Scout Notes

Why Fernandes and United’s ‘big six’ record doesn’t bode well for Gameweek 27 derby

Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Edouard Mendy (£5.1m), Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) x3, David de Gea x1

An instantly forgettable match at Stamford Bridge saw Manchester United draw a blank against a fellow ‘big six’ team yet again.

The two goalkeepers and Chelsea stopper Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) took home the bonus points in west London, which gives the impression the game had more goalmouth action than it actually did.

David de Gea (£5.3m) did make one excellent stop to keep out Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) and Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) was inches away from nodding in a teasing right-wing cross but clear-cut chances were scarce, with the visitors managing just two efforts in the opposition area.

FRANK (ASSESSMENT ON) BRUNO

A first blank in five matches for Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) arrived at an inopportune time for Fantasy managers who had backed him with the armband in Gameweek 26.

The Portugal international was well shackled throughout, with his expected goal involvement (xGI) total a paltry 0.09 against the Blues.

It has to be pointed out that, had there been a different referee than Stuart Attwell in charge at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, we could be sitting here talking about the Portuguese playmaker’s latest double-digit haul.

But this ended up being groundhog day for Fernandes, who has scored only one goal – a penalty, naturally – against the classic ‘big six’ this season.

He’s not created a single ‘big chance’ in any of his seven matches against the traditional elite and has been presented with only one gilt-edged opportunity of his own from open play.

But this isn’t (just) a Fernandes problem, it’s a United one: their last six results against ‘big six’ opposition are: 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 and 0-0.

There is a multitude of theories as to why this is: everything from the mental scars of the 6-1 defeat to Spurs and a desire to keep the Champions League-chasing pack at bay to a drop-off in opposition pressing have been floated.

The current lack of an in-form striker, with Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) injured and Anthony Martial (£8.7m) in dire form, doesn’t help, either.

Whatever the reason, United’s defenders now look like better bets than Fernandes and co in these high-profile games, the next of which is this weekend’s Manchester derby.

Five of the Red Devils’ nine clean sheets this season have come against Chelsea (twice), Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal.

HAIL CESAR

Chelsea’s collective frontline isn’t a great deal better on current form: their eight goals scored under Thomas Tuchel has been bettered by nine other teams over the same timeframe.

And then there is the week-to-week uncertainty over who starts in attack – more of which below.

It’s the Blues’ backline that has really caught the eye from an FPL perspective, with five clean sheets banked in their last seven outings.

With the wing-backs as vulnerable to rotation as the forward players, it’s Chelsea’s centre-halves that are starting to increase in appeal.

Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.7m) has quietly gone about his business under his new manager, averaging 6.3 points per match and starting every Premier League game since the change in the hot seat. The budget-friendly Antonio Rudiger (£4.6m) retains his ever-present starter tag, too.

Gameweeks 30-34 look like a good time to pounce, for those not already on the Chelsea rearguard bandwagon.

GERMAN ENGINEERING

Bar Azpilicueta and one or two others, tapping into this Chelsea team from a Fantasy perspective is fraught with risks on the rotation front.

Timo Werner (£9.2m) and Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) were the latest victims of Thomas Tuchel’s tinkering, dropping to the bench for this dour draw.

Missing altogether was Tammy Abraham (£7.1m), whose absence Tuchel explained:

We have a strong squad. We have only Thiago Silva injured. It means you have to take hard decisions. It was about judging all the alternatives we had. We opted for Oli [Giroud] to begin, with Timo [Werner] on the bench. We had Kai [Havertz] who can play as a number nine.

Right wing-back Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) was substituted prematurely for the second week in a row, meanwhile, with his manager explaining his half-time withdrawal:

A little bit injured. It was a tactical reason and a little injury, a combination because we switched to a back five in defence. That was not an option to use Callum there, and that’s why it was a tactical choice.



Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi (James 45), Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech (Werner 78), Mount; Giroud (Pulisic 65).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood (Martial 79).

