Scout Notes

The FPL Round-up: Bruno’s latest blank, Pereira’s form and Mitchell’s benching

Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Ross Barkley (£5.9m)
  • Assists: Jack Grealish (£7.7m)
  • Bonus: Emiliano Martinez (£5.1m) x3 Matty Cash (£5.0m) x3 Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) x1

Aston Villa made it 10 clean sheets for the season with a hard-fought win at Southampton.

It was a victory involving another dose of VAR and, less predictably, some post-match musings about the size of John McGinn‘s (£5.5m) backside, but the bottom line was the majority of Villa’s key assets delivering once again.

Ross Barkley (£5.9m) scored the winner when he headed home a Jack Grealish (£7.7m) cross – the fourth attacking return in five Gameweeks for the visitors’ 38%-owned captain.

And while the clean sheet was a fortunate one, it meant a fourth double-digit return of the season for FPL’s most owned goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez (£5.1m).

Currently found in 32.9% of squads, the stopper pulled off some fine saves to deny the Saints.

But VAR helped out too, with a late Danny Ings (£8.4m) goal ruled out for offside by the narrowest of Matty Cash‘s (£5.0m) posterior-based margins, prompting the more generously-proportioned McGinn to later tweet:

Just as well it wasn’t my backside.

Cash had earlier survived a strong penalty shout when a Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) shot grazed his thigh before hitting his arm.

The full-back went on to earn maximum bonus and has now bagged extra points in each of his side’s last three shut-outs.

Some 323,454 Fantasy managers had bought into striker Ollie Watkins (£6.2m) for the encounter. He blanked, but Villa’s schedule is strong enough to offer the promise of returns until Gameweek 31, when things turn decidedly nasty.

As for Southampton, three straight defeats hasn’t prompted major sales of their assets just yet, although a midweek loss at Manchester United might change all that.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Diallo; Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Walcott, Ings.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; Grealish, Barkley, B Traoré; Watkins.

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United

Bonus: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) x3 Hector Bellerin (£5.1m) x2 Rob Holding (£4.5m) x2

Defenders were to the fore in a goalless draw as the 56.1%-owned Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) blanked for the fourth time in five matches.

Only Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (£9.8m and 59.8%) is a more popular FPL asset than the Manchester United midfielder, but patience among his owners is surely wearing thin, even if that’s not yet prompted major sales.

Another midfielder, the in-form Bukayo Saka (£5.4m), was left out as a precaution due to a sore hip, much to the chagrin of his 11.8% ownership, but a generally under-strength Arsenal more than held their own against United, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m) almost winning it when his free-kick hit the bar.

Previous bonus point magnet Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) rolled back the years with the maximum award, helped by the fact he was one of only two players to provide a big chance on the day.

It was a third clean sheet in five matches for United and a fifth in six for the Gunners.

Of the two teams, the former’s schedule suggests more shut-outs to come over the next few Gameweeks.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Cédric, Holding, D Luiz, Bellerín; Xhaka, Partey; Martinelli (Willian 45), Smith Rowe (Ødegaard 83), Pépé; Lacazette (Nketiah 90+4). 

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay (Martial 37), Fred; Pogba, B Fernandes, Rashford (Greenwood 80); Cavani.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Jordan Ayew (£5.6m)
  • Bonus: Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) x3, Eze x2, Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) x1

A second-half strike from Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) was enough to win a predictably patchy game for Crystal Palace.

In a game of few chances and even less excitement, the main Fantasy news revolved around a third clean sheet in five matches for the home side and the absence of their most popular defender – the 18.1%-owned Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) – to take advantage of it.

He was replaced by Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) as Palace boss Roy Hodgson made six changes, including three at the back.

Further Fantasy salt was rubbed into Mitchell owners’ wounds when his replacement went on to earn the maximum bonus award.

Such an experienced campaigner could well keep Mitchell out of the side for the foreseeable future, although Hodgson showed plenty of appetite for innovation, switching his team to a 4-2-3-1 formation to both nullify Wolves’ midfield and boost the attacking threat of match-winner Eze:

We also think that Eberechi Eze is not a winger. In that position with Wilf (Zaha) to one side of him and Jordan (Ayew) to the other with a target-like centre forward…it might work out for us and get us on the ball more.

