Scout Notes

Sanchez to miss Gameweek 12 as Potter confirms goalkeeper replacement

Following our round-ups of Saturday and Sunday’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) action, our Scout Notes cover all the Gameweek 11 matches in more depth.

We start with Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United.

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Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Leandro Trossard (£6.4m) | Isaac Hayden (£4.5m)
  • Assists: None | Ciaran Clark (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Trossard x3, Hayden x3, Clark x1

HOW LONG IS SANCHEZ OUT FOR AND WHO WILL REPLACE HIM?

Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) will miss Gameweek 12 as a result of his sending off in Saturday’s draw with Newcastle.

It’s only a one-match ban, however: the denial of a clear goalscoring opportunity carries the lowest possible punishment for a red card, with foul and abusive language (two-game suspension) and serious foul play/violent conduct (three-match ban) penalised more severely.

For those FPL managers with a playing goalkeeper substitute and with fires to fight elsewhere, it’s an easy-ish hold: the following fixtures are reasonable enough and on a par with many of the alternative £4.5m shot-stoppers.

Sanchez suspended for Gameweek 12 as Potter confirms goalkeeper replacement

As for who will line up between the posts at Villa Park in a fortnight’s time, it’s good news for Fantasy bosses who backed up their Sanchez pick with understudy Jason Steele (£4.0m).

It already looked very likely that Steele would deputise for his teammate, as he had been on the bench in every league fixture this season and has played in the Carabao Cup, and Albion boss Graham Potter confirmed on Monday that the £4.0m goalkeeper would be between the posts against the currently managerless Villans.

“Jason has played in the Carabao Cup so he will be in goal and Kjell [Scherpen] will support him.

“Jason has never let us down, he’s a fantastic guy and he will take the opportunity. His distribution is fantastic, he makes saves. He knows the guys, works with us every day so no problems with Jason. That’s what he’s there for, to wait for an opportunity and to be ready and I know he will do that.” – Graham Potter

The Seagulls’ head coach also had words of encouragement for Sanchez.

“It’s the life of a goalkeeper. It’s the life of a young goalkeeper that you have to take some adversity at times, some challenging moments. It’s always about how you respond.

“A career isn’t built on success only, it’s built on moments like today, moments where confidence isn’t as high or form isn’t as good. That’s how young players develop and grow and we’ll support him and have the utmost faith and belief in him.

“We love him for what he has done with us. He has been fantastic. It’s upsetting for him at the moment but he’ll get back stronger.” – Robert Sanchez

LAMPTEY ‘OUT OF POSITION’, WEBSTER GETS FIRST MINUTES

Above: Brighton’s average position map (left) and Tariq Lamptey’s touch map (right) in Gameweek 11

Isaac Hayden‘s (£4.5m) second-half strike ensured that Brighton’s clean sheet went up in smoke in a flat display against Newcastle but there was a positive to take with the first Premier League start of the season for Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m).

Effectively deployed “out of position” on the right flank for the hosts, the former Chelsea defender was a bright spark and got into some threatening positions, narrowly failing to divert a cross home midway through the first half before racing onto a Sanchez punt shortly after the interval to produce a tame shot from inside the visitors’ area.

Occasionally the most advanced player in the Albion attack (as his heatmap above indicates), his total of eight penalty box touches was only beaten by two other FPL defenders in Gameweek 11.

He’s back on the FPL radar but his injury history, coupled with the congested Christmas schedule, may well see Potter use him sensibly and sparingly over the coming two months – indeed, the Brighton boss suggested after full-time that he is still not fully fit.

“A little bit of using Tariq’s qualities to help the team as much as we can while we are in a stage where he is not 100% because we are building minutes up.

“We wanted to use his attributes and stretch the backline. We thought they [Newcastle] would be quite deep, we thought we would need runners in behind them, we thought we’d need to challenge their backline in terms of width.

“And obviously it’s easier for Tariq to do that if he doesn’t have quite so much to do defensively, but he can do both.” – Graham Potter

The threat to popular FPL budget defender Shane Duffy‘s (£4.4m) place grows by the week, especially with Adam Webster (£4.4m) now free of injury and getting his first bit of Premier League game-time since September as a late substitute on Saturday. Webster’s ball-playing ability from the back – something that Duffy lacks – was arguably missed against Newcastle’s deep defence, while the Irishman’s shortage of pace was exposed in the incident that led to Sanchez’s dismissal. Duffy has generally been excellent this season and there is room for him and Webster in the same side but with Lamptey fit, the versatile Joel Veltman (£4.4m) adept at playing at centre-half and Dan Burn (£4.4m) set to return over the international break, Albion will soon have a full complement of defenders available for selection to give Potter a welcome headache at the back.

Duffy and Veltman are, incidentally, both a booking away from a one-match ban.

TROSSARD ON PENALTIES?

Leandro Trossard (£6.4m) is one of just three ever-present starters for Brighton this season and has completed 90 minutes in each of the last nine Gameweeks.

