Scout Notes

Wood on target again as Burnley’s bargain brigade continue their charge

Fulham 0-2 Burnley

  • Goals: Ashley Westwood (£5.3m), Chris Wood (£6.4m)
  • Assists: Matej Vydra (£4.8m), Josh Brownhill (£4.9m)
  • Bonus: James Tarkowski (£5.3m) x3, Westwood, Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) x2

The curtain finally fell on Fulham’s return to the Premier League as perennial survivors Burnley ran out 2-0 victors at Craven Cottage with Fantasy Premier League (FPL) differential striker Chris Wood (£6.4m) delivering the coup de grâce just before half-time.

LEADS LIKE LEEDS

The Clarets were already a goal to the good thanks to an opener from Ashley Westwood (£5.3m) delivered in a style favoured by their weekend visitors, Leeds United.

Matt Lowton (£4.4m) launched a long diagonal out of defence for Matej Vydra (£4.8m) to chase down on the left and the Czech striker made space deftly before cutting the ball back to Westwood driving into the box to sweep it home.

Diego Llorente (£4.4m), Jack Harrison (£5.4m) and Stuart Dallas (£5.2m) would have recognised the blueprint.

The clinching goal, from former Leeds striker Wood, was lanced into the top corner on the volley after his initial touch had been deflected out of his path only for Josh Brownhill (£4.9m) to return it neatly into his stride.

Co-commentator Don Goodman echoed what many FPL managers will have been thinking and noticed over recent weeks:

You just know that Chris Wood, at the least, is going to hit the target here. At the very least.

Don Goodman on Sky Sports

NOT CAUGHT RED-HANDED

The 4.6% of managers with Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) in their squads could scarcely have believed their luck as the Fulham goalkeeper survived a dreaded VAR review for what looked like a clear case of handling outside his area in the second half as he came out to challenge Vydra heading the ball beyond him.

Officials deemed that a covering defender prevented the chance from being a clear goal scoring opportunity and the red card stayed in the referee’s pocket.

DON’T LOOK BACK ANGUISSA

On the night, Fulham’s need to cling to a slim chance of avoiding relegation drove them to 21 attempts on goal, seven more than Burnley, but the closest they came to a consolation was an 18-yarder from André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.4m) that thumped down off the crossbar late on and bounced away to preserve the clean sheet of the game’s most popular FPL asset, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.5m).

Anguissa’s five attempts on the night matched Wood while fellow midfielder Ademola Lookman (£4.8m) managed four as did early season FPL favourite Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m) whose quartet of efforts inside the box came to nothing.

No Burnley player besides Wood managed more than two shots on goal. Mitrović summed up the season for his club:

Overall we have finished where we deserve to be. We did not show the big character, big mentality and we cracked under the pressure. We tried, we fought, we worked hard but we needed more quality on the ball. We got punished today and this season.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović

Chance creation was more even with Fulham mustering 15 to Burnley’s 11. Most of Fulham’s openings were created by Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) who managed six or Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) with three while the visitors shared the work across almost the entire side and fashioned the only three big chances of the encounter.

BIG CHANCE BONUSES

One of those was credited to James Tarkowski (£5.3m) and that helped him clear of his defensive colleagues to claim all three bonus points with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) claiming two with a big chance created of his own.

First goal scorer Westwood joined him on two with Pope edged out by one BPS and Chris Wood some way back despite his impressive strike.

With their fate now finally decided, Fulham’s attacking assets may yet relax and take some of their crop of chances against the unimpressive defences of Southampton and Newcastle United in their remaining games.

Wood continues to look as if he could score against anyone and everyone. Leeds and Liverpool are the final visitors to Turf Moor this campaign and both are tidy at the back but capable of lapses.

Burnley’s own defence is also looking somewhat returned to its usual reliable form, but we believe it will be the exploits of Wood that lead to ever-heavier investment from FPL managers as Burnley’s final-day visit to Sheffield United approaches.

