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

    The amount of moaning on here this weekend has been incredible.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      it's been minimal in comparison to the heights i've seen over the years, i've done my fair share haha.

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

        Lol

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

      Guilty. Played the biggest stinker of a wildcard in my defence. Noone else to moan at so I channel it here.

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

        It’s all luck.

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

          To some extent. Sterling (c) and benching Ihenacho to play Vardy was just stupid, though.

          At least I've got a good Vardy differential for the rest of the season. Noone in their right mind spends 10.5m on a player who hasn't scored since December.

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

            I dunno. He got three assists the other week and one disallowed last week. Talk of his demise is premature IMO.

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

            Overthinking is dangerous. I believe that was the lesson to be learned.

            Yet, it is very strange to see Salah miss a chance and see Iheanacho score further away. And J Lingard to score his first with that swing so close. And he is the same man whom we saw missing all the big chances time after time...

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Well 65 all out for this GW, but can't help but think some things may need freshening up, desperately need to keep my long good run going!

    Martinez
    Dias - Shaw - Cresswell
    Lingard - Son - Bruno - Salah - Jota
    Kane - Antonio
    ______________________________
    Fabri: Dallas, Stones, Davis

    Was thinking Cresswell + Antonio >> Trent + Iheanacho d for a -4?

    Appeciate any insights gents, thanks.

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good. Wait for update on Cress and Antonio but seems both injured.
      Arguably just do Antonio to Iheanacho, then get taa the next week. Stones not a bad option to start.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers mate! Yeah could just do the Antonio move for now, would of loved to of done Stones > Trent but would be 0.6 off, Cresswell has to be the makeway.

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

      Looks like 2 good moves if both West Ham players miss out vs Newcastle.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers DS! Yeah i suppose i can wait for now would have 0.2 to play with remainder, will hang fire for now then but glad you approve of the moves cheers fella 🙂

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

          NP mate. Even if Tony does come back in he's likely to get reduced minutes to save his hammys so the moves should be good anyway.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Didn't see this reply DS apologies haha, yeah very true, think i can happily hop off antonio now 🙂

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

      I transferred those two for this gw for free, but better late than never!

      (And not bragging, no Lingard yet)

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers Baps Hunter! Yeah true, and still good games to come, i'm happy making those moves for a hit, the DGW can help offset that -4 also.

  3. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Currently benching Iheanacho v WBA...

    Who would you take out to start him?
    All have a great fixture!!

    Ederson
    Shaw Rudiger Coady TAA
    Salah Jota Gundo Bruno Lingard
    Kane

    Iheanacho Dias Vydra

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Coady or Gundo, gotta play Nacho in that form.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Gundo

    3. beetlejuice
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

    4. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jota

    5. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Easily one of your defenders. Rudiger for me.

    6. gonzalocampos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Get Son for Gundo and take Coady/Rudiger out to play Iheanacho.

  4. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    GW rank 9k

    Finally a good week!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ah, congrats.. will be some rank boost.. im on the flip 3.7mill.. one of my worst in a long time.. and will prob only get worse tomorrow.

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

      That's a great week. Fair play.

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      incredible!

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

      Great work.

  5. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any work on Cresswell or Antonio?

    I should just shift Antonio out of kelachi right..

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Word, not work!

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

        No further word yet. Cresswell looked like a hamstring strain though.

  6. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling to Bruno -4 or hope the clown does something?

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

        I would get rid of Sterling this week. He'll probably be dropped again.

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

        I’d wait til EL is finished but yes I like that move.

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

        Sterling has no business being in anyone’s team - sell at soonest opportunity.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          This

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Early thoughts here?

      Mendy (Forster)
      TAA Dias Holding Rudiger (Cresswell)
      Salah Son Gundo Saka (Neto)
      Vardy Kane (Vydra)

      Is

      Vardy and Gundo to Nacho and Lingard chasing this weeks points?

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sell Bamford or DCL or nacho?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        *for nacho

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

        DCL

      3. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        DCL

    • Goldtop73
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think I might just be down to the last 16 for the FFS Open Cup 😀

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Think Dallas bench points are going to see me out.

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mendy
      Rudiger, TAA, Holding, Coady
      Bruno, lingard, Salah, Jota
      Kane (c), Iheanacho

      Forster, Amartey, Vydra, Neto

      1ft £3.4 itb

      Early thoughts on this please. I wC last week and had pencilled in my transfer this week to do lingard to son. I don't have enough to do Neto to son.

      Is having both son and Kane essential for the double gw? Surely It would be madness to take lingard out for son now.

      Any other suggestions welcome.

      1. gart888
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno or Salah to Son a possibility. I like Bruno and Salah way more, but 180 minutes is 180 minutes. Agree that removing Lingard right now is ludicrous.

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      +35% green arrow after wc. Finally something!

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        What was and now is your rank?

    • MikeS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Terrible week, gave away 40 points to my mini league rivals who WC and gained ground. Should I WC this:

      Martinez- (areola)
      Shaw-cresswell-dias-(Dallas-dunk)
      Lingaard-bruno-son-jota-raphina
      Kane-ihenacho-(bamford)

      0ft, £7.3mn itb

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

        No, that team looks good to me. £7.3m itb - is ther enough for Salah if you wanted him?

