Scout Notes

Fernandes punishes Saints’ ailing defence as Man United face more appealing fixtures

Man United 9-0 Southampton

  • Goals: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Edinson Cavani (£7.9m), Anthony Martial x2 (£8.7m), Scott McTominay (£4.9m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), Daniel James (£6.2m)
  • Own goals: Jan Bednarek (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Luke Shaw x2 (£4.8m), Mason Greenwood (£7.0m), Rashford, Fernandes x2, Martial, Wan-Bissaka
  • Red cards: Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m), Bednarek
  • Bonus points: Fernandes x3 Wan-Bissaka x2 Martial x1

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) left it late to equal his best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) haul of the season as Manchester United feasted on nine-man Southampton.

The midfielder scored one goal, a penalty, and set up two more – all from the 69th minute onwards – with his 17-point performance making him the highest points scorer in FPL at the time of writing.

He’s now also close to being the game’s most popular asset as Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min (£9.7m) continues to leak owners while Fernandes brings them in.

The match with Southampton effectively ended as soon as Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m) marked his first league start with a truly awful challenge on Scott McTominay (£4.9m) that led to his dismissal after a mere 79 seconds.

United were four up by half-time, with notable contributions from left-back Luke Shaw (£4.8m), who provided two assists, and striker Edinson Cavani (£7.9m).

So notable, in fact, that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subbed them both off during the interval, thus robbing Shaw’s 3.7% ownership of clean sheet points and, probably, bonus.

His switch was purely tactical, whereas Cavani’s was precautionary.

“He got a bad tackle on his ankle, so there was no point taking any risks. Hopefully it won’t swell up too much.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) replaced Cavani and filled his boots, while another clean sheet for United – five of their eight for the season have come over the last eight Gameweeks – was rather lost among the carnage going on at the other end of the pitch.

Principal among that was the red card for the 11.5%-owned Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) which, when added to nine goals conceded and a first-half own goal, handed him an eye-watering -7 score on the night – the worst ever single-match FPL total as far as can be ascertained.

They also face an in-form Callum Wilson (£6.6m) next time out, which is certainly likely to encourage some investment in the Newcastle man.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was suitably aghast post-match.

“What can I say? It is horrible. But we stood up after the first 9-0 (against Leicester) and we have to do that again.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

As for United, their chances of such a repeat are decidedly slim, but their immediate fixtures (EVE wba NEW che) offer more clean sheet chances ahead of Gameweek 27’s Manchester derby.

Small wonder, then, that Shaw and the equally excellent Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) are currently the top two transfers-in for Gameweek 23 at the time of writing.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw (van de Beek 45), Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred; Rashford (James 60), B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani (Martial 45).

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Ramsay; Djenepo (Tchaptchet 78), Jankewitz, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings (Redmond 70).

Newcastle 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) | Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m), Gary Cahill (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Callum Wilson (£6.7m) | Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Riedewald x3 Eze x2 Shelvey x1

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Newcastle as they found more success since ditching 4-4-2 and finding in a new formation.

The victory was their second in four days, both of those wins coming since experimenting with a 4-2-3-1 system that has seen Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m), Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) take up attacking-midfield positions behind Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

But the win did come at a cost, with their most popular regular starter, the 15.3%-owned Zaha, coming off after 57 minutes with what was reportedly a hamstring issue.

Hodgson was worried enough to talk darkly post-match about his star man not normally getting injured, before adding:

“No news on it. We’ll have to get it assessed first of all. That will take some time and I don’t think I will know the extent of the injury before Thursday.” – Roy Hodgson

Zaha had enjoyed a modest hop in ownership levels ahead of a decent schedule now involving Leeds and Brighton away and home matches with Burnley and Fulham.

Should he miss out, Eze could fill the void on the left-hand side of midfield, with an assist at St James’ Park making it back-to-back returns for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) has started each of the last two matches, keeping Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) on the bench in the process, perhaps suggestion Hodgson feels the Dutch international is more suited to 4-2-3-1 than his understudy.

Newcastle out-shot their opponents 21-6 as manager Steve Bruce’s newly-found taste for attacking football, influenced by new coach Graeme Jones, went unrewarded.

But there was at least a third straight match with a return (an assist) for their most-owned asset, Wilson (24.8%), to keep Fantasy managers happyish.

The team’s short-term schedule don’t inspire confidence, however. 

Facing a Southampton side drained of first-team talent could be appealing but after that, Newcastle have trips to Chelsea and Manchester United.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark (Carroll 89’), Schär, Manquillo (Gayle 77’); Fraser, Hendrick (Saint-Maximin 63’), Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Wilson.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald (Kouyaté 90+2’); Zaha (Townsend 58’), Eze, Ayew; Batshuayi (Benteke 73’).

