Scout Notes

Havertz and Pulisic hitting form but rotation remains an ongoing issue at Chelsea

Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea

  • Goals: Christian Benteke (£5.5m) | Kai Havertz (£8.2m), Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) x2, Kurt Zouma (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.3m) | Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m), Havertz, Mason Mount (£7.2m), Reece James (£5.0m)
  • Bonus Points: Pulisic x3 Benteke x2 Mount x1

Chelsea made short work of Crystal Palace, with star turns from Kai Havertz (£8.2m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) and another solid shift from Mason Mount (£7.2m).

The victory was a redemption of sorts after Gameweek 30’s 5-2 drubbing by West Brom, and Fantasy managers will have looked upon the attacking intent of Chelsea’s advanced midfielders with interest.

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At the heart of Saturday’s victory was the interplay between Havertz and Pulisic.

The pair have struggled, for various reasons, this season, but coach Thomas Tuchel’s decision to use both in attacking roles paid dividends against Palace.

Havertz was again employed as a false nine, a position he’d been handed for the midweek Champions League win at Porto, with Tuchel’s tactics vindicated at Selhurst Park.

“He needs to be in high positions, either half positions or the number nine position. This is not a big difference for me. He got a second chance to show up after Porto and he did that.”

Not that the coach was unequivocal in his praise:

There is still room to improve in finishing, he can be more ruthless, he should have scored more, but it was a good step and a good performance.

Of the six big chances Havertz has had this season, three came against the Eagles.

He opened the scoring from the first one and should have beaten the over-employed Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) from close range towards the end of an otherwise impressive outing.

As for Pulisic, he started a third straight match under the German for the first time, with the coach talking pre-match about finally finding the right position for the USA international:

I think the half positions in the front three could be a perfect fit for him.

He’s certainly finding some late-season form – three of his four goals this campaign have come over the last two Gameweeks.

Gang Of Four

Two other midfielders shone brightly at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea’s most popular FPL asset, Mount (18.1%), set up a goal – one of two big chances he created on the day – and carried a consistent goal threat, as mentioned in the members section.

That was enough for the England international to pip Havertz to the final bonus point award, and his six-point haul on the day took him back into FPL’s top ten midfielders.

Wing-back Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) was another to impress.

His assist for Havertz’s opener was one of a match-leading five chances created and he was consistently deployed well in advance of his team-mate on the opposite flank, Ben Chilwell (£5.8m).

Not that either wing-back will attract many more owners as long as Tuchel continues to chop and change his personnel. Hudson-Odoi has started just two of the last seven matches and Chilwell two of four.

The former Leicester full-back’s start at Selhurst Park meant that Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) was only among the substitutes, which was yet another reminder to his owners in FPL that they need a strong playing bench to accommodate his sporadic luxury appearances.

King Kurt

A thumping Christian Benteke (£5.5m) header meant a second straight Gameweek without a clean sheet for a Chelsea defence that had managed four in a row before that. Given that the Belgian’s effort was the Eagles’ only shot of the game, Fantasy bosses will find the latest shut-out loss particularly galling.

But the 7.8% of managers with Kurt Zouma (£5.3m) in their sides had that particular disappointment offset by a fifth goal of the season from their man.

That’s the most by any centre-half, and only Leeds United’s Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) has more (seven) among defenders, although he’s spent chunks of the season in midfield.

It was Zouma’s fourth headed goal of the campaign – the most by a defender – and three have been set up by Mount, as was the case on Saturday.

The Frenchman may not have even played, however, had Andreas Christensen (£4.7m) not missed out with a minor hamstring injury.

Fun Boy Three

Tuchel is already making a name for himself as a tinkerer, but he seems to have found a nice attacking blend in Havertz, Mount and Pulisic.

Chelsea’s run-in is mixed, with visits from Brighton and Fulham to come over the next three Gameweeks, but West Ham, Man City, Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa among their last six opponents.

Factor in FA Cup and Champions League duties and second-guessing Tuchel’s line-ups could be the stuff of madness, but that trio at least have the potential to offer a lot of goal threat for players classed as midfielders in FPL.

Palace, meanwhile, spent the first half on Saturday doing a very good impression of a team thinking of post-lockdown beaches.

