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

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  1. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days 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
        5 months, 18 days 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
          5 months, 18 days 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
      5 months, 18 days ago

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

  2. Milkman Bruno
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Really excited about this game

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I wish my wife was this easily pleased

        1. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Lol

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Try using your thumb.

        3. Milkman Bruno
            5 months, 18 days 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
                5 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  I wouldn't believe I was married either.

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Try having a bit of fun.

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Can’t always horse around

                    1. Deulofail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      But boy can we milk man

              • Nomar
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Innit, bro!

            2. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Why?

            3. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                And me

              2. PompeyUpNorth!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

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

            4. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Same, prepare to be disappointed

          • camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 18 days 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
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 18 days 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...

          • PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days 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
              5 months, 18 days 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
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days 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!

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Blimey

            2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                5 months, 18 days ago

                at least you didn't buy doge at 0.68$

              • Bobby
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 18 days 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

            3. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

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

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

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

              2. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. beric
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Fingers crossed he comes on for a cheeky late goal

                2. Ruth_NZ
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 18 days 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
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

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

              3. son of city
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Nope

                • beric
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Yeah probably. Hoping pool can shut them out

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Tried to ask you before, but how is Doosra?

                    1. beric
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

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

                      1. beric
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        *June not xmas! Strange year its been

                        1. Deulofail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          😆

                        2. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

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

                          1. beric
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            5 months, 18 days 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
                              • 8 Years
                              5 months, 18 days ago

                              Thank you.

              4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Na(c)ho time!

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Oh yes it is.

              5. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 18 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Haha. This is so spot on.

                2. Hooky
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

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

                  1. Hooky
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    *they're

                3. shaunyjames
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Regens, the Champ Manager classic

              6. Tosa86
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 18 days 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. son of city
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Pep roulette is preventing us from picking the right one

                2. Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 18 days 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
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Apology accepted

                  2. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 18 days 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
                    5 months, 18 days ago

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

                3. JustPark
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Who's Alexis???

                  1. Hooky
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Lady with big shoulder pads in Dynasty.

                  2. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    A crap Japanese car

                  3. zdrojo187
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Sanchez?

                4. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Could do with a Leicester win and clean sheet now

                5. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 18 days 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.

                6. son of city
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    I think bam is calling me.

                  • Kellz86
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

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

                    1. Rolls-Royce
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

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

                    2. son of city
                        5 months, 18 days ago

                        *Nacho

                    3. shaunyjames
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

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

                      1. Rolls-Royce
                        • 7 Years
                        5 months, 18 days ago

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

                    4. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Scenes later when...

                      Goal - FERNANDES
                      Assist - GREENWOOD

                      Leicester 1-1 Man Utd (81 mins)

                      #FPL #MUNLEI

                      1. son of city
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          I actually love this

                        • The Ilfordian
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          Meaning Greenwood gets fouled in the penalty area

                      2. JustPark
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 18 days 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
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

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

                          1. son of city
                              5 months, 18 days ago

                              Would actually happen

                        2. Bobby Digital
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          Maguire on crutches

                        3. Deulofail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          Which scores more for the final 3 GWs:

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

                          1. Bobby Digital
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 18 days ago

                            A

                          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • 11 Years
                            5 months, 18 days 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
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 18 days 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

                        4. The Ilfordian
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

                          Has Vardy scored yet?

                        5. nerd_is_the_werd
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 18 days ago

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

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            5 months, 18 days ago

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

                        6. Karlhungus
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 16 days 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