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560 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chrisscfc
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    if have Areola/McCarthy is it worth replacing McCarthy or just stick with Areola for next 4 GWs?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      stick with Areola for sure, you can gain much more with outfield transfers

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Actually if Villa would get DGW28 then Martinez is worth more than 4 points over Areola in that period. But only then

    2. marcos11
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Have the same pair and was thinking this, Fulham have poor fixtures though

        1. Chrisscfc
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          thanks guys, think I will try to stick it out with Areola unless Villa get a double

    3. tibollom
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      what to do here guys, got 1 FT and 0.9 ITB...

      Areola Lloris
      AWB Dias Cancello Mee Struik
      Raph Salah Son Bruno Gundo
      Bam Watkins DCL

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What chips do you have left and what is your plan for 29

        1. tibollom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          thanks mate - only got my WC and TC left.. not too sure on 29

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You currently have 7 players including 2 GKs and Struijk (may lose his play with players coming back from injury) for 29. I would concentrate your 3FTs from 27-29 to get players for 29 like Antonio. Save your WC for 31 and use TC on a double like City in 27 or potentially Spurs in 32.

            1. tibollom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              thanks man appreciate it

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                You can survive 29 with 7-8 players as long as you cover the high owned players.

                Have a read at Zophar's article regarding GW29.
                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/02/26/my-wildcard-squad-for-double-gameweek-26-and-when-im-free-hitting/

    4. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hoping for my full Citeh contingent to play tonight. A minor red arrow so far but have to have faith. Fantasy 5 begins a second round this GW, tomorrow. Allons-y!

    5. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Here is my predicted City line-up for tonight. What is yours?

      Ederson
      Cancelo Stones Dias Laporte
      Gundo Rodri BIlva
      Foden Jesus Sterling

      Man City players recorded mins in 20/21
      https://twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1365730635017560068?s=09

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don’t see why KDB wouldn’t start

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Might be too early for KDB to play 2x90mins consecutively. Nice rest against Wolves then start against Utd.

      2. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        KdB over Foden I think

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Foden hasn't been benched two games in a row for City since November. And then it was only because of the International break in between anyway

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I can't see Foden getting rested. Him and Sterling to play wide in the front 3.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ederson
        Cancelo Dias Laporte Zinchenko
        Rodri Gundo Bilva
        Foden Jesus Sterling

        Although KdB over Gundo is about a 50/50 to me.

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm not sure if Pep wants to keep the Dias/Stones partnership and shift Laporte LB. Laporte could possibly be the better defender to handle Traore over Zinchenko

      4. Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I think they might want a pacier LB up against Traore

      5. built_this_city
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ederson
        Cancelo, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko/Mendy
        Rodri, Bilva, KDB
        Foden, Jesus, Sterling

    6. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barnes > Son
      Bruno > Bale

      Yey or nay?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wait and see how they get on against Fulham. Burnley made it too easy for Spurs.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          fair. Cheers

    7. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Salah to Bale has to be the upside move this week. Sorts another for 29 as well.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Have held Salah for so long and feel he will finally get points vs Fulham the moment I sell, but probably best to let go for KDB over the long term

      2. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ps: is Bale nailed?

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

          no

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It's a downgrade this week. You can do it in 29

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

          not so sure about that.

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Salah is only behind City players for 27

            53% anytime goalscorer, Aguero vs SOU the only one ahead

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

          29 falls right after EL match - both Spurs and Arsenal at risk. Bale must be the most risky Spurs asset

          1. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah, we can think about it then

            But in 29 his xPTS are higher than Salah, so then it's an upgrade

      4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Difficult to determine how his mins will be handled. Do you think Bale will start the Fulham game?

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah to KDB (13% ownership) more like in a shift to 2 City attackers ... many will already have Son & Kane sonBale is maybe a move to far

      6. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Would rather lose Bruno than Salah this week personally if one has to go.

        Think we are hovering around the same rank now mate - 45k?

    8. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      RIP Ian St John

    9. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Chances of at least 2 of Gundo, Dias & Stones starting?

      1. lindeg
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Gundo and Dias to start, Laporte to come in for Stones. Wolves has been a bogey team for City, Pep to set things straight with a strong team.

