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. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Bamford to Watkins a good move?

    Watkins could have 2 DGWs before GW29

    Then do Richarlison to Bamford GW29

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I am not a fan of out then back in after a GW or 2.

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I would say no

    3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Planning on doing so before DCL to Bamford for GW29

  2. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which one would you go for lads?

    BB26, no FH left

    Martinez
    Cancelo Shaw Dier Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes
    Kane Ings

    McCarthy Bam Raphinha Dallas

    Planning Ings to Watkins and then one of below for a -4:
    A) Bam to DCL (one less player for 29 but may have double in 28?)
    B) Raph to Lookman
    C) Dallas to Aina

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A,bigger upside

      1. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My thinking also, cheers!

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Through in the cup baby.
    Meslier, Dallas and Bam bringing home the bacon.

    1. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Well done

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks love.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          How’s the pub Rupert?

        2. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Welcome sweethorse.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Good job Horse. I was a 1 and out. 🙁

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Oh no

  4. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    McCarthy, Cresswell, Rashford > Martinez, Digne, Barnes -8?

    Would BB this:

    Pope, Martinez
    Digne, Cancelo, Dias, Mee, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundo, Raphinha
    Richarlison, Bamford, Watkins

    Thoughts?

    1. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd keep Cresswell

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Got FH and would like to BB someone better for this week

        1. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nice that you kept the FT. Go for it.

          1. Union_Jacks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Only concern is no Spurs for this week, WC tempts me to get Spurs in for this week and next.

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best thing about this gameweek is McCarthy outscored Martinez!

  6. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Using my BB

    A) Dunk to Pereira-4
    B) Dallas to Pereira -4
    C) Play Dunk

  7. caldracula
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Son + Watkins + 1M
    B) Kane + Traore/Barkley

    1. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’d say A

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  8. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    GW26 going to be massive. 5-6 perfectly sensible captaincy options. The hindsight will be strong

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very strong. But will it be as strong as the ‘captain fail’ after the first round?

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Too right

    3. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Complete contrast to this week and everyone capping Bamford. Plenty of scope for big rank moves but can see everyone ending up with similar scores

      1. faux_C
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Some of us captained Raph 😎

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wc team (suggestions are welcomed):

    Martinez
    Dias Pereira Dallas
    Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes Pereira
    Kane DCL

    3.9 Bamford Mitchel Cresswell

    2.6 IDB left

    10 dgw26 players
    & 5 bgw29 players and can get 3 more till bgw29 - Raphina, Dunk, Antonio

  10. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What was the safety score for the FFS cup?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What’s your score?

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        75

  11. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hello guys, bit stuck so need some help please...

    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. Dreaming of glory
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Can u do 3 without pope? If not then 2 and yes TC. Not many doubles left & u can't trust city assets to play twice. These spurs fixtures the best of whats there

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        no i cant unfortunately and would quite like Barnes

  12. dmcnam12
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A) Sterling -> KDB (Free)
      B) Sterling, Antonio -> Gundo, Kane (-4)

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

      2. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

      3. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

    • Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      With 79 points do you think I´ll qualify for the FFS Cup?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Should do, great score!

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Smeeeeee...smeeeeee....smeeeegg....heeaadd

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mee -> Reguilon?

      Areola*
      Stones* Mee* Targett*
      Salah* Bruno* Son* Gundogan* Foden*
      Kane* DCL*

      (Sanchez Bamford Lowton* Dallas) 1FT 0.8ITB

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Martinez
      Stones Shaw Rudiger
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan Barnes
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Areola Raphinha Burn Dallas
      1.3m

      Already done ings to DCL with ft.

      Is Salah to KDB for a hit a good move?

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Absolutely not - we don't even know that KDB will play both, and not hedging Salah for a DGW is just suicidal

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Salah who?

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Should we have some news on Grealish any soon?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Friday / Saturday morning

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        No chance we get anything reliable unfortunately

        As Smith is always overly positive / secretive so even if he says Grealish is fine it’ll be hard to believe it

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’d be surprised if Smith was helpful.

    • Bobby
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Im still hoping bam gets a bonus. This is a low point

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Gap between OR 1 and the rest of the pack is shortening.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yup, only 138 off him now 🙂

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Great! 150 here

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah. We know him in our WhatsApp group. We can’t believe it.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          His lack of 3 Leeds did it. But he looks well set for next GW.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Sorry that was confusing. We know Paddy in second place.

    • greggles
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A bit drunk on Dallas, Raphinha and Bamford (c) but does this -8 seem mad?

      Bednarek > Digne, Saka > Lookman and Antonio > Vardy. Would leave me with this BB team:

      Martinez / Pope
      Cancelo / Stones / Shaw / Digne / Dallas
      Salah / Fernandes / Lookman / Gundogan / Raphinha
      Bamford / DCL / Vardy

      OR just do my original plan which was Antonio > Kane (TC) and Bednarek > Targett for -4, which now seems a bit insipid.

