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Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 31

The Scout Squad panel are back to champion the stand-out picks for Gameweek 31.

For those new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 18:30 GMT on Friday.

In each writer’s squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKEdouard MendyNick PopeEdersonNick Pope
Bernd LenoBerno LenoEdouard MendyEdouard Mendy
Robert SánchezAlphonse AreolaBernd LenoBernd Leno
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
César AzpilicuetaMarcos AlonsoCésar AzpilicuetaMarcos Alonso
Luke ShawAymeric LaporteJoão CanceloCesar Azpilicueta
Matthew LowtonKurt ZoumaRob HoldingJoão Cancelo
Lucas DigneCedric SoaresMatthew LowtonRob Holding
MFMohamed SalahRaheem SterlingMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Raheem SterlingDiogo JotaRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
Bruno FernandesBukayo SakaBruno FernandesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Diogo JotaLeandro TrossardDiogo JotaDiogo Jota
Mason MountRaphinhaBukayo SakaPedro Neto
FWChris WoodHarry KaneHarry KaneGabriel Jesus
Harry KaneKelechi IheanachoDanny IngsChris Wood
Matej VydraChris WoodJamie VardyDanny Ings
Danny WelbeckRicharlisonChris WoodHarry Kane
Kelechi IheanachoMbaye DiagneDanny WelbeckJamie Vardy

Most popular picks: Bernd Leno, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Raheem Sterling, Diogo Jota, Chris Wood, Harry Kane (four), Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mohamed Salah (three)

DAVID SAID

I personally think Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion was a blot on an otherwise impressive defensive copybook under Thomas Tuchel, so I have no qualms in selecting three of their players this week, including Edouard Mendy and César Azpilicueta. Over the last six matches, the Blues remain the Premier League’s best team for expected goals conceded (xGC) and, on Saturday, they face a Crystal Palace side who have registered the second-fewest shots on target during the same period.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to be on the way back into fashion based on his recent performances. Over the last six matches, no FPL defender has played more key passes, created more big chances or recorded a higher score for expected goal involvement (xGI).

Luke Shaw is a close second on the key pass metric over the same period, while Lucas Digne ranks third. Ahead of facing a porous Newcastle outfit, Burnley right-back Matthew Lowton is joint-top with Alexander-Arnold for most big chances among defenders over the last six.

During that same period, Mohamed Salah is best among all midfielders for expected goals non-penalty (xG non-pen), which is particularly ominous considering he also takes Liverpool’s spot-kicks. I have doubled up with his colleague Diogo Jota, who always appears dangerous whether or not he starts matches for the Reds.

Selecting a Manchester City asset for Gameweek 31 was made harder by Pep Guardiola’s most recent Champions League line-up. I would love to have included Kevin De Bruyne considering his potential to expose Leeds from set pieces but I am concerned about his game-time now.

Raheem Sterling was an unused substitute against Borussia Dortmund and has started none of the last three Premier League matches. In any other team, that would be seen as cause to overlook such an expensive player, but it does suggest the England international starts against Leeds, probably on the left-hand side of a front three. Over their last six, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have conceded 20 chances down their right flank, which is more than they have allowed from the left and middle zones.

Chris Wood and Matej Vydra are two of my favourite forwards for Gameweek 31. The former has netted in each of his last three matches, while Vydra has two goals and one assist in his last four. This week, they face a Newcastle defence that has conceded at least two goals in nine of their last 13 Premier League matches.

Danny Welbeck has returned in each of his last three appearances and over the last six matches, is fourth-best in the entire Premier League for minutes per xGI.

NEALE SAID

As one of the few Manchester City players who hasn’t started a competitive match since the international break, Raheem Sterling looks well positioned for a run-out against Leeds this weekend. That’s half the battle with Pep Guardiola’s side: we know there’ll probably be a haul or two in the offing in any given Gameweek, it’s just attempting to second-guess who will be taking to the field on a week-to-week basis.

It’s not just the likelihood of starts that’s in Sterling’s favour, however, as he racked up an impressive 17 penalty box touches, five goal attempts and five key passes when these two sides met in the very open reverse fixture.

