Scout Notes

Declining form and tough fixtures hampering Bamford’s GW31 Wildcard appeal

Leeds 2-1 Sheff Utd

  • Goals: Jack Harrison (£5.4m) | Ben Osborn (£4.7m)
  • Own goals: Phil Jagielka (£3.9m)
  • Assists: Raphinha (£5.7m), Harrison | Oli McBurnie (£5.6m)
  • Bonus points: Harrison x3, Osborn x3, Raphinha x1, Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m)

BAM DUNK

Calls for mass sales of Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) intensified on Saturday afternoon as he recorded a blank against Sheffield United.

Recording his sixth blank from a possible eight matches since Gameweek 24 is perhaps cause enough to look elsewhere but the fact it occurred in arguably the most favourable match of the season will not have helped matters.

Bamford’s Fantasy Premier League credentials had been slowly winding down in recent weeks anyway, with Gameweek 30’s blank the icing on the cake.

Between Gameweeks 1 and 23 this season, Bamford accrued a total of 130 points in 22 matches, working out at 5.9 points per game.

In the eight matches since Gameweek 24, he has posted just 28 points, at a rate of 3.5 points per game.

Not only is Bamford’s recent form poor enough to justify moving him on, especially for Gameweek 31 Wildcarders, but Leeds’ upcoming fixtures are also rather ominous.

Between Gameweeks 31 and 33 they face Manchester City (away), Liverpool (home) and Manchester United (home), three of the hardest fixtures in the Premier League calendar.

Gameweek 34 is arguably when Leeds’ schedule becomes more obliging with Brighton (away), Spurs (home), Burnley (away), Southampton (away) and West Bromwich Albion (home) between then and the end of the season.

 RAPH WITH THE SMOOTH

While Bamford has experienced a dip in form, it is worth highlighting that Leeds were far from a poor side in their win over Sheffield United, which they dominated.

The Whites have now registered at least 20 shots in a Premier League game for the fifth time this season (23 in total), with only Manchester City doing so more often so far this term (six).

And, ahead of Leeds’ fixture swing, there was significantly more encouragement for Raphinha (£5.7m) owners in Gameweek 30 than Bamford backers.

It was the usual story for the Brazilian, who was the best player on the pitch by far, ran the show in terms of chances created although he had to make do with just six points based on the profligacy of his team-mates.

Raphinha provided an assist for Jack Harrison (£5.4m) in the first half, his second attacking return in as many matches and he could have had a seventh goal of the campaign had Phil Jagielka (£3.9m) not turned a second-half cross into his own net.

Meanwhile, Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) both spurned fantastic chances created by Raphinha, who remains top of the Premier League for key passes over the last six matches.

It would be remiss of us not to point out Harrison’s impressive display, who has more attacking returns in Leeds’ last two matches than any colleague (three).

“The last two games he has had a bigger increase in his performance. Today he had a lot of influence. He was decisive and in the game against Fulham also. He is a player, when he manages to be at his best version, has an influence on our offensive game.” – Marcelo Bielsa

STRUIJK OUT

Out-of-position £4.0m defender Struijk starts in midfield for Leeds

With Leeds’ ominous fixtures on the horizon, interest in their defenders is not expected to be high across the next three Gameweeks.

The fact they were breached by Sheffield United is sure to plague Fantasy managers holding representatives from the Whites’ back-line.

Ben Osborn‘s (£4.7m) first-half strike was just the Blades’ seventh away goal all season and their first since the 2-1 win at Manchester United in January.

Meanwhile, there appears to be some uncertainty creeping into the equation as far as defensive personnel are concerned too.

A return from injury for Liam Cooper (£4.3m) on Saturday meant Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) missed out on the starting XI for only the second time since Gameweek 15.

Such a decision was an eye-opening one considering Struijk has arguably been one of Leeds’ best centre-backs in recent months. 

“Pascal played very well against Chelsea and Fulham. In the training this week I saw Cooper was at his best. Cooper is the type of player who doesn’t lose his sharpness even if he can’t train for one or two weeks. When we confirmed that he was still in this manner, I opted for him. The two games Pascal played would have also made him deserving of continuing.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Whether he will reclaim his place in subsequent matches is hard to predict considering that Bielsa now has a number of centre-backs available and appears unwilling to clarify which ones he prefers.

