important.
          Bruno with an away game makes life easier.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I'm on a streak on 4 captaincy blanks so I'm not confident. Decided to Salah perma cap after the Palace game and that hasn't worked out at all! Agree with Bruno, but I think KDB may be too tempting in the end.

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Fair enough.
              GL !

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Absolutely!

        I had 4 decent players plus one rubbish one for GW18 so I felt I had no choice. FH all the way!

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Same, I had 6 including Dias, stones, Mitchell all of which might not play (Dias probably will). So even with a hit taking me to 8, that could easily end up being 6.

      • Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Even with that they likely face a red arrow. Players that are having a bad season may be out of range by time the next one comes round, its wether you wanna sit through a gw of sheer fpl torture or not

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I genuinely believe that FH success depends upon Arsenal & Raz/Aguero.
          Every other assets are already in the mix. Yes, if you need hits to get to a decent squad, no point. Just play the FH.

          I agree that non FH will get a red arrow most probably. Trading waters is the term for it i guess 😉

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Only got Brewster. Is he a good enough captain this week?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I don't know how you got there mate 😆

      • Bounce
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Get used to those questions for another 9 days.

        • myteamissheeeeeeeet
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I like you Amey! Talk sense pal 😉

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ha
            Thanks.
            Maybe it's about nice and warm Sunday afternoon 🙂

        • Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yeh no point me free hitting - I used that chip a while ago! 😀

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            No brainer in your case then 😆

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Cancelo and stones could both miss out or at least one of them before you know it you’re playing with 5

          1. Finding Timo
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Isn’t Cancelo more nailed than stones if walker out ?

              1. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Thought Walker was back in training. City rotation inevitable with maybe 9 games in January.
                Stones may be less painful as could allow a better 4th defender with the extra .7m

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Just had Covid I thought?

                1. Finding Timo
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Yep I thought walker had Covid and also thought pep may not select him for a few games after his party ?!

              3. Amey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                You think people on FH won't have them ?

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  They will but they’ll have a playing bench

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Yeah. Stones can make non FH worry a bit. I'm confident about Cancelo playing with all City FB's busy in partying 😀
                    Walker Mendy I'm talking about

                    1. Finding Timo
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Yeh agree I am not on a FH so need to pick a city defender who will play ! I like Dias but just gone up!

              4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                This post is too sensible 😉

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Feck it.
                  Activates the FH*
                  😎

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    I'm wondering about WC this week and BB next. It does have merit, especially as my team is not very well set up for 18/19. Of course there are downsides ....

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Wild rover is doing same. Check below on this page

              5. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Surely work out what your free hit team would be. Work out what the positive of using it is. Decide if its worth it.

                As you say, free hitting to get in only Shelvey is not worth it

              6. Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                This could be said for every regular game week as well, just get the template big hitters, and you'll be fine. But still there are many variables to calculate, and with 11 players, instead of say 6-7 players, you have a much bigger chance of hitting the "lotto". We saw this with Tierny and Holding yesterday for example.

                We also saw a big differene in points last game week when games were called off, and people who had many people missing and no bench saw a big drop in rank, at least in my ML.

              7. Finding Timo
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Great post amey very helpful as a non FHer

              8. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Who's doing a Salah hokey kokey this week?

                Have got 2FT's ready to do Salah out and roll the other FT to next week so I have 2FT's to bring him and another DGWer in.

                But the question is... who to bring in for a one week punt?

                A) Son
                B) Rashford
                C) Sterling

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Ive looked at it and am thinking if i dont use FH then salah to sterling looks good

                  A sterling explosion cam cover my numerical disadvantage vs FHers

                  Then son to Salah the following week by diwngrading kane to a DGWer

                  Id go C in ur case too

                2. Sid1891
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I do

                  Son or Sterling

                3. Eliano
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Fixture would have me think sterling, but city been a hard team to pin down who will play

                  • Vazza
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      I would play safe and stick with KDB

                    • estheblessed
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      If I do that I lose £0.3m investment

                    • Balls of Steel
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Currently on Salah to KDB

                  • Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Which combo for the final 2 spots on the draft FH?

                    A) Wilson, Rashford
                    B) Lacazette, Grealish

                    Darlow
                    Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
                    KDB, Bruno, XXXX, Son, Saka
                    Kane, XXXX
                    (Steer) (Mitchell, Kilman, Davis)

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Wilson Grealish

                    2. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      And get dubravka as backup GK. If He gets into first team in 18 you'd be fuming.

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Wilson, Grealish leaves me with a ton of cash extra. Where would you upgrade with an extra £2m?

