Scout Notes

Everton defence on good run ahead of appealing short-term fixtures

Aston Villa 0-0 Everton

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus points: Emiliano Martínez x3 (£5.4m), Lucas Digne x2 (£6.2m), Ezri Konsa x1 (£4.7m)

LUCAS THIS

Everton defensive assets put on another solid audition for investment as they kept a fourth clean sheet in six against Aston Villa.

During that period, no Premier League team has registered as many shutouts as the Toffees, who face two appealing fixtures in the next two Gameweeks.

Sheffield United and Wolves are the last two sides to visit Goodison Park this season, who have five goals across their respective last five matches combined.

Lucas Digne (£6.2m) and Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) have been the chief beneficiaries of Everton’s defensive returns of late.

The latter finished Triple Gameweek 35 as the Toffees’ top-scoring asset with 18 points, offering decent value in recent weeks.

He has claimed maximum bonus points in two of Everton’s last three clean sheets and his score of 26 on the Bonus Points System at Villa Park was just short of breaking into the top-three on Thursday night.

Godfrey’s versatility forms part of his appeal, considering he can play as a traditional centre-back, the left-hand option in a back-three, or even at left-back or left wing-back, he has played 90 minutes in all but one match since Gameweek 22.

But it was Digne who earned a share of the bonus against Villa, claiming two of them thanks to his creativity as a left wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation.

He laid on three key passes at Villa Park, more than any other player. And, crucially, over his last six, he is joint-top among Everton players for key passes (eight) and big chances created (two).

That said, Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m) continues to take responsibility for Everton’s direct free-kicks as well as some corners.

EMILIAN DOLLARS

Against Everton, Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) put on a show reminiscent of the winter months as he kept a clean sheet, made five saves and claimed all three bonus.

It was the first time Villa had stopped their opponents scoring since a Gameweek 27 draw with Wolves and the first time Martínez had managed more than four points since the same match.

And whether or not Dean Smith’s men can follow that up with defensive returns in their final three matches remains to be seen.

Not only do they face Crystal Palace (away), Spurs (away) and Chelsea (home) between now and Gameweek 38, they could be without Matt Cash (£5.0m) too.

He came off with a muscle injury against Everton which, if it is a reoccurrence of a hamstring issue sustained against Brighton, would likely end his campaign, according to Smith.

“With Cash, I’m not sure if it’s a re-occurrence of the hamstring (picked up vs Brighton) but he certainly felt his hamstring and, if it is, that’s him out for the last three games. Somebody’s just spoken to him and he didn’t feel bad at all so we’ll see with him.” – Dean Smith

That said, Villa’s attack could be worth more of a look in the last three Gameweeks considering Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) returns from suspension in Blank Gameweek 36 and Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is now back from injury.

He was named on the bench for Thursday’s match and played the final 20 minutes on the left-hand side of a front-three, although Matt Targett (£5.0m) continued taking set pieces upon his arrival.

“It’s really good to have him back. It’s small steps at the moment but it’s great to have him back out there. We’ve got three games now in the next 10 days and we’re hopeful Jack will play a part in all three of them games. Whether it’s Tottenham or Chelsea, we’re hoping to get 90 minutes out of him. He’ll be as fit as can be. He’s a naturally fit player anyway. He’s continued to work on his CV (cardiovascular) with a little bit more off feet and, in training, you don’t see a lack of fitness in him, that’s for sure.” – Dean Smith

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash (El Mohamady 45+2′); D Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Barkley (J Ramsey 65′), B Traoré (Grealish 72′); Davis.

Everton XI (3-5-2): Pickford; Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Digne, Allan, Sigurdsson (Gomes 67′), Doucouré, Coleman (Iwobi 75′); Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Man United 2-4 Liverpool

  • Goals: Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m), Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) | Diogo Jota (£7.0m), Roberto Firmino x2 (£9.0m), Mohamed Salah (£12.7m)
  • Assists: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.7m), Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) | Nathaniel Phillips (£4.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold x2 (£7.6m), Curtis Jones (£4.4m)
  • Bonus points: Firmino x3, Alexander-Arnold x2, Fernandes x1

The absence of Harry Maguire (£5.6m) was arguably the most telling takeaway from Manchester United’s 4-2 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday night.

