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What can FPL managers expect from Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel?

Former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has taken over from club legend Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s record goalscorer, Lampard had taken his side on a 15 game unbeaten run before only winning one of their last five league games.

With their capitulation against Leicester, Roman Abramovich decided to act, officially removing Lampard from the post on Monday.

New boss Thomas Tuchel, 47, paid tribute to the Blues’ former boss

“I would like to thank Chelsea FC for their confidence in me and my staff.

We all have the greatest respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea. At the same time, I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to now be part of the Chelsea family – it feels amazing!”

Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said there was still much to play for this season for Chelsea

 “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel. There is still much to play for and much to achieve, this season and beyond. We welcome Thomas to the Club.”

Marina Granovskaia

Tuchel arrives in west London with an impressive pedigree, having taken PSG to the Champions League final.

But how will his high-energy, possession style of play affect Chelsea’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) assets?

WHAT WENT WRONG?

Things were looking rosy for Frank Lampard at the beginning of December, with his Chelsea side climbing to the top of the league following a 3-1 win over Leeds.

And their team contained strong FPL assets all over the pitch, with Kurt Zouma (£5.7m), Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m) all attracting attention.

But since their dip in form, points have been hard to come by for Chelsea players, with a lack of goals and clean sheets.

Their amount of goals scored and goals conceded in the first 15 Gameweeks so Chelsea were a top performing side.

But after their defeat to Arsenal, their slide down the Premier League table has also coincided with a dramatic drop in goals scored and rise in goals conceded.

Despite their recent tailspin, Chilwell and Zouma are still well-owned and assets, and more than 10% of managers still have Timo Werner (£9.2m) in their team, despite the German forward not scoring a goal since November.

Tuchel’s first task will clearly be to halt Chelsea’s slump in form and get them performing again, particularly big-money signings Werner and Kai Havertz (£8.2m).

TUCHEL – THE MAN

Thomas Tuchel has taken a similar journey in management to that of Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp.

His first job as head coach came at German outfit Mainz, where Klopp also began his managerial career.

He quickly became one of the most talked about young coaches in football by transforming Mainz from a side struggling at the lower end of the Bundesliga to competing with the top sides, qualifying twice for the Europa League.

Many argue Tuchel was more successful than Klopp in his time at Mainz.

After achieving all he could with Mainz, who have not even come close to matching his success since, Tuchel took a year’s sabbatical before taking over from Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

Tuchel took a side that had looked tired and steered them to a second-placed finish, rivalling Pep Guardiola’s Bayern.

But he quickly became disenchanted when star players such as Ilkay Gundogan (£5.6m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mats Hummels were sold.

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After winning the DFB Pokal, Germany’s equivalent of the FA Cup in 2017 before he was sacked that year, after falling out with a number of key figures at the club.

A year later, he took over at PSG, winning the Ligue 1 title twice and managing to keep a squad containing huge names relatively happy.

Last season, Tuchel was a whisker away from winning the Champions League, with his side falling to Bayern Munich in a final they had the better of.

Yet again, however, Tuchel had a falling out with Sporting Director Leonardo and was sacked on Christmas Eve.

Players and staff who have worked with Tuchel have praised his tactical awareness and his attacking style of play.

One source at Borussia Dortmund told the Athletic:

“He will always get a top job because he is amazing in what he does with a team.”

While there is no doubting his ability and tactical acumen, Chelsea fans will be worried about his numerous bust-ups at several clubs.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke described him as a fantastic coach but a difficult person.

And a source at Mainz described him as a very unforgiving person who bore personal grudges.

So it will be interesting to see how he gets on at Chelsea, a club known for its internal politics which brought about the downfall of his predecessor.

TUCHEL TACTICS

Another area Tuchel has been compared to Klopp is pressing, with both managers deploying a high-energy press.

But the two greatly differ when their teams have the ball, with Tuchel preferring a possession style of play more similar to that of Pep Guardiola.

He also looks to constantly adapt his tactics to negate opponents’ strengths, something he did to great effect with Mainz, where his team would often change formations several times per match.

In his most recent role at PSG, his preferred formation was a 4-2-2-2.

This formation saw Les Parisiens play the ball out from the back into midfield, with their full-backs pushed high up the pitch.

