Scout Notes

Burnley ride luck to latest clean sheet as Fulham’s defence impress again

Burnley 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Bonus: James Tarkowski (£5.3m) x3, Nick Pope (£5.6m) x2, Matt Lowton (£4.5m) x1, Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) x1

Burnley and West Brom played out a goalless draw of some drama and considerably less quality.

Fantasy interest revolved around the Burnley defence.

Keeper Nick Pope (£5.6m) was far and away the most popular player on duty, with his 15.7% ownership handed an eight-pointer from the Clarets’ second clean sheet in three matches.

Some 6.6% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) bosses earned shut-out points from Ben Mee (£5.1m), back after missing the midweek draw with Fulham following a suspected concussion last weekend.

It was a measure of just how poor the match was that much of the Fantasy talk involved whether Pope would be awarded a save, and therefore a save point, when he only partly blocked a goal-bound effort (he wasn’t), while the 3.7% of managers with Matt Lowton (£4.5m) in their teams were left to bemoan a late booking which clipped his bonus point potential.

But in truth, all those bosses were lucky to bank clean sheet returns at all, let alone moan about a missed point here or there.

Despite being reduced to ten men when VAR rightly persuaded Mike Dean to send off Semi Ajayi (£4.8m) for handball, the Baggies grew into the contest and missed excellent late chances to take all three points from the contest.

That confirmed a key issue point regarding West Brom. Even with Semi detached, manager Sam Allardyce bet the house on a win – surely the shape of things to come if he is to retain his relegation-dodging crown.

Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) was the stand-out attacking threat on the day, with his six attempts and three penalty area touches both match-leading figures.

He played (nominally) just behind lone striker Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m), although frequently ran past him on the break or during their occasional periods in possession – the Baggies had just 30% of that across the entire match.

But both were guilty of missing big chances.

That’s a luxury Allardyce’s men can simply not afford as they head into a decent mini-run involving Brighton and Everton at home during Double Gameweek 26, followed by a visit from Newcastle and a trip to Crystal Palace.

A first clean sheet under Allardyce was reward for the loyalty of the 2.2% of managers who have been living off save points from keeper Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), but his boss was left to rue a missed opportunity:

We are getting better and looking more dangerous and all we have to do at the top end of the pitch is be more clinical with our finishing. But if those performances carry on, then I’m convinced they will turn into wins rather than draws.

Then again, Burnley were unlucky that VAR didn’t intervene regarding a second hand ball incident, this time involving Kyle Bartley (£4.4m) in his own area.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche went for the ‘I’ve seen them given’ line on the incident, before delivering his verdict on a poor performance:

We gave the ball away so many times today. That is mental fatigue. Pitch was poor. The players were off, but we came away with a point and a clean sheet. We know these players can play better than that.

‘Mental fatigue’ is not the best preparation for Double Gameweek 26’s trip to Spurs and a home match with Leicester.

That’s a schedule inspiring indifference, with no Burnley players in the top 30 for transfers-in, and Mee currently the only Claret in the corresponding transfers-out table.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Brownhill; Rodriguez (Mumbongo 81), Vydra.

West Brom XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Yokuslu, Gallagher; M Phillips (O’Shea 32), M Pereira, Maitland-Niles; Diagne. 

Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United

  • Goals: Ademola Lookman (£5.0m)
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Lookman x3, Ola Aina (£4.5m) x2, Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) x1

Fulham’s quest to escape relegation – and find some Fantasy relevance – continued to gather momentum with a dour win over fellow strugglers Sheffield United.

The Cottagers are now unbeaten in four matches, and three of those have come with the added bonus of a clean sheet.

That has sparked some belated Fantasy interest in their back line, with keeper Alphonse Areola (£4.5m and 4.0%) the most popular starter across both teams.

But, arguably, it is two of Fulham’s back four who deserve the attention.

Both Ola Aina (£4.5m) and Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) brought in bonus against the Blades, with the former having produced scores of 11, nine and eight over his last three starts, and skipper Andersen’s 9,239 owners enjoying four straight returns, courtesy of those three clean sheets and an assist.

The centre-half was perhaps unlucky not to be handed the assist on Saturday as it was his pass to Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) that led to the winning goal, but the winger’s subsequent engagement with Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m) was deemed another passage of play.

That disappointment aside, both defenders are offering an attacking threat to go with their new-found defensive solidity, which bodes well for a Double Gameweek 26 involving a trip to Crystal Palace and a visit from Spurs – neither of whom are .

