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. Blush Response
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Palace are exactly the type of side that'll go to Arsenal and make things very tough. They can be good on the break too. I don't see an easy ride like they got against Baggies or, surprisingly, Chelsea. Takes more than a couple of swallows to make a summer!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Last 4 PL games have been 2-2, 2-3, 2-2, 1-1
      Expecting a dodgy Zaha penalty

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm only considering Holding, possibly Tierney, Saka and ESR due to their price point.

      1. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I like those picks, I just won't be surprised if Arsenal lose.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I am on fh but I won’t be visiting that Arsenal defence.

          I share the same belief, Palace will most likely score & could even win

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yea probably won’t be easy, but could be a high scoring game for Arsenal.
      In other news do we think Benteke will start that match? Might shove him on my bench as cover

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        hard to imagine why Benteke wouldn't start

        1. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He is flagged no?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Argh, didn’t see that

      2. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He's almost certainly guaranteed to. It's only a knock and there are 10 days now for him to recover!!

      3. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yea it says dead leg and has ages to recover, I assume he will be ok

  2. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Darlow

    Tierney Telles Cancelo

    KDB(C) Sterling Bruno Son Saka

    DCL Wilson

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wouldn’t get Telles. Shaw could easily start. AWB or Maguire more nailed.

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        this for me

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone else on wc? When are you activating ?

  4. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A week of “Bruno or KDB (C)” awaits us.

    1. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      this

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If KDB plays #9/ free role then I think he will be my cap. I expect a tough away game to Burnley for Utd even though their away form is pretty good

    3. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think it’s an easy KDBonus pick for me. Brighton are so open and I could easily see City getting three or four Vs Burnley, who are a tough side and won’t give up too many chances.

  5. Wılly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    FH Penalty Team?

    Darlow
    Tierney Dias Stones
    KDB Bruno Aubameyang El Ghazi
    Kane Wilson Richarlison

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Go Zaha over Auba
      Auba would probably miss!

      1. Wılly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You could say Zaha, assuming Mili doesn't play. But if you're backing a defender for a clean sheet you probably don't want to pick someone he's up against.

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks a bit sexy indeed

    3. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nice idea!!

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      interesting pick in Rich and Auba. Prefer ESR and Saka than Auba.

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        sorry completely missed the "penalty team" comment

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        His front 7 are all penalty takers, I agree with you but on paper..sexy

      3. Wılly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If it helps, ESR is first sub! I can't see many going for Auba, poor choice in terms of value but we all had him at the start of the season. He might be one who turns up when we need him!

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Based on the eye test and prob stats, he has shown anything to suggest he will haul any time soon

  6. what\'s my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Salah + Dunne to KDB + Stones for free Yes/No?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes but I would want Salah back for 19

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I ll trade him for Kane in 19 or play FH just taking one game at a time cheers

  7. crazysidz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kindly RMT for GW18

    Martinez
    Reguilon, Dias, holding
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Grealish, Gundogan
    Kane, Wilson

    Mccarthy, Cresswell, Bamford, Douglas(3.8)
    ITB 0.9

    No freehit required

    1. crazysidz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Captain KDB

    2. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Don't like Gundogan as a pick. Rest looks decent.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That's the best non-FH team I've seen. Will lose ground against BB19 teams though I think next week.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good team!

      Holding enough ars cover?

  8. jpizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Balbuena out of the team now?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Seems like it which is very annoying.

  9. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Rodrygo or Adams in dgw?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Prob Adams since Ings is back. Rodrigo tends to only get 60-70mins and is inconsistent with his attacking points

  10. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Question for all the non-free hitters out there.

    What level of rank-drop are you expecting this game week? I'm at 230k, and think I'll probably end up around 400k. Anything better than that and I'll be very happy.

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Really depends on captaincy

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Going for green arrow...

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Holmes is right green arrow incoming

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ideally no rank drop but its probably inevitable

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What's your rank atm bubz?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          37k post subs with Salah and Robbo to play

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Damn 37k that's mental dude!

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You're not FH'ing 18? Genuinely surprised at that. I think I have a better team than you do for 18 and I'm FH'ing...

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Im still 50/50 on it tbh. I have 2fts as well

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Considered WC GW 18? With Utd there too you can create A really strong team for both bgw 18 and BB dgw 19

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Nah because Im already happy with how my team is set up for gw19

            2. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Although I havent ruled anything out

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Try and play around with it

              2. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Think FH can be even more handy than A WC later in the season.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm curious that you didn't commit one way or another. Seems like this particular split in fixtures necessitated a commitment to either 18 or 19. Splitting the difference will just hurt you for both weeks.

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Well I had always been committed to BBing until the extra fixtures were added, Iv been planning towards gw19 the whole time but now have a semi acceptable amount of players for gw18 as well

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Wouldn't the extra fixtures being added make it even better?

