Scout Notes

How De Bruyne looked on his Man City return against Arsenal

Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City

  • Goals: Raheem Sterling (£11.6m)
  • Assists: Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m)
  • Bonus: Fernandinho (£5.4m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) x2, Mahrez, Ruben Dias (£6.1m) x1

A fixture between two of the division’s meanest defences ended in a predictably low-scoring game.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) settled the contest after little more than a minute, nodding home Riyad Mahrez‘s (£8.1m) teasing cross from close range.

Pep Guardiola’s side secured their 15th clean sheet of the season, and their 11th shut-out in 13 matches that featured both Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and John Stones (£5.2m) at centre-back.

TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) made a swift return from a groin injury in Sunday’s match in north London, while Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) was handed his first start in a month after his own recent lay-off.

Neither player could deliver an attacking return, although the pair almost combined for a City second when Gundogan made a hash of his teammate’s pinpoint through-ball.

Part of a fluid three in Pep Guardiola’s strikerless set-up, the pair took their turns along with Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) in operating as the spearhead of the City attack.

Many of us will already own Gundogan: his ownership stands at over 85% in the top 10k (a better gauge of active managers than the overall figure) and may increase further heading into Double Gameweek 26.

But De Bruyne sits in less than 1% of these squads and is something of a differential among active managers.

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He looked the part at times on Sunday, supplying two superb key passes to Sterling and Gundogan before almost finding the back of the net with an audacious chip in the second half.

Both Gundogan and De Bruyne have found themselves in more advanced positions than usual this season and the former has adapted better: the German has converted 28.9% of his shots in 2020/21, with De Bruyne’s rate down at a poor 4.8%.

The Belgian can’t even begin to compete when it comes to value for money and it is more of a question over whether he can form a double-up with Gundogan in FPL squads going into the Double Gameweeks.

Still a tad rusty and rested by his manager after an hour at the Emirates, his final audition will come on Wednesday against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He’ll have that game not only to prove his match-sharpness but to suggest he is a preferable premium option to the quietly consistent Sterling, who now has 13 attacking returns in his last 14 Premier League starts.

CANCELO CULTURE

“He’s due a haul” sums up Joao Cancelo‘s (£6.1m) season as a Fantasy asset.

One duly arrived in Gameweek 20 against West Bromwich Albion but the fact remains that this was one of just two Premier League matches this season in which the defender-turned-midfielder has delivered attacking returns.

The likes of Joel Matip (£5.4m) and Darnell Furlong (£4.5m) have exactly the same record as Cancelo in terms of goals (one) and assists (two), although the 12 clean sheets that the Portuguese full-back has banked are a bit of a sweetener.

There was yet another “nearly” moment at the Emirates, with the premium City defender tiptoeing his way into the Arsenal penalty box and ruining a superb feint on Pablo Mari (£4.4m) by prodding wide from 10 yards.

Another haul does seem inevitable at some point – but then so does the odd benching given City’s upcoming schedule, and that is the trade-off owners have to swallow.

SUB-PAR

Injury updates on Aguero and Antonio as De Bruyne makes return in West Ham draw

It was a third successive Premier League game as a non-playing substitute for Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), whose campaign has been hampered by a knee problem, a hamstring injury and even a positive coronavirus test.

The Argentine has little more than two hours of game-time to his name in the top flight this season; the fact that we are approaching successive Double Gameweeks for City without even considering him as a viable FPL option shows how much of a non-event his 2020/21 has been.

His playing return could be imminent, however, at least according to his manager:

I am looking forward to putting him in. We cannot forget he was a long time injured and you get rhythm when you play minutes.

But he deserves to play and I want it. I want to say keep working hard and your time is coming.

It’s about his physical condition – he was one year injured; he only played a few minutes. I want to be sure for him – for us as well – but for him.

ART LIES ELSEWHERE

European club competition returned last week and much of what we wrote about Tottenham Hotspur in another Gameweek 25 Scout Notes may also apply to their north London neighbours.

The Gunners are 11 points away from a top-four spot and their best bet for securing qualification to next year’s Champions League may be to win this year’s Europa League.

The deeper the Gunners go into that competition, and the longer they remain mid-table fodder, then the risks of rotation around Thursday nights on the continent will increase.

We saw the first glimpses of that at the weekend, with Mikel Arteta making five changes to the team that lined up both in Gameweek 25 and in midweek against Benfica – semi-popular budget midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (£4.3m) finally losing his spot after 10 successive league starts.

Kieran Tierney (£5.2m) was a welcome returnee on his comeback from injury and would be among the names to consider for the Gunners’ fixture swing in Gameweek 31, with he and left-sided partner-in-crime Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) again catching the eye going forward on Sunday.

