Scout Notes

Mitchell benefits from Palace’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 1

Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd

  • Goals: Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Assist: Christian Benteke (£5.5m), James McArthur (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: McArthur x3, James Tomkins x2 (£4.5m), Vicente Guaita x1 (£4.8m)

TYRICKSHANK RICKDEMPTION

Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) made a swift return to the Fantasy Premier League spotlight in Gameweek 17 as he played all 90 minutes of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

The left-back was a key component of budget defensive rotations earlier in the campaign but lost his place to Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) in Gameweek 7.

After going nine Premier League matches without registering a single minute, Mitchell came back for the Gameweek 16 draw with Leicester in what appeared to be Roy Hodgson exercising some festive rotation

However, against Sheffield United, the 21-year-old held onto the left-back berth six days after Crystal Palace’s Gameweek 16 fixture, the fact that van Aanholt was on the bench again heavily indicating Mitchell has established himself in the first team once again.

How often his 15.1% ownership will start him in the coming weeks remains to be seen considering the Eagles’ next two matches take them to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Meanwhile, their clean sheet on Saturday was just Palace’s second of the campaign, the first since Gameweek 1. And, of course, it was recorded against the Premier League’s worst attack Sheffield United, who have scored just eight goals in 17 matches so far (0.5 per game).

Still, finally having another starting defender in this price bracket could come in very handy over the coming weeks, especially with Max Kilman (£4.1m) recently losing his place for Wolves.

THAT WAS EZE

Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) could be on the chopping board for his 22% ownership ahead of Double Gameweek 19. 

Palace have just one fixture in that round, arguably one the hardest possible in a trip to Manchester City, who have the joint-best home defence this season (seven goals conceded).

He goes into the mini chip season on the back of five blanks from a possible six since Gameweek 12, his only goal in that time coming against Leicester.

In Saturday’s win over Sheffield United, the Ivory Coast international did play well, driving the ball forward for Palace’s opening goal, only to end up the assister for the assister. He crossed to Christian Benteke (£5.5m), who teed up Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) for the finish.

It was Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) who stole the show against Sheffield United though, pressing into unguarded space in Sheffield United’s midfield and shrugging off Ethan Ampadu before rolling a cultured finish beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) in first-half stoppage time.

While the former QPR man only has one goal in the last three Gameweeks, it is worth highlighting that is the same number as Zaha, who has played more minutes in that time.

After missing out on the starting XI in Gameweeks 16 and 17, any questions over Eze’s place in the team were eased by a first-half injury to Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m), as well as his impressive performance.

After scoring the game’s opening goal, a hamstring issue forced the former Leicester man off, which Hodgson described as “concerning”. 

“[The injury to] Benteke is a dead leg. Schlupp is more concerning. A muscle injury, his hamstring.” – Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Kouyaté, Tomkins, J Ward; Schlupp (Eze 40′), Milivojevic (Riedewald 90+5′), McArthur, A Townsend; Zaha, Benteke (Ayew 48′).

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Ampadu; Osborn (Hackford 80′), Fleck, Norwood, Basham, Bogle; Mousset (Brewster 61′), McGoldrick.

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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1,077 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    PLAYUP POMPEY

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Every time... 😀

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What’s the joke. I’m Out of loop

    3. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      FPL

      Fantasy
      Premier
      League

      Not FLO

      Fantasy
      League
      One

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hands, face, space you Blues

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’m led to believe that is their defenders mantra

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Morning guys, thoughts on this FH18 draft?

    Leno,
    Dias, Holding, Maguire
    KDB, Sterling, Son, Bruno, Smith Rowe
    Wilson, Kane

    (Peacock, Mitchell, Burke, Dunne)

    0.1 ITB

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pretty standard but looks good in overall

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers, yeh not looking to be too maverick on it, just hoping to gain some much needed ground on those ahead who have already spunked their FH

        1. batmaniac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          All the Free hitters are activated already right? Must get mine underway.

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nope, won't activate right up until deadline just in case of further postponements, would suggest you do the same

            1. Going Home
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Surely anything short of the GW being cancelled just makes the FH more valuable?

              1. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeh sorry got the subs wrong, Burke is Davis

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Am I missing something? Six midfielders and only two forwards?

