Scout Notes

Rüdiger forcing way into Chelsea picture ahead of appealing fixtures

FULHAM 0-1 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Mason Mount (£6.8m)
  • Assists: None
  • Red cards: Antonee Robinson (£4.4m)
  • Bonus points: Mount x3, Antonio Rüdiger x2 (£4.5m), Thiago Silva x1 (£5.6m)

OUT OF THE BLUE

Rüdiger forcing way into Chelsea picture ahead of appealing fixtures

Ahead of an appealing run of matches, Chelsea kept a much-needed clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Fulham.

It was the first time the Blues had kept out a Premier League opponent since Gameweek 14 and only their second shut-out since Gameweek 11 – but the signs of improvement were there at Craven Cottage.

And, of course, defensive returns were bread and butter stuff for Frank Lampard’s men earlier in the campaign, with achieved five clean sheets from a possible seven between Gameweeks 4 and 10.

Based on Saturday’s win, the next few weeks could see a return to that sort of form.

When sorting the Season Ticker by defensive potential over the next five Gameweeks, no team ranks higher than Chelsea, who face Wolves (home), Burnley (home), Sheffield United (away) and Newcastle (home) between now and Gameweek 24.

While Wolves have managed to score six times between Gameweeks 17 and 19, they have failed to find the net in every away match at a side inside the Premier League top seven this season (Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester United).

Meanwhile, Burnley (nine) and Sheffield United (nine) are the division’s joint-lowest scorers and Newcastle have scored just once in their last four league outings.

Against Fulham, Chelsea did, of course, benefit from a first-half sending off for Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) but the centre-back pairing of Thiago Silva (£5.6m) and Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m), despite only making a second Premier League start together, mostly looked in control.

However, that fact does introduce the main problem for Fantasy managers considering the Chelsea defence: how to invest.

Between Gameweeks 6 and 13, Lampard deployed Silva with Kurt Zouma (£5.8m), Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Reece James (£5.1m) seven times from a possible eight but that consistency has wavered since then.

Injuries to his full-backs and minute management for the centre-backs have made Lampard’s back-four harder to predict of late and Rüdiger’s form has further complicated matters – although it does provide an opportunity for Fantasy managers looking to take a cheap risk.

Despite Zouma’s consistent presence this season, the German international has lasted 90 minutes in two of the last three Premier League matches, paired with Silva in each of those appearances.

Rüdiger went close to scoring a headed effort at the far post on Saturday too, denied only by a superb diving Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) save.

Considering that James was only an unused substitute upon recovering from his injury, and Silva has required regular rests this season, Chilwell appears the safest route into the Chelsea defence in the coming weeks.

That said, the £6.1m defender has seen a drop-off in creative output recently, registering just one key pass in the last four matches.

MOUNTING AN ATTACK

Chelsea’s attacking options offer a similar challenge to Fantasy managers as Lampard continues to shuffle his pack.

Timo Werner (£9.2m), who missed a golden late chance, Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) had to make-do with second-half substitute appearances while Olivier Giroud (£6.7m), Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) all blanked.

The Moroccan international is becoming increasingly influential for Chelsea again, taking his fair share of set pieces before Hudson-Odoi replaced him in the 74th minute. He is still without an attacking return since Gameweek 8 despite making five appearances since then although he was denied from the edge of the box and hit the post on Saturday..

Mason Mount (£6.8m), who also struck the woodwork at Craven Cottage, has been a relatively consistent performer, and starter, so may receive some consideration. That said, his Double Gameweek 19 goal was a first attacking return since Gameweek 14 and his first goal, and double-digit haul, since Gameweek 3.

“I thought it was very apt Mason got the goal. I thought he was fantastic.” – Frank Lampard

But considering the wealth of options Lampard has at Chelsea, and the fact that finding a truly devastating combination has proved difficult with just one goal scored in each of their last four matches, we may need more time before a real attacking Fantasy option emerges ahead of those appealing fixtures.

That is especially pertinent considering that the busy schedule played a part in Lampard’s most recent team selection and there are certainly plenty more matches to come in quick succession.

“It was difficult and I was speaking about Callum (Hudson-Odoi) specifically because there has been an uplift from him recently. But Hakim gives us something different. I did have Leicester in mind and we will see how some do over the next day or two.”

Frank Lampard

FULL CIRCLE

While Fulham suffered a ninth defeat of the season against Chelsea, they continue to prove themselves harder to beat than some Fantasy managers might be led to believe.

Despite losing Robinson on the stroke of half-time, Fulham still held Chelsea at arm’s length for much of Saturday evening.

Their 1-0 loss means they have conceded either one or fewer goals in each of their last six Premier League matches.

