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Should FPL managers buy Southampton players ahead of Gameweek 8?

After seven rounds of Premier League action, Southampton remain winless and sit just above the relegation zone with four points.

However, there have been encouraging performances against Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, while it’s also worth noting that they have played four of the division’s current top five.

Now, with fixtures easing, what comes next for Saints will be crucial, but for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers, are their players worth investing in ahead of Gameweek 8, and if so, who?

In this, our latest Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members article, we’ll attempt to answer those questions.

THE OUTLOOK

Firstly, Southampton will be without their captain James Ward-Prowse (£6.4m) for the next two Premier League fixtures, with the midfielder having been sent off at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The third match of his suspension conveniently arrives in the Carabao Cup fourth round, which means that he should be back for Watford (a) in Gameweek 10.

The expectation amongst supporters is that Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) will step in, having impressed at Chelsea. In fact, it was his pass that found Tino Livramento (£4.2m) who then won their second-half penalty.

“Ibra is a fantastic player, I must say that. He should really play more games.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

However, it’s the return of Stuart Armstrong (£5.8m) which could be key to unlocking Southampton’s attacking potential. The Scottish international has been sidelined with a calf injury, but is expected to make his first start of the season in Gameweek 8.

The fact that Saints have not won a Premier League match without him in the side since December 2019 highlights his importance to the group, something Ward-Prowse touched on in a recent interview:

“His quality going forwards and the way that he can shift from a slow pace dribble to fast pace really worries defenders and gives us a new dimension – and variety. This will be really important for us now.

He’s an incredibly important player for us, with his quality on the ball. His decision-making in the final third is incredibly important. He gives us a really good balance in the team. We have a lot of competition for places in that area but I am sure that he will come back in and have a really positive impact.”

Armstrong is the Saints’ best ball carrier, who has the ability to drive forward and link play between midfield and attack. He will enable his team to play through the lines with more structure and could add the spark that gets the strikers firing. 

Going forward, Southampton have struggled in the opening weeks, scoring just three goals from open-play, plus two Ward-Prowse penalties.

However, fixtures have of course played their part (see below), and the underlying numbers do suggest that they have perhaps been a little unfortunate not to score more.

Southampton’s Gameweek 1 to 7 fixtures

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  1. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    How to get away with Murder a good watch? If not any else show on Netflix you guys recommend?

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Squid games, great watch and very different

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Been hearing about this a lot. Might give it a try.

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          its very good

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      All my mates are raving about Squid Game.

      I’ve watched a few trailers and it looks great alright.
      It has already built a real cult following.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        I binged the lot. It's brilliant. A real story, theme, great characters.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          I love quirky stuff like that.

          I left my Netflix subscription go a while back because there wasn’t much left on it that I didn’t watch that interested me.

          I will be renewing my sub soon through to binge watch Squid Game and the Schumacher documentary.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            There has been an influx of new stuff recently.

        2. PartyTime
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            A fictional story

          • FCSB
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Great characters for sure

      2. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        Squid Game is the most popular series on Netflix right now and it's breaking records for a reason. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for sure.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Can’t wait for the sequel, Calamari Pastime!

        2. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          this

      3. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 5 hours ago

        It's good but unrealistic and gets worse gradually

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 5 hours ago

          I thought it was based on a true story

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Unrealistic?? You'll be spreading false rumours that the Middle Ages weren't as depicted in Game of Thrones next!

          By the way, I'm also enjoying Foundation at the moment.

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            It is unrealistic. A lawyer's client talks to the lawyer in a room full of students in the very first episode. That's a breach of attorney-client privilege and the lawyer would lose their license. Ridiculous scene

            There are many more instances where the show exaggerates things simply for shock value with no realism.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              I see. But the brutal murder of 364 people in such a context is realistic? You know it's not a documentary, right?

              1. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 4 hours ago

                Which show are you talking about?

                1. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 4 hours ago

                  Squid

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 4 hours ago

                  Oh, ha ha. Yeah, the conversation became about Squad Games. You must be referring to the one in the OP, which I've not even heard of!!

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    * Squid [doh!]