He moved joint-tenth among FPL midfielders for points with his goal against the Magpies and was arguably the star of the show at the Amex, again leading the line as Neal Maupay (£6.5m) was forced to make do with a place on the bench for the second week running.

The Belgian was top among the players involved in this fixture for penalty box touches, shots and chances created.

Is he now on penalties, too?

It’s too early to be drawing conclusions: Pascal Gross (£5.9m), Maupay, Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m), who have all taken spot-kicks before him in this season or last, were all off the field at the time of Albion’s penalty award on Saturday.

HOWE IMMINENT

Newcastle will likely be under the stewardship of Eddie Howe by the time Gameweek 12 comes around, as the former Bournemouth man was in the director’s box at the Amex for the evening kick-off.

The performances have been marginally better under Graeme Jones over the last three Gameweeks but they’ve all been safety-first, with the interim Newcastle boss adopting a conservative 3-5-2/5-3-2 set-up.

Howe favoured a more attacking 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 system at Bournemouth and there may be interest rekindled in the talismanic Callum Wilson (£7.3m) – who would have scored his fifth goal in eight matches had he not been felled by Sanchez in the red card incident – as a result.

The reunited boss and player will have a very decent first four matches to look forward to after the international break, three of which are at home.


Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Duffy, Dunk, Lamptey (Webster 75), Mwepu (MacAllister 46), Bissouma, Cucurella, March (Maupay 65), Lallena, Trossard.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Murphy, Krafth (Gayle 90+4), Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Almiron (Joelinton 74), Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.


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  1. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    1

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      2

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        44

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    GW11 Mini-League Leaders:

    This is a report on the leaders of various Fantasy Football Scout FPL mini-leagues and community competitions after Gameweek 11.

    ** FFSCOUT OPEN FPL LEAGUE

    Srecko Kurtovic leads for a third week in the Fantasy Football Scout mini-league ( https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/68048/standings/c, league code gsnskx) and is now seventh overall.

    This is again the Second Best FPL League, based on the average scores of the top five managers in each league. Our current top five are Srecko Kurtovic, Sacha Reeves, Stella Curr, Halid Musić and Zakaria Dagana, all of whom are in the overall top 50.

    ** FFSCOUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS LEAGUE

    Daniel Masson-Abraham leads for a fifth week in the Fantasy Football Scout Members mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/361/standings/c), which is also open to all. The league code is visible in the widget on the FFS Home Page when signed in, but only those with a registered FFS account (paid or free) will be eligible for prizes.
    Daniel is also NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD for a third week.

    This is now the Fifth Best League in FPL. Our current top five are Daniel Masson-Abraham, Sacha Reeves, Andrei Gluschkoff, Halid Musić and Shafin Shoaib, who are all in the overall top 63.

    Cuma Ali Ucar was the winner of the October monthly prize with 319 points in Gameweeks 7 to 10, and without using any chips apart from a wildcard in Gameweek 8. He has had two top 5k finishes and was ranked 3,030th overall after Gameweek 10. Please contact geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk to claim your prize (an Amazon voucher).

    ** LAST MAN STANDING

    See http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/07/24/the-last-man-standing-competition-2021-2022/ for details of TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/26234/standings/c, league code 6dcode).

    The highest scorer in Gameweek 11 was Benjamin Lund (Too Mané Men) with a Bench Boosted 98 points.

    The safety score was 46, with 142 teams to be removed and 1,695 going through to Gameweek 12. It will remain open till Gameweek 22, but new entrants must pass all the previous safety scores (Home - torresmagiclms.simplesite.com) to qualify.

    ** HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUES

    Martin Stubbs still leads League 1 in MIR’s FFS Head-to-Head Leagues (www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/head-to-head-leagues/).

    Four managers in League 7, four in League 8 and six in League 9 have each won all 11 of their matches so far.

    ** TOPS AND VETS

    Tabz Hashimi leads for a second week in my Top 10k Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1378/standings/c, league code kgmryk) and has risen to third overall.

    Tom Dennerley is the new leader in my Multiple Top 10k Finishes mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/1386/standings/c, league code 03t1fd), which is for teams with two or more top 10,000 finishes, and has risen to 3,056th overall after playing his Bench Boost for 90 points. He has been playing since at least 2006/07 and has had two top 6k finishes.

    Tommi Aittokallio leads for a second week in PDM’s Top 1k ANY season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/10031/standings/c, league code 01ef8y) and is now 807th overall.

    Julian Hancock leads for a sixth week in Jed Alexander (LIvinginapool)’s Top 100 Any Season mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/194472/standings/c, league code pztxjt). Nick . (Triggerlips), who had successive finishes of 434th, 776th, 35th, 1,739th and 592nd between 2010/11 and 2014/15, is now level with Julian on points but has made more transfers.

    2009/10 FPL champion Jon Reeson has regained the lead from Adam Levy in Simon March’s FPL Champions League (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/2594/standings/c) after Bench Boosting for 79 points. Jon also led for the first seven Gameweeks of the season.

