Scout Notes

Why Duffy was benched and Foden’s fine form: FPL notes from Brighton v Man City

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 9 Scout Notes with analysis of Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City.

For a briefer summary of all six of Saturday’s games, click here, while the footer at the bottom of this piece will direct you to our detailed Scout Notes on the other Gameweek 9 action.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 1-4 MANCHESTER CITY

  • Goals: Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m) | Ilkay Gundogan (£7.2m), Phil Foden (£8.1m) x2, Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m)
  • Assists: Enock Mwepu (£5.9m) | Bernardo Silva (£7.0m), Jack Grealish (£7.9m), Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m), Foden
  • Bonus: Foden x3, Gundogan x2, Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) x2

FODEN IMPRESSES THROUGH MIDDLE

Phil Foden (£8.1m) netted a brace and set up another on Saturday evening as Man City dispatched Brighton 4-1.

The England international has now started the last four Premier League matches, and as a result of his 18-point haul, has seen his ownership rise to 8.7%, having gone into the weekend as a real differential.

In Gameweek 9, he posted match-leading totals for goal attempts, shots in the box, final-third touches, penalty area touches and expected goal involvement (xGI), while his average position in possession was comfortably higher than any of his team-mates.

Man City’s average position map v Brighton in Gameweek 9, featuring Foden (no. 47)

“In the final third he can play up front, has the quality to move and be aggressive one on one and arrive in the box. He can play as a striker, a false nine, a winger, wide left. The position doesn’t matter. It’s about playing well, depending on the movement of the opponent, and many other circumstances. What is important is to understand the game. There are players that play in one position, and players that play football. And when you play football, that means you can play in any position, because you understand the game.” – Pep Guardiola on Phil Foden

DE BRUYNE BENCHED

With Bernardo Silva (£7.0m), Ilkay Gundogan (£7.2m) and Rodri (£5.5m) being favoured in City’s central-midfield three, that meant Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) was left on the substitutes’ bench, at least until the latter stages of the game. However, despite only coming on in the 77th minute, the Belgian did create four chances as Guardiola perhaps looks to manage the playmaker’s workload.

Man City players ranked by xGI over the last four Gameweeks

City started the season with a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, but have not lost a Premier League game since, and have now taken 20 points from the past 24 on offer.

LAMPTEY PUSHING FOR START

Despite shipping four goals, Brighton put in an encouraging second-half display, with Tariq Lamptey’s (£4.4m) appearance off the bench catching the eye.

The youngster made a really positive impact, as he attempts to build up his match fitness following a 10-month injury layoff. With 64 minutes clocked since Gameweek 8, he will surely be pushing for a start soon, with the Seagulls’ fixtures easing following this weekend’s trip to Liverpool.

Tariq Lamptey’s touch heatmap v Man City in Gameweek 9

Brighton’s fixtures Gameweeks 11 to 15

“That’s his second appearance in a long, long time so we are trying to build his minutes up. I am delighted for him. We have got him on the pitch and we saw more of a version of Tariq than last week, which is normal. It’s a process for him to go through. He is getting there and we are trying to support him and it’s great to have him back.” – Graham Potter on Tariq Lamptey

As for Shane Duffy (£4.4m), the Irishman has been playing at a high level during the opening weeks, and as a result, is owned by 25.0% of FPL managers. However, he was an unused substitute against City, with his manager suggesting that it was a specific change for this match-up, with Duffy’s strengths perhaps not as well suited to the challenges posed by a Pep side.

“Well, I think they (Man City) pose you that challenge. Shane has played a load of football, and it’s just a tactical decision. It’s no slight on Shane at all, he’s there ready to help us at the back of the game.” – Graham Potter on Shane Duffy

Elsewhere, despite making a costly error for City’s opener, Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) owners will be delighted with his four-point return, having made eight saves and collected two bonus points during that match.


Brighton XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Burn (Lamptey 57), March, Gross (Mac Allister 72), Lallana, Moder, Cucurella, Trossard, Maupay (Mwepu 58)

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan (Fernandinho 75), Jesus (Mahrez 87), Grealish (De Bruyne 77), Foden

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235 Comments Post a Comment
  1. baines is god
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foden or KDB?

    Can afford both as upgrades from Gray

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Foden and extra cash looks good

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      KDB at 12m benched?

      Yes you have it correct, Foden is cream.

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’m not falling for it.

      Having been burned by Torres I think it may be wise to leave City outfielders alone.