The one faint glimmer of hope came from Benteke, who scored his second goal in four starts and earned some praise from boss Roy Hodgson:

He’s doing well. He’s certainly working hard. He’s trying to do the sort of things we’re preaching and asking him to do, and it’s very good he’s starting to score some goals. His goalscoring for the last couple of months has been on a regular basis.

Those managers willing to consider Benteke, or any other Hodgson man, should take into account the fact they will face Leicester and Man City after a Blank Gameweek 32.

And although there will be a Double Gameweek (involving Southampton away) after that, they still have to face Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa before the season’s end.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Kouyaté, Cahill, J Ward; Eze (Schlupp 59), Riedewald (McCarthy 59), Milivojevic, Ayew (Townsend 76); Zaha, Benteke.

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): E Mendy; Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Chilwell, Kovacic (Ziyech 83), Jorginho (Kante 61), Hudson-Odoi (James 76); Pulisic, Mount, Havertz.

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657 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 22 hours ago

    Can I get a score check?

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      77 points this week off the back of wildcard, that fired me up to 39k OR.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Wow. A successful wild card.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      70 all out.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      61 all out. OR 2,520. Never been this high before, I mean OR wise.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Boom.

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        Not to rain on your parade, but there will be a lot of autosubs to come tonight

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          I know. The Dallas one will hurt.

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            What's your total points?

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              2078

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      40 all out. On wildcard. We move.

      1. Tango74
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          53 with Veltman and trossad to go. Stuck with him since GW29!

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        54 -4 with DCL to go. I'll take that given I captained gundogan and have dallas 3rd on my bench.

      3. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        68

        Bench points galore

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        80 (-4) all out. Correct decision to put Dallas ahead of Konsa on the bench.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          I sold Dallas on WC. 🙂

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Freak result with their only two shots of the game. Just one of those things.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          Mental.

        3. Reece’s Pieces
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          48 when Dallas comes in. No WC. DCL and Digne to go

      5. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        66 2 to play, Dallas and veltman off the bench for Dias and Alsons(C) vice on Salah

      6. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        61 pts with Captain Ings to go. WC played.

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          65, 22 on bench and that’s with Forster still to play 🙁

      7. LC1
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        68 all out on WC.
        Vydra and Coady on the bench hurts.. but they were the most benchable options before the GW so heyho!

        Regretting not trying to squeeze TAA in and ridding of Dallas.. but we move!

      8. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        37-4.
        29 points benched. (Watkins, Bamf, Dallas).
        Jota in for Lingard wasn't the wisest move in hindsight this GW either.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          That is soul destroying.

      9. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        35 (-4) nightmare

      10. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

        71 and I'm not happy. Sold Dallas, Lingard and Lacazette for different reasons while wildcarding. The last 2 just before the deadline because I got a feeling Vardy will party hard soon. So annoying.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          I know the feeling of not being happy with what most would consider a very good score.

      11. tbos83
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          41 with DCL and Digne to go

        • BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          56 with Forster to go

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          37 on WC all out, FML

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 21 hours ago

            God Damn

          2. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 21 hours ago

            Hurts when the template did so well. How you set up going forward?

        • tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          48, all out. WC.

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          59 with Veltman left, Iheanacho (C) saved the day

        • JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          71, Forster to play tonight. If he misses I get Kaspers 1 point off the bench.

          Excellent 1st week of WC.

        • TheBiffas
            28 days, 21 hours ago

            79 on my template wildcard

          • seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 21 hours ago

            73 off a wildcard.

            Vydra & Holding on bench, looks lovely for a bb32

        • AJ24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 22 hours ago

          Triple Captain only Chip left.
          Play this week? Kane/Son.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Kane if leading, Son if chasing

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Just go Kane. I was "chasing" this week so went pretty differential on WC, now that chase has become about 40 points harder.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Haven’t checked my main mini league deficit but it is probably around 100 points now. Time is running out.

          2. Groß Misconduct
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              doubt there'll be a better chance dgw fixture wise. It's gotta be Kane. Or go ballsy and wait for SHU IN 34

            • Basil1977
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Play it on Kane, everyone owns him, and he will be the most popular captain this week, so by playing TC you will out score all the other Kane owners

            • Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 22 hours ago

              Despite everyone captaining him, Kane TC will still be a massive differential this week.

