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. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guys is bam and Dallas oly ok in gw25? No saints player here..i have 2ft and planning to bb 26..This week transfers would be salah and Antonio to Maddy and kane..

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m going with bam and dallas unsure whether to cap bam

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Currently on bam at the moment..

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Live a little , the odd hit for the right DGW player could be gold

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hmm...

    3. RyanC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah, I think that's fine.

      DGW fixtures get a little overrated sometimes. My rule of thumb is: if you wouldn't bring them in during normal circumstances, think twice whether you'd bring them in for two matches.

      A bad option is still a bad option if they have two fixtures.

      I think Ings is the only Southampton player anyone would be looking at in normal circumstances, realistically.

      Leeds: Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas, and a few others.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd def want Raphinha even if it cost a -4

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah but my plan is to bb 26 so don't wanna waste a transfer...

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          But you're taking out Salah? That's not a waste of a transfer?

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I am bringing in Maddy and Kane who have dgw better than Salah, anyway I am still hesitant to sell Salah..

  2. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Crazy season this year, between 60-65 has resulted in red arrows in numerous weeks

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yep never been one like it , F off Covid

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      80 is the new 60

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's been a funny one, scored 100 in gw19 and got a red arrow and could be similar this week

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That is crazy 100 and a red

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      On the flip side it means that there are some lucky barstewards out there who are profiting from our long and difficult struggle.

      Guys that potentially never got top 1M OR before and are now riding high while we pick apart opta data, training pics and chip strategies and are fighting for a green arrow 😆

      1. Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hopefully all this means is there are a huge amount of casuals to overtake over the next 14 GWs

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Amen

  3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Guys would you bb(-4) this on 26? or tc kane in 26?

    Martinez McCarthy
    Dias cancelo digne target lowton
    Son bruno grealish maddison gundo
    Kane bam dcl

    Worry is I need to loose salah in order to get kane.

    Suggestions will be helpful..

    1. Azurri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I would bench boost that team. You could TC later.

  4. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is this bench worth a bench boost?

    Martinez(LEI) - Coufal(TOT) - Grealish(LEI) - Dias(ars)

    1. RyanC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not for me, no.

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks, if I don't BB this week then I'm not sure when I'll ever play it is the thing.

        1. RyanC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah, I get it, it's a frustrating chip!

          I'd still be tempted to wait and see. 14 gameweeks to go still. You just never know what circumstances might crop up between now and GW38.

          Still, there could be some circumstances where it might be useful. For example, if you know you're wildcarding and bringing in bench fodder for the rest of the season, then yeah, it's probably worth using it now!

          Good luck!

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yep that's all true. At least it isn't as useless as the All Out Attack chip.

            1. RyanC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Bloody hell yeah, All Out Attack, what a useless chip that was...

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      try next week?

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Next week when three of those four will play twice?

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        May WC yet and regardless, it would be the Leeds/other single GW players on the bench.

  5. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Some info on Gundo

    "Sounds like not too serious but they don’t want to take any chances. So in practice that will probably mean they’re keeping an eye on him over the next couple of days and if he’s not comfortable then he won’t play"

    https://twitter.com/SamLee/status/1361313487033671681?s=19

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Some hope then..

  6. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is anyone (c)alah?

    1. RyanC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bamford for me, but I don't think Salah is a bad option for the armband with Everton's recent defensive form.

    2. Vazza
        1 month, 28 days ago

        (C)ernandes for me

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cane

        1. Vazza
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Or (c)on?

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Egyptians only

        3. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Bednarek tempting 😉

        4. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Can't see past Bamford, people don't learn from this GW that we should target DGW players

      • Vazza
          1 month, 28 days ago

          With the exception of Pascal Struijk, I have no players who play twice in the DGW25.

          Crazy right?

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yup especially when Bamford and Ings will be the favoured cap pick for 25

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 28 days ago

                If both get just score a goal a piece over the GW, not sure if it’s worth it.