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

        Touch and go

        Am expecting no Gundo. But hope that means DGW 27

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

          out,walker,fernandinho,torres,mahrez,kun
          in cancelo,rodri,silva,sterling,jesus

          thats my guess,roll up roll up ,there will be fraudulence

          1. Pepeye
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Jordan, agree, that fits in with my City X1 posted over the weekend

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

            You could be in the right of it

            As posted above Wolves is not a fixture where Kun is likely to muck about too much

            Foden in possibly is where I differ

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

              Kun may well muck around. Pep will be serious!!!

    10. Leeds-Utd
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Whens the best time to wildcard?
      Only chip left is wildcard..any more Big Dgw?

      1. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm going week 31. Use transfers now to get players for 29 then wildcard out of it for the run in. A lot of the teams who play 29 have a decent game in 30 so worth waiting a week

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Depends on your team and how you plan to navigate BGW29. Currently no more big DGWs but there is potentially a big DGW towards the end of the season in GW36 or 37 as the UK plans to get fans in stadiums before the end of the season

    11. JasonG123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Play one:
      (A) Digne (che)
      (B) Dallas (whu)
      (C) Lowton (ARS)

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

        c i thought he played well vs spurs

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Everton defensively have not been bad in recent games and Chelsea attack has not been potent since Tuchel took over. Leeds will concede against WHU. Arsenal are hitting a bit of form at the moment and don't think Burnley will get much in that game. It's a toss-up between Digne with potential CS and attacking points vs Dallas getting attacking points.

      4. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

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

      a few options if you have harvey,ive plumped for ward-prowse
      shu,2pointer vs city,and BRI gw28 ,f/h gw29

    13. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      RIP Ian St. John. Long before the likes of Soccer AM hit our screens, Saint and Greavsie used to be a staple footy show for me growing up. A very entertaining duo.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Well said, used to love that program. Played golf with them once, funniest round of my life.

    14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can't wait for the Martinez news. Have Areola and him. Will move out one of them for Forster based on the same.

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

        Contemplating Sanchez in for 29

        Have Martinez and Konsa right now - not sure I want that double defence against double attack.

        I'd be losing Ederson not Martinez likely to allow a rejig of City - maybe after 33 unless KdB actually looks like scoring before then.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I think I will lose Martinez if he not fit for Forster and upgrade Mitchell to Targett. Planning for 8 players in 29 and FH in 33.

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

            Oh if you FH in your pocket for 33 you're way ahead of me!

            Most are 🙂

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              FH and TC left. I think I will use TC in 27 on a City player with no other major DGW left.

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Morning mate, Martinez confirmed to play ......good news

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Good morning. Excellent news indeed!

    15. Pepeye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Agree on Laporte or Zinchenko against Traore. God forbid he decides to give Mendy a game, but you never know with Pep

      1. Peter Russo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He will play Cancelo left back against Adama.

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

      Any SOU fans know if Forster will continue in goal?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Makes me laugh the way people on here think that fans are itk. They know no more than you or I

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

          True

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Unless it was a planned one game rotation, he didn't do anything bad enough to warrant being dropped.

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

          Appreciate the reply tend to agree but Hassenhuttl post match comments were pretty cryptic

    17. Vazza
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What to do here please guys -

        ——————Areola——————
        ———Robbo Dias Stones———
        ——Bruno Salah Gundo Son——
        ———-DCL Kane Watkins———-
        Bench: Forster, Lowton, Struijk, ESR

        1.0m ITB, 1 FT.
        FH chip remaining

        1. DangerFC
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Personally I would offload salah and robbo. Digne and kdb maybe as replacement. You'd have to sacrifice gundo or a city defender. I think gundo role now with KDB and aguero got could change.

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thanks. I’m not sure if I want to spend an extra 5.5m to bring in KDB for Gundogan and sacrifice one of my big hitters in the process. I appreciate your thoughts though mate.

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

            Hold? Unless you feel like doing something frisky with Bruno this week.

            This is the week to have Liverpool defence! Robbo goes for Dunk in 28 then have 2Fts in 29.

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Thanks. I think to do nothing would be the most sensible thing to do. Cheers pal

          3. akhilrajau
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who to replace for Son
            A. Bruno (difficult fixtures)
            B. Salah (form)

            1. Echoes
                1 month, 11 days ago

                A

                1. Men in green tights
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I am toying with A for a hit at the moment just waiting after spurs game

              • Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Similar dilemma. Got Bruno at 10.6 whereas I don't have much value built up in Salah.

