Scout Notes

Maddison outshining Vardy as Pereira returns for Leicester

LEICESTER 2-0 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m), James Maddison (£7.1m)
  • Assists: Harvey Barnes (£6.8m), Marc Albrighton (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Ndidi x3, Kasper Schmeichel x2 (£5.5m), Jonny Evans x1 (£5.5m), Wesley Fofana (£5.0m)

MIDFIELD MAESTROS

Owners of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) are likely suffering from cold feet even as appealing fixtures approach for Leicester City.

The striker’s blank against Chelsea ensured just a four-point score in Double Gameweek 19, a total more than doubled by Harry Kane (£11.1m) in just one match.

And what has made Vardy’s disappointing Fantasy Premier League returns more frustrating for his 28.9% backing is the fact that the Foxes are hardly in bad form.

Their recent 2-0 win over Chelsea, a fourth victory in the last six, has taken them to the summit of the Premier League table at the time of writing.

Vardy’s direct contribution to that achievement has been relatively minor, without a goal since Gameweek 14 and producing just 2.5 points per game over the last four matches.

By comparison, James Maddison (£7.1m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) have put up 7.8 and 6.3 points per game in that time and look the prime candidates to benefit from upcoming meetings with Everton (away), Leeds (home) and Fulham (away).

Maddison has been in particularly exciting form, netting in three successive Premier League matches for the first time this season.

And, after producing three attacking returns in the opening 10 Gameweeks of 2020/21, the former Norwich City man has seven in his last nine outings – and struck the bar against Chelsea.

Barnes is in similar form, putting up four of his eight goal involvements this season over the last five matches.

KING OF THE ROAD

Still, there are crumbs of comfort for Vardy owners as we head into Gameweek 20.

For the second match in a row, the Leicester forward was quiet but, as ever, always ready to pounce on any loose balls behind defenders.

He got one-on-one with Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) from an awkward in the first half on Tuesday night, his chip batted away partially and requiring a defensive clearance to stop it ending up in the back of the net.

Vardy was also fouled as Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) played a ball into the penalty box, which Maddison duly converted. Had his colleague not scored, Leicester might have had a penalty, which Vardy surely would have taken.

The forward was then denied an assist in the second half when he played Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) through on goal, denied by a good piece of goalkeeping by Mendy and, shortly after, he was just inches from collecting the ball in a race towards goal in his trademark style before Chelsea’s shot-stopper got there first.

It is a well-documented fact that Vardy has struggled to find himself in such situations at home this season. His goal conversion at the King Power Stadium is as low as 8% so far this season.

But he has experienced this problem a lot less often away from home, where he has boasted a goal conversion of 42.9% in 2020/21.

More importantly, three of Leicester’s next four fixtures take place on the road, against Everton, Fulham and Wolves.

PICKLE RICK

Uncertainty about Leicester full-backs is slowly rising among Fantasy managers following Ricardo Pereira‘s (£5.9m) return to Premier League action after 10 months.

His comeback is timed rather awkwardly for anyone hoping to predict Leicester’s back-four for upcoming matches considering the form of James Justin (£5.0m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) this season.

The former has played every minute of the Premier League campaign thus far, an impressive feat in this exceptional season, and has produced 3.9 points per match in that time.

Meanwhile, Castagne has shown plenty of the same marauding spirit we have come to know of Pereira in 2020/21, exemplified in two key moments against Chelsea.

It was the Belgian who teed up Maddison for his cross-bar shot while he would have been afforded the assist for his long ball forward had Vardy collected possession and slotted past Mendy.

So, where does Pereira fit into the equation? Well, Brendan Rodgers certainly teased Fantasy managers on Tuesday night by deploying him on the right-hand flank of the attacking midfield in the place of Albrighton for the final 15 minutes.

The Portuguese full-back was always going to be someone to monitor upon his return to full fitness, not least because of sustained interest in Justin and Castange.

But if there is a chance of Pereira playing in a more attacking role, then keeping an eye on him just became even more important.

LAMPARD LOTTERY

The task of predicting a Chelsea team has become harder in recent weeks and their form has not helped Frank Lampard in that respect either.

The Blues, who have now lost three of their last five Premier League matches, put in an abject display at the King Power Stadium.

Meanwhile, Kurt Zouma‘s (£5.8m) stock has taken another dip as he failed to register so much as one minute on the pitch in two Double Gameweek 19 matches.

As things stand, only three defenders are selected by more managers than Zouma but the third start in four for Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m) alongside Thiago Silva (£5.6m) is sure to trigger a fire-sale in the build-up to Gameweek 20.

