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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Is this bench worth boosting?

    Martinez (bha), Son (mci), Coufal (SHU), Bamford (ars)

    I'm considering ditching Mitchell for Mee and just going all-in this week.

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Why not boosting in DGW26?

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        The issue with 26 is that depending on fixtures having to keep BB in your plans may make wildcard and GW29 planning much harder

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Because come GW26, you'll still have a bunch of Leeds players leftover from 25. In that case, you're still BB'ing something like:

        Martinez, Bamford, Dallas, Raphinha

        Or something like that. It's not actually much better. You're not gonna be able to get like 14 or 15 DGWers if you get doubles for 25 (which you should).

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          This bench with a DGW defender over Dallas might just be better than GW24.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah maybe. Let's see what happens with the FA Cup.

            But I'm not sure it'll change much. My plan is Mitchell > Dallas this week.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Why Dallas? Do you plan to save the wildcard for after GW29?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Dallas would sit on the bench but be in for DGW25.

                My team this week without any changes looks great imo. I have 2 FTs so need to improve Mitchell with one of them.

        2. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I see what you mean. Still think you could find a better week to play it, Coufal has the only good fixture on your bench

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I can see the risk of blanks apart from Coufal there, I wouldn't

    3. ivantys
        3 months, 8 days ago

        You're gonna TC in 26?

      • Mané Fuchs Given
          3 months, 8 days ago

          wait until after the FA Cup games, should have a better idea of if DGW26 is better or not

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I’ve got a very similar decision. (Same bench plus Grealish over Son)

          Ironically it’s the fact you have Son who i really do feel will blank that’s putting me off yours.

          How many DGWers in the first 11?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would be 7 if I do Mitchell > Mee.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Exactly same position as me - look forward to seeing what you decide.

              I really think it might be the way to go (subject to confirmation of 26 and 29 fixtures)

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I'm considering BBing a very similar bench with Cresswell over Coufal.

        • JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          It's worth consideration for sure. Similar here with Martinez, Watkins, Soucek, KWP (if fit).

          Basically need to work out if the singles on a prospective gw24bb look better or similar to those inevitable leeds singles in a gw26bb.

          A 26bb has to look substantially better than a bb24 imo, due to the restrictive nature of the bb26 strategy regarding bgw29. Really can't do much without knowing who will play in 29.

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Same as mine, except Cresswell for Coufal (but very similar nature)

          I'd say this worth using BB but I am still thinking until FA Cup done after this Thu. Only in ready mode.

        • Earwicker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          If you have decided that you are going all in then GW 25 you could have 3xBUR vWBA, 3xLEE dgw, 3xMNC. This could give you a better BB if you have chips left for GW26.

        • Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Camzy I'm also thinking about that, I have

          McCarthy, Raphinha, Dallas, Son

      • Mané Fuchs Given
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Martinez (Forster)
          Dias Stones Digne (Coufal Targett)
          Son Bruno Gundo Salah Grealish
          Antonio DCL (Bamford)

          2FT, 0.1M ITB.

          Will WC in 25 so these moves would just be for one week. Struggling to find many in-form mids who have a good DGW to be honest!

          2 options I'm thinking of:

          A) Forster, Son > Pope, J Rod
          B) Forster, Stones, Son > Pope, Mee, Foden (-4)

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          The competitiveness/ difficulty of FPL is really increasing exponentially each year isn’t it?

          - 2 years ago I finished top 1k averaging 65 points a gameweek
          - This year I’m currently averaging 64 points a gameweek and that’s currently only good for top 40k
          - World number 1 is currently averaging a ridiculous 74 points a gameweek!!

          Dont suppose anyone has data on average score to finish top 10k season by season?

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            There’s also more players. Some might be finishing in the same percentile but with a lower ranking.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Very good point actually which I’d stupidly overlooked

              You can be finishing same percentile each season but as number of players grows your actual rank at that percentile gets worse.

              Would love to see how it compares year on year. Really help to see how ‘relevant’ a top 10k finish 8 years ago really is

          2. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Some seasons are just generally higher scoring than others, so that needs to be factored in also

        • Blue Moon Rising
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Martinez to Pope?