                  2. Cok3y5murf
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    Man, do people even read before replying... And thanks for spoiling Squid Game for me now

                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      10 days, 4 hours ago

                      That wont spoil it at all.

                    2. Mambino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 4 hours ago

                      the premise reveals itself pretty early in the first show - not really a spoiler

        3. LarryDuff
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 4 hours ago

          Unrealistic? Yeah no s*it i don't think anyone cares if its unrealistic. Its quite over the top and has a few plot holes but its so engaging and exciting that I really didn't care

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            I do because I've seen plenty of better shows than this

            1. Mambino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 4 hours ago

              I think Larry is talking about Squid too 🙂

              1. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 4 hours ago

                I swear to God...

                1. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 4 hours ago

                  do you want to know happens in the end?

                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    It turns out Vader is Lukes dad. Really didnt see that coming

                    1. Mambino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 4 hours ago

                      I guessed that twist pretty early on but I am fairly astute

      4. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 4 hours ago

        old but brilliant, Justified on amazon

      5. OpenRoad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Ozark and Bloodline

    3. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Ramsdale 4.0
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Duffy* Livramento
      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo Luiz
      Lukaku Antonio Jimenez*

      (Lukaku if injured becomes Ronaldo)

      WC draft, best option:

      1. Duffy Jimenez
      2. Dias Hwang

      Thanks

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Probs 2

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        1 for me as you already got cancelo

      3. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        2

    4. Riggs
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      WC Draft:
      Raya Foster
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento Manquillo
      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Douglas Luiz
      Lukaku Antonio Toney
      0.0 ITB

      What do you think about that WC draft?
      Manquillo is questionable, but if you want to have that expensive defence + Salah, Son + that fron three you have to make a sacrifice somewhere else and why not for the third spot on the bench.

      1. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Excellent. If I was wilcarding now it would probably look very much like that.

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      So what to do with Alonso ? Chillwell looks to be back in form, Will Alonso get any starts in the next 2 ?

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        50-50..
        If you have a FT move him on..

      2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 5 hours ago

        I’m holding him to see if he starts the Norwich game

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Worth WCing from 1st team to 2nd?

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger White
      Salah Jota Greenwood Sarr
      Jimenez Lukaku Antonio

      Steele Livramento Brownhill Amartey

      Ramsdale
      TAA Rudiger Dias
      Salah Son Townsend Raphinha
      Antonio Lukaku Hwang

      Foster Livramento Brownhill Manquilo

      1. PartyTime
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Non imo. A couple of transfers will do

        • Hint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          No

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 5 hours ago

          Cheers guys

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Crazy to do these moves for a minus 8 ? Sarr, Benrahma and Shaw > Son, mbuemo and duffy

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Good moves. Do you still have WC to avoid -8

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            No wildcard

        2. McEwan
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Hard to say yes without rest of your side, and most will say no seeing a -8. Me, that isn't a problem, that and I have 2/3 of the incomers and happy enough having them going forward

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Have a decent side but unsure om Sarr Benrahma going forward

            1. McEwan
              • 12 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              There fixtures are a mixed bag and Sarr new manager. Tricky, both capable of hauling. Guess you have no other targets apart from Son to split the difference? Got Antonio? Some don't buy the coverage thing but it can be a factor for me

        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Benny and Sarr will be moved out with no hits for most I think but a -8 too much IMO

      3. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        Missed the Son's price rise and is now 0.1 short of my team. Is ESR good enough to be my 4th midfielder in a 3-4-3?

        A) Mbeumo + 3.9 def on bench
        B) ESR + Manquillo on bench

        Ramsdale // Foster
        TAA Rudi Cancelo // Livra _____
        Salah Son Raph _____ // Luiz
        Lukaku Antonio Toney

        1. McEwan
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          I think smith rowe is fine as 4th, team looks well set up

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Thanks mate! Have been tinkering with different 3rd striker and have settled on Toney over Hwang / Jimi. Hope this pays off!

            1. McEwan
              • 12 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              I think he's a cracking 3rd striker to have, and hasn't compromised the rest of your side. I have touch of envy as it looks more balanced than mine and I don't have a lukaku/ronaldo figure up front.