But should Arteta’s troops still be involved in the Europa League when the tournament reaches the quarter-final stage, then the Gunners’ Premier League line-ups could be tricky to second-guess.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding (Luiz 82), Mari, Tierney; Elneny (Ceballos 86), Xhaka; Pepe (Smith-Rowe 73), Odegaard (Lacazette 73), Saka; Aubameyang.

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Silva, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne (Jesus 63′), Sterling.

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1,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    8, or 9 (if Grealish is fit) of my team has a DGW. Worth wildcarding still?
    I still have my FT, 4.2M and my non DGW players are Raphina and Bamford.

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

      Take a hit and get 10, that’s plenty with a Leeds player

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

        Cheers. Probably a good week for TC chip 🙂

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

      how many hits do you plan to take?
      save your wc for later imo
      never know when you need it

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

        Probably a -4 at max. Will look for a good TC option.

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

          dont think greal will be fit though
          im not that into raph too

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      WC does 2 things, maximises the game week and sets up your team going forward.

      If you have a bloated bench that you want to trim back and you want Kane, Son, KDB, DCL, Digne, Pereira etc and need to shuffle other players to get that than WC away 🙂

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

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Dias Cancelo Digne Mee
    Salah Bruno Gundagon
    Kane (TC) DCL Watkins
    - Rafinha Dallas Grealish

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

      I like the triple captain pick on kane. what moves you make to bring him in?

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

        Wood to Kane with the FT

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

      wouldnt tc kane with that form
      but what do i know...
      may incline to play dallas over mee though
      tot and lei dont scream cs for me(e)

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

        What other opportunity would we get for TC?

        I will look to replace Grealish for a hit depending on the injury news and bench Mee

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

          still have some small dgw to be rescheduled mate
          just keep it in your pocket
          at least thats what im doing

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

            Thnx mate will look to hold on to it as well

  3. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mendy
    Mee Stones Lowton
    Gundogan Raphinha Fernandes (C) Salah
    DCL Ings Bamford

    Forster, Grealish, Dallas, Coufal

    is my team

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

      dont like double bur def
      will play dallas over mee

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

        Cheers. Yeah, I think Dallas could be a better pick.

        Thinking Ings>Kane and Coufal>Dias (and bench Lowton).

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

          for free of hits?

  4. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which one of these would you do? Bench boosting this week Raphinha & Struijk only non dgw players.

    A) Raphinha > Lookman* -4
    B) Soyuncu & Raphinha > Keane* & Periera* -8
    C) Raphinha & Struijk > Reed* & Holgate -8
    D) Keep Raph & Struijk

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

      D

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

      d

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling ings > Kane Barnes for a hit?

    Salah bruno Sterling gundo raphina
    Ings dcl bamford

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

      Would not get rid of City players with 4 games in two gameweeks.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No other way to fund Kane mate. Not keen on losing salah or Bruno. Also don’t see Sterling starting all the games.

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

    Pope to Martinez for a hit to get playable GK in GW29?
    Martinez also have better fixture in GW26

  7. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH Team?

    Ederson
    Digne Reguilon Pereira ****
    Salah Son ****
    Kane Vardy DCL

    * One of Cancelo/Gundogan/Barnes
    * One of Targett/Semedo/Pereira (WB)/Stones

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think I would go 343 with KDB

      Ederson
      Digne Reguilon Pereira
      KDB Son Bruno Gundo
      Kane Vardy/Watkins DCL

      Ederson
      Digne Konsa Pereira
      KDB Gundogan Son Bruno
      Kane Watkins Richarlison
      Meslier Struijk Lascelles Smith-Rowe

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Appreciate the input mate.

        I think i still prefer Salah over KDB tbh.
        KDB isnt sure to start both the games and on FH i wouldn't want that. Yes but if it allows Bruno then id give it a rethink.

        Cheers

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

      Not liking the regulion pick simply because not certain he starts both

      I think cancelo gundo are both essential as long as they get tested in CL

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Prefer Bruno over Vardy. Barnes and Gundo over Son

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

    I really want to triple captain Jamie Vardy (ARS, bur). He has a decent record against Arsenal, and also decent record away from home this season. I do think he can outscore easily Harry Kane, because Leicester are in form, and playing better football. From the eye test I did in the previous matches, Leicester dominate games like never before. They make teams sit deep down, and thus have a lot of chances. As soon as Leicester score a goal, the opposition's deep block cancels out and they have to attack, this is where Vardy exploits the opposing teams.
    My only concern is - Leicester have an important and tricky game against Slavia Praha. Vardy should start this game. Do you think he will be benched in of the ARS, bur game??? Or he will start 3 of them?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vardy has been relatively quite for the past few weeks. But as per the eye test he is posting decent stats.

      Have him in my FH team over Barnes. Wont be surprised if he outscores Kane tbh. Although the Burnley game might be a bit tricky.

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

        Didnt wba have plenty of chances with 10 men?

