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. Aztec Kamara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Would you prioritise Mount > Greenwood or Iheanacho > Antonio for W37?
    Thinking Antonio but Greenwood’s been on fire.

    1. teknicolourfox
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Greenwood...

      Antonio going to ruin a lot of teams...

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Greenwood.

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Greenwood

    4. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Interesting thanks all

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

    Bottomed again 🙁

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I answered your question 🙂

      ASM or Willock.

      1. teknicolourfox
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Eillock

        1. teknicolourfox
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Willock 😉

    2. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      See my reply fail several posts down!!

  3. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Cresswell 3 pointer. Obviously water isn't wet.

  4. The Royal Robin
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Would you play Bamford or Nacho in GW37?

    Naturally I'd gravitate towards Bamf but after today I can see Rodrigo taking his place midweek. He didn't even play past the hour mark today.

    1. teknicolourfox
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nacho

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I would play Bamford.

      1. Toby Lerone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bamford will be benched next game

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I wouldn't be so sure - last time he was hooked before 60, he hauled next game vs Leicester.

          The change might have been both to inject fresh impetus into today's game, as well as get a reaction from Bamford next game.

  5. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Early thoughts on who to sell and buy with FT this week

    Martinez
    TAA Holding Maguire*
    Salah Rashford Jota Lingard Bruno
    Watkins Kane
    Subs: Nacho Struijk Veltman*

    0.0m ITB

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Maguire to Dallas. Although you have Struijk. I just think Dallas could haul big on the last day.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Dallas could haul big any game, against anyone

    2. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I've just done Lingard > Foden (gambling on him getting decent minutes midweek), or maybe Maguire > Dallas?

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Oh dear, another for the Pep scrapheap. Join us!

  6. teknicolourfox
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Note to everyone

    Keep Nacho at all costs!

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Why?

  7. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best goalkeeper from now on?

    1. teknicolourfox
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Messlier

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I agree on Meslier.

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Llrois

  8. Aztec Kamara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Prob needs to be MUN NEW LIV OR WHU.
    So depends who you already have.
    Rashford/Greenwood/Cavani? Willock? Jota/Mane? Antonio/Benrahma?

    Willock and Benrahma are a bit desperate but so very punty.

    1. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Fail.

  9. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Early thoughts on who to sell and buy with ONE FT this week

    Martinez
    TAA Holding Maguire*
    Salah Rashford Jota Lingard Bruno
    Watkins Kane
    Subs: Nacho Struijk Veltman*

    0.0m ITB

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

    1. teknicolourfox
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good team

      Maguire to Shaw
      Rashfail to Greenwood

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Maguire >

    Shaw
    Dallas
    Coufal

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Reply to Vazza, too much alcohol ✅

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate.. I’m reaching out to my bottle too. It’s been a dreadful week with Mahrez and Foden no shows with my FH this week

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas > Coufal > Shaw. I doubt Shaw plays against Wolves and Dallas will be home to WBA.

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I just reply failed a reply fail.

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Awesome fella

  11. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Despite the recent blanks, Antonio vs West Brom seems too good to pass up on

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I bought him for the last 3 games. He's going nowhere.

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Stay in my team.

  12. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    To think I was stressing about who to get from Antonio, Bamford & Ings...

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You and everyone else.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      turned out the answer was Adams

      1. FPL Egregious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Or Welbeck and Rodrigo

  13. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Predicted score

    Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

    1. FPL Egregious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      0-0

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      0-0

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      0-0

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      actually i think score draw

    5. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      0-0

    6. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-0

    7. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-2

    8. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-1
      Zaha - El Ghazi

  14. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Can’t believe I was going to triple captain Rodrigo and you guys talked me out of it!!!

    1. FPL Egregious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I suggested Torres

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Always go with your gut

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You were never going to actually triple captain Rodrigo

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Lol I was going with the theme of the weekend

  15. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    FH 38 | Last FT transfer of the season.

    Areola | Sanchez
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Salah Son Mahrez Lingard Saka
    Kane DC-L
    ¦ Iheanacho Vestergaard Phillips

    1 FT, 0.1 ITB

    Suggest a transfer?

  16. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Shaw or Dallas?

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Shaw for 37. Dallas if both weeks are to be considered in the choice

    3. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Dallas

  17. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is benching Lingard and Bamford next week madness? team would be:

    Martinez
    Trent, Dallas, Shaw, Digne
    Greenwood, Salah, Jota, Son
    Kane, DCL.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No bench Bam

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good team. I will bench Lingard too.

