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. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Not much bothered about FPL tonight. Pretty excited about the Liverpool vs United match as a United fan. Arguably our biggest game since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

    1. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Normally I would be excited but I'm thinking City will win the title so this game will be irrelevant.

      The older derbies had more passion to it.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        City have look far from convincing imo. I think the title race will go down to the wire.

        1. Lallana
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Defence wins titles.

          Once Man City get Aguero back and Sterling and De Bruyne going I think they'll dominate again.

          People were saying Spurs would win the title a month ago.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            If City get their attack firing i think they can win it.

            But I'm all for a 3 or 4 or 5 way title charge!

            1. Lallana
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I would not mind seeing Leicester/Spurs win it as a Liverpool fan.

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's anyone's title to win, even Leicester are in it imo. Just think it's too early to call.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Liverpool fan here. Huge game.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hoping that no fans at Anfield will make things a bit easier for us.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It certainly will, but we’re still playing well there.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Aye
      Great news for me is it's not a late KO so can watch on TV as well 😆
      Pretty excited for the game

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What time does it start by you mate? 12:30am?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          10 pm mate

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Embarrassing I thought you were 8hrs ahead!

            Ok decent time to watch then!

            Hope we smash you 😉

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              5.30/4.30 corresponding to daylight saving.

              And regarding smashing, feeling is mutual 😉

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          GL FPL wise 😉

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        In any other season, I'd take a draw at Anfield but since there are no fans and considering Liverpool's form, I think we should be pushing for a win.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Definitely

    4. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Massive game indeed can't wait...

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You'd be better off on Twitter then

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nah mate, Twitter is a toxic place full of attention seekers.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thankfully, we're a lot better here at FFS 😉

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Super excited as a ‘Pool fan. Really hoping for lots of goals tbh - and a resounding home win of course 😉

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I wouldn't mind a nil nil borefest tbh. 😉

    7. TNB
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hope it lives up to the hype.

      • Shaw must go on
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        vs Leipzig was your biggest game...

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I stopped participating in these title discussions almost a decade back - Arsenal fan!

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

      Regulion LW

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pretty sure its 343 and hes LWB

    9. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Timo's body language is worrying. Hope he is ok.

      1. Hooky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He's just playing hard to get

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

      Jose playing reguilon left wing against Sheffield Utd. Laughable tbh

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Is he though?

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Isn't it 343? Son and Berwijn wingers

      3. Shaw must go on
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        why?what notes did you take from spurs training sessions??

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

      I basically need a Son and Kane masterclass to cover the fact I don’t have KDB

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        same boat

      2. Lallana
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I kept Vardy over Kane.

        Looking like a bad choice right now.

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

        Me too.

      4. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same

    12. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No Brewster....season over. Delete team

    13. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That previous page lasted 75 minutes

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The quit before the storm I guess

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Think the previous one did too.

    14. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just looking at that FPL Family Twitter nonsense. Some div who plays FPL with his wife lied to her about who was captaining and people care about this nonsense?

      Jesus Christ.

      1. Lallana
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        this can't be real

        1. Blush Response
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Twitter should’ve banned FPL twitter handles instead of Trump.

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

        I think it was just Lee not handling it well. He could've phrased his 'explanation' a lot less smugly.

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

          Yeah that too. His reply was ill worded, and instead of apologising has gone and said "I shouldn't have taken that bait/bit in". Bit of a lack of taking responsibility.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He was completely right though. FPL Family is not for me.

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

              😀

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nah he is just using his wife as an excuse I think

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

        I think it's more because people pay for his advice on Patreon (or another service?) & he'd advised everyone Salah (C), then sneakily went KDB (TC).

        Whilst I agree a Twitter FPL is full of ridiculous people (some are good, I don't hate all) - I would be very annoyed if I were paying him money only for him to flip like that on an important DGW Triple-Captain chip.