                That's what happened to me. I gained KdB, Martinez and Grealish as extra doubles.

                1. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Sorry I meant Iv always been committed to FHing (in gw18), but now not sure if it’s necessary due to the extra fixtures

    4. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think you're overestimating the average player. You see "everyone" free hitting, but don't forget that the people on here and twitter etc are just a small percentage. Many players with high ranks have already wasted their FH or don't even know how to use it. Also casuals in the top will take a ton of hits

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah a couple people floating around the top of my ML's have already used TC, FH and BB...

        There will be a good amount also in the same boat in terms of OR

    5. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't be so sure, FH is a funny little chip that doesn't guarantee you extra points, to be honest I don't think I have ever seen great FH team with amazing score, usually it is more or less even with your old squad, maybe 10-15 points better if you really nail all the results and players.

      Just from last season I can give you an example when I outscored easily two of my ML rivals when they've used their FH and I didn't.

      People on here assuming that all games will come their way but there's always some upsets, surprising results always happen, I can see Palace and Villa winning for example.

  11. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need some advise to GW18:

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Dier
    KDB, Son, Bruno
    Brewster

    A) Salah to Sterling (gonna make this move in GW19 anyway) for free
    B) The above and Taylor to Tierney for -4
    C) FH

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I don't understand why you would transfer Salah out in 19.

      1. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        See below. I think if you're doing Salah > Sterling you do it in 18. I'd wait for Taylor news either way.

  12. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone else considering Salahexit until GW22? Sterling at 5% ownership is calling to me... Could go spectacularly wrong of course

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Absolutely not

      1. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2 def the best option for a triple up?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah or the dreaded Foden punt. He looked great last night

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes, still 8 days till GW18 thou..
      Like Citys fixture more than Pool and got Firmino as a differential Pool player but non defender.

      Predict Salah will score 1 goal in total in DGW

    3. thericeking
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      yeh don't do it. everyone capping him will hut you. breaking even will probably be your best success

      then again play as you like. im speaking from my past burn, you sir are unburned

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is a City defender for -4 worth it for gw18?

    Martinez
    Tierney, Dier
    Zaha, KDB (C), Bruno (VC), Son, Grealish
    DCL, Brewster

    No players on bench.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's worth the hit if you want that player longer term anyway

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Depends on the transfer I think!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thinking Cancello or Diaz

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which one should I go with:

    A) 1 FT this week: Ampadu to Stones
    B) Save FT this week, 2 FTs next week: Ampadu to Cancelo + either Son or Kane for a DGWer

    thanks!

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Depends on your 18 team and how many players you have

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Number of players featuring in 18 remains the same in both the cases. Ampadu plays Newcastle. I will have 8 playing.

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Can't see Ampadu getting more than 1 point. B will probably outscore A over the 2GWs so B for me

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks. I was thinking B too. Needed some smarter brains to advise.

  15. One of Those Days
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno or Darlow for gw18?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Darlow - Palace a better team and will probably score compared to SHU

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers Tony

  16. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Questions regarding players with 4 yellow cards:

    If KWP gets a yellow in tonight's game, is he suspended for Southampton's FA cup game or their next league game?

    Similarly, if Grealish picks up a yellow card in the FA cup game, does this mean he is suspended for the next league game?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm really hoping Grealish gets a rest for the FA Cup game. He needs a rest after carrying Watkins on his back for so long

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Both suspended in league

  17. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which one will score more?

    A Sterlo (BHA CPL AVL), Martial (ful liv)

    B Rashy (bur ful liv), Vardy (SOT CHE)

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      b

  18. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Will Salah non cappers be better off him blanking tonight?

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes, if you have a high rank

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Got from 110k to 60k thanks to spurs duo and Bruno..
        So even if Salah hauls unless its filthy I guess it will be green..

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Firmino haul would be nice

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I an fine if all assists does to Robbo...

      2. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hoping for that here too!!

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah but wont hurt much either way

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      His effective ownership is hovering around 100% (maybe a bit over for top 10k) so not a biggie.

      I'm just hoping for more points for my team - and not worrying about EO or the like

  19. Michu 9
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Martinez

    Dias Dier Lewis

    Bruno KDB Son Zaha

    Kane DCL

    Any hits needed or good to go?

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    So Salah cappers ready for the third blank in a row tonight?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Id be feeling very confident as a Salah captainer

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah, he'll probably do well.

        But, I'd still rather have the points on the board at this moment in time.

        It's hard for Salah captainers because Bruno, Son, Kane, KDB all returned decent points this week

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hat trick. Easy hat trick in the bag

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Salah is a troll that's past it.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Party time, the eternal optimist

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          😆

          We feast!

