Scout Notes

Jimenez ends goal drought as Arsenal claim convincing north London derby win

We begin our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 6 Scout Notes with analysis of Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

For a summary of all seven of Saturday’s games, click here.

ARSENAL 3-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goals: Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), Bukayo Saka (£6.2m) | Son Heung-min (£10.0m)
  • Assists: Saka, Smith Rowe | Sergio Reguilon (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: Saka x3, Smith Rowe x2, Aubameyang x1

ARSENAL ATTACK THRIVES

In a sensational first-half performance by Arsenal, Mikel Arteta’s side scored three goals with the impressive Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£6.2m) causing Tottenham’s defence all sorts of problems.

The duo linked up well for the opener, and ended the game as the Gunners’ expected goal involvement (xGI) leaders, with 0.54 and 0.91 totals respectively.

Emile Smith Rowe (left) and Bukayo Saka’s (right) touch heatmaps v Tottenham Hotspur in Gameweek 6

With fixtures now easing for Arsenal (see below), the pair could become cheap options for our midfield set-ups, though it does perhaps feel like Saka’s spot in the starting XI is a little more secure, given that Smith Rowe only made the bench against Norwich City as recently as Gameweek 4, and was then replaced just after the hour mark the following week.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) deserves a mention, too, having netted his second goal in three appearances. 

Admittedly, it’s hard to find a place for the Gabon international in our frontlines right now, but it is worth noting that amongst all forwards, only Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has accumulated more shots since Gameweek 4.

VALUE OPTIONS EMERGE AT THE BACK

Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

Another start for Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) means that he has now featured from the off in three consecutive Premier League games, conceding just one goal during that time.

As a result, he’s emerged as a value option in goal, who could realistically rival the likes of Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) and David Raya (£4.6m) for FPL points in the coming weeks.

At the back, Ben White (£4.4m) is a slightly cheaper alternative, but Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) remains the headline pick if your budget can stretch to it. The Scottish international was slightly more subdued in an attacking sense today, but has posted team-league totals for successful crosses and touches in the opponent’s half across the opening six matches.

Defensively, the Gunners have conceded just two big chances against Norwich City (h), Burnley (a) and Tottenham Hotspur (h), though the quality of opposition should of course be considered. 

PROBLEMS AT SPURS

As a result of today’s loss, Spurs’ have now conceded nine goals in their last three Premier League games, while at the other end, they’ve scored just four all season.

The underlying numbers remain a real concern, too.

TotalRank v other Premier League sides
Shots5619th
Shots conceded6718th
xG5.3819th
xGC10.9416th

Son Heung-min (£10.0m) was at least able to score a consolation goal today, which means that he has now netted three in five league appearances this term. However, given the above numbers, it’s hard to get too excited about any of their assets, despite a couple of reasonable looking fixtures – Aston Villa (h) and Newcastle United (a) – up next.

“We were not good enough and Arsenal did a good game. It’s always hard when you concede early in a game and we were not able to control the match. We didn’t start well and the first half was very bad.

Against Chelsea we played well in the first half, but today was the other way around. We were not able to execute it [game-plan] in the right way. 

Credit to Arsenal because they were strong, aggressive and stronger. What I focus on is making the right decisions. We learn in every moment. We are trying to build. There are a lot of things wrong and there are a lot of things good.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka (Sambi Lokonga 82), Saka (Maitland-Niels 87), Odegaard, Smith Rowe (Tavares 88), Aubameyang

Spurs XI: Lloris, Tanganga (Royal 45), Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Alli (Skipp 45), Ndombele (Gil 70), Moura, Son, Kane

SOUTHAMPTON 0-1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Goals: Raul Jimenez (£7.5m)
  • Assists: Jose Sa (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Sa x3, Jimenez x2, Romain Saiss (£5.0m) x1

JIMENEZ ENDS LONG WAIT FOR GOAL

After 14 goal attempts without scoring before today’s game, Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) finally opened his account for the season and bagged his patient owners eight FPL points.

The Mexican had played every minute of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign since returning from the serious injury he sustained in November 2020, but was yet to find the back of the net.

However, that changed today, as he latched onto an excellent goal kick from Jose Sa (£5.0m) in the second-half, before coolly slotting the ball past Alex McCarthy (£4.5m).