                        Good point re Dubravka. Thanks mate!

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Invest heavily on bench bro. Fixtures can get postponed. You can do better that Kilman Davis surely.

                          Your first team looks great. If I were on FH this GW, Raz will be first name on my team sheet though. Don't know who to let go though. Maybe one of Kane Son ? Just giving you headache maybe sorry 😛

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            How about this?

                            Darlow
                            Cancelo, Dias, Tierney
                            Sterling, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Saka
                            Kane, Wilson
                            (Dubravka) (Brewster, Saiss, Mitchell)

                            1. Amey
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              I really like this.
                              As poster below said, probably have GL from other team on bench. I'm sorry i didn't count a fixture postponement possibility.

                        2. Homer21
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Maybe DCL instead of Wilson if JRod is back

                        3. Congressman
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I wouldn't get Dubravka as backup keeper, mate. In this age of Covid, if the Newcastle game is called off then you're screwed as well. Get a keeper from another team and another fixture as your reserve keeper.

                          1. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Good point. I agree

                      2. Congressman
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Getting Dubravka is risky. If the Newcastle game is postponed, for instance, he'd have no keeper. He should be getting a keeper from another team not in the same fixture.

                    3. Eliano
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        I’d disagree on the invest in your bench if you have open transfers through your free hit, keep an eye on team news up to the deadline and go for it imo

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          As if fixtures which are postponed are informed before deadline 😆

                          1. Eliano
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              You can’t double guess postponements, sure what if you load your bench and have to sacrifice you starting 11 and there are none... I see your point but I’d go for a strong 11 myself

                              1. Amey
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                We can agree to disagree on this 🙂

                      • Eliano
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Morning lads, after hesitation I’ve decided to go with my fh

                          Team
                          Ramsdale
                          Cancelo Holding Mitchell
                          Rashford Fernandes KDB Son
                          Kane Watkins Lacca

                          Is grealish a better option than Rashford and invest the money elsewhere? Thoughts please

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Defence needs some investment, so I'd suggest a downgrade somewhere.

                            1. Eliano
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Rashford or Son to Grealish?
                                Who stands out to you as a solid defensive option for a 1 week punt?

                                1. Mr. O'Connell
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  I'd probably lose Rashford. May as well double on the City defence.

                                  1. Eliano
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      Cheers mate, have their back up keeper on bench so will wait to see what happens

                              • fpork
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Ramsdale?

                                1. Eliano
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Cheap and home to a stale Newcastle, have my eye on who will play for city with ederson out

                                2. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Grealish is fpl gold but on x4 YC, IF he controls his temper could play both.

                                  1. Eliano
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      X4 Yc?

                                      1. Homer21
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        4 Yellow cards, 1 more and he misses a match!

                                        1. Eliano
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Ah yeah cheers thanks

                                    • Right In The Stanchion
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      Any team with Ramsdale should be deleted and you should be banned for life

                                      1. Eliano
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                        • Eliano
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            See above

                                        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Why Ramsdale?

                                      2. Jdpz
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        Pope
                                        Cancelo Dier
                                        Bruno KDB
                                        Martial Wood

                                        use FH?? or play this team? (I will ude bboost in 19gw)

                                      3. Going Home
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        A new article and still plenty of FH teams including a £10m forward with 136 league minutes under his belt this season (and not a single goal).

                                        Has the world gone crazy?

                                        1. Flair
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Has 2 goals in 103 minutes in the CL, if that floats your boat.

                                          1. Going Home
                                            • 9 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            So he’s averaging 52 mins per appearance? Great

                                        2. estheblessed
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Who we talking about here?

                                          1. Going Home
                                            • 9 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Kun

                                          2. Don Kloppeone
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Kun

                                        3. Amey
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          People love a bit of Nostalgia 🙂

                                        4. Don Kloppeone
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          I’m as lost as you are. Ancient history does not maketh a future haul

                                          1. Going Home
                                            • 9 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Ignoring guys who have been bang on form this season too

                                        5. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          It's fantasy football game. People fantasize.

                                      4. g40steve
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        Can I save FH next week?

                                        Got high squad value but nothing in the bank.

                                        Martínez
                                        Stones
                                        Grealish, Bruno, Son
                                        Kane, Watkins

                                        Grealish has x2 good games but he has x4 YC?

                                        My full team,

                                        Johnson,
                                        Coufal, Robbo, Stones,
                                        Bruno, C,Son, Grealish, Salah
                                        Kane, Bamford, Watkins

                                        Martinez, Soucek, Zouma, Dallas

                                        1. estheblessed
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          I've got 9/10 players and I feel.ok with that. May be you can take a hit or two and use your FH the following GW

                                          1. g40steve
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Already good for BB19, just feel short for 18?

