Scout Notes

Richarlison’s scoring run continues as Calvert-Lewin blanks against Saints

Everton 1-0 Southampton

  • Goals: Richarlison (£7.9m)
  • Assists: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m)
  • Bonus points: Michael Keane x3 (£5.1m), Richarlison x2, Sigurdsson x1

THE OTHER GUY

Richarlison (£7.9m) is quietly emerging as Everton’s chief goal threat, adding his fifth goal of the season against Southampton.

The Brazilian has now found the net in each of his last three Premier League outings, none of his colleagues matching that tally over the same period.

Admittedly, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) was absent for one-and-a-half of those but his backers will not have particularly enjoyed his role on Monday night.

While he was deployed in a front-two alongside Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin was more of a hold-up man than a target for Everton’s attacks.

With Southampton often shifting into a three-man defence at Goodison Park, Carlo Ancelotti had Calvert-Lewin drift wide to go one-on-one with Mohammed Salisu (£4.3m).

The mid-priced forward performed the task admirably, causing Southampton’s centre-back a long list of problems, they were just too far away from the dangerous areas Calvert-Lewin’s captainers wanted to see him in.

He even managed to assist the assister for Everton’s opener in the first half, winning two headers against Salisu before lining Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) up to slot Richarlison in for his goal.

There were some ‘nearly moments’ for Calvert-Lewin on the rare occasions that Everton pumped balls into the box for him.

Richarlison slid him into the box in the fifth minute only for Fraser Forster (£4.0m) to win the foot-race and clear the ball out with long, sweeping arms.

And in the 58th minute, Calvert-Lewin was inches from connecting with a ball into the box during the second phase of a free-kick. 

In the 86th minute, Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.2m) found himself with the opportunity to square for an unmarked Calvert-Lewin at the back-post but could not find his colleague. Other than that, he had mostly scraps to feed on.

SORRY SAINTS

A first start since Gameweek 13 for Allan (£5.2m) helped Everton maintain control of midfield for large portions of Monday night.

With the Brazilian operating in a three-man central trio alongside Doucouré and André Gomes (£5.3m), the Toffees seriously limited Southampton’s ability to do damage going forward.

It is also worth highlighting that two of Everton’s six clean sheets this season have come in Allan’s last three Premier League starts.

Still, it has not gone unnoticed how dreary Southampton’s attack has been of late.

Their Monday-night blank means the Saints, who did not muster a shot on target at Goodison Park until the 89th minute, have four goals across their last six matches, the second-worst in the division over the same period.

That bodes well for defensive assets set to face Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men between now and Gameweek 31, which includes Sheffield United, Manchester City, Brighton, Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.

Line-up lessons

Everton were without James Rodríguez (£7.7m), Seamus Coleman (£4.8m) and Tom Davies (£5.2m) against Southampton.

Ancelotti revealed before kick-off that each of them picked up training-ground knocks sufficient to earn a rest with an eye on their second Double Gameweek 26 fixture, a trip to West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.

“They had little problems in training this week so I prefer to give them a rest for the next game. We have a busy schedule, we play again on Thursday, but they will recover soon. They are really light problems.” – Carlo Ancelotti

As mentioned, Davies’ absence was mitigated with Allan’s return to the side, while Sigurdsson operated at number 10 in a 4-3-1-2 formation behind Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhüttl benched the out-of-form Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) for the first time in the Premier League this season, the shot-stopper only previously missing the Gameweek 17 win over Liverpool due to injury.

With Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) out for the season, wide-man Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) had to sit in central midfield alongside James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m).

And the Saints’ ongoing shortages at right-back were laid bare by a second-half substitution. Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) started in that position but, when Hasenhüttl introduced Nathan Tella (£4.3m) for the struggling Salisu, he moved to centre-back and winger Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) took over the wide defensive role. 

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Gomes (Iwobi 87′), Allan, Doucouré; Sigurdsson; Richarlison (J King 90+1′), Calvert-Lewin.

Southampton XI: Forster; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Salisu (Tella 62′), Bednarek; Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond (Watts 88′); Adams (N’Lundulu 77′), Ings.

