Scout Notes

Everton flat in Calvert-Lewin absence as new budget FPL forwards find the target

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Manchester United

  • Goals: Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) | Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m)
  • Assists: Conor Gallagher (£5.5m) | Luke Shaw (£5.0m)
  • Bonus Points: Shaw x3, Fernandes x2, Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) x1

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) spared Fantasy managers a whole heap of anguish by scoring for the third match running even as his Manchester United side struggled against lowly West Brom.

Captain Fantastic

The midfielder came into the encounter as Gameweek 24’s most-captained player, with more than a million Fantasy Premier League (FPL) bosses handing him the armband despite United’s lack of a double fixture.

His superb volley, from a Luke Shaw (£5.0m) assist, ensured the Red Devils got something from the game. Two bonus points meant most Fantasy captainers were also satisfied as Fernandes made it 14 goals (and 11 assists) from an increasingly exceptional season.

The same can’t be said for United as a team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were held to a third draw in four fixtures, although Shaw has proved as equally reliable as Fernandes during that spell.

As well as a Gameweek 21 clean sheet, the left-back has four assists from the last three matches. Everton’s Lucas Digne (£6.1m) and West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m) are the only FPL defenders who have more than his total of five assists for the season.

Forward Failings

Things weren’t so impressive elsewhere, however.

A net 196,720 bought Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) and watched their man have precisely zero shots. Anthony Martial (£8.7m) was just as unproductive, while Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) managed one, which was off target.

Much like anyone who has experienced a ‘workforce streamlining’ over the last couple of decades, West Brom striker Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) was asked to do more with less.

He duly obliged with a match-leading four attempts, despite the home side having just 26% possession.

The Galatasaray loanee now has a goal and two assists from his first four fixtures, although he contrived to miss a couple of excellent chances to win the game against United.

Competition among forwards in his £6.0m price bracket is not the stiffest. Southampton’s Che Adams (£5.8m) leads the way for points, despite scoring only four goals all season and none since Gameweek 12.

But investment in a West Brom forward looks unwise even with a short-term schedule involving Burnley and Crystal Palace away and Brighton and Newcastle at The Hawthorns, especially as Brighton and Burnley have been defensively solid of late.

United’s fixtures (NEW, che, mci, WHU) are tougher than that. Looking beyond Fernandes, and to a lesser extent Shaw, doesn’t offer the prospect of reliable returns.

West Brom XI (4-1-4-1): Jonhstone; Peltier (Furlong 45), Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend; Yokuslu (Livermore 67); Maitland-Niles, Gallagher, Pereira, Snodgrass (Phillips 87); Diagne. 

Man Utd XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred (van de Beek 79); Rashford, Fernandes, Martial (Greenwood 66); Cavani. 

Everton 0-2 Fulham

  • Goals: Josh Maja (£5.5m) x2
  • Assists: Ola Aina (£4.5m), Harrison Reed (£4.4m)
  • Bonus Points: Maja x3 Aina x2 Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m)

Everton and Fulham’s Double Gameweek campaigns got off to remarkably different starts on Sunday, with the lowly visitors excelling against a dreadful home side.

Fantasy interest centred on the Toffees – the entire Fulham squad’s ownership totalled 17%, or less than half a Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m and 38.5%).

Unfortunately for all those managers, including the net 116,977 who’d bought him for the double, the striker’s hamstring injury meant he didn’t even make the bench.

Lonely And Lost

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti responded by first playing Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) as a false nine, later moving Richarlison (£7.9m) to a central role.

Everton sat deep and allowed the visitors plenty of possession in the final third (70% v 30%), which suited Fulham just fine.

In a game of little goalmouth action, Scott Parker’s team converted two of the three attempts they had on target, with the 0.1%-owned Josh Maja (£5.5m) scoring twice.

READ MORE ON MAJA’S BRACE HERE

And while a team with just six clean sheets from 23 matches doesn’t exactly scream defensive investment, three of those shut-outs have come in the last five games and an immediate fixture list of Sheffield United and Crystal Palace suggests more could be incoming.

Home Discomforts

Sunday’s result meant yet another bad day at Goodison Park for Everton.

They haven’t won at home since Gameweek 14, scoring just the once and conceding six goals during a run of three losses and a draw.

