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. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    G2g?

    Johnstone
    Robbo Cancelo Stones Chilwell
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo
    Watkins DCL(c)

    Mccarthy Antonio Coufal Bissouma

  2. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    G2G? Bench order

    Martinez
    Shaw Cancelo Rudiger
    Sterling(c) Bruno Son Foden
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    Areola Saka Mitchell Dallas

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Good to go.I might start Areola over Martinez.

  3. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Sorry for not posting possible transfers but what is the priority here?
    A)Sell Ogbonna/Dallas
    B)Get Dcl
    C)Get Grealigh

    Pope
    Stones/Dias/Dallas
    Salah/Raphinha/Fernandes/Barnes/Sterling
    Antonio/Bamford

    Johnstone/Wood/Coufal/Ogbonna

    1. MOTHRA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Grealish from Barnes/Raphina. Wait for DCL form.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        cheers.Do you think it's worth to take a hit for get Grealish in Raphina's place?

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        NEW + Leeds next up
        If you like DCL get him in early

        1. FantasyClub
            3 months, 18 days ago

            There’s nothing to like atm

          • wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            cheers

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Son (C) vs Brighton anyone?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Close one between him and DCL for me. I would also add Cancelo to that list but with the tight turnaround theres a benching risk

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Depends on tomorrow.

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Kaptain Kane here

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Why was Chilwell removed today at 75?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Tactical and he was quite poor in the wing back position tonight

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Tactical.

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Should have retired 40 years ago at 35

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Sorry. I don't know.

      4. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Tactical sub to get more attackers on. CHO moved to LWB I think

      5. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Worry for us owners?

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      A. Vardy and Bamford/Rodrigo to Kane and DCL (-4)
      B. Vardy and Raphinha to Kane and Son (-4)
      C. Vardy, Rodrigo and Coufal to Kane, Antonio, Mitchell (-8)

      1FT 6.5itb
      Martinez
      Stones Cancelo Cresswell
      Bruno Gundo Salah Raphinha Soucek
      Bamford Vardy*
      (Johnstone Coufal Holding Rodrigo)

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Probably B.

          Or do just Vardy to Kane and play Raphinha and Soucek.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Vardy to Kane is the cert. Not sure whether to double up with Son or attack the Everton Newcastle fixture and get DCL

            1. BeWater
                3 months, 18 days ago

                With JRod and Digne back DCL is definitely worth a punt.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Yup all their main players are back. Certainly food for thought

        • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Early days folks but any advice here welcomed!! Team is as follows, should I save or get Son in for Saka or Soucek or something else?? Or any other ideas?? And 5.1 million in the bank!! Yes 5.1!!!! Haha
          Areola
          Dias Cancelo Dier
          Salah Gundogan Bruno Saka Soucek
          Kane Antonio
          Subs- DDG, Bamford Dawson Holding

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            That's tough. I think you need Son. Despite form, I'd regrettably sacrifice Saka as fixtures are up and down while Soucek got Fulham and SHU coming up but could easily go wrong.

            Great team by the way.

        • marcos11
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Which pairing to go wity?

            a) Gundo/Brewster +4
            b) Watkins/ESR

            Cheaper of the options will be benched nearly every week

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              A - maximise on city players with good fixtures and on form

              1. marcos11
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Currently leaning towards this one, thanks!

              2. MOTHRA
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                A. But I don’t like Brewster at all.

                1. marcos11
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Third on my bench week in week out, purely there for fodder. Might use ESR on occasion though if i went with that

              3. hullcityfan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Tempted to take my first wild captain punt of the season and captain Barnes against Leeds. Can’t do any worse than Salah last week or Bruno this week.

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Why not. The big hitters have disappointed with the captaincy.

                2. istanbul05
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Take a hit? £8.1m itb and 1FT.

                  A) Brewster to Kane
                  B) Brewster & Bamford to Kane & DCL (-4)

                  Martinez,
                  Trent, Cancelo, Dias,
                  Salah, Fernandes, Grealish, Gundogan, Soucek,
                  Antonio, Bamford.

                  Forster, Coufal, Dallas, Brewster.

                  Thanks!

                  1. MOTHRA
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    A

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Same dilemma and undecided with DCL in for a hit. Need to watch the EVE LEI game but it doesn't look like he had a good game

                  3. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Same dilemma here also. On the other hand DCL has two plum fixtures Lei have kept a lot of clean sheets, as Justin non-owner it hasn't gone unnoticed for me. Another option is getting Chilwell and Bamford to Kane. Leaves money itb.

                3. PP6
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Bamford -> DCL not looking great all of a sudden? Or?

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    why? was dcl poor tonight ??