        DGWs and chips are the huge points of the season for many managers, rightly or wrongly, so yeah I totally get why you'd be pissed at that.

        1. Shaw must go on
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          why would you pay money for info about a free game??

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

            I have membership here, but it's mostly because I enjoy how the stats are presented & some of the tools available. Some articles are good too.

            Personally wouldn't pay for one individuals advice as I like to make my own decisions based on a stats/considering a range of people's opinions, and my own gut feel.

      5. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        it's about the fact that people pay for his content (no idea why of course) and he doesn't give honest advice

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Anyone stupid enough to pay for advice on fpl kind of deserves it

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            This

        2. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This

      6. TNB
          1 month, 10 days ago

          They should get a lawyer

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            there's a global pandemic

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          If you're paying for honest advice and then it turns out the advice isn't honest then you got to expect a backlash. I am using 'advice' in a loose sense here as I don't know why you would pay for that guy's advice anyway.

      7. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Kane hattrick incoming to punish sellers

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Son*

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Both?

        2. Lallana
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          McGoldrick*

        3. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nah not to punish sellers only to reward owners #nokanenogain

      8. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Have been ultra casual so far this season - need advice.

        Is the City defence a solid pick for double defence? Have had Dias for yonks. Stones in contemplated. Have decent bench cover but is Pep roulette all very 2019/20 where defence is concerned?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Seems solid yes

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Anyhow with cover if Stones is rested it's okay.

        4. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Definitely
          They're water tight

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

            ty

            (Really like the look of your side mate)

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              United ?
              My FPL team ?

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

                Both

                Your FPL team looks to be set up beautifully - bar Wilson 🙂 I'm ignoring OR here of course.

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Thanks 🙂
                  OR is on the up for last few GW's.
                  GL to you.
                  Hopefully we'll get what we want !

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

                    You did brilliantly to duck the FH.

                    Played it last minute and then Guaita came up trumps and I got eff all out of it in the end.

                    Still been this OR the past 2 seasons at this stage so not all lost - just not set up that well really.

      9. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hope Dele comes back to the PL at some point after killing it in France.

        What a waste. Why not just sell him in the Summer rather than watch him lose value each week.

        1. Lallana
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He needs a change of team. His attitude and lack of motivation clearly shows.

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          When I watch Wolves play with Dendoncker in that freeish role, I think Alli would be ideal for them. Makes those late runs into the box, good in the air and with the 5 in midfield, it takes away defensive responsibility from him.

        3. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Spurs treated Alli how Madrid treated Bale, and then bought Bale to sell Alli

          Hilarious

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

            *brought Bale

      10. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What's the deal with Struijk?

        Noticed he was playing mid yesterday. Would you rather have him or Mitchell?

        Thanks

        1. CABAYE4
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Covering Phillips yesterday.

          Definitely at risk now - either him or Alioski will be out.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks Cabaye.

        2. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Mitchell. Unsure Struijk will be getting the minutes and palace more chance of cs

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks swobe

      11. ivantys
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Wilson's the typical player who punishes me whether I own him or not own him. Owned him for 11 out of 18 GWs and got 33 out of his 88 points. Averaged like 8 points per game when I don't own him.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Foden did that to me this season

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I ran out of patience on Wilson and been looking to clear him out for weeks.

            Got Antonio in this week.

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          DGWs inevitably don’t live up to the hype.

          3 blanks yesterday and Vardy probably injured. At least it can only go up hill from here!

