Scout Notes

Antonio on target as Son and Kane’s FPL blanks are assessed

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 9 Scout Notes with analysis of West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur.

For a briefer summary of Saturday’s Premier League action, click here, while you can read up on Arsenal v Aston Villa and Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers via the links below.

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

READ MORE: Raphinha and Marcal injury news as £4.5m FPL forward Gelhardt stars

WEST HAM UNITED 1-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Goals: Michail Antonio (£8.1m)
  • Assists: Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m)
  • Bonus (projected): Cresswell x3, Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) x2, Kurt Zouma (£5.4m) x1, Antonio x1

ANTONIO NETS WINNER

Antonio on target as Tottenham attack fails to impress 1

Michail Antonio (£8.1m) netted his sixth Premier League goal of the season on Sunday, and as a result, sits joint-top of the forward standings alongside Jamie Vardy (£10.8m).

The Jamaican international had failed to return in three of his last four appearances, but poked in Aaron Cresswell’s (£5.5m) corner, which moves West Ham up to fourth in the table on 17 points.

“With Michail Antonio we just felt it was better we looked after him on Thursday. It’s something I’ll have to do quite a bit, and sometimes we’ll decide it’s worth playing him and other times it’s not. There’s no injury problems with him but we’ll always try and manage and decide when it’s good for him and when it’s not.” – David Moyes on resting Michail Antonio in midweek

The nature of the goal is also worth noting ahead of Gameweek 10, given that their opponents Aston Villa have had real difficulties defending dead-ball situations in recent weeks, which was again evident at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

As for Antonio, he now embarks on a tougher run of fixtures (see below), but given today’s performance, owners will surely be content to hold.

Meanwhile, it’s now four games in a row without a goal or assist for Said Benrahma (£6.6m), despite ranking second for goal attempts amongst all midfielders during that time.

However, only five have arrived in the box, and because of that, he sits 21st in his category over the last four Gameweeks for expected goals (xG).

Said Benrahma’s xG shot map Gameweeks 6 to 9

Defensively, David Moyes’ side kept their third clean sheet of the season, with Aaron Cresswell delivering a season-high 12-point haul thanks to his second assist of the campaign.

LACKLUSTRE SPURS

As for Tottenham, there was a real lack of attacking threat on show at the London Stadium, as Harry Kane (£12.1m) and Son Heung-min (£10.2m) could muster just two shots on goal between them.

In fact, during the second half, Spurs did not have a single goal attempt.

Despite showing signs of improvement against Newcastle United and Aston Villa, it’s now just nine Premier League goals in nine games for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Only Norwich City, Burnley, Southampton and Leeds United have scored fewer, while the underlying numbers are equally concerning, as they rank 19th for non-penalty xG (see below).

However, the fixtures do at least give them a platform to improve, as they take on some of the divisions worst performing defences in the coming weeks.

Next up is a Manchester United side fresh from a 5-0 defeat against Liverpool, while they also take on Everton – who also shipped five in Gameweek 9 – Leeds United, Burnley, Brentford and Norwich City between Gameweeks 10 and 15.

“We were the better team, honestly. I think we controlled the game, we had chances. We had possession. West Ham are a good team but they only created chances on counter-attacks and set-pieces. We played better, but this is football.

The last pass was there but we need to be more aggressive in our offensive game. We controlled the game. The whole game was under control.

The table is a reference but doesn’t guide us. We have to improve our character as a team, our wish to want to achieve a better team game. We need to work on that.” – Nuno Espirito Santo


West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen (Dawson 90+1), Benrahma (Lanzini 85), Fornals, Antonio

Spurs XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon (Gil 84), Skipp, Hojbjerg, Moura (Bergwijn 90+1), Ndombele (Lo Celso 84), Son, Kane


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720 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is Raph expected to be fit for Norwich?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Will get news from Bielsa

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fingers crossed, he said he will be back soon, got a couple of pressers before then

    3. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Doubt it, another key player before Norwich bites the dust.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I think unlikely to recover that quickly - it looked pretty bad and he /Leeds won’t know until scanned I guess

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

      Depends, if it's just a knock which I've got a sneaky feeling it is then he has a chance. If there's any sort of muscle ligament damage then no but no need to make a decision yet wait for news

  2. Tripleh123
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    For a hit of -4, is it worth to trf Benhrama> Mount/Grealish? Short of 0.1m on Foden or Harvetz.