    Jonny Armstrong leads for a second week in Chaballer’s Hall of Fame Top 1k mini-league (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/39527/standings/c, league code 1zpaad) and has risen to 2,558th overall.

    Gerry Kerley is the new leader in Skooldaze’s FPL Vets 2006 or before mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/25315/standings/c, league code hz9bz2) and has risen to 7,537th overall. He has had two top 10k finishes.

    ** MODS, CONS AND FAMILY

    Chaz Phillips (Az) leads for a second week in the FFS Mods & Cons mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c) and has risen to 9,091st overall.

    And last but not least, Obay Eid (FPL_Milanista) leads for an amazing 11th week in the FFS Family mini-league (fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/342/standings/c) and is now 850th overall.

    You’ve been magpied.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Deja Vu

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      I am in the LMS league. After so many years you would think I know how it works. how does one know if you have been eliminated? cheers in advance

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        TM gives the weekly cut off scores. If you follow FFS regularly he posts same after each gw. Look out for him and ask about previous gw s

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Cheers DEB. I do look but forget about it.

      2. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        It disappears from your list of leagues.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Now that helps. wondering how to filter. I am so inconsistent, take too many hits so I usually fall by the wayside with something like this

  3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted do to during the intl break but Spurs 0 sot in last two GWs is hardly inspiring. Any thoughts? The Sanchez suspension is a very unnecessary headache! 1 FT and £1.9m ITB.

    Sanchez (!)

    Chilwell, James, TAA, Dier

    Salah, Mbeuno, Foden, Sarr

    Wood, Jimenez

    Subs: McGovern, Christensen, Vardy, Mendy

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Is it really no shots on target? Crickey, that’s annoying.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        I guess he's had less than a week to implement new systems but I'm not sure the intl break gives him much more time with majority of the first team players.

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        Yep, 8 shots, none on target

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    What would you say about keeping Havertz Mbeumo Toney one more week and replacing them by Gallagher Jota Jim -4 for GW13?

    Jim mostly for the two plum fixtures and getting Antonio before GW16. Recon Gallagher and Jota could be kept for longer.

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Havertz is a watch re Lukaku/Werner fitness.

    2. I am 42
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      similar situation, don't think any of them is worth a hit

      might give Toney another chance

  5. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    I never envisaged a green arrow this week. I benched Cancelo for some reason and it didn’t look good from there. But for 71 points to get 107k game week rank is kind of bizarre, albeit very welcome. There must have been some much higher scores than mine this week. Anyone in the 90’s?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Hardly anyone in the 90’s mate

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      I love the creativity that goes into boast posts there days.

      Why not just post 71 points 😎 ?

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        73 points. (Dunno how to make that cool smiley.)

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          : cool :

          😎

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            40 something with double Chelsea and Brighton and no Cancelo.

            What's my smiley?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              :mrgreen:

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            😎 (just trying), I had 69 pts again, just like last week, but Raph first on my bench and Livra second, but no point to think about any "what ifs". No bench jam as expected.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        I post every week and ask, when it’s low middle or high. On here I’d imagine 71 is pretty average. Not like any of my players went crazy.

    3. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Managed to pull out 92 in the end, albeit with the aid of BB (21 pts). Could have been worse, I suppose!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        I’ve considered bench boost for 3 weeks in a row. First week my bench has gotten less than 20 (19). Well done, very nice score.

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      I surprisingly got a green arrow with 52 pts. Would have been greener if I hadn’t also left Cancelo on my bench!

    5. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      84 with no chips. Heroes were Cancelo, ESR, Gallagher and TAA.

      GW rank of 5224.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Beautiful. I’d have had 83 if I’d have done my bench properly

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          If properly means something like beching Son and Toney and starting Raph and Livra, it's properly only with hindsight imo. People were considering giving armband to Toney for example.

          1. ameisin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Yeh it's so hard to predict. Week before I had 29 pts on my bench! 20 this week too.

            I have a benching nightmare most weeks but seems to be paying off - jumped from 244k to 24k in last 2 weeks.

      2. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Sounds like my team haha, same points and rank and players lol

        1. ameisin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Nice work!

    6. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Got away with one this week. Benched Cancelo and Livra who along with Foster got me a 28 point bench. Managed 50 on the pitch. Playing Veltman over Cancelo was criminal, but it was Newcastle.

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 14 hours ago

        Hate to break it to you, but that’s 31 points (I know, cos I had the same… plus Keinan Davies’s first point of the season, just to really rub it in)

    7. Oldie99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      84 points and 5k gw rank, with a move from 650k to 133k in 2 gameweeks. FPL is fun again...!

    8. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      96 with a BB gave me a GW rank of 481. Foster and Raphinha's bench points were essentially the difference between our scores.

  6. thirddimension
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Was going to do Vardy > cheaper striker and Benrahma > Son -4 at the end of the international break. Now seems better to just to Benrahma > Gallagher?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah probably. I’m put off getting in Son for free now.

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        I was going to do the exact two transfers for a hit and thought it was brilliant, even so without playing any keeper. did i miss something?