Sheff Utd 2-1 West Brom

  • Goals: Jayden Bogle (£4.3m), Billy Sharp (£5.5m) | Matt Phillips (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Chris Basham (£4.6m), John Egan (£4.7m) | Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m)
  • Bonus points: Sharp x3 Egan x2 Phillips x2

A third win in five matches continued Sheffield United’s painstaking climb back to Premier League relevance in a bottom-of-the-table clash that was predictably lacking in genuine quality.

Key Fantasy points were equally elusive, with the in-form West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira (£5.7m), who had four goals and an assist to his name from the previous four outings, kept very quiet indeed.

Brought in by 99,376 FPL managers for the match, he had two shots, neither of which were on target, as boss Sam Allardyce went for a deep-lying counter-attacking team that snatched a first-half lead – with new signing Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) producing a second straight assist – and then frittered it away after the break.

The equaliser came from cut-price defender Jayden Bogle (£4.3m), who managed to be joint-top of the attempts table on the night (with three), before Billy Sharp (£5.5m) scored his third goal of the season to win the game on 73 minutes.

Sheffield United’s most-owned FPL asset, striker Rhian Brewster (£4.5m and 7.4%) had another night to forget – even by his currently sorry standards.

He was about to be introduced for Sharp when the veteran forward scored the winner, prompting Brewster to be returned to his socially-distanced seats in the stands.

The Blades are clearly now moving in the right direction, but unless their defence can finally start keeping clean sheets – they’ve managed just the one to date – there is little to tempt Fantasy managers.

West Brom, meanwhile, are a curious mix of the utterly terrible and the faintly okay, but an immediate schedule involving Spurs away and a visit from Manchester United doesn’t exactly demand investment.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Fleck, Norwood (McBurnie 45’), Lundstram, Baldock (Lowe 44’); Sharp (Burke 86’), McGoldrick. 

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Ajayi, Bartley, O’Shea; M Pereira, Snodgrass, Livermore, M Phillips (Gallagher 74’); Diagne (Robson-Kanu 68’); C Robinson (Grant 68’).

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573 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any reason Shaw was taken off so soon? Just to protect him given that the game was already won?

    Also, well done all Fernandes cappers. He left it late but delivered again!

    Also, good luck all for tonight's games.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Whoops, see below. And thanks, you too.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Purely tactical

    3. gogs67
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Shaw's the one that makes way when tactical changes are being made. I've had to live with that as an owner

      • ElChapo
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        While Ole said it was tactical - he gets rested more than any of our other players bar Cavani

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He was rested. He is definitely one of the most important player for our team in this form.
        Without Shaw we struggle to score goals.

      • Cancelo Culture
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        So do we think AWB is worth the extra 0.5m for assured starts?

      • Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks friends!

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      According to article above, yeah.

    5. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Holla th're, fusty chaps. Shouldst i keepeth son and kane 'r transf'r those folk out f'r salah and firmino. Plaited a firm punt. Needeth diff'rentials, fusty bean

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Keep Son, wait and see what news comes out about Kanes injury.

        1. That Posh Bloke
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Thanketh thee, and well done f'r und'rstanding what i wast banging on about

    6. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      So lucky to have AWB and for Shaw to get subbed.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yep, brilliant

    7. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Play Silva vs Liverpool or take a hit for Rashford?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        As a Rashford owner im still doubting him, still real lack of involvement out wide. Soon as he came off that left touchine he scored points but it was fleeting. That Soton right side was there for the taking yet Shaw did all the damage. Can easily see more blanks coming tbh

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          This

    8. gogs67
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Shaw and AWB, the new Trent and Robbo lol

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        For my bus team I’ve dropped gundo & stones in favour of coufal & soucek

        Sensible or not?

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'd keep Gundo and drop Stones

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Stones game time is in trouble imo, it’s a wait n see for now but likely a transfer waiting to happen with laporte back in the mix

            Gundo away to pool vs soucek away to Fulham, it’s tough, could make an argument for both

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Why would Stones be dropped?

        2. Cancelo Culture
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Honestly i’d say they both have similar chance of a clean sheet but Gündo probably just edges Soucek. Maybe start Gündo and Coufal?

      • Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Is the Zambian Witch Doctor around? Need him to cast the spell on Salah for one more GW.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Pretty much everyone will have Bruno vc so null and void

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            True. Bruno is VC.

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Working on Mane now

      • theoldgit
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If you have hung onto Kane for this long, is it worth selling now.

        Asking for a friend. lol

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I've still got him, literally don't like any of the forwards atm.

          1. theoldgit
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            That's what my friend thinks.

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Bamford and Wilson are both in the top 8 returners this season - only 4 mids have done better and you probably have them anyway.

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Happy with

              Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
              Bamford, DCL atm

              No benching headaches while Kane is injured too

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Fair dos - nice set up. No need to sell Kane there though you may be a Gundo short this week.

