Scout Notes

Ings back among goals but Saints lose again in final Gameweek 25 audition

SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 WOLVES

The FPL Round-up: 4
  • Goals: Danny Ings (£8.4m) | Ruben Neves (£5.1m), Pedro Neto (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) | Nelson Semedo (£5.2m), Neves
  • Bonus: Neves x3, Ings x2, Armstrong x1

A magical winner from Pedro Neto (£5.7m) condemned Southampton to a sixth consecutive league defeat, as Wolves turned around a half-time deficit to win 2-1.

It was a poor first half for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, going behind to a sensational Danny Ings (£8.4m) volley and failing to produce a shot on target. Yet an early second-half penalty – given for a Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) handball – was converted by Ruben Neves (£5.1m), who then assisted Neto’s tormenting of Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) which ended with a powerful close-range shot that curled inside Alex McCarthy’s (£4.5m) far post.

“Players like Pedro [Neto], Adama [Traore] and Daniel [Podence], their games are based on one-v-one situations and when they have space and they can do their actions, they are very difficult to stop. But I’m pleased because it was a huge moment for us, a big, big moment that Pedro gave us.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves have been struggling to score all season, especially since the long-term injury suffered by Raul Jimenez (£8.2m) in November. Neto, as their only consistent goal threat, is certainly an FPL asset to consider after steadily amassing an impressive five goals and six assists.

SAINTS’ MULTIPLE DOUBLE GAMEWEEKS

Upcoming announcements could possibly gift Southampton with three consecutive Double Gameweeks. It’s just that they are in dreadful form, with their run of defeats including a 9-0 massacre at Manchester United and a failure to equalise against the nine men of Newcastle United.

Ings had seemingly stopped the rot, declaring love to his FPL ownership by scoring a beautiful Valentine’s Day volley. Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) carried the ball down the left blank and crossed it onto the perfectly crisp technique of Ings’ right foot.

The 28-year-old also scored when these two sides met in the FA Cup 72 hours previously. Popular at the season’s start due to his 22 goals of last season, Ings had bagged five this time until a Gameweek 7 injury at Aston Villa. Returns have been slower upon his recovery but the prospect of facing Chelsea (h) and Leeds (a) in Gameweek 25 will appeal to some.

Visits to Everton and Sheffield United follow that, potentially joined by rearranged trips to Manchester City and Tottenham. The quantity of games would be enticing, the quality of opponents not so much.

REDMOND PLAYING AS A STRIKER

A key part of the opening goal belongs to Nathan Redmond (£6.4m). He cleverly blocked Conor Coady (£4.8m) from being at the exact spot the ball was struck from, adding to the out-of-position potential given by his recent move up front alongside Ings.

It impressed Ralph Hasenhuttl during their midweek FA Cup clash. “I like him more, to be honest,” said the manager. “He gives me more deep runs and his quality on the ball causes problems for the opponent.”

In the first half, it seemed like Redmond and Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) were constantly switching their striker and left-winger roles. They linked up well in the 11th minute when Redmond cut inside and slipped in the Liverpool loanee, whose shot was saved but ultimately offside.

Redmond looked bright and was soon put through on goal by a pinpoint Armstrong pass. His pass to Ings was returned, curling a shot that was destined for the bottom corner if not for a superb Rui Patricio (£5.3m) save.

A second-half dribble set up an Armstrong long-range attempt before the latter was replaced by Che Adams (£5.8m) to put Redmond back into midfield. Adams was a popular cheap striker option in earlier months but is without a goal since December 13, so his remaining owners will be concerned by the loss of starting spot.


“We have no points, we have again lost the game, and again I don’t think we have deserved to lose, but that’s the way in the moment and we’ve got to keep on going. At the moment, we get punished for situations that are unbelievable for me.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

Set-piece expert James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) was again quiet in open play and the team’s defensive strengths have disappeared, not keeping a clean sheet since Gameweek 17. Since then, the Saints have conceded 20 goals in six league matches. Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) has had a particularly torrid time, totalling -7 at Old Trafford thanks to an own goal, red card and conceding nine times.

He followed with what looked like an own goal at Newcastle, although this was mercifully credited to Miguel Almiron (£5.6m). The centre-back was shown a yellow card here for fouling Neto.

WALKER-PETERS INJURED AGAIN

Things look worse for managers with Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m). Once of decent ownership, the right-back missed the previous four league games with a quad problem and returned here but limped off after 72 minutes.