It’s a viable system and I think we can certainly get it to work but I think we were probably better when we went to what we’ve been doing when Eberechi went out into a position as a wide midfielder and Wilf went up top alongside Jordan Ayew. I thought we were probably slightly better in that respect.

But it’s not something which I wouldn’t try to do again because I think it’s got possibilities, that way of playing or that tweak in our system.

The experiment didn’t last the entire game, as Hodgson mentioned above, so a rush on Eze will probably have to wait, as will investment in a Wolves side with just one clean sheet since Gameweek 7.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne (Ward 85); McCarthy (Riedewald 45), Milivojevic; Eze, Zaha, Ayew; Batshuayi (Townsend 79).

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho (Fábio Silva 78), Hoever (Traoré 63); Neto, Willian José, Podence (Vitinha 68). 

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Fulham

  • Goals: Kyle Bartley (£4.4m), Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m), Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Matheus Pereira (£5.6m), Mbaye Diagne | Aleksandr Mitrović (£5.5m), Harrison Reed (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Pereira x3 Mitrović x2 De Cordova-Reid x1

A surprisingly entertaining relegation scrap ended level in what was a classic game of two halves.

Fulham dominated the first period, but scored just the once, before West Brom improved to snatch the lead, only for substitute Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) to equalise four minutes after coming on.

With neither side pulling up the footballing trees this season, Fantasy interest in the encounter was the disinterested side of muted.

The most popular player on display, the 3.6%-owned Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m), made his first start since Gameweek 14 and responded with an assist and two bonus for only his third decent haul of a horribly barren campaign.

But the star of the show was West Brom’s Matheus Pereira (£5.6m), who is one of the few Baggies players clearly thriving under Sam Allardyce’s tutelage.

The midfielder scored, assisted and brought in maximum bonus points for a second double-digit score from his last four starts.

Over that period, he has four goals and an assist, although that fine form is currently only enough for him to squeeze into the top 30 for Gameweek 22 transfers-in.

But aside from a nasty double-header with Spurs and then Man Utd in Gameweeks 23 and 24, West Brom’s fixtures look attractive enough in the medium term to suggest Pereira’s 1.2% ownership might receive a bigger boost.

West Brom XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Gibbs, Bartley, O’Shea (Grant 24), Ajayi, Furlong; M Pereira, Gallagher, Livermore (Phillips 83), Snodgrass; C Robinson (Diagne 45).

Fulham XI (3-4-2-1): Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina (Tete 81); A Robinson, Anguissa, Lemina (Reed 72), De Cordova-Reid (Cavaleiro 72); Lookman, Loftus-Cheek; Mitrović.

 

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2,029 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Start 3 (GK Martinez)

    A)Targett (WHU)
    B) soucek (vil)
    C) Burke (WBA)
    D) Coufal (vil)
    E) Dier (CHE)
    F)Antonio (vil)

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A
      D
      F/B

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      ACF

    3. Casual Player
        8 months, 19 days ago

        A and F for sure. 3rd is trickier.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Is Rashford to Salah for free a no brainer?

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        If you fear Salah that much- yes.
        Rashford has his own potential to explode

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          No fear just the fact that having no Salah derailed my hard work so much. Rashford on the other hand have been given 3 weeks chances as differential and did absolutely nothing!

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Rashford never does explode though, just keeps it all in like a blown up blowfish, shocking player imo.

          1. Street Friend
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            He ‘exploded’ in the fa cup game against Liverpool unfortunately for you.

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              why unfortunately for me?

              yes but that wasn't PL was it, he's just an all round bad player to have in FPL.

          2. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            So your opinion is that he never 'explodes', yet in actual life it has?

            Great opinion≥

            As the old saying goes – opinions are like Aholes, everyone has got one

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              i must be able to count on one hand how many times he has 'exploded', what opinion would you like? a false one? Yes, in MY opinion, he's a complete waste of funds, and i'm a man u fan.

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                What is exploded? BS FFS word. He's scored goals x2 or goal plus assist loads of times.

