Scout Notes

Blades defence finally records clean sheet as Wilson blanks again

Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle

  • Goals: Billy Sharp (£5.5m)
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus points: Ethan Ampadu x3 (£4.3m), Aaron Ramsdale x2 (£4.7m), Sharp x1

Sheffield United finally showed some of the form of last season to record their first win over the season over a poor Newcastle side.

A penalty club legend Billy Sharp (£5.5m) controversially awarded by VAR was enough to give them the 1-0 win.

Free Hitters plumping for Newcastle assets like Karl Darlow (£5.0m) and Callum Wilson (£6.6m) in Blank Gameweek 18 will be fuming at the Magpies display, who were vulnerable at the back and toothless up front.

The performance was made even worse by Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) getting sent off in the first half for two bookable offences. But the Toon were poor even with 11 men on the pitch.

Owners of premium assets looking to target the Blades may also be having second thoughts after a much improved performance.

Battling Blades

Chris Wilder’s backline which was a staple of so many manager’s teams last year has been rightly avoided this season, conceding the third-highest amount of goals in the Premier League.

The Blades had been without a clean sheet all season, and conceded goals to some of the league’s weakest attacks.

Even their last four games where they played Crystal Palace, Burnley and Brighton yielded no clean sheet returns.

But, albeit it against a poor Newcastle team, their defence looked well organised and was barely troubled all game.

Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m) scooped the maximum bonus after a strong defensive display. He may even have picked up an assist had Oliver Burke’s (£4.3m) touch not deserted him when going through on goal.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m), who has received a lot of stick since returning to the club from Bournemouth, looked assured between the sticks as he collected two bonus points.

And had Karl Darlow (£5.0m) not been at his best, then wing-back Jayden Bogle (4.3m) would also have added to his goal tally.

Chris Wilder praised his side for their battling display, while playing down any talk of a great escape.

Regardless of what people say about Newcastle, you look at their team and they’ve got some good players, they’ve got some fabulous players off the bench and they’re an established Premier League side and we’re not. They’re established Premier League players and our players aren’t and they’re fighting for their lives and I think you saw that tonight. You saw a team that was fighting for their lives that was brave enough to play as well in and out of possession, stuff was good.”

Chris Wilder

Ogle Bogle

With Sam Baldock (£5.0m) injured, Bogle looks to have nailed down the right wing-back berth at Sheffield United and has put in some eye-catching displays.

The former Derby man bombed down the right hand side and had two attempts in the box well saved by Darlow.

On Tuesday evening, only Anthony Martial (£8.8m) had a higer expected goals tally than Bogle, without scoring.

Add this to his goal and all-round attacking display at Brighton, Bogle could be worth considering once the Blades’ fixtures clear up.

Time up for Bruce?

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have remained bottom of most stats tables throughout the season.

The Magpies managed to defy the stats and the eye test in the first half of the campaign, picking up some impressive results along the way.

But it appears that these performances are coming home to roost.

The loss to the Blades means no wins in six now for the Geordies, who are sliding worryingly towards a relegation battle.

Fans are now calling for manager Bruce’s head, after watching their side being outplayed by all the bottom three.

But a clearly dejected Bruce quickly confirmed he would not be resigning in the wake of this result.

“Look, you’re asking the wrong person about that. I’ll never, ever walk away from a challenge and I’ve been in it long enough to have that respect. But I understand that, especially watching the first half, we weren’t good enough and at the end of the day I take the responsibility because I pick the team.”

Steve Bruce

Wilsooooooooooooon

Newcastle’s star striker has now gone four games without delivering any FPL returns.

Take penalties out of the equation, and Wilson has not scored since Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace back in Gameweek 10.

Part of this is the fault of his teammates and their tactical set-up, with Wilson appearing lonelier than Tom Hanks’ ball for huge parts of the game.

With his side having so little possession, Wilson is often seen drifting back towards his own goal in search of the ball.

But the striker is also starting to miss big chances which he was gobbling up earlier in the season.