              1. Bruno Commando
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                I have been beating myself over not getting Son before his price rise. Hence I have to 'downgrade' Mbeumo to ESR. Can only hope it's a blessing in disguise now.

                Mind sharing your squad with me?

                1. McEwan
                  • 12 Years
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  Sure, it's in my bio I think. But if not,

                  DeGea Krul
                  Christ, Duffy, Cancelo, Tierney, Dier
                  Salah, Son, Pogba, Raph, Townsend
                  Antonio, Jimi, Pukki

                  A shambles but it rolls on somehow

                  1. Bruno Commando
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    Wow that's quite a differential team! You still have your WC? Have a plan to bring in TAA?

                    1. McEwan
                      • 12 Years
                      10 days, 6 hours ago

                      No wildcard, I played it week 2. Long story short, i was away at a wedding, didn't save my final draft. Rolled into season with auto picked team, 35 points in greatest gw1 in history. Only realised season started the Friday ni was in the bar with arsenal game on. Disaster. Had TAA then sold. Back at some point but many fires to put out

                      1. Bruno Commando
                        • 7 Years
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        This is a disastrous way to start the season! I'm sure things will get better 🙂 I'm hoping your differentials do well for you!

                        1. McEwan
                          • 12 Years
                          10 days, 5 hours ago

                          Cheers due, working ok so far. Rank 6m week 1 to 192k now is a lot better than I expected. And with a poor start, the green arrows arrived quickly so it was easier to get motivated back into the game

                          1. Bruno Commando
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 3 hours ago

                            Nice, 192K is really good given that you literally gave everyone a 50-point head start!

        2. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          A
          Mbeumo has more upside with being nailed and OOP.
          Don't think manquillo give much more than a 3.9..

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Part of me feel that way too! But is it better to diversify with ESR since I already have Brentford coverage in Toney?

            1. acidicleo
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Hmm that's a good point..its close so go with your gut..

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 5 hours ago

          Luiz > Brownhill gets you the 0.1m back.

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 4 hours ago

            Ah good idea! Sounds like you are in the Mbeumo over ESR camp!

      4. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        I brought TAA in for his last tree 0, 1 and 0 points. If he is confirmed out now for gw8 a change with Son is on my mind. If I do this I will still have Shaw in my team - would like to get rid of him....Good or bad idea?

        TAA + Sarr -> Livramento + Son

        Sánchez
        Shaw, Alonso, TAA, Duffy
        Raphinha, Salah, Fernandes
        Ings, Antonio, Toney

        Steele, Sarr, Gilmour, Amartey
        2 free transfers, 1.4 million in the bank

        1. McEwan
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Tough choice. If he's ruled out, temptation is to move on. Possibly a few question marks at the back, shaw,taa,alonso. Personally, I am already looking at moving on from Son just as most are buying. Any plan for some Chelsea attack going forward?

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Thanks!. Yes, also a little tempted to do Fernandes+ Ings to Lukaku and a Man C midfielder. But this way I will also still have Shaw 🙂

        2. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Bad idea. TAA is more than just a defender. He's a triple threat that offers goals, assists and cs. Keep - just swap Amartey for Livra and you are covered.

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Thanks - good proposal!. This can not go wrong, too often I feel bad when selling players that will then get a lot of points 🙂 - the good and safe change will be this upgrade to Livramento I guess.

            1. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Yep and Livra has a nice run of fixtures all for 4.2. Happy days 🙂

      5. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        "Muscle fatigue" is a new one on me. Get on the pitch you big lummox.

        1. McEwan
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Could maybe accept it in April but October! Btw, I have no idea what player your talking about

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Lukaku and Eden Hazard

            1. McEwan
              • 12 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Ah cheers. Candle will always burn for Hazard in my fpl team again

      6. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        A or B

        A)
        Sanchez
        TAA | Rudi | Cancelo
        Salah | Foden | Raph | Mbeumo
        Toney | Antonio | Lukaku

        Foster | White | Douglas Luiz | Livra + 1.0 ITB

        B)
        Sanchez
        TAA | Rudi | Cancelo | White
        Salah | Son | Raph
        Toney | Jim | Lukaku

        Foster | Douglas Luiz | Brownhill | Livra + 0.3ITB

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          A has the better forward line but then you have gone and selected Foden and Luiz who make no appeal. B for me.

