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Scoutcast: Is it time to shift FPL funds from midfield to defence?

Joe and Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 6.

After a mixed bag of results from their defenders and midfielders last week, Joe and Andy are looking to make some minor changes to their teams.

Fortunately, they are still in good shape from a Wildcard only the week before, which should make further tweaks to their squads easier. Well, that’s the plan.

For Andy his risk-taking midfield, which includes rotation-prone Ferran Torres (£7.1m) of Manchester City and misfiring Wolves man Adama Traore (£6.0m), could do with an autumn clean-up. He reveals the midfielders in his thoughts to replace them.

Meanwhile, Joe feels his defence could do with an upgrade, especially with another Chelsea asset.

Armed with a raft of data, this week’s episode finds out who are the best Blues at the back to bring in.

One of Manchester City’s rearguard would also help Joe’s team, he believes, as he looks to navigate the new few Gameweeks.

The pair also give their latest thoughts on whether to get Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) or both.

Elsewhere, they are keen to see who is facing the top flight’s latest whipping boys, Newcastle, Leeds and Norwich, when they frisk the next four fixtures.

Joe and Andy bring in the live chat gang into discussion for their insightful advice, and there’s teams, differentials and captaincy decisions to reveal.

In addition, Joe and Andy catch up on the Scoutcast’s management of a veteran Fantasy manager’s team, who has had to dip out of this campaign for mental health reasons. With a top 100 finish last season, the pressure is truly on to maintain his strong record.

Seb was unable to attend this week’s edition after he became a dad this week. Many congratulations to the Scoutcast presenter and his family.

This episode was aired live via YouTube on Tuesday 22 September. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of future live episodes. It is also available as a podcast.

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  1. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Marcelo Darwin Bielsa talking about evolution of his injured players. Guess we gotta wait till Friday pressers to find out what kind of evolution took place. Hope we get some good news.

    1. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      At what point do his training methods start getting questioned? The injuries at Leeds must result from how their players are being asked to train and play.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        What specific methods are you talking about?

        1. Tomerick
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I heard that they have to whack eachother in the shins with mallets until one person gives in. Whoever loses has to wash Bielsa’s car.

  2. simon.knott86
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    RMWCT please?

    Alisson
    Rudiger - Dias - Shaw - Marcal
    Grealish - Salah - Benrahma - Sarr
    Ron - Antonio

    Raya - J Rod - Livra - Gilmour 0.1 ITB

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I would not have Shaw in a WC team. Maybe get TAA and a cheaper goalie.

      1. simon.knott86
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Shaw > VVD + Alisson > Messlier?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          See Milkman's comment.

    2. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Alison, Shaw and JRod
        To
        4.5, Trent and 4.5

        1. simon.knott86
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Assuming your thinking is that the 4.5M FWD is to be bench fodder?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Yeah and play 442

        2. Bojack Horseman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Feels like a bit of a fudge between the short term (Benrahma, Sarr) and the longer term (Dias, who has very poor immediate fixtures).

          I guess that's the issue with WCing two weeks prior to the big fixture swings.

          1. simon.knott86
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            So Benny and Sarr are short term picks? Interesting take, I ave to admit I wasnt sure on Sarr myself anyway so I was thinking Sarr > Gray instead

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Grealish to Gray, Shaw to TAA if money allows.

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I would get rid of Grealish to fit in TAA tbf.

          1. simon.knott86
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I feel like I need someone from city and Grealish is the most nailed on to start the majourity of matches IMO

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Foden is back

              1. simon.knott86
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Id be more worried that KDB is back!

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Torre > Sarr and (if) Bamford's injured, Bamford -> Antonio for - 4?

        Yay or nay?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Neigh

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          easy Yay

        3. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Just Bam > Ant

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Argh what, Ayling too? So that’s all 3 of my Leeds players. This is just silly now.

        1. Bojack Horseman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Dial up?

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

          you only have 2

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            This is just getting silly now!

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            3

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I believe you.

      • SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        read Sissoko went defensive against Norwich - anyone think Sissoko -> Gallagher is worth a -4? WCing in IB though...