It’s persuaded a modest (circa 7,000) amount of managers to invest in Aina thus far, although Fulham’s schedule following that double (Liverpool away, Manchester City at home) is unlikely to lead to a rush on their key assets.

Lookman’s goal was his first attacking return in seven starts. He’s been a lively presence this season – his 52 attempts has been eclipsed by only five other midfielders, but his goal conversion rate of 7.7% is bettered by more than 80.

Sheffield United, meanwhile, continue to plough a consistently awful furrow, not helped by a terrible run of injuries, with Chris Basham (£4.6m) the latest victim.

One of the mainstays of last year’s superb defence, he started in midfield at Craven Cottage before manager Chris Wilder moved him into a back five after 30 minutes to help counter Fulham’s press.

That worked for a while, only for Basham to succumb to a hamstring issue after the break, leading Wilder to deliver this post-match verdict:

Basham has done his hamstring. He’s the fittest professional in club by a country mile. The record that we have had is ridiculous, only two or three players who have not had injuries this season, which is incredible. We’ll wait ’til we get home to Sheffield and see what the state is.

The state of the Blades’ league campaign is woeful indeed – they’re 14 points adrift of 17th-placed Newcastle.

And their lack of Fantasy appeal is perfectly summed up by their most popular player Rhian Brewster (£4.4m). His 6.4% ownership is entirely down to his cut-price as he’s played just four minutes of the last four Gameweeks.

A Double Gameweek 26 involving visits from Liverpool and Aston Villa isn’t likely to tempt Fantasy managers into buying him or his team-mates.

Fulham XI (4-4-2): Areola; A Robinson, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina; Reed, Anguissa; Lookman (De Cordova-Reid 90′), Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro (Tete 78); Maja. 

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; K Bryan, Ampadu, Jagielka (Bogle 80); Basham (Norwood 51), Stevens, Fleck, Lundstram (McGoldrick 74), Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

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1,822 Comments Post a Comment
  1. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bruno (C)
    Or
    Kane (TC) -4

    1. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Depends on who and when would you play the TC if not this week. Anyway I prefer TC Kane

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would rather Bruno (TC) tbh!

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm inclined to agree.

    3. All about the galacticos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      some strange logic there.
      Decide the best player for cap, then decide the C or TC

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        My guess is if they bring in Kane for -4 then they'll TC, otherwise, without Kane, they'll just C their best player Bruno.

        1. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'd probably want Kane in just to cover %EO. So then it's just down to whether to C or TC bruno or kane.

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno TC.

    5. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Decide on cap, then TC him

    6. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      DCL (TC)

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        DCL is under the radar imo.

        2 really good fixtures on paper.

      2. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just come back from injury. So it's a risk and could have mins managed.

    7. balint84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thanks

  2. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which to go for GW26,27,28?

    A) Barnes, Aina
    B) Barnes, Coleman (means one less player for bgw29)
    C) Lookman, Digne
    D) Lookman, Ricardo

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      For A,C,D, Raphinha/White would start instead of Fulham players in GW27,28 when they play Pool and City.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A, I also like Konsa at that price point if you dont have a villa def

      1. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Martinez in goal. Don't think I will double up if Villa plays with no confidence without Grealish.

  3. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    This is prob me for the week, Brewster and Jack out, Barnes and DCL in.

    Triple cap time?

    Ederson
    Mee Stones Dias Digne
    Barnes Mo Son Bruno
    DCL Watkins

    Johnstone Bamford Raphina Strujk

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno TC could be good. Even DCL. Hell, I could see Salah stinging a few people.

  4. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any Fulham fans, is Tete a naild-ish starter? I noticed he was dropped this weekend.

    Looking for a cheap 4.3 bench fodder option.

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      do they need to start or play in 29?

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ideally haha

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'd look at El Mo (while Cash is out), Veltman, Lascelles/Lewis, Cooper

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Was considering him myself, but not now. Thought he was nailed after he came back into the team after injury, but after the weekend not so sure.

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not the most exciting option is he, but looked like something for GW29

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If you don't need him till 29 then worth keeping an eye on

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have no idea about Tete. Would be nice if he was nailed... Aina is the way if you can spare the funds.

      1. Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Unfortunately only have exact cash for AWB + Ings > Tete + Kane

  5. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Can't really decide here. Any thoughts?

    I'm pretty set on Sterling and Antonio to Barnes and Kane.