          1. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            can get antonio in B if i go Rudi > Chilwell (0.1 off)

            1. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Problem is Chillwell is an uncertain starter. You may as well get Christensen for 5.0 - he'll probably start 4 out of every 5 games.

      7. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        Anyone watch the Fury/Wilder fight? One of the best fights out there.

        "I'm going to pray for him so God can soften his heart." What a man.

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Yes, what a fight!

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            All credit to Wilder who somehow kept going to the 11th despite the beating he was getting.

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Boxer beat a puncher. Fury is simply too good for anyone, he would make very short work of Joshua if that did ever happen. That was the best fight of the last 10-20 years

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Agreed. It is clear that if Fury fought AJ, he would be a clear winner. I'd love to see Fury v Usyk. Probably not going to happen for awhile though. I see AJ is going to fight him again in March.

          2. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            AJ is not a match for Fury IMO..

          3. Joey Tribbiani
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            I really wanna see Joshua vs Fury in uk, even tho theres probably only 1 winner

            1. Mambino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              can't see it happening. He's no chance of beating Usyk in rematch

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                No chance is a bit hyperbolic don't you think

                1. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  Based on the last fight I wouldn't say so. A slight exaggeration perhaps but certainly not hyperbole

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 5 hours ago

                    No chance is more than exaggeration, he didn't perform well but just like against Ruiz the second time he's shown he can learn and come with a different gameplan, just annoying that he gets it wrong first time

                    We'll see, I fully expect him to use his size and power this time instead of trying to outbox usyk

                    1. Mambino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      you didn't watch either of the fights did you?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        Just so so stupid

                        1. Mambino
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 5 hours ago

                          jog on

                          1. mynameisq
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 5 hours ago

                            No chance 😉

                    2. Mambino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      Hyperbole is fanciful exaggeration not worth taking seriously. After he was totally outclassed in pretty much every round it is not fanciful to say he has no chance in the rematch, although it is a bit of an exaggeration as you never know. I'm a big Joshua fan and have watch ed all his pro fights. Ruiz he got careless and it was obvious what he needed to do in the rematch. He has not answer to Usyk who is just a much better boxer. Lets' stop being so pedantic anyway - why do you want to argue over phraseology

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 8 Years
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        Me saying he fixed up second fight Vs Ruiz doesn't mean he did the same thing wrong Vs usyk, I was trying to point out that Joshua can adapt and there is a clear plan as the bigger fighter to beat usyk, use his power and strength and bully him instead of trying to outbox, I'm well aware he can't do that

                        1. HEADSY
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          10 days, 4 hours ago

                          AJ doesn't have the dog in him anymore. The wilder that turned up last night would beat AJ

      8. Riggs
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        I already missed he price rises for Ramsdale. So I can buy Ramsdale and Raya for 4.6. Who do you think is worth it? Currently at the moment I'm leaning towards Raya, but everyone seems to be getting Ramsdale and now I'm confused.

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Just get Sanchez who will outscore them both for the season.

        2. TheBiffas
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            If i were to pick one now, raya. I got ramsdale last week for the fixtures

            1. Wild Rover
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Sounds like you bought Ramsdale for the fixture, not fixtures

              1. TheBiffas
                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                  ???

                  Raya's next 3 were tricky. Now, only 2 are.

            2. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Well I have Sa. Just to add to the confusion.

            3. Arteta
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 5 hours ago

              Both are fine and will probably score similar points come end of season. Get Raya if you think Leno has a slight chance to fight for #1 spot. I don't honestly and believe Ramsdale is undroppable after what he's shown so far on and off the pitch.

              1. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 5 hours ago

                Ramsdale has played the easiest schedule of any keeper so far this season, by average FDR. He’s not a bad option, but I’d be careful tagging him as “undroppable” based on 4 games against Norwich, Burnley, Brighton, and Spurs at home

            4. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 5 hours ago

              Raja

            5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 5 hours ago

              The league form table points out that Arsenal have been getting the points of basically a top 4 side for over 20 games now, and White/Tomiyasu/Ramsdale all seem to have improved that situation, even though they have barely had time to settle yet

              Ramsdale is very good value

          • acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 6 hours ago

            Can't understand the Son love here.. especially at 10 plus price..