  3. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Funny old game isn't it, 2 lucky finishes and everyone is rushing to get Foden. Don't get me wrong, he's a decent pick, but....

    City scored 5 vs Brugge, Foden played 65 minutes - 1 assist.
    90 Minutes vs Burnley, City scored 2 - Nothing for Foden
    90 in both games vs Hungry and Andorra, England scored 6 in total, Foden with 1 assist.

    He's a decent pick, but, i wouldn't go taking hits or removing other decent picks for him. City will share points and share minutes.

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I've just been thinking the same.

      Mount seem a better bet to you?

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'm not overly keen on him either, but, i think yes given the fixtures. He's on set pieces aswell and Chelsea do score a few from set pieces.

        I still think the two picks if you can go up a little in price are Son and Rashford.

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sshh

    3. TOBY1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Let's see. I feel this is his season to shine. I'm a City fan though so biased.
      Even with Pep roulette, worth having imo.

    4. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Marks even been pushed into wildcarding just to get Foden. Seems rash to me. Foden is a fantastic player, but he's still young, he's not consistent in his finishing, sometimes he takes too many touches.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Funny old game, players can get better through out a season and go through good patchs of form, his still maturing , but defo worth a spot at 8m, class player and one of Pep's favourites

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So no Foden for you then?

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Im not sure. I have money in the bank that i can bring him in, but i'm not completely sold. Think my money would be better used getting James or Chilwell.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Have them all

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Casual brag

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              No I mean you get them all

          2. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            You also have Havertz captain, LMAO.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              AND you took a hit to get him. I'm dead.

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yeah picked the game that had the most goals for one team, but nothing for Haverts, form over fixture from now on, I don't regret my decision, it was calculated just didn't work out

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

      It is a funny old game, but I got him a couple Of weeks ago as I see him being the main man. I’m definitely not going to try and convince anyone though.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Isn't this what people were saying about Torres a few gameweeks ago?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Very different lol

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            How so?

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

              I don’t fancy debating it. I would prefer nobody has Foden.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                This

              2. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I'm not saying he's a bad pick, just that i wouldn't go taking hits/Wildcarding/removing a player with a good fixture just to get him. I don't see him as a player who will ruin your season, yet.

                1. ratski
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  You obviously didn't see the man city game then. Everything is going through foden. Torres and sterling taken out of the equation also. Playing up front as false 9.

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I did. Like i said, good pick, but don't go taking hits to get him. He's still young and a little rash, he'll get points, but i wouldn't expect too many more braces.

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

                  Well I saw him as a 3 week punt. If it went well (and it has) I may keep him. Not sure if those who haven’t had him for the 3 game hot streak should do damage to their team or not but now UTD have confirmed they are whipping boys, I’ll almost certainly keep him longer than I expected to.

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Absolutely, not knocking people who got him early, you done very well.

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

                      Cheers. And for what it’s worth, I get your angle.

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

          Possibly.
          Didn’t get him as he wasn’t for me. Playing it patient. I have and had a few key targets this season and waited for them to show something. Shouldn’t have gone with Vardy but hey ho.

    7. TOBY1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He's arguably been the best playing this false 9 role for City... It's his spot to lose... Oop Foden at 8m is a no brainer to me with Torres out.

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

        He has been if you watch.

    8. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wait ; those stood?!?!?!

      1. camarozz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I did Sarr➡️Foden last nite not to be priced out and kinda panicked coz rival passed me out with Foden (c) and then I retook the lead with Salah(c) so not sure I did the right thing.

        Will prob WC nxt IB anyway so all is not lost.

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Can't argue with that move tbh. No brainer.

  4. Taribo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Would you WC this or wait for the international break?

    Sanchez
    Christensen Cancelo Livra
    Salah Raph Havertz Grey
    Ronaldo Vardy Antonio

    Foster White Tsimikas Sissoko

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I am debating wildcard but depends on IB - When is it?

      1. Taribo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Weekend of 13th Nov

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks so basically can your team hold out for 2 more gameweeks!! I hsve very similar team and seerously considering WC

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I have Werner, Raphinha and Bruno. What to do?

    1. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Werner out first

    2. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Idk, start preparing for next season?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yea, good advice

    3. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dont make moves unitl injury news confirmed next Firday

      - Hope Raph is ok
      - Bruno > Son perhaps

      Is Werner injured? If he is then I guess thats higher priority then Bruno, who for idk

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Cheers all

  6. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Salah's broken FPL in different ways. Even the site

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

      Oh yeah. Just checked as you mentioned it.

