Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 10

The best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards for Gameweek 10 are discussed by Fantasy Football Scout contributors Az, Sam, Neale and Tom.

For those new to this feature, it’s a weekly piece that always takes the form of a ‘Free Hit’-type selection for the upcoming Gameweek.

All of our panelists propose an 18-man long-list of Fantasy players, explaining their notable inclusions and omissions in the article below.

The Scout Squad also serves as a precursor to the Scout Picks, as the players listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for final our weekly selection.

Each writer must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • At least one sub-£5.0m defender
  • At least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • At least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower
  • No more than three players from the same club

SCOUT SQUAD’S PICKS OF THE BEST FPL PLAYERS FOR GAMEWEEK 10



AZSAMTOMNEALE
GKIllan MeslierIlan MeslierEdouard MendyIllan Meslier
Álvaro FernándezEdouard MendyJose SaEdouard Mendy
Ben FosterBen FosterBen FosterLukasz Fabianski
DEFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldBen Chilwell
Ben ChilwellBen ChilwellJoao CanceloTrent Alexander-Arnold
Joao CanceloAaron CresswellBen ChilwellAymeric Laporte
Antonio RudigerJoao CanceloKurt ZoumaPontus Jansson
Tino LivramentoTino LivramentoRico HenryMax Kilman
MIDMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Phil FodenMason MountSon Heung-minRaphinha
Kai HavertzPhil FodenPhil FodenPhil Foden
Bryan MbeumoRaphinhaKai HavertzKai Havertz
Son Heung-MinMax CornetBryan MbeumoNathan Redmond
FWDMichail AntonioRodrigoHarry KaneMichail Antonio
Patson DakaMichail AntonioMichail AntonioIvan Toney
Ivan ToneyIvan ToneyIvan ToneyHarry Kane
Joe GeldhartHarry KaneRaul JimenezArmando Broja
Armando BrojaKelechi IheanachoKelechi IheanachoJoshua King

Most popular picks: Ben Chilwell, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Phil Foden, Ivan Toney, Michail Antonio (four), Illan Meslier, Ben Foster, Edouard Mendy, Joao Cancelo, Kai Havertz, Harry Kane (three)

AZ SAID

After a chaotic Gameweek 9, I’m not anticipating things slowing down this weekend, with in-form Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all enjoying decent games on paper. Not that it seems to matter at this point, given the disparity between these clubs and the rest of the league this season.

I’m still favouring the premium defensive triple up of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Cancelo and Antonio Rudiger, and think it will be a tough ask for Brighton, Palace or Newcastle to breach these defences. Rudiger looks a certain starter after having some time off in midweek, and Tino Livramento is off the mark now, knocking on the door for a start for many of us FPL managers.

In midfield, I’ve adopted a similar strategy to my defensive picks with Mohamed Salah, Phil Foden and Kai Havertz my go-to options to tap into the attacks of the terrific trio. I’m also hoping Bryan Mbeumo can shake off his minor hamstring to be fit for Burnley, and I’m backing Spurs to pile more pressure on Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, with Son Heung-min the main man in attack.

Up front, I’ll be keeping my eye on the Jamie Vardy news – a lengthy lay-off and Patson Daka could be a superb differential given his recent form. I’m also backing the budget options in Joe Geldhart and Armando Broja, who have come into their respective sides and done a great job.

SAM SAID

Why Duffy was benched and Foden’s fine form: FPL notes from Brighton v Man City 7

With Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all having great fixtures on paper this week, it makes sense to invest heavily in those teams. Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold are essentials, in my view, so they make my picks alongside the Man CIty duo of Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden and a Chelsea triple-up of Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount.

Outside of those games, Marcelo Bielsa seemed to suggest that Raphinha should be ok for the weekend and with Leeds playing Norwich, even though they are not in the best form themselves, he seems like a great option. With Patrick Bamford still out injured, Rodrigo up top could be a decent option, especially after his penalty goal last week. And given Norwich’s lack of attacking threat, Illan Meslier looks to be a great goalkeeper pick for Gameweek 10.

With David Raya out for four to five months and Alvaro Fernandez likely to make his Premier League debut, I have some concerns about Brentford’s clean sheet potential, therefore Maxwel Cornet could be a nice differential for the weekend.

With so much rumour and uncertainty around Manchester United at the moment, I am expecting both sides to be nervous at the weekend and that might just give Harry Kane the space he needs to attack well and turn his season around, so he makes my picks.

