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Scout Notes

Vardy’s goals, Tielemans’ advanced role, Sarr and Saint-Maximin return again

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 6 write-ups with analysis of Leicester City v Burnley and Watford v Newcastle United.

For a summary of all seven of Saturday’s games, click here, while the footer at the bottom of this piece will direct you to our Scout Notes on the other Gameweek 6 action.

LEICESTER CITY 2-2 BURNLEY

  • Goals: Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) x2 | Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m) | Ashley Westwood (£5.4m), Matej Vydra (£5.3m)
  • Own goals: Vardy
  • Bonus points: Vardy x3, Tielemans x2, Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) x1

VARDY DELIVERS AGAIN AFTER EARLY OG

The in-form Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) scored twice – as well as an own goal – against Burnley as he moved to the top of the Premier League scoring charts, level with Michail Antonio (£7.9m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.6m).

It’s now five goals, an assist and eight bonus points in six matches for the veteran striker, with his 40-point total bettered by only Salah, Antonio, Joao Cancelo (£6.1m) and Said Benrahma (£6.5m).

Time will tell whether or not it’s sustainable, but with Crystal Palace (a) up next, he does look like an appealing differential option with just 12.4% ownership.

Elsewhere, Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) was excellent in midfield, and is clearly benefitting from the introduction of Boubakary Soumare (£4.8m) in Gameweek 5, who has featured alongside Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) in the Leicester engine room.

Above: Youri Tielemans’ average position by Gameweek 2021/22

Over the last two Gameweeks, no midfielder has taken more shots (10) than Tielemans, though it is worth noting that only two have arrived in the box, with his 0.31 xG total putting a bit of a dampener on things.

However, his 1.25 xA – another league-leading total amongst midfielders – does suggest that he can provide further assists from open-play and set-pieces, with his role one to monitor moving forwards.

IHEANACHO ASSISTS AS LOOKMAN IMPRESSES

Despite starting on the bench, Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m) was introduced just after the hour mark and bagged an assist, his first Premier League attacking return of the season so far.

Whether or not it will be enough to force a start in Gameweek 7 remains to be seen, but the performance of team-mate Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) does suggest that he should keep his place in the starting XI.

His decision-making did let him down at times, but he added urgency to the Foxes’ attacks and created four chances for his team-mates. 

Meanwhile, on the opposite flank, Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) served up another blank despite registering six goal attempts, five shots in the box and 13 penalty area touches. It isn’t quite happening for the England winger right now, with his place in the XI possibly under threat.

PEREIRA HOOKED AT HALF-TIME

With Jonny Evans (£5.4m) missing, Leicester looked vulnerable at the back, a theme which has been apparent throughout 2021/22, with 11 goals conceded in their five matches since the opening day of the season.

As a result of those issues, Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m) was hauled off at half-time having been caught out-of-position for Maxwel Cornet’s (£6.0m) goal, with Rodgers wanting more defensive solidity.

The defence has become a major concern, which should be of interest to Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) owners, with Manchester United up against the Foxes in Gameweek 8.

“It was a little frustrating in terms of the result. We were much better going forward, we were much more creative, we created numbers of opportunities and scored two excellent goals. Burnley defended their box so well, they made some great blocks and last-ditch tackles.

I’m more worried about how we defended, we can be much better in terms of our defending. Overall, we created enough and a point was deserved in the end.” – Brendan Rodgers

CORNET SCORES BUT PICKS UP INJURY

With Norwich City (h) up next, Burnley players will receive a little more attention than usual this week, especially for those planning a one-week punt before activating their Wildcard during the international break.

Chris Wood (£6.8m) thought he had scored a late injury-time winner only to see his header ruled out for offside, while summer signing Cornet followed up his midweek EFL Cup assist with an impressive volleyed goal in the first-half, though he did suffer a hamstring injury after the restart, which Sean Dyche touched on post-match:

“Maxwel, has nipped his hamstring so we’ve got to wait and see how that settles. He grew into the game I thought. First 15, he was sort of finding his way. His goal was a fine finish and he has another chance after that and he gets in some really good positions. I think he sees the game quickly and I think he’ll grow into what we do.”

