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. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    McCarthy | Forster
    Cancelo | Dias | Coufal | Alioski | 3.9m
    Salah | Sterling | Bruno | Son | Soucek
    DCL | Antonio | Brewster

    1FT 0.6 itb.

    Suggestions?
    Was thinking to upgrade McCarthy to Martinez/Guaita but with chances of Saints having a DGW in 24, think I should ust wait to get more info. Other move was to upgrade Alioski to Dallas/Shaw/Targett. But I think I can wait a week as well. 2 FTs in GW23/24 might be handy.

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling C locked in. Salah will be benched.

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      What else did Klopp say in his phone call? What did he have for dinner?

      1. COVID-CASUAL
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Pork schnitzel with a jaeger sauce, spatzle and red cabbage. Glass of gewürztraminer.

    2. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think I need to take the chance with Alonso - welcome back to my team 🙂

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If he's playing WB and is nailed, at 5.6m, he's a steal!

      2. COVID-CASUAL
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Easily the player with with the highest differential between fantasy and RL ability. Personally I want to see him play more than one game though.

        • A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I can't see Chilwell getting no minutes. Not tempted to play what will be Tuchel Tombola for a bit

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Agreed, I prefer Azpi who has played 90 in both games.

      3. Brayden29
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Say I am playing 3 defenders for the week ahead and one of my defenders is Stones who doesn't get on the pitch and receives 0 points, my question is does my first sub (Gundagon) replace him or does my second sub (Holding) replace him due to him being a defender?

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          You have to have 3 defenders minimum

          1. Brayden29
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            So my back 3 will be Stones, Cancelo and AWB.
            Presuming Stones doesn't get on though who would then replace his score?

            1. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Holding, because he played and then 3 minimum required defenders of yours are Holding, Cancelo and AWB

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Holding. You need to have 3 defenders at least.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          depends how many defenders you have started in your 11 - you have to have 3 of them

      4. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        McCarthy (Walton)
        Cancelo Justin Stones (Alioski, Douglas**)
        Grealish Salah Fernandes Son (Neto**)
        Bamford Antonio DCL

        2.5ITB, 1FT

        Any obvious moves here? A GK upgrade perhaps?

      5. MikeLowrey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Current lineup:

        Martinez
        Robbo Dias Coufal
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
        Werner Bamford

        (Forster KWP* Mitchell Brewster)

        A) Werner & KWP to Antonio & Cancelo (-4)
        B) Werner & KWP to DCL & Cancelo (-4)
        C) Werner & KWP to Antonio & TAA (-4)
        D) KWP to Stones

        1. Effe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A

      6. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sterling > Salah. Yes or no

        1. COVID-CASUAL
            3 months, 9 days ago

            No

            Salah owner but I would captain Sterling next GW

            1. COVID-CASUAL
                3 months, 9 days ago

                *if I had Sterling, I mean

                I'll probs captain Bruno or something?

              • Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Yeah cause that worked well this week

            2. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              no

            3. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              yes

          • Warbling Wendy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I love you Patrick

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              He' s dreamy isn't he, what a guy

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Bamf and Harrison 50% of my points this week!

          • Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Martinez
            Stones cresswell dallas
            Sterling salah bruno barnes CHO
            Antonio dcl

            Subs steer bam rudiger saiss

            Gtg?

            antonio or bamford , choose 1 to start.

            1. Steiger
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Start Bam ahead of CHO in my opinion.

          • Ayew Holding Mee Cork
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Those who are going to WC25 BB26. Have you tried building a team yet? It's quite hard to have the all the key assets (City, Liverpool, Spurs, United & Leicester) and have a bench worth BB at the same time. Is it actually a good time to BB?

            1. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Do we know the fixtures for DGW26?

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              you can’t have them all

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

              Am looking to build the following for BB in DGW26 and then WC afterwards

              Martinez McCarthy
              Shaw Dias Cancelo Mitchell Dier
              Salah Bruno Gundagon Zaha Son (c)
              Wood Ings Watkins

            4. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I mean Chelsea have United & Liverpool so I wouldn’t even bother with Chelsea players

            5. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I did it, but will try to make that draft team by using couple of hits and FTs. My draft is:
              Martinez Mccarthy/or the cheapest playing gk that has a double)
              Stones Cancelo Justin Shaw/Dallas Dier
              Son Grealish Bruno Barnes Gundogan
              Kane DCL/Bamford Watkins

              I can't squeeze Salah in, but I am happy with this.