  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    The one who has been starting more lately

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Reply fail to Leighton fan

  3. Concrete
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Benrahma to
    A Foden
    B Son

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. phoenixfromtheflames
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A. Spurs create very little.

    4. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    5. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    6. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Foden

    7. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which Brighton defender would you go for on a wild card as your 5th option?

    Lamptey for the medium term?

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lamptey a nice differential

  5. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ronaldo > Jesus for FT

    Yes or No?

    Current front 8:

    Salah Mount Raphinha Mbeumo Sissoko
    Antonio Ronaldo King

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not for me.

    2. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you WC this?

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Rudiger Laporte Livramento White
    Salah Raphinha Benrahma Greenwood Brownhill
    Vardy Antonio ASM

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Maybe if Vardy was out

    2. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ben, Greenwood, ASM need to go. If Raph and Vardy out then I'd WC

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    That Trent price rise out of nowhere is so annoying. Had the exact money to do Tierney > TAA.

    Christensen > TAA worth doing instead?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Him getting those pts vs MU was unfortunate, that offline goal denied by VAR was too much. No certain about timing of your transfer. Maybe you can afford Tierney to him after one minor downgrade elsewhere?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I could ditch Benrahma but don't fancy taking a -4 to get TAA. I might just ride it out this week. If I knew Christensen would start vs Newcastle then I'd gladly keep and start him.

  8. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Fernando Santos? He seems to be able to get a tune out of Ronaldo and Bruno.

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

      Portuguese Sam Alardyce.

  9. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Alonso>Chilwell (have James and assume Alonso starts tomorrow)
    B) Raphinha>Mount (assume Raphinha out for next two)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes and yes. If just one then A

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        wish I could do both but can't afford it! Should have gone for Toney instead of Kane haha

    2. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Is Mount nailed now?

    3. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Already done it for a hit...

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        yesterday coz I had exact funds, couldn't have done it today.

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I’m loving the mystery behind the price changes this year. Makes it more exciting and challenging.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      There doesn't seem to be any logic to it. I hate that.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I like the fact that the price change websites have been taken out of the equation so everyone just has to old school. Lucky for me, I’ve been there before. Handing the ones who go on gut some sort of advantage

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Apparently OGS in charge so nobody knows what is going on

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

      Fpl price changes - brought to you by Agatha Christie

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haha

  11. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bought Kane in on wc last week. Have to keep for a few gws right? Or admit it was a mistake?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I got him in last week too. I'm keeping. The fixture swing from GW 12 on is worth keeping him for and Man Utd up next is a good fixture for Spurs.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah surely?! Plus not even sure who I'd go to

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Never apologise. Never explain. Just move on.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Who to though? Got antonio and toney

        1. One Wheels Enough
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's whether you'd prefer upgrading the midfield to have Foden, Son etc. with the funds

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Have foden. Wouldn't bother with moving Kane to son. Cheers

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nacho or Daka or Vards depending on news

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep him until IB.

    4. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm keeping him for the next month most likely. West Ham are a really good team. I don't think losing to them tells us that much.

      He has until GW16 for me unless he gets injured or I really desperately need the funds to upgrade somewhere else.

      I don't think money matters that much at the moment considering only Salah looks like he's worth the money from the premiums.And I still trust Kane more than Aubameyang for instance purely because he's nailed on for 90 every game.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep, there's no one else I'd want to move to. To be honest, I bought him in not expecting much until gw 12 anyway. Cheers

    5. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I used my FT last week to bring him in for CR7. He didn't have a great game against West Ham but I'm not overly concerned (Son was poor as well). He's up against Man United and Everton next who both conceded 5 at the weekend, then a lovely run of fixtures. I think you keep at least until GW15 now, bar injury.

      1. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        *GW16

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep I agree

  12. Tinfoil Deathstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A lot will depend on how long Raph is out for, but what is the bigger priority here in terms of using the FT (£1.6m ITB)?

    Raphinha -> Foden
    Christensen -> Chilwell.

    Sarr and Benrahma are the only other duds, but they both have half-decent fixtures this week so will probably hold them both one more week.

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      do em both for a hit, have some fun...

  13. Radzio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Still no news from Bielsa about Raphinha? Was hoping to get one before tommorows game.

  14. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    For anyone who got Kane in last week, are you happy to hold him till his fixtures turn or are you having second thoughts that you made a mistake getting him?

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      see above...

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      His fixtures have already turned

    3. Tinfoil Deathstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Je ne regrette rien.

      Give him until GW16, he will come good. The fixtures are there.

