Scout Notes

Kane makes immediate impact on Spurs return as Son breaks goal drought

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m), Heung-min Son (£9.7m)
  • Assists: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m), Lucas Moura (£6.6m)
  • Bonus: Hojbjerg x3, Kane x2, Son x2

Kane and able

Harry Kane (£11.0m) made a swift return to Jose Mourinho’s starting XI in Gameweek 23.

Having injured both ankles in the Gameweek 20 defeat to Liverpool, Mourinho first reckoned Kane could return for the FA Cup fifth round or in Gameweek 24.

The Spurs boss then hinted at a comeback for West Brom’s visit, which duly occurred. Kane lasted the full game against the Baggies, despite an early challenge which saw him down and holding an ankle for a brief moment.

Kane also brought his shooting boots to the Gameweek 23 clash, managing more efforts (five) than any other player on show.

It was his fifth shot that beat Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), putting Spurs a goal ahead after 54 minutes. Kane also created the joint-most chances at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in Gameweek 23, while starting the move that saw Heung-min Son (£9.7m) double Spurs’ lead in the 59th minute.

Late rise for Son

Kane released Lucas Moura (£6.6m) on the counter-attack as West Brom sought a quick equaliser.

The Brazilian slalomed between panicked Baggies defenders before teeing up Son, whose shot had too much power for Johnstone to keep out – despite the keeper getting a slight touch before the ball sailed into the net.

Son was taken off well into injury time but not before he completed a late 30th pass. That, added to a pass completion percentage of 85%, saw him make a late rise up the Bonus Points System standings to earn two bonus points.

The FPL midfielder had failed to get on the scoresheet since Gameweek 17 and was delighted that his partner-in-crime Kane had returned to the fold. On his team-mate, Son regaled:

He’s so, so important for us. We know that Harry’s one of the best strikers in the world. It was only a couple of games but we missed him a lot. He came back and scored straight away, so I think this is what we need. When I play with him it’s really enjoyable – I miss him [when he’s not available].

Mou sleepless nights for Sam

Mourinho was effusive in praise of his players’ “compromise” after Spurs ended a run of three straight league defeats. He stated:

I loved the compromise of the players. I loved the effort, the determination. The clear show to everyone how together they are and how much they were suffering with the bad results. That, for me, was the fundamental thing.

In the first half we could kill the game, we had big dominancy and we had a couple of good chances. But the compromise of the players, for me, is the most important thing.

On failing to score in the opening 45 minutes, the Portuguese manager added:

Frustration, yes, but (also) a feeling of confidence. I spoke with the players at half time, maybe one minute. I didn’t need much more than one minute, there was not much to say apart from, ‘we are in the right direction and if we play the same way, for sure in the second half we have to win the game’.

Sam Allardyce, unsurprisingly, was less pleased with the outcome. The Baggies boss spoke before the game about his side’s defensive issues, which he felt came to the fore again over the 90 minutes.

I’m still facing the same problems ten games in and those lapses in concentration keep hurting us. Harry Kane being alone in our box amazes me but there you go. Son and Harry Kane have scored because of our weaknesses there.

Seeing Harry Kane in our box unmarked – that lapse at this level just can’t happen. We should be stopping that at source. Then we let them go from their box to our box without putting a mark on any one.

We scored, it got disallowed, we scored again and that was disallowed but at least we scored two ‘goals’ here. If we get the right service in the box we’ve got a man [Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m)] who can score.

Until we shut the back door better life is going to be difficult for us. This is it now, the window is shut, we’ve got what we’ve got. We’ve got to start winning games and we won’t do that by keeping on losing. We need an undefeated run with more wins than draws in it.

Every time I speak to you I’m sick about talking about conceding those kind of goals. It’s another night where I’m not going to sleep too well.

West Brom’s problems in defence bode well for Manchester United assets in FPL, with the Red Devils arriving at the Hawthorns in Gameweek 24.

Spurs’ next two games are tough-looking away trips to Manchester City and West Ham. Mourinho’s men will have Double Gameweeks in some fashion from Gameweek 26 onwards, though that schedule depends on FA Cup results among other things.


Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Davies, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier (Doherty 67′); Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Son (Scarlett 90+3′), Lucas Moura, Lamela (Bergwijn 73′); Kane.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-5-1): Johnstone; Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi, Peltier; Grant (Phillips 68′), Maitland-Niles, Sawyers (Yokuslu 77′), Gallagher, Snodgrass (M Pereira 79′); Diagne.

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1,572 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which teams does Spurs play in DGW 26?

    1. 2OLEgend
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Burnly + sou/avl/ful

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Who is at home and away?

          1. 2OLEgend
              2 months, 13 days ago

              BUR at home. SOU(H) / FUL(A) / AVL(A)

              1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Thanks.

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Good for Pope then...

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Doesn't it depend on Spurs losing in the Euro league first?

        3. 2OLEgend
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Check out Ben Crellin on twitter for DGW updates

          • Kannbury
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Would be so Spursy of them to lose both games of a DGW.

            • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I will just go with Gundo (TC) this week versus two teams which I expect to concede at least two goals. Gundo, since hitting top form has started every match and is subbed when the game is won.

          • Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Should I keep two city defenders, Cancelo and Stones, or switch to Sterling and Gundo and keep just one?

            Sure City are great at the back, they'll keep possession, but I am not confident in two clean sheets next gameweek, neither in two consecutive starts for Cancelo and Stones.

            1. Aster
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Have a similar doubt.

                I would get rid of Stones and switch to Sterling/Cancelo.

              • Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I think best strategy is to stick with what you've got. I have Raz, Gundo, Cancelo but many have double City defence instead. Don't see much to be gained by spending 2FTs shifting from one to the other

              • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Safe pick is 2def 1 mid. The aggressive move is 1def and 2mid with the higher potential. I wouldn't discourage anyone with that move. I'm sticking with 2def and 1mid and use my FTs on other double players

              • Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Cheers, thanks for great replies.

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Any chance they can give us back Soucek's points now too

              The absolute weapons

              1. davidfromkent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I have personally already sent them an email asking them to do the right thing 🙂

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  thank you David

                  1. davidfromkent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Might not make the slightest difference but if many do it you never know!

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      It makes no difference. The rules are there for all.

                      1. davidfromkent
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Can you please post the rule that applies to these circumstances, many thanks.

                        1. Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          For the avoidance of doubt, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day. Once the points have all been updated on that day, no further adjustments to points will be made.

                          1. davidfromkent
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Disappointing but thank you.

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Yeah it’s basically when bonus points are added. I only know because people having been asking every week for years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

                2. CAPA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Should I ask them to give me my Harry Kane goal back from a couple of years ago? The one that he said he touched and was then given to him!

                  1. davidfromkent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    This game week is still live, don't know if that applied to the Harry Kane goal!

              2. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Not sure but this is interesting.
                GW still in play.

                https://twitter.com/Samuel_Ajay/status/1358758633715163136?s=19

                1. davidfromkent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Kind of validates my train of thought but no certainty we will get the points back i guess.

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    3 points?

                    Pretty likely it won't be reapplied. I can see the logic when a goal is changed. However, some things are the rub of the green in a sport like football.

                    He plays again is the main thing.

              3. CRO KLOPP
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Depends if Mark has him

            3. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Best non-City def for DGW24:

              A. Digne
              B. Keane
              C. Mee (will have Pope)
              D. Other - who?

              Money not really an issue...

              1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Digne for excitement. Mee for safety.
                But it's time to put away the shields and bring out the swords

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Yeah, reckon I’ll go for Digne for old times sake....even though he is banned from my team for ever

                  1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Lifetime bans don't apply in DGWs. Be it Caroll, Dunk or Zigic

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Good point.....well presented

              2. jomikijiq
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Tarkowski

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Just about to say the same, he's more likely to get involved in the opposition box so a chance of some attacking returns too.

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Burnley defender

              4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                A

              5. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Wan Bissaka (wba)

            4. Chrisitis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Spurs need to win at goodison. Strange how many assuming they will play soton in 26.

            5. Kannbury
                2 months, 13 days ago

                250k transferred out Souček, please haul next week!