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

                Would get Salah for Kane who usually takes time to come upto speed after injury

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes, that's totaly reasonable, but there will still be time to see how he looks when he comes back and then decide right before the gw26 what to do with him.

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

            Soucek to Zaha?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Eeewwwwww!!!

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            You should get a bonus point for every $ you have left in the bank... I’ve got 8.9 !

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I had 9.4 but took the -4 hit to go Soucek to Salah (c), paid off.

            2. Ruinenlust
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I have 12

          • Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Are people considering trading Gündogan after Burnley?

            5 game stretch of Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham & Manchester United.
            Not sure how many times I would field him as I currently have a spare player whether it be Ings, Bamford or Wilson on my bench that can be rotated.

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

              No game is too big for city but when KDB is back I would get him for Gundagon

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                obviously, but that is easier said than done considering the price differential.

            2. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Nah, I don't mind my 5.5 mid blanking every other game

            3. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Possibly, but City are likely to have DGW in 24, 26, and 27 which offsets much of the fixture difficulty.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                cheers, wasn't fully aware of this.

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

              He's more likely to score in those games. The next game v Burnley will be tough for him, like v Sheff United with 11 men behind the ball in a low block.

          • Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Why is no one keen on the idea of getting rid of Sterling for Salah

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              It's a pretty obvious move tbh...Salah 146 pts Sterling 97 says everything you need to know...not sure why people were saying no

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Not that many own Sterling, and those who do are probably quite devoted to him as an FPL asset.

          • Ruinenlust
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Which teams have DGW 26?

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Lots, yet to be confirmed

          • PP6
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            GTG? Have 4.8 ITB but think I’m good to save?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones AWB
            Bruno (S)alah Sterling Soucek
            Antonio Bamford DCL

            Foster,Burke,Targett,Mitchell

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Looks good, maybe Soucek to Grealish ?

          • baines is god
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            As I've used my wildcard and free hit, is a sane strategy to try and keep 3 MC players and try to build a team to get 11 out for gw29?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Sane long gone now.

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Who’s most important to get in:

            1. Grealish
            2. Maddison / Barnes / Tielemans
            3. Antonio

            Thanks

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              1 for me.

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              1

            3. Machine_Gunnerz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 9 days ago

              2

            4. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Depends who is being replaced for mine.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Soucek sir

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Grealish looks the one.

          • Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Raphinha to matheus pereira good to go?

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

              Leeds to Baggies? I think not.

            2. Tiki-Taka
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Is Raphinha gonna be out? Fellow owner and would rather hold him for now

          • Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bamford update

            ‘Dead leg, I’ll be alright!’

            "I've got myself in my own fantasy as well"

            https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1355909983389556738

          • Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            1 FT

            A. Brewster >> Antonio (bench Soucek)
            B. Soucek >> Grealish

            choose one, thanks

            1. Effe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              These are my two options too mate

          • kobewan
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            My team with 1FT, 4.8ITB, What is everyone doing with Chillwell?

            Martinez
            Chillwell, Dias, Stones, Creswell, Mitchell
            Soucek, Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
            Bamford, Watkins, McGoldrick

            A. Chillwill transfer
            B. Soucek > Grealish
            C. Soucek > Barnes/Maddison
            D. Chillwill, Soucek > defender, Barnes/grealish/maddison
            E. Save

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              B/C

              1. kobewan
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                do you think D. for a hit is worth a go? how is Chillwell place at Tuchel's Chelsea?

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  wait and watch for 1-2 GWs

                  1. kobewan
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    whats bothering me is Mitchell might have lost his spot also, only and City's rotation leave a lot of uncertainty.

                    1. Siva Mohan
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      talk of PVA to ARS (could be sh!te gossip too) happening today .. good news for Mitchell owners if it goes thru

                      1. kobewan
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        oh... tomorrow we will know.. hold on transfer or a another day hope Chillwell doesn't drop

            2. Effe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A

          • Marcon
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            At a bit of a loss with what to do here. Should I just save?

            Martinez 4.0
            Creswell Stones Justin | Dallas Mitchell
            Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
            DCL Bamford | Brewster

            5.1 in the bank. 1 free transfer. 30k OR.

