Scout Notes

Question marks over Chelsea defenders after heavy West Brom loss

CHELSEA 2-5 WEST BROM

  • Goals: Christian Pulisic (£8.2m), Mason Mount (£7.1m) | Matheus Pereira x2 (£5.3m), Callum Robinson x2 (£5.2m), Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Marcos Alonso (£5.7m), Timo Werner (£9.2m) | Sam Johnstone (£4.5m), Diagne, Darnell Furlong (£4.5m), Pereira x2
  • Red cards: Thiago Silva (£5.6m)
  • Bonus points: Pereira x3, Robinson x2, Diagne x1

TUCHEL’S DEFENSIVE LOTTERY

Large numbers of Fantasy Premier League managers were left gobsmacked as their shrewd decision to invest in Chelsea’s defence completely backfired in a 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Thomas Tuchel’s back-line came into Gameweek 30 as the league’s strongest defence over his first 10 matches in charge, offering the lowest expected goals conceded (xGC) and fewest shots conceded since Gameweek 20. 

They had the chance to register a club-record eighth successive shut-out at Stamford Bridge, which would have made them only the second English team to go unbeaten between the sticks in a new manager’s first six home matches.

But Matheus Pereira (£5.3m) had other ideas. Aided by a 28th-minute sending off for Thiago Silva (£5.6m), the budget midfielder scored twice, added two assists and secured maximum bonus for a whopping 21-point haul.

And, much like September’s reverse fixture, which finished 3-3, Callum Robinson (£5.2m) added another brace, ensuring Chelsea’s supposedly impenetrable defence was breached five times by relegation battlers.

In first half stoppage time, Pereira latched onto a long pass from goalkeeper Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) before lobbing over Edouard Mendy (£5.2m). It was only the third goal conceded in Tuchel’s 15 matches and, with Silva sent off minutes later, they let in four more.

“We’ve just demolished Chelsea. Demolished them. The quality of our football and the quality of our finishing today deserves a huge amount of credit. I don’t want any talk of the fact they went down to ten men rubbish. Demolishing Chelsea’s ten men today was still a massive task.” – Sam Allardyce

Such a result has naturally caused questions to hang over investing in Chelsea’s defenders, especially as the supposedly reliable Antonio Rüdiger (£4.7m) has now been benched twice in the last three matches.

Could this result be an indicator that West Bromwich Albion are nothing more than a bogey team for Chelsea this season? The eight goals they have conceded to the Baggies in 2020/21 are the most the Blues have ever conceded to a single team in a Premier League campaign.

Meanwhile, the Stamford Bridge side still have a promising run of fixtures against Crystal Palace (away), Brighton and Hove Albion (home), West Ham United (away) and Fulham (home) before a potential Double Gameweek, although the latter is far from certain. 

That said, those planning to use their Wildcard chip will be disappointed at the uncertainties presented by such a large, deep squad.

Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) and Mendy seem the most nailed-on defensive starters, despite the latter being rested against Newcastle in Gameweek 24. This 5-2 shock will emphasise to Tuchel that there’s a battle to secure Champions League football and they cannot afford to take any opponent lightly.

The return of Silva from a thigh injury means the two remaining centre back spots are shared between himself, Rüdiger, Kurt Zouma (£5.3m) and Andreas Christensen (£4.7m). But the Brazilian let his team down by collecting two yellow cards, forcing the attacking Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) to be replaced by Christensen and giving confidence to the visitors that was emphatically rewarded.

“After the red card we could not adapt to the situations. We gave away two very easy goals before half-time, but even in the second half. What could go wrong went wrong after the red card, and we have to accept a big loss today. So maybe, hopefully, it is a big wake-up call for all of us, me included.” – Thomas Tuchel

WEST BROM NEED MIRACLES

For the final nine games of the season, Sam Allardyce’s side realistically needed to double their 18 points from 29. This was a great start, following on from 1-1 December draws at Liverpool and Manchester City. In truth, their free-flowing second half football was just as visible in the game’s opening stages, mostly the better side when both had 11 men.

