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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1,188 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Still smarting over my horrible decision to play Saiss over Shaw! Over the years i can't think of many occasions where last minute changes have paid off - yet i keep doing it! My advice = settle on your team / transfers the day/night before the deadline and don't change unless you get some new news!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      True. My last minute changes almost never work.

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      In hindsight Burnley are toothless compared to Everton.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Made the same mistake. Thought Everton would be more toothless than Burnley. Actually my last minute decision was siass or shaw and bottled it

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It helps to have a significantly weaker bench so you don't have to make these tough decisions. Not to say don't have playing bench players, especially during Covid, but just have players like Mitchell e.t.c instead of actually good players like Shaw/Saiss.

    5. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I bottled taking a -4 hit to do Balbuena to Shaw yesterday.

    6. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You probably don't remember your last minute changes where they worked out because your mind would've convinced you it was skill/the right decision, and not just the other side of the toss of a coin.

    7. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      At least his assist was ruled out. Small mercies and all that

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kane > Vardy for free gives me:

    McCarthy

    Dier Maguire Stones

    Son Salah KDB Bruno Soucek

    Vardy Bamford

    Subs: fodder

    Anything worh a hit here (.8 itb)

  3. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Anyway, on to next week! Is Jesus dead as a fantasy option? I currently have no City but could get KDB and Jesus for a 4 point hit...

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Aguero is isolating.

      Torres Kdb or Sterling could fill in but Jesus will probably be the striker.

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I's stay clear. There'll be enough worries about players playing without troubling yourself with that gamble.

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings a better option imo

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    If Leeds-Soton is postponed I’d go from 14DGW players to 9. Bad luck? Poor management? Over planning? All of the above?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Definitely bad luck. There is no way you would know LEE vs SOU would be postponed..

    2. Covid Chameleon
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The further/continued COVID 19 outbreak at Shrewsbury may save you. See my bit below.

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Definitely bad luck - good decision at the time

    4. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You can only plan for what you have. Can't beat yourself up about a League One team a) getting COVID then b) taking priority over a PL game for its rearrangement.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cheers all. Feeling very frustrated to put it politely

    6. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Leeds will still have Brighton & Southampton play at Leicester, so can earn points- maybe BB will not be worth it though

      1. southernrocker1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I'm exactly the same mate.

    7. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bad luck - I'm in the same position.

      None of us could have predicted the fixture FUBAR.

      I made a spreadsheet and everything to map my changes over the last 3 GW's - LOL

      All out the window!

  5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Imagine playing your FH this week and still getting a red arrow

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      4 from 3 here so far...

  6. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Super important to know about keeper situation at WHU & SOU...

  7. Covid Chameleon
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Further outbreak of COVID 19 at Shrewsbury Town makes rescheduling of Leeds vs Southampton unlikely.

    A further two cases of COVID 19 along with breaches in the isolation rules has seen this weekends Shrewsbury vs Lincoln game cancelled.

    Local papers believe that Shrewsbury's next match is not likely to be until the 23rd of January allowing the outbreak to be brought under control (see source below).

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/football/shrewsbury-town-fc/2021/01/11/shewsbury-town-clash-with-lincoln-called-off-as-more-coronavirus-cases-confirmed/

    This outbreak surely then makes it very difficult for Shrewsbury to play Southampton in a rescheduled FA cup game as previously suggested meaning that Leeds vs Southampton should go ahead as scheduled.

    I think this is good news for those wanting to bench boost with Leeds and Southampton player doubles in GW 19 and I am planning accordingly.

    What do you you think?

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      They'll do everything they can to play Saints as the tie would make them alot of money.

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If they're club is riddled with COVID and breaks of the rules should they be allowed to play?