                                      5. estheblessed
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        Who here is playing FH on GW19?

                                        I've figured out if I play FH I get potentially 22 games. Whereas if I take an 8 point hit with transfers and play BB I get 24 games but a weaker choice of players. I think I will be playing FH.

                                        1. Gabbiadini
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          I could as I am not FH in gw18, but going to BB in gw19 and then save the FH for the blanks later down the line.

                                        2. Kryptonite666
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          You dont have to play either. Why not play 20-22 games with strong players.

                                          1. estheblessed
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            True I guess without seeing the future DGWs I can't call it. If I did neither of be on 20 games, but weaker players (no KDB etc)

                                        3. Shatner's Bassoon
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Was planning the same until a week ago. Now think there'll be better use for FH down the line and unless my squad pick up some flags it's probably strong enough for GW19 even if I don't haul. We're not halfway though the season yet.

                                          1. estheblessed
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            True. But you always have wildcard and BB and triple captain for future endeavours...

                                      6. Rinseboy
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        I guess with this team I should FH?!

                                        Meslier Johnstone
                                        Coufal TAA Justin Maguire* Dias*
                                        Salah Raphinha Soucek Bruno* Son*
                                        Bamford Kane* Brewster*

                                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          You should, unless you have 2 FTs.

                                      7. Gabbiadini
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                        Who do people think is the best DGW defender for 4.4 and under?

                                        1. Stimps
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Lowton, slim pickings

                                        2. Homer21
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          It was Holding,,,,, sorry 🙁

                                        3. COVID-CASUAL
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Most of the real cheap defenders are BGW... it’s probably Lowton even with crappy fixtures

                                        4. Flair
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                          Seeing Ings being ignored in plenty of teams set up for DGW19. With Leeds as one of the two fixtures (Leicester the other), I can definitely see him being the top scoring forward that week. Big differential IMO

                                          1. Shatner's Bassoon
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Only 1 Saints goal in last 4 games puts me off, albeit with Ings out for some of that.

                                          2. Amey
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            I'm definitely getting him for GW 19.
                                            He's probably a © shout

                                          3. estheblessed
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Big fan of Ings... Will see how he gets on against Liverpool.

                                          4. Kryptonite666
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Son and Kane to KDB and Ings ? Howzzat ?

                                        5. Rockaa
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Gw18

                                            *GK from MU/City/Villa*
                                            Stones
                                            Bruno Rashford Son
                                            Wilson *DCL(to Watkins)*

                                            *2FT to be used

                                            I will go without FH18 now. 7 players. Any thought? Thanks

                                          • LewanGOALski
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Bar this GW - as Palace played vs SHU so it’s not worth considering IMO - CRY are top down in most defensive stats in last 3 GWs (GW14 - GW16) - most xG Conceded, most Shots on target conceded, most Goal attempts in box conceded, etc

                                            Saka & Laca double up on FH..?

                                            1. Bounce
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Top down?

                                              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                                                • 7 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Yep and Tierney here

                                            2. Stimps
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                              FH team, thoughts?

                                              Darlow
                                              Cancelo Tierney Maguire
                                              KDB Son Sterling Bruno Saka
                                              Wilson Lacazette

                                              4.0 McGoldrick Clark Mitchell

                                              1. The Pesci challenge
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Prefer rashford and Kane to laca and sterling myself

                                                1. Stimps
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  I'm just trying something different, have a fair bit of ground to catch plus most not doing FH would have Kane and Rash

                                                  1. The Pesci challenge
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    I get where you’re coming from, all the best with it. Looks good

                                              2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                                • 7 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Im very much around this with Rashford and Martial in the equation too. Depends if i have the minerals to leave Son out who has destroyed me all season

                                                1. Stimps
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Bruno is enough imo, Burnley don't ship too many goals

                                            3. The Pesci challenge
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                              A little help please, Martinez or darlow for my FH team this week?

                                              1. Stimps
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Darlow imo

                                                1. The Pesci challenge
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Was thinking this but I’d be more miffed off with darlow as I’m expecting him to get the clean sheet more than Martinez but Martinez might lose the clean sheet easier but will get far more save points imo but I’m leaning towards darlow and hoping for the best. Thanks

                                              2. No Professionals
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Can’t see spurs not scoring

                                                1. The Pesci challenge
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  That’s my thinking but as I said above Martinez will get more save points but I think it may be darlow this time. Thanks

                                              3. LewanGOALski
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Darlow unless Dubravka plays today

                                                1. The Pesci challenge
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Ah god now you’ve thrown a spanner in the works. I shall keep a look out. Thanks

                                              4. Whazza
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Steffen

                                                1. The Pesci challenge
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Curveball but surely ederson is back by the next gw?