FPL players who have kept hold of Ben Chilwell and Reece James (£5.1m) should see them high up the pitch if Tuchel brings this system to Stamford Bridge.

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The two attacking midfielders in Tuchel’s formation would often be positioned on the opposite flank to cut inside.

This a system that would suit Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m), who is yet to discover the form which made him a near-essential pick last season.

Whether he sticks with such an attacking formation in a League with much more competitive opposition is yet to be seen, but it will also be music to the ears of Werner.

Werner played his best football at RB Leipzig in a similar system, where he played off a bigger striker, making runs in behind the defence.

In Olivier Giroud and to a lesser extent Tammy Abraham, Chelsea have the personnel to replicate this.

Whatever system and style Tuchel chooses to deploy at Chelsea, he always tailors it to the players he has at his disposal.

My role is that of a service provider, I’m here to help and support the players.

Thomas Tuchel

TUCHEL STATS

PSG’s numbers in his final full-season at the club show how Tuchel was getting the most out of their attacking play.

The Qatar-owned club scored 75 goals in Ligue 1 and conceded 24, leaving them with a goal difference of 51.

Even in a less competitive league this figure is impressive, with PSG averaging out at 2.78 goals per game.

In his first full season, PSG were just as prolific, scoring 105 goals at a rate of 2.72 per game.

Tuchel’s Dortmund side produced similarly impressive attacking numbers in a much more competitive environment.

His Dortmund team in his final season scored 82 goals, at a rate of 2.41 a game.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Giroud outshines Werner again as Chelsea regress at both ends of the pitch
.

Thomas Tuchel has achieved results in every manager’s job he’s had so far, so Chelsea fans are right to be excited.

His attacking brand of football is perfect for a lot of Chelsea’s underperforming players, such a Pulisic, Werner and Ziyech.

Part of Tuchel’s remit will surely be to get the most out of Havertz as well, after spending £75million on him in the summer.

The main problems Tuchel has encountered in his managerial career have been fallings out with club hierarchy.

But with half the season already over, surely even Thomas Tuchel can’t lose his temper that quickly, can he?

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

    Well done Cancelo owners. That monster haul was very much due.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      First time owner.

      Does he not do this every week?

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

        Ha. Well done you. He certainly threatens to do so.

      2. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        A horse and a cow walk into a bar....

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

          And bang each other’s brains out.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Unexpected turn of events.

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

              Just found the courage to tell you how I feel.

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thought you were in a stable relationship

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

                  Not going to try and beat that. Pretty pointless.

                2. BooYaKasha
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Class

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

                    Yeah I know. Obviously as my grav and name is a horse I’m very used to these pubs and used to responding. But this deserves the respect to just be left alone in all its glory.

                3. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Fantastic 😀

      3. Offside Trapattoni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Not to mention he's a far more influential player on the right than the left.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Don't see him doing much in the next 5 though.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I disagree with you wholeheartedly

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I see one benching in the next two. And then he has Pool and Spurs.

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

            But he’s finally clicked. Liverpool are crap.

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

        Wow. Why oh why?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I can see one benching in the next two. And those two games are followed by Pool and Spurs.
          I know he hauled yesterday but that's his first in 20.
          With 4 games in 12 days, I am sure Pep will preserve him a bit and rotate.

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

            It’s not just that it’s his first in 20, it’s how he’s looked in the last few weeks. Not going to try and convince you. But it’s what we’ve all seen on the pitch recently for many, like me, saying he was the single most important captain this week.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I agree. But the question is will he continue performing at similar levels in the next 4 or 5. For me that is the most pertinent question. Do I get him in for a hit now or on a WC which I am planning after 3 GWs.

    3. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      First GW I've owned him after going with Stones over him on late GW18 WC call.

      Sold for Coufal because KdB freed a Citeh slot.

      Timing is everything in this game.

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

        Oh yes!

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Still waiting for the fabled 18 point haul.

    5. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Transferred in GW17 and won't be leaving my team. Got a bit nervous with the benching and Stones haul but Stones won't do that again and I can see another haul for Cancelo next week. Probably the only defender I've considered captaining.