                    1. Going To Win This Year
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I'm not convinced personally. I know Hamez and Digne back but DCL looked invisible to me today

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        they played leicester though. will get more opportunities v newcastle surely?

                        1. Going To Win This Year
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          I guess so.
                          Raphy to Son is a better prospect for me.

                  2. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I have done it based on opponents, I’m taking a punt on him..

                  3. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I am doing it

                4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  is it madness to go without gundogan ?

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Madness to go without 3 city players including Gundo

                  2. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Playing pretty high vs WBA, and was involved in everything.. For his price he’s definitely worth a punt

                  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    thanks all

                5. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  As if Barnes gets a BAP with 19 BPS....

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    And Fofana with an assist to James nearly got one...

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Haha

                  2. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Not much better Telles getting 3 with 26...

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Jeez yeah!!

                    2. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      KDB vs WBA got 2... no assists, no goals, nothing apart from missing 4 sitters

                6. YLK13
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Bamford, Coufal -> Watkins, Stones for a -4

                  Will possibly be priced out tonight.

                  Thanks!

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I think I would

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Need 3 City players so yes I would take the hit

                7. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Want to upgrade ESR, siwtch to 3-5-2 and bench Wilson. So who's the better midprice mid in your opinion :

                  A) Maddison
                  B) Barnes
                  C) Grealish
                  D) Zaha

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    C

                  2. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    C long term

                  3. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    C - was unplayable today

                    1. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Cheers guys.

                  4. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Grealish but I'm going to wait until after Villa's 19th league game

                8. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Genuinely a tough captain choice next GW!

                  Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Kane, Son all play teams that are in the top 7 in terms of lowest xG conceded in the last 4 games

                  Short fixture turnarounds so potentially some rotation

                  Great DCL fixture but 1 goal in 8 games is hardly inspiring

                  Tempted to upgrade my Cancelo VC to C

                  Grealish could even work

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    DCL, Cancelo, Barnes are nice shouts

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I am seriously considering Gundo

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Me too. If gundog was 10m wed all captain him,!

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Could be a good shout
                      Just worry he is not nailed to play 90, Sheff Utd defense is improved and he has had significant xG outperformance

                9. Coys96
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Werner & R.James -> Cancelo & DCL (-4)

                  Thoughts?

                  1. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Not sold on the DCL resurgence yet

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      This

                10. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Set?

                  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

                  1. Coys96
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Fantastic

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Wow cheers

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    I would drop Chilwell to bring in Soucek

                    1. Coys96
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I defo wouldn't do that

                      1. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Nor would I

                    2. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      You would bench Chilwell home to Burnley to play Soucek at Pool?

                      Not gonna happen mate sorry. He's getting benched.

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Home to Pool sorry

                    3. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Chelsea and Chilwell were poor tonight. They were playing against a wolves team who concede for fun this season and Chelsea couldn't score.

                11. BeWater
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    Martinez McCarthy
                    Cancelo Stones Dallas Coufal Lowton
                    Soucek Raphinha Salah Son Bruno
                    Antonio Vardy Bamford

                    1FT 2.1ITB

                    A. Vardy to Kane
                    B. Vardy to Kane + Raphinha/Soucek to Gundogan (-4)
                    C. Something else

                    1. Coys96
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      A

                    2. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      B Raphinha

                  • Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 18 days ago

                    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3997355/history

                    Rare for the most expensive team to actually have a respectable rank and not the result of ridiculous number of transfers

                    1. gogs67
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I quite liked the Highest points team this week with no Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son, Kane or Vardy in the starting 11, shows what can be done without obsessing on The Template.

                    2. POTATO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Ederson - Martinez
                      AWB - Stones - Dias - Cresswell - Mitchell
                      Salah - Fernandes - Son - El Ghazi - ESR
                      Bamford - Wilson - Antonio
                      4.1M 1FT

                      Option A:
                      Ederson > Areola, Sanchez or 4.0M ?
                      El Ghazi > Gündogan
                      Wilson/Bamford > Kane*
                      *depends on injury news from Spurs match.

                      Option B:
                      Keep Ederson for upcoming Man City dgws and give up on Kane.
                      El Ghazi > ?

                      1. Coys96
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        B - Barnes/Zaha/Grealish.

                        Sorry it's vague but I can't narrow those 3 down.

                        1. POTATO
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          I'm in the same boat

                    3. Wirbelwind
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      I'm one of the idiots who never sold james and should have done so last week for a hit ...

