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. QPR Lad 92
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Foden worth a one week punt, for City cover?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      yes if you are willing to take the risk. Jesus will probably be back and Foden may drop back to the bench.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Pep was baiting us FPL managers just before BGW - DGW

      1. QPR Lad 92
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes I have that feeling ...

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Last week he was.
      Could work beautifully though.

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      it is a trap

    5. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Possibly, but I'm waiting to see who plays against Brum in the cup on Sunday.

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I'm thinking if it's a FH I might do it. He's a really good price. And Pep rewards those who played well. Mahrez started after he scored the hat-trick and only got dropped once he played a poor game vs United.

      1. QPR Lad 92
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I may just do it in that case, I don't have many other options in that price range since Torres is out

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Can I get away with not using FH here?

    Panning on doing Adams > Wilson for free which leaves me with:

    Martinez,
    Dias, Mitchell
    (K)DB, Bruno, Grealish, Smith Rowe
    Kane, Wilson

    Will have no playing subs obviously...

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Easily.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        OK, cheers

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sure - if Kev fires.
      Taken me all these years to realise that captain choice is the most important part of the whole game.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah, it really is. I think KDB is probably the best Captain shout for 18 as well, City seem to be finally clicking into gear and everything is going through him

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes save FH. I prefer to keep Adams for DGW19 and wouldn't do the Wilson transfer

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Your team can definitely get away with not using FH. But getting rid of Adams is a bit weird. Good chance he'll be back for DGW19 and I'm presuming that's why you bought him in the first place?

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Agree, however, can switch Wilson > Rodrigo and attack those Leeds double fixtures for a FT and have 10x DGW players + Kane for 19 and not have to take a hit either this week or next

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

          Hate the hokey cokey for one week. I also think not using a chip in 19 is a mistake.

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I think I will use TC on Salah or KDB in 19

          2. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Also dont see the point of literally not using a FT if it means the diff between fielding a player or not at all, especially for a player such as Wilson who seems to be in 99% of FH drafts, but I could be wrong

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I went Adams to Rodrigo last week in prep for DGW

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Nice, Leeds games just seem to full of goals right now, can see Bamford and Rodrigo sharing the spoils in 19

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Darlow
    Dias Maguire Holding
    KDB(c) Sterling Bruno Son Saka
    Martial Wilson

    4.0 Mitchell Davis 3.8

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lovely stuff

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good. Could you squeeze in Kane?

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani will be back in GW18 from a 3 match suspension and well rested. I expect him to start over Martial

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

        I think he still misses this game no? Also I don't think he will walk back in - Martial's confidence is very precious and he's showing signs of a turnaround.

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Utd have cup games on 5th and 9th Jan then GW18 on 12th, I can see Martial being rested in GW18 if he plays both cup games

          1. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            i doubt he will start the Watford game (9th Jan)

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      solid

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers everyone

  4. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Would you free hit this? Players in caps have a game.

    Mendy
    STONES, DIER, TARGETT, TAYLOR (if fit)
    KDB, SON, FERNANDES, RIEDEWALD
    DCL, Adams,

    Bench: Forster, Salah, Cresswell, Bamford

    I'm thinking saving the free hit, but what move would upgrade this week?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Saaaaaaaave

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Do you have enough to do Dier to City def?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        no, but I would keep Dier for good fixture in 19.

        Could get to Cancelo by downgrading DCL

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Ignore that you are not gaining more players for 18 in that move. I agree with Camzy, you should use FH chip

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Count 'good' starters. If you have 8, don't FH. If you don't, FH.

      Stones, Dier, KdB, Son, Fernandes, DCL.

      That's 6. Maybe Targett at a push. This is a FH imo.

  5. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A tough one...
    A) Tierney + Smith-Rowe
    or
    B) Holding + Saka

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B.

      No wait, A.

      Nah, B edges it.

      Or maybe A...

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    4. h3nh3n
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Holding and Smith-Rowe
        money else where

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A. Tierney is more better than Holding than Saka is than Smith Rowe imo.

        Plus, Smith Rowe is at the baseline for midfielders, so in that sense, offers better value than Holding, who could be replaced by oth players around the same price who can also get CSs, and are more nailed (which make B a slightly higher risk I think).

        (Saka & Gabriel owner. Might by Tierney this week)

    5. h3nh3n
        3 months, 10 days ago

        FH team - want Wilson in, but idk who for?!

        Darlow
        AWB Stones Cancelo (1. yedlin 3. Douglas)
        KDB Bruno (c) Son Smith-Rowe (2. reidewald)
        Kane Lacazette Martial

        Thinking taking martial out for wilson then idk what to do?