“All the centre-backs have had the chance to play. Koch then Llorente, Cooper and Pascal. Ayling when he had to play there, even at one point Phillips. All of them had a very good level. In a season so long, the three most defensive positions, the two centre-backs and DM, good to be able to count on five players. Also considering Pascal, Koch and Llorente can play as defensive midfielders.”

Sheffield United’s injury problems continued in brutal fashion in Gameweek 30.

George Baldock (£4.9m) and Jayden Bogle (£4.3m) both sustained a concussion at Elland Road and must now observe the relevant protocol.

“As soon as George reported any symptoms, we have to take him off. It’s the same with Jayden not long into the second half. We accept you can’t take any chances. We’re led by the medics now. That’s probably right. We’ll see (if they’re okay). Obviously, they’ve been concussed and there’s now further protocols to follow. They’re being assessed by the doctors and we’ll know more towards the end of the evening.” – Paul Heckingbottom

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas (Koch 90+3′), Roberts (Klich 81′), Raphinha; Bamford (Rodrigo 65′).

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Stevens, Jagielka, Baldock (Ampadu 45′); Osborn, Fleck, Norwood (Burke 65′), Lundstram, Bogle (Brewster 73′); McBurnie (Egan 77′), McGoldrick.

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272 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rather embarrassed to ask this as not sure I've done it this way before but if I take a -4 or - 8 for example then activate my WC will hits be removed before the deadline? I'm assuming I'm correct but just after confirmation.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes.

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thought so, thanks

    2. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep I'm on -24 at the moment

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Good good 🙂

    3. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just activate your WC, never understand why people make transfers and then play it.

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That way your transfers affect price changes

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah, right... How much do you really think the small percentage of players activating their WC has on prices?

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            *activating their WC late

  2. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rate my WC? Hvae got FH for 33 🙂

    Lloris / Forster
    Trent Shaw Dias / Coady Phillips
    Bruno Son Jota Maddison Gundo
    Kane Antonio / Nacho

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

      Nice

      Like the defence - plenty of oomph there. Maddison may be a week or so early and might have Lingard in. You can get Maddison for 33 on FH.

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers, I'll have a look at Lingard

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I like this team

    3. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      no salah???

  3. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which trio on a WC?

    A) TAA, Gundo, Bamford/6.3 striker
    B) Azpi/Alonso, Mount, Watkins

    Thanks in advance!

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    2. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

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

    Definitely getting rid of Bamford for Antonio.
    Jota for Grealish/Raphinha will be my next one out, just hoping Jota doesn't do too well against AVL in GW 31

  5. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Wc first draft, Salahless. Just toying around to see what can I get. What do you say for first draft?

    Schmeichel 3.9
    Robbo Dias Coady Dallas Mitchell
    Bruno Jota Maddison Gundo Neto
    Kane Vardy Lacca

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks nice, but not convinced by Laca. Also what's your 32-33 strategy?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers. Me neither but trying to have some ars cover, games look solid. Can get Saka instead of Neto. For 32 i am good with having only Kane and for 33 not sure yet. Maybe do some transfer(s) before if situation allows it.

        1. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I would find a way of planning Gundo > Son for 32! Saka sounds like a good shout over Neto to be honest

  6. TheBiffas
      1 month, 10 days ago

      WC

      Leno - Forster
      TAA - Reguilon - Shaw - Coady - Mitchell
      KDB - Bruno - Son - Jota - Lingard
      Kane - Iheanacho - Brewster

      Gw33: KDB + Son -> Salah + Maddison

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'd worry about certainty of starts. Could see Nacho & KDB benched and with Mitchell and Brewster you could be down to 10

        1. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This. And Reguilon isn't nailed is he?

      2. TheBiffas
          1 month, 10 days ago

          After my gw33 transfers I'll have enough ITB to upgrade one of the fodders if necessary, but yes I see your point.

      3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Please Forster start.

      4. JY84
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just curious... R there any1 who r still holding on to their wildcards but do not intend to use it on Week 31??? I had planned to use it nx week but the Spurs double fixtures in week 32 has disrupted my plans esp since i do not have my FH anymore... Cant afford to hv 3 Spurs players in my squad for week 32 n den them not playing in Wk 33 esp since I oso still have Dias n Gundogen in my squad too....

