Scout Notes

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

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 9 Scout Notes with analysis of Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

For a summary in brief of Saturday’s Premier League action, click here.

Leeds United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Rodrigo (£6.3m) | Hwang Hee-chan (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Joe Gelhardt (£4.5m) | Raul Jimenez (£7.6m)
  • Bonus: Rodrigo x3, Hwang x2, Stuart Dallas (£5.3m) x1

RAPHINHA AND MARCAL INJURY UPDATES

FPL Gameweek 9 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 7

Raphinha (£6.7m) is an early injury concern for Leeds United’s plum-looking Gameweek 10 clash against Norwich City, having limped out of the Whites’ draw with Wolves.

The Brazilian was seen on crutches and wearing a protective boot in the aftermath of that game, with Marcelo Bielsa unable to offer us much after full-time.

“He received a knock, we don’t know the extent or gravity of the injury.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Raphinha

There was at least a more positive update from the player himself, who said he was “fine” in comments posted on social media. We should have a bonus press conference from Bielsa on Monday ahead of their EFL Cup clash with Arsenal, so we may hear more news on the Brazilian way in advance of next Saturday’s FPL deadline.

Kalvin Phillips (£4.8m) was back on the bench at Elland Road, meanwhile, but the 7.0%-owned Marcal (£4.6m) missed the game for the visitors, even if his calf injury doesn’t sound serious and he could be back for Gameweek 10.

AIT-NOURI ADVANCES

Coming in for Marcal was Rayan Ait-Nouri (£4.3m), one of the early pre-season bandwagons that had long been forgotten about by the time Gameweek 1 kicked off.

Marcal had started all of Wolves’ first eight league matches at left wing-back but has flattered to deceive for some time, particularly in possession.

Bruno Lage’s change in that position at Elland Road was enforced by the Brazilian’s injury so it’ll be interesting to see who the Wolves boss plumps for against Everton next Monday, with the cut-price Ait-Nouri impressing at times yesterday.

The average position map below shows just how more advanced the young defender was compared to Nelson Semedo (£4.9m, number 22), with Ait-Nouri’s total of 21 final-third touches unbeaten by any of his teammates and three times more than Semedo racked up.

£4.5m GELHARDT MAKES HIS MARK

Leeds fans will know all about Joe Gelhardt (£4.5m) from his exceptional displays for the under-23s and he has finally got his chance in the Premier League in the last two Gameweeks, with his latest second-half cameo on Saturday showcasing his talents.

Racking up an eye-catching 11 penalty box touches in under half an hour (as many as any forward in Gameweek 9), he twice went close with rising efforts from inside the Wolves box before a weaving run brought about the stoppage-time penalty that Rodrigo (£6.3m) despatched in the absence of the injured Patrick Bamford (£7.8m) and the substituted Mateusz Klich (£5.5m).

The length of Bamford’s absence will likely determine how much game-time he gets but the Whites looked better with Rodrigo dropping deeper behind Gelhardt in the closing stages.

“In the initial minutes of the 30 that he played, he had very few contacts with the ball. But in the final 15 minutes, he got the penalty and he had options to score one or perhaps two goals. And I have the impression that him alongside Rodrigo in the second half created enough chances to win the game.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Joe Gelhardt

Armando Broja (£5.0m) looks head and shoulders above any £5.0m-and-under FPL forward at present but the teenage Gelhardt is one for the watchlist for FPL managers eyeing up a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 in the longer term.

HWANG/JIMENEZ LINK-UP DELIVERS AGAIN

Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) set up a Hwang Hee-chan (£5.7m) goal for the third time in as many Gameweeks, even if this latest ‘assist’ was of the Fantasy variety after the Mexican had an effort blocked.

Lage’s troops have scored seven goals over the last four Gameweeks, having found the net only twice before that.