        Then again, when are you going to play the WC there’s only a few weeks to go.

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yer I could do Salah in for raphina -4

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I would keep Raphinha to be honest. He looked great vs Man City. He's an absolute steal at that price. Great player.

        2. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Not sure about the wildcard, was thinking of playing when we know more about the dgw. But could be worth doing now to bring in Salah, taa and a few other changes (mainly defense).. tough one.

        3. gart888
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You make a good point about when to use the WC. Every week you wait, that's one less week where you get the benefit of the WC.

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yer exactly, playing now would save me taking any hit for Salah or taa too. And I could basically cement my mini league as two behind me are still 50 PTS behind and have wildcarded to the latest template team. Sat on the fence ATM; on one hand my team is good for next week but could be improved slightly moving forward by playing the WC now.. :/

    • Igz08
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      68 with Forster to play. Pretty amazing given I captained Sterling!

      I do wonder what to do with him now. Plan was to get Bruno, but not too sure anymore. Any suggestions ?

      Mids are Son Salah Jota Sterling Jlingz

      1. ChinaCraig6
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I am with you on capt Sterling and planning to get rid now.....I just came across Maddison and I think I like that move over Bruno

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Meh idk already have Perreira and Nacho playing, plus Madders might be hit and miss since he’s not started in a while.

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sterling scored the same as Kane and Bruno - Son and Salah captains are only 5 points better off

        Would still sell Sterling asap

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Well sterling was also going to be a one week punt. Didn’t work, oh well, moving on

      3. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thinking Lucas might be shrewd. Or too risky to go without Bruno? I’m around ~11k

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Imho yes. He was very unlucky not to get points today.

          1. Igz08
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Bruno you mean? I didn’t see the game. Lucas is probably too punty, it’s just getting Bruno is is quite uninspiring 🙁

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yeah. I mean, next week all of the people are going to captain Kane anyway, so one week can wait I guess. But to be honest if I were at that rank I would rather play more defensively. But everyone plays the game in his own way I guess.

              1. Igz08
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Cheers man. In fairness, Bruno has a fixtures in 33, (unlike Lucas) and with Kane, Dias, Son I already need to make a move in 33. I guess Boring Bruno it is 🙂

    • StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is it my last chance (apart from villa) for a DGW TC this coming week? It might there be doubles later?

      Cheers

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Definitely not your last chance, but we won’t know till 34-35

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        DGW35 could have as many as 4 extra fixtures, but it's not too great for TC. Man City and Chelsea are fairly likely to double, but have heavy rotation. Spurs/Liverpool definitely won't, and United fairly unlikely.

        https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1380235295078162432

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

        Maybe Ings gets a double in 36 (FUL and CRY) or 37 (LEE and CRY)
        TC target to beat this season is only 8 (Kane and Bamford)

    • Ian Davis
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Chances that Calvert-Lewin doesn’t start or matches Iheanacho’s (1st sub) 13 points tomorrow? I’d give it about a 5% chance 🙁

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I could really use that. Awful score right now, but I have DCL, plus Keane and Dunk to come off my bench for City players.

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

        Flu (Auba) and home parties (Maddison etc) makes that 6.68%

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

        He will literally need to suffer one serious bout of chronic diarrhoea ... better hope the milk is off ....... or trip over himself in the warm up, which is actually fairly possible.

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

        I have Dallas on my bench so I'm praying for a DCL no show too!

        1. Ian Davis
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          How lucky is that?!

      5. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        0.9% chance

        1. Ian Davis
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Can’t believe my luck!! Haha

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Hahaha - you best go play the lottery tonight!

            1. Ian Davis
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Haha I’m doing it! Already got lucky on WBA 15+ shots

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Haha - just remember my 0.9% cut when you win 😉

                1. Ian Davis
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Haha More than happy with that! 🙂

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

      I didn’t watch the Spurs v Man U game ... just watching MOTD ... did Kane have one of those games, he seemed completely anonymous (based on the limited highlights)?

      Also, Son, hang your head in shame.

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

        I watched it and can’t remember him doing much.

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

        Just forget the highlights. He was himself. His shots were not from good angles though. TC is still on.

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

        Thanks chaps.

    • Going To Win This Year
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Am I the fool for playing reggie over holding :/

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Who's Reggie?

        1. Going To Win This Year
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Regulon

      2. gart888
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kind of yeah. Man U a bit better than Sheffield U.

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        One opponent had scored the 2nd most goals in the league.

        The other has scored the least.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Losing patience with Saka.

      Got 9.1 to spend

      Best midfielder for the next 5 games?

      A. Havertz
      B. Pulisic
      C. Maddison
      D. Someone else

      Rest of midfield Lingard, Bruno, Son and Jota

      1. gart888
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cn you free up the money to get Salah?

