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

592 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. DAZZ
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Source for Ronaldo no pens?

      1. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Last Saturday?

    4. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      Shaw > Ruidger is fine

    5. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Just no shaw rudiger.
      Keep ronaldo for Everton.

    6. Calum Undisputed
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      i actually did that this morning.. my time zone

    7. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

  2. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Don’t think selling TAA is the right move

    2. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Good moves but i'd keep TAA

    3. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    4. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Chilwell lurking for a start v Southampton

  3. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Saka or ESR & why?

    1. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      It’s the same i think

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      ESR - cheaper

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks!

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      ESR played more minutes and cheaper

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        ESR it is!

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
        10 months, 19 days ago

        *6.2

    5. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    6. Calum Undisputed
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    7. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

  4. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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?

  5. Inter Me Gran
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Hold

    2. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Hold or just alonso.

      1. Inter Me Gran
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers

  6. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      A

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        cheers

  7. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days 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.

  8. TheTinman
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. TheTinman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. TheTinman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        For 1 gameweek you prefer Liverpool fixture over Southampton one?

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Havertz?

      1. TheTinman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days 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
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

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

          1. TheTinman
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Greenwood

      1. TheTinman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Nah. Give him this last game

  9. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

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

  10. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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. Eleven Hag
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Fixtures look good?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

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

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

  11. StevenW
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Any update on Shaw & James?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Nope

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Still crap FPL picks last time I checked

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Lol

  12. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Don’t think it’s worth a hit

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Not for a hit

    3. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    4. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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

  13. CapK
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days 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

  14. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Trent out, is that confirmed?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Just the UCL game so far

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

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

          1. dshv
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 19 days ago

            Milner will get a start..

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    What’s your team value?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      101.9

    2. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      100.6

    3. TheTinman
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      101.6m team value
      100.5m sell value

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

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Digne and Torres stinking up mine.

        Bamford has lost value for me too.

    4. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      102.1

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Same here, I'm quite surprised honestly

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      £100.6

    6. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      101.4

    7. kobewan
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      101.1

    8. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      102

    9. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      That's a very personal question.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        How long is your jousting pole?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Long enough to hit you in the eye

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Tis 12ft! That's more like it!

    10. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      101.5 TV

    11. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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,’.

  16. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Traore -> ESR (-4)?

    1. dshv
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Not for a hit …

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      No not for a hit especially before Newcastle

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Agree with this

    3. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Keep for Newcastle

  17. kobewan
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      This is a 4-4-3 squad

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

      1. kobewan
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Livra and Luiz are enough cover for benched players, imo

  18. pingissimus
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Buendiarrhoea. Classic

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      way to go... 😀

      How many has already got Lukaku?

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days 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
            10 months, 19 days 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
              10 months, 19 days ago

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

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

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

          1. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 19 days 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
              10 months, 19 days 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
                10 months, 19 days 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
                  10 months, 19 days 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
                    10 months, 19 days ago

                    Ah

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

          2. pingissimus
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 19 days 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?

  19. vova
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      KDB or bust

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Thinking the same. (See below)

    2. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Cancelo

  20. Boberella
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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
        10 months, 19 days 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
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

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

    4. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

    5. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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

  21. vova
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    On a WC

    A) Dias
    B) Cancelo

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      B with at least 1 good bench cover

    2. Calum Undisputed
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      A

  22. maxmania
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      very similar... i'd lean towards A

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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.

  23. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
          10 months, 19 days ago

          I'd save then if you can.

  24. Timbomars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Mids look fine.

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days 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
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days 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
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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…

  25. Champione
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Gallagher >
    A) ESR
    B) Mbeumo
    C) Keep

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Keep

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      B or C

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      I prefer ESR, but Gallagher is worth keeping.

    4. Calum Undisputed
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 19 days ago

      c

  26. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      B but with Walker

      1. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 19 days ago

        B

  27. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Maddamotha
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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
        10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Well I still like baps.

    4. The Rumour Mill
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days 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
        10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

  28. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Might finally be back to his best role: impact sub

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        If it gets points, I’ll take it.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      wonder if you can keep him patiently till GW14 😆

      1. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 19 days ago

        love the patience but i would get rid haha

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 19 days 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”.

  29. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Rate my wildcard team? .2 itb

    Ramsdale

    Azpi, TAA, Rudiger

    Salah, Sarr, Raph, ESR

    Lukaku (c), Antonio, ASM

    Bench: Cancelo, Doucoure, Livramento

  30. Millie7
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 19 days 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
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Pull the trigger

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        And the other next week for free