Scout Notes

Antonio proving West Ham’s chief FPL threat as Dawson bolsters defensive options

West Ham 1-0 Burnley

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£6.3m)
  • Assists: Pablo Fornals (£6.1m)
  • Bonus points: Antonio x3, Aaron Cresswell x2 (£5.4m), Fornals x2

YOU’RE SO FINE

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) got West Ham’s part in Double Gameweek 19 off to the best possible start as he scored the only goal of a 1-0 win over Burnley.

The Fantasy Premier League forward was signed by 500,000+ managers in the build-up to the weekend’s action and he made an immediate impact.

The sale of Sebastien Haller (£6.1m) to Ajax had all but implied Antonio was fit and ready to lead the Hammers’ line again and his performance against Burnley certainly suggested that was true.

Not only did the striker find the net nine minutes into his first start since Gameweek 10, but he also lasted 90 minutes for only the third Premier League match in 2020/21.

Provided that can continue, Antonio can go on to become West Ham’s greatest threat for their appealing upcoming schedule, rather than Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) who did not muster an effort on goal on Saturday afternoon.

By contrast, Antonio has registered a shot every 30.2 minutes this season, the best of any Hammers asset ahead of meetings with Crystal Palace (away), Liverpool (home), Aston Villa (away), Fulham (away) and Sheffield United (home) – all after their second Double Gameweek 19 match at home to West Bromwich Albion, of course.

Crucially, as things stand, the direct competition for Antonio’s place amounts to none – until David Moyes can find a new striker.

Ademipo Odubeko was an unused substitute against Burnley but the West Ham manager has been unequivocal in his desire for reinforcements in this area.

“I’d like some pace and someone who can run in behind. Because Micky gives us that just now, and if we don’t have him through injury or have to rest him at any time, we would like that type.” – David Moyes

SCORES ON THE DAWS

West Ham’s defence is also looking ripe for investment ahead of those aforementioned appealing fixtures as they recorded a third successive Premier League clean sheet against Burnley.

That is something the Hammers have not achieved since September 2019, their recent improvements in this area helped by Craig Dawson (£4.5m).

The centre-back is yet to concede a single league goal this season, starting and contributing to a shutout in every match since Gameweek 16 and was also present for a clean sheet in the FA Cup win over Stockport County.

“(Dawson) has played four games and kept four clean sheets. If you’re a centre-half and you come into a team it’s like being a striker and having four games with four goals. He should be really pleased with his performance. He’s had to be patient. We’ve got competition for places like Issa Diop waiting to come in and Aaron Cresswell has played as a third centre-back for us as well. The competition is there. They’re setting the standards now. Sometimes you do have to win 1-0 in these games.” – David Moyes

It would appear that Dawson has nailed down his place in the West Ham back-four now, especially with Issa Diop (£4.3m) an unused substitute against Burnley and Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) self-isolating.

WHUBHA

Whether or not Dawson can offer Fantasy value of his own rather than boosting his colleagues remains to be seen.

The centre-back was a prolific penalty box presence for Watford during Project Restart but is yet to register an effort on goal for West Ham.

Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m) have nine attacking returns between them this season so they look the more likely to get returns at the other end of the pitch.

That said, the latter was spared an own goal only by the offside flag on Saturday afternoon and the pair combined for just one key pass.

And those without West Ham defensive coverage, especially for upcoming meetings with Crystal Palace (Gameweek 20), Fulham (Gameweek 23) and Sheffield United (Gameweek 24) could do worse than selecting Dawson for his attractive price.

BOTTLE OF CLARET

In failing to find the net against West Ham, Burnley recorded a 10th blank of the campaign, solidifying them as clean sheet fodder.

No team has failed to score in that many games this season as they registered their 28th 1-0 defeat in the Premier League, the Clarets’ most common scoreline in the competition.

That is encouraging news for Fantasy managers targetting their upcoming opponents such as Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester City between now and Gameweek 22.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Benrahma (Lanzini 68′), Bowen (Yarmolenko 82′); Antonio.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson (McNeil 46′); Wood (Rodriguez 72′), Barnes (Vydra 63′).

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1,734 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who would be top 3 must have players right now if on a WC ?!

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KDB, Bruno, City defender.