Elsewhere in Triple Gameweek 35

666 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    In the Sky game, stick with JWP (C) or switch to Greenwood?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ward Prowse, doubt Man Utd will get anything with that lineup

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Do you own greenwood or you're making a transfer for him? I wouldnt waste a transfer to bring him in but if you own him already definitely captain greenwood. You don't own a Leicester player though? Nacho is the best captain or Vardy

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Already got Greenwood in for Watkins. Own Nacho too. Think this is a close one to call, might just stick with JWP as he on penalties and free-kicks.

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Surely nacho or greenwood ahead of jwp. They're in great form. Jwp might get lucky with a pen but otherwise is just picking up some bonus and won't likely hit a high score. I'm going nacho against this backup utd team

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If I had Greenwood, I'd switch considering playing up front

  2. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Really excited about this game

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I wish my wife was this easily pleased

      1. Brehmeren
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Lol

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Try using your thumb.

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Such a typical FFS community comment. Are you not excited to see your youth players coming through and to see how they play for the club you support? I’m not expecting much from them

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I actually read this as *life instead of wife. My bad.

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I wouldn't believe I was married either.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Try having a bit of fun.

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Can’t always horse around

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              But boy can we milk man

      4. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Innit, bro!

    2. seanie3
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why?

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Really looking forward to watching this game as a United supporter.

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        And me

      2. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I’m really looking forward to watching this game as a Greenwood Captainer

    4. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same, prepare to be disappointed

  3. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Here was me laughing at my rival Bruno Tc until I realised I actually have him capt, and I have Shaw... Oh and I have Maddison...
    Wat a numpty I am 🙂

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The clarity of hindsight makes me feel like a numpty so often in this game!

      I was really agonising over my various -4 moves last week, bring Greenwood in with Watkins and Digne, or DCL and a cheaper defender? I ended up going for Greenwood, Watkins and Digne... all the while, ignoring the fact I could have just done Son > Greenwood + Welbeck > DCL for free. Oh well.

      Can't see the wood for the trees sometimes...

  4. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'll wait until Friday but how about these as potential moves for 36?

    Greenwood + Iheanacho > Raphinha + DCL (-4)

    Leaves enough money to bring Greenwood back for Jota for 37 if required, or to upgrade Watkins to Antonio.

    1FT 0.5ITB
    Forster*
    TAA Digne Coady Masuaku*
    Salah Jota Lingard
    Kane Watkins

    Non-playing: Mendy, Holding, Bruno, Greenwood, Iheanacho

    Thanks!

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Think you need to make GK switch no? Forster will play tonight probably and then thats his 2 in a row, then Mccarthy comes in, so forster won't play next week.

      I would do a Gk transfer and 1 of greenwood or nacho. I like greenwood for the Fulham game in 37 so I'd ditch nacho

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That was part of my original plan but the ceiling for making back my hit with an outfield player (and just riding the game out without a GK) rather than bringing in a GK, makes me think I can go without a GK.

        Thanks, though. Many ways to skin a cat!

  5. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'd just like to get the fact I transferred Mendy -> Henderson off my chest. For a hit.

    Never go full ret*rd.

    1. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Blimey

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      at least you didn't buy doge at 0.68$

    3. Bobby
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I did the same. Will he be back next game or is he being rested for final? I don't understand why he's not playing, he didn't play mid week

  6. seanie3
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wonder if this lineup means cavani starts against Liverpool and Greenwood is benched

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pretty much locked, with current benching, starting XI Vs Liverpool looks obvious.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Greenwood would be benched for sure. 4 games in 7 days is not possible.

      1. beric
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Fingers crossed he comes on for a cheeky late goal

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Depends how long he plays tonight. I'd expect him to get subbed for Cavani around 65 mins and in that case he could easily start Thursday.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          It would be more beneficial for United if he comes as an impact sub vs Pool rather than starting.