  7. I am 42
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Mbeumo to Jota or
    Havertz to Son or
    both? have 2 FT

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      As a Jota owner he's approaching Toney level on ffs, incredibly overrated will be happy the day I can take him out my team. Doesn't get 90, never hauls, barely involved in most games, misses sitters when he gets them, doesn't get bonus when he returns anyway and best of all way cheaper players are outscoring him for fun

      Yes he's main striker for Liverpool while Bobby is out and that's exciting but based on his performances there's not much to be excited about

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        he hauled vs Utd.

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Never didn't mean never ever but you get my point, I hope

          Feel free to ignore and get him in

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            I've owned him since GW5. I dont agree with most of the things you've said tbh

            1. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Fair enough it's about opinions but I don't see how you can disagree with the facts lol

              Gallagher has outscored him that period for one as has ESR

              He doesn't get 90 often, even with Bobby injured

              Has 0 bonus points even when he returns

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 15 hours ago

                In fact the only thing I said wrong was "never hauls" which should have read, rarely hauls, (only has 1 which was 11 points)

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 15 hours ago

                  Just noticed your grav, say no more!

              2. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 15 hours ago

                its not facts lol. you've just said never didnt mean never. you say he has barely been involved but in fpl terms, he is very much involved in big chances. Foden scored 2 fortunate goals vs Brighton, and hasnt delivered in his last two. Son has blanked for some time, Jota was also unlucky not to come on vs Watford having just recovered from a minor injury.

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 15 hours ago

                  I've literally just explained the facts

                  Outscored by cheaper players= fact

                  Doesn't get bonus= fact

                  Doesn't get 90 often= fact

                  Didn't mention son or Foden either so not sure what that's about, they're both more expensive not cheaper

                  Jota's not terrible, but my main point was I don't understand the clamour for him, if you're happy as an owner great, I'm looking at cheaper players easily outscoring him

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    18 days, 15 hours ago

                    Fpl terms remember, don't think of him as a good addition to Liverpool's team which he obviously is, is he getting you bang for fpl buck? Not for me no

                  2. internal error
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    18 days, 15 hours ago

                    you can nit pick anything to suit your argument with gallagher but Jota is outscoring plenty of more expensive players. You didnt mention Son or Foden-two popular picks because it doesnt suit your argument.
                    Doesnt get 90 = not fact
                    barely involved = not fact
                    not much to get excited about = not fact
                    he has the 3rd highest xG of all midfielders and 4th highest xGI. Please go ahead and sell if you dont think he is good though.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      18 days, 15 hours ago

                      That doesn't make sense because I'm not suggesting to get either of those players either and would say the same about them that they're being outscored by cheaper players

                      Doesn't get 90 didn't mean he's never got 90 which I'm sure you're aware of, he's got it twice, in 11 weeks for info

                      Barely involved= big divock is clear. Fpl terms he has returned in 4 games only 0 bonus

                      I know what he has, he's not delivering on it that's my point..it's fpl you want points not performances and xg

                      I'm definitely selling and won't look back at all, what do I have to be afraid of exactly? 7 points? Getting subbed at 67 minutes every week?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 8 Years
                        18 days, 15 hours ago

                        Ah great you're gonna take my 67 minutes comment literally and point out he's never been subbed at 67 minutes aren't you 😛

                      2. internal error
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        18 days, 15 hours ago

                        Well sounds like you're chasing yesterdays points and not tomorrows points.

                  3. ilikewud
                    • 1 Year
                    18 days, 14 hours ago

                    TBF you did say never

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 8 Years
                      18 days, 13 hours ago

                      To be even fairer you'd see the discussion went way past that after that was cleared up but good input

                      1. ilikewud
                        • 1 Year
                        8 days, 17 hours ago

                        TBF you did say never

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Neither.

      1. I am 42
        • 8 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        my last option is to replace Sanchez with a GK with favorable fixture

        1. Boly Would
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Do you not have Steele?

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Would you do

    Vardy and D.Luiz/Sissoko to Son and Hwang for a -4? I have Kane/Salah but think Son is the best captain this week

    1. I am 42
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Cap Salah IMO

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Spurs haven’t had a shot on target in the last two weeks. Son can do one.

  9. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    How is this WC team?

    Ramsdale Steele
    TAA Cancelo James Reguilon Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha Foden Son
    Antonio Hwang 4,5m

    Would mean hybrid 5-4-1, 4-5-1 and 4-4-2 systems

    Thanks

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Not particularly keen on Jota, Son, or Hwang; prefer Gallagher and Wilson for the next few

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Strong. Can't see where you can improve. I used my WC in GW5 and I am glad that the only difference between this team and my team is Williams Toney instead of Reguilon Hwang.

  10. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Salah (c) or take a chance on Son?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Depends how far behind you are

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        My rank is 18k but I don't really want to make a decision based on that. Prefer to play my own game.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Albeit by asking others what to do.