                (Rage transferred Soucek (my only ever present since GW1) out after his last haul - had absurd failure rate with him)

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Might be back after next GW

        3. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I asked my friend and he said get rid.

        4. gogs67
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Keeping for now.
            Playing Bamford/Watkins, not ideal but getting points

        5. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thoughts on Zaha -> Rodriguez, because Evertons DGW?

            1. Aster
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Wait to see what they look like in their Leeds game.

              • Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Plus DGW not confirmed.

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Do you have Grealish? He's due a DGW too.

                1. Joey Tribbiani
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    No, want him, but 0.1 short

              • Taegugk Warrior
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Martinez
                Robertson/Stones/Justin
                Salah/Fernandes/Son/Gundo
                DCL/Watkins/Bamford

                Peacok-Farrel/Soucek/Mitchell/kilman
                2FT

                Robertson+Mitchell to Cresswell+AWB, Bench stones
                Y/N...?

              • JBG
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Which one?

                A) Robbo+B.Johnson+Bissouma to Shaw+Dier+Son -4

                B) Robbo+Gundo to Shaw+Son

                If A), I will have to bench Gundo/Soucek and Cancelo/Dias or Justin.

              • JJeyy
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Why are people acting like they are desperate for Salah returns tonoight?
                His EO is so high it will barely make a difference if he goes big, last week was the real time it would reward captainers who didnt just follow the crowd.

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  To cover the Bruno cappers

                  1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    and Sterling if he scores big

                  2. JJeyy
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Bruno EO was 103%, so 3% profited from captain, thats why it barely moved ranks

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Not in MLs though. If your rival has him capped then he gets 100% of his points over you.
                      So im definitely praying for a Salah brace.

                    2. Pipermaru
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I've dropped 80k from 670k with Bruno without armband so wouldnt call that "barely", I guess it's different at highest hights.

                      1. FPL.team
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Did you have AWB, Rashford, Shaw, Martial, Cavani etc? They are probably the reasons for the drop not Bruno.

                2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Points are points

                3. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Because in the last 9.5 gameweeks I have had

                  0 captain goals
                  1 captain assist

                  8 vice captain goals
                  8 vice captain assists

                  Plus most in MLs I care about have captained Bruno

                4. Brehmeren
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Plenty of people in MLs haven't captained him.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    80% of my weekly cash ML captained Salah, as I have. But 2 had Bruno and I can't catch them if Salah blanks.

                    1. Brehmeren
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Exactly

                5. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Because I brought him in at last minute and shifted C from Bruno

                6. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I captained him last week and this week. Some people in my MLs don't have him at all.

                7. FPL.team
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  More than half the game don't own him including some in my ML. I hate EO, it's such a negative thing to look at in regards enjoying the game.

              • The Mighty Whites
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                2FT, 6.5 ITB, thoughts?

                Martinez, Johnstone

                Cancelo, Dias, Dallas, Coufal, Mitchell

                Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan, Anguissa

                DCL, Bamford, Antonio

                1. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Upgrade Mitchell and bench one of Dias or Cancelo.

              • Tinmen
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Folks, do I need to ditch Lacazette?

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Could you cover him by getting Saka?

                  1. Tinmen
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Would require a -4

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      No. none of the forwards are guaranteed to haul and cover your hit.

                2. Boss Hogg
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Depends who else you have up front.
                  Lots of decent cheap forwards at the moment.

              • Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                What changes would you make to this outfit?

                2FT's , .4 ITB - not having a decent sub bench has cost me of late.

                Martínez
                Cresswell Cancelo Stones Robertson
                Fernandes Gündogan Salah Son
                Bamford Antonio

                Forster Mitchell Stephens Kane

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  How about Kane to Watkins?
                  And maybe upgrade your 5th midfielder?

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Think i will see out the Kane injury as i will just end up signing him again. Son is a more likely exit. Or one of the City contingent. Open to suggestions.

                    1. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Stephens to Smith-Rowe is a decent, if boring, move.

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        It is actually. Thank you.

              • Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Best goalkeeper to pair with Martinez for the rest of the season?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Guaita covers his few difficult fixtures quite well.

                2. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Steer... Never liked having 2 playing GKs, cause more often than not, you will play the one you think will do best and then your benched GK will haul.

                3. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Sanchez?

                4. Joey Tribbiani
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Maybe Sanchez? Cheapest playing keeper

                  • pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    The smart play may be Ederson first then Martinez

                    Quite possible nearly all City DGWs will be before 29 and Martinez post 29 if they don’t schedule against CL fixtures

                    1. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Interesting.

                5. Boss Hogg
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Who would you prioritise in this defence to sell?
                  And who would you buy?

                  Cancelo, Stones, Maguire, Dallas, Coufal

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Dallas. Leeds are still leaky.