The Toon’s only big chance of the game fell to the hitman, who headed wide from close range.

With Wilson shy of goals and service, he no longer looks to be a viable FPL asset.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Yedlin (Murphy 84), Fernandez (Carroll 77), Schar, Clark, Dummett (Ritchie 74) Hendrick, Hayden, Longstaff, Fraser, Wilson

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Bogle, Basham (Brewster 51), Ampadu, Egan, Osborn; Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood; McGoldrick (Jagielka 94), Burke (Sharp 59)

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  1. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Mcarthy(DGW)
    Dias(DGW) - Holding - Yedlin - Targett(DGW)
    Salah(DGW) - KDB(DGW) - Son - Fernandes(DGW)
    Bamford(DGW) - Adams(DGW)

    Martin - Mitchell - Reidewald - DCL

    think it has the appearance of looking better on paper than it actually is. Half the DGW players are most likely only going to be playing one.
    Considering both FH and WC....any suggestions?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      It's doesn't appear that good to me.

      Most other teams that FH18 have stronger players than this. Is this after FTs or before?

      1. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I have 1FT...its been a tough year!!

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      The DGW is not looking all it promised to be, so how many of these would you want going forward?
      6 FH
      What would a couple of hits make it look like?

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Meant to say 'if less than 6 WC, more than 6 FH'.

      2. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        a couple of hits might get me a decent starting line up for this week, but the problem is the squad as a whole...just feel like I need to start from scratch

  2. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Controversially awarded penalty? He handballed it twice

  3. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Lacazette to Vardy worth a -4?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I would.

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah imo

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah.

  4. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    If Leeds/Soton DGW still on who would you prefer:

    A. Dallas
    B. KWP

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas just for attacking threat.

      KWP's fixtures aren't good for keeping CSs really.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 15 days ago

        *fixture

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          He said if the DGW is on...

          Also, I personally think they won't postpone the game. Shrewsbury to concede the tie.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 15 days ago

            Am joking lol

            You also said there was little chance that Fulham Spurs would be rescheduled for this week to be fair. It depends on the Covid situation at Shrewsbury and if they've recovered, ideally we'll find out before the deadline.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah true... The chance of them doing it is higher now that the late fixture reschedule for Fulham set that precedent.

              We'll hopefully see before the deadline...

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 15 days ago

                Yeah, PL may have set a precedent here with the potential for chaos if rescheduled fixtures are announced 2~ days before the game, could be after the deadline. Ideally they show more competence as it provides a significant disadvantage to teams like Fulham too.

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah this is the way im leaning, thanks.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      A, for sure.

    3. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas for the attacking threat

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Any interest in Ayling over Dallas?

      Better XGI (Via XA), more attempts in the box, more chances created & big chances created & 0.3 cheaper...

      There'll no doubt be a "Why fantasy managers are moving to Luke Ayling" FFS special insightful article (After he's clocked up a few G & A of course)

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks for this. Thought he was back at CB? Dallas was the one getting forward a lot more?

  5. LC1
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    What are the chances that Leeds and Villa lose their DGWs? And when will we find out?

    Thank you

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Also wondering if theres any update on the Leeds vs S’hampton game

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      It all depends on the FA cup game that needs to be played for Soton v Shrewsbury.

      I’m really hoping we find out before deadline.

    3. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Both better than 50:50 to be canned should know at least Leeds before deadline

    4. LC1
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers all

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Between Kane and Son, who would you move out for a DGWer? My current plan is Kane to Vardy. Son, as per me, provides more value. Right decision?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I think it depends who your target players are and the cost of any potential transfers.

      Vardy looks an obvious candidate for Kane. I think I would only want Sterling or KDB for Son, otherwise I'd be keeping him.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I have KDB. Won't be able to afford Sterling.

    2. elwardio
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Would keep Son. He is better value than Kane so far and frees up more funds

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Exactly my thought. Plus Vardy, on paper, has better fixtures than Kane.

