Scout Notes

Zaha and Maupay on target as Brighton earn late draw at Selhurst Park

We conclude our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 6 write-ups with analysis of Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion.

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 detailed Scout Notes on the other Gameweek 6 action.

CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Goals: Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) | Neal Maupay (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) | Joel Veltman (£4.4m)
  • Bonus points: Maupay x3, Veltman x2, Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) x1, Zaha x1

ZAHA CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT

Having stepped up to convert a first-half penalty, Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) has now scored five goals in his last five games against Brighton at Selhurst Park.

The 28-year-old carried most of the Eagles’ threat on the night, as Patrick Vieira’s side launched the majority of their attacks down his flank, with Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) as involved as any in the final-third.

Despite tonight’s late set-back, it’s been a reasonable start to the season for Palace, who have six points from their opening six games. During that run, they’ve had a tricky set of fixtures, having already faced Liverpool and Chelsea, while it’s also worth noting that they remain unbeaten at home.

In an attacking sense, they have registered a league-low 14 shots on target, while only Spurs have accumulated fewer goal attempts. However, their 7.44 xG ranks mid-table, and there is potential to do well with Leicester City and Newcastle United’s shaky defences up next at Selhurst Park.

GALLAGHER LOSES SET-PIECES

In another energetic midfield display, Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) bagged an assist after winning the first-half penalty. The on-loan Chelsea man has now netted two goals and three assists this season, and ranks 11th amongst all midfielders for FPL points.

However, with Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) returning to the starting XI tonight, he was no longer on set-pieces. 

Considering that 0.56 of his 0.84 xA total had arrived from dead-ball situations, it is a blow for his owners, though it is worth noting that he did take them back on once the Serb had departed on 72 minutes, which is something to monitor moving forward.

Conor Gallagher’s touch heatmap v Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 6

“The players are as disappointed as I am, the fans too. To concede a goal like that with the last kick is difficult to accept. We have to look at the game and how difficult we made it for them. They’re a good side with a lot of confidence. We should take the three points.

We gave them so many problems. The way they played the last 15 minutes with long balls doesn’t look like them. Not scoring the second goal left the door open. That was an important moment for us. It was a tough game. Both teams didn’t create much.

We are improving. We’re getting stronger. The first few games we played against Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, we managed to create chances. We deserve to have more points so far. We’re in a good process.” – Patrick Vieira

FOUR IN SIX FOR MAUPAY

Neal Maupay’s (£6.5m) late equaliser was his fourth Premier League goal of the season, as he moved up to fifth in the forward standings after picking up three bonus points.

Graham Potter lined his troops up in a 3-4-1-2 formation, but switched to a back four in the second-half in an attempt to get back into the game.

However, despite that change of shape, they generally didn’t do enough in the final-third, though there was real quality about their late equaliser, with Joel Veltman (£4.4m) sending the ball through to Maupay, who dinked it over the keeper and into the back of the net.

Interestingly, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) bagged a bonus point despite conceding and picking up a late yellow-card, having created a big chance for Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) in the first-half.

Further forward, the influential Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) missed tonight’s match with a knee injury. It’s fair to say the Seagulls missed his energy and ability to break up play in midfield, with further updates expected in the coming days over his availability for Gameweek 7.

As a result of the draw, Brighton remain undefeated in all three of their Premier League away matches this season, with Arsenal (h) up next before the international break.


C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic (Kouyate 72), McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew (Schlupp 86), Zaha, Edouard (Benteke 72)

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Duffy, Dunk, Burn (Alzate 45, Moder 65), Veltman, Gross, Lallana, Cucurella, Trossard, Welbeck (Connolly 76), Maupay

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  1. DAZZ
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    If Shaw is injured. Is Shaw+ CR7 > Rudiger + Lukaku -4 reasonable??? CR7 without pens is actually putting me off him slightly.

    1. DAZZ
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      No WC. It’s a medium term move, targeting Chelseas fixtures through to GW11

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Losing Ronaldo for a hit just seems crazy to me personally. I get the move of course but no guarantees by any means that Lukaku hauls and Ronaldo doesn't, Everton are very leaky and hard to know what Southampton will turn up, they held ManUtd to 1-1 and City to 0-0 recently remember

    3. JammySprat
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Source for Ronaldo no pens?

      1. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Last Saturday?

