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.

 

2,029 Comments Post a Comment
  1. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    The people who aren't doing so well are the dullards this year.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not true.

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        No? Then why are they all struggling? Ppl like let's talk FPL Andy who doesn't mind a hit are prospering.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          so why is LR doing so kak?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            It's not late yet.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              But seriously, his strategy relies on moving around premium strikers and midfielders, and they are having a most peculiar season.

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Yeah that's right. They're isn't as many big hitters to move around at the moment though!

          2. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            He doesn't strike me as a dullard.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              correct....yet he is taking hits...and doing kak

        2. Davros
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Well the guy who’s been no1 for the last 12 GWs has only taken 2 hits all season

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Wow! Got a link?

            1. EVILFUK
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Maybe I've just completely missed the mark on this!

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Thanks. That is truly extraordinary.

                1. Davros
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  Remarkably consistent decision making. Interesting he has Silva as his 3rd city mid

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 months, 6 days ago

                    With over 5M itb, he could switch Bilva to KDB when he's back.

                    1. Davros
                      • 12 Years
                      10 months, 6 days ago

                      True

                2. Davros
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  Didn’t even make a transfer last GW and hauled 77

              2. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Damm! Look at those previous ranks!

                1. Davros
                  • 12 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  Yeah, I wanted to say he’d just been lucky this season but he’s been so consistent

      2. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Vantastic, do you know off hand whose the best 4 teams to target for potential DFW soon? City and Villa but who else?

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Sorry, Double Gameweeks. I want to start targeting transfers of DFW players.

      3. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Mark is doing well because he's no dullard.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Mark is going well because he opted for 3 x leeds over spurs. now all 3 leeds are injured,.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Ha!

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          wonder what "doing well" is in this season...

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            I think top 50k

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              ...depends on chips in hand I guess

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                I'm kinda going well at the moment, although I have used my second wildcard, only TC left.

            2. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              I took a hit to do AWB to Digne. And benched Bamford for Soucek.

              Went from 48k to 60k. I wish I had taken the dullard approach this GW.

              1. EVILFUK
                • 11 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Sorry to hear that man. Yes I'm beginning to think I'm totally wrong now.

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 9 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  I see what you mean though.
                  Usually I replace an injured KDB with another premium and ignore the Gundogans.
                  Can't recall a season where mid priced mids seamlessly took over when premium options were injured or underperforming.
                  So people who have been hesitant getting on mid priced bandwagons have suffered.

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I'd say in general that the people who take too many hits are struggling - it's a bit of a hunt for instant gratification. I had to hold down my own knee and stop myself getting in Digne on a - 4!

      1. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I used to be that guy. I bet I've taken more hits cumulatively than anyone on this website!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          My wife isn't on this website, but she's taken 153 hits, costing 612 points, leaving her around the 7.5M OR mark, worse off than most dead teams! She's not quite got the hang of it yet.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            when is she reading the rules?

          2. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Haha well at least she's having fun!

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Well she is. She took a 148 point hit last week. I think she's aiming to finish the season on one point.

        2. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          The Trumpian approach of wanting the cake now and eating it is tricky in a Covid year with lots of player rotations.

          1. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            To be fair this is kinda more my point. Best laid plans are getting torn up, n it's people who are reacting quickly and decisively who are prospering.

      2. Davros
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Same here. Especially now with GWs so packed, the guy you bring in for a -4 because he did well last week is likely to have minutes managed this week

        1. EVILFUK
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          I find it easy to not take hits when the gameweeks are close together. Less time to over think something

          1. Caesar caesar
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            It all depends on the timings of your hits. I’ve taken 4 hits till now, 3 in the last four game weeks. Sitting at 6.8k OR. So pretty happy with that. Still have WC, BB and FH

            1. Davros
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Wow nice

    3. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Its the opposite actually, for most seasons. You get rewarded for the less hits and risks you take as long as its guided by stats.

  2. Henning
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    What to do with this team ?
    1 ft and 4 m in bank

    Martinez
    Stones Dias Justin
    Stones Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
    DCL Bamford

    Areola Antonio Dallas Coufal

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Team looks good you have Stones in defence and midfield?

      1. Henning
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Hahaha . Sorry Son it is.

    2. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Son to Grealish or DCL to Jesus

      1. Henning
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Already have 3 city players.
        But maby Grealish

  3. liverpool01
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Foden or Son to Grealish-4 or hold?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Foden to Grealish, yes

      1. liverpool01
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  4. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Kane making a miraculous return for WBA game would be handy, cant find any decent forward to replace him.

    I guess Antonio should be the pick.

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Must say Wilson vs Palace is tempting. He has been a consistent striker over the years and Newcastle may be improving. I'll make do myself with Bamford and DCL.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I thought Harry needed 3+ weeks?