The last time the Cottagers gave up two or more goals was the Gameweek 11 defeat at Manchester City, which serves as a reminder to anyone still targeting them as Premier League ‘whipping boys’.

Manchester United are among their next opponents, although Fantasy managers can do nothing about that match as it forms part of Double Gameweek 19, while Leicester’s Gameweek 22 trip to Fulham should probably not be seen as much of an opportunity as it might do on paper.

In fact, with Brighton (away) and West Bromwich Albion (away) two of the Cottagers’ next three opponents, Parker might fancy their chances of adding to the two clean sheets recorded in the last five matches.

“I thought we defended heroically and we defended very well. It’s a shame they got their nose in front but overall nothing but admiration for the way the team played.” – Scott Parker

Scott Parker

Whether they can offer the same level of attacking potential remains to be seen, especially as Robinson formed such a big part of their threat against Chelsea and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) will miss Fulham’s second Double Gameweek 19 match against Manchester United.

The left wing-back set up Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) in the first half, who was denied by a Rüdiger block, before spearheading a move that saw Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) spurn a gilt-edged chance.

“First half limited them really and then ten minutes before the sending off we were in the ascendancy and missed a big chance with Cavaleiro when really when your us, those chances need to go in. Sending off changes the game obviously.”

Scott Parker

That Cavaleiro opportunity was created by Kenny Tete (£4.4m) who has shown signs of promise since returning from injury. He has now started each of the last three matches in all competitions at right wing-back for Fulham and looks in good form.

In fact, across his last four matches, he has created more chances than any other Fulham player, despite only featuring for 286 minutes in that time.

“I thought it’s the best we’ve seen Kenny (Tete) today. I thought everything about him today has been first class. He’s an attacking full-back and at times in the first half, we saw that getting in the right areas. In the second half, there were limited chance to go forward and he has to defend and put a shift in for the team. Defensively he was very good as well. He’s been out for a long while and we’ve asked him to play two games in a short space of time, that’s where it is and we’re going to need him fully in the next few games as well.”

Scott Parker

Fulham XI (3-5-2): Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina (Bryan 83′); A Robinson, Zambo Anguissa, Reed, De Cordova-Reid (Kamara 83′), Tete; Lookman, Cavaleiro (Onomah 79′).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): E Mendy; Chilwell, Rüdiger, T Silva, Azpilicueta; Mount, Jorginho (Abraham 65′), Kovacic; Pulisic, Giroud (Werner 75′), Ziyech (Hudson-Odoi 75′).

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1,148 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dang

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Never thought i'd want to see ' first ' at the top of a page so bad.

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    1FT, 1.2 ITB.

    Roll FT this week?

    Martinez
    Bednarek Dias Stones
    KDB Bruno Salah Son
    Bamford Antonio Adams

    Johnstone Coufal Dallas Bissouma

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Roll

    2. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Too early. Ask this time next week

  3. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How much footballing knowledge one needs to have to understand that Firmino isn’t average.

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Its a bit like the thinking behind Hendo as POTY last season, underrated to the point of being overrated. Pool miss Jota imo.

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      His form is very inconsistent.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Very talented player with a touch of that Brazilian football wizardry. Great playmaker.

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This is why Jota was bought. Need to mix things up and put some competition in there

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Half decent player playing up top with 2 super stars

      Scuffed 2 or 3 fantastic chances yesterday

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Half decent player? You lack footballing sense just like me

    6. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He wasn't, however he has been in shocking form for a long time now

  4. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If Rudiger can keep his place, would be very nice to have a playing 4.5 Chelsea defender.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You could have double Chelsea for 9.6.

  5. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Solid 200K red arrow for me so far this gameweek

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Too early to know about arrows. Games till Saturday.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, need Vardy C to get something against Chelsea.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Surely

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Not

  6. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    All eyes on Salah. If he blanks for a 5th consecutive game with the fixtures he's had, that is quite something. Especially as it came off the back of the Palace haul in 30 mins

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is the curse over? Or still one match remaining 😀

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

      He still has 128 pts and 13 goals in 18 games and is world class . . . . . . i don't understand the fuss

  7. thischarmingman
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Green arrow up to heady heights of 35k! AMA!

  8. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any obvious transfers for next week? Without WC, and I'm planning to FT my way into a 15x DGW BB squad for DGW26 and use FH in BGW29.

