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. puhd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Selling Taylor for City Defense:

    Dias, Stones or Cancelo? Who is more nailed?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dias the most nailed.

    2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      All look nailed but Dias is extra nailed i'd say

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dias the most

    4. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 22 days ago

        First 2 should be nailed, Dias in general and Stones for the most part but both Ake and Laporte are out so they should be fine for DGW for sure

      • Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jesus most nailed

      • TheBiffas
          1 month, 22 days ago

          i'd say stones just as nailed as dias now. Dias not really worth the extra cash imo

          1. Team Bobcat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Famous last words

        • puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thank You!

      • Arsenal97
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Iam thinking in playing BB next round :
        Johnston mitchell Barnes DCL OUT
        Meslier (or Mendy) Chillwel Gundogan Antonio IN
        ?

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Why Johnstone?

        2. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I'd save a hit on Johnstone. Meslier likely not going to have a double anyway,

      • NateDogsCats
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Dyche on Charlie Taylor:

          "He should be back in and around it. The trouble we have is trying to get match fit. We can do as much training as we want, and you can get close, but getting that run of games is what gets you truly fit."

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Sounds like he’s been out a year rather than just 2 games!

        • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Triple Captain looking more interesting to me then BB with these potential postponments

          1. ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thinking the same thing. May move to WC 25, BB26 instead

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              My thinking too

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Idk... feels wrong to use it now, don't like it with all this uncertainty and rotation risk... think I'll wait until covid situation is more stable..

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Same for most chips now then

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I think there may be better TC weeks to come. (e.g. for Spurs).

            If I don't BB (looking more & more unlikely), I may just use no chip.

            1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              So your looking to bench boost yes?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I was originally looking to BB but if SOU/LEE lose their DGW; the keeper I would have brought in (Martinez) loses his & still have to sell DCL anyway... then no, I may well not BB.

          4. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I'm gonna BB, I don't want to carry all this value on my bench moving forward. Will have 12 DGWers and 3 SGWers if Leeds is postponed.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              To be honest with all these postponements lately, a decent bench is hardly a bad thing.

              1. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Yeah I'll have a decent enough bench of Smith Rowe, Mitchell and Lowton but I'm not going to be carrying one of Harrison, Creswell and Coufal. Far too much money that I want in my first XI wasted.

        • El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          When will we know if Villa & Leeds will play a double fixture or not?

          And... if Villa miss out vs EVE surely the fixture vs MCI also at risk?...

          Thanks!

          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            1 hour after the deadline

          2. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Villa training ground reopens on Saturday so should be fine for City on Wednesday. Everton game will probably come too soon. Looking very likely Leeds will be off now Shrewsburys training ground is reopening, assuming they get no more positive tests.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Cheers!

        • SilentLemonMan
            1 month, 22 days ago

            How essential is Salah? Is he worth downgrading Vardy and Son?

            1. Rochdale_Cowboy
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Most essential player in the game

            2. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              My TC

            3. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Not worth it if it means selling both Vardy and Son imo

          • BadgersBoys
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Is there any info on McCarthy? Is he expected to be back for DGW19?

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              No newd

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                News

              1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Send newds

            2. marcos11
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Should be back I’d imagine, but Southampton might not have a double

            3. 824545201
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Should we expect Craig Dawson to continue starting for West Ham? He might be a great DGW 19 asset if so.

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                He might, played well

              2. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Very likely. Balbuena is also isolating so I'd say Dawson is number 1 now.

              3. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I've got a debate of whether to get Dawson or Antonio for my 3rd West Ham spot. Already have Coufal and Soucek.

            4. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              My bench will be Martinez, Dier, Holding, Anguissa. Pretty good bench.

              BB looks like a good chip to use here, however, having FH and WC left, surely BB will be more useful in the next upcoming dgw?

              1. ritzyd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Looks good enough to BB in 19

              2. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                If you have FH you can WC25, BB26, FH29 which is the best

                I will BB now, because of no FH for BGW29

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  This is what I was thinking...

            5. Caravagio
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Is it sensible to wait until the last minute for transfers and chips now? Aware of limited funds to get KDB in this week... but apprehensive to do it!

