Scout Notes

Bamford, Raphinha and Dallas all deliver as Leeds beat Southampton

Leeds 3-0 Southampton

  • Goals: Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), Stuart Dallas (£5.0m), Raphinha (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Tyler Roberts (£4.6m), Hélder Costa x2 (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Dallas x3, Illan Meslier x2 (£4.7m), Raphinha x1

WHAM BAM

Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) finally delivered the Double Gameweek goods as he netted in Leeds’ meeting with Southampton.

After watching a second-half effort ruled out for offside against Wolves, the mid-priced forward notably adjusted his run to convert on Tuesday night.

Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) put him through the middle of Southampton’s defence for a routine finish, his 13th goal of the season and his 21st attacking return.

Backed by 1.6 Fantasy Premier League managers for the Double Gameweek 26 captaincy, Bamford has now produced a goal or assist in five of his last six home league matches. That bodes well for further returns considering three of Leeds’ next five Premier League fixtures are at Elland Road.

As per usual, the size of Bamford’s latest score could have been bigger. His best chance outside the second-half goal came in the third minute when he powered through the middle and, when he probably should have unleashed an effort from just inside the Southampton box, he laid off to Roberts who could not reach the pass.

Meanwhile, Bamford even contributed at the other end of the field in the second half, turning a Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) header over the crossbar in the 64th minute.

RAPH TRADE

Just as was the case at Wolves on Friday night, Raphinha (£5.4m) was exceptionally unlucky not to come away with another massive haul, although like Bamford, he did, at least find the net.

Despite being one of Leeds’ best players against Southampton, the Brazilian winger was denied both goals and assists with frustrating regularity for his 9.7% ownership.

In the 24th minute, Raphinha found some space behind Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) with a mazy run and could have gone down for a penalty but squared for an unmarked, onrushing Roberts who skied a big chance.

Then, 14 minutes later, the Leeds wide-man was played through on goal in a gilt-edged one-on-one with Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) only for Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) to sprint back with all the endeavour of a Bamford captainer to put in arguably one of the best tackles of the season to deny him.

There were two more glaring misses from Raphinha passes in the second half that would have hugely frustrated his backers.

Roberts fired wide again in the 50th minute before Diego Llorente (£4.4m) forced an impressive save out of McCarthy but should have scored himself.

It was in the closing stages that Raphinha finally got his due, rifling home a free-kick from range after a foul on Hélder Costa (£5.0m).

Line-up Lessons

Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) returned to central midfield against Southampton although only after another enforced change for Bielsa.

The Northern Ireland international started the game at left-back once again, the Leeds’ cause helped by Llorente making only his third appearance since joining in the summer.

“(Llorente starting is) necessary in this moment and we hope he can show the qualities that brought him here.” – Marcelo Bielsa

However, Dallas still found his way to central midfield thanks to an injury to Mateusz Klich (£5.2m) in the second half.

With Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) occupying the Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) in defensive midfield, Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) was the nearest replacement with Dallas able to step forward.

Like Raphinha, he was also unlucky not to get an even bigger haul. It was Dallas who played Bamford for that chance he tried to move onto Roberts before the forward missed another Dallas key pass in the 52nd minute, forcing a good save from McCarthy.

Still, that shift forward allowed Dallas to get involved the goals all the same, toe-poking an edge-of-the-box strike beyond McCarthy after a Costa cross in the 78th minute.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; Struijk; Harrison (Costa 46′), Roberts (Hernandez 75′), Klich (Alioski 59′), Raphinha; Bamford.

Southampton XI (4-2-2-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bednarek; Tella (Minamino 58′), Romeu (Djenepo 70′), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Redmond (Ings 58′), Adams.

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2,578 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best 4.5mil max def? Have lowton

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aina

    2. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aina (Ful)
      El Mohamdy (Ast)

    3. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Short term...White?

  2. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Already did -4 for sterling to son
    For another -4 & BB.
    A. Peacock-Farrel to Johnstone (Johnstone, Rapinha, Dallas, Mitchell)
    B. Mitchell to Targett/Aina (Peacock-Farrel, Rapinha, Dallas, Targett)
    C. Booth for -8 (-12 total hits taken)

  3. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pope & Mee > Martinez & Digne for -4 and 0.0 ITB?
    Seems BB is no go, as Soucek & Coufal are playing City but might TC Kane
    Your thoughts most appreciated.

    Martinez*
    Cancelo*, Digne*, Stones*, Dier*
    Salah*, Gundo*, Fernandes*,
    Bamford, DCL*, Kane*
    Sanchez (wba), Raphina (AVL), Soucek & Coufal (mci)

    1. Bennyboy1907
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Looks good tc Kane

    2. ooooo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      McCarthy to Johnstone for another hit? On a -4 but McCarthy is useless.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Don't take a - 4 for Johnstone

        1. Noisy Neighbour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Don’t even take a +4 for Johnstone.

    3. Bennyboy1907
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which pair is the better option until week GW30? (GW31 WC)
        A) Kane and Raphina
        B) Son and Watkins

        All Play in 29 however Watkins potential dgw 28
        Raphina on fire though
        Kane on pens

        Idk

        1. Uncle Gamst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          If Grealish is out for a while then A for me. In fact I already have A if that helps?

      • Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any reason not to do Ings to DCL tonight?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          seems a very popular move
          if one of your city players got injured would you be ok taking hits?
          wait and asborb the price rise or do it now and hope no other fires.
          i'm in the same boat and would be for a hit after selling grealish

          1. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah tbh I'd do the move for a hit anyway. Everton's double is so good. i guess only danger is DCL picking up a knock in training or something

        2. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I’m waiting to see if we get confirmation of the second double before the deadline

        3. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        how many hits (if any) are warranted here to gain some ground?
        i've falled from 30k to 120k in 3-4 weeks
        WC + TC left
        1.3m itb and no FT after doing Grealish to Barnes

        Martinez
        Dias Stones AWB
        Salah Sterling Bruno Barnes Raph
        Bamford Ings
        Areola Mitchell Coufal Rodrigo

        1. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Rodrigo -> Watkins and play him ahead of Raph/Bamford?

        2. JonSnow
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ings to DCL may be worth it, potentially another double in 28 and should outscore Ings +4 if he plays both

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            yeh, having cold feet on DCL going back for a 3rd time! Guess I got Ings wrong and the gw27 double isn't looking great vs City
            Is going Richarlison too punty as a differential?
            definitely wouldn't captain either

            1. Uncle Gamst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I kept DCL when Ings was beckoning; SOU/wba for Everton. With the service DCL gets from Digne/Rodrigues etc it seems a no brainer

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                thanks. seems more of a priority than bringing in kane via sterling -8

      • JonSnow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Repost

        Martinez 1.4itb 1FT
        Robertson / Stones / Maguire / Dias
        Grealish / Salah / Gundo / Fernandes
        Bamford / Ings
        B: Pope / Mee / Raph / Antonio

        Which of these options and will potentially BB:
        A) Ings & Grealish > DCL & Barnes (-4)
        B) Ings & Grealish > DCL & Son (-4)
        C) Ings, Mee & Grealish > DCL, Digne & Barnes (-8)

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Best option from these? 1FT 3.8m

        A Ings ->Kane FT.
        B Ings Antonio -> Kane Watkins -4
        C Get Kane and DCL -8 (downgrade Pope)

        Martinez
        Cancelo Stones Shaw
        Salah Bruno Gundogan Son Raph
        Ings Bamford

        Pope Antonio Dallas Coufal

        1. JonSnow
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Does DCL outscore bamford +8, im not so sure so A

          1. BaleKaneSon
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A for me

            • L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He doesn’t have to

        2. Ronny Sandstone
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Trying to find a way into the Villa defence is Elmohamady 4.3 an option with Cash out?
          Any other defensive options who have a double? aware I'm scraping the barrel but only have 4.3 Luke Thomas at Leicester?

          cheers.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He's a sort term option yes, likely to play both DGW26 matches but also likely to be back on the bench in BGW29

            1. Ronny Sandstone
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Happy for short term tbh as I have WC/FH left, its an enabler move to get Kane is mostly, can't see anyone much better so I'll probably go with that

              thanks.

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Elmo that is - Thomas is not nailed

            1. Ronny Sandstone
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Right yeah, otherway around would have been ideal but as you say not nailed

              cheers.

        3. BaleKaneSon
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Plan to bring dallas back for GW29 or sooner which 2 to round out my BB?

            A)Ings and Dallas to Kane and Soyuncu -4
            B)Ings and Dallas to DCL and Peirara -4
            C)Ings and Dallas to Kane and Keane -4

            1. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A

            2. Hi Ho Silver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              C, could see keane getting some goals...

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Is it worth a -12 to BB this gw with these transfers? Other option is to do only the first two transfers and TC Bruno/ Kane.

            Ings > Kane
            Sterling > Barnes
            Forster > areola
            Coufal > Cancelo

            1. BaleKaneSon
                1 month, 27 days ago

                first two transfers

              • RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes
                No
                Yes
                Probably not.

            2. Kim Jong Kün
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A. Kane
              B. Sterling
              C. Salah

              1. Dias
              2. Zinchenko
              3. Cancelo
              4. Stones

              Stand-alone. Don’t worry about price differences or squad. Which pair scores the most this week?

              1. BaleKaneSon
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  A 1

                • Kim Jong Kün
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Through a lot of tinkering I’ve concluded this is the question my wildcard is posing to me.

                • Pépé Pig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  A1

                • waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  C3

              2. Aftermath
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Who scores more this gw?

                A. Bamford+Dallas+8pts
                B. Kane+ Burn

                1. Kim Jong Kün
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  IMO A safely adds up to 17 with upside, B safely adds up to 10 with more upside.

                  So it’s about risk. A isn’t bad and for B to exceed that Kane needs to score and assist 3 goals combined.

                2. Uncle Gamst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm hoping B, as it means Kane has hauled versus BUR/ful, which is entirely possible IMO 🙂

              3. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Just out of interest who is everyone on here putting the armband on this DGW?

