Scout Notes

Gündogan shines in KDB’s absence as Cancelo finally delivers attacking haul

West Bromwich Albion 0-5 Manchester City

  • Goals: Ilkay Gündogan (£5.7m) x2 | Joao Cancelo (£5.9m) | Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) Raheem Sterling (£11.5m)
  • Assists: Mahrez | Sterling | Cancelo | Bernardo Silva (£7.4m)
  • Bonus: Gündogan x3 | Cancelo x2 | Mahrez x1

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) owners who kept faith with Joao Cancelo (£5.9m) were finally rewarded with attacking points as the Portuguese full-back scored and assisted, bringing in a monster 17-point haul.

Managers looking for a replacement for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) need not look far, with Ilkay Gündogan (£5.7m) bagging a brace and maximum bonus points.

As good as Manchester City were going forward, all FPL players will now be looking at targeting teams playing West Brom, who have shipped 17 goals in five games.

WOW CANCELO

Cancelo has delivered consistently impressive attacking numbers all season, without the points to show for it.

Before the West Brom game, Cancelo only had one assist against West Ham to his name.

But it finally clicked on Tuesday, with Cancelo scoring and laying on the first goal with a terrific through ball for Gündogan.

As he has done throughout most of the season, Cancelo started at right-back but spent most of the game as an auxilliary centre midfielder.

This leaves Cancelo in the prime position to lay on assists or have shots on goal, with him creating the most chances of any player in the match.

Gündogan credited the defender for setting up his first goal and his passing range.

“When we have the ball, he plays a bit of a different role, he plays in the middle a bit more, gets more touches and he has the quality to put in these balls and I knew it.

“He is doing well. Everyone is doing well, him especially in the last few weeks, and we need this rhythm to maintain our level.”

Ilkay Gündogan

Cancelo’s stats throughout the season suggest his 17-point haul was far from a fluke, and there could be many more to come this season.

With good fixtures and in a City defence which has conceded one goal in five games, Cancelo looks more than capable of building on this score.

The only negative for Cancelo is the potential of rotation, with Kyle Walker (£6.1m) returning to the bench for City.

WHO NEEDS KDB?

With De Bruyne missing the next few games through injury, more than 500,000 managers gambled on Gündogan to replace him, despite the huge difference in price.

And their gamble paid off in style, with Gündogan scoring twice and picking up maximum bonus points.

A feature of City’s game in the last few weeks has been Gündogan pushing further forward from his deep-lying role in midfield to join attacks.

For City’s first goal, the German midfielder ran in behind West Brom’s defence to latch onto Cancelo’s through ball, before stroking the ball past Sam Johnstone (£4.5m).

And for his second, Gündogan won the ball high up the pitch before dribbling into the box to score.

As his heatmap shows in City’s last six games, the midfielder is now picking up the ball far more in the opposition half, rarely coming deep to receive passes.

His double against the Baggies makes it six goals in seven games for Gündogan, who has now established himself as one of the biggest goal threats in midfield in the league.

Manager Pep Guardiola praised his first signing for Man City and his “sense of goal”.

“He’s a guy that has an incredible sense of goal. When he plays near to the box he has the timing to arrive at the right time, at the right second. When he arrives he has the calmness to slow down and make the right decision. I am happy for him. He deserves the best.”

Pep Guardiola

With Sheffield United (home) and Burnley (away) up next for the Cityzens, Gündogan looks essential if he can avoid Pep’s rotation.

His withdrawal from the game at 52 minutes hints that Pep wants him fresh for upcoming fixtures.

A STERLING PERFORMANCE

Another player looking to step out from the shadow of KDB will be Raheem Sterling (£11.5m).

Despite being City’s top scoring midfielder and scoring more than 200 points in his last three seasons, Sterling has gone under the radar being owned by less than 10% of players.

Previously immune to Pep’s rotation, Sterling has found himself benched three times so far.

But the England international re-established himself as an FPL asset with a strong all-round performance against West Brom.