    2. Dammit_182
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha. Should get the ballon d’or just for that

    3. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So.........who didn't captain Salah? 😀

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        They're not on here I think 😛

      2. 1984 TC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The Havertz lads a.k.a me!

        Gonna do it again to get my well deserved points back!

      3. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I didn’t... last week

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Me picked the fixture over form, the game that had 7 goals let me down

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I didn’t. Havertz. Logical pick to make up some ground and by all odds he should’ve hauled. Luck is luck.

    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Time to sell Duffy?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nah, was just a tactical change to leave him out yesterday.

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

        Nah

      3. Exeterslowly
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes as he is way too slow and likely to be benched as others are back. I transferred him out for chilwell. Not bad swap right!

    5. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This gameweek was the worst horror show, until Salah C and Trent showed up and saved the day. 92 points in the end, happy days!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha same here mate, 91 -4, a very small green arrow too, not bad with 4 players who scored 1 point and two with 2 points and a hit

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Mom loves you. Honest.

      3. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same, Cancelo, Raph, Havertz, Gallagher to name a few…then Salah (c) comes along and scores nearly 1.5 times more than the rest of my team on his own!

    6. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane&Semedo/Tierney to Auba&Trent for -4?i have exact funds to do so...

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Selling Kane right now seems wrong

    7. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Why was Mbeumo and Vardy taken off early today?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tactical and injury respectively

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Vardy got a knock in warm up & Rodgers gave him the first half to shake off

    8. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Got to WC if hsve Tsimi, Toney, havertz, sarr, ronaldo, raphinha?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yep

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cheers I may press the button tonight

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lol why is havertz and Toney in this

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Havertz could be mount or foden and Toney could be upgraded

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

        No. Tony Havertz fine for few weeks. Raphina knock might be minor

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ok cheers 50/50 decision. Toney been disappointing given Brentford scored 11 and he only has 2

    9. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is Ivan Toney the biggest trap since Trojan horse ?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes I think over rated

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Had a disallowed goal today

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Oh, don't give me all that "on another day he would have...".
          Guy supposed to be on pens talisman to a fairly offensive side and so far got 2 goals in 9 games.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I don't have him, but planning to invest. They have by far the best fixtures coming up.

      3. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        no you just need patience, he wont score every week, he is on pens which helps also. Wilson anjd Hwang are other options

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

        No, I thought he was decent today. And Brentford the better team but unlucky. Probably bringing him in

    10. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Two completely different Brentfords... The one vs Chelski and the one today.

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

        They are an incredible side I must say.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I went and got Pinnock based on the Chelski performance...

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

          Well Leicester have proven how good they are in attack now. You and I both know you didn’t get him for this game alone.
          Calm down.

    11. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Some cracking scores on show, anyone else have a mare?

      Alonso - benched - now gone.

      Five players scored 2 or 1, mainly 1’s

      Salah C the big +

      Rudi 9

      Removed, Bamford, Lukaku, Antonio > Auba, Vardy, Toney

      Smooth, Alonso gets hooked for Livramento

      Dropped 90k… the only way is up 🙂

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Biggest mare ever, see below, I’d kill to only drop 90k

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

        I have 4 players with 1 point and 2 players with 2 points and Alonso mate!!! Haha

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          And took a hit!!!

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Group hug 🙂

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Haha I feel the
              Love

        2. rupopo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've got 4 players with 1 or 2 points too. And Christensen. But salvaged 106 :p

    12. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      One thing I learnt in fpl, is not to cap differentials. You can have differentials sure, but dont cap them. Its too damaging, and you are normally wrong (better against the vast majoirty of the player base).

      Captain hinsight I know, but it is good fantasy advice

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

        It’s actually a very old adage. Punt with your team, not with your captain. I stick by this.
        There will be many more this season that will continue to punt, and, in a few years, they will learn.

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Its hard not to do it, I still do, but getting better.
          It rarely pays off, and when Salah or someone expoldes like this then its just horrific. At the moment its a bit unsual because Salah is on fire, but when he isnt, cap is a bit more in the air but still only 2/3 real captain candidates.

          Son is always a tricky one, he is captain material alot more then people give him credit for imo, but still he is a differential, risky cap. But Vs Man U for instance, I would probably cap him if I had him over Salah.