And yet, Wolves’ attacking stats are otherwise on a downward trajectory. Their rate of shots in the last four matches is down over 9.0 per game, with shots in the box also markedly reduced despite encountering some favourable opposition – although big chances, perhaps significantly, haven’t been too badly affected:

Above: Wolves’ goal threat stats from Gameweeks 1-5 (left) and Gameweeks 6-9 (right). Most figures given are ‘per match’.

With four goals from just seven shots, Hwang’s goal conversion rate of 57.1% is unsustainable in the long term – so Wolves’ less gung-ho approach is something to monitor going forward.


Leeds XI: Meslier, Shackleton, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas, Klich (Gelhardt, 62), Struijk, James, Raphinha (Summerville, 54), Harrison (Roberts, 45), Rodrigo.

Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho (Neves, 89), Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri (Hoever, 83), Hwang, Traore (Podence, 75), Jimenez.


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487 Comments Post a Comment
    1. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who on earth washes soiled bedding on a cold wash?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Scholes probably does

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

        Who soils their bedding?

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

          Any decent gardener.

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

            😀 😉

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I suppose if blisters burst ..

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I caught that badly a few years ago, despite being 30-odd. Somehow a body built on 12-hour shifts on a laptop, zero exercise, stout and McCoy's crisps couldn't fight off a disease that mostly hits toddlers.

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

        Hard to understand why.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sounds nasty. Non-treatable - didn't know that.

        You've obviously upped your diet & exercise regime since

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

        HAHA

    3. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      As long as the bovine version doesn't start spreading it's ok

  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    0.1 left ITB, and I own Alonso.
    Alonso to Chilwell leaves 0ITB, it was meant to be!

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Do it.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Notwithstanding the midweek risk, do it.

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

      You have to do it.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Some things are just meant to be. You'll sleep better 😉

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

    On FH (Dont ask why) what do you think of this team:

    Raya(Steele)
    Cancelo,Chillwell,Jansonn(Livramento,Manquillo)
    Mount,Mahrez,Foden,Salah,Mbeumo
    Antonio,Vardy(Davis)

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Try Jesus over Mahrez

      Cash for Liverpool defender not available?

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

        going ballsy with jota instead

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

        surely mahrez is due a start

    2. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I really want to ask why

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

        cos i'm a cabbage head

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don’t be too harsh

          As far as your team goes, I think the FPL cup will give you some decent clues about Mahrez and Jota. Good luck!

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

            thanks...yh im going to be paying close attention to who plays...this is just a rough draft atm

    3. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Possible to go Mane over Vardy?

      Know why you're doing this but I'd like to give myself some upside on a FH - this is too close to template for me. Might also think about slotting in a cheeky Robbo.

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

        How about this
        Raya(Steele)
        Cancelo,James,Chillwell,Janson(Livramento)
        Mahrez,Mane,Salah,Mount,Foden
        Antonio(Broja,Davis)

    4. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Can you not cancel the F.H.? Or is it intentional??

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

        intentional...you cant cancel

  3. Hulk Smash
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Saka to Foden (exact cash)?

    It would leave me with a benching headache every week, e.g.:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Dias Chilwell
    Salah [Foden] Raphinha Mbeumo
    Vardy Antonio
    ( Foster Toney Livramento Brownhill )

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

      Raphinha instead

    2. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hate benching headache but better than not having bench like me 🙂 Sala to Foden sounds nice

      1. Lignja
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Saka*

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Tough, don't put yourself in such a situation that it gives you headache every week.

      Saka to Foden is fine but are you going to keep Toney on bench forever?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ideally no but not sure what else to do. As it is currently I feel like I'm unlikely to ever start Saka, whereas having a benching headache at least gives me a chance to play the fixtures each week.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          OR around 600k although I feel I've been very unlucky so far this week.

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Saka to ESR. Still decent bench but a £'s saving??

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That is some team, you must be flying! Love it bar the double Brentford attack.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks but lol sadly not. I only WC'd to this team last week, did fairly well, but currently on 19 with 6 to play and no bench jam to help me get Livra's 9 pointer off the bench. Some in my ML are on 60+ already with players left. Horrible week.