Raphinha is also included for Saturday’s game, as the City back four (or five) may well be disrupted again with one eye on next Wednesday’s return match against Borussia Dortmund. Ruben Dias never looks as settled when he’s alongside Aymeric Laporte as when he’s paired with John Stones, while I relish the prospect of Leeds’ chance-creating, trigger-happy Brazilian coming up against Benjamin Mendy (who was admittedly pretty good at Leicester) down the City left.

Just to cover all bases, I’ve actually plumped for Laporte as one of my defensive selections – although this is as much to do with his dormant goal threat and Leeds’ chronic inability to defend set plays as it is faith in City’s backline, who have conceded in each of their last four home league games.

Newcastle are another side who have a weakness in the air, which should be music to the ears of Chris Wood. I think the Magpies’ clash with Burnley will be more open than many are expecting, as Steve Bruce looks to be throwing caution to the wind (note their impressive expected goals tally of 4.03 against Spurs). With the typically profligate Joelinton up top and Callum Wilson still a doubt, the chances may not be converted into goals – and so Nick Pope could turn in one of his multi-save specials that have been in short supply of late.

I also think there could be goals at Brighton, with Everton potentially vulnerable through their injury-hit core.

Albion have been impressive from a defensive perspective of late but the Toffees’ away record is equally positive, with six wins arriving in their last eight on the road. Only an inspired Vicente Guaita stood between Richarlison and FPL attacking returns on Monday night, while no FPL asset has had more shots in the box than the Brazilian in their last six matches.

Mikel Arteta’s team selection on Thursday will likely dictate which Arsenal players make their way into the Scout Picks on the following day but after an injury-enforced three-week breather, Bukayo Saka will be champing at the bit for game-time. No Arsenal player has had more shots than the young winger in their last six appearances, while Sheffield United have the second-worst record for conceding chances from their left flank when filtered by the same criteria – let’s just hope that the versatile Saka isn’t covering for the injured Kieran Tierney at full-back.

TOM SAID…

Ederson and João Cancelo are my picks from the Manchester City defence in Gameweek 31. Predicting Pep Guardiola’s line-up is never usually a good idea but the goalkeeper should be nailed-on to start, while Cancelo’s rest last weekend means he could feature at right-back. Further forward, I’m not convinced anyone from Tuesday’s starting XI is safe, which leads me to Raheem Sterling, who makes the cut based on his recent breathers.

We could see a bit of rotation at Liverpool, too, but I’m not convinced there will be wholesale changes. Jürgen Klopp’s side are still in the hunt to qualify for the Champions League and a win against Aston Villa could see them move into fourth position before the sides around them play. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah are my top picks in their respective categories, while budget option Diogo Jota is getting hard to ignore. 

Meanwhile, Arsenal look a good team for bargain hunting this week. Despite a poor showing against Liverpool last time out, their form since Boxing Day has generally been good, with the Gunners winning eight and drawing four of their last 16 Premier League games, I’ve selected Bernd Leno, Rob Holding and Bukayo Saka, but their inclusion may well hinge on how many minutes they are afforded in the Europa League on Thursday. Calum Chambers and Martin Ødegaard are equally good alternatives if rotation does become a concern, though.

Elsewhere, Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and César Azpilicueta, plus heavy-hitters Bruno Fernandes and Harry Kane, are obviously decent options this week, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to some of my other picks.

Burnley have been very un-Burnley like in recent matches. They have been much more creative and attacking, and take on a poor Newcastle United side on Sunday. Chris Wood has three goals in as many run-outs, while Matthew Lowton ranks joint-fifth amongst all defenders for chances created over the last six Gameweeks.

I’m also backing Danny Ings, who gets another call-up following his inclusion in Gameweek 30. Just by having him and Theo Walcott back in the starting XI last weekend, Southampton looked like a different team. It’s hard to imagine West Bromwich Albion keeping him quiet, especially as they will have to commit bodies forward in an attempt to avoid relegation.

The squad is completed by forwards Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck.

