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

    Is there a chance that Southampton have a DGW in 24? If so anyone else?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Need to start following Ben Crellin mate.

      https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1355190514283401226

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What a guy

  2. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    martinez
    stones cresswell dallas
    bruno salah sterling barnes CHO
    Bam Wilson

    subs: steer antonio rudiger saiss.

    gtg?

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think I would play Antonio - but not sure who you should change him with...

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

        CHO

        1. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          but my plan is getting CHO in this week. i see him scoring against spurs anytime.

  3. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    As usual I like my team before the deadline... Anything worth a hit? Captain and bench as it should be?

    Martínez
    Cancelo, Digne, Alonso
    Son, Salah(C), Fernandes(VC), Grealish
    Antonio, Bamford, Ings

    Button, Burke, Coufal, Lowton
    0 free transfers, 1.0 million in the bank

    1. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep, Correct setup I'd say with cap and bench.
      Like the Alonso pick. Straight into my team if he looks nailed.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks! I just have to get Alonso, think it is worth the risk of rotation.

  4. shiraz
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Current lineup
      McCarthy (Peacock)
      Cancelo Dias Dallas (Coufal Mitchell)
      Son Salah Grealish Bruno Gundogan
      Bamford DCL (Brewster)

      1ft 4.4 itb

      Thinking of upgrading:
      McCarthy > Guaita/Martinez
      Coufal > Shaw/Rudiger
      Brewster > Antonio

      Soton might have dgw but could fix that with martinez.
      Coufal is good but all the attack coming from cresswell's flank.
      Adding Antonio will give me a benching headache.
      So should i save and wait?

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez
      Robertson Stones Cancelo
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan Soucek Raphinha
      DCL Bamford

      Forster Coufal Brewster Ferguson

      1 FT, 8.9 itb

      1. Brewster >> Antonio (bench Soucek)
      2. Soucek >> Grealish

      Cheers 🙂

      1. shiraz
          3 months, 4 days ago

          2. Less benching headache, and villa have nice fixture

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is anyone else building a DGW26 squad based on Ben Crellin's fixture predictions?

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

          Doubt it, one GW at a time.

        2. shiraz
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I am looking to use it as a reference and decide

          • PP6
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            No. But I need to see some squads for ideas

          • Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I’ve checked out the predictions and there is good insight. I’ve made some plan options, but waiting for official fixture announcements is still priority and first before making any sweeping changes.

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

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

          2.5ITB, 1FT

          McCarthy > Martinez? Something Else?

          1. shiraz
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Stone > Dias (more nailed)
              Neto > Burke (if you want to stick with 3 forwards line. Else gundogan)

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Who will your captain be this week?

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

              Mo

              1. shiraz
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Salah/Banford (if he is fit)

              2. Boberella
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Ha. Just posted same question below.
                Cancelo, but may be swayed to Bruno

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Lmao. I'm interested to see how many aren't on Salah, especially as it looks like Mane will be out again.

                  1. Boberella
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I don't have salah (which I was fine with until this week!)

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

                      I was going to reluctantly go with Cancelo, but I've decided to drop Son to get Salah back and that makes Mo the obvious choice.

                      1. Boberella
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I can afford Salah for Soucek for a hit. May well hit the button, in which case it'll be Cap Salah instead too.

            2. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Would you swap out Harrison for Barnes, given yesterday's result?

              I quite like Leeds (again)..... 🙂

              1. shiraz
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Both are equally fine. I will just stick with harrison and use the ft to address other pressing issue.

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Thanks Shiraz,

                    Kinda my thinking, Leeds also have a game up their sleeve as well.

              2. Boberella
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                What's people's captain picks for GW22?

                Cancelo here

                1. PP6
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Salalalahahahah

                2. shiraz
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Salah/Bamford

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

                    Really tempted by Cancelo myself. Surely Mo and Bruno are better options?

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

                      Bruno looks tires, despite what Ole says. Burnley will sit deep like Blades, making Gundo a poor option but a City defender like Cancelo should be a decent bet. I'd go with him unless I sell Son for Salah, in which case Mo certainly is the primary option.

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  My chip strategy will be:
                  BB26 (plan through FTs)
                  Dead-end into BGW29
                  WC30

                  I think this is viable for many of us w/o FH, we have plenty of DGW players already (Spurs, Villa, City) and funds received due to the Kane, Vardy, KDB injuries have given us the opportunity to upgrade the bench. Can then manage the blank by transferring in players playing in that then use WC to put funds back into the starting XI and set up for the final stretch of games. So I would definitely recommend considering it, based on your side.