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Pereira (Castagne 45), Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare (Iheanacho 62), Lookman (Maddison 78), Barnes, Vardy

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, McNeil (Lennon 87), Westwood, Brownhill, Cornet (Gudmundsson 45+2), Vydra (Barnes 70), Wood

WATFORD 1-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Goals: Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) | Sean Longstaff (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Joshua King (£5.5m) | Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m)
  • Bonus points: Saint-Maximin x3, Sarr x2, Longstaff x1

SARR STRIKES AGAIN

Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) scored his fourth Premier League goal of the season in Gameweek 6, as Watford came from behind to earn a point against Newcastle United.

The Senegalese winger now ranks third amongst all midfielders for FPL points with 39, ahead of an appealing trip to Leeds United in Gameweek 7.

Ismaila Sarr’s xG shot map 2021/22

In a lively encounter, the Hornets thought they had a winner in the 87th minute when Joshua King (£5.5m) slotted the ball past goalkeeper Karl Darlow (£4.5m) – but VAR ruled the goal out for offside.

ROSE EXCITES

Since making his first Premier League start for Watford in Gameweek 5, Danny Rose’s (£4.3m) performances haves stood out.

The 31-year-old has posted team-leading totals for final-third touches, successful take-ons and interceptions during that time, and has also taken a couple of corners.

The Hornets’ long-term fixtures aren’t that appealing, but at just £4.3m, Rose could still offer value if he emerges as a week-in, week-out starter.

In goal, Ben Foster (£4.0m) made a second consecutive start, with Daniel Bachmann (£4.5m) absent with a knee injury, though it remains to be seen whether or not he will hold onto the jersey once both are available. 

CONSISTENT SAINT-MAXIMIN

Newcastle United’s winless start to the Premier League campaign continues, but there were positives at Watford.

The Magpies finished the game with 20 shots, their highest tally in 2021/22 so far, but failed to put the Hornets away. In fact, Steve Bruce’s side now rank joint-sixth amongst all Premier League sides for goal attempts this season, while their 7.48 xG is only slightly lower in ninth.

If that goal threat continues, they could offer value from Gameweeks 9 to 15 when fixtures ease.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m) has now returned in five out of six Gameweeks so far, producing two goals, three assists and seven bonus points during that time. As a result, he now ranks fourth amongst all forwards for FPL points, with 35, only trailing Michail Antonio (£7.9m), Vardy and Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m).

“You can’t dominate like we did and only be 1-0 up. The game should be over. And we nearly got punished. Watford always had some part in the game and in the last 10 minutes they caused us problems but overall, we were by far the better team.

Both teams wanted to win it and we know how crucial it is to get our first win. We went all out for it. It’s disappointing we didn’t get it. We’ve got the makings of a half decent team and we’ve got to remember that.

When you are up against it, you have to see it through. All I’m trying to concentrate on is the team and how I can affect a match. I’ve got to try and ignore everything else. It’s not very pleasing, I understand their frustrations but I’m not walking away.” – Steve Bruce

Watford XI: Foster, Femenia (Ngakia 67), Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose, Kucka (Pedro 64), Sissoko, Cleverley (Tufan 45), Sarr, Dennis (Etebo 75), King

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Willock (Gayle 83), Longstaff, Almiron (Murphy 79), Joelinton, Saint-Maximin

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235 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HVT
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Music for the Masses.

  2. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Jesus or Jimenez on WC?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Jesus

    2. Davidwes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Jimi

    3. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Jimenez. Nailed, on pens, better fixtures

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        But is he explosive?

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Then go Jesus? Not sure why you're asking. Lol

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 hours ago

            Leaving 1.1 ITB for Jiminez to Jesus

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      I'm thinking of capping Jimi this week so him

    5. Saviour22
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Mendy
      Lowton Taylor Rudi
      Salah Bruno Raphi Sarr
      Wood Anti lukaku(c)

      Hwz the team

    6. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Neither

  3. Davidwes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard?
    Ramsdale
    Rudiger, Alonso, Marcal
    Salah, Son, Raphina, Gallagher
    Lukaku, Jimenez, Toney

    Bench: Foster, ESR, Cancelo, Livra

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Looks OK to me

    2. Admiral Benson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Where’s Antonio?

    3. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Need TAA and Antonio. Downgrade Son as he’s not offering VFM

    4. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      You dont have the top scoring forward in there?