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Still have it. Still holding.

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

            No need to play it in 31 or 32 for me. I may FH in 33 and WC in 34 as we should know more about gw35 fixtures by then. I will probably play TC in 35 as I've decided not to play it in gw32 as I think spurs players gametime may be lessened due to carabao cup final. I really need a climb in rank as I've been stuck around 200k for weeks.

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Who will you TC in 35?
              If you had BB, where would you fit in?

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

                Not decided on gw35 TC yet until I see fixtures and I have used (wasted) BB in last big dgw.

                1. HVT
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Cool, I’ve too many chips at this stage and time running out I fear, team linked below, more than open to suggestions

          2. HVT
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Can I ask your plan?

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I'm going to hold for now. Taking it on a week to week basis at the minute. I've a pretty serious mini league that I'm leading by about 40 points . Second place also has wildcard so ideally I would like him to play his and see then. Waiting on a good size double to go all in if that happens. At 3.5 K at minute.

              1. HVT
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Fair play, I like your composure, nothing wrong with that..
                I’m at 120k with WC,BB,FH,TC to play but genuinely not sure what to do, team below would appreciate any input.
                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/199617/event/30/

                1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  You're in pretty good shape. Need to start using those chips soon. You should end up with a great rank if the chips go your way. I'm prioritizing Jota for next few weeks. Maybe Bale/Moura for 32 along with son and Jane who I already have. Maybe wildcard 33 or 34.

                  1. HVT
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Thanks mate, can easy do 1 of Lindz/Gundo/Raph> Jota and asses.
                    Think your right, maybe just hold off.

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Play your own game. You seem to have so far. Sometimes on here when the majority seem to be doing something it's easy to get caught up in the group think. Not always a good thing. Best of luck for the rest of the season. Will keep an eye out for you to see how you get on.

            2. JY84
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              For me, Im currently planning to WC in week 3 so that I can readjust e no of Spurs and City players in my squad! E only problem i am facing now is e no of Leeds players in my squad but i think it can be rectified easily by making a transfer every week! As what Da Minnion has said which I oso agree, the first priority now is Jota esp since I have alr removed Salah from my squad! Hope to survive without Salah until I include him back in my squad when I activate my wildcard!

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Still 50-50 for me. It doesn't feel like I'm making any major upgrade on WC.

          Issue is delaying further would probably result in cash shortage. Like now, I'm 0.1 short due to Jota rise.

        3. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I wouldn't WC this week if I didn't have my FH still

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

          I’m using 31
          This stage I’ll keep Son and switch to Salah when spurs blank

      5. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        RMWCT

        A little bit different plan but would love to hear thoughts on it

        Mendy
        TAA Shaw Coady Rudiger Coufal
        Gundo Sterling Son Neto Jota
        Kane Anotnio Nacho

        The plan is to chase Leeds defense - start with Sterling (probably C) then Sterling to Salah in GW 32 for the Leeds game, then Son to Bruno, again for the Leeds game.
        I set the team with a good bench so i could spend transfers only on big hitters.

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sounds like a plan but FPL always throws something unexpected at you. Probably a Sterling(C) benched to start with 😉

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            haha yeah, that could happen. cheers

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Too risky with Sterling, Gundo, Euro and roulette imo.
          Otherwise fine.

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Sterling just for next GW. After that he will become Salah.

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Leeds defence has been holding up fairly well at home. Right up there in the past couple of months.

          I'd put both the next 3 games down to anything could happen territory. They are much less shelter skelter nowadays so think the chances of pastings are lesser. Not a bad call of course to chase them.

          Any room for Raph over Neto?

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers.
            Nah will get him later for Neto. Don't fancy him over the next 3 or so GWs.

      6. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        JWP means no TAA pts

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          JWP plays

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yes I stupidly but Trent on my bench (dodgy Liverpool defence/free scoring Arsenal side). My only hope was Ward Prowse hamstring but he seems to have recovered. He needs to score big now

      7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Forster starts. 6 out of 6 so far on bench boost. Now need a haul.

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Hoping for 0-0 with Forster and Lowton on BB

      8. bigdip
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Anything you'd change on this WC?