The fantastic Pereira is now on seven goals and six assists, following up his equaliser by scoring even deeper into stoppage time. It was a hectic few minutes which also saw Matthew Phillips (£5.1m) hit the crossbar, the winger then acting as a blocker so that Pereira could land a dummy, cut inside and shoot low past Mendy.

After almost securing a hat-trick in the 61st minute, the majestic Pereira settled for simply setting up Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) and then the fifth goal, as Robinson calmly dinked over Mendy to become the first player in Premier League history to score twice in both matches against Chelsea. Out-of-favour under Allardyce, this was only a cameo appearance from Robinson after coming on for the injured Branislav Ivanovic (£4.4m) in the 37 minute, himself a replacement for Dara O’Shea (£4.2m) 13 minutes previously.

BAGGIES’ IMPROVED DEFENCE

It was mixed feelings for the beloved former Chelsea man, who missed out on returning to a packed Stamford Bridge, picked up an injury but went away with the win. Owners of Johnstone will be encouraged by three clean sheets from their last six matches, although it’s perhaps wise not to expect assists on a regular basis. By setting up West Brom’s first goal, Johnstone became the second goalkeeper to assist this season, following Ederson in Gameweek 24.

Entering this match, West Brom had the eighth best xGC and fifth best shots conceded tallies of the previous five gameweeks, meeting Southampton (home), Leicester City (away), Aston Villa (away), Wolverhampton Wanderers (home) and Arsenal (away) in upcoming weeks. Full-back Darnell Furlong gets forward often and could be a maverick pick for FPL managers, assisting their third goal by overlapping, then pulling back a cross for Robinson to volley home.

Chelsea did threaten often, though. Zouma had three goal attempts from corners, whereas the threatening Marcos Alonso rewarded his new owners by assisting Christian Pulisic’s (£8.2m) opener. After early shots on goal that often saw him be furthest forward of all Chelsea players, Alonso’s free kick hit the post and the American pounced upon the rebound. He struck the woodwork again in the second half, scrambling a right-footed shot that hit Semi Ajayi (£4.8m) on its way.

WERNER AND MOUNT COMBINE

Timo Werner’s (£9.2m) barren spell in front of goal continued here, now with one league goal in 1,440 minutes. Tuchel started him as a show of faith after his horrific miss for Germany against North Macedonia and the striker at least managed to assist the consolation goal of Mason Mount (£7.1m). 

4-1 down, Alonso’s cross found Werner very close to goal and, perhaps low on confidence, he chose to unselfishly square the ball for a Mount tap-in. It was the fourth goal in eight matches for Mount, also benched by Tuchel after playing 225 minutes during the international break.

His price has risen three times in recent weeks and is a known favourite of Tuchel. After such an astonishing defeat here, Mount will now be relied upon by both his real-life and Fantasy managers.

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma; James, Jorginho (Havertz 72’), Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech (Christensen 33’), Pulisic (Mount 46’), Werner

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea (Ivanovic 24’ (Robinson 37’)), Bartley, Townsend; Phillips (Livermore 89’), Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Pereira; Diagne

Elsewhere in Gameweek 30

Leeds beat Sheffield United as expected on Saturday afternoon although it was largely a result that left Fantasy managers wondering what might have been.

Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) registered a blank while Raphinha (£5.7m) was subjected to another outing characterised by his colleagues missing key chances.

In the end, the Brazilian got one assist, was denied a goal by Phil Jagielka‘s (£3.9m) intervention on Jack Harrison‘s (£5.4m) cross, who was the only Leeds player involved in both goals at Elland Road.

Meanwhile, Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) was arguably one of the best players on the pitch but managed only two points in the end.

Not only did he miss two decent chances created by Raphinha, he also missed out on a clean sheet as Sheffield United scored a rare goal.

Ben Osborn‘s (£4.7m) first-half effort was the Blades’ seventh on the road this season.

Pep Guardiola was arguably the key man in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Leicester as he rang the changes.