  4. winchester
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Hello lads, plans to wc gw8. have 1ft and 2.1m itb. know it's early but anyway

    sanchez
    taa shaw* livramento
    benrahma salah greenwood sarr
    cr7 antonio asm

    foster esr tsimi amartey

    a) tsimi -> rudiger/alonso
    b) tsimi -> cancelo/dias

    1) bench esr
    2) bench benrahma
    3) bench greenwood

    1. Davidwes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      A-1

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I'm in a similar position. Planned on GW8 WC but the team looks good enough to not warrant a WC unless the intl break brings some issues

  5. DIMITRIS
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Is Jota and Digne OUT for Rudiger and Raphina IN worth a -4 hit ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      For sure

    2. Davidwes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Yes. But lukaku might be a priority?

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        I already have him 🙂

        1. Davidwes
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Nice

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Looks good but for the fact Liverpool have Watford in 8. Watford defence looks utter trash to me - can see a real pummeling in week 8.

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers!

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Wait for Raphinha news

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 21 hours ago

        If I do that, then I might have to pay an extra 0.1 for Rudiger.

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Dos this look ok?

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger White Cash
    Salah Raph Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Livra Gilmour Mendy

    Thanks

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Looks excellent!

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Yes. Missing a Man City defender but cant have them all with three premiums.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        Yes. A City defender would be ideal. Have 5.0 to spare. Walker at 5.5 seems to be the most gettable but don't know how to create that extra 0.5! Sanchez to Foster is one option but I guess Bachmann will be back soon.

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Livra > Williams Gallagher > ESR

  7. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Reece James should go, Shaw is dropping, and | want Lukaku this week - so I'm considering this -8 below

    James, Shaw, Ronaldo > Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Lukaku

    Can hold Ronaldo another week but I feel like Lukaku has a hattrick in him in the next 5 - it can easily be next week and missing it will cost more than -4.

    Yay or nay?

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      I wouldn't sub out Ronaldo just yet. He can score nicely against Everton.

    2. Davidwes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      I would maybe keep james. Could be fit after the international break? Only 1 game then

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        Haven't considered that, good shout thank you. I saw someone saying min 4+ weeks but that's just speculation

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Reece James is a horrible player to own, odd hauls make him so tempting, then he misses several games for multiple reasons, exactly the same happened last season.

          Rudiger, Cancelo and Dias are far better owns.

  8. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Shaw Coufal White Livra
    Salah Jota Mahrez Raph Bisso
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    2ft, 0itb

    This gw maybe Mahrez+Shaw to Grealish+Rudi?
    And then next gw CR7 to Kaku? Still have wc so will probably wc next week also...

  9. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Which one?

    A) Vardy to Lukaku
    B) Ronaldo to Lukaku

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      B

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      I'd keep Ronaldo if it's just for this week.

  10. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Who scores more this week?

    A: Salah

    B: Lukaku (-4)

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      B

  11. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Btw. Looks like you can make VAR work after all, without all that 1mm offsides or giving a pen for every foul that goes to VAR nonsense. And I remember people arguing with me that has to be this way or that it's not true that in other countries/CL it works just fine. gEt rId oF VAr iTs rUiNing fOOtbAlL

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Thought VAR was Vardy, Antonio & Ronaldo 🙂

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Still worth getting Sarr with mixed fixtures to come?

    Or rather get Benrahma, Saka, Gray or other Everton mid?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Watford are pretty terrible going forward.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Dubious myself - you're backing a one man attack really. After next week I'd describe Watford fixtures as awful not mixed.

      Class player no doubt but I'd prefer to back someone who's going to get support and/or has fixtures.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        Cheers! Which one of the above mentioned would you prefer?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Saka is highest on my list. ESR at 5.3 is bargain also.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Went Gray last week and relatively happy with that as a likely midterm hold even if I'm down this week. But right now I think I might go Saka on the same basis.