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Original plan

    • Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A) Gundo -> KDB
      B) Salah or Son -> Barnes or Maddison
      C) Raph -> Barnes (and get Raph back for BGW29, seems counter productive)

      Not thinking of jumping in on Kane at the moment.

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I guess another avenue could be Antonio -> Vardy. Been burned on Vardy before and midfield seems better value, just have to let go on son or salah.

    • tbos83
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Naive q but how do you see you rank instantly?

        1. DBossman_2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Livefpl

        2. Kryptonite666
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          fplgameweek.com and https://www.livefpl.net/rank

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Team for this week, BB or TC?

        Martinez
        Cancelo | Lowton | El Mohamady
        KdB | Bruno | Son | Gundogan | Pereira
        Kane | DCL

        McCarthy | Bamford | Dallas | Kilman

        0.8ITB 0FT (-4 taken)

        Thanks

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Look at your name, man. Surely you gotta TC Kane 😉

          Not sure on BB on that. Kilman basically a SGW player whilst McCarthy could genuinely get minus.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yes, just wondering if a hit on Kilman to 4.8 is worth it after that good Leeds performance and BBing.

            Thanks

            1. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Could well be, tbf. Move him or McCarthy on and it becomes more attractive. Plus gets it used and allows you to focus on your first xi.

        2. Going To Win This Year
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Tc

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers

      • Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A) Ings -> DCL
        B) Ings -> Watkins
        C) Ings -> Maja
        D) Keep Ings

        No FH but currently have 7 BGW29 players so not getting Watkins/Maja right now is not the be all and end all. Thinking A is the best bet?

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A

      • Aster
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Bam 0 bps. Final

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            So members area is wrong. Awesome.

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Sure it’s final?

            Lowton dropped hours later on Saturday.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yes they’ve already added them on the site

        • Kryptonite666
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Who will you get rid out of

          Raphinha Dallas Bamford

          for the benchboost ?

          1. DBossman_2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Dallas

          2. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            what are your plans for BGW29, get back or ditch entirely?

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Free Hit

          3. Dreaming of glory
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Who u thinking of bringing in? Midfield options more plentiful but a few decent 6m fwds with doubles

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Its the opposite actually. Watkins an option for forwards. Already brought in DCL for Ings

              Cant find a replacement for Raphinha upto 7.7m. Have Barnes

              Watkins and Pereira are what I'm thinking of.

          4. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Im in same position depends if you have spare mitb.. ive got 2m so contemplating dallas to digne especially with chance of dbl gw28

          5. Werner Brothers
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            None
            I have ings son & harry mag situation to handle

            1. Netters2018
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Def get rid of ings....he wants out of the club and were playing awful at the moment....

        • Dreaming of glory
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          For BB
          forster & coufal to

          A) pickford & dier/targett
          B) martinez & Bartley/other
          C) other 10m combo?

          Not sure on villa minus grealish but not many good double fixtures out there for

        • MMN
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          1 FT 2.3m. Planning to bench boost. Was thinking Chilwell & Raph/Bam > Konsa & Vardy or Digne & Maddison. But not sure if I should just avoid the hit and keep the Leeds boys.

          FH intact so GW29 is not really a worry. Any thoughts?

          Martinez
          Chilwell*, Stones, Cancelo
          Gundo, Salah, Bruno, Barnes
          DCL, Watkins, Bamford*
          Areola, Mee, Dallas*, Raphina*

          1. Dreaming of glory
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Get rid of 1 Leeds player me thinks. No point bb with 3 single gw players in squad is there?

            1. MMN
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              There is if that's the best option and they have a decent fixture. Which Leeds player do you think will defo get outscored by at least 4 points? I guess good Leicester fixtures after the double makes it worthwhile as long as Maddison is fit ...

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          500th in the world! Thank you Leeds boys

          1. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Top man

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Wow great work!

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just about hanging in the top 4k!

          4. Prøfeßör …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Brilliant work

            Hey MyNameISQ. I have a very good FPL related project going on and a few existing members nominated you to join. Please email me if you are interested at kurt-grohl@gmx.com

            Thanks mate,

          5. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            well done

          6. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Great rank.

        • Who are all Lukakus
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          85 net points, rank up to 700, on the traxk to finish top 500 in 2 consecutive seasons!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Two amazing rank posts in a row, well done hang in there

            1. Who are all Lukakus
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thanks!

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Well done.

            1. Who are all Lukakus
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              thank dude! good luck for you too

        • The_Bar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Never taken a -12 in my FPL adventures, what do we think?

          A) Grealish & Button -> Johnstone & Barnes ( -4 )
          B) Grealish, Ings, Button -> Vardy, Barnes & Johnstone ( -8 )
          C) Grealish, Ings, Button & Maguire -> Barnes, Kane, Johnstone and Rudiger (-12)