Small wonder, then, that Richarlison suffered so badly – Everton have managed a league-worst nine attempts on target and just one big chance during that barren spell, while the 23 opportunities they’ve created is second only to West Brom’s 20.

Those managers who bought into Everton’s Double Gameweek 24 might already be considering their exit strategy, seeing as their awful home form will be combined with trips to Liverpool and Chelsea before a blank Gameweek 29.

A net 162,928 had purchased James Rodriguez (£7.7m), only for their man to limp off with an ankle issue after 67 minutes.

Ancelotti played down the seriousness of the injury post-match, while giving a non-committal update on the likes of Calvert-Lewin.

He (James) had a knock in training. I think it will not be serious,. We are going to check tomorrow, like we have to check Dominic for the game on Wednesday, and also Allan and Pickford.

FPL bosses will be desperate for the forward to get some midweek pitch-time, although hoping for returns from any Everton assets at home to the juggernaut that is Manchester City looks the wild side of optimistic.


Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Olsen; Coleman (Keane 56), Holgate, Godfrey, Digne;  Davies (King 56), Gomes; Rodríguez (Bernard 68), Doucouré, Sigurdsson; Richarlison. 

Fulham XI (4-4-2): Areola; Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina; Reed, Lemina (Onomah 90+1), Lookman (Zambo Anguissa 83), Loftus-Cheek; De Cordova-Reid, Maja (Cavaleiro 73).

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562 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Play up...

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pompey!

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

      Popey!

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maja

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How likely is Struijk to play in GW25/26?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Seems to have played a lot recently and Bielsa is not one to tinker and rotate too much. I know he seems like a benching risk due to his price

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Why in 26?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Will be using BB that week

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Struijk plays Villa only,no dgwk,you OK with that?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Has a DGW in 25 and is 3.9, so yes. Can't mess up the side to have a perfect BB.

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Fair, GL, if you have FT available in 26,you can maybe punt on Amartey from Leicester if Castagne still injured

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Have an eye on him too, thanks.

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez - Meslier
    Cancelo - Shaw - Dallas - Coufal - B.White
    Salah - Bruno - Sterling - Gundo - Grealish
    Bamford(C) - Antonio* - DCL*

    Would you BB this in 25? Triple Leeds with their double in mind and provided DCL and Antonio are fit.

    Planned transfers are Button + Ferguson > Meslier + B.White for free

    This allows me to then WC in 26 and get Kane + Son in. Otherwise, I can only get one of Kane or Son for 26 and BB then with a -4 hit.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Was against the get BB over and done with school, but edging towards it now. If all fit I might well (make sure to stick non-cap Leeds 2 + Gundo and Sterling on the actual bench if you are doing so)

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        So it looks like a better return, isn't it? 😀

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You know it

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lovely to get it done before 2nd wc. We have never had the chance in previous seasons to lose it early. Happy mine has gone . Not great think I got 21 pts on bench but was happy enough

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Anything above 15pts return I would be overjoyed with. I just need to decide which route to take. The one explained above, or BB26 and WC30

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah agree , and if all are fit I would do BB in 25

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sounds good. Would be interested to know what you would do differently in a WC25 and BB26? I wasn't sure which way round to go, so ended up having to write it all down and count up the expected points..

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        The other route would have been BB26 and WC30 actually, not in 25. Was set on dead-ending my team in 29 with the blank and then WC out of it to be set-up for the rest of the season. I still think this is my preferred approach, was just curious on opinions of the one I posted as an alternative.

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

          Yeah good point. Arguably thats the most sensible approach. Personally prefer to keep momentum going and then deal with the headache in GW30. In all likelihood am just going to get through BGW29 with 7 or 8 players and hope for the best

  4. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Help greatly appreciated chaps and apologies for the long post! How do the below WC25 and BB26 Teams look?

    25:
    Areola (Martinez)
    Dallas*, Vestergaard*, Targett (Dias, Stones)
    Raphinha*, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan (Maddison)
    Ings*, Bamford*, Kane

    26 (Bamford & Raphinha -> DCL & Barnes (-4)
    Martinez*, Areola*
    Stones*, Dias*, Targett*, Vestergaard*, Dallas
    Gundogan*, Fernandes*, Son*, Maddison*, Barnes*
    Kane*, DCL*, Ings*

    Would leave 2.3M ITB after WC26 to use in getting Salah back in alongside more players for BGW29. Only way I can keep hold of Salah is to sell Fernandes which I don't want to do due to value tied up.