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I thanked him for my 20pts son (c) haul...

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Soucek 3pts have been added back 😎

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Sorry, was looking at my GW16 team......

                2. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  ban

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    This

                  2. Aster
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Guillotine

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Kinky

                  3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I'm complaining to FPL!
                    As a non-owner, therefore non-bias, and someone who didn't see the match I am certain it was a red and deserves a 5 match ban

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I’ve already emailed them. They’ve said they’ll get back to me soon.

                3. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Am I right to say that WH won't have a DGW at all while Burnley may have a second DGW ?

                  1. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    WHU will if they beat United tomorrow

                    1. Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Oh so no, thanks 😉

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    No.

                    If West Ham beat United in the FA Cup they can have a DGW in 26.

                    1. Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      And about Burnley?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Do you not follow Ben Crellin?

                        1. Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Have time only for FFS

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Take you 5 seconds and you’ll be actually be able to plan.

                      2. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Depends on Leicester.

                        1. Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Just been thinking about keeping Lowton until possible second DGW while doing Coufal to Dallas before GW25

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    No

                4. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  with most having souceck/bamford or other very strong first sub is it time to roll the dice on foden?

                  1. Lemonade
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I've had foden since before the double and he's yet to let me down- thing is you can just play him and if he ends up being benched he usually doesn't get any minutes so your next sub comes in, but when he does play he hauls

                    • Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      This question get asked almost every week. Swiftly followed by another popular question.

                  2. Zlatan F.C
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Who are you planning to transfer out for Kane in DGW 26?

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Probs Antonio....WHU fixtures turn about then?

                      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Antonio - looks likely WHU won't have a DGW.

                      3. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        No one if I have son

                      4. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Antonio most likely

                      5. 2OLEgend
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Antonio

                        • Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Antonio

                        • Pchids
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Got this dilemma, either Bam or Watkins. Think Leeds fixtures get tough shortly after.

                          • Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            DCL or Antonio

                        • Top Dog
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Think I’m set on Wildcarding this week after previously thinking of holding for GW29/30. Reasons for WC below
                          - Would need a -12 (potentially-16) to get my ‘perfect’ team (based on FA Cup favourites all winning!) I want for GW24-26
                          - If either AVL & TOT/EVE have a DGWK 26 & GWK 29 (which I think is likely) I can get 10 players out for GWK 29.
                          - The fixture for GWK 30 for AVL, TOT, EVE & LEE are all good - would need to make a couple of transfers in GW31
                          - More upside in attacking a DGWK

                          Also worth noting I have no FH, interested to hear other views

                        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Will Everton have a DGW26 too?

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Probably

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              So strengthens the case for Digne this GW?

                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                A little

                              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Exactly the reason I asked. Will help me decide between Digne and Mee

                          2. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Maybe

                        • Matsy123
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Which transfers?
                          A)Johnstone+TAA+Soucek-> Gundo+ Pope+5.7 max def for -4
                          B) Johnstone + TAA-> Pope + Dias

                          Already have sterling and stones

                        • The Mighty Whites
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Current defence is:

                          Pope, Martinez

                          Dias, Cancelo, Coufal, Dallas, Mitchell

                          Going to get rid of Mitchell this week, would you:

                          A - Mitchell to Max 4.5 defender and start Coufal
                          B - Mitchell to Mee / Lowton and double Burnley defence this week

                          1. Fit_to_drop
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            I dont have an answer but wrestling with same issue of whether to double down on BUR or spread risk elsewhere. Interested in replies.

                        • Shark Team
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Have to play 1 of Salah Son Bamford or 2 of them if I decide to bench Taylor

                          1. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            If you can only play one I'd go with Salah

                        • Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Would you bench boost this bench? Debating whether to ship Mitchell for Shaw/Lowton and do it.

                          McCarthy, Bamford, Raphinha, Cresswell

                          Rest of team would be:
                          Pope
                          Dias, Cancelo, Alonso, Shaw/Lowton
                          Salah, Gundogan, Bruno, Grealish
                          DCL, Antonio

                          1. Warby84
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            I would wait for 26

                          2. 2OLEgend
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I would hold the BB personally

                            • Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Thanks both. Think you're right, just realised not playing it also means I can get Kane in for Antonio in 25 with 1ft.

