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. Reedy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Baffling the amount of people baffled by people making early transfers.

    People have different styles of pay; those moving early know the risks.

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It’s baffling the amount of times I’ve read the word “baffling” on here tonight.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I hope that you brought in Fornals or Barnes! 🙂

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I sure did buddy and thanks for the reply the other evening.

          Barnes - The boy 😎

    2. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Also, what is never mentioned on this site for some reason, there's a large contingent playing the 'money' version of this game, eg most total value wins.

      Those people don't care about who is playing who, form etc, simply chasing the rises. They can make as many transfers as they want as well (and they do), as they don't care about points.

      And of course, the transfers they make affect the overall transfer system.

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Is there a prize for highest team value?

        1. Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Nope

      2. Reedy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Good point...I wonder why we never hear from these people? We know they exist but who are they and what motivates them? More sources of bafflement.

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          It is baffling, none of them ever seem to say anything. Actually, there was one bloke who did an article on it a few years back, this was pre-price prediction websites so it was a massive load of manual work to figure out who was going to rise and fall, He gave it up after he won it.

          I don't know if you get a prize but there's a top five on the front page of FPL website so they certainly give it status.

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        There's the Most Valuable Teams table on the FPL Status page - Some people want their teams in that Top 5 list all season - fair play to them

        It's useful as a tracker of what sort of TV my team should be at ... usually 2 to 3m below those teams
        It's just a pity that we never know what their SV (Sales Values) are

        Money buys players, players score points

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      baffling post..

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      And there is nothing else happenings than bandwagon Stones. He is and has been good pick for the money and many want him before he is .3 more expensive. Price changes are part of the game.

  2. ZLNR
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone eyeballing someone for the next few? I have two city Def (Dias,Cancelo) but no city attack. Man UTD also looking strong in defense. Would be tempted to sideways into Shaw but idk if he's nailed .

    My team value is a little too spread out after WC

    1. ZLNR
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not early transferring. Just planning

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You can see which midfielder will start against Villa and decide after.WBA and Shu are huge games.

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mount looks good. Depends if Chelsea can get it together.

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Owned him for a punt while I was preparing to WC although I didn't get anything. For value he's definitely good

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yes I think he’s only just opened his goal account. Difficult to know if he can be consistent. It’s good trying to predict the next big scorer. Maybe someone like Snodgrass or Jota’s back soon. Or Cutrone and Tao could take off.

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      City is a defensive team now.

      Just do three defenders or 2 defenders and Gondwanaland

      You will Beating the kids with KDB and Foden

      And saving money

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Eh, a defensive team?

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This is not a slam on MCI. Bad ass defense is not an insult.

          This is where they haul the most points.

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Bad-ass defence is one thing, defensive team is something else.

            But I think I get what you mean, yeah, fair enough, their defence is good right now.

            Burnley are a defensive team!

    5. COVID-CASUAL
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I really should've pulled the trigger on Shaw GW18, then got spooked by his 4 yellows for this GW. I think I'll get him once that rests. Under 5m defender for a CL level team. And I don't see how he is not nailed, he's played basically every game when fit.

        Around the 5m or less DEF, Reece James if he gets his spot back is a watch too. More expensive, Chilwell and Digne.

        In the attacking 2/3rds, I'm pretty settled so haven't thought as much but off the top of my head... everyone is getting off Grealish and he'll likely make them pay. DCL when he's back from injury with Digne/Rodriguez feeding him and games-in-hand. Pogba is one of those picks everyone will mock, but it'll either pay huge dividends, or at least you get him now rather than looking to chase the points just as he gets injured/benched again (like Mahrez, Foden - twice, soon to be Antonio).

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who wins?

      1. Wilson + Antonio + Ziyech + Bruno (C)
      2. Grealish + Soucek + Holding + Salah (C) + 7 points

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Hope 2 does.

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        coinflip

      3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2 easily IMO

        Grealish is x 2 as well ....

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers all I am 2, but it's a close one

      5. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2 - because

        Wilson is garbage

        Antonio prolly rests, but if doesn’t he scores again

        Ziyech is a weak part timer

        Bruno is great but he has to lift all that other trash on this team

    7. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      my defence is pretty strong
      GW 20
      £0.1 Bank - 1FT - £104.9 TV
      Martínez - Button
      Robertson - Cancelo - Stones - Coufal - Holding
      Son - Salah - Fernandes - Raphinha - Soucek
      Bamford - Kane - Antonio

      Planning Ahead
      Do you like any of these?
      free transfer
      A - Raphinha to Gundog - £0.0 Bank
      B - Robertson to Dias - £1.6 Bank
      C - Salah to KDB - £0.7 Bank

      -4 transfer hit
      D - Robertson to Mitchell
      Raphinha to Grelish - £1.2 Bank

      1. ZLNR
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Juicy TV wow. I'd say C is tempting after today. Might change further into GW

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Not a brag but mine is 106.8 and was over 107 before I traded out likes of Zouma recently

          1. ZLNR
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Early transfers? I've been holding late this year. So only at 102.2 highest in ML is only 0.8m ahead so it doesn't impact too much

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              I always go hard to build value early

          2. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nice! I try to do the same but some way behind you (105.7). Does give much more flex later. Tried to (relatively) minimise hits this season by getting a well-balanced team with a stable core set of players early.