The centre-back has now missed two Premier League matches in a row for the first time since moving north from Leicester and in that time, the Red Devils have conceded six goals, as many as they had shipped in their previous 11 outings.

Eric Bailly (£4.8m) has stood in for Maguire in each of the last two but endured another poor evening on Thursday, perhaps opening the door for Axel Tuanzebe (£4.1m) to feature in the Gameweek 37 meeting with Fulham.

“Harry’s been really important for us and really good. We’re going to miss him but he’s out so we’ve got to deal with that. We’ve got good enough players to be able to deal with it. Now it’s about regrouping and start building our confidence and momentum again.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

As for Manchester United’s attack, the defeat to Liverpool highlighted the two options facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s very well.

They began the game with Paul Pogba (£7.6m) stationed on the left-hand side of attacking midfield and Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) on the right.

However, after Liverpool had gone 3-1 up, Solskjaer brought Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) on to replace Fred (£5.3m), shifting Rashford to his stronger side of attacking midfield (the left) and dropping Pogba into a deeper midfield role.

What proceeded was the Red Devils’ most productive period of the match, Rashford cutting in, running through the middle and scoring their second goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) was Liverpool’s standout player, producing two assists and claiming two bonus in the process.

He finished this game joint-top among his colleagues for efforts on goal while no player on the pitch could match his five key passes and two big chances created.

He could have added a third assist late-on as he played a pass from deep, of which Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) would have been proud, to put Sadio Mané (£11.7m) through on goal, only for the Senegalese international to take it in with a heavy touch.

With West Bromwich Albion (away) up next for Alexander-Arnold, he was one of the first names on the Blank Gameweek 36 Scout Picks team sheet.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Shaw, Bailly (Matić 86′), Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred (Greenwood 63′); Pogba, B Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, N Phillips, R Williams, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Wijnaldum (Jones 74′), Fabinho; Jota (Mané 74′), Firmino, Salah (N Williams 90+2′).

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1,029 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Iheanacho and fofana to ? (-4)

    A) bamford (have raph)
    B) Antonio (have lingard)

    1) coleman
    2) coufal

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A2

    2. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A2

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A2

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A1

  2. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Morning...Anyone bringing in ings?

    Is he likely to start Saturday/ Tuesday?

    Not sure if u should play it safe with bamford instead

    Thanks

    1. JayLegend
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Could be a masterstroke but seems like more downside risk than upside.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not me but if chasing, I’d do it

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        And on a FH for 1 week?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah

    3. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Really tempted but his injury issues put me off. But great bargain!

    4. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not worth the premium over Bamford IMO

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers....I'm at 60k. Tempted with a roll of the dice...

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FH team:

    Fabianski
    Digne Cancelo Dallas TAA
    Foden Son Salah(c)
    DCL Kane(v) Antonio

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not sure Antonio plays and I’d want Mahrez

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why wouldn't Antonio play?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hamstring injury and reaggravation and 3 games in a week

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            All possible scenarios. Nothing wrong as of now.

      2. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why so confident about Mahrez playing? I’m also considering him but very doubtful about his minutes

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Most expect them to play the lineup that plays CL final

          And this:
          https://mobile.twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1391730181237219332

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Don't know how you arrived at "most". Does it even matter to Pep what most think?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              There are many opinions floating around; most have been that it will be their strongest side. Didn’t claim any insider knowledge; go hit Twitter and find out

          2. No Salah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Ok!
            Bruno + Nacho to Mahrez + Ings it is!

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Top 10k template will be 10 players without hits

      Martinez
      TAA Digne Dallas
      Salah(c) Jota Son Lingard
      DCL Kane(v)

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Here is your 10k template
        IHEANACHO 95.08%
        FERNANDES 88.77%
        SALAH 83.92%
        KANE 73.00%
        LINGARD 72.57%
        ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 64.84%
        JOTA 58.52%
        SHAW 53.67%
        SON 48.25%
        MARTÍNEZ 41.54%
        WATKINS 38.76%

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Digne and DCL about 30 but Dallas a good differential

  4. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on
    1) Greenwood + nacho to Raphina + dcl (-4) 2) Bruno + nacho to son + Bamford/antonio (-4)

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not sure Raph will start but it gives you Bruno vs Ful next GW so 1.