                          3. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            Who’s only just joined the Gundowagon like me?

                            1. Warby84
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Old news..

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Him, Justin and Soucek (for other reasons) have been a pain in my backside for too long now

                            2. jayzico
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Not really a wagon. Maybe last month mate.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Can’t believe it’s took me so long to make the switch, Soucek will haul indefinitely now

                                1. Warby84
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  That’s what I thought last week when I got him out for Son (c) -4

                            3. Cometh The Aouar...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Nah Kaney, bought him when he was 5.4.

                            4. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Wow. Got him in December

                          4. Joyce1998
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            hows this shaping up?

                            sanchez
                            Rudiger, AWB, Dallas
                            Gundo, Bruno, Sterling, Salah
                            Vardy, Watkins, DCL (c)
                            steer, justin, burke, dunne

                          5. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            From the eye test is James Tarkowski any more dangerous a goal threat than Ben Mee? Tark has an xG of 2.0 but has yet to score this season and has been good for a couple of goals the last two.

                            1. Cometh The Aouar...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Points win prizes Miggy

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Meaning what? Mee’s goals have been and gone, trying to predict who will score higher in the next few between.

                                1. Cometh The Aouar...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  I'm referring to who has notched already, i.e. Mee. He's scored more than Tarkowski this season. Points on the board is what I mean.

                            2. Mr. O'Connell
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Def worth a punt while everyone else goes Med

                            3. Warby84
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              I’m in agreement, think it’s worth a punt..

                          6. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 days ago

                            And dumb question but play:

                            A) Coufal (SHU)
                            B) Son (mci)

                            1. Cometh The Aouar...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              A

                            2. Warby84
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              If you rely on City defense like me, then A

                            3. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 13 days ago

                              Im starting Cresswell over Son

                            4. 2OLEgend
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Hard one. I'm benching Son for Soucek personally

                              • Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Wow - I thought Son was the obvious pick between these two.

                                1. 2OLEgend
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Any other season he would be.

                                  • Karan14
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Spurs are just going to park the bus against the best defensive team in the league.
                                    How will they score?

                                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Son’s pace on the counter attack with a ball played over the high City line by Kane. Not beyond the realm of possibility

                                      1. Karan14
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        A West Ham clean sheet and attacking returns for Cresswell looks more likely to me.

                                  • SweepaKeepa
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    He is right at the back of my bench.

                              • jayzico
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Areolo*
                                Cancelo* Stones* Shaw
                                Gundo* Bruno Salah Lookman*
                                Watkins, DCL*(c)
                                rubbish, Son Burke Mitchell

                                *DGW

                                Exact money Burke>Kane next week

                                Would you guys play Son or Shaw?

                                GTG?

                                Really appreciate any feedback

                                1. Please Answer Me
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Why DCL captain over gundo? Is it purely because he'll get more minutes? Because I doubt he'll do anything against City. I would pick Shaw over Son but Son over Lookman

                                  1. jayzico
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Interesting. Yeah, worried about Gundo minutes. OK, you may have twisted my arm. Lookman remains though. I brought him in just for this week and bench fodder for coming weeks.

                                2. jayzico
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Sorry Digne* is my last defender

                                3. jayzico
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  And McGoldrick. Not Burke.What a mess.May need to repost. Sorry guys.

                              • Live Scoutcast Tues 8pm - leave your questions here
                                J0E
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                LIVE SCOUTCAST Tues NIGHT 8pm

                                Join @SebWassell, @KaramTayser and I to look ahead to #DGW24 and prepare for the tricky upcoming #FPL schedule.

                                Feel free to leave your questions here

                                1. Thunder Warrior
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  RLC or Lookman?

                                2. The Rumour Mill
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Which DGW players are worth a hit to get in?

                                3. Warby84
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Pope C temptation? Will rack up bonus/Saves

                                4. Lord.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Is Foden essential? Are Liverpool assets kryptonite?

                                5. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Is it worth considering any Burnley players that aren’t defensive assets?

