Scout Notes

Can we trust Gareth Bale as an FPL asset after his Double Gameweek 26 haul?

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Burnley

  • Goals: Gareth Bale (£9.3m) x2, Harry Kane (£11.1m), Lucas Moura (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Son Heung-min (£9.5m) x2, Bale, Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Bale x3, Son x2, Reguilon x1

The signs were there in the second-half showing against West Ham United last weekend, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League ties either side of Gameweek 25.

And Gareth Bale (£9.3m) finally, belatedly, reemerged onto the Fantasy Premier League scene in spectacular fashion on Sunday, almost eight years after his first heyday ended.

The winger’s 19-point haul included two goals of his own, both set up by Son Heung-min (£9.5m), with the Welshman claiming the assist for Harry Kane‘s (£11.1m) strike with a raking 50-yard pass.

The least-selected FPL asset in the Spurs starting XI on Sunday, Bale’s ownership has, unsurprisingly, doubled overnight.

#9 DREAM

£9.3m is a significant sum of money to spend on what is still a bit of an FPL gamble, particularly when proven performers – and more secure starters – like Son are available for a very similar price.

For the small minority who already own Bale, they will feel quietly confident of another start in the second instalment of Spurs’ Gameweek 26 double-header.

The Wales international was taken off after 69 minutes of Sunday’s thrashing of Burnley, perhaps with one eye on the trip to Fulham on Thursday.

The question for prospective new owners in Gameweek 27 is this: if he does start at Craven Cottage, will he then be asked to go again 72 hours later against Crystal Palace on Sunday given his patchy track record with fitness and injury problems?

Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments yesterday do cast doubt on that happening:

A player that gives me this kind of performance of course I want to play him on Thursday and on Sunday, and I want to play him next week against Dinamo Zagreb but I don’t think I can. I don’t think I can.

So this is a process that we have to manage day by day and see how he feels tomorrow and see how he feels after tomorrow. He’s a very important part of this decision-making because he has a lot of experience.

DEEP KANE SON FOCUS

FULL-BACK ATTACK

With talk of Bale dominating, slightly going under the radar is the return to fitness of Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m).

Reguilon’s recent injury and Serge Aurier‘s (£5.2m) mid-season dip in form has deprived the Lilywhites of the on-song full-back pairing that started the bulk of the games during their autumnal purple patch.

Both were reunited in the same starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 19 and, unsurprisingly, gave Spurs more of an attacking impetus than the more defence-first Japhet Tanganga (£4.9m) and Ben Davies (£4.6m).

While far from Luke Shaw‘s (£5.1m) levels of creativity, the pair do sit in the top ten for ‘big chances created per 90 minutes’ among FPL defenders.

DAT GUY

Kane and Son deliver again as Spurs prepare for appealing fixture swing

Also to be noted is the recent redeployment of Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m) as a deeper midfielder alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m).

Operating as a number ten for much of the season, Mourinho’s decision to shift Ndombele back is an attacking move on two fronts. One, it frees up an extra spot for a Lucas or an Erik Lamela (£5.7m) behind Kane. And two, Ndombele is simply better on the ball than Moussa Sissoko (£4.7m) or Harry Winks (£5.1m) in the double-pivot.

A whopping 92% of his passes in the opposition half were successful against Burnley, with his total of 29 successful passes forward (ie not meaningless, crab-like distribution) the best of any midfielder or forward on show in north London.

So with Bale’s renaissance, the return of two offensive full-backs and a change of role for Ndombele, is this a new attack-minded Spurs we Fantasy managers can get excited about in the run-in?

The Fulham test on Thursday will perhaps be a better gauge of that, as the Cottagers are one of the division’s most in-form defences.

POPE FALLIBLE AFTER ALL

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As for Burnley, this was a rare day to forget defensively and the first time that Nick Pope (£5.6m) has shipped more than two goals in a single match since Gameweek 7.

Despite the paragraph title, the England international wasn’t really to be blamed for any of Spurs’ four strikes and actually kept the score down with two excellent second-half saves from Kane and Son.

It was a performance in reverse of what we would expect from the Clarets, in that they looked suspect at the back and offered quite a bit of threat going in the opposite direction – only to be undone by the profligacy or poor touch of Matej Vydra (£4.8m), in particular.

The midweek visit of a tired-looking Leicester side set to be without creative sparks James Maddison (£7.3m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) should give Sean Dyche’s side the perfect chance to bounce back from a defensive perspective, while Chris Wood (£6.2m) could be fit enough to lead the line for the first time since January.


Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier (Doherty 81′), Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Bale (Lamela 70′), Lucas (Alli 66′), Son; Kane.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork (Stephens 81′), Westwood, McNeil; Rodriguez (Richardson 88′), Vydra (Wood 73′).

