Scout Notes

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur.

For a shorter summary of all of Saturday’s action, click here.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2-3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goals: Callum Wilson (£7.3m) | Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m), Harry Kane (£12.1m), Son Heung-min (£10.1m)
  • Assists: Javier Manquillo (£4.0m), Jacob Murphy (£5.0m) | Sergio Reguilon (£5.1m), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m), Kane
  • Own goals: Eric Dier (£4.6m)
  • Red cards: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Kane x3, Son x2, Wilson x2

KANE ENDS PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL DROUGHT

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 1

Having failed to score in any of his opening six Premier League appearances in 2021/22, Harry Kane (£12.1m) finally ended his goal drought against Newcastle United in Gameweek 8.

The England captain looked much more like his old self at St James’ Park, and resumed his link up with Son Heung-min (£10.1m) with an assist for the third goal. As a result, he bagged maximum bonus and ended the match with an impressive 12-point haul for his small army of owners.

Given Spurs’ next three fixtures – West Ham United (a), Manchester United (h) and Everton (a) – we perhaps have a little while longer to scout Kane’s performances, before his fixtures ease considerably between Gameweeks 12 and 15.

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 2

Interestingly, that also coincides with trickier runs for premium forwards Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m), which may be a switch worth considering closer to the time, depending on how each of them perform during the coming weeks that is.

Son Heung-min, meanwhile, was once again on the scoresheet, and has now produced six attacking returns in just seven Premier League appearances this season. 

NDOMBELE’S INFLUENCE

Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) fired in Spurs’ opener on Sunday, and impressed in his more advanced central role. 

During the match, he registered five goal attempts and four shots in the box, more than any other player on the pitch. His 36 final-third touches – including nine in the penalty box – were also match-leading totals, and highlight his growing influence in Nuno Espirito Santo’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

Tottenham Hotspur’s average touch map v Newcastle United in Gameweek 8, featuring no. 28 Tanguy Ndombele

It’s also worth noting that since Oliver Skipp’s (£4.5m) return to the starting XI in Gameweek 7, Spurs have looked a lot better defensively, something Nuno touched on in his post-match interview when discussing his new midfield set-up:

“It worked really well. We were able to be more solid in the middle of the park with Skipp and Hojbjerg being side by side, although we still allowed one of them to have freedom to support in attack. It was the same idea but a little bit different and it worked better.”

WILSON BACK ON THE FPL RADAR

Newcastle’s new era got off to a disappointing start at St James’ Park, but the return of talisman Callum Wilson (£7.3m) from injury was a real positive.

It took the 29-year-old just two minutes to find the back of the net, as he ended the match with a goal, two bonus and eight FPL points.

As for the Magpies, the reality is that the club remain without a win this season and now sit 19th in the table. They also have the worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 19 goals so far, while the underlying numbers are equally as bad.

MetricTotalRank v other Premier League teams
Goals conceded1920th
Clean sheets019th=
Shots conceded12918th
Shots in the box conceded7214th
Shots on target conceded4219th
Big chances conceded2220th
xGC15.2420th
Non-penalty xGC12.8717th

Encouragingly for their FPL owners, the likes of Conor Gallagher (£5.7m), Romelu LukakuIvan Toney (£6.4m) and Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) all take on the Magpies’ in the coming weeks.

“We were certainly beaten by the better team. After a wonderful start, unfortunately the problems that we’ve had for a while now defensively was there for everyone to see. The goals we gave away, you could say it was a lot of good play from Tottenham, but our defending left a lot to be desired to say the least.

I think we’ve started a few games like that – we’ve got off to a good start, we’ve scored and got our noses in front, but unfortunately at the moment, we’re not able to defend well enough as a team. I’m not criticising the back four or the midfield players, football is a team game, but from front to back at the moment, we’re not defending well enough.

We have tried to change and be a little bit more on the front foot, but it’s difficult because you cannot keep having to score three goals to win a match.” – Steve Bruce


Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff (Shelvey 60), Willock (Murphy 77), Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Fraser 77)

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane


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  1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Unnecessary apostrophe

  2. sandman58
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is Lukaku & Sarr > Jimenez & Son worth it....for -4??

    1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Could be but not before Friday.

      1. sandman58
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Can I ask why?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Wait until midweek games are over in case they affect transfers or your other players.

          1. Rankbajin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Indeed.

  3. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Let's be honest, I've not done well this week! Planning to push the button on this to catch the price rises. Thoughts?

    Lukaku Antonio Foden James out,
    Vardy ASM Son Chilwell in

    1. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not worth it. The outgoing could easily outscore the incoming, especially when you factor in hits.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Forget price changes, midweek games could rule out some of those players or the remainder of your 15.