                                                  1. Whazza
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Could be, will be keeping an eye!

                                            4. MMN
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                              1 FT & 0.5m ITB. Hoping to avoid using any chips, any thoughts on moves for the next couple of weeks? Happy to take a few hits to get the likes of De Bruyne, Fernandes etc.

                                              McCarthy
                                              Holding, Cancelo, Stones
                                              Salah, Son, Zaha, El Ghazi, Riederward
                                              Kane, Wilson

                                              Forster, Zouma, Robbo, Bamford

                                            5. Houldsworth Hatter
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 13 days ago

                                              How are those wildcarding managing to get enough to cover 18 and DGW19?

                                              1. The Pesci challenge
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                No idea, it’s witchcraft if they can do it and I applaud them

                                                1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  I think you could be correct!

                                              2. Flair
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Triple City, Triple/Double Utd, Double Villa, 1/2 of anyone else as a punt

                                                1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Yes I guess that could work but I would ask does that not limit you being GW19?

                                                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Beyond *

                                                  2. Flair
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    All three of them have fantastic fixtures post GW20.

                                              3. Wild Rover
                                                • 10 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                It's easy on wc. You can have 10 for gw18 and 15 for gw19 or 11 and 14 without even making transfer!

                                                1. Wild Rover
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  That's 15 dgw players for gw19

                                                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Thanks WR. I’ve not looked in detail so you can basically get a full DGW squad with 10 of those playing in BGW? Have I understood correctly?

                                                    1. Wild Rover
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Yep. Just start with the players that play in 18 AND have a dgw in 19 and build from there. You can have 11 and 15 dw players with just one hit.

                                                      1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        It’s an option to consider.

                                            6. Bounce
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                WC16
                                                FH18 - 15 players
                                                BB19 - 15 players

                                                This game is so easy if you plan correctly.

                                                1. Zim0
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  I did WC 17, BB19. Still have my FH and TC with 11 for 18 and 15 for 19

                                                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    What’s your squad Zimo?

                                                    1. Zim0
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      For 18
                                                      Pope
                                                      Tierney Holding Dias Stones
                                                      Bruno KDB Rashford Martinelli El Ghazi
                                                      Watkins

                                                      For 19
                                                      Pope Fabianski
                                                      Coufal Robertson Dias Stones Holding
                                                      KDB Bruno Rashford El Ghazi Raphinha
                                                      Vardy Bamford Watkins

                                                      1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Cheers. That actually looks good.

                                                        1. Zim0
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                          Thanks 🙂 only player i want that i don't have is Salah but i guess u can't have everyone and I'll get him back in GW21 anyways so only a shortterm removal.

                                                2. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  And what about the blanks and doubles later in the season?

                                                  1. Zim0
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    He has his second wildcard

                                                    1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Yeh but only TC beyond that. There’ll be more blacks and doubles so more planning required beyond the short term is my point.

                                                      1. Zim0
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Those won't have a lot of teams playing doubles. U can get the players by FTs. Like for spurs double i can do Rashford and Vardy to son and Kane. Same for Burnley and Villa. I already have Pope and can be switched to Martinez. And i have villa attackers in my team as well.

                                                3. Tokyo Locomotive
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  15 minus Covid cancellations 😉

                                                4. Whazza
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Ofc if you waste 3 chips for 4 gws 😆

                                                  1. Zim0
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Hows it a waste?

                                                    1. Whazza
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Lol WC so you can play your get-out-of-jail card in the FH, which you get one a season. Weird strats especially in times of postponements

                                                5. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Dont need 15 FH players only 12

                                                6. Ginkapo FPL
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  What is your plan for gw26?

                                                7. GuenDoozy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Not using any chip and without taking a hit:
                                                  GW18- 11 players
                                                  GW19- 11 DGW players

                                                  1. Zim0
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Noice

                                              • Mr. O'Connell
                                                • 8 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Doing Salah to Sterling (or similar) for free then getting Salah back for a hit for the double (captain), losing 0.2 in value in the process.

                                                If the replacement plays, then it's essentially a -2 (although there is a TV implication).

                                                What's general consensus on this for non-FHers?