                      A) James -> Cancelo
                      B) James -> Dias
                      C) Vardy to Kane instead

                      Already have Stones

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Do both A and C

                        1. The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Yep

                        2. Wirbelwind
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Thanks. Alternatively can jump on the gundowagen with rapinha or soucek

                          1. Tonyawesome69
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            I don't see why you wouldnt consider an additional hit for a 3rd city player. They have the fixtures and are hitting good form. Need to maximise with 3 City players

                      2. BeWater
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          C. But don't do it tonight because I don't want Kane to rise 🙂

                        • Wirbelwind
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Thanks lads. Too much ITB, feel like I should better bank on it now than later.

                      3. Coys96
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        I know I was advised not to but I think I'll keep James for this GW, my bench is strong so if he doesnt play this GW at least I can bench in future.

                        If he starts vs Burnley he'll be in the points and if he comes on for a cameo (which I think is quite unlikely), then that'll be my fault, but 1 point isn't terrible considering Cresswell would be played instead.

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          That's a big assumption stating if he starts he will be in the points. Burnley played very well against villa

                          1. Coys96
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            It's a gut feeling. Burnley are far better at home. James would get far forward and Chelsea looked defensively solid today.

                            1. Tonyawesome69
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              They couldn't score against a wolves team that concede for fun

                      4. StayoutheSpiceZone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Maguire stones cancelo
                        Son RLC Gundo Bruno Rash
                        Kane Ings

                        Gtg?

                        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Captain Son btw

                      5. Viper
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 18 days ago

                        Which move looks better?

                        A. Raphinha -> Son

                        B. Soucek -> Son

                        C. Bamford -> Kane

                        D. None of the above

                        1. Coys96
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          C

                        2. Royal5
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Soucek out makes no sense. I think C as Raphina has decent form.

                          1. Viper
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 18 days ago

                            Leeds upcoming double is in the back of my mind, pretty much the only reason I've considered Soucek out. Mind you the brace from Soucek makes this look stupid

                            1. Royal5
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              When is the Leeds double? Want to get rid of Bamford my self. Soucek has more points than Mane.

                              1. Viper
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                Probably not until Gw26 but I don't want to play my WC until gw29/30

                                1. Royal5
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Aha. Yh, agreed. Saving my WC.

                        3. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          C

                      6. ScoutHelp
                          3 months, 18 days ago

                          Who do you prefer for the next ~4 weeks, and why?

                          a) Zaha (WOL, new, lee, BUR, bha)
                          b) James (NEW, lee, fun, FUL, liv)

                          1. ScoutHelp
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              James Rodriguez*

                            • Viper
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              I really like James but Zaha probably outscores him I think.

                              James depends on Goodison for points

                            • Alisson WondHaaland
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 18 days ago

                              Probably A out of those. Not a fan of B as a fantasy asset tbh. Id personally pick Barnes over both

                              1. ScoutHelp
                                  3 months, 18 days ago

                                  Was considering Barnes too. But I think I'm going Zaha. Thanks

                              2. Coys96
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 18 days ago

                                A - more consistent, better goal threat, on pens, prefer the fixtures.

                                1. ScoutHelp
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Would you also bring in Zaha over Barnes?

                                2. marcos11
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Zaha

                                    1. ScoutHelp
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Cheers

                                  • Alisson WondHaaland
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Very tight cup match, all comes down to tomorrow
                                    Score tied at 54 all

                                    Me: Salah + Robbo
                                    Opponent: Kane

                                    Who wins?

                                    1. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      You by 2

                                      1-0 Spurs - Dier assist Ndobele

                                  • Viper
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Cancelo is a genuine live captaincy shout this week isn't he!?

                                    1. hullcityfan
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Very much so

                                    2. Coys96
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Absolutely 🙂

                                    3. Royal5
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Agreed.

                                      1. Royal5
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Sheff United in better form though. Could park the bus.

                                    4. Baps hunter
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      Yes he is. But Shu vs Manchester
                                      ...

                                    5. Camzy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      He's my bus captain. I'm gonna correct the mistake I made not following through on Cancelo (c) this week.

                                      1. Viper
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        I have neither Son/Kane at the moment so I'm actually considering avoiding them for now & captaining one of Cancelo/Gundogan

                                  • estheblessed
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 18 days ago

                                    Which transfer to make ...

                                    a) Antonio (Liverpool HOME)
                                    b) Madison (Leeds HOME)
                                    c) DCL (Newcastle HOME)
                                    d) Saka (Man utd HOME)
                                    e) Ings (Villa HOME)

                                    ?

                                    1. Coys96
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      C

                                      1. estheblessed
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        I must admit I was leaning that way...

                                    2. Hart-ake
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      To bring in? DCL IMO.

                                    3. ScoutHelp
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        C

                                    4. luke the mustafi enthusiast
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 18 days ago

                                      anyone keeping salah?

                                      1. estheblessed
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Yes

                                      2. aleksaa2
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 18 days ago

                                        Yes