        Sissoko vs NEW, lee
        Gallagher vs BHA, LEI (-4)

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          What do you think the answers will be?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            no idea

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              you could just answer yourself if you actually want to be helpful

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  If you are being forced to play Sissoko in the starting XI then I’d take the hit

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    yeah, my bench is limping towards the IB - ta

                • The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I do want to be helpful. Not worth a hit.

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    it all comes down to how attacking Sissoko will be in those two games, I've only watched Watford highlights so have no idea - he wasn't meant to be a starter for me really but those two fixtures are nice

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I'd just get Gallagher next week. I'm looking at him too. Makes it easier to get Lukaku.

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        yeah, I don't like the hit part - but want to do Jota -> Raph next week 😆 so it's happening at some point

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

            Gallagher for sure if you can afford.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              cheers

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

          G2G? Have 0.5 itb so i can get a city or chelsea def gw7

          Sanchez
          TAA / Duffy / Marcal / Shaw
          Gallagher / Raphinha / Salah
          Ron / Rom / Antonio

          Bench: Foster / Gilmour / Ayling / Mendy

        3. TheBiffas
            2 months, 9 days ago

            GW7 WC draft

            Ramsdale

            TAA - Alonso - Rudiger

            Salah - Grealish - Raphinha - Bailey

            Lukaku - Antonio - Bamford

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

              Nice balance, would need to see the bench but I wouldnt be rushing to get Grealish into your team and leaving Ronaldo out, he is fixture proof and will score 30 goals this season.

              If WC you need Salah, Luk, Ron and TAA. Build the rest of the team around them. They are your 3 captains every week and your mega scoring DEF

            2. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Looks nice

            3. CapK
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Awesome Wildcard

                Again not 100% set on Grealish and bailey as picks - could swap bailey to whoever is on a roll come GW7 but I like the villa attack.

            4. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Ok the Final WC team is done, I am going to try leave it be now!! 0.5m ITB to fund (Shaw --> Cancelo OR Sarr/Benr --> Raph).

              Begovic (just this week)
              Rudiger TAA Shaw
              Gallagher Gray Salah(c) Sarr Benrahma
              Ronaldo Lukaku

              Ramsdale Livra Duffy Scarlett

              1. TheBiffas
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  3 premiums plus trent and antonio is hard to get but honestly i think antonio outscores ronaldo so he's more essential for me

                  1. TheBiffas
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      over the next 4/5 anyway

                    • McSauce
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      I can easily move from Ronaldo to Antonio post villa and Everton (h)

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I like it. Wouldn’t go Shaw and Cancelo looks like rising tonight so you will be priced out of that.

                    • Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      It has very little flexibility with a 3mium but this is as close as it gets.

                      Got to hope that the midfield can keep up but you've got the best options around that price so it'll probably work.

                    • Invincibles
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Good team, just think mid is too punty and you're already planning transfers. I'd do:
                      Begovic > 4.0
                      Shaw > Alonso
                      Gallagher > Raph

                  3. HadiSLIM
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Schmeichel

                    Shaw - TAA - livramento

                    Benrahama - Bruno - Smithrowe - Salah - Jota

                    Bamford - Toney

                    (4.0 - Dier - Ayling - 4.5)

                    Thoughts on my team?

                    1. TKC07
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I would transfer out Bruno & Toney to Ronaldo/Lukaku & Gallagher

                      1. TKC07
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        and next week Shaw to Rudiger

                      2. HadiSLIM
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I though about that but the thing is I prefer having Bruno this week instead of lukaku. Also, Prefer to have Bruno + 4 points instead of having ronaldo. I don know maybe i'm wrong

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      😆

                    3. Invincibles
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      I really don't like it tbh. Dier, Ayling, ESR, Schmeichel, Toney all out for me. Do you have WC?

                      1. HadiSLIM
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Honestly I see nothing wrong with Dier and Schmeichel. Good assets and a good run of games. The only thing about them is they arent template. As for ayling and ESR I hear ya. I still have the wc and I think am willing to keep it that way unless bamford is ruled out. That would push me to wc a week early.

                        Any advice of whom to sell tho? willing to do a -4.

                  4. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Torres to?

