Scout Notes

Saïss back in the goals as Wolves’ defensive problems persist at Brighton

Brighton 3-3 Wolves

  • Goals: Aaron Connolly (£5.2m), Neal Maupay (£6.1m), Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) | Romain Saïss (£5.1m), Rúben Neves (£5.2m)
  • Own goals: Dan Burn (£4.3m)
  • Assists: Leandro Trossard x2 (£5.7m) | Nélson Semedo (£5.4m), Adama Traoré (£6.1m)
  • Bonus points: Trossard x3, Neves x2, Dunk x1, Maupay x1

DO AS THE ROMAINS DO

Romain Saïss‘ (£5.1m) Fantasy Premier League comeback got even better in Gameweek 17 as he scored his third goal of the season in a 3-3 draw with Brighton.

Willy Boly‘s (£5.4m) most recent injury has helped the Moroccan international reclaim his place in the Wolves side regardless of whether Nuno Espirito Santo deploys a back-three or back-four.

Saïss has now started each of the last six Premier League matches, adding goals in two of the last three.

However, prospective suitors for Saïss might be put off by Wolves’ recent defensive problems. 

They have now conceded in each of their last 10 Premier League games, their longest run without a clean sheet in the top flight under Nuno. That run comes after they secured four shut-outs in the opening seven Gameweeks this season.

It is clear that chopping and changing between a back-three and back-four has not helped matters, Max Kilman (£4.1m) owners suffering especially from the lack of consistency with just two 90-minute outings since Gameweek 11.

But, on top of missing Boly, Wolves have also felt the adverse effects of losing the screening abilities of Leander Dendoncker (£4.7m) in central midfield, the Belgian absent from the last four matches with a knock.

Against Brighton, their four-man back-line was reliant on Rúben Neves (£5.2m) and João Moutinho (£5.2m) protecting the defensive third through possession rather than their off-the-ball offerings – something hard to do against a Brighton side with such a heavy focus on moving the ball about themselves.

But Wolves now have 10 days between Premier League matches, which could allow Dendoncker and Boly some time to get back to full fitness and boost their clean sheet potential ready for appealing matches against Everton (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home).

SEA-YA-GULLS

By contrast, the fixtures for Brighton are quite menacing indeed.

They are one of only 12 teams with a Blank Gameweek 18 fixture but considering it is at Manchester City, interest in their assets is likely to be low indeed – especially with Spurs (home) and Liverpool (away) coming up in Gameweeks 21 and 22. 

 Nevertheless, Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) was a standout player for the Seagulls in their 3-3 draw with Wolves, producing two assists and securing maximum bonus for an 11-point haul.

The Belgian is by no means in a purple patch in terms of converting his displays into points, those two assists his first attacking returns since Gameweek 4.

However, the underlying numbers have been mildly encouraging for him over the last four matches, his total of 11 key passes the eighth-best among all midfielders over their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Neal Maupay (£6.1m) is in a strong position to reclaim the centre-forward berth at Brighton.

Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) missed out on a starting place for the second match in a row due to a knee injury and Aaron Connolly (£5.2m) came at half-time with a knock.

“We had a game on Sunday and one on Tuesday, one day in between the matches. Neal’s had a big workload.” – Graham Potter

“We’re missing Danny Welbeck who still hasn’t recovered from a setback against West Ham.” – Graham Potter

That allowed Maupay to move forward from his central attacking-midfield role back into the striker position against Wolves, enabling him to win a quickfire penalty at the start of the second period.

Also with two goals in his last three for Brighton is Lewis Dunk (£4.8m). However, his colleague Adam Webster (£4.4m) can consider himself unfortunate not to have also found the net or registered a Fantasy assist.

He struck the crossbar with a second-half header before substitute Andi Zeqiri (£5.0m) skied the rebound.

Webster has actually registered more shots in the box than Dunk over the last four matches and is arguably more benchable for the upcoming tough fixtures Brighton face.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): R Sanchez; Burn (Lallana 69′), Dunk, Webster; March, Bissouma (Pröpper 46′), White, Veltman; Maupay, Trossard; Connolly (Zeqiri 46′).

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (4-2-3-1): Patrício; Aït-Nouri, Saïss, Coady, Semedo; Neves, Moutinho; Neto, Vitinha (Kilman 64′), A Traoré; F Silva (Otasowie 87′).

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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2,636 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do Salah non-captainers want him to blank tomorrow?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Less points than your Captain will be ideal

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Depends on rank I think

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Absolutely. Every point he gets will be a red for non captainers.

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This is a fair amount of rubbish.

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          How is it. At my rank his effective ownership is over 100 percent.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He'll blank.

      No worries because I captained him.