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I bet there's enough on here to Crowdfund them out of playing so that they can get a DGW BB out of it

        1. Covid Chameleon
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          😀

    2. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      how about this?
      #SHREWS BACK TO TRAINING: #Shrewsbury Town aim at Friday restart after club's lockdown period. Chief exec Brian Caldwell: "it's been a really challenging time." Sat's game v Lincoln already off, hoping for go-ahead to play Southampton FA Cup tie next week

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Oh #@£* I hope someone stops them

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

        They aim to... If more tests come back positive, they can aim how much they want to, it ain't happening. Everything depends on the results of the tests, not the club's aiming of opening the training facility.

    3. In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I hope it goes ahead bench boost back on if so, I own Dallas kwp bamford

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

      Not what I last heard...
      https://twitter.com/BBCShropSport/status/1349285407339458560

      I think it'll be rescheduled.

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looks like there's already some bite back at the idea. Maybe if we all tweeted and complained to the FA and Premier League.

        These people are right
        "Shrewsbury players break lockdown rules and their reward is an FA cup tie with Southampton" Not right.

    5. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The whole thing is yet another reason why the FA Cup is a pointless annoyance that should never have gone ahead this season.

      1. southernrocker1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Some smaller clubs will be kept afloat by FA Cup funds this year so it was pretty crucial, FPL and Premier League aside 😉

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Shrewsbury are desperate for money and the windfall. However the club is behaving responsibly even if the players havent.

        If they have had more cases and we dont know how many positives test have turned negative. I guess the real news will become on friday if the training ground is open.

        If it is played and southampton are knocked out in round 4 or 5 I would image it would be played in GW 29

        Shame as I have 3 Leeds and 2 Southampton. I may need to wildcard my way out of it as I need more man city and united anyway and plan ahead.

        You can stop planning that's the problem

        I hope beyond hope that Southampton get a bye as the fixture pile up is getting stupid.

        Fa cup is not a priority over all football league clubs completing their fixture as promotion and relegation must go ahead

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cant stop planning

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I know you are sad about your FPL bench boost, but the FA Cup provides a meaningful potential source of income for smaller clubs who haven't got the normal TV income that the PL teams have had to offset no ticket sales. Wouldn't describe it as a 'pointless annoyance'.

  8. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    With the plan to still BB, which option is best?

    A. Balbuena and Son to Shaw(4YC)/Dawson/4.8def and Salah -4
    B. Balbuena, Son and Kane to Cresswell, Salah and Vardy -8

    1FT 3.3itb
    Martinez
    Coufal Cancelo Stones
    Bruno KDB Soucek Son*Raphinha
    Bamford Kane*
    (Johnstone Rodrigo Holding*Balbuena*)

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Son & Kane both have good fixtures - do you think their replacements will earn you more than the 4 point transfer cost plus don’t you want Kane & Son after DGW?
      For me not worth -8

      1. southernrocker1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Balbuena has recently lost his place. I'm counting the cost as I put him in last week in prep for DGW too.

        1. southernrocker1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          can't upgrade though without shifting several 🙁

  9. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is Jamie Vardy good to go?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yellow flag is putting me off

    3. marcos11
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looking at bringing him in, hoping Rodgers doesn’t manage his minutes

    4. JP\'s
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thoughts on a KBD triple captain?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Prefer KDB personally

          1. southernrocker1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            hehehehe

          2. JP\'s
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lol yeah me too

          3. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Would wait until after tonights game to decide but hard to see a better pair of fixtures with a team and player in form.

          4. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I'm seriously considering it but will obviously depend on how he does today and injuries/covid until saturday morning

            1. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              as good as opportunity a you will get. Especially if looks good tonight. great fixtures, nailed and City in good form at the minute

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A) DCL,Son to KDB, Antonio (-4)
          B) DCL, Grealish and Riedewald to KDB, Brewster and Soucek(-8)

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

          2. marcos11
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A

          3. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Son -> KDB leaves me with 10 x DGWers + Kane

            Would you do either of Bruno / Salah -> Sterling for a hit given better DGW fixtures plus better fixtures thereafter?

