Scout Notes

Tierney injury latest as Smith Rowe and Aubameyang impress in Gameweek 9

We begin our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 9 Scout Notes with analysis of Arsenal v Aston Villa.

ARSENAL 3-1 ASTON VILLA

  • Goals: Thomas Partey (£5.0m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m) | Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Smith Rowe, Aubameyang | Leon Bailey (£6.4m)
  • Penalties misses: Aubameyang
  • Penalties saves: Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Smith Rowe x3, Martinez x2, Partey x1

IN-FORM AUBAMEYANG 

A dominant Arsenal display against Aston Villa saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) continue his fine form, as he bagged a goal and assist in Gameweek 9.

As a result, it’s now five attacking returns in the last six Gameweeks for the Gunners captain, a period which has also seen him produce 35 FPL points.

However, tonight’s six-point return could easily have been more, as despite converting the rebound, his initial penalty was saved by the impressive Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m), and combined with a second-half yellow card, ensured that he narrowly missed out on bonus.

SMITH ROWE SHINES

Lining up in a 4-4-2 formation, Arsenal ran out deserved 3-0 winners and were at their best on the break, with Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m) in particular thriving.

Featuring on the left of the midfield four (no. 10 below), the youngster produced his second double-digit haul of the campaign, and completed more passes on the night than any other player on the pitch.

Arsenal’s average position map v Aston Villa in Gameweek 9 

Elsewhere, Thomas Partey (£5.0m) had earlier opened the scoring with a glancing header from a Smith Rowe corner, having seen his volley earlier in the match cannon off the bar, while Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) put in an encouraging shift on the wing.

After tonight’s win, Arsenal are now unbeaten in six Premier League games, with Leicester City (a) up next in Gameweek 10.

INJURY LATEST

Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) missed out tonight due to a bruised left ankle, which certainly doesn’t sound too serious, though we await further updates from the club regarding the severity of the injury.

Elsewhere, while initial reports suggested that Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) was replaced after 67 minutes with a knock, Mikel Arteta confirmed in his post-match interview that it was in fact only tiredness.

“He worked really hard, he hasn’t played many minutes, he’s not played any internationals and he’s lacking a little bit of that resilience to finish the games. But it doesn’t matter, the time he was on the pitch he was terrific.”

BAILEY ON THE WATCHLIST

After a dismal first-half showing, which saw Villa fail to register a single effort on goal, they improved after the break, which coincided with Dean Smith reverting to a back-four system.

As a result, his team looked far more comfortable, with substitutes Leon Bailey (£6.4m) and Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m) making a real impact off the bench.

Both players were key in adding more energy, and will now surely be pushing for a start against West Ham United (h) next weekend, as Smith’s troops look to get back on track after three defeats in a row.

VILLA SET-PIECE WOES

Villa conceded from another set-piece tonight, and looked awkward throughout defending dead-ball situations.

Having thrown away a two-goal lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend in similar fashion, it’s becoming a worrying theme for Dean Smith’s side.

However, that could be good news for Tomas Soucek (£5.9m) owners in Gameweek 10, with West Ham United up next.

“It was a very poor first half. Not recognisable as a Villa team we have come to know. They deserved what they got. We got dominated physically. If we had got through the half at 1-0 I would have fancied us, but 2-0 was hard to get.

We knew Arsenal would start strong. I’d love to say it was the system and personnel but we just didn’t play well. Didn’t win enough balls, weren’t good enough on the ball. I’ll accept the second half all day long but the first half was not good enough.” – Dean Smith


Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Saka, Sambi Lokonga (Maitland-Niles 73), Partey, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang (Martinelli 90+1), Lacazette (Odegaard 68)

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe (Bailey 45), Mings, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, Targett, Buendia (Ramsey 68), Ings (El Ghazi 77), Watkins


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548 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    % chance Kai starts and if so, which position?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      100 percent. Striker

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Rightback looks likely given CHO will be up front with Ziyech

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Not sure where Mount plays

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Second row in the bench

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hooker?

