Scout Notes

Leeds colleagues outshine peripheral Bamford in big win at Burnley

Burnley 0-4 Leeds

  • Goals: Mateusz Klich (£5.2m), Jack Harrison (£5.5m), Rodrigo x2 (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Raphinha (£5.5m), Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m), Harrison x2
  • Bonus points: Rodrigo x3, Harrison x2, Luke Ayling x1 (£4.4m), Illan Meslier x1 (£4.7m)

PAT ON THE BACK

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) managed just one point as Leeds scored four goals in their Saturday-lunchtime demolition of Burnley.

The mid-priced forward earned a net increase of 310,556 owners for Blank Gameweek 36 but his 41.7% backing will already have concerns ahead of the final two matches of the season.

Bamford endured a largely peripheral outing at Turf Moor, marked out of the game by James Tarkowski (£5.3m) and Ben Mee (£4.7m) and forced to drop into deeper positions to get a sniff of the ball.

That difficult dynamic only lasted 57 minutes for Bamford who was replaced by Rodrigo in a substitution that will have his owners a little nervous ahead of Gameweeks 37 and 38.

Rodrigo has now produced three goals from the bench across his last two Premier League appearances, offering lively running that Bamford was unable to supply on Saturday afternoon.

Still, Marcelo Bielsa gave no indication in his post-match press conference that Rodrigo would definitely replace Bamford against Southampton on Tuesday. The two have played together before, with Bamford up-front and Rodrigo acting as a number eight in central midfield making late runs into the box.

“Rodrigo is a player like the one you defined: at a very high level. One of the strikers for the Spanish national team and that team is a powerhouse. Like I said before, he takes a while to get to his full performance. When he finally finds his form, he unbalances others.” – Marcelo Bielsa

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Meanwhile, Jack Harrison (£5.5m) continues to make a mockery of his ownership levels as he recorded 17 points against Burnley on Saturday.

Scoring and assisting both of Rodrigo’s goals, the Manchester City loanee’s third double-digit haul of the campaign made him the fifth-highest scoring FPL midfielder this season, overtaking Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m).

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), Son Heung-min (£9.7m), Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) are the only assets in that position with more points than Harrison this season, whose 27.3 points per million spent is the best of any midfielder in 2020/21.

Despite those impressive figures, just 3.6% of Fantasy managers own Harrison at the time of writing.

“For Leeds, it’s very important to count on a player like Harrison. He has a big growth throughout the campaign.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Still, the 6.7%-owned Raphinha (£5.5m) did enough to remain in the conversation for investing in Leeds’ remaining appealing fixtures against Southampton (away) and West Bromwich Albion (home).

WHITE AS A (CLEAN) SHEET

Leeds collected their 11th clean sheet of the campaign against Burnley on Saturday, which helped cement Illan Meslier‘s (£4.7m) place as the second-highest scoring goalkeeper of the season.

His total of 155 points is more than the top-scoring shot-stopper in two of the last six seasons, Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) managing 151 in 2014/15 while Tom Heaton (£4.5m) scored 149 in 2016/17.

With Southampton and West Brom up next, further defensive returns hardly seem out of the question for Leeds.

Over their last six matches, their goals-conceded total of five is beaten only by Everton (four), Chelsea (three) and Arsenal (three) and they are only the second Premier League team since Gameweek 27 to see Chris Wood (£6.5m) register a blank.

“I agree particularly in the first half we had a great defensive performance. Even though we conceded a few chances in the second half, which we didn’t in the first, I link that to the fact we attacked with more insistence. Resolution of the central part of the back three was important. Also the contribution of our goalkeeper.” – Marcelo Bielsa

While Stuart Dallas (£5.4m) remains the headline FPL defender at Leeds with his 164 points (more than any other in his position across the entire division) and ongoing midfield role, Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m) is still worth keeping a close eye on.

His assist and clean sheet helped him to nine points against Burnley and took him over the 100-point barrier for the campaingn.

The North Macedonian international has provided an assist in three of his last six outings ensuring he remains the second-best for value among Leeds defenders this season behind only Dallas (30.4) with his total of 23.5 points per million spent.