    4. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Don’t think it’s worth selling Ronaldo for a hit.

      Shaw > Ruidger is fine

    5. dshv
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Just no shaw rudiger.
      Keep ronaldo for Everton.

    6. Calum Undisputed
        4 months, 1 day ago

        i actually did that this morning.. my time zone

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Ronaldo outdoes hit is crazy. I’m (c) him. SOU won’t lose 5:0 to Chelsea.

    7. Pomp and Circumstance
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      do you think these are good moves--for -4 ?

      TAA --> Alonso
      Jota --> Smith Rowe
      Toney --> Lukaku

      have Salah and Ronaldo; have just about enough to do those 3 moves

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Don’t think selling TAA is the right move

      2. JoTAA
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Good moves but i'd keep TAA

      3. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I don't think it's worth to have 3 players over 10.0.

      4. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Chilwell lurking for a start v Southampton

    8. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Saka or ESR & why?

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        It’s the same i think

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah. I think the starting 11 we saw vs Spurs is what Arsenal will build on. Looks encouraging!

          Leaning towards ESR & banking the cash

      2. JoTAA
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        ESR - cheaper

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks!

      3. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        ESR played more minutes and cheaper

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          ESR it is!

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Probably ESR, unless Saka is consistent I'd find it hard to spend 6.5 on a player that had 8 goal involvements in 30 starts last season

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          *6.2

      5. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Esr is good value, but he gets injured all the time

      6. Calum Undisputed
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Saka.. Certain to start. ESR missed a game n half recently.
          auba saka odegard esr pepe lacaz. fight for 4 spots in front

        • Nomar
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I can't bring myself to trust any Arsenal players other than White or Ramsdale at the moment.

      7. dshv
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Sanchez Foster
        Taa Alonso Marcal (Tsimi Ayling)
        Salah Sarr Raphinha Benrahma Greenwood
        Antonio Cr7 (obafemi)

        2.1 itb.

        Need I to change a lot of players on WC gw8 and what do you do?

      8. Inter Me Gran
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Already on -4, is it worth the WC to get in alonso & lukaku for Southampton or hold Greenwood & Ronaldo for Everton?

        1. JoTAA
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Hold

        2. dshv
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Hold or just alonso.

          1. Inter Me Gran
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers

      9. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Good morning.What would you do here?
        Sanchez
        Taa/James*/Shaw*
        Raphinha/Salah/Fernandes/Benrahma/Traore
        Jimenez/Antonio

        Steele/Coady/Tsimikas/Obafemi
        2ft 1.3itb

        a)Fernandes+Obafemi->Brownhill/Esr+Lukaku
        b)Fernandes+Obafemi+Shaw->Brownhill/Esr+Lukaku+Alonso(-4)
        c)Shaw->Alonso

        1. Calum Undisputed
            4 months, 1 day ago

            A

            1. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              cheers

        2. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 1 day ago

          People saying Ronaldo won't be on pens are deluding themselves.

          He will be now, no doubt in my mind.

          Sell him and watch him get a hatty this weekend.

        3. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I have a one gameweek punt.

          Are there any midfielders up to 9m you think are a great option? I'm not really seeing any.

          If that's the case it looks like a defender up to 6.7m, got to be one of the Chelsea boys right?

          1. Inter Me Gran
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Got to be, alonso is more exciting but see if he plays mid week. Rudiger is prob the safer bet

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              It could even be Chilwell should we get some more info during the week. I think the Champions League game should make Tuchels rotation more predictable this week?

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I’d prefer cancelo to any of them I think, my ideal combo would be cancelo and rudiger

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              For 1 gameweek you prefer Liverpool fixture over Southampton one?

          3. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Havertz?

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              That's a nice shout. He's on my mind but it's a risk with Tuchel isn't it.

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                He is but I'd say him playing against Soton (who'll likely sit in deep) rather than Werner makes sense as he'll float behind Lukaku looking to play him or the wide men in, could be a good shout

                1. TheTinman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Thanks mate. So essentially it's looking like a Chelsea player. Whether it's a defender or midfielder.

