Scout Notes

West Brom revival starts with exploiting Wolves’ ongoing defensive issues

WOLVES 2-3 WEST BROM

  • Goals: Fabio Silva (£5.2m), Willy Boly (£5.4m)| Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) x2, Semi Ajayi (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Boly| Callum Robinson (£5.4m) x2, Kyle Bartley (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Pereira x3, Boly x2, Silva x1, Robinson x1

Roll of the Dyce

Wolves’ defensive credentials remain under serious scrutiny as they conceded three goals at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Despite being able to draw on Leander Dendoncker (£4.7m) and Willy Boly (£5.4m) again following injury, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are still searching for a first clean sheet since Gameweek 7.

Set pieces proved the main issue for Wolves as they gave up two spot-kicks and the Baggies’ only non-penalty goal at Molineux started with a Dara O’Shea (£4.5m) throw-in.

Kyle Bartley (£4.4m) then won the flick-on which allowed Semi Ajayi (£4.8m) to loop a header over Rui Patricio (£5.4m).

Asked if West Brom had rehearsed the dead-ball routine, Sam Allardyce revealed:

“Yeah…Wolves’ stats are not that great on set-pieces. In saying that, we weren’t very good on set-pieces ourselves! But Wolves on set-pieces do let a lot of goals in. So we felt we could exploit that area. And in open play, I’m disappointed we didn’t score the chances we created but at least we created more than I’ve seen since I’ve been here.” – Sam Allardyce

Nuno knew what the Baggies would throw at his team, though Wolves were unable to deal with it.

“We knew [the set-piece threat would come]. We knew. We knew that West Brom [would] try to do these kind of things; throw-ins, long balls, set-pieces. And we didn’t defend well. Disappointing, frustrated with the way we played and the result. The beginning of the second half, we started very poorly. Two penalties and a throw-in [were West Brom’s goals]. We knew we required better defending. We must rectify it and do better.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

The Wolves manager is clearly in a desperate search for solutions to their problems considering the decisions he made on Saturday afternoon.

He made the surprise call of taking off captain and ever-present (when fit) central defender Conor Coady (£4.9m) in the 64th minute, replacing him with Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) in a tactical change.

“Options, options. We had Romain [Saiss] and [Willy] Boly, and we decided to go with Rayan [Ait-Nouri], the left-back. Simple decision.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

New no for Nuno

The Wolves boss stuck with a back four in Double Gameweek 19

Considering Wolves’ ongoing defensive problems, they have gone from a team FPL bosses looked to for shut-outs, to a side that may get targeted with opposition attacking assets.

With immediate fixtures against Chelsea (away), Crystal Palace (away) and Arsenal (home), there is further time to assess the deteriorating situation at Wolves, as players from those three teams may not be on the fantasy radar considering other fixtures.

It does seem, however, that Nuno will continue with a four-man defence. Wolves’ team-sheet graphic suggested a back three for West Brom’s visit but that did not prove to be the case. The Wolves manager said post-match:

“We think that a back four is better for us with the players we have. It is time to analyse and see what the next step forwards is.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Willy Goaly

Willy Boly puts Wolves back in front in the first half

It was a tumultuous return to action for Willy Boly (£5.4m) at Molineux on Saturday.

The centre-back conceded the first of two penalties that Wolves gave up to West Brom.

Boly then turned a lovely pass around the corner of the West Brom defence in the opposite box, allowing Fabio Silva (£5.2m) to shoot past David Button (£4.0m).

And it was the Ivory Coast defender who put Wolves 2-1 up before half time, capitalising on a bouncing ball in the area to fire home.

Boly is unlikely to attract too many FPL investors, however, considering his price and Wolves’ aforementioned issues in defence.

Flat to the Mat

Matheus Pereira converts the first of two penalties

Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) twice converted from the penalty spot against Wolves, after fouls on Callum Robinson (£5.4m) by both Boly and Coady.

The West Brom winger, as with Boly, is unlikely to be a consideration for our squads at present. However, the Baggies do embark on a relatively favourable fixture run from Gameweek 25.

