Scout Notes

Raphinha and Ayling injury latest as Saint-Maximin keeps up fine FPL form

We begin our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 5 Scout Notes with analysis of Newcastle United v Leeds United.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1-1 LEEDS UNITED

  • Goals: Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.6m) | Raphinha (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Joelinton (£5.8m) | Patrick Bamford (£7.9m)
  • Bonus points: Karl Darlow (£4.5m) x3, Saint-Maximin x2, Raphinha x1

Gameweek 5 got off to an entertaining start as Newcastle United and Leeds United shared a point at St. James’ Park.

With two shaky defences on show, it was a predictably open-game which saw a combined 38 attempts on goal, with Allan Saint-Maximin’s (£6.6m) equaliser cancelling out Raphinha’s (£6.5m) opener.

LIVELY SAINT-MAXIMIN

If anyone was going to score for Newcastle, it was always going to be Saint-Maximin, who dug out a low shot across the face of the goal to equalise just before half-time.

Leading the line in the absence of Callum Wilson (£7.4m), the Frenchman was electric throughout, ending the match with five goal attempts and eight FPL points.

Often ridiculed for his lack of end product, Saint-Maximin has now returned in four of the opening five Gameweeks, with two goals, two assists and four bonus points during that time. And with Watford (a), Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Tottenham Hotspur (h) and Crystal Palace (a) up next, his FPL ownership – which currently sits at 8.8% – will surely be into double figures by the time Gameweek 6 arrives.

Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) also impressed from a Fantasy perspective. Having started as a wing-back, he later shifted into a back four but still found himself in some promising positions and came close to scoring as he rattled the post. He also registered seven crosses, created two chances and took some set-pieces.

Defensively, the league’s worst defence so far this season left plenty of gaps, and as result, conceded 21 shots to Leeds. That meant that the returning Karl Darlow (£4.5m) was kept busy, as he registered an eight-point haul despite conceding, thanks to nine saves and three bonus points.

Newcastle United’s shots conceded map v Leeds United in Gameweek 5

RAPHINHA AND BAMFORD DELIVER ATTACKING RETURNS

Raphinha and Patrick Bamford (£7.9m), both of whom were the subject of injury rumours during the week, started for the visitors and combined for the opener after just 13 minutes.

Picking up the ball wide on the right, the Brazilian swung in a cross which bent towards the far corner and found its way into the back of the net after a neat step over from the impressive Rodrigo (£6.3m).

However, Raphinha was withdrawn after 67 minutes, with Marcelo Bielsa providing an update after the game:

“He has a problem in his hip.”

Leeds’ injury crisis at centre-half may have got even worse, meanwhile, with Luke Ayling, who was deputising in that position, limping off:

“Let’s hope it’s nothing that prevents him from playing because it will be the fourth option at centre-back that we’d lose.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Luke Ayling

As for Bamford, he struggled to make an impact for large periods, but did miss a good chance in the second-half and at least returned five FPL points for his owners via that assist.

Daniel James (£6.0m) also made a first start for Leeds since his summer move from Manchester United, replacing Jack Harrison (£5.8m) who has tested positive for Covid-19, though he was ineffective and replaced on the hour mark.

As a result of tonight’s draw, Leeds remain winless this season with three points from five games. However, their fixtures between Gameweeks 6 and 10 (see below) should at least give them an opportunity to start moving up the table soon.

“We had sufficient chances to go in at the break with a bigger margin, but we didn’t score in proportion to the amount of chances we created. We were missing some efficiency and capitalising on the chances that we had. We had a lot of possession, perhaps we could have created even more danger especially in the second half.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo (Krafth 81), Hayden, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Willock, S Longstaff, Almiron (Fraser 62), Joelinton (Murphy 90+1), Saint-Maximin

Leeds XI: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling (Shackleton 89), Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Klich, Raphinha (Summerville 67), Rodrigo, James (Roberts 61), Bamford

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  1. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    If Jimmy doesn’t do the business today the Saint in coming marching in!

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

      That's enough from you. 😉

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

      I heard a rumor that Coady has transfered him out of hes team....

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        FPL team

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He did but he also made 11 changes (wildcard) so he made a lot of changes, and not too concerning I think

  2. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone opting for an extra defender priced 5.5-6.0 over a midfielder?