Lampard also made changes to his attack against Leicester, putting Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) in for Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m), although it is worth pointing out the Englishman has more attacking returns since Gameweek 15 than any other Chelsea asset (two).

Hudson-Odoi was one of the few visiting players to go close on Tuesday night, rippling the side-netting from close range when played through by Christian Pulisic (£8.2m).

Substitute Timo Werner (£9.2m) put the ball in the back of the net but his goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR check.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Fofana, Castagne; Ndidi; H Barnes, Maddison (Pérez 76′), Tielemans, Albrighton (R Pereira 76′); Vardy (Iheanacho 88′).

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Rüdiger, R James; Kovacic, Mount; Pulisic, Havertz (Ziyech 67′), Hudson-Odoi (Werner 68′); Abraham.

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1,202 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Play up the Poopey

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Poo-pie play up

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

      Caught a big waft of it did you?

    3. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      how´s the flatulence situation going??windows still open??

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        She’s in the office up upstairs during the week. I really regret making her pancakes the last couple of days though as they seem to digest by the time she’s finished. It’s almost like she stores them up just for me.

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

    Aubameyang is our Peter Pan! 😆
    https://youtu.be/tfAUqPy0Hik?t=1458

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He's more Cat from Red Dwarf

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Are you Stavros McGinty? https://twitter.com/stavrosmcginty/status/687283506972602369

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          If only. Funny that Cat's nephew also plays for Arsenal!

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Haha. Great reference.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Worst comedy ever

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Presume you've not watched Mrs Browns Boys then?

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              That's not a comedy

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Was perfect at the time. Don’t know when you watched it but loved it back in the 90’s.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Tried it as a teenager in the 00s, then a couple more times since. Seemed dated already the first time, and cringeworthy with laughter after every phrase, but nothing funny for whole episodes. There were others in school who liked it, but I explained that by assuming their parents forced it on them 😀

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Enjoyed that. Ta Deulo.

  3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Burn the witch!!!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Who?

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        the ones that float when thrown into the water

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Like a duck.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      The Zambian one I hope you mean

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

        Can't believe I actually googled "zambian witch doctor salah"

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

    How does this WC team look? Any changes needed?

    Martinez - Areola
    Stones - Dias - Shaw - Chilwell
    KdB - Bruno - Son - El Ghazi - Smith Rowe
    Vardy - Bamford - Antonio

    No Liverpool is a worry, I know, but can always switch back to one of them once they find form!

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

      It looks like it's chasing last week's points and it has way too much on the bench imo.

      You'll have a huge bench headache every week with that lot.

      1. Thigh_on_thigh
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Bench Smith Rowe and rotate d? Lol

        • gogs67
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I always have a playing bench just in case, different ways to play

        • Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You only list 14 players ... who’s your 5th DEF?

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

            Sorry, forgot to type in Mitchell

        • The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not keen on Chilwell, but rest looks good.

        • Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          15 players customary
          Lose a def to beef up ElGhazi?
          Rather Kane and Madds than Vardy and Son at the minute
          Need 2 playing keepers?

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

            Sorry, missing Mitchell!

            Want Areola for a bench boost at some point, yes.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’ve been given permission to watch the games tonight

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mummy written you a note?

        2. Monklane
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Jim jams on and straight to bed afterwards.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I’ll probably drift off after Rashford hatrick anyway

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

              Rash with hattie it would be a dreamland...

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

          That's great news! I haven't asked yet

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Honestblatter knows

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You’re lucky. Couldn’t watch the City game on Sunday so missed Stones getting his haul. Gutted I missed that. Think I had to watch Downton Abbey

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Me to mate, lest we forget, hopefully something tonight from Rashford or slab Head

            1. hueycho
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Get rid of Rash!

          2. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Mateeee Downton!!!!! Get your house in order. I haven’t seen my partner for weeks, I think she’s still here...... hello hey ..,

        5. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I envy you, I have an exam in the afternoon and won't be able to watch anything tonight.

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Revision is for the weak. I used to play snooker or poker before mine hmmmmmm good luck

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I know a lot can happen before the deadline but as of now does this team look fine to save? Bit of a benching headache...

        Mendy(Johnstone)
        Robbo Stones Cancelo Coufal(Holding)
        Salah Fernandes KDB Grealish (Soucek)
        Bamford Antonio (Rodrigo)

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes although id be tempted to free up some cash by selling Robbo.

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            True, that's something I'm looking at, but I guess it would be better to save and evaluate next week maybe? I could do Grealish to Son or something with the funds maybe

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah it depends on replacements. United have a great fixture this week so I'm selling Robbo for Shaw even though I don't need the money for this week.