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        This

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Foden and James out?

  4. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is Broja a good option or just a flash in the pan? SOT next 4 fixtures are outstanding.

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Give it 1 more game to see imo

  5. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Will rashford impact on greenwood?

    1. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yes you’d expect them two to share game time, it throws Martial pretty much into the wilderness

  6. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    What's people's thoughts on Mount getting any game time, would love to bring him in for the next 3 games....

    1. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      There’s an absolute abundance of talent for Tuchel to chose from unfortunately, although you’d like to think that Mount is one of the most likely to nail down a run of games. Chelsea didn’t exactly fire on all cylinders at Brentford either so I do think Mount comes in against Norwich, it’s up to him from there on in…

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Benching TAA madness?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I benched him once. Boxing Day away at Leicester. He scored 24 points.

    2. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Absolutely bonkers

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Madness is harsh. I wouldn't if I still had him.

    4. DB_00
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Never bench Trent, he’s basically an attacker

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Just see him as a midfielder who can get CS points...

    6. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 11 days ago

      I'm considering benching him. So it must be daft ...
      He's the least likely of my defence to get a CS (presuming Rudiger plays).
      I thought about benching Ronaldo but will transfer him out for Lukaku instead I think.

  8. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Last 24 hours:

    Chilwell - 61k transfers in.
    Alonso - 65k transfers out.

    Alonso 18 pointer coming against Norwich.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Chelsea play on Wednesday evening and have the early kick-off on Saturday so the answer will be whoever doesn't start vs. Malmo IMO. Amazed at so many switches between the two before this!

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Don'tforget to do your team on Friday though Sun Jihia (what a great player!) 🙂

  9. ZiadHisham
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Any updates on Rudiger's injury?

    1. DB_00
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Wait for Tuchel’s CL presser

      1. ZiadHisham
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        When is it?

        1. DB_00
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          They play Wednesday so I’m guessing Tuesday

  10. The Mighty Whites
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    2 FT, 0.1 ITB

    Sanchez / Steele

    TAA / Christensen / White / Coady / Livramento

    Salah / Raphinha / Gray / Mbeumo / Allan

    Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Two free transfers and that team.. damn you’re lucky.

      Change Coady maybe? Perhaps Ronaldo if you think he won’t score in the next 2/3 (but as we’ve seen over the years he can score against anyone).

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      If DCL was confirmed fit I'd get him for Ronaldo and upgrade Coady to Cancelo/Dias.

      1. The Mighty Whites
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Could do Ronaldo to Vardy and Coady to Cancelo?

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Great moves.

  11. DB_00
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Would you rather sell Benrahma or Sarr?

    1. ZiadHisham
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sarr

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sarr for me!!

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sarr for now, though I think Ranieri will get more attacking output from him.

    4. DB_00
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks!!

    5. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I have both and would probably sell Benny first. West Ham have quite a few players that can get points. If Watford score I think it's highly likely Sarr will be involved. Looks like he's going to be playing up front too.

      1. DB_00
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        The thing is I see him being limited by Watford’s attack. Can’t see them scoring more than 1 in any of their upcoming games so his ceiling seems low to me

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 12 days ago

          It's a close one but thought I'd chip in as I own both myself.

          1. DB_00
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah thanks for that! What are you planning to with them?

            1. DB_00
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 12 days ago

              *to do

            2. BeWater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 12 days ago

              I have Greenwood and Jota as well. Likely selling Greenwood for Raphinha this week so keeping the others.

              1. DB_00
                • 6 Years
                8 months, 12 days ago

                Fair enough

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Tbh Benrahma if he plays 90 vs. Genk on Thursday night...

    7. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Benrahma

    8. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I’m getting rid of both but Benrahma first for me due to owning but also because Sarr will probably be the point of attack now

  12. mcginnntonic
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    suggested vardy in for lukaku whilst he had a bad run, got laughed at
    bottled it
    and now look lol

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Lukaku is a donkey , you know what to do

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        He's off form. Oh that we could all play ball like him.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      That is why you have to play your own game...

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I have Lukaku, but very wary of transferring him out before a home game with Norwich - will probably hold for one more week.

      1. Rankbajin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 11 days ago

        I plan to transfer him in for that game instead of Ronaldo.
        And then out again for Kane now that he has broken his drought.