    Feel like going 442..

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I have TAA James Shaw Semedo but looking to upgrade Shaw to Cancelo for GW8 so can play 442 433 or 343. Just having that one decent sub gives good flexibility

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cancelo is looking like a must when those fixtures turn. Nice defence

        I’m looking to line up with Rudiger TAA Shaw Cancelo eventually

    2. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I've been playing a 442 with a strong back 4 since the start.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Honestly think it’s a good move. Would rather have an attacking full back from the top 4 sides over Sarr & Gallagher for example

        1. Hot Toddy
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          There's value in the CB's also. Rudiger and Van Dijk were two of the first picks in draft 1 and never left. Nailed, heaps of cs, and will nod in the odd goal from a set piece.

          1. Hot Toddy
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Dias too. The naildness goes a long way.

            1. goooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Remeber last season Cancelo ended on 168 points and dias on 169. When cancelo played 5 less CS games (missed 25 points). With Mendy in Jail, Cancelos amazing physical status and that he can Play RB/LB and roam into midfield.
              He just got subbed on 1 time last season, so if you have a 4,5 sub to cover any rotation (ex White, Marcal) he looks like a decent bet to outscore Dias this season.

              1. goooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Oh, missed atleast 30-40 points that in fact would make Cancelo a 200 points defender.
                I expect him to play more this season.

              2. Hot Toddy
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I don't think it's a case of Dias vs Cancelo. One or the other suits better depending on the setup. For my team, which is a 442 with a strong back 4, I need consistency of starts more so than explosivity (TAA ticks all boxes of course) as the steady drip-feed of points is more valuable than the odd haul. With a big back 4, there's no room cash-wise for a 5th defender at 4.5 and preferably not even 4.2 as it's already squeezing the budget. The less chance of Gilmour/Bissouma etc subbing in for a powerful defender, the better. If playing 343 though, then I think there's more room for a decent backup defender and in that case, I'd take Cancelo in a heartbeat.

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

      I'm thinking of two CHS defenders - ideally James and Christensen. I have TAA and Semado so could easily go with 4 at the back.

    4. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      5-2-3

      Will atleast go with 4 defenders

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        With the two Pool boys? I am thinking of something similar?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Nope, Trent-Dias-Cancelo-Rudiger-James

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I meant in midfield.

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Oh, not sure about that, can pick one of Mane and Ronaldo I guess. As of now, I was considering Salah and a 6-7m midfielder with Ron-Rom-Bam/Ant upfront.

              1. Respect My Authoritah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Not possible with that defence. Need to shave around 2.5-3.0 off.

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  really? 😮 Must have missed a player while doing calculation. Back to drawing board...

    5. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Looking to have a back line of Alonso - TAA - Cancelo - R.James - Duffy by GW9

    6. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      IMO, you can go either

      TAA, Rudiger/James, Dias/Cancelo, White/Marcal

      Or

      TAA, Dias/Rudiger, Semedo, Tierney

      I chose the latter on WC with Livramento as the fifth def and went 442. For third forward slot, the only "budget" option who is firing is ASM at 6.6, going further down with Pukki/Armstrong is risky. You can get more quality for 4th def (e.g. Semedo, Tierney) and 5th mid (e.g. Fornals, Sarr, Traore, Gray, Gallagher) slots a lot cheaper than 3rd forward slot.

    7. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep. Planning to go 5 at the back with double Chelsea, City + Trent. Feel like it allows transfers to be more focused to a few spots.

    8. pavlev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Totally.

      have taa Shaw and James, will swap ayling for cancelo or Dias. I think livra is good enough backup to cover rotation risk. I honestly think cancelo massively underperformed last year he could easily be as good as trent

  3. Johnny too hotty
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    In my draft league would you sign saint max and offload either Armstrong or cavani?

    I’m leaning towards waving goodbye to cavani ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani, yes

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

      Cavani > St Max - no brainer!

  4. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which two of these five defenders would you bench next week?

    A. Christensen (MCI)
    B. Semado (sth)
    C. TAA (bre)
    D. White (TOT)
    E. Livramento (WOL)

    Thanks!

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      D

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

        The other d?

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AD

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

        Feels so wrong benching a CHS d. Cheers anyway.

