Scout Notes

Maddison and Grealish injury updates and Sunday’s FPL action reviewed

We round up the headline FPL talking points from Sunday’s matches in our whistle-stop review.

JACKED IN

Jack Grealish (£7.7m) was absent as Aston Villa succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

Rumours had swirled about the midfielder’s potential absence both before and after Friday’s Gameweek 25 deadline and there is still an element of mystery about how long the England international will be sidelined for, with the Athletic’s Gregg Evans reporting that Grealish will also miss next weekend’s match against Leeds United and the BBC’s Simon Stone going a step further and declaring (in a subsequently watered down article) that he may miss a month of action.

Interviewed after full-time, Villa boss Dean Smith expressed hope that Grealish could be back in time for Gameweek 26 – although did admit that he would have to be an “optimist” to think that:

Jack had some discomfort on Friday afternoon so we pulled him out of training, assessed him and didn’t think he was right for the game.

It’s not a re-occurrence of a longstanding injury or an old injury. It’s not going to be a long-term injury but I’ll be guided by the medical staff as to how long he’ll be out and Jack himself. I can’t tell you any more than that really.

Pretty much [a case of taking it game by game], yeah. If I’m an optimist maybe he’ll be back for Leeds or, if not, Sheffield United but I have to be guided by him and the medical staff and see how it is.

FPL managers aren’t hanging around either way, with Grealish the most-sold player of Gameweek 26 and already flogged by over 100,000 managers.

MADDISON ALL RIGHT?

Gundogan fit to start as De Bruyne returns to City XI and Foden drops to bench 1

Leicester City have their own injury concern as we prepare for the biggest Double Gameweek of the season.

James Maddison (£7.3m) continued his fine form on Sunday and opened the scoring at Villa Park – his 12th goal or assist in his last 14 appearances.

But the England midfielder hobbled from the field of play just after the hour-mark, having twice needed treatment from the visitors’ physios.

Brendan Rodgers said after full-time:

He had an issue with his hip last season. He just felt it when he was taking the corner so as a precaution we’ve taken him off and we’ll examine that over the next couple of days.

Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) is probably the biggest winner from the flags on fellow mid-price midfielders Grealish and Maddison: he is currently the most-bought asset of Gameweek 26.

Barnes recorded his second successive double-digit haul with a goal and an assist in the Foxes’ victory, which took his total to 10 attacking returns in 11 Gameweeks.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) was intriguingly deployed ‘out of position’ in that win for the Foxes, lining up on the right of midfield ahead of Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) – although how much that selection was made with a plan to combat Grealish in mind is another question.

1-0 TO THE ARSENAL’S OPPONENTS

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Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) made a swift return from injury at the Emirates this afternoon but couldn’t add to his season’s goal tally of 11.

The German started and finished the game in his now customary ‘number eight’ role but he, and City as a collective, never really clicked in an attacking sense in north London.

Not that Pep Guardiola’s side really needed to get out of second gear, with Arsenal failing to capitalise on some threatening positions in the final third and mustering only one shot on target in the entire game.

This was City’s 15th clean sheet of the season and their 13th in the last 16 Gameweeks.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) made his first start on his return from injury as a ‘false nine’ and managed to look both classy and rusty before being hooked on the hour-mark, while the advanced Joao Cancelo (£6.1m) again saw plenty of penalty-box action and wasted a glorious chance to double City’s lead when toe-poking wide from 10 yards.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) was the visitors’ match-winner, nodding home Riyad Mahrez‘s (£8.1m) second-minute cross for his 13th attacking return in his last 14 league starts.

SON/ANTONIO/SPURS

Grealish absent through injury as Castagne returns for Leicester's trip to Villa 3

West Ham United defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the first Premier League game of the day, with Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) continuing his purple patch of form in east London.

Lingard’s goal was his fourth attacking return in as many appearances for the Hammers and turned out to be the match-winner, which secured him maximum bonus points and a double-digit haul.

Michail Antonio (£6.6m) was passed fit to play and marked his return with an early goal, although his comeback was ever-so-slightly tainted with a second-half booking.

Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) also picked up a yellow card en route to a one-pointer, with FPL’s most-owned defender, Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m), losing his clean sheet when Lucas Moura (£6.6m) nodded home Gareth Bale‘s (£9.3m) corner.