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No thank you.

    4. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just behind Tuchel

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      CB, Christensen up front after the volley against Malmo.

  2. jammie26
      1 month, 14 days ago

      23 from 2 any good?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pretty average among the gravless

      2. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Rubbish

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Also your linked team doesn't reflect that

      3. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        0 from 0... still could do better

      4. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Pish poor mate.

        If you had Martinez and ESR and TC’d ESR you,d have 59 points from 2.

      5. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        There is no helmet to fit your head. Back to the stables.

    • Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Best use of FT:

      A. Sanchez > Raya
      B. Marcel or White > Jansson
      C. Gallagher/Sarr/Gray > ESR

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

        1. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yeah, just checked, Sanchez fixtures turn good again soon, no point switching him out, especially as have Ramsdale to cover tricky games.

          Getting Jansson gives BRE def cover

      2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

      3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I had Janssen and Vardy for the GW1 draft but people were rolling their eyes during RMTs. So replaced him.

    • Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      From next gameweek till January wildcard: Raya or Sanchez?

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Raya

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fixtures looks pretty much same to me. Keep whoever you have. If on WC, Raya for better save potential.

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          This.

        2. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          What if I have both and looking to downgrade one? 😀

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            keep both?

            If I have downgrade, then it will be Sanchez

    • Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Prediction for Permalink and Open Control?

      1. Van der Faart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Between 9.21 and 9.30.

      2. PartyTime
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Open control slightly ahead

        • Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          95.9%

        • The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Open Controls opens the portal. We might get LR back from the Wernhole if we’re lucky.

      3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Currently 0.3 ITB and 1FT. Exact cash to do Banrahma----> Raphinha. Should I pull the trigger now before any price rise/fall?

        Sanchez
        TAA Rudiger Chilwell
        Salah Havertz Foden Benny
        Vardy Firmino Edouard

        Steele Livra Duffy Gilmour

        1. Jafalad
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I would wait till the gameweek is over first.

      4. El Matador
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        After not capping Salah last week and falling from 12k to now 99k, I have gone with Havertz (c) this week. Surely he can bag 2 vs Norwich?

        1. Jafalad
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Can see the goals being shared around tbh. An unnecessary risk imo.

          1. El Matador
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            At least u can see things others can't.

            1. Van der Faart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Hes right though. Its a risk. It could pay off but any sort of return from Salah is going to hurt you again, likely negating any rank gain you get from Havertz

              1. El Matador
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I went with Havertz because I'm hoping Salah blanks (obviously) and because I'm going to the game (United fan).

                1. Jafalad
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Not good reasons. Keep your emotions out of it.

                2. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Looking at your linked team, you've been burned by Salah a few times recently too. Surely that's enough info to not be taking the risk

                  1. El Matador
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    That's what got to me 12k.

                    1. Van der Faart
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      That's fine, but then you captain the best option especially when he'll have high EO, especially around that rank.

        2. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would take that as a owner, non-cappo

        3. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Capped Antman last GW.

          Lesson learned.

          Perma cap Salah regardless of anyone else’s fixture.

          Havertz will probably haul, but it just feels like one of those massive FFS traps we get every year to me.

          1. Bollard
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sold Shaw and Bruno on WC this week. Watch Utd pull one out of the bag this GW!

            1. El Matador
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I hope so!

        4. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would Kaku or Havertz have got 2?

          1. Jafooli
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            *Werner?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thank you, senior moment.

              1. Jafooli
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                😉

        5. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Just having havertz is enough for next 3-4 gw. Captaincy is a risky option as mo salah is in hot form, he may hurt you badly

      5. Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah now 65.9% ownership. That must be close to every active player?

        Anyone here not have him?

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 14 days ago

            All right, someone needs to call the Zambian Witch Doctor

          • Van der Faart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hes bound to be in a high proportion of dead teams too.