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Have you not seen what a DGW player like Gundo scored compared to SGW player like Bruno this GW?

                  1. MMN
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    You're kidding right? He hasn't even played his second game yet so that has nothing to do with being a 'DGW player' lool.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 28 days ago

              No, Bamford the main popular pick and if you don't have him not unreasonable to think you don't have any DGW players.

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Mate, there are too many negative statements in your comment. Can you please rephrase as I’m not sure what you’re trying to say

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I think he's saying it's not crazy, bamford is the main popular pick so if you don't have him it's not crazy that you have no other dgw

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Thanks pal, makes sense. I have brought Kane in this week (for free) who is captainable along with Fernandes. I think too much emphasis is given to DGW players without having a longer term vision. In my mind, going without Bamford is a viable strategy and I’m bracing myself for this to crumble

                • Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Nope

                • Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Yes a bit. Leeds score lots of goals and Bamford in particular will have very high ownership. Raphinha on the other hand is so low owned it (3.2% overall, not sure on top 10k) that just looks like an amazing opportunity to me

                  1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I don't want EO/O to affect my captaincy pick.

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      I never said it should. I'm saying it's worth factoring in the impact of not having a certain player? If Bamford does well in the double you're likely to get a big red arrow but if you think he won't do well then you'll see the benefit. Only problem you have is Leeds score loads of goals

                      1. Vazza
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          But so do Spurs when Son and Kane are both on the pitch. I therefore went for Kane rather than getting Bamford this week and then upgrading him to Kane next week for a hit.

                          1. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Valid move, can't have them all. Personally I'm quite happy to take a hit to try and maximise my score, particularly in a double. I'll have Kane and Bamford this week but in your position I would take the -4

                        • Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I’m on Raphinha

                      2. Vazza
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Exactly, low EO should be seen as an opportunity to make up some ground

                  2. FPL Kaka
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ings or Bamford captain this week?

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Fernandes for me

                      • AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bamford

                      • Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bamford out of those

                      • Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bamford

                      • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bamford or Raphinha

                      • FPL Pillars
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I’ve both and bus cap was Bam. May change it, also Ralphina an option.

                      • Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Coinflip at the moment , tough , Fernades in the mix

                      • Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Raphinha

                      • yakirh
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Bamford

                    2. Quan MisTaka
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Who scores more from 26 onwards

                      A)Salah + Raphina + Dias

                      B)Son + Stones + Maddison

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Cannot say until fixtures from 26-29 is confirmed

                        1. Debauchy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Sound advice Tony , of course this is the only answer

                      2. stu92
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Would personally say A, as Salah is still getting goals even though Liverpool aren’t playing well and Son is not looking great in this Spurs team.

                    3. stu92
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      DCL to Dings for next 3? Makes sense to me, especially since Southampton look more likely to get more doubles than Everton.

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Don't know about Dings but Antonio may be the switch if you have him?

                        1. stu92
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Already have Antonio and Bamford. I’m well stacked for the DGW, working towards Kane for BGW29 (assuming Spurs get announced for that) and so I have a free transfer this week for DGW benefit. If I don’t go Dings, likely will roll the transfer.

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Saints just not firing for me, no matter how many games they've got. I'd have more confidence in Watkins.

                    4. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      West Ham fans rightly frustrated and worse with the way their club is being run in the Board room.

                      https://www.hammers.news/injury-news/west-ham-fans-are-fuming-after-hearing-michail-antonio-update-from-exwhuemployee/

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Would be hilarious if he starts tonight. Ex gets a lot of unnecessary hate.

                      2. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Those West ham fans comments cracked me up

                      3. Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        FFS they are a mid division side. Moyes has done wonders with them this season. Patience Morons.

                      4. Atletico Junior
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Must be frustrated and fuming at being 6th place with 1 game to play...

                    5. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      no leeds players, how does this look?