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Wait if you have or planning to have Leeds players or Sou players

              2. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                The way this is going it's highly advisable IMO...

                1. Caravagio
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yup wait it is... trying to be patient is testing though 😀

            6. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Kinda strange premier league is making way for the FA cup with already so many fixtures missing in schedule and needs to be played.

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 22 days ago

                It is indeed.

              2. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Leeds and Saints have loads of CL midweeks it can slot into though.

              3. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                FA Cup needs to be played in round order though, and already have the dates agreed until the end of the season. A PL game can (theoretically) be played anytime and the season can be extended like Project Restart

            7. rnrd
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Can we ignore Antonio for the double?
              I didn't expect him to get a full 90 min on a very iffy pitch on FA cup.

              He has two great home fixtures for the double.
              I understand he is fragile.
              I also understand he's probably not up to speed at the moment but I have checked his "return from injury" record and he did get returns on 2nd or 3rd games after it.

              He's on penatlies. He's 6.2 so he's a enabler for the KDB-Bruno-Salah combo.

              Worth a shout?

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I'm probably gonna take a huge risk and do Son, Kane to Salah (C), Antonio for -4.

              2. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Definitely, probably won't play 180 minutes, but fixtures and value are too good to ignore for me

              3. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I was planning to get him in, and can't afford much else apart from a punt on Tammy.
                I might just risk it

              4. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Someone here said around a week ago that if he plays 60+60 then they'd take that over say Adams playing 90+90. Certainly now the latter looks unlikely with a likely postponement but Antonio playing 90 the other night is very promising in general and he could well play a bit more than 120 over the 2

                • stepper1971
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I was thinking with the Leeds/Southampton game maybe a no-go swapping him in for Bamford

                • Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  going without, got flappy, Coufal and souc

              5. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Would you BB this ?

                Mccarthy (lei) Dier(shu) Ayling(BHA) Adams (lei)

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yes

                2. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  depends if mccarthy is fit or not

              6. EmreCan Hustle
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Best striker to get post GW 18?

                Will transfer out Kane.

                A. Martial - liv, ful, SHU, ars, SOU, EVE.
                B. Vardy - SOU, CHE, eve, LEE, ful, wol.
                C. Ings - lei, lee, ARS, AVL, mun, new.
                D. Any other option under 10.5m?

                Thanks.

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Antonio

                  1. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Antonio would certainly allow me to upgrade Smith Rowe to Grealish in preparation for Villa's doubles...cheers.

                2. djaddy
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Not Martail

                    1. djaddy
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Vardy if you have the money or Antonion/Bamford(if you don't have/Soton not cancelled)

                  • abhirup780
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Any Chelsea fan here.
                    Will Giroud start next 2 games for Chelsea?

                    1. FPL.team
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Don't need a Chelsea fan to tell you that's highly unlikely.

                  • denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Any news on Cancelo starting tonight? Would be a real kick in the nuts if he doesn't.

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      I'm guessing he does. Just hope if he does not, he stays put, since AWB warming the bench!

                    2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      90% benched along with KDB and Foden

                    3. drughi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      I'm more worried about KDB

                      1. El Presidente
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        KDB is super safe

                    4. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      He starts

                    5. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      No and doesn't matter now.

                    6. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      No official news. I did see one Twitter account say this, but I wouldn't trust it!

                      "Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, KDB, Gundogun, Rodri, Foden, Jesus, Mahrez is the team tonight
                      Sterling and Cancelo are on the bench"

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Why worry about something you can't control?

                      2. denial
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Well that would be really frustrating given I took out Dias for Cancelo on a FH!

                      3. Rochdale_Cowboy
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        This is incorrect information. KDB is benched

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Source?

                          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            MCFc

                            1. Pukkipartyy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Link?

                                1. FPL.team
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  As fake as this link is it's not even spelt correctly 😀 Unless KDB is in fact the end of a bench.

                      4. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        If mahrez starts and hauls tonight I'll resign from fpl

                        1. Sun Jihai
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          GW2 = 12 points
                          6 blanks
                          GW10 = 21 points
                          6 blanks
                          GW18 vs. Brighton = ???

                    7. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Only played 45mins in the last 7 days. Should be grand but you never know. They have plenty of alternatives.