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Why isn't there daily hit topics no more? Have they removed them on twitter?

  4. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    No point in Fh’ing, right?

    Martinez
    AWB Dias Stones
    Bruno KDB Grealish Son
    Watkins Brewster

    1. DagheMunegu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      G2G

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nope. Gtg.

    3. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No, good team

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers fellas

  5. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Guys would you fh this ?

    Martinez
    Dias
    Son Bruno KDB Riedewald
    Kane Watkins

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yep

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        NO

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No. Why spunk it for effectively 3 players who could easily blank. Save it for a proper rainy day. This is just a shower.

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Not sure I get this attitude. Saving it for a “rainy day” which may never really come. Players can always blank, but this week gives you some excellent options.

          FWIW I would personally free hit on that side

    2. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Salah to sterling for next 3gws
      Yay or nay?

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        See how many minutes Sterling gets this evening then also wait right up until deadline for any news next week that could come out

        If all looks good then yeh, could be a nice differential

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Just for this week. You need him back in 19.

      3. Pinky Blinders
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I have PTSD from the amount of times I tried to bring in a city player for upside chasing against Mo. It’s not really the way to get ahead.

      4. Saves the day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I'll be doing Salah to Sterling for 18 then Son to Salah for 19. Both free transfers.

    3. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      How's this for a FH team!

      Darlow
      Cancelo - Yedlin - Tierney
      Son - Fernandes - KDB - Rashford - Saka
      Kane - Lacazette

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Double Newcastle defence. Wowcher.

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah not sure about double Newcastle defence. Maybe downgrade Cancelo to Stones or Tierney to Holding to free up the funds?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Free up the funds for a United defender*

          1. Kitman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            i know - but they are playing Sheff Utd (arent they?)

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah but Newcastle said it’s only Derby way back and look what happened... they lost. Stick to one at the back

    4. Fit of Pique
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tyrickshank Rickdemption?

      Jesus

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Chelsea City going ahead as per schedule?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Still time to postpone.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          It will be the most disappointing thing ever. I have been patient with KDB as a differential in my ML. Zero last week. Cant afford another one.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Why wouldb't it go ahead?
        99.8% sure it sill be played imo

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Some random rumor of another positive case and some more testing.

    6. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      FH or no? (FT already used)

      Martinez
      Cancelo Maguire Taylor*
      Bruno Son Grealish
      DCL

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

      2. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No

    7. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Salah > KDB (c)

      BGW and DGW

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Isn't Salah playing in the DGW?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          They both are.... At least Liverpool and City are 😉

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Exactly. And that is why i do not see the reason to pick Salah over KDB in the DGW.

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You need both for 19.

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Indeed. Anyone doing Salah->KDB this week should have a plan to get him back in the following week (not necessarily for KDB, though).

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Certainly. Son to Salah for me.

    8. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Why isn't more people wildcarding this gw? Rare opportunity to load up ManU, Liverpool, ManC and Chelsea players for dgw bench boost.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        and Manchester teams have great fixtures after dgw aswell.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Covid19 uncertainty

      3. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I think most people are happy with their teams. Quite early on in the season and the likes of spurs assets have been very strong

      4. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Because people are obsessed with saving it rather than using it to it's best advantage

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Are they waiting for even bigger dgw or when some major twitter account says they should use it?

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Which Twitter account is that, link please?

      5. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Already used to set me up for a great BB, only thing that could ruin my plans is covid cancelled fixtures or covid players

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Whats your provisional gw19bb team like?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Martinez Flappy
            Dias Stones Dallas Justin Coufal
            Salah Bruno KDB Raphina Martinelli
            Bam Vard Antonio

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Like it alot

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Cheers, might have a bit of an issue with martinelli and flappy happy to go with Antonio even if he plays one and a half games

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Love that. What was your reasoning?

      6. Steager
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I agree, Your more likely to have strong bench for BB if you WC. The Blank games and DGW Only a few days apart. If games are hit you can still transfer out etc.

        If you are using TC then makes sense to FH.