                    A. Raphinha
                    B. Sarr
                    C. Gallagher
                    D. Gray
                    E. Hold
                    F. Someone else

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

                      A

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Gray vs Norwich

                    3. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        A if fit. Zaha / Gallagher then

                    4. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Folks, does this plan sound reasonable?

                        Gw6: DCL and Jota to Dennis and Salah -4
                        Gw7: Kane to Lukaku
                        Gw8: Bruno to Kdb for Burnley

                        Thanks

                        1. fish&chips
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Do you have a WC still? If so I'd be tempted to use it given the structural changes you need to make

                          1. Milkman Bruno
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Unfortunately not my friend. I went and backed Spurs going into gw3 and Son got injured, still stuck with Kane.

                          2. TKC07
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Who's your captain for this GW?

                            If you don't own Salah yet, probably you can get him after City game.

                            1. Milkman Bruno
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                Was thinking that. I’d be captaining Antonio or Fernandes

                            2. dekikide
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              May I ask why are so many people interested in Dennis, and nobody in Jishua King?

                              1. Invincibles
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Dennis has 2 goals and 1 assist. king less mins, OOP and no goals, and costs more. Did this need clarifying?

                                1. Vlad Tepes
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  too be fair King should have scored last game, still think he can be a pretty good option but I would never go for anyone else. Think Sarr is the main man.

                            3. Invincibles
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              You just know it wont go down like that. Injuries, suspensions, form will alter your plans. I'm always hesitant to plan more than 1 transfer more than 1 week in advance.

                          3. OLLY G
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Maybe a stupid question, but who would you start please?

                            (A) Livramento
                            (B) Toney

                            Thanks.

                            1. CAVEAT KING
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Always the attacker/penalty taker IMO

                            2. fish&chips
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              A I think. Wolves struggling to score and attacking points for Toney is a big ask this week

                            3. The Knights Template
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              B

                            4. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Wolves struggling to score and Southampton CS vs City, + Liverpool hardly conceding, makes me think it should be A and hope for the best

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                B scoring would scrub out a lot of Liverpool CSs though - a nice rank booster if it happens, depends on how you like to play

                          4. Cornholi0
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Start one:

                            a) Livramento (WOL)
                            b) Tierney (TOT)

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              A

                              1. G-Whizz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                A

                            2. Legohair
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              B all night long

                          5. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Ayoze Perez could be a good punt for the next 2 weeks given his price

                            1. Tomerick
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Theres punts and there’s just drawing a name out of a hat and hoping it works out.

                              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Lets come back to this lol

                                1. Tomerick
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  I mean sure but, even if he hauls, it’s still a name out of thin air with nothing to suggest that he will.

                            2. CAVEAT KING
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Like the cook at Wimpy? Not about to lay on a cordon bleau meal (sorry for spelling) because the patrons won't notice the difference. Why would you think Perez will change the mind of his patrons?

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

                            I have both Grealish and Mount, is either worth a -4 to say a player like Raphina?

                            1. CAVEAT KING
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Raphina injury news? who else is like Raphina?

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

                                That's a good point, Raphina could be injured this week.

                          7. AzzaroMax99
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            G2G?
                            Who for C: Salah, Ronaldo or maybe Antonio?

                            Guaita
                            Taa* Marcal Tierney
                            Salah Greenwood Jota Gray
                            Ronaldo Antonio Dennis

                            4.0 Gilmour Omo Christensen

                          8. TheBiffas
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Team A or Team B?

                              Ramsdale
                              TAA - Pereira - Cancelo - Christensen
                              Salah - Raphinha - Gallagher - Benrahma
                              Lukaku - Ronaldo

                              Ramsdale
                              TAA - Christensen - Lamptey
                              Salah - Raphinha - Sarr - Gallagher
                              Antonio - Lukaku - Ronaldo

                              1. Milkman Bruno
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  If you change Pereira to Rudiger/James double Chelsea defence in A I’d probably sway that way. Really like Antonio mind. That’s tough.

