Scout Notes

Injury concern for Martinez after latest double-digit haul

Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Ollie Watkins (£6.5m)
  • Bonus: El Ghazi, Emiliano Martinez (£5.3m) x3, Tyrone Mings (£5.4m), Ezri Konsa (£4.6m) x1

Aston Villa continued life without Jack Grealish (£7.6m) in rather more convincing fashion than their previous attempt against Leicester City.

Dean Smith’s side followed up that feeble defeat with a narrow win at Leeds in which their opponents were caught cold by a high-pressing start and then ran out of ideas to find a way past the visitors’ low block after the interval.

With Grealish still injured, and his obvious understudy Ross Barkley (£5.9m) poor last time out, Smith gave Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m) only his second start of the season in midfield.

But it was Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) who filled the attacking void created by the skipper, the Netherlands international scoring early and leading the way for attempts on the day, with five.

Emi Award-Winning

Real-world aficionado Smith was clearly happy with his team’s performance, but back in Fantasy land, Grealish’s absence wasn’t the biggest news in town.

The most-owned Villa player on display was keeper Emiliano Martinez (£5.3m and 38.7%) and he treated his troops to a third double-digit haul in six starts thanks to three saves and maximum bonus, awarded jointly with El Ghazi.

Kudos, in particular, went to the 14,170 who captained the stopper.

Another popular Villa player, Ollie Watkins (£6.5m and 27%), treated his 318,364 new owners to a first return since Gameweek 23, even if his assist for the winner came from a miscued shot.

The striker went into the match the subject of various (bogus) injury reports, while Martinez ended it with an issue (genuine) that Smith later confirmed led to him having painkillers during the match:

Yeah. He had a tight groin which just restricted him playing out a little bit with our centre-backs taking the goal kicks. I’m not sure what the latest is.

Villa play again on Wednesday, against Sheffield United and Smith has not ruled out the 24.3%-owned Grealish returning for that match. 

Many more FPL managers would rather see Martinez still fit for a schedule that looks kindly in the short term and includes a Gameweek 29 fixture, albeit against Spurs.

Bielsa Blues

Leeds’ next few matches are considerably more challenging as they’ll face West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs between now and the end of April.

And they’re currently in a slump, with three defeats in the last four Gameweeks.

A lack of a second fixture in Gameweek 26 meant their key FPL assets all suffered sales heading into the game.

Their most-owned player, Patrick Bamford (£6.8m and 52.7%), was ditched by nearly half a million managers and even the in-form Raphinha (£5.4m and 9.2%) lost a net 88,432 despite producing returns from the previous seven straight Gameweeks.

The midfielder very nearly punished those sellers, only to waste Leeds’ best chance when he fluffed a header from close range late on.

The home team’s other major FPL asset, the 21.1%-owned Stuart Dallas (£5.0m), was returned to the back four by Bielsa, with fellow defender Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) preferred in midfield.

That experiment lasted 52 minutes, with Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) brought on and Dallas moved forward.

But the loss further cemented the Northern Ireland international’s boom or bust feel of late. His last six scores have been: 1, 12, -1, 2, 15 and 2.

Leeds XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; Struijk (Alioski 53); Costa (Harrison 64), Roberts (Hernández 71), Klich, Raphinha; Bamford. 

Aston Villa XI (4-3-2-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady; Nakamba, McGinn, Ramsey (Sanson 79); El Ghazi (Trézéguet 88), B Traoré; Watkins.

Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) | Ruben Neves (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) | Pedro Neto (£5.7m)
  • Bonus: Neves x3 Adama Traore (£6.0m) x2 Lascelles x2

A 1-1 draw kept Newcastle United dangerously close to the relegation places and Fantasy managers comfortably distanced from their – or Wolves’ – players.

The most-owned home star was the injured Callum Wilson (£6.5m and 6.5%), with mercurial midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) next up on 2.5% ownership.

