Scout Notes

Stones produces season-high haul as City keep another clean sheet

Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: John Stones (£5.1m) x2| Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m)| Raheem Sterling (£11.4m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m)| Ruben Dias (£5.8m)| Ferran Torres (£6.9m)
  • Bonus: Stones x3, Dias x2, De Bruyne x1

John Stones (£5.1m) delivered a massive 21 point haul as the defender bagged a brace against Crystal Palace.

Manchester City produced their best defensive display of the season in keeping another clean sheet, and look like the Premier League’s best defence.

With three favourable fixtures coming up, Fantasy Premier League players are already jumping on board the City defensive bandwagon.

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Stones’ recent comeback has certainly been unexpected, considering he was firmly expected to depart from the Etihad in the summer, after falling way down the pecking order.

A series of costly mistakes saw Stones fall out of favour with Guardiola, whose City side struggled defensively last season.

Even makeshift centre back, Fernandinho (£5.4m) saw himself selected ahead of Stones for the majority of the season.

But the £47.5 million signing from Everton has completely turned around his career, with 2020/21 proving to be his redemption season.

Alongside new signing Ruben Dias (£5.8m), Stones has established himself at the heart of the City defence, starting eight of the last nine Premier League matches.

His influence on the team cannot be underestimated, with the Citizens keeping seven clean sheets in his nine starts across the course of the season.

Added to his solid defensive performances, Stones even appears to be adding goals to his game.

After scoring the winning goal in the Carabao Cup Manchester Derby, Stones popped up in the Palace box to score two goals.

Once left out in the cold, Stones now appears to have forged a strong bond with Pep, who credited Dias’ influence in helping the Barnsley born defender discover his form.

“Every player needs confidence but all the credit is just for him. If I have one player I’m pleased everything is going well for it’s him. He deserves the best. He overcame this situation all himself. He’s playing because he deserves it and I’m happy for him. John, alongside Ruben, grew up.”

Pep Guardiola

With the City defence in this kind of form, and injuries to Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Nathan Ake (£5.4m) keeping them out of the side, Stones doesn’t like losing his place any time soon.

And with plum fixtures against West Brom (away), Sheffield United (home) and Burnley (away), Stones’ price is set to shoot up.

The Iron Curtain

If City’s attack has faltered in recent Gameweeks, the same cannot be said of their defence.

The Citizens have quietly established themselves as the best defensive unit in the league, with Dias and Stones the foundation of this.

Pep’s men have already registered nine clean sheets this season – their most after 17 games of all their Premier League campaigns.

And in the 10 games Dias and Stones have started together, City have only conceded one goal.

City produced their best defensive display of the season against Palace, not even letting them have a shot on target.

As well as the impressive form of Stones and Dias, Pep may have found even more competition for places at left-back.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) was brought into the side primarily due to injuries, but has kept his place even with Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) fit again.

In this time Zinchenko has become a key part of the defence, and even got two bonus points in the previous shutout against Brighton.

Pep credited the whole team and their aggressive pressing for City’s improved defensive numbers.

“If you see today Raz (Sterling) and Bernardo and Gabriel (Jesus) and when they came in Ferran (Torres) and the other subs the way we press, how aggressive we are, how intense we are – it is so important, so good. It helps the central defenders to be better but we cannot deny the guys behind don’t make mistakes, they are so consistent and when the opponents scored a goal it is because they did well – not because we give it to them.”

Pep Guardiola

He added:

Last season it happened many times that the opponents didn’t do anything and we gave them goals. That makes it so difficult but this season we have improved a lot because we concede few (chances) and the difference is we don’t make mistakes.

Pep Guardiola

The only downpoint for FPL managers on their defensive display will have been the benching of Joao Cancelo (£5.8m).

The Portuguese full-back was brought in by more than 160,000 players ahead of Double Gameweek 19, but found himself benched in favour of Kyle Walker (£6.1m).

When Cancelo did get on the pitch in the 70th minute, he was interestingly deployed in central midfield, replacing Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m).

With Walker failing to impress against Palace, many expect Cancelo to regain his place at right-back for the Aston Villa match.

KDB alternative?

MCIWBA

There was a sense of deja vu for De Bruyne owners with the City promising so much, yet not quite delivering.

The Belgian produced the moment of the match when his magnificent outside of the foot cross, which left even Pep lost for words, was met by John Stones for his first goal.