    5. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No I want all my players to do well

    6. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm hoping Salah and Robbo are in the points to finish off a good week. Plus I'm behind cup competitor who only has Southampton GK to play.

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Actually McCarthy ruled out so my opponent's GK blanks.

    7. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I want him to score but that’s because it will help me in my ML

  2. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Probably me being thick, but I can never find a lot of info on LiveFPL unless it's top 10k or overall. Could someone please tell me how many people in top 100k own Salah and how many of those capt him? Seperate please, not EO. Thanks

    1. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      In top 100k hes owned by 85.9% and captained by 21.9%

      https://www.livefpl.net/local

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Eyeing up Salah, Lowton to Kdb, Stones (-4)... FH this week before bb. If Salah blanks I wouldn’t be surprised if delaying Salah to kdb costs me around 0.4m

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm considering the same. See below.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You mean FT not FH?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh wait, you can't take a hit and FH

  4. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Really considering going without Salah for the dgw... And having KDB for bgw and dgw. What's peeps thoughts on that?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don’t doubt salah

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Its a fpl suicide to go without Mo.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No it's not. There are loads who could outscore him in the dgw and you can't have everyone

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          MNU and BUR isn't amazing fixtures.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Would have looked a bit stupid if the last two games were a dgw 😉

          2. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Not amazing but United can't still defend and the other one is just Burnley...

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Really. Like who?

          Most of us will have Bruno, Kdb and Salah. Who would you have instead?

          His EO will be +140% because tc chips played aswell. Madness to go without him.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Like the last two weeks?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Same can be said about Kdb. Its just a matter of time when Mo explodes. I don't want to be non owner when that happens.

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      it is suicidal

      alot will be captaining mo

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A lot will also be Triple Captaining

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Was just about to post this. Thinking of getting son in for him for next week and don't know if I'll get him back.

    5. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Arghhh. Very convincing arguments.

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’m considering give him my TC

    7. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah = Fpl imo

    8. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I was already resigned to getting Mane instead as I'm selling Salah for this week and can't afford him back, but a Sterling KDB double seems very appealing too. No Mo no problem

    9. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Keep mo

  5. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    This whole Cup thing: What do you win in the cup? An egg cup perhaps - joking, but was always wondering about that sidebar item and how I got into it. I'm v Flumps Aul Bais and thumping 'em 64-58 😉

    Anyone else playing the cup seriously?
    A. No, focusing on fpl
    B. Yes, for what reason?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Got a ticket couple years to a game

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *ago

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh really? Well that's a nice prize. Well done!

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *not taking the p*ss, would genuinely like to know

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      i just dont care

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks for weighing in hoss 🙂

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why is McCarthy 75% flagged rather than red flag?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dave in fpl towers owns him and doesn't want him to drop.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Haha

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah->KDB worth -4 to give me 9 (possibley 10) next week?

    Martinez
    Dias Stones Taylor*
    Bruno Son Grealish
    DCL Kane

    Johnstone Coufal Dallas Soucek Salah Bamford

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Oui

  8. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Only 33points. Need a big haul from Salah(C), Mane and Robertson. Can live with a CS and Mane/Salah covering Son/KdB points. Would give me 78points. How come I know this will never happen?

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You just said "Can live with 6+13+13 points from three players? Well I would bloody hope so.

  9. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Konsa or Target?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Konsa may get rotated for hause in the dgw

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’d say Targett as he is on some set pieces. Plus Konsa has recent injury issues.

  10. Malkmus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Evening all,

    Any thoughts on this fh team?

    Darlow (4.0)
    Stones - wan biss - Tierney (Mitchell- Kilman)
    Bruno - Rashford- kdb- son - saka
    Kane - Laca (Davis)

    Ta!

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Like it mate

      1. Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers!

  11. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Toenail clipping. How original is this guy lmao! Christ the humanity.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No one cares

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Exactly

  12. Napoleon IV
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    anyone who has pressed the button on their free hit chip may well have wasted it. there is a distinct possibility that a more draconian lockdown is imminent, that will include the cessation of professional sport.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If it happens again I'm done for the season.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hopefully not, no harm in sports continuing, government lost the plot weeks ago so wouldn’t surprise me

  13. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    On FH. Which option?

    A) Stones Lacazette
    B) Dias Wilson

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks

  14. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Here is my current team for DGW19

    McCarthy Johnstone
    Robbo Dias Dallas Coufal Taylor*
    Salah Bruno Rashford Raphinha Soucek
    Vardy Bamford Adams
    0.1ITB

    FH next week and will probably do Taylor > Targett/Pieters/Holding. Is getting more MCI or a Spurs asset worth a hit?

