Scout Notes

Ings blanks in first Double Gameweek 25 fixture amid Chelsea penalty latest

SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) | Mason Mount (£6.8m)
  • Assists: Nathan Redmond (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Mount x3, Minamino x2, Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) x1, Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.7m) x1

INGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER

Ings takes Mount down inside the penalty area

It was an inauspicious start to Double Gameweek 25 for Danny Ings (£8.5m), who recorded a two-point score at home to Chelsea.

The forward failed to create a chance in the match and had just one shot – a 71st-minute rebound which was well off target, after Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) had hit the crossbar with a header.

Ings’ biggest contribution in the match was for the opposing team, as he gave away a penalty early in the second half by fouling Mason Mount (£6.8m) in the box.

“Tackling in the box is always dangerous and Ingsy knows this. He thought it was a cross coming in, wanted to block the cross.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

With Jorginho (£4.7m) on the substitutes’ bench, Mount stepped up to level from the spot and confirm himself as Chelsea’s second-choice penalty taker.

Ings owners, meanwhile, will be hoping Tuesday’s clash away to Leeds will prove much more fruitful after a possession-hungry Chelsea starved Southampton of chances on Saturday.

While Southampton appeared to flit between a back-four and a back-three early in the tie, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men effectively reverted to his tried-and-tested 4-2-2-2 system – though number 12 Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) was far more withdrawn than we are used to seeing.

However, lack of possession was the real cause of Ings’ shot-shy performance rather than formation.

TAKI ON ME

Southampton loanee Minamino nets the opener at home to Chelsea

Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) scored in the first half with Southampton’s only open-play goal attempt of the entire match.

Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) managed to find space behind the Chelsea midfield before sliding a ball through to Minamino on 33 minutes.

The on-loan Liverpool forward sold dummies to both Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.7m) and Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) before finishing with the outside of his boot.

Minamino’s goal is the first Chelsea have conceded to an opposition player since Tuchel took over as manager ahead of Gameweek 20. That run consisted of league ties against Wolves, Burnley, Spurs, Sheffield United and Newcastle.

“We played the maximum what we can at the moment. Tactically, against such a strong side with their possession stats, it’s important that you are committed against the ball. We defended quite well. The draw is, for us, like a win today. A first step back to our old behaviours, I think. With the ball, he (Minamino) is definitely a win for us. Against the ball, he still has to do a little bit more. But he learns this; it’s not something you learn from one day to the next, it takes a little bit of time.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

TUCHY SUBJECT

Abraham battles with Mohammed Salisu

Despite holding an ice pack to an ankle which had already taken a whack in Gameweek 24, Tammy Abraham‘s (£7.2m) half-time substitution was a tactical change. Thomas Tuchel explained:

“I’m not concerned about him. It [his substitution] was not from injury. It was hard for him to show his quality. Tammy could not put his stamp on this game so we changed, a little bit, the formation.” – Thomas Tuchel

Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) was Abraham’s replacement but lasted just 30 minutes before being hooked by the German.

“We brought in Hudson but with Hudson, I was not happy with the energy and with the attitude in counter-pressing. So we decided to take him off again because we demand a lot. We demand one hundred per cent. I had the feeling that he is not right in this shape. So it’s a decision for today. A hard decision, I know, for the players to come on and off but tomorrow, it’s forgotten. He has all possibilities to start again against Atletico [Madrid].” – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea’s lack of cutting edge in the final third was the real bee in Tuchel’s bonnet following the 1-1 draw. Such a display, against team a team riddled with defensive personnel problems perhaps does not bode too well for a Double Gameweek 26 schedule which pits the Blues against Manchester United (home) and Liverpool (away).

“Sometimes it’s like this in football; you concede one chance and they score. We were very, very good in the first 80 metres of the pitch but in the last 20, I was not happy. We were not decisive enough, we were not aggressive enough. We were not clinical enough; to be ahead, to create more chances, to create more big chances. Decision making was not good today. For me, frustrating was the last 20 metres. We had so many opportunities – half-chances – and I had the feeling we end our own attack, ourselves.” – Thomas Tuchel


Southampton XI (4-2-2-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Salisu, Vestergaard, Bednarek; Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Minamino (Tella 74′), Djenepo; Ings (Adams 85′), Redmond (N’Lundulu 90+3).

Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kante, Kovacic (Jorginho 75′), Reece James; Werner, Mount; Abraham (Hudson-Odoi 46′, Ziyech 75′).

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Elsewhere in Double Gameweek 25…

Burnley collected their ninth clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

However, owners of their defensive assets can probably consider themselves a little fortunate to benefit from the shut-out.

It looked, at first, that a red card for Semi Ajayi (£4.8m) in the opening period would severely dent the Baggies’ ability to trouble Nick Pope (£5.6m) but the exact opposite happened.

West Brom were comfortably the more attacking of the two outfits in the second half at Turf Moor and really should have found the net on multiple occasions.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) had a close-range effort cleared onto the crossbar while Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) fluffed a golden chance in front of a largely unguarded goal after a square-ball.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) really should have blasted the loose ball home, instead playing a sideways pass back to Pereira whose second effort was cleared off the line by James Tarkowski (£5.3m).

The centre-back is currently on for maximum bonus while Pope, who made two saves, is projected to receive two. Matt Lowton (£4.5m) is on one bonus despite a late yellow card.

Everton finally won their first Premier League match at Anfield for the first time since 1999 and there was involvement for some key Fantasy assets.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) was named on the bench but still managed to get himself an assist after he came on and was fouled by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) netted the resulting penalty, his second goal in his last three away matches.

Richarlison (£7.9m) also extended his recent form when he opened the scoring in the first few minutes of the encounter.

He has now scored in each of his last two matches, James Rodríguez (£7.7m) laying on the assist this time around. The Colombian has now registered an attacking return in two of his last three starts too.

Everton’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 15 came at the expense of a Liverpool attack that, once again, offered little going forward at home.

They have found the net just twice in their last six Premier League outings at Anfield.

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940 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I've already got Son. Don't want to lose any of my midfield to make the money for Kane really.

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No one is forcing you to bring in Kane

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Bring in Kane or I'll call the cops

      2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sorry, was replying to a question. Don't know where..

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Haha, excellent chaos

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    harrison and bamford to barnes and kane for free ? good moves ?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Good moves - 2 extra fixtures

    3. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you plan to bring Bamford back for GW29 then check whether you have the value left

    4. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Beautiful

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      thanks all and gl 🙂

  3. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What Brighton defenders are 'secure' starters, and what order what you rank them?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dunk Webster & White

      1. gogs67
          1 month, 24 days ago

          That not a firm of solicitors?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Maybe Webster and white LOL

          2. West End Exile
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nah, they're definitely estate agents.

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Dunk and white

      3. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Dunk

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Current draft and sticking with it for now...

      Martinez
      Dias / R.Pereira / Konsa
      Son / KDB / Traore / Pereira
      Kane / Vardy / DCL

      3.9 / Cancelo* / Burn / ESR

      1.0m ITB

      * want treble City for GW27 but think he'll be rested in one of the GW26 games

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I like perreira and vardy picks.. Bruno/salah will hurt thou.

      2. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Love the Vardy move (I’ve got him)

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cancelo over Dias for the excitement 🙂

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Would consider using the 1m in getting Barnes for Traore

    3. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Will Son rise today ??

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Definitely not 🙂

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Already did

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Will again tomorrow

    4. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Leicester’s Barnes or Everton’s Siggy just for DGW26?

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think they're are better options... 1

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          there are*

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Barnes

      3. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Which are the other options except from City

      4. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Barnes

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Check WBA Pereira as well

      6. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Barnes

        Is Arsenal a worse defence to attack than Fulham? Defo not on current form. Barnes is in amazing form.

        Compare Son - 7 blanks in last 10. Barnes has 3!

      7. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Barn door

    5. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on my current WC team

      Martinez (3.9)
      Cancelo, Pereiera, Reguilon (White, Struijk)
      Salah, Gundo, Bruno, Son, Maddison
      Kane, DCL (Brewster)

      no FH for 29 so have 6 atm and will get 3 or 4 more in by then

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Template

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Regulion fit? Shaw instead maybe?

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          will monitor his fitness
          not sure about Shaw he been looking good going fwd but dont think United keep many CS.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Only 2 City - they double in 27 too

        Barnes and KdB over Maddison and Mo (both upgrades IMO) would allow you to avoid Brewster perhaps for 29 player

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          cant fit in another city def and will have to sell mo for kdb but maybe that is a move I should make, just don't know for certain yet.