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

        Got, got and got two (Dias and Stones)

        Sorry for the smugness. Into the top 20k. Happy days.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3 City players prob Kev and 2 defenders

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah kdb son

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Stones, Cancelo, KDB

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Dias over kdb?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KDB is a captainable option for the next two and capable of hauling so I'd rather have him and get Chilwell/Cresswell instead of Dias.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son
      Bruno
      Stones

    6. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KDB
      Kane
      Stones

    7. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Robertson, Bruno, Kane,

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Stones, Dias, Zinchenko

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        😆

    9. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can't say there are any must-haves, but 3 of my first names would probably be Bruno, Mitchell and Tierney. Not of them untouchable though after a bit of fiddling.

    10. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      City Def
      One of Kane/Son
      Bruno

    11. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KdB, Bruno, Stones.

  2. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Stones haul tonight reminds me of when Laporte hauled in a DGW a couple seasons back - he was a popular option on here and across FPL and I thought he was a waste of 6m... can't remember who I had instead all I remember is it being a part of what cost me my ML

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

      I can't remember the exact details but I seem to remember Chelsea beginning the season with a double game week about five or six seasons ago. I think Ivanovich kept two clean sheets and got a brace in both games. That was a monster haul.

  3. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looking at the fixtures and thinking of jumping on the Leicester defence. Who is the best investment? Castagne is back now but will he rotate? Justin has been great. Could go Evans or Fofana for security if starts and hope they get something from a set piece?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Justin seems unmoveable

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Justin has been their best defender he's undroppable atm

      3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Justin by far the best

      4. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Soyuncu could easily replace Fofana

      5. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They have 6 defenders who are deemed ‘starters’

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Despite not playing Bench Boost, I have a right headache of who to bench next week.

      Which to play?
      A) Soucek
      B) Bamford

      Pick 3 to play:
      1) Cancelo
      2) Stones
      3) Cresswell
      4) Dallas
      5) Bamford

      Thanks

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bamford.
        2 city and Bamford

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks Pat, 3rd defender Cresswell?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You have Bamford in twice? Dallas over Cresswell but tough one.

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sorry second Bamford should say Mitchell

        3. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bamford mentioned twice?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Doh second Bamford is Mitchell

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A 345

        4. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B, 123

        5. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B 123

        6. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B123

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks all

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is it likely now Dias will be benched for Cancello v VIlla?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Probably not, but he will need a rest at some point

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He is not a CB

        3. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          ^^Bait^^

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Different positions too

        5. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No different position. Maybe Walker (or Zinchenko) benched though

        6. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No one knows with pep. Dias has been ever present tho and villa not easy so I’d be surprised if he’s benched

        7. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He rests in the Cup ..... hopefully

        8. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nah, he’ll get his rest in the cup. Fullbacks may rotate

      3. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Weird one with my bb... yes I would’ve benched 3 Leeds and Johnstone looking at the fixtures with my current squad after the -12, but... if I didn’t activate bb I’d have kept Lowton, Adams and just benched them for the Leeds players. So I guess it’s a success in some way?

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Still think Villa will score, surely they should have the entire first team back by now? Maybe I'm just pessimistic with how unreal the defensive level is at the moment

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Should be, question will be if they’ve crossed the line from rested into rusty

      5. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone remember back in GW10 when Cancelo was rested v Burnley and then many people sold, and other chose not to buy.

        Wonder if the same will happen again. But for me, since his first appearance in GW5, he’s played 12 out of a possible 14 games. That’s perfectly acceptable, if s little annoying he seems to miss plum fixtures.

        But, his underlying numbers still make him the best choice overall. Big scores are in the pipeline I know it

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Agreed. Too many people on this site play last weeks points. Cancelo will get assists eventually

        2. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm considering bringing him in.

      6. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Zouma to start against lei?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Doubt it

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Probably not. Rudiger's place to lose.

        3. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I’ve got Zouma and not counting on it. Don’t understand why he was dropped but why would Lampard drop Rudiger if he’s done nothing wrong?

        4. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          cheers... lamps got to go... how can he bench your top goalscorer.....

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            his*

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Well someone had to pay for those I don't know how many matches conceding goals for fun... guess it was Zouma & James

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Azpi was poor, so I can see James starting.

      7. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Antonio/Bamford and Salah to Son and Vardy looks a great move soon right?