TOM SAID

The Rudiger injury latest as Lukaku's FPL appeal 3

Chelsea have now kept 17 Premier League clean sheets since Thomas Tuchel took charge, at least three more than any other side, and though it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly which of their wing-backs will be handed successive starts, it feels like a risk worth taking given their points potential. This week, I’ve opted for Ben Chilwell, who has now scored in three successive league appearances for the Blues, and paired him with the excellent Edouard Mendy and Kai Havertz, who I’m tipping to deliver.

Meanwhile, Brentford have had an encouraging start to life in the Premier League and look a good team for bargain hunting this week. Their opponents Burnley have been poor so far and are still searching for their first win. As a result, they unsurprisingly rank 19th for expected goals (xG), and 17th for expected goals conceded (xGC). That leads me to Rico Henry at the back, plus Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney further forward, providing the former is passed fit of course.

Elsewhere, West Ham United supply two picks, Kurt Zouma and Michail Antonio, with Aston Villa’s ongoing issues defending set pieces in my thoughts. With that in mind, the last team you want to face is David Moyes’ Hammers, whose approach is largely based around crossing. Antonio will also ask plenty of questions of Tyrone Mings, having bagged his sixth Premier League goal of the campaign on Sunday.

After being completely outclassed by Liverpool in Gameweek 9, Manchester United will be low on confidence, especially defensively, which could be good news for Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min and Harry Kane this weekend. Both players struggled to make an impact last time out, but I think this match will be a more entertaining, open affair, as it was last season, with the attacking players benefitting most.

NEALE SAID

Just as FPL squads are starting to form around a core of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool assets, the Scout Picks will surely be doing similar for the foreseeable future.

State-the-bleeding-obvious selections from these clubs abound, as they have to if we’re honestly picking out who we think will excel in the upcoming Gameweek, but it’s worth perhaps explaining my own preference for Aymeric Laporte and Kai Havertz this time.

I’m again looking at opposition weaknesses here, with Crystal Palace actually a rather tight defensive unit other than possessing an Achilles heel at dead-ball situations. The match at Anfield was the perfect example of this, with all three of Liverpool’s goals coming from corners or free-kicks. In fact, the Eagles have the second-best expected goals conceded (xGC) from open play in 2021/22 – and the joint-worst xGC from set plays. Laporte, second among FPL defenders for shots in the box this season, gets my vote, although we could easily switch to Ruben Dias if the EFL Cup teamsheets suggest a benching for the Spain international on Saturday.

My selection of Havertz may have a whiff of “don’t back down, double down” about it after Gameweek 9 but Crystal Palace’s aerially mobile attacking spearhead, Christian Benteke, caused havoc among the Newcastle backline last week, racking up seven attempts – four of them from inside or just outside the six-yard box. The Magpies have conceded seven goals from fewer than six yards out this season and these are more Havertz areas than Mount territory, so I’m backing the much-maligned German despite his Norwich blank. Mount, incidentally, has only delivered one attacking return or fewer in 76 of his 80 Chelsea league appearances, so he tends not to make a habit of explosive hauls.

Brentford’s aerial dominance and Burnley’s surprising concession of multiple headed goal attempts (only Leicester have allowed more) leads me to the vertically talented double-up of Ivan Toney and Pontus Jansson, the latter of whom has had three big chances in just the last four Gameweeks.

Max Kilman has matched Romain Saiss for efforts in the box this season, meanwhile, so with Rafael Benitez’s zonal marking system exposed against Watford, and with Wolves much less gung-ho than they were at the season’s start, I’m edging towards a low-scoring home win at Molineux in the Monday night game. Rayan Ait-Nouri would be my preferred selection but with Marcal set to return from injury, there’s too much uncertainty at left wing-back.

The Hornets are still without a clean sheet in 2021/22, so I’ve gone with two possible routes into the Southampton attack in my picks. Armando Broja is grabbing all the headlines with his two goals in as many Gameweeks but his strike partner, the out of position Nathan Redmond, has racked up more shots and key passes (nine of each) in that time and also gets my nomination.


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1,548 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cigan
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Vardy, Raphinha & White flagged, I'm aware nobody knows about Vardy but should the other 2 make it?

    Got some spare cash so I can do either Scarlett > Hwang/Toney or Semedo > Cancelo/Chilwell (got Rudi but no City) with my 1 FT

    Benrahma & Sarr also need to leave my midfield soon so one of them out for Mount/Foden always an option

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I think Raph will be fine

  2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Would you do Jimenez and Raphinha to Toney and Foden (-4) this week?