Ilkay Gündogan (£6.1m), John Stones (£5.3m) and João Cancelo (£6.1m) were all benched for Gameweek 30 and, thankfully for their owners, none of them took to the pitch for one-point cameos.

Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) emerged to get a second-half assist while Phil Foden (£6.1m) replaced Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) in the 88th minute and was unable to involve himself in the goals.

Ruben Dias (£6.1m) kept up his run of starts, making his eighth in a row and capitalising on Manchester City’s 17th clean sheet of the campaign.

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) got his second goal of the season while Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) now has four in his last four starts.

Meanwhile, this match was also notable for the return of James Maddison (£7.1m) coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Marc Albrighton (£5.2m).

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613 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I think my wildcard team is done lol.

    I had a core in place before the Liverpool game and this just sealed it.

    1. fr3d
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don't get too carried away by the last game

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I still have double Chelsea defense so no, I'm not carried away I think.

    2. Abraham & Cheese
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hell yeah! Show us!

      I can't decided whether to activate mine this week or to wait for the DGW announcements first.

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can we compare? Mines pretty set too:

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Shaw Rudiger Saiss ???
      Salah Son Maddison Jota Saka
      Kane Ihea Antonio

      1. Life_Ban
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ermmm Madison...nah

  2. Abraham & Cheese
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Recency Bias or Good Form?

    Firstly how good is it that football is back! And back did it come, full of shocks, surprises, goals and many a blunder!

    Chelsea unbeaten since Tuchel arrived got spanked 5-2 at Stamford Bridge by a team with only 3 dubs to their name and unlikely to survive relegation! The impenetrable defence everybody had been talking about for weeks imploded and a 10 man side conceded 5 after initially leading 1-0 in the game.

    Liverpool had only won 2 in the previous 8 games, but were regaining some form with their win against the Wolves before the International Break. But enter Diego Jota with some magic - coming on to score 2 against the gunners at the Emirates, plus Mo' Salah Mo' Goals finally finding the back of the net again, returning to his point scoring ways after no goals/assists in 6 games.

    When we consider avoiding Chelsea players or buying Pool players, based on this game week, are we basing our decisions on recency bias? Or are we justified in acknowledging that a team's form can switch suddenly, especially after an international break? Or is it just all down to Gods playing dice?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This season is about dice tbh.

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

      Thinking hard or rolling the dice seems miniscule difference atm, whichever entertains ya 😛

      1. Abraham & Cheese
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm not doing too badly this season, but I've definitely played it "safe" so far. I've been avoiding risky -4s on transfers and (mostly) picking safe captains. To be fair, I've also gotten really lucky twice, where forgetting to set my team up before the deadline has actually landed me with significantly more points than the transfers + starters +captain I would've chosen.

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Liverpool kept fourth(?) clean sheet in a row now, and Jota has been great whenever he plays. So I don't think it's recency bias as much as confirmation bias. Chelsea, I still think you shouldn't just brush off the defenders, but I don't think double is necessary.

      1. Abraham & Cheese
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This is my take on it too. I feel like form before the IB should be taken into account, but the performance in this GW (after that 2 week break) holds more weight.

        I'm getting Jota and keeping Rudiger. But I'm not sure about transferring Mendy and/or a Chelsea mid/fwd like I had planned before.

  3. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bite the bullet and do KDB to Jota because of a likely KDB rest or find another way and hope he starts?

  4. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    No point moving early for jota right? better to wait for europe game to complete, or are people risking it, and getting him in?

    Likely to rise 0.2 before next gw i reckon.

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If the price rise is critical for you, go for it. But I wanna see what other surprises the weekend has for us first, so I know which fires to put out first.

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        3.8 mill ITB, i had been planning on getting KDB as well, which only leaves 0.1, but may leave Kevin out for now.

        1. Abraham & Cheese
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          That's tough. Jota is in great form, so it's definitely a great investment.

          The only real risk is only that someone gets injured between now and next GW or requires more urgent trading.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Do you have enough money for the rest of the season?

    3. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Too risky with CL.

      Also other changes may be needed.

