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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. A Team Of James McCleans
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Salah the most owner player ever at 64%? It’s crazy, that must be pretty much everyone who is still playing the game

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would be close but I think Suarez was higher.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Will be interested to see how low he goes once the AFCON begins, he might only miss 2 games looking at the current fixture schedule for January

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That means it’s a good time to sell and pull away from the pack

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No, Mahrez was around the same or maybe higher

  2. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Got 2 FTs (0.1 ITB) to burn (WC intact), thinking of getting rid of Ronaldo and Shaw...

    a. Lukaku + Dias/Cancello
    b. Vardy + Dias/Cancello
    c. Kane + 5.9 Def

    Sanchez foster
    TAA Shaw Marcal Livra Rudi
    Salah Raph Benhramra Saka brownhill
    antonio ronaldo ings

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Monster Muppets
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Imo you need a cleanup, but starting with united assets probably wise.
      Lukaku is a must simply cause of ownership, unless you want an extremely risky punt i would not go without him.

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        thanks mate totally agree about a clean up but feel 2 FT should be OK short term and keeping my WC.. will go Lukaku + prob Dias as less risk of rotating comapred to Cancello?

  3. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Slipping in the rankings over a number of weeks now.

    What would you do here? Hold FT or do I move Ronaldo on? Bring in TAA or a City defender? Anything else?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger Livramento White
    Salah Raphinha Saka Mbuemo
    Ronaldo Lukaku Toney

    Steele; Semedo Marcal Sissoko

    1 FT 2.3itb

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would get some funds off Ronny and invest it in Trent week later

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I can afford to get Trent without selling Ronaldo. Perhaps I should just hold this week in any case?

        1. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yep, hold

  4. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    vardy is a 15-20 goals player per season. Already scored 7 from 8 matches. I am afraid as soon as i pick him he gets injured or stop scoring just like my other picks ( bamford, dcl, rudiger)

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Man up.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think I'll jump on after this week, likes a goal against Arsenal and then Leeds afterwards

    3. Crazy Train
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I've bought him in for CR7 but I know what you mean

  5. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lukaku to outscore Vardy the next 3.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Over the next 1 maybe but not sure about 3.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Still wonder why there is this belief that Lukaku is all of a sudden going to thrive in Tuchel's system. He is like a passenger on the pitch.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I remember when you were convinced he was going to smash Spurs a few weeks ago

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He holds lots of views all at once it seems.

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would like you to go find the post which refers to me saying that.

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            You've made 2183 posts in the last 30 days, so it may take a while.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I was only being confident otherwise I would not have picked him, would I? One would have expected that with Spurs defence.

                Clearly not the case as he is blanking left right and centre.

                So whoopy do for you.

                Did you have him GW4? Now many are only rushing to get him for Norwich.

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I've had him since GW2. No issues with wanting your team to do well, just maybe chill on acting like you know better than others and that they're foolish to think a player might do well when you thought they would for many weeks before that

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I got Lukaku and Ronaldo in for GW5 because he scored a brace vs Villa.

                    Nothing wrong with him expecting to score a hattie vs Spurs is there.

                    Think you need to go bark up another tree.

          2. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Please see below

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lordy, looking at all these types of wild cards and transfers or transfers trying to be corrected from last week; you lot sure do take a lot of risks.

    I look like a right Dougie do right.

    1. LarryDuff
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Must get fierce smelly living with your head up your arse

    2. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Everything is a risk, right? Going Conservative with sure starters and steady picks still holds risk that the more explosive players don't score more cumulatively. Balance and timing is the million dollar question!

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Very small margains . Sarr was so close to getting that consolation goal against Liverpool - that would have meant a decent little green arrow

    As it is maybe treading water or a tiny red arrow - Ces la vi

  8. some witty pun
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Need advice here,
    Assuming that all my outfield players are good enough,
    My current GKs are Sanchez and (4.0). Since Brighton play City and Pool next, I want to bring in Pickford this GW with my FT. Should I do:
    A) Sanchez -> Pickford
    B) 4.0 -> Pickford?

