Scout Notes

The Arsenal players on the radar for Blank Gameweek 18 after West Brom win

West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Arsenal

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) x2, Kieran Tierney (£5.5m), Bukayo Saka (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Emile Smith Rowe (£4.4m) x2, Rob Holding (£4.5m), Tierney
  • Bonus: Tierney x3, Lacazette x2, Holding x1

Arsenal brushed aside a hapless West Brom side that has now scored just once while conceding 13 times in the four league matches since Sam Allardyce took charge.

That keeps Baggies assets the wrong side of pointless, in so many senses, while Arsenal stars offer intriguing Fantasy possibilities in both the short and medium-term.

Lacca Boom

Gameweek 18’s seven fixtures are tempting managers to consider using their Free Hit chip, with the Gunners’ home match against Crystal Palace catching the eye.

The north London side have won three games on the bounce now, although their south London rivals are likely to show considerably more resistance than West Brom, having taken four points from the last six available, conceding just once along the way.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m), who scored twice in four second-half minutes on Saturday, should be a strong bet to be a Free Hit striker for many.

He’s owned by just 4.6% of FPL managers and isn’t feeling huge regular transfer love despite four goals from his last three appearances, one of which was a 24-minute match-winning cameo at Brighton.

Midfield Magic

Instead, the Gameweek 18 money is going on Bukayo Saka (£5.3m), who was outstanding at West Brom, scoring his second goal in three matches.

The midfielder is currently the most-popular transfer in, with 100,000+ new managers.

But like most Arsenal assets, he’s still something of a differential, even if his 7.7% ownership figure is bettered by only Bernd Leno (£4.9m and 8.3%) among his team-mates.

Saka is providing a lot of bang for relatively little buck, with 27 points over the last three Gameweeks.

And so is Emile Smith Rowe (£4.4m), who set up two goals against the Baggies and is shaping up to be a team talisman.

He’s started the last three matches, producing three assists and helping the Gunners to three wins at exactly 6.0 points per match – no midfielder at that bargain bucket price can offer such a return.

For those on the tightest of budgets, Smith Rowe is a tempting prospect if he continues to hold down a starting spot.

Tierney Time

An understandably delighted Mikel Arteta reserved his biggest praise for defender Kieran Tierney (£5.3m), in part simply for being Scottish on a snowy night:

He’s got something special in his blood because we’re all wearing snoods, gloves and hats. He just goes out in his shorts and t-shirt! He is a joy to work with and I’m so happy for him with the goal he scored and everything he’s put in to be better every day towards the team and towards the club.

Tierney ended up with a match-leading four chances created and, with a second straight clean sheet under his belt as well, he produced a bumper 18-point haul for his 5.7% ownership.

The 6.3% on Hector Bellerin (£5.1m) were rather less well served as their man’s first-half booking persuaded Arteta to take him off after 53 minutes.

So while Tierney produced his first double-digit total of the season, the Spaniard brought in zero points.

Centre-half Rob Holding (£4.5m) also made it into double figures, thanks to an assist and one bonus point.

He’s put on over 100,000 new owners over Christmas and his price has moved up a notch as a result, but he’s still relatively cheap for a player who’s currently looking like a reliable starter in an improving backline.

Gunner Be Interesting

Free Hit or not, Arsenal players need monitoring.

After the visit of Palace, their fixtures are a mix of the good (Newcastle at home), the tough (Manchester United, also at home) and the harder to call (Southampton, Wolves and Aston Villa away, Leeds at The Emirates).

But the form of Lacazette, and the cut-price delights of Saka and co, should prompt investment, especially for those in need of a differential or two.

The Gunners could be further boosted by the return to fitness of Thomas Partey (£4.9m), with Arteta providing an injury update post-match:

Well, he hasn’t trained fully with us, but he has done most parts of training in the last few days. He’s feeling good and we will assess him if he needs another two or three sessions to see if he’s 100 per cent available to play [v Newcastle in the FA Cup].

