Scout Notes

Dias and Stones in latest double-digit Double Gameweek hauls

MAN CITY 2-1 WEST HAM

  • Goals: Ruben Dias (£6.1m), John Stones (£5.2m) | Michail Antonio (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m)| Jesse Lingard (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: De Bruyne x3, Dias x2, Stones x2

CENTRES OF ATTENTION

Dias converts from De Bruyne’s superb cross

What is it about Manchester City centre-backs and Double Gameweeks?

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) was the hero back in the 2018/19 campaign, while John Stones (£5.2m) and Ruben Dias (£6.1m) recorded 27 and 18-point hauls respectively earlier this season in Double Gameweek 19.

The latter pair were at it again in the first of City’s Double Gameweek 26 fixtures, with both on the scoresheet as Pep Guardiola’s side overcame West Ham in a hard-fought victory.

Two bonus points for each of the two central defenders puts both on 10 points heading into a second Double Gameweek 26 fixture at home to Wolves on Tuesday.

And, just as we saw earlier in the campaign, Dias and Stones’ scores are currently acting as green-arrow fuel compared to those in possession of João Cancelo (£6.1m).

He was left on the bench for the duration on Saturday, the first time that happened in the Premier League since a Gameweek 21 win over Sheffield United.

RUBEN RUBEN RUBEN RUBEN

Another angle of Dias’ goal at the Etihad on Saturday

Despite a couple of misplaced passes and a surprisingly poor free-kick in the opening 30 minutes, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) was undeterred.

On the half-hour mark the Belgian sent in a left-footed missile, deep from the right-hand side, which hit its target in the shape of Dias’ head.

The centre-back powered the ball home, with Stones on his shoulder having made a similar run once De Bruyne got on the ball. That was Dias’ first goal for the Citizens since signing last summer.

Meanwhile, De Bruyne’s assist was his 14th of the campaign from 21 league appearances. He already appears well on the way back to his best, the fact he has a goal and four assists across his last six starts boding well for Double Gameweek 27.

Whether or not De Bruyne offers more potential for that round than Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) or Phil Foden (£6.1m) is hard to say at this stage.

Both players missed out on Saturday’s starting line-up indicating they now stand a better chance of starting both matches in Double Gameweek 27. Of the two, only Sterling remained on the bench, Foden appearing for the last 25 minutes against West Ham.

The same can probably be said about Cancelo, whose credentials for a Double Gameweek 27 captaincy have taken a small boost within the Fantasy Premier League community following Saturday’s action.

MICHAIL HAIL

Antonio brings West Ham level from close range

Only five minutes after hitting the base of Ederson‘s (£6.1m) post, Michail Antonio (£6.5m) wiped out Man City’s clean sheet just before half time. That was the first time Pep Guardiola’s men had conceded a Premier League goal at home since Gameweek 13.

Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), who was anonymous in a 60-minute showing, lost possession in his own half after a poor throw-in from Kyle Walker (£6.1m).

The Hammers shifted the ball to the right, with Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) galloping into acres of spaces.

His cross saw Jesse Lingard (£5.9m) attempt an effort on goal which was going wide but Antonio was at the far post to convert his seventh goal of the season.

The Manchester United loanee has now put up five attacking returns since joining West Ham, producing 7.8 points per game.

Meanwhile, Antonio’s close-range finish was the first time City have conceded at home since Gameweek 13, Dias was netted an own goal.

“That’s my seventh goal of the season now and all I’m trying to do is go out there and do something for the boys. I’m gutted that I hit the post with the first opportunity I hadbut it was good to get the goal and I’ll keep pushing and we’ll see where we finish in the end. There’s definitely a lot of things to take from the game. There were stages where we had a lot of possession and had them chasing the ball a bit, which they’re probably not used to.” – Michail Antonio

On the performance of West Ham and his own team, Guardiola said after full time:

“Every person who saw the game – it was really tough, difficult, the opponent is incredibly difficult. They had the quality, could play. With [Jesse] Lingard, with [Pablo] Fornals and [Michail] Antonio is always so difficult to control. After 10, 15 minutes we say, ‘okay, today we are not going to paint something beautiful – today is the day to take the three points’. The second half we were much better than the first half, when we struggled. Learn from this, it is reality. When you play a lot of games, runs unbeaten and after a Champions League game with just two days, it’s normal that these kind of things happen.” – Pep Guardiola

STICKS N’ STONES

Stones nets the winner for Manchester City

After West Ham half cleared a City corner nearing the 70-minute mark, De Bruyne found Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) in a wide position just outside the box.