        Mendy Forster
        TAA, Rudiger, Saiss, Stones, Reguillon
        Fernandes, Gundo, Son, Jota, Neto/Raphina
        Kane, Ihenacho, DCL
        (0.6 itb)

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Reguillon out shaw in

          Saiss out Jonny in (if you want Wolves) or Cresswell in if not.

          Other than that it looks sweet

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I think you have 5 players who do not play 33

            Do you have free hit left? If so. Looks good

            1. bigdip
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              no I dont

      9. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Southampton XI: Forster; Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Walcott; Redmond, Ings.

        Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Vydra.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Che derailed

      10. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        WC team is done.

        Couldn't really get the balance 100% as I had to pick Brewster, but should do the job until the last 4 games when I rotate in a couple of Leeds and West Ham players.
        442 formation. What do you think?

        Mendy
        TAA, Shaw, Dias, Rudi
        Jota, Bruno, KDB, Mount
        Kane, Nacho
        ---
        Forster - Saka - Phillips - Brewster

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Looks pretty decent!

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks!
            Of course, in one GW, it will all have been blown to pieces!

            Looked to get another Spurs or Leicester player in there, but Son and Maddison were the only candidates really, and went with Mount over Maddison.

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don't see the point in KDB over Gundogan?
          Rudiger nailed? Would rather Keane.

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Everton? Hmm, that is a good point.
            I just see Chelsea as more stable, WBA game an anomaly.
            I think Rudi will be straight back in. Wanted Azpi, but couldn't afford it. I will think about this. Thanks!

            KDB is more nailed - along with Dias, Rodri and Ederson, I reckon they will play every game.
            With Jota there, who might not be 100% nailed, I need someone more nailed than Gundo.

            1. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Actually, as is, I am a bit short to get Keane for Rudi.

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Don’t see me getting a green arrow this week!
        Need Villa to have a shocker & few players to haul after yesterday 🙁

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Fulham scoring is what I need

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            True, Chelsea game was a huge flop, never saw that coming.
            Mendy never even got a save point.

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

            Likewise

            Decided to bet against Villa defence this week. Irritated by the Ederson yellow.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Went Meslier over Martinez, shocked that Leeds conceded - certainly leaves me quite worse off.

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

                SHU are turning into a pain aren't they

                The goal against Villa in the big DGW still hurts

      12. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        How's this wc team? Plan to bb gw32.

        Mendy Lloris
        Rudiger Shaw TAA Coady Dias
        Raphina Jota Bruno Son Lingard
        Kane Antonio Iheanacho

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          V good indeed

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Strong team.

      13. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not sure what to do with Jota. I don't do stats so asking for some advice. How likely is the ownership likely to be in the top 10k?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not sure about ownership but he is a decent pick. If I have to pick only one player from Liverpool, it will be him.

          1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He would be in my team right away if it was mid season.

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Do you mean next week? I'm thinking around 40% but will rise

          1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yes next week. I want to try and push my rank. But am not sure if its worth getting him in if everybody is jumping on the train

        3. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Potential to be the highest owned player come GW35 due to price, pool fixtures, coming off Spurs

      14. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Any views on this wildcard please?

        Mendy forster
        Taa azpi shaw coady konsa
        Salah son jota mount esr
        Kane vardy iheanacho

        No other chips left.

        Main debate is mount v raphinha who has a run of tough fixtures. Thanks

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

          Nice team, not sure about having zero City..............What's your OR

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            OR 300k so nothing to lose

            Think City will be rotated extremely heavily . Will never have a clue who will start. And need to be careful re their 33 blank. Thanks

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not keen on Konsa. I think as a 5th defender you grab the Liverpool lad at 4m who seems to have locked down the centre back spot ... given their fixtures ,,, frees up a few quid as well.

          Agree mount over Raphinha

          I’m not sure about vardy ... I’d go Antonio ... then use that cash to upgrade ESR ... allows you to rotate that 5th mid position with a wedge if cash too ... pinpointing fixture based picks each week.

          1. HVT
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Solid advice

          2. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers.....I already have 3 lpool and pretty set on taa jota and salah

            Konsa only there as he has a dgw. Will consider downgrading vardy but they have the fixtures and at my OR it seems worthy of a double up. Thanks

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Maybe Maddison in that 5th mid spot and vardy out ... meaning leic double up for as long as you want it ,,, then great option in mid or fwd when you decide to take either him or nacho out with all that spare cash.