    Then:
    A) Mee to Cancelo (-4)
    B) No other transfers. Play a defence of Mee, Lowton and Stones.
    C) Mitchell and Soucek to Targett and Traore (-8) and play bench boost with the below team:

    Martinez
    Mee / Lowton / Stones
    Fernandes / Salah / Barnes / Gundo
    Kane / Bamford / DCL

    Pope / Targett / Traore / Coufal

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B'll do. Cancelo great but won't play 2 x 2 games I think. Targett and Couf can cover Stones getting a rest.

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lookman or Pereira for the double?

    I can’t stretch to Barnes etc

    1. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lookman

    2. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lookman

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Kaptain Kane, I think I've seen your eam in another FFS profile? I know your team linked here is yours.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers mate - that was me playing silly buggers being ‘Kaptain Fudgy’ for one week 🙂

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pereira. Set pieces, main attacking threat.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks all

    5. marcos11
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Pereira

    6. Al-Chemy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What's the best move out of these?
      A) Grealish and Cresswell -> Barnes and Digne
      B) Same as above but Pereira instead of Digne
      C) Grealish and Antonio -> Barnes and Watkins

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A - look at Eve's double

    7. Pikill
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Gundogan & Kane

      or

      Son & DCL?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        G & K by a mile!

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        a

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Have all 4 but if I had to choose it would be K&G

    8. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I am thinking to start Mee and not take a hit but what can i expect vs Tot and Lei?3 points?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Prefer to have Pope but could get lucky. Leicester perhaps more likely as it’ll be their 5th match in 2 weeks. Spurs are through in EL anyway and Kane and Son semi rested

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        CS against Spurs and a mullering by Leicester

      3. faver
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It is hard to predict what are the real odds of Burnley keeping clean in DGW. Spurs are not really in the best form, and Leicester may miss Maddison. I can imagine that it would make it a lot harder for them to break defensive line of Burnley.
        I can see 1 clean in those 2. And I think that this DGW will dissapoint us

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thank you.Yeah Maddison would be a huge loss for Leicester.If he is not fit then Bur has good chances for a cs.

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You are so optimistic!Cheers

      5. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have Pope and I'm not expecting a cs

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Also a Pope owner.At least he can make 10 saves or save a pen!

      6. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’ve got Lowton & I’m not expecting much.

        But you never know, sometimes Burnley can get unexpected cleanies. And Spurs can be toothless at times. So I live in hope!

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          cheers.I am still thinking it's worth a hit for someone like Targett.

    9. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Raphina

      With no freehit for 29 I’m struggling to fit Harvey Barnes into this template midfield.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sell Raphinha.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          But he has no FH for 29

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Neither i but i will sell him probably and take him back for a hit in gw29.

            1. Dele
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I was thinking this. I think 8 is a solid number for GW29.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The work around is Kane Barnes over Son - suspect that’ll be template for those moving this week

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          It's a bit backwards though. If you're backing Kane you're almost directly backing Son - their fates are linked.

          Barnes is a terrible shout with these fixtures.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Is Fulham any better than Arsenal as a defence to target. They’ve been outperforming Arsenal defence recently

            Brighton in 27 is poor but SHU in 28 makes up for that perhaps

            Spurs have Arsenal in 28 so it really comes down to

            SHU and BHA v Fulham and Palace

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I just think there's much better, proven options in midfield than Barnes. Whereas Kane is by far the best striker option in the game.

          2. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Those fixtures don't look that bad?
            Arsenal, Burnley, Brighton, Sheff United

    10. jammie26
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have no idea who to captain in 26..shortlist is currently

        Bruno
        Salah
        Son
        DCL
        Gundo
        Dias

        Any ideas?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          City defender as DGW hero has happened before

          1. jammie26
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yep I'm very tempted by Dias.

              Deffo saving TC until someone really hits form.

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I would be wary of captaining Dias or Gundo, simply due to Champions League fixture congestions.......DCL's potential hamstring problem rules him out as well........go with Bruno

          3. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That's a long shortlist.
            Bruno.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cancelo has more yellow cards than attacking returns this season... let that sink in

          1. jammie26
              1 month, 26 days ago

              The guy must be a nightmare to own, gets into great positions but no end product.

            • Studs Up
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              and yet he is the joint 2nd highest pts scorer for defenders

          2. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            is DCL late hamstring problem a potential issue for you for the armband on GW26?

            He looked pretty sharp to me when coming on this WE but his game time could be managed?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Not a doctor, I'm guessing if he came out of last game okay should ne fine.

