Scout Notes

Value midfielder Pereira improving in new central role for West Brom

West Ham 2-1 West Brom

  • Goals: Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m), Michail Antonio (£6.3m) | Matheus Pereira (£5.6m)
  • Assists: Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m), Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.5m) | Kamil Grosicki (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Antonio x3, M Pereira x2, Coufal x1

THE BAGGIES BAG

Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) is quietly building Fantasy Premier League appeal again as he scored in West Bromwich Albion’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Tuesday evening.

It was the midfielder’s third strike in two matches and a fourth attacking return since Sam Allardyce arrived at the Hawthorns in Gameweek 14 – more than any colleague.

Crucially, it has made for excellent value for money too. Costing just £5.6m, Pereira’s score during the new manager’s reign working out at 5.5 points per million spent.

Pereira’s new central role has played a pivotal part in that upturn in fortunes, which has helped West Brom score four goals in their last two.

The Brazilian was deployed on the flanks for much of Slaven Bilic’s time in charge of West Brom this season but Allardyce has allowed him to play number 10 in each of the last three matches – which has yielded three goals for the midfielder.

Despite the 24-point score recorded in Double Gameweek 19, Pereira may have to be someone Fantasy managers keep only on their radar for now.

West Brom face Manchester City (home), Spurs (away) and Manchester United (home) between now and Gameweek 24.

Still, Gameweek 21 and 22 meetings with Fulham (home) and Sheffield United (away) offer some short-term appeal.

CELEBRATION

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) looks set to offer similar consistent form Fantasy managers witnessed during Project Restart.

On Tuesday night, he started back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time since Gameweek 6 and, despite still only working his way back to full fitness, already has two goals in two.

As we mentioned in our match report for the win over Burnley, Antonio’s knack of getting on the end of balls in and around the six-yard box is the true key to his appeal.

And it was exactly the story against West Brom, as he hooked a flying leg on the end of an Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.5m) knock-down in the second half.

Perhaps mildly ominous for owners and non-owners alike, is the fact that David Moyes insisted post-match that Antonio is still not back to his best.

The fact that the West Ham manager replaced him with Mark Noble (£4.6m) in the 84th minute suggests there is still game-time management required following his long lay-off.

That said, Sebastien Haller‘s (£6.1m) sale to Ajax is a continuing reminder that, at the very least, he is ready to start games consistently, if not finish them.

Meanwhile, anyone not in possession of Antonio might be somewhat concerned to see him score 18 points in Double Gameweek 19 only for his manager to imply there are remaining gears for him to cycle up through.

“He was excellent, his goal was great, but he is still not at full tilt. We are asking a lot from him and he is turning into a ruthless striker.” – David Moyes

VLAD THE IMPALER

West Ham’s run of defensive form was brought to an end by West Brom on Tuesday night.

Pereira’s second-half strike was the first Premier League goal the Hammers had conceded with Craig Dawson (£4.5m) in the side.

With Crystal Palace (away), Fulham (away) and Sheffield United (home) three of the next five opponents, there is certainly very little to worry owners of West Ham’s defensive assets from Double Gameweek 19.

The former Watford man looks closer and closer to squeezing his way into Fantasy consideration not least just because of his price but because he finally started offering threat against West Brom.

Dawson managed to find space on the back post to nod an Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m) corner towards Sam Johnstone‘s (£4.5m) goal in the first half, nodding just wide when he should have scored.

While Cresswell managed just two points on Tuesday night, his owners can still look forward to a period of strong potential for the left-back.

Of his six assists this season, five of them have come away from home and West Ham face road trips, to Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Fulham, in three of the next four Gameweeks.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) continues to be the more useful of West Ham’s full-backs at the London Stadium.

His assist for Jarrod Bowen‘s (£6.3m) opening goal was his third at home this season, the most of any West Ham defender in 2020/21.