            Thanks gang!

            1. sk24
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I would save

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Yes save

          • baines is god
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Chilwell to Thiago Silva?

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

              I'm thinking the same. Think I'll wait out GW22 to see who Tuchel starts next. I've got James as well; Alonso and Azpili are also on my radar.

              1. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                More likely he starts Chilwell on Thursday, but for the future now Alonso will rotate in and out, for you'd imagine at least 5/6 of the remaining games, barring injury.

                I'd quite like to wait too until after thursday as Chillwell has better attacking threat than TSilva, but have 2 FTs and no other plans

            2. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              his minutes will be managed .. bit old to play 3 games in 7/8 days

              will start against TOT and benched against SHU

              1. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                who? I think he'll start Chilwell vs Tot? Still number 1 surely. Alonso brought in from the cold for his first game in ages, likely he plays him sporadically and probably in 'easier' fixtures like today

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  I meant about Silva

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

                Yeh, probably. Zouma will fill in when Tilva needs a rest. Prolly only Rutiger and Azpili are the defenders you can deem nailed.

                1. baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Azpi can't be nailed with James hanging around?

                  And Rudiger hasn't played that many games this year, surely he's as prone to rotation from Zouma as T.Silva is?

                  1. Siva Mohan
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    in 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation .. Azpi looks nailed

                    1. baines is god
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Rudiger nailed?

                      1. Siva Mohan
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        we will know in 1-2 GWs who TT favored back 3 are..

                        possibly Rudi | TSilva/Zouma (rotation) | Azpi

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

                    Azpi plays right in a back 3 now - too old/slow for wingback. Rutiger is German and has the confidence of Tuchel - so long as he doesn't blow it. It looks to me 2 games in that Tuchel has a solid back 3 foundation (+keeper) and is experimenting with the rest of the squad to find his optimal 11.

                    1. baines is god
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      cheers mate great analysis. Chilwell to Rutiger it is.

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

                        I'm still hanging back this GW (doing another transfer as mentioned below).
                        Rutiger is a dependable 6-pointer for a CS but no more. Great for 4.5m, but I'd rather spend a bit more on a wingback or Tilva who usually grabs baps, but only if they turn out to be nailed.

          • Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            anybody no choice have to bench antonio this coming gw?

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

              There's always a choice. I'm considering starting him over Son.

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

                Actually, scratch that. I may well sell Son for Salah today. In which case my choice is start either Antonio or Barkley.

                It was particularly painful to see Barkley's 8 points sat on my bench with 4 defenders bagging a single point between them 🙁

          • sk24
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Have 2ft 0.0itb and not full of ideas what to do

            Martinez, Steer
            Cancelo, Chilwell, Dallas, Coufal, Mitchell
            Salah, Sterling, Bruno, Son, Grealish
            Antonio, Bamford, Brewster

            Chilwell > Dias/Stones/Shaw and roll ft?
            Something else?

            1. Steiger
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Chilwell to Dias and roll the other

          • Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            ppl getting wilson in?

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              After getting rid in GW 19 absolutely no chance I’m being the fraud back in, and not with those fixtures either

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Bringing*

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

              Not for me. He has to be more than a one-week wonder to convince me.

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Would you WC to this early ready for BB in 26?

            Martinez
            TAA | Cancelo | Stones
            Salah | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Gundogan
            Bamford | Antonio

            McCarthy | Watkins | Dallas | Strujik

            0.2ITB, moves from current team are:

            Sterling to Salah
            Soucek to Gundogan
            Cresswell to TAA
            Kane to Watkins
            Mitchell to Strujik
            Steer to McCarthy

            Thanks

            1. Marcon
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              No. Save for when we have more info

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Thanks

          • villian-ty
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            A. Rashford to Grealish,
            B Bamford to Antonio
            C Save FT

            Martinez (Steer)
            Stones Cancelo Justin (Coufal, Mitchell)
            Rashford Gun Salah Bruno Son
            Bamford DCL (Brewster)

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A

          • De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Need to get the captaincy right this week. Who to go for? TIA

            a) Bruno
            b) Salah
            c) Gundo
            d) Cancelo
            e) Son
            f) Antonio

            1. Mweene
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Salah by a million miles.

              1. De Gea is GOAT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Whys that? Cause he hauled in the last game and the other big hitters didnt?