Finding space in the midfield for a player of such quality will need to be achieved without upsetting a side that has clearly found some balance in his extended absence, of course.

As for West Brom, Allardyce continues to play the just-arrived card:

Another game gone by where we learn more about the players we have. We have learned an awful lot about what we can and cannot do.

‘Awful’ is the word and Fantasy managers learned that long ago – the only starter with anything approaching a vaguely significant ownership is keeper Sam Johnstone (£4.5m and 2.4%), who made eight stops against the Gunners to continue leading the way for saves in FPL, with 74.


West Bromwich Albion XI (4-1-4-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic (Bartley 66), O’Shea; Sawyers; Diangana (Austin 45), Gallagher, M Phillips (Harper 81), M Pereira; C Robinson. 

Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Leno; Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerín (Maitland-Niles 54); Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe (Willock 77); Saka (Willian 71), Aubameyang, Lacazette.


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1,142 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hope Liverpool run riot this evening but can see it being a tight game

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

      something tells me it will be a high scoring game, 1-4

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Think it'll be tight too. Liverpool haven't been great away from home this season and St Mary's is a tricky ground for most teams.

      Southampton will make it tough for them.

  2. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Morning all,

    Hope you've had a good gameweek so far. May I trouble you with 2 questions that I would be grateful to hear your thoughts on?

    GW18 - I should probably use my FH right? That is what I can field if I only did Salah > KDB as my FT
    Martinez
    C.Taylor* (doubtful)
    KDB - Son - Bruno - Grealish
    DCL

    GW19 - Best way of getting KDB in? Lose Son or Vardy as part of a -4 to get KDB?
    Martinez
    Chilwell - Dallas - Coufal (Taylor - Ferguson)
    Salah - Bruno - Son* - Grealish - Soucek
    Vardy* - Barmford (DCL)
    £1.0 itb, not using the BB chip

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

      Son and Chilly out to get kdb in imo

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks! FH in 18 as well?

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Doesnt usually pay off but i think targetting a high TV through hits earlier on in the season was a big game changer this year

    Kdb Son salah bruno Kane. Having All 5 is very rare atm. Got lucky with soucket being my enabler tho

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

      I have all 5 + Soucek!

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

        Same

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Need to see the compromises elsewhere before judgement is passed.

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

        Not exactly compromises:

        Martinez
        Stones Dallas Coufal
        Salah KDB Bruno Son Soucek
        Kane Bamford

        Steere Holding Mitchell Davis

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

        Big downsude ror me is no robbo atm

        McCarthy

        Zouma maguire dallas mitchell lewis

        Soucek the 5th mid in 3-5-2
        Brewster the 3rd sub

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It's doable, but defence suffers.

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

        Dont think my defense is suffering much. Team posted above.

    4. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      soucek so lucky again... pain for non owners

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

      It was an excellent week to have those premiums.

      But, having had four of them for a while, it's been hit and miss to be fair. My best scoring players recently have been Martinez (4.5), Holding (4.4) and Soucek (5.0).

      There's plenty of good value players doing well. So I think it's just a case of getting the right combo and a bit of luck

    6. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I've never tried to get a high team value. Firstly, i don't like having money tied up in players, as i have to asses more the selling of the player. Secondly, a 1M higher TV is basicly Vardy over Kane, Bamford/Watkins/Adams over DCL, James over Chilwell.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        *1m lower value*

  4. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Reply fail to the next a, b, c question

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

        I would still go with A

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

    Bottomed

    Do we think Forster will play on 17th and 20th? Would allow me to bench boost.

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

      unlikely, isolation period is 10 days

    2. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      dont think so

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

      Don't think you will know. Was reading how Gundogan was affected for several weeks by Covid - tiredness, fatigue etc...

      But many others just shrug it off, do their isolation period and are back.

      Who knows how McCarthy will react to the virus

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

    thoughts on this FH?