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

        D perhaps, see below. Might become Maddison or someone else later

    • jimbe4mXL
        2 months, 5 days ago

        First time EVER owning Lacazette and Iheanacho. Nice results 🙂

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

        I have three possibilities
        A) Pope to Hugo (keep Martinez)
        B) Digne + Gundo to Reguillon + Jesse -4
        C) DCL, Gundo, Raphinha to 4.2 cheapie, Jesse Lingard, Lucas Moura -8
        D) Something else, even WC

        My defense is pretty strong: TAA, Alonso, Stones, AWB, Digne. What would you do. And no worries, my poor OR is linked.

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

          Okay that us perhaps four... Are they too close to comment? -8 sounds bad, would mean biting the bullet now. Yet WC immediately or soon after -8 would be stupid 🙁

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Why are you keeping Alonso?

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

        I have given myself the worst bench headache ever in FanTeam. Help!

        Mendy
        TAA Alonso Coady
        Salah Fernandes Son Lingard
        Kane Iheanacho Jota
        (Forster Gundogan Dias Fofana)

        That bench though... Would you do it different? Surely City rest again with the League Cup final coming...

        1. gart888
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          We're all facing similar decisions. Bizarre week.

          I'm going to start Dias I reckon since it's so unlikely he plays if he doesn't start. I might bench TAA, which seems ludicrous but...

        2. The White Pele
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          g2g

        3. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Maybe play Dias? If he's going to be benched he probably won't come to the pitch anyway.

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

            Dias over Coady imho also

            1. Igz08
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hmm starting Coady ahead of Dias on my bench

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

            Yeah okay I can see that.

            I'll play Dias. What about Alonso? Definitely looks like Chilwell has secured his spot as Chelsea's first choice LB/LWB.

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I mean, anything can happen with Dias, you can't be 100% sure that he's not going to come in from the bench, but that's what I would do maybe. But to be honest, I think he might play.

              With Alonso it's very hard to say imho. I don't want to mislead you.

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

              He still might start an easy game. Last time he played, he hit the post and could/should have assisted the second one. He may still have 30-50% chance to start easy games.

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

                But whether he was (partly) to blame for the goals conceded (and how much), is another story. Tuchel knows better, but that is an issue.

        4. Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Delete team and headache

            1. Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Goes away... all the best Nole

          • The White Pele
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            gundo owners keeping for villa?

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

              If Jesus and Kun are front of him scoring the goals he should score, nope.

          • dshv
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Dias to reguillon for dgw ?

            1. gart888
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It's an interesting move, but I probably wouldn't. I wouldn't be surprised to see Pep play a lot of Dias moving forward, seeing how they conceded 2 when he got cheeky and benched him.

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

              Is Davies certainly out? I am considering similar transfer, thanks partly to Dunas, I sold Dias for Trent fir this gw. Now it would much more difficult, since he is likely to start bext one.

          • Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Salah, Reguilon and Fabri in for Pope, Cancelo and Gundogan -8? Fabri because of budget. Would have to do it tonight.

            1. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Dont get a Spurs defender.

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Pick two:
            a) Bruno
            b) Salah
            c) KDB
            d) Havertz
            e) Pulisic
            f) Greenwood
            g) Maddison

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

              Context?

            2. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Salah and one other

          • Cesc Pistols
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Was all set to WC as I can't squeeze Son in unless I take a -8, but is it just me or the below does look really tempting?

            Cancelo, Gundo, DCL ➡ Coady, Son, Kalechi, with Kane (TC).

            Yay or nay?

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

              Coady? Is he worth it?

              1. Cesc Pistols
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Wolves fixtures are too good to be ignored.

            2. Klip Klopp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yay

              1. Cesc Pistols
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Could work, right? Wanted to WC, but I feel this is the last chance to TC a big-hitter.

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

              But yes, in similar position, check above. If it is between -8 and WC, then -8 is probably better option.

              I have seen teams on the beach and gw 37/38 WC/ FH hauls that have been enormous. There are also dgw:s coming.

              1. Cesc Pistols
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                GREAT point, actually.

                Taking a -8 to TC now would allow me to WC and then BB when/if the other DGWs are announced -- which is exactly what I would recommend you having read your comment above.

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Good enough for next week with one transfer done.

            Martinez
            Dallas Dias Shaw Azpi
            Son Bruno Salah Lingard
            Nacho Kane

            Raphinia Coufal Mitrovic
            Still have wildcard.

          • Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Gundo > Son for free my best move here?

            Mendy
            Trent - Coady - Rudiger
            Salah - Gundo - Lingaard - Bruno - Jota
            Nacho - Kane

            Bench: Forster - Vydra - Coufal - Veltman

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I'd do the same if I didn't have bale..

            2. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I did the same.

          • Mweene
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Currently sitting at 1,080th. Bench boost this week to aim for that top 1k:

            Mendy, Lloris

            Semedo, Coady, Coufal, TAA, Shaw

            Son, Lingard, Bruno, Bowen, Jota

            Kane, Iheanacho, DCL

            Looks good on paper but no doubt will be a disaster!!

          • jam
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Think Salah is essential on WC? Have TAA & Jota but could really use the money...

            1. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I think so, fixtures are mouth watering and they are fighting for top 4..

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Salah > TAA > Jota