                                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Think we all know the answer to that one already

                                    1. Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Yeah but I couldn’t think of a useful question and I’m bored to tears.

                                6. Tigers Time
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  If you've used your free hit chip but still have your second wild card which game week would you be looking to use it?

                                7. Mingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Pope and Areola are the popular keeper picks for this week, but Martinez has showed that he can return big in any game. Are Martinez owners best avoiding a keeper transfer and rolling this week?

                                  Single gw vs dgw captain. Bruno is home to WBA, a captain lock any other week. Are Sterling, Gundogan, City defenders, DCL a better option than him this week?

                                  A Southampton defender looks great from a fixture perspective but the team looks broken at the moment. Are they an option or best avoided?

                                8. circusmonkey
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Are Everton players worth it for the double given one game is versus MC and then they have Liverpool and Chelsea afterwards?

                                  1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    No if you do not already have them.

                                9. circusmonkey
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Should we consider Fulham defenders given their improvement, double and next 4 opponents?

                                10. hullcityfan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  If you have triple City defence (Cancelo, Dias Stones), who do you lose for Gundogan? Or risk going without?

                                11. dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  What to do with Leeds players?

                                  Ideally you want triple up for week 25 but Leeds no double in week 26.

                                  So if planning to WC in 25 and BB 26 going to be left with 3 Leeds players with single game.

                                12. Ian & Zen
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Which 3 Man City players please? Confused by the choice

                                13. Rishi Sehgal
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  For those who are chasing is it better to go for sterling instead of gundogan for Salah?

                                14. themaindanger
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  I was planning on using my BB in GW26, but not sure I will actually have many doubles one my bench, so considering using it in GW24 instead as my bench looks strong.

                                  Robertson v Lei
                                  Raphininha v Ars
                                  Coufal v Sheff. U.
                                  Sanchez v Villa

                                  I will wait till FA Cup matches are finished before deciding, but my bench just looks too strong not to BB.

                                15. FP Elephant
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  1. Looking ahead to GW 25 - 28 and assuming the "likely double gameweeks" according to Ben Crellin's spreadsheet, which big hitter would you be more scared to go WITHOUT during that period: Salah or Kane? Considering dropping Salah+Antonio to bring in Kane+Grealish for those fixtures.

                                  2. Man City questions for resident City expert @KaramTayser:
                                  - If KDB is back by the first week of March as some predict, does he come right back into your team... or stick with whatever City triple-up we already have for the double gameweeks? Would you replace Gundogan with KDB in GW 27 if KBD is back and starting?
                                  - For those of us with two City defenders and Gundogan, is it worth a hit to switch Stones for a more nailed-on City defender (either Dias or Ederson) before the double gameweeks?

                                  Thanks Joe and Scoutcast team!

                                16. shirtless
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Not great timing for Utd fans! 🙂

                                  Now at 43% owned is DCL now a must for DGW24? I was thinking of Jesus..

                                  For those with two City players, go with Pope or Ederson in nets?

                                17. flynner25
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Heavily considering a WC in GW24 in order to maximise DGW players across GW24,25 and 26. Can you discuss the pros and Cons of doing this?

                                  Much appreciated

                                18. shirtless
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 12 days ago

                                  Just watched your good self and Neale on the Captaincy vid. Got me thinking about Top Catting (TC) Sterling now. Low ownership, surely a chance of a brace over two games...?

                                19. Alex_thekid
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 11 days ago

                                  1 :: Dgw differentials

                                  2 :: everyone will already have triple city players do you get 2 def and 1 attackers or 2 attackers and 1 Def.

                                  Currently on the first choice like most people but I'm currently completing on the 2nd choice 2 but will need 3 transfers -4

                              • jdogg
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                Pope mem cancelo stones gundogan dcl.

                                Enough for this week?good to save ft?x

                                1. jdogg
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  *mee

                                2. 2OLEgend
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Yes

                                    1. jdogg
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Cheers.x

                                  • mojoindojo
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Digne?

                                    1. Warby84
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      I’m not sure Everton will keep a cleanie vs Fulham.. I think 2/3-1

                                  • Mingo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Yes, you've got everyone covered and don't want to overload yourself with options that you will just ship over the next few weeks.