      7. AC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Because there are 20 plus game weeks to go and no one has a crystal ball

      8. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Because its a waste using 2nd wc now. Easy enough to get team in 18 and 19 without it. Better opportunity to use it in gw 24, for double BB 26 and free hit 29

    9. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      For gws 18&19 would you prefer cancelo or awb?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        AWB nailed. Cancelo plays in a better defence. Tough one. Can’t you go Dias?

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Already got dias

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Then it’s AWB for me. Need to be nailed imo.

    10. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      All careful planning for the double can be undone with thinking you can go without Salah or KDB If they go mad all your hard work is down the shita.

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Salah stays forever.

        Kdb has till gw23 to prove himself

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Without doubt with KDB but going without either will be tragic in 19

        2. Finding Timo
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Do you think salah to KDB GW18 transfer a mistake then? KDB obviously has 3 games compared to salah 2 over GW18 &19?

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I’m doing Salah to KDB 18. Son to Salah 19.

              1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I'm doing Salah to sterling gw18 and then son to Salah gw19.

                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Sensible but you have sterling instead of KDB? To be fair it is a lottery between them.

                  1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Nothing but a gut feeling for sterling. I just think that he will come good. Probably more of a rotation risk though.
                    No rush with any transfers at the moment for me, as I've got 3m in the bank to cover any rises.
                    I'm hoping that covid does not force me to play any chips over gw18-20.
                    Gw18 team (no transfers)
                    Martinez
                    Cancelo
                    Maguire
                    Mitchell
                    Lamptey
                    Son
                    Sterling
                    Saka
                    Bruno
                    Kane
                    Watkins
                    Subs Dallas bamford bissouma

                    Gw 19 team (10 dgw players + kane)
                    Martinez
                    Dallas
                    Cancelo
                    Maguire
                    Cresswell (in for lamptey)
                    Salah (in for son)
                    Bruno
                    Sterling
                    Kane
                    Bamford
                    Watkins
                    Subs saka, mitchell bissouma

                    I may consider playing TC in gw19 but probably wont.
                    Am I gtg (caveat of covid) or would you follow trend and play FH and BB.

                    Any advice anyone, comments appreciated.

            2. Better off with a pin and a…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Salah->KDB is fine for GW18. Being without Salah in GW19 is (probably) not fine.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          True. Planning this:

          Martnez
          Dias Dallas Coufal
          Salah KDB Bruno Son Soucek
          Vardy Bamford

          Son the only SGWer I am planning to go with.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Similar but Kane instead of son.

        4. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah sometimes it's about covering your bases. KDB hasn't been firing but will be well owned and captained with two good fixtures. If he gets 20+ it's a red arrow.

          1. Finding Timo
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Salah to sterling another option and gives more money in the bank to afford a city defender

        5. reo19uk
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Advice needed for GW 18

          Option A:
          Martinez
          Cancelo, Stones, (-4 for another defender or go without)
          Grealish, Fernandes, Son, Sterling, Rashford
          Watkins, DCL

          Option B:
          Leno
          Cancelo, Stones, Kilman,
          Zaha, Fernandes, Son, Sterling, Rashford
          Martial, Wilson

          Sure option B will score more but is it enough more to make it worth using the free hit?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A no hit

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A is fine if you get (c) right

        6. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would you FH this team?

          Martinez
          Konsa Taylor Mitchell
          Bruno Son
          Kane

          2 FT 1.7 itb

          Looking at Taylor > Dias as one of the moves

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Not with 2ft’s. Just bring in city and Utd players with them.

          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            After that move save FH

          3. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            So surely salah is someone you own, with 2ft, do salah to kdb, and Taylor to dias. Swap either kdb back to salah after or son to salah. You then have 9 players and no need for free hit

        7. Pepeye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          6 City players now out today as Benjamin Mendy breaks Covid rules with NYE party

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Source?

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/03/manchester-city-to-hold-investigation-after-benjamin-mendy-hosts-nye-party-covid-rules

              It looks like he was only with 3 people from outside his household, but hopefully Pep will make an example of him.

          2. reo19uk
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Why does that put him out? Lots seem to have broken NYE party rules but as long as test negative should play.