          4 home fixtures to come in next 6 including 2 absolutely prime ones.

          Sarr still the fun one to own of course. Just think it's a week too late now.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      He has one game and then he has to go. On WC and thinking about perhaps keeping him, but don't like to have booked transfer tbh. On the other hand, he is easy swap to for example Jota and I can also bench him.

    4. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Still think Sarr is way, way better than the alternatives at a similar price.

      Mbeumo the closest.

  13. Saviour22
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    FH team for GW 7

    Mendy
    Lowton Taylor Rudi
    Salah Bruno Raphi Sarr
    Wood Anti

    Suggestion always welcome

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      How bad is your team now to use the FH?

      1. Saviour22
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        I wanted to do something different so that I could move up higher when it comes to ranking
        BTW how do u rate my team

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Given you don't have either the top 2 captain choices - not highly.
          Burnley leak so expect a Norwich goal.

          1. Saviour22
            1 month, 5 hours ago

            I forgot to mention lukaku

          2. Saviour22
            1 month, 5 hours ago

            Mendy
            Lowton Taylor Rudi
            Salah Bruno Raphi Sarr
            Wood Anti lukaku(c)

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              Do you expect a Salah haul?

    2. Saviour22
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Mendy
      Lowton Taylor Rudi
      Salah Bruno Raphi Sarr
      Wood Anti lukaku(c)

      1. Eddie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        This can't be that much better than your current team. Seriously, save the FH for later in the season will be much better opportunities to use it to greater affect.

  14. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Douglas Luiz a legit playing 4.5 option with 3 premiums?

    1. dynamike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      yup, I got him in last week on wildcard just for that set up

  15. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Would you pick Grealish or Foden on a wildcard?
    Been toying with a wildcard draft and have a 8.0 spot left for a midfielder.

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Who do you have. Grealish out of the those

    2. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Definitely Grealish

  16. Finding Timo
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Been trying to see if any update on Luke shaw but can’t see anything?

    1. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Even if he starts hes bloody useless. We were all blindsided by the Euros

      1. Finding Timo
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        Annoying when Chelsea defenders for similar prices

        1. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 hours ago

          Id ditch him if you can

      2. zeslinguer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        tbf he had a good end of last season, good fixtures and Varane coming in to (supposedly) help with the clean sheets. He was a good pick, sometimes you jsut get unlucky

  17. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    WC8 Draft- Thoughts?
    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Rudiger Cancelo Marcal Duffy
    Saka Grealish Salah Raph Brownhill
    Antonio Toney Lukaku

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Like it!

  18. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Sanchez
    Trent James* Marcal White
    Salah Jota Sarr Gray
    Lukaku(c) Ronaldo

    Steele Sissoko Livramento Scarlett
    0.6m 1FT

    Wildcard 2 weeks ago backfired, nothing from getting Lukaku early and 1 point in 2 games from James. Still in an ok position overall, and have some flexibility from potentially losing Jota and Ronaldo over the next 2-3 weeks.

    this week...

    Jota and James (if injured) to Raphinha and Rudiger (-4)?

    would then target White to Cancelo the week after.

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      That seems like a good move, (contingent on Raphinha fitness of course)

  19. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    WC 1.1 ITB, anything I can clearly improve?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Rudiger
    Salah Raphinha Sarr
    Lukaku(c) Antonio Jimenez

    Foster ESR Douglas Luiz Livramento

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Looks good.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        Cheers, it typically backfires horribly!

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Similar boat. Keeping money ITB for DCL over Jiminez once fit
      Keeping Benrahma for now over Sarr

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        I am waiting on Raphinha news, benrahma is the placeholder

  20. Back of the Garnett
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    All thoughts appreciated, triggered the wildcard for GW7...

    Ramsdale - Foster
    Cancelo - Rudiger - TAA - Walker - Livramento
    Salah - Sarr - Saka - Raphinha - Luiz
    Lukaku - Antonio - ASM

    TIA

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      like it

  21. Live Scoutcast Tuesday 8pm - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Live Scoutcast Tues 8pm

    Feel free to leave your questions for us here.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Ideal back 5 going into post IB game week 8

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Vardy - don’t forget his pedigree and be blinded by CR7 and Lukaku. Discuss please Joe.