  5. Just a fountain
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Hello guys, i have been ser on WC25 BB26 for some time but i start having second thoughts. The issue of BB26 is the apparent lack of budget fodder like the ones from WHM or LEE in 19. 1. Who are the cheapies on tour watchlist 2. Are we expecting another DGW with 4 teams or more?

    1. Just a fountain
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      We ll likely get the DGW teams in GW24, but preparations may have to come before if i choose not to BB and not to WC.

    2. Davros
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Personally I think DGW26 may be a bit of a trap for BB. Not an option for me, but I can see players being rested/minutes managed for one of the games

  6. JAYPEE
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on team:
    Martinez
    Dias Stones Phillips AWB
    Sterling Salah Fernandes Son
    Antonio Bamford

    Forster; Justin; Watkins; Soucek

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Looks nice. Not sure what a Phillips is.

  7. fpork
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Got 2FT and 1,9 ITB. What to do?

    Fabianski (Johnstone)
    Dias, Cancelo, Dallas, Justin (Chilwell)
    Gündogan, Salah, Grealish, Fernandes (Lookman)
    Bamford, Antonio (Vardy)

    Considering Vardy,Lookman->Watkins/DCL, Barnes/Maddison

  8. balint84
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Captain Salah or Sterling?
    I guess Salah can rested this week

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Any indications?

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not if Mane's still out.

  9. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 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.

  10. afsr
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    After a catastrophic GW not sure what to do with this team. Any ideas?

    Martinez,
    Digne, Stones, Cancelo
    Bruno, Gundo, Salah, Son,
    DCL, Watkins, Antonio

    Forster, Soucek, Creswell, Mitchell,
    1FT, 4.3 ITB

    1. fpork
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I would save the transfer.

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Nice team. TAA in for Mitchell? Though hard to bench any of the other players.

    3. Choking Hazard
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Save

  11. Chelsea91
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 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

    Any feedback on this ?

  12. Flair
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one

    Son vs Chelsea (H)
    Watkins vs West Ham (H)
    Gundogan vs Burnley (A)

    1. Chelsea91
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Son , i think chelsea will hold spurs

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Son for me.
      Spuds without Harry v a new Chelsea manager who seems to know how to organise a defence.

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      In normal situation, I would not bench Son. But they really look lost without Kane.

      If Kane is back, I would bench Watkins. Otherwise, bet with Son.

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I have the same concern as you with Martinez, Son's ownership is so damn high...

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          For now. I've just sold him. When Kane is back he might be 0.4 cheaper.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    5. Choking Hazard
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Watkins

  13. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    High ownership of Martinez (approx. 40% among top 100k) made me doubt if I should start Leno or Martinez.

    > Both Arsenal and Villa seem to be more tight at the back on away games ... So, Leno looks better.
    > Wolves were blank 3 AWAY games (MUN, CHE, CPL) in the last 6 games. They scored better at home ... So, Martinez looks better.
    > West Ham are in better attacking form ... blank just once in the last 6 games ... So, Leno looks better again.

    Who would you start?
    A. Leno vs WOL (A)
    B. Martinez vs WHU (H)

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Leno

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Arsenal's CS odds are 11% higher than Leno. He's the clear choice here for me.

        https://twitter.com/FPL_Salah/status/1356135195246792706

        1. Flair
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 6 days ago

          *higher than Villa's

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Thank you very much. That's pretty clear.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I'd start Leno

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I've not seen much from the Wolves attack in a while. I'd play Leno if i had him.

    5. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I'd start Martinez as a hedge against your 2 West Ham attackers.

    6. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Holding + Martinez for me
      only have 1 keeper though

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Too bad that I made a wrong decision and sold Holding too early. I ended up with Mitchell on the real football bench again.

  14. MikeLowrey
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Best KWP replacement?

    A) TAA
    B) Cancelo
    C) Azpi
    D) Stones

    Already have Dias & Robbo

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B if you don't have 3 Cityzens. Then D, B and A.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    4. Choking Hazard
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

  15. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Fernandes captain this GW? Soton have been terrible and sooner or later Cavani has to finish his chances?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno to me looks knackered, regardless of what Ole says. He's vc for me at best.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Do you think Salah starts? Have the armband on Salah atm...but don't know why Klopp is rotating more than usual this season.

        Shaqiri and Origi over Firmino?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Think they have to rotate given the insanely tight schedule - i think he starts, had a rest vs burnley and they lost 0-1 at home 3 GW's ago and he can be rested in the fa cup midweek between 23 & 24 so think it's safe to assume he plays especially if Mane confirmed out too. Will be my captain for 22.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Iy now looks like Mane might be missing again. He won't rest Salah in that case. And wasn't Origi awful!

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not for me (Salah). I'm wondering did Bruno have a magical 2020 and that's it!

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Bruno's not getting rested when he needs it. Klopp is rotating more because he needs to - maybe he's clocked that Peptation is the secret that will win City the title this season.