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599 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Can I get a score check please lads?

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      73 (-4)

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

        Pretty decent. What are your hopes?

        1. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hoping for 100+ for the first time this season with 13 left to play

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

            The odds of that not happening are basically zero. I’d say with a bit of luck and all 13 playing, you’ll be closer to 150 than 100.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      30 🙁

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

        What, how? Do share.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          42(-12) lots of blanks, James, Cancelo, Sterling no shows

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

            That’s bloody harsh.

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

      56 13 to play ,small green

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

        Strange, so many bench boosts and TC’s and the scores just aren’t there.

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          9 got me 11
          other 6 got 45

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

            Oh my Lord.

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

      91

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

        Massive. Who were key?

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

          Clean sheets key. Stones and Dias, Son and double Villa defence.

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

            Just the basics gotten right then. Swapped out Stones for Sterling a few weeks back and it’s backfired.

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      63 -4

    6. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      89 15 to go.

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

        My goodness. 150 on the cards.

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hope the 2nd half is as good as this one.

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

            Just 61 needed from 15 at 4.25 per player. With captain involved that should come home easily.

            1. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              a little more if Jorginho or one of Stones Gundo KDB benched.

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

                Why is that?

                1. Vamos Los Celeste
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  We never know with Pep unfortunately.
                  Jorginho also can be benched again vs Liverpool.

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

                    Yeah I misinterpreted. Best of luck.

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

                Ah I understand now.

      2. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Winner!

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks Champion!

    7. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      91 (-8), 13 to play (BB)

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        94 with Michael's BAPs

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

          You got Keane. What a touch.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Couldn't afford Digne 😉

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

              It’s like Ben Mee over Lowton in reverse.

              1. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Ha, yes. I picked Mee over Lowton for that 'double' too 😀

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

                  I just randomly picked without knowing he was playing further forward.

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

        Proper score that.

    8. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      69 and 10 to go. Awful.

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

        Not bad going at all.

      2. BaleKaneSon
          1 month, 16 days ago

          92 (-4) with 12 to play using my bench boost.

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

            Mental. 62 off 150.

      3. elwardio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        58 - 8

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

          Maybe about average but I assume you had a City player or two who didn’t play and will play the next to boost that.

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

        69(-4) 12 to go. Kane TC

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

          So 125 is realistic then. Boom!

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

            I'd bite your arm off for that!

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

              Goal and an assist for Kane and that should be easy. Have a hoof if you like.

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

        64 (-4)

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

          Who’s your capt?

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

        64 (-4)

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

        70 11 to go. No chip played

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

          Good score with no chips

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

          Nice score.

      8. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        64, 13 to go

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

          125 on the cards then.

      9. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        67 (-4). 12 to play. Kane TC

        Up to 48k so far. Could’ve been higher if I hadn’t gone through with the Son out Barnes in move though!!!

        Need to attempt to stay up here for the next 10 or so GWs now though 😆

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

          Oh Christ what a move.

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

            The full move was:

            Ings, Son > Kane (TC), Barnes (-4)

            So not all bad, but one I need to at least halfway fully reverse!!

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

              What on earth does half way fully mean? 🙂

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

                Your equine ears must have missed the nuance 😉

                I meant that half of the transfer has to be fully reversed - ie Barnes back to Son probably!

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

                  Yeah I for that. Ok ok I totally didn’t.

      10. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A very disappointing 54. Sterling, Cancelo, Richarlison TC.

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

          Richarlison did pretty well.

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

            Yeah his form is ok. Not such a punt really.

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

          60 forgot to add baps. Got 24 points for Richarlison 🙂

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

            There you go. Bosh.

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

        30 (-8)

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

          Nooo, come on, really?

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

            Yup. Was 130k before this week, think I’m about double that now. Need a helluva turnaround the second half of this gameweek. A Gundo hattie all assisted by Cancelo tomorrow would be a start

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

              Blimey mate, sorry.