                1. akhilrajau
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Same here got him at 10.6 . Get rid of salah is ok based on form but don't know is it good? I am planning anyone of this to son and saka or Grealish for barnes. What you think

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Common sense will prevail with points over value. Based on fixtures I prefer to keep Salah over Bruno. I will most likely do Bruno to Son and bench Barnes then use FT in 28/29 to do Barnes to Grealish/Saka/Auba

                    1. akhilrajau
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Good one unfortunately i dont have FH So planning for gw 29 along with transfer. So now thinking Bruno to Son and Barneu to Saka/Grealish

              • Steiger
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                A if you still have your WC.

                1. akhilrajau
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yes i have wildcard and planning for gw 30 or 31 based on situation

              • Vazza
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  A

              • Echoes
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Posted on a old thread.

                  Which one would you prefer of these?

                  A: Bruno -> Son (also have Kane)
                  B: Bruno, Gundo, Vardy -> Son, Kdb, Watkins (-8)
                  C: Roll FT

                  1. tommo-uk-
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Bruno to KDB? Or do you already have 3 City players?

                    1. Echoes
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yeah, have 3 city. Though downgrading Gundo and doing Bruno -> Kdb for a -4 could be an option?

                        1. tommo-uk-
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          I was planning on dropping one of Stones or Cancelo for KDB spot, but will see how Gundo gets on in the DGW to see what his attacking threat is like.

                    2. Steiger
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A

                    3. Pops15
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      I'm looking at A this week as well. Don't think its worth a hit to move around City assets when they are all likely to be rotated.

                  2. Sterling Archer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Transfer plans pretty much depending on hearing about DGW28, if it is not i am looking at,

                    Barnes and Digne (only viable option to get the cash needed) to Son and 4.3ish defender who will hopefully play in 29!

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      If you had 0.1 more to spend, your DFer could have been Holding 🙁

                  3. tommo-uk-
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Currently sat with 4 players for GW29.

                    Is it worth taking multiple hits to get good coverage as i plan on using wildcard in 30-31?

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

                      You have 3 transfers which would bring you up to 7. Maybe just a -4 to get 8 players?

                      1. tommo-uk-
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        One of them was going to be Bruno to KDB for next weeks DGW, but then i also need to transfer out one of Stones or Cancelo, so already a -4 for 27.

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

                      It depends if you think that the games will have goals or if you can guess the cs.I think that it's worth to invest on midfielders-forwards from Fulham-Leeds and Wham-Arsenal.

                    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Use 3FTs and a hit from 27-29 to get 8 players is sufficient for 29 as long as you cover the highly owned players like Martinez, Son, Kane etc

                      1. tommo-uk-
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Current players are:

                        Martinez
                        Coufal
                        Dallas
                        Bamford
                        Son

                        So infact i have 5 not 4 as forgot about Spurs!

                        Rafinha
                        Antonio
                        Saka

                        Potentials?

                        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Cresswell, Raphinha and Antonio would be high on my list for 29. Also consider Grealish

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

                            Yep

                            Cresswell is flying under the radar in this discussion. Still the highest returns for a defender and ever so consistent.

                            1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Cresswell and Dallas are the two defs that are a 'must have' in 29 if you plan to play without FH and less than 11 players

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Dunk?

                                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Low ownership so not a must but would be nice to have especially with Newcastle's injuries. Also Brighton are inconsistent with only 1CS in the last 4.

                          2. tommo-uk-
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Thanks Tony

                  4. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    So the mods deleted many comments and cancelled many upvotes from the Upvotes thing that happened during the Everton game last night! Why would they do that? It was historical!

                    1. Cruyff's Eleven
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Totally missed it.....

                      Explain!

                    2. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      What’s been going on?

                      Mods v upvoters sounds very apocalyptic

                    3. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Did they? Wow. What's wrong with a bit of fun?

                      1. Konstaapeli
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Just checked and my comments were deleted too. Don't understand why they would?

