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. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    TC Salah feels bad man. And I sold Kane to afford him. Oh well hope he gets a goal or two against Burnley...

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      As a non-capper I'm sure he will

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can I ask, without any hindsight, why did you captain Salah?

      1. aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        More rest than KDB and though he is now hungrier for goals than ever after his dry spell... At least he has pretty much now out scored my TC Mane from last season

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Oh crap. I didn’t see you TC him. That is brutal.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      In saying that, if this were a sgw you’d probably captain Salah vs BUR over Kdb vs AVL?
      Only 4 points to make up

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He will get a goal v BUR but not sure he will explode

    5. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm sorry, but there is no hope, curse is for 5 games.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Has already levelled/beaten recent TC heroes including Sane, Mané, Kane and Duffy

    7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I did too. I just hope the Zambian witch doctor is wrong.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        My Liverpool double attack just isn't firing. Time to belatedly taker a hit to lose Salah and Mane for KDB and Bruno.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Not sure Bruno is firing either tbh

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yep, they are just so drab & frustrating to watch atm. Utd & Saints games somewhat forgiveable, but WBA & Newcastle are garbage, so it's part of a worrying pattern.

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Captain next GW:

    A) KDB (wba)
    B) Bruno (SHU)

    1. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

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

      Lots in this predicament, the captain poll will be interesting. I'm probably going A, see how Fernandes does against Burnley but he may get a rest (or a suspension!!) soon?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        They play against Fulham.

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

          Sorry yes, Fulham!

    4. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      See how the rest of the games this week go - currently torn between the two as well.

      Would make life easier if Bruno picked up that 5th yellow

    5. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      First thoughts are B but see what happens this week

    6. Davros
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B. Sheffield’s GK is suspended

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What?

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

        Ramsdale isn't suspended?

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That would help their cause to be fair

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ouch

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Egan is suspended, not Ramsdale.

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          This, watched the game and apart from conceding goals, he didn't do anything (to get a suspension).

    7. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

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

    What's the consensus on Vardy? Ship? I have 0FT and 0.1M leftover to pull the trigger on Vardy -> Kane which presumably will happen before the next deadline - is it worth the hit?

    Martinez
    Dias, Stones, Coufal
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Soucek
    Vardy, Bamford

    (Steer, Mitchell, Brewster, Douglas)

    Cheers.

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’m not sold on Vardy but obviously doesn’t means he’s not a good option

      I think Kane is better and there are cheaper who can match

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

        Cheers.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No it’s not worth a hit. Liverpool aren’t found well but they’re ok at the back.

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

        Cheers. Concern is I suspect I'll be priced out come the deadline.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Well in their next 5 games they face LIV CHE mci. I think you’re safe from not owning him at all.

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

            Cheers.

          2. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Leicester play Everton, Leeds, Fulham after CHE?

          3. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Sorry, you meant Spurs. Dôh.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you get rid of Vardy, who do you replace him with? As far as I can see there is only one viable alternative in the premium bracket - Kane.

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

        Cheers - yes - Kane is the plan. Rest of the Team (!) should be good for foreseeable, monitoring Coufal, Bamford, bench etc.

  4. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    TAA Robbo Stone Dallas Coufal

    TAA or Robbo to

    A Chilwell / Chelsea
    B Dias
    C Cheap with decent fixtures
    D Keep double up

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

      TAA -> Dias

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah this

      2. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers!

      3. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Clearly city double up over pool double up and you get +2m change

      Personally I prefer Robbo so Trent to Dias Cancelo is the way to go

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks....decent point that

  5. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Morning all, best moves here with 1FT and 0.3m itb

    Martinez
    Stones • Cancelo • Coufal --- Dallas Taylor
    Kdb • Salah • Bruno • Rashford -- Burke
    Antonio Bamford Wilson

    Surely a save?

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      100% save

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        yeah figured, thanks

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bank it

  6. Woodpusher64
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I bailed out of bench boosting this week due to injuries and doubts.
    How long until the next expected double gameweek?
    Got a bit of money sitting on my bench. Wondered if should hang to them or put money back into team.

    1. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      crucial to have a reliable bench

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Depends on how soon you might use BB and if you think it's worth using. A better 11 will get you more points and could BB soon after wildcard with a playing but not great bench to have a good 11 longterm. I think it's the worst of 3 chips because it causes too much disruption.

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any news on the Shrewsbury situation?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would also like to know this.

  8. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I stuck Foden in as a punt for a 5th midfielder to BB with this week rather than doing Salah > KDB. Didn't really think I'd keep him more than a couple of GWs.

    What's everyone thinking with Foden. Too risky as a long term pick because of rotation?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Best 8th attacking option right now

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm keeping another while, not expecting many starts. Zouma out more priority now.

    3. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Your right mate but a lot of value to have tied up on my bench. At the moment I don't think I'd do much with the extra money though other than upgrade a ~6million striker.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He’ll be a risk for another year or two.