              1. Reece’s Pieces
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                28 days, 21 hours ago

                TC isn’t that exciting a chip when you think about it but this week is the best chance for a big haul. I’m going Kane TC

          3. anish10
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 22 hours ago

            Those with WC & BB left, when are you plans to use either?

            1. Groß Misconduct
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                Probably WC in 34 to set up for the probable DGW in 35. use BB for 35 and carry the transfer to the BGW 36

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  BB counts as a transfer so you’ll inly have 1 FT in 36

              • Groß Misconduct
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  i thought that was just for FH. that sucks!

              • fr3d
                • 3 Years
                28 days, 22 hours ago

                When will Lingard's purple patch end? Is it stubbornness not to bring him in at this point?

                1. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  28 days, 22 hours ago

                  Who knows - but all I will say is that short term past performance (goals/assists) is not a great predictor of future performances.

                  He's wildly overperforming and it's unsustainable in the long term. Over the next 7 games, who knows.

                  1. Ha.
                    • 5 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Something something Vardy something something 11 games

                    Sometimes the stats are defied

                    1. Goonsquad245
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      What does Vardy have to do with this?

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        The unsustainable part

                        1. Goonsquad245
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          28 days, 21 hours ago

                          It was indeed unsustainable - and unless you have a crystal ball you couldn't have predicted when it would end.

                          1. Ha.
                            • 5 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            That's literally the point

                      2. Miniboss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        He had bad stats but ended up scoring 11 weeks in a row few seasons ago. Guess when I finally transfered him in.

                        1. Goonsquad245
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          28 days, 22 hours ago

                          When he stopped scoring every single week and reverted to something resembling a sensible long term expectation?

                          1. Miniboss
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            oh yes

                          2. Ha.
                            • 5 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            This is honestly the worst take I have seen on here. There's always a way to spin something in to a narrative that suits!

                  2. Sgt Frank Drebin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                    He's overperforming, but to be honest his stats are very good for a 6.something midfielder. Even if he reverts to the mean I think he's still a good value.

                    1. Goonsquad245
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      28 days, 21 hours ago

                      He's very good value at 6.5 or whatever he is, I agree. Just a question of whether it's worth taking hits or whatever to crowbar him in to an already good midfield - it needs a bit of perspective IMO.

                      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 21 hours ago

                        Ah yeah, with that I agree. But to be honest, I was recently thinking that those purple patches towards the end of the season happen more often than I care to admit. Papis Cisse, Jelavic if I remember correctly, Josh King, Firmino once, Pogba, Greenwood, now Lingard, probably I would find more players, but don't remember right now. It's quite interesting for me, because most of them reverted to the mean only in the beggining of the next season.

                2. Groß Misconduct
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I feel like if its anyone else, we're all on board. Why not ride the form. I know I'm certainly not ha

                  • Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Got to ride the wave at the moment. Even if he shows lil bit of regression, it shouldnt be an issue at that price.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      I mean majority of us have been carrying Salah since many weeks without any respectable return.

                  • fusen
                    • 9 Years
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    I'd view it as there aren't many more games when he has to keep this form going. It'd be silly not to bring him in

                  • Reece’s Pieces
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                    Same comment for Nacho! I’m bringing him in with that run.

                    Lingards price and fixtures imply he is worth the transfer too

                    1. fr3d
                      • 3 Years
                      28 days, 21 hours ago

                      The difference for me is that Nacho keep getting good service and decent chances. Lingard is scoring worldies with almost negative xG

                      1. Reece’s Pieces
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        28 days, 21 hours ago

                        For his price it’s not so bad if he returns a little less and also the final fixtures are promising

                        Maddison back could held Nacho even more. Still worry he is only 1-2 quiet games from the drop. But again at that price it’s an easier decision

                3. Groß Misconduct
                    28 days, 22 hours ago

                    Salah or Lloris this week. Or both for -4? Or Salah and JLingz for -4. KDB is coming out for 33 any who

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Salah

                    2. Goonsquad245
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      For this one week only? Lloris easily.

                    3. Groß Misconduct
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        it would be Lloris in for Forster, and I'd keep Martinez for 33. Then I'll offload later after Sheffield maybe. KDB will probably play Villa though?

                    4. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Greenwood or Maddison for next few GWs?

                      1. Goonsquad245
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        Someone else.

                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          28 days, 21 hours ago

                          Mount or Jota?

                          1. tomasjj
                            • 6 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            Yes, one of those. Mount more nailed.