  15. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So tempted by Semedo and Raph -> Chilwell and Foden. Have the exact cash and can not afford if Foden rises. Should I do it? Or wait and get Chilwell and Mount? Have Havertz

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I really like that set of moves. But selling Raphinha when he has Norwich next is dicey. I wouldn't worry too much about price rises. Both Chilwell and Foden already went up so they are very unlikely to rise again until Friday at the earliest.

    2. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’d go for it

    3. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      everyone else is doing it...

  16. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If building a wc team what premium would you get alongside mo?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Son. That’s it.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      The premium defenders

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

      Would be really tempted by Mane on Liverpool’s attacking form, especially when he’s had his rest now

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Jota vs mane is interesting

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

    Did Tierney, Raphinha to Chilwell, Foden for -4

    Dumb moves or?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don't quite know what's good and dumb anymore haha just take your chances i guess with a few calculated risks

  18. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What is the ideal midfield atm?

    Salah Foden Mount Jota?

    I'm a bit unsure how I should look to improve my midfield. None of the picks stand out a lot.

    Considering:
    Bernardo, Raphinha, Mount, ESR, Mbeumo, Son, Jota

    Only Salah and Foden I think are nailed in my squad imo.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Salah • Son • Foden • Raph • Mbeumo

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So good that it's probably bad

      2. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I have 4 of those and yet not particularly happy.

        Mbeumo's knock is frustrating if he's out and Raphinha is a likely remove for me after Norwich unless he hauls and Leeds look good. They are not a great team this year.

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What worries me is that this is a game Norwich could win, Leeds look that bad lately.

          1. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yeah exactly. That's worrying. Obviously I'm not gonna bench Raph if he's fit, but this might be his last week in my team.

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          True. Long term though I like them. Brentford look a really good side and Mbeumo seems to be their biggest goal threat. Leeds should improve when Phillips and Bamford are back too. They are both great value imo. Son is already on 50+ pts despite Spurs being awful and the fixtures not being great. With the fixture swing soon he looks good too

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nearly snap

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      My 5 selections
      Salah Son Foden Raphina Kovacic

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

      Salah, Mane, Son, Foden, ESR/Mbeumo with budget forwards

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I still think Grealish should be in the conversation, I'm not sure what's up with Sterling

    5. 03farmboy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think the best midfield to have at the moment

      Salah, foden, one of the 5.5 price brackets to free up money else where. Raphina if fit for Norwich

    6. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Son mo foden jota and 5.5 guy

  19. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just a bit of tinkering.. building the team(and not falling down further till GW11), and then KDB -> Son and Vardy -> Ronaldo in GW12. Probably new manager bounce by then for Ronaldo? 😉 Not a United fan even, but loving this drama. Conte if he comes will turn Ronaldo into a goal scoring machine imo.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's probably what he needs to push on from his 790 goals scored.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        🙂

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Going back to Havertz against Norwich, was owning him enough of a differential rather than captaining him as well ?

    A captain needs a high ceiling, even better should typically be giving us a return in as many games as possible so that we avoid the dreaded blank and be likely to play out most of the game.

    Havertz has played 34 PL games for Chelsea (some off the bench) and only passed 80 minutes 9 times, only returned in 6 of those 34 games but in 2 games last season had a double return.

    So just 6 returns in 34 games and just 2 double digit ‘high ceiling’ returns.

    Salah … this season alone returns in 7 out of 8 games and 5 were double digit hauls

    Was Havertz as captain trying to be just a little bit too clever?

    With Salah’s EO, if he hauls and you have not captained him invariable you will drop in rank unless you were also lucky with your captain pick, but why risk that?

    Surely the tactic is to captain Salah and cluster differentials (if that is your style) around him rather than chasing the holy grail of a haul from a differential captain?

    1. El Matador
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes, I have now got round to playing this way after dropping from 12k to 300k in the space 2 GW's. Havertz (c) this past weekend was a risk I took too far.

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It was typical FFS sheep behaviour and, frankly, I don’t feel in the least bit sorry for anyone who capped him.

      It’s not like he was on fire before the Norwich game, but for some reason there was this assumption that he was going to suddenly be the main focal point of the Chelsea attack and was going to put Norwich to the sword.

      It just felt like a trap, and so it proved to be.

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Havertz scored a hat-trick against Barnsley in the cup. The ceiling was there. It just didn't work out.