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Reply fail to Kiwi

          3. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            106.5 after some recent heavy sells - e.g. Grealish - SV 104.4

      2. CorAndo__x
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Leeds losing points rapid but surely Gundogan won't continue his impressive scoring record.
          Robbo not assisting as much as before so a City defender is lean towards buy why not Stones?
          KDB got nice fixtures coming up..

        • HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I would get Man U player in defence

      3. ace3.1415
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Anyone know if Villa training ground is open yet?

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            It should have opened yesterday but can't find any news apart from Smith saying some players still affected by Covid. Villa will train today I'm sure.

          2. CorAndo__x
              2 months, 25 days ago

              With very little information coming from Villa you'd hope it's back to somewhat normal. I'd say the outbreak was mostly backroom & u21s/reserves that came into the first team training

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                It was 9 first team players

          3. CorAndo__x
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Anyone know the max amount of points ever achieved in a GW? With 129 being the top score at the moment I could see a score of near 200 this week.

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                FPL General posted an old score (not his) of something like 227 points from a BB.

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yep, I have a screenshot somewhere of a 200+ score from a few years ago.

                  1. Hulk Smash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    https://twitter.com/FPLGeneral/status/1350385724680499201/photo/1

                    Heurelho Gomes 21 points. Even Darmian got 17! Insane.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      How the hell is that team within budget?

                      1. noquarternt
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        End of the season, more budget, lots of value tied up...not impossible to have a team like that. Remember Rashford and maybe Sturridge would be dirt cheap then, Antonio and Gomes really cheap etc.

            • ow00019
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Opinions on pogba as an option?

              1. Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Not for me but it’s quite Not Template

                Better than Ziyech or Firmino for points

              2. COVID-CASUAL
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Great differential IMO. One that might actually gain you points and ranks, rather than just being different.

                  If it doesn't work he's easy enough to trade out at his price, and if it does you're laughing.

                  Surprised literally nobody seemed to even consider him as FH BGW18 option when triple ManU was the trend.

                  1. ow00019
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Thanks that's my feelings too good to hear someone thinking along the same lines.
                    Also think I put this through twice by accident. Haha!

                    1. COVID-CASUAL
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        lol I replied to your other post not realising it was by the same person!

                • dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Going Forward ( after game week finished

                  A Robertson Mané
                  B Maguire KDB -4

                  1. CorAndo__x
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      B

                    • Hulk Smash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      B

                    • kobewan
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      GW Liverpool v Spurs

                      B

                  2. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Getting in stones and kdb c as part of a double hit worked out well.

                    1. schwing
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      +Gündo for the cherry on top!

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Even better!

                  3. ow00019
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Thoughts on pogba?

                    1. Hulk Smash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Crap hair

                    2. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Great hair

                    3. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Cant be worse than Trashford...

                    4. COVID-CASUAL
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Someone asked like 3 posts up, detailed thoughts up there, decent option IMO

                      • bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Not good enough defensive ly, too slow and not mobile enough

                    5. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Troy Deeney on Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast is interested. A clash of two very different people in a nice way. Recommend seeking ot out and giving it a go.

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Listening now, good so far, thanks for the tip.

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          nw 🙂

                    6. De Gea is GOAT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Surely Cancelo starts the next game right? Knew i should've gone safe with Dias.

                      1. Hulk Smash
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        I should think so. He appears to be their best fullback, just rested.

                      2. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        He should.

                      3. JJeyy
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        He will

                      4. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Cancelo is a weird one to me. Yes hes a full back but the role he takes up when he plays is very different to what all the other full backs at City do. He basically plays as an inside forward when City are attacking. While all the other full backs provide width, when Cancelo is on the pitch its the wide midfielder whos providing the width on his side with Cancelo more central.

                        But yea hes probably starting and first choice, just rested today.

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          In a break from the norm, what BT says here I agree with and is a pretty steady and non-flammable comment

                        2. De Gea is GOAT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          I just hope the long awaited haul comes sooner rather than later. I'm slightly regretting going for him over Dias already. Thanks lads

                      5. ow00019
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Who knows! The joys of pep roulette. Stones will probably miss the next game as he scored 2.