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

            Your first paragraph doesn’t apply so much as that would be less of a punt. What I’m saying is, if there’s a clear form player and you go against the grain with the captain it will almost always hurt. Like I’ve captained Antonio this year, but that was due to me thinking their wasn’t a clear option. Turned out they all blanked.

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        For sure, I should of known Havertz was just a differential enough

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Man of the match performance, they scored seven goals. It was the right pick.

      3. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No, it just depends on who the differential is (counter captain obvious here)

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          My GW6 captain was an unpopular Antonio. Most went Ronaldo that week who had an EO of around 140% and I did not even own him

        2. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I guess, some weeks cases can be made, like what I said about Son above. Salah still gonna bag tho, i already feel like im on the back foot when I expect Salah to score

      4. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That’s boring tho. I captained Fernandes Gw3 last season when he had tiny ownership and he hauled. Everyone else went KDB and he blanked. Caught up with everyone else after not having Salah in GW1.

        The only way to make up large ground quickly is with the captaincy. At the same time, you can fall further back but I couldn’t go with the Vanilla captain every week, would just get so boring.

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Don’t think Havertz was a punt. Scoreline and performance showed that was correct. Everything else is just blind luck.

      6. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Differentials are fine to cap if they're the better option.

    13. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Anything worth a hit here? 2.4itb.

      --Sanchez
      --Rudi--Chilwell--Cancelo--TAA
      --Salah--Sarr--Gray--
      --Vardy--Antonio--Hwang.

      --Steele--Livra--Raphinia--Gallagher.

      Thanks guys.

      1. MikeBravo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No

    14. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just catching up, why was Vardy hooked at HT? Injured?

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

        Yes. Just scroll up or check the last page or two. Mbuemo was a tactical sub btw

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        See the tweet from Rodgers posted earlier

      3. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Got it, damn if only he didn’t start, would of jammed jotas points

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ouch

    15. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well, absolute horror show this GW, so glad it’s finally over. However, dropped a million places, yes, a million, it’s going to sting, and does.

      Is there any way back now from 1.8m OR?

      Any input what the hell I do here is appreciated, and apologies for an extreme frustrating GW.

      Sanchez
      Dias - Chillwell - Cancelo
      Havertz - Son - Salah - Raphinha - Benrahma
      Vardy - Toney
      ____________________________________
      Foster: Livramento; Tierny; Scarlett

      0FT, 0.0 ITB

      Anything worth a hit? Or just accept and walk away and leave?

      Sorry again folks, just feel lost with it now
      -

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        It's only GW9

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Very true Zimo, just hard to take I guess after initially leading all my ML’s

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

        You’ve got a good team. Just bad luck with the captaincy. Maybe play Livra over Benrahma

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cheers TD, yeah that’s a good shout but Villa we’re rather shocking last game out but imagine they’ll firm up from that

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just hold, look up I had a horrible week.
        Too many 1 & 2 pointers & no Mount, Foden, King or ESR

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Just seen mate but I’d kill to be your position still hehe

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just hold, it will come good with your squad.
            I’ve already took a -4 for next week removing Greenwood & Alonso > Foden & Chilwell

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cheers Steve, I need to trust it now and enjoy the challenging climb, I always bloody do this the hard way hehe
              Good moves on your part, I’ll hold fire for now and revisit near deadline

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Very nice team

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You think so? Cheers DD, just guess I have to trust in it now I’ve taken hits for it

      5. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        There is a way back, just don't do dumb things like getting and captaining Havertz over Salah who is in the form of his life.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          But (c) Mount would of been OK?

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            With Lukaku out, nobody should have been considered over Salah. But, yes Mount over Havertz because he's not a coward.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              They scored 7 goals with Lukaku out lol, Haverts is a coward? Haha

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yes, he hides in games. Coasts through the 90 minutes. Every Chelsea player on the pitch returned yesterday other than Havertz, that doesn't tell you something about him as a player or FPL prospect? They score 7 goals and he didn't look like scoring or assisting once.

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yeah It does now it was definitely a mistake I admit that but I went fixture over form and it didn't work out

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I can’t disagree with that, not had the best year, so it pains me to make mistakes with one of the few passions I do have of late, thanks DD

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Your team is good. I'd wait for Vardy news before making a transfer. Also, look for ways to get rid of Havertz soon, like i said above, he's a coward, he hides in games, not what you want from an FPL player.

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Indeed, surely I’d have to give him Newcastle?
              Any move made now will be for a hit also as did Alonso > Chillwell

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I mean, yeah, if it looks like he'll start, there is no real point in losing him for a hit. But, get rid soon after.