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Can we trust Shaw to stay fit? Im not sure

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  For 4.8m with such attacking threat I'll take that risk. Anyways a lot of people have strong benches with likes of Coufal, Dallas & Holding so it hardly matter if he misses a game.

                  1. Footieboot
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      What attacking threat? his attacking numbers really aren't great. BPS magnet though

              2. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Why would you sell Grealish? He is likely to have a few doubles pretty soon. Im looking to buy him

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Oh yeah absolutely nothing wrong with him, just that I don't have many other routes to getting Son

                  Maybe if I sell Salah...

              3. gart888
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I have a very similar team, and am planning a similar bench this week (Johnstone, KWP, Soucek, Adams).

                Would you go Robertson all the way down to a 4.0 to also fund another transfer later? Even doing that and downgrading a forward to Brewster doesn't free up enough to get in Kane or Vardy, so I'm not sure it really makes sense to turf Robbo. Liverpool will start scoring goals again eventually, and he's looked great all season.

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

            No way I'm benching Rodrigo vs Newcastle to play Coufal.

            That team looks fine, yeah.

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              True, usually always play the attacker but Palace have just been so woeful defensively, and Rodrigo usually gets just 60 mins max, it's tricky though yeah

              I lowkey want Bruno to get a yellow vs Fulham just to solve my dilemma :P, since I won't captain him GW20 anyway

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                *Palace have been woeful offensively I meant

          3. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Kick Salah out

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Salah to Barnes
              Rodrigo to Kane

              is an option

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                for GW21 that is

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yep, I’m playing souceck over coufal I think

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Reply fail to vibudh

          2. The Sociologist
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I actually think Coufal is the better option against Palace, Soucek doesn't look as attacking with Antonio back.

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              This feels like a myth to me. Soucek is a deep lying midfielder, his threat is at set pieces, Antonio has made no difference to that.

          3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Cheers, yeah it's a tricky one. benching Soucek far from ideal so I might do that as well

        3. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Nice article David. Maddy owner and proud!

        4. gart888
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Spent a while building a BB team, but now I have too much value sitting on my bench going forward. What would you do to try to consolidate more value into my starting lineup? I'm fine taking a hit or two, or waiting a week or two to get the plan together.

          Martinez - Johnstone
          Robertson - Dias - Stones - KWP - Coufal
          Salah - KDB - Bruno - Grealish - Soucek
          Antonio - Bamford - Adams
          1FT 0.1ITB

          1. The Sociologist
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Soucek > Emile Smith-Rowe, Johnstone > Button?

            1. gart888
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah, those are both tempting moves to get money out of my bench, but I'm not sure what I'd even do with 1.2 ITB at that point? It's not enough to get in anyone particularly nice.

          2. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Your aim should be to make downgrades to accommodate Kane/Son.

              Looking at Robbo.

              1. gart888
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Yeah, I agree. Been looking at a way to do that.

                Unfortunately, even selling Robbo and Johnstone I can't afford to go Soucek to Son, so it would have to be Grealish.

                Is Robbo, Grealish to 5.0 Defender and Son really an upgrade?

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Not really. Depends. AV has nice fixtures coming up. Let's see how Grealish does in this DGW.

                    1. gart888
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Sensible. Thanks.

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

                Just roll this week, few players are 1YC away from suspension (Bruno & Jack) and strong bench not the end of the world in Covid times. can gradually move money over a few weeks.

                In a similar boat with almost identcal squad. Robbo to Mitchell gets you pretty close to Kane or Son from Adams or Soucek

            • highsguy
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is a Salah blank against Burnley the last straw? Curious to hear opinions.

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    No

                  • Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Let's see. I might keep him till the Brighton game in GW22.

                  • Pieterke30
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Oh yes. 300%.

                  • hueycho
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Yeah def

                  • gart888
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Who has scored more goals than him this season?

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

                      Who do you ditch him for?
                      Kdb is the obvious one for me.

                  • gogs67
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I sold him 3 games ago, will def want him to start scoring again so I can bring him back in, but he just doesn't look that great at the moment

                    • Do I Not Like Orange
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Absolutely. Would transfer him out the minute the game ends.

                  • KAALI_DAAL
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      81 points any good? 🙁

                      1. Cometh The Aouar...
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        It's 31 points above the average so yeah I'd say so

                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Better than most but nothing special I'd guess

                        1. KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            This 🙁

                        2. The Sociologist
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          No, season over.

                          1. KAALI_DAAL
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              By these standards, what is your season then? 🙂

                              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                You're unnecessarily snarky. You know you can find your Live Rank, and that should give you an indication of how you're doing. Like Grumpy said below, these posts are well...silly

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

                            Nope.

