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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What do you win for this?

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5684042/event/19/

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Highest week score so far 106!

      Ferk I am on 10 so far 🙁

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

        -32 points. Hope I beat

      2. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah but -32 in hits! Clearly only interested in getting to weekly top scorer.

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

        I'm on 12(-4).

        He made some odd transfers though looking at his changes.

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      58 transfers so far ! Do you get a price for that too?

    3. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      was aiming be top scorer after the first day

    4. Cancelo Culture
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Always amazes me looking at top GW score teams. TC Pereira of West Brom? One in a million chance of that returning anything more than 6pts.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It's just people who set up a team to try to get the highest score that week. If you look at that team's gameweek history, it's either lots of transfers or no transfers. So when they remember or can be bothered, they'll go for it.

        It's not even set up for the highest gameweek score, it's set up for the highest score after yesterday.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I think sniffing glue may be a contributing factor 🙂

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wtfff

  2. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Worst bb of all time? Ugh.

    Johnstone
    Dallas
    D-Reid
    Pieters

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have Johnstone, Zouma, Soucek, Coufal should come good

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      One less thing to worry about, gotta be worth 20 points.

    3. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have BB: Fabianski, Adams, Coufal, Ayling and so far 15p is better than last season BB.

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nope. Mentioned it yesterday on here but my cousin played his once and none of his bench played a single minute of football. Not one.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Did your cousin understand you're meant to pick players which play, and not the other way around perhaps?

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Was a few years ago so I can't remember the exact details but I'm sure most of them were regular starters and he just got very unlucky.

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

      Meslier 0 Ayling 1 Adams 2 Reed 2

      so 5 points plus whatever Harrison Reed gets in his second match ....

    6. ebb2sparky
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      To be fair, what on earth were you thinking playing your bench boost with such a rubbish bench?

    7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Seen worse

    8. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Johnstone
      Targett
      Ayling
      Bamford

      Yuck.

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

    My mate is the coach driver for citeh, he has just text me that Kevin de bruyne slipped getting off the coach and has twisted his ankle. Might be ok to play though.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      See you next year if false information!

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

      My mate is KDB. Hes just texted me that he hasn't gotten on the coach yet as the game doesn't start until after 7pm

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

      Do you need a hug?

      1. alsybach
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No, unless you are a bird?

    4. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      spoke to Colin (itk),and he reckons it was more his achilles than ankle. Waiting for text update

      1. alsybach
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Colin said it should be ok but I can’t see him starting, can you?

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

      Checks OPs linked team - No KdB.
      Now it all makes sense

      1. Gazwaz80
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Spoke to Dave ( Kevs best mate) he said he’s not taking any more penalties...

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

      Ah ah ah

  4. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What rank and above would you consider someone to not be a ‘casual’

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

      around 50k

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hahaha.......

        That's funny...

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

          Why? Meant end of the season of course

          I think if you take it seriously it's not a big deal to finish top 1%

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Okay, I thought right now. My bad, I misunderstood.

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hahaha then I am doing something super wrong indeed

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

      At this stage of the season? Irrelevant.

      At end of season? 10k always been the target, if you (consistently) get a 5 figure rank think that’s a indicator of a good player

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

        Agreed. I'll make leaps and bounds with my chip strategies

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I wouldn't consider rank really. If someone is engaged, is thinking about their selections and isn't just picking players because they've heard of them, then by definition they aren't a casual.

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

        This, couple in my MLs make transfers and even take hits most weeks, theyve never finished inside the top 100k barring once back in 2006/2007. They're not casuals.

    4. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      really doesnt depend on rank. even the 'elite' are struggling to climb this season. IMO you're a casual if you forget to do small things like lock your team in before the deadline (or worse not knowing when the deadline is), forgetting to set your captain, not knowing who regular starters are...etc. If you always cover the basics you're good

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You are a casual

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

        What rank are you?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A non casual rank

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

            Haha good one

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

      There can be bad professionals. As the case with every profession...

    7. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It's not about rank, it's about how much you do research. You can be crap at the game and still use hours every day, that doesn't make you a casual.