The latter limped off after 62 minutes on Saturday with a groin problem. Magpies manager Steve Bruce also had to deal with a knee issue that forced Miguel Almiron (£5.6m) off at half-time, while Emil Krafth (£4.2m) picked up a knock and was replaced after 71 minutes.

Bruce delivered a specific update on Almiron, and a rather more general one on the other two, post-match:

It’s too early, but for him (Almiron) to come off and be in the state he is in, we fear the worst. He was in distress at half-time. He will have scans on Sunday to see how he is. Unfortunately in the second, we were disrupted again with injuries, so we’ll see how we are tomorrow and hopefully get a few of them back.

Wolves players aren’t much more popular in FPL, although the 7.1%-owned Pedro Neto (£5.7m) produced a third attacking return in five games with the assist for Ruben Neves’ (£5.1m) equaliser.

And while Adama Traore‘s (£6.0m) goalless run continued for a 25th league appearance, he did manage to bring in two bonus points thanks, in the main, to four key passes and an impressive 14 successful take-ons.

Saint-Maximin’s departure indirectly led to Newcastle’s goal, with substitute Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) providing a fine cross for Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) to head home.

That put paid to the visitors’ hopes of a third clean sheet in four matches and with Manchester City, Aston Villa and Liverpool to come before a blank Gameweek 29, new investment in their back line is unlikely.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ side is also as goal-shy as Newcastle – they’ve both scored 27 goals from 26 games – so neither team’s attacking assets will merit much consideration either.

Two strikers did come close to breaking the deadlock late on Saturday evening, however.

Joelinton (£5.7m) saw his close-range effort somehow helped over the bar by a Romain Saiss (£4.9m) block, while substitute Fabio Silva (£5.2m) had a point-blank header brilliantly saved by the returning Martin Dubravka (£4.8m).

Newcastle will face fellow strugglers West Brom, Brighton and Burnley over the next five Gameweeks.

There will be tension, there might be drama, but there won’t be many with Fantasy investment in the Magpies for those fixtures.

Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Dúbravka; Lewis, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth (Ritchie 72); Hayden, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin (Murphy 63), Willock, Almirón (Fraser 45); Joelinton. 

Wolves XI (3-4-2-1): Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny (Aït-Nouri 90+4), Neves, Moutinho, Semedo (Hoever 85); Neto, A Traoré; Willian J (Fábio Silva 82).

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816 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which do you prefer for 29? Wildcarding in 31
    A) Ings and DCL to Kane and fodder (7 players for 29)
    B) Ings and Salah to Kane and Bale (8 players for 29)

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With the safety of WC31, may as well go with B

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers guys, seems obvious now! Might do DCL to Watkins as well

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Depends obviously if Bale gets regular starts going forward

  2. Malkmus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A'noon all. I still have WC and looking at putting a team together in a few weeks time with all the big hitters. Any thoughts on this? Could be 3-5-2 or 4-4-2

    Ederson (4.0)
    Shaw - Stones - Targett (4.8) - Lewis - Strujik
    Son - Salah - Bruno - KDB - ESR
    Kane - Watkins (6.5) - Davis (4.3)

    Obvious route to downgrade would be Ederson, but having nailed on city def is favourable, with stones rotation.

    Ta!

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      When you say a few weeks, which GW are you planning to WC? I plan to WC31 for the fixture turn.

      1. Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes, thinking gw31 for WC

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Son can be dropped for likes of Neto, Mount or LEI mid

      1. Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        True, thanks but I'd rather keep him. I guess it depends if KDB is exploding by gw31. Looking at Salah's fixtures until the end of the season I'm keeping for the duration.

    3. ASOUSA12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rudiger instead of Targett and that may be a good plan.

      Probably Antonio instead of Watkins also, Villa fixtures are awful post GW31

      1. Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes, Rudi looks a bargain, good shout. Cheers for that

        1. PastaConcerto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have had Rudiger for a few weeks now and happy with his pts and value. I have a feeling he may convert at some point from a set piece, a beast in the box. Happy with his CS pts so far for the 4.5 I paid.

