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.

Rock Solid

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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. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      What' so funny?

  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Would you do zouma > Dias for free here or save Ft?

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo zouma stones Dallas coufal

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Would you possibly be priced out if you save?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nah have enough funds. Won’t make any move till a day before deadline. Just tinkering.......

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Fair enough. Still a great move imo. Might as well do it this GW to avoid more price rises as City's fixtures are solid. More chances of them keeping a cs than CHE.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks bud

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this move before DCL drops in value?

    DCL > ???

    a. Wilson
    b. Antonio

    any advise would be great.

    Cheers

    1. ppv
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not much of a choice. Wouldn't go near any Newcastle players personally. See if Antonio can make it through another match without injury first

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks I will wait until this DGW has finished then 🙂

    2. elwardio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He has done good fixtures coming up and now their creative players are back I would be tempted to keep

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I really want Werner to do well tomorrow so that I can keep him for Chelsea's good run of fixtures!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Serious or joking?

  4. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Save FT or one of the following? Thanks guys

    A) Taylor > Shaw (exact cash for it)
    B) Alzate > Smith Rowe

    Marti
    Chilwell Stones Cancelo Dias
    KDB Son Bruno Salah
    Bamford Antonio

    Brewster Alzate Taylor

    1. Stamford Bridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      4 city? Nice one

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Oops Dias is Coufal

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Easy save

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks mate 🙂

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Which option looks better?

    A. Mane to KDB for free
    B. Salah & Balbuena to KDB & Stones for -4?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B for me

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      The one with Werner out.

  6. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Stones is flavour of the week but DIas is still the most nailed defender, right?

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nope, Stones is better considering his Price. For Dias price, Cancelo is better

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not better, more nailed. I hate Pep roulette and would be happy just picking up the 6 points for the next 5 weeks than risking them not starting for the sake of some attacking returns.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Stones is a solid pick, as is Dias. Can’t go wrong with either I don’t think

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        You think they are as nailed as each other too?

    3. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yup

    4. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hahah great - 1 person says, Stones is better, one says Dias is better and the other says they are as good as each other. I am back to square one.

    5. Bojam
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'd say that they are both reliable starters for the time being. Certainly the first choice CB partnership and with Laporte, Ake and Garcia all injured / returning from injury, can't see much rotation imminently. But it will surely happen at some point. I've got both and and not losing any sleep over it. Just make sure you have a playing bench. Should one be rotated out at least the odds are very high that the other starts!

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Laporte is due back tomorrow, as is Garcia. I don't even know what is wrong with Ake. I would love to go for Stones and pocket the difference to upgrade elsewhere but I can just see him being the one who gets benched out of the two.

        1. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ok. Still his position to lose imo. But it's Pep and City have a great squad so no one is "nailed". You know the risks. I'm happy to have them both. Also have Dier, Coufal and Holding, so plenty of cover.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yeah you did it right having them both. I might follow suit actually. Your defence will be similar to mine. I have Mitchell, Taylor, Holding, Dier and Dallas. Might do Dallas and Taylor to Dias and Stones.

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Solid moves I think!

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Stones > Dias > Cancelo

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah I think I will get Stones and Dias

    7. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Stones might miss the odd game once all CBs are back. If you have a decent bench to cover the benching, then get him

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    12 goals in 8 maches
    scored 2 last night and Milan is top of the league

    39 years old
    unbelievable

    1. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      But could he do it in Stoke on a cold, Monday night?

      1. tuturututu
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He did

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            You must be American

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo,Stones,Justin
      Salah,KDB,Bruno,Soucek
      Kane,Bamford,Adams,

      Peacok-farrel,Bissouma,Mitchell,Kilman

      0.3itb 1FT.

      A. Bissouma to Smith Rowe
      B. Save FT

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would only do if you are burning a transfer

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Risers: None

      Fallers: Calvert-Lewin (7.6) Jack Robinson (4.2) Lewis (4.2)

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers Ragabolly!

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers Ragabolly.

      3. Skid Vicious (wonkee)
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks Ragabolly .
        Lewis as a filler is nicely priced

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not better than Mitchell

      4. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers! 🙂

    4. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      DCL dropped can’t wait to get him next week

      Newcastle Leeds Fulham in next 4 and WC in GW25.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        You'll just have to contain yourself and wait I'm afraid.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Hahahha this really tickled me

      2. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Both he and Everton seem to be off the boil a bit I think

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        It’s time to let it go

      4. COVID-CASUAL
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yep love that I bought at 7, sold for 7.5 @8, and will probably get him back at 7.5 in a week or two. Got all the scores, missed the poor run and injury, get him back for Digne and Rodriguez feeding him again and Everton games-in-hand.