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            Ultimately the decision is mine. What's wrong with seeing what others are thinking?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Nothing at all, just being a tit.

            2. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Seems like a waste of time for you if you're just going to end up doing your own thing

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 15 hours ago

                A waste of time? We all play a stupid online game where nobody wins anything then come on to this awful site and just ramble on to each other with this meaningless drivvle.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 15 hours ago

                  Lucky are the casuals who don't need sites like FFS, open the game only on deadline day and beat all of our scores with ease. Sometimes I think if too much information might be doing us more harm than good.

                2. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 15 hours ago

                  Indeed we do 🙂 what a life 😆

            3. Tic Tacs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Nothing wrong with that, I wish I'd asked opinions on benching options last Friday lol

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Why are u asking us then 😆

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            Discussing the captaincy options is pretty normal.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeah. Not Son for me, I was looking at transferring him in but now im not sure.

            2. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Of course but u prefer to play your own game 😉 I'm just joshing 🙂

          2. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            You can guage opinions and use it to inform decisions, not like the poor guy said pick my team for me!

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              I'm only teasing :p

        3. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          If you don't then son all day long

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            I would be all over it if Spurs had shown more against Everton.

            Arsenal have been solid recently but they did struggle against Chelsea and City so maybe Liverpool will have similar joy against them.

            1. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Don't focus on just the lack of shots on target, not sure if you saw the game but they were in the box and had numerous counters and shots that didn't hit the target but could easily have gone in

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 15 hours ago

                Didn't catch the game, was watching Leeds v Leicester. The reaction on here seemed to be that Spurs were bad but wouldn't be surprised if that was typical exaggeration on here. Will watch the highlights.

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  18 days, 15 hours ago

                  I think it was but yeah watch and form your own opinion, to me they attacked way more and not scoring came down to being rusty they definitely had chances though it wasn't a Nuno style no shots on target

                  Kane didn't look too impressive, that's my main worry

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Non of the back 4 and keeper playing now (Apart from Tierney who will come back in I assume), played against Chelsea or City though.

              I think Liverpool score but not expecting a rout.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Salah.

    3. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Salah

    4. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 14 hours ago

      Salah. Of course.

  11. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Best option;

    A) Dias > Cancelo

    B) Mount > Foden

    Cheers.

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Pop quiz time

    If it were a 17 team league (minus big 3) which would be the three worst defences for goals conceded per match? That is to say in FPL where would you expect to get most returns from a non elite attack?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      In current form, I would say Villa, Brentford and Watford closely followed by Newcastle but they were okay at weekend.

      1. ZTF
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Norwich not in your bottom 4?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          11 goals from 8 non top 3 matches. Looks solid enough to me when seen like that.

          How many non elite teams are capable of doing what Chelsea Liverpool and City did? Villa and Newcastle have been far leakier in run of the mill matches.

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Not the way they have played recently, though floodgates could get opened now that Farke has gone.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      man utd have conceded more goals at old trafford than norwich have at carrow road this season

      1. GreenAmberRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Well... Erm. Damn.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Nice spot.

        Came into the season thinking that Norwich were being misjudged on the basis of the last time they were in the PL. Their defence in the Champo was solid in contrast to the last time they were there. Very different outlook.

        Obvs you can't write off those big defeats completely but do wonder if they skew perspectives. Are a team like Brentford or Newcastle really going to do the same?

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      i'd put leicester in there ,schmeichel never keeps a cleanie ,totally relying on his past history and staying in the team,well past his sell buy date,add crap soyuncu slow evans and the out of form castagna and ricardo not a great deal going for the leicester D ...

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Bulls eye

        May have miscalculated of course but think the three worst defences against the other 17 are

        Newcastle
        Villa
        Leicester

  13. Hits dont lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Ramsdale to Guaita for free? On paper tough run of games for Ramsdale

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Wouldn't use a transfer on that.

      1. Hits dont lie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Not even if it's just 1 of 2FT? Would be back up to 2 after the next deadline

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Wait until last min then in case you get injuries but I wouldn't do that move, ramsdale end of the season will be up there

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      nope.

    3. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Fixtures for Ramsdale look okay to me after Liverpool. Looks a little short term imo.

  14. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Any better keeper around for 4.7m than Guaita?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      He's got the fixtures, ramsdale.or him set and forget

    2. Zinedine Kilbane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm actually eyeing up DDG- some run of fixtures coming up and at 5m.

  15. Tic Tacs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Anyone else get stung by Mount blocking bench points this week?

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah
      Livramento's 6 points

      1. Tic Tacs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Hmm frustrating, I had Gallagher first bench

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      it was expected that Mount would be benched to be fair.

      1. Tic Tacs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah it was a stupid decision to bench Gallagher tbh, cost me big this week

  16. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Tiny green arrow this week, but still a green 46k > 41k now. But bigger for me anyway is 11 straight green arrows in a row. Got to be a red at some point. Fail this week was AArmstrong > Toney.

  17. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Tell me I’m not crazy to give Kane until GW16 for the so called PLUM fixtures?

