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
    14 days, 2 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 2 hours 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
        14 days, 2 hours ago

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

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 2 hours 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
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 2 hours ago

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

      2. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 2 hours ago

    Controversially awarded penalty? He handballed it twice

  3. marcos11
      14 days, 2 hours ago

      Lacazette to Vardy worth a -4?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Yes

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah

      3. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        I would.

      4. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah imo

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah.

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 2 hours ago

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

      A. Dallas
      B. KWP

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Dallas just for attacking threat.

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

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          *fixture

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 2 hours 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
              14 days, 2 hours 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
                • 10 Years
                14 days, 2 hours 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
                  14 days, 2 hours 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. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah this is the way im leaning, thanks.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        A, for sure.

      3. Gunner Boy
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Dallas for the attacking threat

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 23 hours ago

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

    • LC1
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 2 hours ago

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

      Thank you

      1. marcos11
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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.

        • elwardio
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • LC1
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Cheers all

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          14 days, 2 hours 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!
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        2. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

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

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Is Man City vs villa definitely on?

          1. elwardio
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            Should be that is well beyond 10 days quarantine

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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.

      4. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 1 hour 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.

      5. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Have captained all 5 of them at one point or another

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          B. captained C for the first time this GW.

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Haven't captained Son all season.

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Kane.

        5. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            Auba GW2 here as well

        6. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          I think I haven't capped Kane

        7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Don't think I have captained Kane

        8. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        9. The Tinkerman
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        10. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Son

        11. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Kane as never owned him.

          1. umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            Nice

        12. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          B and E

      6. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

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

      7. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Pick one

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

        Provided South Leeds goes through.

      8. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          14 days, 2 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours 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
              14 days, 1 hour ago

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

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            Sorry!

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 2 hours 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
                14 days, 2 hours 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
                  • 10 Years
                  14 days, 1 hour 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. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  14 days, 1 hour 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
                • 4 Years
                14 days, 1 hour 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

      9. konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          DCL to vardy?

      10. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          KDB still benched?

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            For the rest of the season I heard...

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 2 hours ago

              Me too! Getting to hear similar stories.

              1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                • 3 Years
                14 days, 1 hour ago

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

      11. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Replied to your last post

          1. Tosa86
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 25 mins ago

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

        2. plt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 2 hours 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)

      12. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Saka or Wilson will be benched as well.

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          So your question essentially is Son Vs Kane?

          I'd say Son

      13. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour 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!
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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.

      14. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          B

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          B

      15. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 2 hours ago

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

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah, especially if you've used your FH already

          Hard to BB26 and navigate 29 without FH

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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.

      16. londontom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          oh, and B includes taking an 8 point hit

      17. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 2 hours 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
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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!
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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
          14 days, 1 hour 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
          14 days, 1 hour 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. NateDogsCats
            14 days, 1 hour 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

        7. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          For DGW19:
          A. Mane Antonio
          B. Salah Rodrigo

          1. londontom
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            A

          2. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            A

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

            B if Leeds is on.

        8. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 2 hours 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.

        9. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 1 hour 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
            14 days, 1 hour ago

            Maybe ship Dier?

            1. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

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

        10. puhd
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 1 hour ago

          Is James Reece likely to be fit for the DGW?

          Thanks!

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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!
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

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

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            14 days, 1 hour ago

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

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 1 hour 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
            14 days, 44 mins ago

            Thanks a lot guys

        11. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 1 hour ago

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

          1. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 1 hour ago

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

          2. NateDogsCats
              14 days, 1 hour 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
                • 1 Year
                14 days, 1 hour ago

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

          3. puhd
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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
              • 10 Years
              14 days, 1 hour 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
                14 days, 44 mins 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.

          4. Jet5605
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              Johnstone is second GK

          5. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 1 hour ago

              A or C as Coufal also got some attacking threat

          6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 1 hour 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