      Meslier
      Trent, Dallas, Coleman, Holding,
      Salah, Bale, Greenwood, Jota
      Kane, Antonio

      Forster, Shaw, Wood, Lingard

  18. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Keep or sell ings?!

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      State of having him in the first place, sell.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not that bad lol

  19. GE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Lingard ->

    1) Greenwood
    2) Raph
    3) Other (Max 7.6)
    4) Keep Lingard

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Or maybe sell Jota instead of Lingard?

    2. janowsc
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Have to keep for WB, no?

  20. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who is likely to play next game

    A. Cooper
    B. Struijk

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It has to be Colin

  21. janowsc
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Mahrez punters keeping? I’m thinking getting Greenwood back...

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Keeping. Will be devastating if he plays next 2 and hauls

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best option next week

    A Antonio v West Brom or
    B Cavani v Fulham

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B. I think he gets a the game in front of the fans

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        And does well too

  23. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    All the mid priced strikers now looking less appealing, may just roll with Watkins in 37 and save my ft and go into 38 with 2

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Watkins 37 isn’t the worst thing seen to man tbh

  24. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Why did ings got sub off at 58 mins??! Injured?

    1. Must.Go.Faster.
        2 months, 15 days ago

        The manager decided to take him off.

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          That’s how most subs happen lol

      • RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Physio told him 60mins max. Hassenhutl quote after the game.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Posting here where chat is happening...

      Next week is not far away as it turns out !

      1 ft 0.9itb

      Meslier (Forster)
      TAA, Digne, Coufal (Holding, Rudiger)
      Salah, Jota, Son, Lingard, J-Rod
      Kane, DCL (Nacho)

      1. Lingard/J-Rod > Greenwood (Lingz is exact money if no changes).
      2. Nacho > Bam/Antonio/Wood/Adams etc.
      3. Start Holding (cry) over Coufal (wba) ?

      Not hitting so only one move coming max.

      1. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Has to A with no other manu in your team probably for Hames

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah unless he comes back with a bang tomorrow I’m thinking that too.
          Also would rather not 3 Everton for gw38 so moving him helps bench choices.

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Agree, and play Coufal as he is an attacking RB who can get something beyond CS.

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers! Probably equal chance at a CS so that makes sense.

    3. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Has there ever been a game week with so many goals scored by players with such low ownership?

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        There’s only been four games so far. Let’s see what happens tomorrow.

    4. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Best option under 5.1m to complete this defence?

      Mendy Pickford
      Taa Dallas Shaw Ward xxxx

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Two weeks left - can you play the first three for the last two games and get in another cheap one to save money? Phillips if you have a sore Liverpool slot maybe.
        A cheap Newcastle or Burnley defender for their SHU fixtures?

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Good advice, might just go cheap and get Phillips. Cheers mate

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers, good luck!

    5. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Y'all think Mane starts tonight?

      1. Moolaah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I hope so. Take a hit with Mane. Haha

      2. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I do. Klopp seems the kinda dude to start him after last game. If Salah sits that’s a real shame for me (captain) and a lot of other folks - but I kinda expect it.

    6. Foozeball
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Current team

      Henderson
      TAA - Castagne - Rudiger
      Fernandes - Son - Jota - Lingard
      Kane - Bamford - Iheanacho

      Johnstone, Soucek, Veltman, Maguire
      1 FT, 1.1 ITB

      A) Maguire and Fernandes (-4) -> Alioski and Salah
      B) Lingard and Maguire (-4) -> Raphinha and Dallas

      I am currently only 7 points ahead (lead will increase by however many points Digne and TAA get) of my ML rival who just sold Fernandes to bring in Salah this gw, who I only have this gw because of FH. Clenching right now!

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Salah move could depend how much he plays tomorrow. Having Bruno for C against Fulham could also be the thing that clinched the ML. Think I prefer no hit - Lingard > Raph.

        1. Foozeball
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I think it's a fair assumption that Salah will play significantly in GW37 regardless of what happens tomorrow because Liverpool are chasing top 4

          I do worry about the very slight possibility of Bruno getting rested

      2. Jeremy Corbyn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You want to sell Fernandes now? What are you on?

    7. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Any chance Rodrigo gets more minutes over the next two games or are we realistically looking at 20-30 min cameos? I'm looking for some fresh differentials.