            2. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              This is something that I'm going to be monitoring..........some folks on here are mentioning DCL as a triple captain candidate!!

            3. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              He absolutely sprinted flat out for the penalty, so I think he's probably fine. Hamstrings do recur a lot though.

              I'd definitely own him but steer clear of armband. Too many other good, nailed options who have pens.

              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Would you say he's an absolute must-own? Trying to figure out whether to take a hit for DCL over Dias.......

                1. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I don’t think his ownership will be high enough to be a must. I certainly wouldn’t sacrifice Diaz for him.

          3. Rex Lapis
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Is there any chance United get DGW outside DGW26?

            1. aapoman
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              No. Only if there are Covid postponements maybe then.

              1. Rex Lapis
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                cheers mate

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              No

          4. TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Good to go?

            Martinez
            Dias Stones Digne Tarkowski
            Salah Bruno (vtc) Barnes Gundogan
            Kane (tc) DCL

            subs Forster Raphinha Antonio Coufal

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              VTC - I like it

              That'll do Teddi, that'll do

          5. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            If on WC:
            A. Kane
            B. Son
            C. Both

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Just Kane, Sonny's hauls feel like an awfully long time ago

              1. Boly Would
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                If you currently had just Son, would you do Son + Antonio to Barnes + Kane?

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  In isolation, probably not, but depends...

            2. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I'm getting them both in........

            3. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A

            4. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A

            5. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Kane

            6. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A. There’s too much to choose from in midfield.

            7. antis0cial
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A

          6. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Can any one explain to me the Brewster situation at Sheffield?

            It's the most baffling thing this season to me anyway..

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I cannot, terrible for the player and for Sheff Utd. Good for Liv I guess.

            2. jammie26
                1 month, 26 days ago

                He hasnt had a run of games but when he has come on he's done very little (admittedly i havent seen all of their matches)

                1. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  But surely at that price he has to play every wk?
                  Wat have they to lose? Ain't gonna make their money back in him either way and all the while possibly ruining his career, confidence etc. Like who the hell is his agent to send him there?
                  Surely they could see the problem at the club even then they were struggling

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    You don’t just play someone because they cost a lot of money... you think Alexis Sanchez should still be starting for United too?

              • Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Liverpool are very good at getting money for players who aren't worth it - see Ibe and Solanke as well.

                1. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Surely he's better than he has been since his move to Sheffield?

              • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Money laundering

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Never looked good whenever he has come on
                Will be a starter next season in the Championship I'd imagine

            3. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Foden is going to play in CL and miss out on all the juicy DGW games isn't he?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I would imagine he’d play 1 game with or without the CL.

              2. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Probably. I just don’t think you can rely on him starting enough games to make him a worthwhile selection.

                Shame though, cos he’s a brilliant player and would score a lot of points if he started every week

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Yeah, last season was his break through, was hoping he'd get more game time this season

              3. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                He's a rotation risk but in mighty form. 2nd leg for Monchengladbach is 16th.

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Hope he gets decent PL minutes

            4. George James
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Who is everyone’s thoughts on cap for GW27?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Gundo probably

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Anyone from City who looks like they'll play both

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Does that include Ederson? 🙂

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    3 x 12 doesn't sound too bad actually

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    plus pens of course

              3. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I'm taking the plunge with Kane

            5. thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Watching MOTD yesterday, Ricardo looked ace for Leicester.

              I know he’s not exactly cheap, but he’d be among the first names on the team sheet if I was WC-ing this week.

              Unfortunately I played mine last week & I didn’t even spare him a thought. Now I’ve got Ings & a Leeds player who I’d rather sort out before I could make a transfer to get Ricardo.

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Was playing OOP for tactical reasons, should go back to playing in his position for the double imo.

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Oh okay. Must admit I wasn’t aware of that (just caught the highlights on MOTD)

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Normal position where? Castagne has RB nailed down

                3. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  why should he? Leicester lack right sided options. Castagne and Ricardo are far better than Albrighton.

                  Guess the biggest risk is Castagne going to left back.

            6. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              WC31, no BB/FH
              A) Ings, Bamford, Mee - Kane, Brewster, White (-8)
              B) Son and Ings - Kane and Barnes (-4)
              C) Salah and Bamford - Kane and Barnes (-4)
              D) Mee - White
              E) Save ft

              Martinez
              Cancelo Stones Mee
              Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
              DCL Ings
              (Areola Bamford Dallas Coufal)

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Don’t do A!