      12. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        79 with a full set of 12 players still in the mix for the second half

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

          Again a 150 is on the cards then. That’s a proper score mate.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Anything over 125 would be great ... All swings on whether Martinez is fit and whether rotation hits the likes of Reguilon, Stones, Gundo or KDB really, the rest are quite solid

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

              It’s weird, my main rival captained Martinez. But I really want him to do well, not because I own him too but because it was such a ballsy move and would be an incredible shame for him not to see such an intelligent pick muck up due to injury.

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

        I'm in decent shape.

        70 (-8) with 13 to play even with a Gundo (c) fail so far...

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

          *12 to play. Forgot about bloody Barnes.

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

            I still haven’t a clue why I got him. A very un me kind of move.

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

          What are your hopes Camzy? 130 ish is realistic.

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

            Tomorrow will let me know my ceiling. I'm not hopeful with Gundogan (c) but it's possible if he hauls double digits.

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

              You’re the first I’ve seen with him cap, but as you say, a cheeky little 10 plus and that’ll do very nicely.

      14. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Wc wasted. 60 so far. Cancelo benched and Barnes injury not helping much.

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

          Who’s your captain?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kane.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Big chance for a haul

      15. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        70 minus 4. 9 to play. BRUNO tc

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

          It’s all about Bruno now then. Palace is a proper fixture for him to get 10 plus, that’d whack you with an extra 30 straight off the bat.

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yep. That pen decision was crucial yesterday. Just over 6 K overall . Want to push on now. Still have wildcard and bench boost left.

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

              Oh really? Have you just struggled to identify a week to boost?

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Toyed with the idea this week but would have had to take a minus 8 so wasn't worth it. Already had 9 double game week players so was no point wildcarding.Just waiting on the most opportune time.

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

                  Well I’ll watch keenly to see what you do with it from here on in.

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

        67 (-4 incl TC Kane), 9 to go (no Barnes, 1x Leeds, assume Gundo plays)
        small green from 3,174 > 2,263
        pretty template team so small moves are all that are happening.

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

          Slow and steady wins the race. Top 1k around the corner. Kane heavily triple captained but you’ll rocket up against those without if he can get a 10 plus score.

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

            yep, big moves will be post 29 wc i think.
            first year playing will probably be my best ever!

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

              Wow. It’s good that you identify that it’s not always this easy. First year I played I started in game week 5 and somehow finished 160k.

      17. Gemma817
          1 month, 16 days ago

          76 (-4) with 12 to play, 11 actually as expecting another Dier no show.

          A (c) fail with Salah thus far. Changed from Kane to Salah last moment.

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

            I think you’ll have a very good week come the end.

            1. Gemma817
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Cheers for the positivity all around. All the best wishes to you too!

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

                  Cheers Gems

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

            67 with 10 to play.

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

              Long list of replies here! 😀

              60 (-4) for me. 14 still to play, one of which is Brewster. I'll quietly celebrate if I get a measly point out of him... 😀

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Always love your posts. I think you’ll be very unlucky to get less than 120

          3. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            63 -8
            BB Mee/Pope/Dunk/Jorginho so not the best.. Hoping for a Burnley defensive masterclass vs Leicester... Fuming about Dunk Disallowed goal..

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I can imagine.

          4. EVILFUK
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            67 (-20)

            8 to play

            Kane (TC)

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Wow that’s a massive hit.
              Good luck.

          5. Plonatron
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            90 with 14 to play

            Got my fingers crossed for first ever 150

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Mate that’s mad. 150 almost guaranteed.

          6. LSK
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            81 - 4 with 13 to play (including Martinez who might not play, but not including Barnes who definitely won’t play).

        • Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who is everyone replacing Barnes with?

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Trying to get in son or bale

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

            Haven’t a clue to be honest.

          3. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Struggling with this one

          4. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lingard

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

            similarly no idea.
            i might hold off for a week and eat some $ loss

            other 7 attackers are good...
            salah, bruno, raph, gundo
            dcl, kane, bamford.

            maybe look to get in Son with a double move later on.

          6. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Probs Grealish

          7. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Was Lingard but he can face his parent club so Tielemans, Foden or Jota (if match fit) are on my radar.

