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Sky Fantasy Football tips and advice for Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Scout are bringing you more content than ever on Sky Sports Fantasy Football this season.

Our resident experts Luke Williams (best finish: 4th) and Niall Murphy (best finish: 3rd) will be producing weekly videos and regular articles throughout 2021/22.

Luke and four-time top 50 finisher Niall return with their latest video ahead of Gameweek 2, looking back on what they saw on the opening weekend and identifying players who caught their eye – particularly for after the Overhaul.

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  1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA / Reguilon / Tsimikas
    Salah / Son / Sancho / Sarr / Barnes
    Bamford / Ings

    Steele / Coufal / White / Obafeme

    Barnes > Mbuemo is my likely move.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      why? I would prefer to save with that team and collect more information.

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I can’t see where I’d need 2FTs for next week barring any forced moves.

        I also want to start building up some cash for Lukaku/Kane and this move would free up 1.5.

        Also Mbuemo looks like a promising pick and I worry about Barnes minutes.

    2. Mahjongking
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I see manutd thrashing saints 9-0 again

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’m toying with the idea of captaining Sancho, but owning him is probably enough.
        We’ll see closer to the time…

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

      I'd much much rather two trades next week to catch the bigger fish. Forget the guppies.

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’d end up hanging onto Barnes then as I wouldn’t sell before Norwich and it will possibly still be a bit too early to be bringing in Lukaku/Kane…

        1. The Son-dance Kid
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Holding Barnes for Norwich isn't a bad thing though

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

          We don't know what next week will bring and I think that extra trade is more valuable than what you are proposing.

          1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            You may well be right, but I just think with my team I will be posting on here next week saying, “where do I burn 1FT here.”

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

              More like -4 for xxx

              1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I’d have to be unlucky to need to take a -4…

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

                  I wish you good fortune in the battles to come.

                  1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Lend us a helmet… 😛

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

                      They're out back with the jousting sticks. Arise, Sir Galza the Wanton Trader!

                      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Thanks Knight.
                        You’ve absolutely nailed it there 🙂

        3. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Whether Kane stays at Spurs or goes to City he likely won't be important yet, Lukaku has Liverpool next week, not to say he can't score against them but Villa are in GW4 so waiting that extra week for him shouldn't be too bad

          1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            GW4 is where I’d be aiming.

            I just look at my team and wonder what I’d do with 2FTs next week.
            I reckon I will end up burning one.

            I’ll be binning of Barnes at some point anyway…

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I was basically the same, I left money itb for Lukaku but couldn't decide if I'd do it GW4 or before, GW4 is probably the sensible choice with Ings' fixtures but with the possibility of the likes of Raphinha and Salah missing a game or two from GW4 I want to go into GW4 with 2 fts, if I hold off on Lukaku until then it'll mean I'll end up burning one before and then I'll have to use one on him that week possibly leaving me short of players so I'm doing it now to try and avoid that.

              It's tricky for you though, Leicester v West Ham normally has a lot of goals in it and then Barnes has Norwich. You could do Barnes + Sancho to Mbeumo + Greenwood in GW4 and should have enough for Bamford/Ings to Lukaku but looks like Sancho is about to drop in value. Plus Sancho could end up starting off pretty well anyway and still has a few decent games then. Only other option I can see is losing TAA maybe, they have Chelsea next week so you could downgrade him to a 5.5 next week, then lose Barnes and get get Lukaku in GW4 but depends on if you're willing to lose TAA knowing he'll be hard to get back in later.

              1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Trent is where I’m looking + the 1.5 from this move.

                We just don’t know yet though. My team might doing so well that I don’t need to bring in one of them.

                Always good to have some semblance of of a plan anyway… 🙂

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Good luck with whichever way it takes you!

                  1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Cheers pal. You too…

  2. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son townsend esr vs barnes toney greenwood

    Which combi score higher?