              1. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                This might solve it!

        3. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Very strong.
          Vardy feels like overpaying a bit, but slim pickings up front.
          ESR not nailed is a worry. Maybe downgrade one of Konsa/Coady to get enough money to get a nailed 5th mid?

          1. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cheers.....I'm happy with esr as my 3rd fodder sub as I have no bb and 2 playing subs

            Maddison an interesting option - thanks!

            Not sure how quickly he regains his starting place though - or what I'd do with the cash in that vardy position. One to think about for sure - thanks!!

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              This has gone thinking now!!

              Will look later as could get dcl in the 3rd striker spot with his dgw to be scheduled - and upgrsde esr to madison....thanks!

      15. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Only have 10 players this week after Gundo, Rudiger, Struijk and Cancelo no shows. Frustrating but at least I had Salah and Jota.

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I'm on 9 ..... Cancelo, Rudiger, Stones, Gundo ... with 1 pointers from Tierney and Bale to boot. Crivens.

        • LarryJunior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Time to WC?
          Martinez-Areola
          Alonso-Digne-Shaw-Maguire-Dallas
          Bruno-Son-Lingaar-B.Traore-Raphina
          Kane-DCL-Bamford.
          No FH. 1FT and 2.9 ITB.

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I could fit in TAA, Salah, Bruno, Son and Kane if I have Brewster as my 8th attacker.

          Worth the sacrifice if you have 2 decent playing 5th def and mid?

          1. HVT
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yea why not

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Go Davis and save 0.1 more 😉

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yes

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Could pay nicely given you have FH

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I think I'm leaning towards 0 City or Dias and save the FH for 35

              1. Finding Timo
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I am torn with Dias as only city player have but Not having Him frees up cash elsewhere, it’So just finding good 4-5m replacement?!

          4. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Despite not playing yesterday I can’t see Gundo playing against Leeds.

            Think he will play the both games in the CL and the semi final against Chelsea.
            If he starts agains Leeds that would mean 4 games in a row.

            Or he should miss out the Chelsea game but I can’t see that happening...

            1. PP6
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Don’t read that much into Rotation.. Gundo is there most important player he’ll start all Imo

              1. Gazza2000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                In their last 12 games Gundo did not once play 4 games in a row, max was 3 in a row but mostly he had two games and the 3rd game he was rested.

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I think the Leeds game is a nasty trap for those holding City players ... it’s prime for key players being benched. An evil fixture where the tears will flow ... either because none of you players start ... or they do when you’ve benched them or shipped them out.

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I have my eye on Foden ... as long as he does not start in Europe

                1. Gazza2000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I most likely will start that game imo, same with Cancelo who I own. Can’t see him play the next 4 games.

          5. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Any takers?

            Lloris Martinez
            Rudiger Cresswell Saiss Veltman Phillips
            Salah Bruno Son Jota Gundo(for LEE)
            Kane Antonio Nacho

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nice the only miss is TAA but you’ve a big MF instead, plan on rest of chips?

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just feel Phillips is too cheap not to include. No chips I'm afraid! That's why Veltman is there, plays Sheffield in 33

            2. Finding Timo
                1 month, 10 days ago

                That’s a great team - I have gone mount & lingard instead of gundo?

              • Finding Timo
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  No Dias ?

                  1. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Yeah Gundo is for 1 gw only so will look to get Mount/Saka/Neto. Not Lingard as 2 WHU already. I'm done with City and Pep and didn't get Dias when he was cheaper 🙂

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Lloris Rudiger or Mendy Reg?

                  Think I'd go the other way. Not sure that DGE spells cs for Spurs and would want a chance of returns in attack. Also easier to move Reg on after 34/35

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

                    In case you're wondering that's a double game eeek - an eeek a bit like the one we're having now 🙂

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Hah 🙂

                  2. Whazza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Sounds lovely but Reguilon is not completely nailed on. There is even an argument for Mendy too, considering Kepa played gw 24 and kept a CS. While I think Rudiger could be more nailed after his rest and yesterday's sh*tshow 😀

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

                      Oh

                      Thought there was a drought at fullback for Spurs and they were down to 2/3. Doherty and Davies crocked leaves Reg Tanganga and Aurier or something.