        1. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          WB had those chances because Burnley chose to play the way they played. Any other team other than Brom i doubt they'd play that way.

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Barnes is enough no??

  9. The White Pele
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A) Kane & Lowton
    B) cavani & Digne

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

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

      A

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Worth a wc? 2FT which could do to get Kane and Lookman or DCL and Barnes and maybe even a hit to get rid of Bamford or Raph...

    Martinez
    Dias Stones Mee
    Son Bruno Sterl Greal Raph
    Bamford Ings
    (Johnstone, Dallas, Antonio, Justin)

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Definitely not WC. You can make some decent moves with 3 transfers (- 4) and is sufficient to save WC

  11. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Dead End 29 & WC 30!

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Maguire Cancelo Lowton
    Bruno Rashford Grealish Gundogan
    Jesus Ings Bamford
    ¦ Saka Holding Coufal

    2 FT, 5.0 ITB

    What to do?

    A) Rashford, Jesus -> Salah, Kane
    B) Bamford, Jesus -> Watkins, Kane
    C) Lowton, Grealish -> Reguilon, Son
    D) Grealish, Ings -> Son, Kane

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A or B

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  12. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you bench boost
    Pope Dallas Struijk Bamford this week?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      (2+2), 2, 2, 2 = 10

      I don't think so.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nope. Dallas and Stru are issue

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’d be v tempted

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

      Cheers all, holding BB as of now

  13. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Last choice on WC:

    Kane + Stones

    Or

    Vardy + Cancelo

    Have Barnes and Son

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

      A for the top captaincy option this week

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

      A

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A. Owning Cancelo is tough

    4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    5. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ive gone Kane and Cancelo.

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

    Despite playing, Mitchell still a major rotation risk? Would help with another DGW player if nailed?

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

      I'd think so

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

        Rotation risk or nailed? 😛

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rotation risk

  15. villian-ty
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    BB or TC Kane

    MARTINEZ POPE
    MITCHELL STONES CANCELO Dallas Coufal
    GUN BRUNO SALAH SON LOOKMAN
    KANE DCL Bamford

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bb

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tough one. It's a good GW to TC and gou have a playing GK with two fixtures on your bench but the rest of the bench is SGW players. Probably TC as I can't see Burnley keeping a CS in those two fixtures against spurs and LEI

    3. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have an almost identical bench (McCarthy for pope) and am going TC. Risk of Mitchell rotation and Leeds being Leeds is a bit too much for me

  16. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you benchboost sanchez, ings, bamf and raph? I have five leeds/ sou so swapping out dallas and vesta for a hit to get 11 dgw/ 8 bgw29.

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup I woukd BB

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

    Pope
    Cancelo Robertson Shaw Coufal Strujic
    Sterling Salah Fernandes Gundo Raphinha
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    2 FT 0 ITB. What should I do?
    Thinking Pope > Martinez for one

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Purely on 26 as you haven't mentioned any chip strategy or plans for 29, I would downgrade Robbo to get funds to upgrade Antonio or Raph

  18. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lee v Sou score predictions?

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

      2-3

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3-3 with all popular FPL players returning please. We deserve it

    3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3-3

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

      0-0

  19. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Martinez*
    Dias*, cancelo*, digne*, mee*,
    Fernandes*, rashford*, gundo*, lookman*
    Ings, bamford

    Pope*, raphinia, antonio, coufal

    1FT, 6.1m ITB

    A) ings, bamford -> kane, DCL (-4)
    B) bamford -> kane / vardy
    C) ings, bamford, raph -> kane, DCL, Barnes (-8) and bench Mee

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A or C but you are getting rid of two ideal players for 29 in C.

      In C you are gaining 3 additional games

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You are getting 3 extra games but losing 3 games in dgw27 and bgw29. If you have fh then probs worth it otherwise you have another -8 or more in three weeks

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have FH still so no problem to lose the Leeds lads

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You should add that in your OP

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

  20. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pope, Soucek and Ings to Fabri, Barnes and Kane (-4)?

    TC26 WC30/31 FH33

    2FT 3.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha*
    Ings* DCL Bamford*
    (Pope Soucek Cresswell Holding)

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone?

  21. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is it worth to keep adams for gw 27?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I don't think so

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ok thanks then cN save Bamford and moveout adams for kane

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Definitely the right decision to keep Bamford over Adams imo

  22. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Chances of Bruno getting a rest or atleast less gametime vs Palace? Sandwiched between Chelsea and Man City game

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good point, think chances are he could. Might have to rethink the tc option.

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

        Could be a case of overthinking 😀

        Really want to use TC but no options are standing out, which I guess is good for making big difference if it works

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Think we’ re spoilt for options this gw. Kane, salah, Bruno, son, dcl could all haul big. Just have to pick the right one 🙂

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably starts but game time managed. I don't think OGS can rest him as they are 2nd and no one to good enough to replace him

    3. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He will start imo.. won't be rested in PL games.