On the overall performance by his team, Allardyce mused:

“In the vast majority of that performance, I thought the plan and the way the lads carried out the tactics was excellent. It’s the best I’ve seen us in possession since I’ve been here. We [did] some good defending at Liverpool [in Gameweek 15] but from there on, we’ve been waiting to get the defending side right and getting the attacking side right. Apart from slipping up on a set-piece, or two set-pieces – a wide free-kick and a corner which put us on the back foot – I’d have to say the lads were excellent, [especially] in the second half. You could’ve felt that the heads would go down with the problems and the results we’ve had recently but they came bouncing back.” – Sam Allardyce


Wolves XI (4-3-3): Patricio; Saiss, Coady (Ait-Nouri 63′), Boly, Semedo; Dendoncker, Neves (Gibbs-White 59′), Moutinho (Cutrone 79′); Neto, Fabio Silva, A Traoré.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Button; Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea; Livermore, Sawyers; Grosicki (Robson-Kanu 69′), M Pereira, Snodgrass, (Furlong 82′); C Robinson.

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1,119 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    1-0 Manure AWB goal would be b outstanding

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve got Salah (c), AWB and Bruno so hopefully covered most angles although a Salah Hatty would do nicely!

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No Salah here. Blank required

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Today is Rashford's day

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        To get a red card

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        United legend in the making

    3. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Throw fpl out the window. Any type of united win would be amazing.

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      https://twitter.com/FPLFamily/status/1350398455924056064?s=20

      Hilarious all the flack that dude from FPL family is getting for lying to all his patrons.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          : lol :

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            😆

            1. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              There you go 🙂

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                🙂 cheers bud!

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I have KDB C and wouldn't be shocked if only starts 1 game

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lmfao pure gold

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yer. Not sure what is worse. Him lying or people listening to him in the first place. 😆

      3. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Guy is not happy!

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I still can't believe people actually paying money for advice from some random FPL names on YouTube.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Agreed. I give my advice on here for free

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yes, your 16 hours a day on here for weeks pre-season last season telling us how brilliant Villa were was invaluable when they turned out shite.

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I was a season too early. Thanks for the shout out xxx

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yer. Famous for being married and both playing FPL. says a lot about where the game has gone in recent years. Some very poor to average managers cashing in and going full time. Sad for FPL as a long time player

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            There are people who pay these numpties is more baffling.

            1. ppv
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Do people actually pay them? Thought there videos were free. Understand they are on FPL TV show where they stand up in front of TV screen like real football pundits.Laughable

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Presumed it would just be ad/views revenue from people watching their content.
                Personally think it’s criminal to charge for advice on a game that is largely luck based. But if people are willing to pay for it if so then each to their own I guess...

        3. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          They dont, they pay for Sam's advice

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Savage
            She's good though. Constant.
            This season Spurs doing great helping her maybe

          2. Studs Up
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            This

        4. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I'd argue most people aren't paying for advice but are paying to support the channel because they enjoy the content.

      5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Don't like that guy

      6. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Genuine question - why are people paying for his advice when he is genuinely not good at this game?

        Is it for entertainment?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Its because he is called FPL.... something and been branded expert for some reasons.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Never watch any of their stuff, give me some big man Bakar stats and that’ll be me for the week

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          People are easily convinced. They see a bit of content and a following and they automatically think that they are pro's etc. Some very gullible people on twitter so it is the perfect market

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I'd understand guys like Fabio Borges, who are clearly amazing at this game and better than the rest, but why someone who can't finish top50k?

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes it's for entertainment.

          Same reason why people watch people streaming video games - it's the personality and entertainment more than trying to get better at the game.

          Personally the only content creator I'm listening to this season is Mark because he's both brilliant at the game and incredibly interesting to listen to

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            His recent ranks and inability to make his own decisions and his constant overthinking suggest different . Yet LR who plays his own game and doesn't need to check his every move with others gets laughed at. I don't get it at all

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              It's a game, why doesn't everyone just chill. FPL has become way too serious lately. Feels like the fun has gone and now everyone is so judgemental of everyone else.