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I made that mistake. I want to get rid for KDB and I'll do it as part of a hit taking out Salah and Mane.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Do you think De Bruyne is playing well or just that he's playing better than Salah or Mane right now? He's creating lots of goal chances but not McGyvering them into the net, his goal tally low compared to other seasons and other mids. Considering selling Salah or Son for him bit not convinced. Playing well on grass, very influential, but not sure he's worth his FPL price right now.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think City are clicking into gear now Pep's tweaked their tactics. Got a nice run of fixtures coming up too.

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Once bitten twice shy. Can't really comment on twice bitten thankfully.

  9. Jersey Boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Can anyone beat 37 from 11? And to think I was SO close to bringing in Stones for R.James. Complete disaster, but what was I thinking?!

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm on 28 from 9

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Gundogan covers KDB

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just wait till he gets pens

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

    early thoughts on who to bench this week?
    This is the bi product of building a BB team now have a bit too much cash on bench!

    Team gtg?

    Martinez
    Dias Stones Maguire
    Sterling Bruno Salah Raphinha
    Vardy Bamford Antonio
    Johnstone Coufal Soucek Justin

    1. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That's a sick bench. I'm awful at deciding who to bench, so I can't really help you

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Justin Coufal Raph

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sorry, you meant Spurs. Dôh. No matter what you pick, you can bet there's more points than this week...

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Reply fail to previous post...

  12. karsworde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    McCarthy Johnstone
    Stones Justin Coufal Dallas Targett
    Salah De Bruyne Fernandes Raphinha
    Kane Bamford Wood

    1FT, 0.2 ITB

    Save? Any obvious changes required? Thinking of shipping Wood and Raphinha in GW 21

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Missing a 5th mid but save FT.

      1. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sorry, its Harrison Reed

    2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      save

    3. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who is your 5th mid?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Read it, save

      2. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        H. Reed from Fulham

    4. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers fam 🙂

  13. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Save FT and downgrade Rodrigo and Holding to Brewster and Mitchell over the next few GWs to get funds to upgrade 11?

    Shaw, Chilwell, Grealish, Son and Kane on the watchlist.

    1FT 0.4itb
    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Coufal Cresswell
    Salah Bruno KDB Soucek
    Bamford Vardy
    (Johnstone Raphinha Rodrigo Holding)

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would downgrade a keeper instead of holding personally

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Waste of a FT to downgrade GK. I will wait until WC25 (already used BB so don't need 2nd GK). Mitchell will be a good 5th def to have

  14. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Coufal Dias Stones
    KDB Salah Bowen* Maddison Grealish
    Antonio Bamford

    Button Allioski Adams Mitchell

    1ft 5.4 itb

    Bowen > Rashford
    G2G?

  15. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Only WC and TC ship left now and 19 gameweeks left, feels a bit vulnerable

    1. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you've already bagged the points, I wouldn't be too concerned

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

        I bagged a whole 6 points on BB lol, well sitting on a good rank atleast but feels such a waste

        1. karsworde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Same, I had McCarthy, Dallas, Raphinha and Bamford on my BB. That Leeds result really hurt me lol

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

            yeah just incredible bad luck, I think thats my worse bench score all season and then I even had douglas all season on bench.

        2. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I have triple Leeds in my BB including Meslier. Soucek is the 4th lol. Could still save the chip if he hauls

          1. karsworde
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Soucek haul incoming

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That is plenty to work with. Especially the WC as it can set you up for a long stretch of games

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

        yep have to plan for gw 29 blank with my WC

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      WC25 with a bench to cover BGW29, use FTs for BGW19 and TC Kane/Son DGW

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

        TC kane for sure when spurs double is coming

        1. karsworde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I like that move

    4. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      BB and TC left here.
      With no WC it will be tough to BB.

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Heaton has captained Jack.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What’s his rank?

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It’s a dead account, means nothing

  17. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play 2 out of

    A. Soucek
    B. Coufal
    C. Raphinha
    D. Adams

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AC

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AB

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AD

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm currently on AB but I didn't watch the Leeds Brighton game so don't know how Raphinha played.

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

      soucek seems to be a given, have cresswell starting so opting for coufal bench and playing one of adams or raphinha with soucek

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I have Cresswell as well and starting him and Coufal with Raphinha 1st bench. May change my mind later.

    6. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AB

    7. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AD

  18. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    3556 fpl managers captained Stones and 400 triple captained him

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Psychopaths

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wish I could say I thought about it, but I didn't.

      He was my only City defender, and considering their surety of getting clean sheets in these two fixtures, I should've considered it a little more.

      Oh well, Salah TC it is. Hoping I get at least 10. But even if I don't, it's already better than last year's Mane TC debacle.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Did you cap Salah for the same reasons as Aapoman?