                                  1. TheBiffas
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      can't afford 🙁

                                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    Easy second option

                                • Wılly
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  As of next week:

                                  A. Bring in Lukaku and Gallagher/Gray,
                                  followed by 1 Chelsea defender a week later.
                                  (keep Ronaldo)

                                  B. Bring in 2 Chelsea defenders,
                                  followed by Lukaku in for Ronaldo a week later.

                                  1. Milkman Bruno
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      B. Ronaldo can match Lukaku for that week.

                                    • Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      A

                                  2. Gazza2000
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    If Bamford is out would you take a hit to replace him ( for ASM probably ) or play Sissoko?

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      I would just do Bamford to Antonio if you do not have him.

                                      1. Gazza2000
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Already have Antonio otherwise he would be my choice but not many other outstanding great forwards for that price atm

                                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Ings does not have a bad run from GW6 to 13 and he has only blanked once.

                                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      Play Sissoko (NEW)

                                  3. Lord of Ings
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    Out of these you reckon all will start?
                                    A)Bamford
                                    B)Digne
                                    C)Raphinha

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

                                      I think Digne will not. But anyway, still have to wait for pressers to determine. I removed Digne to avoid further price drop

                                    2. Big Hippo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      A & C. Rafa won't give a useful update on Digne either way

                                    3. Maverick 11
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      Hope so since I have all 3

                                  4. tabby98
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    Sanchez, Foster
                                    TAA, Shaw, Ayling, Veltman, Tsimikas
                                    Salah, Mahrez, Benrahma, Raphinha, Sissoko
                                    Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

                                    £0.3m ITB
                                    2FT

                                    What to do here guys?

                                  5. LasagneLad
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      Looking to boost my midfield

                                      Saar (Watford) or Gallagher (Palace)

                                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Sarr short term, Gallagher long term

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

                                          Possibly

                                          Long term could be confused though by Eze coming back in just as Palace fixtures turn. That will likely push him back a bit. He could also lose set pieces to Olise.

                                          Still a good option though and would back him to return consistently

                                      2. HadiSLIM
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Sarr for the next two. Gallagher later on

                                    • PartyTime
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Is Traoré a trap?

                                        Decent stats imo & I fancy him even more than the other options, yeah, I’m crazy but just think Traoré is about to explode

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Massive traps

                                          1. PartyTime
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Wow

                                          2. Big Hippo
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            I think his stats have got worse GW4-5 compared to GW1-3. I'm looking to ship I think.

                                            1. PartyTime
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                I watched Wolves vs Brentford. He should have hauled. Don’t know what’s happening with Wolves tbh, they’ve been extremely unlucky

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

                                              For a stop gap option, I dont mind having him or Sarr. Wouldnt bother if you are looking for a long term solution.

                                              1. PartyTime
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Next two fixtures, I think he will haul although he could as well be a trap.

                                                  I don’t fancy Sarr... Think he has been lucky. Doesn’t pass my eye test. Norwich was an easy fixture

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

                                                    NEW are probably shambolic of same level and Leeds arent looking good, so I hope Sarr can get something out of those games, can move him out after that.

                                                    1. PartyTime
                                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                                        Yes Sarr could do well too. I’m a but stubborn because I still think Wolves are better than Watford.

                                                        I see Traoré bulldozing is way through Southampton’s defence this weekend, something City lacked & he has Newcastle at home next too. Wolves would work on their attack imo

                                                        Might just go against the crowd & get punished or swing my balls out & have a good laugh 🙂

                                                        1. Harry the Hack
                                                          • 12 Years
                                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                                          he will bulldoze his way through, yes. But i am looking at his 'decent stats', all i see are big zeros in the goal and assist columns.
                                                          The guy can't hit a barn door. I'd rather someone with a fraction of his chances but a great finisher.

                                              2. Big Hippo
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Tonight might be the night. Open a bottle of wine, light some candles, and finally transfer Lucas Digne out of my team.

                                                1. Goonerly
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Did it last week. Marvellous feeling.
                                                  Still feeling all tingly inside

                                              3. FOO FIGHTER
                                                • 2 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Who would you rather have as a set and forget.

                                                Lukaku or Ronaldo?

                                                1. 1zverGGadeM
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Penaldo

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

                                                  I would recommend Ronaldo to others due to higher ceiling.

                                                  I like to own Luka, so he will be the one for me.