                      Soucek, Antonio and Digne to Ayling, Bamford and Raphina for a -4?

                      Ayling over Dallas so I have the cash to move Bamford to Kane(TC) for 26

                      1. Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Looks good to me

                      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Only def from Leeds I would get is Dallas. Leeds def is not worth the -4 especially Ayling when he doesn't play RB. Just stick with Bamford and Raphinha

                        1. dbeck
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          yeah but need to downgrade Digne to free up cash to get in Kane, figured why not a leeds def, will bench in 26

                          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Go cheap with Struijk at 3.9. He has been a decent threat for headed set pieces in the last couple of games

                      3. RyanC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Looks good! Not tempted to save even more and go Struijk instead of Ayling though?

                        1. dbeck
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          its crossed my mind but need gw29 secruity

                    6. RyanC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Honestly tempted to just bring Dunk in.

                      No DGW fixtures, but plays WBA. Good form, a nice run and a decent game in the BGW saving a transfer down the line.

                      I don't see many better DGW options in that price range. Aina if Fulham get a DGW26, maybe?

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        yeah i was looking there, need a cheapie to see me through the double to allow me to get Kane, Fulham def maybe, or Konsa (if no martinez). Maybe Sheff utd if they double

                        1. RyanC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Yeah, slim pickings at this price range, but BHA defence screams out at me as the best pick. Might just go for it!

                      2. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I’m doing it for BB

                    7. royals forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      Any early ideas for this team for next GW

                      Martinez Johnstone

                      Stones Coufal Dallas Mee Dias

                      Salah Rashford Fernandes Saka Gundogan

                      DCL Watkins Ings

                      0.2 ITB 1 FT BB/TC remaining

                      Any ideas would be welcomed

                      1. RyanC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        I'd be looking to bring Raphinha and/or Bamford in somewhere.

                        Definitely Saka to Raph.

                      2. Vazza
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          As above.

                          Who is the picture of in your DP?

                      3. davies
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Thoughts on this wildcard lads?

                        (*Targett in 26)

                        Martinez Areola
                        Cancelo Stones Shaw Dallas* Burn
                        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
                        Kane Bamford Watkins

                        Cheers.

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Very similar to what I'm looking at so looks great to me! Not sure if Fulham will get a double unfortunately so look out for that. I'd love to get Areola but you might want to go for another DGWer?

                          1. davies
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Good spot thanks - maybe McCarthy?

                            What differences do you have?

                            1. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Only differences is a couple of defenders at the minute. I'm toying with the idea of dropping one of Son or Kane to get a bit of strength to my BB in 26. Could then get Ings for Watkins and have cash to take a -4 and move Bamford and Raph to say DCL and Harvey Barnes but need to look at it a bit more closely and hoping the fixtures are announced soon

                      4. Kudo Warrior
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        Who's taken Justins spot now he's out?

                        1. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Ricardo Pereira is back

                          1. Kudo Warrior
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Is he a good long term pick then? I see them chop and change a lot.

                            e.g if Fofana and Castagne come back what would be the nailed back 4?

                            1. Pat Bonner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              He's a good pick but you have to pay a lot for him, not sure its worth it

                              1. Kudo Warrior
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Who would you suggest then?

                                1. Pat Bonner
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  There's loads of good 4.5-5m defenders - Shaw, Targett, Brighton guys, Dallas, Burnley even, Vestergaard, Soyuncu worth keeping an eye on. Depends on your team and chip strategy on who's best pick

                        2. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          The original owner of that spot is back 😉

                          1. Kudo Warrior
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            haha fair enough.

                      5. Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 28 days ago

                        OK its that time again TO RANT Dont ask for advice unless you lay your your TOTAL situation on the line. What chips you have ? , when you are thinking of using ? and show your current team
                        Thank you and rant over, you may get a more reasoned answer when showing your hand

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Or you could just not reply.