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

              Do you not already have 3 x Citeh?

          8. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Saka

          9. G00LI0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lingard was an option but ruled him out because he is ineligible against United.

            Considering Bale/Son in on a double move after the next game week. Undecided on whether to hold off for a week or suck up a - 4 to do it next game week.

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

            Traore

        • threeputt
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Could do with Sterling, Cancelo & Foden starting tomorrow, a good chance of all 3 no ?

          1. redsallstars
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah very likely all start having been benched last game

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          DCL TC fail. Season over 🙁

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

            only 1 half of DGW gone

          2. threeputt
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            at least you don't have the stress of picking right player right week like the rest of us still have to bear !

          3. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Salah TC fail weeks ago

        • elwardio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Any suggestions for an all time FFS acronym XI (basically double barrelled players known in threads by initials)? So far players in the mix are

          DDG

          TAA VVD PVA

          VDV

          RVP JFH

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

            JWP ?

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

              Fringe fantasy interest. He scored twice against villa this season though so I am biased against

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

            Morten Gamst Pedersen?

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

              I never owned him but can recall him bring up there back in the day. Nice retro pick

          3. threeputt
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            DCL

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

              Has a promising career ahead of him but yet to achieve cult status IMO

          4. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            ESR, SWP

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              KWP

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

                Same as DCL needs to build on a promising start

          5. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            KDB?

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

              IN

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

            PEA

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

              Borderline

          7. elwardio
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Hoping to beef up midfield as AOC SWP ESR RLC don’t cut the mustard

            AWB another option in defence but there must be more sognificant fantasy interests

          8. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            John Obi Mikel?

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

              Never prolific in terms of fantasy points

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

            Update

            DDG

            TAA VVD PVA

            KDB VDV

            RVP JFH

          10. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kevin-Prince Boateng?

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

            I have the final spot up front.Roque Santa Cruz.

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

              Reminded me of Juan pablo angel somehow. Neither will make an all time XI unfortunately

          12. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Juan Antonio Reyes

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              *JAR

              1. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                JAR was John Arne Riise

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

                  Yes an explosive selection he has a chance

          13. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            RVW - Ricky van Wolfwinkel

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              !!!

          14. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            RVW (RIcky van Wolfswinkel) I had high hopes for him years ago at Norwich.

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

              With a name like that he should have had more flair!

          15. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ainsley Maitland Niles

          16. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            HBA coming off the bench

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

              Good suggestion he was a rogue fantasy asset blinking on most radars at one point

          17. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            SON

          18. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ruuuuuuuud Van Nistelrooy

          19. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            CHO, KWP, KDB, AMN,

            ...and blast from the past: SWP

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

          Would you downgrade DCL to a bench player and bring in Son for Barnes ? Would then play a 3-5-2

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            It's an option.

            See how this week plays out first.

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

              Need to do it before price rise / drop

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

            could also play DCL this week instead and just roll with Barnes till you figure it out.

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

              Not against Chelsea’s defends nah. Son will destroy palace they are dreadful

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

          Who to bring in for Soucek?

          A. Lingard
          B. Raphinha

          Already have Bamford.

          Thanks.

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

            B

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

            I just had you for me dinner.
            Lingz sounds fun.

          3. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lingaard if you are chasing and don’t want to be template

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

              Don't think Raph is template though.

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          People selling DCL before DGW 28?

          1. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            They had enough of his blanks I guess

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Has that been announced mate??

          3. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            They will reverse the transfer when he scores vs West Brom 😉

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

          Predicted city team... here goes...

          Ederson
          Cancelo Stones Dias Laporte
          Rodri Gundo KDB
          Foden Jesus Sterling

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

            I think one of the CBs will be rested.

          2. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I think Gundo and Stones will be benched.

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

              I reckon Pep just draws straws in the changing room - their squad is SO deep

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Haha or the players do rock, paper, scissors to see who sit ins the bench and who starts

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  *on the bench

          3. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Stones would be benched I guess... Mahrez instead of Foden

          4. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pep hates FPL

          5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Hope you're right.