    4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Have a look at Liverpool's fixtures after 31, you should look into Jota and TAA. Triple City is still advisable to have and Rudiger. Neto/ Wolves fixtures look good, Cresswell/Antonio/WHU fixtures as well. Also you should target teams that have something to play for from 31 to the end of the season.

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Damn just read about Martinez injury hope its not serious and he's okay for the weekend atleast.

    Otherwise ill have to take a hit a week after wildcard for 2 injured players.

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He doesn't need to take goal kicks! Just needs to pull out those saves! Just remember what happened when Villa/Martinez was out with COVID and the majority of the GK replacements gained 1-2 points or even lost out due to the hit!

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'll probably upgrade my 2nd GK for a hit will come handy for BB.

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I just downgraded Pope for a hit to get Barnes for 26 haha. I hope Martinez is fine!

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Barnes injury was really unlucky!
            Was fully expecting atleast 10-15 points from this week.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I have Areola also and I am planning to transfer Martinez out if he is unavailable for 2 to 3 GWs. Areola's fixtures are much better than Martinez's post 29. Plus Fulham will have a lot to play.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I wouldn't transfer out Martinez just yet specially if he's fit for GW28 and they have a double. Or they could have a double from 30 onwards too. I will upgrade my 2nd GK.

  4. NateDogsCats
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How many players are those that aren't using FH / don't have FH thinking is enough for BGW29, 9? 10? I still have FH but I can get to 9 by taking one hit in the next couple of weeks, should I do that and save FH for BGW33?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I would be happy with 8-9 players without hits. certainly no plans to activate FH

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8-9 (-4) for me. Just remember it is the quality and high ownership players that you need to have to navigate BGW29 without FH i.e. Martinez, Son, Kane, Dallas, Bamford etc

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Don't worry about Martinez. They still had subs, gave him painkillers and he still went on to make saves etc. He will be fine.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd save FH for 33 if I still had it, yeah.

      4. Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I should be able to get 9 or 10 with a -4 and I'm fine with that.

      5. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks guys, guess that's the plan then

        • WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No FH. But I'll get 7-8.

      6. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Would you do DCL & Barnes > Son & Brewster(bench) -4

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not when Everton have a potential double in 28

        2. NateDogsCats
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Probably depends who will come in to take DCL's place up front but I'd still say no, taking a hit to bring in bench fodder and to get rid of a player with DCL's fixtures seems crazy

        3. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Currently have Dias, Stones and Gundogan as my 3 city.

          If you have that 3 or 2 City defenders plus Gundogan are you planning to change it up to get KDB? Yay or Nay?

          1. marcos11
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Have the same three as you and planning on keeping it, atleast until I see how KDB plays when fully fit

              1. FPLGeezer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Yep I'm thinking with them all being at risk of rotation might be best to set and leave until after blanks

            • Lemongrab
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I think I'll try to get him in after the blank (currently on Stones, Cancelo, Gundo). Giving it a few weeks to see if Gundogan's hot streak is over or if it continues now KDB is back in the side.

            • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Not, I cannot justify using FTs to switch around City players when trying to navigate 29 without a FH.

            • waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I'll consider it when I wc in 31

            • NateDogsCats
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Depends on how he plays the next few games, can't see Aguero starting against Wolves considering he's just back and Pep's comments comments it, so if Sterling / Foden start in a false 9 position he will do better. But Aguero and Jesus both being fit will impact him more than anything so it might be time to consider it, I'm definitely thinking of Salah to KDB and Gundo to Jota but lots of ifs and buts there and won't be doing it before GW29 anyway

              • FPLGeezer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Cheers lads I think it does look best to set and leave for now and assess after the blanks especially with free transfers use crucial atm.

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Neigh

              • Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Have the same and sticking for now. If Gundo declines and KDB stays fit and scoring well will probably go Salah & Gundo -> Maddison/Barnes (if fit). Not many exciting options in Gundo's price range so hopefully don't need to go down this path.