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I think a good squad will pay off over the upcoming Christmas period so yes I'd get foden

    6. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Good move. Benching headaches are a pain (I benched ESR this week) but worth it for cover in an unpredictable season like this

  4. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Swap Grealish to Foden or save?

    Sanchez
    Taa, James, Cancelo
    Salah, Havertz, Grealish, Benrahma, Raphina
    Vardy, Antonio

    White, Amartey, Scarlett

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

      Can you answer mine above please?

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

      I'd take out Havertz before Grealish

      1. Lignja
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What if he scores big next game, or Lukaku is back next...will see

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

      Save

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

    i know its jerky, but i have exact money for Saka and azpi to foden and james -4

    Thoughts?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Both good transfers. I'd normally not encourage because of midweek fixtures, but it's league Cup and most big players will be rested you'd assume..

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

      Not something I would do

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

      No. Wait for midweek.

  6. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Williams coming in for a minus 1 today.
    Is there anything worse in fantasy football.

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

      I had that happen once. I was on exactly 100 points and a defender of mine didn’t play and got a -1 from the bench to finish the game week.

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sadly I'm nowhere near that. On 20 going down to 19. Lol.

      2. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Those dreaded 1 pointers eh. I ended last season 1 point outside of top 10k, not happy. As usual too many hits and vowed not to do the same this season. That didn't last long ,lol. :).

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That is killer with the likes of the Livra & ESA auto-subs elsewhere.

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Duffy not starting was a killer.

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          On the bright side, they conceded 4 so would be a zero anyway and very likely he would have got yellowish added to hiw score. I had same issue before Cancelo started, my single positive from this week so far. My season went bad the moment Lukaku and Ronaldo signed, i sat pretty with Vardy and Son, but then i did not commit properly to my own idea and succumbed to the luring that was Lukaku, and with some new issues coming up every week it is difficult to do the changes you really want. But still good, around 100k

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

      Honestly not really. The difference between -1pt and the standard 2pts is 3pts. In a typical 60 pt week this is 5% impact. Not getting cs's is 7%, not getting goals is 8% and so on.

  7. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Did Alonso to Chilwell last night with the FT.

    Sanchez
    Chilwell, Tierney, Livra, Duffy, Marcal
    Salah, Mahrez, Sarr, Gallagher, Docoure
    Kane, Antonio, Jimenez

    Anything worth a hit??

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

      Hmm, wondering if I should do Azpi to Chilwell.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Must be a tempter

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

          No pressing transfers. Will probably just bench Raph if out for a single game.

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Good shout. Anything above worth a hit?

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

        Watch the games.

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

      Is there any cash itb?

      Never have subscribed to never take a hit for a defender thing. That defence looks a bit wonky in a week when all the big boys have good fixtures.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes, £2.1m

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I kinda agree.

        I'd be tempted to WC if you still have it.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Used unfortunately

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Would have gone for TAA instead if you had the funds. Very decent transfer though. I believe James is almost as good an option as Chilly and cheaper.

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

      It might be worth a hit to get an extra plating defender.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who though? Dias, Cancelo?

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

          I guess you can’t afford TAA actually. Possibly Cancelo.

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

          Double up with Rudiger. I honestly hate your defence.

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

      May need to later in the week as you could struggle to get 11 out next week as a few injury concerns & starting 11 doubts?
      Mahrez Duffy Marcal Doucoure Tierney

      On vikusot wait for team news!

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

        Obviously

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cheers

  8. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Gelhardt looked an infinitely better option than Tyler Roberts. I know most players do as Roberts is awful but hopefully he will get some decent game time.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah he looked really good yesterday. Need Bamford back though.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah. Roberts frustrates me every time he plays. Gelhardt is more of a forward than Roberts is, but god does he deserve to play more!