                          1. Debauchy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Yep fair enough , but I guess the guy that posts expects a reply, No ?

                        2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          It really depends on the question they ask but generally I agree with you. Posts don't give enough info

                        3. Kudo Warrior
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Should I eat a snickers or a mars bar?

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Depends on your digestion strategy and other snacks in the cupboard mate - come on .... give us the context!

                            1. Kudo Warrior
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              I forgot to say, I don't have either in my home at the moment.

                              I'm also allergic to chocolate, and nuts.

                              1. Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                😆

                            2. Vazza
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Haha!

                            3. SweepaKeepa
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Saving your bench Boost then?

                              1. AC/DC AFC
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                That's lots of people's hesitation this season!

                        4. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          I have exact money to do Antonio to Kane for -4 (would mean benching Grealish). Worth it, or is my team good to go already?

                          Pope
                          Cancelo, Dias, Dallas
                          Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Raphinha, Gundogan
                          Ings, Bamford

                          McCarthy, Antonio, Cresswell, Mitchell

                          1. Quan MisTaka
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Do you think Kane will outscore Grealish by more than 4 this week? Does taking a hit this week mean you wont have to hit next week?

                            1. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              I'm not sure about this week but think I'll definitely make it back over week 26 and beyond. Thinking of triple captaining Kane in 26 too. I might take another hit next week to do Cresswell and Mitchell to defenders with doubles

                        5. Ohh1454
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 28 days ago

                          Is anyone thinking raphina could be a better captain shout then bamford next week ?

                          1. Pino
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Not really.

                          2. Debauchy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Yes thinking , but still on Bam , might even switch to Ings ?

                          3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            I'm currently leaning towards Raphinha over Bamford as captain at the moment. He is involved in most attacks, taking most of the set pieces and in great form.

                          4. Pat Bonner
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Yes I think so. Since GW7 when Raphinha started his first match, he's got same points as Bamford. Bamford on pens is what puts me off though

                            1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Another great stat on Raphinha.

                              "Since game week 9 (Raphinha's 1st start), no Leeds player has scored more FPL points
                              He has 3 more points than Bamford."

                              https://twitter.com/ahopcroft13/status/1361312135398187011?s=19

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Cheers, he's even better than I thought!

                                1. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  Keep it quiet!

                        6. marcos11
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Whos the better option for a bb26 and beyond on a wildcard? Kilman or Mitchell? Or someone else for 4.2m?

                            1. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Dan Burn might be good? Not entirely sure how nailed he is though

                            2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Both are not nailed and prone to random benching. I would go with Burn from Brighton for 4.2. Brighton defence in great form

                            3. RyanC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Definitely Burn. That Brighton defence is being so overlooked because of their lack of a double. Form, fixtures, and a solid BGW fixture to boot.

                            4. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Do you really need such Gunk ? so many low priced players beating the standards , just lose one of your high priced players and move on

                          • Quan MisTaka
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 28 days ago

                            Grealish or Barnes going forward?

                            1. Kudo Warrior
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              The English Messi with a right foot.

                            2. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Tricky. Barnes on fire and cheaper; Grealish games in hand. I can see myself adding Watkins and Targett to Martinez whereas I won't be wanting 3 other Foxes.

                              1. Kudo Warrior
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Plus so many fixtures to reschedule

                            3. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Had Barnes from GW 1 lost for latest haul ... sigh but given the DGWs thinking has to be Grealish ?

                            4. Sailboats
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              Grealish

                          • unclesbasement
                              1 month, 28 days ago

                              When will DGW fixtures be announced

                              1. Kudo Warrior
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 28 days ago

                                Hopefully by Friday evening.

                                1. unclesbasement
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    thats no good...Leeds are playing on friday evening. Gives me little to no time to make adjustments for my wildcard team

                                    1. Kudo Warrior
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Just have to deal with it mate. No way around it.

                                      1. unclesbasement
                                          1 month, 28 days ago

                                          yep hopefully it gets announced earlier

                                2. Chandler Bing
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 28 days ago

                                  If you could only have one of Raphina and Dallas for next GW, which one would you go for? Will be taken out on DGW26 anyway.