    Darlow
    Stones Holding AWB
    KDB Bruno Sterling Saka Son
    Wilson Martial

    Sanchez, Mari, Brewster, Lowton

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Seems spot on. Like the Darlow pick

    2. 2OLEgend
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No Kane could hurt. Other than that, looks solid

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I like it. Currently have Sterling over Kane myself too, what could go wrong?

    3. PlayUpPompey
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Which would you go for on a FH?

      A) DDG + KDB + Wilson

      B) Steffen + Rashford + Martial

      Already have Sterling and Bruno.

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

      According to ”rate my team” I would gain approx 22 points by playing FH in GW18.
      Is it worth it or should i save FH?

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

        Would you guys FH this?

        Martinez
        Stones
        Bruno KDB* Son Grealish
        Watkins DCL

        *in for Salah. Bring back in GW19 for Son although this makes me nervous.

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

        Fail sorry mate.

        It really depends on your team. As you can see from mine I'll be happy to hold off on FH with 8 playing players. All I'd gain is arsenal players and maybe Kane so not too fussed.

        1. NorthernMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          My team is quite similar to yours.

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

        Sometimes I find "rate my team' being little bit weird.

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

      Need to upgrade 2 out of these 3 for BB 19.
      Which ones would you upgrade?

      A. Mitchell
      B. Taylor
      C. Anguissa

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        All of them

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

        Why are you so set on BB when on the eve of GW18 you still have 3 rubbish bench players (in the context of BBing in the DGW)?

        I'd just try and get 10 or 11 DGWers (I'm 10 + Kane) and play your TC instead.

        A haul from KDB (or whomever you choose) in DGW will likely be worth as much as BB if not more

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

          This is where I'm at now.

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

          2 FT 1.7 itb.

          Looking at the following 5 moves upto 19:
          TAA > Cancelo
          Mitchell > Stones
          Kane > Vardy
          Son > KDB
          Taylor > 5.3 def OR Anguissa > Soucek if funds permit.

          Have 2nd gk and a def with dgw already, it feels like the right time to play BB and get done with the chip.

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

            I'd narrow those transfers down to a couple of key ones - definitely KDB in for Son as one.

            Then just play TC in GW19. You are planning too many hits there and you will end up with an unbalanced squad at the end of it too.

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

              Cheers mate.
              Certainly some food for thought.

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

      Even now I'm way more interested in my DGW19 BB than my FH18.

      Martinez Johnstone
      Zouma James Stones Coufal Dallas
      Salah KdB Fernandes Son Grealish
      Bamford Adams Davis

      The obvious move in GW19 is Son + Davis out. Losing 1 fixture to gain 4.

      Problem is, I don't have much in the way of funds.

      A) Son + Davis > Ings + Raphinha -4
      B) Son + Davis > Ziyech + Rodrigo -4
      C) James + Son + Davis > Robertson + Gundo + Rodrigo -8
      D) James + Son + Davis > KWP + Martial + Raphinha -8
      E) Keep Son?! How do I fund a Davis replacement? Grealish?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I like A

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

          I like A too if Ings passes the eye test tonight.

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

        I think a lot depend on James and if he will be back to play two games. A at the moment would be my thinking but if James is ruled out then D, but with double WH def over KWP

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I don't know who to get from WHU defense though... It needs to be a guy who's 4.7m or lower and only Dawson/Balbuena would fit but I have no idea which one of those 2 is gonna play and we're out of games that could give us an indication either...

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

            good point, your right to swerve the double, creswell and coufal are the only two guys

      3. 2OLEgend
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think A out of those

        • The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          E

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            E is surprisingly tempting but I really want to fix Davis and I need someone to generate funds...

        • Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          E keep son his fixture is just to juicy imo. Yah maybe use gaerlish for funds how do you feel about sake or somebody similar? Who do you want to get for Davies?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Someone with a DGW.

            1. Hot Fuzz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              what would be your budget for Davies replacement if you would do grealish to saka ?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Saka doesn't have a DGW....