                        1. Konstaapeli
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Just gave you a upvote. Hope they don't delete these. 😆

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

                    Best Barnes replacement (need someone that plays in 29)

                    A) Soucek
                    B) Lingard (I can't believe he's now an option)
                    C) Lookman
                    D) Saka
                    E) Someone else?

                    Concerned about Saka's minutes with Europa league game the Thursday before West Ham. Already on Triple Villa so Grealish is a no-go.

                    1. Men in green tights
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A,b or c I have gone for b

                    2. Sterling Archer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      JLingz will miss 28, so u would need to bench him

                      1. Men in green tights
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Yeah I know that , could to point it out .
                        I have it covered by my bench so no worries for me
                        Cheers.

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

                        Yeah that's not a problem, I suppose that gives him the added bonus of a guaranteed rest before 29 and no risk of injury (unless he's unlucky enough to pick up one in training).

                    3. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      I rather like Soucek

                      Lookman I think is a chimera. Parker is so safety first he didn't even bother trying to attack the game at Palace until much too late. Don't think it's any accident they have so many draws.

                      Saka is a problem for rotation - it's easy to see Arsenal prioritising EL and they do have options nowadays. The 29 fixture falls after EL and is tricky anyway so not sure he's worth it for that.

                    4. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Soucek Ithink

                  6. thegaffer82
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Who else is having a stinker of a GW?

                    13 DGWers has whittled down to 10 (Cancelo, McCarthy & Barnes). Martinez may be injured too which will make it 9. Blanks a plenty among those who played...

                    Oh well, those are the breaks in a game of luck.

                    For next week I’m looking at bringing in Son for Barnes... but I’m annoyingly 0.1 short. So I’m seeing a chance to get rid of McCarthy for a cheap GKer and trying to forget I ever brought him in.

                    Which one looks best?
                    A) Barnes & McCarthy > Forster & Son
                    B) Barnes & Lowton > Holding & Son
                    C) Barnes > Bale

                    (Not feeling C) if truth be told!)

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Same poor GW. Currently on a 2.8% red arrow. I prefer Son over Bale as he is more or less guaranteed to play whereas Bale is more of an uncertainty. The GK change depends on Martinez injury update, would be good to get Forster to cover.

                    2. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Yep, I fear getting Bale will end in tears.

                      B looks good with 29 in mind.

                  7. Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Why I am seriously considering Jesse Lingard? Is this real life?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      season end mate, have fun...

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      This is completely out of order lol and has no place here

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Save him for next season - hopefully 6.5/7.0 along with Antonio at maybe 7.0/7.5 - nice useful players

                      If Cresswell sneaks in below 6.0 might be worth a look as well

                    4. PompeyUpNorth!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      So long as you know he won’t play week 28, then he’s a decent shout

                  8. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    0.0itb 1FT Team is
                    Martinez areola
                    Stones shaw targett holgate rudiger
                    Salah Bruno son Barnes gundo
                    Kane bamford watkins

                    Barnes to
                    A) raphinha
                    B) soucek
                    C) saka
                    D) jota

                    May save FH for later gw as I seem fairly covered already for gw29

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Raphinha or roll FT and get him later

                    2. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      save FT

                  9. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Time to unleash Soucek for one last time...

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      maybe in GW29 as well

                    2. aborg
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Unleash the KRAKEN ! 🙂

                    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Should do well.

                    4. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      You mean play him and not bench him? Puzzled. 🙂

                      FWIW my current move is Bruno Watkins to Kane and a playing Soucek. I have one return from him in 9 outings (including auto bench)

                  10. aborg
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Seems like my BB was used more to fill in the non-starters or injured players, than it's actual purpose !
                    Another way to look at it really 😉

                  11. IRBOX ⚽
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Fancy Newcastle to be relegated with those injuries to Almiron and ASM. Fulham to stay up

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

                      I'm not so sure.

                      Would like Fulham to stay up but don't see where they'll score goals. It's not so much personnel as manager. Parker is very conservative in his approach.

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

                    Does anyone know the percentage of dead teams?

                  13. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Reckon these might be pretty typical moves this week, but all good if no further injuries this week?

                    Barnes-> Son/Bale
                    Vardy-> Antonio