    Plan to switch to Ronaldo at this point for a never ending set of PLUM fixtures

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Spurs will score, they attacked in great numbers and were basically rusty more than anything, it wasn't like Nuno where they didn't even attack or have chances

      Would favour son over kane though he particularly looked rusty, needs gametime.in his legs

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      i am finding it harder this year to predict 'form', and as predicting it is a total lottery, all we can do is play the fixtures. I'd hold kane if i had him

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      cant agree ,waste of money if you cappy salah also,its apparent hes not interested,we'll probably read about his attitude when he writes his next biography

  18. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Have 2FTs and 5.5m ( 😯 ) itb so can go in several ways. What would you recommend

    Ramsdale
    Taa • Cancelo • James -- Livramento Duffy
    Salah • Raph • Foden • Mbeumo -- Brownhill
    Antonio • Toney • Jimenez

    The easy option is one of Mbeumo or Jimmy >> Son or Kane and roll FT.

    The other option is shifting to a 352 with Jota but then need to stick with 352 for a while as its not easy to shift back over the xmas period. This could work as apart from Toney, no other budget forwards have good fixtures from gw16 onwards

    1. TheBiffas
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        mbeumo to son for me

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Does Son have International duties with S. Korea during this break?

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      I know there's a long time until next GW but, early thoughts.

      Who should I bench?

      a) Vardy (Che H)
      b) Raphinha (Tot a)
      c) Mbuemo (New a)
      d) Chilwill (Lei a)
      e) Livramento (Nor a)

      1. CABAYE4
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        E

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Seriously? He's the one I'm least considering tbh.

          1. CABAYE4
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            He’s the least likely to seriously hurt you if you bench.

            Personally also see Norwich scoring. New manager boost, coming off a win, kind of game where 0-0 does little for them if they want to stay up.

            Playing him ahead of Chilwell for instance is asking for trouble imo.

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeaaah.. I don't know, Norwich are pretty poor allround, lucky last GW with the victory. I think Mbuemo or Vardy is the one i'm going for.

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        a

    4. INSIGHTS FROM GW11 MATCHES
      CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 15 hours ago

      Sorry about the repost but it takes me so long to complete I miss the article people are on.
      Well I watched the majority of matches this week and here is what I saw. Opinion only:
      Soton 1 Villa 0: I took a gamble on Watkins and it failed but so did Antonio, my alternative. Watkins is still involved and I see some benefits later. Benrahma not the player he should be but the demise of the manager could change things. Bailly was the big disappointment, Soton on the other hand have done a complete about turn. Their defense looks OK. We all wait on Armstrong vs Broja.
      ManU 0 Citeh 2: Amazing how inept ManU were. Citeh got everything right apart from more goals. Cancelo does not need to defend and there will be more points going forward. KDB still off the pace but Foden will repay his Investors soon. For me, Citeh are the best in the league and Pep is showing signs of being more predictable. Until such time as Ollie goes, ManU are not worth going near. Citeh stick with Cancelo and Foden with a sprinkling of Jesus if you can afford it. Gundo and Silva outside picks.
      Brentford 1 Norwich 2: Mbeumo has been a little unlucky but, even at his price, Gallagher and ESR seem better choices. In my view we are seeing Brentford home truths coming out and I cannot see many goals without their best attacker Raya, the keeper, being around. No need to comment on Norwich IMO.
      Chelsea 1 Burnley 1:You won't watch such a one sided match for the rest of the season. The best player was Rjames. (An inch perfect cross/assist. Havertz improved but is far more deep lying than one may appreciate. I was interested in Cornet's performance and I will right this game off for this appraisal.Burnley went back to doing what they do best and defend. Pope was very good. Any other day the score could have been big for Chelsea.
      Palace 2 wolves 0: One can't get away from the fact, Palace are the surprise package this year. Gallagher was good but don't expect returns every week. Guaita is showing promise in a good balanced side. I do think Wolves were off the pace though like the second half vs Everton .Zaha is doing what he does every year; maybe a hope he continues this time around. I rate their Central defense but not sure as an investment. Jimenez and Hwang are the obvious picks (I have Jimenez) but the fixtures turn soon and I can see a drop in points.
      Brighton 1 Newcastle 1. Newcastle are god awful with Wilson the only points appeal. Brighton shot themselves in the foot but on a brighter note, Lamptey could be a nice alternative; his energy is something else. (I did not watch all the match TBF.)
      Arsenal 1 Watford 0: No doubting Arsenal improving but hard to determine much in this match. ESR is quality as is Saka. Don't be deceived by ESR though as his match involvement is not as it seems. I had him at 5.3, missed his hauls on the bench. Sold him and the rest is history. The performance vs Palace sticks in my mind with Arsenal so I am sitting on the fence. I am very impressed with their defenders though. I would not be rushing Tierney back whilst Tavares is performing like he is.
      Everton 0 Spurs 0: Not seen 2 inept attacking sides like this. IMO Everton were the better side and I am starting to regret listening to the noise. Spurs are unfit and they proceeded to kick Everton off the park to impress the new manager. Get rid of Everton assets IMO and hold off in buying Spurs as well. At least there was a bit of unskilled passion from both sides.
      Leeds 1 Foxes 1: Another game hard to fathom. Both poor defensively and Raphina the only player to come out OK, albeit with his second goal this season meant to be a cross. Barnes great goal comes not too often these days and I wonder when Leicester will revert back to Iheanacho who is the best foxes forward IMO.
      Hammers 3 Pool 2: The Pool keeper had a nightmare, Hendo is starting to wein, Pool were playing a far too high line against a team that specializes in countering this. Antonio is not doing it for me lately but Bowen is. TAA gave good reason to hold him and a sublime free kick came about. Jota was in and out and Mane was awful. Declan was brilliant once again and his progressive play after breaking it down is the reason he is worth the money in the real world. I would not be dropping Johnson anytime soon. Whether Moyes thinks the same, I am not sure.
      Pardon the grammar boys and I hope it offers some insight.

