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. COVID-CASUAL
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I'm really hating that I took a hit for Cancelo. Not only did he not play , so a complete waste of a -4, but I think I'd prefer Sterling as my third ManC player (and probable captain) this week. But not going to hit again or move on Gundo to do it.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Look forward. Cancelo had his rest, now he'll be back and hauling like nobodies business. Will be my vc this GW.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          No guarantee he starts

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Always the case, but Walker didn't impress, and Pep won't take Burnley lightly. I'm 90% confident he starts, along with Stones.

            1. COVID-CASUAL
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I'm 95% Cancelo, 85% Stones. Surely Dias rests. Also Gundo, BSilva, Foden possible resting or minutes managed.

          2. COVID-CASUAL
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah, I'll get over it. Not the first dud move, won't be the last. Been very lucky and sometimes good to have minimal bad calls this year - some crappy captains, but not a lot of bad transfers.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Brighton's last three Premier League home wins have come in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

          1. Tambling5
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            It's a log time till 2022!

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wow!

            I was looking at 4.4 Sanchez's 3 CS in a row and considering him for back-up keeper when I have a spare transfer.

            1. ivantys
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I have him, lovely fixtures to cover Martinez.

                1. EVILFUK
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I played Sanchez over Martinez this week, I was fretting!

          3. as33
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Cap Salah, Bruno or Sterling?

            1. COVID-CASUAL
                3 months, 12 days ago

                1. Salah if Mane confirmed out.
                2. Sterling if Mane possibly playing and benching Salah threat.
                3. Bruno if you don't have Sterling, and #2 happens

                I'm 1 or 3, would love option 2 to be available

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bruno looks tired.
                Sterling won't haul v Burnley despite the previous 5-0. Salah for me.

              • Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Have the same 3 and on salah for now with sterling vc.

            2. Cali
                3 months, 12 days ago

                A little bit of a benching headache this week. Order ok?

                Martinez
                Stones, Dias, Digne
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Grealish
                DCL, Bamford

                Bench: Forster, Antonio, Coufal, Kilman

                1. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Looks right to me, but you won't be shocked if Antonio betters either DCL or Bamford! Wham looked a bit leggy, I thought yesterday, tho perhaps that was just Liverpool's pace on the break.

              • Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Best move for the next few gws?

                a. Brewster > Antonio
                b. Saka > Barnes
                c. Saka > Grealish

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  If Saka's back soon, you'll want him. You definitely don't want Brewster.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers. Brewster > Antonio or Watkins?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Kinda 50/50 there. I went with Antonio last week.

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Thanks.

                2. BERGKOP
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  A

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Thanks

              • Lukakus Unit
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Is Bamford out?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  probably not

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  He said he just had a dead leg. Unless he takes himself out of his own FPL team, he'll be good to go.

              • aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Next move here? 3.6itb.

                --Martinez
                --Stones--Dias--Digne
                --Salah--Bruno--Sterling--Soucek
                --Bam--Watkins--Dcl

                --Johnstone--Dallas--Coufal--Burke.

                a) Stones to TAA/AWB.
                b) Save.

                Thanks.

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  b

              • Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Was 17 points behind in FPL cup

                With his his Meslier Dallas Son

                Vs my Salah (c)

                Love IT

              • Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Any thoughts as to what to do with this lot please? Who is the biggest problem? Adams? Ziyech? GKs?

                Johnstone, Meslier
                Stones, Cancelo, Justin, Dallas, Coufal
                Salah, Bruno, Ziyech, Gundo, Soucek
                DCL, Antonio, Adams
                1 FT and £5.5m ITB

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Maybe Adams but you might know that case better. GK situation not optimal imo. But I would keep Ziyech atm. Or if you want to fun midfielder upgrade then he might go but urgent need.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                1FT, 5.8 ITB.

                Do Bissouma -> Grealish? Y or N?

                Martinez
                Dias Stones Dallas
                Gundogan Bruno Salah Son
                Bamford Antonio DCL

                Johnstone Bednarek Coufal Bissouma

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I would save this gw

                2. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Who would you bench for Grealish? Good move imo but easy save too.

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I'm actually thinking of saving as benching for tomorrow would be a headache.