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Exploded = gone mental, scores like twice and assists twice, or score and assists two etc. It's a term that's been around for a very long while.
                  Yes, he has, in the past sure very few and far apart, but THIS season, completely useless.

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    So when you say 'never does explode', and then you say he has 'exploded'.

                    Bit of a hard position to defend

                    1. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      And yet not really, he hardly ever does, it's very rare. Seems you got it bad for rashford and not accepting that he's trash, now THAT's a hard position to defend lol. Carry on being deluded i don't care, moving on 🙂

                      1. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        or that you've just had a real bad day, everything ok at home? Mug.

                        1. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Crass.

                        2. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          lmao, you mean yourself there surely my little noob.
                          Bad score today? aww diddums. Everything ok at home?

                        3. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          deluded

                        4. Bennerman
                          • 3 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Anything else?

                        5. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          I doubt your mind can take anything else upon the bad day you've seemed to of had. i feel sorry for that brain of yours.

      2. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      3. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      4. Joggers Nipple
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I would do that

      5. Kloppen Schloppen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I definitely would do this. Rashford been fairly poor in this "good" run.

      6. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Thank you folks

      7. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I would be tempted but its not a No brainer. But If own Bruno and cap him, salah would be good to have in case he scores.

    5. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Which striker would you bring in who has DGW26 according to Ben Crellin's fixtures prediction?

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Who has DGW fixtures??

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          City Spurs United chelsea Liverpool Villa Saints Burnley Palace Leister

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            we know thiis for definite?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Not yet just prediction

            2. aleksaa2
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              No, that's most likely.

            3. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              ahh ok cheers fellas

          2. Casual Player
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Wait until closer to DGW26 and get whoever looks most fit out of Kane/Vardy/Aguero

              1. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Looks good thnx

        2. MikeS
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Berbatov

      2. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Dcl and foden to grealish and wilson for free?
        I think foden wont start vs burnley . And had enough with dcl

        1. MikeS
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Foden to gundogan

          1. Mahjongking
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            I have sterling and stones alr. I dont think i need to get another manc attacker vs burnley

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          When did you bring DCL in?

          Don't like Wilson's games ata ll, remember, it's Newcastle.

        3. Casual Player
            8 months, 19 days ago

            I think DCL -> Wilson is the definition of casual points chasing.

          • wulfrunian
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            I think you are right.Foden will get a rest but i wouldn't sell Dcl.

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            You’re going to jerk your knee off it’s socket with a transfer like that

        4. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Hey folks, looking at some moves here but also thinking it's an easy save of a FT?

          Martinez
          Stones - Robertson - Dias
          Soucek - Bruno - Salah - Gundogan - Son
          Bamford - DCL
          __________________________________
          Forster: Dalls: Holding: Brewster

          1FT, 5.2 ITB

          After Brighton i'm shipping Robbo for sure, but anything immediate you'd do here?

          A) Soucek > Grealish/Barnes/Maddison?
          B) DCL/Brewster > Watkins/Antonio?
          C) Something else?
          D) Just save and leave it alone.

          Cheers gents.

          1. Joggers Nipple
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Brewster to Antonio or save

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers JN

          2. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 19 days ago

            I would save or do Soucek -> Grealish because Villa double games.

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers man, Yeah sensible and logical move you'd imagine, forever missing Soucek's points so would rather not have him ata ll really

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                at all*

          3. aleksaa2
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Save

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks Aleksa, leaning that way at current, just putting the feels out there if i do 🙂

              1. aleksaa2
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                I mean, the both transfers are good options. I wouldn't do Soucek to Grealish this week, they are playing against each other. You can do it down the line. Getting DCL out before Leeds isn't very sensible and doing Brewster to one of the strikers is a benching headache. Save it and decide what formation you will use and then go from there, which transfer to make.

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 19 days ago

                  Haha precisely summarised my thoughts all that really, i do sense goals from both parties with the lee and eve game, and Brewster to a good forward really does create that immediate headache. Cheers pal sorted.

                  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Keep Robbo...'pool may well have a DGW in GW26

                    1. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Hmmm interesting, cheers Andy

        5. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 19 days ago

          What to do?