  9. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So its all set for Chilwell hobbling off after 10 mins next week and Alonso nipping on for a 15 pointer…

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      100% this. I've bought him, so I'd be utterly shocked if he doesn't blank and pick up and injury..

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

      No problem with that, makes it easy to get rid and generate some cash 😉

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      With my luck with injures and the fact I’ve done Alonso to Chillwell already it’s bound to happen!!! I’ve brought Foden in too so I apologise to owners already for him getting a freak injury in training this week too haha

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

    Who's a bigger priority? Foden or Mbeumo?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Has to be Foden. Mbeumo can wait another week imo

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

        Mbeumo has better fixtures though imo

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

      Let’s see at 4pm

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

      Foden

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

      Foden wont play every game

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

        He won't miss many

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

      Mbeumo isn't even a priority. FFS even though I got him in on WC

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

      *FFS hype. I'm benching this week and next

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

        Benching him against Burnley and Norwich? Doesn't make sense to me

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

          Leicester and Burnley at home

  11. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brought Havertz in for Sarr for a hit. Considering taking a hit to remove him and get Phil Foden in. Kid was phenomenal. Got others transfers planned down the line

    GW11: Antonio to Toney
    GW12: Auba to Kane

    Should I pull the trigger and accept it was a bad decision that effevtively cost me 8 points or is it too kneejerky?

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

      No, leave Phil alone.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So that's a yes?

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

          That’s a secret. But I got him in 2 weeks ago and it’s going as I expected.

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah playing as a false Nine he did what I hoped Havertz would have done

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd deffo want Foden over Havertz but can you afford to bench him and make the transfer for free next week?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Other transfers planned..

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

      Not for a hit. Keep Havertz one more week.

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

      Classic result will be Havertz hat trick next game

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

      Cut your losses on HaveHurts!

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

      I don’t think it’s worth a hit. I’m planning that switch in the next IB if Foden keeps it up though

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

    Is Foden a priority? Torres was priority a few weeks ago. Foden string of benchings incoming.

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes but he is bound to be benched again soon.

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

      Foden is City's best atm he is undroppable

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

      Foden is miles ahead of Torres in terms of football quality and he does seem like a Pep favourite, but all things aside nothing is ever certain with Pep

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No City player is ever a priority.

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

        Agree just get 3 players and stick with them and ride the wave, not a priority when you already have them

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

      Foden is better player,great talent carefully nurtured to become world class.

      Then again KDB is world class and still go benched last night

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

        And made of glass

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

          Wasn't injured last night, just benched.

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

      He won’t be benched as I have him.

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

      Pep benched has benched KBD and Dias out the blue recently. No one is nailed in that team. Foden is great but not sure he's essential

    8. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I think he’s getting that way. I said on here a couple of weeks ago I reckon this is the season he matches KDB in FPL output.

      I’ve not got him yet though - been putting other fires out (injuries) but I want him

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

    a) Kane + Foden
    b) Vardy + Son

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B just because guaranteed 180 minutes.

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

    Worth a -4 ?

    A) Yes
    B) No

    Greenwood, Sarr > Foden, Mbuemo

    Cheers.

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

      Watch the games.

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

    GW6 I was inside top 10k now already outside 100k.
    Game is brutal and bad runs like this make you want to give up.

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

      I was 688k last GW. This GW in the top 100k and next GW probably back in the 600's - stick with it

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I feel you. Last week I wildcarded, it paid off (for once), I cut my rank by 200k and moved up in my mini leagues.

      This week crashed straight back down to earth: 19 from 5 so far, no chance of getting Livra's 9 pointer off my bench and rivals are already on 60+ points! All ground seemingly lost. Sigh.

    3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      True have been annoying. Was 45k gw2 and 75k gw4. Now 500k due to gw4 wc. Messed up a lot on 50-50 picks

    4. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Feel your pain. Had decent finishes last two seasons (10k and 15k), started well this season (50k after GW3) but then a bad wildcard and injuries saw me fall outside 350k and I’m still outside 200k now.