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        28 days, 22 hours ago

                        Madd

                    5. Sz21
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      28 days, 22 hours ago

                      Watkins or Bamford.
                      Which of these would u sell for Ihaenacho?

                      Likely to be benching the other for upcoming games either way.

                      1. Groß Misconduct
                          28 days, 22 hours ago

                          Bamford I think. Watkins has form and fixture rn

                        • pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          28 days, 21 hours ago

                          Very tricky

                          I've lost Bamford (again!) but no confidence at all that that was the right call. Simply looking at the next games up to 34/35 I just preferred Watkins as a standby option. Might well get Bambam back in for 36-38.

                          If there's a chance that one of them plays (ie first bench) this week I'd hold Bamford. Liverpool is a very decent fixture.

                        • Groß Misconduct
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            Bamford and Iheanachos fixtures turn around the same time so they're ideal for an aul swip swap

                        • Oggle22
                          • 4 Years
                          28 days, 22 hours ago

                          Save FT this week?
                          Leno
                          TAA Holding Coady
                          Salah Son Bruno Neto Jota
                          Kane(c) Nacho

                          Forster Fabio Silva Amartey Mitchell

                          Cheers

                          1. Groß Misconduct
                              28 days, 22 hours ago

                              Solid

                          2. camarozz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            28 days, 22 hours ago

                            Not even gonna read that article. Form my ass.
                            Sold Havertz for Maddison instead of the obvious Lingard option.
                            So yes I'm angry n yes I'm bitter so no in not reading the above article.

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              28 days, 22 hours ago

                              But you haven't tried Puli yet surely 🙂

                              Some seasons it's just not meant to be.

                          3. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            28 days, 22 hours ago

                            Anyone else thinking that the Villa performance at Liverpool was really interesting.

                            They were second best first half but not by a distance but second half it was a 50:50 game to me. They actually showed a fair bit in attack and seemed over their no Grealish hump. Until now they looked a bit like Palace without Zaha in my eyes but I can see them bothering quite a few of the top 8 teams if they continue with that attitude.

                            I'm certainly happy to hold Watkins now as my 8th attacker and have no real thoughts of moving him on

                            1. Goonsquad245
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              I'm considering holding Watkins too because he has more games than just about everyone else, and is benchable in quite a few of the remaining fixtures.

                            2. MMN
                              • 7 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Sold him just before his two goals. If I had him, I would probably hold and sell Antonio/Bam instead.

                          4. Miniboss
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            28 days, 22 hours ago

                            Despite strong rotation, do you think there’s any place for Werner in first XI anymore? Would like to take a risk with Havertz.

                            1. Sco
                              • 7 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Hard to say. Tuchel is worse than Pep for rotating lol

                            2. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Will be in and out based on TT tactics per games

                            3. Sean
                              • 11 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              He'll play most of the big games where he will have more space to attack, can't see him playing any of the easier PL fixtures on the run in though

                          5. Sz21
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            Thinking Bamford/Watkins -> Ihaenacho + Raphinha -> Lingard (-4).
                            1. Who would you sell for Ihaenacho- Bamf or Watkins?
                            2. Raphinha -> Lingard worth a -4 along with the above move?

                            Martinez.
                            Shaw, Stones, Rudiger.
                            Fernandes, Jota, *Raphinha, Son, Salah.
                            Kane, *Bamford.
                            Steer, Dallas, *Watkins, Burn.
                            1ft, 0.9m ITB. No chips left.

                            1. Goonsquad245
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Bamford and no.

                          6. PP6
                            • 2 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            Auba and Gundo -> Lingard and Bruno -4? with exact cash. Will get rid of Dias and or Stones next week. Also scared of going without Jota.

                            Martinez Areola
                            Stones Dias Azpi Rudiger Burn
                            Son Salah Auba Gundo Raph
                            Bamford Kane Kelechi.

                          7. Sco
                            • 7 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            Cancelo owners, what are your plans with him? Keeping or transfer?

                            1. PompeyUpNorth!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              I Just got rid, so yes I think get rid

                            2. Mr bump
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Get rid!

                            3. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              You’re the last one. Just get rid.