Going forward, many will avoid buying players from either defence. Wolves may have kept two clean sheets from their last five matches but, beyond Coady and Patricio, it’s difficult to identify a nailed-on centre back. Today, goal threat Romain Saiss (£4.9m) got the nod but sometimes the budget-friendly Max Kilman (£4.0m) starts instead.

Wing-back Nelson Semedo (£5.2m) could be seen as overpriced because earning this penalty was only his second assist of the season, with Jonny (£5.4m) being eased back into action on the left side after his anterior cruciate ligament injury. The Spaniard was replaced at half-time in their two previous matches but lasted until the 72nd minute at St Mary’s.

Up front, loanee Willian Jose (£7.0m) was anonymous and is still without a goal in England.


Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters (Salisu 72’), Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong (Adams 69’), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Minamino (Djenepo 62’); Ings, Redmond.


Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny (Marcal 69’); Traore, Willian Jose (Fabio Silva 89’), Neto (Kilman 90’).

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439 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can I get a score check please guys?

    1. faver
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      85, 6 to go

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        84, 6 to go

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      85

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

      86, 8 to go.

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

        Blimey. I really should have kept the armband on Gundo.

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

          Yes. Only Bamford in my team has blanked till now. Hope the doublers return again.

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

            I’m on another bad luck run now. Sold Stones instead of Dias. Got Mee instead of Lowton. So only 8 played so far.

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

              That's rough! I got Tark instead of Lowton and absolutely hated it when he scored. Mee should feature I think.

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

      99 with 5 to play

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

      101 after a hit, with 5 to play (inc Gundogan and Antonio - if both start)

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

        Wow

    6. Mweene
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      115. No chips.

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

        Holy crap

        1. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Haha - got very lucky. Up to 900 OR...

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

            Sweet Jesus.

    7. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      72 with 7 to go...

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

      Yikes. I’m on 64.

    9. BeWater
        2 months, 3 days ago

        98 with 5 players including Gundo (c) left. No chips used and no hits taken.

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

          I’d be buzzing. You’ve got 50% more than me this week.

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        72 with 6 to go if remaining player starts

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

        80, 7 to go

      • Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        79, wrong captain choice in Sterling
        3 x City, 2 x Burnley, 1 x Evertom, 2 x West Ham to go

      • The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        85 with 6 to play

      • Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        77 with 7 to go, but need Sterling (C) to go big, Mee to play and Gundo to stay somewhat quiet even though I own him 😀

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

          Hahahaha. I need exactly the same things as you. I wish you the very best of luck.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Please just don’t do a score check again, so depressing reading these haha

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

          Can’t be doing much worse than 64 with a Dias no show and an injured Mee over Lowton.

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

            Check me out!

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

              Wow.

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

        102 with 9 to go.

        One of them is Digne vs. MCI, so the potential increase is limited!

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

          Bosh.
          Come on man, just admit you’ve smashed it and stop worrying.

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

            Haha I know it's good. I did play BB which boosts it, but Martinez alone made it worth it.

            Still behind bloody Fudgy though!!

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

              I’d throw up then.

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

          78 with 7 to go including capt.

      • Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        77 7 to play (-4 point hit)

      • Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        90, 4 to go

      • Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        85, 6 to go

      • Offside Trapattoni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        80 with 7 to go including Gundo C.

        Clawed to 50K overall from almost 1.1 million OR GW12. Goal is to crack 10K this season but it will be very difficult.

      • Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        103, 6 to go

        Only Grealish & Son failed so far

      • dsefton
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        89, 9 to go

      • bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Just 62

        Going Salah to Sterling (c), over Cancelo with Gundo (c) has cost me 20 points so far.

      • Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        125, 10 to go on bench boost. GW rank of 92

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

          That’s the greatest score I’ve ever seen. Amazing. Stands up and applauds.

          1. Guru Mediation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah I'm giddy tbh

        2. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          wow

        3. KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Damn!!

        4. Munchen KFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Great score good job by you!

        5. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          That's unbelievable!!

          What a jump - from c. 100k to 18k with 10 to play is immense

          Well played mate!!!

        6. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hats off there. Well played.

        7. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You are a guru

      • CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        84 (-8)

        8 players left.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        95 with so many to go

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

          Lovely

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

        84, 7 to go

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        87. Coufal to go.

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

          No city players??

      • KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        91 with 7 to go. A bit unreal tbh, given my subs pre-GW.

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

        52 with 4 to come. Luckily you can't see the tears under this helmet.

        1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Aww 🙁

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

          Oofff

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

          Lol

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

        47

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

          Brutal

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        80, 6 to go hopefully

      • tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        64, 7 to play.

      • Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        90 with Sterling rather than Gundo cap.

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

          Ouch. Ended up putting it on him too.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He could come good to be honest - there is a not completely unrealistic chance he matches Gundogan's score if the latter misses out.

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

              That’d be amazing. Just want to go through in the cup after my stupid last minute move.

        2. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Also I know it's what you did do not what you didn't do but I thought I had played White over Son but was so focussed on the DGWers I didn't notice. That cost me 4 points in the end!

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

            Oh no I’m all ears on the it’s what you didn’t do front. As I know how painful it can be.

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Can't complain really! It's been a great week and could get even better if the Gundo cappers can't score any more points. Best of luck in the cup.

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        97
        5/6 to go depending on Gundo fitness.

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

        99 with 8 to go

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

        80. 5 to go

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

      Is AWB >> Shaw sideways?

      It would allow funds to free up to move Kane in for 26 so it would serve that purpose also. Shaw looks much more a threat, his numbers are awesome. That DGW, will he start both though?

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think that's a smart move

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

        No it’s not.

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

          Cheers

      3. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No, Shaw is a much better pick.

        Getting in to the box a lot and was taking corners from both sides yesterday. Set-pieces too.

        He's done well points wise recently but has been quite unlucky not to get a lot more.

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

          Thanks, you reckon he starts both DGW in 26?

          That’s what stopped me last turn, but cost 6 points so I suppose in long run might not even make huge difference

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah - Telles will play in the cup games I'm assuming.

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

              Yea expect him to was in europa. If shaw starts however I am holding firm haha

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

              To start.*

      4. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I don't believe in sideways moves, only in priorities.

        If you have no better move to make, it's a good transfer.

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

          I am pretty well set elsewhere yes

    11. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio news?

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

        Just got to wait and see now.

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        late fitness today

      3. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Can’t see it. Seems pointless risking him against Sheff Utd

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

          Hm, hope so

        2. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          True - who would they play up front though? Isn't Yarmolenko injured as well?

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Soucek

            1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Got both Soucek and Antonio in my starting XI. But the thought of Soucek up front made me moist

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

      What to do with DCL? Hold in anticipation of DGW or move on?

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If he plays against City, I'm holding

      2. BeWater
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'm holding him for 25.

        • jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          hold, he will have two more DGWs with really good fixtures

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

            Thanks guys

          2. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            really? when?

            1. Fergies fledgling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              most likely 26. Then 27 or 28 on top of that. Games away at west brom and villa to catch up

      3. George James
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Do we think Gundo plays Wednesday night?

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

          I hope so as I capped but why risk if there’s a chance of further injury. Hopefully he’s recovered and it was just a little tight and he precautionary. I believe there is a presser so we will know more soon.

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

            Was precautionary*

        2. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I capped him and I'm not expecting him to play to be honest.

          Have absolutely no reason other than a gut feeling though...

        3. Huckfead
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hope he does as Triple C, but think he will be rested

      4. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Worth BenchBoost?

        Martinez Dias Burn Adams

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          yeah

        2. OleGGMU
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Apart from Martinez and perhaps Dias aswell, I'd say no way should you waste the chip. Burn is an O.G king and Adams might not start any of the games or at most plays one

      5. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Shaw surely won't play twice in DGW.

        Telles is good and will get minutes.

        1. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Telles will play in the Europa League won't he?

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

          Tellers probably gets the Europa league game

        3. MMN
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          And then Shaw plays 3 times in 6 days vs Chelsea Palace and City?

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Might not be 6 days - might be 7 or 8.

            1. MMN
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              How? There is only 6 days between Chelsea and City? Will one of them be moved?

        4. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Played twice in DGW19

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

        Pope
        Dias Stones Dallas
        Salah Fernandes Son Gundogan
        Cavani Bamford Antonio

        Steer Soucek Coufal Mitchell

        1FT 3.2m

        Made a mistake using last FT to do DCL to Cavani (Ings was always the smart move).

        Do I do Cavani to Ings?

        Sensible thing is to wait for 26 fixtures I guess, don't want to WC yet and want to TC Kane in 26 (still have BB).