Raul Jimenez’s xG shot map 2021/22

“I want to score every game, I knew the goal was coming, I was fighting for it, working for it and all the team deserve it. I was thinking ‘when will the goal come?’. It felt really good. Four of our five games have been incredible, we need to keep going like this. We did a really good job. The fans are always with us, supporting. It is really important for our team, to have them supporting and shouting.” – Raul Jimenez

SA SHINES

The biggest score of the day, however, was reserved for keeper Sa, who kept a clean sheet and made six saves, and as a result collected maximum bonus on his way to a huge 14-point haul for his small army of owners.

The Portuguese stopper has now kept back-to-back away clean sheets, and sits level in fourth with Edouard Mendy (£6.0m) in the goalkeeper standings, on 28 points.

At the back, it was another encouraging performance by Nelson Semedo (£4.9m), who forced McCarthy into an early save and rewarded his owners with a clean sheet.

TRAORE AND TRINCAO DROPPED

Brighton Burnley 5

Bruno Lage lined Wolves’ up in their usual 3-4-2-1 formation today, but switched personnel in the attacking midfield roles.

In response to their 2-0 loss at home to Brentford in Gameweek 5, Adama Traore (£6.0m) and Francisco Trincao (£5.9m) dropped out, with new signing Hee-chan Hwang (£5.5m) and Daniel Podence (£5.5m) coming into the starting XI.

Traore was finally introduced on 71 minutes, but touched the ball just eight times and failed to make an impact, while Trincao remained an unused substitute.

SOUTHAMPTON STRUGGLE, BUT LIVRAMENTO IMPRESSES AGAIN

Ahead of their Gameweek 8 fixture swing, Southampton failed to impress in their audition, though the performance of Tino Livramento (£4.2m) again stood out as he put in a lively display from the right of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s 4-2-2-2 formation.

The youngster ended the game with more final-third touches than any other player on the pitch (35), while he also created a couple of chances.

Tino Livramento’s touch heatmap v Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 6

Further forward, the Saints had their chances – registering 18 shots to Wolves’ five – but were unable to find the net for a third successive Premier League game, and lacked any real quality in the final-third.

As a result of the loss, it’s now six games without a win, as they remain one of five different Premier League teams (Norwich City, Burnley, Leeds United, Newcastle United) yet to register three points this season.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters (Long 74), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Redmond (Djenepo 64), A Armstrong, Adams (Broja 64)

Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo (Hoever 87), Moutinho, Dendoncker, Marcal, Hwang (Neves 88), Podence (Traore), Jimenez

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  1. gart888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sanchez Gunn
    TAA James Semedo White Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Sissoko
    Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

    2 FT, 0.4 ITB

    Have my eye on replacing James, Bamford, and Ronaldo. Best moves?

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    keep armstrong and save transfer or sell for jimmy? thanks

    armstrong has really nice fixtures after chelsea but so has jimmy and jimmy has been so consistent over the years, armstrong still to prove himself

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Easy keep.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        cheers baps.

    2. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’m on the same question
      Armstrong fixtures are significantly better than Jimmy’s.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        funny name. having an atrocious season so will keep to save transfer and possibly do a mini wc after international break. you never know he might even do a callum wilson at chelsea (he scored a ht i think)

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA James* Semedo Marcal
    Salah Jota* Raphinha
    Bamford* Antonio Ronaldo

    (4.0 - Gray - Livra - Sissoko)
    2 FTs

    Jota & James to Saka & Rudiger/Azpi for free?

    If Bamford is not fit will take a -4 for Jimenez.

    Frees up cash for Semedo to Cancelo in GW8.

    Thoughts?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You prefer Saka to Sarr or Benrahma? When you getting Lukaku?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes Saka has better fixtures long term. Probably GW8 or 9 when I plan to captain him.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah Saka's fixtures do look good , I prefer Alonso for CHE defender, but Azpi if you don't like him.

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

    Ramsdale - 3 games, 3 wins, 1 goal conceded

    His place to lose you reckon, or are we looking at another McCarthy / Forster situation

    1. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely seems his place to lose, but I'm just not sure it's worth the risk of having a rotated keeper.

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ramsdale with Foster back up seems possible for the short term

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

      Nailed. Leno sold in Jan or leaves for free in summer.

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ramsdale would have to make some big mistakes to get dropped now.