Playing in a fluid front three without a recognised striker, Sterling was a constant goal and assist threat throughout the game.

With Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) failing to convince and Sergio Aguero (£10.2m) struggling with fitness, now seems the perfect time for Sterling to step up.

LOOMING THREAT

John Stones (£5.1m) owners would have been worried to see Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) warming up around the 51st minute.

Fortunately for Stones and Ruben Dias (£5.9m), Gündogan was withdrawn and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) moved into a midfield role, with Laporte filling in at left-back.

After starting the FA Cup match, it appears Laporte is nearing full fitness, something to cause concern for Stones and Dias owners.

Pep has also been talking up Laporte since his return from injury, describing him as their “best left centre-back”.

Following the match, he said:

“From the beginning of the season apart from the game against Leicester we concede so few.

Now our defenders concentrate for 90 minutes. Ruben and John, Aymeric, they are so focused.

The midfielders and the strikers know we are there and covered and in the right moment we will score.

It is impossible to be at the latter stages of any competition without being solid at the back.”

Pep Guardiola

With the form of Stones and Dias, and the City defence in general, few managers would think of switching personnel.

But with three games in nine days, rotation is bound to come in to play putting the place of John Stones, in particular, at risk.

WHIPPING BOYS

After appointing Sam Allardyce as manager, many people expected the veteran manager to tighten up the Baggies’ defence.

Before the introduction of Big Sam, West Brom had conceded the most goals in the league, and had the worst Expected Goals Conceded (xGC) rating.

To make matters worse for the Baggies, they also conceded the most shots on target, shots in the box, and headed attempts.

Looking at the figures under Allardyce, you could even argue that their defence has got worse since his arrival.

In the 13 games before Big Sam’s appointment, West Brom conceded 26 goals and had an xGC of 25.24.

In the seven games with Allardyce at the helm, his team has still conceded the most goals, with 22, and has the worst xGC in the league.

Their overall defending appears to have got even worse, with the Baggies now conceding the most shots inside the box, outside the box, on target, headed attempts and losing the most tackles.

Following the game, Allardyce did not appear for the post-match press conference for an hour, locking his players in the dressing room and telling them some home truths.

“A few home truths needed to be said. I think it had to be done now because there is a short period of time before the next game then a short period of time for the game after that.

“And these two games really do stand high on what we need to do and how we need to try and perform. I needed to get my disappointment and feelings out of the way immediately after the game – that’s why it took so long.

“They (the players) needed to air some of their views – that’s fine because we are all in it together. But I was disappointed with that performance, to say the least. To get it out the way means it’s done and dusted.

“Hopefully, we will learn from it and we won’t see it again between now and the end of the season. I can accept defeat but not like that.”

Sam Allardyce

With no light at the end of the tunnel and defensive performances that are getting worse, targeting teams playing West Brom seems like a sound strategy.

West Bromwich Albion (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Gibbs; Snodgrass (Phillips 59), Livermore, Sawyers, Grant (Robson-Kanu 64; Pereira; Robinson (Bartley 46)

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Gündogan (Laporte 52), Rodri, Bernardo Silva (Jesus 61); Foden (Torres 52), Mahrez, Sterling

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1,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Really does suck how much decisions that should go your way can end up hurting big time in this game when it comes down to luck....

    35pt margin between Bruno(c) Martinez and Bamford playing for me versus Gundo (my vice captain), and Areola & Soucek glued to the bench.

    35 points, pretty much down to bad luck 🙁 oh well

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What part was bad luck?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You joking? Well for starters, a 50/50 decision between Areola and Martinez was a 9 point swing. Saw CS or 1GC + save points for both at minimum...

        Then there was Bamford being awful and then hooked early versus Soucek (who had played further back the last 2 games, blanking in a DGW) suddenly getting a brace.

        And then happy ofc to get Gundo points at all, but to have Bruno(c) fail like that? Yikes

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I think you are confusing the word "choice" with the word "luck".