  7. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    What are Martinez owners doing re the DGW?

    Everton game looks like being postponed which leaves just Man City away...

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I am still keeping. Even if he blanks. value + future DGWs.

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Is Man City vs villa definitely on?

      1. elwardio
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Should be that is well beyond 10 days quarantine

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I've already used my FT on DCL to Antonio.

      Also had my heart set on Sterling for Son, but really need a new GK given the Villa Covid situation (which would mean -8).

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Just keeping & hoping for save points. He's a good keeper and has about a dozen doubles coming up at some point, and if I'm going to take hits I'd rather it be for a Cancelo or KDB.

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Do you ever have those days where you just do not want to open up FPL to see your team? Last night I had Wood, Bruno, Pieters and Lindelof. A grand total of 6 points.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      You can discount Bruno. He was in everybody's team. Are you on FH?

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Oops - I do that when I have only defenders in some game. Last night I slept as I have double united defence.

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I'm not looking at any ranks until after the City game. Last night I had two of my nine play - Bruno and Wilson.

  9. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Which of these players you've not captained at all this season?

    A) Salah
    B) KDB
    C) Kane
    D) Bruno
    E) Son

    I've not captained Kane at all this season

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Have captained all 5 of them at one point or another

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B. captained C for the first time this GW.

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Haven't captained Son all season.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Kane.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Captained all of them this season. Also Auba GW2 and Vardy GW10

      1. umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Auba GW2 here as well

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I think I haven't capped Kane

    7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Don't think I have captained Kane

    8. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B and E (first time I’ve owned B this season this week)

    9. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Don’t think I’ve owned Kane until this FH

    10. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Son

    11. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Kane as never owned him.

      1. umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Nice

    12. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B and E

  10. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Can't believe I talked myself out of Ramsdale. At least I went DDG so it didn't hurt too much but still.

  11. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Pick one

    A Cresswell Son +4
    B Ings Pulisic/Ziyech
    C Vardy Raphinha

    Provided South Leeds goes through.

  12. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Not entirely happy with my BB GW19 team, feel like I'm missing 1 or 2 - please help:

    Martinez Button
    Dallas / Dias / Cresswell / Lowton / Mitchell
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Soucek / ESR
    Bamford / Kane / Martial

    I'm thinking I need one of Vardy, Ings or even Cavani as Martial went off injured last night.
    Any hints would be much appreciated

    1. TheCurseOfRaheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I would question why you are using bench boost at all with Button, Lowton, Mitchell and ESR. Would back a triple C over them.

      Martial looks risky now - Ings unlikely to have a double so Vardy is better.

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        That's a good point actually, I was really set to use BB I think I went on autopilot. Don't feel too confident with TC just yet, maybe I should just leave as is or make the 1 FT

        1. TheCurseOfRaheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          Definitely, your team looks strong - 1 FT is fine!

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      You can't bench boost that team.

      You should at least have been trying to improve Mitchell and Button ahead of time if you were trying to BB.

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Sorry!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          I actually think you have an advantage. I almost wish I hadn't tried to set it up. I now have all this extra value on the bench and with this much uncertainty, good chance I don't play the BB this week.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 15 days ago

            Losing 6 DGW players - if it happens - in one go is just unlucky, no reason to regret what couldn't be forseen.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 15 days ago

              I'm better off than some. I still have Davis which is a good thing if I decide to save the BB because it keeps my money on the field.

              Let's see what happens. If the Leeds-Southampton game goes ahead I think I'll BB. If it doesn't, I'll save.

              Reckon the first Villa game is off for sure anyhow.