    8. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've played the game 11 years and I'm 2.5million

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

        I'm just a hits addict

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

      I'm 1.5m and put way more time into this than I care to admit.

    10. gogs67
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Anyone that puts in less than 10 or 15 mins a week to the game is casual..

      • londontom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I've played since 2008/09 and always finished in top 1M, once in top 100k. I have fits over the game (Vardy not scoring from Justin's pass yesterday still haunts me...) and spend way too much time on it. Finishing even top 1M will be a challenge for me this season but I still wouldn't label myself as 'casual'.

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

        Ironically, part of being a successful fpl player is being able to leave it alone and not spend loads of time fiddling with the team (something I do way too much of). I had a casual start (trying not to take it too seriously after getting a bit obsessed in 2018/19 and taking last year off) but it’s a bit addictive and now firmly aiming for top 250k.

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

        Top 1 OR is deffo a casual...

    11. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'd love an explosive game today rather than a 0-0 draw between L'pool and ManUtd

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        3-2 incoming with a lot of drama

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

        I'll take 0-0 for my EO player picks

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

          Is it this point when you realise FPL has ruined your love of football?

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

        1-0 to Pool, Salah involved in some way with the goal, Bruno YC be nice too.

      4. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        0-2 with 2 goals of Rashford and a missed penalty of Salah would be nice.

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

        1-4

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

        Think it will be a cagey match probably 1-1

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          2.2 or late winner

          And 2.3 United??

    12. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Show of hands all my Salah captainers and KDB haters club!

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm in the rival club.

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

        \8/ \0/

        No KDB and Salah capper here

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

        KDB captainer.
        Would love both to haul and have equal points.

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

        \0/ Salah Triple C here, lets go!

    13. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bruno and Salah EO around 100%, so I am actually hoping for a 0-0 for Robertson and AWB!

    14. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Having played no chips this week could get very ugly.already have doubled my rank.

      1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What do you mean though?

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

        Most with BB, myself included, have low scoring benchplayers. Mostly Leeds, Johnstone..

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

        Must have a decent rank then. It's hard to double your rank in a GW unless you are really high up...

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

        Ditto, no chips/WC used over 18/19 and a collective 8 point hit.
        Red arrow so far this week but it’s all on Kane and Son vs Salah!

    15. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not sure what I want in the Liverpool vs United game with Salah (C), Robertson, Bruno Fernandes & De Gea

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Goals and assists.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Clean sheets and loads of goals obviously

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

        10-0 with Salah and Robertson scoring for fun.

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

        3-2 Pools maybe..

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

        Bruno will be just 100% so clearly you'd want lots of Salah goals, Robertson assists, Liverpool clean sheet and De Gea saving 9 shots from Mané and TAA!

    16. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Friend on WhatsApp said rockstar saying kdb rested?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hasn't tweeted anything.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Rockstar doesnt know anything till he gets teamsheets 75 minutes before games either

      3. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wouldn't be surprised.

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

        Pep hasn't had much luck vs Palace at home, he'll want to win this comfortably. KDB starts imo

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

          With one of liverpool and Man Utd sure to drop points today, it's a chance to get closer to 1st. He'd want his best player starting.

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

        Another friend said Rockstar hoping he'd be rested

      6. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Either you or your friend are full of crap

    17. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Need Kane to haul today without any assistance.

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

        His kitbag ?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just that.

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

        I need the same but from Son. Please 😀

      3. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This 100 times

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

        You mean win couple of penalties himself and score?

      5. londontom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Need him to blank

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

      Am I the only person who owns Antonee Robinson? 😆

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

        No just the only one brave enought to admit it 🙂

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

        Mostly went Antonio. So sorry you misread his name and picked the wrong player.

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

        Bad luck, I thought he was a decent pick for a cheap offensive defender and was playing well before he got sent off. As someone whose looking at their DGW team with a sense of doom, I’d like to think that you can make good decisions with bad outcomes

      4. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He was worth a look. Two home games, and he does look good going forward as well. Just bad luck he tried to kick Azpi into the Thames.