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do you have Kane?

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yep

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Nah, I wouldn’t then. 1 Spurs is enough and Salah will be ack man

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not really

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Vardys fixtures are too good to miss

            Everton
            Leeds
            Fulham
            Wolves

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

              They don't look that amazing

              1. Labile
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Leeds he seems pretty much essential Wolves are terrible and I know Fulham’s improved but there still Fulham also WC in GW25

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

                  Fulham have conceded 4 goals in last 6 including only 1 against Liverpool, Spurs, and Chelsea

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Depends how soon. Wouldn't sell Bamford or Antonio just yet and Salah's form not great but Son's is better but not great compared to a few weeks ago.

        4. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Prefer Salah + Watkins to Maddison + Kane

        5. ballsy_b
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ideally you want to keep the 3 season keepers.. and do your transfers around them:
          Salah
          Bruno
          KDB

          Kane & Son is close to that top 3.

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Is Salah a season keeper? I'd say that Kane & Son are above him. Question mark next to KDB as well. Him and Salah are very expensive and need to deliver consistently and haul often to be worth the money imho.

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

              Good question. If Kane and Son can match Salah for points and then they’re cheaper, then maybe not. Plus with Fernandes and KDB, not possible to have them all.

              1. ppv
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Salah has 1 more chance for me .If he does nothing against Burnley I'll be reversing my transfers and getting Kane and Son back in for Salah and Vardy

              2. Bojam
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Kane & Son have been in my team pretty much all season. They've been such a consistent source of points and cheap (I got Son for 8.9m and Kane for 10.6m). Comfortably better value than either KDB or Salah so far. They won't be leaving unless their form tails off really badly. Unlike with other teams, when Spurs score they are almost certainly involved, often assisting each other in the process. I've got Bruno and can have either Salah or KDB. I'm with the latter at the moment given City look the more functional attacking team. Earlier in the season clearly Pool had the edge.

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

                  9.0m and 10.5m here. They feel like never sell territory though almost sold Son to bring in Salah but decided against

                  1. Bojam
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Yeah. I wavered on Friday night. Comtemplated losing them one or even both to fund Salah in. Thankfully stuck to my guns and seems to have been the right move. Even if Salah hauls vs Burnley I'd rather keep the structure of my team intact. KDB or Salah. Kane and Son stay unless things go badly downhill for Spurs.

      8. cutch
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This is a message to the user Party Time. Thank you very much, you were the only one who recommended Stones over Cancelo when I asked. Of course, everybody else answered Cancelo and I followed my instinct (to be honest I was only looking for confirmation, so I'm the only one to blame) and brought Cancelo instead of Stones. Sigh.

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ouch. I am just glad i got both, but some experienced managers here strongly recommend Dias instead of Cancelo if doubling up on City, and I ignored them...rookie mistake.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cancelo could haul against Villa.
            You never know.

            Cancelo and Stones owner

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Would he still match Dias's overall tally? A CS brings him to 17..and he will definitely start.

              But yes hopefully you're right 🙂

            2. Lovren an elevator
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I think Cancelo will feature plenty, but not sure if he's more likely to play RB or LB?

          2. PastaConcerto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah, my ML leader has KDB + Cancelo no Salah, I have Stones, Dias, Salah and no KDB but today turned out better for me...my no hit, no chip beat his BB, and -4, KDB cap so far. He'll probably overtake me next week but I'll have saved my BB for later.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No offence but his advice was poor. Stones was very lucky.

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Stones is incredible value and is goals are a huge bonus. Only 10% owned.

            1. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Agree stones was lucky as hell

              1. Bojam
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                It's all in the game though right?

            2. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              30% owned in the Top 10k

        3. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do what Party Time says next time and the odds are you'll regret it. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This post has attracted some salty non stones owners

        4. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes, results orientated thinking is always the way to look at the game.

      9. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Just remembered at the start of the season how people thought double pool defense was essential... 🙂

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          They are a different monster with VVD.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Indeed

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            7-2 vs Villa with VVD

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I held Trent and Robertson for so long. Was a big part in my poor rank.

          • GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Did OK today like.

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yes they did. Lucky but OK.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Lucky. Like when Salah wins a penalty, a lot! That's streetwise, not luck.