        Thanks in advance

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Vardy ( who I currently own) or rashford on wc ? Thanks

        1. h3nh3n
            3 months, 10 days ago

            who would be the mid with Vardy

            who would be the att with rashford

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Thanks

              Kdb foden Bruno soucek saka
              Vardy kane Watkins

              Rashford Bruno kdb soucek saka
              Kane bamford Watkins

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Actually Rodrigo not bamford sorry

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  So kane Rodrigo Watkins attack with rashford midfield

                  1. h3nh3n
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Man City rote a lot, so to be safe id still go with rashford

                      have you looked at fixtures though

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Yes city look good. Foden would be my cash cow to upgrade kdb to Salah if things go bad ..thank you for input very kind 🙂

                  2. h3nh3n
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      ahhhh...

                  3. h3nh3n
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      I have to go with rashford; Bamford's price is too good to be ignored imo

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers . Made a mistake though couldn't afford bamford just Rodrigo

              2. Hect.OR 98th
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Not using FH or any chips for the two coming weeks. Team for GW18 is currently:

                Martinez (Steer)
                Holding Dier Cancelo Mitchell (Coufal)
                Son Bruno Grealish (Salah Anguissa)
                Kane DCL (Bamford)

                0.1 ITB and 1FT. Was planning Anguissa to KDB, funded by Kane to Antonio and DCL to Brewster (352) for a -4 hit in GW19.

                Worth doing Salah to KDB this week then Anguissa to Salah and the other two moves next week for a -8 hit? Would give me a chance to see if Grealish gets a YC this week - if he does then I can put Salah in for him and only take a -4 to fund it.

                1. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  So it is basically -2 for a KDB against CRY, no brainer for me!

                  1. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Sorry, against Brighton

              3. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                GTG or take a hit for Bissouma to Saka? Cheers 🙂

                Martínez
                Cancelo Holding
                KDB Bruno Grealish Zaha
                Kane DCL

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  What are your plans for 19?

                  1. The VAR Team
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Might get Salah and cheap striker for Zaha and Kane

                    Or go without Salah and do Saka to Soucek for free

              4. I don't never wanna go…
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Guys - Help needed here as although I got 90-odd points in GW17 without using any BB/TC/FH I have a 1st XI that should play in GW18 (I used my FT to get in Cancelo for Coufal last night) but my question is one of strategy going forward..

                Martínez TOT (H)

                Cancelo BHA (H) Holding CRY (H) Dier AVL (A) Mitchell ARS (A)

                Saka CRY (H) De Bruyne BHA (H) Grealish TOT (H) Son AVL (A)

                Watkins TOT (H) Kane AVL (A)

                Bench: Johnstone (-) Dallas (-) Salah (-) Bamford (-)

                Squad Val: £104.1 Bank: £0.3

                Can I use my Bench Boost in addition to my planned Wildcard in GW19? If so would you suggest using my my Wildcard to fill up with players from teams playing twice in GW19 (eg; LEI, LEE, MCI, WHU, MUN, LIV, AVL, SOU, WBA) and play my Bench Boost in the same week also?? I'm thinking of Johnstone>Foster; Dier>Stones, Holding>Struijk, Saka>Soucek (or Saka>Fernandes, Kane>Antonio) & potentially Son>Rashford.

                If I cannot play both a WC & BB on the same week would you suggest holding off playing the wildcard as I'm guessing GW 19 will be the best week in the season to play a Bench Boost.. Correct? If that is the case I guess I'd just do the BB & transfer Dier>Stones using my FT and taking a hit to do Saka>Soucek.

                RMT & thoughts please..

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  You cannot play two chips in the same GW.

                  1. I don't never wanna go…
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Thanks Tony,

                    I just found the answer also on the FPL site:

                    Can I use more than one chip in the same Gameweek?
                    No, only one chip may be active in a Gameweek. For example, it is not possible to make transfers with your Wildcard chip and then use your Bench Boost chip in the same Gameweek."

                    Do you think GW19 will be the best in the season to apply Bench Boost or should I take the opportunity to Wildcard, potentially saving a couple of point hits & apply a Bench Boost later in the season?

              5. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                What chance of Foden being nailed on when City's current COVID issues clear up?

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  0.01%

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Fek

              6. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I wont have any City at all for 19. Given their form they just weren’t in my plans, but if they are now picking up form, not having any seems a bit risky. My team for 19 will be:
                Fabianski
                Dallas - TAA - Chilwell
                Son - Salah - Bruno - Soucek
                Bamford - Kane - DCL

                Nyland, KWP, Struijk, Bissouma

                Thoughts? Will have 1 FT

                1. The VAR Team
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Chilwell to Cancelo and hope KDB blanks

                2. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  In a similar situation as you. I think your move would be to transform Kane into KDB for a -4

                3. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  that performance has put the cat amongst the pigeons.

                  annoying because i would never have taken KDB out if I'd known he had a double in 19. Luckily did him for Mane so it's a straight swap.