      5. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Stones Cancelo Coufal
        Salah KDB Fernandes Soucek
        Vardy Bamford

        Forster Raphinha Brewster Ferguson

        1 FT, 0.2 itb

        I'm pretty set on saving the FT but who should I 'bench' out of:

        1. Coufal (cry)
        2. Raphinha (new)
        3. Soucek (cry)

        Thanks

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ideally none but usually default to the defender so, 1.

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          1

      6. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        The best part of the DGW starts now

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I can't wait!

          1. The Point About It Is
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            You'll just have to contain yourself and wait I'm afraid.

      7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Amazing how one decision leads on to a different path each new gameweek and different points in fpl.

        In gw18 I was thinking of doing -12 and getting Kane, Saka and another city defender (likely dias - not stones)

        And getting rid of Watkins, Sterling and Roberston

        But I did not.

        Gw 18 Sterling -1, Kane scores, City clean sheet.

        Gw 19 lose patience with Sterling and bring in Salah as a blocker, had money in bank.
        It wasn't because I thought Salah would do well it was just in case he did.

        Gw 19 Kane scores again, Saka scores, Salah nothing and Sterling scores.

        One bad decision seems to lead on to the next, after a wrong choice.

        1. Baron Saturday
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, these things happen to all of us and we kick ourselves for not trusting our gut, not taking that hit, and being afraid of selling good performers (e.g. Robertson) for the benefit of our team. Hindsight eh.

      8. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Chelsea have a good run of fixtures coming up but I just can't bring myself to bringing anybody in from that team. Anybody in a similar situation?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I just ditched one.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Which? I have had Chilwell this season and I fell into the Ziyech trap but then he got injured.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Zouma.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Defence looks decent for the fixtures but now Lampard is playing rotation games so will avoid

        3. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Chelsea don't interest me in the slightest.

      9. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        What to do here?
        A. Dallas to Stones
        B. Robbo to Cancelo
        C. Other?

        Martinez
        Robbo Dias Coufal
        Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
        Bamford Antonio Wood

        Forster Dallas Bissouma Struijk

        1. Pops15
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I'm looking at B due to those City fixtures. Not so confident in the Liverpool back line with the mixed bag of fixtures to come, while Citys look to good to ignore. Free's up some cash and Cancelo should outscore Robbo over the next few. Plus get to keep hold of Dallas if we get the double around gw23.

      10. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Who wins?

        1. Fabianski + Cresswell + Targett + Salah + Ziyech + Wilson + Antonio + Bruno (C)

        2. Coufal + Stones + Martinez + Bruno + Soucek + Grealish + Salah (C) + 11 points

        1. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Who knows. What do you think?

        2. fgdu
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          looks like 2.

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          2

        4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          too many probability

        5. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          lol

      11. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would you do Soucek to Saka?

        1. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          To sit on the bench or play most weeks?

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Will start most weeks

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Maybe then. WHU look like they have the better fixtures over the next 5. But do fixtures matter with Soucek anyway? He can score from a set peice against anyone. Saka looks good and seems to have nailed down a spot. Is Arsenal's form reliable though? Played well tonight but not so much last GW. If you have a transfer to burn then it might pay off.

              1. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Thnx mate , will assess him over the next 2 GWs and decide

                1. Bojam
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  No worries. I agree with the other responses - this would be a luxury transfer and only if you have an FT to burn. TBH, I think Soucek is gold and I wouldn't bother. I've owned him all season, almost always as first sub, but have got his goal returns at least once off the bench. At that price (5m) he's clearly the standout option.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Luxury transfer

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Only if you are burning a transfer. I'd prefer Raphinha over Saka as he's bound to have a double soon as well maybe.

        4. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I probably would. Saka is playing a more advanced role in a (theoretically) better team.

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Theoretically yes. But need to see sustained improvements in team form before I'm convinced they've turned the corner. And while Saka is playing a more advanced position, Soucek is a big threat from set peices and some late runs into the box. His record since he arrived in the PL is impressive (for a 5m DM).

      12. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo,Stones,Justin
        Salah,KDB,Bruno,Soucek
        Kane,Bamford,Adams,

        Peacok-farrel,Bissouma,Mitchell,Kilman

        0.3itb 1FT.

        A. Bissouma to Smith Rowe
        B. Soucek to Saka
        C. Save FT

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          C

      13. Footieboot
          2 months, 23 days ago

          How do we feel about Reece James? Considering a Dier replacement and think I have narrowed it down to James, Shaw and Holding

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Shaw of that lot

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah, I'd probably go Shaw - Utd looking much better and he's a BPS magnet. All decent options though. Holding is excellent value for money. Before Auba scored his second tonight, he was on for max bonus (not sure if this would have been adjusted post-match tho). Is that 4 Arsenal cleansheets in a row now? Holding has started all of them. Tough call.