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who are the two best players from each PL team for FPL? The reason I ask is that I think this helps you narrow down your player pool. My thoughts:

          ARS: Holding, Saka
          AVL: Martinez, Grealish
          BHA: Sanchez, Maupay
          BUR: Pope, Taylor
          CHE: Chilwell, Mount
          CPL: Mitchell, Zaha
          EVE: DCL, Richarlison
          FUL: Areola, Lookman
          LEE: Bamford, Dallas
          LEI: Justin, Vardy
          LIV: Robertson, Salah
          MCI: Dias, KDB
          MUN: Rashford, Fernandes
          NEW: Wilson, Darlow
          SHU: Brewster, Bogle
          SOU: KWP, Ings
          TOT: Son, Kane
          WBA: Johnstone, Ajayi
          WHM: Coufal, Soucek
          WOL: Jimenez, Neto

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Digne instead of Richarliaon for Everton

          2. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Saiss and Neto from Wolves.
            Bednarek instead of KWP
            Antonio/Creswell instead of Coufal

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Brewster!!!

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Was struggling for SHU players tbh. They are terrible. Brewster good because he is an enabler i.e. you ain't wasting a lot of money if you pick him as your third forward.

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                But you are wasting a bench spot

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I wouldn't necessarily pick him in my 15. But I had to choose two SHU players and they are all crap.

              2. FPL.team
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Burke would be the alternative in a 3-4-3 I guess then.

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

            Jimenez?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Assuming he is fit, then he is vital to Wolves IMO.

          5. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            McCarthy over KWP for saints

          6. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            ARS: Holding, ESR
            AVL: Martinez, Grealish
            BHA: White, Lamptey
            BUR: Taylor, Lowton
            CHE: Chilwell, James
            CPL: Mitchell, Zaha
            EVE: DCL, Digne
            FUL: Areola, Cavaleiro
            LEE: Bamford, Dallas
            LEI: Justin, Vardy
            LIV: TAA, Salah
            MCI: Cancelo, KDB
            MUN: Rashford, Fernandes
            NEW: Wilson, Yedlin
            SHU: Ampadu, Bogle
            SOU: Adams, Ings
            TOT: Son, Kane
            WBA: Johnstone, Pereira
            WHM: Soucek, Antonio
            WOL: Saiss, Neto

          7. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Antonio over Soucek I'd say unless you are looking for bench.

          8. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Mount is a joke isn’t it?

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              He is by far their best value attacking asset and the most nailed

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Chelsea attack is non existent, rather James

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Like I said attacking asset however he has scored more points than James so if you'd rather less points that just doesn't make sense

            2. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Only reliable starter and cheapest of all the attacking mids. Who would you go for?

            3. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Plays every game and gets goals and assists. You could go James, but James keeps being rotated with Azpi.

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                And mount scores more points than James!

          9. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            This is generally how I look at things pre season and I try to fit as many of them in as possible. Currently have a full complement bar Antonio over Soucek.

            Martinez Johnstone
            Dias Dallas Coufal KWP Holding
            Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
            Bamford Antonio Brewster

          10. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I think Tierney and Gabriel are better than Holding, perhaps Bellerin and Smith Rowe too. Time will tell, but I still wouldn't yet presume Holding to be nailed.

            And another big reason is that Holding steals an Arsenal spot, which you may want if their form is gradually improving, while Holding's points potential is going to make him a decent first sub/rotation option rather than an exciting first XI prospect week-in, week-out, in your FPL team imo.

            ARS: Tierney, Saka, ESR, Bellerin
            AVL: Grealish, Martinez
            BHA: Sanchez
            BUR: Pope, Taylor
            CHE: Chilwell, Mendy, Mount
            CPL: Mitchell, Guaita, Tomkins, Zaha
            EVE: Digne, DCL, Holgate, Hamez
            FUL: Lookman, Areola
            LEE: Bamford, Dallas, Raphinha, Harrison
            LEI: Vardy, Maddison, Castagne, Justin
            LIV: Matip, Robertson, Salah, TAA
            MCI: KDB, Cancelo, Foden, Stones
            MUN: Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
            NEW: Wilson, Clark
            SHU: Brewster
            SOU: Ings, Vestergaard, Bednarek, McCarthy
            TOT: Son, Kane, Reguilon, Aurier
            WBA: Johnstone, Pereira, Snodgrass
            WHM: Antonio, Soucek, Coufal, Cresswell
            WOL: Saiss, Boly, Silva, Neto

            I did a list. I don't see the value in restricting to 2 per team. I still prioritised them 🙂

        • panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Is it too early to crack open a beer? I want to peak for the Liverpool ManU game.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Go for it

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Nah, enjoy life. Have a beer!