                    7. JJeyy
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Ali
                      TAA Matip fab robbo
                      Hendo Thiago
                      Shaq minamino mane
                      Salah

                      LFC team needed for burnley

                    8. Hulk Smash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Which 3 to bench next week?

                      Martinez (v bur)
                      Robbo (v tot) Dias Stones (v wba) AWB (v SHU) Dallas (v new)
                      Salah (v tot) Bruno (v SHU) Son (v LIV) Grealish (v bur) Soucek (v cry)
                      Bamford (v new) Wilson (v LEE) Watkins (v bur)

                      1. HashAttack
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Dallas, Soucek and Watkins ... my bench will be Coufal, Soucek and Watkins (playing Wilson & Bamford)

                    9. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Early thoughts on this team? 1ft, 0.9m itb

                      Martinez
                      Robbo zouma stones
                      Salah kdb Bruno soucek saka
                      Vardy bamford

                      Forster Dallas coufal Brewster

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Wouldnt change much about it tbh. I'm still not 100% sold on CHE def but they do have decent fixtures. Great team mate.

                        1. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Cheers mate. Might look at shipping zouma if he’s benched against Lei.

                          1. De Gea is GOAT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Yeah good shout! Could also get rid of Robbo and use the cash somewhere else. GL 🙂

                      2. gogs67
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Zouma for a Man City all day long.
                          I'm also just pissed off at his benching this week so I'll be doing an angry transfer out lol
                          Already got 2 Man City but very soon you won't be able to go without them as their points and ownership rises

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Thinking the same. Zouma to Dias seems the way to go. Thanks

                            1. Baps hunter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Yes, you can do it now or wait.

                        • wulfrunian
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          save ft

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Thanks

                      3. Taegugk Warrior
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Robbo,Stones,Justin
                        Salah,KDB,Bruno,Soucek
                        Kane,Bamford,Adams,

                        Peacok-farrel,Bissouma,Mitchell,Kilman

                        0.3itb 1FT.

                        Save FT or Bisouma to Smith Rowe..?

                      4. Crouch Potato
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        I am not sure if this is helpful in relation to when Villas training ground reopens, it is all I could find at this time, the account is Checking VAR Podcast.

                        See new Tweets
                        Conversation
                        #CheckingVAR Podcast
                        @checking_var
                        Aston Villa players are set to resume training tomorrow, after the COVID-19 scare in their camp.
                        8:49 PM · Jan 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

                        1. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          The issue is that there is basically nothing we can do atm or tomorrow. But thx anyway 🙂

                      5. Firmino
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Robbo Chilwell Stones
                        Salah KdB Bruno Son
                        Bamford Antonio Watkins

                        Button, Mitchell, Stephens, Branthwaite

                        Pretty happy with my team going forward. Can't think anyone I would like to get/change. Stephens could become ESR.

                      6. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Also not sure, and I hate fudgy misinformation on here (no offence Fdugy), I read that the training ground reopened on Sunday (today) and it was a pretty legit report.

                        Information does seem minimal, though – nearly three weeks between fixtures and we don't know anything about who was affected.

                        Johnstone and Meslier two examples of zero information prior to the very day. Medical confidentiality I think

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Bell swell, was supposed to be a reply to Crouchy

                          1. Crouch Potato
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            I'm with you on that, I do know that Grealish has been amusing himself by taking the micky out of Leeds regarding the state of their pitch so he appears to been in good spirits 😉

                            1. Bennerman
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              He's maybe OK then. I love him to watch, had to very reluctantly get rid and he makes me nervous!

                              Such a Man Utd player, as a fan

                        2. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          We know Trezeguet was infected because he tweeted that he was. Grealish posted on Instagram serious training at home apparently.

                          1. Bennerman
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Good shout, but also they haven't played so long (over 10 days – I think, by time of game) that presumably everyone who is not physically affected will have done their protocol time.

                            Saying that, none of us knows who feels ill and who is lucky not to feel ill

                      7. Kaneyonero
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Not owning stones has killed my gw. Shouldve went Stones instead of cancelo

                        1. waldo666
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          20/20 mate, don't beat yourself up about it.

                        2. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Very happy with my score on BB but Stones instead of Cancelo would be 97. I was very close to getting Stones instead of Cancelo so feels like kick in the gut but that's life

                      8. HashAttack
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Stones, Cancelo & James ... oh well, all evened out in the end

                        1. bench boost for every gamew…
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          And bonus is that all 3 will very likley start in the second game as well

                      9. JayKay1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        A player in my work ML went TC Stones, just one of about 400 that did (0.0051%)... Some you win, some you lose, LOL ;o)

                        Have already asked him for next weeks lottery numbers, before you ask!