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

                    I am looking to do the same...whats your DGW BB squad would be like?

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      No point trying to make a team now, we should know the fixtures by 24 so I'm planning to bank my FT in 23 for maximum flexibility and only then can I start figuring out the actual squad - though I should have a solid core in place with Leeds, Villa, City and Spurs (10 players).

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

                        cheers mate

                  2. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    I am thinking about this even with FH left. Not sure if that will be the best thing to do with FH intact but I believe about at least 10 of my regular starting XI will have a dgw26. If I can manage to build good bench players with the KDB money left itb, WC25 could be saved. Inclined to save this week and see if this route is feasible and worth doing. Since you do not have FH, your strategy is the way forward imo.

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Yeah, FH makes the process easier as you can navigate 29 better.

                4. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Can't complain about selling Wilson for DCL after seeing this.

                  https://twitter.com/Ash_Howard/status/1355947696767594498

                  1. Boberella
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Crikey, That's incredible!

                  2. COVID-CASUAL
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Wow, that's so bad/unlucky I would've assumed it was doctored

                  3. FPLAdmiral
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Bit stumped on the best move to make here, if any? 1FT, 3.2m ITB.

                    Martinez
                    Dias, Cancelo, Digne
                    Salah, Bruno, Son, Maddison, Gundogan
                    DCL, Antonio

                    (Johnstone)(Justin, Coufal, Brewster)

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

                      Save

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

                    I've been saying it's time to sell Robbo for weeks.

                    I've been saying Robbo is a season keeper for weeks.

                    What to do with Robbo?

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

                      I just don't think, with VVD and Matip out, you can have confidence in Liverpool keeping clean sheets. City, and now Chelsea - arguably even Everton have better value defenders.

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        But he was mostly still in for his attacking points and they've basically dried up n all.

                        Altogether he isn't a very attractive option atm!

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

                          For over 7m, a defender should be bagging defensive AND attacking points. As soon as VVD was lost, he should have been transferred out. But in terms of attack, he does seem to have diminished, just as TAA is improving. Nevertheless, at this time I'd only consider Salah - and Mane when he's back from the Liverpool squad.

                          1. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Ta

                    2. Ini
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Keep, take the rough with the smooth.

                  5. Tsparkes10
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    2 tiny red arrows in a row, 32 points benched doesn't help but owell :/. Good to save and how you looking?

                    Johnstone
                    Justin Dias Stones
                    Salah Son Bruno Grealish
                    DCL Bamford Antonio
                    (Martinez, Raph, Dallas, Coufal)

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I think I would start Martinez (I don't have him) otherwise, gtg.

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

                      I don't think I'd start a Baggy keeper in any fixture, not even v Blades who're playing pretty well right now.
                      The rest is GTG. Very solid bench there, too.

                      I was a big frog in a very shallow pool this GW, my 56 points pushing me up the table. Ridiculous. With City's big guns expected to be back this coming GW, I'm feeling okay.

                    3. Tsparkes10
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Thanks 🙂 playing Johnstone in hope that I jinx him hauling.... Win win

                  6. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Okay to save a FT here? 4.1 itb.

                    DDG,
                    Stones, Cancelo, Justin
                    Son, Salah, Gundo, Grealish, Bruno
                    DCL, Antonio

                    Forster, Coufal, Mitchell, Brewster

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Yep

                  7. Steiger
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Had a great GW after captaining Salah 70 -4.

                    GTG for the upcoming GW, and bench order ok..?

                    Mendy
                    Cancelo Stones Dallas
                    Salah Fernandes Grealish Gundo
                    DCL Bamford Antonio

                    Forster Raphinha Justin Coufal

                    1ft 5.6itb

                    TIA

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Yes

                  8. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Dier dropped or rested?

                    1. 3 A
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Cant have many CS even he is a starter

                  9. vincentwsho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 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...or save the FT for more info on DGWs?

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Seems like u]it's easy enough to have 8 quality attackers at the moment, so Brewster seems the weak point. But maybe just roll the transfer and see what happens. injuries are coming, many closer gws.