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Might well be up 0.2 by time of CL. He was rising rapidly even before tonight - not that far off a double rise last week.

      But wait surely

    5. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I don’t think 0.2 is a concern at this stage of the campaign.

    6. vincentwsho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think it depends on your transfer plans for the upcoming weeks

  5. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Keep Cancelo on WC? Have Dias

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Depends on the rest of your squad

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        (0FT, 1.4 itb)

        Martinez
        Dias/Cancelo/Digne
        Bruno/Bale/Son/Gundo/Jota
        Kane/Bamford

        Bench: Messlier, Dallas, Watkins, Veltman

        1. Abraham & Cheese
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          It looks really solid, trust your gut I suppose!

          I always prefer not to double up on defenders from 1 team, just in case something goes wrong, like at Chelsea today in the surest of games. Since Spurs have a DGW you could get Reguillon instead of Cancelo. Spurs are fighting for a CL spot atm so hopefully the Hotspurs can deliver points over the next few GWs.

          1. GE
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Thanks mate

          2. Abraham & Cheese
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Just realized you have Bale too - maybe consider Moura/Reguillon instead as your 3rd Spurs player.

        2. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Def wouldn’t keep Bale on WC

        3. Life_Ban
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'm guessing this isn't your WC team. You need to post that instead

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Too much of a rotation risk for me at 6.1. But obviously has great ceiling so ok if you have good bench.

  6. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Early thoughts on WC? 0.5 itb.

    Ederson
    TAA Shaw Rudiger Stones
    Salah Bruno Gundo Jota
    Kane DCL

    Sanchez Raphina Coady 4.2

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wouldn't WC that, pretty close to my current team.

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sorry - that’s my WC draft, what I’d be moving to!

    2. For Fuchs Sake
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not convinced by DCL, Inneacho better value

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah it’s v tempting. Just not as nailed / convincing.
        Allows Rudiger & Stones to become Azpi & Dias though!!

    3. Abraham & Cheese
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks really solid! 3 City players, 3 Pool players, 2 United and 1 Chelsea might be the safest balance for a WC right now.

      If Son performs tomorrow, you could get him in this week and trade for Salah after the DGW.

      1. Life_Ban
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah right 3 city players, good value for money

    4. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wouldn’t WC. You only need to make a couple changes.

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This is the WC draft.
        Current team is in a lot worse shape despite being at 3k rank.

        Who were you thinking as your changes ?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Spurs are going to have a dgw and you have no Son.

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I have Stones, Gundogan & Jota too, and I'm concerned all are potential rotation risks with CL.
      Raphina next 3 fixtures are tough if you need him & Wolves have nothing to play for against teams that do, in Coady.
      I'm not convinced DCL is the best option, prefer Antonio.

      I've sold Dallas, Raphina, Bamford, DCL & will likely sell City players too. Ederson gives you cover, if Stones & Gundogan are regularly benched is our worth holding them?

  7. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    That’s ridiculous jota was 50% earlier on fplstats nows he’s 102%

    He will rise tonight ??

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Things like that happen, when someone scores a brace and has great fixtures coming up.

      That said, he might not rise because a lot of transfers are on WC.

    2. Kane and Ablett
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Only FPL towers knows so wait if you have spare cash if not pile in

    3. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He will, 99%

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Was already well above 50% I think before the game and had one rise last week anyway - not that far off a double rise without even playing

  8. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone has both wc and fh? What is the plans for anyone having that combo of chips?

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Most are WC31, FH33.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Team dependant.

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      WC31, keeping Spurs, ditching City and so planning to get thru GW33 without using FH.

      Will use FH somewhere after GW35 depending on any DGW or to navigate blanks if games get moved to allow every team to have a home game with fans in.

      1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        yh thats what I am also thinking. Using the fh on a future dgw or bgw could be more profitable than gw33

    4. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      WC GW31, sell all City,
      Triple Captain Kane GW32
      GW33 bench Kane & Son (Save free hit)
      GW35 / GW36 Double / Blank ideal time for free hit. Players that double in 35 blank in 36.
      Yet TBA so may not happen, but more upside than BGW33.