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

        Wish I had him. Might have to do Dias to Cancelo

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yes, the issue with Dias to Cancelo is that it should have been done last week. There are other fires atm and with WC that transfer is easy. So the question is if Dias to Cancelo is worth -4 atm. Cancelo might be benched again and Dias can score from corner.

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      One of my better -4s, bettered only perhaps by the -8 I took for Dias and Stones last week!

      Got him as my VC so I'm hoping for a nice rest for Bruno (which won't happen 🙂 )

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

        Well if Bruno is benched I get Soucek off the bench.

    7. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I dithered about getting Cancelo in for a hit, but in the end didn't because I didn't feel needed to take a hit to get a decent team out ..... Ouch.

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

        Yeah would have been for a hit too.

    8. gogs67
        3 months, 8 days ago

        His link up with Gundo was more pronounced last night, they could have easily had another goal/assist each because of one another. That wasn't so noticeable in the previous games so maybe no KDB is better for them when they play together.
        Rotation may be a problem but I really could see them hitting double figures each week for a few games, was great to watch .

        1. gogs67
            3 months, 8 days ago

            And obviously West Brom helped lol

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Rashford better keep that left side spot

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            The biggest worry for me is Rashford 1 pt cameo to block Soucek...

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 8 days ago

          That's very interesting, United are lacking a proper RW - could he be the one?

        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          So excited by this.

          Would also quite like him to play instead of Bruno.

        4. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Goldbridge isn't a reliable source surely

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Tommy T like the full backs pushing forward? Chilwell with those next 4 fixtures looks a great shout.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I've held. Let's see how it goes.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Tommy Tank?

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            No, he's obviously talking about Tommy Tee the Norwegian Hiphop DJ.

          2. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Tommy Sins

        3. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Grealish or Dcl?

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Too hard. Both!

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Is anybody going to persevere with Dallas away at Leicester? If he continues playing OOP that should theoretically make up for the lack of a clean sheet potential.....

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Wouldn't start him ideally. If they can concede to NUFC then think what Leicester might do to them.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers, would you sell Dallas for Stones for a hit?

          2. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            He scored (by accident) last time they played Leicester and still only got 6 points. There's easier ways to get points in defence.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 8 days ago

              my alternative is to play Coufal, play Mitchell, or get Stones in for a hit? What would you do?

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Play Mitchell, Wolves are terrible.

                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Interesting, CPL aren't exactly tearing it up defensively....and does Mitchell match Dallas' OOP potential?

                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    The one wildcard is - we don't know how well Leicester will stretch Leeds with Vardy out. So Dallas may still be worth it for that POV...

                    1. Baines on Toast...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Probably a 50-50 call. Mitchell could easily get 8-9pts with a CS, Dallas could grab a goal. I'd go with your gut.

                      1. DannyDrinkVodka
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Cheers, it doesn't feel like a clean sheet for CPL, so I think I'm going to go with Dallas

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                In that case play him and think of him as a cheap mid or start Mitchell

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Will he play in midfield though? Alioski got hooked early against Newcastle. Dallas could revert to LB with Struijk playing CB and Klich returning in midfield.

        5. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Was the two highest captains Bruno and Salah?

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            in top10k Sterling was ahead of Bruno

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Really? Ty

              1. Black Knights
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                No it's not true. Bruno top 10k (C) was 89%. Sterling (C) was 5%.

          2. gogs67
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Top 10K managers for this GW Captains
              Bruno 88.11%
              Sterling 4.75%
              Salah 1.43%

          3. The Frenchie
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Meslier
            Stones - Dias - Creswell
            Salah - Son - Bruno - Maddison
            Kane - Bamford

            +

            A) Gundogan
            B) Cancelo

            1. THL33
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I think Gundogan, can see him playing both of the next 2.

            2. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Leno
              Cancelo stones dier creswell
              Salah bruno rashford grealish
              Bamford laca

              Forster I soucek Brewster Ferguson

              1FT 2.8 ITB (0.1 short of laca to kane)

              Early ideas on what I could look to sort this week? WCing in 25, so need options only for the next 4 (do I need spurs? If yes, how?)

              1. BooYaKasha
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Downgrade a defender and get Son/Kane

            3. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I have Son already. Would you buy Kane (for Vardy) now and then take a couple gameweeks before being able to afford DCL and/or Grealish? Or Do Vardy to DCL now and get Grealish next week and be happy with just 1 spurs?