What can I say again? The managers can help many things but one thing that belongs is the talent up front. Managers are incredibly fortunate or lucky to be in charge of this kind of player because it makes your life easier. In this type of game we have struggled in the last two seasons to beat them and I understood today why – it can only be broken by the quality of the players up front and this is the special something where managers are not involved.

Pep Guardiola

With nearly 200,000 managers choosing to use their Triple Captain chip on KDB, there will have been a sigh of relief after his assist, especially after Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) blanked in the earlier fixture.

But De Bruyne failed to add to his tally and was substituted on at the 70 minute mark.

Despite passing the eye test on every level, popping up all over the pitch, creating chances and taking shots, De Bruyne just can’t seem to land the huge hauls he did last season.

In the second half, it was another midfielder who took the spotlight.

Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m) scored his fourth goal of the season with a magnificent curling strike in the top corner.

This was Gundogan’s fourth goal in six games, and he is clearly relishing being given the licence to join in with the City attacks.

With his low price tag, Gundogan has rightly entered FPL managers’ thoughts as a budget midfield option, and even a cheaper alternative to De Bruyne.

Jesus on the rise?

Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) returned to the starting line-up against Palace, with De Bruyne returning to a more familiar midfield role.

Deployed as a centre-forward, City fans hoped Jesus could give the side a cutting edge it lacked against Brighton.

But this was not the case, as the Brazilian constantly found himself on the periphery of the game.

Jesus’ lack of influence is shown in his heatmap, where he spent most of his time outside the box.

With Pep opting for a fluid frontline, Jesus was even moved out wide as substitute Ferran Torres (£6.9m) took up a false nine role.

All this indicates Jesus’ place in the team and even in the squad is clearly under threat, with Pep often preferring to deploy a midfielder in a false nine role rather than him up front.

Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) should also be returning from quarantine soon, to give Pep another option up-front.

One Man Team?

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Roy Hodgson has refuted all previous claims about his Palace side being a one-man team that relies too much on Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m).

But with the Ivory Coast international surprisingly left out of their squad, Palace lacked any kind of attacking threat.

With Andros Townsend moving up from midfield to join Jordan Ayew in attack, Palace lacked Zaha’s electric pace on the break.

Without his speed and willingness to take players on, Palace found themselves unable to get out of their own half, also due to City’s relentless pressing.

After the game, Hodgson said his side relied too much on playing the ball back to goalkeeper Vincente Guaita (£4.8m) which indicates they missed having Zaha as an out-ball.

As mentioned above, Palace couldn’t manage a single shot on target, and their expected goals rating is the lowest of Double Gameweek 19.

Eagles fans will be hoping Zaha will be fit for the Gameweek 20 fixture against West Ham, after being ruled out of the City game with an injury he sustained against Arsenal.

Speaking after the game, Hodgson bemoaned the “blatant mistakes” his side made in the game.

We made some quite blatant mistakes in the second half, often playing the ball back to much to the goalkeeper, and it cost us. The goals they scored were fantastic goals but if we could have done what we did in the first half, we could have made it that bit harder and not lost by such a big margin.”

Roy Hodgson

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; De Bruyne (Cancelo 71), Rodri, Gundogan (Torres 71); Bernardo (Foden 60), Jesus, Sterling

Crystal Palace XI (4-1-4-1): Guaita; Mitchell, Cahill, Tomkins, Ward; Milivojevic; Eze, McArthur, McCarthy, Townsend; Ayew

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851 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Bench Boost score check:
      15, all out

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        9 all out...

        1. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          6 all out? Bam over Son really?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I could bench Zouma in retrospect as well and then it would be 4.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I go 15 points on bench and Martinez left.
        Problem is I didn't bench boost.

      3. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        On 8 with Martinez, Watkins and Lowton to go. Hoping for a minimum of 18 which will be good

      4. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        4

      5. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        17 and three to go hopefully

      6. Parsnips
          2 months, 24 days ago

          16 with Martinez

        • Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          16 all out, but didn't BB 🙁

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          10. Johnstone to come potentially.

          So 10 if I'm lucky.

        • TNB
            2 months, 24 days ago

            10 and very happy with it! If it wasn't for my itch to play the BB I wouldn't have transferred in DDG, Stones and Antonio for Martin, Taylor and DCL.

