Scout Notes

Gündogan the Man City architect as Cancelo plays advanced role again

Burnley 0-2 Man City

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m), Raheem Sterling (£11.6m)
  • Assists: Bernardo Silva (£7.4m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Jesus x3, Gündogan x2, Aymeric Laporte x1 (£6.0m)

GIFT OF THE GAB

Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) is making a strong case for Pep Guardiola to regularly use a recognised centre-forward again.

Following a period on the sidelines with coronavirus (COVID-19), the Brazilian made just one Premier League start between Gameweeks 14 and 20, in which Manchester City predominantly played around a false-nine option.

However, Jesus has now played 90 minutes in each of the last two Gameweeks and has goals in each of them.

Having grabbed his chance with both hands, he will fancy his chances of earning more regular game-time once again. After all, Guardiola recently reiterated that it would take a sustained period of good form and goal-scoring to get Jesus back in the Manchester City team again.

“There are no doubts about Gabriel. We have been together for a long time. Last game he gave us three points and today he gave us the start. We are delighted with Gabriel all the time. He knows that but his contribution in many ways is fantastic.” – Pep Guardiola

SLOW START

For all the interest in Manchester City’s attacking assets, it took them a little while to work their way up to full steam against Burnley.

Over the first 38 minutes of the game, they had registered just two shots on target and their third-minute opening goal was arguably down to a rare error by Nick Pope (£5.4m).

“We were lucky to score early and after, [in] the first half, we struggled a bit to break the lines. The second half was much better. I want them to do the simple things well. We are trying to do it but today we lost more simple balls than usual. In general, I am satisfied because we had chances to score more goals today. We can do better.” – Pep Guardiola

It was Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m) who got Manchester City into top gear as Guardiola ushered him to push into the more advanced roles that helped him to four double-figure hauls since Gameweek 13. On Wednesday night, only two colleagues registered more touches in the final third than the German international.

However, as we recently highlighted after the win over Sheffield United, Jesus’ presence in the team does stop Gündogan from shooting as often.

Indeed, against Burnley, he mustered just one effort on goal, his first attempt since the second half against West Bromwich Albion.

Still, with his runs into dangerous areas at Turf Moor, the former Borussia Dortmund man was, at the very least, able to provide an excellent level of creativity.

His passes in the middle of the field, and in the penalty box, were reminiscent of what we have seen Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) produce, helping him to an assist for a Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) goal in the first half.

And in the second half, Gündogan won the ball in the middle of the park and played a defence-splitting De Bruyne-esque pass to put Sterling through on goal only for Pope to produce an incredible save to deny the goal.

Manchester City’s fixtures are about to take a tough turn, with Liverpool (away), Spurs (home) and Arsenal (away) their next three opponents, which might lead to some concerns about Gündogan’s long-term appeal.

It must be said that, if Jesus does re-establish himself in the first-team again, which he is threatening to do, we might see less of the budget midfielder unleashing a healthy glut of shots on goal every game. But if he can maintain the creativity on show against Burnley, he can certainly still offer some value at £5.8m, especially as Manchester City’s penalty-taker in De Bruyne’s absence.

LAPORTE IS LEFT BUT NEVER ON THE TABLE

After keeping their 13th clean sheet of the campaign in the 2-0 win at Burnley, Manchester City’s impressive form at the back requires little analysis.

However, Fantasy managers do face some tough decisions surrounding their Citizens defenders with Liverpool and Tottenham up next.

The last time Guardiola’s men did not keep a clean sheet in the Premier League was their 3-1 win over Chelsea (before a run of six on the bounce).

Meanwhile, Spurs (two), Liverpool (one) are two of only three other sides to score against Manchester City since Gameweek 8.

Considering how he has lined up in each of his last two Premier League starts, owners of João Cancelo (£6.0m) might feel more comfortable starting him in Gameweek 23 compared to those holding John Stones (£5.2m) and Rúben Dias (£6.0m).

Officially, Manchester City used a four-man defence on Wednesday night but when they were in possession, Stones, Dias and Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) spread themselves into a back-three and allowed Cancelo to step into midfield as an auxiliary central midfielder, similar to how he operated in the 5-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

That led to Cancelo pushing forward and going close to a goal against Burnley, only for Pope to make a save. Crucially, he was replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) in the 63rd minute, helping him bank a clean sheet and all but guarantee a start on Sunday afternoon.

Cancelo’s touch heatmap in Gameweek 22

If Cancelo were to perform a similar role against Liverpool, he could offer attacking threat despite the somewhat diminished clean sheet potential.

Meanwhile, Laporte continues to pose something of a threat to Stones and, to a lesser extent, Dias. This was his second successive Premier League start although this time he played alongside them. Officially, he was handed a left-back role but, as we have already alluded to, Laporte spent a large amount of time acting as a third centre-back at Turf Moor.