    1. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      City attackers worth the hit imo

  15. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    1FT 0.1ITB
    Martinez
    Dias Mitchell
    Fernandes Grealish Stephens
    Kane

    Bench: Robbo Dallas Coufal Salah Soucek Vardy Bamford

    A. Play FH

    B. Robbo, Stephens, Vardy > Cancelo, KDB, Brewster -8

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

  16. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Worth the free hit or do a -4?

    Martinez
    Dias, Mitchell
    KDB, Grealish, Bruno, Smith Rowe
    Kane

    Really not sure who I would even want to transfer out from my non playing players, all have DGW19 and definitely want them for that

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I wouldn’t fh that

  17. ragetransfersfc
      1 month, 23 days ago

      FH team is -.2 short. Where would you get it?

      Darlow
      Tierney Bassaka Cancelo Yedlin Mitchell
      Fernandes De Bruyne Sterling Son Smith Rowe
      Laca Martial Wilson

      1. ragetransfersfc
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Main competitor will have Holding, Bailly and Stones. Was hoping to have differentials in the back to gain on his 15-pt lead.

        • House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Downgrade whoever your 3rd sub is - doesn't matter if they have no fixture, if you're FH-ing then you should be able to put out a good first 11 and still have sufficient backup.

          Looking at your team, I'd say Yedlin

      2. Kaptenen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dias or Cancelo?

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cancelo

        2. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Cancelo

        3. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Listen to the wizard

      3. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        For FH:
        A. Tierney
        B. Saiss

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A

        2. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          B

        3. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A

      4. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Didnt know you can get biceps like that just by throwing darts.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Former professional rugby player

        2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Perhaps he masturbates alot too.

        3. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He played Rugby so deffo lifts

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Always wondered why so many darts players were fat slobs, good to see one who looks after himself

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I believe heavy set gentlemen is the preferred phrase.

      5. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Anyone watching the darts?

        Price’s double 20 hitting is unbelievable - never seen anything like it

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yep. Playing incredible darts.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            That’s 11 out of 11 on tops

            Incredible

        2. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Playing like a machine.

          Can hit double 20 blindfolded

      6. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is this Smith-Rowe guy now a regular for Arsenal or is it a consequence of injuries?

        Now Bissouma is suspended might get him instead. For a hit though which I'm not sure about.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          They were awful and his emergence has coincided with them finding some form, I would image he is nailed for now

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cheers thought so, just don't see much of Arsenal (nor have much interest in watching them)

      7. MikeLowrey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Best combo for BGW (avoiding FH). Looking to move on Taylor, Mount & DCL:

        A) Wan-B, Smith Rowe, Kane (-4)
        B) Cancelo, Smith Rowe, Aguero (-4)
        C) Cancelo, Saka, DCL
        D) Holding, Rashford, Wilson (-4)

        Can’t get KDB without losing Mo

      8. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Evening lads. FH draft #1.
        Any opinions are welcome and appreciated.

        Darlow
        Cancelo | Dias | Saiss
        Sterling | Neto | Bruno | Son
        Martial | Kane | Wilson
        ------------------------------------------------
        Steer | Holding | ESR | Mitchell

      9. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        2FT but want to FH I think.. what do I do in GW 19 though? Son and Robertson -> KDB and Cresswell??
        Thanks all

        Martinez
        Targett Mitchell Stones (TAA) (Robbo)
        Son Bruno Burke (Salah) (Soucek)
        Kane (Adams) (Bamford).

      10. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I have 5 players this week and only 1 FT so defo gonna be using the FH.

        Is there any reason why I shouldn't just activate it now?

      11. HD7
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        So are we waiting for the 12th of January to hit the FH button?

        Too many days for price changes?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I would wait for clarity from the govt and fa that their won’t be a break of some sort, also gives you time to see if any more clubs energe with tons of cases post Christmas

          TLDR - wait until later in the week

      12. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        How did Wilson do today? Been wanting to get him and hold for a few weeks after the blank and double.

        1. Obi Wan Elokobi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He’s got Sheffield next Gameweek and has a fixture. No better time to get him.

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Not a lot of chances as usual, but he usually delivers in the easy fixtures

        3. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Barely touched the ball and plays for one of the worst offensive teams in the league..but he's on pens

      13. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wildcard team is currently
        Martinez, (Meslier)
        Stones, Dias, AWB, Holding (Ayling)
        Salah*, KDB, Son, Bruno, (Soucek)
        Wilson, Watkins, (Bamford)

        0.0 itb
        Will be doing Wilson and Holding to Antonio and Coufal for BB in gwk 19

        Good to go?

        1. Fantasydreamer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Best WC I have seen to be fair

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That front line is a bit anemic.

      14. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Anyone else think Rashy will score more against Burnley than Son against Villa?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No.

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I wouldn't put any money on it