        1. Bounce
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          It's CHE nor CHS

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

      If White gets a CS at Burnley & they look solid again with the new back 4 then

      A & E

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

        Big "if" that. Thought White played v NOR though. Some great balls out of d.

        1. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah he looks decent but Burnley is a proper test but on paper Arsenal defence looks decent now


          Ramsdale Tomi White Gabriel Tierney

    4. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      DE

    5. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AD

    6. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers lads! 🙂

  5. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is raphinha injured! Missed the game last night.

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

      Hip problem was mentioned by Bielsa.

  6. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Planning for next week:

    Play one:
    A) Rudiger (MCI h)
    B) Torres (CHE a)
    C) Livramento (WOL h)

    1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I would have played Torres and Livra as a first sub. I double it will be a goal-less draw.

      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Doubt*

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

        Thanks, yeah, not sure Chelsea will shut out city

  7. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any crystal palace fan here? Will Eduard start vs Pool?

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Who decided to spell Raphinha's name with a ph instead of f?

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

      The Pope.

    2. Yordan Letchkov
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      His parents. His first name is Raphael.

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Me

    4. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Tis missing an ‘l’. Real name Ralphinha.

  9. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Really glad I didn’t do Antonio > Bamford.

    Considered it but it was an absolute amateur move.

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

      Selling Antonio was not an option considering his form and value. Nothing wrong with moving to Bamford from DCL though esp as he had 27 goal involvements last year.

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

    So is Raph & Bam & Ayling all injured???

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bam is fine?

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Did u see that ankle twist? I didnt watch the end of the game. But it didnt look good...

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          'Not looking good' doesn't make him injured

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He played on for 30 mins you don’t do that if it’s anything bad on your ankle

          1. Pukkipartyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            That ankle twist was at 80min. So did play like 15mins.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don’t think bam is

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

      Bam walked it off and ran completely normal after a few minutes. Raph an Ayling is another story, both were subbed and not able to walk after the game...

  11. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Target end points (although every season differs) should be circa 2400 pts

    That means every position needs 200 pts returns

    This can only be achieved by being flexible!

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

      I think it's something like a gameweek weekly average of 65 points/week.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah if you can keep above 60 all season you’re in the runnings

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

      I've never got 2400 points in season

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

        I can believe that 😉

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Bowled you a full toss there! Where's Trevor Chappell when you need him? 😉

    3. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      2400 is a massive score. Damn near winning the whole thing.

      1. DD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Scores are getting higher every season. I had 2453 points last seasan and that got me a rank of 28k.

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Very true. Last season I scored 2367 and was 150k. A few years before I scored 2311 and finished 9k.

        2. Hot Toddy
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Last season was an outlier, which happens from time to time. In general, 2500 or so is enough to be in the mix or even winning it. You can look back through the years and see the odd 2600 total but it isn't a case of the winning total getting increasingly higher season on season.

          1. Hot Toddy
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            But yeah 2400 isn't as consistently close to the summit as it used to be, fair enough.

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      What are you getting at?

    5. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Last season was an abnormally high average total because of all the cancelled games due to covid causing plenty of DGWs.

      67.5 ave gave you a 650ish OR last season which would have a fair chance of winning the thing in a normal season.

    6. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Actually no. You need to get lucky with captaincies more than that.

  12. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Will Antonio drop to 7.8 before Leeds? Made a schoolboy error by transferring him out instead of benching.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think his price is locked for one week

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Correct

    2. Fpl stress
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Personally benched him bissouma, Antonio looks like he could get a goal or even two agaisnt the best of defenders.

      Take the 2 points from bench and keep him for Leeds.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I don't understand price locking. Will Harrison be price - locked? When, why, why not?
        Cheers

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          When a red flag is removed- 1 week

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            So I can wait until 10 minutes before deadline to transfer him out for Gallagher? I just know some other last-minute crisis will hit my squad!

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Unlocks: 25 Sep 11:21 PM, GMT

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                This is for Antonio Andy FYI, not Harrison.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Oops yeah

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              The price lock only starts when it goes from red flag > available.

              Whilst Harrison is red flagged he can fall in price.

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          If he went from yellow flag to red, no price lock
          If he went from no flag to red, price locked

          Opposite is also true.