                4. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Hmm thanks, tricky. I was thinking of losing Kane for Vardy and was probably not going to do it. Now KDB enters the fray to make it even more complicated ugh
                  The Chilwell move isn’t a bad idea

              7. acidicleo
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                For DGW19:

                A) Vardy, Cancelo, Stones or
                B) Cancelo Dias and fwd below 9.5 (martial or ings)

                1. h3nh3n
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    a

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Any rumours floating about re the Liverpool game? Postponements etc...

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Better not be !!! 🙂

                  2. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Haha if this happened I would get Coufal and Smith Rowe off the bench 😀

                  3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I think Liverpool plugged all the leaks from the last GW. Seems like the usual ITKs were found out after posting wrong line-up

                    1. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Intentional incorrect leaks to flush out the moles?

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        yup

                  4. Mika-eel
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    You're just flying up the ranks!

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Back down again today unless it’s called off...

                  5. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Today is Monday! Hard to keep track of the days. No news on Pool game, which they reckon.

                3. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  That last minute Chelsea goal was disgusting

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    stop mentioning it please, i'm just about over it.

                  2. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I'm a Chelsea fan and agree as a Dias owner

                  3. Mika-eel
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Was such a pointless goal. Only had Cancelo, but felt for the guys who had double D

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      i felt like they'd concede as soon as they brought aguero and mahrez on.

                      almost as if they were happy to be sloppy that late on as the game had gone.

                      1. Mika-eel
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Had that same feeling, was just a sickener when it happened.

                        Think its still a good idea though to double up on their defence. Their fixtures looks tasty.

                  4. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Ruined my FanTeam double City defense. Hurts.

                  5. jennmenn
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Disgusting indeed!!

                4. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Current Free Hit, which I know is very dull.

                  Leno
                  Stones Holding Fernandez
                  KDB Sterling Fernandes Rashford Saka
                  Kane Wilson

                  Steer Yedlin Mitchell Davis

                  Happy overall, tempted to do Sterling to Foden, but not sure where I re-invest the money (Holding to Tierney and Fernandes to Maguire maybe, but still a lot left over).

                  1. Oldie99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Like it, although i think Son has to be a better pick than Rashford?

                    thoughts on mine below?

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      think rashford at burnley is marginally the better match up.

                  2. Union_Jacks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Upvoted for your name and the grav

                5. Oldie99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Free hit team - thoughts?

                  Darlow - 4.0
                  Stones Cancelo Wan-Bissaka (Kilman, 3.9)
                  Son KDB Bruno Saka Neto Podence
                  Laca Kane (Brewster)

                  Have 0.4 ITB to play around with, thoughts?

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Get Mitchell as 3.9, don’t like the Wolves double up but not many options given the prices. El Ghazi, Gundogan, Zaha probably alternative options. You could also save 0.1 by getting Leno instead
                    Not saying those changes are better, just options.
                    Also you could get Wilson instead

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    not sure about the double wolves in midfield. I'd be tempted to downgrade Kane and get Rashford if possible.

                  3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Don't like the Wolves double-up. Prefer Darlow over Leno.

                  4. Oldie99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Sorry Podence isnt meant to be in tehre - just Neto! I dont have a 6 player midfield haha.

                    Cheers for comments, i think fitting Laca in over Wilson has to be the play?

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Oh we all blind lol didn’t notice you had 6 xD

                6. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Those with Vardy and Son in their teams but no KDB - what are your plans? Swapping Vardy or Son to get KDB for the double?

                  1. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Would lose Son before Vardy's double

                  2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    prefer to lose Son than Vardy in 19

                7. Street Friend
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  I’m not seeing any spurs defenders or grealish in free hit teams?

                  One of them is likely to succeed...grealish differently on free hit...?

                  1. Oldie99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    i just cant afford Grealish with all the big hitters needed.

                    was also considering Hames

                8. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Saka or Harrison on wc ? Thanks

                  1. Nedvěd11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Harrison for GW19...

                  2. aapoman
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Harrison. But Raphinha better imo

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Yeah could fit him as well. Cheers

                    2. Oldie99
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Raphinha a tiny bit better but a lot more nailed for 80-90 minutes

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Cheers

                  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Would field 9 players for gw18 with Harrison

                    1. aapoman
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      It is more than ok.

                  4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Prefer Raphinha

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Thanks

                9. aapoman
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Thinking about GW19. Worth bench boosting with a bench of Kane, Son, Smith Rowe and non playing keeper? These would be the only players in my team with no double gameweek.

                  1. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Will probably be hard pressed to find a better single game week playing bench.