              • BIG TONES
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bench Targett or Coufal? (Martinez is my keeper)

                1. De Gea is GOAT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Coufal for me... only just.

                  1. BIG TONES
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    thanks for your reply! that's what I'm currently on

              • Sloane426
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Soucek/Raphina > Sterling?

              • Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Everyone who did Bamford to DCL what's the plan now?

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  DCL to Bamford 🙂

                2. BIG TONES
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Probably cry

                3. jamesjoseph2770
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I also did the same. Did DCL look good ik the 2 games? Chances of Everton DGW 24?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Whole side looked flat v Newcastle, but I'd expect Ancelloti to address that. I'm happy to retain DCL alongside Bamford and Antonio.

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Which one is better. Have Stones and Gundo from CIty already.

                A) Son to Sterling
                B) Soucek to Sterling
                C) James to Cancelo

                Thanks!

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  C

              • greggles
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Smuggled 62 points with Bamford off the bench to maintain my good form but simply cannot pick a captain.

                1 FT, 5.2 ITB. Save the FT?(but concerned about bench weakness)

                Martinez
                Cancelo / Stones / Justin
                Salah(c) / Gundo / Bruno / Grealish
                Bamford / Antonio / DCL

                Subs: Button / Saka* / Bednarek / Taylor*

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Based on Saka's news, transfer either him or Taylor out.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    What news? Is he out for a while?

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I don't think so. What I meant was decide after any confirmed news. Hold transfer of Saka is fit.

              • Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Feel there might be new rotation GW coming in. I have Coufal and Maguire and I have a feeling that both might be rested. Well all I can do is have strong bench which I do.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  With the current intensity of the schedule, even with no covid cases, we can expect serious rotation, so a strong bench is all you can do.

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bench order ok? Good to captain Cancelo?

                Martinez
                Cancelo Stones Holding
                Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
                DCL Bamford

                Steere Coufal Mitchell Davis

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeh. Coufal first sub for sure. Mitchell may or may not start and the other 2 might as well not be there.
                  Cancelo vc for me - still not brave enough to go with a defender.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Captaining Salah?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Yeh, I just brought him back for Son, partly as i was short of captain options.

              • French Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Is Alonso back from the dead ?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Too early to say. Not much use if he's rotated with Chilwell and Pulisic.

              • PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Lost for ideas, plz help me with who should I bring this week. 1FT, 8.1ITB

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

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  You think Mitchell will play?

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Not sure

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I would have Brewster first sub.

                      1. PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Thought of starting him over Mitchell, if you don't play him vs WBA at home, why own him 🙂

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          True.

              • French Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Pretty sure this was posted yesterday but still brilliant - Bamford stating he owns himself in FPL

                https://www.instagram.com/p/CKtyVU-CrH7/?igshid=fyb02469k619

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Captain fail 😉

                2. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Love him

              • FPL-(VAR)dy
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Start?
                Holding vs Wolves
                Creswell vs Villa
                Leno is my keeper.Should I spread the risk or double down arsenal defence

                1. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Tough one. Cresswell has attacking threat too, but I think against wolves double up has more merit( I could be totally wrong)

                2. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Cresswell

                3. A Kun & Mateta
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Diversify and start Cresswell. Holding could come on anyway as a first sub.

              • DK_13
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                With matches so close together. Worth using a FT to strengthen my bench?(I am happy with my team and wanted to save incase 24 becomes a double GW)

                Dier Brewster Ferguson

                Will WC in 25, 1.6 ITB

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Yikes! Yes, I'd ditch Brewster and Ferguson for 2 certain starters. Brighton have 4.3 defenders.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Or 4.4 at Burnley, or just 3.9 Mitchell although he's not nailed.

              • vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 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

                A) Hold FT
                B) Soucek to Grealish (DGWs coming up, but I can WC in GW25)
                C) Soucek to Son (up Chelsea, but WBA up after that)
                D) Soucek to Barnes
                E) Coufal to Digne
                F) other

                Planning Brewster to Antonio for GW 24

                1. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Coufal has good games next

              • Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Am I mad to consider Zaha replacing Son?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I've just ditched Son. Spuds lost without Kane. Zaha does have great fixtures.

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Would you go without Son for the WBA fixture ?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      That's a tricky one. If Spurs play like they just played v Brighton, who hadn't won at home all season, he won't get much v Baggies.