                                  • themaindanger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 months, 12 days ago

                                    Good to go. I have exactly the same DGW players for 24.

                                3. Disturbed
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 13 days ago

                                  Best use of the FT if planning to wc next gw?

                                  Martinez
                                  Digne stones Mee
                                  Salah bruno Sterling gundo
                                  Dcl Antonio bamford

                                  Forster saka coufal Dallas

                                  1. 2OLEgend
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Forster -> Pope and play him over Martinez

                                  2. Weasel Boy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Has a red card ever been rescinded while a GW still in play?
                                    This rescinding was pretty quick.

                                    1. Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      No. Once the day has finished that’s it.

                                    2. davidfromkent
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      I don't know but usually i feel game weeks have been concluded, so if they follow their own rules there is a good chance the points will be reinstated.

                                      1. themaindanger
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 12 days ago

                                        No they won't.

                                    3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Think it was done quickly in order for him to be eligible for the FA Cup

                                      1. AC/DC AFC
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        Exactly, for actual football not a fantasy game.

                                        1. Weasel Boy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 13 days ago

                                          I'm asking whether it will make a difference to the fantasy.

                                          Nothing to do with Fantasy game being the priority.

                                    4. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Doubt it makes any difference- he got a red whilst that particular game was played

                                  3. mojoindojo
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Playing BB this week. DGWers in caps.
                                    How's it looking?

                                    Mendy
                                    MEE DIAS DIGNE
                                    Bruno STERLING GUNDO Grealish
                                    DCL Kane Antonio
                                    AREOLA LOWTON Saka Coufal

                                    1. themaindanger
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 12 days ago

                                      Strong.

                                  4. Baines on Toast...
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    One interesting point on benching headaches that is rarely mentioned: When a lot of people built BB teams earlier in the season, having a strong bench looked essential for the longer-term due to a slew of Covid-induced cancellations. However, as those have tailed off, people are now left with headaches and benched points every week.

                                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Yep. Pain in the @rse

                                    2. MMN
                                      • 7 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      We did all have 2/3 subs come in just a week or so ago. But yes, certainly it's less rotation and covid impact that expected/in Dec/Jan.

                                    3. Rupert The Horse
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      Yeah. It’s been pretty brutal from my point of view.

                                  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Best move? 1FT, 6.6m ITB!!!

                                    A. Soucek >> JRod / Rash / Salah
                                    B. Robbo >> Mee / Digne
                                    C. Any combo above for a hit.

                                    Pope
                                    Coufal, Dias, Cancelo
                                    Son, Bruno, Soucek, Gündo
                                    Bamford, Antonio, DCL
                                    (McCarthy, Raphina, Dallas, Robbo)

                                    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 13 days ago

                                      B

                                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        Who with?

                                  6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 13 days ago

                                    Can someone explain how Mee (and burnley defenders) and Everton defenders are expected to score more than AWB versus (wba). A 5-0 rout and AWB could potentially get 15 points.

                                    1. Gemma817
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        What are the chances of a 5-0 rout, realistically? Southampton were a man down and they're backline has been poor anyway. Everton defenders prolly not worth it. Burnley okay without a hit.

                                      • Pompel
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        You can play both ?

                                      • SweepaKeepa
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        See also Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal... All single smashers.

                                    2. Gemma817
                                        2 months, 13 days ago

                                        Man constantly deciding who to bench between Gundo, Soucek, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Kane, Bamford and Antonio is becoming a headache? On that note, who do you think I should bench this week? Kane :/ ?

                                        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 13 days ago

                                          Gundo, Salah, Bruno and Kane should be cert to start imo

                                          1. Gemma817
                                              2 months, 13 days ago

                                              Thought as much. Now we're stuck in a dilemma amongst Soucek, Bamford, Antonio and Grealish. Maybe can narrow it down to Bamford and Grealish?

                                              1. Pompel
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                                ^this. So bench Bamford

                                          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                            • 6 Years
                                            2 months, 13 days ago

                                            post dgw bb trauma as I call it 🙂

                                            1. Gemma817
                                                2 months, 13 days ago

                                                No lie