                  10. Silent Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Is Barkley on pens lads?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Don’t think so

                    2. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      No

                  11. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Funny seeing everyone scrambling to bring back Salah... was always going to happen lol

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      only to watch him go on blank streak again...

                      1. Boberella
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        And when Son and Sterling haul this week (they seem to the popular makeweights for Salah)

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Bunch of casual point chasers

                      2. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Mane looks out for the next three so not yet.

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

                          Salah seemed to do okay without Mane yesterday.
                          Klopp and Rogers lose a key player and the team just carries on; Mou loses a key player and the team falls apart.

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Rogers just lost 3-1 to Leeds, wouldn’t call that carrying on

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Salah becomes phenomenal without Mane, no idea why but it's like he takes it up a notch and rolls the years back to 2017. Braced in the cup vs Utd when Mane was rested, as soon as the injury news came out I knew Mo would haul - had called that earlier, easiest call of my life with how well he does under those conditions.

                        2. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          I see you’ve also changed your tune on Salah, thought you said sellers wouldn’t be punished 😉

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            When was that? Going to need a link on that one.

                            Besides, it was before Mane got unexpectedly injured - easy to see that Mo takes it up a notch when his fellow winger is out.

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            2 returns in 7 games isn't punishment btw, especially for the suckers that TCd him 😉

                    2. COVID-CASUAL
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        And to a lesser extent, Bamford.

                    3. FPL Doctor
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Thinking G2G saving FT?
                      Bench order correct?

                      Martinez
                      Dias Justin R James
                      Salah(c) Gundo Foden Fernandes Barnes
                      Bamford DCL

                      Mendy Antonio Dallas Coufal

                    4. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Who to sell for Salah?
                      A Sterling
                      B Son

                      1. FPL ElasticO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Son may be..... I would find another way, I guess upgrade your cheaper options in midfield....as money should not be an issue for now of course.

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

                        I've just sold Son for Salah. Spuds look an almighty mess without Kane.

                    5. FPL ElasticO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      G2g for this mid-week GW? No transfers made, looking to save FT.

                      Martinez
                      Cancelo / Stones / Robbo
                      Salah(c) / Bruno / Son / Gundo / Soucek
                      Antonio / DCL

                      Bench:: Johnstone / Targett / Coufal / Brewster

                    6. Dwotle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Anyone ever draw someone famous/noteworthy in the cup?

                    7. Party time
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Anyone having a beautiful cup run? Honestly I want to be drawn against a dead team, it’s been a while

                      1. Tambling5
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I only got 34 this week, and would have lost to everyone but got beaten by team in ML that scored 92 despite having KDB as VC, not done a transfer since GW12, and being in 5.25 millionth place. Be careful what you wish for!?

                        1. Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          😆

                          Wow, my man management skill must be way advanced than yours so no worries. 🙂

                          I’m gonna win tha thing this season 😆

                      2. 3 A
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        Win for the fifth time already. Get more serious now

                        1. Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Absolutely, it is heating up now

                      3. Dwotle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I’ve coasted so far, with a combination of chip use and luck. Yet to have a close call.

                        1. Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          I was chasing a 20 pt deficit on Saturday, an Egyptian who had no Salah, he got knocked out thanks to Mo Salah 😆

                          Had a couple of tight contest before that as well but that was something special yesterday

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

                        I'm fluking my way through.
                        GW19 i thought I was dead on the first day when my oppo triple-captained Cresswell and he hauled, only for me to storm it in the last match.
                        This GW i thought I was dead when 4 of my defenders didn't show up. Bamford off my bench left me 4 ahead going into the last match - I had only Son to go and he had Son and Lloris. Lloris failed.
                        Don't expect to meet any dead team at this point, and all my oppos have had a higher OR than me.
                        So we go again tomorrow - I expect to be knocked out, but let's see.

                        1. Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Hahahahaha

                          Beautiful stuff buddy. That’s really beautiful!!

                          All the best in the next round

                        2. COVID-CASUAL
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            TC Cresswell - the stones involved. The only thing with more stones was TC Stones, actually

                        3. COVID-CASUAL
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Lost in R1 by 2pts, despite top 10k rank. Guy who beat me is still in, and I would've beaten all his opponents by double-digits. So tracking to see what might have been if I'd got over the first hurdle.

                            1. Party time
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Yikes. The cup is like a Russian roulette, no one knows where the bullet will be in the revolver.