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

      Cheers guys

    5. Forgetmeknot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think I’d prefer Guita and get White if you want some Arsenal cover (this is my plan for wc 7/8)

    6. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Absolutely nailed IMO.

      Spent big money on him, he was always intended as Leno's replacement medium to long term and Leno will most likely be on his way out next summer.

  5. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    On WC:

    Ramsdale/Foster
    Laporte/TAA/Alonso/White/Livramento
    Salah/Benhrama/Raphina/Sarr/Brownhill
    Lukkaku/Jesus/Antonio

    0.2 ITB

    First draft thoughts?

    1. Mork calling Orson
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’d be concerned about rotation of the below & Brownhill, plus I like double Chel defence over the next 5 weeks - how about considering;
      Jesus - Bam/Jimi
      Brownhill - ESR
      Laporte - Rudiger

  6. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Would you do Ayling and Shaw to Christensen and Cancelo for free? Don't normally like early transfers but I have the exact cash.

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you're gonna be priced out then I would

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, good moves.

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How's she looking? 1.2m itb

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Marcal
    Salah Raphina Benrahma
    Lukaku(c) Antonio(vc) Jimenez

    Foster Gray Sissoko Livramento

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'm not a fan of Marcal. Ait-Nouri could be a threat. And I just don't think he's that good.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He's a disgrace.

        1. Lord of Ings
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          How did wolves look today? Would you double up on their defence?

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            They were OK but I wouldn't do double defence.

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

      Check bench again

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry?

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

          No, I'm sorry! Thought Sissoko was a mid.

    3. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Looking really really good. Jealous.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Gray over Marcal.

  8. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Armstrong:- (LEE H,BUR H,WAT A,AVL H,NOR A)
    Jimenez:-(AVL A,LEE A,WHU H,EVE H,CRY A)
    Armstrong’s fixtures look significantly better than Jimenez fixtures.
    Is Armstrong over Jimenez worth it?

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

      Are they?

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        By far.
        Jimenez only real easy fixture is Leeds away the rest are pretty tricky.
        Armstrong’s fixtures look much easier.

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

          I think you need to compare the two teams relative to the fixtures.

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

    Ronaldo C vs Lukaku C

    I expect both to score. I have no idea who's more likely to score more. Pros and cons for both, from team performance to opposing defence

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

      Ron on pens now

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

        Lol

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is that what Ole said?

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

          Lol

    2. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Both

      1. Bam Saka Laca
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ah, Lukaku for captaincy

    3. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'd re assess after champs league games...one of them might make it easier for you to decide.

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

    Chelsea defender of choice?

    A. Alonso
    B. Rudiger
    C. Azpilicueta

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      James was mine waaaaaahaaaa

      1. gart888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ditto. What's your plan?

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

          Wait snd see for the moment

          1. gart888
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Hoping that James isn't out that long? I just hate that Alonso is likely to rise again tonight.

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C if budget allows

    5. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B. I just can't see Chilwell not being a factor at some point. If you've still got a WC maybe just ride the Alonso wave until it's over.

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    7. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Alonso has chilwell breathing down his neck. Azpil is more expensive. Rudi pretty nailed and cheaper so probably best value.

    8. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C

    9. Gunneryank
        2 months, 4 days ago

        B no question. But the real issue is, who do we pair with him?

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

      Would you WC this or wait a week? Annoying to take Torres and Shaw price drops.

      Sanchez* - Steele
      TAA - Shaw* - White - Ayling* - Livramento
      Salah - Jota* - Torres* - Benrahma - Greenwood*
      Ronaldo - Antonio - Scarlett

      Have FT, probably transferring Torres or Shaw out.
      * = Players I want out.

      Activating WC during IB could be better anyway...

    11. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Evening all!! I’m sure many are in the same boat, I have 2 frees, and a Chelsea defender is a priority this week, have Shaw too, with Shaw going down and Chelsea defenders going up, any one taking a risk and getting one on early with a potential 0.2 swing??

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The .2 swing will be nothing if the Chelsea defender you bring in gets injured on Wednesday.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Very true mate!! Going to hang fire!!!