                      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Brighton are an absolutely dreadful side, Pep see's this as a game to rest KDB, have it on good authority. Jesus and sterling to start

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Talking about Cancelo here ya sponge 😆

                          1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            He's benched too

                  • Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Keep Watkins of sell for -4 if we don't hear about postponement before deadline. Thanks

                    1. TheBiffas
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        keep

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Thanks

                      • popey
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        If everton postponed just bench? Should hear todayabout Everton game

                        We will have 3 extra games to schedule so DGW's galore to follow, the Newcastle home one could be pretty soon too with both out of FA Cup

                    2. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      I’m not sure I want Triple West Ham, might just stick with Lacazette for the Newcastle game and bench Wilson..

                      1. ivantys
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Their fixtures not that good after the double, no point tripling.

                          1. FPL.team
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Keep for Burnley in GW20 which is decent and then 2 FT in 21 to sell 2 of them, bench the other. That's my plan anyway.

                            1. ivantys
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Double defence is the one tempting me, their attack doesn't tempt me.

                                1. FPL.team
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Same. I have Cresswell, Coufal and Antonio

                                  1. ivantys
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      I might punt on Ogbonna, not sure about Antonio though he might just get injured again. I guess I could triple hammers if I decide to keep grealish and ignore salah.

                                      1. FPL.team
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Soucek is the more obvious and safe one if you don't already have him and it fits your structure. Why Ogbonna over Coufal, less risk of rotation or you already have him?

                                        1. ivantys
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            Already have Coufal and not sure I want spend a bit more for Cresswell as he might not always be playing LB. Not interested in Soucek as I don't want to be starting him every week. Ogbonna for corner goals I guess. Problem is after GW19 I'll probably have to play one hammers defender every week or use up a transfer to sell one.

                                            1. FPL.team
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              If you can ride out the Liverpool game then Palace, Villa, Fulham, Sheff Utd isn't that bad from a defensive point of view to hold for a few weeks after the double.

                                              1. ivantys
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Yeah I'm thinking of doing Wilson to Antonio and Taylor to Cresswell/Ogbonna since those 2 are my weakest links now and these transfers are as safe as it gets. Better than transferring out Grealish and Kane just to get Salah. I guess between Grealish and Wilson I'm more willing to keep Grealish knowing both would blank in 19.

                                                  1. FPL.team
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Sounds good to me. I'd stretch to Cresswell if you can.

                                                  2. ivantys
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Yeah I think I'll do so.

                                      2. FPL.team
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Sorry it's Palace they play in GW20 not Burnley. Liverpool in GW21 which is when I'd be looking to move them on.

                                  2. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Who are you going to have if trippling? Creswell Soucek Antonio?

                                2. Little Red Lacazette
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Guess if the Leeds-Soton match is postponed, no BB right?

                                  1. FPL.team
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    I still will. Depends on your team, not a one size fits all solution.

                                  2. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    I will go BB regardless, too much hassle to re-plan down the line. Just want to make it simple with too much external factors these days.

                                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      I might go that way too. I have too playing goalkeepers, Martinez and Johnstone. Want to get rid of the latter asap as he eats 0.5 of my budget.

                                      1. FPL.team
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Yeah this is why I'm going to be BBing this week. I can't hold a bench of Johnstone, Harrison, Cresswell and Coufal moving forward I need to get that money back into my first XI.

                                  3. popey
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Leeds SGW Home to Brighton is still prime for BB

                                    If you are well set and have a whole playing bench with decent fictures then do it - means 2nd WC can focus on first 11

                                3. Sickboy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Is anyone, but anyone going without Salah for the foreseeable?

                                  1. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    I am without until after TOT probably

                                  2. djaddy
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Potentially. Took him out for KDB and might prefer to keep Son, as an enabler transfer also needed

                                      1. Sickboy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Cheers guys

                                    • Marcin the Pole
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      No chance. Not a risk I'm willing to take.

                                      1. Sickboy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        I’m hoping Man United might contain Liverpool in the first game but Burnley would be a tough watch I agree!