    3. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      How will you be celebrating if Brighton go top of the league tonight?

    4. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Is now the time to make the Ronaldo > Lukaku switch, or do we have bigger fires to fight elsewhere?

    5. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      thoughts on saka as a sarr replacement

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        That’s the way I’m leaning on the WC … pretty set on Saka coming in somewhere before deadline for sure.

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Sorry .. question was, who makes way from 6m for Saka … benny or Sarr?

    6. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      With Firmino returning to fitness, is the last viable 7-8m midfield pick, Jota, on borrowed time? Do we still want to retain this price point in our teams?

    7. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Are you considering Villa ahead of their fixture swing? Cash or Ings viable long term buys ahead of a match against a dismal Spurs team?

    8. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Is Reece James currently the most infuriating fantasy asset to own?

    9. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Given WC potentially frees up cash with two premiums and wealth of cheap midfield options - should we consider two playing/rotating goalkeepers?

    10. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Is it worth losing TAA to fund Che (x2 maybe) and City defenders?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        It should be fine as long as he doesn’t do what he’s done in his last 101 league starts

        (I.e. 88 returns and 83 baps… or 0.88 returns per start accompanied by 0.83 juicy baps per start)

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          But if becomes a choice of say TAA+White v Dias+Cancelo i'd take the City boys any day. At least over their good fixtures anyway

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 hours ago

            Thankfully it doesn’t come down to that & you can have any of those players with TAA as well 🙂

    11. BigRedDog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      doubling up on City vs Chelsea defence

    12. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 hours ago

      1 week punt on a striker before wildcard if Bamford is out.....is Chris Wood the best option?

      1. ktk_interista
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 hours ago

        Definitely

    13. Howiedo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 hours ago

      After Anfield, City have three cracking fixtures. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on offensive City assets. For example, is Grealish a viable asset at 8m?

    14. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      How viable is Grealish on a WC given the wealth of cheap playing mids who are returning points?

    15. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 hour ago

      Who are best cheap midfielders?
      Everyone going big at the back, plus Ronaldo, Salah and Lukaku doesn't leave much money for the rest of midfield.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 11 hours ago

        Drop Ronaldo then

    16. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      23 days, 11 hours ago

      Who should the third striker be after Lukaku and Antonio?

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Worth giving Brandon Williams a run out this weekend if it means being able to roll 2 ft into game week 8?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      Depends who you might pick up now cheaper than in G8 and who your GW8 targers are.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 hours ago

        My targets are simple - cancelo and rudiger. I could do Williams to either this week but I’d like to swerve the city Liverpool fixture and not 100% yet that I want double Chelsea def (have Christensen)

        I could also do shaw to either

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Don't sell your enabler to just leave too much cash on the bench most weeks. Rudiger's price can only increase and while some will gatch their FT until after the international break there could be gains made by naking changes this GW.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            Got it mate thanks for that advice I’d like to hold shaw really for this week but not sure if fit

        2. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 hours ago

          Shaw to Rudiger 100%. Shaw won't keep a cs

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 hours ago

      I mean playing Brandon Williams is the same as going with 10 men, depends what you'd do with the transfer this week versus next.

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        This. 0s all round. Get rid for Duffy or Livramento.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          He's a good enabler and no more.

    3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      No doubt about it spuddy. I'm playing Allan and carrying 2 FT into IB. I think that's the better move. Good luck.

  23. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Sanchez foster
    Taa alonso marcal ayling tsimi
    Salah sarr raphinha greenwood benrahma
    Antonio cr7 obafemi

    Cant wait for this week and WC after this i don’t have any subs and city players..

    Thoughts or WC now ?

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Im trying to hold on until GW8 i think it’ll be better.

      Shaw and Traore stinking up my team, could lead to a hit(s).

  24. LeytonOrient
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Why am I having separation anxiety with Bruno?
    Anyone else unable to let him go?