The right-back even went close to his first Premier League goal in the first half, popping up in the box and watching his shot deflected wide for a corner.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Benrahma (Yarmolenko 62′), Lanzini (Fornals 62′), Bowen; Antonio (Noble 84′).

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea; Grosicki (Furlong 70′), Sawyers, Livermore (Robson-Kanu 80′), Gallagher; M Pereira; C Robinson.

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759 Comments Post a Comment
  1. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is there any truth in these KDB ankle injury rumours? As a KDB triple captainer, not what I want to here.

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cannot find the source....

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Any links?

    3. NateDogsCats
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I've only seen that new bloke that claims to know all about City posting about it so I'd disregard, not like it really matters at this point of the gw anyway

      • JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Haven't found anything on Twitter or any mention of it on Citys forum, so... Probably scaremongering from non Kdb owners.

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Why worry about it now the GW deadline has passed?

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          True this

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          This. I don't know why people care so much after the deadline has passed. As long as it isn't a long term injury, it's fine.

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It’s not fine for those of us who triple captained him!

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              It is mate.

      • popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        deadline gone so no real issue now, just 5 hours to find out

        think this stemmed from him taking a kick in the game? early sub looks to just have been preservation for tonight as they were cruising.

        As a KdB capping Villa fan i'd take a no show

      • Shawcus
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        BBC Sport website state that he has a slight ankle injury but looks likely to overcome this, so will be able to play tonight.

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          If that the case then in i think that has to be pepeye exonerated

          1. Shawcus
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            This is the link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54038553

    4. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

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      Bukayo
      Saka
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      Saka
      Bukayo
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      https://soundcloud.com/arseblog/bukayo-saka-arsecast-extra-intro

    5. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Do you think it's worth to keep Pope until gw26?I will start Johnstone in gw21-22.

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        probably only worth subbing him if you find yourself with 2ft and nothing pressing. Keep until 2nd WC as he often gets best scores in worst lookin fixtures

    6. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to watch the last few W Ham games...

      I’m interested to know... how has Soucek been playing? (Didn’t have a shot in 1st game of DGW!).

      Has his role in the team changed? Is the way that WHam play with Antonio not suited to Soucek’s game? (I.e Keep the ball on the ground now with more through balls, less crosses into the box)

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He is still getting in the box, but since Antonio is back and he's a more natural goalscorer, the ball is more than often aimed at him, it seems. From what I saw the last 2 matches(small sample I know, but all we have for now.)

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Still running into the box but the target man has changed. I am planning to transfer out for Gundogan.

      3. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I'm considering a Soucek > Saka move at some point soon I think. Would like Antonio as well

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Soucek seems to be one of those players you cant target fixtures as will be from set piece or ariving late.

          May move him to ESR to help fund Kane shortly, othwise plenty of cheap attacking punts to look at sub £6m (Saka, El Ghazi, Gundo)

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            You target teams with weak set piece defences. After seeing Palace last week I'm definitely playing him.

      4. Trane84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He's not getting involved in many attacks from what I've seen, Rice and Soucek have been sitting deep with Bowen, Benrahma and Lanzini/Fornals ahead of them (and obviously Antonio up top).

        He seemed to be more productive when Noble was playing instead of one of the attacking mids.

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It wasn't Noble that was playing it was 3 at the back system with Cresswell as the third CB and Masuaku at Lwb.

          That has been one big change as a third attacking mid in front of Rice and Soucek and less security at the back.
          Also a couple of his goals have been very late in games when west ham have been pumping balls into the box and he's scored with his feet rather than his head at the back post.

          His threat hasn't changed that much tbh at set pieces and late in games when they need a goal he will be in the box but otherwise if they are protecting a lead he will sit back obviously.

          Thats the biggest change with Antonio, he will score far more than Haller and they wont need to throw Soucek as an auxiliary striker for the final ten mins.

      5. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He was still getting into the box as much as play allowed, ball just didn't fall for him this time.