                A -8 involving bringing in Brewster (yuk!) and White is not a good move at all - even if you do end up with Kane

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Haha, I know! I thought I was going to wc to bring Kane in, then the fixtures weren't released so I've no easy route now

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    I’d do B) by the way.

                    Big risk losing Son of course... but I sold him about 8 weeks ago and I don’t think I’ve had a red arrow since then.

                    So, he’s hardly what I would describe as essential right now

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Hmm, risky but possibility. I would prefer Kane over Son plus there are a lot of midfield options I like the look of.
                      Whatever I do will likely be the wrong choice haha!

              2. Tshelby
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Might just do E and hope Son is enough Spurs cover. There not really hitting form imo

            7. sirmorbach
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A little help here please?

              Martínez / Pope
              Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Digne /  Dallas
              Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
              DCL / Bamford / Watkins

              A. Bamford to Kane
              B. Raphinha to Barnes
              C. Raphinha to Barnes, Bamford to Vardy (- 4)
              D. Salah to Barnes, Bamford to Vardy, DCL to Kane (- 8)

              1. Tshelby
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I like A

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Thank you, sir! I wish you good luck, by order of the Peaky Blinders

                  1. Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Ha cheers!

              2. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                A

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Cheers!

              3. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                If you are someone who likes a risk, or maybe you’re chasing in your ML - I actually like the look of D) a lot.

                But perhaps worth mentioning, I’m too risk averse to do it myself.

                Could pay off handsomely though...

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I have John Stones, but I don't think I've got the stones to do D as well..

                  And I'm not chasing, I'm trying to keep my #1 spot in my league, so there's that as well.

                  Thank you, sir!

            8. Tshelby
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Grealish to Barnes feels like to most sensible move at the moment for me.

              Thoughts?
              My current team:
              2ft - 0.0 itb

              Martinez
              Shaw, Dias, Mee, Coufal, Dallas
              Grealish, Salah, Bruno, sterling, Gundogan
              Watkins, Antonio, Bamford

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Definitely. Not going for Kane?

                1. Tshelby
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Don't really know how I can fit him in? Maybe Sterling or Salah needs to go but don't know if I want that. What do you think?

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Same predicament. They are all likely to do well over the medium term, so it could backfire. Sorry not much help!

              2. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Good move.

            9. alsybach
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Is Jack grealish out for some weeks then?
              Thats uppers me a bit if true!

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                2 weeks was what was quoted. Doesn't sound serious, but sounds like at least 2 more GWs.

            10. b91jh
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I don't know if such a thinking is logical?

              When deciding whether to transfer a GW29 player to a DGW26 player who blanks in 29, could we just look at the fixtures from both in different period and make the decision?

              Example: Raphinha to Barnes

              Raphinha (AVL, X, whu, CHE, ful)
              Barnes (ARS, bur, SHU, bha)

              In this case, the effective fixtures from both are the same. Barnes looks far superior fixture-wise from 26 to 29.
              Take hits into consideration, we could further access whether the advantage of Barnes is worth:

              A) Taking a hit to do the reverse on 29
              B) Taking two hits (Barnes in at 26, Barnes out at 29)

              Depends on the FTs available.

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I am very hit averse and certainly have been taking 26 and 29 as a set in my thinking.

            11. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Martinez
              Stones Shaw Rudiger
              Salah Fernandes Gundogan Barnes
              Kane Bamford Ings

              Areola Raphinha Dallas Burn
              1FT 1.3m

              Salah and Ings to De Bruyne and DCL (-4) looks good to me?

            12. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Would you do this?

              Rashford, Antonio to Barnes, Kane -4 this would mean i double up Barnes with Maddison, good move?

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                yes

            13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Liverpool's form column on the league table is genuinely hilarious

              WLLLL

              Can they make it 5 losses in a row vs. mighty sheffield??

              LLLLL would be epic

            14. GE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Best max 7.1 midfielder except Gundo?

              1) Barnes
              2) Saka
              3) Lookman
              4) Other?

              1. OLEgend
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Barnes

            15. OLEgend
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Current team is
              Pope (McCarthy)
              Cancelo Stones Digne ( Dallas Coufal)
              Salah Maddison Gundo Bruno (Raphinha)
              Richarlison Cavani Bamford.
              If Maddison is declared fit is it a bad move to do Cavani Raphinha Pope to Dcl Barnes Areola for a -8? Not keen on Cavani and no point in selling Richarlison either, fancy the Leicester double up till GW 29. Areola will play on 29 as well