    1. cigan
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      If Raphinha's out, yes. If he's fine, just the first one

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Wow, spooky, just doing the same…

    3. The Riders of Mohan
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      They're go moves, but not for a -4. Raphinha is at Norwich. Just do Jimenez to Toney.
      Internationals are coming up again so don't waste points.

  3. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Who to play this week:

    1. Ramsdale (lei) [have Vardy]
    2. Foster (SOU)

    Is it more or less if Vardy is injured play 1, if fit play 2 ?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      yeah, but even without Vardy if Broja is injured then i will go Foster

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I suppose he is worth a go hey

  4. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    I have exact cash from Raphinha to Foden right now (Just not keen even against Norwich) for a -4 but if Vardy is out it is a -8 to Toney and prices don't matter.

    Should I
    A Move
    B Hold

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      If you’ll have no regrets if he scores vs Norwich them sure make the move. Feels like it’s not the time to switch especially with other injuries but not a bad move at all

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks HMC

  5. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Will WC in intl. Break, which 2 of these 3 to have in the next 2 gws
    son taa chilwel/james

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      TAA Chilwell Son in for GW12

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        sorry then Son for GW12

  6. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1453484597564649477?s=20
    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1453469838945492997?s=20

    Of course, there were injuries tonight: Dan Burn and Brian Gil

    An injury per matchday involving EPL players now? Or close to that rate?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      *Bryan Gil. sorry

  7. dark91
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Did Thomas Frank from Brentford mention anything about Mbuemo's imjury?

  8. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Thinking of going 5 defence next 2 gws before intl break and playing the WC

    Taa matip rudi christensen chilwel

    Thoughts?

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      That's awful- only taa and Rudi nailed. Chilly should play most so worth having bit Christensen and matip too?! No way

      1. Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I have rudi chris matip have midfield cover too

      2. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Livra over one of Matip and christensen
        I like dunk fixtures coming up, will look to make a move to him as a non Sanchez owner (post Liverpool).

        1. Nightf0x
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Livra will get in the team in the WC for sure

  9. RN - Lyon Fan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    They gave moyes 40million to buy fellaini and mata and fired him barely 10 months in. Yet the clown in charge spends 500m, gets a top 3 all time player in Ronaldo and stays in the job after a 5-0 loss at home

    That club deserves mediocrity

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Who was it that bought Maguire for £50mn too-LOL

      1. thegaffer82
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Try nearer to 80 million

        1. MikeS
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Wtf- didn't realise it was that high that is terrible. They have made some terrible signings, pogba another rip off

    2. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Okay Lacazette. I think it's best u focus on getting into the first team instead of posting here.

      1. noquarternt
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Good point but he’s playing well

    3. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      £80m for Maguire, £75 for van dijk. I know who I rather have. Around £40m fred, van der beek bought to sit on the bench. Money well spent

    4. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Is Laca still the best fantasy football option ever?

  10. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Does the injury to Raya make Brentfords defence less reliable?

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      yes imo. i actually think burnley will win this game

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Possibly.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Not sure it will massively change things in terms of clean sheet prospects
      The no. 2 Alvaro Fernandez is meant to be decent (though haven't seen any of the game tonight) and Statsbomb actually has Raya's xG prevented at -0.7 for the season (so conceded slightly more than expected)
      Will potentially miss the sweeper keeper element of him though in terms of launches etc.

  11. smash
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Assuming Mbremo is fit, who would you rather him or Chillwell this week? (the other comes in the following)

    Cheers

    1. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Chilwell probably if it were me

      1. smash
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Yes was leaning towards him, in my head I seem to always think Burnley are a tough nut to crack (not necessarily true) but yes Mbremo can wait a week, Chillwell in tonight to best the price rise I think

        Thanks

  12. baines is god
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Punt on Hudson Odoi?