                  2. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Would get Shaw and cresswell for Dallas or Coufal

                  3. thepuntmaster
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I'm thinking of selling Stones... I know a lot are benching this week but Tottenham, Arsenal and Man Utd in the next 4 is hardly that appealing, even for the City defence...

                6. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Any of these transfers make sense this gw?

                  A. Robertson > awb/ shaw
                  B. Digne > awb/ shaw
                  C. Sterling > Son

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    d. Sterling > Grealish

                  2. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I'm going for a this GW, Shaw.

                  3. DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I’m probably doing Sterling>Son.....Son ownership is very high and he can do some damage against West Brom....

                    1. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Cheers DDV!

                7. Tinmen
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Is Cavani an option guys? Or too risky with Martial

                8. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Would you get Son for Rashford? Also have Bruno

                  1. Pops15
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I think I would hold Son for the WBA game then reassess as United have WBA/NEW in 24/25. Don't let last nights game sway your decision too much. United scored 4 goals in 5 games prior to last night. That included games against the likes of Burnley, Fulham and Shef Utd.

                9. Boss Hogg
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Clap for Southampton.
                  Clap, clap, clap.

                10. Gun gun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Sterling capt come on!

                  1. Joey Tribbiani
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Switched from Bruno to him 10 mins before deadline...

                    • Qaiss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Nice differential. Hope he does alright.

                    • Tok721
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      I did the same!! Hopefully

                  2. Threat Level Midnight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    The pure speculation on Gundo being out makes me chuckle. There's legitimately nothing to point to anything of the sort hppening, and noone here has a clue what Pep will do. So for people to be on other's posts saying "they'll be short" or "he'll likely be rested" shows why this forum is shambles.

                    1. Qaiss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Whilst I agree, you’ve posted very similar rumour posts in the past, so aren’t one to talk.

                      1. Threat Level Midnight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        There's no rumors, and the only time I've done so is when I was sure of something/had a source as we all should. Not to mention with Pep NOONE knows except Rockstar 10 minutes prior.

                        Glad you have such a good memory of me though. Try to be accurate next time! 🙂

                    2. Peskey
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Based on previous games, he will most likely start, but not complete the 90 mins

                    3. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Would you change any of this midfield?

                      Bruno, Salah, Son, Gundogan, Soucek

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Id wait until I see this weeks fixtures first. Son playing in a tootless spurs team? Gundogan deeper when Jesus play? Soucek more defensive with Antonio on the pitch? These questions need to be answered.

                    4. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Which one makes way for Grealish?

                      A. Soucek
                      B. Saka

                      1. Pops15
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Do you plan on starting either Saka or Soucek? I would rather keep Saka around if you plan to play him week in and week out. If just bench fodder most weeks then I would rather keep Soucek around to save a little extra cash

                      2. Pops15
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Just realized they are essentially the same price. My bad as I got Soucek at 4.9. Keep Saka as he offers more creativity and attacking threat.

                      3. Rash
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I'd keep saka

                    5. Taegugk Warrior
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Robertson/Stones/Justin
                      Salah/Fernandes/Son/Gundo
                      DCL/Watkins/Bamford

                      Peacok-Farrel/Soucek/Mitchell/kilman
                      2FT

                      Robertson+Mitchell to Cresswell+AWB, Highly possible Bench stones
                      Y/N...?

                    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Robbo > AWB?

                      (Weird times)

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        I think not a bad play at all but I still dont see them as a very good Clean Sheet team. Though immediate fixtures favour them.

                    7. Fit_to_drop
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Triple City Owners.

                      Are you:
                      1. Holding all 3 in advance of DGW's
                      2. Going down to 2 players in advance of tougher fixtures
                      3. Changing your mix from 2 defenders/1 attacker, to 1 defender/2 attackers

                      Thanks.

                      1. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        1

                      2. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        They’re the best team in the league this season by quite a bit imo. There aren’t really many extremely tough fixtures apart from Liverpool away for them so nah, I’ll be keeping triple City, probably for the entire season.

                      3. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        1.

                        It's not even close.

                        1. Threat Level Midnight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          This

                      4. Boz
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        1. I don't think the CS will dry up even with the fixture swing

                      5. thegaffer82
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Keeping the 2 DFers...

                        If Sterling gets his act together then Gundo > Sterling could be golden at some point

                      6. hullcityfan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Triple City defence here. Potentially move one to Alonso (or go boring with Rudiger) this week and bring in Sterling or Gundo for the armband in GW24.

                      7. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Thanks All. 1 is clear winner.

                    8. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Is it cruel to wish for a Micheal Keane no-show today so the guy behind me in 2nd in my ML gets Bednerak’s -7 off the bench?

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Yep thats cruel. Hoping for a Keane own goal is ok