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272 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbos83
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Who do you consider the must-own players for gw29?

      1. 2OLEgend
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kane, Son, Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas, Antonio, Martinez (if fit), Grealish (if fit)

          1. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Grealish hasn't been a must own for a long time. Would far sooner put Watkins on that list.

        • mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Tough fixtures to call. I'd want Brighton players actually. Good fixture vs. Newcastle. Their underperformance can't go on forever....or can it?

          1. tbos83
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Good call - problem is they just don't look trustworthy at either end of the pitch.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Their defense is very good.

                Beyond just xG they've kept 5 clean sheets in the last 8 matches.

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I would want someone who has good fixtures post 29 too. Brighton's are bad.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Kane, Son, Bamford, Raphinha, Martinez, Brighton defender, Villa attacker.

            That's it. If you have those 7 you're in good shape for 29 as well as 30.

          3. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Gareth Bale and Auba

        • Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Can’t believe Kane only got 6 points

          1. 2OLEgend
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Such a frustrating watch

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            For some reason I thought Bale is around 8m 😆

            1. 2OLEgend
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I honestly wouldn't go near him even if he was 8m

              • JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Same, went and checked his price after his haul. Saw 9.3 or whatever, immediately thought "yeah no.. Not worth it.".

            2. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I'm already thinking about next GW, 27.

              Besides Man City assets, reckon it's worth targeting West Ham attack vs. Leeds?

              Lingard (gulp) and Antonio double up may be worth the transfers.

              Attacking the fixtures seems a decent strategy with many still holding the WC, and both players have a fixture in 29 for those w/o FH

              1. Ruinenlust
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Soucek is due

                1. mixology
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  good option, as well

              2. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Leeds are poor at defending setpieces so the likes of Diop, Dawson and Soucek are good options too (Soucek and Ogbonna scored last time out and I think Balbuena hit the bar with a header too)

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    🙂

                    Great point. Made the same one before the Palace game when he hauled. Still didn't play him of course. Makes me wonder about reversing my Soucek to Gundo transfer to get KdB as the makeweight 🙂

                • waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Who would you be losing for them?

                  1. mixology
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Everton assets, in my case. But yes, it can be a tough call to get rid of the players you own as many have full benches with good options.

              3. Sz21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                8 starters for 29 atm and want to focus mainly on other GW's with upcoming transfers. Where would you be making moves here?

                How does Bruno + Gundo -> KDB + Saka (-4) look?

                Martinez.
                Shaw, Cancelo, Stones.
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo.
                Kane, Watkins, Bamford.
                Areola, Raphinha, Dallas, Burn.
                0.1m ITB. No chips remaining.

                1. stooshermadness
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I am not sure moving the highest scoring player in the game is really a good idea. And Gundogan is fantastic value. I can't see this move at all.

              4. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Currently looking to move Barnes out of my team - but have a dilemma (which very much relates to this article)...

                I am 0.1 short of doing a simple Barnes > Son move.

                So, do I;

                A) Lowton > Holding & Barnes > Son (-4)
                B) Barnes > Bale

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A I think, esp if it gives you an extra player in 29

                2. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I prefer A

                3. Kane and Ablett
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If you have a decent bench B, even if this Bale misses every other week Spurs don’t have any tough games left and he’s explosive . I’ve got Kane and Son so won’t get him in unless on my WC but I did think Bale was a good call for this DGW and was jealous of a guy on here that brought him in

                  • mojoindojo
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A

                  • Jellyfish
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Is Holding expected to be back and nailed?

                4. NateDogsCats
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I didn't see the game but I expected Spurs were tearing Burnley apart judging by the livetext I was following, but looking at the highlights Burnley's defending for all the goals looked abysmal. Don't know if this was the case for most of the game but think I'll still need to see more from Spurs before I consider doubling up on their attack or swapping from Kane to Bale.

                    1. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Kane could have had a second.

                      I think he’ll get something against Fulham. Bale, I think, is still a bit of a gamble at this stage, but could work.

                      1. NateDogsCats
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Oh yeah I still have huge respect for anyone that was ballsy enough to go for Bale and to be fair to him he looked great in his half against West Ham but that's still a leap of faith for those that made it to take

                      2. michaelington
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Wouldn't go near Bale, he will be injured soon enough.

                    2. Kaneyonero
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Who scores. Richarlison or DCL?

                      1. tbos83
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Hoping DCL, but Rich more match fit

                        • Nomar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Just need lots of save points from Areola, but DCL could fill his boots tonight.