    Cheers

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wow. Looks brilliant to be honest mate. Very decent amount of DGW 26 players. I think you've hit the nail on the head with that one!

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

        Cheers. Seems odd to lose Salah in a DGW but can't have them all!

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah, that is my only concern. It doesn't look like you have a straight-forward way of bringing him back easily either? Pool's recent form makes it easier to go without him for now I suppose

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

            Cheers. I can do Barnes and DCL -> Salah & fodder. Or lose Maddison instead of Barnes and upgrade fodder. Probably want to head towards getting a weaker bench after the DGWs

    2. 2OLEgend
        2 months, 6 days ago

        It looks sound mate. Not to sure about Vestergaard though. Would rather have Shaw

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

          Cheers. Yeah I'm not massively keen on Vestergaard to be honest but not sure what other options may be better. Shaw is 0.2 more and I may not have that spare.

      • Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Might borrow this - shame to lose Leeds with GW29 in mind though

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

          Cheers. Yeah its not ideal but think will be worth it in the end.

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Fulham has a double in 26?

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

          Probably not, my mistake i misinterpreted cretins spreadsheet. He would probably need to be McCarthy instead

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Ah okk, also thought even saints are not very likely according to spreadsheet

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

              Cheers oof, yes you're right! May be able to find a way to keep hold of Salah then.

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            No need to call Ben names

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

              Haha whoops

      • Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Are all of those *players confirmed to have double games in wk26?

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

          Its based on Crellins spreadsheet, not confirmed but very likely if I have read correctly. Apart from Fulham who probably dont! (See above)

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        does WC mean wildcard or game week?

    3. 2OLEgend
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hi guys. Some early thoughts on this would be much appreciated.
        2FT and 4.3m ITB

        Pope
        Dallas, Stones, Dias
        Son, Bruno, Salah, Gundo
        Bamford, Cavani, Antonio
        (Martinez - Soucek, Coufal, Mitchell)

        A) Soucek -> Raphinia/Barnes (bench Antonio)
        B) Antonio -> Ings/Kane
        C) Both above (means benching dilemma)
        D) Anything else?

        Cheers

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Antonio out seems obvious one

          1. 2OLEgend
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Cheers mate. Out for Kane or Ings? What you recon?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Just get Kane in, saves a transfer down the line.

                1. 2OLEgend
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Good thinking. Thanks

            • Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Probably C but it depends on your chip strategy? Ings and Raphinha looking great for 25.

              1. 2OLEgend
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  All chips but BB intact. TC in DGW26, FH in 29 or 33 and WC whenever needed.

              2. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                How about Soucek > Raphina this week and Antonio > Ings/Kane next gw (similar to what I'm doing below)?

                1. 2OLEgend
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Good shout mate. Think I'm rolling with this

              3. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Grealish > Raphina this week to enable Antonio > Kane next gw

                yes or no?

                1. 2OLEgend
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Yes from me

                    1. Jellyfish
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Thanks Ole

                  • estheblessed
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    I am thinking the same ... Grealish just isn't doing as much damage. I think teams are doubling up on him. Still a class player tho.

                    1. Jellyfish
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Agreed, I'm a Villa fan and we've struggled in recent games. Jack looked poor against Brighton, in characteristic mistakes, poor touches etc.....you sense the season is catching up on them

                2. Echoes
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    If you had to choose between one of Sterling and Gundogan on a WC, who'd you go for?

                    1. 2OLEgend
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Gundo without a doubt - if he is declared fit ofc

                      • Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Gundawg - even if they cost the same

                    2. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      So Ben Mee confirmed out.

                      So unlucky because I was gonna get Tarkowski but everyone was so excited about Mee 2 weeks ago so I went with the crowd.

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Real cool kids went Lowton

                        1. Jellyfish
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          This. One transfer that for me was easy due to financial constraints so didn't need to over think/over analyse it

                      2. RichardNixon
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        where is this coming from? i haven't seen anything that says he is out.

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

                        Source?