          • Brehmeren
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            6 with Johnstone

          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            20 with Areola to play again

            1. alsybach
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              25 with 3 to go.......yay me!!!!

          • MOTHRA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            10. Johnstone to come. I hope.
            Poor.

          • JeGro
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            23 with De gea still to play

          • Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            6 + Johnstone vs whu

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            20, fabianski to play again

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Feel quite unfortunate to come out of that with a Wilson blank, his 0.02xG deserved an attacking return I reckon

          1. TNB
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I lost faith in him when he was in my FH for bgw

          2. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Stones 21 not out

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Son, Kane, Lacazette = 16 points

            Salah, Antonio, Vardy = 14 points

            8 points hit

            Need 10 points from Mo, Antonio and Vardy in the remaining games to break even.

            Any chance?

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yeah of course. One goal from any of them and you’re there.

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Would be expecting 20 par from the 3

            3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Ha! Ridiculous! I made the exact same transfers. Thanks for doing the math 😉

              Here's hoping for more than 10 points.

          4. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            6 out of 6 clean sheets already on FH with a 532 formation

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Well done

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                2 months, 24 days ago

                7 out of 7 cleansheets for me

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Even better. Amazing for you.

            3. TB303
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Stones or Cancelo ?

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                I went with Stones due to lack of funds. Can’t say I regret it.

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Stones. But Cancelo is looking really dangerous.

              3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Stones. More certain to play. And for all of Cancelos potential and the fact that he passes the eye test, he is a rotation risk and hasn't contributed heavily to attacking returns. I have both.

            4. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Sad I got rid of Holding over Dallas but that’s the game I suppose.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Made sense as Dallas more attacking. Maybe pays you back this weekend

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Exactly why I did it. I thought they’d both get a clean sheet but maybe Dallas gets an attacking point.

            5. Sarri-ball
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Do i want watkins double gw or saka 9 points?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Oof. Very close. Probably Saka. Just.

                1. Sarri-ball
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Yeah not think much in it. But agree think rather saka 9

              2. TNB
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Most likely Saka

                • Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Looks like it may be a SGW for Watkins anyway

                  1. Sarri-ball
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    ?

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      So far seen in the training photos: Martinez, Grealish, Mings, Cash, Elmohamady, McGinn, Barkley
                      El Ghazi and Watkins not seen, though there wasn't a huge selection of photos available
                      Comments from Dean Smith about needing to 'utilise the whole squad'

                      1. Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        ...though the most positive sign is John McGinn bringing in Watkins into his FPL team this GW on Friday. He seems a serious player (or at least has a better rank than me!)

              3. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Why on Earth did I go Lacazette?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Haven’t a clue.

                2. TNB
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I asked myself the same question last gw

                3. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  RP on correct article

                  Bench two:

                  A) Trent (tot)*
                  B) Tierney (sou)*
                  C) Saka (sou)
                  D) Smith Rowe (sou)
                  E) Son (LIV)

                  * Must play at least one defender.
                  Will compare to the results from HT and before the game start.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Results (for my own benefit)...

                    Before the game:

                    Smith Rowe = 5
                    Saka = 4
                    Tierney = 3
                    Trent = 2
                    Son = 0

                    At HT:

                    Smith Rowe = 6
                    Trent = 1.83
                    Tierney = 1.83
                    Saka = 1.33
                    Son = 0

                    At FT (responses on the old article):

                    Smith Rowe = 1
                    Trent = 0
                    Tierney = 0
                    Saka = 0
                    Son = -2

                    Total:
                    Smith Rowe = 12
                    Trent = 5.83
                    Tierney = 4.83
                    Saka = 3.33
                    Son = -2

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Tierney/Trent total scores the other way around

                4. Boberella
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Article refers to KDB as "the German".

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    So bad. Should be "ze German"

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Don’t mention ze draw.

                  2. Ron_Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Ha! Good spot

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Oh you saw before me. Just silly.

                  4. Hamish Bruce
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I’m sure this is the 2nd article I’ve recently seen on here that referred to him as German

                  5. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I was thinking Gundo scored and assisted after reading that

                  6. Tommy J
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    He’s also from Belgium...not good

                5. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Everyone on here told me not to bench boost with Martinez, Tierney, Saka and Mitchell.
                  Oh well, lesson learned.
                  From now on I follow my own gut.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Follow your gut in the first place, it’s a game, nothing serious is on the line

                  2. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Honestly, even amongst the 'nowhere to hide' and 'we feast' posts, these have to be the most annoying.