  5. Fantasydreamer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which 3 to start?

    A. Dias
    B. Gundogan
    C. Dallas
    D. Antonio
    E. Lingard

    ??

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      CDE

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      ACD but e may come off bench

  6. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/14/sudden-marcelo-bielsa-suggests-one-very-good-leeds-player-has-come-from-out-of-nowhere/

    Based on Bielsa's pre-match conference, looks like Cooper will get the start. He continuously mentions how Sturijk has been great in the side, but Cooper is the club captain and has done that more consistently over the long term, almost justifying his decision to revert back to him for the Burnley game.

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on this final FH draft -

    Ederson
    TAA / Robertson / Digne
    Mahrez (c) / Foden / Salah / Bale
    Kane / DCL / Bamford

    Dallas / Coufal / Bissouma

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which set will score more

      A. Ederson, Bale, Bamford

      B. Pickford, Son, Ings

      See my team below and these are the only differences

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Personally, I've been switching back and forth between Son and Bale. Son is in my original non-free hit team. I just look at Bale's home form and think the free hit is a perfect chance to take a risk on him. He's not owned in my ML either.

        Ederson and Pickford both probably have an equal chance of a clean sheet. I've gone Ederson to spread the risk, since I already have Digne.

        I like the Ings pick, especially on a free hit, but he's a player who always carries the downside risk. Fancy Bamford with Raphinha back, plus Burnley have been pretty poor defensively this year away from home.

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great team and Mahrez is a good pick but I would not captain him, there is always a chance for a cameo.

    3. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Robbo and Bale are the one I’d q.
      Hard to justify Robbo on recent returns
      I’d edge to Son over Bale

  8. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    To get 11 out:

    A) Maguire to Dias/other who?
    B) Bruno to Son (1 week)/ other who?
    C) Holding to Dier, KWP/other who?
    C) Nacho to Antonio/other who?

    TIA

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C (second one) - Antonio or Bamford

    2. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah the Nacho one. I'll go Bamford personally as I have doubt over Antonio's fitness

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nacho to Antonio or Bamford

    4. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like the nacho to bamford route, probably going that way myself

  9. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team gents

    Pickford
    Robbo TAA Digne
    Salah Son Mahrez Foden
    Kane DCL Ings

    Bench: Button, Mitchell, Elmo, Burke

    0.0 ITB

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Similar team as yours but with Bamford as opposed to Ings (due to limited funds only).

      Have you considered getting Bale over Ings and move to a 352.

      can fund the move by downgrading robbo > stones?

      Stones/Bale vs. Robbo/Ings is tight

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stones wasnt great before his suspension

        Robbo is more attacking, plays for a team that need to win to finish top 4. WBA is a weaker opposition than Newcastle

        Bale not guaranteed to play 90mins and could struggle against wolves

        Ings on penalties and will play against an already relegated side

        Thoughts mate?

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      On FH too, do you think Mahrez and Foden both will start?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’m currently ranked 140k, so if I don’t go for it this week, I will have no hope to finish in the upper echelons.

        Both will play in my opinion, KDB is out so they are struggling with creativity. I think Sterling will come on for one of these two in the 70th minute

  10. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    New article repost, would love to get some thoughts on this:

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/14/sudden-marcelo-bielsa-suggests-one-very-good-leeds-player-has-come-from-out-of-nowhere/

    Based on Bielsa's pre-match conference, looks like Cooper will get the start. He continuously mentions how Sturijk has been great in the side, but Cooper is the club captain and has done that more consistently over the long term, almost justifying his decision to revert back to him for the Burnley game.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cooper might. Struijk might. He for a change has not been explicit.