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              No

          4. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Martinez Forster
            TAA Coufal Dallas Lamptey Mitchell
            Salah Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
            Kane Bamford Watkins

            1 FT 0.1 ITB

            I am definitely doing Son>KDB, however, please help me choose best possible hits:

            A) Kane>Vardy, Grealish>Foden for a -8, play a 3-5-2 and hope Leeds gets a double (probably in vain)
            B) Kane>Antonio, Lamptey>Cancelo for a -8, play a 4-4-2 and hold on to Villa assets for their DGW cornucopia
            C) Kane>Antonio, Lamptey>Cancelo, Mitchell>Stones for a -12 for an extra City DGW asset (hold on to villa assets, bench Dallas)

          5. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            We're nearly at the dreaded DGW19! If decision-making for BGW18 was tough, this is doubly so. LOL.

            Johnstone (Martinez)
            Cancelo, Cresswell, Taylor (Lewis, Alioski)
            Son, Souček, Bruno, KdB (Klich)
            Bamford, Aguero, Wilson

            That Aguero punt some weeks back did not pay off at all... That's 11 fit double players, and I'm assuming Taylor is back, which is a biiiiig reach. I was going to go Wilson to Antonio but could do Aguero to Antonio instead, then choosing to upgrade Lewis... That would get me to 13 (inc Taylor), Wilson and Son the lone rangers. I could field a safe 11, all getting probably two games (24 players inc (C) bonus) or go for Bench Boost and have a potential 30... (inc (C) bonus)... To get to that '30' I'll have taken a hit of -4, or could go with '24' for no hit.

          6. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            IF Leeds-Soton is postponed, how does this look?

            Son+Adams >> KDB+Antonio (-4) & save this sodden BB chip 🙂

            Johnstone(x2)
            Robbo(x2), Dias(x2), Lowton(x2), Coufal(x2)
            Salah(x2), Bruno(x2), KDB(x2), Soucek(2)
            Antonio(2), Bamford
            (McCarthy*, Raphina, Dallas, DCL*)

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Nice

            2. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would you then TC?

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Jesus don’t throw that one at me! Haha! I guess I could! *heads spinning* 🙂

          7. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hmm odds on Spurs win from 1.33 to 1.55,many bets on against .

            Should have kept (C) on KDB looks like more open game

          8. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Does anyone know if martial picked up an injury last night? Not flagged.....

            Would open up cavani as a lovely dgw option.....thanks

            1. Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He sort of limped around at the end, which wasn't any slower than his previously un-injured state.

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                this is what I thought at the time

            2. Invincibles
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cavani was playing as striker anyhow. Think he's a good pick at that price.

            3. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I thought he did his hammy?
              He looked moody and fed up but then that's his normal demeanour

          9. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Would you do Kane + Son ➡ Vardy + Salah?

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Probably no, any other way to get salah?

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Can do Son to Salah by downgrading Tierney to a 4.5

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Son is a better value than Kane. Any way of getter Salah in for Kane.

                  I'm doing Saka and Kane to Salah and Brewster. Then benching Brewster for the DGW.

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Only way is to sell grealish for salah which I am not sure of

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not if you want Spurs assets after the DGW.

          10. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            What are people doing with regards to Villa assets? Would any players who tested positive now be eligible to play, or does the gameweek come too early? Might ruin my BB plan

            1. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              no longer BB, just benching if just city away.

              would be 3 games to rearrange so lots of DGWs to follow and decent fictures 20-30

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not making any decisions until we get some clarity on a number of issues...

            3. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              So who tested positive besides Trezeguet?

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                not come out yet (Villa fan)

                Guess won't know until we get no shows at training when ground eventually opens

            1. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Just don't get it.

              I know there's always going to be an element of bad luck, but you can't tell me that 'the worst breakout at a professional club in England' happens without a healthy dose of rule-breaking and carelessness. Why would the FA, EPL and Soton all bend over backwards to let them play the tie?