                      1. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        True, think Tanganga has played LB.

                        1. Finding Timo
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Can Tanganga play both DGW32?

                            1. Whazza
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Unlikely.. But who knows. That's why I'm leaning towards Lloris

                  3. Kun Tozser
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Lingz looks a better West Ham pick over Antonio for me
                    Pointy on Leno over Lloris for Martinez rotation but really is a punt given Arsenal CS

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Both good, think there are more options in midfield though. Also think Antonio has the best XGI/min of all players in the game. Leno was in earlier but no DGW and Luiz and Tierney injured plus no CS in 9 :/

                • bigdip
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Anything you'd change on this WC? (Got 10 players for GW 33 and use FT to make 11).

                  Mendy
                  TAA (c) Rudiger, Saiss, Stones,
                  Fernandes, Gundo, Son, Jota,
                  Kane, Ihenacho, DCL
                  (Subs: Forster, Son, Neto, Shaw)

                • Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Not getting excited about doing a WC for 31. Anyone else?

                  1. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Me

                    1. Gazza2000
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Already played mine in 26 😉

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    o/

                    All moves looks sideways, sigh... And pretty sure it will feel same every week.

                  3. Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Really team depending I guess, if you have 3 Leeds, 3 City and a weak bench or so I can understand that you would pull the trigger

                  4. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Given a lot of teams I'm seeing are only a minus 4 or so away from my non WC team it doesn't seem all that. Benefit possibly was in getting in players for 29.

                    Think the DGW for Spurs has thrown it all out. Didn't see Son in a WC squad before the announcement.

                • Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Shoehorning Salah, Bruno, TAA, Kane, Son in the same side is proving rather tricky

                  1. potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Shoehorn jota instead

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      He's in there too

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Mendy, 3.9
                    Trent, Cresswell, Coady, Rudiger, 3.8
                    Salah, Bruno, Son, Jota, Lingard/Maddison
                    Kane, Antonio, 4.2

                    1. Finding Timo
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Holmes good team - see Antonio over nacho ?

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Not much in it Timo, Nacho can also work over next few weeks.

                          1. Finding Timo
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I can squeeze In both nacho and Antonio if I downgrade Dias To Mitchell so may do that as have other ok defenders

                        2. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Pretty much what I'm on with a slight reshaping of the defense

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Also Gundo over Maddison/Lingard

                        3. Whazza
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          A bit thin on the squad depth for me, considering there are still blanks and dgws to come. By having a more balanced squad you might give yourself great DGW options you don't even know about yet 🙂

                          1. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Their is only one BGW left I guess? GW33? Should be easy to navigate that one.

                            Same for DGW. I think I would be happy to have a strong XI than a good squad.

                      • Herman Toothrot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        See below

                      • Nanoelektronicar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Leno Forster
                        TAA Coady Lowton Veltman Reguillon
                        Bruno Son Jota Neto Lingard
                        Kane Vardy Ihenacho

                        or Salah and Davis instead of Vardy and Neto

                    2. Herman Toothrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      WC active. FH still available.

                      Mendy // Forster
                      TAA // Shaw // Rudiger // Coufal // 3.8
                      Salah // Bruno // Son // Jota // Mount
                      Kane // Nacho // Vydra

                      Yes, I realise I have no city.

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

                        Solid

                        Bit skinny up top of course but I suspect Nacho is good for a few weeks yet. Wait a few days and you might get a playing 3.7 with a DGW ahead 🙂

                    3. Finding Timo
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        guys any views on WC2 (no Dias)..
                        Lloris
                        Mendy
                        Rüdiger
                        Coady
                        Mitchell
                        Lowton
                        Phillips
                        Fernandes (Will actually be Mount then Bruno GW32)
                        Salah
                        Lingard
                        Son
                        Jota
                        Antonio
                        Iheanacho

                        1. Finding Timo
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Sorry plus Kane!

                        2. SharkyT
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          WC Activated;

                          Martinez Forster
                          TAA Diaz Azpi Coady Dawson
                          Lingz Bruno Jota Salah Gundo
                          Nacho Kane Antonio

                          Any obvious changes?

                          Plan is Diaz to Spurs def GW32. Can’t find a way into Son or KdB.