Soucek and Vladmir Coufal (£4.7m) were involved in separate collisions but recovered to finish the game.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m) both blanked but came within inches of a return: the former striking the woodwork late on with a freak, looping touch, with the latter seeing a potential assist go up in smoke in the process.

Kane had also teed the impressive Bale up for a second-half attempt that clipped the bar.

All in all, though, another underwhelming Spurs display (their fifth defeat in six) will leave some FPL managers pondering whether even Kane and Son are worth the outlay for the upcoming Double Gameweek.

BRU-NO WHO

“It’s not been his best game but…”

That line has regularly been used in conjunction with Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.6m) name over the past few months and there was almost an inevitability on Sunday that, after an anonymous first half in which his most notable contribution was to pick up a booking, the Portuguese playmaker would still come good.

A slightly fortunate assist for Daniel James‘ (£6.2m) goal and a customary penalty brought up his 10th double-digit haul of the season and means that he has now racked up 307 FPL points in his 39 appearances for Manchester United.

Matching Fernandes on the day was Marcus Rashford (£9.6m), who won the aforementioned spot-kick after earlier firing United in front.

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) couldn’t take advantage of the injured Edinson Cavani’s (£7.9m) absence and turned in a poor showing, while United’s back four yet again conceded to a Premier League struggler – the bottom five teams in the division have all breached the Red Devils’ defence in 2020/21, with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) the latest to profit.

Luke Shaw‘s (£5.1m) owners may overlook those deficiencies so long as the left-back continues to create chances a furious rate – the defender was again top for key passes for his side on Sunday.

GOALS, ASSIST AND BONUS

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922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    50 with 4 to go about average?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeh, a bit above if anything

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The game literally tells you the average score ...

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Meant average score on here

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Average of FFS League is around 50 with 3 to go

    3. gogs67
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Says on the FPL page average is 40

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stone White
      Grealish Son Bruno Salah Gundo
      Watkins Ings

      Pope Bam Dallas coufal

      A. Grealish + Bam -> DCL + Barnes (-4)
      B. Grealish + Coufal -> Traore + Digne (-4) (0.3 short of Barnes)
      C. Grealish -> Barnes/J.Rod
      D. Any other suggestion

      Will BB this GW.
      Appreciate your view

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I will be BB this GW to. We have very silimar teams albeit I have Soucek not Grealish & Digne not White. I was planning to bring in DCL for Ings but not sure anymore due to Ings double in 27. I am now looking at Bam out and Pope to Aerelo to afford Barnes for Soucek. If i were you i would do A

        1. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Currently on A as well. Sound moves on your front too. I'm keeping Ings cos he got a gd record against Everton + his upcoming double. Downside is losing Bam who i will likely transfer back for GW29. DCL is captain material for this GW for me

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      So Grealish is not definitely out of the Leeds game then? Hope we can get more news come to the deadline

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Or he could be out for 4 weeks, can't trust the manager

        If he isn't out for long, as many Villa players wouldn't have transferred him out? Hehe

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Manager says one game, maybe two. Other reports say a month. It's 'one of those'.

      2. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Dean doesnt seems very credible in terms of duration of layoff i heard. The fans opined that Grealish is at least out for the next 3-4games.

        No one know for sure now but i wld want to believe he is at least 90% out of leeds with a half chance against Sheffield. Personally I will take my chances since i got watkins.

      3. gogs67
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I was eyeing him for TC in 26, annoying this has come up, might even sell him now if its long term.

          1. Poison Apple
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            i had him since forever, will be losing value over him but im determined to use my BB before i WC. So am gonna bite the bullet

        • Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Just forget Grealish until you see something concrete

      4. Caleb's Kitties
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Done antonio to kane with 1 FT. Priority transfer for 2nd FT? 1.2ITB and WC/BB still available..

        Mccarthy
        Shaw dias mee
        Salah bruno gundo sterling
        Kane bamford watkins
        Subs: Forster dallas coufal stephens

        A. Mee to digne
        B. Bamford to DCL
        C. Mccarthy to martinez

        Leaning towards C with BGW29 in mind..thoughts?

        Cheers!

      5. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you make these moves for a hit this gw? Any other suggestions?