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Doubt he’ll play but then he’s only 19.

    3. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nope

    4. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah probably. Hoping pool can shut them out

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Tried to ask you before, but how is Doosra?

        1. beric
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I spoke to him at xmas and he was good, must message him again actually!

          1. beric
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            *June not xmas! Strange year its been

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              😆

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Haha yes it has. I was just a bit worried is all.

              1. beric
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                I will let you know when I see you on here when I've spoken to him again mate

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Thank you.

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Na(c)ho time!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Oh yes it is.

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Some of the names in the United lineup sound like the names of players that appear when you simulate like 10 years into the future in a career mode and the computer generates new players

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haha. This is so spot on.

    2. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Let's hope their not regens of Jordi Cruyff and Luke Chadwick

      1. Hooky
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *they're

    3. shaunyjames
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Regens, the Champ Manager classic

  9. Tosa86
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    mahrez or foden to replace greenwood?

    GW36:
    martinez
    dallas struijk taa cresswell
    salah lingard greenwood* jwp
    kane bamford

    bench: forster ineacho bruno shaw
    banK 0.2
    FT:1

    any idea?

    1. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pep roulette is preventing us from picking the right one

  10. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I wish to apologise to all FFS .....I promoted and strongly recommend Maddison 3 GWs ago........I was so very wrong and he has been so dreadful it hurts my eyes to watch him......at least I wont have to tonight as he has been benched in a DGW.......Sorry

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Apology accepted

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Did you have anything to do with Pereira too? God knows what I was thinking hanging onto him and playing him!!

    3. Gerd Mueller’s thighs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He showed great promise earlier, but nothing really since returning from latest injury.

  11. JustPark
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who's Alexis???

    1. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lady with big shoulder pads in Dynasty.

    2. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A crap Japanese car

    3. zdrojo187
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sanchez?

  12. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Could do with a Leicester win and clean sheet now

  13. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    At the start of the GW, I was looking forward to this Tuesday match as a Bruno(c), Maguire, Maddison and Nacho owner. Hopefully Bruno and Maddison get half an hour to get involved. Either way, Maddison has been an absolutely horrible pick.

  14. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I think bam is calling me.

  15. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    If there’s no Vardy Party with that Utd lineup, help us all

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Need at least a brace but his form has been underwhelming in front of goal.

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      *Nacho

  16. shaunyjames
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Watch this Utd side thrash Leicester now, im going 3-0 to the regens

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Newcastle were 4-0 up last week against this Leicester side so I wouldn't bet against that.

  17. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Scenes later when...

    Goal - FERNANDES
    Assist - GREENWOOD

    Leicester 1-1 Man Utd (81 mins)

    #FPL #MUNLEI

    1. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I actually love this

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Meaning Greenwood gets fouled in the penalty area

  18. JustPark
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hope that Bruno stays on the bench, Greenwood brace and subs off early. AWB with an assist.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ole needs to make 11 subs to make everyone on this site happy. I need a Pogba brace. Chances?

      1. OLD Rafiki
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Would actually happen

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Maguire on crutches

  20. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which scores more for the final 3 GWs:

    A) Bruno + Antonio
    B) Greenwood + Aguero
    C) Greenwood + Antonio

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Really can’t see Bruno starting Wolves 3 days before EL final

      And Aguero has Pep spinning a roulette wheel

      So for that reason - C

      But I’d fancy DCL to outscore all of those players above over the final 3x fixtures

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Cheers. I own Greenwood and Bruno. One of them has to stay, basically. I could affod G-wood DCL, but I don't trust DCL at all tbh

  21. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Has Vardy scored yet?

  22. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Leicester would rather have Champions League next season than 1x FA Cup win right?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      There’s a whole discussion about it. Fans are pretty split.

  23. Karlhungus
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ings or DCL? Feel like DCL is the safer choice, but Ings has low ownership and he needs to prove that he's ready for the Euros