Burnley XI: Peacock-Farrell; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil (Gudmundsson 70′), Westwood, Cork, Brownhill; Wood (A Barnes 65′), Vydra (Rodriguez 65′).

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Alioski, Struijk, Llorente, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Dallas, Klich (Roberts 76′), Raphinha (Poveda-Ocampo 81′); Bamford (Rodrigo 57′).

BLANK GAMEWEEK 36 SO FAR…

Danny Ings (£8.4m) followed in Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.5m) footsteps as Southampton beat Fulham 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

He came off 57 minutes into the encounter having avoided any involvement for his 7.3% ownership.

His replacement Nathan Tella (£4.3m) stole the Fantasy show with his goal and assist as well as a pair of bonus points.

The FPL midfielder has traditionally operated as a centre-forward when on the pitch for Southampton and, if he can earn some more minutes between now and the end of the season, could be a shrewd differential with Leeds (away) and West Ham (away) Saints’ last two opponents.

Che Adams (£5.7m) has shown decent short-term form too, adding his ninth goal of the campaign against Fulham and claiming maximum bonus.

Over his last two matches, he has two goals, one assist, five bonus and a total of 20 points (10 per game).

Bonus points:

  • 3 – Che Adams
  • 2 – Nathan Tella
  • 1 – James Ward-Prowse

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485 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    It was between Antonio, Bamford and Ings

    Instead Rodrigo and Adams hauled.

    Typical fpl

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      100%

  2. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    No assist for Coufal ? Why ?

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Because his intended target wasn’t Benrahma

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Robbery

    2. Roy Hudd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I've seen worse assists given to be fair

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This.
        Last season TAA got those kind of assist with 3 baps. FPL Roberry !

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 11 days ago

            If an opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is awarded.

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Tell that to Watkins 2 or 3 GWs ago 😛

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

        Coufal's cross was to the six years box.

        It was cleared & Benrahma's shot was outside the box lol.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No assist imo

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Do one Welbeck

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bamford to Antonio?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Keep the faith

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

        No

      3. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

    5. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Lingard to Rapinha/Harrison is now no-brainer ?

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

        No brainer for today's points, I am sure it will be the opposite results once I swapped them around

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No chance, Lingard looks awful, he's fully on the beach

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

            Disagree

        2. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This

          1. Finding Timo
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Difficult to sell lingard with WBA next but best alternatives are probably raphinha or even foden ? I think mahrez be good pick but can’t obviously much more expensive

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Two players today. 8 points. That's me on zero now.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I’m still on -4 after 2 played

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          2 player's today, 4 points, that's me on zero now too

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Lucky you. I am yet to get to zero.

      3. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Funny, I thought Antonio had hauled judging by the comments after Bamford had played

        1. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Happy both blanked, was hovering over both and did neither.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I’m annoyed about Bamford but been here before and then benched him for Leicester away... he’ll score in the next 2

      4. Roy Hudd
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Burn on a bap? Cheeky...

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1 point from 3 players any good?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Stop bragging

      6. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I wonder why was Welbeck so overlooked with such good stats

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          The herd

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Did you bring him in?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes, on WC in GW31. Didn't start him every gameweek but he got me some points. I mean, his stats aren't maybe the top in the league, but for that price they are great imho.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Well played, he’s def good value

      7. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        3 points from 2. (-8). Need a miracle tomorrow.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Same

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          -6 from 1 atm 😆

        3. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I'm still on a point from Bamford.

      8. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cmon Watkins. Time to make amends tomorrow!

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

          Yes please!

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            + brace

      9. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Owning Lingard been rough the last few weeks . What a surprise regression exists

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          There's regression then there's 2 1 2 2 and not even trying to score

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

            Regression to what he actually is, a bad fpl pick

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes one of the few things I've done right on FH is getting rid of Lingard.

      10. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        That Tielemans strike truly was a thing of beauty.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mendy would have saved it, Kepa too small

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            At least now Mendy will play the last games in the league

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

            It was a great strike, no question, but I told my mates this and they were like piss off lol.

            Genuinely believe he would have saved it. He's massive.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Agree Mendy was saving this

        2. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I wouldnt blame Kepa for this goal. Look at Thiago Silva who turns his back when he would have blocked it if he didnt.