              1. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Some would say the fun went as soon as the likes of these people started telling noobs what moves to make

                Mark buys Jota and tells the world, then not long after Jota has 500k transfers in. Killed the enjoyment for me personally that's why i am critical

        4. ebb2sparky
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Because they like the majority of the population are thick as pig ****

        5. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          More visibility, and a face for communicating the content
          This season, Lee is Top 100k and Sam Top 50k which isn't too bad at this point

      7. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is that Sam's other half? What a plonker

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Koch must be massive

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Badum Tsshh

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I thought they were siblings.
          Well if they married we know who won't be getting any action for a while...

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          LOL
          Nice

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          That panic tweet when his patreon numbers and subscriber numbers plummet .

      8. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Worst was using Pandemic card !
        I mean .... Really bro ?
        😆

      9. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Imagine paying some "experts" to play the game for you

      10. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No sympathy for anyone who pays for advice from these “experts”

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Nahh
          I'm not saying that he should be accountable and people who might be fooled are the problem here.

          All I'm saying is this is funny

      11. Overated Mou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I think the decision is yours to make
        They can only influence you that much
        In the end, its up to you
        They do give their followers some interesting and quite important stats imo
        And also
        People do change their mind in split second. We have no idea what may going on in their mind after their podcasts / tweets
        You expect them to tell you everything what they will do?
        Seriously???

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Why can't the users find the stats themselves. They offer nothing to serious long time players, only winners are those who can't be bothered to do their own stuff

          1. Overated Mou
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Not everyone has time on their side mate
            They may have lots of work, family, kids etc to attend to
            Like me, i watch the fpl show and podcasts to get the stats and what those experts are thinking In addition of my own research
            Thats just me though mate

      12. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I guess when you amass a certain level of clout, everything you say and do is on a microscope. With great followers comes great accountability. This is why I have never in my life wished to be a celebrity.

        1. ppv
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Think that's probably why Granville had enough of doing Scoutcast

    5. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Has Zouma lost his place or normal rotation? Thanks!

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’d be surprised if he needed a rest and CBs shouldn’t really be rotated unless necessary IMO but god knows what Frank thinks. Hoping he will be out soon

      2. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Franks comments before the game didn't sound hopeful. Said it wasn't a rest and something needed changing.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          You couldn’t drop Rudiger after clean sheets and no significant errors. I’m facing Anguissa coming on for him. Price to pay for a week bench

    6. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      So I’ve got 2 keepers in not happy with - McCarthy and Johnstone.

      Which is the best keeper to have going forward, I’m thinking either Guaita or De Gea

      1. TNB
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Ddg

        • jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Martinez - 2 extra games

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Biggest game in English football today. Come on United.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          0-0 written all over the wall.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I would absolutely love that scoreline

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Subjective.

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            What else could it be though?

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              North London Derby for me

              1. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Not even biggest game in London anymore imo

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          For United fans may be

        4. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          1-0 Bruno pen. Salah stropping about doing nothing again

      3. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I Listened to the folks on here and trasfered Kane to vardy for a -4. Need a Kane blank and a vardy goal in the next game to break even. Can't see it happening. oh well, some you win, some you lose.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Same or I did more ludicrous moves imo
          Son, Kane, Lacazette to Salah (C), Antonio and Vardy for -8.
          I'll have to look at those 3 moves as whole in order to feel a little better since Antonio got 9 points yesterday.

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I did exactly the same.A long way to go! Don't panic!

        2. Groot the Leveller
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Listen to their advice, but the decision is yours alone.

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Don't blame folks on here for your decisions
          Blame yourself

        4. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          It's one thing letting others pick your team. It's another actually admitting it :lol:. After 5 years you should be making your own decisions by now to be fair

        5. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What other people said.

          Absolutely none of the decision rests on anyone's shoulders but yours.