              1. Well you know, Triffic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                One player could have caught it recklessly or just due to bad luck. That one player could have infected them all, so to say the club is breaking rules is wrong.

                1. claretparrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  How do the rest of them get it, by magic? You can train together without coming into the sort of sustained close contact that risks transmission.

                  If it's as simple as one gets it, they all get it:
                  A) how have many clubs successfully locked down 1 or 2 cases?
                  B) the game should be halted immediately from top to bottom.

                2. claretparrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  P.s. you mean 'might be wrong'. Neither of us knows for sure

          11. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            2.0 ITB and 1FT, looking at GW19 (and beyond)

            Martinez (Forster)
            taa, Robbo, Cancelo, Coufal (James)
            Salah, Son, Bruno,Soucek, Grealish
            Bamford (Watkins) (Brew)

            Need 0.1m to do Son > KdB

            A) James > Stones (play 541 in 19 nad bench Grealish if 1 game)
            B) other?

            1. Invincibles
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yes and TC KDB

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                90% on TC for Kev this week - just can't see a better opportunity

            2. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              a

          12. Invincibles
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            McCarthy
            Justin Stones Cresswell
            Bruno Gundogan KDB (TC) Son
            Bamford Kane Lacazette

            Any changes for a hit or g2g?

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Looks very good but would obviously wait for more news on McCarthy. I'd get him out for another DGW keeper if its confirmed he's still injured.

              1. Invincibles
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Cheers, yeah keeping an eye on that.

          13. barcaa7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            for DGW
            a-Vardy , Mahrez
            b-Antonio , KDB

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              b

            2. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B by far

            3. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B and not even close

          14. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Which westham defender would you pick for DGW19 who is safe from rotation for the 2 games.

            1. stepper1971
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cresswell

              1. FantasyHero
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Hmm would think Cresskill most prone to rotation no?

          15. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Out of interest, how did Shewsbury not have to field a team against Soton like Villa did?

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not enough time to retest, not enough players that didn't have any contact with the infected players would be my guess.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Sounds like carnage! Why on earth are they trying to cancel a prem game for them then. Just kick them out

            2. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would imagine there's not sufficient separation between the squads like at Prem clubs. That's certainly the case at my club.

              Still, see my comment above. Can't believe they're being treated with such generosity.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I’d just kick them out

                1. claretparrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Agree. Luck plays a part but you don't have the kind of outbreak they've had simply by getting unlucky

          16. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Bench DIER (SHU) or Saka (NEW) in GW19?

            1. joey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I'd wait and see how they look this week. Dier should have a very good chance at 6 but not much more, I think he's the safer option to play but I find it more fun watching attacking players and hoping for a goal rather than hoping for a clean sheet!

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yup, same here, but yeah, Spurs and Arsenal yet to play so wil wait. Have Holding on bench as well and think there's a high chance for him to get 6 as well. Saving BB for the other dgw however.

          17. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            How can I get KDB into this team for DGW19?

            McCarthy* Johnstone
            Robbo Dias Dallas Coufal Taylor*
            Salah Bruno Rashford Raphinha Soucek
            Vardy* Bamford Adams*

            1FT 0.1ITB

          18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Play 1(Assuming DGW's get cancelled)
            A) Rodrigo vs Brighton
            B) Holding vs Newcastle
            C) Grealish vs Man City

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A

            2. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B

            3. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B

          19. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Son -> Rashford
            A) Worth it?
            B) For a hit?

            1. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A for sure
              B maybe

            2. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not for me
              Did you see Rashford last night?

            3. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A yes - B 50:50

              SHU not often getting hammered and 2 wins on the bounce so now have a little confidence so Son may not haul even in Spurs win.

              I would say it depends on who you would rather have for gw20-24

          20. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hope saints have a double so I can do an easy laca > ings

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Is there any sign that Saints won't have a double next week ?

            2. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Nope. Comments here weren't too favourable. Fixtures and DGW are mighty tempting though.

              1. Shatner's Bassoon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Comment fail for question above