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nah will cost you a transfer out as well

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    I have yet to play WC and got .3 m in bank. Very tempted with Kane Benrahma to Toney and Foden -4. Leaves cash for Havertz to Son when fixtures turn. What are thoughts?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell
    Salah (c) Havertz Raphinha Benrahms Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio

    Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Good plan

    2. demob
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      hold kane

  14. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Man U would be so much better off if they'd given Moyes time

    1. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      For sure, doing a great job at West Ham

    2. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      God no. This is re-writing of history based on pure recency bias.
      Moyes was lost at Utd, and the players knew it, the fans knew it and his sacking became an inevitability.
      Rather like the situation Ole has gotten into now

    3. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Moyes is good at managing big teams.. Everton, West ham etc. Manure is a small club, that's why it didn't work out there for him

  15. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    2.7itb, 1ft. WC intact.
    Injury news dependent:

    1. Christensen to Cancelo
    2. Gilmour to Raph
    3. Scarlett to Daka
    4. Hold, then move Sarr and Christensen/Havertz

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Christensen Livra
    Salah KDB Sarr Havertz
    Antonio Toney

    White Gilmour Scarlett

  16. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Help me. 1ft, 2.5m itb

    Sanchez
    Livra Christensen Digne
    Salah(c) ESR Havertz Gray
    Toney Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele Benny White Shaw

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Digne to Chilwell

  17. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Raph to Foden for free or save a transfer?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Vs. Norwich?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Surely not right?

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I would definitely do it for free, I am thinking for a -4.

      How many goals will Leeds score? 1 maybe 2 at the very best. Norwich got 0-0's against Brighton and Burnley

      The only thing I wonder is how weak are Norwich down their left these days?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Norwich are terrible. Wouldn't be surprising if Leeds score 3.

        1. MikeS
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Yer I agree, and raph could easily net. I ditched Townsend for foden and melt raph

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          OK. Crystal Ball time 🙂

          How many Points will Fodn and Raphinha get this week

          I say Foden 12, Raphinha 6

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 24 days ago

            I don't have a crystal ball unfortunately.

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 24 days ago

              No worries just trying to put the move into risk and reward or just play safe 🙂

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 24 days ago

                I'm definitely tempted by it but would be kicking myself if Raphinha hauls.

                1. Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  9 months, 24 days ago

                  I've just done it for a -4. Good luck I Member. Maybe I am too persuaded by not moving to mount last week for a -4 lol 🙂

    3. The Riders of Mohan
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      If Raph is out then yes.
      But, if the rest of the team is good to hold then save. Too many injuries flying round.

  18. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    I haven't had the chance to check my team for a few days and now I find myself with four flagged player. Any transfers taken will incur a hit, but I've got £1.9M in the bank.

    Any moves worth making?

    Ramsdale
    Dias | James | Cancelo | Chilwell
    Salah | Grealish | Raphinha* | Mbeumo*
    Vardy* | Antonio
    ------------------------------------------------
    Foster | Tierney* | Saka | Scarlett

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Classic wait that, for the pressers

  19. JWilson3
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Benrahma & Ronaldo -> Foden & Toney (-4)?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      yes

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        mmm maybe you could wait against a villa spurs defence i supose

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Villa and Spurs both poor atm. Could backfire horrificly

  20. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Alonso to

    A) taa (have matip, blocks getting son gw11)
    B) chilwel/james/azpi (have rudi & christensen)

    Will WC gw12

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

  21. demob
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Anybody feel like medium term punt on Cornet. Burnley's fixtures are as good as they get really and he looks quality. 0.3 percent owned come on you know it makes sense. have a look have a lick get that cornetto down ya you slags

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Just one Cornet-goal, give it to me, delicious ice cream...

      1. demob
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        steady on

    2. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Looks a decent shout and fixtures are tasty

  22. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Think Pep will punish Foden for missing the pen and put him on the bench as punishment.

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Does not say much but only news on Vardy as yet.

    https://twitter.com/JrdnBlackwell/status/1453400095349637127?s=20

  24. A Team Of James McCleans
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Any advice on what to do here? Two free transfers, possibility for a -4. 0.8 in the bank.

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA White Livramento (Marcal)(Omobamidele)
    Salah Raphina Benrahma Gallagher (Gilmour)
    Ronaldo Vardy Antonio

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      You have no Chelsea or City defenders, I would start there. Get rid of Ronaldo and you'll get the money to upgrade your defence

      1. A Team Of James McCleans
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Ya I was thinking of getting Chilwell in, and downgrading Ronaldo. Possibly upgrading a midfielder too.

        Not sure who to bring in though.

    2. demob
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Omoba > Cancelo
      Marcal > Chilwell
      Ronaldo > best fwd you can afford wit the leftovers

      would dump Gallagher now -he's not getting into the box in the same way he was before with tekkers and edouard up there. also dude is tired

      1. A Team Of James McCleans
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Ya I was thinking of getting Chilwell in, and downgrading Ronaldo. Possibly upgrading a midfielder too.