          Will consider both those moves and see how much money I have left to get a better third striker, Cheers for the reply

    6. Vazza
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Should I do

        A. Areola => Martinez (free)

        B. Grealish => DCL (4pt hit, with formation reconfiguration)

        C. Both for 8pt hit?

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B

      • MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Matt lowton essential surely now?

        The man is a points machine

        1. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Bad fixtures

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pereira for the DGW anyone?

        Was highest scoring player in the last big double

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Same price as Raphina too

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Good option tbh.. On penos and set pieces too.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah thinking straight swap for Raphinha

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              The problem with raphina that he has a game in gw29.. But if you have FH or 6/7 players already to play in gw29 i would do it.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yes have FH

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Raph is just so so consistent though - have him as a likely SGW hero.

        3. Parsnips
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Juicy fixtures afterwards as well

          • ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            could be a great differential

            mid slots are tough to free up so hes competing with grealish/maddison/barnes etc

            Im currently on maddison but wba have slightly better fixtures than Leicester so its one to consider for sure

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Yeah I don’t have much wiggle room so he’s the only option really, maybe Lookman.

              Would have XI DGWers (-4) plus McCarthy, Bamford, Dallas and Kilman on bench

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yes good shout if I did not get Barnes

          • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah you go for it

        4. OLB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Which combo best till end of season :

          A) Grealish and Bamford
          B KDB and Davis
          C. Soucek and Vardy

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            None

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If only grealish is fit

          3. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            A if Grealish is fit followed by C

            1. OLB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Thanks - it's actually the one I have at present and was gonna sell.

        5. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          What to do here? 1 FT and 0.9 iTB.
          Thx in advance. Cheers

          Have BB and TC but thinking to WC

          Pope
          Dias-Cancelo-Mee
          Fernandes-Grealish*-Raph-Sterling
          Antonio-Ings-Bamford

          McCarthy-Dallas-Coufal-Soucek

          Sterling, Antonio and Grealish to Gundo, Kane and Son for -8 and TC Kane?

          Or WC?

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Antonio to watkins

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Prefer Kane

          2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            City will have a lot of rotation and Spurs form is not great at the moment so 1 spurs is enough

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              What would you do?

        6. Vazza
            1 month, 24 days ago

            If Grealish is not injured, it would like having a new signing for free in my team

            1. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Same, but he is.

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Sauce?

                  1. MikeS
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Catchup

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Link?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Guessing sausage.

              2. Oooo Matron
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Is a - 16 madness for a Bench Boost? Can't see when else I'm going to be able to get value out of it.

                Would mean:
                Button to Areola
                Dawson to White
                Mee to Digne
                Sterling to Gundogan
                Brewster to Vardy

                BB in full - thoughts?
                Martinez Areola
                Cancelo Dias Dallas White Digne
                Raphina Fernandes Gundogan Son Salah
                Bamford Watkins Vardy

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Dawson and white is sideways, take that out

                2. Toughie
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  I think it is madness, most people will be happy to get 16 points from their BB. You are just giving that away to gain how much?

                3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  BB is an overrated chip. - 16 increases the risk of a failed BB. Just use it on a SGW

                4. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  no point in bb for -16 u will probably just abt break even and then have all ur funds spread out and need to re structure

                5. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Don’t think it’s madness as say Vardy alone can make up the 16 points and you’ll feel great because anything after that really is a bonus but if they all blank you’ll be kicking yourself. Then again when else would you play your BB?

                6. Messiah Hazard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  It’s madness... you cannot guarantee all those new players will outscore your old payers by 16 or more... So you might end yo with negative gain

              3. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Which would you do

                A) -8 to get Kane for the double?
                b) -4 to get Watkins and Grealish for the double?

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I would be putting the villa move on hold until we get confirmation of Grealish rumours tomorrow

              4. Tomsk
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Does it look like Antonios price will fall tonight?
                  Have exact money to do Forster to Martinez and Antonio to Watkins for a BB26.
                  Should I do it tonight?

                  1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    If Grealish is confirmed injured tomorrow then Watkins is not a good FPL option

                • Aster
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Is Salah done?