          6. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'd be happy as I have Ederson, Stones and Gundog

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

              Bernardo Silva is due a rest for sure. Pep barely played him in first few months of the season and now he barely ever is benched.
              I'd agree with that starting line-up, although I've a suspicion that Gundy might be benched...

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          mmm ... maybe I should not have sold Richarlison for DCL after all 🙁

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Sideways :-/

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              WC

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not sure what to do here, tempted to do nothing and roll the transfer?

          Martinez,
          Reguillon, Cancelo, Dias
          (G)undo, Bruno, Salah, Raphinha
          Kane, Bamford, Watkins

          Lloris, Shaw, Lowton, Barnes

          0ITB

          Feel like I can get away with not doing the Barnes transfer this week

          Been tempted to get KDB in for a -4 somehow and give him the TC?

        • Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cancelo captain this week anyone?

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

            Still don't know if he'll play two.

          2. gogs67
              1 month, 16 days ago

              KDB

          3. SB007
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            80 with 12 to go

          4. SB007
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Against wolves he will play strong team

          5. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Has a striker ever blanked in a game and got 3 BAPs?

            From memory I know there is KdB vs West Brom who blanked and got 2 BAPs and also Groß a few years ago getting 3 BAPs in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

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

              I'm sure Gross got 3 bonus in a 1-0 defeat

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Mental, wonder if it’s happened with strikers

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

              Can’t recall striker, Raphinha recently 2 BAPS

          6. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Evening....which of these options look best please Using? Using fts for gw29. Wildcard in 30 / 31

            A...save ft. Start raphinha. Reassess

            B....roll the dice.....Bruno to son (leave Barnes to rot on bench)

            Thanks

            Martinez
            Cancelo dias pereira (dallas coufal)
            Salah bruno Raphinha gundog (barnes)
            Kane dcl Watkins

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

              B seems fun.

              But moving on from Bruno seems crazy given I'd want him back when I wc in gw31. Would love 0.5 value in that alone.

              1. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I'd lose value too.0.5m

                But the upside is pretty big....also a big risk of course

          7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If I was John Stones I would be pretty annoyed if I were benched tomorrow night after scoring and keeping a clean sheet last game.

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

              Yup

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

              Didn't Pep once bench Sterling after he bagged a hatty?

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Sounds like something he would do.

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Correct

              3. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                From what I remember that was the most undeserving hatty I've ever seen

            3. MMN
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              But they conceded?

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Oh . You're right. Sorry . Should be benched .lol.

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

                Not saying he should be benched because they conceded. Just pointing out that they didn't concede.

                But yes, as the comment below suggests, the benchings are not to do with performances ...

            4. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Nothing to do with performance

            5. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              They conceded??

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

            I'd love to do Harvey Barnes to Lingard tonight, but there's that niggling feeling that wants to leave the option open for both Son & Bale...

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

              Yes, and all it takes is one injury to Kane, Bruno, or Salah. Unlikely, but very much possible.

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

                This

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

            Not owning Dias for GW26 was such a silly mistake. I have Cancelo, Gundo and Sterling and feel like I'm on the wrong side of Pep roulette. Probably pointless to WC or do sideways transfers to try and make it right.

            Anyone else own these 3 and what are you doing?

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

              Grass is greener on the other side. All you can do now is to wait.

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

                Yeah but not having 2 city defence was a big error I think

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

                  They didn't keep cs and Cancelo didn't start. He will start next one. I personally don't trust KdB or Sterling, they haven't good, yet KdB was unlucky sometimes perhaps.

            2. EVILFUK
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              U play Destiny 2?

          10. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Martinez
            Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
            Bruno, Salah, Gundo, Raphinha
            DCL, Kane, Bamford
            (Pope; Mee, Kilman, Barnes*)

            1FT, 0itb
            1) Barnes > Lingard
            2) Barnes > Jota (if fit)
            3) Save FT

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

              There is still time for one of Bruno, Mo or Harry to get injured. In that case you might want Son and/or Bale.