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

                            Most people posting scores on here seem to be 100+ already

                          4. grumpyman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            You've improved your rank by over 50% so you already know the answer. Posts like this are the worst.

                          5. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            It's honestly pretty shite

                        3. The Sociologist
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Anyone fancy a punt on Pereira after the City game? Games against Fulham and Sheffield look decent.

                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Longer term pick I think

                            1. The Sociologist
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Sorry, as in you'd prefer someone different for the longer term?

                              1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Nah I mean I'd get him in after the Man U game instead of trading him in before FUL and then out after SHU. 25-29 is a nice stretch for him. Depends on whether you plan to hold him after SHU and allow him to face TOT and MNU.

                                1. The Sociologist
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  Gotcha, definitely something to think about. Thank you! An extra penality-taking talisman in my team probably isn't the end of the world.

                          2. KAALI_DAAL
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              I think he'll just be a liability. Will be tough to take out of team once you get him in. Grealish still a better pick in that price range, no?

                              1. The Sociologist
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                Grealish is a price point above this I'd argue. Would love to have him of course, but realistically looking along the El Ghazi, Saka, Soucek, Pereira kind of price without a serious downgrade elsewhere.

                                1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                  This. Not keen on Pereira but consider the price point and other players who are doing jobs at that level

                            • gogs67
                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                If he's playing almost as a winger and still classed as a defender then for under 6 million it's a no brainer
                                Will be watching this one closely!

                                1. jammie26
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    He's a midfielder not a defender.

                                    1. gogs67
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Haha, my bad, just saw the name and thought of the Leicester Pereira!!

                                2. Athletico Underachieving
                                    2 months, 23 days ago

                                    Martinez (Areola)
                                    Stones, cancelo, targett, couf, Dallas
                                    Bruno, KDB, madders, soucek, son
                                    Kane, Wilson, Watkins

                                    Thoughts on Wilson - brew, sou - zaha? Either for -4 or with 2 fts the following week...

                                    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 23 days ago

                                      save till 2 ft

                                    2. The Sociologist
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 23 days ago

                                      Not keen on those moves, would save for now or downgrade one of your bench options only to free up funds.

                                      1. Athletico Underachieving
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Yep, bench boosted this week so need to thin it back out. That’s the next headache...

                                    3. hueycho
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 23 days ago

                                      Need a big haul from bruno tonight!!! Pls!!

                                      1. KAALI_DAAL
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          No

                                      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Is Soucek too expensive to have as an 8th attacker/12th man?

                                        I guess it's fine as long as I can deal with the benched points...

                                        1. The Sociologist
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          I don't think I can deal with the headache of considering benching him every week.

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

                                          Having played my BB, might downgrade him to Smith Rowe soon

                                      3. Baines on Toast...
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Love the pickle Rick reference

                                        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          also

                                      4. tom_p77
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        A) Ziyech > Zaha
                                        B) Ziyech > Maddison & Vardy > Kane (-4)
                                        C) Keep Ziyech as a differential

                                        1. The Sociologist
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          B)

                                        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Just Ziyech to Maddison

                                      5. Eat my goal!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Thoughts on Vardy?

                                        Plan was to ditch Son, Bamford for Grealish & Vardy but he isn't performing, much like last year after Christmas.

                                        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Better Away from home some nice fixtures coming would say hold

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

                                        Is Antonio the best Firmino replacement? Other strikers are Bamford and Kane

                                        1. The Sociologist
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Probably for now. Would also consider Watkins perhaps.

                                          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Watkins Schmotkins man. Can't wait to get rid. Hoping for 10 points over the two games and good luck

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

                                          Him or Watkins

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

                                        Play two:
                                        A) Dallas vs New
                                        B) Raphinha vs New
                                        C) Soucek vs Cry
                                        D) Coufal vs Cry

                                        This assumes I will play Justin against Everton.

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

                                          Leaning to play both from Leeds.

                                          1. The Sociologist
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Lots of people own West Ham defence, would look to cover a probably cleansheet there. Perhaps even over Justin?

                                          2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Ive got this headache with Coufal or Allioski, think I'm leaning towards Allioski given leeds long break they will have, but if Zaha is out I will probably go coufal

                                        2. The Sociologist
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          B) and D)

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

                                          B and D

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

                                          Wham defence is indeed highly owned and Coufal can surprise with assists.

                                          If you had Fabianski would you still choose Coufal over Dallas?