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            James

          3. COVID-CASUAL
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I went James one GW too early this week. Was spooked on Shaw having 4 yellows. Also own Holding but he’s a tier down on those two IMO

            • fgdu
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Dier to city defence

              1. COVID-CASUAL
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I would guess he has Stones and the others are more expensive than Dier.

                • Footieboot
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I own Stones, Dias, KDB. No more City slots left unfortunately. Would happily take more City defenders if I could though haha

                    1. Bojam
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Would be nice. You've got the right three tho imo.

                • sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Shaw from these

                • De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Definitely Shaw. His price is crazy good.

              2. PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Any news on DCL's injury? Would like to get him before the Newcastle game

              3. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Who’s the best (C) pick GW20:

                1. KDB (wba)
                2. Fernandes (SHU)

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Currently on KDB but may waver to Bruno or even Rashford

                2. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Bruno if he's not rested or suspended

                3. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  2

              4. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                How likely are Arsenal to double in 29?

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  26*

                2. Bram
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Need to beat (probably) Southampton and Wolves away

              5. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Mount or Maddison and why?

                1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  maddison

                2. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Maddison

              6. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Second time miss Bellerin cleansheet so i guess right spot is unsecured at arsenal right? Might transfer him out

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  He’s dreadful, about time Arteta has seen that and dropped him. Would be getting rid.

              7. tuturututu
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Thoughts on Firmino, Fabianski and Soucek out for Sterling, and two fodders for -8?

                  Would give me this:

                  Meslier
                  Robbo, Stones, Justin, Coufal, Alioski
                  Salah, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Maddison
                  Bamford, Giroud

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Don't see many CS for Leeds. Also just get KDB. Finally, What's Giroud doing there?

                    1. tuturututu
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        If he scored vs Fulham as he should the talk about him would be different. As for Leeds, I hope they can be tough in defence as they were last year in Championship..

                        1. tuturututu
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Can't get KDB so i will try with Raheem.

                          • Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            The Championship was a long time ago, Leeds are one of the worst defensive teams in the PL currently.

                            1. tuturututu
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Alioski and Meslier brought me a lot of points in these few gws I had them. I would like to fit in Shaw somehow, but also Sterling as City's attacking asset

                              • Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Pretty harsh considering they didn’t have a fit CB for past 1-2 months

                            2. sunzip14
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Wouldn't be. Giroud did score against Wolves and Villa too and may do sometime down the line but is he a starter at Chelsea? Lampard probably played him so that he wouldn't push to go out in the January transfer window. Doubling up on Leeds defense for me is a no and one of them isn't Dallas either. Would rather keep Fabianski and get Antonio until gw24.

                              1. tuturututu
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Thanks for advice mate, appreciate it a lot!

                        2. FPL-(VAR)dy
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Who scores more from now until the end of the season:
                          Chilwell
                          Antonio

                          1. sunzip14
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            C

                          2. tuturututu
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Chilwell

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Overall verdict: Salah and Mane are out of my squad over the next 2-3 GWs unless something remarkable happens.

                                  1. Flair
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Salah owners banking on Matip's return to move Henderson into the midfield so they can press better and move the ball quicker. Let's see what happens against Burnley.

                                2. Flair
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Nice one, usually enjoy the Guardian's articles

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Yeh, Barney, Liew and the imperious 'Inverted Pyramid' Wilson are gospel to me.

                          3. Sz21
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Think its past time to drop a Liv player here (or 3).
                            Mane-> KDB looks an obvious move. 3 blanks in a row since I've owned.
                            Robbo -> Cancelo is staring at me too.
                            Anything jumping out? Triple West Ham looking dodgy as well.

                            McCarthy.
                            Robbo, Stones, Coufal.
                            Salah, Son, Mane, Fernandes, Soucek.
                            Antonio, Bamford.
                            Forster, Dallas, Brewster, Ferguson.
                            1ft, 0.8m ITB. WC, BB left.

                            1. HMC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              depends what you'd do with the extra money
                              otherwise i'd still keep robbo

                              1. Sz21
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Prob end up moving from Dallas/Coufal -> James/Chilwell or upgrading a striker.

                                Thinking the likes of Cancelo/James/Chilwell offer more than Robbo atm and are a good bit cheaper.

                          4. FPL-(VAR)dy
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            My initial plan was to get rid of Wood and Holding to Brewster and Chilwell in 2FTS. Is it worth getting Antonio in place of Wood to avoid price drop and face out of sorts Palace side, then remove him for Chilwell for -4 next GW?

                            1. HMC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              with covid still around i'd have as many playing options as you can so Antonio over Brewster easily

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                agree with this