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Same first team apart from Cancelo instead of Dias and made the same move too, I think I'm doing Antonio > Ings, keeping Cavani for Newcastle, expect them to be awful without Wilson.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Antonio to Ings blocks Kane in 26 for me (without multiple moves).

      7. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Any update on DCL?

      8. marcos11
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Are fixtures enough of a reason to pick Ings irrespective of his and Southampton’s form?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            he has proven in the past, that when in form, he is fixture proof.

          2. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Might be a decent punt if you're chasing. Both Ings and Antonio are too injury prone for me to consider though.

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

            Gw25 fixtures is against chel and saints right? It may not be that easy.

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

              I mean Chelsea and leeds

              1. marcos11
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah he has 6 fixtures potentially in next three gw, Che/Lee Eve/Tot Shu/Mci i think

          4. SharkyT
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Would you wildcard OUT this team with BB in mind for DGW26

            Marty
            Cancelo Mee Dallas
            Gundo Greal Bruno Salah Sterling
            DCL Bamford
            (Steer Antonio Coufal Kilman)

            If I don’t WC I would look to do DCL>Ings this week & then Sterling/Antonio to Kane/Barnes for a hit next week.

          5. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Is it worth using my 1FT to get Raphina in for Soucek if I am just going to remove him GW26. Should I do it or save FT and have 2FT next week?

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

              Completely depends what you'd do with the extra transfer.

              Raphinha looks great for this week obviously.

          6. MMN
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            2 FT 0.1m ITB. WC gone, going to BB in 26.

            Anything better than Chilwell, DCL & Antonio > Dallas, Ings, Bamford?

            Areola
            Stones, Mee, Cancelo
            Gundo, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Barnes
            Watkins, Antonio
            Martinez, Chilwell, DCL, Justin

          7. Mufc202020
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            It wouldn’t surprise me now if Ederson takes the next Man City pen after Peps comments after the game. Especially after that awful Rodri, who do you think is next up?

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

              Imagine Ederson hitting it straight at the keeper leading to a quick counter.

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

              Anyone's guess. Pep didn't like the Rodri pen. May well be Ederson - but maybe they'll do more penalty drills & just see who's best.

            3. Offside Trapattoni
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              A few seasons ago someone commented to the media (Sergio Romero? Can't remember who it was) said Ederson was the best from the spot when they would practice pens at training.

            4. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              KDB, Aguero, Gundogan. If KDB and Aguero are out then I still think it is Gundogan. Sterling shouldn't take it.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Aguero is bad at penalties.

                1. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  He's one if the best at Man City

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

              Generaly speaking they are so awful as regards to penalties that if they don’t give them to Ederson they may select penalty taker randomnly. Everybody missed at least once in important maches including KdB Aguero Jesus Mahrez Gundogan Sterling it is difficult to find aniother group of such great players who have commonly such weaknes. ManU was also bad in penalties until Fernandes arrival.

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

            Instead of playing WC, could take a hit in the next 2 GWs to have teams below. Thoughts?

            For 25
            Martinez
            Cancelo/Stones/Tarko/Dallas
            Bruno/Salah/Grealish/Gundo
            Bamford/Antonio

            Martin/DCL/Coufal/Stephens

            For 26, could use TC
            Martinez
            Cancelo/Stones/Tarko
            Bruno/Salah/Grealish/Barnes/Gundo
            Kane/DCL

            Martin/Bamford/Dallas/Coufal

          9. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Grealish creativity is crazy. Shame it doesn't translate to decent FPL points.

            https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/lk60fm/grealish_is_in_a_league_of_his_own/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

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

              oh come on - he's the 4th highest scoring mid in the game (6th highest offensive player) and has 18 goal involvements in 22 games!

              He's comfortably on track for 200+ points

              How is that not decent FPL points?

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                If you take out the freak Liverpool game (though Villa's style does match up to them perfectly), he's not as outstanding.

          10. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            If GW29 fixtures are moved to DGW26 I can't fit him and Kane into my team. So the choice would be

            A) Ings, DCL, Cancelo

            B) Kane, Adams, Stones

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Fit who?

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Ings

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

              A looks better but good luck going without Kane

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

                I think A makes sense if you're looking at a bench boost but B is better for TC.

                All chip dependent at this point.

            3. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Adams has lost his starting place, he's a no-go.