    B makes more sense if I still have my wildcard, right?

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why would you buy Pickford of all people?

      Waste of funds and the transfer. Just stick it out with Sanchez. Roll FT.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am in no way picking one of those options.

    3. some witty pun
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks for the advice guys, might roll the FT instead

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      IF you really wanted to sell him. Consider McCarthy or the Brentford keeper. Even guita maybe. Don’t enter new price brackets..

    5. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Brighton have decent fixtures after next two. And I don't think Man City or Liverpool will score that many against them.

    6. jb1985
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Keep Sanchez, We might finally get some save points from him.

  9. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Might be just me but these weeks with just the 3 day gap between gameweeks helps a lot with trying to carry an FT. I still haven't done it once this season yet (although I took only my first hit this week so I am maintaining some level of patience)

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same, holding a FT is the hardest thing about this game, for me.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Love holding a transfer. Always makes me feel smug and superior.

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I would definitely roll the FT But i Have ronaldo and lukaku will face Norwich

  10. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best midfielder upto 9.0?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cant find 1m extra for Son?

      Tielemans or Mbeumo

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It will have to be -8 to find another 1m.

      2. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You’d list Muembo as the top 2 overall midfielder picks below 9m?! What have I missed lol

  11. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I beg your pardon, did you just Foden?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes, but I didn’t think it left the pantry with me.

  12. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Would you do Jota to Son, and Ronaldo to Vardy for a hit?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

  13. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who should be my priority to ship first? Jota or Sarr?

    Sarr playing as a striker has me inclined to hold him for the next two vs Everton and Southampton.

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota out first. I don't think he starts vs United.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Well Sarr plays.

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sarr is still looking dangerous.

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota goes first.

      I've got Jota, Armstrong and Ronaldo to decide between so that will be a fun decision

    5. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Keep Sarr

  14. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ronaldo out for Kane or Vardy?

    I have Lukaku already...

    The extra funds will be put in midfield.

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm weighing up between the three at the moment, leaning Kane at the moment.

      Would mean no Son and for my team at least, don't need the money in midfield due to the likes of Mbuemo, Raph etc.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If you're definitely moving him out then I'd go Vardy. I got rid last week but might move Antonio to Vardy next week for Arsenal and then Leeds and take stock after that. Kane, maybe I'm wrong but I'm still not convinced. Newcastle are atrocious so even with his poor form I still expected him to score

  15. Live Scoutcast 8pm Tuesday - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    SCOUTCAST 8pm TUESDAY

    Feel free to leave your questions here. #gw9

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cancelo/RJames too risky or go for safe Azpi/Diaz?
      Feast or famine?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is Reece James the worst FPL pick of modern times?

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just circumstance I hope

    3. smudgersmiles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      With Ronaldo and Lukaku only scoring in two games
      are you looking elsewhere or sticking for a bit longer?

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What to do with Alonso and Jota? Hold or sell.

    5. navyadav
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Do you get Chillwell or James this week ? James could be a great differential and there is a possibility that Alonso starts on the weekend .

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This i hope.

    6. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Stick to the plan and swap Ron > Rom, or is Vardy worth a shout instead?

    7. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A look towards that next hot property in midfield - feels like Salah is the only one scoring points in there these days!

    8. Del Griffith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Should we just perma captain Salah for the rest of the season?

      Is Bernanrd Silva the best route into the City attack?

      Is it time to ditch Benrahma?

    9. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Andy is right. You have to avoid the depression for the possible gold in Citeh and Chelski defense. Are we not chasing the ace when it comes to these guys? Do we suffer the impatience of wanting to change them on their first fail. Reece James hurt me this week but hopefully not too many sub appearances and at 5.5, can you find better value?

    10. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is the Chelsea midfield an avoid?