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Sure will :). Thank you

        3. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don't say dumb stuff because it didn't work for people who picked the plum fixture with a player oop playing upfront , no one was expecting a 5-0 for Liverpool

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Somebody has to say it straight. This place creates bandwagons, i've fallen into traps in the past because of it. Havertz was never a good pick. He has shown no pedigree in the PL. He has no real goal or assist threat, he's invisible on the pitch.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I don't do bandwagons , I picked Haverts after I knew he was playing upfront v Norwich it was that simple

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                You clearly do if you transferred in Havertz.

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Hang on so you think I chose Haverts because of this forum?

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Seen the fixture, seen Lukaku and Werner out and knew Haverts would play upfront, seemed like gold to me, fools gold it was lol

      6. Im New Here
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who did you captain? Captain Salah from now on, it'll help your rank. And play Livra

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Livra to score again next week

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Mr Havertz, walked right into that trap
          Yeah Salah from now on and play around with fringe players, shall play Livramento, thank you pal

      7. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Back to what? Focus on your mini leagues and see how you fare.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah just back to a ‘respectable rank’ really, ML focus for now then and see how I care like you say

    16. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vardy and Mbeumo to Auba and Mount -4 seems tempting

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wouldn't lose Mbeumo yet, he's just coming into good fixtures

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why sell Mbuemo?

    17. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Raya
      Trent Cancelo Chilwell
      Salah Son Foden Mbuemo
      Vardy Antonio Hwang
      Begovic Livramento Duffy Sissoko

      Gonna get Foden in for Raphinha but what to do with Vardy now. Just play Livramento and transfer him out next week?

    18. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looking to shift Christensen this week with the FT if Raphinha isn’t out for too long. Best Chelsea full-back: Chilwell or James?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Chilwell but clearer answer after midweek game

        1. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah definitely waiting this week. Assuming Alonso will get that gig.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What do you want? Most starts, most FPL points?

        1. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Points please. Other defenders are Cancelo, Trent, Livra or White so not worried about rotation risk too much. Christensen feels like one now without any upside. Leaning towards Chilly given he seems to avoid cameos.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Chilwell looks best at the moment, Rudiger and Azpi may get more start and Chilwell is unlikely to sub on.

        2. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Which would you say has the most starts? I'd say Chilwell for both.

          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            James has arguably less competition at RWB, but hard for Chilwell to lose the shirt given current form. He’s on fire.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Not sure thats the case anymore with Chalobahs emergence. Could see Azpi RWB in tougher games.

      3. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same situation here. I'm 0.1 away from chilwell

    19. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Resigned to keeping Jota, Antonio and Mbuemo come what may.

      ...and come what may Alonso can do one for time fam.

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I almost benched Jota for Semedo...

        Keeping now for sure

    20. Hosshotpot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      When will the bonus be added?

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        2.30AM

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

          😆

      2. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I’ll give you a sensible answer… any moment now.

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          In fact, there they are

    21. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vardy should be fine then

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

        Name checks out

    22. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sanxhez foster
      Matip christ rudi alonso white
      Salah beny sisoko townsy raph
      Vardy jimi antonio

      Want to wc in intl. Break but no point of taking -4 or -8 in next 2 gws right ??

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Could cover the hits with a haul.

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Townsy 😆

    23. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      a) Christensen > James
      b) Rudiger > Chilwell

      1. MOZIL
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        a

    24. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Raph taken to social media to say he’s fine, injury nothing too serious but I guess we have to hear from Bielsa or club officials for yellow flag to be removed?

    25. DB_00
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Does everyone still want Spurs assets? They look so bad I’m thinking of skipping them. Salah will be the captain most weeks anyway

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I've got son but I'll pass on kane until he starts showing some form, and I wouldn't be looking to get son in atm if I didn't already have him

        1. DB_00
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah this was my thinking. I’m probably prioritising Foden instead

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Gotta have one from gw12 at least. Leaning towards Son, as no premium forwards really essential anyway

        1. DB_00
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Do you though? Other assets will do well and I’m not captaining a Son over Salah in most of those weeks

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I'd say so - GW's 12-15 as good as it gets , and Son is quality regardless of Nuno. Budget not so much of a concern with the expensive premium forwards not on form

      3. lugs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        yeah i want Son, but he can wait as i expect a Utd backlash next week

    26. MOZIL
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jim and Benrahma -4 for Foden and Hwang?

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

        Yes