                      1. PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Am also considering Zaha especially with Leeds fixture next and the likely Double in GW26

                        1. Salan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Oh yeah, exactly what I am thinking. Thanks both here.

                          1. PogBruno
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Let's pull the trigger, will do Bruno to Son when necessary

                    2. Salan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Understand this concern. Will Zaha play away Leeds good enough to cover a portion?

                      1. PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Son will be largely captained against WBA but we can expect a bus park from big Sam like the Liverpool game

                  2. Salan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Agree. I am just wondering when to change that mid "template" little bit, this week or next week.

                2. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  No

                3. ScoutHelp
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I kept Zaha and dropped Son

                4. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Good morning DZ.

                  What to do here?

                  Martinez 4.0
                  Cancelo Stones Digne Dallas Dier
                  Salah Fernandes Grealish Maddison Soucek
                  DCL Bamford Watkins

                  1FT. 4.0M ITB.

                  Save FT?
                  Captain?
                  Bench Dallas and Soucek?

                  Thanks.

                5. A Kun & Mateta
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Surprised that so many of the "great and the good" binned Bamford for DCL. I do wonder do many of these fpl legends suffer from group think? Often have very similar players.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Bamford was on a terrible run and was just subbed off on 55 mins. I only kept him due to needing to replace Kane, and I got his points off the bench. I suspect you suffer from Captain Hindsight Syndrome!

                    1. A Kun & Mateta
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I suffer from many things but my comment holds, I'm surprised these experienced fpl players sold Bam given his excellent value. Genuinely feel theres a herd mentality which can skewer logic.

                      1. SINGH
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        It's only good value if he is consistently returning. He was on a run of games with no goals, not sure that would class as good value.

                  2. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    A lot of top FPL managers are having rough seasons. So they're just trying to change the template a bit.

                    Nothing wrong with targeting Newcastle and Leeds.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I don't think they're trying to change or change 'the template'. Template is a group-think thing. They have similar players because they individually deem them to be the best ones. It's just that this is an extremely unpredictable season.

                    2. A Kun & Mateta
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Most surprised by Mark and Magnus doing it, both going very well and with great track records. They're the 2 I keep an eye on.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        But last Tuesday, when Bamford was hauled off on 55mins after yet another flaccid performance, and DCL has a hapless Newcastle up next, were you really urging people to keep Bamford and forget DCL?

                        1. A Kun & Mateta
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I don't urge people to do anything. Start Bamford every week. I binned Kane for DCL. Bamford had of course outscored DCL in the last while. I punted on DCL, thinking he'll be handy for double weeks.

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            I did the same. But I regard my Bamford haul as a stroke of luck (albeit with Barkley's 8 points left on my bench). For me, transferring Bamford out for DCL if you didn't have a Vardy or Kane to shift, was a decent call at the time.
                            Anyway, I had pencilled in Bamford to kicking out this GW - obviously that plan is totally scrapped now.

                6. Chelsea91
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Mendy
                  Robbo,Dias,Dallas
                  Pereire,Salah(C),Bruno,Soucek,Gundagon
                  DCL,Wilson

                  Button Dier,Kane,Douglas

                  Good to go for GW 22? 1.1 ITB , 0 FT

                7. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 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

                  Thanks

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Play Soucek

                    1. fcsaltyballs
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      And save FT?

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        yes

                8. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Sterling to Salah is stupid, right ?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Getting Salah is fine - I just did for Son.
                    But I'd want 3 Cityzens. Do you have 2 City defenders at least?

                  2. Salan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Not this week.

                9. Agamenmon
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Who is the best Walker-Peters replacement, I have 4.9m

                  1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Rudiger

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Good call. If not, someone like Targett, Cash or Dawson, Coufal.

                    2. ScoutHelp
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Is Rudiger locked?

                    3. Agamenmon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Or do I hold, I also have Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin & Holding

                      1. Chelsea91
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Hold

                    4. Chelsea91
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Coufal?

                      1. Agamenmon
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        E we pile you go double West Ham defence

                        1. Chelsea91
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Chelsea and city defend are solid as of now. If i wild card will be as per below

                          Ederson
                          Silva,Azp/Rudiger,Dias

                        2. Agamenmon
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Would you go double West Ham defence

                          1. Chelsea91
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            No , only cresswell

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Dawson and Coufal are excellent value though. Perfect bench fodder.