            2. Pacer.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 15 days ago

              It can be foreseen though. We are in chaos and for anyone who wants to reduce the risk of their plans crumbling there is the option to not make any plans involving chips that might turn out to be suboptimum generally and harm your team going forward. We can mitigate to some degree against bad fortune by not tripling and by having an acceptable bench. None of this will exempt you from bad fortune but it will reduce the probability. In spring many top managers will likely look back and ask themselves why on Earth they played chips, when teams will then have a glut of games in hand and last minute cancellations will be much less likely

          2. The Mantis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah good point, I think it's best to try and sit tight whilst all these postponements are happening and hopefully evens out towards back end of season. I think i'll leave the plans for this GW until last minute and make 1 FT

  13. konrad.sygula95
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Hi guys
    What would you change in that BB GW 19 team?
    Son to Kdb and DCL to someone?

    Martinez
    Dier/Justin/Cancelo
    Son/Fernandes/Salah/Grealish
    Watkins/DCL/Bamford

    Bench: Forster/KWP/Anguissa/Taylor
    1ft 2.2 itb

    1. Tosa86
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      DCL to vardy?

  14. Rochdale_Cowboy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Let's ask advice on picking a team full of player who's games probably won't even go ahead. Zzzz

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      KDB still benched?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        For the rest of the season I heard...

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 15 days ago

          Me too! Getting to hear similar stories.

          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 15 days ago

            Benched with an expected minutes of 0....unless Brighton are in the game.

  15. Tosa86
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    My actual WC draft::

    Martinez - Button
    dallas - cancelo - WalkerPeters - cresswell - struijk
    kdb - fernando - son - soucek - smith rowe
    vardy - kane - bamford

    any suggestion???

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Replied to your last post

      1. Tosa86
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        oh thanks!
        why replace martinez e struijk?
        my martinez cost is 4.7 now is 5.1

    2. plt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      My feeling is that it is a bit risky to have players that are just bench fodder (Button) bearing in mind that several games have already been postponed due to Covid-19 - better to have a team full of players who may actually play, to replace those in teams whose game gets withdrawn (as well as usual injury or suspension issues)

  16. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    A ) Kane and Saka to Salah and Brewster

    B) Son and Wilson to Salah and Brewster

    Brewster will be benched.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Saka or Wilson will be benched as well.

    2. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      So your question essentially is Son Vs Kane?

      I'd say Son

  17. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Interesting stats there for my team:

    Most Started - Martínez (16 GWs)
    Most Points - Salah (148 Pts)
    Most Effective - Fernandes (10.90 Pts/GW)
    Best Value - Martínez (13.73 Pts/£)
    Most Captained - Salah (6 Selections)
    Favourite Team - LEE (22 Player Starts)
    Most Points (Team) - LIV (159 Pts)

    Salah doing most of the work for me!

    1. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Most points is not a good metric.
      Should be most base points.
      Obviously he'll get you the most points if you captain him the mist

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Calculated that. Still Salah. But I have to add that he necessarily is not the best pick for me. I think Martinez and Bruno are.

  18. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Who is a better candidate for TC this week, if we get confirmation if MCI vs Villa will take place?

    A. Salah
    B. KDB

    1. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Leeds at home to Brighton is still worth a BB, imo.

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I agree. Think I'm going for it...

      10 dgw players
      3 Leeds v Brighton

      Problem is I'd have to play Watkins and martinet potentially in 1 game at City.

      Still think it works best for my set up

    2. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah, especially if you've used your FH already

      Hard to BB26 and navigate 29 without FH

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      The way Brighton play, triple up on Leeds makes sense. The reason why I have borrowed a huge couch for this evening's game.

  20. londontom
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Would you rather...
    A - use 1FT or no transfers at all, get 10 DGW + Kane (one DGW left on bench) or...
    B - use BB, get 14 DGW + Maupay?

    1. londontom
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      oh, and B includes taking an 8 point hit

  21. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Shrewsbury have already called off their game against Lincoln this Saturday due to Covid cases.

    I would therefore assume it is unlikely they will be in a position to play again any time soon.

    So most likely Leeds v Soton will go ahead as planned next week as Shrews wouldn’t be ready to play then anyway.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Not necessarily. Do you think that Villa will play City midweek? Because I do and they are trying to postpone the Everton game for the weekend.