  11. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which one would you do for a -4 to field 11. The ft will be Bruno -> Mahrez (c):

    A) Greenwood -> Son (352)
    B) Nacho -> Bam/Antonio (343)
    C) Maguire -> Dallas (442)
    D) Two of the above for a -8 and bench Coady

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B & C - Utd have two good fixtures so I'd hold Greenwood if you can

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Raph, ings and Robertson in -8

    Sitting at 500k

    Time to finish 250k...... or 750k 🙂

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That’s a massive hit to take at this stage of the season

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not like there is anything to lose or really anything to gain either

      2. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Does the stage of the season matter if he thinks it'll pay off?

        If he's replacing three blanks then he's only -2 if all three play 60 mins.

        My concern would be Ings injury and Raph potentially not starting based on a Biesla comment made this week about not rushing/risking players.

  13. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Morning all. Which moves do you prefer please?

    Martinez
    Digne - Phillips - Alioski - Coufal
    Jota - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL

    (Meslier) - Nacho - Shaw - Bruno

    A) Greenwood + Nacho > Foden + Ant (-4).
    B) Greenwood + Shaw > Mahrez + 4.7m Def (-4).
    C) Nacho + Shaw > Ant + 5m def (-4).
    D) Greenwood > Foden/Lingard.

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A if you're happy with Foden potentially being benched and blanking for you.
      C good moves if not

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Unsure on def for C though?

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best combo on a FH

    A: Stones + Bale + Son
    B: Robbo + Bamford + Son
    C: Stones + Mane + Bamford

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I’d have b

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    4. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B
      Mane may not start

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  15. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    On FH

    Martinez
    TAA, Digne, Stones
    Salah, Son, Mahrez, Foden
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Forster, El Ghazi, Phillips, Mitchell

    Is my first sub El Ghazi likely to lose his place to Grealish ? If so, is there a decent mid option for 5.2m or less this GW ?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would do Martinez => Pickford and go Raphinha for El Ghazi

  16. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best option this GW:

    A) Dawson + DCL
    B) Cash + Bamford
    C) El Mohamady + DCL

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A - because of DCL but would prefer Coufal if you can make it work

  17. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What do you think on adding Mane as 3rd Liverpool option (after Salah and TAA, obviously) on FH?

    Surely will not be benched secind gsme in a row? But again, the form?

    1. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jota.

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can be benched surely?

        1. Mweene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Would think he's ahead of Mane in the pecking order now after last night.

          Klopp will be playing his first 11 now can't imagine he'll be too concerned about resting anyone.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Seems expensive

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah but can afford

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Fair enough, but are there better uses of the funds? Having both Mane and Salah feels like you'd have a lack of balance but maybe not?

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Front 3 looked good yesterday, score 4 vs ManU and there may be something between Mane and Klopp.
      I think same 3 attackers will start vs WBA

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks my concern as well. Thanks.

  18. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Help please. Pick one from each, no more than two Leeds.

    GK:
    A. Meslier
    B. Fabianski

    Def:
    A. Dallas
    B. Coufal
    C. Phillips

    Fwd:
    A. Antonio
    B. Bamford
    (probably getting Wood in GW38)

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Dallas is easy but other 2 choices are close. Fabian and Bam probably.

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks. Dallas is probably most sensible which means one of Meslier or Bamford and think I'd prefer latter.

  19. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chasing in mini league.
    Castagne and Vardy for Trent and Antonio for a 4 point hit ?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good moves

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would

    3. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes!

  20. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Foden or Lingard on FH?

    1. Jässi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Foden imo

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Foden

    3. Boz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Foden

  21. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Nacho to Antonio
    B) Nacho to Bamford
    C) Shaw to Keane

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B but only just

  22. Gav
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    All, on a free hit would you go:

    A) Dallas and Jota (352)
    B) Robertson and Bamford (343)

    Have TAA and Salah but no other Leeds players.

    Many thanks.

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  23. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Worth a -8 to field 10? No playing GK

    Bruno, Nacho, Maguire -> Son, Bamford, Digne

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you're a Mendy/Forster owner then maybe one of those hits is better spent addressing that problem

  24. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Top 10k most owned players in GW35 who have a game in GW36:

    SALAH 83.92%
    KANE 73.00%
    LINGARD 72.57%
    ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 64.84%
    JOTA 58.52%
    SON 48.25%
    MARTÍNEZ 41.54%
    WATKINS 38.76%
    CALVERT-LEWIN 31.43%
    DIGNE 28.21%

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      So your Top 10k 'template' Free Hit team is:

      Martinez
      TAA Digne ?????
      Salah(c) Son Jota Lingard
      Kane DCL Watkins

      So your 'differential' would be the extra defender. Probably a Man City player or Dallas.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Have 7 of those 10!

