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Scout Notes

The latest on Pope’s injury as Saint-Maximin exploits out-of-form Burnley defence

Our write-ups of Sunday’s matches begin with the early afternoon kick-off at Turf Moor.

A round-up of the day’s other three games follows at the bottom of this piece, with more detailed Scout Notes to follow on Monday.

BURNLEY 1-2 NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Goals: Matej Vydra (£4.8m) | Jacob Murphy (£4.9m), Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Chris Wood (£6.3m) | Saint-Maximin, Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Saint-Maximin x3, Murphy x2, Shelveyx1

SAINT-MAXIMUM BONUS POINTS

After an uninspiring first half from the Magpies which Burnley ended 1-0 ahead, it was the arrival of the fit-again Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) that sparked Newcastle into life at Turf Moor.

It took the Frenchman just three minutes to leave his mark on the Gameweek 31 clash as he took on the Burnley defence in the area before laying the ball back perfectly for Jacob Murphy (£4.9m).

The right wing-back slotted a scintillating effort in the far side of Bailey Peacock-Farrell‘s (£4.0m) net.

Five minutes later Saint-Maximin made it fairly certain he would pick up all three bonus points, with a slaloming run from just inside the Burnley half ending in the winger finding the corner of the Clarets’ net.

It could have been an even bigger haul for the FPL midfielder but for James Tarkowski (£5.3m), who blocked a Miguel Almiron (£5.6m) shot on the line after further excellent work from Saint-Maximin.

“I feel really great. Everybody knows this game is really important for Newcastle. I give this win to the supporters who couldn’t be here. I’m really happy to help my team with an assist and goal in this important game.

“I was really frustrated when we were losing 1-0 and I said to the coach I would like to have time [on the pitch]. [This win] is a big opportunity. We are six points over Fulham.

“Now we just have to keep going forward and try to do the best we can do against West Ham. It’s important to come back stronger after being injured.” – Allan Saint-Maximin

The winger was introduced at the same time as Callum Wilson (£6.5m), who was making his return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Of the pair, Steve Bruce said:

They weren’t capable of doing 90 minutes. The question was, can they make an impact? We’ve been without them for so long, you can see what they bring.

We know when we have people like them in the team, you can see the impact it has. Without our biggest and best players it’s been a struggle.

NO BLANK FOR CZECH

While Matej Vydra (£4.8m) just missed out on bonus points after Newcastle’s comeback, he continued to push his credentials as a budget striker option.

The Burnley forward scored from close range after Chris Wood (£6.3m) got down the left-hand side of Newcastle’s defence in the box before pulling the ball back for his strike partner.

Wood has five FPL attacking returns in his last four outings, with Vydra registering three goals and an assist in his five most-recent appearances.

“It was the same last weekend. We were so deep. The game totally changed and we lost again. In the Premier League, there is so much quality. We were unlucky because we just didn’t score that second goal. We have to be focused for 95 minutes. I don’t know what’s happened the last two weeks. We have to be focussed every single game and take some points because we have lost six points from last two games.” – Matej Vydra

BURNLEY LIVE IN POPE

Fantasy community eyes Burnley clean sheet in first Double Gameweek match

A shoulder injury ruled Nick Pope (£5.5m) out of action in Gameweek 31. Following the defeat, Dyche explained:

He made a save at Southampton and [hurt the shoulder]. It has settled down, so we were in risk and reward territory. We decided not to risk him. It has calmed down already.

Having given up a 2-0 lead against the Saints in Gameweek 30 to lose 3-2, the Clarets were again guilty of squandering an advantage.

They are the only Premier League team without a clean sheet in their last six matches and the Burnley boss reflected:

We’re a bit limited at the minute. It’s a strange season for us. We played well for a large period of the game last week and didn’t see it through. The same things has happened this week. We’re not a million miles away.

We have dominated a home game and they had a good five minutes and two key moments but that is sometimes a performance. I think it was our most dominant performance of the season statistically but the biggest statistic is the scoreline.

Bruce, meanwhile, was naturally delighted with three huge points for the Toon.

This win is big but there’s still a bit to go. Certainly, it’s a helping hand. It’s an important game, so to win it was very good. It’s been difficult with our injuries. You can see what Allan Saint-Maximin brings to the team. We’ve missed that bit of quality and excitement. To be missing your top players constantly, it affects teams.

Let’s hope our players stay fit. As good as I think I am, I need our best players. We’ve still got a long way to go, a lot of twist and turns as that’s what the Premier League is. For me it’s always been about the accumulation of points. There’s a points tally you have to get to and we’re creeping towards it. To come and win here is a big result for us.