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      As a Kane captainer + Bruno and KDB owner, just hoping he scored less than 12... anything below would be fine

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Same here, but Son over KDB.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Owner but not (c) - a rest for Mo with Couf's 6 points off the bench please.

    5. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He doesn't do hatrick blanks..
      I would take a 10 pointer as a non capper...

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        There's a first for everything.

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Have captained him, would be happy with an assist tbh just to stop my run of captain blanks. Can't imagine he'd go mental, Saints are pretty good. Would def rather the captain points on the board already from Bruno or Kane.

  21. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    RMFHT:

    Darlow
    Dias Cancelo Tierney
    (K)DB Bruno Son Saka
    Kane Lacazette Wilson

    4.0 Kilman Mitchell Stephens

    1. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Similar to mine bellow, I would add a bit more bench. We never know if covid says hi

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pretty similar to mine 🙂

      Darlow
      Cancelo | Dias | Tierney
      Saka | Bruno | KDB | Rashford | Son
      Kane | Wilson
      ------------------------------------------------
      Steer | Brewster | Kilman | Mitchell

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Noice. Both of Kilman and Mitchell maybe not required, but not sure what .2 extra can do.

  22. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Current FH team, opinions please.

    De gea,
    Cancelo, Tierney, AWB
    Sala, Son, Bruno, KDB, Neto
    Laca, Kane

    Subs: 4.0, stones, Brewster, mitchel

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would play double city def..

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rotation is an issue

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not really with the COVID situation...

          I'd definitely have triple City. But I'd probably go two attackers.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Stones on the bench does seem a waste. AWB to Dias and Stones to Holding doable?

  23. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi all need some advice.
    For GW18 and DGW 19 and beyond what is better?
    A) Sterling + Adams
    B) Gundogan + Vardy
    Or something else i have 17.5m to spend.

    Already have Grealish, Salah, Bruno, KDB and Bamford.
    Thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Like Vardy, not so keen on Gundo - rather double City def

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  24. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What to do with mahrez? Really frustrated with him but I guess it's better to trade a blanking defender to maguire rather than deal with him and just hope he starts. Can't believe he's been benched for 4 on the spin + the postponed game where he looked odds on to start.

    Was looking decent before this spate of benchings as well

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not sure what he did, but Pep clearly not happy.
      Wouldn't even mind a hit to get rid if necessary, a lot of dead cash.

  25. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I’m set 🙂

    Martinez
    Dias - Dier - Holding
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Foden
    Kane - Wilson

    No hits. FH in DGW 19.

    Thoughts?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks good.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ta

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks great.
      One problem is despite yesterday's stellar display, impossible to know if Foden will start and/or do well.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That’s a risk I’m willing to take

        Think Mahrez has been frozen out after that united miss and Torres has COVID

        No competition for his place atm

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nice team. It could even smash some fh teams

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers

  26. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Current GW18 team:

    Martinez
    Stones, Dier, Taylor*(inj)
    Fernandes, Son, El Ghazi, Stephens*(benched)
    Kane

    1FT, 0.4 in bank.

    Can I afford to save FT? If so, then:

    (A) Taylor --> Holding
    (B) Stephens --> Smith-Rowe

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bench def is?
      Prefer A of those two, though wouldn't rely on Holding to get many more attacking returns this season.

  27. Konstaapeli
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sahah + James to KDB + Dias for free?

    Will bring Salah back in next week for Zaha.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Take 'em away, boys.

  28. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Stones in for Coufal in GW 18 for 8 players in total?

    Martinez,
    Dier, Cancelo, Stones
    KDB, Son, Bruno,
    Brewster...

    GW19 will then be

    Martinez,
    Dier, Stones, Cancelo
    Salah, Bruno, KDB, Son, Soucek
    Firmino, Bamford

    Sub: Nyland, Brewster, Dallas, Taylor

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rather lose Taylor if poss

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Stupid price raise on Stones and fall of Taylor...short 0.1

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Shame to lose Couf though. Defensively a more reliable option than Dallas and would rather bench him than Dallas who is relying on attacking returns.

          1. Nedvěd11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks, but would you save FH and play with 7 + Brewster if Stones is brought in?

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    is wildcarding now and bench boosting in gw 19 a viable strategy?

    Would be:
    Robertson, Salah
    DDG, Rashford, Bruno
    Cancello, Diaz, KDB
    Cresswell, Coufal
    Dallas, Bamford
    Mendy, Chilwell
    And Grealish

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It sure is

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      yes, but doesnt that only give you 7 players for this week?

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      only 7 for BgW?

  30. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Current Gw 18 team

    Martinez
    Dias Taylor
    Bruno grealish kdb
    Brewster dcl

    1) Free hit
    2) salah + Brewster to son + watkins(-4)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2 is plenty

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2 for me but would want Salah back for 19