          But it's also important to evaluate the quality of a decision based on the decision making process, NOT the outcome, and fwiw I don't think it was a bad move.

        6. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Oomph make your own decisions. I’ll take advice then go away and consider everything but I’ll often go against the grain of I think it’s right.

        7. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          You came here for a reason...not so?

        8. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Unlucky - Vardy had 7 shots - highest amount ever for him in the PL without scoring.

        9. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Me to but it was for free, it happens, potentially a bad decision but could still work out long term given the fixtures, not to worry

        10. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          It was the right decision.

          Sometimes the right decision doesn't yield expected results, but these are outside your control, so there's nothing / nobody to blame.

          You did well, upward and onward.

        11. hullcityfan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I did the same given the medium term fixtures. Long way to go to see if that decision works out - will obviously feel a lot better about it if Kane blanks today.

        12. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The majority on here were suggesting not to do that transfer from what I saw

        13. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Why?

          Vardy has home games and he performs better away with space to exploit behind their defence.

      4. Bounce
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I've had a green arrow every week since GW8 (12 in a row). Anyone else got something similar?

          1. TheBiffas
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Please stop

            • Ha.
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yes, but red

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                😆

            • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              3 in a row is my record of the season

            • Groot the Leveller
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              All green since gw8 too, (ok 1 red in 16).
              it helps to have been 3m+ in gw7 tho

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Had couple of small red's, but otherwise it's been a sea of green taking me from 2.8mil to 400k OR.

              1. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Same 2.5 million to 323k

            • DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Since my WC in GW5 I've had two reds.

              But then again my rank prior to GW5 was pretty abysmal, so upwards was the only way to go

            • Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              10 green and 2 red in last 12 for me.

            • The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Just you, you're the best of all time.

            • BAM64
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I wish but sitting nicely inside top 500k. TCP today on Mo will define my season i feel #sqeaky

            • Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Must have had a really poor start?

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              10. Definite red this GW

            • Van der Faart
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              What's your OR?

            • Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Team link?

            • umerlfc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Currently on 6 in a row, hopefully it's the 7th one this week

            • Giorgi89
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              2 red arrows in 18 GW, from 3.2m to 11k... slowly but surely 😉

            • kringe
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Exactly the same. But looking at a red this week with no chip played.

          2. Vision
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Any update on Vardy injury? Will he play against Chel?

              1. Ron_Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Did he go off injured last game? Didn’t see it

                1. FPL.team
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                50/50 imo but I really have no clue.

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Alhough it probably doesn't help the game is on tuesday.

              4. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                He's been diagnosed with old age

              5. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Ge got his free bus pass he should start going to garden centres not games now.

              6. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Same artificial hip he's had for ages...

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Expected goals for Spurs today?

              The way Sheffield United played against Manchester United in December you would think their playing style suited Spurs.

              1. CABAYE4
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                As a Kane and Son holder I’m hoping more but expect 2-0.

                1. Kitman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Same here. Are you keeping Kane and Son for the foreseeable?

                  I’m a bit concerned about next 3 fixtures

                  1. CABAYE4
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    No plans to get rid atm.

                    Real lack of forward options, may consider Vardy come GW22 but Spurs have WBA GW23.

                    At sub 11m no one comes near Son and I bought at 9.1.

              2. Groot the Leveller
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                As a kane and son owner, I can only see 1 goal.
                Spurs don't look very free flowing atm.

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  So a Kane assist for a Son a goal.
                  Would mean 11 points for Son and 5 for Kane.

              3. DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Expected goals = 0.4

                Actual goals = 3

              4. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Very difficult game for spurs and I expect like 1-1 would be a good result

              5. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Mourinho only allows one goal, or the squad walks home. In the cold.

            • BAM64
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Is Ruddiger now a 1st team pick ? #value

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Chelsea can't keep CS unless against junk teams

              2. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Too early to say without a direct line to Frank's thoughts

                1. Ruth_NZ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah. Strangely enough, you can get that line by listening to his interviews. 🙄

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Will never trust Frank again after Chillwell

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Oh sweet summer child

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Frank's thought primarily focus on ice cream.