Burnley XI (4-4-2): Peacock-Farrell; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson (Mumbongo 90′); Wood, Vydra.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-3): Dubravka; Dummett, Clark, Fernandez; Ritchie, Shelvey, S Longstaff, Murphy; Joelinton (Saint-Maximin 56′), Gayle (Wilson 56′), Almiron (Hendrick 90+2′).

ELSEWHERE IN GAMEWEEK 31…

Ill Aubameyang misses out as Xhaka starts at left-back

Some of the lesser-owned Fantasy Premier League assets from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United took centre stage as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side triumphed 3-1 in north London.

Blanks for Harry Kane (£11.7m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), Luke Shaw (£5.3m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.7m) meant that four of the five FPL players with double-digit ownerships in this fixture didn’t deliver anything more than appearance points.

Only Son Heung-min (£9.4m) from this quintet popped up with anything meaningful, tapping Spurs into a first-half lead for his first goal since Gameweek 23.

Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) both registered two attacking returns apiece along with bonus points to supplement their scores.

It was far from a convincing audition for Spurs assets ahead of Double Gameweek 32, with their defence looking particularly suspect again.

Son topped the shot count and key passes table to further his case for inclusion in our squads next weekend but there was more misery for those who retained the services of Gareth Bale (£9.2m), who was benched for the third straight Premier League match; his total pitch-time over the last three Gameweeks comes to ten minutes.

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The phenomenal form of Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) continued at the London Stadium, with both players bagging braces in West Ham United’s 3-2 win over Leicester City.

The pair are joint-top of the Premier League’s goalscoring table from Gameweek 22 onwards, which marked the start of both of their extended runs in their respective sides.

The in-demand pair were among the top three most-bought players of Gameweek 31 and rewarded their new and existing owners with double-digit hauls; this was Lingard’s fifth such return in nine West Ham appearances.

Also among the points was the injured Michail Antonio‘s (£6.6m) replacement, Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m), who teed up Lingard’s second goal and then scored what turned out to be the match-winner when converting Tomas Soucek‘s (£5.3m) pass.

It was a poor afternoon for owners of the defenders on show, with West Ham almost letting a three-goal lead slip yet again.

It’s one clean sheet in seven for the Hammers, one in eight for Leicester.

Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) and Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) at least partly compensated with assists but Aaron Cresswell (£5.9m) limped off with a hamstring injury, with his substitution marking the first time he has missed Premier League minutes this season.

James Maddison (£7.2m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) were missing altogether from the visitors’ squad but their absences are thought to be for disciplinary reasons rather than injury-related.

Arsenal’s first clean sheet in 15 competitive matches predictably arrived at Bramall Lane, with a doomed Sheffield United side turning in another sorry showing.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) grabbed a brace in South Yorkshire, taking his total to 10 goals from Gameweek 15 onwards – a total that no other FPL forward can beat in that time.

Injuries and illness played a big part in the narrative in this plum fixture for the Gunners, with semi-popular differential punts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m), Emile Smith Rowe (£4.2m), Martin Odegaard (£5.9m) and Kieran Tierney (£5.2m) all sidelined.

Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) limped out of the match midway through the second half with a thigh injury, meanwhile.

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741 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    WC with triple Chelsea defence, Dias, Masuaku, Saka, Jota and Sterling(C). Still 60 points and green arrow.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      What’s the 10k average this week?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        45

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks

  2. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best GK for rest of season?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Tough one. I probably should've stuck with Martinez. DD if he keeps a CS or if he doesn't he will get 3 or 4 due to saves

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mendy

    3. Ooh Ah Cantona
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Patricio or Meslier

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Looking to roll FT.

    First sub?
    A. Holding
    B. Dallas (yes he was 2nd sub this GW)
    C. Another def

    1FT 0ITB
    Mendy
    Alonso TAA Rudiger
    Son Lingard Jota Salah Bruno
    Nacho Kane
    (Forster Holding Dallas Davis)

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'd roll. Looks good

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yup that's the plan. Who would be your first sub

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          As is. Holding

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers. Just second guessing myself after Dallas haul

  4. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Nacho seems like a shoe-in or Watkin or Bamford with the next few fixtures coming... Who to drop for Iheanacho? Watkins or Bamford?