                    Wah, wah, wah - you told me not to bench boost.

                    Its your team. Manage it yourself. Pathetic.

                  3. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    It’s your team

                  4. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Wtf is Tierney and Saka doing on your bench. Dont blame us for your inability to pick a starting XI

                    1. onceuponatyne
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Absolutely. Against Bruce's NUFC too.

                    2. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      DDG
                      Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
                      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Soucek
                      Bamford, Antonio, Vardy

                  5. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    At home to Newcastle.......

                6. jackoasean
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  KDB ankle injury set to miss villa.

                  1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Sauce?

                  2. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Source?

                      1. Ron_Swanson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Possibly worse than no source

                      2. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        This is not conclusive at all.

                  3. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Where, what, when, how?

                    1. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Don't feed the troll.

                      1. Pumpy Pro
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Why is he a troll. He is showing an article that says he hobbled off. ?

                  4. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Or are just a troll?

                      1. Ragabolly
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Have you actually read this? It's the ultimate BS, haven't seen a crappier article

                      2. Pumpy Pro
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Hopefully Pep won't take risk and he misses it

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Been talking about it all day on here.

                  5. Ron_Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    If he had a source he would have put it in there

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      yep.

                  6. Sarri-ball
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Read earlier feel if was gen would be reported by more than 1 source a non story. Although hope true as not my skipper

                  7. Daniel - When to BB?
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Eh...?

                  8. TNB
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Bag of frozen peas on the ankle and good to to

                    • Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      We watched the match, do these people think we're stupid?

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Same every week

                        ‘Kdb will be rested’

                        And every week he will start, logic tells us this game will be no different

                  9. Sir Alex Telles.
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Without BB, FH or WC played, coupled with a -8 in hits, came into this GW hoping for a tiny red or a grey arrow at most. Already on a green with plenty to go. All chips banked, let's go.

                    1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Ditto. But a lot of people seemed to have some well with the BB chip. Good on thrm

                  10. jammie26
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Is ESR a must for the 5th midfield spot at 4.5 mil?

                      1. Kellz86
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Must for the 4th mid slot alongside KDB, Salah, Bruno

                      2. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Hard to argue with that value. Unfortunately there's no heavy hitter forwards and a plethora of very desirable midfielders which means you'd be sacrificing a midfield spot to save funds for nothing. My 2 cents.

                        1. Boberella
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Very valid point

                        2. Olson
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Vardy and Kane both offering better value than KdB

                          1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            True on Kane. But I would rather have KDB in my team than Vardy. Not enough of them in the context of sacrificing that 5th midfield spot. For me.

                            1. Olson
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Vardy definitely not flying at this moment but at almost 2m less than KdB and with the real value in city defenders, is there's 2-3 serious budget option in the MF then he is a serious consideration for me. Currently own bamford/antonio but if Leeds look to be hitting the skids then I'll look at KdB down and bamford up to kane

                              1. Olson
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                (instead of Vardy out, Kane in)

                                1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  Fair point. You're probably doing much better than I am this season 😉

                      3. TNB
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          I never thought I'd say this but Lord Soucek's spot is under threat in my team.

                        • HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          For those wildcarding around gw25 it’s a good time to assess and wait, no rush

                      4. Sir Alex Telles.
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Rob Holding appreciation post.

                        31pts in the 4 weeks at that price is insane.

                        10,9,6,6.

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Yeah I had him for those but sold this week. Gutted.

                        2. JeGro
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Bought him after his west brom haul. Happy to get 3 clean sheets now, but I will probably try to sell him soon for Mitchell to free up funds

                      5. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        KDB is German now. Ok. Honestly these mistakes are rife now. Sort it out.

                        1. THFC4LIFE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          He does look German tbf

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Every white western man with blue eyes does probably.

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Hollar

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            What, ginger?

                        2. Baps hunter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Neale is ill, but someone should read these these through. You were a little faster than I was. Congrats for that!

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            And Boberella was faster than me.

                        3. Long ago I drew a walrus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          I'm pretty sure it was in the last article as well. So not a typo, someone at FFS genuinely think KDB is German

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Hahaha. Probably.

                      6. tommo1989
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Would you sell Zouma tonight if you bought for 5.0 and can sell for 5.4 before he drops?