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      It was easy moving to ronaldo after he blanked.
      Now it's similarly easy when ronaldo blanked, and I find myself without ManU coverage

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      He went the night he missed them pen mate.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      o/

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I dropped him out so he could go and look for the ball be blasted into orbit.

    5. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I picked the perfect week to sell him

  25. jgraham2704
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 hours ago

    Looking to bring in some arsenal cover in mid - unsure on Saka or ESR, any thoughts on the better option?

    I'm currently doing ok, ranked 339 overall so hoping to keep making the right changes! Brought townsend in at the weekend and he's a shout to be replaced straight away by either Saka or ESR.

    Have the money for either

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      339 overall! Well done mate.

      We are not worthy!

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Except from this week, Saka has returned better. But seems like both really clicks since Ødegaard came back

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        And congrats with your ranking! Struggling to find the right replacement for Jota or Greenwood or both, currently on Saka despite not having any of Saka or Everton mid

        1. jgraham2704
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          I've been lucky with my changes to be honest, which makes a nice change. The only change i've made which hasn't worked was bringing Traore in and hoping he got a return, he didn't last long!

          Having 3 premiums will also probably catch up with me...so i expect this to be as good as it gets!

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I got Smith Rowe back last week after having him since GW1. I peefer him, had thoughts he could be Arsenal's equivalent of Villa's Grealish, points wise. Saka also quality but more money.

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I prefer Saka instinctively but looking at comparison tools and they’re effectively the same for most things I care about (xGi, heat map, final third touched).

      Last year Saka was clear a better option. So if you believe in ESR’s new role then he could be better value.

      Money saving might be worth it.

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        I'm tempted a bit to get Saka as well. 2m in the bank and selling Gilmour. Sarr also tempting but thinking lowly-owned Gallagher !

  26. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Does Traore start the game at the weekend or shall I move him to Sarr for a hit?

    Im wildcarding next week so happy to take a gamble.

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      If you're WCing, I don't think it's worth it to take a hit unless it's for your captain.

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Agree. As long as you have bench cover, wouldn't take a hit for one week unless Captain or Premium.

        1. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 hours ago

          Thats my worry, I dont have bench cover. Still worth it?

  27. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Anyone know if shaw likely to be fit for weekend?

    Want to do shaw to rudiger before price changes

    But would keep shaw if he is likely to start v villa

    Thanks

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      lol they have Everton, not Villa.
      Got to wait for champions league to be sure, but if price changes rule you out, I'd do it anyway.
      SOU for Chelsea is good enough

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      What if Rudiger gets injured?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Yup...Everton not villa.

        Of course rudiger could get injured

        I usually jump on the price changes.....might sit tight till Friday this time....

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I’d only be making early transfers if you’re on your WC

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Im not- yet! Thanks

  28. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    11.1 for two defenders (selling Shaw and Digne)

    Dias/Cancelo & Christensen?
    Rudiger & Laporte/Walker?

    Other defs are TAA White Livra

    Or downgrade a mid (Bruno/Sarr/Doucoure) to get Dias & Alonso?

    1. Wirbelwind
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      B gives you less rotation risk, probably not worth the downgrade route for (risky) Alonso.

  29. Sergio vamos
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    What's people's thoughts on greenwood to doucoure?

    Not a fan of greenwoods fixtures/increasing rotation risk and would allow me funds to get Antonio...but can't help but feel doucoure's points will dry up as soon as I go for it

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Cheaper version of Greenwood?

    2. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      I like it, I've got him and been delighted with his 2 hauls.
      Doucoure getting in really good positions (not just scoring), and his fixtures aren't bad either.
      Plus when he blanks, he's only cheap so it's not that annoying - that 2m can be used so much better elsewhere.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Sounds good, why Doucoure over Gray?

    4. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Doucore is class player
      Greenwood is just average

      1. Sergio vamos
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Ok now I feel more optimistic about the situation.

        Not gray because it's a telegraph fantasy football league at work, and doucoure is listed cheaper. Raph and Benrahma just out of reach aswell. Just remember getting heavily burnt by doucoure and capoue back in his Watford days

  30. Wirbelwind
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    Duffy still nailed or due for some benching?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Nailed like Jesus, not the City striker.