    At the risk of chasing points, I've also Gundog and Raphina on my team, possible Lingard in? Looks great atm and 2 Leeds (Raph/Bam) seems overkill and leftover from the previous fixtures. 2ft

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Bamford

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You'll want Bamford back at some point, doubt you'll want Watkins back

    3. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I prefer Bamford to Watkins because I think Leeds have a better attack while Grealish is out for Villa.

      I think Leeds will score at least once against Liverpool.

  5. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best team to bring a defender in from for the run in

    A. Leicester
    B. Arsenal
    C. Wolves

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      i went with an everton defender instead

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don't trust any, cs are hard to find, but Leicester from that list, or Holding maybe?

      1. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Holding and Castagne were the two I was eyeing up

        1. Clintymints
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah probably holding though, no cs's at all and might save some pennies. Think holding done well toady too, didn't see the game though

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Castagne looked good today but they're conceding too many..

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Go cheap with Holding. Don't think I can trust LEI def and Wolves formation with either 4ATB or 5 is difficult to predict

    5. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I went Holding and Fofana on WC this week (2nd and 3rd bench - Holding on for Alonso)
      Will play double Alonso, Rudi and TAA most weeks.

  6. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Jesus to Laca?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Always a rotation risk with Auba. If you don't mind that then go for it

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I actually had DCL and went for Jesus instead of Laca for a 1 GW captain punt. Still got a green arrow, can't complain

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Laca great fixture and it good form. Linked really well with Martinelli today

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Cavani?

  7. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Rank has been plummeting due to not having Jlingz. Would you do Raphinha to Lingard or is it too late?

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You have probably missed the boat now.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yup and nope it's not too late. Newcastle next who concede a lot of chances

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Tough one. He's been playing so well. Fixtures look testy though.

    4. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I like both players but Lingard away at Newcastle looks an attractive fixture.

  8. istanbul05
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Dumped Lingard on my WC but can't see an easy route back to him this week. Would you risk going without?

    Mendy,
    TAA, Rudiger, Coady,
    Salah, Bruno, Jota, Moura,
    Kane, Vardy, Iheanacho.

    Forster, Mount, Holding, 3.8.

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No chance have to get him back

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      It'll have to be mount.

    3. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I would prefer Lingard to Moura even if the latter had a triple GW.

  9. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best week to use FH?

    A. Use it in 33 when Kane Son Dias are benched.
    B. IF we get a dgw later in the season

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A, unless your bench is a 10/10

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Assuming you can use FT to do something about the benching, I'd probably go B in your situation.

      I think the benefits could outweigh the risk unless you have some rotation risks in your other 10

  10. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Would you wildcard this:

    Martinez (Forster)
    Dias Stones Shaw Digne (Coufal)
    Gundo Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha
    Kane DCL (Watkins)

    To this or save until gw 34? Have 2 FT:
    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA Shaw Coufal (Holding Diop)
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Son
    Kane Nacho (Vydra)

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yup I would just to get away from the City rotation every GW.

  11. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Can't believe I benched Nacho aww well we go again next week

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I nearly benched JLingz for Gundo. So easy to make a big mistake

  12. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Been hovering around 200k last few weeks..87 all out today. Nacho, JLingz, Laca and Son all done me good.. Feels good

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Wow well played. Massive score

  13. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    WC1 red arrow
    TC red arrow
    WC2 red arrow

    Dare not play the bench boost or free hit

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Chips are definitely overrated

    2. Kane and Ablett
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I agree Chips and even DGWs are over rated....

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      WC1 +26 on gw average
      BB +45 on gw average (16 points on the bench)
      TC +8 (Kane)
      WC2 >+30 on gw average (Currently on 75 with Forster left to play)

  14. Good Times
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Been a while since something clicked, laca captain!

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Nice one

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Nice call

  15. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who to make way for TAA? Want to get rid of all them tbh.

    A. Digne
    B. Cresswell
    C. Targett
    D. Dias

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'd sell Dias personally. The rest have attacking threat

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A, C, D, B priority order.
      Unless Cresswell is broken

    4. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all!

  16. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    No captain this week - Kun (C) and Auba (VC)...having a Lateriser-type year so wanted to have some fun, didn’t pan out. What are the chances...Kun suddenly not been training, Auba gets the flu...

  17. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Having an absolute shocker this week, team needs some surgery. I have 2FT and 3.0ITB.