      1. TheBiffas
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Great summary!

          I'm a fellow watkins owner, what are your plans with him?

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            No rush to move him ATM. Undecided whether to go to jota and sacrifice for Broja who will come to the fore

        • Holmes
          • 8 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Obviously it doesnt matter much and I would still read this but a suggestion, please use space between games.

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Good point mate. I read it myself and it was hard. If ever I have the energy to do it again I will keep this in mind.

            1. Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              Please do - one of the best reads on the site at the moment.

        • Zinedine Kilbane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          Enjoyed the read- impressive how many games u get to watch.

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            I live in South Africa and we can watch all the games. I have to admit I miss out the "boring fixtures" sometimes. If I did not follow Everton I would not have watched the Spurs game for instance. I still enjoyed it just because of increased effort. Let's face it, its not about watching the best all the time, sometimes the entertainment.

        • Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 5 hours ago

          Why talk about Benrahma in Southampton v Villa?

          1. The Reptile
            • 10 Years
            18 days, 3 hours ago

            He meant Buendia

          2. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Sorry for the mistake. Buendia

        • Tommy Smith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          17 days, 17 hours ago

          I don’t get to watch many games and love this personal insight for each team.
          I do hope you find the energy to do some more even if you don’t do every game.
          Thank you.

          1. CAVEAT KING
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 17 hours ago

            Thank you for this. I will try and keep it up,

      2. TeddiPonza
        • 11 Years
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        On Wildcard and will have Ramsdale as my GK. Who should be the bench goalkeeper.

        A. Steele (would play him this round against Villa and has better fixture than Foster)
        B. Foster (Would probably play him ahead of Ramsdale this week)

        Thanks.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Foster makes sense I suppose. Steele makes sense with Sanchez

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Foster, don't think either will keep a CS, but Foster might get you some save points.

        3. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Is Foster worth the 0.2 over a 3.9 gk would be the question I'd ask?
          Don't see much merit in switching keepers unless the opponents are vastly different. And I don't think it is this GW.

      3. Jerse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 15 hours ago

        Folk really need to trust their own eyes, instincts and statistics, rather than be influenced by group think, particularly by many in the FPL community. I am happy to watch others jump on the Spurs & Conte magic man bandwagon at Spurs.

        Their attacking stats are awful as has been Kane. Son has been ok, but the rest of the team is relatively awful. No goals against an Everton team whose defensive stats recently have been at best ordinary.

        There are many better value options with decent fixtures, eg Jota, Gallagher, Bowen (fixtures are not great for a few weeks, but is returning consistently), Foden, Smith Rowe.

        1. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          I agree with your sentiments. Son has been a grass roots pick though, never mind how afful Spurs are. Kane should only be a wait and see. son has been high in the points charts for mids during the season with good fixtures. The noise I have not listened to but the conversation has been interesting TBF

          1. Jerse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            Yes Son is ok and has been carrying Spurs this season. I recollect the same hype when Ronaldo and Lukaku came in. That said, I thought that hype was far more rational at that time.

            As a result of that hype I played an unnecessary wildcard as was 21k at the time, and have had more red arrows since, although starting to recover !. Whilst it my have given me a bias not to be so influenced again, I am not about to repeat this "error", but is based on my independent eye test of lousy Kane performances, poor stats and a very ordinary team. Just my view and as cannot predict the future, I may well be proved wrong !

            1. CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              I can see value in stats but it bores me TBH. I have been around a long time and I know the game well (I think)
              The eye test tells you team set up or more the point can they actually do what they are trying to do. Spurs noise was a bit of a joke. I never use Twitter apart from the top of this page. We can all get sucked in though but it is sorting the wheat from the chaff.

        2. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          yep the personal eye test is also my first port of call ,agree 100%

        3. Zinedine Kilbane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          I'd be of the same thinking with spurs and better value about but wouldn't be rushing in to get ur mentioned better picks of jota or foden

        4. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          What options to you suggest for up front?

          Do we go 4-5-1 now?