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yeah luck + Alisson quality obviously

          • Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Leaning to triple MC now

        3. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Need 17 from Salah + Vardy to pay for the hits (and bring me back from the red arrows most likely). Good chance?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            It's definitely possible

          2. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            same.salah could easily get a brace against burnley and vardy loves scoring against chelsea...

        4. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Liverpool-Burnley prediction?
          2-0 (Salah, Mané) is my prediction

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            0-0, Liverpool to never score again

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            2-1

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            0-0

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

            When will the next double GW be ?

        5. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Has Bruno passed the suspension threshold for 5 yellow cards? Now gone to 10 yellows?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1 more game

          2. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            United have to play 19 games before the threshold goes to 10

          3. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            No, if he gets it against Fulham, he doesn't play in GW20

            1. ppv
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Is it 19 games or gameweeks? Does Grealish have to go 4 more matches without a yellow?

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

                Games. Grealish 4 more games

                1. ppv
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  He was close to suspension last season then stopped moaning to the refs for a while

              2. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah 19 games have to be completed.

              3. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Games I suppose. Only gameweeks in FPL terms.

                1. ppv
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yeah.Stupid question really. Asked in hope rather than anticipation

              4. umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                19 games
                And yes Grealish has to go 4 matches without a card

          4. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cheers lads.

          5. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Refs have vowed never to book him again. Witness today.

        6. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          With Kane on fire

          1. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            And Pool misfiring I fancy Spurs next week.

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

              Spurs to take the lead and sit back. Liverpool score two late goals to win it.

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            It's a typical game Liverpool wins.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              We have a great record against Spurs ; not much of one against the buses of late.

        7. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Owning Cancelo over Dias hurts.
          At least I have Stones.

          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sigh

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Me too. But I was over it the moment Stones smashed in his second. Cancelo should get a good run of games now too

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              agree.
              The unanimous vote the other week, when I was making the trade, was Cancelo over Dias.

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              At least I agree with hope.

            3. Lovren an elevator
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Do you know who's more likely to be benched for Cancelo...Walker or Zinchenko?

        8. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          With a a DF of:

          Cancelo - Stones - Justin - Holding - Mitch

          Would you do
          1) Holding > Shaw
          Or
          2) Justin > R. James

          I can live with the odd rotation from either to be honest.

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Shaw less likely to be rotated, if that helps.

          2. jammie26
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Why would you want to sell Justin?

            • elwardio
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Out of those choices shaw. Don’t have Justin and he is top of my must have list wouldn’t be selling especially for James coming back from injury and prospect of some rotation with azpi

          3. jammie26
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Cancelo owners must be foaming at the mouth.

              1. elwardio
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Nah. 75 on the board thanks to stones, and cancelo has had his rest now and is on standby for points explosion

              2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                5 point loss, over it already

              3. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                1 pointer v Stones mega haul is annoying but that's FPL 20/21 for you!

              4. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Like an excited dog knowing he's had his rest and looking forward to what he can do in the upcoming games.

            • Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Some managers on here need to stop regretting the moves they didn't make and enjoy the moves they did. Nobody could have predicted the hauls from Stones and Dias and they may not get another assist or goal for the rest of the season.

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Correct. I did consider C Dias for a moment, but never captaining Stones.

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  But they have been unlucky not to get any points earlier and I fully expect also Dias to score during this season. He is capable to do it.

            • TheCurseOfRaheem
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Took a hit for Cancelo this morning for the goal threat (already own Dias). Have to laugh to accompany the tears.

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                This morning?!

                1. TheCurseOfRaheem
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Aha my bad. Saturday!

                2. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  This?!

              2. jammie26
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Did a - 4 this week to bring in stones. Swings and roundabouts hey.

                  1. TheCurseOfRaheem
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Very nice. Crazy he scored tripled his PL goal record today haha

                • Granville
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I wonder whether Cancelo is actually going to get an attacking return. Just one the whole season

              3. The White Pele
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Exact money for Wood to Bamford

                Do it or hold?

                1. jammie26
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Time to sell leeds not buy imo.

                  • The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Wood been promising goals all season. Antonio safe bet- presume you have him? I’m looking at punts. Fabio Silva, Maupay, Watkins...

                    1. The White Pele
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Have Antonio and Watkins. Probably would bench Wood and save FT.