            • marcos11
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Could Villa/Everton be on March 17th now with Spurs and Arsenal Europa League games on the Thursday? Thought it was the potential of Spurs playing on the Wednesday which could get in the way of it being televised?

                1. Tomsk
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Not sure that there was ever going to be any europa league games at all that Wednesday. My guess is it won't be in GW28.

                2. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I'll want Kane and Bamford for GW29, which is the best third option?
                  A) Antonio
                  B) Watkins

                  1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Without a doubt Antonio

                3. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  EMI Martinez Instagram story shooting some basketball hoops in the pool - should be fine for next game haha

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Phew!

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I don’t get it.

                  3. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Isn't his groin the problem?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Yeah usually when you have an injury like that some light pool exercises are used.

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          It was a joke hence the ‘haha’ at the end

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Definitely too complex and ambiguous for me.

                          2. NateDogsCats
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Some things go way too easily over my head

                    • STONEROSES
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Is Raphina best Harvey Barnes replacement, given he plays in 29?
                      Have 8.4 to spend but not much value elsewhere don’t think (have 3 Villa so can’t get Grealish)

                      1. Lemongrab
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Saka could be worth a punt. Had a rest this week and no midweek for Arsenal so he will be fresh for Burnley, and he plays in 29.

                        Raphina a good option too

                        1. STONEROSES
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Will consider saka too, cheers

                        2. Biggsy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Didn't realise Saka had a rest. I think he may be my front runner. Shame about his tough visit to West Ham in 29...

                      2. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I was thinking Saka myself, but heard he seems due a rest so Raphina may be a good shout.

                        Probably too soon for Jota

                    • Lemongrab
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Is it madness to consider Bruno to Son for the next 3 gw? I'll loose a fair bit of value on him but it gives me a player for the blank and Mun next two fixtures hardly scream haul.

                      1. Steiger
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Not madness at all. Thinking about doing the same and I think it'll pay off before WC in 30/31.

                    • Oooo Matron
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      GW 30 the best time to WC for those of us building a squad for Blank GW 29 just through transfers?

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Look at 31 for WC instead. Spurs, WHU, Villa and Leeds have good fixtures in 29 and 30

                    • OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      dreading tonight now after following the crowd and not TC'in DCL

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        dont worry, its going to backfire anyway

                        Kane has already outperformed my expectations

                      2. Gandalf
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        You have him so you still should want him to do well

                    • JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      As a Neto, Cancelo and Dias owner, I want goals from Neto and Cancelo right? Best outcome imo.

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        If you want Neto to score then ideally you want Cancelo AND Dias to get an attacking return!

                        1. JBG
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Just not sure if Dias goals helps me around 13k rank :/.

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        0-0 will be ideal (I guess)

                      3. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Neto hat-trick in a 3-0 win. Good for your fantasy team, good for keeping the top of the league vaguely interesting for a tiny bit longer

                        1. JBG
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Yeah that would be best scenario in a perfect world(specially as a MU fan myself, but won't happen sadly...).

                    • Niadu
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      DCL x TC here. Got a good feeling about tonight and Thursday night!

                      1. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        To be fair, he can't be any worse than some of the other options. Even six from Kane feels underwhelming.

                        Goal and some bonus points and i'll be happy as a TC'er

                      2. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        In FPL, good feelings don't usually end well (note, I didn't say don't *always* end well)

                        1. Niadu
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          This will be one of the good ones. 😉

                      3. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Huge ownership for DCL...

                      4. McGazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        It’s the hope that kills in FPL and also the thing that keeps us coming back. Better to imagine the hat trick tonight and your best ever FPL moment than to assume disaster. I hope you have your best FPL night ever........says the fellow DCL TC

                        1. Indpush
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Actually it's the attachment to the hope that kills. One can still have hope and it not hurt when one fails.

                        2. Niadu
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Hahaha!.. For me it's the excitement of taking risk and going against the grain which keeps me going in this very unforgiving game! 🙂

                    • Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Need Digne & DCL to go big tonight!