          Johnstone, Mc.Carthy
          Dias, Stones, Robertson, Digne, Coufal
          Fernandes, Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Soucek
          Calvert-Lewin, Antonio, Bamford

          1 ft, 3.2 in the bank.

          A) safe
          B) Mc. Carthy -> Martinez
          C) Raphinha -> Grealish
          D) something else

          Thank you!

        6. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Does anyone know anything about GW24? Are City and Spurs likely to have a DGW?

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Looks like City - Saints is the only fixture in 24

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              No EVE?

            2. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              How's that?

          2. aleksaa2
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Just follow Ben Crellin and offical premier league page, don't listen to anyone else.

        7. Kloppen Schloppen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Bottomed:

          Soucek --> Grealish?

          Emi
          Stones Dias Cancelo Robbo Coufal
          Mo Son Bruno Barnes Soup*
          Antonio Bamf Brew

          2.5ITB

          1. MikeS
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Yes

            1. Kloppen Schloppen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Anything I'm maybe missing?

        8. Stand By Mee
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Bench one of:
          Soucek avl
          Antonio avl
          Dcl lee
          Bamford EVE

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            GL with this

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Have all four too mate, benching Soucek currently!!

          3. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Soucei

          4. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Would have to say Soucek there, tough though, jcan just see goals for each in that Leeds & Eve game though

          5. MikeS
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Soucek.. but last time I benched he scored a brace

          6. Kloppen Schloppen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah Soucek. Villa have good defenders in the air, which nullify Soucek IMO

        9. MikeS
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Play

          A. Justin Vs Fulham
          B. Dallas Vs Everton
          C. Coufal Vs villa

          Other 2 defender's are stones and dias

          1. Casual Player
              8 months, 19 days ago

              I would Dallas. He's currently doing a Lundstram

              1. MikeS
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                Yer he is a goal threat, so is Justin tho

          2. Casual Player
              8 months, 19 days ago

              Reading these comments it feels like people have unlimited transfers!

              Curious, how many hits you've taken so far this season.

              I took my first last week - for a player that DNP (Cancelo). Thankfully the person I moved out would've not made my 11 anyway in the end so only a 4pt loss. Won't be in a hurry to do it again, especially with midweek games and uncertainty on players being rested.

              But I realise there's more than one way to skin a cat.

              1. MikeS
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 19 days ago

                I stupidly took a -12 to get soucek and vardy out for Kane and gundogan. Rest is history..

                1. Casual Player
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Ouch - in GW21?

                    1. MikeS
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      No week before when soucek got a brace!!

                      1. Casual Player
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          That wasn't necessarily the worst decision, just a bad outcome. Gundo got 14, nobody could predict Kane getting injured.

                          If you'd taken it early in GW21 before Kane played, then it's bad

                  • wulfrunian
                    • 5 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    15 here.

                    1. Casual Player
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Success/failure rate?

                        My history is I've been playing on-and-off since 2007ish very casually and I don't think I realised you could take hits and it could benefit your team/score until midway thru last season lol. I ended up taking 5 last year in the last 15-16 weeks, the final one to chase a ML win. Anyway, with that history I'm a bit conservative. Also helps I had a decent start to the season so didn't need to "fix" my team.

                        1. wulfrunian
                          • 5 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          That is the most hilarious comment i've read in this forum.YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!!!!
                          I am just outside 100k.

                  • Mahjongking
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Do u think CHO will start vs spurs?

                    1. CR7 is Home
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Subbed at 70, should start

                    2. Kloppen Schloppen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Impossible to tell with Tuchel yet, however he's started 2/2

                  • CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    Save FT? 8.1 ITB

                    Martinez
                    Dias Cancelo Digne Mitchell
                    Salah (c) Bruno Grealish Soucek Gundagon
                    DCL
                    - Coufal Brewster Wood

                  • vincentwsho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    What to do with this lot? Loads in the bank with 1 FT.. haven't been so lost for ideas in quite some time

                    DDG
                    Stones Dias Cresswell Dallas
                    Bruno Salah Gundo Saka*
                    DCL Bamford*

                    4.0 Soucek Coufal Brewster

                    Considering switching Soucek to a premium midfielder, so I can swap Brewster to Antonio for GW23...