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          How does he/she usually do?

                          Is this the once-in-a-lifetime lightning bolt or do they often do well?

                          1. JayKay1
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Top 20K in 11/12 and 12/13, but bugger all impressive since, though usually in top 1m... 1259140...

                            Probably woke up from a weird dream where Stones got a hattie ;o)

                      10. Taegugk Warrior
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Robbo,Stones,Justin
                        Salah,KDB,Bruno,Soucek
                        Kane,Bamford,Adams,

                        Peacok-farrel,Bissouma,Mitchell,Kilman

                        0.3itb 1FT.

                        Save FT. Y/N..?

                        1. Qaiss
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Yeah save

                      11. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Are we possibly looking at serious inflation? Salah and KdB are not performing, Vardy has his hip, Auba isn't worth mentioning + Jesus and Kun can also be forgotten atm.

                        1. Qaiss
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          KDB getting 5 returns in his last 5 matches is not performing? What are you on about????

                          1. Crouch Potato
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Could have had a few more assists v Palace, I felt Diaz should have buried the chance he got his assist from. He looks the most in form mid at the minute imo.

                        2. Bennerman
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          What is serious inflation? (Besides large balloons?)

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Money losing it's value.

                            1. Bennerman
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              I don't know that phrase.

                          2. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            If we all had 150 million in our fpl budget, we wouldn't have to care about prices. Same thing happens if expensive fpl picks become like Auba, whom we probably wouldn't get even at 5.5.

                            1. Bennerman
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              You've lost me

                              1. Bojam
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 25 days ago

                                It's not complicated. But I suspect you know that.

                            2. Qaiss
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              I would get him at 5.5. He’s off the boil right now but as we’ve seen, he’s world class most of the time.

                      12. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Well, he has assists correct, but not too many goals from open play this season.

                        1. Qaiss
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Agree but you could argue he may have been a little unlucky in his last 5 weeks. If you brought him in 5 gameweeks ago, you wouldn’t say he’s been underperforming.

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Brought him in basically gw 15 (transferred out for Son for one week) and his returns have been pretty similar compared to Dias and Cancelo. Had him earlier this season also and he's been unlucky a lot.

                      13. seewhyaxe
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        to the guy who recommended me to bring in Stones + KDB for a hit, I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

                        1. seewhyaxe
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          claretparrot!

                      14. Ragabolly
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Risers: Bamford (6.7) Stones (5.1)

                        Fallers: Bernard (5.7) Baldock (4.9)

                        1. All about the galacticos
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Bamford? it's time to cash in.

                        2. Wild Rover
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Lol, do they think they get Stones for the Villa match? 😀

                          1. Lord.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Probably think they get Stones for the Palace match

                        3. waldo666
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Cheers Ragabolly.

                        4. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Cheers Ragabolly!

                          1. Bennerman
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            The true Egyptian Prince.

                            TC Ragabolly

                        5. Buck The Trent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          2-0

                        6. Original Pirate Material
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Thanks Ragabolly! Have you ever had a go at cracking the price change code out of interest? Or is LiveFPL enough for you?!

                          Enjoyed the pod with the Wire guys, very humble mate. Goes without saying the community appreciate what you do for us!

                          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Ooh, if anyone can do it, Ragabolly can.

                          2. circusmonkey
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            The fplstatisitcs site is quite accurate. Ragabolly, when is the new server coming?

                        7. CroatianHammer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Kaboom! 2-0
                          Pulled the trigger early on my transfer and it paid off some bit. Still only on 40 for the GW though... Johnstone reportedly back in training for the second game, Cancelo presumably gets his berth back for his second.. so just waiting on Taylor for Burnley. Had I known Johnstone was out before the deadline I would not have used BB.

                      15. Footieboot
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Why did I play Dier instead of ESR?? I don't know what I was thinking.

                        • Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Sold Salah for KdB before Tottenham and Palace because KdB had better fixtures. Then i bought Salah back for WBA and sold Bruno before his haul vs Leicester as 1GW punt before WC. Salah has 4 consecutive blanks and he is my C this GW. Cheers everyone

                          1. seewhyaxe
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            1 more match to go.

                            1. Niho992
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Yup but Liverpool playing so bad in attack lately.

                          2. seanie3
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            this tells me you are a newbie.

                        • Footieboot
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            Is Antonio the best budget fwd for the next few GWs? Surely not worth it dropping Bamford for him right?

                            1. sandman58
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              Bamford on pens and plays for more attacking team
                              Plus u know Antonio will break down again with injury
                              So I would keep Bamford