                    The question is whether it could be better used for a later DGW post second WC in which you stack your team with 15 DGW players

                    1. aapoman
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Yup. Was hard planning on free hit gw19 but Villa and City double completely has scrapped that plan. Suddenly I got 6 more DGW players 😀

                      1. TimoTime
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Yeah in all honesty I would probably save your BB in 19, patience is key this season I feel.

                        I would be tempted to play Kane ahead of one of your DGW players as well. Can easily outscore some of them in a single game VS. Sheff and could be a red arrow if you opt him out of the team and he mega hauls

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    A playing keeper would be nice I have to say

                  3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Would prefer to have a playing GK in that bench to fully take advantage of the BB chip

                  4. OO
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I'd go for it, saves you from having to worry about wasted on money on the bench after your second wildcard

                    1. Oldie99
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      if you can afford a keeper upgrade the -4 is almost guaranteed to be made up in a double gameweek with a good chance for a cleano, so i would do a gk hit

                10. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  What do you say about this "attack heavy - defence weak as an infant" free hit team?

                  Darlow
                  Stones, Holding, Yedlin
                  KDB, Son, Bruno, Sterling
                  Laca, Martial, Wilson

                  4.0, Mitchell, Smith-Rowe, 3.8
                  0.2 itb

                  Cheers!

                  1. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Looks great

                    Fancy Newcastle could get a cleanie too so could work really well

                    1. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Would put SR 1st sub though

                  2. Oldie99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    whats your TV? Love that but doubt i could even get close wiht my 101.1 lol team

                    1. Silecro
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      103.1

                  3. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    No Kane?

                    Prefer Kane + Saka over Son + Laca which should give you some money to upgrade.

                    1. Silecro
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      I see Villa being a lot tougher on defence than Leeds so reluctant to double up on spurs, Son probably enough for me. But will tinker it a bit further of course, cup games will change a lot

                  4. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Think your missing out on some good defensive options like Tierney and Saiss who have good attacking form of late and very cheap considering.
                    Martial arts minutes will be at risk, Cavani’s suspension will be over so he will be eligible for 18, try get Rashford instead?

                    1. Silecro
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Yeah, Rashford and Tierney also on my mind, Saiss not so much, Everton could get a goal there with all three of Richarlison, DCL and James back again

                11. h3nh3n
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    martial or Lacazette to be removed for Wilson on the FH?

                    1. LewanGOALski
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Martial out

                  • LewanGOALski
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Those FH-ing for BGW18 - are you going both Kane & Son vs AVL or just one of them (which..?)

                    Very tempted to "have fun" a bit with C.Wilson vs SHU and also vs CRY (Palace defensively stat-wise are really cack) so it might mean no Son or Kane in my FH Team

                  • hustler7
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Currently have 8 players for GW18 including Brewster, do you feel this is enough without using FH?

                    My original plan was to use FH but now I am undecided. Current team:

                    McCarthy/Johnstone
                    Dias/Stones/Mitchell
                    KDB Son Bruno
                    DCL Brewster

                    Plan currently is to BB in the DGW19. Thanks.

                  • Pépé Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Annoyingly I have to bench one for DGW19. Who would you bench?

                    A) Grealish (EVE mci)
                    B) Adams (lei lee)
                    C) Stones (CRY AV)

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

                      BB? Take some hits and BB.

                    2. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      B or C, probably Stones guessing he is more likely not to start both

                    3. FourLokoLeipzig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Tough choice. Grealish may be suspended for one of them

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Will the pressers for the DGW teams be before or after BGW18?

                  • Andrew
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    After free transfers I can have this team in the Blank:

                    Lowton, Cancelo, Stones, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Saka, Kane

                    Tempted to save Free Hit, mostly because it means Triple City in Blank AND BB19 where I'll do a -4 to get Salah and Rodrigo in for Son and Kane. Only "downside" is Saka on my bench boost (vs Newcastle not so bad I'd say).

                    What do you guys think? Probably lose a bit of ground in the blank in free hit but then tasty Triple City in the double should make up that loss!

                    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Save FH. Good core team for 18

                      1. Andrew
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Thanks, I thought so too, just feels like everyone is free hitting!

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Long term, who is better:

                    A) Cancelo
                    B) Stones

                    Thanks!

                    1. Mika-eel
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Cancelo finds himself in midfield at times. So exciting to watch.

                      No idea when his going to get attacking returns though.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Soon. That is why I am considering him, even though he is 0.7 more expensive than Stones.

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      A for me

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        I think I agree

                    3. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      B more nailed

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Yes. But with a decent bench cover, doesn't Cancelo have more points potential. And wouldn't a fit again Laporte challenge Stones for that position.

                      2. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Disagree, I think A is more nailed

                  • Union_Jacks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Any Charlie Taylor news?

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Hammy usually takes 3-4 weeks