    1.6 ITB and 1 FT:

    Team for next GW:
    Martínez
    AWB - Dias - Stones - Coufal
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Cavaleiro
    Kane - Antonio

    (Areola, Smith Rowe, Holding, Brewster)

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Similar to me, I'm saving a transfer so I can get Chilwell in the following week

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      yes hold

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Your saving then trying to roll your spare FT through to wk 26 then.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Will West Ham ever learn? They can’t just get a fairly good striker from a European team and make him better. Never works for them. It will just be another waste of £25m

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Have seen this guy a couple times. Not very good

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Up a million spots since WC last week, still plenty of time for it to backfire 🙂

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Where are the chibks in your armour?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Chinks

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        - 3 arsenal on the bench for BB this week

        - No spurs

        Those chinks 🙁

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Was 43k beginning this gw but with no man city i have a one way ticket on plummet airways.

  10. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Robertson to Chilwell worth considering for GW20?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, good fixtures for Chelsea.

  11. QUEN
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone captains points not showing up? Me and my oartners phone hasn’t been updated for captain doubles/triples

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      That'll just be on the app. Check the desktop site mate.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Don’t use the app. Very poor.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Swipe down and check again

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah week after week.

  12. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Has there been an update on the severity of DCLs hammy injury? I'll hold this week if there's any chance he's back for NEW/lee.

  13. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Rudiger won't keep his spot i guess. If he does. He's a bargain ! Good goal threat as well....

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Prob not but it's enough to ditch zouma

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Definitely.

  14. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Soucek > Mount and play 3-5-2 / 4-5-1?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Could be worth a shot.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keep Soucek and play 5 midfield. Don't get fooled by his price tag. He's a great asset

  15. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    80 points but rivals has a very similar team after wc. Now counting on Chilwel, Wilson, smith Rowe and Johnstone

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm in exactly the same position except I'm on 43pts and relying on Zouma, Robbo, Watkins, and Kane.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wilson goal would be great tonight

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

        Definitely
        I've been patient with him. Hopefully he'll reward it this & Next GW

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          He just needs a penalty, I’m expecting much from open play..

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          *NOT

  16. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Salah, KDB, Bruno & Vardy all feature of Joe's Goal Imminent table

    Over the last 4 matches all 4 are underperforming their xg by more than a goal

    Returns imminent!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Does Shitkins feature anywhere?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes he's on it too.

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

      Maybe in the second half of the DGW itself 😎

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thats what im hoping for except Jamie!

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Joe is great but goals imminent is gamblers' fallacy

  17. marcos11
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy to start against Chelsea? Does Rodgers have a press conference before tomorrow night?

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Benching headache for next week. This how I’m set out for next week.
      Martinez
      Dias,Cancelo,Chilwell,Coufal
      KDB(c),Salah,Fernandes, Grealish, Soucek
      Antonio

      Johnstone, Bamford, Watkins,Dallas. 1FT 1.0m itb

      I’ll be saving the FT and looking to downgrade a bench player in 21.

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I would Play Bamford over Soucek

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yeh headaches. Could even play him over Coufal.

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

        Think that’s the best starting XI

      3. Quan MisTaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Same team to me except I have Robbo over chillwell.

        Atm I have Coufal on the bench and Bamford starting....

        My thinking is the age old striker over defender argument. Both in terms on point ceiling and enjoyment of watching the game

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Getting ahead of myself but:

      A) kane -> vardy (GW20) & bowen -> grealish (GW21)
      B) kane, bowen & egan -> watkins, salah & 4.1m fodder (GW21 (-4)) [already have mitchell so would leave my defence a bit short]
      C) keep kane

      thoughts? A looks better to me but it means I have to go without Salah for the foreseeable. Worth the risk?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Keep Kane

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Keep Kane, he has tough game easy game pattern for a while.

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yeh I’d keep Kane now.

      4. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks all, unanimous

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

        I think my plan is to ship Salah in GW23 for Kane.

    • Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      87 pts (-12) with 15 more appearances GW Rank 17k could win this week lads

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just remember your happiness comes at the expense of someone else's misery. Most likely mine!

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          There There.

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Similar here, 77 -8 with 18 players left

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Johnstone
      Dias Stones Dallas
      Salah KDB Fernandes(c) Soucek
      Kane Bamford Antonio

      Steer Coufal Mitchell Alzate
      1.4m 1ft

      Early days, but need to fix Johnstone barring any injuries.

      Martinez (who I took Johnstone out for, don’t ask) is now 5.1m. Is De Gea a better option at 5.3? Or Leno at 4.9?

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

        Leno is 5.0 now.

        Still think Martinez is better option

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

        Leno not a bad shout for the price but De Gea and Martinez have the better fixtures.
        You’ve got the cash, May as well use it on De Gea.