                    1) Yep. Already embalmed in memory of good old times
                    2) No. Say that and the curse of the pharaohs will be on you.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      He’s not done but for his price you can do a lot better imo

                    2. Thomas Magnum
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Wouldn’t say he’s done, just think with all the rush to bring in Kane and him not scoring anything memorable like a brace and hattrick for a while people are happy to offload him to free up the funds. I still think he’ll consistently score like he’s doing now but not enough to really warrant a C

                    3. Aster
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Personally, I prefer KDB...Will probably get him.

                    4. Niho992
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Any Foden love for DGW?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        2 games might give you a clue.

                      2. Messiah Hazard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Most have 3 City already who are not Foden. If you don’t, then yes maybe Foden can be a differential option.

                        1. Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I have 3 City but thinking to downgrade Sterling to Foden to afford Kane.

                      3. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Between him donkey and pereira for me

                      4. Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Considered him, but also not ready to lose my double defense and Gundo yet but that’s also mostly due to me not being on WC so don’t have the transfers available to mix them around

                    5. The Mighty Hippo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      This is my wc team for gw26, any suggestions for improvement?

                      Martinez
                      Dias Digne Pereira
                      KDB Son Bruno Barnes Gundogan
                      Kane DCL

                      Fabri Vestergaard Struijk Webster

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Really really good imo, only thing I’d change is get Cancelo over Dias for the attacking potential

                        1. The Mighty Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Yeah, that's a tough choice. I went Dias over Cancelo for a hopefully more assured start over the group of doubles they have. I can see the other midfield assets being rotated and don't want to have too many uncertainties during that period.

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Fair

                      2. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Not tempted with Chelsea? I like it overall but KDB could be eased back slowly with champions league the priority. I don't even know where to start with my WC team. All the teams I was planning on targeting are either out of form or a key player is injured (grealish).

                        Wondering now if I should just stick with my existing lot

                        1. The Mighty Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          I think Chelsea are still finding their feet at the moment and it looks as though we'll see quite a bit of rotation from them until they've got a settled team. On the watch list for now.

                      3. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Wait a minute who’s the 3rd striker?

                        1. The Mighty Hippo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          It's a 3-5-2

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            I know but bench has 3 defenders on it and no strikers

                            1. The Mighty Hippo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Brewster, not Webster... D'oh.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Ahh still nice

                      4. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        You need 3 strikers in squad- 6 defenders and 2 strikers here?

                    6. fish&chips
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Been avoiding Salah for a few weeks and it's gone fine. Plan was always to bring Salah back on wildcard but not sure now. Just seems strange that I've had 6m+ ITB for the last few weeks and have been ticking along fine

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Monitor KdB tomorrow

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          This, but imagine what it’ll be like around here if he goes off against Sheffield haha

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            I’ll quit

                            1. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Season over

                      2. The Hunt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Salah's a waste of money. I can't wait to lose him on my Wildcard. He's reverted back to the 6.5m player Chelsea were happy to get rid of. SELL, SELL, SELL!!!!!!

                      3. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        the key to whether Salah can hurt you if not owning him will be if he is likely to be heavily capatained, with Kane having great fixtures in 26, City a double in 27, City v Fulham in 28, blank in 29 ... I don’t see him doing too much damage in comparison to the other options.

                        I doubt I would captain him in the above games, so the question is whether I want to own a 12.5 million player that I will not captain

                    7. Thomas Magnum
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Best 5th midfielder?
                      A) Lookman (plays in 29 but arguably harder DGW fixture)
                      B) Pereira (no 29 but supposedly easier DGW fixtures, albeit it one being against an improved Brighton)
                      C) other up to about 5.7/6

                      1. Toughie
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Don't like either option if I'm honest, I would go for sgw player saka.

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Interesting, Saka all but left my mind. Not swayed by his lack of double or relatively tough fixtures?

                          1. Toughie
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            It's really slim pickings at that price range but as you mentioned BB below then get a dgw player.

                            Probably B as at least he is on set pieces

                            1. Thomas Magnum
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Agreed, thanks for the advice!

                      2. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Raph is still the form player -happy to play him myself. Also factoring in friendly fixtures up to 30 bar Chelsea. Wouldn’t want either of the other two beyond 25

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Is he worth bringing in still if you already have Bamford and Dallas and may bench boost?

                      3. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        B probably as good as any

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Thanks!

                    8. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      For BB26, is it worth a -4 to move Vestergaard (eve) to any of the following?