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I would suspect Villa v Everton game will be off. Too early to know if they will be ready for the Man City v Villa game.

    2. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Most likely this will happen
      But the concern over no Villa vs Everton going ahead is messing up with my head

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      That was because they had two additional positive results. In the second batch of testing, The first batch needs to be tested again,

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Would love for it to get called off personally but can see Shrewsbury not being able to field an XI for that match.

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      There are 11 days between last Saturday and next Wednesday, yet outbreak started earlier than last Saturday. I would not be too optimistic about that.

    6. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Supposedly their training ground is closed until Sunday too although still early enough to allow them to play midweek if they have enough players

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    For DGW19:
    A. Mane Antonio
    B. Salah Rodrigo

    1. londontom
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      B if Leeds is on.

  23. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Last night gave me a cushion against later rotation. 6 off the bench, 12 if somehow Tierney and Cancelo get a breather. Very, very nearly gave Bruno the (C). Must go look at the captain stats.

  24. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    I won't be bench boosting I reckon. 1FT 0.7ITB - anything worth doing?

    Johnstone
    Dier Dallas Dias Cancelo
    KDB Bruno Son Grealish
    Vardy Bamford
    (Sanchez | Wilson ESR Lewis)

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Maybe ship Dier?

      1. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        ngl I don't fancy selling a defender before they play the league's joint-lowest goalscorers

  25. puhd
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Is James Reece likely to be fit for the DGW?

    Thanks!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      He's back in training so yes. Saw a tweet this morning. I think my double Chelsea defense could be a secret weapon this week. Most don't even have 1 and they have a very good double gameweek, nice rest and even nice fixtures coming out of the double.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I agree. Getting Reece if he is fit. Planning Kane + Ampadu to Vardy + Reece.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Fit yes, but I doubt he'll start both games.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        I have a feeling Lampard will be forced to play him. Azpi does not provide the threat that Chelsea needs right now.

    3. puhd
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks a lot guys

  26. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone know if James Maddison is fit for DGW as he is flagged?

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      I'm sure we'll get a Rodgers presser before Saturday

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Should be fine along with Vardy, both were rested for the FA Cup with Rodgers citing injuries but more akin to international "injuries" than anything significant

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks did think this as he was flagged for Newcastle on the same injury

  27. puhd
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Current DGW Team:

    Johnstone (McCarthy)
    Dallas Coufal James (Taylor Targett)
    Son Bruno Soucek Salah (C) Grealish
    Bamford Vardy (Adams)

    Got 1ft. Thinking James Recce out of he's still injured. Otherwise might upgrade Adams to Ings?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      He's fit.

      I'd be very concerned that you have 0 City going into this DGW. At least get a defender. Taylor has to go since he's not fit - didn't start the MUN game.

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks a lot Camzy. Will ship Taylor for City Defense. I might take ahit to bring in KDB for Son, will wait a few more days tho.

  28. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Any thoughts on my BB19 team? No money ITB and Balbuena needs replacing. Any good 4.4 options?

    McCarthy
    Robbo - Justin - Dallas - Stones - Balbuena
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Soucek - Rafinha
    Kane - Bamford - Adams

    1. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone is second GK

  29. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Help appreciated, 0.0 ITB, 0 FT.

    Martinez*
    Dias*, Zouma*, Alioski
    KDB*, Fernandes*, Salah*, Soucek*, Son
    Vardy*, Bamford

    (Steer, Bednarek, Brewster, Douglas)

    A) Stick
    B) Zouma -> Stones (-4)
    C) Bednarek -> Coufal (-4)
    D) Alioski -> Balbuena/Dawson (-4)

    (No BB)

    Cheers

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      A or C as Coufal also got some attacking threat

  30. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    From GW19 and beyond, which one?
    A) Rashford+Son
    B) KDB+Grealish

    Grealish can be benched for Rodrigo or Holding in 19 and I would captain KDB so I'm leaning towards B