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

        Shaw still bossing the stats. Think there's a case to hold if he's fit for Everton game

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah very wise mate, i wanted to keep him, will bring a Chelsea defender in for Williams later in the week

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I already have Christensen though, hoping he play. Can't afford Shaw to Alonso without taking a hit

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Think you will be fine with Christensen playing mate, especially with James out.I have just 0.3 to do Shaw to Alonso tonight for free!! So tempted!! Haha

              1. Pascal
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Do it, make sure you have a somewhat decent defender on your bench.

      3. Footieboot
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Shaw to Rudiger early transfer worth the 0.2m price swing?

          1. Arvin-ation
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Shaw's going down tonight?

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Haha see my post just above Mate!!

          3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I have just done it. Was locked in for me anyway so why wait and lose 0.2

        • Arvin-ation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Shaw -----> Alonso or Rudiger?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Alonso - Chilwell looks completely out of sorts

        • Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Does Christensen go up for corners? I noticed last week in the Spurs game he wasn’t.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He has such little goal threat it’s pretty pointless him going up anyways

            He did score a banger for Denmark in the Euros though

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah they do keep clean sheets but it’s 5m for zero goal threat and he’s also a rotation risk at times cause he plays for Tuchel.

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Will still represent value if he's nailed as long as James is out. But should be paired with Alonso preferably

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

              And Rudiger not that much more goal threat for 0.6 more

        • Reckoner
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I engaged WC this GW due to my team being in ruins.
          My only doubt is this:

          Would you rather have (minding Chelsea's great fixture run)

          A) Ronaldo, Lukaku and 4.5 forward
          B) Ronaldo, Antonio and Jimenez

          Def: TAA, Alonso, Cancelo (Manquillo, Livramento)
          MId: Salah, Sarr, Saka, Benrahma (Brownhill)

          THANKS!

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            C) Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

            1. Reckoner
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yea, or that. I just have a feeling Ronaldo might still be better option, despite fixtures.... Thanks

          2. Gunneryank
              2 months, 4 days ago

              B but I'd rather have Lukaku. Missing out on those Chelsea fixtures is going to hurt if they start shredding anyone who isn't City or Liverpool. Something is wrong with Man U and i don't think it's just one or 2 games. Plus, they are about to enter an awful fixture patch.

              1. Reckoner
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes, thank you people, I guess you've straighten my mind. I was leaning towards keeping Ronaldo, and I'm not even a UTD fan lol It's just too frightening not owning him. But yes, sth is wrong with United (still), and plus - I'm guessing Bruno won't be taken off penalty duty because of that one miss he's had lol

                1. Reckoner
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Straightened*

                2. Salarrivederci
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  One thing is 99,99%. Ronaldo will be on penalties now.

            • DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              B with Lukaku over Ronaldo, and it's quite an easy decision for me

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

            Have 1ft. Not sure what to do.

            Sanchez
            Trent christensen rudiger
            Salah sarr benrahma jota
            Antonio bamford ronaldo

            Jota and bamford should go. Right?

            1. gart888
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Why move Jota?

              Only Antonio has logged more league minutes and has a higher NPxG90+xA90.

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

                i have 3 pool players against city and firmino is fit

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  What about the week after? You may want Jota back then.

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

                Firmino back in the mix....

            2. Gunneryank
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Jota is still going to play. Firmino even played alongside him for a while vs Brentford. Klopp has to rotate to keep them from burning out but he doesn't have a whole bench of attackers like City does. Besides, Firmino needs match sharpness. He'll play in the CL this week while Jota rests a bit.

            3. tristanabc
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Advice appreciated here, thanks. Already done Shaw to Alonso.

              A) Gilmour -> Saka (-4)
              B) Jota -> Son (-4)
              C) Ronny -> Lukaku (-4)
              D) Williams -> Rudiger (-4)
              C) Nothing

              Sa (Steer)
              TAA Alonso Tierney (Livra, Williams)
              Salah Jota Ralph Gray (Gilmour)
              Ronny Antonio King

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                C or D

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

              A. Williams to Alonso for -4
              B. Play Williams
              C. Play The useless Southampton striker

              1. Bam Saka Laca
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                C

              3. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                C

            5. Shark Team
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              0 attacking returns for H.Barnes after the first 6 gws

              1. BeWater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                My biggest mistake in my GW1 team. Glad I didn't give him the Norwich game and just got Benrahma in.