                          8. PompeyUpNorth!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            28 days, 21 hours ago

                            So, with everyone in ML’s above me having Son, how do I get him?
                            Thinking Salah out for 1 week?
                            Cheers!
                            Martinez (Areola)

                            Digne Shaw Trent (Dallas Veltman)

                            Salah Jota Bruno Raph Lingard

                            Nacho Kane (Watkins)

                            1. Groß Misconduct
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                I'd say you're better off chancing it without him. Salah v Leeds is delicious with a saved transfer

                                1. PompeyUpNorth!
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Yes agreed, that certainly is another option thank you

                            2. Wayne Enterprises
                              • 8 Years
                              28 days, 21 hours ago

                              Worth a -8?

                              Aguero > Nacho
                              Maddison > Greenwood
                              Rashford> Son

                              Mendy Johnstone

                              Dias Shaw TAA Coufal Aina

                              Rashford Maddison Mount Jota Lingard

                              Aguero Ings Kane

                              1. Traction Engine Foot
                                • 3 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Why sell Maddison?

                              2. adam wigan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                I like the other two but not so sure about Maddison to Greenwood

                              3. Groß Misconduct
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  hold off on the Madders switch and save 4 points? He'll be back next game

                                • Wayne Enterprises
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  I’d have no Utd attacking cover though - unless keep Madders and swap Mount for a Utd player?

                              4. CostaCoffee
                                • 7 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Any Arsenal or Spurs defenders nailed on under 5.3m?
                                If not I'll just go for a Wolves def

                                1. Traction Engine Foot
                                  • 3 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Holding is fairly nailed until Luiz is back

                                  1. CostaCoffee
                                    • 7 Years
                                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Cheers

                                2. Holmes
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Holding

                                3. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Think Wolves is a better bet myself

                                  That was SHU that Arsenal just kept their first cs in an age against.

                              5. thepirates
                                • 3 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                A) Stones & Raphina —> Holding & Lingard (-4)
                                B) Watkins —> Nacho

                                Wich would you choose?

                                1. MMN
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  That is tough, I would probably hold out and hope there's more info later the week that swings it. Perhaps based on whether Stones starts midweek.

                              6. Toothless
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Are we all assuming wol v shu to be reorganised within the same gameweek?

                                1. JabariParkersEyelid
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Yeah if it's moved would think so.

                              7. MMN
                                • 7 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                1 FT 1.1m. Only FH & TC left. Any thoughts?

                                Martinez
                                Stones*, TAA, Shaw
                                Jota, Bruno, Son, Gundo*, Raph*
                                Kane (TC), Iheanacho

                                Areola*, Bam*, Dunk, Konsa

                                1. MMN
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  * indicates potential players to make way

                              8. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Which TWO would you want to own this week?

                                A. Salah(lee)
                                B. Bruno(BUR)
                                C. Son(eve, SOT)

                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  A and C

                                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Worth doing Bruno >> Son then? Bruno selling price=11.1 and he is 11.6 now.

                                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Looks a little less involved since Pogba's return to form. I think Son will do well in the two fixtures in his DGW. Done well recently at Goodison and should do well again against Southampton high line.

                                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        28 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Could mean no Bruno for Leeds away in 33. Unless I took a hit. Couldn’t reverse the Son transfer with losing value in Bruno. Worth it?

                                2. Rasping Drive
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  B&C

                                3. Little Red Lacazette
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  AC

                                4. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  A and C

                                5. pingissimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  B and C

                                  Burnley defence is one to attack -especially away from home where they have been very adventurous. Leeds home defensive form is division leading in both goals conceded and XGC. Yes they have had some good fixtures but their reputation as a team to attack is a bit outdated.

                                6. Goonsquad245
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  C>>>>>>>>>>>>>B>A

                              9. Bury94
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                People with the FH left, when do you plan on using it?

                                1. MMN
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Plan was 33 but no clue now with potential doubles coming towards the end and only 2 Spurs and 2 City in my squad, some of which can easily be sold between now and 33 ...

                                2. Hybrid.power
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Not sure. I wish I used it in the big blank gameweek as I'm pretty confident when I do use it, my real team outscore my free hit team!

                                3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
                                  • 3 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Had saved for 33 but seems a bit of a waste now I can easily get a decent 11 out. Either attack the double in 35 or cover the blank in 36, whatever works best with how the fixtures fall. Failing that GW38 probably. Home wins with the fans back in the stadiums maybe!