                                  1. Kudo Warrior
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Raph

                                  2. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Definitely the midfielder

                                    1. Chandler Bing
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      So Dallas?

                                  3. marcos11
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Dallas I think, just.

                                    • Debauchy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Hey Bing , hope you're well mate . I think Raphina mate , hoping Dallas has done his dash

                                      1. Chandler Bing
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        Yeah mate, all good. Playing the chasing game with WC25 and BB26 and an OR of 150K atm. How have you been?

                                    • Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Raphinha easily

                                    • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Raphinha stat

                                      "Since game week 9 (Raphinha's 1st start), no Leeds player has scored more FPL points
                                      He has 3 more points than Bamford."

                                      https://twitter.com/ahopcroft13/status/1361312135398187011?s=19

                                    • Pompel
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      has to be Dallas to me, no spot for extra midfielder requiring FT for dgw26.

                                  4. Jimmy Boy
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Any ideas of when we'll know for sure about DGW26?

                                  5. Sailboats
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 28 days ago

                                    Is Holding no longer first choice?

                                    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Think he has a chance to play against City but Luiz and Gabriel were good yesterday

                                    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      I think Arteta confirmed he wanted to give him a rest from the bench

                                    3. unclesbasement
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        he was getting rested especially with the difficult fixtures coming up

                                    4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Martinez Mccarthy
                                      Allioski Dias Stones Robinson Mee
                                      Grealish Gundo Salah Bruno Maddison
                                      Adams Antonio Cavani

                                      1ft 3.3 itb

                                      how does Antonio & Robinson > Bamford & B.White (-4) then BB look?

                                    5. Silecro
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Bottomed
                                      Which move would you prioritise out of those:

                                      A) DCL > Ings
                                      B) Antonio > Watkins
                                      C) A big surgery of DCL, Pope, Stones > Kane, 3.9, Burn (-4)

                                      Cheers!

                                      1. Bucket Man
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        B if injured. Otherwise A

                                    6. Debauchy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Im sure there are a number of Vegans on the site who are not emotionally challenged . But Im wondering whether to advocate more steaks for Fudgy ?

                                      Fudgy is a know Vegan , what advice should I give him ?

                                      A. Fudge eat that Steak

                                      B Fudge cry a little longer

                                      1. Hazz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        FPL Virgin is a vegan too.

                                        Not knocking veganism, but the coincidence/correlation... Although Virgin got better.

                                    7. Camzy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      It would be fun to do a FPL time capsule next year at the start of the season, midway through the season and last few weeks of the season.

                                      Who would've thought that Ilkay Gundogan would be the hottest FPL asset in the game at this point? Or that Patrick Bamford would be the most template striker? This season has had quite a lot of surprises. Wasn't too long ago that we all had Timo Werner and Auba in our GW1 teams. What about the essential Liverpool defenders?

                                      In GW35 we'll probably all have Maja and Havertz in our teams... Chelsea in particular are extremely differential.

                                      1. Traction Engine Foot
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        TAA's fall from grace has been spectacular.

                                        1. Party time
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 28 days ago

                                          True

                                      2. Party time
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 28 days ago

                                        Havertz will never be in our teams. I remember you kept on saying Havertz is the one to get before the season started...

                                        You believe in him so much but he is pants

                                    8. Bucket Man
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 28 days ago

                                      Thoughts on potential WC and BB26 team. Dallas sadly to DGW player planned. Can’t decide on

                                      A) Son and Ings
                                      B) Barnes and Kane

                                      Martinez, Areola
                                      Cancelo, Stones, Pereira, Shaw, Dallas
                                      Salah, Bruno, X, Gundogan, Rapha
                                      X, Bamford, Watkins