          1. Blue Moon Rising
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Already got one BUR def

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            No unless WC soon, Martinez good long term with few doubles to come ...

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Hello folks, GTG here? Bench order ok?

          De Gea
          STONES CANCELO LOWTON Cresswell
          GUNDO Bruno Salah Son
          DCL Antonio

          Martinez Bamford Raphinha Coufal

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Looks great! Seems odd having Coufal last on your bench if you are playing Cresswell but it’s a difficult choice

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              It is isn't it, think that it's a bit of lottery. In mini leagues, most teams have similar 15 players and it's down to lottery of bench & captain, weird season!

          2. Mané Fuchs Given
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Son could blank vs MCI. I'd say Bamford has more chance of a goal but it's a close call.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Yep sure that will be last min decision, thx

          3. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'm planning on WC 25 then BB 26 and made a potential WC team for DGW25. Anyone else on the same strategy?
            Any thoughts on this WC draft:

            Ederson, Martinez
            Dias, Dallas, Justin, Shaw, Targett
            Bruno, Gundo, Raph, Son, Grealish
            Kane, Ings, Bamford

            4 DGWers in 25 and possibly 12/13 DGWers for BB in 26

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              You need to know what blank gameweek 29 looks like first unless you have free hit left

              1. mcsteely
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                yeah got FH to cover 29

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  You lucky man 🙂

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I like this strategy although triple Leeds is not ideal with a single game against Villa for BB. I would be tempted to sell Dallas or Bamford for a DGW defender or Watkins in GW26.

            3. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Looks good. This has hammered home to me the importance of a WC in 25, as I've only got 5 of those players at the moment.

          4. Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            2ft here - anyone in particular to target? £3.0 itb.

            Pope*
            Stones* Pieters* Cresswell
            Salah Bruno Sterling* Gundo* Soucek
            DCL* D-Reid*

            McCarthy Coufal Bamford Dallas

            *7 DGWers

          5. Nespinha
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            A bit lost, some help appreciated (1FT 2.2ITB)

            Pope
            Mee, Cancelo, Stones, Rudiger
            Salah, Bruno, Grealish
            Bamford, Adams, Watkins

            Subs: McCarthy, Son, Raphinha, Dallas

            1. TheBiffas
                3 months, 8 days ago

                BB if u have it. roll ft

            2. Lev Yashin
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              1FT

              Steer -> Areola?
              Robbo out?

              Any suggestions appreciated.

              Martinez
              Cancelo, Dias, Coufal
              Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Grealish
              Antonio, Bamford

              Steer, Robbo, Dallas, Adams

            3. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Would you bench boost this 15 for a -4?

              Martinez Areola
              Cancelo Dias Mee Lowton Cresswell
              Salah Fernandes Grealish Gundo Son
              DCL Antonio Bamford

              Other option is to just get Pope for Steer and bench Martinez, Bamford & Son.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                No 26 will have better options probably

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                We have the same front 8 and I'm not convinced.

                Bamford and Son's (lol) fixtures are the best.

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Yup I'm also leaning towards 26 now with 2 Leeds + 2 DGW players for BB.

                  It's a bit risky benching Martinez, Bamford & Son this week but the latter two are probably likely to blank given Arsenal's improved defence and City obviously.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Yeah I think that's where I lean too. I have an interesting decision to make on Dallas this week. I might not go for him in favor of a stronger DGW26 option seeing as how bad Leeds defense is. FA Cup will decide my Mitchell replacement for this week.

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Brighton defenders could be interesting options if they manage to win their tie.

            4. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Quick captain poll ?

              Bruno for me

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Gundogan

              2. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  gundo

                • Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Raz

                • Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Gündo

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Gundogan is the obvious choice but I don't have him so I'll just put it on Sterling. Best team in the league with 2 games and Sterling should start both. If Sterling is rested in the cup I will definetly put the armband on him.

                • The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Bogle

                • Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Gundoooo

              3. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  1) bench one:

                  A) Coufal (SHU H)
                  B) AWB (WBA A)
                  C) Watkins (BHA A)
                  D) Antonio (SHU H)

                  2) McCarthy -> Pope (bench martinez) and Antonio -> DCL?

                • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Who Scores More:

                  A) Areola (eve/bur)
                  B) Martinez (bha)

                  1. Lev Yashin
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Same question here.

                    Probably end up 4-3 to Areola.

                    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I mean from a legend GK like yourself you have to be right lol

                • Street Friend
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  QUESTION 1) How many DGW players are people planning to have for 26?

                  QUESTION 2) Will you be bench boosting?

                  I’m currently thinking 12 DGW and BB.

                  Question 3) Good use of chips- Then look to get around 8 players for BGW 29. WC 30

                  Triple captain TBC

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    1. I don't know yet since I don't know the fixtures with certainty
                    2. I will definitely be BB, regardless of how many DGW players I've got
                    3. Plan is to dead-end 29 and WC30. Alternatively, once the DGW26 fixtures are confirmed and I feel like my squad is way off (which it shouldn't be) I may be tempted to instead WC25 and BB26. All depends on how the FA cup games go this week and what fixtures are confirmed for 26

                    1. Street Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Really good points on the fa cup impact. If you wildcarded 25 and bench boost 26. Is that you accepting a terrible week in 29? (Just trying to assess the best way to go here)

                      My gut says 29 will be crap even those with free hits.

                  2. Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I'm on same strategy as you, work towards getting an ok team out for the blank week then wildcard to undo it

                • kime67
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  how likely is it villa double 4 times in a row from 25 to 28?

                • Quan MisTaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Any chance Bamford is benched tonight?

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Not unless he injures himself today

                  2. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I’ll even take false rumours at this stage. Just some small hope to cling on to...

                  3. MikeS
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Lol who have you got on the bench? I have dcl 12 pointer, been the same story every week for last month. Bam will start

                  4. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    No chance. There is a bigger chance of the game to be called off due to snow instead of Bam being benched, but even those chances are slim next to none

                  5. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    No chance. Rodrigo is out as well so they really need him.

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Huggins needs game time...

                • Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Any chance of a Bampot no show?

                  #lasthopeforFodens16pts

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    He has captained himself in his own FPL team

                    So your best chance is snowed off

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      How deep is the snow?

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        0.00001 inches

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          So there’s a chance?

                          1. TheDragon
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            🙂

                  2. jb1985
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Bamford could match that against Palace with a couple of goals and bonus points

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Will need 2 x goals & 1 x assist...

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Is this good to go? Benching Son and Bamford. Assuming Soucek's red will be overturned.

                  Martinez
                  Stones Cancelo Coufal Mee
                  Salah Gundo (C) Bruno Soucek
                  Antonio DCL

                  Steere Bamford Son Holding

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    In a similar situation with Bamford myself. I have him first on bench for next week as well but it feels wrong given the fixture. Still, everyone else in your team either has a double or arguably a better single fixture than Arsenal away. I think you are GTG.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Thanks! The double has presented itself in a week when some of the single gameweekers have good fixtures too.

                      1. Stormbringer22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Shame really, I know. Good luck!

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Thank you. Good luck to you too!

                • Finding Timo
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Hi mee or Rodriguez forDGW24?Cheers

                    1. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Hi you, James...

                      1. Finding Timo
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Ha ha! Cheers you see Rodriguez scoring more then even though got City?

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Got Fulham first 😉

                            The City point (probs 2, but maybe more) will be gravy...

                      2. Stormbringer22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        James. But even then I would say it depends on your 25/26 strategy

                        1. Finding Timo
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            I could actually bring in both without a hit but then could only get 1 FT DGW25 (Eg JWP, Raphinha or ings)

                            1. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              I was thinking more whether you were planning to WC25 in preparation for BB26? I would rather keep it to 3 City + DCL for this week so I have more FTs to prepare for 26. If you are WC25, then go for as many DGW players this week

                              1. Finding Timo
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Ok cheers I only have Wildcard & TC left snd was hoping to keep those for as long as possible

                                  1. Stormbringer22
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    If you don't have the BB chip to play in 26, then I think you are fine to go for whatever players have DGWks in any of the upcoming weeks. No need to overthink it

                          • MikeS
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Mee

                        2. AiAiCaptain
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          DDG
                          Cresswell - Stones - Cancelo
                          Soucek* - Gundo - Bruno - Rashford - Son
                          DCL - Antonio
                          (Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Brewster)

                          2FT. A lot in the bank, thoughts on:
                          Stones or Cancelo --> Mee
                          Soucek --> Sterling

                          WC next week.