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

      Looked ok in Zagreb when he came on.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        says he got the knock in that game

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Can’t see west ham getting anything against utd anyhow

      Does help justify the Ben to Raph move

      1. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Same here did it for a hit also. So yeah a hit might be justified(for this week) if this is true, since Raphinha got 8 points.

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

      Gilmour coming in for me

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sounds like he's out.

      I tried to shift him on, lack of funds but guess I would have bitten the bullet on Gallagher away at Liverpool.

      These tight turnarounds for West Ham from Thursday nights in Europe will disrupt them in the league this season.

    5. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Every player getting injured 🙄

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

      "In terms of team news, Said Benrahma got a knock on his knee when he came on against Dinamo Zagreb, but apart from that the squad are mostly fully available."

      https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2021/september/17-september/david-moyes-team-news-manchester-united-and-london

    7. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Feeling lucky I subbed ben for Raphina. Expecting West Ham to park the bus now, if they weren’t anyway

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

      Odd that this news went under the radar everywhere, even more so with Antonio out. I don’t mind Coufal coming in for him, but still a bit annoying

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        It was released just before midnight last night.

        Guess Friday was a rest and recovery day after travelling for West Ham.

  13. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Would you do Bamford to Antonio next week using FT?
    other pressing concern is ferran Torres,who will probably be replaced by Barnes if I make a transfer.

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      100% would get Antonio over Bamford. Don’t understand the Bamford love. He looks useless when you watch Leeds games.

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    If raph is out I’m considering zaha and Barnes

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Same. Will go Zaha or Ward Prowse.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Jwp interesting - will take a gander

  15. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone from Pakistan here? Just wondering what the security alert was prior to the crick.

  16. fantasyfog
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So...um.....well

    I missed the deadline, kids, life and stuff got in the way

    My armband ended up on ings as a punt, he came in for DCL as a differential instead of Bamford

    Tell me it's not terrible?
    And should I get rid of the kids?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Only for a hit.

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

      The message here is organise your team a week in advance with formations, captain etc.

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

      Oh dear. Tell your kids you'll see them in May.

    4. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Its not terrible, Ings probably scores

      1. fantasyfog
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'm going with Joey, thanks

    5. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bin the kids with a hit

    6. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Get your priority’s right man!

    7. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Advice you got on preparing your team early in the week is sound. Re Ings, why not, Everton is full of defensive players that have huge errors in them, and Villa looked ok ish vs Chelsea despite 3-0 loss.

  17. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Ayling and raphinha injury doubts, dont know if I can survive until my planned gw 7-8 wildcard. Early thoughts on this lot ?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Reguilon Tsimikas*
    Salah Bruno Gray Raphinha*
    Lukaku Bamford

    Steele Gilmour Ayling* Obafemi*

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wait and see.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        yeah will wait on news on raphinha

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Obafemi to antonio, funded by Bruno? That team is fine

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Could do that but bruno got villa and it would be for a hit, cheers

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

      Spine of your team is what you want on wildcard. Just chip away at your transfers.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        cheers

  18. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Whatever happened to that Arabic guy that used to be on the Scoutcast all the time?

  19. owenread
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    thoughts on bernardo silva as possible raph replacement?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Will get heavily rotated esp with KdB and Foden back

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Or Gundogan?

  20. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 10 days ago

    It seems benrahma is injured and could miss out this week

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        FFS!

        Oh well, I have already shipped him out. If he has taken a knock on his knee then chances of him playing this weekend not looking good.

        I have already shipped him out so do not have to worry about him for GW6.

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Just as well that Antonio is no longer red flagged

  21. MysticMac17
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    2 FTs and 0.1 ITB and can't think of anything to do to be honest. Any ideas? Greenwood has Villa at home, Jota at Brentford away. The only reason Christensen missed last game is cause he played3 games for Denmark in international break. Matip a bargain at 5.0 imo given he's started all games.

    Sanchez
    Matip Christensen Livramento
    Salah Greenwood Jota Sarr
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    Subs: Duffy, Sissoko, Williams

  22. Forgetmeknot
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    First time I’ll be rocking a 4-5-0 formation if Jimenez doesn’t play tomorrow

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jimmy injured?

