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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  1. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who to start here?

    A Rudiger (BHA)
    B Holding (FUL)
    C Coady (SHU)

    Mendy
    Shaw TAA x
    Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota
    Kane Nacho

    Forster Bamford x x

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      C

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Rudiger. All great fixtures but he plays for the best team. Coady 2nd sub.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers, having Mendy is kinda putting me off Rudiger (even though it shouldn't)

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I know what you mean. I have Rudiger and James and I'm benching Rudiger this week. If I had your options I'd still play him though.

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      C

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How many more DGWs are we expecting after this week?

    As in how many teams

    Dont want to use TC on a mourinho player. So underwhelming

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I am using it. Best confirmed option as of now.

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

      I really don't see alternative for the TC: perhaps Salah v Palace GW38?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I was thinking maybe an everton player when they have a DGW

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I think you're over thinking it. It's not like Everton are setting the world on fire.

          Kane is 2nd highest scoring player in the game, with favourable 2 fixtures as Everton are awful at home.

          No brainer pick.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That's a serious alternative

        I haven't quite ruled it out yet. The only other one that tempts me is Zaha in 35 if he gets SHU and Southampton. It may look bonkers but they are the two worst defences as it stands and Zaha has great GI and very ppg on the season still. No saying though that that double will definitely fall

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Kane TC time. Or Son? And Raph over Bamford?

    Martinez
    TAA Rudiger Coady
    Salah Son Bruno Maddison Raph
    Kane(TC) Iheanacho

    Forster Bamford Konsa Struijk

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks very good. Kane TC surely.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sure. Thanks.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bamford over Raph I think but bit of a coin toss there

      TC Kane from me - which is bad news for the template choice!!!!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bam with pens?
        Why bad news?

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

          In the last 18 matches (not game weeks) since GW18 the only captain returns I've had are

          Vardy 6 points
          Bamford 6 points
          Kane 7 points
          Raph 6 points

          Not sure I could manage that level of failure if I tried - my team has scored very decently in that period with loads of captain able double digits.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Still rising. So that is not bad.

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

              Yep

              I did crush it first part of the season and all last season with captaincy so no real complaints. Just slightly irritated that I'd be around 100K with simply poor to average captain returns. That'd represent a really good season for me given where I started from.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Correct. Those double points matter so much. Bad captaincy choices and being super stubborn can really destroy a season. I would have been in a much better position if I had not been stubborn about Jutin in the first half of the season for example.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Oh and I disregard Bam pens - Raph still has as many direct fk goals as he does pens.

          It's just that Raph isn't getting returns much and Bambam is ticking over. Raph is in inverse Lingard territory - still behind Harrison on actual points.

          Flag tips the choice for me. Bielsa played Bambam against Fulham and SHU when not fully fit and may do the same with Raph

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Got it. Did not know Raph was behind Harrison. Just saw. That's a really interesting fact.

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

    Is this worth a -8?

    Saka, DCL to Salah, Davis

    Team would be

    Pope, Martinez
    TAA, Stones, Rudiger, Coufal, Dunk
    Salah, Jota, Lingard, Son, Bruno
    Kane, Ihenacho, Davis

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

    Morning. Just outside 100k. All rivals im chasing have Bruno but I do not. Who do I replace Sterling with?

    A....Bruno (just accept her is best option)

    B...greenwood

    C....another differential eg havertz / pulisic

    Mendy
    Taa alonso shaw Dawson holding
    Salah Sterling son jota lingard
    Kane iheanacho vydra

    Thanks

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

      Would try someone different if you are chasing.

      Not many gws left.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Havertz, she is good.

    3. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Havertz

    4. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What's the points gap you're chasing?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        40 odd points. But they have some chips left so it's a long shot

        Havertz an option - but is he likely to be rotated??

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

    I was just wondering whether we really need Bruno, if we're not going to captain him. Kane and Salah rotate perfectly for captaincy till the end of the season.

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Entirely depends on what you plan to do with the money. I have a team I am very happy with and I can afford Bruno in it, so I'll keep him.

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

        Fair enough.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      People keep him because of the high ownership but you are spot on.

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nobody is essential - but Bruno might have a DGW caused by the FA cup final if they shift the fixtures around, in which case he'd likely be the best cap for that week.

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

        Ah, I didn't realize, thanks. This double GW would be rather around GW37?

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

      I only hold him out of fear. I recognise these, but still don't want to shift him. United are due a pen soon, surely?

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

      Next week I'd have Bruno over Mo for sure

      You could equally make the case for no Kane from 35 on if you see Mo as captain.

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

        That's a good point to be honest.

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

          This is the way I'm currently tipping if I lose one of Bruno or Kane late on

          But really it comes down to who fires. Currently it's easy enough too have all three. But should City say lose in the cup and go out of CL then KdB might be a really interesting option and then choices might need to be made.

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

    Martinez (Forster)
    Rudiger, Digne, Dias (Cresswell, Konsa)
    Salah, Gundo, Lingard, Fernandes, Raphinha
    Kane (tc), DCL

    2FT, 2.9m itb. FH and TC left.