      Felt really down and frustrated about it but even small green arrows have cheered me after mediocre weeks the past fortnight. Concentrating more on my MLs and hopefully OR will follow.

      Keep your head up mate!

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I've not been higher than 550k and that was in GW1!

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You know how it is - it’s all relative. Your position shows how wild this season has been. No rhyme or reason to how this game makes you feel!

      2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Exactly similar. Had 2k and 16k finishes last 2 seasons. Git of to a great start this season but has been downhill since then

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Tough isn’t it? Sometimes sounds like you’re trying to humble brag (im not on the level of some people on here to do that!) but it’s genuinely how the game makes you feel. Frustration of a bad week so much stronger than the satisfaction of a good one

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

      Are you for real? Being just outside 100k is good right now, the ranks are so close. why are you whinging about that?

      2 years ago I was in the top 700 in the world at Gameweek 6.

      By Xmas, I was down to 280k.

      I ended up finishing 12k in rank, 6 points off the top10k.

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

      Is being outside 100k in GW9 even brutal? There are 31 gameweeks left. This game is not for the weak

  16. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A Armstrong to Toney for free

    B Armstrong to hwang for free

    C Armstrong and semedo to hwang and chillwell for -4

    Thanks

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

      A

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      C

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

      C

    4. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      C

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Thanks all !!

  17. Erange
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Which option to choose:

      A. Kane + Foden + Toney
      B. Vảdy + Son + Jimenez

      Thanks

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Very little in it but probably B because it gives you 2 captain options instead of 1.

      2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Vardy+Foden+ Hwang

    • Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      How many points from this lot today?

      Kane TAA Salah C Antonio Mbeumo

      On 29 so far…,

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

        29 ? Show off !

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

          Sorry couldn’t help it

      2. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Good chance of doubling your score there

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This feels like a week when those having a good season pulled away from stragglers like me.

      I’m not miles off a team I’d be happy with (slow rebuild after a bad wildcard and loads of injuries) but the likes of Chilwell and Foden look even better now…

      Early thoughts are Ronaldo to Toney and then either Marcal to Chilwell or Gallagher to Foden (or all three for -8).

      What do you reckon?

      1FT 1.0ITB
      Sanchez Steele
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento Marcal
      Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher ESR
      Ronaldo Vardy Street

      Cheers!

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        As -8s go I don't mind it at all. It always has the potential to go wrong in the short term but if it gets you to a point where you're actually happy with your team, I'd go for it. It'd look close to a WC team if you made those moves.

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thank you. That’s what I’m thinking. If you look at hits in the medium to long term as well as short, they’re like an expensive wildcard. I’ve not taken any hits yet despite my issues and, having used them well last season, I feel they can be effective. Cheers!

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

        Do you have plans to get one of son or Kane any time soon?
        Not sure how I feel about Toney as my second striker
        I do like the moves in general

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks. Yes, looking at routes to Son or Kane from GW12 ideally but might have my hand forced before then. Have you got them or looking to bring them in?

          And I know what you mean about Toney. Might be that I play four or sometimes even five at the back.

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

            Swapped Lukaku for Kane this week as I was short of getting to Son even if I went Vardy. Looking at Armstrong to Toney but as 3rd striker
            I got Foden in for Jota last week so that’s been a success.
            Not sure I want double Chelsea defence especially long term. Chilwell in great form, hopefully it continues for owners

            1. PascalCygan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sounds like you’re well set up there. Good work with Foden.

              Know what you mean about Chelsea but, looking further ahead, I wonder if I could move Rudiger to Shaw for example when United’s fixtures turn great.

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

                Gw15 still a while away, but good to have a plan.
                I started awful this season and was 1.6m rank coming into this gw but on 50 with Salah c Trent Antonio Kane to come so finally a good week (so far).
                I like Dunk as an option, non Sanchez owner. Good fixtures for cs/bonus after Liverpool game.