                        1. Kellz86
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Depends on who you want in?

                          1. tommo1989
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Currently have a defence of Shaw, Coufal, Justin, Stones and Zouma

                            1. Kellz86
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Sell for Mitchell and bank the change, your other defenders look good for the next stretch of matches

                              1. tommo1989
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                I’m wondering whether to bring in somebody that’s likely to have a double GW soon. Villa defender like Cash?

                                1. Kellz86
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  Consider that this season is very unpredictable given the ongoing CoV crisis so I wouldn’t plan too far ahead. That money in the bank will come in handy when you know for sure what doubles are on the horizon and you cross that bridge when it comes.

                                  1. Kellz86
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 24 days ago

                                    Right now you have too much invested in a defense that you are likely only to play 3 of each week

                                    1. tommo1989
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 24 days ago

                                      Do we think Zouma is dropped for the foreseeable? No chance he could play tomorrow?

                      7. Kellz86
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        ESR 5 Prem starts 4 assists, 4th mid locked

                      8. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        "De Bruyne just can’t seem to land the huge hauls he did last season. In the second half, it was another German midfielder who took the spotlight."

                        Kevin the German?!?

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Also
                          "The German produced the moment of the match when his magnificent outside of the foot cross"

                          the article writer clearly actually thinks hes German 😆

                        2. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Another, German, midfielder. Fair play to Gundogan but De Bruyne will hit the heights he can fairly soon.

                          1. Kellz86
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            I mean I’d understand if they thought he was Dutch, but German?

                            1. GreennRed
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Has the bang of Bergkamp about him.

                        3. COK3Y5MURF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Clearly, they confused KDB with Werner because they both can't finish

                      9. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        KDB isnt German, hes Ginger

                        1. GreennRed
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Don't mention the Aryans 😉

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Haha. I have a joke about that.

                      10. HollywoodXI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Finally into the top 100k (98k) after a terrible start to the season, ranked as low as 4 million in GW9. Playing my WC last week and BB this week has worked a charm.

                      11. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        the issue with locking smith rowe as a 4th mid is to find a replacement in case he gets injured. i like the idea though.

                        1. Kellz86
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          You cross that bridge when/if it comes

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            true

                        2. Nanoelektronicar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Always a double transfer enabler, so it has to be two transfers to upgrade.

                        3. Qaiss
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Wouldn't do that until the transfer window closes anyway, rumours of Buendia.

                      12. Nanoelektronicar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        WC 18, BB 19 was a succes so far.

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          I can say WC was a success.

                      13. Daniel - When to BB?
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Good that lad posting kdb injury was deleted asap

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Not like we can do anything.

                        2. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          If he had a German source, I would've believe him.

                      14. Must.Go.Faster.
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Very Important!!

                          Vice captain check:
                          Team formation check:
                          Non-playing goal keeper check:
                          Amount of clean sheets check:

                          That’s amazing!!

                          check

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Great !

                        • Rhodes your boat
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Need a 4.5 defender to replace yedlin but none are standing out

                          1. The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Holding or Rudiger

                            1. Rhodes your boat
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Have holding, didn’t realise rudiger was 4.5!

                            2. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Agreed, these 2 look great value

                          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            nope, no one 🙂

                          3. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Serious?

                        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Alisson Sanchez
                          Stones Boly Dias Cedric Aurier
                          Pereira Tielemans Mount Barnes Maddison
                          Auba Antonio Robinson

                          This lot costs 99.2m and would have gotten you about 200 points so far. I pay team value too much attention.

                          1. Werner Brothers
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Good luck fielding 6 midfielders

                            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Forgot about Auba being a mid. Regardless I have a lot of really expensive dead weight.

                              1. Werner Brothers
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Same here. Salah kdb bruno & son.
                                Salah may be gone already if isn't so many values tied in him (bought at 12.1)

                        • The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          These moves worth it?

                          Son & Wilson => Rowe & Kane

                          i am playing 3-5-2

                          1. Kellz86
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Definitely

                        • Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Brought him Soucek over Saka for the double. The former better score vs West Brom!!

                          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            He’s getting a brace mate don’t panic!!!

                          2. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Big time.

                          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            He’s my captain...

                          4. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Soucek only scores when you bench him (and BB doesn't count)

                            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Ain’t that the truth