              2. Alexis Nonsense
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                And they have Iheanacho in their squad, poor fella

                Clearly a better player than Barnes atm

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Can't understand the Nacho benching after the season (or end of) he had.

            6. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              With the rumour that R James is out for 4+ weeks and the fact that I don't have other Che defs this week, I have started to consider WC this week. Immediate pts gain should be more than 8 pts and that would justify enough hits for the itb if needed.

            7. Athletico Underachieving
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Early WC draft…thoughts?

              Sanchez
              TAA, Rudi, Cancelo, White, Livra
              Salah, Raph, Sarr,Gallagher, Sissoko
              Lukaku, Antonio, Bam (if fit)

              Money ITB for Sarr - Grealish for GW8…

            8. Alexis Nonsense
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              How confident are we on Alonso getting starts?

              With the easier fixtures coming I would expect him to play, but he's played the tough fixtures instead this season which is weird (rarely did last season)

              Any chance Chilwell gets in for the easy run?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I suspect Chilwell will be earmarked for the midweek cup games vs Malmö and Southampton so Alonso should hopefully get the bulk of the next 5 games in the league

              2. BeWater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I find it hard to believe that Chilwell can play a champions league final and not be a factor at all this year. So there is a chance he will come in and play.

            9. AD2110
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Have just enough money to do Dier to Alonso (-4). Ideally want to wait for CL games midweek but will be priced out if I wait. Do I pull the trigger and get Alonso now or just go for Rudiger

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Depends on your risk appetite

                I brought in Alonso as I was going to be priced out tonight and think his upside is so much better than Rudiger

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Do you have bench strong enough?

            10. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Safe or exciting?

              Torres & James > Saka & Alonso

              1, Sarr or Saka, Sarr fixtures turn Saka has long run of green.

              2, Alonso or Rudiger - Alonso high ceiling, Rudiger safe but not exciting.

              -4 add in a 4.9 to Rudiger if I go Alonso?

              Sa
              Trent, #James, Tierney, Semedo
              Salah, Greenwood, #Torres, Gray
              Lukaku, Antonio

              4.0, Livramento, Sissoko, #Bamford

              2FT

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Saka. If you went Sarr and he blanked against Leeds, you’d be wishing you had gone Saka.

                Chelsea one is tough. Decide later in the week.

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Ta, thinking of Alonso have cover?

            11. Champions League Varane
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Start 1?

              D.Luiz (Spurs away)
              B.Williams (Burnely away)
              Livramento (Chelsea away)
              Sissoko (Leeds away)

            12. grooveymatt65
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              hey guys! this is my wildcard team playing 3-5-2:

              Ramsdale Elliot

              TAA Alonso Tomiyasu Livramento Cody

              Salah Sarr Benrahma Townsend Raphinha

              (c)Lukaku Ronaldo Archer

              0.0 itb

              what do people think?

              I can't decide which everton mid to get (have doucoure at the moment)

              thanks 🙂

              1. grooveymatt65
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                *Townsend lol

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I wouldn’t go without Antonio while he’s fit

                1. Maeki2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  this

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

                Cancelo seems pretty essential imo from gw8

            13. Jammy Dodger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Sanchez
              TAA | Shaw | Marçal
              Salah | Gray | Sarr | Greenwood | Jota
              Ronaldo | Antonio

              Steele | Alying | Livramento | Scarlett

              1.4m itb and 2ft

              Shaw > Rudiger / Alonso (which?)
              Ronaldo > Lukaku

              Any other suggestions?

              Thanks chaps

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Alonso, hate watching Chelsea play not owning.

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Rudiger safer
                Alonso more flamboyant

              3. tommo1989
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Rudiger and Lukaku

            14. Rocket Raccoon
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Any news on James or Shaw? I’ve asked a lot but no one answers.

              1. Rocket Raccoon
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Oh bloody hell, now I’m bottom.

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No news, europe midweek, might get some info then.

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

              Best max 5.7 def if I already have Rudiger? Christensen or Laporte decent?

              Or would you rather -4 CR to Lukaku to afford Cancelo or Alonso?

              1. JariL
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I don't wanna take that Shaw price drop on the chin...

              2. tommo1989
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Lukaku is the obvious captain choice for the next few weeks so he’s a must own now as far as I’m concerned

              3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I am an advocate of hits on defenders, but those moves do actually make sense