ANDY SAID

I did consider putting Leandro Trossard ahead of Pedro Neto in this squad but looking at recent matches, Neto is ahead across the board with six shots in the box (versus two) and eight chances created (versus three). I’m still not sure how Trossard managed two double-digit hauls recently. Fulham have conceded 5.82 expected goals (xG) in that same time period, and I don’t think they’re as watertight as many others do. 

Even with Matej Vydra starting the last six matches, I can’t put him in as my budget option ahead of Chris Wood given that the latter is absolutely nailed and on penalties. He’s also had 13 shots in his last half-dozen appearances, compared to 10 for Vydra. The Czech international is a great Wildcard enabler, but not someone I’d choose over the tried-and-tested Wood.

You could probably make a very good case to include Kelechi Iheanacho over Jamie Vardy. Over the last six matches, there isn’t much that the latter wins out on. Iheanacho has had six more shots and three more efforts in the box, he’s created four more opportunities and he’s had four more big chances – all of that in 71 fewer minutes. Vardy, however, comes with guaranteed starts and penalties, so I can’t overlook him in this case.

Only an idiot would continue to try and second-guess Pep Guardiola, and that’s exactly what I keep on doing. With another important Champions League tie to come next week, there’s going to be more rotation against Leeds, which feels like a fixture we can’t ignore. With João Cancelo missing the Leicester game, and both Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling sitting out the first leg against Borussia Dortmund, they are surely near the top of the list when it comes to a start against the Whites. I can’t believe the reverse fixture ended 1-1 and feel this will be one of the highest-scoring games of the week, with whoever features in with a shout of a big FPL points total.

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612 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eewraks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

    RMWCT

    Mendy - Forster
    Alonso - Rudiger - Phillips - Shaw - Reguilon
    Bruno - Salah - Jota - Lingard - Lucas Moura
    Kane - Vardy - Nacho

    1. DonBenzema
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I like it

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      8/10, would change Lucas and Alonso.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I like it.

      Lucas is a nice little cheap Spurs differential over Son.

      I don't like triple Chelsea defense and would still go Dias over Alonso but otherwise, that's nice.

      I think there are far too few City players in all these WC teams. I think playing Pep roulette successfully is where the gains are for the run-in. Everyone is going to have Jota, Salah, Kane etc. But if you can pick correctly from Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Gundo, even Jesus that's where there are powerful differentials to end the season. Their fixtures are also pretty good. Same as Liverpool's for the next two and yet nobody is picking any of them for fear of rotation.

      1. Eewraks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate! i'm out of cash if not i'll swap Alonso to Dias. but yeah agree on the man city point.

        I think this season is their best chance to go for the quadruple, my guess is they will definitely field their best team for the UCL, FA cup and league cup. So even if they play the big guns (KDB, gundo etc.) in the premier league, they will probably come off early or play conservatively for a 1-0 or 2-0 win.

  2. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Start vydra or Raphinha?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Vyd

  3. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Hi.....on wildcard, do you prefer....

    A...coady konsa vydra

    B.... castagne holding davis

    Vydra/ davis would be bench players. Got 2 playable subs already and no bb

    Thanks

    1. footballcandy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Depends who u will play in gw33 i guess

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I think I'll be able to still field 11 in 31 even with Davis

        Would be Davis kane and son on bench and other 10 outfield starters.....thanks

  4. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Toughts on this WC? (bottomed)

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Holding Rudiger Castagne Reguilon
    Salah Lingard Bruno Sterling Jota
    Iheanacho Kane Davis.

    0.2itb and doing Sterling to Son GW32.

    Thx!

    1. footballcandy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Like it! Nice to see someone else has confidence in Holding to start 🙂

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      are you going to take a hit to field 11 in GW33?

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I have one ft for gw32 and 33? 😉

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, but you're brining in Son in GW32, so that leaves you with 3 Spurs, Davis and quite a few rotation risks for GW33........just saying......

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            But i have Gw33 1 ft and 1.4m itb?

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              OK, but you're going to use that one free transfer to take out a spurs player.......leaving you with 2 spurs, Davis and quite a few rotation risks......is that good enough to field 11?

  5. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Wc team.Any ideas?
    2.5itb to do Son to Bruno in gwk33.