                                                1. Whazza
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Worth it.

                                              • Stimps
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Sterling (c) could be gold on FH

                                                1. No Professionals
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Possibly, but fernandes looks too good to ignore

                                              • Sid1891
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Would you BB having Wilson, Kane, Saka and rest of the team two games?

                                                Cheers

                                                Martinez
                                                Lowton, Dallas, Stones Justin Coufal
                                                Bruno KDB Rashford Grealish
                                                Bamford

                                                Subs
                                                Johnstone Kane Saka Wislon

                                                1. No Professionals
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Probably

                                              • Ginkapo FPL
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                I vaguely remember this site having interesting hot topics.

                                                If the community team is being defunded just come clean and tell us. Pretending to still care is a transparent farce.

                                                1. Pinky Blinders
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  I always enjoyed the intriguing cryptic mathematical precision of the Doosra stats. Offered something pretty different to all the polls and promotional website best captains dross.

                                              • dylano21
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Is there any News on lindelofs injury ?
                                                Would like to get bailly/shaw for 18/19 Cover?

                                              • Gringo Kid
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Which move would you prefer out of these

                                                A) DCL to Ings (any other strikes 8.5 or less)

                                                B) Burke to Soucek

                                                1. aleksios
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  B.

                                              • George Agdgdgwngo
                                                • 11 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Just weighing up a gw 18 move of Robbo > Cancelo

                                                Robbo & Brewster points prediction gw18 - 0 & 1

                                                Robbo & Brewster points prediction gw 19 - 10 & 1

                                                Cancelo & Brewster points prediction gw 18 - 6 & 0

                                                Cancelo & Rodrigo points prediction gw 19 - 10 & 6

                                                Potentially a 10 point swing. But if I factor in the -4 to get robbo out and in again, I’m not sure it’s worth it?

                                                1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Thats a six point upswing.

                                                  Put confidence % on your numbers and factor by that

                                                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    I’m factoring another -4 to get Robbo back.

                                                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Then no

                                                2. Amey
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  I'm doing same. But won't get Robbo back. City fixtures are gold till GW 23

                                              • C_Manan
                                                • 1 Year
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Pick 1 combo For GW 19. Already have Bamford
                                                A) Rodrigo and Ings
                                                B) Rodrigo and Abraham
                                                C) Watkins and Abraham

                                                1. aleksios
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  C.

                                              • Ohh1454
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Don’t need FH do I ?
                                                Martinez
                                                Dias
                                                Kdb Bruno Son Grealish
                                                Kane DCL Wilson

                                                1. aleksios
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  No way.

                                                2. Whazza
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  No

                                                3. Siva Mohan
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  no

                                              • aleksios
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                What to do here? 1ft 0itb

                                                --Martinez
                                                --Dias
                                                --Bruno--Son--Burke
                                                --DCL--Kane

                                                --Johnstone--Robbo--Dallas--KWP--Coufal --Salah--Soucek--Bam.

                                                a) FH
                                                b) -8 to field 10 and next gwk -8 to bring back.

                                                Thanks.

                                                1. Siva Mohan
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  forget Burke .. you can field 6 only

                                                  FH time

                                              • Flair
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Chelsea, Villa, United, City all have great fixtures post-GW20. Can see big gains for those who target these teams

                                                1. Zim0
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Thanks i have 7 players from them right now.

                                                  1. Flair
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                                    Your brag posts are getting exhausting mate

                                                    1. Zim0
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      Oh I'm sorry 🙁

                                                    2. Zim0
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      I have a horrible rank if that makes any difference.

                                                      1. Flair
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Those 7 players will shoot you right up 🙂

                                                        1. Zim0
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                          I hope so. Thanks mate 🙂

                                                    3. Zim0
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                                      I wasn't bragging here btw. Was thankful for the comment. Needed some reassurances after taking out Salah and Son for these weeks. It was nice reading this.

                                                      1. Flair
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                        Yeah dw about it mate, consider me cranky 😆

                                                        1. Zim0
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          3 months, 13 days ago

                                                          It's okay. I'll try to be less braggy. They do look braggy now that i look at them 😛 my bad

                                                2. Amey
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  Agree.
                                                  Villa triple up already in place for 8-9 GW's i guess.
                                                  City defensive triple up.
                                                  Bruno.
                                                  Don't trust Chelsea at all.

                                                  Have Ings as differential planned for DGW who can become Vardy after that.

                                              • SomeoneKnows
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                                Are Soucek, Coufal & Bednarek worth using the BB card in DGW19?

                                                1. Siva Mohan
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                                  benching Bendarek & Che in GW19 instead of BB