                      2. ASOUSA12
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        2FT
                        £0.6M ITB

                        Martinez
                        Cancelo Dias Dawson
                        Salah Bruno* Son Raphinha
                        DCL Ings Watkins

                        Meslier Lookman Rudiger* Coufal

                        GW27 move will be Bruno + Rudiger -> KDB (C) + A)

                        Which one is the best A) move (max £4.3M DEF that plays in GW29) to enable KDB transfer:

                        1) Veltman
                        2) Burn
                        3) Lascelles
                        4) Lewis

                      3. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Barnes to Lingard or Raphinha?

                        Took Raphinha out for Barnes this GW, so kinda sour decision for me to bring him back in, specially as I took a hit to do it. I can cover Lingards fixture against MU with Neto. Also have Bamford.

                        1. Soto Ayam
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Ling

                          1. JBG
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Thanks.

                      4. TimoTime
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Would you start Martinez or Lloris in 27?

                        Currently leaning towards Martinez for baps potential etc.

                        1. JBG
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Lloris imo. Palace look toothless, specially without Zaha.

                        2. Pat Bonner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I'd go Lloris

                        3. TimoTime
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Forgot to mention I also have Reguillon so it would mean doubling up on Spurs defence...

                          Does that make Martinez the better shout to spread the risk a bit?

                          1. joey
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I'd just pick whoever you think will get the most points. If that's two from the same team then so be it

                          2. MOTHRA
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Spread risk imo

                        4. Rains of Castamere
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Take the guaranteed 6 or 7 pointer with Hugo

                      5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Swallow my pride and use the FT to go Foden > Gundogan? 2M ITB

                        Martinez

                        Cancelo, Stones, Mee

                        Fernandes, Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Soucek

                        Kane, Watkins

                        Subs: Pope, DCL, Maguire, Mitchell

                        1. Dthinger
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I don't think so. I think Gundogan's run of goals might be over, or at least slowing

                        2. gedda
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I'd go double city defence instead of trying to chase Gundo's points now.

                      6. ceerus
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A) Barnes > Son(-4)
                        B) Barnes > El Ghazi

                        1. waltzingmatildas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          A

                      7. Rains of Castamere
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Get 9 key players for 29 or use the free hit?

                        I would need to bring in Dunk Reguillon and Antonio in next 3 GWs.

                        Martinez
                        Coufal Dunk Reguillon
                        Son Raphinha
                        Antonio Kane Bamford

                        1. Rains of Castamere
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          And if the answer is save the free hit, save it for when?

                          1. NateDogsCats
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              BGW33, no fixtures for City, Spurs, Villa and Fulham. I'm able to get about 9 for BGW29 without much hassle but having to deal with losing 3 City, possibly 2 Spurs and 2 Villa will be painful so I think it'll suit then better

                              1. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Villa have WBA then - it's Southampton who blank

                                1. NateDogsCats
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Oh sorry, thanks for clearing that up!

                                2. Rains of Castamere
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Yeah tempted by that tbh. What I don't like about 29 is the difficulty in predicting the results.

                            • TimoTime
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              If I still had FH I would be using it in 29 for sure - don't want to be lumped with certain Brighton players for future game weeks etc plus you will be able to field 11

                              1. Rains of Castamere
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                I've been leaning that way but all 4 fixtures look too close to call. Hard to back Brighton with confidence when their last 3 home wins were in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

                                1. Baps hunter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  I have simply no choice but to FH 29, it is going to be a gamble, but with 4 players easy decision. I have WC left but not certain yet when to use it. Anyway, it has to help me to navigate
                                  through bgw 33.

                            • waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Looks decent for 29. I've seen 33 as an alternative for FH

                              1. Rains of Castamere
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Cheers

                            • pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Those 9 are plenty

                              The only misses there are Grealish and Dallas among "key players". I'd rate Dallas as more important than Bamford given it's Fulham.

                              1. Rains of Castamere
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Yeah I could get Dallas. Will probably depend if he's playing LB or not

                          2. Werner Bremen
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            A Bamford to Antonio

                            B Save ft.

                            1. Rains of Castamere
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I'd keep Bam

                            2. waltzingmatildas
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              B

                            3. gedda
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              What is your reasoning for loosing Bamford?

                          3. waltzingmatildas
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            How would this look for 29 for a - 8?
                            Martinez
                            Coufal dallas reguilon
                            Son Lingard soucek raphinha
                            Watkins Kane bamford

                            1. Kabayan
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Looks good with WC intact.

                              1. waltzingmatildas
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Yeah, would wc in 31. Cheers

                          4. Aster
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I have this bad feeling DCL will blank tonight.

                              1. dogtanion
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Would be more surprised if he didn't considering my captaincy choices this season!