        I think with him, you either need to lock him into your XI, or get off completely if you're tempted elsewhere. He will still score at his rate, 3 goals per 13 games.

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      When is the best time to play WC? Having a really rough week and my team looks s#it. Should I WC this team?

      McCarthy (Johnstone)
      Justin Dallas Coufal (Targett Balbuena)
      Salah Mane Bruno Foden (Soucek)
      Werner Bamford Adams

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        GW25 WC if you still have BB.

        I would just take a couple of hits to sell Werner, Mane & Balbuena this week.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers mate. But how to navigate the blanks after DGW26? I don't have FH remaining.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I wouldn't use a wildcard to navigate blank gameweeks anyway.
            I dont have a FH too will worry about the blanks when they come. Also there will be only 1 major blank gameweek to worry about.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Thanks for your help mate, cheers!

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Could be a*

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        The curse of TC strikes again (possibly).

        Although, I've not actually TCed myself.

        I'll pick up my 1pt x 3 later in the season

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This again

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Happened to me with Mane last season.

      4. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        article written two days ago. we know about this but he should be fine

      5. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He played 40more mins after that tackle so...

    8. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Just did a Gundogan vs Sterling comparison over the past 6 weeks and it's pretty insane.

      Basically Gundogan >>> Sterling. He's beating him across the board even on xG and goal attempts. Gundo is quite likely the 2nd best City attacker to buy atm. Cheap too.

      Could be a nice differential/enabler if you want to go for something like: Salah, Fernandes, Kane, Son and then you pick up Gundo as City cover.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I really like the look of him, but for me I'd want him alongside KDB not instead of.
        Toss up between:
        Dallas to Stones
        Raphina to Gundogan - that just seems the more exciting move!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah you're probably right to have Gundo + KdB rather than instead of.

          But he's a really good prospect if he keeps playing in the position he has done for the last few weeks. The price is deceptive and he could even be the biggest bargain in the game.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Exactly what I have been thinking and will most probably do. Have the exact funds for Soucek to Gondogan for a Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son, Gundo midfield.

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Agree on Gundo. The key one is whether he covers KDB though I think, as having 2x City defenders looks the way to go still (and City defence EO is creeping towards 100%+).

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Good option but not better than 2 x City def & KDB for the time being.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah the City defense is just that good. But I will start to think about KdB > Gundo if all the other premiums prove indispensable. I need to drop one of Salah, Bruno, KdB in order to get double Spurs by GW23.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah thats my plan too and currently the fall guy will be Salah looking at the fixtures.
            Also have to consider that City are more than likely to have DGWs in 24/26/ so not sure id want to sell KDB before that.

      5. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Defintely Stones over Gundo IMO.

        City DF is just insanely good right now (obviously I don't think to get him for his 'goalscoring prowess') and I think in the medium term he's more nailed on than Gundo

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I already have Stones and KdB. I'm just tossing up now whether that 3rd slot should be Gundo or Cancelo.

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It was more a reply for WaltzingMatildas

            But, I'd defo go Cancelo over Gundo if it were me

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Hmm that's the sensible move, yeah.

      6. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I've had Dias, KDB and Gundo for a couple of weeks now and it has worked a treat. Will probably have to lose him when their fixtures turn (plus I'm looking at getting in Zaha ahead of their games against Newcastle and Leeds) but he's looked excellent since he's started playing this more advanced role

        • popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yes seems like the answer is KDB, defender and then its either second def or Gundo

          If Cancelo looks like he will have more rotation coming his way then something like Soucek/Cancelo > Reguilon/Gundo looks good in a couple of weeks

        • AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I just did a Stones vs Salah comparison in the goalscoring department in the last 4 games. Apparently Stones is a much better attacking asset with 3 goals (including the cup game) against 0.

          Do you see where I am going with this?