                              I hope I don’t get shot now because I am truly enjoying the cup

                              1. COVID-CASUAL
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Really thought it might be my one time for a good cup run. The guy who beat was around 300k, so no mug, but still dirty about it haha

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

                                  It is. Total lottery. That's why I ignore it in terms of setting up my team. It's fun while it lasts though.
                                  Also, I like how global it is. My serious competition is the guys at my local pub in our mini-league. In the cup I've been up against Chinese, Indian, Arab, Egyptian - no one from Europe yet.

                                  1. COVID-CASUAL
                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                      Oh yeah I would never consider it for setting up my team unless I was really, really deep. But it's a fun sideline. Like the Last Man Standing comp.

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

                                        Yeh. Thing is, I have no idea how many rounds there are and the rules don't say. Is it every GW until 38 or what? I wouldn't know if I was in the last 32 or 16 or whatever, so i wouldn't know to start taking it seriously.

                                        1. Party time
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          Every gw until 38

                                          Gw 30 is the time to be serious but like you said, it is a lottery

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

                                            Ah, right. I'll never get as far as GW30 anyway. This is far as I've probably got in my entire somethingteen career playing FPL, but I still can't get excited about it.

                                    • Party time
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                      Yes although I will start to look at my cup opponent team before I make a transfer. Plan is to get his/ her best player with favorable fixture if needed.

                                      Did not focus on the cup in the past & got knocked out pretty early, my best outcome was 3rd round but this season is great.

                                      Cup opponents were 2 Egyptians, an English lady another from Nigeria & a Finnish fella

                              2. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Lost in the first round against a team with hendo cap.

                                1. Party time
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Hahaha wtff... 😆

                            2. Tambling5
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Thinking of organising Son to Salah. However after disastrous week scoring 34, and having Sterling Stones and Cancelo this week, what chance is there of Mo being rested midweek?
                              After the midweek Brighton(22)fixture, he has City(23) at the weekend. Then following midweek Liverpool have blank fixture as out of FACup, by then Leicester(24), Leipzig and Everton(25) in next eight days.
                              Got to weigh up this risk against missing another big haul!?

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

                                Mo won't be rested if Mane is still out. Salah is surely fixture-proof anyway. City will bring the big guns back this GW.

                                1. Tambling5
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Cheers! Easy to get negative in adversity!
                                  Team is
                                  Martinez; Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Justin, Mitchell
                                  Sterling, Bruno, Son, Grealish, ESR
                                  Antonio, DCL, Ings
                                  Having 2FTs and 1.3 itb, for free I can do Son and Ings to Salah and either Bamford, Wilson or Watkins. Who seems the best forward pick in your view? All look in good form.

                              2. Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                I feel Salah will either be hooked early or subbed on early if losing, still could easily score either way

                              3. 3 A
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                It always dangerous to sell Mo.

                                Why?

                                1. He still in shape and injury free.
                                2. Record breaker even have Milner as a penalty taker a few seasons before.
                                3. Most pricy player for a reason. If u sell him. Its not so easy to get him back. Sometimes have to take hits.

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

                              Any suggestions for this team folks? 1ft. 2.9m itb. Brewster > Antonio?

                              Martinez
                              Robbo digne stones
                              Salah Sterling Bruno gundo saka
                              Dcl bamford

                              Forster coufal Dallas brewster

                              1. Pukki Blinders
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Brewster to Antonio only if you’re planning to BB26. Saka to Barnes otherwise?

                                1. Disturbed
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Not sure on the bb tbh. Can also do saka > grealish. Who seems a better option between antonio/ barnes/ grealish for the newt few gws?

                            4. The Red Devil
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Martinez/Nyland
                              Cancelo/Stones/Coufal/Alioski/Mitchell
                              Salah/Son/Fernandes/Gundogan/Soucek
                              Kane/Bamford/DCL

                              1 FT 5.8 ITB

                              Suggestions?
                              Kane to which forward?

                              1. fc_skrald
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Ings, Antonio or Wilson - maybe all of them will score this gw 🙂

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

                              Bamford to DCL for a hit hurts 🙁

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

                                Many did it. I would have sold him for Antonio if Kane hadn't got crocked.

                              2. 3 A
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Sometimes this happen in our lives. Learn from it.

                                Dont take serious with some hype from here or twitter.

                              3. Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                Water under the bridge now, move on. Plenty more weeks to go and you can always get Bamford back if DCL continues to disappoint.