    • 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Any danger of Havertz being dropped? Thinking of just bringing Foden in!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just keep him

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No as that would destroy his confidence with the 2 strikers out. Think he will start again Vs Newcastle.

      3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Keep till tuchel press conference on next Friday atleast

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

      Chastening week so far…

      Ramsdale
      TAA, Rudiger, Cancelo
      Salah, Raph, Gallagher, Havertz
      Antonio, Jimi, Vardy

      (Foster, Livra, Lowton, Sissoko)

      Assuming Raph is OK…

      A) Gallagher - Mbuemo
      B) Havertz - Mbuemo

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A sounds good to me.

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

          Yeah that’s my thoughts

    • dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ramsdale foster
      Taa cancelo james livra duffy
      Salah foden raphinha mbeumo saka
      Antonio hwang vardy

      1.9 itb..

      Any moves here ? Saka raphinha ?

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Looks fine for next GW. I would probably save FT, but wait for Bielsa news on Raphinha.

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Duffy to Chilwell perhaps?

        1. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Miss last night and prise rise too late for that..

    • yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Anyone watch the Watford game… how did Sarr not register any returns?

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

        He got subbed off before 4 goals

    • Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Taken me a while & a few hits to mould together the perfect squad so can now just sit back & relax & watch my rank sore

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Until they all get injured

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

        Soar or it will be sore?

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

      Sore or soar?

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

        Reply fail to Bertonian 😉

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Or sour?

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

        reply success before I sore your reply fail

    • Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Last GW I brought Havertz in for Mahrez and captained. Thought Havertz would use this opportunity and put in a good performance in a good fixture.

      Now, what to do?

      A) Sell for Mount (Havertz just a bad pick, fix it quick)
      B) Give him next GW and do Duffy to Chillwell or something else.

      1.7 itb, 1FT

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA James Cancelo Duffy Livramento
      Salah Foden Mbuemo, Havertz Normann
      Antonio Vardy Hwang

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane, Son, Antonio & Benrahma in the Spurs game.

      Should be an interesting watch!

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

        Aren’t you a Spurs fan? Do you really want the latter two, to do anything?

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

          He'll take a 5-4 win I'm sure

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Morning all. Hope you've got plenty of players & goals for today.

      Sanchez
      TAA / Cancelo / Chilwell
      Salah / Jota / Raphinha* / Mbeumo
      Vardy / Antonio / Toney

      Steele // Livramento / White / Bissouma

      - Possibly okay with no LEE after NOR.
      - Jota becoming a little problematic
      - Worry about Bissouma later 😛

      Had planned for:
      A) Jota > Son

      But with Foden still looking great, it's tempting. (Mount less-so, because NOR were absolutely awful.) So instead?
      B) Jota > Foden

      If Raphinha is out, should I do:
      C) Raphinha > Foden

      Maybe Son less of a priority because I can still get him in a week or two by selling Antonio (Broja vs. NOR) for example. I aim to keep Antonio for GW:11 AVL, but after that it is LIV, WOL, MCI, BHA, CHE before getting good again.

      Thoughts on what's best?

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

        Tl;dr, I'm afraid

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

          Hey, at least I split it up nicely with paragraphs.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B I guess...

        Play the Pep roulette.

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

      Good afternoon all!! Red arrows galore for me the past 3 weeks, can someone please reassure me my team is in good shape?? Will make a goalkeeper change next week, team is as below…. Waiting on a city defender untill after the United mate now, already done Alonso and Greenwood to Chillwell and Foden last night..

      Foster
      TAA Chillwell Rudiger
      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney
      Subs- Bachmann Livramento Townsend White

      Cheers everyone!!!

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

        Looks decent. No major surgery needed.

        Would just upgrade Bach to a 4.6 keeper and then change others in coming weeks.

        Maybe Townsend first as Everton will suffer without Doucoure, then Ron out for Vardy/Kane/Auba unless he hits form.