    Raphina / Gundo > Son?
    Cresswell / Digne > Holding? (will he hold his place until the end of the season?)
    Also do DCL > Nacho for -4? (will most likely be using FH for GW33)

    1. NoThomasNoPartey18
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why not dcl to nacho and gundo to son. No -4

    2. MMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

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

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

      Martinez*, Bam*, Dunk, Konsa

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Gundo to Lingard

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      So Jota really doesn't cover Salah at all!

      Salah essential for the rest of the season?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Salah doesn't cover TAA.

      2. The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Salah will get a goal or two over the coming few weeks but that 12.5m is such an extravagance. I get rid of him long back and I won't be going there again.

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

        He was fine. Just a bit unlucky.

    4. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      By his own high standards Bruno has been quiet lately, but I am keeping him.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same here.

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

      I got Havertz back in, been looking at doing so for weeks, but Tuchel hadn't found his set up.

      Looks like he is on to something now, or what do you think?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Tuchel cannot be trusted but I think he will build his team around Havertz.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          There are signs, and I think he is right to do so, but could still be some bumps in the road.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Has massive potential and looked great vs Palace but that was a glorified Attack vs Defence training game. I would punt on him over Mount if he were the same price as Mason.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes, I had Mount, but I need a higher ceiling, so I went with Havertz.
          Shipped Gundo for Saka too, but that might have backfired...early moves...I do know better....

    6. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Son & Kane (C) enough for this week, dont really see any reason to get another spurs. Maybe a DEF? But Reg, Sanchez, Dier and Rondon who knows who will play,

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Double up is enough. Don't look at the defense. Not reliable.

      2. The Hunt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Spurs quite possibly won't keep another clean sheet until 21/22 so a defender is just a waste of a space.

        1. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          ye agreed.

          Thanks Lads, just the 2 boys it is!

      3. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Reguilon is nailed as long as Davies is out - but I'd only consider him if you're buying for this week only.

        I think I'm getting him as a 1 week punt before WC.

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          It's a fine punt if you have a wildcard to get out of it, otherwise I think getting him is just a waste of 2 transfers.

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Agreed.

    7. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Any changes needed for next GW?

      Martinez

      TAA Rudiger Holding

      Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota

      Kane Iheanacho

      Subs: Forster, Dawson Alioski Davis

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        G2G

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nah.

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Can DCL + Forster give me 7 points today?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I see 6pts unfortunately.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Damn!

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        It's surely possible, you just need 1 return.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I hope!

      3. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        They can. But will have to be from DCL cos Pereira's getting 4 goals tonight 😉

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I am sure you don't have him in your team. Hahaha!

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Captain.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              No way! I hope he does score those many for your sake if it is true!

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Team is linked. My rank is shi+ so nothing to lose at this stage.

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I agree. I see you are a fellow Maddison owner. Was so irritating watching that lineup yesterday. And Dallas last on bench is unfortunate too. Keep punting.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Cheers. Better craic punting. He's out for Son for next week now. Got him cos he's good and had a slim chance of Euros. Almost certainly he's burned his bridges with Southgate now. Not the first breach of discipline from him.

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      I am keeping. Moving Gundo out for Son this week.

    9. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      So with Son and Kane in my side I'm best off holding the wild card until gw33 now.

      Is that the best option?

      All other chips deployed okay.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No. GW33 is a blank gameweek.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yep, so wild card out of Spurs and I am managing with Torres and Mendy and maybe Mahrez in Man City for now.

          So will bench a couple of them in gw33 and exit Spurs.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I think that's a waste of a wildcard because you've a smaller pool to pick from in 33 and no Kane. If you do it sell all City players unless you want Ederson because the league is won, rotatable now for two cups and CL. There's a few nuggets outside teams chasing top 4.

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Could well be if your looking to ditch blankers long term.

        I am probably going this way as I'm looking to ditch city and will likely sacrifice Kane to fit in Salah and TAA.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yep, makes sense until Man City play out the cups a bit further too. But they look good fixtures for squad assets around gw36.

          Spurs look good fixtures from gw34 too...

          Guess you pick your colours.

          Still like West Ham, Wolves and Liverpool tempting again too. Then Leicester too.

    10. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Also worth adding Ndombele to punt on the fixtures?

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Uninspiring.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Could return 9 points over two games.

          Who else?

          Guess Lucas Moura is the better option?

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

        No

    11. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Cresswell, KDB, DCL -> TAA, Salah, Iheanacho for - 8?

      Or leave Cresswell -> TAA to the following week and play Digne (Tot) instead?

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

        I would be tempted, but it could very well end in tears

      2. NoThomasNoPartey18
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Too late for -8s man. Cresswell, kdb, and dcl can do great things.

      3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        G2G for GW32?

        Leno
        Coady Shaw Christensen
        Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
        Iheanacho Kane(TC)

        Forster, Phillips, Wood, Mitchell

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

          Yep

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

        Keep Vardy?