                                4. Pompel
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Original plan was GW29, but didn't play it as I though I could get away with saving it. In hindsight, Brighton haul means I'd probably would've been best off using it then - although I'd surely have picked Dunk over Veltman etc.
                                  Now I'm ruminating over GW33 vs possible DGW35 or BGW36. As pointed out it is pretty easy to get a good squad for GW33 with FT's and a possible hit, covering the bases like Salah, Jota, Nacho etc. But FH allows bringing in further differentials like Vardy, TAA , Rashford, Greenwood, Brighton (who have shu). Really hoping we get some sort of confirmation on DGW35 before GW33 deadline.

                              10. tommo-uk-
                                • 8 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Worth taking a hit to do the following:

                                Sterling to Bruno
                                Jota to Lingard (I have Salah)

                                1. Eastman
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Think Lingard is essential unless chasing

                              11. Eastman
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Triple captain Kane this gw or wait?

                                1. _Ninja_
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  I'd just do it this week if I still had the chip.

                                2. Gudjohnsen
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Do it

                                3. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Yes

                                  1. Eastman
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    28 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Thanks

                              12. Jeremy Corbyn
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                I'm around 5k now after dropping from 2.5k. Biggest FPL decision for me this season:

                                Jorginho and DCL out
                                Nacho and Lingard in (-8)

                                Yes or No?

                                1. Camzy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Yes from me.

                                  1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                                    How are you doing Camzy?

                                2. MMN
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Looks good but I would see how DCL does tonight. Could score vs Spurs too and has an extra game too.

                                  1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                                    I agree, but I can't get Lingard otherwise, unless I sell Bruno, which won't. This is my team.

                                    Martinez, Areola
                                    Cancelo, Wan-Bissaka, Masuaku, Dallas, Target
                                    Jota, Salah, Son, Bruno, Jorginho
                                    Kane, DCL, Watkins

                                    0.1itb

                                3. Sean
                                  • 11 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  -8 a bit excessive but probably worth it

                                4. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Hard to say before the match.

                                  1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 21 hours ago

                                    I will wait till tonight. But what are the options? Have posted my team.

                                5. Goonsquad245
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Not a chance I'd be selling DCL. Whether you should buy Nacho/Lingard depends on the rest of your team for me (i.e if you can bench Jorginho or not)

                                  1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    28 days, 20 hours ago

                                    I posted my team, see up.

                              13. MMN
                                • 7 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                1 FT 1.1m. Only FH left. Anything thing better than Raph > Lingard?

                                Martinez
                                Stones*, TAA, Shaw
                                Jota, Bruno, Son, Gundo*, Raph*
                                Kane (TC), Iheanacho

                                Areola*, Bam*, Dunk, Konsa

                                * = potential sells this week.

                              14. gers23
                                • 9 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Should I BB this week?

                                Martinez Patricio

                                Rudiger Alonso Dias Lowten Cresswell

                                Sterling Son Mount Gundo Soucek

                                Kane Bamford Watkins

                                1. MMN
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  I probs wouldn't

                              15. Nightcrawler
                                • 1 Year
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Start of GW: 12k

                                Friday night: 13k

                                Sat night: 17k

                                Sun night: 21k

                                All while Dallas laughing at me 3rd in the bench

                                Unbelievable. Cascuals absolutely destroyed me this GW

                                Hopefully Digne DCL Forster get me some consolation points

                              16. Az
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 11 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Morning all 🙂

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Morning Azvert

                                2. Jeremy Corbyn
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Az, help me my friend.

                                  1. Az
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 11 Years
                                    28 days, 20 hours ago

                                    whats up?

                                    1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      28 days, 20 hours ago

                                      I'm facing the biggest FPL decision of my season. I've dropped to 5k from 2.5k last night 🙁

                                      Nacho and Lingard in for DCL and Jorginho (-8). Would you?

                                      Martinez, Areola
                                      Cancelo, Wan-Bissaka, Masuaku, Dallas, Target
                                      Jota, Salah, Son, Bruno, Jorginho
                                      Kane, DCL, Watkins

                                      0.1itb

                                3. The Knights Template
                                  • 7 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Arise in the morning!

                              17. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                28 days, 21 hours ago

                                Gundogan to:

                                A) Jota
                                B) Mount
                                C) Maddison
                                D) Greenwood

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  28 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Mount