Scout Notes

Fulham defence offers appeal for Man United and Newcastle attackers

Southampton 3-1 Fulham

  • Goals: Che Adams (£5.7m), Nathan Tella (£4.3m), Theo Walcott (£5.8m) | Fabio Carvalho (£4.5m)
  • Assists: James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m), Tella | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Adams x3, Tella x2, Ward-Prowse x1

FUL OF IT

Owners of Manchester United assets, and even those targetting Newcastle attackers, will take encouragement from Fulham’s latest defeat.

In conceding three goals at Southampton, the Cottagers highlighted themselves as late-season “whipping boys” after spending much of the winter months and early 2021 as a difficult-to-beat side.

Between Gameweeks 23 and 32, Scott Parker’s men conceded a total of 12 goals in as many matches (one per game).

During that period they put up five clean sheets, the second-most in the league, behind only Chelsea (six).

However, each of their last three outings have seen Fulham give up at least two goals, conceding seven goals in the process (2.3 per game).

OH DANNY BOY

Danny Ings‘ (£8.4m) two-goal return to the team against Crystal Palace proved to be something of a false dawn in the context of Blank Gameweek 36.

Against Fulham, he did make his second successive Premier League start since recovering from another muscle injury but could not make it to the hour.

Ralph Hasenhüttl replaced Ings with Nathan Tella (£4.3m) in the 58th minute in a substitution he explained was under orders from the club physio, something any interested Fantasy managers should probably be wary of.

“I only did what my head of physio asked me to do. He said 60 minutes, maximum. And I am a good follower, a good listening.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

While Ings remains Saints’ top goalscorer across his last six matches (four), Che Adams (£5.7m) has shown decent consistency across the last two.

His two goals and one assist, as well as a total of five bonus, made for 20 points during that period, working out at 10 per match.

Meanwhile, Tella finally delivered on his recent promise to score his first Premier League goal 98 seconds after replacing Ings.

Classified as a midfielder in FPL, Tella is seen as nothing other than a striker by his manager.

“It’s time he scored his first goal. the way he works he deserves it. I am very happy for his assist and he deserves it. [Tella] is now on the scorers’ list in the Premier League. It will always be there. This is great for a striker. The smile on the face, it’s always there. He is a very big talent and he is a signal to the other players that there is a chance to go through.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Meanwhile, there were some rare changes to the defence for Hasenhüttl’s men in light of Jan Bednarek‘s (£4.7m) enforced absence.

After a string of appearances covering the injured Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) at left-back since Gameweek 34, Jack Stephens (£4.6m) tucked into a centre-back role alongside Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) with Mohammed Salisu (£4.3m) operating at full-back.

Southampton XI: A McCarthy; Salisu, J Stephens, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Minamino (Walcott 76′), Armstrong (I Diallo 78′), Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Ings (Tella 58′), Adams.

Fulham XI: Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Tete; De Cordova-Reid, Aina (J Bryan 62′), Reed, Cavaleiro; Anguissa (Lookman 63′), Onomah (Maja 76′); Carvalho.

BLANK GAMEWEEK 36 SO FAR…

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329 Comments Post a Comment
  1. C_G
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    El Ghazi, Martinez & Ward in this game, feeling nervous.

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      2-2 Zaha x2 Watkins x2

      1. C_G
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        thanks for the support!

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      0-0 will do the trick for you

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Benteke Party to Beging Shortly!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Party like its 2013!

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Surprisingly attacking Palace line up.

  4. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will take a 0-0 as a Mitchell and El Mohd owner

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Amen

  5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Great to see Tomkins finally back on the bench, been our best CB over previous seasons, and really missed him for most of this.

  6. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Would you BB this week or wait until next?

    1FT, 0.8 ITB:

    Meslier - Guaita

    TAA - Digne - Dallas - Coufal - Coady

    Salah - Fernandes - Zaha - Jota - Lingard

    Kane - Bamford - Vydra

  7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mitchell 12 pointer needed

  8. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Too bad Grealish doesnt start.
    Would be so much better for Watkins returns.

    1. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Don't worry. No Barkley is a good enough sight alone.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        True. What a huge turnaround in performances.
        At the beginning he looked really good with grealish.

  9. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    PVA not even on bench - non-Mitchell owners, jump aboard!

    1. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hodgson already informed in the presser that PVA was missing out due to a family issue.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hmm fair - or is that code for "He's no longer in my plans"?

        1. Hazz
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          He's out of contract at the end of this season anyway. I doubt at this stage of the season he's only just had that chat.

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah I get all that - I'm talking about how that is being communicated to the media

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yep, think most of believe PVA will be moving on.

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Those last two fixtures are not the most appealing ones...

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        True - but he could be a great enabler for some

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yes

  10. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    After cursing Mitchell on GW 30 wildcard. He’s really come good in starts last few weeks

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Same. But too bad I didnt play him though. Id rather went for a Lingard 1 pointer!

  11. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    This end of season rotation is going to cost me my ML

  12. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Salah Greenwood Jota Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    (Martinez Watkins Coufal Rudiger)
    1 FT & 1.7m

    A) Save FT
    B) Lingard ➡️ Harrison

    Main target for next is probably Sergio Aguero. Both options allow me to get him for free next week for DCL. Thoughts?

  13. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which Home fixtures are looking to target for goals in GW38 with some fans back in the stadium?

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Villa got to go for it today for a chance of a top 10 finish after last seasons late recovery.

  15. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Had a few beers on Friday night and changed my bench from Mitchell, willcock, benteke to coufal, maja, burke. Triple city no show. What on earth was I thinking!!!