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              It's the next one... And the next one

              Then the...

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Wonderful

          3. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Alcoholism haha

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Better than the pipe!

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Indeed!

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I might be wrong but it feels like the striker options are extremely pants this season. Kane aside there is not a single forward I would sacrifice other players for.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Power mid with two of Bamford Antonio Wilson etc

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Same as every season

          3. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Bamford, Antonio, Watkins looks great now

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Quick update on the league I set up here preseason fro those regulars who were aiming for their first top 10k finish.

          40 entrants

          22 in the top 1 million
          5 in the top 100K

          Well done boys. Perhaps it should be rebranded a top 100k league 🙂

        • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          So with Zaha out of the palace city game, what effect do you think it will have on the outcome?

          Could mean they go even more defensive vs KDB captain.....

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Possibly. More chance of a cs hopefully

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              That’s true actually. Palace normally do well vs city in recent years too.

              Didn’t Townsend score a screamer last year v them?

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

                https://www.11v11.com/teams/manchester-city/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Crystal%20Palace/

                They don't actually have a great record vs. City. That 2-3 in Dec 18' was an outlier. Even the last 2-2 was courtesy of a 9pth minute Fernandinho OG.

                1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  All in my head then!!

                  KDB goal fest then please 😎

                  Who’s your cap?

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

                    KDB here also. Didn't play any chips this week.

                    Had it on Salah originally. Shipped Son for a hit so expecting it to go wrong as it usually does!

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Early goal and the game opens

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Fingers crossed !

          3. hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Zaha is out?

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Ye

        • Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Afternoon lads. Any rumours I missed from today?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just usually stuff.

            Son or Kane not starting etc

          2. Mr Arsenal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            KDB TCed himself in his fantasy team which is ominous...

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Is this one true?

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Would you do lowton to Mitchell and save money or sell for a Fulham defender in view of the dgw coming up ?

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who’s that one player who has high ownership but you have never owned? Grealish here, always been 0.1 short or gone for other options

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I've owned him when he blanks.

            I know he hauls but every 5 games or so.

          2. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Vardy, then Chilwell

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Never had vardy wow! He’s that player for me who I don’t like owning or being a non-owner!

              1. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I was going with Kane/Bamford/DCL from GW2 until last week when I sold DCL. Never had a place for Vardy.

                1. Rhodes your boat
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yeah wish I’d gone Kane earlier in season, got Kane bamford davis myself now

                  1. Mile Plankton
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Thinking the same. Getting Davis for the bench and upgrading mid to Salah/KDB/Bruno/Son/Grealish

          3. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Robertson

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              mean only this season

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yeah strange season, TAA was one of the first names in my team gw1

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

            DCL - wasn’t actually too impactful as he didn’t have many double digit hauls

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              True, had him during his steady spell here

          5. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Justin

            1. Rhodes your boat
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Wish I’d kept him, got rid around gw7

          6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Grealish. Not owned. Don't want to.

          7. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Kane, Son, Chilly, Zouma, Robbo, Vardy

        • Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Would you rather have:

          A) Bamford, Targett and Ward
          B) Fabio Silva, Justin and Stones

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah,something bothers him

          ''Manchester City attacker Kevin de Bruyne has brought in a lawyer to assist in new contract negotiations.
          The Belgium international had been conducting talks himself with City management, but things have stalled in recent weeks.

          HLN reports the new offer - which is performance-based - would be for less money than De Bruyne is currently earning.

          As such, he's called on a lawyer to now represent him.

          De Bruyne has taken on law firm, Atfield, which takes care of several Belgium internationals.''