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

                                                    Aha

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

                                                  There are two main ways to play FPL.

                                                  1. You have set and forget big hitters and then you rotate the cheap assets.
                                                  2. You have set and forget cheap value picks and then you rotate the big hitters.

                                                  I always used to be a 1 player but I've been looking to change to become 2. More impact with the transfers.

                                                  If I were to go with a 1 strategy, I suppose I'd set and forget Ronaldo.

                                                4. gergin
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Lukaku of course. Better player, better team, better fixtures, lower price.

                                                  1. G-Whizz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    I suppose 2 out of 4 ain't bad...

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                                      3?

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

                                                  Chelsea will keep more clean sheets than Man U, and they'll keep each one as a team

                                                  This makes them a better team, because they balance defence well with attack, especially when facing other good teams. This also means they'll create fewer goal scoring opportunities than a team that doesn't focus so much on defending, even in the tough games: Man U

                                                  Where Lukaku would usually make this up is with assists. But his problem atm is that he doesn't have a potent goalscorer as a regular strike partner or on either wing. So he's down to goals and fewer assists than his excellent positioning should provide

                                                  This notches CR7 ahead by one rung, imo. It's slight. But it's there

                                                  In the tough game, easy game, average game: it's still all balls to CR7, the predator in the box. Outscore the opponent

                                              4. Who are all Lukakus
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Tough decision ahead... 0 FT and 1.1m itb
                                                I need to remove Reguilon and Greenwood ASAP. Also Shaw, Tsimikas, Toney if using WC.
                                                A. WC GW7
                                                B. WC GW8
                                                C. save WC for later
                                                Sanchez 4.0
                                                TAA Shaw Reguilon* White Tsimikas
                                                Salah Greenwood* Raphinha Benrahma 4.5
                                                Ronaldo Antonio Toney

                                              5. Lord of Ings
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Anyone had seen digne’a injury?
                                                Was it too bad? Don’t trust Rafa really..but Kinda have to keep him for norwich

                                              6. The 12th Man
                                                • 8 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                James Rodriguez has left Everton and joined Qatari club Al Rayyan.

                                                1. gergin
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  sad.

                                                  1. The 12th Man
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    Better out if he wasn’t going to get picked. Over 200k a week off the books.

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

                                                  What a softy he was.

                                                  1. The 12th Man
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    South American culture I guess. Get touched and feign injury. Richie is similar just not to James extremes.

                                                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 11 Years
                                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                                      *European culture given the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German influence in that continent.....

                                              7. drughi
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 12 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Townsend on all set pieces with digne out ?

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  pretty sure Gray took a corner the other day - Townsend from the other side (inswingers)

                                                  1. The 12th Man
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    He did.

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

                                                  Gray as well

                                                3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Digne def out?

                                                4. drughi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 12 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Wonder who takes penaltys ?

                                                  1. The 12th Man
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    Good question. Will be DCL or Rich but until those come back it’s anyone’s guess.
                                                    I’d guess Townsend.

                                                    1. Harry the Hack
                                                      • 12 Years
                                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                                      you don't think Rondon might take them?

                                                  2. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    Gray or Townsend - the way Townsend easily sent Digne away from a free-kick vs Villa makes me think it would be him taking charge

                                                    1. Christina.
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 11 Years
                                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                                      I just looked at Townsends stats before coming on here, and he could be a very handy differential over Gray.

                                                      1. The 12th Man
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                                        Cheaper as well.

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

                                                        Only marginal difficulty is the pecking order there once DCL is back.

                                                        12th Man will be more informed but I had thought that he was fighting Iwobi for one spot.

                                                        Do like him though if he does get regular starts. Even at Palace - before last season which was ran odd all round there - he was a regular 120-130 pointer.

                                              8. The Red Devil
                                                • 6 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                How much of a risk is thiago silva? might bring him in (not enough funds for rudiger) or wait 1 more GW & then get Rudiger + one more chelsea defender? (maybe christensen?Alonso?)

                                                1. TheBiffas
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    christensen is a better option

                                                  • SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    hard to know for sure, there might be a pattern but no idea yet - Rudiger most nailed and then probably Azpi based on being able to play in two positions