          11. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            88 (-4) with Cancelo, Stones, Gundo C, Taylor and Soucek to go.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              This is a reply fail.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                It stands on its own

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  It also puts the lotion on its skin!

          12. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I hope him and his big willy 'feel' better...

            https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1361229184358612994

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

              50:50 chances then imo

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

              it was reported he had a set back in training yesterday........not looking good im afraid ( owner and fan )

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

                Who plays ST if he is out?

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

                  Given Yarmo seemed injured too, I'd say maybe Lingard false 9.

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

                  Talk of Linguard playing as a false 9

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

                    Under 2.5 goals incoming

          13. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Salah or Bruno captain?

            Bruno will have a high EO

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Obviously neither of them

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Don’t fancy ings or Bams

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Raphinha is also much better than any SGW player

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    All 3 will be in the team for sure

                    Who you leaning to?

                    1. jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Bamford definitely

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

              This week? Bamford all day, but Bruno if you don't have him.

            3. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I thought Ings vs bamford will be tougher choice.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I guess ings will get the bps if he scores just Southampton haven’t looked great of late - more defensive injuries

                Bamford idk.... seems like too much stress

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

              I'd still be tempted on Bamford for the two games.

              Let's see how Newcastle are tonight - United struggled against a team sitting deep last night & Newcastle's recent defensive numbers aren't too bad.

              Salah EO will probably be a fair bit lower, but decent chance of a return with how decent his personal stats have been & how poor Everton have been at the back. It is a derby though...

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Bamford I can see getting a 2, 6 or a 5, 6. Just don’t see a high ceiling

                But with Bruno, they’ll be all the bps and the plausible extra CS and goal point

                Salah vs poor form Everton side

                Think it’s tough

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

              Raphinha looks immense.. Think Leeds will batter Southampton esp with W-P out..

          14. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Captain Salah next GW?

          15. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Forster........any chance he takes over for McCarthy? Would Bench Boost GW25, if so

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

              You're very unlikely to find out if Forster will start next GW... if that at all helps your decision.

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

                Could it be mentioned in a presser?

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

                  Could be. Not very often you get a manager outwardly saying X will start.

            2. Ruinenlust
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Honestly yes

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

              What McCarthy did wrong yesterday??

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              "Hampshire Live: Ralph Hasenhuttl will stick with goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for Sunday's return clash with Wolves but he has admitted that Fraser Forster has impressed him with his string of clean sheets. #SaintsFC"

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 3 days ago

                That leaves a lot of uncertainty.......blimey

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

            Would you bench boost this in 26 with a -4?

            Pope | McCarthy*
            Cancelo | Stones | Cresswell | Dallas* | Struijk*
            Salah | Bruno | Son | Grealish | Gundogan
            DCL | Bamford* | Antonio

            Would mean no Ings though...

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

              25* not 26

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

              Would be good to add more dgw players especially in place of Antonio

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

                Who though? Adam’s not nailed anymore it seems and can’t afford Ings

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

              If Gundo and Antonio are fit,I would

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

                Cheers

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

              No

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

                Reasoning:

                - By your own accords, SOU keeper situation unknown
                - MCI -could- bench either of Cancelo/Stones (e.g. if Stones plays again this GW, would it worry you?)
                - Creswell/Antonio vs. TOT is not the best. Spurs could score & Antonio might be unfit/look dodgy again
                - Is Grealish vs. Leicester even that good given recent forms?
                - Dallas/Struijk, yeah I guess they have a double but they still look suspect.

                Would just play:

                McCarthy
                Cancelo / Stones / Dallas
                Salah / Bruno / Son / Gundogan / Grealish
                Bamford / DCL

                Maybe do Antono > Ings & bench one of Grealish/Son (or Gundog if injured). Play Struijik if you really want. Pope vs. McCarthy is a tough one. Would g for the player with 2 fitures, but Pope could outscore in one. Don't really see a SOU CS in 25.

                1. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  I agree with this fella

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

                  Thanks for this superb feedback Hazz.

                  This kind of deep thought and reasoning is what makes this site great, big up to you.

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

                    Don't take my advice too much to heart. I've only just got back sub-1 million OR this week and made so many decisions that have gone badly this season!

            5. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              The Saints keeper situation makes it uncomfortable. That and Man City rotation.......I’m in a similar boat

          17. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Is there a better dgw to bb than 26? I don't see a unanimous opinion on here about bb26 is it because of tc on Kane or majority took bb on 19???