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

            It's honestly just a pretty sensible move from Kev's position.

            By far City's most important player & they're supposedly offering to pay him less. Paying him less & saying 'if you hit these targets' etc is a bit rude given Kev can only lose out on this contract. He's getting older & as you can see from this season, haven't had a proper forward to help convert on the chances he is providing at the moment.

            Wouldn't look into too much as contract negotiation is just part and parcel of this. All he wants is the best for him and I doubt the offer on the table represents that.

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I agree,just noticed something bothers him.
              Hes probably disappointed and deserve all he can get from them.

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                If they dont improve the offer i have a feeling they make room for Messi.

        • Mr Arsenal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          When I look at this Spurs side, only Kane and Son can really provide goals. Nobody else can score - Ndombele the odd one maybe, that’s it.

          Kane and Son are essential.

          1. Brehmeren
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            That's the main reason I've had them most of the season and not getting rid.

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            20m a year loan deal for Bale and they’ve started him once in the league lol

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Is that right.. £20 million loan deal or is that including his wages essentially?

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                20m in wages and loan fees. And he’s hardly going to play it looks like.

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It’s half time. City are winning 6-0. I’d love this in the men’s.

        • Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thinking of maybe moving out Grealish. He has averaged 4.4 points per game over his last 7 with only 2 games above 10 (scoring 10 in both)

          Who do you think the best replacements are

          A) Mount
          B) Maddison
          C) Rashford
          D) Son
          E) someone else

          A+B give me money in bank for emergencies
          C+D leave me with almsot zero itb

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I'm thinking about buying him

            1. Quan MisTaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Might be a case of me just making a move becuase theres nothing else to do

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            D or C

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This is really simple, if Kane and son put on a show my season is over

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            They won’t look how they’re set up, 5 at the back. Clearly looking for a 1-0 win at most

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nah... 3 up top.

              Going to attack from both sides.

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              343

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I would really hate that.

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Me too. After ditching both.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                For a hit too

          3. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Unless other players that we own put up a bigger show!

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Kdb been winding me up for weeks, hopefully he explodes

          4. Mr Arsenal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Season never over this early. Trust your DGW players.

          5. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            But you’re a Spurs fan, no? You shouldn’t think of it that way. Also, there’s always risk selling the best midfielder in the game with 55% ownership who started as a 9m midfielder. Cmon now

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I am mate yes, I’m only joking, was a risk on wc I’m happy to take

              I thought everyone was joking when they said season over

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Looking at replacing Robertson with a City defender from GW 20 onwards so I can replace Vardy with Kane.

          Which city defender should I get?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Dias

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cancelo probably

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              But grass us greener... (I have Dias and Stones)

          3. photek
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Dias for security of starts, Cancelo if you're feeling more risky as he plays way further up the field and should get more attacking returns soon

          4. COVID-CASUAL
              1 month, 10 days ago

              My choice would be Cancelo, then Stones over Dias for value. I only own Stones FWIW

          5. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Best Werner replacement?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              DCL.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Lookman?

              1. Brehmeren
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                He is a mid

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Brewster?

                  1. Brehmeren
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Antonio

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      No but seriously someone like Antonio could be good. But really anyone. Even a non player and use the money elsewhere is almost the same.

            3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Literally anyone, though it is a bit slim pickings at the moment.

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

              Antonio and change?

            5. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Bamford, Antonio, Watkins - one of those depending on who you have already

            6. photek
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Antonio or Watkins for the fixtures

            7. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Please don't be offended but Benteke fixtures are amazing!

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ooh yeah I hadn’t noticed. Won’t get Benteke but maybe Zaha

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Guaita? 😆

            8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Anyone who can kick a ball

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Then Bentekkerz is the right answer!

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Absolutely. Hahaha!

            9. Hooky
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cavani if he starts today

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Think this could be great

            10. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Upgrade to Vardy, or go cheaper with Antonio.

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

              heskey