Unfortunately, Guardiola is offering up no clues as to how Laporte fits into the Manchester City picture this season either. Rather than clarify his role against Burnley or elaborate on his long-term prospects for starting, he explained Laporte’s Gameweek 22 start was simply as a result of the busy schedule.

“What we have done so far is because everyone has made an incredible contribution and he is no exception. When we see the February schedule we want to run away but the amount of games we have everyone will be so important.” – Pep Guardiola

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood (Benson 81′), Cork (D Stephens 71′), Gudmundsson; Vydra, Rodriguez (Mumbongo 77′).

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Laporte, Dias, Stones, Cancelo (Zinchenko 64′); Gündogan, Rodri, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

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2,049 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start saka or dcl?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Saka imo. He could have hauled this week, just unlucky with the early RC

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah but Wolves are awful right now.

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          What do Wolves have to do with it?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Team that Arsenal looked like scoring several against ...

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      saka -> soucek and strt him?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Nah mate need to deal will robbo and sterling first and saka has looked decent recently.

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

      Saka

  2. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any ideas folks? 0.3itb and 2FT's:

    McCarthy
    Coufal Robertson Cancelo
    Fernandes Salah Son(c) Grealish
    Antonio Watkins DCL

    Forster Dias Bissouma Douglas

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Douglas to a playing Def in case of pep rotation etc.

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

      McCarthy to Mendy, Bissouma to Burke. Could be decent for the next 2 GWs if you plan to WC in GW25.

      1. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I like it, but 0.1 short unfortunately

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

          Oh, I didn't realize Bissouma had dropped in price.

          Unless you really fancy Robbo, you could downgrade him to Justin/Shaw and get Martinez/Pope for McCarthy then.

          1. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks mate, have started to lose some patience with Robbo... always concedes 1 goal despite quite low XGC... nice shout for next few games before WC

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

              Yeah. At 7m+, you need the CS and some attacking returns. Both seem to have dried up recently. Justin and Shaw offer much better value at their price point. Also, McCarthy out is a transfer we should've done 5 weeks back. Has hurt me so much, keeping him for so long.

  3. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Now I’m gonna dislike anyone named Justin

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      😉

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

    McCarthy Forster
    Dias Cancelo Coufal Alioski Ferguson
    Salah Sterling Bruno Son Soucek
    DCL Antonio Brewster

    2FT 0.6 itb

    A. Sterling + McCarthy -> Rashford + Pope
    B. McCarthy -> Mendy
    C. McCarthy + Alioski -> Sanchez + Justin/Shaw
    D. Anything else?

    PS: 0.1m short of McCarthy to Martinez

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      McCarthy -> Mendy

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

        Cheers! 🙂

  5. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Leno
    Robertson Cancelo Coufal (Taylor Strujic)
    Salah Son Fernandes Raphinha (Gundo)
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    2 FT 2.9 ITB

    Thinking Leno > DDG for one FT
    What to do with the other?

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

      Pope isntead of DDG and Taylor to Shaw, if he's out.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks!

  6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who do you prefer only for GW23?
    A) Shaw vs Everton
    B) Rudiger vs Newcastle

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

      Rudiger vs Sheffiled, you mean!

      Rudiger is the safer bet but Shaw has a higher ceiling.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Rudiger all day long

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

    Any suggestions ?
    Grealish in for Barnes/Gundogan ?

    1ft and 3.1 m in the bank

    Martinez Areola
    Cancelo Dias Justin Dallas Coufal
    Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
    DCL Bamford Antonio

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    In gameweek 5 I wildcarded and got rid of justin because pereira was coming back and I had a 50/50 call between martinez and mccarthy and picked mccarthy, what could have been

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Didn’t mccarthy outscore Martinez until around gw16?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        he did ? ok feeling is martinez been outscoring mccarthy every week

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

      Sticking with McCarthy on WC worked fine for me for a while but from December, Martinez has just hurt me so bad.
      Justin not so much and I never really considered him until recently.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Curiously I’ve comfortably outscored Martinez since GW16 - had Guaita and then moved to Mendy in DGW.

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

          Yeah. If you moved GKs at the right time, you could've matched or even beaten Martinez. But for people like me, who stuck with McCarthy, the past 6-7 GWs have been bad. One of the reasons, I'm stuck between 200-300k for 5 weeks now. 1 green arrow followed by a red. Haven't movef for a few weeks essentially.

          1. Davros
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Why don’t you get Martinez?

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

              I might. I'm gonna WC in 25. So, right now I want a GK for the next 2 GWs. Feel Pope/Mendy might be better options. Martinez probably will come in during WC.