  13. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Roll on GW9, 56 here with Ramsdale to play

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yes indeed roll on GW9. 35 here with Saka, Tierney and ESR to go.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        you could end up on a green arrow actually

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          My rank has doubled so no chance this week

  14. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Did Spurs have to wear that jersey cos they lost a bet?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I believe so

  15. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Kane will be playing for the head choppers after the next window.
    Mark my words!

    1. Rankbajin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No chance ..
      He wants to win a cup not be in a relegation battle

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Pulled trigger on Antonio & Bamford > Vardy & Toney 🙂

    Who to bench - Chelsea defence might not play?

    Sa
    Alonso, Tierney, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
    Lukaku, Vardy

    4.0, Toney, Livramento, Sissoko,

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Why did you bring in Toney only to bench him?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Money for Vardy I guess

  17. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Does anyone know what happened to the fan, are they OK now?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Heard he was stable in hospital.

  18. clarkey_2000
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    8.1 to spend on a midfielder targeting the next 3 weeks who to pick?

    a) Zaha
    b) Grealish
    c) Foden

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Probably Foden, though he's not nailed on enough for me.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      C

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Foden

  19. Origi-nal
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Wildcard feedback?

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Azpi White
    KDB Salah Raphinha Gallagher
    Vardy Watkins Hwang

    Foster Livramento Jansson Mbueno

    1. putana
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      i dont like hwang pick and would be difficult to remove if needed

    2. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Hwang has only had one good game.

      Which is one more than Watkins.

      No Trent will destroy you.

      You won’t ever captain KDB, so a waste of so much wonga.

      Gallagher now off set pieces.

      Other than that, nice work.

  20. putana
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Would you rather remove: A) sarr or B) benny

    and replace with either: A) mbuemo B)gray

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I did AA

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Agree with AA. Watford are going where they belong.

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      I'll probably be doing Benny to Mbeumo this week.

  21. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Zaha, when they show up the Arse tomoz for what they are, the flock will come a calling.
    Rise imminent.

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I'm not Clarkey!

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I don’t think Zaha has ever returned anything for me. And I’ve owned him many times over the years. Such a streaky player.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Hope so lol

  22. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Best way into the Chelsea defence? Mendy, Azpi or someone else?

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Best defender in the league Silva

    2. BoleynWin
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      Azpi if you want nailed on, Chilwell & James if you enjoy a bit of risk/reward.

  23. THE SHEEP HUNTER
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    He's got a Frog in his throat now.
    Different animal, suits him sir.

  24. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I think everyone had slagged Ole off this weekend, but one last thing not mentioned much is VDB. You could understand the odd benching, but glued to the bench? You really have to feel for him, espcially as he is a Man U fan, and Ole is doing his best to ruin that experience for him.
    H ehas played 5 mins so far this season, and it was vs Newcastle, thats the only appearance he has made.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0e4UxrpzQY

    McTominay and Fred, over VDB..
    Ole is clueless, Man Us next 6 fixtures will be hilarious, Watford will probably even steal a win

  25. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is Raphinha 92.6% a mistake? I thought he was on 6% yesterday and FISO has him at 5%

  26. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Original plan was always Ronaldo > Lukaku and now seems less clearcut. Which to go for?

    A: Ronaldo > Lukaku
    B: Ronaldo > Vardy
    C: Keep Ronaldo and use free transfer elsewhere

    1. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      A stick to the plan, Lukaku v Norwich at home is almost as good as it gets.

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Believe in the beast, for his time is near to walk in the valley of death.
      Fear no evil.

      1. BoleynWin
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        If you could somehow worm your way into the Chelsea dressing room just prior to kick off against Norwich & deliver that speech to Lukaku please, cheers.

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 11 days ago

          Just think of that sad looking canary flapping around. Done deal.

  27. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Looking at the season ticker and thinking ahead, GW 12-15 i think a Spurs and Newcastle forward will be essential.

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    These bloody people buying Chillwell, wait for UCL you silly sausages (please).

    (Won't matter, will still rise before then.)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      The joys of being on a WC

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Alonso starting as a punishment for early transfer?

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      That's not how FPL works 😉

  29. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Azpilicueta, Cancelo
    Salah, Foden, Raphinha, Mbeumo
    Antonio, Lukaku(c), Toney

    Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Duffy

    0.7 itb

    Would you bench anyone here to play Livramento at home to Burnley?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No but you would expect points on the bench, doesn't matter

    2. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      This isn’t an answer to your question. But just wanted to say ‘wow’ about your team.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers, I have only just WC to be fair.

    3. West End Exile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 11 days ago

      I think he could out score Toney.

  30. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hoping for good scores from ESR Saka and Ramsdale - desperation for a green arrow on a WC 😛