            After Newcastle spurs have Westham, united and Everton.
            And spurs blowing hot and cold..
            Nuno at helm who is not known for an expansive playing style..

            Am I missing something??

            1. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              He's still returning despite Spuds being kak. I would rather have a better D than Son tbh.

            2. TheBiffas
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                I agree, he's sort of come out of nowhere to being regarded as almost essential on WC. I've got vardy instead.

              • Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                Been in and out of my wildcard draft but currently I’m of the view he’s too pricey for a player playing in a team that sometimes just doesn’t turn up. Same issue as Ronaldo.

              • Joey Tribbiani
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                Same! Most of his returns this season have been a little bit fortunate imo.

              • Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 5 hours ago

                Lateriser brought him in on WC. I think there are better ways to spend our £

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                  I've analysed my team before seeing Lateriser's WC and also came to the conclusion Son is a good pick. Zophar also has him in his WC team.

              • mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 5 hours ago

                I think a lot of people on WC are anticipating the fixtures just after that (lee bur bre nor) & buying him now bcause the awkward price point requires restructuring team.
                But I see your point, before the Villa game, Spurs were considered a hard avoid.

            3. Pavsboot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 6 hours ago

              Risky as all hell but if Ronaldo blanks Ronaldo, Gallagher, Coady, Marcel -> Jimi, Foden, Cancelo and Walker/Laporte for a -8 could be lots of fun.

              Hope to cash in big time on City's next 3.

              1. TheBiffas
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  wow. i think i would actually go for that

                • bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  Extremely risky when CR7 is playing against the D who have conceded the most shots in the box this season in GW8. I'm tempted to captain him.

                  1. Pavsboot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    Yeah CR7 is the conundrum. Could easily see him snag a goal or two which would make me look a right old fool with those transfers above. Basically betting on CR7 or City.

              2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 6 hours ago

                Which are you going for?

                A) Premium Back 4
                B) Premium Back 3

                1. Lanley Staurel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  B. History tells me 4 premiums never works medium to long term.

                  1. McEwan
                    • 12 Years
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    Yeah, there's always a point where 4, even 5 is muted about as being a great option. Usually just too much good value in the 4-4.5 market for it to be worthwhile

                2. TheBiffas
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    A with christensen as my fourth, livramento fifth

                  • bitm2007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    3 premiums with White & Liva rotating for the 4th spot.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 6 hours ago

                      Exactly the same.

                  • Joey Tribbiani
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    B) TAA - Joao - Rudi

                3. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 6 hours ago

                  Lukaku flagged

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 6 hours ago

                    Semaphore?

                4. Arteta
                  • 6 Years
                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                  Armstrong and Livramento will be good picks during that run.

                5. Podorsky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                  Been watching Jones at Liverpool, he certainly passes the eye test. Just wondering how nailed on is he or is he a place keeper for somebody I have missed. Anybody ITK? Thanks.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 5 hours ago

                    He's not better than the much more nailed on 5.5m - 5.7ms and he's more expensive and not worth the extra as a rotation risk for 5th mid.

                    No interest whatsoever.

                    1. Podorsky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      Thanks Camzy, is he a big rotation risk, is he filling in for Thiago?

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 5 hours ago

                    Yes he is definitely 100% nailed - there is no way Klopp will ever not play him with Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Thiago, Milner, AOX etc all there

                    His record was incredible last year too - 3 returns in over 1,000 minutes

                    I’d sign him now to get in early on what looks an absolutely fantastic FPL prospect

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      *And to be honest - I don’t think he’s getting anywhere near enough credit for that assist vs City

                      There’s all this nonsense & bluster about Salah this, Salah that - but it was Jones’ pass that made that goal

                      He basically left Salah with a tap in the pass was measured to perfection

                      Sign him

                      Sign him NOW

                    2. Podorsky
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      Excuse me, but are you being ironic?

                      1. Podorsky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        Cause I serously considering him instead of Mvueno.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 11 Years
                          10 days, 5 hours ago