The winger danced his way into the area in a one-on-one battle with Ben Johnson (£3.9m), turning the young defender inside out before pulling the ball back for Stones.

As was the case with Dias, the England centre-back had remained in the box from a set-piece situation. Stones finished first time with aplomb, giving Darren Randolph (£4.3m) no chance.

“I try and chip in [with goals]. Some days it doesn’t come off for the forwards and today me and Ruben chipped in. It is part of us being a team. We are just glad to get three points and keep the run going.” – John Stones

On Stones and Dias both scoring, Guardiola commented:

“They are the best headers. The second one (Stones’ goal) was brilliant for the composure for Riyad, the right tempo, the right pass, the good finish.” – Pep Guardiola

LINE-UP LESSONS

Ireland international Randolph was standing in between the sticks for Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m), who suffered an arm injury in training on Friday.

Third-choice West Ham stopper David Martin (£4.0m) was sent out to warm up when Randolph appeared to be struggling with a leg issue. The back-up keeper played the full 90 minutes but had to relinquish goal kicks due to the problem.

However, Moyes does expect Fabianski back in training early next week, as well as reckoning that Randolph will be fine. In his post-match press conference, the Irons chief said:

“Lukasz Fabianski was injured today. Unfortunately, somebody stood on his arm in training as he made a save. It was an accidental collision and I don’t think it’s too bad. Darren Randolph has been out in recent weeks with a bit of a thigh strain. He’s been back in training for a week or two but I think he felt the effects of his thigh again. Thankfully, we got him through to the end of the game. We were ready to make a change, but we found a way for him not to have to take the kicks. Hopefully he’ll get over it and we’ll also get Lukasz back.” – David Moyes

While West Ham have what looks like an extended break until their visit from Leeds on the Monday of Gameweek 27, the fixtures continue to come thick and fast for Man City.

Guardiola’s side will seek their 21st consecutive win and 28th game unbeaten against Wolves on Tuesday.

Despite such dazzling records, Fantasy Premier League bosses will be much more concerned with the midweek team sheet based on Guardiola’s latest ominous quotes.

“We must rest mentally and physically. If not, you cannot sustain it. It’s many games but the big teams have to do it. From tomorrow, we look towards Wolves – in past years we suffered against them.” – Pep Guardiola


Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Walker; Gundogan (Rodri 88′), Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Torres (Foden 64′), Aguero (Jesus 60′), Mahrez.

West Ham United XI (5-2-2-1): Randolph; Johnson (Benrahma 83′), Cresswell, Dawson, Diop, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Lingard; Antonio (Bowen 83′).

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Elsewhere in Double Gameweek 26…

West Bromwich Albion recorded a much-needed second clean sheet of the campaign as they beat Brighton 1-0.

Crucially, it makes for back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season, good news for those who invested in either the out-of-position Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) for Double Gameweek 26.

The Arsenal loanee was deployed on the right-hand flank of attacking midfield once again and enjoyed a decent chance to score in the first half.

Still, it was an interesting afternoon for Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) owners. They benefitted from the Baggies’ clean sheet and also secured a raft of extras, two for saves and two bonus (provisional).

However, his Double Gameweek 26 score could have already stood at close to 20 points had Brighton’s penalties gone a different way on Saturday.

Pascal Groß (£5.8m) and Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) both missed spot-kicks but each of them struck the woodwork, denying Johnstone the chance to earn a Fantasy reward in each instance.

Aston Villa demonstrated that they do not necessarily need Jack Grealish (£7.6m) to win Premier League matches as they beat Leeds 1-0.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) has been afforded more game-time in the England international’s absence and he took his chance on Saturday afternoon.