    Martinez Fabri
    Dias Cancelo Digne Rudiger Dallas
    Jota Fernandes Son Gundogan Smith-Rowe
    Kane DCL Bamford
    ??
    Was thinking something like Digne Gundo and DCL > Trent Lingard and Ihenacho for -4? Too risky to go without Salah?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Good moves

  18. Lloyds of London
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I think I'm going to pull the trigger on my WC or taking a 4point hit to bring in Iheanacho and TAA.

    current:
    martinez, meslier
    targett, dallas, stones, cresswell, mitchell
    son, mount, bruno, jota, lingard
    kane, DCL, bamford

    WC Option:A 5.3M ITB
    martinez, meslier
    HOLDING, dallas, TAA, SEMEDO, PHILLIPS
    son, mount, bruno, jota, lingard
    kane, IHEANACHO, bamford

    WC Option B: 3.4M ITB (trade Bruno for Salah)
    martinez, meslier
    HOLDING, dallas, TAA, SEMEDO, COADY
    son, mount, SALAH, jota, lingard
    kane, IHEANACHO, bamford

    4pt Hit Option C: 3.3M ITB
    martinez, meslier
    targett, dallas, stones, cresswell, TAA
    son, mount, bruno, jota, lingard
    kane, IHEANACHO, bamford

    Finally, overall, thinking a switch from Bruno to Salah would be a good move. I'm tempted to go TAA, Salah, Phillips v. TAA, Salah, Jota.

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think you'll want to figure out a way to have Bruno and Salah, personally. If you are going WC, change your GKs- I don't see many clean sheets left for Villa and Leeds are usually leaky. Downgrade some of those defenders. Make Bamford a fodder and buy him back when their fixtures change. There are ways to afford both with the money you have ITB. Unless you have BB left and are planning around that... All pretty good options you have. Good luck!

      1. Lloyds of London
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks for the response!

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Would you rather have..

    Bruno (BUR H) no United player
    Jota ( LEE A) also have Salah

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno. Surely pens puts him ahead of Jota but I would want both players

    2. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno I think. Burnley look a mess.

  20. MidTableFantasy
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Are Iheanacho and Lingard still worth getting or stupid to chase? Would be for Gundo and Bamford.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yup both have good fixtures

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Nacho is still relatively low ownership

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Both still cheap and good fixtures before end of season.

  21. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What's the most number of points you've had on your bench this season?
    GW 22, I had 26 points on the bench.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      28 for me mate!! It was typically the week after my BB when I got 22!!

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        22 ain't bad at all. BB chip got to be the hardest to plan. I have mine left but no idea when to play it. 😆

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Haha yeah it can be mate!! I should have gone AWB over Dier on WC, and then I would have had 28 on BB coz I would have had Dawson on the bench instead of Dier but still 22 was okay!!! When are you going to play it mate?? When the double comes round??

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah probably gonna have to be the double in 35!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Best of luck mate!! Hope you nailed it!!

        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I have 23 on my bench this week by the way!! Haha I was actually happy Cresswell got zero today coz I already had 23 on my bench from yesterday and Friday!!(Areola, Bamford, Dallas)

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      22 with one to play. This week (Ihenacho, Holding, Dawson, Forster). Playing the BB next week but I'm actually not expecting to even get 11 starters. I'm just sick of having the chip.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Should be set up quite nicely for next week then.

        I saw you went with Sterling captain this week. I did the same. Another week of what might've been.

  22. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is this team GTG for DGW32 you think ? Would want a green arrow

    Mendy (Areola)

    Alonso - Dias - AWB - Perreira ( Coufal )

    Bruno - Son - Jota ( Soucek, Raphinha )

    Kane (C) - DCL - Bamford

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Doesn't everyone want a green arrow haha I would play Raphinha ahead of Bamford. Soucek against a poor Newcastle ahead of Dias

  23. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on this squad? Originally planned to wildcard after GW32 for the blanks, but getting killed with no Lingard or Iheanacho.

    Martinez Sanchez
    Cancelo TAA Coufal Azpilicueta Targett
    Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha Jota
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Probably WC rather than falling behind and chasing the WC

  24. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    How is this template Wildcard? Anything you would change?

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA Shaw Coufal (Holding Diop)
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Son
    Kane Nacho (Vydra)

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I wouldn't have a WHU def as your 3rd def. Without rice and Antonio and possibly Cresswell, def is leaky

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Dier instead?

  25. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Cavani anyone?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I could see Greenwood rotating the CF position with him. Not for me

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why not Benteke or Martinelli? They both scored this week as well

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I was considering Greenwood over him... If one was nailed... But neither is and Cavani is leaving the club and Greenwood was very good.

  26. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Any changes/bench order good? Got such a benching headache this week.