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

            Grealish may be. May be son if you can add extra 1 m. But not worth the money as there are better cheap alternatives

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I can only get to Son or Kane if its Salah or Ronaldo out so I don't think it's worth it

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Couldn't rely on Spurs vs Watford. Definitely won't trust them vs this Villa back 3

                1. TheTinman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah true. They look broken at the moment anyway, they have a lot to prove before they can become assets again

          5. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Greenwood

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I own him and he's probably the one I would let go of for the punt 😆

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Nah. Give him this last game

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          How many bonus points was Guaita on for before Palace conceded?

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          How come everyone is so keen to lose shaw before he’s been confirmed out ? Could still be fit for the weekend and fixture looks good?

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Fixtures look good?

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              No, fixture - could understand selling him after this week but Everton with no dcl is a good fixture

              1. Make United Great Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                So was Leeds, Newcastle & Villa at home. Conceded in all 3

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

            Hasn’t returned well when fit anyway. Better options in Chelsea & City defence too

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Fair enough, I think it’s a bit fickle and he’ll get a big haul soon

              1. Make United Great Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Based on? As a fan who’s watched all our games. We haven’t looked convincing at all defensively

          3. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Guess it's just the unreliability of defensive points for a 5.5m culminating in 0pts this week, the only cs ManUtd got was very lucky

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

            Livra, duffy, white, veltman are providing better value for money. Shaw is a yellow card magnet and utd is somehow leaking goals

          5. Calum Undisputed
              4 months, 1 day ago

              he gets a lot of crosses. but man u not getting cs anytime soon

          6. StevenW
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Any update on Shaw & James?

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

              Nope

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Still crap FPL picks last time I checked

              1. Nomar
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Lol

          7. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Hmmm keep Greenwood for now or get rid for a hit?
            Saka is tempting tbh.

            1. Make United Great Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Don’t think it’s worth a hit

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

              Not for a hit

            3. Atimis
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Cheers, may do it next week if he gets another 2 pointer

            4. dshv
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I am with him since gw1. This gw will be his last in my team. So keep and enjoy the points.. 2 points hahah

          8. CapK
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Coady / Torres / Bamford > Rudi / Raph / Jimi (-4)

            Seems a bit backwards to swap Coady vs New for Rudi vs Saints, I could hold off until next week and do the move for free...

            This is of course if Bamf is not fit

          9. tbos83
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            If Trent is out, I can afford to do:
            Trent, Jota, Dennis > Christensen, Odegaard, Lukaku (-4). Wise?

            Sanchez Steele
            Shaw Digne TAA White Livra
            Gray Salah Jota Benny Kovacic
            Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

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

              Trent out, is that confirmed?

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

                Just the UCL game so far

                1. Nomar
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Hopefully Tsimikas would get the start if TAA can't play.

                  1. dshv
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Milner will get a start..

          10. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            What’s your team value?

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

              101.9

            2. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              100.6

            3. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              101.6m team value
              100.5m sell value

              Think mine won't be very good thanks to Digne maybe

              1. Nomar
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Digne and Torres stinking up mine.

                Bamford has lost value for me too.

            4. dshv
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              102.1

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Same here, I'm quite surprised honestly

            5. Nomar
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              £100.6

            6. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              101.4

            7. kobewan
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              101.1

            8. JoTAA
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              102

            9. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              That's a very personal question.

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

                How long is your jousting pole?

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Long enough to hit you in the eye

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

                  Tis 12ft! That's more like it!

            10. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              101.5 TV

            11. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Im ignoring TV chasing this year. It never gives an appreciable advantage later in the season and you end up taking unnecessary hits.

              It’s so relaxing,’.

          11. Stimps
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Traore -> ESR (-4)?

            1. dshv
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Not for a hit …

            2. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              No not for a hit especially before Newcastle

              1. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Agree with this

            3. JoTAA
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Keep for Newcastle

          12. kobewan
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Would you WC to this team?

            Ramsdale, Foster
            TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, Cancelo, Livramento
            Salah, Benny, Rap, Saka, Luiz
            Lukaku, Antonio, ASM

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              This is a 4-4-3 squad

              Two budget attackers can surely combine for Grealish or Jesus, right?

              1. kobewan
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                I could, but I really want to have 15 playing players as Alonso and Cancelo can be rotated any time, if Rap is flagged and won't be able to play this weekend I could go 4-3-3 but if he does then one of ASM or a defender would be benched...