            1. Jafooli
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Agreed, taken that into account.

              Probably only about 40% of teams remain active and playing properly - not arse'ing around trying to get top GW score, highest TV, most transfers, lowest TV, second/third/twentieth teams,

          • Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wasn't someone running a no Mo league?

            1. Jafooli
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ha, that must be bottom of the Best Leagues league 😆

          • FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Be worried if you don't.

        2. PartyTime
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Chilwell hat trick please!

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Amen - though I would take just one

          • ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can't blame Mo for negotiating for a wage increase from his already eye-watering 200k per week base. Here are some players currently earning more than him in the PL (per week)
            Ronaldo - 510k
            KDB - 400k
            DDG - 375k
            Sancho - 350k
            Varane - 340k
            Pogba - 290k
            Cavani - 250k
            Martial - 250k
            Lukaku - 325k
            Grealish - 300k
            Sterling - 300k
            Kante - 290k
            Werner - 272k
            Stones - 250k
            Auba - 250k
            Van Dijk - 220k

            Source - spotrac.com

            1. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              United wasted all that money on Ronaldo 😆

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Total ManU salary bill for active players is GBP226.6m per year...

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  People laughed at Arsenals transfers this summer compared to Uniteds. I still dont see whats funny. Arsenal did good business and United didnt

                  1. ClassiX
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Partey earning exactly the same as MO. But yeah - Gunners' total wage bill is 99.9m per year

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Utd could cut £1 million a week off the wage bill without much difference on the pitch.

              3. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                And….and….and…and…

              4. Mambino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                they'd be out of the CL already if not for him

                1. Cok3y5murf
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yes, that's the pro. There have been cons to his impact on United as well such as their pressing

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              United are screwed. What a mess

              1. El Matador
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                United are a powerhouse and can afford to pay such salaries. Do you think they've signed all these contracts blindly?

                1. Hint
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Martial 250k a week loool. All that talent and money managed by OGS, what a joke

                2. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Exactly, it's within context. These comments aren't bright

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Replying specifically to Flopp, and not bright references likes of Ginkapo

            3. Jafooli
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              DDG stealing that cash...

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                You’d think he could afford a better beard!

            4. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I guess he gets double?

            5. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Wow Sancho is taking a lot too.

              It's madness and fans are largely paying for it through TV subscriptions.

          • Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Just Ramsdale and ESR, 16pts, has moved me from 190k to 70k - quite insane how close packed everyone is

            Be 490k by end of the weekend mind you

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              If it is another week like last week, could end up top 10k

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Zero chance of that mate haha

            2. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Best get the boasting in early then!

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Not a boast at all mate haha

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  That’s what I’d do! For example, I’m in the top million, I wonder how many others can say that!

                  1. Red Red Robins
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If i ever get into the top 10k id book a plane and a banner to fly over Yorkshire - boast to the max

            3. gogs67
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It's why I'm trying not to use any hits this season. Will need to at some point but holding out so far.

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I did really well at the beginning with zero hits, but 3 weeks before this one i did 3x -4s on the bounce trying to generate cash for Lukaku and Ronnie up front for this week

                  So yeah, planning worked out well haha

              • Hiiler
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                ESR got a good points that's true. Will not complain myself also though. Had only Martinez and got 10 points. 🙂 Hoping though that Sanchez doesn't out score him, since I left him on the bench this week might too the same next GW as well 🙂

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  GL mate

            4. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Sold ronaldo and benrahma for vardy and havertz. Vardy may not score today but is a good pick for next 5-6 gw. Now come on prince havertz. Prove your doubters wrong. Get injured

            5. Mambino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Had two FT and in a fit of sudden stupidity transferred out Foden and Mount for Son and Hudson Adoi - why did I do that?

            6. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              My day gets better and better. I've just torn a muscle from coughing and now Alonso(c) is benched. Well at least I knew the risks. Serves me right.

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Curious to know which muscle, hell of a cough.

                Sympathies, meanwhile.