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Tbf they were lucky keeping a cs last night.
                Fulham got good chances and were down to 10 men early.

            • BAM64
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Best replacement for Bowen (the dissapointment) .1 in bank

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I know people will think it's crazy, but I think I'm gunna sell Justin soon. His fixtures are gunna turn a bit 'meh' and with Ricardo & Castagne both fit now, there's seems no way he's not going to suffer at least some rotation going forward. And even if he plays 2 out of every 3 games, I still don't want him anymore.

              Any other Justin owners thinking of jettisoning him?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                No but will keep in mind. Wouldn't jump early

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I think the fixtures are going to turn great.

                The threat of benching is the only worry but from what I gathered on here early that isn't much of a threat.

              3. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yep. For Tiago Silva most likely.

              4. CABAYE4
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                If I was WCing I wouldn’t pick but can’t see me spending a transfer on him. With Mitchell on the bench with good fixtures I feel relatively covered given I don’t see him being left out for anything other than a rest.

                I’m sure they will go back to 5 at the back with him RCB at some point.

              5. KAALI_DAAL
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I'm keeping for the next 4

                • Yes Ndidi
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Not in the slightest. I think the RB place is his, and if Ricardo comes in he plays further up the pitch. He's got Leeds, Fulham, Villa, Brighton, Wolves etc. In the next few. Just Liverpool look a problem for them at the back.

                • Hot Fuzz
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Not me, he is just so super to watch I reckon Rogers won't take him out at all just for a rest but that would be it

                • Forgetmeknot
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I’ve been thinking this for what seems like the last 10 gw’s- and yet he just keeps scoring points...

                  1. Forgetmeknot
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    My problem is they now have 6 defenders who would be classified as starters (Justin, fofana, evans, soyuncu, Castagne, periera)

                  2. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Ha,ha,ha. I sold him in GW5 after some info about Ricardo was getting closer to a return.

                • Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I had him from the start and ditched in my GW5WC in a ‘proactive’ way for the very same reasonings above. He has been my only regret since then and it hurts my rank massively whenever he gets 8-9 pointer so I would suggest to wait until the rotation actually happens (if it does).

              6. Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Will Reece James play the second game or did Lampard give any indication?

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I have Zouma, shocked but looks like Frank thinks Rudi, Thiago, Azpi back three?

                2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Lampard didn’t give any indication, but I’m very positive he will. Azpi was awful

                3. Ruth_NZ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  He said he wanted to add experience into his team after the recent difficult run. That was why he started Azpi, Rüdiger, Giroud. Having said that, he tends to give players that do well a run of games so it wouldn't be surprising to see Azpi & Rüdi keep their places against Leicester. He'll likely switch things around further forward, CHO is in line for a start and Werner may get one also.

                4. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I think the only safe defender is Chilwell. I own him but was not impressed yesterday. No corners and just standing on the line looking at the game.

              7. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Would you start pulling funds from bench, played BB, so only need one or two for cover?

                Johnson,
                Zouma, Robbo, Stones,
                Bruno, Son, Foden, Salah C
                Kane, Bamford, Watkins

                Martinez, Soucek, Coufal, Dias

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  If it ain't broke...

                2. CABAYE4
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Zouma to Mitchell when you get a FT seems sensible.

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes, watching Robbo today, if pants he could go that would give me 3.3 straight away?

                3. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I accidentally lost one of my 2FT few weeks ago. Meant to get Dallas before game he scored well. Has worked out well not having him this week for BB

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    That’s luck 🙂

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Don't tell Brosstan

                4. grumpyman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I think a strong bench is still a good idea for the next couple of months. Maybe just downgrade Zouma to Mitchell and that’s all.

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    The next drop of Zouma has no effect on selling price, but if he ain’t playing got to go.
                    Mitchell seems back in favour & 3.9 !!