        5. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 14 hours ago

          You are right; until you are wrong.

          One of these days, Kane & Son, along with Spurs as a whole will pick up performances.

          It may be next GW v Leeds. It could be v Norwich. It may be even later than that

          I think the people getting in Spurs players are just gambling that they will come good in these fixtures (not based on their recent form).

          I’m undecided what to do right now. But it’s short sighted to think Spurs have been poor, ergo they will continue to be poor for the rest of the season.
          Fixtures matter!

      4. TheBiffas
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          Current team - 2ft 0itb

          Ramsdale

          TAA - James - Cancelo - Livra

          Salah - Son - Raphinha

          Watkins - Antonio - Vardy

          (Foster - Rudiger - Brownhill - Luiz)

          a) Watkins > Wilson
          b) Watkins + Luiz > Gallagher + fodder
          c) other suggestions?

          Thanks all

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 15 hours ago

          how often have we read, "but Brentford's next fixtures are great, keep, get".
          Toney and Mbuemo are rank killers, get rid.

          1. TheBiffas
              18 days, 15 hours ago

              Probably depends on the state of the rest of the team.
              If they have other fires to put out, I can understand holding toney and mbeumo as they may not be a priority while their fixtures are still good.

              1. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                just take the points hit and remove them. Brentford look clueless at this level with their route one football. Luckily others around them are having a torrid season, otherwise they'd be in the relegation zone by now.

          2. JBG
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 15 hours ago

            It's almost sickening to see Kanes price and where he is on the forwards points list... 12.2 for a player who couldn't give a sht last 11 GWs.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              I’m loving that he’s so expensive.

          3. ZTF
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Kjetil Knutsen to Norwich it would appear.

            Any fans of Norweigan football about?

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Wow.. He's done a good job in norway(and destroyed Roma in the first encounter). Likes playing attacking football, could be interesting.

              1. ZTF
                • 7 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                Seems a very tactically innovative coach. For all the good Farke did, that was where he always seemed to lack.

          4. BHA_Seagull
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Vardy to Wilson
            Grealish to Son

            yay or nay

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Don't you think it is difficult to sell Vardy with those fixtures coming up?
              Maybe downgrade somewhere else so you can do Grealish to Son.

              1. fusen
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                It's a coinflop for vardy.

                He goes on runs of scoring and then blanking. So how long will his current blank run last?

                He doesn't look that involved watching the games but as we all know, you can't really judge Vardy that way.

                So the question is what are the chances the replacement will score more than him? Probably 50/50 with Wilson IMO

            2. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              is it for a hit?

            3. fusen
              • 9 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              I'm doing the same but Sarr to Son.

              Wilson, when he is fit, scores points however bad Newcastle are.
              Now he has a manager who has worked with him before and good fixtures. He'll be a differential for most. Considering strikers aren't scoring many FPL points, it is worth a gamble

          5. fusen
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Mbuemo has factually been an awful FPL pick.
            Since gameweek 8 which is when his ownership grew 4 fold he has scored 5 points.

            Classic example of someone who just doesn't look like a good FPL pick. Obviously not as bad as Traore but along the same lines

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              well he had been unlucky to some extent, was hitting the post a lot, fine margins.

              1. fusen
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                But that doesn't matter. Points for your teams matter. FPL is largely luck based at the end of the day. He's been a bad pick.

            2. JBG
              • 3 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              I regret picking him over ESR or Gallagher, so fking much. Sure he's been unlucky (hit the bar almost countless times and offside goal), but still regret it. I even wanted ESR from GW1, but got talked out of it here.

              1. fusen
                • 9 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                Of the three Gallagher looks the most legitimate attacking.

                ESR has been lucky so although he's been a good pick I don't think his points will stay consistent.

                Mbuemo just isn't proving the points at all.

                Gallagher is providing points and drives at goal consistently. If I didn't have other transfer plans, I'd move to Gallagher from Mbuemo

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  18 days, 14 hours ago

                  Sure ESR has been lucky, but then he is the opposite off Mbuemo I guess.

                  1. fusen
                    • 9 Years
                    18 days, 14 hours ago

                    So stay clear of the two heavily luck based ones and go with the one who actually looks consistent would seem the logical thing to do.

            3. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Unfortunately his price didnt went up, could have atleast made some money.

            4. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              What huge traps Toney & Mbeumo have turned out to be. I started off with Toney then got rid on my wc, now I own him again.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                18 days, 14 hours ago

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          6. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            18 days, 14 hours ago

            Afternoon All

            Thoughts on the below please.

            A. Mbeumo > Gallagher
            B. Raph > Bowen

            I keep saying 'one more week with Mbeumo but my patience is up with him now!

            With Raph I am not sure but Bowen is playing in a much better team.

            1. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 14 hours ago

              Raphinha is a season keeper for me, he is as good as it gets at that price. Find a way to do Mbeumo to Bowen

              1. DavvaMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                18 days, 14 hours ago

                Thanks, you think Bowen over Gallagher?