        Not sure who to bring in for Ronaldo or Gallagher though

    3. The Riders of Mohan
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I would use the 2FTs on Ronaldo>Toney and use the money to upgrade Omo>Cancelo/Chilwell.
      Then roll the next 2FTs and use the extra to upgrade the midfield depending on news after INTs

  25. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    would you do vardey to toney for free?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Wait for news. Toney is a good transfer though

  26. Gunneryank
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    For more knowledgeable City observers than me: What makes the new Foden trend different than the Torres affair? I've heard some say that Pep favors Foden as his number 9 (or false 9 at least) when fit, and would prefer to start him up top the majority of the time (barring natural rest to avoid burnout). Meaning he is probably first choice, but not nailed (remember that key distinction), kind of like Jesus on the right of the attack.

    The pro punditry establishment seem to think Foden is worth a punt. But could this still be a trap? I got burned by Torres, but this feels a bit different. Foden does seem to be in better form after all.

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Foden is a better player, better players tend to play more....

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      It feels very different to me.

      Torres was only ever going to play false 9.

      Foden can play there but can play inside left, drops deeper for England

      I actually think it's those England games that Pep says, he just knows how to play football. He is the KDB replacement in the future

    3. Pratik
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Foden is far more established than Torres. Last year he felt more puntish, this year less so. He will still be rotated but so will every player in the squad.

    4. demob
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      missed the pen, screwed up Pep's favourite competition. he's done. he'll be cleaning out the toilet at el casa bald fraud from here on in

    5. Gunneryank
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Cheers all.

  27. BrockLanders
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    1/ Mahrez & Tierney to TAA & Foden -8

    Or

    2/ Mahrez & Marcal to Cancelo & Foden -8

    Need to make these transfers just put out eleven. Hence the minus 8

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A can see Palace getting a goal more than Brighton, but both will lose. TAA has more assist potential.

      Marcel to ......... is a luxury transfer

    2. Pratik
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      1, though I'd try and get both those defenders.

      Have you wildcarded already?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah. Unfortunately

    3. The Riders of Mohan
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      1 for me, but -8 is too much.
      With INTs coming up you don't know what other fires you will have to put out.
      If you have too, save the next 2FTs.

  28. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    I think the two decisions below are fairly straightforward imo yet I'm seeing a lot of arguments the other way. Curious. Here's my reasoning:

    1. Foster vs Ramsdale

    This isn't close imo. Ramsdale is clearly the keeper to play. Arsenal have conceded the fewest big chances in the league over the last 6 games and are 2nd best for xGC. Watford are... well, Watford, and have conceded 7 goals in the last 2 games. Southampton look stronger offensively lately since Broja has come into the team and also played very well against Chelsea. Ramsdale also will likely make more saves than Foster owing to Leicester's propensity to shoot from range. Heck, I'd even consider Sanchez for save points over Foster for this one maybe.

    2. Saka vs Livramento

    The same people I see argue for Foster I also see argue for Livramento in this matchup. It makes no sense. Surely you pick Livra because of attacking returns as well as defensive. Southampton are middle of the road for both stats and while the fixture is more favorable, Saka is playing in a more attacking team and has a higher ceiling imo. I think Watford are looking more fluent and King is on form as well. It's closer than Ramsdale vs Foster but I'd certainly favor the attacker here and Leicester aren't exactly water tight either. In fact, they've kept 1 clean sheet all season from a fairly generous opening set of fixtures including 2 or more in 4 of the last 5.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I agree point 2, but if Broja is out, Southampton looked petty toothless upfront

    2. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Thanks for your analysis on the keeper situation

      Question, what would you do with James his game time midweek and Azpi injury likely minor?

  29. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Lads, thinking of getting Foden tonight. Which one of Saka/Benny/Greenwood should I take out?
    Thinking Greenwood. Benny's got Villa away. Will probs take him out next week before the tougher fixtures start for West Ham.

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Green

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Greenwood

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Started with Martinez in goal. Useless.

    Got Sa then useless.

    Transfered Sa out for Raya to afford Foden for a hit.ouy for season.

    Wat does a man do.

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A man gets Sanchez and sticks with him

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Stick with your GK
      Martinez 3rd highest scoring GK now, just 1 behind Alisson and 4 behind Mendy!

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Don't know how that's possible coz villa are shite. Anyway Foster as back up for a while till I WC over IB.

    3. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Most of us have made proper blunders tbf. We're only 9 games in remember. Long runs the fox

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Mendy and Alisson are the only nailed on keepers with more points per game than Martinez. He doesn't keep as many cleansheets as might have been expected but his saves make him a lot better than useless.