                5. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Why Dias on the bench? He's your best def imo

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    My BB team

                6. Kun Tozser
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Carry a transfer has most value

                7. TFP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  three expensive defenders plus stones is overkill. the low-mid price backup/rotation options you have (soucek, coufal, Johnson) are all fair enough.

              8. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Come on Kane and Son, reward my loyalty!

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Still 4 hours to go mate relax

                    1. Kudo Warrior
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes but only around 3 hours till we get the team sheet, then the hype really begins!

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Ah damn I thought it was a midday kick off!

                  • Van der Faart
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Should have been rewarded on Wednesday with the sitters they missed

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah Son could have had a hat trick!

                      1. Van der Faart
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I dont foresee him being that wasteful again today.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Fingers crossed. Will certainly cause some scenes on here if they both haul

                2. KAALI_DAAL
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Webster 5 points on bench. Should have used BB.

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah it would have been a real game changer for you.

                      1. KAALI_DAAL
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Lol mate look at your rank it's embarasing

                    2. Bounce
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        What's everyone doing to pass the 4 hours until first kick-off today?

                        1. KAALI_DAAL
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Vikings

                            1. Houldsworth Hatter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              It’s great that series. What platform is it on at the moment?

                              1. KAALI_DAAL
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Netflix

                                  1. Houldsworth Hatter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Great thank you. I didn’t know. I’ll have a binge on that methinks.

                            2. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Moaning about vardy on here And looking at my team for next week of course

                            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Listening to Sea Shanties

                              They’re actually awesome

                              1. Bounce
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Do you know David Coffin?

                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Since yesterday yes - incredible

                                      1. Firminoooo
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Great voice. Thank you for this.

                              2. BeWater
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Watching the Ravens v Bills from last night.

                                • The Knights Template
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Lupin

                              3. Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                I can seriously see Justin starting every single game this season and in gw37 people still thinking he could be rotated

                                1. KAALI_DAAL
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Same

                                  • ebb2sparky
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    True. I sold him on my WC back in GW5 using that logic. I chose to keep Lamptey instead. Probably my worst decision of the season so far.

                                2. diesel001
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  When Werner did well at Leipzig, did he play with a target man up front? I thought Poulsen was that guy.

                                  1. Steve The Spud
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    The thing is he’s getting chances, he had an absolute sitter last night and didn’t even Hit the target, his passing was god awful

                                    Can’t blame the system anymore, for now he is broken

                                    1. diesel001
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      I'm not thinking of getting Werner. I just don't get how, tactically, Chelsea work. Like why pay so much for Havertz when you have Mount and arguably Werner for the same role? Shouldn't they have signed someone as backup for Ziyech on the RW instead?

                                    2. C_Manan
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Have you seen his first touch?

                                  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    he played alongside Poulsen, which gave him more space to run in behind

                                    1. diesel001
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      I thought so. Isn't this best for Chelsea then?

                                      Mendy
                                      James Rudiger Silva Chilwell
                                      Kovacic Kante
                                      Ziyech Werner Pulisic
                                      Abraham

                                      Question then is whether Pulisic and Werner are too similar and so you drop Werner for Mount or Pulisic for CHO.

                                      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Zouma over Rudiger. Zouma just rested today. And mount over kovacic

                                        1. diesel001
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Looks very unbalanced with James, Mount and Ziyech down Chelsea's right. Put a lot of defensive pressure on the RCB.

                                        2. ebb2sparky
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Are you sure he was rested? Lampard kept referring to needing more “personality” and “leaders in the dressing room” whilst also saying they’ve been awful recently so something needed to change.

                                          Sounds like he’s been dropped to me.

                                        3. FPL.team
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Franks comments suggest Zouma wasn't rested.

                                3. LewanGOALski
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  if Zouma doesn’t start vs LEI again - who should I consider as his replacement?