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Livra and Luiz are enough cover for benched players, imo

          13. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Top 10K Finally weekly update

            Buendiarrhoea was narrowly the team of the week with 71 points narrowly pipping Dynamic Duos and No Way on 70. Up the top Abra Dubravka and Grealicious look comfortable in the top 10k, Plenty of other teams close enough as the margins are really tight. If you take one point a week as negligible then there are 20 teams within 32 points of top 10k.

            It's largely a 7 player league with Mo TAA Ronaldo and Antonio so generic to make no difference and captaincy fail for Ron was relatively insignificant given everyone owned Mo and Tony who returned without hauling.

            The threemium template set up grew once with 20% of the teams on it. Also signs of people beginning to move onto the competing big at the back template. Chelsea defence - despite fixture - rose and now outstrips Wolves defence. Shaw is owned by 55% of teams including the loads of teams that already played WC.

            Only around a quarter of WCs still to come.

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Buendiarrhoea. Classic

            2. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              way to go... 😀

              How many has already got Lukaku?

              1. pingissimus
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                20 which equates to around 40%

                Half of those already have Ron too so I'm guessing they are fairly committed threemiums.

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Interesting, so going Ronaldo(c) may not make much difference!

                  My team went from 52% (moderately differential) to 83%(extremely differential) after addition of Ronaldo. Cant wait to get rid already 😀

                  1. pingissimus
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Just a guess but I reckon Lukaku will be 75% league owned next time. He's the obvious captain pick really and so far when there's been a clear captain choice people have flocked there.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah, even 90% wouldnt surprise me. Ronaldo didnt gave any reason to stick with him either.

              2. pingissimus
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Early BB has paid this time

                Almost all the top teams have played BB bu their lead is greater than BB score. Not quite sure how that works - perhaps early WC? But there again some oddities didn't follow up BB with WC 😉

                4 early BBs and they are all top 20K or so

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Delaying WC this year could backfire, TV down, late on Chelsea/Man City player etc etc...

                  1. pingissimus
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Thing is that almost all teams are committing to nothing in midfield and investing up top or at the back. It could last of course but I don't see it. The likes of Sarr Benny Gray Gallagher are all outperforming and will revert imo - the 6.0 dominance doesn't feel like something that will be more than a phase.

                    Would much prefer to have WC in back pocket for 14/15 or so.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Positive of big at back or upfront is concentration of cash in one place, makes it easy to switch around with couple of transfers when things change. Something like Alonso to Veltman gives cash for Benrahma to Jota/Greenwood, Luka to Toney and Gallagher to Grealish or something like that.

                      Getting likes of Son/Vardy/Mahrez is tricky though.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 1 day ago

                        Oh is the Zaha Mahrez deal on again 🙂

                        Still interested in Auba here as a placeholder for that type if nothing else. 9.9 looks very underpriced for a potential Golden Boot candidate.

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 1 day ago

                          Need to add some weight. As the weeks are passing, you are getting far away from Zaha 😉

                          I may consider Grealish though.

                          1. pingissimus
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 1 day ago

                            Ah

                            May take this discussion onto another forum then - a deal might be half possible

                  2. pingissimus
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Other point there is your sale value is likely pretty close to most teams with a much higher transfer value. My TV is now around 102 but the sale value is way less than that. A bugger of course that you will struggle for maxed out premium defence but that could yet turn out to be a blessing - 3 enough?

          14. vova
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            What's the best way to cover Man City attack? I do kinda want Grealish at 8.0 but he will be rotated with CL under way.

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

              KDB or bust

              1. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Thinking the same. (See below)

            2. Tinfoil Deathstar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Cancelo

          15. Boberella
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            What are people's thoughts on KDB's potential moving forwards? Too soon?

            Weighing up a few options and one of them is Ronaldo and Greenwood to Antonio and KDB. (probably next week)
            Otherwise it's follow the masses with Ronaldo to Lukaku but would then need to try and get Antonio another way.
            Ultimately would like Dias/Cancelo by GW9 for Marcal too.
            Keeping Vardy for the foreseeable, as I think he's being outrageously overlooked.