        1. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Feel for Bruno. Ole is an idiot at times, he ran someone else into the ground last season. Pep has of course the best team and should win the season handily imo. Wonder is Klopp happy in ways to have the pressure off and target an easy second place while of course hoping to nick it should City slip up.

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Southampton weren't terrible on weekend. Unlucky at points, toothless at points, but not terrible. Villa scored completely against the run of play

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        True. Soton started really well. They just didn't cope well with JWP at RB.
        Watkins missed a couple of good chances that could have killed off the game early.

  16. JasonG123
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Easy save? 1FT, 4.7m ITB.

    Mendy (Forster)
    Robertson Cancelo Dias (Coufal Kilman)
    Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan (Bissouma)
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  17. -GK22-
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Any news on Kane, worth holding?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      back for City it seems

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      He worth more than Holding surely?

  18. fpork
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Best replacement for Vardy? Watkins, DCL?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      There's those two, Bamford and Antonio.

      1. fpork
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Wilson?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          I'd need convincing toon have turned a corner first.

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Wilson is tempting though I'd go for someone with more dgws, eg Bamford, Watkins.

  19. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Play 2?
    DCL / Bamford / Gundo / Cresswell

  20. andres
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    How would you fix this team?

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Cancelo Stones Digne (Mitchell*, Coufal)
    Salah Bruno Rash* Gundo (soucek)
    Watkins Antonio DCL
    4.8itb, 1FT

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Rash to grealish perhaps?

      1. andres
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, thinking about it!

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Mccarthy to Martinez or Rashford to Grealish.

      1. andres
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Or just take the hit and get both.

        1. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          I'd get Grealish first. Wouldn't hit for a keeper.

          1. andres
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Not just any keeper, it is martinez. He is constanlty outscoring other keepers incl and especially mcCarthy...

  21. Flair
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Am fully prepared to cap Son next week and be massively disappointed

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Good luck with that!

      But it's interesting. If Spuds lose to Chelsea then stuff up v WBA then lose at City, they could be in the bottom half - below Arsenal even! Will we see Mou go full Mou? Could be most entertaining!

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Second Season Jose has gone Third Season Jose so early!

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          To be fair, he was going great until Kane's balsankles. But that seems to be bringing out the inner Mou. Sad!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Hope for the worst and expect the worst, huh?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Arise, Sers Pessimists! 😉

      2. Flair
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I'm sure I'll be silly and have optimism eventually.

  22. -GK22-
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Have bam and Antonio

    Best short term kane replacement? Doesn’t seem like many with form or fixtures?

    1. Choking Hazard
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Dcl or downgrade to play 352

  23. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Morning All,

    Bench one please from this lot?

    Gundogan Son Salah Bruno Grealish
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    Leaning towards Gundogan (don't think he will start)

  24. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    G2g?

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

    1. Choking Hazard
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Wood to bam or antonio and bench mitchell?

  25. Andrew K
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Is Saka fit for GW22 ?

  26. POKE JOHN BALLS THE SECOND
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    It’s 7:15 am in Accra. Been mulling MAGUIRE vs AWB since 2am. Who would you go for? Rest of the team:

    MARTINEZ | Peacock-Farrell
    DIAS | CANCELO | JUSTIN | Dallas | Coufal
    SALAH | FERNANDES | STERLING | GREALISH | Raphinha
    ANTONIO | WILSON | Bamford

    I have 2FT
    I want to do Coufal => Maguire/AWB

    Which Man U def would you go for ?
    Your suggestions will be much appreciated

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Go with the one that gets more Baps.

      1. POKE JOHN BALLS THE SECOND
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        And that’s who? AWB?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I went Maguire, team C, rarely misses a game.

      1. POKE JOHN BALLS THE SECOND
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yes, Maguire rarely misses. AWB on the other hand has missed a couple of games and yet no soo far behind. Plus he is 0.1 cheaper.

  27. Whiskerz
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone tempted by a Palace attacker (mainly zaha) for their next few? Thinking of foden out for him myself.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      They do have great fixtures, but for me, it's Palace. No thanks.

  28. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Team as it stands, need to bounce back immedietly after a dreadful week.

    Mccarthy
    Cancelo Stones Cresswell
    Son Soucek Salah Bruno Gundogan
    Bamford DCL

    Johnstone coufal ayling adams

    A. Adams>Watkins (bench son or soucek)
    B. Son>Grealish
    C. Soucek>Grealish
    D. save ft

  29. fpork
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Barnes or Maddison?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Both excellent but Went Harvey bigger differential

  30. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Stones Cancelo
    Salah C Son Bruno Soucek
    DCL Richarlison Bamford

    Ramsdale Holding Anguissa Taylor
    1ft 0.0itb

    I don't have a question just wanted you to know i'm gtg, saving a transfer.