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Ben Dinery

                          1. RichardNixon
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            i saw his tweets and dinnery said no such thing:

                            (1) "Dyche is up around 3pm... I was watching the game and thought Mee lost consciousness.... If not, then yes, Mee would be available"

                            (2) "Unless Burnley say he wasn't (unconscious)... But looked out to me..."

                            Those are his tweets on the matter. He doesn't know shyt.

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

                              He's obvs not confirmed out, but this is his conclusion if Mee was unconscious, which it seems likely he was albeit for a few seconds...
                              https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1361291969893392391?s=20

                              1. RichardNixon
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                But Dyche aid after the game that Mee wasn't concussed and that the sub made wasn't under the new concussion sub rules. The opening post states that Mee is confirmed out so Dinnery doesn't know shyt

                                1. RichardNixon
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  *said

                                2. Pumpy Pro
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Are you actually saying Ben Mee wasn't unconscious at all ? If he wasn't he will play

                                  He clearly was unconscious. Makes a mockery if they say he wasn't.

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

                                  Nobody has stated he's definitely out, the original post here is wrong and Dinnery didn't say it was confirmed. I was just pointing out the tweet Gudjohnsen is probably misinterpreting. Dyche isn't a doctor. The concussion sub thing is an irrelevance.

                                  The only thing that matters is if the Burnley medical report states whether he lost consciousness or not. If he did, he can't play according to the relevant protocols. If they say he didn't, then sure he could play. Basically the rules are questionable, any medical observation should be made independently at the time of injury to take away any influence from the club etc, as they do in the NFL. Looked stone-cold out on tv. Will find out soon enough lol.

                      4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Big Sean speaking at 3. Will know then but as a Mee owner I'd expect bad news.

                      5. Sonaldo Nazario
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Just wait until the presser.

                      6. CRO KLOPP
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        If Mee is out, that's not good news for Burnley defence also

                    3. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Last Man Standing Update (737 teams)

                      Current safety score = 62
                      Top score = 109
                      LMS average = 78.77 (-0.85) = 77.92
                      Players played = 4.83/12.16
                      Captains played = 3.94%

                      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Still in and looking good to survive

                      2. Who are all Lukakus
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        question: how do I know if I am still in the league? Will someone remove me if I am eliminated?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Need to still be in the league, otherwise removed.

                      3. FPL Pillars
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Thanks TM.

                    4. Jellyfish
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Son on -99% and about to drop! Seems odd with a DGW looming

                      1. 2OLEgend
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Indeed. To much casuals in this game. One blank against city and he is out ^^

                        • Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Love to see it.

                          1. Jellyfish
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Not I...paid 9.7 for him

                            1. 2OLEgend
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Hw will bump back up after this GW, don't you worry mate

                              • Flair
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                More points than others >>> Value

                                1. Jellyfish
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Yes agreed - I hate seeing my player values drop though. Really grinds my gears

                          2. FPL Pillars
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Well the DGW not on fixture ticker at the moment so causals are oblivious.

                        • Captain_Shirokov
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Players I would more than likely change if I wildcarded right now (possible replacements in brackets):

                          Pope (to cheaper keeper)
                          Tarkowski (to Shaw)
                          Coufal (to Spurs/Brighton defender)
                          Sterling (to Salah)
                          Son (to Raphinha)
                          Soucek (to Gundogan)
                          Antonio (to Watkins)
                          Cavani (to Kane)

                          Still not worth a WC? Only chip left would be BB.

                          1. Marcin the Pole
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Would leave you in trouble for 29, no?

                            1. Captain_Shirokov
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Would have 7 GW29 players which could become 9/10 with FTs.

                        • MysticMac17
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Thoughts on this wildcard (have already used bench boost and Free hit). Plan is to bench Leeds assets in 26 or play one if I have to.

                          Martinez Fabri
                          Stones Dias Dallas Konsa Burn
                          Bruno Salah Son Gundo Raphinha
                          Kane Ings Bamford

                          1. CRO KLOPP
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Very good choice of players, but nothing exciting and different

                          2. Fit_to_drop
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Personally, Id prefer White or Dunk over Burn. Burn looks like he should score but doesn't tend to.