    --Leno--Martinez
    --TAA--Alonso--Rudiger--Shaw--Coady
    --Salah--Son--Jota--Lingard--Gundo
    --Kane--Nacho--Wood.

    Thanks guys.

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Very good, Alonso too much of a rotation risk for me.

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on DCL & Watkins to Jesus(C) & Iheanacho for -4?

    1. DonBenzema
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Go for it... can't stand having Watkins in my team anymore either

      1. footballcandy
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Watkins to Nacho = Yes

        Jesus = If you like the gamble on Pep roulette. I'd look for someone else.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Yes ... both those swine are out on my wildcard ... and currently looking at nacho long term and Jesus one week punt.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers everyone

  7. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Who to start?

    A - Shaw (tot)
    B - Holding (shu)

    1. KGJ United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I would go with A (same conundrum).
      There's always a chance for some attack return.

      I'll flip a coin.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Always start your strongest player .... 9/10 when I go with fixture I get badly bitten

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I've got same issue, going with Shaw as he can haul even when United concede

  8. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 15 days ago

    So it looks like Antonio could be out for a while?

    Anyone considering Richarlison as a replacement?

    What do you think, don't see many other options?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Any updates on the injury ?

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I’m backing DCL.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        DCL has been shite for my team and can't wait to sell him, so don't go there. Vydra is better option having in mind the value

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah DCL has gone right off the boil, Richarlison looked good in last game but his finishing was poo!

        2. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Have help him a while and agree he has disppointed for quite some time. I'm going with 5 in mid, so Vydra only viable as bench FWD. Might look at Wood, though, to bank funds.

    3. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Wood?

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Possibly, mixed bag of fixtures though.

  9. fpork
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    How does it look? Not which 2 to play out of Lingard, Wood and Iheanacho.
    Leno (Forster)
    Rüdiger, Phillips, Shaw (Veltman) (Reguilón)
    Fernandes, Salah, Son, Jota (Lingard)
    Wood, Iheanacho, Kane

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Any news or rumors about the new double GWs?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      They usually announce them on Thursday

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Don’t get your hopes up

  11. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Option 1, 2 or 3?

    1) Bamford -> Benteke

    2) Bamford -> Welbeck

    3) Bamford -> Brewster... & use extra £1.2 to upgrade elsewwhere?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Keep. See his statement in tweets

  12. DonBenzema
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Feels weird as a Real Madrid fan to be joining the Liverpool bandwagon after Tuesdays game but here I am...
    Which of these moves would you make ahead of the deadline?

    A) Watkins -> Iheanacho
    B) Struijk or Targett (which one?) -> Phillips
    C) KDB -> Salah (already own Jota)
    D) More than one option which would require a hit (which ones?)

    Cheers - your input would be greatly appreciated

  13. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Most recent WC draft. Thoughts?

    Mendy (Forster)
    TAA Castagne Alonso (Coady Masuaku)
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard (Maddison)
    Kane Nacho Wood

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      do you think masuaku is nailed

      1. b91jh
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        No Rice, no Antonio. They will very likely switch to 3-4-3 to strengthen the defense, while they have one less player to choose in the frontline. Masuaku will start in that case.

  14. Zlatan F.C
    5 months, 15 days ago

    On a WC. Please rate my team out of 10.

    Also any suggestions for Antonio replacement? 0m in the bank

    Mendy (Forster)
    Rudiger Dias Coady (Dawson Holding)
    Salah Jota Son Lingard Bruno
    Kane Iheanacho (Antonio)

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      use the money to get TAA

      1. Zlatan F.C
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I still have my bench boost so not sure about downgrading Antonio to Vydra

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Not a fan of Dawson and Holding. Get Phillips in there

      1. Zlatan F.C
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I can do Dawson and Holding to Phillips and Coufal

  15. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    People punting on Vydra realise Barnes is due back in a couple of weeks right? Almost definitely will be dropped.