                          I would definitely get him instead of Mbuemo

                          I mean, all this hype about Mbuemo is nonsense really when you dig into it anyways - especially compared to someone like Curtis Jones

                          Mbuemo is only playing as a striker and only has 3.92 XGi vs. Jones’ 0.28 XGi - but those are all just makey-uppy fairytale unicorn numbers anyways

                          What matters is - Jones is in an obvious hot streak, has locked down a place in the Liverpool team, and has the pedigree and previous to suggest it will continue

                          Definitely sign him

                          1. Firminoooo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 5 hours ago

                            Thats enough for me. Mbuemo out and Jones in (-4).

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

                              Good man - you know it makes sense 🙂

                              The important thing in FPL - and I can’t stress this enough - is ALWAYS look at the RESULTS of players in the last gameweek or two, maybe even three, and assume they will continue

                              Jones is an absolute steal using this rule

                              1. Firminoooo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                10 days, 4 hours ago

                                Thank you. Do you also think I should sell Antonio (no goals last GW) and bring in Son(Scored) for -8?

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

                                  You mean you haven't already done it?!

                                  Tut tut, your way behind the 8-ball here

                                  Antonio is sooooo GW3

                                  I mean, what has he even done in the last 4 gameweeks? He's clearly finished - get rid immediately

                                  May I suggest Hwang, Werner or Hojberg perhaps (assuming you have Jones already)

                                  1. Firminoooo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Werner looks like a solid pick. Maybe sell Lukaku?

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

                                      I think the bigger question is - Lukaku hasn’t scored for 3 weeks now - what the Sam Heck is he still doing in your team

                          2. Podorsky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            10 days, 4 hours ago

                            Wvy thank you very much. Not sure what I would have done without your superb insights

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

                              Absolutely no need for thanks

                              Go with Christ brah

                      2. mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        Classic maximus condescension, yeah. I would avoid though, Jones wouldn't be playing if not for injuries to Elliott, etc & very very unlikely to be long-term starter

                      3. Bertonian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        10 days, 5 hours ago

                        He is being something else to be fair, can’t say it on here tho

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          10 days, 4 hours ago

                          For me, Jones is overlooked. But he only works in a certain context; it's too simplistic to argue about 'yes' or 'no' (as it is about all players, making 95% of posts here nonsense in my eyes).

                          The point is, if you have 5.5m to spend, there are far better options. But if you have 5.0m to spend on a 5th mid who will mostly be on your bench but might want to step up to cover all these injuries we're getting, he's a better punt than any 4.5-4.6 prospect.

                          You'd have to be sure that you're third Liverpool spot after Salah and Trent won't be needed by someone else though.

                          1. Podorsky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            10 days, 4 hours ago

                            Thanks. Looking for somebody to rotate with Hwang, 7th and 8th attacker. Could spend the extra $ on defence too.

                6. Bertonian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                  My thinking is I need at least one City attacker so would you go Grealish or Foden?

                  I would have good bench cover for any rotation. I know the risk they could get a few 1 pointer sub appearances

                  Cheers

                  1. ANGRY PERSON
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      I believe foden has Higher ceiling but Grealish is more nailed. Pick your poison

                    • The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      10 days, 5 hours ago

                      Delph. Go straight for the disappointment and avoid the hope.

                  2. Werner Bros
                    • 6 Years
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    A: Greenwood ASM > Son Hwang (-4)
                    B: Save FT and can do same moves for free next week

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Cancelo Semedo
                    Salah Greenwood Raphinha Gray
                    Lukaku Antonio ASM

                    Steele Liv White McArthur

                    1FT 1.7ITB

                    1. Hint
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 3 hours ago

                      The latter. Greenwood has a good fixture and still looks assured of his place.

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 4 hours ago

                    Excuse the rookiness (is that a word?) but how do you create your own stats tables to save for future reference in the members area, rather than looking at individual stats and changing views.
                    Is there a simple way to combine multiple stats in one view?
                    TIA

                  4. Carefree Crew
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    * DaavaMC * yes you have understood perfectly mate. 🙂