    19. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Horrible benching headache for next week left from my seemingly disastrous BB. Need to save FT I think. What would you do?

      1FT
      Martinez
      Robbo, Dias, Stones, Coufal
      Salah, Bruno, Son
      Vardy, Antonio, Bamford
      (Johnstone) (Soucek, Raphinha, Dallas)

      Help!
      Cheers 🙂

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

        A good bench is always helpful in these days. You never know how games would go. It's not a horrible headache I may say. I would play more midfield anyway.

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

          Raphinha instead of Coufal

      2. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saving looks good, or downgrade a keeper.

    20. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Non-KDB owners - are you considering getting him in for Salah GW20?

      A Fernandes YC in the 2nd game ruling him out of GW20 might make decisions easier. Could then get him back for KDB GW22/23?

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

        In for son likely , but in regardless

    21. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane hattrick today please. Anything less is unacceptable.

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

        I'm hoping for a Kane blank, Son haul.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I am hoping for both of them to stay quiet

        2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Same!

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

        Would be nice..
        But I doubt Mou would want him in opposition box once they go 1 nil up..
        Would be nice if SU scored one early..

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sold for a hit to Vardy. 3 stages of punishment.

        1. Vardy blank
        2. Kane hat trick
        3. Vardy injured and doesn't even play 2nd game of double

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

          You forgot, TC Vardy.

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

          Haha, I love the level of optimism on this site. Likelihood is that Vardy hip injury is the one he always has and he plays and maybe gets a goal. And Mourinho refuses to let Kane into the opposition half once he gets first goal

    22. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      James Justin is one of those players that I never got around to getting in my team and him continuously punishing me for it.

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

        Yes, he isn’t mentioned much on here is he! Looks a solid players when I’ve watched him too, very tidy

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I have always talked myself out of him under the pretense of "Pereira will be back soon" and he never is

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        bUt PeReIrA iS bAcK

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Exactly. I have done myself a big disservice with that sentiment.

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

          Sold him 12 GWs ago because off this.

      3. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can't own them all. Maybe you'll own him at some point in the season. Haven't owned Kane all season out of sheer stubbornness. Maybe I will when he has a DGW.

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

        Yes, but also deoends who you had instead during this time
        Like Stones/Coufal/Cresswell/Dallas/Bednarek have done quite well

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

      TC Ingsy vs Newcastle and Leeds in GW23 will be a treat

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hopefully he hasn't broken down again by then. Good shout for C, not so sure about TC but could be a great rank boost!

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not bad. Can see a 15+ pointer there. Provided he plays both.

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

          1G + 3BPS in the first one, 1G + 3BPS in the second one, classic Ingsy 18 pointer

      3. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Southampton won't be thrown out of the Cup by Arsenal.

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

      Salah(c) and DDG owner here. Just waiting for Salah to blaze a penalty on her the bar.

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

        over the bar* lol

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          that wouldn't be counted as a DDG pen save .. right?

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

            Correct

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

            Only if he's got a finger tip ... really tiny tip

    25. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KDB(c) vs Bilva(c) in FPL Cup .. exciting!

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

      3 pts total from my BB, all out...

      Oops.

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bam vc .. why???

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

          That was accidental. Fingers crossed it doesn't mean anything!

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

        Well I guess Cancelo can save your blushes, at least visually

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hate the BB chip. Anything over 15pts is a massive win. Would be happy with 10+ pts this season tbf

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          My bench already has 15 with hopefully all 4 to play

      4. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        The key is to put all your best players on the bench. That way it looks great.

    27. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fellow KDB tc’ers, how are we feeling ?

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

        I feeling fine till now especially since I was going to BB instead and realised I would have only gotten 6 points out of it.
        Hope KDB shows up in both game now.
        Somehow I always end up TC’ing Man city players! ....Sane, Aguero, now KDB. Fingers crossed that this time it won’t disappoint again!

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        "Quitting before October" 😀

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

        Timeless

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

        Over it 😀

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

          *loved it
          (Decking autocorrect)

    28. spamking
        1 month, 11 days ago

        My ML rival who's ahead pretty much copied my team. We have 3* different players.