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is it time to sell Salah? Or are you giving him another week.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I’m not selling, he’ll end up in the top 2 or 3 point scorers, hauls must be just around the corner, can’t have turned in to a bad option.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Definitely agree. Just never seen the Liverpool attack look so blunt under Klopp before. They’re in really bad form

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yes, playing 2 best mids at CB must be a factor. Matip returning should be key.

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

        It was few weeks ago 🙁
        I'm keeping him. Don't want to miss out on his haul. I think he'll score once at least vs Burnley

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This kind of logic has the potential to make or break a season though. I kept Phil Foden for 12 weeks - got him in GW3 WC and kept him all the way up to GW14, he got me around 14 points total. I sell him and a couple of weeks later he starts hauling as we knew he would, eventually, just didn't know when. Salah at twice the price and higher ceiling, could end up being grim

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

            Hmm
            FOMO is real

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Keeping for now but Son or Rashford are candidates for his spot.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Rashford has looked dreadful last 2

        2. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Spurs don't have great fixtures either, which might end up being the reason I keep Salah

      4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sold him in 18 and bought him back for DGW19. Don't think I will sell him yet. Son the obvious replacement for me.

      5. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He's bound to start scoring now after blanking for weeks. But ill consider selling him in GW23 for Kane & Son.

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          This for me. Vardy as the Kane placeholder until 23/24 . Might give Vardy GW23 Wolves game

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

          That's gambler's fallacy

      6. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Selling salah usually usually results in having to get salah back in for a hit a week or two later.

      7. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        If he doesn't haul vs Burnley he's gone for me. Fed up of watching these drab Pool performances willing them to score.

      8. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Free hitted this week mainly so I could have him (plus a beautiful team) and then return to my normal Kane/KDB/Bruno/Son side. Perfectly happy without him due to fixtures.

    • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If you were to downgrade your 3rd FWD/ 3rd bench spot to fodder, which one would you choose?
      A. Brewster 4.5 (guaranteed 1 point)
      B Wickham 4.4 (save 0.1)

      1. marcos11
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A

        • The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A. But what a filthy choice to have to make. I feel dirty just answering this post!

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            haha have to make that decisions. All the great picks are in def and mid.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              True

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Or Davis.

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Don't want to lock a Villa spot on fodder. Seen a lot of teams having Steer or Davis so won't be making that mistake Had Martinez, Grealish and Watkins and plan to bring in the latter 2 again.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Makes sense

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

          Wickham. Have you BB'd already?

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yup failed BB19 with triple Leeds Bamford, Raph and Rod with Johnstone

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

          I never downgrade to junk or carry NPRs though have played BB so maybe I can now

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Are people keeping Leeds? I’m tempted to get Dallas in to fund Kane..

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Had Bamford and brought in Rodrigo and Raphinha on WC16. I'll be downgrading the latter 2 to get funds

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

          I’m thinking of getting rid of Dallas (only HD him a few weeks though). Leeds are starting to look very average in attack. And they’ve never been a good bet for clean sheets.

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Keeping Bam and Harrison for now.

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

        How is this for a WC team? Need to change things up immeadietely!

        Martinez - Forster
        Stones - Holding - Shaw - Dier - Mitchell
        Salah - Sterling - Bruno - Gundo - Smith Rowe
        Bamford - Kane - Watkins

        0.2£ M. ITB.

        What do you think? I know no KDB is bad, but Sterling is an exciting differential in my ML.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Shaw good. Shitkins bad. Nice team.

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

            Changing things a bit, I actually get quite a nice team. Maybe too heavy on GK?

            Forster --> Areola
            Salah --> KdB
            Gundo --> El Ghazi
            Watkins --> Rodrigo

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

          Salah to KDB and Keep Sterling?
          Liverpool looking off, particularly Salah.

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

            No Salah would hurt me, I just know it!
            But a double up on City in midfield could be nice given their fixtures...

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

          Would rather Antonio to Watkins too. Maybe even Adams.

        4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I like the Shaw pick. Wanted to bring him in GW18 but his 4YCs put me off with DGW19. In great form at the moment

      4. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Did any one else also see a poster here asking for 2 Stones goals like that in the World Cup, yesterday? His wish was granted!

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          May have been Zambian.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Yep...

      5. CAN'T STOP THE ZLATAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        TAA to chilwell or Dias?

        Have stones

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Chil

        2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Chilwell with the higher ceiling but I would have him along with 2 City defs

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Also consider Shaw

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

          Chilwell

      6. tbos83
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Apologies for ignorance but which teams do we need to target for DGW26?

          1. The Point About It Is
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            The ones with 2 matches 😉

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Spurs one I think. Maybe Leeds and Southampton? Ben Crellin the tweeter may have more info.

        • Blue Moon Rising
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Hits don’t always come off, but it’s undeniably more fun