                          3. 2OLEgend
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Looks really solid mate. Would want Barnes over Raphinha after GW 25, but other than that, 10/10

                          4. estheblessed
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            I really cant decide what to do until the GW26 fixtures are announced.

                            Do we have any idea when this will be?

                            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Imagine it is all being sorted at the moment - hopefully will be announced before deadline.

                            2. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              As per Jarv , a wee bit of patience and all will unfold

                            3. Trippier Hazard
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Ben Crellin does suggest a fall-back to assume if you still want to WC 25 and the announcement doesn't happen before the deadline

                          5. Fit_to_drop
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Thoughts on Maja? Looks like he has displaced Cavillero and is likely to get a good run in the side.

                            at 5.5m he is only 1m more than bench fodders like Brewster, Davis etc but so much more likely to return that you could play him in certain weeks or keep him for the BB.

                            1. JONALDINHO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Bamford, Ings, Watkins, DCL and Antonio all far better for just a bit more

                          6. subhojit123
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Current team -
                            Sanchez
                            Stones cancelo Lowton
                            Salah son sterling soucek Bruno
                            Bamford Antonio*

                            Pope Targett Justin* 4.3

                            1. Should I take -8 to get in ings and remove Antonio, soucek, Justin?
                            2. Shud I wildcard?
                            3. Any other transfer?

                          7. Little Red Lacazette
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            So Mee is out for next game it seems right?

                            1. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Hope so , every out a bonus, sorry World number 1

                              1. Little Red Lacazette
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                I have him. Want him to play.

                                1. Debauchy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Sorry Red but I don't

                            2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Didn't Dyche say he was absolutely fine after the game?

                          8. smix
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Gundo(c) not sighted in training. This is not looking good with rivals in ML captaining Sterling

                            1. Captain_Shirokov
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              you literally have 38 points already from him

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                this, be grateful

                                1. Flair
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  No chance, hope he can start and make it 60-70 otherwise non captainers/owners have been let off.

                                  1. drughi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    sterling should've had atleast a goal and an assits also, gundo armbanders were lucky to outscore sterling by 13 in that game

                                    1. Flair
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 6 days ago

                                      Should have had a goal? Nah. If anything Gundo cappers were unlucky with Pep taking him off pens despite a 9/11 record in his career.

                                      1. drughi
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        2 months, 6 days ago

                                        you didnt watch the game did you

                                        1. Flair
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 months, 6 days ago

                                          Watched the entire game, did you? 1 shot with an xG of 0.11 is a terrible argument for "he should have got a goal".

                                          1. drughi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 11 Years
                                            2 months, 6 days ago

                                            it was like 2 yards from goal and sterling had a really good game

                                2. Debauchy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Crazy, I would swop places any day

                            2. CRO KLOPP
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Sterling could also get rested

                            3. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Well , how do you think us Sterling Captainers will answer ?
                              You've had your ride !

                            4. Party time
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              If they offered me 19 pts from Gündoğan before the game, I will take it run away. I am pleased with the 19 pts even though he might not play the next game

                              1. Party time
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Gündoğan(C) *

                              2. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                For sure I need a mini haul from Sterling and that Gudmo lad just to match

                            5. Lindelol
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              same - totally hate it

                          9. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Not been on here over the weekend. Is the general feeling that Gundo will prob miss the Everton game?

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Decent chance given how poor Everton were.

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

                            Only picked lowton because I didnt want a burnley defender that cost over 4.5, got lucky with that

                            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Same I need funds that's why..pure luck..But to be honest he was good and threatening..fst I have watched him closely may be it's coz of cp..

                              1. rokonto
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Wtf does fst and cp mean ffs?!

                            2. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Vey nice fella !

                            3. Jellyfish
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Same here - happy days!

                            4. Gooner Kebab
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Could've gone not as favourably with Pieters

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                yeah but was worried that taylor would be back

                          11. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Will there be blanks for FA Cup semis?

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              GW32, midweek is available.

                          12. drughi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Grealish and Antonio > Raphinha and Ings for a hit, yay or nay ?