            4. FDMS All Starz
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Score predictions for tomorrows games?

              MUN - SHU
              CHE - WOL
              BHA - FUL
              EVE - LEI
              BUR - AVL

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                today's games aren't they?

              2. JBG
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                3-0
                1-1
                2-1
                2-1
                0-0

              3. BooYaKasha
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                2 0
                2 0
                1 1
                1 2
                0 1

              4. Ooh Ah Cantona
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Manu 2 - 1 Sheffu
                  Chelsea 3 - 0 Wolves
                  Brighton 1 - 0 Fulham
                  Everton 2 - Leicester 2
                  Burnley 0 - Villa 0

              5. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                If you could pick two things to know about the rest of the season....

                1. The top FPL points scorer and their score
                2. The 2 most 'valuable' FPL players (you choose the calculation)
                3. The 2 players with the highest FPL points per game
                4. All players with the most clean sheets
                5.The 2 teams with the least goals conceded
                6. The team with the most goals scored and how many goals
                7. The entire fixture list incl what GWs they fall into
                8. The 3 highest scoring games and their scoreline
                9. The scoreline of every Tuesday game
                10. The result of every other Saturday game (not the scoreline)
                11. The 5 players who play the most minutes for Man City
                12. The highest scoring player for every Monday game (not how many points)
                13. The final top 6 positions and points in the PL table
                14. The final bottom 10 positions and points in the PL table
                15. The 2 players with the most assists
                16. The injury record of every player from 5 teams of your choice
                17. The disciplinary record of every player in the league
                18. The 5 players with the highest BPS points and how many
                19. The 3 highest points-scoring players currently under 6.0m (not many points)
                20. The amount of points that Salah and Mane will score
                21. The man of the match for every Saturday game

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  22. Kings of the week for every gameweek 😉

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

                  I think I could answer some of those right now with a degree of certainty.

                  9 would just give you incredible power because there are a lot of games played on Tuesday and you can get clean sheets super easily.

                  Not sure on the other. Maybe 16 to avoid traps.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    There aren't Tuesday games every week though. Currently only 2 more Tuesdays scheduled I think. Then add in the DGWs.

                3. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  3 and 7

                  (surely 3 leads to 1)

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    3 could be players who played 5 minutes of football.Or maybe Salah gets injured after the next few games for the season of the season. Good luck with that! 😀

                    1. Ha.
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I've interpreted that as the two highest goalscorers for any given week, and so PPM/PPG matter

                      If you mean PPG extrapolated based on actual play time then that's very different

                      1. Ha.
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        *don't matter

                      2. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        I don't understand, sorry.

                        I mean:

                        Total points/total appearances

                        No play time included.

                        1. Ha.
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Highest FPL points per game, as in Cancelo and Gundo had the highest points in the City game. I thought you were proposing to tell me that for each game, each week.

                          1. Deulofail
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Haha chance would be a fine thing. I'll keep that info to myself, thanks 😉

                4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Just number 9 will make me a billionaire, so that will do.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Only a billionaire?

                5. JJeyy
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  12 9

                6. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  9, 4

              6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                A) Rodrigo to Kane with FT, keep Soucek as 8th attacker
                B) Soucek, Son to Rodrigo/Bamford and DCL for -4, keep Rodrigo/Bamford as 8th attacker and maybe downgrade later

              7. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Would these hits be worth it this week?

                Raph to Son -4
                Bam to DCL -4

                I could do Sterling to Gundo with an FT and have extra cash to do those above this week or over 2 weeks. Thoughts appreciated!

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  If you have Kane: Bam > DCL
                  If you don't have Kane: Raph > Son

                  (If you don't have Kane, Bam > Kane if possible.)

                  1. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    got Kane and no money ITB at the mo. Sterling the funds really to do anything

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Im doing these for -4 but wouldnt do it for -8.

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  People still laughing calling me a troll?

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

                    Nope

                  2. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    1 person called you a troll. The self-proclaimed "troll hunter". I think you need to let it go. Gloat at the end of the season once, maybe twice. It's premature right now.