                Cheers

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Bruno or Kane

                2. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Bruno (TC)

              4. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                any hesitation in starting Martinez for the double?
                have Areola as well
                at this stage starting raph and bamford unless I take an extra hit so not ideal vs martinez!

              5. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Chilwell Grealish Bamford Ings

                To

                Aina Jorginho Vardy Kane?

                1. L S P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  No

              6. pjomara
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Is this the best week left to do bench boost?
                If so is this worth -8?
                Grealish to Barnes
                4.0 gk to Pickford
                Justin to Aina

                Giving me bb of
                Pickford, Aina, Dallas, Bamford
                And 0.0 itb.

              7. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Risers: Struijk (4.0)

                Fallers: Noble (4.5)

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Cheers Ragabolly.

                2. Avery
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Thank you!
                  Was expecting DCL to go up..

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    same?

              8. JoroBG
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Price changes: 24/02/21

                Rises: Struijk (4.0)

                Fallers: Noble (4.5)

              9. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                #FPL Overnight Rises:
                Struijk (£4.0M)

                #FPL Overnight Fallers:
                Noble (£4.5M)

                No DCL!

              10. S3
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Pls choose your top 3 of the lot if you were on wildcard

                A. Pereirra
                B. Digne
                C. Shaw
                D. Rudiger
                E. Aina
                F. Dallas

                1. shiraz
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    BDF

                  • Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    A
                    B
                    C

                  • E25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    ABC

                  • ...al
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Acd

                  • Kim Jong Kün
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    ABF

                  • king cole
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    BCF

                  • Sterling Archer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    C
                    B
                    D

                2. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  No Grealish agaaaaaaain

                  Magic.

                3. Hits from the Bong
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  On -4 already Should I take another hit?

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo Stones AWB Dallas
                  Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Barnes
                  DCL

                  Pope Bamford Antonio Coufal

                  1. shiraz
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Look fine

                  2. shiraz
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Took a -4 and gotten Barnes and DCL. Should i bb this team or tc bruno? Only concern about bb is i have martinez against 3 leeds player.

                      Martinez
                      Dallas Cancelo Dias
                      Salah (B)runo Gundogan Barnes
                      Bamford DCL Kane

                      Pope Raphinha Mitchell Coufal

                      1. Hits from the Bong
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Wouldn’t bench boost that. You not tempted to captain Gundogan?

                        1. shiraz
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            It is tempting same goes for kane. But bruno have been consistent with his returns

                        2. Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          You also have Martinez v SHU

                          1. shiraz
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              That why i have started martinez over pope. But seem unwise to bb this team.

                          2. All about the galacticos
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            the concern is mitchell and coufal. Not worth the BB

                            1. shiraz
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Agree, those 2 are a concern too. Which leave me with a benching headache. Dallas vs Mitchell (Mitchell seem to be back into palace's selection). Bamford vs Raphinha (leaning towards Raphinha).

                          3. E25
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            BB, WC and TC left. Original plan was to BB GW26 with a hit or two, Grealish out makes that an unattractive option now. Is anyone WCing this week with BB still left?

                            1. Stupendous
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              If you only needed a hit or two to BB then you don't need to WC

                              A ha!

                              1. E25
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                It's looking more like a -12 now to get Kane.... that's my issue

                                1. Stupendous
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  -12 in a normal week no. Double I think is fine if maybe pushing it.

                          4. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Chilwell Grealish Ings
                            To
                            Castagne Barnes Kane for a hit?

                            Can't afford Pereira

                            1. Alisson WondHaaland
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              That looks solid, whats your plan for 29?

                              1. Stupendous
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                8 or 9 players and WC 30

                                1. Alisson WondHaaland
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Sounds good

                              2. Stupendous
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                As in, frees to get there, WC out

                              3. baines is god
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                hope there are loads of 1-1's with unlikely goalscorers

                                1. Stupendous
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  In 29? Yea prolly!

                                  Every last FH wasted

                            2. Kim Jong Kün
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              For a -4 easily yes

                            3. ...al
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Sounds good. Toying with similar.have 2/3

                              Wondering if pereira is worth a hit

                              1. Stupendous
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                I am .1 off Castagne to Pereira (Pereira over Castagne that is)

                          5. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Anyone else here still in the FPL Cup?

                          6. baines is god
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            I got drunk and angrily did

                            Fernandes, Strujik, Kilman and Bamford to El Ghazi, Dias, Targett and Kane for -12

                            1. Stupendous
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Likely great moves imo

                              Not sure about El Ghazi though

                              But you should recoup and more!

                            2. All about the galacticos
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Kane TC?

                              1. baines is god
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                nah BB, 13 doubles + Ings and JWP

                                1. baines is god
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  i was tempted to TC but honestly Areola and Martinez, then having Mee with a double, i thought there'll never be a better time to BB and there are lots of other doubles to TC in

                          7. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Who scores more in GW26....

                            Chilwell

                            Dallas

                            1. All about the galacticos
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Dallas