                      Huge differentials in my MLs.

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Yeah. Especially Digne

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        sofa time

                      3. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        DCL yes. Digne no.

                      4. hullcityfan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        +Hamez

                      5. joey
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Quite a few in my league have DCL but no one captained him and I've got TC on him. No one else has Digne at all so hopefully a good opportunity across the two games.

                    • Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Seeing a few people thinking of dropping a city def to get Kdb and switching from 2 def to 2 attack

                      After doing this my advice would be don’t bother, I’m actually 7 points worse off over 4 games for it (stones out, sterling in, no hit)

                      Hopefully it still pays off over the next 3 !

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Sterling and Kdb are such let downs this season.

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Aye, It was a bad decision simple as

                      2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I don’t think it’s bad move.
                        Maybe the result was bad , but KDB looked lively, and Stones and Dias won’t score each gw..

                      3. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Could still pay

                        Stones and Dias scores are not the norm and City have recently been banging in goals almost as per last season - averaging around 3 a game over the last 10 or so.

                        The big question for me is whether KdB gets his share now. Their uptick coincided closely with his injury so the jury is out on that

                    • Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Got Dias and Sterling. Should I add a third this GW or plan for the BGW29? I'm thinking about getting rid of Rashford so Bale and Gundogan are options...

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I also have 2 freebies...

                      2. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Depends on how you’re looking already for 29

                        1. Bobby Digital
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Got 7 players for it atm and two freebies, could waste one and still get 10 players in GW29. Not sure a playing keeper is a must.

                          1. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            In this case I would get gundo or stones, I think I’d actually get stones assuming the rest of your defence is all playing

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Or Cancelo, a defender

                            2. Bobby Digital
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Think I'm getting Bale

                    • Smitel2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I've only just remembered about the head to head league. Is there an easy way i can find out the division i'm in?

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/head-to-head-leagues/

                        You can use "Search" option to find your name in various divisions

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          *league

                          1. Smitel2
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            thanks

                    • pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Just begun looking properly at the fixtures in 29 and counting effective players.

                      Already on treble Villa and looking at doubling or even trebling Spurs attack. Not sure I count Konsa as an effective player now!

                      1. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I guess with only four fixtures, you'll do well to get 11 players without a chip - i wouldn't worry about it too much. Look at the before and after fixtures as much as 29 itself

                    • Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Why no Auba in yesterday?

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Probably a rest, he played in Europa

                    • Corgzzzz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Brighton fans, or anyone who knows. When Lamptey comes back who loses their place ?? I am looking to shift Lowton to either Veltman, Burn or White. Who would you recommend....

                      1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I'm not a Brighton fan, but have quite a few mates who support them and have asked similar. I imagine he rotates with Veltman until end of season. Potter will likely want to manage his fitness given his hamstring issues so I can't see him getting an extended run in the team. I went Burn and White on my WC (for budget and to cover 29). White is nailed and Burn looks pretty secure given March is out for rest of season and Webster out until after international break.

                        1. Corgzzzz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          This is excellent feedback and thank you very much..........regarding your earlier post Reguilion looks a better pick than Shaw.

                          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            No worries! Yeah I went Reguilion in the end and that decision has paid off for the first game anyway. Also, handy that he covers 29.

                    • thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      What an awful GW so far. My BB is in tatters and I’ve got multiple doubts in my team - Lowton on 0, Cancelo missed out, Barnes off on a stretcher, Raphinha just got 2pts, Martinez possibly out injured.

                      Absolute shocker!

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        If you count Martinez as a problem with 10 points already banked you've had a good week...

                    • abaalan
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Best Barnes replacement?
                      Needs to play 29 (own raphinha already). Max 7.6

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Grealish if fit
                        Lingard if you can bench him in 28
                        Saka

                      2. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Trossard

                      3. Tinfoil Deathstar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Saka if Grealish isn't fit. Fixtures until season end are very nice.