            The 3 who tested positive are Ederson, Torres and a youth team player

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Shhh. Please let everyone keep thinking one is Cancelo

              1. reo19uk
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Too late for anyone to do anything now. They haven't been confirm yet as City say they can't announce it but those are the 3!

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yes, Doyle isn't it whatever Pep says

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            If there was one guy I'd bet on breaking protocol it would be him.

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Big bum latinas...got the love that guy despite breaking rules.

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                A fun character for sure.

        8. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Good morning.Any link on McCarthy's news?

          1. reo19uk
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            what McCarthey news?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wife has covid and McCarthy in isolation

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                You must be pissed that your Mrs went with McCarthy?

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Wouldn't mind actually.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Can't see anuthing except rumour on here, but would be great if GW19 BB could include Forster and Randolph

          3. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nothing to be seen.

          4. Pinky Blinders
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Seriously!?!

        9. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thought we’d have confirmation on City covid cases by now...

          1. reo19uk
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            They came out saying they don't think they are allowed to announce it yet. The 3 players though are Ederson, Torres and a youth team player

            1. Booked4Dissent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I know that, but usually there are sightings of who has travelled and who is absent...

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pep is being a tool about it

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              He's said that the Premier League have told him not to reveal the players' names. Blame the PL.

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                PL is being a tool about it

                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Medical confidentiality. You wouldn’t want FFs telling everyone about your crabs.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    But interweb is already full of the names and we'll find out in a few hours anyway.
                    My crabs are no secret, anyone can come and have a look if they want.

          3. A.J.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            They say that's the reason but we all know why the PL don't want us knowing.

            I get the confidentiality angle but we've gone from you fulfill a fixture if you have 14 fit players to getting games called off with less than half a dozen cases.

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              It’s simply the risk to others (ie the team they are playing) rather than the numbers imo. Imagine Fulham played Spurs and Kane and son come down with covid. It would open up law suits in the future should they get long covid etc.

          4. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pep already said that you will only be able to know who has/had covid by who is not in the squad.

            He never indicated that there would be any kind of announcement of who it is. So not sure why you were expecting an announcement

            1. Booked4Dissent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I wasn’t mate. See above. Confirmation on who has not travelled...I regret original post now, all stating obvious or getting wrong end of stick.

          5. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thought we'd know if it's postponed...

        10. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          52 points with Vardy, Salah, Robbo, AWP and Mccarthy left.

          Pretty happy but still annoyed I went Allioski (transfer in) over Holding.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Still you could have 26 pts like some poor guy here with last night.

        11. leo_messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          How can I use my 2FT next week,any suggestions?

          Martinez
          Holding - Cancelo - Stones - Lewis*
          Grealish - Son - KDB(C) - Bruno
          DCL - Brewster*

          sub: Steer - Salah - Bamford - Dallas

          I dont like Lewis and Brewster at all but with no money itb what else I can do?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Depends on your plan, but maybe downgrade Brewster to Davis at Villa and use the extra cash to change Lewis into a playing 4.5

        12. Gooner Kebab
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          If I have 8 players - is it worth saving FH?

          Martinez
          Pieters,Cancelo, Kilman
          Bruno, Son, Neto
          DCL, Kane

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            That'll do if (c) turns out okay for you

            1. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bruno cap but Kilman 1 pointer though 🙁

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            10
            6 / 10 / 1
            30 / 15 / 10
            10 / 15

            Would be more than fine

        13. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I know this has been asked a few times but who is the best City defence option?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cancelo is "due", Dias is safest

          2. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I'm happy with Stones. He's first choice with Dias. Laporte relationship with Pep is strained and there's lots of cup games coming up where others can get a game, leaving Stones and Dias free for the PL

          3. Bielsa Murderball
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If money isn't an issue, then Cancelo with a proper bench.

              1. EgyptianKing
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Agree with this. Have to take the benching if it happens, but seems to be the one that can provide a monster haul anytime (and namely in a double!)

            • I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Dias for me. Cancelo and Stones are good too but Dias is the one I'd be most confident in starting the three games in GWs 18 and 19.

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Honestly, I know everyone says Cancelo is risky etc...

              But, he's basically missed ONE game in the last 12 GW's. Not much of a risk really is it?