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          If I had him I'd hold & probably bring in iheanacho to pair.

      5. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        When is the next BIG DGW?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Don't think there's a big one.

          Smatterings to work through.

          Everton, Villa and Southampton with most games to play along with Brighton etc. Some play out tonight.

      6. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What planet does Mourinho live on?

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

          Uranus

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Ha

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Nothing worse than Klingons on Uranus after a night on the beer.

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            You stay classy.

      7. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bench correct for this week?

        Mendy (Forster)
        Rudiger Coady Saiss (Holding Phillips)
        Son Lingaard Jota Salah Bruno

        1. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          (pulled the trigger early sorry!!)

          Hacho Kane (Vyrda)

          Bench order Holding Phillips Vydra

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

          I would play Holding over Rudiger

          Welbz to score

          1. Street Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Interesting -

            Rudiger v Brigh
            Holding v Fulham

            Close call and i do have Mendy already

      8. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is there any chance of a Veltman no show tonight? I think you all know why I’m asking.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Possible but not probable

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He was going to take a trip to Dallas but Covid put a stop to that. So yep he's playing.

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Any Debbie ?

      9. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        For one week only, Reguilon or Moura? What do,we reckon?

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

          Moura

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

          Moura. But I wouldn't punt on either. 2 Spurs is fine.

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

            People take a hit for an extra fixture, but you wouldn't do it for free?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Depends... If you're wild carding out of it it's more viable.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Lucas.

      10. artvandelay316
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        My current squad:
        Pope
        Rudiger, Cresswell, Dallas
        Mount, Lingard, Salah, Bruno
        DCL, Bamford, Kane
        (Forster, Stones, Gundo, Mitchell)

        I am thinking of doing the following transfers:
        A) Pope to Patricio
        Stones to Coady
        DCL to Nacho

        B) Pope to Patricio
        Cresswell to TAA
        DCL to Nacho

        I need to make all three for cashflow reasons. Either would cost me -4.

        Which do I go for? Cheers.

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

          B - isn't Cresswell injured?

          1. artvandelay316
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yes he is, but with 75% chance of playing. I could cover him with the other three and leave him on the bench, but B also provides a different solution, just taking him out altogether.

            Cheers.

      11. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is Martial out for the season? Considering bringing in Greenwood

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          OGS said a few weeks but some rumours suggest he could be out for the season. Can't see him playing on the right anyways and United are in the market for a striker. I think his time is up.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Cool - Greenwood seems a handy punt for at least the next two fixtures (BUR, lee) and then re-assess

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes definitely he's a great differential imo. I expect him to start both those games.

      12. bigdip
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        BB team below:

        Mendy, Forster
        Rudiger, Phillips, Coady, Fofana, Shaw
        Fernandes, Son, Salah, Jota, Lingard
        Kane (c), Iheanacho, Vydra

      13. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Raph to lingard the simple move here? 1FT 1.1itb and FH remaining

        Areola/Martinez
        Taa stones shaw
        Salah Bruno son gundo raph
        Kane bamford

        Targett veltman davis

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

          Yep

          Or Bam to Nacho?

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Gundo to Lingz

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This imo

      14. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Take your pick for one week only!

        Reguilon +

        A) Iheanacho (WBA)
        B) Cavani (BUR)
        C) Pogba (BUR)
        D) Adama (SHU)
        E) Odegaard*/Saka* (FUL)
        F) Lingard (new)
        G) Jota (lee)

        Moura +

        H) Shaw (BUR)
        I) Castagne (WBA)

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Regu plus Iheanacho
          Moura plus Shaw

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

            Cheers Holmy. Which would you want of the 2 options?

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              A

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Moura plus Shaw. Dont think Spurs will keep a CS in DGW,

              Moura and Iheanacho would be ideal

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

                Didn't even think about that. Yep, I can do it 🙂

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          F + H

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          FH

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

          Thanks all. I can only do one of these (from A to I)!

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Moura + Shaw

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

          Moura - Shaw

          Reg and Nacho.

          Pogba looks hot too though.

      15. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Do you switch Bamford or DCL for Iheanacho?

        If Ellend Road was full Leeds would be giving both Liverpool and Man Utd a good game.

        When is this Villa game going to come for Everton?

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

          DCL

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yep.

            Will see tonight but right now you'd switch out either for Iheanacho.

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

              Irrespective of what happens tonight - one good game doesn't change the fact that Spurs and Arsenal up next, and even a goal usually means 6 points, whereas Nacho is much more exposive.

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          D C L

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Bamford

          35 most likely for AVL/EVE but 37 is also a possibility.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers.

        4. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Check DCL tonight but I'll say him because Bamford's form is better.

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

          I'd wait on tonight and see if James is up to speed.

          Think I might lose Bambam if Everton look half promising. If you look closely at fixtures then Everton have some very decent ones to come. The London clubs are all leaky right now and the DGW in 35 followed by SHU in 36 could be great.

          Easy enough to get Bambam back in from Nacho when Leicester fixtures turn.