                1. Hot Fuzz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Sorry cam thought you meant only you're Davies replacement needs to be a double.

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

          Neither looks ideal tbh can you do Son+Davis to Soucek+Martial?

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

            Don't get Martial.

            Ole loves Cavani and his recent comments about him suggest he will get a fair amount of game time from Martial

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

              Thanks for the head up, I was thinking to bring him in myself as a differential and did not see Cavani as a real threat in the short term (at least for 18-19). I still believe Cavani, Rashford and Martial can start together but might be risky.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nope. Short 0.2m.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          D

      4. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Only salah left. not captain. rank is only getting worse today ?

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

          Probably

        2. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes

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

          Yep. But Salah's EO is only very slightly over 100% so I'm still happy for more points from him.

          It's the Pool cleanie that will kill my rank (zero Pool DFers)

      5. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not much love for Sterling? Better to double up on the City defence?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Has he finished hibernating?

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          As we saw yesterday that can back fire in the last minutes

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            /seconds.

            thanks for the reminder.

      6. 2OLEgend
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Repost as I forgot to mention 0,2m ITB

          Would appriciate your opinions on this one.
          I wildcarded in GW16 to set up for FH18 and BB19. I really want KDB for his double in 19, but no obvious route to get him.
          Any Suggestions?

          Martinez (McCarthy)
          Zouma, Cresswell, Coufal (Dias, Dallas)
          Salah, Son, Bruno, Soucek, Raphinia
          Bamford, Vardy (DCL)

          A) Son & Vardy -> KDB & Adams/Watkins (-4)
          B) Raphinia, Vardy, DCL, Cresswell -> KDB, Rodrigo, Antonio, KWP (-12)
          C) Son, DCL, Cresswell -> KDB, Adams/Watkins, Balbuena (-8)
          D) Get KDB after GW19 for free

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A or D - Don't like the -12 and Balbuena not a cert for DGW anymore

            1. 2OLEgend
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Cheers. I agree, -12 is to much.

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

              its tough, i can do Son and DCL to Rodrigo and KDB, which would be my suggestion but I saw you already have 3 x leads. Feels like Son and DCL are the two to go but need to fund a downgrade, perhaps Zouma to Lowton

              Hitting out vardy seems madness

              1. 2OLEgend
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks mate. The problem is that I need to FH18, so only 1FT before the double.
                  Could do Son, DCL, Zouma -> KDB, Adams, Lowton (-8) ?

            3. DangerFC
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bit of advice please. Do I need KDB for blank GW?

              If yes who do I take out for him son, bruno, salah(not playing), grealish.

              Any transfer will cost -4 as iv already brought in united defender.

              1. kime67
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                salah

              2. kime67
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                why dont use free hit

              3. 2OLEgend
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Salah -> KDB

                • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  If you want KDB then Salah is the clearly the player to transfer out but I would want him back for GW19. Son to Salah in GW19?

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

                    I'd do this for sure

                  2. Lev Yashin
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    My plan exactly

              4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Would you do Balbuena, Son and Kane to Dias, KDB and Watkins - 8 for BB19?

                1FT 0.2itb
                Martinez
                Holding Robbo Cancelo
                Son Bruno Salah Raphinha
                Bamford Kane Rodrigo
                (Johnstone Soucek Coufal Balbuena)

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Pointless

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Care to expand on your comment?

                2. JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Absolutely not.

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    what about Robbo and Son to AWB/5.6def and KDB for -4?

                3. Hot Fuzz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  No way I would lose Kane and son for that the fixture is just to perfect. If you got 8-10 or what doubles that's plenty imo just BB with them 2 in it. I am doing exactly the same gl Tony

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Thanks HF. It does seem like I'm trying to fit in KDB by taking out good players. Back to the drawing board again, probably will have to sort out Balbuena if he has defo lost his place to Dawson. GL to you too

                    1. Hot Fuzz
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Yeah man way more important to sort out balbuena imo the other 2 are just beasts you want to stick around

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

                  I would hold Balbeuna for now and see who gets picked in the FA cup. If he plays then move him out......