                            1. Connor's Calling
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Same dilemma. Think Raphina def makes sense. Wavering on Ings

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                I see ings scoring in both games

                                1. Connor's Calling
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  Yeah- that’s my issue too! Sot playing poorly / not winning, but he’ll get a few chances and they are at least scoring every now and then

                            2. Jellyfish
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              I considered the hit also but to do so gives me a benching nightmare so I'm just going Jack > Raphina

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                grealish seems be off the boil so that move is easy peasy

                          13. Viper
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            For those choosing between Pope & Mccarthy this week.

                            Pope got 8 points for 1 CS, 3 saves & 1bp vs. Palace

                            Mccarthy has 7 points in total in the last 7 gameweeks

                            1. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Just posted something on this below. Yeah, it has to be Pope. I do expect saints to turn things around at some point though

                          14. Connor's Calling
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            One week punt, ahead of a GW26 WC

                            A) DCL -> Ings (CHE, lee) (-4)
                            B) Play Antonio (TOT)

                            1. OptimusBlack
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              A

                              1. Connor's Calling
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Thanks

                          15. Captain_Shirokov
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Pope - Martinez
                            Dias - Cancelo - Tarkowski - Dallas - Coufal
                            Sterling - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Soucek
                            Cavani - Antonio - Bamford

                            Not a clue what to do, made transfers last week on the basis I would wildcard this week (Sterling/Cavani/Tarkowski in for a hit).

                            Not so sure now, my rank has been decimated by benching Martinez/Soucek's hauls and not having Gundogan.

                            I have only WC and BB left, what on earth should I do with this team?

                          16. Rash
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Any word on gundog yet?

                          17. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Waiting for Antonio’s fitness test result...

                            1. Jellyfish
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Bamfords 2pts coming off my bench if he isn't fit

                              1. Party time
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Targett here

                            2. drughi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              coufal first sub, not the worst

                            3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              -1 from Dallas incoming.

                              1. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Better than nothing Jarv , oops 🙂

                                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 6 days ago

                                  😀

                                  1. Debauchy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 6 days ago

                                    😆 keep the focus fella , you're not dead yet

                              2. Party time
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                😆 hahaha

                            4. PogBruno
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Hope Coufal wont play so I could get rafinha,s 5 points 🙂

                              1. drughi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                would surely hedge my bet that coufal could get more then 5 points, aim higher boy

                              2. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 6 days ago

                                Coufal getting more than 5

                            5. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              I get Raphinha if he doesn't play so not too bothered

                            6. FPL Pillars
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              I sold him for Ings as did not trust Moyes. My cup rival had him and no one on his bench to sub on 😛

                            7. im1974
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Barnes for me. Fingers crossed

                          18. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Anyone else got Pope and McCarthy? Who are you playing in week 25? I think it's got to be Pope, even with one game fewer...

                            1. drughi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              100%, mccarthy is 3 points at best.

                            2. suddenorgan
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              assuming McCarthy isn't going to get dropped I would still roll the dice on the DGW

                            3. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Pope , no doubt

                          19. suddenorgan
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            When are we likely to have Spurs v Villa confirmed as being GW29? and how safe is it to assume that's where it's going?

                            Think it's literally the difference between WC25 or 30 for me

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

                            Does anyone know when we'll find out if Fulham have a DGW or not?

                            Aina is literally the only budget DGW defender I don't own who I'd be interested in. Otherwise, I'd genuinely be tempted to just bring in a BHA defender for the decent run of fixtures, BGW game and a decent single GW26 match too.

                            1. TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Should be this week.

                          21. Captain_Shirokov
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Pope - Martinez
                            Dias - Cancelo - Tarkowski - Dallas - Coufal
                            Sterling - Bruno - Son - Grealish - Soucek
                            Cavani - Antonio - Bamford

                            Not a clue what to do, made transfers last week on the basis I would wildcard this week (Sterling/Cavani/Tarkowski in for a hit)..

                            Not so sure now, my rank has been decimated by benching Martinez/Soucek's hauls and not having Gundogan.

                            I have only WC and BB left, what on earth should I do with this team?

                            1. Captain_Shirokov
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              oops thought it was a new page!

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

                              Basically, don't panic.

                              Your team is fine.

                              I don't think wildcard is needed yet at all.

                              Find a way to get Kane in for 26. Build for BGW29 after that with your FTs and a couple of hits maybe. Wildcard after that for the final stretch.

                              You're fine.