  9. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    These early transfers... Please stop buying Jota!

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      😉 Doesn't matter what people here do.

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Beauty of a Wildcard

    3. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Anyone still have money issue with all those cheap options everywhere?

  10. Rex Lapis
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who's out for Jota?
    A. Raphinha
    B. Lingard
    C. Gundo

    1. Kane and Ablett
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I just did Raphi (c) out

    2. vincentwsho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm thinking between JWP and Gundo... had thought of doing JWP to Jota for a hit this week 🙁

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The exact 3 I have to remove for Jota and I can't decide.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Check fixture ticker for the rest of thr season. It should help.

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Raphina due to next 3 or 4 fixtures.

  11. Krafty Werks
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wildcardinho!! How d'ya like it? Anything you'd defo change? Thanks :

    Mendy / Forster
    TAA / Coady / Rudiger / Coufal / Amartey
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Jota / Raphinha
    Kane / Antonio / Iheanacho

    0ITB.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Raphinha out imo. Fixtures turn sour and you can't start him all the time. Perhaps that money could be used better to upgrade uour defense.

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Really like Raphinha tbh and i think he is the perfect first bencher even with the tougher fixtures. Leeds have great fixtures last 5 (except Spurs i suppose?) but then Leeds don't defend only attack and he can do something against anyone i feel? Considered dropping him down to Jorginho maybe to upgrade Coufal > Shaw but then i'll have to figure out a way to get him back in for Brighton in GW34...and I will have to pay at least 0.3 more than i bought him for too. Think i'm gonna just hold?

  12. vincentwsho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Planning to buy Jota to beat price rise....

    Which to give way, Ward-Prowse or Gundog? Tempted to keep JWP due to a pending double, but his fixtures seem to turn worse after GW31...

    1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jwp for me

  13. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I seem to have misplaced my Bamford hatrick. Must be here somewhere.

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      In Jagielka's pocket

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Gone for good then.

  14. HD7
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The way this GW is going upside down, it has a big haul for Bale written all over it

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Now that would be lovely thanks

  15. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just thought I’d ask before I remove Gundogan and Raphinha for Salah & Jota, do city have more DGW’s to come?

    Suppose it doesn’t really matter anyway with games galore, rotation, and never knowing what players start?

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Possibly in 35 if Ben Crellin hypothesis is correct - but one of them would involve Chelsea.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ahh ok cheers buddy, never know who’s going to start anyway I guess, plus no blank for Liverpool. Already brought Jota in so will wait on Salah.

  16. abcdef3
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which one?

    A) Neto
    B) Jota with a 4 point hit

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B if fit

    2. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b

  17. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope Martinez
    Dias Digne Alonso Stones AWB
    Salah Jota Son Gundo Raphinha
    Kane DCL Watkins

    1.1 itb and 2 ft:s

    I am considering AWB(?) to TAA and Raphinha out for a cheapie (ESR?). For the double perhaps Lloris in and TC Kane. Saving WC for the dgw or 33 looks like the plan now. Any better ideas?

  18. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which sounds better?

    A: Salah and Iheanacho

    B: Mahrez and Vardy

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You have Jota already? Maybe A because of Pep roulette.

  19. jimmy.floyd
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Dallas Auba to Jota TAA (-4)?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would

  20. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Keep gundo or swap to lingard on wc?

  21. HD7
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I know Arsenal lost bad and are probably going to focus in Europe... but wasnt the point of playing our WC now to get players from Arsenal Wolves etc. - teams that most who played WC earlier dont have?

    So can we say that we lost our advantage:/

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I haven't been fan of WC 31. It may be better used later, but depends on your team.

  22. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Other than gw35 any other dgws predicted after gw33?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I predict GW37.

  23. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do you think of this WC-draft? (no chips left)

    Maybe keep Gundo instead of Lingard? KDB instead of Salah?