He latched onto the end of Ollie Watkins‘ (£6.5m) wayward shot in the first half, cutting the ball under an on-rushing Illan Meslier (£4.7m).

Leeds were unable to build on their 3-0 win over Southampton in Double Gameweek 26, their key assets faltering in their only match of the round.

With Patrick Bamford (£6.9m), Raphinha (£5.4m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) all failing to register points, it was Emiliano Martínez (£5.3m) who emerged with another big haul thanks to a clean sheet, three saves and maximum bonus. A familiar story.

Meanwhile, Matt Targett (£4.9m) and Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.3m) also benefited from the shutout, although each was booked and lost a respective point.

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701 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tokara
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    City surged at the same time when United topped the chart, when everyone talks about United

    Well played City.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Man Utd are in Man City's pocket atm. Utd miles off the pace

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      City surged as everyone else ran out of players and gas. Because they have a $1bn squad. United were fairly lucky with injury. Note while teams were fresh and uninjured City weren’t knocking everyone down in their path.

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I thought Leeds were meant to tonk Villa, with Grealish out - what happened?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Leeds were awful. Not much gas left in the tank. Villa’s defense is very well marshalled.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Time to ship Leeds players after BGW29, maybe...

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Philips probably more important than Grealish to respective teams?

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I meant much time deliberating starting Raphinha or Bamford this gw.

      In the end it’s the same...

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yup, same here, I don't mind when like that...at least not chosen the wrong one

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Villa played defensively and Leeds were knackered

      Leeds will continue to deliver

    4. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Villa proved they are still a good side without Grealish, and their defence held up well against a barrage of attacks from Leeds. Leeds are eratic. They create a lot of chances but are not always clinical. Their key assets will haul again but you can't expect them to do it every game. I'd be quite happy for everyone to ship out Leeds players. Those that BB'd with 2 to 3 Leeds players may want to get them out. I got on Bamford early, so it would cost me 0.5 if I sold him and wanted to get him back again. I got on Raphinha early too, but not so much value tied up. He is probably the most exciting player in the game atm. If the players around him could finish, he could have scored 30 points in GW25. He is cheap enough to bench in the tough games, but honestly can't see myself doing that often. Good luck if you want to sell them.

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Brighton have scored 1 goal from an xG of 7.80 in the last 3 games...

    Shambolic.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Dreadful

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not much excuse for missing two penalties. They have everything but end product.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      When Danny Welbeck is the best finisher at your club, it screams trouble. It's sad really. I like Potter and Brighton. They defend well and attack well. If only they had a competent striker. Put someone like Wilson in that team and they'll be fighting for Top 10.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Is he tho? I think welbeck is the problem not the solution

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I feel he's better than Maupay and Connolly for sure

    4. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 23 days ago

      They are the unluckiest team in the league. I think their xG and xGC stats combined would put them 7th in the league.

      How they are in a relegation scrap is crazy.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Which of the next three City games will Stones be benched:

    WOL - MUN - SOU

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I think he’d start all and be benched for the CL

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        But I also thought Raz would be starting earlier, what do I know...

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Southampton would be my best guess

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I expect the United game.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Unlikely, Pep will want his starters. He well get Wolves off sadly.

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Which of the next three City games will Foden be benched:

    WOL - MUN - SOU

    1. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      WOL - MUN - SOU

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Da faq 😮

        1. fedolefan
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I'm just messing around. No idea honestly and all my "educated guesses" about Pep's lineups have been hopelessly bad.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      MUN- SOU

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Serious? Because of CL?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Foden isn’t a first team starter now City have everyone fit. He’ll definitely be benched a lot.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Foden has only started 50% of the matches this season, so defo not first choice. Think he’ll play one of WOL or Sou

      1. CasaBanter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I’d say Foden is a first choice, but Pep is so protective of him and has such a good squad that he chooses to only start him in 50% of games.

        Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s interesting how we can all read data differently.

  6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    That feeling when you are 2 points behind your ml and you have got dias and sitting like a king when he scored until stones scored who my rival had and then later you have bb with 3 Leeds and ml rival have target oly who is one point less than my combined raph Plus bam plus Dallas.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      That's FPL....in a nut shell

    2. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You've halved the deficit !!!