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

              Both of the latter I think

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

                Sorry?

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

                  I.e it is because of both tc on Kane and majority took bb on 19

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

                    Oh thanks..

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

              I think it is WC + BB that people are now having reservations about

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

                I mean I don't see any easy way to bb other than 26 I don't think majority of us need to wc to get a bb team.. Most players in the template has proposed dgw in 26.Most major teams have dgw..Very surprised to see less bb teams post here. I thought majority will bb..

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

                  I was all set on it, still might, but dead-end to 29 and wc after is the new black

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

              No

            4. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I’m on 25, depends on your team and who’s got doubles

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

              Got to bench boost at some point and no better time than the biggest DGW of the season. Hate having to carry money on my bench so getting it out of the way ASAP.

          18. Kaptenen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Bought Son for 9.1, selling price is 9.3 currently. Will I lose value on the next drop from 9.6 --> 9.5 ?

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

              I don't think so. It should be the next drop that does you.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Nope

            3. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              No.

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

              No, a further drop doesn’t affect your sell price. But why would you want to with a tasty DGW coming up?

              1. Kaptenen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                On Wildcard, toying with a 26BB squad but on a tight budget with Son, Kane, Bruno and Salah. Reckon Son will be the one to downgrade if cash needed.

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

              No

          19. mr. inconspicuous
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Can I get your thoughts on my wildcard

            Martinez McCarthy
            Lowton Stones Cancelo Dallas Shaw
            Son Bruno Salah Gundo Raphinha
            Bamford Kane Ings

            0.3 ITB, will bench boost GW26

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

              Not sure Lowton will score every week. Just joking, looks pretty good. No room for Dallas this week?

            2. 824545201
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I'd go for Areola instead of McCarthy and play Martinez gw25.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                If only we could have two Areolas

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Just need Swansea promoted, they have Paul Arriola.

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Draw a (c) on your Aerola and you will have double

            3. Kaptenen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Looks great! Which of you attackers will you bench in GW25?

              1. mr. inconspicuous
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Ah I didn’t consider that, it’s gonna give me a benching nightmare. It would have to be one of Bruno, Son or Salah which I don’t like the sound of. I’ve managed to get Dallas in, will look at Areola.

            4. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              That’s pretty much the team I want but can’t afford it, not even close! How are you managing it?

              1. mr. inconspicuous
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I’ve been quite fortunate tbid season with getting players in early (DCL, Bamford) I’ve also been paying a lot of attention to price rises and took a few hits which I haven’t done in previous seasons

            5. 1justlookin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Decent. Mines similar except Ive got grealish to your salah, cnat find the funds to own Salah as well. :-/

              Benching id the problem in gw 25. Im tempted not to BB in GW 26 and use it later.

              Im getting Struijk and Konsa to your Dallas and Lowton.

          20. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            @ExWHUemployee
            3 fitness tests tomorrow: Antonio, Balbuena and Diop

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Expecting the worst for Antonio

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah I don't think they'll risk him

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

              So worst case scenario leaves them both toothless and vulnerable.

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

                (All depends on the fitness test of course.)

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

              Son 2 pointer it is then!

            4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Westham game tonight right?

          21. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Is Olsen the best 4.5 gk for gw26?

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

              No he's just playign because Pickford is not fit.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              He’s almost as bad as Pickford himself, and no he’s not nailed

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

              Everton cannot defend though regardless of who starts in goal

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

              Possibly the worst actually.

            5. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              cheers. Who is the best then?

          22. gedda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Gents,

            Looking for a good article/resource on the remaining fixtures, potential dgws etc.
            Is there one on here or in the community articles? Is the next one the only one confirmed?

            S

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              No need for articles, get on Ben Crellin Twitter

              1. gedda
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Thank you gents!

            2. 824545201
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Check out Ben Crellin on Twitter.

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

              Well the resource would be Ben Crellin on Twitter.

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                That was a good one! Navigating bgw 33 with FH by using dead end 29 and WC 30/31 strategy was mentioned there. It is something to consider, but not without caveats though.

            4. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Perhaps no point speculating now, since the fixtures are probably announced rather sooner than later.

              1. gedda
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Copy. I figured from a little scouting that this would be the case.

          23. SIGGYMETIMBER
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Take it there won't be a Pep press conference before Everton game because he did it at Christmas?

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

              Probably tomorrow

            2. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              make sense