                      A. Keane (SOU, wba)
                      B. AWB (che, cry) (have Shaw)
                      C. Any other defender up to 5.6 except Man City
                      D. No, don't take a hit

                      (Will FH29)

                      1. Effe
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        A

                        1. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Cheers mate

                    9. Slurpy
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Foden or Gundo for 26?

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Gundogan

                      2. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Weeks where I didn't own Gundo this season haven't been pleasant.

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Benched him this week 😡

                      3. Messiah Hazard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        If you can get both, then do it...

                      4. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Has to be Gundogan

                    10. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Does this need a wildcard? Already used ft on Antonio to Kane. BB and TC still available.

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

                      McCarthy, Bamford, Cresswell, Mitchell

                      1. DV8R
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Not at all. Could do Cresswell out to Pereira or Castagne and use the BB

                        1. Traction Engine Foot
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Cheers, would you BB Mitchell?

                          1. DV8R
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Could be worth a -4 for someone else, maybe a Fulham defender or Shaw

                    11. DV8R
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      The only way to get Kane is from the following:

                      Drop Son, DCL, Salah, Bruno or Cancelo for a -4 (Cancelo would have to become 4.2m fodder)

                      Drop Bamford, Raph AND Pope for a -8 (and no BB)

                      Otherwise, ride without Kane and pray a lot? I do have 3.0m itb though so could go for a punt or two to maximise BB

                      1. Messiah Hazard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I would lose Salah... Kane and Son have good fixtures in DGW26 and play in BGW29... So better chances...

                      2. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        If you have Son I wouldn't be that worried going without Kane. I'd be tempted to punt on some other options

                      3. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Salah can go until after blank if you don’t think you will captain

                    12. Parsnips
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Any advice on what to do with this lot. Ricardo Pereria looks great and someone I want to get in...

                        Martinez
                        Dallas Cancelo Stones
                        Salah Bruno Gundogan Grealish
                        Bamford DCL Kane

                        Pope Raphinha Coufal Holding

                        1FT. Best move to do Pope > Fabri which allows Dallas or holding > Pereria?

                        1. Nightrain_
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Not worth for -4
                          I think worth watching Thomas, very cheap enabler in case he's taking Justin place

                      • PogChamp
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        If you are not using your TC in GW26 what are you saving it for? I'm doing Kane as I can't see anything better for the rest of the season...or is there?

                        1. Nightrain_
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Seen several times top players were saving it for final GW and personally I don't think Kane vs bur FUL has high ceiling (i have Kane) so maybe BB is better or just C him

                          1. PogChamp
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Don't think I want to wait that long and will probably FH last day.

                      • Wag the Drog
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        1 FT. Loads itb. Also have a wildcard.

                        1. Bench boost after -8? (Kane, Maddison, Martinez)
                        2. Triple captain Kane

                        Pope-Steer*
                        Cancelo-Stones-Coufal-Dallas-Kilman*
                        Gundo-Bruno-Rashford-Son-Bissouma*
                        Bamford-Ollie-Ings

                      • The Hunt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Temperatures are into the double figures now. How in the name of F**K does one get rid of that snow on FPL Statistics???

                      • akhilrajau
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Digne, Maguire, Stones
                        Bruno, Salah, Gundogan, Sterling, Raphina
                        Bamford, Watkins
                        bank: 1.7m, FT: 1
                        Bench: Pope,Dallas, Adams, Coufal

                        I have only TC. Thinking to take on gw 26.

                        Any suggestions for transfer.
                        Is us worth to get kane for -12?
                        Or replace salah with son and kane

                        1. Nightrain_
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Salah is away vs shu and I think he might get a goal or two so maybe only Kane and trade Bruno the week after for Son if you like

                          1. akhilrajau
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Getting Kane is some hits is it worth for putting in bench

                            A. Bamford, Raphina, Maguire, Pope -> Kane, smith rowe, Davies, Areola

                            B. Bamford, Raphina, Maguire, Pope, Kane, Alzate, Dier, Areloa

                            1. Nightrain_
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              I think move Sterling to Lookman (got double and also play in 29) and upgrade Adams to Kane, is it possible ?

                              1. akhilrajau
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Yes thats possible. But sterling have 26 and 27 dgw. So only thinking but looks good according to gw 29

                              2. akhilrajau
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Also one more hit to get Cancelo instead of coufal