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    SHU & WBA are pretty much gone, BHA & NEW now being dragged into that third slot with FUL.

    Still think it will be SHU, WBA & FUL

    1. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Fulham have started to up their game whereas the other 2 are moving down. Fulham vs Newcaslte on the last day could be a relegation-off.
      Brighton's last few games are as tough as they get. United, Everton, Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal in 6 of the last 9. The GW29 game vs Brighton is huge for them.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        GW29 vs Newcastle of course. But it might be Brighotn attackers trying hard to not finish vs the rest of the team trying to create if the last 2 games are to go by.

      2. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Brighton are safe. They will randomly beat Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and West Ham even if they need to beat all 4 to survive.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Fulham are too good and now have a goalscorer. Newcastle doon.

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah all good points...

  8. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    TC on Martinez would give you 30pts and a gravy game to go 😮

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      And a sore groin, missing the SHU game possibly

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Really? Not flagged, is he?

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          And didn't come off. Where that news from?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            From Dean Smith’s mouth. Got the centrebacks to take the goal kicks at the end of the game

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Ah balls...

            2. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Had they made all three substitutions?

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He wasn’t looking comfy that’s for sure.

            1. StayoutheSpiceZone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              They hadn’t made all three subs. He stayed on with painkillers. He will be fine for weds

  9. jamesjoseph2770
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    How many of you started Leeds assets ahead of Burnley assets?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Imaging owning Burnley assets

    2. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I played my BB pretty much because I thought Raphinha would get good points. Rest of bench was Sanchez Vestergaard and Tete, so can call that a fail I think! Will prob get 8 points max off it.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nope ; both benched.

  10. Boberella
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Just seen the Leeds vs Villa replay. Martinez gonna be ok for next game? Looks like they were considering subbing him off later in the game?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Doubtful. Guess they’ll see how it reacts but he couldn’t kick.

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Will hope for the best then. Not being able to kick certainly isn’t the worst problem a goalkeeper could have.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          A leg less Martinez is better than an able Heaton

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Totally!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I bought him this week on WC, no doubt he will be crocked now

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Hopefully you captained Kane too then!? (Non Kane owner)

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          yes lol

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Tight groin. He took pain killers. I think he'll be fine.

      1. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Let’s hope so.
        Hope you are doing well Amey.

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He will be fine

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yes mate. Thanks.
          How are you ?

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Good mate. Seem to be on here at different times this year.
            Generally having a shocker and wasting chips but a few good cap choices away from doing a lot better!! Onwards and upwards!

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Aye
              This season is different altogether.
              I'm not very active here this season yes.

              Good luck for the rest of the season mate 🙂

              1. Boberella
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                And you pal

  11. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Good morning DZ.

    Does anyone know what happened with Martinez last night?

    He took some pill in the second half and Mings started taking the goal kicks.

    Thanks.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Sorry just read the scout tweet.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yup ; groin issue. Day to day I’d think.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Guess I'm holding Pope just in case. Had plans to ditch him to free up some cash

  12. Echoes
      3 months, 24 days ago

      My bench throughout the season: 10+ points almost every GW

      My bench the week I BB: 8 points at max

      I'm arguably the unluckiest player in the game when it comes to chips. Glad this one's done. Only TC to be done with now.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I BB'd too. 6 so far, hope Pope does well.

      2. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        BB'ing Leeds players against Villa who have 13 CS in 25 matches.
        I wouldn't call that unlucky

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Just seen Fabio Borges has no Kane and TCed Salah.

      You know what's gonna happen next...

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Smart man

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I need Kane © fail in all H2H ties & FPL as well. Went with Bruno ©
        Let's see 😀

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Good a choice as any, very easy first fixture and then anything else is a bonus

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Woke up to a 3,495 OR. Nice feeling. Lets keep this top 10k till the end.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Didn’t even try with the subtlety there...

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          No need for subtlety when you're flying high. Enjoy it lacazette!! Hope you can finish the season strongly

        2. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          These subtle brags are getting less and less subtle every gameweek.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Thwapping it out on the table time it seems.