                    Also thinking of save the FT as Man City will face Liverpool and Tottenham after Burnley

                  • Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 months, 19 days ago

                    The midfield is boring now with Salah Bruno Son seem to be in most teams and with Grealish/Gundo as well there is no room for differential. Who’s your key differential?

                    1. Kloppen Schloppen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Barnes. Capped him for the double impact. Almost came off big if Mo doesn't brace

                    2. Mile Plankton
                      • 8 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Sterling 🙁

                    3. hullcityfan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Hamez which didn’t work out this week - regretting not just getting Grealish. Leeds next then may sell.

                    4. aleksaa2
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Barnes

                      1. MikeS
                        • 7 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Tempted by Barnes myself but tough run coming

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 5 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          I don't mind it at all. I can see Leicester scoring against Villa, Liverpool and Arsenal. With no premium options performing at the moment, there is pretty much nothing to lose.

                    5. MikeS
                      • 7 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Dallas

                      1. cheekumz
                        • 7 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        i see what you did there ;P

                    6. Casual Player
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        I don't own Son. Still rolling with Soucek!

                      • waldo666
                        • 11 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Raphinha for me, really hoping his injury is not too bad.

                    7. MidTableFantasy
                      • 6 Years
                      8 months, 19 days ago

                      Who are you replacing Kane with?

                      1. Mile Plankton
                        • 8 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Sold for DCL on Friday.

                      2. lugs
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        nobody, i sold Son for Salah though, Kane can sit on the bench for a couple of weeks as i'll just give myself a benching headache if i get another striker

                    8. YLK13
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        I've been burned by transferring Bamford out, but this was to facilitate double city defence and keeping enough money for Kane... so not going to beat myself up. Anyway this is the squad:

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

                        Bench: Forster Dallas Kilman Brewster

                        ITB : 3.6

                        Gtg? Thnx xD

                      • Mahjongking
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Bamford foden to CHO wilson for free?

                        Or just foden to CHO

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Any reason ditching Bamford? Ok fixtures and looked good today.

                        2. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          why on earth would you get rid of Bamford?!

                          CHO we have absolutely no idea if he starts, and Wilson's points have sailed, it is Newcastle after all. Awful moves those in my opinion, just stick.

                        3. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Too early to move to CHO- Tuchel still working out best team and can see James starting Spurs game. Much rather keep Bamford over Wilson- good doubles to come and looked great today

                      • Niho992
                        • 3 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Any updates on Raphinha?

                      • Mahjongking
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Stones cresswell dallas
                        Sterling salah bruno barnes CHO
                        Antonio dcl

                        Subs steer bam rudiger saiss

                        Gtg?

                        1. Disco Stu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Looks solid

                        2. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Decent, sure on DCL over Bamford?

                          1. Mahjongking
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            wah. tough for me.. keep thinking if i start both, then antonio will be the one drop out..

                        3. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Can see cameo for CHO - would play Bamford

                          1. Mahjongking
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            why cameo. sub off 70 mins .. and playing so well now

                      • Disco Stu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        This team all set for the upcoming week?

                        Martinez

                        Stones/Cancelo/Justin

                        Bruno/Salah(C)/Soucek/Gundo/Barnes

                        Antonio/DCL

                        McCarthy/Bamford/Targett/Strudjik/

                        1. MikeS
                          • 7 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Surely start bamford?

                          1. Disco Stu
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            And sit who?

                            1. Mahjongking
                              • 4 Years
                              8 months, 19 days ago

                              soucek.

                      • squ1rrel
                        • 7 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Does Kane have to go?

                        McCarthy - Steer
                        Cancelo - Dias - Digne - Balbuena - Mitchell
                        Salah - Bruno - Son - Gundo - Soucek
                        Kane - Bamford - Watkins

                        0.0 ITB, 1 FT

                        How do I use the FT?

                        1. Gabbiadini
                          • 4 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Yes, Kane was a trade last week.