          11. Gemma817
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Transfer in
              a) Saka
              b) Lookman

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

                Saka although Arteta is now also doing a bit of Pep

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

                  Prob on the phone FaceTiming Pep lol

                2. Gemma817
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Cracked me up, lads!

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

                Which 2 would you play alongside Cancelo in week 27?

                A Shaw (mci)
                B Coufal ( LEE)
                C Dallas (whu)
                D Digne. (che)

                1. Gemma817
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    c

                  • Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    B+C

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

                    D and B or C depending on whether you play LEE attackers

                2. Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Weighing up bruno to son.

                  Apart from losing 0.5m, my issue it that bruno is a great captain in 28 and 30 v west ham and Brighton

                  Also got gundog and kane....

                  Can wildcard bruno back.

                  Is it a move worth making or not? Cheers

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

                    Whu seems to be quite tight nowadays. Doubt they will concede many.

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

                    I am not sure I agree he is best captain v West Ham in 28 and Brighton in 30- both pretty good defensively. City players as good an option in 28 and Kane/Son better option in 30. I am considering Bruno to KDB or Son this week after seeing how games play out and getting back on WC

                  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I'm gonna do it. Their (United's) penalties have dried up and WHU are pretty darn resilient. Higher ceiling with Son vs. Bruno in the next few. Frees up some money to play with in the short term, too... 😎

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Yes on reflection could captain salah at wolves in 28 or gundog if he looks in form...

                      And can get bruno back in 30 if I really want....

                3. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Play one
                  A. Cresswell (LEE)
                  B. Dallas (whu)
                  C. Lowton (ARS)

                  1. Prince of Persia
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    A

                  2. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    A

                  3. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    A

                4. davies
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Play one:

                  A) Forster (shu/mci)
                  B) Martinez (WOL)

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    B - is A nailed or rotated?

                    1. davies
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Did OK today so have to assume nailed for now

                5. tom_p77
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A) Def (bench fodder) ~ Son ~ KDB ~ Striker (bench fodder)

                  B) Rudiger ~ Jota ~ KDB ~ Bamford

                  To bring in KDB, would you rather keep Son and bring in 2 bench fodders or lose Son, bring in Jota and Rudi and keep Bamford?

                  1. tom_p77
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    It’s late - I don’t know if this makes sense.

                    Basically is it worth keeping Son and having no bench or doing Son > Jota and having a squad with Rudi and Bam

                  2. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    generally depth has been useful. will be interesting to see how that plays out later in the year.
                    i'd be wary of Jota. long absence...Liv kinda suck...(maybe he fixes it i suppose).

                6. COVID-CASUAL
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Just compared my team with no chips versus the team I went with for BB.

                    So far the BB is worth -2. That's pretty good yeah?

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      lol....assuming the second set of fixtures will help out?

                      not going to lie, I felt pretty good seeing a Leeds blank for people using them for a BB to match my Leeds blank in the earlier dgw when I bb

                  • Dasher0303
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    What to do here?

                    Martinez
                    Stones Dias Dallas
                    Son Bruno Raph Gundo
                    Kane Richarlison Bam

                    Steele Shaw Barnes Dunne

                    1ft 2.5 itb got BB and WC left

                    Dunne to targett/konsa?
                    Or Barnes to lingard/bale?

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Bale/Lingard is interesting for gw29. Assume you're playing through it.
                      I've got similar defenders and likely going Shaw > Reguilon.
                      (And dealing with Barnes later)

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Lingard can't play in 28 though

                  • wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    It feels that Vardy has not performing this season but he is the third forward with 130 points,12 goals,9 assists and 17 bonus!Incredible.

                    1. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Feels like that every season...

                  • waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    1 FT and 0.9 ITB

                    Pope
                    Shaw Stones Cancelo
                    Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raphinha
                    Bamford DCL

                    (McCarthy Dallas Antonio Coufal)

                    Thinking I might save FT this week, if so, play Antonio and bench DCL?

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      It I had to put them in order of most likely to score...

                      Antonio > Raphinha > DCL > Bamford

                      But it's super close.

                      1. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Cheers, feels like I might struggle with this up until deadline, Antonio definitely has to come onto the pitch though.