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not confirmed but reported on here that Coady shipped him out for Hwang on his FPL team

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah saw that but that could be just because Jimenez is rubbish at the moment.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            that's an awkward one in the changing rooms 😆

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Ha ha, true

          2. Forgetmeknot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Haha fair shout. Or perhaps he’s done a John Terry

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      2 and a half hours away from lineups

  23. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I’ve looked at the fixtures and I want Bamford for 8/10 fixtures ahead of Antonio.
    Does Bamford to Antonio and getting back Bamford the next week make any sense?
    Probably not more so if I’m gonna captain ronnie vs villa next week.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      That captain choice is kind of independent of who scores most... Antonio over Bamford.

    2. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Just keep him mate. It's not Messi.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I am not touching any Leeds assets until further notice.

      Their defensive situation with injuries and there out of form attack is enough reason for me to stay away.

    4. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford was dreadful yesterday

  24. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I spent ages tinkering with my wildcard, but waited too long to start looking at minor stuff like which 4.0 keeper to get, who of Williams and Omo to get, etc.

    Feels like this happens every time

    1. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Especially annoying as Foster missed the drop and has started to rise again!

  25. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    No Benrahma confirms 5 at the back I think against United. I expect us to go with this:

    Areola (please)
    Zouma Ogbonna Cresswell
    Coufal Soucek Rice Masuaku
    Vlasic Bowen Fornals

    Could be a very tight game if so

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Or if United score early it opens it up.

      West Ham v Man U has a bit of an edge to it normally...

      Could be a cracker.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Going to be a very fun game to watch for sure

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

      I'm sorry, but it's still most likely Fab 🙂

      Could be 4-2-3-1 with Yarmo up front if Moyes still doesn't trust Masuaku

      But yeah, it's a question of who he trusts the most: I expect only one of Masuaku, Lanzini and Yarmo to start

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah it’s Masuaku or lanzini isn’t really. I would be much happier if it was 5 at the back, but looking forward it

    3. PartyTime
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Fabianski in goal. 5 atb & probably Yarmolenko upfront with Bowen & Fornals behind

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I want lukaku, but who needs to go?
      Antonio
      Bamford
      Ronaldo

      Personally i want to keep ronaldo. Last night we saw the difference between premium and 7.9

      1. Reinhold
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Give it another week at least

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bamford if you have enough £££

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bamford > Lukaku

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        That’s not a fair comparison

        It’s premium + budget vs 2 mid range

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Lukaku has city next so hold and then switch ronaldo

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Lukaku more than capable of getting points vs City.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Lukaku only performed slightly better than ronanldo when playing against the Italian top 6

              Which is to say goals were limited

              You only need to look at the performance against pool to see this translate into the prem

              Caveat is city have a weakened back line at present

          2. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You sure about not hiving Ronaldo? I mean he is Ronaldo with 40+ percent ownership

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I am holding Ronaldo and have Lukaku and Antonio.

              Having all three = points in the bag most of the time.

      5. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yes. I am thinking of gw7

    5. t4thomas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I am probably going to be forced to hit the wildcard button earlier than expected.

      Any thoughts on these two teams?

      a)

      Sanchez
      ALEXANDER-ARNOLD | James | Rudiger
      Salah | SON | Raphinha | SARR
      Lukaku | Antonio | ARMNSTRONG

      b)

      Sanchez
      James | Rudiger | TIERNEY
      Salah | Raphinha | GRAY | WARD-PROWSE
      RONALDO | Lukaku | Antonio

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        You can’t not have taa this yr

        But I don’t really like A

        1. t4thomas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          haha. thanks.

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        where are the wolves boys?

    6. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I look forward to everyone selling Ronaldo as planned in GW7.

      1. t4thomas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        lol.

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Antonio Ronaldo Lukaku is the way to go currently, why selling?

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Exactly

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

        Honestly I think it'll be harder for me to let Lukaku go for Ronaldo gw14 as Chelsea seem more fixture-proof

    7. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Recommended Watkins ahead of Jimenez and Bamford to several posters, cheaper and will score double digits. Seems no one listened.

      1. t4thomas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        you are an inspiration.

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Shouldn't you say this after they get more points

      3. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He did almost score against Chelsea

      4. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Lol gloating prior to him doing anything