  25. GW36 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    GW36 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/12wse25
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW35 clean sheet results:
    LEI: 47% ❌ & 25% ❌
    ARS: 45% ❌ & 22% ✅
    LIV: 45% ✅ & 28% ❌
    MCI: 41% ❌
    BHA: 38% ❌
    MNU: 35% ❌ & 33% ❌ & 21% ❌
    CRY: 34% ✅ & 29% ❌
    FUL: 34% ❌
    SHU: 31% ❌
    WHU: 30% ❌
    TOT: 29% ❌
    WOL: 29% ❌
    BUR: 26% ✅
    EVE: 25% ✅& 28% ✅
    CHE: 24% ❌ & 43% ❌
    LEE: 19% ❌
    AVL: 18% ❌ & 33% ✅
    NEW: 15% ❌
    WBA: 15% ❌
    SOU: 10% ❌ & 32% ❌

    GW36 clean sheet odds:
    EVE: 51%
    LIV: 50%
    MCI: 49%
    TOT: 45%
    CHE: 43%
    SOU: 35%
    WHU: 32%
    AVL: 31%
    BHA: 28%
    LEE: 27%
    CRY: 26%
    FUL: 24%
    BUR: 21%
    LEI: 20%
    WOL: 17%
    SHU: 15%
    NEW: 11%
    WBA: 10%
    ARS: -
    MNU: -
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Chelsea: 18
    Manchester City: 18
    Aston Villa: 15 (+1)
    Manchester Utd: 13
    Brighton: 12
    Arsenal: 11 (+1)
    Burnley: 11 (+1)
    Everton: 11 (+2)
    Leicester City: 11
    Liverpool: 11 (+1)
    Tottenham: 11
    Leeds: 10
    West Ham: 10
    Wolves: 10
    Fulham: 9
    Southampton: 9
    Crystal Palace: 8 (+1)
    West Brom: 6
    Newcastle: 5
    Sheffield United: 3

    Hope you had a good week and surpassed the 100 points barrier too, see you soon...

    G

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks as always. Chelsea blank in 36.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        FA Cup sorry but the odds remain the same 🙂

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can't see Chelsea and Leicester's conceding in GW36.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry it must be for the Cup Final they gave me 🙂

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks G-Whizz. Got destroyed by picking Castagne when ML rival had Digne

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can't remember who I got rid of for Coleman but got lucky there...

    4. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      cheers

  26. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Why is Ings being overlooked?

    Seems like Antonio or Bamford are the preferred Nacho replacements.

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Extra cost

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ah I see. I have the funds and will go with Ings personally.

        I thought I was missing some news.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I’ve gone Ings. Don’t think there’s much in it between him and Antonio though, so I’d have gone for the latter if I needed the cash elsewhere

    3. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I keep coming back to him. I'm definitely taking a -4 for Bruno to Mahrez and Nacho & Vydra to 2 strikers

      I like the mid / lower price combo so its:

      DCL/ Ings & Bamford/Antonio

      Ings and Antonio sounds exciting to me, if not slightly risky with their weetabix hamstrings.

  27. huwwilliams_
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FHing this weekend so only relevant for this GW, is Coleman nailed on? Came off early last night but looking like a promising option this week against SU playing further forward ahead of Holgate at rb against Villa

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Absolutely but would stretch to Digne

      1. huwwilliams_
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        gonna double up on everton defence i think, already got digne in my draft

  28. Boz
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Dallas or Stones on FH?

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Dallas for me. Attacking potential far greater.

      1. huwwilliams_
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        if you havent got a city defender/gk stones

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Depends on your rank I guess, but at this stage I would be looking past the potential for clean sheet points.

    2. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Burnley will score. Stones

  29. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane or Salah captain ?

  30. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Llorente nailed on? Looks like the best bet for 4.4.