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            No, please elaborate.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Unlike you I'm looking at actual attacking stats... Not just outcomes.

            xG and goal attempts is different to goals scored.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              And Gundo has better xG, goal attempts and xA than Sterling even per 90. That's the key detail which indicates Gundo isn't just a flash in the pan.

              Unlike say Maddison who has 3 goals from 0.50xG or something similar which is unsustainable.

            2. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Why do you even bother to answer him?

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Yeah Camzy, why?

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Because some people actually do think like him... That all this stats stuff is rubbish and all the stuff I post is just opinion. Some of it is actually based on data...

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I get it, but who cares what fricking one person thinks. Many of us appreciate your comments and stats. Just ignore them. It's not worth it.

                2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Ignore Camzy!

        • puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks Camzy, good data.
          I was considering Soucek out to Gundogan or Saka. Now leaning towards Gundogan.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I am doing Soucek to Gundo.

      7. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Which FT?

        A) Brewster to Bamford
        B) Saka to Grealish

        Also have
        Salah, KDB, Bruno, Rashford
        Antonio, Watkins

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          A imo

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Hmm I like Grealish but the 4 yellow cards is putting me off.
          Probably still B though

      8. RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        When is the next big blank / double potentially going to be, and when will we find out which teams are involved?

        I've used my WC, FH, BB in the last few weeks, so I'd need to plan ahead for those, thanks!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          GW26 will be a big double GW.
          GW23,24 & 27 are all potential small double GWs.
          GW29 will be a big blank GW.

        2. Big Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Should know after the FA Cup this weekend I think. Draw is on Monday maybe

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            haven't they already done the 5th round draw (same time as 4th?)

          2. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            1 Fulham or Burnley v AFC Bournemouth or Crawley Town
            2 Manchester United or Liverpool v West Ham United or Doncaster Rovers
            3 Sheffield United or Plymouth Argyle v Millwall or Bristol City
            4 Chorley or Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton or Arsenal
            5 Barnsley or Norwich City v Chelsea or Luton Town
            6 Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur
            7 Swansea City or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town or Manchester City
            8 Brentford or Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion or Blackpool

            1. Hooky
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              5th round draw

      9. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 21 days ago

          From GW23 City face Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham, Man Utd. What are you all doing with your City defenders? I only have Dias (doubled up in MF instead) but am planning on keeping him probably for the season unless City somehow begin defending as bad as they did for a lot of last season, but are any of you with doubles keeping both or getting rid of both?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Although I have just one city defender but I see at least three potential clean sheets there.

          2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Will look at getting rid of Stones and keeping Dias

          3. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I'll consider a downgrade, but most likely just keep.

            City have already kept out Man Utd recently and I think their new found solidity will see them get plenty of cleanies through that run of games

          4. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            They are very like to have 2 double gameweeks in GW24 & 26 too so im not too bothered.

          5. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            got Stones for £5m as second City def and happy to bench him for a few of the games, always a chance of a CS and he's now prime Drogba in the opposition box

          6. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Keep the one with most attacking potential......looks to be Cancelo

          7. marcos11
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Currently doubled up on Dias and Stones, will probably keep one and transfer the other out

          8. Mufc202020
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Sterling hatty tonight incoming

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              A hatty of accurate passes perhaps. Definitely a hatty of dives.

              3 goals though.... I don't think he's got it in him right now the way he's playing

          9. Big Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Don't buy these KDB rumours. He'll rest at the weekend when they play Cheltenham and come off early tonight if they're 2 or 3 up.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              You're assuming he's fit though. We don't know. Pep hasn't told us anything. Just a wait and see really. As an owner I hope he's fit.

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Very much this.

                If he's injured, he's injured. No good resting him for the FA cup and playing him with a dicky ankle v's Villa

          10. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Doesn’t feel like an fpl week unless there is anxiety about one of my players starting

          11. raoulduke71
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Worth buying Justin? I always keep thinking he'll be replaced with pereira but never seems to happen!