        Sterling Ings > Kane Barnes

        Salah bruno sterling gundo raphina
        ings dcl bamford

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Maybe drop Salah instead of Sterling?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Sterling looked ace for 5 minutes today then disappeared again

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Salah has disappeared since many games though...

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                He hasn’t though ; could’ve had a brace if not for Pickford playing a blinder

          2. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Nah mate sterling's got to go. Salah could easily haul in the dgw whereas sterling could end up just starting one game.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'd be considering Salah and Sterling to KDB and Barnes, with spare change. I don't see Burnley and Fulham giving Kane many chances.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Kane's ownership is scary though. A haul from him would be a massive rank killer. Plus kdb's gametime still a concern.

        3. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I wld throw in raphina + sterling -> son + barnes as a thinker

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Need the leeds players for gw29. Cheers

            1. Poison Apple
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              thats few gw away where ings gonna a double immediately. For all we know, bamford may get injured before gw29. Anyway go with your gut.

      6. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Any other 6.5 million or less strikers available other than Watkins for the DGW? He is less appealing if Grealiah. Don't think there any other strikers, though... =o/

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No. Watkins and Antonio are the only two in that bracket. Can you go 4-4-2 or 5-3-2? I'll be leaving Bamford and Antonio out and starting one up top.

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          i love a punt on Diagne

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Diagne for 6M at West Brom

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, don't really trust WBA for goals, TBH.

            @ Andy - I'm gonna bench boost, mate. Brewster to someone.
            .

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Can't be picky if you're ignoring Watkins. 3 homes in four, getting clear cut chances for a WBA team on the rise with decent fixtures. If you don't want Olie, he's the best bet IMO.

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yeah, realise that they're pretty much the only two real options for me. 😆

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                The eye test puts me off Diagne. He gets chances on a plate and fluffs them. The Fulham new guy looks deadlier.

                BAG: I was planning to Bench Boost and had Watkins for Antonio lined up a month ago. Jack's injury has really put the cat among the pigeons, and even before that Villa were going flat, not scoring more than one goal a game last 5.

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I'm not sure there'll be a better time to use this chip, though...

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Looks deadlier based on one match? Considering Maja has 2 goals in 17 league games for Bordeaux before moving I don't see much in their at all. Diagne's record is decent and I trust the forward who gets chances galore to eventually start putting them away.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    'deadlier' than Diagne -- not 'deadly'. That includes the opponents. Brighton and Everton will give far less up than Palace and Spuds, imo. Having said that, I'm not considering either for myself!

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      DGW fixtures are certainly better for Maja, though he then has Liverpool and City afterwards while Diagne has Palace and Newcastle so I suppose the likelihood of him starting after the DGW comes into it.

        4. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I got watkins so i m not transferring him out. Becos grealish is out, im in the dont buy dont sell camp for watkins.

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Better buying for Brewster if I'm using bench boost though, right...!?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ollie's got the best DGw; after him Maja should have more chances than Digne - Brighton don't give anything away.

            2. Poison Apple
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              thats without a doubt. Maja is an option too. Diagne has similar fixtures with better underlying numbers. But Maja is also a gd alternative

        5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Maja

      7. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cresswell > Dunk
        Bamford > DCL for -4???

        Pope Martinez
        Cancello Stones CRESSWELL Strujik Lowton
        Bruno Salah Gundogan Son Raphina
        Kane BAMFORD Watkins

        1. Roy Rovers
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Worth it?!!

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          i wld. Even better if its Bam -> DCL without any downgrade

      8. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Will Reguilon play both the games in DGW26 if he is rested for EL?

        1. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          wouldnt get a spurs defender after watching the past few gw.

        2. Zebras
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Agreed. Plenty more stronger fpl assets for the price over Reguilon. Not worth investing in Spurs defense

      9. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hi guys. Worth pulling the WC trigger here? 6 changes to be made. TIA

        Current: Marti Forster
        Stones Cancelo Chilwell Coufal Lowton
        Son Salah Bruno Raphinha Gundo
        DCL Ings Bamford

        WC: Marti Forster
        Burn Pereira Rudiger Cancelo Coufal
        Salah Gundo KDB/Bruno Barnes Raphinha
        DCL Kane Bamford

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No. Key players are mostly the same so most of your changes will sit on the bench anyway

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Theyre not really haha Only Burn would be on the bench most weeks

      10. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Anyone swerving kane and son? Spurs don't look good at all and Burnley and Fulham are unlikely to roll over. Thinking to double up on Leicester instead with vardy and barnes

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Best to gamble then downgrade methinks

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          For me it depends on how they perform on Wednesday night. If they look sharp, I get Kane. If they look in a Mou slump there, they're a no go.