        De Gea*
        Cancelo, Dias, Coufal
        Salah, Bruno, KDB, Rashford*, Soucek
        Antonio*, Bamford

        He has Robertson instead of Rashford. How would you make this team different/better?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just do a couple of changes each week...

          Maybe Pope in goal?

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

          LEI CHE AVL

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

          Kane and Son omissions stand out

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

            How can I forget this

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            How do you have Salah, KDB, Bruno

            And Kane and Son??

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

              Very tough, I don’t have Salah personally...

              I think it’s possible with a high TV, but wouldn’t advise it

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

          Tell him Mattheaus Perreira is essential and should TC him next match

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

          Same. My rival WCed in 18 with nearly similar team as mine and then bb this GW. And he is 40 points ahead 🙁

      • Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I hope Pogba plays out of his skin today and Man Utd win just so I can see Souness squirm around in his chair afterwards.

      • Ady87
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stones and Dias ownership 10% and 11% is mind blowing.

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

          Didn't realise they were so low, stones I can understand

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I have both.

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

          To be fair, the cheap defence, heavy up front option has yielded dividends for many.

          City def are good options though admittedly.

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        When will we know about the next blanks and doubles? After the next round of fa cup fixtures?

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

          GW24 is when we'll know exactly what fixtures are coming in DGW26 and BGW29. We can, however, make educated guesses beforehand as to what they'll be by predicting the result of cup fixtures after this week.

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

            Cheers

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm finding looking ahead a week or so is sufficient now and best to be adaptable.

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

            True true but worth having in mind what's upcoming

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

          Yep. Best to keep a good bench and a varied squad without too many from double/triple-ups.

          Much easier to adapt and cover unforseen blanks/doubles that way.

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

            Good advice

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Spurs have won just 2 matches from their last 8 league games.
        7/24 points. 3 Clean Sheets and 9 goals scored. Regression?

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

          10/24 points

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

          Regardless, I can see a tight game today.

      • Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I've been talked out of a lot of decisions that I felt good about this year that have cost me. Think I might have to put more trust in gut feeling!

        This week it was the following move I didn't go for!

        Vardy Rashford > KDB Antonio (-4)

        Still time for a Rashford miracle to save it.

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

          You talked yourself out of them no one else 🙂

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

          I'd suggest not asking for advice if you can't take responsibility for your own actions.

        3. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You pressed the button

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

          Try FPL twitter.
          Plenty of patron out there. With a lot of credibility 😆

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

          People always focus on what went wrong not went right. Bet you had other scenarios that wouldn’t have worked out. Vardy and Rashford could both still score big while KDB might be due a rest?

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            That is true. I've got my fingers crossed for that scenario anyways!

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

              I’ve been ruing not swapping Dier, Harrison, Kane for Antonio, Mount/Maddison/Barnes and Chilwell for BB but originally got priced out of a set of transfers including Johnstone, Lookman and Stones which looks pretty rubbish right now

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Kane could still save you. Fingers crossed for both of us! I might make the moves I didn't make for next GW anyways.

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

          Takes the fun out of the game not going with your gut most of the time imo

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            True! Definitely spent too much time thinking about decisions this year.

        7. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just for the record I take full responsibility. I'm commenting on my lack of decision making! Waking up late and missing the deadline didn't help either. This year has been a year of overthinking for sure!

      • Bounce
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I know it's early, but I'm looking at potential moves for GW20. 1 ft and 1.3 itb

          McCarthy, Johnstone
          Dias, Justin, KWP, Dallas, Coufal
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphina, Soucek
          Kane, Bamford, Antonio

          3x Leeds, 3x West Ham, 2x Southampton not great...

          Maybe KWP > Cancelo?

          1. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            KWP is the weak link there now, although I've had him from GW1 and he's done well for me, I've just gone the other way and ditched him for Mitchell.
            Would you not want to upgrade either of your cheap mids sometime? The other 4 defenders look like they can cope.

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

          I wonder what the LMS safety score will be this GW?

          Something like 80 perhaps?