      Personally I made a rather silly plan, had Mahrez on WC and planned to get Mount. Now I'm getting buyers remorse.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        With Duffy and Livramento continuing to do so well, is it worth losing one for another City or Chelsea defender?

    11. Toby Lerone
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What to do with alonso?

      Midfield minefield causing hair loss, so who are the points going to come from apart from salah?

    12. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      On WC would you consider Iheanacho given Leicester looking better when he plays and encouraging comments from Rodgers on team performance

    13. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The rise of premium midfielders (Mane, Son KDB, Fernandes)

      Is it time to ditch premium forwards, and move money into midfield?

    14. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Are Lukaku and Ronaldo a trap? The Premier League is no Serie A.Have they been found out?

      Would we be better served putting funds into a Salah & Mane double-up or getting Son?

  16. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A quick RMT
    Sanchez Foster
    Cancelo RJames TAA Livra Tierney
    Son Salah Mbueno Raphina (McArthur)
    Toney Kaku Jimenez

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Solid

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers: Cancelo/Rjames my punt with a bit of cover.

    2. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Strong team, gtg

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers mate

    3. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Like it.

      Is this a WC? Suspect McArthur is a dicey 4.5 assuming you want someone nailed midterm. Eze is due back fairly soon - perhaps after next IB - and that will create a logjam in Palace midfield with Gallagher McArthur and Eze likely fighting for 2 spots.

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not a WC otherwise I would have Bhill. Stuck with him.

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Really nice non WC side then

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cost me 2 -4's last 2 weeks TBH

  17. hemalm
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rudiger definitely out for next GW?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nope, wait for update

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        We might know on Friday.

    • Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone else playing the Chelsea Defence hokey cokey?

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        yes, 2 GWs, 4 players, 3 points

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Pretty similar 🙁 Having double MCI defense week too early on WC when both Dias and Cancelo returned 0 pts is nice addition to that.

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Dangerous! Maybe pick one and stick.

    • Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hi Legends, need some advice here:

      WC gtg ?

      Sanchez
      Cancelo - Christensen - TAA
      Salah - Son - Doucoure - Raph
      Toney - Vardy - Antonio

      Steele - White - Livramento - Brownhill

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good side with obvious gamble on Kaku/Vardy

      2. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        My team with WC already done:
        same Foster
        same RJames same
        same same Mbueno same
        same Kaku Jimenez
        Foster Tierney same Mcarthur

      3. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not a fan of Christensen but looks really solid.

        Imminent fixtures much better for Chelsea than Liverpool of course but midterm I think there is nothing in it and Matip is as nailed and probably more so. You lose the Pool Chelsea City split of course but although I'm on Chelsea defence I don't really like it much right now.

        Just a thought.

    • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Play 1 for next gw
      a) Toney (LEI)
      b) Saka (AVL)
      c) Antonio (TOT)

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        All IMO. You must have a strong squad.

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ramsdale
          Dias, Cancelo, Azpi, James, Livra
          Salah, Raphinha, Foden
          Lukaku

          other 10 starting

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Big 5 at the back. sacrifice Livra for Saka and Toney to play

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        :/

        Antonio

    • Henryyy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who do you have left that can save your GW tonight?

      Its Gallagher for me, but no expecting much.
      Really hope Palace can score, Arsenal defs high EO.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’ll be praying on Gallagher with you!

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        All out. As you said, hopefully Arsenal concede.

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nobody

      4. LarryDuff
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Saka and Gallagher

      5. lugs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tierney & Auba

    • Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Stick with Grealish for GW9 or get Son? Also Ronny out for Kaku?

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son. Guaranteed minutes, no worries about starting and is a genuine captain option some weeks.

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son
        Luka

      3. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks both

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thinking I might WC now. What you guys think? Only downside is I have 2FTs. But the bulk of the team is bad!