                        3. Chandler Bing
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          If I'm certain to WC in GW25, who to get for one week only?

                          A. James Rodriguez
                          B. Rashford
                          C. Ashley Barnes
                          D. Richarlison
                          E. Lookman

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            A or B imo

                            B edges it slightly

                        4. manu4life99
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Is Ings no longer a good option due to Soton form?

                          Had pencilled in Antonio>Ings for dgw25

                          Soton fixtures gw25-28 are potentially brilliant (then I would FH in bgw29)

                          1. JIMMY764
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            He was pretty unlucky not to haul against Newcastle from the highlights I saw. One of the post, one off the line.

                          2. Stormbringer22
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Think Ings is still a good option. They will bounce back eventually and the upcoming fixtures seem like the time do so. Having said that, I am not looking to bring Ings myself since I have other priorities at the moment.

                        5. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          JWP for DGW25 anyone? He’s on peno, right?

                          1. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Ings is on pens. Every other set piece is JWP's.

                          2. Stormbringer22
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            JWP is on some killer free kicks is what he is on!

                        6. Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Would that be good for the next week or some changes for a hit?

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo/Burnely def/Stones/Coufal
                          Salah/Bruno/Grealish/Gundo
                          DCL/Antonio

                          Martin/Bamford/Justin/Stephens

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            That's really good for next gw.

                        7. McSauce
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          GTG? 1FT used (Chilwell --> Digne) & 1m ITB

                          Pope*
                          Cancelo* Digne* Coufal
                          Salah Bruno Sterling* Gundy*
                          D(C)L* Bamford Antonio

                          Any hits required?

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            No

                            Do you think DCL does better than Sterling or Gundogan?

                            1. McSauce
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              tbh I am just sure he plays 180 mins but thw city guys dont?

                              What are your thoughts?

                        8. Pegboy
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Mendy (Forster)
                          Stones* Cancelo* Mee* Peters* Coufal
                          Gundo*(c) Salah Bruno (Son Anguissa*)
                          DCL* Antonio (Bamford)

                          2FT £4.7m (no FH left)

                          Considering bench-boosting as I have 7 DGWs + 2FTs. I would definitely do Forster > Pope, but then considering:

                          a) Stones + Son > Digne + Sterling(c) (-4)
                          b) Coufal > Digne
                          c) Anguissa/Son > James R
                          d) Save BB for DGW26

                          1. Pegboy
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            So bench might be something along the lines of

                            Mendy, Coufal/Son, Anguissa*, Bamford

                          2. Pegboy
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            I would obviously WC in GW25

                            1. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              If WC in 25 then I reckon BB26 looks better. You can have 1 or 2 Leeds attackers against Villa with a couple of DGW players.

                              1. Pegboy
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Thanks for the reply. I'm just worried about spreading my funds a little thin and makes traversing 25, 26 and planning for 29 a little harder.

                        9. Doctor Evil
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          What ya think? Worth a bench boost?

                          Martinez Areola

                          Shaw Cancelo Stones Creasewll Mitchell

                          Bruno Son Salah Gundo Jorginho

                          DCL Antonio Kane

                          1. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            If you can change Mitchel and Jorginho, yes

                        10. Doctor Evil
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Just seen I’m second this week in LMS. Happy days

                        11. TheBiffas
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            only have 4 DGW players. worth doing antonio -> DCL?

                            1. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              I think so. Arguably the best DGWk players to own this week is 3 City + DCL

                          • cruzex
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            My team is done (6 players with Dgw):

                            Fabianski
                            Bissaka Cancelo Tarkowski Keane Shaw*
                            Sterling(c) Gundo Bruno
                            CalvertLewis Werner

                            Bench: Martinez Son* Bamford Soucek

                            Some questions:

                            1) Who to the bench? Son or Shaw?

                            2) Who to Captain? CalvertLewis, Gundo or Serling?

                            Ty for help

                            1. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Son (reluctantly) and Raz (C)

                              1. Stormbringer22
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Disclaimer, I have chosen my captain poorly over the past 5 gwks!