            Team is:

            Sanchez (4.0)
            TAA Rudiger Marcal (Livra WIlliams)
            Salah Raph Gray Gallagher Greenwood
            Ronaldo Vardy (Dennis)
            0.1 ITB 0FT

            Any thoughts?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              To me, KDB feels like he should be about 10.0

              He has glass tendons, refuses to take penalties even when on them, has a rotational manager despite the usual “but when he’s fit he plays”, and will inevitably require FT consumption on the way in and out, usually unforeseen and at inopportune timing

              10.0 would have encouraged a punt on him at times this season, similar to Son

              To have him at 12.0 just seems silly - especially given his previous 6 season point totals

              1. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Valid points.
                When he's on form he's a great FPL player to own. Will see what Ronaldo and Lukaku do and how City line up this GW and assess further then.

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                *And that’s not to say he can’t put up 6 or 7 returns in his next 4 fixtures either, but lots of players are capable of doing that from an FPL perspective (even though basically no one in world football is capable of doing what he does from a pure footballing standpoint)

                1. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Totally. The urge is purely based on his potential/history for hauls and being so good when he's in form. Needs to prove he's gonna survive a few GWs injury free I suppose

            2. Tinfoil Deathstar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Too much of a risk until he demonstrates he's clearly injury-free. He's got too much competition at his price tag and City attack will likely continue to spread the points IMO.

            3. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Prob just a bit too soon. Or you ould grab a headstart

              1. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                The head start is what is luring me, but it is probably just too soon.

            4. farmerfat
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Not worth IMO. Just go for Cancel or Dias ( or both ) if you want City cover.

            5. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Even if he is fit, i Won't get him. City have lots of good players. Points will be shared. Remember they dont play for fpl points. They play for win

          16. vova
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            On a WC

            A) Dias
            B) Cancelo

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              B with at least 1 good bench cover

            2. Calum Undisputed
                4 months, 1 day ago

                A

            3. maxmania
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Hit the wildcard as had a few players out and non playing bench.
              Teams are very similar but I am leaning more towards team A.

              (A)
              Ramsdale Foster
              Alonso Rudiger Alexander Cancelo Liveramento
              Brownhill Grealish Doucoure Raphinha Salah
              Antonio Lukaku Toney
              0 in the bank

              (B)
              Ramsdale Foster
              Alonso Rudiger Alexander Cancelo Liveramento
              Smith-Rowe Grealish Doucoure Raphinha Salah
              Antonio Lukaku Archer
              0.9 in the bank

              1. Abraham & Cheese
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                very similar... i'd lean towards A

              2. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                So basically, given Archer and Brownhill aren't exactly gold assets, it's a pick between:

                a) Toney
                b) Smith Rowe + 0.9ITB

                Probably B for me, given fixtures and cash to spend.

            4. farmerfat
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Bachmann
              TAA Semedo Tierney
              Salah Traore Jota Sarr
              Bamford Antonio Ronaldo

              1FT 1.5m in the bank. No idea what to do with this lot. If Bachmann and Bamford are confirmed fit may just do Ronaldo to Lukaku and stick to the plan. Can upgrade Livra to Cancelo in gw8. Any other thoughts?

              Could also play the classic " do nothing" and save 2 FT for gw8

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

                Is kicking Traore's a#se to the sidewalk part of the plan?

                1. farmerfat
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  At some point, yes. Just dont want to do it before Newcastle (H). I am trying to not take any hits this season!

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

                    I'd save then if you can.

            5. Timbomars
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I’m currently planning this for next week, is the midfield too weak here? Overall I do like it but my only concern is midfield being a bit lightweight - thoughts on the below?

              Sanchez

              Alonso / Livramento / TAA / White

              Raphinha / Salah / Sarr

              Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

              Subs: Steele / Allan / Douglas Luiz / Williams

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

                Mids look fine.

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

                If ronaldo and lukaku blanks, thats 4 point, costing 24+ m. If antonio+jimenez blanks 4 points, costing 15.5 m.
                Unless they are being Captained, premiums are poor value for money. I would rather have one of Ronaldo/lukaku and spread the money in mid/defence

                1. Timbomars
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  A highly sensible approach. Not sure I’d be able to overcome the FOMO that comes from not having both though!