              And, in terms of attacking threat v's Dias, they are not even comparable!

              Cancelo all day long for me

            • schwing
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Do we know who all the City Covid players are yet?

          4. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bet Mitchell sellers are inconsolably devastated 😉

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Got Burn in for him

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                🙂

            2. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              No. He went 4 weeks ago for me. However if he keeps playing he will be back soon. Not stubborn enough to admit mistakes (if it is one).

            3. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Due to always focussing further up on my team, kept him and Taylor through the rough patches.

              Taylor at least had starts, CS eventually came his way.

              Mitchell I just had a feeling Roy would revert back to him.

              Mitchell

            4. chrismoo75
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              definitely not - got rid of michell for Coufal. Michell defo not guaranteed starter

          5. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thoughts on Decordova-Reid as a 3rd striker for the double?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Cheap and should play, don't think he'll be hauling though. Rodrigo?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                0.4 short if I get Kdb

            2. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Just don’t mate

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Cheers

          6. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            The million dollar question... is it possible to wildcard this week, get 9-10 quality players in BGW18, and Bench Boost in DGW19?

            This is my current plan as I feel 19 is perfectly set up to BB particularly with West Ham defence and Leeds attack.

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Just go on your transfers page and play around with it and see what you can and can't do is the best way to do it.

              I'm personally playing only TC in 19 as my team is well set up for both BGW & DGW (though no way I can do a BB in 19)

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I'm going the FH route but this seems a good strategy too.

              1. Rains of Castamere
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                That was my initial plan but I'd now need a -8 to get KDB in 19 so I think I would prefer to WC

            3. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes. See my provisional wildcard team.

              Martinez (Meslier)
              Dias-Stones-Awb (Creswell,Coufal)
              KDB-Bruno-Son (Raphinha,Soucek)
              Kane-Watkins (Bamford)

              Got enough money to do Kane&Son -> Vardy & Salah in gw19.

              1. Rains of Castamere
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                This is what I'm talking about. The City DGW has changed my plans and now considering the WC in this sort of way.

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  This strategy suited my team better and like posted above I see this as a opportunity to attack and set my team nicely to gw19 and great fixtures for Manchester teams after dgw.

            4. thehodge
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I did it this week in prep for FH team and BB. I’m able to field a team of 9 for blank GW and it leaves me well set up for BB.

              1. Rains of Castamere
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Nice one, similar thinking. I think I'll go for it.

          7. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thoughts on Mendy to Pope -4? means I have a playing 11 for this gw and want Pope long term.

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Meh!

              If you must

          8. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            It seems i am okish for gw18, however constantly loosing ground on my rivals... tempted to WC and change it completely.

            What do you think? Have 2 FTs

            (McCarthy, Forster)
            Targett Dier Cancelo, Mitchel (coufal)
            Son KDB Bruno (Salah Soucek)
            DCL Watkins (Bamford)
            2FTs, 0.1

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If you want to waste your WC, then yeh, why not go for it 😉

              You have the core players for BGW18 already and 2FT's. Not sure what you will achieve with WC, and you'll end up with mostly the same core players anyway

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Some people are and could be golden. Uncertainty re. Covid that is one reason why people are being cautious.

              Your set up with 2Fts is fine, though I'm not sure I can see much to do.

              1. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Exactly.... but there are leeds, whm, lei, united players I want..

          9. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thoughts on Pogba? If he keeps playing AML he becomes an interesting cut-price option to Rashford

            1. EgyptianKing
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Don’t think he’s a good FPL asset as of now, tbh. Would wait. Definitely Rash Martial Bruno the ones to look at in terms of United attacking assets. Other than that, I’d look elsewhere

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Too risky. He won't get many points from Turin for example.

          10. EgyptianKing
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Any thoughts on this strategy mates?

            Current team:

            Martinez
            Dier; Dias; Cancelo
            KDB; Son; Salah; Bruno; Bowen
            DCL; Adams

            X, Mitchell; Brewster; Kilman

            GW18: Bowen Kilman —> Saka Holding (free)
            GW19: DCL —> Antonio or Bamford
            GW20: Dier —> Chilwelll (or other that would allow me to improve elsewhere)

            Cheers!