                                    • fish&chips
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Looks like I've managed to get myself into a situation where it's difficult to get him back in so yes. He always punishes me when I leave him out though so not expecting it to work out well

                                      1. Sickboy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        You’re not helping here 🙂

                                  3. Sz21
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    7 DGW'rs if Leeds/South is cancelled which looks very likely now.
                                    No KDB. DCL on the physio table.
                                    Where would u be looking to make moves?

                                    Planning a TC so will prob look to bring in KDB although risk going without and focusing moves elsewhere.
                                    McCarthy.
                                    Robbo, Stones, Dallas, Coufal.
                                    Salah, Son, Mane, Fernandes, Soucek.
                                    Bamford.
                                    Forster, DCL, Brewster, Ferguson.
                                    1ft, 0.2m ITB.

                                    1. Flair
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Free hit?

                                      1. Sz21
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Using that this week and wouldn't use for 19 anyway.

                                  4. djaddy
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Would people do the following for -8:

                                      Kane and Son > Salah and Vardy

                                      Already used free transfers for Wilson > Antonio.

                                      1. ivantys
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          No, with -8 you won't do well whichever side hauls.

                                        • Magic Zico
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Just Kane to Vardy IMO

                                        • djaddy
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            Thanks. In which case would you BB if you were keeping Son, Kane and Dier, with the rest being DGWers?

                                            And if not, would you play them V SHU, or play Soucek/Watkins instead.

                                        • Rhodes your boat
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Suggestions for this team 1FT 0.2itb

                                          Martinez
                                          Stones kwp strujik
                                          Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
                                          Kane bamford

                                          Forster holding yedlin davis

                                          1. Magic Zico
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            Kane > Vardy?

                                        • TheBiffas
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            bench boost fabianski, coufal, raphinha, mitchell?

                                            1. FPL.team
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              I would to be honest. I'm benchboosting Johnstone, Cresswell, Coufal, Harrison.

                                              1. djaddy
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Would you bench Harrison or any other DGWer over Son? Similar re: Antonio/Watkkns and Kane?

                                                  1. FPL.team
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Harrison probably won't have a double but no I'd rather play benchboost than have to bench any of the ones you mentioned.

                                              2. Magic Zico
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Yes

                                            2. OptimusBlack
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              is McCarthy Naild to play DGW 19 ?

                                              1. Pukki Party
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Not certain he's fit and not certain he has a dgw is my understanding.

                                            3. aapoman
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Current team. 1ft and 0itb

                                              Martinez
                                              Cancelo Stones Coufal
                                              KDB Bruno Son Grealish
                                              Kane Bamford Watkins

                                              Forster; Ayling, Neto, KWP

                                              If Villa play only 1 game is it worth to FH? Otherwise I'm thinking about Kane + Neto -> Salah + Brewster (-4).

                                              1. Pukki Party
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Not worth a FH, but i'd like to have a Liverpool player for the double.

                                            4. Pukki Party
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              I need Vardy (-97.5% on fplstatistics) to drop before DCL (-96,2%) so i can afford Adams to Antonio for dgw. Exciting times.

                                              1. Pompel
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                I'd hoped for the same, but no chance he drops with dgw coming up, imho

                                                1. Pukki Party
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Yeah doubt it too, Vardy on one red arrow speed and DCL on 3.

                                              2. FPL.team
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                This is the excitement we live for in FPL 😀

                                              3. Jellyfish
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Nice moves if it works out for you.

                                                1. Pukki Party
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Hoping for thrme best.

                                                  1. Pukki Party
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    The*

                                            5. Gav
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 11 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Hi all,

                                              What you think is the best option here for week 19. 1 free transfer.

                                              A) Steer to a double gameweek keeper, bench Martinez
                                              B) Wilson to Antonio, bench dier (Wilson currently benched)
                                              C) Neto to Soucek

                                              Currently favouring option C

                                            6. Kante Touch This
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Is there a point in bench boosting with this?

                                              Martin - Taylor - Lookman - Michell

                                              Martin will be swapped for a new keeper, potentially Fabianski, so:

                                              Fabianski - Taylor - Lookman - Michell (-4)

                                              1. aapoman
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Not imo

                                            7. Jellyfish
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Having Robbo in my team still offers up a nice differential, going by all these DGW teams