    (0.0 itb)

    Mendy
    TAA/Dias/Shaw
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Jota/Lingard
    Kane/DCL

    Bench: 3.9, Lascelles, 3.8,

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bench: 3.9, Lascelles, Brewster, 3.8

    2. Al Green Arrows
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not sure if there is forward under 4m

      I think is great. I have Kdb and no Salah atm but maybe I’ll get Gundo and Salah instead of Jota and Kdb...

  24. Al Green Arrows
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WC team:

    Martinez - Patricio
    Dias - Shaw - Cresswell - Rüdiger - Phillips
    Kdb - Bruno - Son - Jota - Lingard
    Kane - Bamford - Iheanacho

    Thoughts?

    1. Life_Ban
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      U picked Bamford and kdb on a WC?

      1. Al Green Arrows
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah its just the first draft. I have loads of money attached to Bamford so I need to nake sure I wont need him before taking him out

        1. Abraham & Cheese
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Same here with Bamford - and there aren't many forwards that offer the same value for money or competition for that final FWD slot in the upcoming fixtures.

  25. Gemma817
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope, (Martinez)
    Digne, Dallas*, Stones, (Konsa, Veltman)
    Son, Salah, Raph, Jota, (Saka)
    DCL, Kane, Bamford

    1 FT, ITB: 2.3m

    Thinking Dallas to TAA. Thoughts?

  26. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is a 3 man defensa of Rudiger - Christensen - TAA viable ? With only Dallas as a playing sub

    1. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Christensen competes with Silva for middle of the 3. He's not nailed. Silva is suspended & maybe preferred for the CL, so Christensen could play the next couple of PL games, but long term it is probably a risk. Coady is a similar price if you want nailed. Question is will Wolves keep clean sheets?

  27. pingissimus
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Has anyone looked at the TAA Robbo combination?

    Aside from 32 and 34 those fixtures look very good for defence and that's a couple of cs on the bounce. TAA Robbo Jota is cheaper by a distance than anything involving Mo and it might be Robbo next time perhaps.

    Big call of course but Chelsea defence specialise in 6 points at a time and beyond Rudiger aren't cheap.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Phillips is your solution.

      1. Life_Ban
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Why do you think he is nailed?

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          1. Fabinho is needed in midfield.
          2. Kabak and him seem to form decent partnership, already few clean sheets in a row.

      2. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No WC so no need of an immediate solution 🙂

        Was just wondering whether there was an interesting WC call there. It could be Robbo next time of course.

        Big bold play but the two of them could shame any Chelsea defensive double up if Liverpool are indeed hitting form. Get Phillips in and you miss half the fun - might as well go Rudiger for his 6 points instead.

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I am against Chelsea double up anyway, probably against any double up, but 7.3 + 4.0 is tempting for a double.

        2. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Thinking about Alonso,Tierney >> TAA,Phillips.

          1. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            You must be a tad happier now than a few hours back 🙂

            1. pingissimus
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Whoops I thought you had TAA anyway

              1. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                I took out TAA and Jota this morning.

              2. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Lol

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Did you watch the match? It looked like TAA is the man now imo.

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I watched

        But I'm not sure I saw anything to suggest that it couldn't be Robbo next time. Assists from open play have always been pretty equal no?

        Simply speculating here.

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Reece James £5m, Alonso £5.7m = £10.7m
      TAA £7.3m Robertson £7.1 = £14.4m
      £3.7m difference.
      I think the value could be with Chelsea over the next 4 games.

  28. Shattered Dreams
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    No one wants to rate your wildcard.

    1. Life_Ban
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The quality of suggestions tonight has been drivel at best right...best start afresh tomorrow!

  29. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Will you keep Alonso on WC?
    He looked good today.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He looked good for 15 minutes

    2. Shattered Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wouldn’t keep (or buy) myself as I feel he’s a 6.0+ defender who is at significant risk of being dropped at all times.

  30. vincentwsho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Repost

    Planning to buy Jota to beat price rise....

    Which to give way, Ward-Prowse or Gundog?

    Tempted to keep JWP due to a pending double, but his fixtures seem to turn worse after GW31...