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Cheers for that. I was going to wait last minute to do the transfer. Forgot they had a cup game

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

                I assume the choice of City def has been discussed million times but wondering what is the latest. I will bring at least one but really struggling to pick:

                A) Dias the most nailed one
                B) Cancelo the one with the most potential
                C) Stones the cheapest

                I was on A because of the Pep factor but now B and C looked nailed as well. Cancelo seems to bring more points in the long run with his assist / bonus potential and I don’t see him being rotated at least for 18-19 but not sure.. What do you think?

                1. 2OLEgend
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'd still go Dias

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Easy C

                  • Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'd say Cancelo is the best pick at the moment. He performs well so Pep will probably play him. Ziyechs man scored the late goal yesterday, Walker out and Mendy being more interested in big booties helps.

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I like Cancelo best I think. Nice attacking potential. But Stones to save money is also good.

                  • thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    The way Stones is nailing down his spot, I'd actually go 1) Cancelo 2) Stones 3) Dias in that order now.

                    Cancelo is best by a mile though. I loved that shot of Pep and Cancelo walking off the pitch together and you could tell Pep was over the moon with him.

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

                    Thank you all, very helpful.

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

                  Morning all,

                  I would appreciate some advice please for dgw19 here’s my current team. I’m planning to bench boost in that week too.

                  McCarty Forster
                  Robertson stones Dallas cancelo coufal
                  Son grealish Fernandes salah soucek
                  Kane bamford Davis

                  I would ideally like to get de Bryne in if possible and I’m thinking the following

                  A- Kane grealish > de Byrne Watkins/Adams -4
                  B- grealish Davis > raphina Watkins/Adams -4
                  C- son grealish > de bryne raphina
                  D - stick with what I got

                  Or any other suggestions

                  Thanks

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    See reply fail post above

                  2. 2OLEgend
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      C

                    • Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      You’re going to bench booster with Forster and Davis?

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

                      If you are set on bench boosting you need focus on replacing Davis and getting a 2nd playing keeper.

                  3. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    The nation needs a TAA haul tonight to lift its spirits

                    1. built_this_city
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      nah, we need a salah haul.

                      I hope TAA gets 1 or 2 points

                      1. Hot Fuzz
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Super agree let king mo take us to the gods

                  4. Henrik Larsson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Would you guys FH this?

                    Martinez
                    Stones
                    Bruno KDB* Son Grealish
                    Watkins DCL

                    *in for Salah. Bring back in GW19 for Son although this makes me nervous.

                    1. JIMMY764
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      No.

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I have similar & I think I am playing FH.
                      Don’t have any cash to get Salah back if I transfer to KDB & already set for BB DGW19?

                      Martínez
                      Stones
                      Grealish, Bruno, Son
                      Kane, Watkins

                  5. No Kane, No Gain!
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Only having 6 players that can play in next GW i have activated my FH, how does this look?

                    Martinez
                    Dias, Cancelo, Tierney
                    Bruno, KDB, Son, Saka, Neto
                    Kane, Lacazette

                    (Steer, Wilson, Hause, Holgate)

                    1. Big Hippo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Wilson is an expensive first sub. Could you downgrade to Brewster and use the money elsewhere?

                      1. No Kane, No Gain!
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Yeah good shout, only kept him in as he was one of my initial 6 that could play.

                    2. The Head-Ake
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Was thinking of the same team. Not sure if I’d do Neto + Laca to Brewster + Rashford

                  6. Lucky Z
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Guys I have arguably two best City options - KDB and Dias. Which is the best option for tripple-up?