          1. themaindanger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            They are 4-1 up in the Europa League. Wolfsberger are in a weak Austrian league, and would probably struggle in the Championship. Not a very good gauge of Spurs ability, and Kane and Son will probably be rested.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          This looks a good call.

          Or would the gamble be on Barnes and Kane over Son and Vardy?

      11. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hey all,

        Just hit WC and only have FH left for 29.

        Martinez.
        Diaz. Stones. Digne(C).
        Salah. Son. Bruno. Barnes. Gundo.
        Kane. DCL.

        4.0. Aina. Burn. Davis(4.5).

        Trying to minimise my bench to use my cash. 0.0itb.

        Thoughts? Thanks.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Digne C is a proper punt. Can pay off well. Looks good. Burn confirmed to play every game?

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah he'll play enough to justify 4.2. the rest of my starters + Aina are pretty nailed.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Mostly very good. I'd worry about 2 corpses on the bench in these covid times, and you're investing a lot in Spurs while they're deep in their slump.

      12. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I got into 100k-200k rank since GW20 and have been struggled to break into top 100k since.

        What would be the better strategy for this attacking unit to climb rank?

        Salah - Bruno - H.Barnes - Gundogan - *Raphinha
        Kane - DCL - *Bamford

        A : Bamford -> Vardy
        B : Raphinha -> Son

        Son : high ownership, high negative impact if he performed, fixtures look good but Fulham & Burnley in good defensive form
        Vardy : low ownership, good impact to rank chasing if he performed, Burnley & Arsenal look good but probably not easy too

        1. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

      13. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Pick one please. Only for 26.

        A) Maja + Raphinha
        B) Bamford + Jorginho

        Thanks!

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A

      14. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best DGW defender apart from City's?

        Need a replacement for either Coufal or Dallas.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Check the ticker. I'd say Digne or Keane for less dosh.

      15. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Best defenders to own for the next few weeks except City?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Use the fixture ticker.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Villa, Leicester & Everton look best on paper.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Brighton too, although missing tonight's game will hurt. Saints are coming into a good run if they can turn the corner.

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yeah Brighton are only really useful for GW29 that's about it.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Okay, but they've conceded ONE goal since GWE18.

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Wow I didn't realise that!
                    They are definitely good options for the bench but I need someone with a DGW26 and good fixtures in 27-28 too.

      16. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Which option?

        a) BB Johnstone--Bam--Dallas--Cresswell. b) TC Son.

        Thanks guys.

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          probably none of those options

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          between both, A

      17. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Which one would you lose for Kane, all of which has GW29 fixtures:

        A) Bamford
        B) Watkins
        C) Antonio

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Watkins if Grealish is still out by then (we won't know). Antonio worst for fixtures until then.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Watkins

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Watkins is the form striker overall. But little in it.

          All the points are in midfield.

        4. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C for me.

      18. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        How many bench points would make a successful BB?

        1. PastaConcerto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think most managers are happy with 20+. Kind of a crapshoot this season with unconfirmed injuries and COVID.

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          i will be happy with 16. Basically just 4 x 4pts. anything more a bonus for this season

      19. Roy Rovers
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why are people going Martinez & Sanchez on their WC?

        Why not just Martinez & Fabri for the extra funds?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Have you seen Sanchez's record lately - top keeper in the PL. If you want to save money, get Sanchez and Fabri.

        2. PastaConcerto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Probably for the doubles and BB.

        3. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          bench boost

      20. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'll see how the European games and the rest of the Premier League goes this week.

        On the face of it all the previous focus on Kane for gw26, Vardy looks a better option.

        Should i switch Son out for Barnes too for the next few?

        Will FH over 29 and can WC with a view to gw33 too.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Leicester are on fire but Vardy not so much and Burnley + Brighton will be tough nuts to crack. As of today, I'd prefer him over Kane though. I'm just saying it's far from 'no-brainer' territory!

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Son to Barnes the priority.