                2. MikeS
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Zouma to stones worth it with, giving me triple city defence?

                  Ederson-martinez
                  Stones-dias-coufal-justin-dallas
                  Son-bruno-grealish-salah-soucek
                  Vardy-antonio-bamford

                  1. Bojam
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    You planning to BB soon? If not, those two expensive(ish) keepers seems like overkill to me. Otherwise looks like a nice team! Definitely in favour of the Dias-Stones double-up. A key part of a big rank jump for me today from 140K at the start of the GW to ~50K tonight!

                    1. MikeS
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Did it this week, hence two keepers..

                      1. MikeS
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Maybe was a mistake tho as now if I do zouma to stones I will have triple city defence and no kdb.. can't seem to squeeze him in.. unless I swap for salah

                        1. Bojam
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Got you. Get rid of Ederson this week and redistribute the funds. KDB not essential. Ticking over but at his price point he needs to hauling more often imo. Salah not essential for the same reason.

                          1. MikeS
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Thanks for the advise, what do you think of doing zouma out and stones in this week (zouma falling, stones rising). Then getting rid of ederson the next week instead? Or maybe even play him for the next few weeks till fixtures turn?

                            1. Bojam
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Getting Stones in seems like a good move to me. The only concern would be the return to fitness of Laporte, Ake and Garcia. Their absence was my rationale for doubling up on Dias-Stones. Certainly Stones' position to lose but with a congested schedule there will probably be some rotation. I'd advise getting rid of Ederson asap because that money is wasted. Martinez is an excellent and cheap option (provided he isn't one of the players recovering from Covid and that Villa don't fall off a cliff). Getting rid of Ederson lets you bring in a City attacker or at least put those locked up funds to good use elsewhere. Just my 2p worth.

                              1. MikeS
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Thanks mate, good advise. Forgot about Ake

                3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Pretty sure KDB gave that pen up the other day to go for the 100 assists. All done now though...

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Nah, 100 assist from being fouled for a pen is scummy. His rival owns sterling and he knew he’d miss ;). Did it the best way possible tonight

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      😉

                4. Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Does anyone outside Man City’s team get in it right now? Maybe Kane up front but not sure who else? Son and Chillwell maybe?

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Al Becket

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Becker even

                  2. Van der Faart
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Kane in that team would be frightening.

                  3. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    imagine Robertson in that team!

                  4. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Robbo, Alisson and VVD too

                  5. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Antonio

                  6. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Ederson
                    Cancelo Stones Dias Robertson*
                    KDB Kante* Fernandes*
                    Salah* Kane* Son*

                  7. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Maybe Werner would show his promise with some decent management?

                  8. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    The only one who would still be in the City team is KDB

                5. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Losing patience with Bamford, also don't like the look of his fixtures GW21 onwards

                  Have Kane + Antonio

                  Any good replacements in his bracket or is it time to go with just 2 strikers?

                  1. John Nerdelbaum
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I wouldn't get rid before Newcastle
                    Maybe see how Watkins looks. I'd keep him

                6. Eightball
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I dithered at like 1:30am on the eve of the transfer deadline. Moves were going to be Zouma, Son, DCL to Stones, KDB, Antonio. I had the exact money and from selecting the players to hitting the button a price rise on Antonio and a fall on Son priced me out of the move!

                    FUMING at those stones points I missed out on, especially as Zouma didn't even bloody play. I think i'm done with Zouma now though. Thats 2 games in the last 3 he has missed.

                    Ended up doing Bedanrek, Son, DCL to Mitchell KDB Antonio so not all bad.

                    1. MikeS
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Zouma out stones In

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      You still had the Zouma to Stones option after though right?

                      1. Eightball
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          It was already a -8 but yes techincally I could have done the move. If Zouma had actually played it wouldn't have been as painful. I'm going to do the move for the next gameweek.

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            I did Mitchell to Stones to get to -12. A little harder with Zouma

                    3. Pepeye
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Gundo again Gundo again Gundogain 4 goals in 6 games

                      1. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yes, he's been doing well, the only question is if it is sustainable.

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          And if he is better option than KdB or 3rd def.

                    4. Pepeye
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      46 pts from Stones 21-Dias-11 and KDB (C) 14 Wowzer

                    5. Nightf0x
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Sais to stones to double up with dias ? Or get shaw or other def.