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Awesome

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      How did Wolves look defensively?
      Would you start Raphinha vs West Ham or Watkins vs Wolves next week?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Rafinha

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Watkins, but its very close

    • Party time
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Good thing I started Dallas & Bamford in the xi, at least the bench boost isn’t looking bad

        1. bluee
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Hehe. Me too man. My bench is Martinez Salah Fernandes Son 🙂

          1. Party time
              3 months, 23 days ago

              😆

              Martinez, Dcl, Ings, Trent for me

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Lol same. Stones martinez bruno salah here

            1. Party time
                3 months, 23 days ago

                🙂

            2. G-Whizz
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              I didn't play it...

              1. Party time
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Could be the right decision

            3. Party time
                3 months, 24 days ago

                What a beautiful Son day morning

                1. KUN+10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Not on my side, news is forecasting a HurriKane. Category 5

                2. Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Salad day

              • TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                The integrity of the Baps system isn’t helped by these very very long after the whistle ‘changes’

                The changes in the Villa game for example

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Was a big fan of the transparent bps system but too many late changes made me sceptical

                  So i checked the stats snd matchef with the nps rules

                  Martinez shd 100% be on 28bps. The late change obviously done to appease the masses. Martinez owner here btw

                2. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Sometimes we are over critical.
                  They give bps based on Opta stats.
                  Dispossession/Chances created/Recoveries etc data can be wrong in live game and changes after final whistle. So I don't see any issues there

                3. Sanchit
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Well it's just a formula based on Opta stats. If anyone is to blame for changing the stats, it's Opta not FPL.

              • PogBruno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Can we get away with not owning Antonio vs Leeds

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  I don't know ..
                  Facing similar problem.
                  Lingard is easy to get in my case

                  1. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Could be a killer, he could easily get 15+

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Aye.
                      But can't sell Bamford DCL this GW with Bam playing in 29 & DCL with DGW possible im 28.
                      I might forget Antonio and do Rashford Shaw >> Lingard Dawson (-4) & bench DCL Bamford.
                      I fancy a goal for Dawson vs Leeds

                      1. PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Good punt on Dawson.

                        I can't fit in either Antonio or Lingard with my current front 8.

                        Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon Rahinha
                        Kane DCL Watkins

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          Grealish to Lingard
                          Or
                          Watkins to Antonio
                          Simple 😉

                          Future DGW makes it difficult I know. If Everton aren't getting a DGw I'll sell DCL without even thinking twice

                          1. PogBruno
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            Am contemplating DCL to Antonio if Eve doesn't get the DGW28, but not sure if we would get any info before the deadline

                  2. FantasyClub
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      I’d get Lingard back in for Gündogan

                  3. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Reminds of Antonio vs Norwich last season

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Don't ❗
                      I'm scared already 😀

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Need to get him back for 29 asap!

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          Can't have Kane Bamford Antonio Watkins.
                          I hope Kane looks awful as I don't have him so that I won't be tempted to get him 😀

                          WHU looks very good team atm. I'll bring in 2 for a hit this GW for sure. Who is the question now

                          1. Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            I'm looking at Cresswell & Antonio but probably not before 29. I'd sell DCL for Antonio this week if I knew he's doesn't have a DGW28.

                          2. Boberella
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 23 days ago

                            Antonio and a punt on Lingard perhaps.

                            1. Amey
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 23 days ago

                              They look like a top 4 team !

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Haha true

                  4. Jafalad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Most definitely.

                    Lllorente had the most recoveries yesterday and he's quick. If KP returns, Leeds will be hard to break down.

                2. FantasyClub
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Would KDB be back on pens?

                  • sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Looking at TorresMagics stats of ownership in the top 10k looks alarming as a Kane non owner. EO 170 is huge. Time to pay the piper I guess.

                    For me it was a brilliant 11 with Kane or a decent 15 without him. Went for the BB since I thought it best. Leeds fumbled and we knew that was a real possibility. If Kane explodes I'm fecked tbh! 😀

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Same here

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      My TC Kane is differential over my ML leader who is 100 pts ahead, hope he fires in 30+ pts this week.