          Spurs and Kane were looking dangerous at stages yesterday., and I think the Kane Barnes split looks good.

          (Have Vardy Son more expensive variation from WC24 and groaning)

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Will you have Kane up front in gw26?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Personally, I'm really torn. I can do Salah/Antonio to Barnes/Kane (c) with BB. But is Kane likely to haul? I don't think so. Is Vardy? I don't think so. Damn!

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Can’t afford him and wouldn’t want double up with Son. Reversing my WC brain fart for a minus 4 has crossed my mind.

      21. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Is Everton's defense trustworthy? Decent against Liverpool but calamitous in recent matches. Considering Digne with the fixtures so appealing.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I dont trust their defense

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          As trustworthy as United defence. I'm tempted to punt on Digne over Shaw. Everton have the fixtures.

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No

          Think Digne is overpriced even as oop.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I'd trust the defence, yes. I have Digne, but given the price difference, I'd say Keane is better value.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Really?

              Sample size of one in “that” fixture and even then Pickford kept Everton safe.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Allan is back now, and they're looking stronger in midfield anyway, and generally in good shape now their injury crisis is over.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Fair enough

        4. OLEgend
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I own Digne and keeping him

        5. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Liverpool could’ve had three or four

      22. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bamford to who for a -4?

        A) kane
        B) vardy
        C) DCL

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Worth another -4 for ings to one of the other 2? (Would have to drop lookman to the bench)

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Maybe Kane

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Kane

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, I'm not really convinced by kane but his better fixture in 27 might swing it for me

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I liked what I saw from him yesterday. 6 shots, 4 in the box. If he had put any one of those away with his usual clinical style this probably wouldn't even be a debate. Son playing wide puts more impetus on him too.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

        4. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C and use the money for other upgrades

      23. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Martinez
        Dias | Mee | Targett
        Sterling | Gundo | Son | Bruno | Grealish
        DCL | Ings

        Forster | Bamford | Dallas | Struijk

        1FT, 3.4ITB

        A. Grealish + Bamford => Lookman + Kane -4
        B. Grealish + Ings => Barnes + Kane -4

        1. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

      24. themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        They are 4-1 up in the Europa League. Wolfsberger are in a weak Austrian league, and would probably struggle in the Championship. Not a very good gauge of Spurs ability, and Kane and Son will probably be rested.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Certainly hope they do. Son especially looks knackered and it seems like he's playing as a traditional winger now, stretching the defense which makes him significantly worse as a FPL asset.

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thought he didnt take a single shot yesterday when trailing all game

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Was infuriating viewing as an owner as he held hands with the touchline. Worst part was the reason I skipped him GW1 was because this was the role he'd played under Jose post-restart. Will be gone on WC31 unless something drastically changes.

            2. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              He hit the bar

      25. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would be nice if Justin was fit.
        Leicester have some great fixtures but Evans (5.5), Soy (5.3) & Castagne (5.7) just look overpriced with minimal attacking threat.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I love Ricardo Pereira, will probably look to get him. Such a talented attacking fullback.

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            He’s 5.9 as well... cannot afford any one of the Leicester defenders 🙁

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            He's another option I'm considering instead of Digne. Really want to go a bit differential with that spot in my team. Not convinced by Shaw.

        2. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Castagne has decent attacking threat i reckon.

      26. Wee Jinky
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A) Kane & Bamford (-4pts) - and don't play FH GW 29

        B) Calvert Lewin & Vardy (-4pts) - play FH GW 29

        C) Calvert Lewin & Bamford

        1. OLEgend
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A

          1. OLEgend
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Oops sorry B

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

        3. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C and retain the option to take a -4 or use FH come gw29.

      27. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Keane a viable Everton defender, if I cannot afford Digne for the DGW

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          yeh

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Played a blinder against Liverpool but I don’t trust them to keep clean sheets ; Keane and Pickford both being perfect is a once a season occurrence

      28. OLEgend
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Barnes (TC) anyone?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cant get worse than Sterling and Bamford 😀

      29. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ings and Bam Bam with 6 goals each too much to ask for?

        1. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          i hope u r right. but realistically. 4 goals between them make me a happy manager

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          too much to ask even till end of season

      30. RedWolf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        TC Barnes, Bruno or Kane?

        1. OLEgend
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I going with Barnes as Iam chasing