                                      8. Cometh The Aouar...
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Love Lampard's expression looking on while Vardy is subbed in the "Kings Of The Road" section.

                                        1. Monklane
                                          • 11 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          I've seen the same expression on Vladimir Putin's face

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Plotting

                                      9. built_this_city
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Tonights wishlist -

                                        City 2 - Villa - 2 - Grealish, Dias goals. KDB not in squad.
                                        Fulham 1 - United 1 - Assist from fernandes

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

                                        I need an advice about Justin.

                                        I sold him in my GW5WC thinking his days were numbered because of an imminent Pereria return but it did not happen till yesterday. I must admit it turned into a terrible decision for me and I still regret it. His returns have been very harmful for my rank (especially this GW) with his almost 50% EO. Now, I think he nailed his place and he might be even more nailed then Castagne and Pereira with his performance at the both end of the pitch and they have the best fixture in the long term.

                                        Would you still bring in Justin or try somebody else from Leicester defense?

                                        1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          I think Justin is a hold (I own him) but I am keenly monitoring Pereira's comeback and where he fits into the team. You knock the lad on current form though.

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            You can't knock*

                                        2. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Don’t buy, don’t sell

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

                                          Justin has been "dont buy dont sell" the whole season but still has played every minute after 20 games.

                                          Id be tempted to buy since he performs well and I would not bench him as Rodgers even when Pereira is fully fit.

                                      11. Mac90
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Whats the biggest pts diff between you and the leader in your ML that you managed to catch up?

                                        Mine is currently 140pts my advantage: Wildcard & BB

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          I once managed 100 points in the final 5/6 GWs

                                        2. No Professionals
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          i think i've missed out by single digit points after being behind by about 150 points with 2 months to go.

                                          i'd say anything more than 150 from now on becomes a huge ask unless the chaser gets very lucky, or the leader does something very stupid. And it would have to happen multiple times.

                                      12. Cometh The Aouar...
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        Cresswell or Dallas for GW20 guys?

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Cresswell

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Agreed, that's who starting for me right now. Thanks. Just wanted opinion.

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

                                          Both good options. It no other West Ham defenders, Cresswell

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            That's mate

                                            1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 23 days ago

                                              Thanks*

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

                                          Cresswell

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Ta

                                        4. A.J.
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          Think I'll be in the minority here, but I like Dallas over Coufal in my squad this week.

                                          Newcastle would have played twice since Leeds last played so should be a lot fresher. Dallas got plenty of shots off in the reverse game and scored.

                                          1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Good point, thanks AJ

                                      13. blind faith
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 23 days ago

                                        After how much Man U fans were crying out for Cavani against Liverpool, and how poor Martial was is there any chance of more minutes against Fulham? My gut says no, but we can hope.

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 23 days ago

                                          I think Cavani starts tonight - possibly with Martial and Rashford on the wings

                                          1. blind faith
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            I'd like this... Can anyone forward this to Ole?

                                        2. NateDogsCats
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            The way Cavani and Bruno move about the pitch and interplay when together on the pitch without Martial reminds me a lot of Cavani during his time at Napoli with Lavezzi and Hamsik

                                        3. NateDogsCats
                                            2 months, 23 days ago

                                            Last night thanks to Antonio and Justin I managed to overtake the leader in one of my leagues that a few weeks ago was around 100pts ahead of me, and this is taking into account he used his WC last week while I had 7 players plus Brewster and his TC this week. He might still surpass me by the end of the week as he used it on KDB but I captained him so unless there's a huge haul tonight and my extra players over him this week all flop I might have managed to knock him down without using a chip yet

                                            1. NateDogsCats
                                                2 months, 23 days ago

                                                Reply fail to Mac90

                                            2. Cometh The Aouar...
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 23 days ago

                                              Konsa (form dependent) or Justin for GW20?

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

                                                Justin

                                                1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  2 months, 23 days ago

                                                  Yeah this is what I'm thinking. Thanks

                                            3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 23 days ago

                                              Is a Super Jack masterclass & Kevin (Assisting Stones & Dias for goals) too much to ask?

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

                                              Thinking of saving my FT this week.

                                              Only have 0.2ITB so, if I was to change Zouma, it would only be to another Chelsea defender or Zinchenko, which seems risky (can’t afford Dias or Cancelo)

                                              What do you think?

                                              1FT 0.2ITB
                                              Martinez (McCarthy)
                                              Stones Coufal Zouma (Justin Holding)
                                              Salah KDB Bruno Son (Soucek)
                                              Antonio Bamford Watkins

                                              Cheers