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      It wasn't meant to be offending, sorry. KdB was fit back then imo. Cancelo has now two assists in his name and he needs get 8 more gor you to be correct. Supposing he doesn't start every match, which is likely, he needs basically to assist in every other match. His xA isn't that high so I still very strongly doubt it will happen. We shall see when the season ends. He is good player, but not that good imo.

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

                  Yeah great call. Very surprised people were so against you. Even one calling you a troll. Citing “only one assist in FPL career”. This is yet again an example of people just looking through a players extremely basic stats on the FPL website rather than looking to future returns by watching games.

                3. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  To be honest people commenting what they did without watching him having played for a number of week, was stupid from those particular posters.

                  But he only has 2 assists, so needs 8 more before the season ends.

                  Not impossible, but not nailed-on either. Better hope nobody bookmarks your post if it doesn't happen.

                4. internal error
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  He is going to get more assists but 1 assist doesnt really validate your point

                5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Someone else called him the new Jesus Navas too. Too many people who either don't watch football, don't understand football, or are just non-owners in denial.

                6. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  If you stick your your finger in the air enough times making predictions inevitably you will get one correct now and again.
                  You also stated in a previous post that with Antonio in the side Soucek was a casual pick and is done as an asset.
                  That one went well. Strange how you didn't highlight this outstanding piece of foresight.

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I did. I’ve said it many times and I still stand by it

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Clearly it was wrong.

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

                After posting this, I went on to do what I said I’d do only to realise I had confused Cancelo with Stones and didn’t even have him in my team.
                What an epic fail. Saw Cancelo as the best captain choice this week. How on earth did I get so confused?

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/01/26/gameweek-20-scout-picks-features-man-city-triple-up-for-west-brom-game/?hc_page=1&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23281828

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Did you get him though?

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

                    No as I had all my City allocation.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Oh! Who do you have? I have two - Gundo and Stones. And I plan to stick to that.

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

                        Those two plus Dias. Might transfer Dias to Cancelo as he looks the most attacking defender over ever seen in the Premier League.

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          You are slowly convincing me to take that hit!

              9. kime67
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                mccarthy and bamford to watkins and matinez -4?

              10. Aster
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Really...why is everyone jumping on the DCL bandwagon, when we can get Tammy Abraham?

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

                    If I explain will you listen or just argue the Tammy case?

                    1. Aster
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Good arguments always welcome.

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

                          It’s mainly because many of us have been waiting for his supply train to return. Many of us predicted his form would drop off when the likes of Digne got injured. He is being trained by his manager to become a Felipe Inzaghi type player. Of Inzhagi’s 309 goals, 210 were with one touch. So no other type of striker relies on supply more that this.
                          With J Rod back and Digne too things should be very promising. Digne even got an assist in his first game back.

                          So why Tammy?

                          1. Aster
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Well-argued. Mainly because I think it will take a while for Digne-DCL partnership to start producing big points again. DCL needs to find his true self. I'm all for short-term thinking at the moment. I know it's Luton Town, but hattrick is not something you can ignore. Now, the only thing that worries me is that Tuchel might keep him on the sidelines in favour of Werner.

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

                                Yeah. Its no coincidence they’re bringing in a German.

                              2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Defo DCl over Tammy what with Digne and Jarod back.
                                  Tuchel will likely play Werner in the 10 role behind either the solo Tammy or Giroud.
                                  Idk what Tuchel will do with Havertz tho

                      • Ha.
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        KDB>

                        A. Gundo (c)
                        b. Salah (Kane (c))

                        1. kime67
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          could be a bit late for the gundo party.

                          1. Ha.
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            That's what I thought this week!

                          2. Make Arrows Green Again
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            It'll be a long while before it'll be possible to be too late for the Gundo party. Maybe when he gets to 7.5m or something.

                        2. Aster
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            A

                        3. Van der Faart
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Chance to roll FT here? Or ditch Bamford? Maybe upgrade bench?

                          Martinez/McCarthy
                          James Dias Cresswell (Holding Taylor)
                          Bruno Son Salah Soucek (Riedwald)
                          Kane Bamford Watkins

                          0.5:ITB

                          1. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Could do bamford to antonio, what’s your thoughts on double up?

                            1. Van der Faart
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Triple Wham for Liverpool doesnt entice me regardless of Liverpools form.