                    A. Sterling
                    B. Stones
                    C. Cancelo

                    1. Goonerly
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      A

                    2. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      B

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

                      C

                    4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      C - Value for money, I cannot see going Sterling and KDB is worth it long term. My preference is still 2 def and 1 attacker from City. Prefer Cancelo, stats look great and is very close to a haul.

                  7. DimitarBodkinov
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Guys - if i want to play my Free Hit for GW18 but dont want top lose my Free Transfer - is the only way of doing this making the transfer before hitting the freehit button or will the freehit button overide my previous transfer?

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      No you've lost it pal.

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      No

                    3. Goonerly
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Free Hit will override the transfer

                  8. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    First try at FH team?

                    Darlow
                    Maguire, Cancelo, Tierney
                    Bruno, KDB, Son, Grealish, 9.7
                    Kane, Wilson

                    1. Goonerly
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Looks solid. Maybe Rashford as the last mid?

                      Also, I'd go AWB over Maguire, but that's up to you.

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Ta

                    2. Lucky Z
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Laca over Grealish

                    3. Lucky Z
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      or Saka + Sterling

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

                    PERFECT OR NOT? FH team

                    Darlow (Steer
                    Wan-Bissaka - Holding - Stones (Mitchell - Bernardo)
                    Rashford - KDB (C) - Son - Bruno (Smith Rowe)
                    Kane - Lacasette - Btewster

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Well play Smith-Rowe over Brewster for starters

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

                      Steffen or DDG over Darlow.

                    3. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      perfection can't be judged until the gameweek is over.

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

                      Looks fine apart from Brewster. I'll be forced to play him this week, but I can guarantee you if I were on FH then he'd be nowhere near my starting XI

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        This

                    5. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Not sure why you have Brewster in your FH 11 team. He should be at a stretch a playing bench player but you already have Smith Rowe so play him and downgrade Brewster to Davis 4.3

                  10. FantasyClub
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Question here lads...do transfers in and out from free hits affect the price rise/drop of a player even though them transfers only last the one week???

                      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        yes

                        1. FantasyClub
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            okay now I don’t know what to go with...

                          • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Wait I misread your question. FH is the same as WC in terms of affecting player prices so no

                            1. FantasyClub
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Okay cool thanks

                          • Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            No

                            1. FantasyClub
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Damn so is it a yes or no

                                1. Pukki Party
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  No.

                          • Inazuma X1
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            With Laporte injured now, Stones is the best value option right now for next 5 GWs including the DGW

                            Can see him rise to 5.5+ if anyone is chasing value

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

                              Not chasing value, but I like the points he's bringing home at the minute.

                              I'm even considering using my 2nd FT this week to do Dier > Stones (as well as Salah > Sterling).

                              Just not sure whether I should wait another week and see if I still want Stones at that point

                          • built_this_city
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            A tip - dont use any chips or wildcard until tuesday 12th jan

                          • rnrd
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            is there a case of dropping Grealish for the DGW19. Fixtures aren't brilliant and if he gets a YC, then he misses the second game. Also, only 0,1 value tied in him

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

                              I'm thinking of doing this Souček who has better fixtures across the double.

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

                              He's not essential by any means. But I'm keeping him for sure. He's an elite player who can score and assist against any team really and Villa are brilliant this year.

                              Also keen on his fixtures after DGW

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

                              Yeah there is definitely a case. I almost hope he gets booked in GW18. Would make getting rid of him much easier....

                          • Jon Walter's Hatty
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Leaning towards a tc of kdb in 19 to try and catch him and City in form while fairly rested and no CL. Certainly the best chance of the extra CS points of the main contenders i think

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

                              He is absolutely nailed on as my TC is he has another stormer against Brighton

                          • DK_13
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            What will be the reason for the blank in gw29?(just trying to figure out if the big teams will blank or not)
                            And why is there a double in gw 26(even before the blanks take place)

                            1. Pukki Party
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              FA cup quarter finals will cause blanks in 29.

                              1. Pukki Party
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                My guess is 26 will consist of doubles for those fixtures that are yet to play atm.