              1. Davros
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I’m in same boat- haven’t moved quickly enough on him. Always more pressing issues

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I looked a bit at andy and his great run lately. Really incredible rise. After gameweek 17 I was 31 points ahead now 5 gameweeks later I'm 70 points behind, wow. So if you are 100 points behind in your ML dont give up anything is possible

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pump up the jam

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

      His WC in GW18 worked wonders. Every decision since has been really good as well. He's got a good balance between highly owned players and differentials, and they are working well for him.
      He's in a tough spot now. If he genuinely wants to try and win, he needs to start picking differential captains once these DGWs and BGWs are done, which may lead him to fall down as well.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah he is a great position and should go for it, will probably never be in this position again. Hopefully he has the guts

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

          Reading his tweets, he might go for it if he's still in with a shout post these DGWs and BGWs I guess. With no WC, he needs to navigate these next few GWs well. Even if he stays where he is, it would be great.

          1. Davros
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            What’s his team id?

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

              40

              1. Davros
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Wow!

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

    Benched Bamford over Raphinha last GW
    Benched Raphinha over Bamford last GW

    :/

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bamford or Watkins?

  12. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start coufal or dallas or get rid of 1 for justin or rudiger

    Do salah to son

    Mcarthy to ?

    2 ft this week. 7m in bank

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

      Pope is a good 2/3 week punt if you plan to WC after that.

  13. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What would be your priority move with this team? Thanks all

    2FT 1.2ITB

    Marti
    Stones Coufal Chilwell
    Son Salah Bruno Gundo
    Bamford DCL Antonio

    Digne Stones Alzate

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell assuming Alonso starts again tonight

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        And fix double Stones

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          oops Cancelo is starting. Definitely looking at Chilwell. Thanks mate

  14. mdm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who to bench:

    A. Saka (avl)
    B. DCL (mun)
    C. Gundo (liv)

    Thanks.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Saka probably

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

      DCL

  15. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What changes would you recommend? 1FT, 0.1 ITB.

    Down in the dumps with my team rank this season. Keeping Werner for SHU.

    Pickford Button
    Robertson Coufal Holding Lowton Kilman
    Sterling Fernandes Son Grealish Bissouma
    Werner Ings Bamford

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’d get rid of Robbo Tbh ; even if Mane comes back with only half the first team playing Liverpool are struggling.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Roberstson and even with SHU Werner

        1. cescpistols111
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Good replacement for Robbo?

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Justin,Cresswell

  16. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on Auba OR Pulisic as a 2 week punt for Salah before Wildcarding?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pulisic has nice fixtures and is more integral. See how he gets on tonight.

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

      Rashford ?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Got burnt before. Not going there.

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

      I would love Pulisic but just don't know who will play with Chelsea. Currently, I am considering Rashford. For Sterling though. Just doesn't seem to be exploding (one of the reasons I got him over Gundo). Will probably get some City mid next week for the DGW though, instead of Son.

      Have a lot of value in Salah and I feel he will come good eventually.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Have Sterling too. Tempted to keep him over Salah. Expect City to win at Anfield and also has a DGW to follow.

        Having said that Salah is the better player but i just dont see how Liverpool can start firing again. And if Mane is out that makes it even more difficult.

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

          Liverpool do show up for these big games and I expect a response from them. I am selling Sterling as I think Liverpool win that game. So, Salah might do something. Plus, Sterling doesn't have a great record against them. But if he and City are ever going to win at Anfield, this is the best chance!

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Agree. Perhaps the lure of DGW 24(Sou/eve TOT) is what is making me hold on to Sterling over Salah.

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

              Yeah, he's not a bad pick and I may end up keeping him if I play safe.

  17. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Plz be fit Mr Zaha

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Should find out today

  18. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So Srerling (c) over Salah was undone by playing Dallas over Justin, hate this game.

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

      Hard luck! Was always a risk that, Dallas over Justin, a syou're relying on his attacking threat as CS chances are next to zero. Justin was the safer choice, who proved to be explosive as well.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Guess maybe didn't give it enough thought, the way I've seen it was Justin's CS(not given as they didn't keep in last few) against the lure of midfield playing Dallas against team which just conceded two against Newcastle.

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

          Yeah, no! It was a decent decision. Just didn't work out.

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don’t worry. No.1 captained Salah and had Justin first on bench

  19. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Are all 3 of VvD, Gomez and Matip out for the whole season?

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes imo

  20. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    WC25, 1 ft, 0.4 itb. What to do here lads?