                                  Other main defenders are: Dias and Coufal, as Dallas is 1st back-up

                                  1. BeWater
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Cancelo.

                                    • jomikijiq
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Cancelo the best def in the game probably

                                      Chilwell/United/Villa good too

                                    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      I’m very positive he will start

                                  2. FDMS All Starz
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Score predictions for the 3 matches tonight?

                                    SHU - TOT
                                    LIV - MUN
                                    MCI - CRY

                                    1. BeWater
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-2
                                        2-1
                                        3-0

                                      • Mr Ozil
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-2
                                        2-2
                                        3-0

                                      • Flair
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-2
                                        1-1
                                        2-0

                                      • Amey
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-1
                                        0-2 😎
                                        4-0

                                        1. Hot Fuzz
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          0-2??? Really??? Damn you're optimistic

                                      • Hot Fuzz
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-3
                                        3-2
                                        1-1

                                      • hullcityfan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-1
                                        1-1
                                        1-0

                                      • CABAYE4
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        0-2
                                        0-0
                                        1-0

                                      • ebb2sparky
                                        • 10 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        1-1
                                        1-1
                                        3-0

                                    2. AD2110
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Who would you rather have out of Salah or KDB? Can’t have both unfortunately

                                      1. jomikijiq
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Right now KDB

                                        Better captain in GW20 & GW21. GW22 arguable

                                    3. BeWater
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Don't think I've ever been this scared about not owning a player this season than I am about not owning Kev today.

                                        1. JVALDEZ
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Benched

                                        2. Kiwivillan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          *Salah

                                      • Dele
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        So is it fair to say the bench boost has been an utter disaster for 99% of FPL managers?

                                        1. Amey
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          For those who went in with bench of Leeds*

                                        2. Kiwivillan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Areola Kane Son Bamford rest DGW. Ask me after Spurs result and Salah score

                                        3. Houldsworth Hatter
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Not for me. 38 (-12) and 22 left to play including captain x2 🙂

                                        4. kennethrhcp
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          only 1 day gone... but yes for me anyway

                                          Johnstone, Son, Bamford & Dallas is my bench

                                          James & Vardy in starting 11

                                        5. jomikijiq
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Idk yet

                                          my -12 allowed me to BB and field

                                          Areola, Soucek, Antonio, Raphinha - not necessarily 4 worst players, but wouldn't play them if it wasn't for the hit/BB

                                          14 (-12) points so far with 3 games to play, would be happy with around 11 more

                                        6. Cruyff's Eleven
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Define disaster

                                        7. Nice Baps.
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          My bench is on 10 at the moment with Johnston blanking - I'm happy with that as I still have 4 games to go (excluding Johnston)

                                      • Vision
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Any chance that Walker starts for City? Can't Cancelo play RCM as well as LB to accommodate Walker?

                                          1. BeWater
                                              3 months, 1 day ago

                                              Cancelo has played a lot at LB. Wouldn't be surprised at all if he started over there today.

                                              1. Vision
                                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Cheers!

                                              2. jomikijiq
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                                Walker can also play RCB with Cancelo RB

                                                Happened in FA cup recently

                                              3. JVALDEZ
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                                Fair chance IMO

                                            • Saïss doesn't mat…
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 1 day ago

                                              Well given the Ricardo news that I'm just finding out from you might as well ship

                                            • Vision
                                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                                Cheers!

                                              • jason_ni
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                                Plan coming into this gw was always wilson to Antonio.

                                                Was lured into keeping wilson for his extra game, so yesterday hurt abit, considering most on ml brought in Antonio.

                                                Went dier to Cresswell, so his 8 pointer softened it!

                                                Dier fk incoming today.

                                              • Hattrick Harry
                                                • 1 Year
                                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                                Predictions:
                                                Pool-ManU 1-1
                                                SheffU-Spurs 2-1
                                                ManC-Palace 2-0

                                                Good luck for everyone.

                                                1. Hot Fuzz
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                                  2-1 Sheffield ? They don't have anyone to score those ,do they?

                                              • Milkman Bruno
                                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Imagine the scenes on here later if United or Liverpool win a controversial penalty 😆