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I honestly have no idea. He's playing really well and you'd think he can't be dropped in this form and when Leic are doing so well.

              But, there's 3 very good full backs at Leic now - so there's always a chance he plays 2 out of every 3 games or something like that.

              I think he's a clear 'don't buy, don't sell' right now.

            2. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He has the advantage of being able to play either side or in a back 3 with Pereira, but probably not a buy right now.

              Very impressed with him this season, a defence of Fofana, Soy & Justin with Castagne/Pereira Wing backs would be phenomenal

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                He won't be as attractive if he's part of a back 3 though that's for sure.

                He's really attacking when he plays WB, which is half the appeal of him really

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Also, Ricardo Pereira always played as a winger during his years in the youth development teams at Porto. Actually, in detail he started as a right forward in a 4-4-2 system when he was 12/13 yo and than moved wider as a winger in 4-3-3 system. When he became a first team starter was a winger and it was Paulo Fonseca (current Roma´s manager) that transformed him into a very attacking right back.

                  The point is, I wouldnt be very surprised if Brendan pushes him up further ont he pitch as right winger in 4-3-3 system with Barnes and Vardy. Everyone thinks that hes coming in for Justin (which can happen ofc) but I think he can come in for Albrighton instead.

          12. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            T minus 4 hours and 52 minutes until KDB news

            1. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He'll be fine. I didn't press my TC button this week so he'll pull through I'm sure 🙂

          13. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            how optimistic are Salah cappers feeling? I'm worried considering all my rivals have KDB!

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He's got to start scoring again before long

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I have KDB. I think Salah will get between 2-3

            3. Il Capitano
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Only have Stones, Bruno, Robertson and Salah (C) left to play so I'm going to need a sizeable haul from him. Cautiously optimistic.

              • faux_C
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Salah won't score. I say this as a capper and a Liverpool fan who has watched every minute of their games this season.

                The system at Liverpool is broken right now and it's broken the front 3.

                Tonight is going to be 1-1 with Liverpool's goal coming from midfield, maybe Ox.

                1. faux_C
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  *Tomorrow

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Not super optimistic because I TC'd him. Hoping he gets some goals tonight. But even if he doesn't, I already did better with my TC than last season's disaster with Mane.

                I took a whole week off FFS after that haha.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  *Tomorrow night.

            4. marcos11
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Rashford > Salah
                Son > Zaha/Grealish

                Good move for gw21? Or better off looking at other alternatives?

              • DK_13
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                The first half of the season I played very defensive and tried and hoped I don't lose rank and somewhat managed an okayish rank(~500k). With all the chips intact (including wc) how would you guys approach the second half of the season? Get 3/4 differentials if I am looking to wc around 25? Or just play the same game and hope that my chips make a difference?

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I'm also holding all my chips (and looks like it will be green arrows throughout the BGW-DGW and even in the lead up those.

                  I'm gunna attack the doubles as much as possible and try to BB in the week that has the most doubles. TC on a week when there's the best fixtures for City or Spurs DGW (Kane or KDB I'd think)

                  1. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Sounds good. What's your team like rn?

              • Tsparkes10
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Good to save and bench correct? Likely do a -4 after.

                Martinez
                Coufal Dias Stones Justin
                Salah Son Bruno
                Bamford Vardy Antonio
                (Johnstone, Raph, Dallas, Soucek)

                No doubt Raph and Dallas haul on my bench but not sure who to put them ahead of?

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Think I'd play a Leeds player vs Newcastle over Justin

                2. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I would have Raphinha over Justin/Coufal

                3. highsguy
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Probably Raph on for Justin

                4. tom_p77
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A) Ziyech for Zaha
                  B) Ziyech for Maddison and Vary for Kane (-4)
                  C) Keep Ziyech

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    b unless Zaha is properly injured

                5. Cometh The Aouar...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I had a plan to break into the top 1m by the end of Jan. So glad I've made it earlier than scheduled. I have Maddy and Justin to thank for that especially in this GW!