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

          What were his reasons? I outlined my reasons quite clearly the night before deadline.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Trying to get back form and score some goals.

      2. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Hi Vamzy. I also had TC Mane last year.

  19. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Targett removed himself and Jack.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Possibly before they had a double game week confirmed

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Plus he transferred out Grealish. Most likely due to both have 4YCs and 4 games left until it extends to 10YCs

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      could that be due to the yellow card situation?

    3. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Brought Robbo and Tielemans, good transfers for now.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    5th blank in a row for Mo against Burnley?

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hatty then he celebrates by putting on a witch doctor mask...

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        You read my mind

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nah doubt it...pool gonna rip it up!!

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wonder what happens after the curse

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Son is the next one, it's been confirmed yesterday.

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        resets to 10 games

    4. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Double digit haul

  21. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I know it's all about city defenders at the moment and completely agree it should be. But does it look like United are slowly getting it together? Therefore is Shaw a cheap and worthy candidate?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes but I don't think he'll ever be truly nailed

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Don't you think it's more of his place to lose? Similar to stones and most city defenders?

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Agree with this, united getting more solid at the back now they've got a chance at the title

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        And the fixtures look pretty nice...

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ya definitely a decent pick going forward

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

      Shaw looks in great form but an injury is never far away unfortunately

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah this is my only real fear. But he said in his post match interview he feels he has turned a corner. Anyone is an injury risk at the end of the day.

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

          always liked shaw and looking at bringing him myself

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yeah he is looking more solid and fitter. And the fixtures are looking nice.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes. Can’t see Telles getting minutes in the league when Shaw is playing this well

    5. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      AWB/Maguire are more nailed picks. If Shaw can nail his spot, 4.8M is a steal

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cancelo is 1.0 more than Shaw yet people own him and don’t care that he isn’t nailed. At 4.8 who cares

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          This...

    6. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I agree, Shaw on my watchlist. Picked up his form when Telles arrived and don't think he will lose his place. 4YCs is putting me off at the moment.

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        After the midweek game it goes up to 10 right?

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yup after 19th game is played.

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I was planning to bring in Shaw in GW17 so that is why I said the bookings were putting me off.

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Got slab head on wc and won’t look back, they look solid, lots of goal threat from him and some bonus as well

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ahh completely agree. Shaw is getting some sweet crosses in nowadays though too.

  22. McPollolocco
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2FT

      Alioski --> Digne
      Bowen --> Lookman

      Should i do this transfers?

      1. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I like the Digne move

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not for me

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No - there are other players you should prioritise before those team without even seeing your team

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Liverpool v burnley at Anfield last season - 1-1

      Really think burnley could win this one 0-3 wood hatrick

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A soucek headed goal from cresswell corner against west brom would be epic and a johnstone pk save from antonio to top it off

      1. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Absolute scenes at the London Stadium

    • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford/Bruno/Son? from GW 20 onwards

      1. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Always Bruno

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Bruno

    • Mika-eel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good day!

      Anyone lower than 27 so far? Stones still giving me nightmares. Some massive scores going around.

      Been a tough start o the game week. Hopefully have a better second part to the week!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not quite that low (although close considering a big hit.. that should still pay off), but fellow non-Stones owner here.

        I've just laughed and accepted it to be honest! Can't change it.

        No doubt he was a good option. I had Cancelo who looks far more attacking & Stones scores a brace after not even having shots before today. It's pure luck what happened so I won't let it bother me too much.

        1. Mika-eel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I tend to move on easily more often than not, Its just a game after all ;), but it was a bit gut wrenching. Just closed all the sports pages last night and ignored FPL.

          Hopefully Cancelo can do the business and get us some parity in the second game.

          Good luck to you Hazz.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Likewise to you. Good to see a nice comment on here!

    • luke the mustafi enthusiast
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Most nailed on Man Utd defender is ________? (Excluding maguire, de gea and AWB)

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

        Lindelof

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Ever heard of Bailly?

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He only played when Lindelol was out injured.

      2. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        There is no nailed on. Maybe LindeLOL now he has returned from injury

    • boombaba
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Dias and Stones saved a GW... Thanks lads.

    • afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Plan the following transfers over 2 gameweeks. Yes or nah?
      GW20 Son -> Gundogan
      GW21 Watkins -> Kane

      Current team is

      Martinez, Forster
      Dallas, Maguire, Stones, Mitchell, Cresswell
      Bruno, KdB, Salah, Son, Soucek
      Bamford, Antonio, Watkins

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can we all agree that the Stones haul was pure luck?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The goals were an outlier, took them well though, performance wasn't luck. He's playing well.

      2. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Two well taken goals isnt luck. If it hit his butt cheek and went in off the bar then maybe that would have been luck 🙂

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A 9 pointer would of been a possibility but not 21.

      4. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Luck in a probability absolutely, performance and goals not really.