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      dont think they are planning on playing him

    2. KGJ United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      That's why I went with Davis.
      No plan to play 3rd striker, so better to save some cash

  16. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Honestly do not see a better opportunity this season to make ground than Sterling this week against the worst defence in the league, when others will go Salah when Pool have struggled at Anfield. Obviously a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but sometimes you have to trust your gut.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Raz has started 2 of the last 6 league games. Not a punt I want to be on

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Leeds are not the worst defense in the league though.

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      I'm with you.......it could definitely backfire but you gotta have a bit of fun every now and then

  17. KGJ United
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Couple of decisions to make. WC of course.
    a) Rudiger vs James
    b) Coady vs Fofana

    rest of the defence would be:
    TAA, Shaw, Holding.

    Cheers

    1. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      b) depends on whether you need to start Coady/Fofana this week, if yes then Coady.

      1. KGJ United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Perhaps I haven't formed my question correctly.

        a) Rudiger or James
        b) Coady or Fofana

        TAA and one the Che lads would play.
        if Coady I'll would have to flip a coin with three sides (:)) between Shaw, Coady, Holding
        if Fofana then Shaw vs Holding for the 3rd spot.

  18. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Castagne, Shaw or Coady? Got Rudiger and TAA, looking for a sub 6.0 defender to play so Konsa and Veltman can be benched

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Would go Fofana or Coady and save the cash

  19. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    play Areola or Martinez?

  20. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team? Feel the bench is a bit too light. Leaves 0.3m over for Sterling >> Bruno in gw32

    Mendy -- Forster
    Taa • Shaw • Rudi -- Holding Masuaku
    Salah • Sterling • Son • Lingard • Jota
    Kane • Nacho --- Davis

    A: Gtg...holding and masuaku should be nailed?
    B: Mendy + Masuaku >> Leno + Dawson
    C: Mendy + Shaw + Masuaku >> Leno + James + Coady

  21. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    A lot looking at Coady but no Semedo chat? Not that much more for a player who is primarily in the attacking third?

    1. NateDog
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Only one attacking return all season while Coady has had a lot more shots on goal in recent weeks than ever

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Prefer Saiss to those two tho'

  22. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Going with just one striker on my WC

    Martinez
    TAA Dias Cresswell Holding
    Salah(c) Bruno Son Jota Lingard
    Kane

    Forster Veltman Brewster Davis

  23. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    I would love the one week Aguero punt on the wildcard.

    Not guaranteed to start ... and if he does will likely only get 60-70 mins .... but surely he has one more explosive return in him before he bails out for good? Am I just an old romantic?

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Would be stroke of genius if u can time that "one more explosive return"...Newcastle gw36 would be fitting lol

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        So true ... the memories of the route with Aguero captain ...

  24. NateDog
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Those with FH still to play what's the plan? If we know nothing about the possiblw DGW35 before BGW33, use on GW33 or hold in hope of that DGW? I think I'll have to slightly alter some transfer plans over the next few weeks

  25. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Guys is Mark sutherns wildcarding this week?

  26. MARVELLUS
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Think I am settling on this WC. Decided to have a weaker bench and go for a stronger first 11. Happy to go with double Lei attack. Pretty template I know. Defense low cost but good fixtures and rotates pretty well. Got slight worries over Holding/Kelechi/Philips game time. Thoughts?:

    Mendy (Forster)
    Dias Coady Fofana Holding Philips
    Salah Jota Son Bruno SmithRowe(permanent last on bench)
    Kelechi Kane Vardy.

  27. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Those of you not on WC, who are you prioritizing to get in with your FT's:

    Chelsea defender
    Salah
    Jota
    TAA
    Vardy
    Nacho
    others?

    .. and who will be first in line to get the boot:

    City defender
    Gundo
    KDB
    Raphina
    Bamford
    others?

    Having a hard time deciding myself, currently thinking Gündo + Dias -> Salah(c) + Rüdiger

  28. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    An incredible stat is that Leicester's last home win vs WBrom was in 1994(4-2 League Division 1).

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      really, damn. time for a 9 nil!

  29. Binny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    A. Rudiger or B. Christensen

    Who is more nailed? Does Tiago take Christensen’s place on his return?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      A

  30. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Is there any news on Maddison? Will he start on Sunday do you think?