                  1. Goonerly
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Great job!

                    1. Cometh The Aouar...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers dude

                6. Kitman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I'm really struggling on who is the best keeper to bring in

                  I was thinking De Gea, then got overwhelmingly shot down 🙂
                  Then i was thinking Mendy, then i realised Chelsea are currently a bit of a calamity at the back
                  That moves me onto Martinez but i have a feeling Villa are going to run out of juice in the second half of the season.

                  I'm currently thinking Guaita - or even just leave it on my incumbent McCarthy & Johnstone

                  any opinions? 🙂

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Martinez definitely. Has DGW galore coming and is a decent keeper in a decent side.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Well Palace certainly have the fixtures.

                  3. Goonerly
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Don't go Guaita. He's a huge disappointment to own this season, believe me!

                    Think Martinez might be the way to go - or Lloris.

                7. Spambo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  What forward would you bring in for the next 4-5 weeks ? I'm struggling to decide, currently have Wilson and although Newcastle have a good run I don't see them doing anything unless Bruce goes.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Kane

                  2. Goonerly
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Maybe Antonio on his current form.
                    Watkins for fixtures, but he's not had much luck lately

                  3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Antonio if you haven't already

                  4. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Bamford/Watkins/Antonio depending on which one you don't have yet

                8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I'm somehow stuck with Mendy and Johnstone as my keepers now...
                  Martinez to Mendy for his blank few weeks back stung me badly, but I guess rather than trying to get Martinez back I should just keep patience for now?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    No get him.

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Unless you can see absolutely nothing else that needs doing

                9. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Sniff sniff sniff.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Play up Pompey time?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Almost

                  2. Hooky
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Wife been letting rip again?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      In the office thank god. Gotten worse since I started making her pancakes

                10. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  What's peoples thoughts on getting Antonio?

                  I'm really disappointed I didn't just go Bamford > Antonio (-4)for DGW. I asked others' opinions on here and it was roundly rejected - not one person saying to go for it.

                  Obviously, my choice in the end, so not upset with anyone else about it... just myself!

                  Is it still worth it Bam> Antonio (no hit)?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I think it is Dude.
                    Wish I'd just gone ahead and got him last week instead of trying to be clever.

                  2. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Think you should aim to have both

                  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Their advice was right, it was a no-brainer to sell DCL for him but not for Bamford for a hit, Brighton was a great fixture

                    don't forget Bamford is also due a DGW

                11. FPLGOOD
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  On wildcard which:

                  A. Mitchell, Targett, Grealish
                  B. R.James, Chilwell, Souchek

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    AAAAA

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    A

                  3. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    A

                12. LewanGOALski
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Vardy ➡ Kane (-4) or hold..?

                  1. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Why? Vardy is better this week even without the hit

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Ooh no, not this week.

                13. Tsparkes10
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Insane jump of ranks recently for me :). Gone from 1.5m to 250k with consistent green arrows since gw 12. Still a long way to go but can hopefully stay around 100k or so. Lowton, Adams to Stones, Antonio helped massively this week. How's everyone else doing?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Having a nice run now.

                  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Glad to hear TS - well done on being bold! Can't remember the rest of your mass moves but seems like it went well.

                    I'm thinking Adams --> Antonio is an easy move to do for me now. Maybe look at Soucek --> Saka to not get too caught up with WHM

                14. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Rookie question I know, but when are hit points deducted from total scores?

                  1. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Before the gw starts. If you are on negative before the first game kicks off

                    1. DK_13
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      I meant rank wise(livefpl and all do it that way).
                      If you go by the fpl website. By the end of day 1 your rank will go up or down based on (score - hit)

                  2. tisza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    when scores are calculated after 1st score recalculation of the GW. eg Friday night game is 1st game of GW then hits calculated in that updated score. This GW hits were factored in after Saturday's fixture scores were calculated