                        2. Corona is not good 4 U
                          • 1 Year
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          He is too much money on the bench. But the problem is that there are not many good forwards at the moment.

                        3. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Yes get Antonio

                        4. MidTableFantasy
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          I'd just rollover the FT.

                      • Corona is not good 4 U
                        • 1 Year
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Who should I bench?

                        Johnstone, Mc.Carthy
                        Dias, Stones, Robertson, Digne, Coufal
                        Fernandes, Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Soucek
                        Calvert-Lewin, Antonio, Bamford

                        Thank you!

                      • Kabayan
                        • 5 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Saka & Mane to Salah & Grealish (-4)?
                        Yes? Or No?

                        1. Disco Stu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Looks like a good swap

                        2. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          No if Mané fit as Salah likely to be benched to be fresh for City game

                          1. CR7 is Home
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            Salah benched?

                            1. dunas_dog
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              8 months, 19 days ago

                              Played X 3 90 minutes so yes can see him benched for Brighton as City crunch game

                          2. Sturridge Wars
                            • 6 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            Salah won’t be benched against Brighton

                          3. Kabayan
                            • 5 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            Cheers, will wait on Mane news.

                      • jdp219
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Martinez, Forster
                        Stones, Cancelo, Chilwell, Coufal, Kilman
                        Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Grealish, Soucek
                        Antonio, Bamford, DCL

                        Thinking I might save -- unless there's something I don't know about Chilwell?

                      • CR7 is Home
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        Has Chilwell lost his place, why is he being sold?

                        1. waldo666
                          • 11 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Too early to tell but people probably making the assumption because Alonso hauled.

                        2. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Tuchel wanting to see all players in action to know best 11 but think Chilwell too much of a rotation risk and will share games with Alonso

                      • Wirbelwind
                        • 4 Years
                        8 months, 19 days ago

                        A) Kane -> DCL -- even though dominic/everton are yet to re-prove themselves
                        B) Kane -> Watkins -- even though I may go Soucek or Raphinha for Grealish
                        C) Kane -> Wilson -- and prepare to get trolled into oblivion

                      • Brezthefez
                          8 months, 19 days ago

                          Would you start Luke Shaw or rüdiger alongside : cancelo,stones and Justin?

                          1. CR7 is Home
                            • 4 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            Shaw

                          2. Salah’s Sonnet
                            • 10 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            I'd of said Shaw, but seeing how toothless Spurs were today i'd be inclined to say Rudiger, can't go wrong with either really, but i'd bet more on Southampton putting one past Utd more than Spurs against Chelsea right now.

                            1. Brezthefez
                                8 months, 19 days ago

                                Exactly my thinking, however I doubt it will matter anyway as both city defenders seem to have been subject to the pep roulette

                              • Bennerman
                                • 3 Years
                                8 months, 19 days ago

                                'I'd have'

                                'Not I'd of'

                                I wouldn't care but if you put yourself out as an expert it's worth a basic note

                                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                  • 10 Years
                                  8 months, 19 days ago

                                  lmao! Someone has definitley had a bad day here people, steer clear, go buy some tampons my dear.
                                  Plus nobody is putting themselves out as an expert, and you'd be even more deluded than you already are for thinking there is an expert in fpl.
                                  There's some anger management forums and good samaritan numbers i can give you if you like? This mug lmao.

                          3. Sturridge Wars
                            • 6 Years
                            8 months, 19 days ago

                            Sterling > Salah. Yes or no?

                            1. dunas_dog
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              8 months, 19 days ago

                              No

                          4. Casual Player
                              8 months, 19 days ago

                              Any magical Cup runs? Or bad beats?

                              I lost R1 by 2, despite being ranked inside the top 10k. Tracking through my opponent is still alive... and I would've beaten every one of his opponents by double digits. I'm going to keep following and see how far I would've got if I won that first matchup.

                              1. lugs
                                • 4 Years
                                8 months, 19 days ago

                                yeah i thought i won by one point today after getting 20pts from my bench, and my opponent having his Robbo clean sheet wiped, but i forgot to factor in his 2pt 3rd on bench Brewster auto sub that gave him the win by 1pt, it finished 69-70 for him in the end 🙁