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

      Yours will

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      The latter

  3. hewittj1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Does anyone know if the fixture ticker in the members areas adjusts fixture difficulty based on performance during the season? I.e. does it dynamically adjust if a team are particularly worse one season after losing key players?

    I know you can set your own custom weightings on fixture difficulty, just wondered if it did it automatically anyway.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It does get adjustments yeah - first update (they're manually triggered, not automatic) doesn't tend to be for a while though because it can be easy to knee jerk the ratings to something unrealistic unless you get a good amount of data

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

    Play ayling or digne ?

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

      I guess Digne

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Digne

  5. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I really want Lukaku to go mad against Arsenal this weekend. And I think he actually might.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I can see him roasting a lot of us. But I'm not going to take a hit at this stage.

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

      He has scored everytime he's debuted for a new team.

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

        And he is up against a bottom half team.

        1. waterboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Ouch!

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

            Knights never lie

    3. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Surely the gooners can’t be as bad as last week…

      Either way, I’m holding off for at least another week

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Salah to him in a double transfer in GW7 is the one u want. Then get in Salah for Bruno in GW8. Then Lukaku back to Bruno in GW15.

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I'm going for it, left 3.5itb to move Ings to him, assumed I'd do it around GW3/4 but knew I might want to earlier. Arsenal were pitiful the other day while Chelsea were so dominant. I know Ings could well outscore him in the next 2 (maybe even by a fair bit) but it's long term anyway so I might as well

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

    Fixture Date MP G xG A xA NPG NPxG KP

    Burnley 0-3 Liverpool 2021-05-19 90 0 0.89 0 0.50 0 0.89 2
    Liverpool 0-1 Burnley 2021-01-21 32 0 0.16 0 0.10 0 0.16 1
    Liverpool 1-1 Burnley 2020-07-11 90 0 1.15 0 0.34 0 1.15 3
    Burnley 0-3 Liverpool 2019-08-31 90 0 0.25 1 0.20 0 0.25 4
    Liverpool 4-2 Burnley 2019-03-10 90 0 0.28 0 0.20 0 0.28 3
    Burnley 1-3 Liverpool 2018-12-05 24 0 0.19 1 0.95 0 0.19 3
    Liverpool 1-1 Burnley 2017-09-16 90 1 0.27 0 0.19 1 0.27 3

    Salah vs. Burnley (last 7 fixtures) Got this from reddit.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Opps, formatting went way off.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Are we in The Matrix?

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

        Mr Andysocial!

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      That's not good news for Salah cappers, looking at most recent fixtures...

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If this sort of thing was predictive (which it isn't) I would say the most recent fixtures make very good reading for Salah cappers....

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

      In football terms?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Salah 1 goal, 2 assists in all.

  7. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Cash to Reguilon? Or keep? Or buy next week?
    Fixture:
    Cash (NEW, BRE, che, EVE)
    Reguilon (wol, WAT, cry, CHE)

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

      Keep.

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

      Keep this week. Sell next week fi nothing else pressing.

  8. JPSpurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    Shaw, Tsmikas, Veltman
    Salah (c), Fernandes, Son, Sarr
    Antonio, Ings, Toney

    Foster, Coufal, White, ESR

    Really tempted to do Ings to DCL to partially break the template - is this too sideways and should I keep the transfer?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Keep that transfer for now. I am looking to sell Ings during int'l break myself.

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

      Sideways. Save trade and go shopping next week.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Villa with 2 home games coming up. Easy hold

  9. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who scores more this week?
    A) mahrez Barnes coufal v benrahma trossard buendia

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

      A maybe

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  10. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Very tempted by a Jota -> Greenwood swop... yay or nay?

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

      Nay

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wouldn’t lose Jota with Firmino and Salah potentially missing games

      1. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        can't really see them missing any games

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          You have a covid rules crystal ball?