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger. TAA. White
      Salah. Mount. Raph. Sarr
      Ronaldo. Antonio. ASM
      (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Seen a lot worse

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Perhaps I just use the 2FTs then. Ronaldo, Mount, Sarr and Shaw the main problems

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Any of those 4 can still score.
            Ronaldo is Ronaldo
            Mount will start to get more gametime. Kaku needs him.
            Sarr talisman but maybe move him now.
            Shaw loves it against Trent history says

      2. Henryyy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wait for Rudige news

        Can do a lot here with 2 FTs

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah. What about this;

          Ronaldo+Mount+Shaw >> Vardy+Foden+Cancelo (-4)?

      3. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Looks fine to me really after a minus 4.

        Lose Ron Shaw and Sarr and you're back on track. Could lose Mount if CL looks poor for him I guess.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah mate. I think it’s either;

          Ronaldo+Mount+Shaw >> Vardy+Foden+Cancelo

          Or

          Ronaldo+Sarr+Shaw >> Vardy+Foden+Chilwell

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            The latter one

    • Claudio555
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Dias or Cancelo?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cancelo

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ronaldo+Mount/Sarr >> Vardy+Foden?

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Could do a lot worse that's for sure.

        Guess it's a question of whether you fancy Son or Vardy more. Think it's a coin toss but have personal preference for Vardy based on his record when on a streak.

      2. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mount and foden are same. Both in rotation risk

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I like it

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Thanks

      4. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think I would prefer Son and Toney over that combo

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cheers

    • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Great nuggets of info on Vardy - and the Chilwell or James debate at Chelsea - from fantasy football fix.

      https://youtu.be/Mf4Qh0dN0is

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        And next week, when James and Alonso start and Chilly is benched, everyone are certain that James is again the best one to own.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Best sub 5m defender that’s not Livramento or White?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Brentford defence.

      2. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Dunk, pinnok,

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You could try one of the Brentford boys

      4. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Could be Chabo or Tierney.

    • Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I am seriously conflicted if Lukaku is better captain option than Salah this coming gw

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Most of us are.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah form and UTD defence.

        Blankaku vs Norwich who are starting to keep clean sheets.

        Would you bet against Salah?

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I don't see them keeping clean sheet against chelsea.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Anything possible.

            They are desperate for points right now so they could just park the bus and hope for the best.

      3. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah C for me. Can't trust Lukaku over him.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      How does this look then guys?

      Ronaldo+Mount+Shaw >> Vardy+Son+Jansson (-4)?

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger. TAA. White
      Salah. Mount. Raph. Sarr
      Ronaldo. Antonio. ASM
      (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Other option is to drop Sarr to Mbeumo to afford Son and Vardy?

        1. blakey20
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I wouldn't do that for minus 4 as you have Livramento on your bench who could easily pick up 6 points.

          With Chelsea's next three fixtures I wouldn't touch Mount as there is a good chance he plays. If I had your team I would do Ronaldo and Shaw to Lukaku and Chilwell/James (depending on mid-week game).

          Like Mbeumo alot but that is a transfer you don't need to make this week and could make next week.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah like the idea. Who would you bench if you made those moves though? Got 4 defenders I want to play already 🙂

            1. blakey20
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I would bench White. Obvs still gotta white on Rüdiger news.

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think Lukaku is due. I Don't think he will haul because of tuchels playing style but atleast 1 goal i am expecting.

      Utd might fight back as they will play their arch rival. You know what happens between spurs arsenal. No matter how bad arsenal is they fight hard against spurs.

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        The problem with Lukaku is that Chelsea never look like they will thump anyone. The chances of big hauls from Lukaku look slim due to their playing style. They have an xG of under 13 in their opening 8 games - Liverpool have almost 23, Citeh over 18.

        1. blakey20
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Chelsea have also had some difficult fixtures in their first 8 games. They now play the bottom three teams in the table! I will be buying in Lukaku this gameweek and am very glad he has blanked and people are now looking at Vardy and Kane. If Lukaku gets 2-3 goals over the next three gameweeks then it is job done.