    McCarthy
    Dias Stones Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Gündo Barnes
    Antonio Bamford

    Johnstone Robbo DCL Holding

    A) McCarthy -> Sanchez (bur, AVL)
    B) Robbo -> Shaw (EVE, wba)
    C) Robbo -> Cresswell (ful, SHU)

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      C

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

      I considered Sanchez as well. But since I have 2 FTs, I am trying to get Pope/Mendy. But, he's not a bad shout. Brighton are getting the CSs their underlined stats had suggested all season.
      The other 2 moves ae good as well but I feel McCarthy is a bigger fire to put right now.

      1. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yup, had Ryan for a long time at the start of the season. Didn't come to fruition back then.

  21. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Well buying Trent and benching Justin was an entirely avoidable mistake... and captain Salah to boot!

    Bench Trent or sell him? Or sell Salah for Son? 1 FT, 2.3 ITB.

    Martinez / Button
    Cancelo / Stones / Justin / TAA / Bednarek*
    Salah / Bruno / Gundo / Grealish / Saka
    Bamford / Antonio / DCL

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Also brought in Trent & caotauned the egyptian flop

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Save ft imo & bench Trent but in my case, I have to start him unfortunately

      1. greggles
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ok thanks. I'll consider this option. Anything is going to be a roll of the dice to some extent unfortunately.

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

      I would save and play TAA along Cancelo and Justin.
      Who are you benching from the front 8?

      1. greggles
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I really don't know. Going to be a headache all round I suppose. Got it wrong last week with Justin benched, but got Saka right (JUST).

  22. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy
    Dier,Dallas,Dias
    Salah,Bruno(c),Souchek,Gundagon
    Dcl,Wilson,Antonio

    Button Pereire,Robbo,Douglas

    Good to go with correct bench for GW 23?

  23. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Whebs the double game info coming out

  24. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any early thoughts folks?

    Martinez / 4.0
    Cancelo / Stones / Coufal / James / Mitchell
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Zaha*
    Bamford / Antonio / DCL

    2FT, 1.3m itb

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Zaha or James out

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I've identified both of them out this week.

        But I really can't find good replacements.

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Rafinha/Saka Shaw/Rudiger

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            thanks much, will take a look.

            No Leicester love?

        2. fpork
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I would spend 1 transfer on either Zaha or James yes. Keep the other one, since you will have enough players.

          Zaha for Soucek/Gundogan is probably good moves. Also, I would use the Chelsea game to monitor their defenders. Could be really good options there in Alonso/Azpi/Rudiger.

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thanks! Good suggestion, I'd probably roll the other.

            1. fpork
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              And of course, since you do not have Justin, I would consider him 🙂

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

          Shaw/Justin for James
          Punt on a Chelsea mid for Zaha.

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Chelsea mid is interesting, but we still don't know who's nailed though

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

              Yeah, that's why it's a punt. Hopefully tomorrow's game gives an idea.

            2. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              An inform Pulisic would be lovely.

    2. mdm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      James to Cresswell

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks! Probably not as I have Coufal.

  25. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    2FT and 2,9 ITB.

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

    Currently consider:
    1) Lookman -> Soucek
    2) Lookman, Vardy -> Son, DCL
    3) Johnstone->Sanchez (BHA)

    Son move is only if Spurs look better vs Chelsea. I would prefer to not get rid of Vardy right now. Watkins is also an alternative if I move Vardy

    1. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Information is the key right now, that is why I am truly considering 1) and 3). Especially 3) seems like a very safe move.

  26. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone considering Brighton defenders?

    1. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I consider Sanchez in goal. Dunk could also be a good option, but not sure how to fit him into my team with double City, Justin, Targett. Could be to replace Dallas.

  27. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Easy one to bank the transfer? 1ft, 5.1itb

    Martinez
    Cancelo Cresswell Dallas
    Salah Bruno Gundogan Soucek Grealish
    Antonio(c) Bamford

    Johnstone DCL Dias White

  28. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who to buy? Bench Salah or not?
    2FT, 4.3 ITB

    Martinez,
    Cresswell, Stones, Cancelo
    Bruno, Gundo, Soucek, Son,
    DCL, Watkins, Antonio

    Forster, Salah, Digne, Mitchell

    A - Mitchell -> Brighton def/Wan Bissaka/Rudiger. This is to replace Stones in start ag Liverpool.
    B - Soucek -> Lingard. And yes, I can't believe I'm even thinking this
    C - get Grealish (for whom?)
    D - A/B/C + DCL -> Bamford
    E - save

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bench Watkins.

    2. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Never bench Salah

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Will probably end up benching DCL.

  29. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pope or Mendy? Probably gonna WC in GW25

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

      Same dilemma. Leaning towards Mendy as he is cheaper. But Pope might have a higher ceiling.

  30. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Son hat trick tonight wouldn’t be bad given people sold him for Salah