                      1. Tinkermania
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Take 15 points and run.

                    3. Jafalad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      TOT are hardly a team in form so I actually think bringing in Kane is a mistake. Especially if you have Son.

                      I've captained DCL and I'm surprised more haven't done the same.

                      1. DAZZ
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        I watched Spurs against City and West Ham and whilst i agree that Spurs are offf form currently, Kane almost scored against City and came close against West Ham. The rest midweek will do him good. I don’t see him blanking 4 times in a row.

                        1. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          But he didn't score and there are big problems with Spuds. I wouldn't worry too much. FUL have really tightened up too.

                    4. Boberella
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Same here (although my bench boost looks incredibly dire now Raph and Sanchez both blanked!)
                      Really hoping all Kane does is help Son get a haul!

                  • Bubbles1985
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Anyone else using WC this week..?

                    1. Jafalad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Not me. I'm thinking week 30 might be the best week with the fixture shift and blowing my team out on week 29.

                      1. Bubbles1985
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        I currently have BB active and plan FH29. So thinking WC now to load the bench with fodder for the run in

                        1. kringe
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Also BB active but will wait until after 27 as still have Ederson. After that will get my bench fodder back.

                  • Messiah Hazard
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    I am in two minds what I want from Kane today... He’s my captain but everyone around me have triple captained him. With Sterling and Cancelo not playing against West Ham, I don’t want the Kane TCers to go even more ahead of me.

                    1. Jafalad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Well you have covered some of the loss by captaining him yourself.

                      If you wish ill, you receive ill.

                      1. Messiah Hazard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Not wishing ill or anything like that... Just trying to estimate how much behind I will go if he scores 20+ over the two games.

                        1. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          Well if he scores 20, you score 40 and they score 60. Hardly the end of the world. Have you played your TC yet?

                          1. Messiah Hazard
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            Not yet, plan to use it on Sterling/Gundo next week

                            1. Messiah Hazard
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 24 days ago

                              Reply fail to above post

                              1. Messiah Hazard
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 24 days ago

                                Ignore this... my mobile browser acting crazy

                    2. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      The opposite for me. Most of my rivals have Fernandes (C) or TC and I have Kane(TC). Need him to haul big this dgw to stay clear of them.

                    3. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Kane is not in super form, Think we should be very pleased with 6-8 points today. Burnley has A very good defence

                  • HollywoodXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Hoping for a better day today. As a non Stones, Dias or Martinez owner yesterday was painful.

                    1. Jafalad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Did you BB?

                      1. HollywoodXI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        No. I have Cancelo and Pickford. I have Targett which eased some of the Martinez pain. Cancelo being rested and Stones / Dias scoring killed my rank.

                        1. Jafalad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          One of Stones/Dias won't play v WOL. Cancello will return. I have him too.

                          1. Messiah Hazard
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            Not yet, plan to use it on Gundo next week

                            1. Messiah Hazard
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 24 days ago

                              Reply fail to above post... 🙁

                          2. StayoutheSpiceZone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            Dias most likely to get a rest. United at the weekend

                  • POTATO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    2FT and only 5 playing gw29.
                    Is it too soon to plan transfers for gw29?
                    Are there any additional fixtures likely to be added before then?

                  • StayoutheSpiceZone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    It’s a Kane hat trick kind of day today

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Hoping for the same

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Hoping for the same

                  • Captain Vantastic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Nervous non Barnes owner. Points prediction vs Arsenal?

                    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      15

                    2. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      3

                    3. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Do all your rivals have him or something? The day I'm nervous about not owning Harvey Barnes is the day I pack up fpl

                  • KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Massive day today with my Bale and Aurier punts when most have Kane!!! Boom for bust for sure :mrgreen:

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      I think both will start so if Kane does well good chance they'll be involved

                      1. KGFC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Hope so... Had to risk it to gain some ground. But fully prepared for it to blow up in my face. But thanks Q!!

                  • Pepeye
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Cancelo, Laporte, Rodri Sterling, Silva all nailed on for Wolves fixture

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Could just swap the bench with starters from last match and would still win

                  • Pepeye
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Gundo could be rested v Wolves if KDB,Rodri & Silva is the midfield. He looked tired yesterday