      Ole has a prime chance to rest him in the Europa League game vs Sociedad (4 - 0 aggregate).

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He'll be rested this Thursday and will play the next 3 PL games.

  23. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    planning on taking a hit to do ings + Button to DCL + Areola.
    This would give me the following team, with 3 Leeds on bench.. would you BB that?

    LLoris Areola*
    AWB Dias Cancello Mee Struik
    Son Bruno Salah Gundo Raphina
    Bam Watkins DCL*

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Struijk a risk of not starting with more players doing back from injury

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Coming back *

  24. Sahin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    BB OR TC OR WILDCARD??

    Pope steer
    Cancelo stones cresswell dallas alonso
    Sterling bruno son soucek barnes
    Bamford ings Brewster

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How much do you have itb and FTs? In its current state you can rule out BB as you have steer, Brewster and 5SGW players that are not ideal for BB. You could TC but depends on money and FTs. You could WC and attack 26 keeping in mind the BGW29

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

        I have 1.9m ITB so who should I bring if I have to wildcard??

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well I wouldn’t BB Steer and Brewster...

  25. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How would you fit in Kane here? Sterling Ings > Kane Barnes?

    Martinez
    Stones Mee digne
    Salah bruno Barnes gundo
    Kane dcl bamford

    Forster raphina Dallas coufal

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Have to downgrade sterling, Bruno or Salah to afford Kane and I would downgrade sterling.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thinking the same, cheers

    2. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup, probably. Although you will have just the 1 City player when most will have 2 or 3.

      1. PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Oops. Didn't see Gundo. Yeah okay, makes sense.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers

      2. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He's got 2 left Stones, Gundo

  26. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anything need a hit here after Mitchell’s return to starting duties?

    Areola*
    Stones* Cancelo* Mitchell*
    Son* Bruno* Gundo* Salah*
    Bamford (K)ane* DCL*

    McCarthy Raphina Dallas Coufal

    0FT
    £0.5m Itb
    TC on Kane at the moment

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't rely on Mitchell getting two games in 26. Still a rotation risk

      1. Going Home
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Of course he is. But his chance at two games makes him now a better choice than SGW Dallas, and it would be madness to take a hit to remove him. Right?

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Depends who you can replace him with. I actually prefer Dallas over Mitchell. I can't see Palace keeping a CS in the two games, Mitchell is a rotation risk so you might not get two games, Dallas is probably back to LB with players coming back from injury which makes him a good option against villa especially with Cash out injured and up against El Mohamady who is not great at RB.

  27. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start Lowton or Mitchell?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lowton

    2. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lowton

  28. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 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

    A. Dallas-> Dier - 442
    B. Pope,Bruno, Bamford -> McCarthy,Son,Kane(-8) - 342
    C. Dallas, Sterling, Bamford/Adams -> Cancelo, Lookman, Kane (-8)-442

    For C we cN get DCL also for adams for -12 hit, if adams is not worth to save for gw27

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A - Don't like Dier as an fpl option
      B - don't understand the - 4 to remove Bruno to Son when Bruno is a good option for TC
      C - probably the better option out the 3

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Great reply. Thank you.
        A. Understood only considered here is tough fixtures for.maguire and dier have fixture in gw 29
        B. This is just a try to het kane. I like to TC kane so just thought with fixtures. Sterling is good so just thought of bruno
        C. Yes i also like this as i cN play 442 with kane, lookman and still 3 City players.

        Is it worth of getting DCL for adams along with C(-12 hit)

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I would rather lose sterling over Bruno. The DCL transfer in isolation is good but when you factor in another hit to -12 that would put me off and probably WC territory

          1. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I thought of TC IN GW 26 and WC later i mean afyer 29.
            So dcl move can hold?

          2. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I move in lookman due to fixture available in 29. So this make few players available for gw 29

  29. Athletico Timbo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hello folks. Do you know yet if there a likely date for the rearranged fixture between Villa and Everton?

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

      Some were suggesting GW28, some are against that idea

      1. Athletico Timbo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ok thanks for that

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Robertson
    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
    Bamford DCL Ings

    Pope Soucek Coufal Ferguson

    1. Soucek Coufal Ferguson >> Barnes Targett Shaw (-4) (play BB)
    2. Coufal Ings >> Targett Kane (TC?)
    3. Pope Soucek Ings >> Areola Barnes Kane (-4) (TC?)

    Thanks.

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm planning to do 3 but downgrade Pope to bench fodder Fabri. Don't understand why you are bringing in Areola when you have Martinez for 29

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        True I suppose it’s just in case anything happened to Emi and a playing keeper is only 0.5 more than fodder