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I said it was my decisions?

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Don't see how that is bad luck, everyone mostly made the logical decision to Start Bamford over Soucek, and Villa are one of the best defences in the league. You made logical choices and they did not work out, variance is part of fpl but should not be labelled as 'bad luck'.

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Shouldn’t it? That’s basically what I was referring to, logical decisions on my part producing illogical results. I’d have thought that a bit unlucky

            1. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              No, I take bad luck as the Salah benching against Burnley last week for example when many had captain, not a goalkeeper losing a clean sheet, or my striker blanking, if that was bad luck, i'd be complaining on here every week.

              1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I suppose. I think it’s more the benched points instead that irk me - sure Bamford and Martinez 1pters are less than expected anyway, but the fact they block 23 extra points from the bench is more of the sore point

          2. FantasyClub
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Villas defence is average. Definitely wouldn’t say one of the best

          3. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            You base on your decisions on something and then it works or not, that's not bad luck for me

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Alright, differing opinions then - what else would you call it?

          4. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Was it close to 50% for the GK?
            You were never benching Bamford or not captaining Bruno.

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        With the EO I guess Bruno fail wouldn't make significant negative impact .

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah thats not luck. Thats just a correct logical decision not working out in terms of outcome.

        Its not lucky that Burnley beat Villa, or Bamford didnt score, or Fulham kept a CS. Darren Bent scoring a goal off a beach ball is lucky.

      4. tallboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        So do you also call it lucky that you got the points that you did?

      5. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        All three of them decisions you would make 99 times out of 100 I’m guessing so no bad luck just good choices for your bench. Just a shame there was no bad luck i.e a late injury or illness to bring in one of said players which in turn would proove to be good luck. So indeed these are all choices and not good or bad luck. But next week ya never know.....

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Wasn’t able to watch the United game - what the hell happened with Bruno? Inclined to never captain in an easy game like that again after this massive fail..... at least he was highly captained

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Always knew Bruno(C) would blank but the sweet thing about it is that SHU won the game 😆

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah - so annoyed with Bruno but love that Blades result!!!

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Why did you captain him if you knew he was going to blank.

        I smell a fibber.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Because I am a sheep

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Absolute nonsense!

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The always knew so annoying post but still captained him ha

    4. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      My Team

      Martinez, McCarthy
      Holding, Stones, Chillwell, Cresswell, Mitchell
      Son, Bruno, Salah, Soucek, Gundogan
      Bamford, McGoldrick, Watkins

      Only 1 FT

      which one should I go for don't wanna take a -4 hit?

      A. Holding > Cancelo
      B. Holding > Dias
      C. Bamford > Kane
      D. Watson > Kane

      1. kobewan
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        D. Watkins > Kane *

      2. MYTWOCENTS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        C improves your team more but I would have to get Cancelo

        1. kobewan
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          thank you

      3. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

        1. kobewan
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          thank you

    5. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Will saiss play next game?

    6. MikeLowrey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Smith Rowe to Gundo?

      Leaves me with this team:

      Martinez
      Dias Robbo Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
      Werner Bamford

      (Forster Coufal KWP Brewster)

      1. MYTWOCENTS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I would. His game time will drop and Gundogan looks short term essential at least

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes..

    7. MYTWOCENTS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I know cancelo is coming in but which defender to sell?
      A Justin
      B Lowton
      C Konsa
      D Dallas

      Martinez McCarthy
      Stones Justin Lowton Konsa Dallas
      Bruno Salah Greaish Gundogan Soucek
      Kane Bamford Brewster

      1ft 6.7 itb

      1. Aster
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Dallas

        • acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Konsa as u have Martinez

        • MYTWOCENTS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks for responses

        • FantasyClub
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Definitely Konsa

        • acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Had the cap armband on cancelo..
          But played safe and changed to Bruno last minute..
          Could have been a big green...Hmm. .