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

            I don't think we can blame either of them. Great strike.

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

        Cup competition at work.

        Which pair wins?

        Targett + DCL
        Digne + Son + 4 points?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          2nd one looks better.

        2. teknicolourfox
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Digne son and points

      12. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        LMS Semi Final Update (7 teams)

        Current safety score = 4
        Top score = 19
        LMS average = 7.72 (-3.43) = 4.29

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      13. Tomas_brolin
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Trossard to Lingard for free is a no brainer right?

        Stuck with Lingard for the remainder of the season it seems

      14. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        21 from 4 (-12). Mahrez punt fail and no bench cover...

      15. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who are you planning to captain next GW?

        Attacking returns this weekend will surely influence decisions but what’s your gut call now?

        May have to transfer Bruno back in

        1. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bruno

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah

        3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah or Greenwood I think

      16. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Really not good so far

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Totes fail. But same for most

      17. Henning
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I have TAA DLC and Son and My ml leader Eze Martinez and Kabak. Im 6 points behind i should Close the gap right?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Hope so.I've those 3 too.

      18. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who's your cap?

        1. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Kane here

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah

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

          Salah atm , really undecided though

          1. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Captain for this gameweek 36

        4. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Why aren't people considering Fernandes? Rotation fears?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Ah for this GW, nevermind then.

        5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah here Kane vice

        6. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah

        7. justaguy9
            2 months, 11 days ago

            son

          • DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The golden boot winner 😉

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

            DCL

        8. dshv
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Iheanacho to who for last two games?

          1. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Antonio

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              On today’s showing ...

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

                - 7 Penalty box touches
                - 4 shots (2 in box, 1 big chance)

                Still some good stats to be honest. Brighton defend well at home.

                Bamford on the other hand had just 1, against a team smashed 0-4. Even Dallas had 3.

          2. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Watkins

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

          Pretty content with just Dallas + Lingard played so far, with what went on elsewhere today; nine to play.

          Brighton clean sheet loss felt good as Dunk's RC forced me into a hit (would have played), and I benched Sanchez.

          Chelsea FA Cup loss an unsightly stain however...

          1. DRIZ ✅
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Only a stain hmm..

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

              If we can somehow win the UCL, we'll let it pass.

        10. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          How many players have you guys still got to play ?

          Strangely one point from Bamford at the halfway stage of the GW doesn't feel like too bad a position to be in. I've still got 10 to play on a FH that got off to a disastrous start when Stones, Foden and Mahrez were benched.

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

            On 8 (-4) with nine to play.

            1. Rep Poulette
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Decent

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            9 left

          3. Onz
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            14 (-4) with 7 to play. Gundongan cap was not great. Hoping for a rest for Salah given his ownership.

            1. Onz
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              * Gundogan Too many n's and not enough points 🙂

          4. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            20 points with 7 to play. Digne, TAA, Son, Salah (c), Jota, Kane and DCL.

            So many times it looks good on paper and ends in a $hitshow.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              You’re aware that’s significantly higher than most on here right?

              I’m on 9 (-8) with same number left...

              1. BeWater
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I know but I played my WC this week. I'm just saying even with a WC and looking good on paper it often doesn't pan out how you want.

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  V true. In fact I’m always most nervous when my team looks great on paper!

          5. Levi's 501
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            11 with 9 to go.

          6. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            9(-4) with 9 to go

        11. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          7 from 2 with no hits any good?

          1. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes

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

            No issue there, unless one was your captain 😆

        12. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You know it’s been bad when 9 (-8) pts from 3 (4 if you count Forster) seems about average on here.

          Things can only get better! For now I’ve been unceremoniously dumped out the top 10k!

        13. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thank God more games at once from Tuesday

        14. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Looking ahead to GW37, does this look like a hold?

          1FT 0.9itb
          Mendy
          TAA, Shaw, Dallas
          Salah (C), Greenwood, Son, Lingard, Jota
          Kane, DCL
          (Forster) (Bamford, Coleman, Masuaku)

          Cheers!

          1. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Definite hold.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks mate

          2. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            See tomorrow games

        15. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Early call for a high upside punt in GW 37?

          1. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            ASM or Willock maybe.