    Mendy
    Holding Rudiger Coufal
    Salah Son Lingard Bruno
    Nacho Kane (C) Lacazette

    Forster Jota Stones Phillps

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Got the same front 8 - I benched Nacho this week
      Really difficult choice as to who to bench, my bus sub is currently Laca
      Worried that Jota could haul vs Leeds, but so could Laca (FUL) and Nacho (WBA)

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        My god you are literally me right now haha. I also benched Nacho. Gutted. Honestly not sure. Agree with Jota, what you planning to do?

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I've really no idea! - See how the Liverpool and Arsenal get on midweek, maybe Auba will still be out, adding to Laca's appeal. I've not had any luck with Jota yet, now on 3 points from 3 matches, so he's the least deserving on a place in the team

          I went different on defence
          Schmeichel, Forster
          TAA, Rudiger, Holding, Coady and Veltman

          1. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I'm really interested in what you decide to do. If I played Nacho I would have had a top 5k GW rank this week and put myself back in top 10k. I won't make that mistake again. So out of all the options Jota is least appealing to me too I only got him as I had exact cash for him on wildcard so wanted a punt.

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              My 1st sub this week was really between Nacho and Lingard - On my WC I gave up on the idea of a 1gw punt on a MCI mid instead of Son but then I started toying with Ings instead of Laca, which I also managed to resist. In all cases the 1st sub would still have been Nacho or Lingard

              It's a long gw next week, so I will definitely want Nacho playing at the end of it, on Thursday .. on the other hand LEI also play FA cup on the Sunday, after the deadline but way before their gw fixture

          2. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I was determined I was getting TAA and Coady for weeks but Trents form kinda put me off, contenplating bringing him in now though. Coady idk it was kinda a last minute change I kinda regret tbh. Think wolves just had a tough run in of games but now have decent fixtures

  27. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    This is set up for next week- benching headache in defence! Is Sterling to Bruno the best (sensible but boring) use of free transfer or carry transfer for 2 in 33?

    Leno
    TAA Rüdiger Alonso
    Salah Son Lingard Jota Sterling*
    Kane (c) Iheanacho

    Forster Fofana Holding Vydra

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Stick with the plan of Sterling being a 1GW punt and get rid

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thx for Dias advice first. I was expecting him to be possibly rested, but wasn't certain. I would consider high risk / high profit Moura punt.

      There is nothing wrong with Bruno, but Bigman Bakar has shown some stats that he is better without Pogba. With Cavani and Greenwood in form his position is deeper. Perhaps Moura punt first, then get him? Coin toss tbh and depends on the risk yiu are willing to take. Ditching Bruno hasn't hurt me anyway yet.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers- appreciate the comments

  28. Life_Ban
    5 months, 19 days ago

    When is everyone with BB chip planning to play it???

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Next week.

      Forster (tot), Vardy (WBA), Holding (FUL), Phillips (lee).

      Chelsea rotation and Leicester cup injuries will probably render it useless, but I just want rid of the the thing now. Already cost me about 35 points this week.

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Probably just gonna hope that 35 works out fixture wise and play it then.

  29. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    At 18:27 on Friday I did (on wildcard)

    Lingard + Son to Sterling (c) + Saka

    and took the armband off Salah

    Now that hurts

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why on earth?!?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Easy to say now, Sterling couldve easily have hauled

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Well, I kept Son for his double. So no hindsight there. Didn't get Jesse, reasons are mentioned below. Yet I would have preferred to have him over Gundo or Raphinha, but the cost would have been 8 pts.

          And I used my ft:s and transferred Nacho and TAA in. First goal Lingard scored was something I haven't seen before or for long time. xG for that must have been minimal. The second one was easy tap in. He was both good and lucky today, another day...

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Sterling has been poor the whole season imho.

    2. HD7
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I switched TAA Lingard Nacho to Philips Neto Vardy just before deadline... :/

      Just because I thought Vardy is the star in this game and that Lingard wont be the same without Antonio and Rice...

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Ouch, same reasoning regarding Lingz for me. It was abysmal defending from Leiceister in fairness.

        Im still not convinced he can keep this up

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Ouch

  30. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Mendy
    Fofana, Rudiger, Holding
    Salah), Bruno, Gundo, Jota, Neto
    Kane, Vardy

    Forster, Masuaku, Philips, Davis

    Plan was to do Gundo to Son for next GW

    Should I also do Neto Vardy to Lingard Nacho (-8) before price rises?