                              2. _Ninja_
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                He will haul.

                              3. Ozils Nozle
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Lets face it, worst case if he only gets 2 points, you still arent that much worse off than Bruno, Salah or even Kane captainers for part 1 of the gameweek. So essentially any kind of score and your going to do well.

                                1. Aster
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    The problem is my ML leader TCapped Son

                              4. Werner Bremen
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Tempted to go Bruno to Bale this week. But that would mean I keep him till GW30, and Bruno has West Ham at home. What could be a great game for him.

                                1. Aster
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Do not think Bale will start against CP

                                2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Save transfer for 27? Have 0.2 ITB. Benching DCL correct?

                                  Martinez
                                  Stones Rudiger Taylor
                                  Salah Bruno KDB Gundo Raphinha
                                  Kane Bamford

                                  Areola DCL Struijk Mitchell

                                  1. cigan
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    GTG

                                  2. JohnnyRev7
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Yeh, CHE don't concede goals. Especially at home.

                                3. luk46
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  1st in my mini league has used TC on DCL, 2nd doesnt have him. What would be a good outcome as an owner, but non capper? I assume its either blank or one return over the 2 games?

                                  1. Sif
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    A blank probably.
                                    Person in 1st has two players you don't own (DCL #2 & DCL #3).

                                  2. _Ninja_
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    blank if only worried about ML.

                                  3. luk46
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    worried about both, but would prefer a ml win... I guess Im hoping for a blank then! cheers!

                                4. Aster
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Mc Carthy

                                    Dallas-Dias-Cancelo

                                    Saka-Son-Sterling-Raphinha

                                    Antonio-DCL-Bamford

                                    Bench: Bruno, Shaw, Robinson, Sanchez

                                    GTG?

                                    1. _Ninja_
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      I'd play Bruno over Raph or Bam.

                                  • manu4life99
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Save FT?

                                    Martinez
                                    Stones Dias Konsa
                                    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raph
                                    Kane Bamford

                                    areola dcl dallas shaw

                                  • Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Pick one defender to get in from GW27:
                                    A) Konsa
                                    B) B.White
                                    C) J.Lewis
                                    D) Cedric

                                  • gedda
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Anyone know what happened to Aina? Tactical?

                                    1. Aster
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Parker said it was tactical.

                                        1. gedda
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Ok - cheers.

                                          Can't argue there since they kept a clean sheet 😀

                                          1. Aster
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              The fool thought Robinson was better going forward.

                                              1. gedda
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 11 Years
                                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                                Clearly not an fpl manager at heart.

                                                1. JohnnyRev7
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Clearly. Doing the sub at 61mins would have still worked tactically and keep Aina's owners happy.

                                      • LiamK17
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Anyone reckon DCL + Bruno to Kane + Grealish (if he’s back for next week) worth it with 29 in mind? - and a WC intact for 30/31

                                          1. LiamK17
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              Or Pepe for arsenal at 7.6m?

                                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                                Not a regular.

                                          2. pingissimus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Thinking about it I wonder if Soucek isn't the obvious Barnes replacement

                                            29 is a bonus but he has been fabulously consistent over the season and WH fixtures may not be that bad given lack of Euro involvement and how their opponents will be getting more games.

                                            You could add in that is - too easily - benchable and allows a power defence with double City, Chelsea and United/Everton/Leicester/Spurs in a 4-4-2

                                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              He can be good. I am actually considering Dawson from that team. Over the past few GWs he has looked more threatening than Soucek from set pieces. Faces a few teams who have issues dealing with them. Plus does not occupy a valuable midfield spot.

                                          3. cigan
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Looking at GW29 fixtures now, does something like this make sense over the next couple of GWs (with WC & FH intact; pending injuries ofc)?

                                            Bruno, Barnes, Ings, Digne > Son, Kane, Grealish, Burn (-4)

                                            I could field 9 in GW29:

                                            Martinez
                                            Dallas Coufal Burn
                                            Son Grealish Raphinha
                                            Kane Bamford

                                            1. cigan
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              could even get someone like Reguilon for Burn, given I'm likely to WC in 30/31

                                          4. Bobby Digital
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Rashford to:

                                            A. Bale
                                            B. Gundogan
                                            C. Raphinha

                                            0itb, 2FTs

                                          5. wulfrunian
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Is Sanchez the best gk for gw29?

                                            1. Bobby Digital
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              Been thinking about him myself

                                          6. The Tinkerman
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            How likely is a ban for Luke Shaw?

                                            Seems like being in my BB team is a curse.

                                            1. Party time
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              50%

                                            2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              What has he done?