              3. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Is this a WC?
                MIDs not really that bad.
                I'd be more concerned playing Livramento against Chelsea.

                1. Timbomars
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  No - it’s not a WC - sorry I should have been clearer - I meant this is for GW8. Gonna bank my transfer this week and then do Coady > Alonso and Traore > Douglas Luiz…

            6. Champione
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              Gallagher >
              A) ESR
              B) Mbeumo
              C) Keep

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Keep

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

                B or C

              3. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                I prefer ESR, but Gallagher is worth keeping.

              4. Calum Undisputed
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  c

              5. King Kohli
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                From gw 8, which of these combinations looks better?

                A. Dias/Mbeumo/Scarlett
                B. Laporte/Toney/Brownhill

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  B but with Walker

                  1. ExpressoMySonny
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    B

              6. Maddamotha
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Sanchez on a bap, after conceding and getting a yellow card. Only 2 saves as well.
                Benrahma not involved in any goals in a 2-1 game. Still on a bap.
                I know people are going to whine about this opinon (like Im doing now), but I think the BAP system is highly flawed. Doesnt make sense.

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Have you read this? https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

                  1. Maddamotha
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes, I've read this. A lot of these are up for interpretation imo. What is a key pass? What is missing a big chance? Or Creating a big chance (a chance where the receiving player should score)? Many players would probably answers these questions differently. I'd like a place where I can see exactly how the players got their points. I believe that existed before, might still do though, idk.

                2. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  He was practically playing as an outfield player in the first half, as Brighton kept passing back to him. I’ve not seen him play before and was surprised at how comfortable and assured he is on the ball.

                  He also registered 1 (maybe 2) chance creations.

                  1. The Rumour Mill
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Created a big chance for welbeck didn't he? That always brings in a lot of bps.

                  2. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Yup. If scoring or assisting were all that counted, Salah could have been on 350-400 points in one of these seasons by now

                    And it also kinda defeats the point of having a BPS system, if it just simply gives extra points for having the highest points.

                3. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Well I still like baps.

                4. The Rumour Mill
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Well the palace Brighton bps scores were so awful that you didn't have to do a lot to be in with a chance of an extra point. Benrahma was incredibly creative and deserved his point imo.

                  That said, There's been a few surprising ones which I've been grateful for this season, the 2 above, Gilmour last week, and Shaw and Trent both got 2 bonus when conceding earlier in the season. It just depends how the games pan out really.

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah. The statistical best players on the pitch should be rewarded even if they blank. It doesn't happen when they play horribly, of course, or if there are too many scorers who didn't rack up -ve BPS

                5. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Sanchez set up Welbeck for a 1v1 which he probably should have scored so I'm assuming it was that but yeah it's really odd sometimes. Martinez got 2bps in a game where Villa scored 3 goals and he made just 1 save the other week.

                6. Maddamotha
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers for the answers, maybe I have to study the BPS rules more thoroughly, lol.

              7. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                GW7 - NEW
                GW8 - avl
                GW9 - lee
                GW10 - EVE
                GW11 - cpl
                GW12 - WHU
                GW13 - nor
                GW14 - BUR

                I’m going to print this out and stick it on Traore’s gym locker (laminated obviously because of all the baby oil).

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Might finally be back to his best role: impact sub

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    If it gets points, I’ll take it.

                2. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  wonder if you can keep him patiently till GW14 😆

                  1. ExpressoMySonny
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    love the patience but i would get rid haha

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    I’ll be honest, he has the Newcastle game. Another blank and I’m dropping him faster than you can say “Johnson’s baby oil”.

              8. ExpressoMySonny
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Rate my wildcard team? .2 itb

                Ramsdale

                Azpi, TAA, Rudiger

                Salah, Sarr, Raph, ESR

                Lukaku (c), Antonio, ASM

                Bench: Cancelo, Doucoure, Livramento

              9. Millie7
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                Shaw + Ayling + Barnes > Cancelo + Alonso + ESR ???

                it makes so much sense on paper, but i could easily end up with just one of these playing? any other suggestions?

                1. ExpressoMySonny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Pull the trigger

                2. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Wouldnt do shaw to cancelo for a hit this week. Do the others for free

                  1. Big Hands Barry
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    And the other next week for free