          1. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            And benched Wood for Dallas and Coufal...

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Did the same with Sterling . . .lots of people played defense.

            1. acidicleo
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              True...
              If I didn't cap Bruno and if he hauled it could have been worse...

        • Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Best defender upto 4.9m here?

          Martinez Forster
          Robbo stones Dallas coufal xxxx

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Shaw

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Shaw or Targett

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Was on Shaw as well but isn’t he a rotation risk?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Based on Telles performance tonight I think Shaw will start most PL games

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Cheers mate. So vardy zouma > Kane Shaw looks good?

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I think so yes

                    I am thinking Mané Bamford to either

                    A Son DCL or
                    B Grealish Kane

                    Interested in your view? The Newcastle fixture making me think A but B may be better long term

                    1. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Close but B for me.

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Cheers- appreciate that

        • Space Cadete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Well, the Timo punt for the double well and truly backfired, but that no-show last night enabled Soucek to leap off the bench with his monster score. Thanks for that Timo, now GTFO of my team!

          1. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Jammy...

          2. FantasyClub
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Lmfao

          3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Genuinely concerned looking at my team right now - Unsure of Ziyech, Foden and Werner as picks and a lack of captaincy options. Time to take some hits? 7.5 ITB

            Martinez

            Cancelo, Stones, Chilwell

            Fernandes, Foden, Ziyech, Maddison

            Werner, Antonio, Bamford

            Subs: Button, Maguire, Soucek, Mitchell

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Depends on whether you're willing to wait to see a Tuchel team.

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                That's the thing I suppose, expected to see Timo this evening but perhaps the task of repairing his confidence would take more than two days.

            2. MYTWOCENTS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I think you have to see how next weeks goes. If either don’t start for Tuchel then make the change. You will feel a lot worse than selling them and they look amazing at the weekend

              1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Cheers. I think I will hold for this weekend and see how things go. Feel like Werner will come good but question is whether he'll be eased or straight back in.

            3. acidicleo
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I would get Kane and son..

          4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Will start to drain points from the bench so I’m not left annoyed with benching headaches in the future (BB already played) - but for next week w/ 1FT 6.5 ITB, Bamford to Kane looks obvious yeah?

            Areola (Martinez)
            Cancelo Stones Dallas (Coufal Pieters)
            Salah Bruno Son Gundogan (Soucek)
            Antonio Watkins Bamford**

          5. JJeyy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Who to Play?:

            A) Bamford (lei)
            B) Soucek (LIV)
            C) TAA (whu)

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              C

            2. Aster
                3 months, 14 days ago

                C

              • thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                C

              • Peaky Blinders
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                C

            3. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Gtg?

              No bruno as I am in City leagues and we dont allow United players. (Getting boring saying this everytime but not sure what to do anymore)

              Martinez
              Robbo Chilwell Stones Cancelo(v)
              Gundogan Son Grealish Salah
              DCL Kane(c)

              Martin Soucek Bamford Kilman .7itb

            4. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Neto + Dias to Gundo + Digne (-4)
              Thoughts?

              1. acidicleo
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Why does out?
                Already 3 city?

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  yup

              2. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Just Gundo

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  can't as have triple City already (Sterling Cancelo Dias)

                  1. acidicleo
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I would do Sterling to gundogan and keep double city def..

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Good thinking!

                    2. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      maybe but Sterling is a nice placeholder for KdB

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Not if Gundogan gets more points than him and De Bruyne's return date is uncertain.

                    3. The Units
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      This

            5. YLK13
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Martinez
              Stones Dias Justin
              Soucek Grealish Salah Fernandes Sterling (C)
              Kane (V) Watkins

              Bench: Forster Kilman Dallas Brewster

              Am i gtg?

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Excellent

                1. YLK13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Thanks 🙂

            6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              How does this look .
              Martinez
              Dallas Coufal Stones
              Gundogan Son Grealish Salah Bruno
              Kane Watkins

              Bamford Kilman Taylor
              Good to go?