      Now my decision to captain Kane on the other hand... I was stupid. I hold my hands up for trying to be too clever.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I don’t think you can count one haul in a dodgy cup against weakened lower league teams like Barnsley as an good indicator for FPL decisions, imho

    4. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I brought him in but did not captain him over Salah but I did consider it early last week.
      He didn’t even have good enough number to bring him in never mind captain him. A decision taken too quickly that I regret and it also involved some hits and losing ESR from my team 🙁

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Man Utd - Man City score predictions?

    1. lionheart5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      0-5

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      depends if Ole stops with the pressing and goes back to parking the bus to avoid another embarrassing scoreline

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He basically has to. He can't afford another loss like that.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1-2 or 1-3

  22. Ray85
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Dias and Raph/Townsend for Chilwell & Foden/Mount for -4

    1. Ray85
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What do you people think? Thanks!

  23. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If raphina is out who’s best replacement?

    Thinking mount or tielemans
    I already have foden

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Mount.

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Mount.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I have this feeling that Mount is a trap. Amazing score this GW however.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        When everyone is fit again I expect him to be rotated heavily. But it's team depending, he could be short term gold. And what do I know, I sold Jota for Son last week 🙁

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Mount would be fine, sadly a week early for Zaha

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would you get Mount for Raphina, even if you already had Havertz?

      1. 03farmboy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No I would prefer double Chelsea defence than double midfield

  24. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Got to get rid of Digne on WC, but until then, I wouldn't mind so much his -1’s if he’d follow them up with hauls. But he doesn’t.

  25. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Foster
    Azpi Rudi Cancelo
    Salah(c) Raph* Mbuemo* Saka
    Vardy* Antonio Jimmy

    Bench: Ramsdale Livra Brownhill Duffy
    1 FT, 5.6m ITB

    Considering moving Brownhill to keep Raphina and Mbuemo for their good fixtures.

    A) Brownhill > Foden
    B) Brownhill > Mount
    C) Brownhill > Son
    D) Other

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Depends on Vardy's fitness but if fine, Foden or 4 back with TAA

    2. Ayzay112728
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Any of those 3 options, probably lean towards mount. Just not sure about rotation risk with foden

  26. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    The potential in this team is huge but does it contain to many risks for the bench strength? Another option is
    Changing Jesus and Raphina
    For Nacho and Foden

    Raya

    TAA VVD Dias Cancelo Chilwell

    Salah Son Raphina

    Antonio Jesus

    Steele Kovacic McArthur Gelhardt

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rudiger and James will match VVD and Dias for quite a bit less; depends how badly you want Kovacic

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I have just brought Kovacic in. He is a different player this year his value is too great to ignore anymore.
        Too many risks or not?
        In theory 2 defenders and Jesus could be benched any week.
        Thanks for the feedback James over VVD is a hard one. James is just more risk and not convinced on where I put the extra cash.
        James and Jota
        Or VVD and Raphina?

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          the team looks great, if Raph is fit he's a keep for me, still doing well this season even with Leeds' injury problems.

          VVD vs Rudi/James is close, the extra mil-ish spent on VVD seems like a luxury when Rudi has averaged 5 PPG since Tuchel took over, but if you don't have any need for it then that's fine.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Cool thanks again.
            Livra is currently in that VVD / Rugier / James spot so I don’t have to rush a decision but it is a difficult one.

  27. Ayzay112728
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How’s this squad looking. 1 FT and 1.0m ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Semedo Livra
    Salah Havertz Raphina Benrahma
    Vardy Antonio

    Subs - Steele ASM Allan and Reguilon

    Obviously waiting to see injury updates forVardy and Raph but presuming they are fit do I roll the transfer? Lots of places that need upgrades if not:

    Allan —> ESR
    Benrahma/Raph —> Mount
    Sanchez —> Raya
    ASM —> Hwang

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wait on injury news before moves. You need City players.
      If all good maybe save a transfer.

      1. Ayzay112728
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Can’t really afford anyone from City at the moment. Probably try and save transfer this week and downgrade ASM and get a City midfielder next week

  28. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foden rising fast, on 94.6% atm. Looks lie he'll rise tonight. Hate that, as on the money for planned move pending Vardy injury update

  29. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Brentford and Mbuemo are a trap, surprised to find so many complimentary comments towards both.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not sure on them yet, they've done well enough with a tough run but the community is reading that as them automatically doing well when the fixture run is easier and that isn't how it works

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Absolutely, also, having watched Brentford, I'm certain they will be fighting relegation next season. Their football seems to be route one. That won't work for long. As for Mbuemo, he's scored 2 goals in the league from 9 games, during a kind run of fixtures. Underwhelming.