                            2. Van der Faart
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Considering the double up on City def though

                          2. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Can you do james to cancelo?

                            1. Van der Faart
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              0.3 short of that.

                          3. Ooh Ah Cantona
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Diaz to Cancelo - over the duration of the season definitely worth the extra .1 or .2 even taking peproulette into account
                              I think BamBam might be done, sadly. Antonio seems to be flavour of the month

                              1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  And BamBam to Antonio then James to Chilly

                                  1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Sorry for spamming. Lastly Riedewald for Smith Rowe.

                              2. internal error
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Anyone with their 2nd WC and BB still in tact, not planning to WC in 25?

                                1. Ha.
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Saving for a rainy day

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

                                  It's probably plan A right now.

                                  There's defo a possible upside to dead-ending in 29 as I see it. We're yet to see the DGWs in 26 of course but the likelihood is that the DGW will be so massive that the need to WC into BB may not be an issue.

                              3. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                We linking our previous posts?

                                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23281924

                                Hopefully DYBALA10 meant two goals each 😆

                                1. Camzy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  If Robbo scores two goals tomorrow it'll be the funniest prediction ever.

                                2. AC/DC AFC
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  He did...

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

                                    Ha. Yeah.

                              4. Flippo_
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                For next Gw I have transferred in Gundogan with the intention that his form is not over yet. But now I don't know who to play in my starting XI. I have Foden and Gundogan as City midfielder, both playing against Sheffield next GW. But I have also Antonio against Liverpool. I don't know if it is smart to bench an attacker. Please choose which players I should play:
                                A) Foden and Gundogan.
                                B) Foden and Antonio
                                C) Antonio and Gundogan

                                1. Ha.
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  C

                                2. Aster
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    C that's easy

                                  • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    A if I had both vs SHU.

                                3. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  For those holding triple West Ham, how many are you starting? I'm thinking it'll only be Antonio for me (benching Soucek!!!! and Coufal)

                                  1. Ha.
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Just Antonio

                                    And cry when Soucek scores

                                  2. Aster
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      This gameweek I started Coufal and Antonio. Still crying about Soucek's 15 bench points.

                                    • Van der Faart
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Soucek and Cresswell as my other options arent good enough in defence.

                                  3. PogChamp
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    This game is so much easier when you can follow form. 3 City, Antonio, Cresswell and no Liverpool. 1m to 200k in 4 GWs.

                                    1. g40steve
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Link says 3m?

                                  4. Shark Team
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Cancelo finally managed to tie the amount of returns Castagne got in the first 2 gws of the season.

                                    1. Karan14
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Attacking returns you mean. Cancelo is going to be the highest scoring defender pretty soon.

                                    2. mynameisq
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      And with an immense run of easy fixtures. Wait until Walker is back and city's fixtures turn in like 3 gameweeks!

                                  5. Taegugk Warrior
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    A. Robbo to cancelo (have stones)
                                    B. Soucek to Son (have kane)

                                    1. Earn your Spurs
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      A by far

                                  6. Earn your Spurs
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    What comes first :-
                                    a> Saiss -> Chilwell
                                    b> El Ghazi -> Maddison
                                    c> Bamford - > Antonio
                                    d> Other

                                    Ederson Fabianski
                                    Stones Maguire Coufal Lowton Saiss
                                    Gundogan Son Fernandes Soucek El Ghazi
                                    Kane Watkins Bamford

                                    Thanks 🙂

                                    1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        C then B then A
                                        Antonio seems to be going up 0.1 each week. He must be fit as Moyes has no other strikers.
                                        I'd be more tempted by Barnes than Madders over the course of the season, though I have both as a Leicester fan

                                    2. internal error
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Chelsea apparently playing 3 at the back against Wolves.

                                    3. andres
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      So I have bruno (c).

                                      Soucek first sub.
                                      Cancelo VC.

                                      Bruno please take a rest...

                                      1. I Member
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        Zero chance.

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

                                      Chelsea journalists reporting Tuchel playing 3 at the back tonight

                                      Chilwell and Reece James about to become essential 😉

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

                                        Delicious. Deserves a repost

                                      2. Van der Faart
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        May just hang on to James for the next few weeks if thats the case. See how he goes tonight and then review.