          1. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            yup... there is zero chance that players will be quarantining for that long... either they will waive that rule for them or they won't be going

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

      Nay

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think he will do alright whether he starts or 30 mins in the Burnley game. Higher value to roll FT in this case

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

    Any word on the internationals, specially how Salah might be affected? If it’s confirmed he would miss GW 4/5 then a move to KDB now could pay off handsomely?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I'm very much considering this

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You want to sell the best player in the game before BUR?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        His record is terrible v them , KDB has NOR, then Salah has Chelsea, then 4/5 is a doubt due to covid, KDB is a better option for 3/4 gwks imo

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          KDB needs to prove whether he is still worth 12M. Last season's 6 goals and 12 assists was not encouraging.

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This. He's superb but in FPL terms he wasn't great last season, burning a lot of us in games where you'd expect him to haul. Might have been a one off season but couple that with rotation and him coming back from an injury (and the fact he's injury prone) I'm not sure it's worth it.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      certainly ideal to have 2FTs going into GW4 with this IB uncertainty

  12. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Save or make move?

    Sanchez
    Taa shaw tsimikas Coufal
    Salah bruno(c) mahrez Barnes
    Ings Antonio

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Save

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

      Save

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      save

  13. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Barnes -> Greenwood for free?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No hang on to him.

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

      Nope

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This will be my transfer so I thought I would share some data to help you decide (past 2 years). Basically I think Greenwood will be stronger and more consistent for returns in the next 2 games, even taking Norwich into consideration.

      Barnes:
      Home: 2106 min (23 apps) 10G 8A = 117! min per goal involvement
      Away: 1938 min (23 apps) 5G 4A = 215! min per GI

      Greenwood:
      Home: 1793 min (19 apps) 11G 1A = 163 min per GI
      Away: 1346 min (14 apps) 6G 2A = 168.25 min GI

      For comparison sake, Salah has 100 (H) and 114 (A) per minute per goal involvement using same data and Bruno is 94 (H) and (98)

  14. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best 5.0 defender from 3 gw? Tierney or Reguilon?

  15. alsybach
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I notice replying to comments is a thing of the past on here, any reason?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A lot of the graveless wonders who joined just so you could pick their squads for them have decamped.

  16. DANCING_ROSE
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hi fellas! 🙂

      Bachman
      Shaw tsimi amartey
      Pogba salah bruno benrahma mane(c)
      Toney antonio

      Madness for capping mane over salah or not??? Thoughts 🙂 ??

    • KAVALIER KEN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Help needed please!
      Who are the two 4.5 goalkeepers who rotate best for the first half of the Season?

      1. nadman89
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        i like sanchez and raya besides week 9 should have a good gk

    • Prusina
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hello People, I am in a draft League (7players), we drafted a day before Robertson was injured.

        I have:

        Sanchez-Pickford
        Pereira-Coufal-Castagne-Ayling-Robertson
        Ziyech-Pepe-Zaha-Madisson-Sancho
        Vardy-Richarlison-Auba.

        Considering Auba,Ziyech,Robertson all injured and tough to say goodbye to them I was thinking switching out Madisson and Castagne as they are both "yelow".
        I would get Tsimikas for Castagne and then hopefully get Castagne back in a GW or two.
        What about Madisson? What are his chances to play? There are some good midfielders available Sate,Buendia,Benrahma..

      • Robbo Klopp
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Schmeichel
          Shaw, Trent, Tsimikas, Cancelo
          Raphinha, Salah, Son
          Toney, Ings, DCL

          Foster/Benrahma/Coufal/Smith Rowe

        • Sholto
            2 months, 8 hours ago

            Will kdb be an option instead of sala as he could miss gw 4 and 5 and kdb could play against Norwich today and sala has bad record against Burnley and I can't decide

          • Carlton P
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Sky FF overhaul team
            Who’s nailed in your team?
            Future captains?
            Raya
            Dias l Matip l Webster l Christensen
            Bruno l Raphinha l Gilmore
            Lukaku l DCL l Antonio
            1.7 ITB unsure to upgrade Matip or Gilmore