              1. Aster
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  As good as it can be

              2. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Just so tempted to do Dier -> Justin -4 and be done with it. Dier is so useless.

                1. Viper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Leeds do normally score away but then again Justin looked very dangerous. I wouldn't do it for a hit personally

                  1. fedolefan
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Cheers

              3. Viper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                It feels like there's so many options this week.

                A. Raphinha -> Son

                B. Bamford -> Kane

                C. Bamford -> DCL

                D. Robertson -> Digne

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  B

                2. fedolefan
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  If you have a cap, C.

              4. Footieboot
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Robertson + Salah vs Kane + Lloris + 7

                  pls tell me there is a chance!

                  1. Viper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Have to fancy Kane & Lloris even without the points

                    1. Footieboot
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Think I would agree with you but not giving up just yet.

                        1. Viper
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          They are good players to have on your side so it's possible 🙂

                    2. dark91
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      There is a decent chance as long as Kane doesn't score

                  2. Viper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Justin looked extremely dangerous vs. Everton by the way. He's due a goal!

                  3. BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    i wuv u cwis wood

                  4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    How many points on everyone’s benches this week then?

                    A whopping 31 here! Sadly 16pts more than what I got in a DGW BB last week - typical! 😆 🙁 ah well. On to the next (hopefully after Salah/Son hauls tmr)

                    1. MYTWOCENTS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      4 - 1 each for McCarthy, Konsa, Lowton and Brewster

                      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Dammit I’m jealous bro

                    2. Viper
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      17.

                      I bench boosted for 19 last week but I reckon that will be beaten a few times before I wildcard

                      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Sadly I agree, and will likely be the same bro - troubles of having a strong squad post BB, the benching headaches are unreal!

                        Gonna try to slowly drain funds off the bench when I can (though can’t rly be losing any of my front 8 on current form once I ditch Bam to Kane)

                    3. Aster
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        23

                      • HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        28 here
                        soucek and areola, along with dallas coufal

                        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Painful stuff man, at least you feel me haha. Areola Soucek Dallas and Pieters even chipping in with an assist to outscore his DGW score for me too!

                          1. HMC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            tell me about it - the perfect BB week, not last week

                      • FourLokoLeipzig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        8 (Mostly Kilman, which I definitely did not see coming!)

                      • dark91
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        5 and they all played already
                        0 1 2 1

                    4. hullcityfan
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Tempted by Cresswell -> Digne

                      1. thepuntmaster
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        West Ham have some decent fixtures coming up

                    5. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Should've bench boosted this

                      Areola(10) Targett(4) Mitchell(1) Burke(6)

                      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Haha tell me about it bro. 15pts last week from the BB, compared to 31 this week:

                        Areola(10) Dallas(2) Soucek(15) Pieters(4)

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Damn bro, that's so hard!

                    6. thepuntmaster
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      On this:
                      Fabianski (LIV)
                      Chilwell (BUR) - Stones (SHU) - TAA (whu)
                      Salah (whu) - Sterling (SHU) - Fernandes (ars) - Snodgrass (FUL)
                      Watkins (sou) - Bamford (lei) - DCL (NEW)
                      Steele - Coufal - Anguissa - Kilman

                      A) Roll FT
                      B) Bamford > Antonio
                      C) Something else

                    7. Footieboot
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Raphinha or Soucek to Gundo? Leaning towards Soucek

                      • Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        The week I bench Wood he scores... get out of my team you big lump of lard

                      • ...al
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Kane possibly rising tonight annoyingly... team is...

                        Martinez

                        Robertson Cancelo Stones Holding

                        Salah Grealish Son Gundogan Fernandes

                        Bamford Antonio

                        6.6 itb. Thinking Kane in for Bamford?

                      • dark91
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Salah + 5 pts should outscore Robertson right?
                        Unless Robertson pulls a Cancelo/Stones tomorrow