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What can we expect from Newcastle’s FPL players under Eddie Howe?

Eddie Howe’s appointment as Newcastle United head coach has rekindled a bit of interest in the struggling Magpies from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective, chiefly Callum Wilson (£7.3m).

The former Bournemouth boss has signed a three-year deal on Tyneside, succeeding Steve Bruce in the hotseat at St. James’ Park.

It’s not just the change of manager or the divisive takeover at board level that has seen the Magpies garner modest attention in the Fantasy world but also the upcoming fixtures, which look even better now that Brentford have suffered a mini-slump in form.

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This Scout Report takes a look at what we can expect from a Howe-led Newcastle, assessing his managerial style and preferred formation at Bournemouth, the squad he has inherited, and his previous with a trio of former Cherries who are now on his new club’s books.

THE HISTORY

The second-youngest of the 18 permanent Premier League head coaches currently in a job, 43-year-old Howe is nevertheless no rookie when it comes to management.

The best part of 10 years in charge of Bournemouth was punctuated by a 21-month spell at Burnley, a stay that was only ended by the death of Howe’s mother and – contrary to popular belief – not ‘homesickness’.

Howe’s achievements with the Cherries are notable. Saving the club from what looked like near-certain relegation to the National League upon his appointment in January 2009, he steered the south coast side to promotion to League One in his very next season.

Guiding Bournemouth to another promotion upon his move back to Dorset in the 2012/13 campaign, he then took the Cherries up to the Premier League at the second time of asking in 2014/15.

Four very respectable finishes – ninth in 2016/17 representing Bournemouth’s best-ever placing in their entire history – preceded a disappointing drop to the second tier in 2019/20 and his departure from Dean Court.

PREFERRED TACTICS

From his very first season in charge of Bournemouth to his farewell match against Everton in July 2020, Howe became synonymous with a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1.

The graphic above shows how the Cherries set up against Cardiff City in Gameweek 1 of 2018/19, with future Magpies Ryan Fraser (£5.3m) and Callum Wilson (£7.3m) stationed on the left wing and up front respectively of Howe’s Mike Bassett-approved set-up.

There have been flirtations with a wing-back system in between, with Howe usually – but not exclusively – reserving this set-up for the ‘tougher’ matches when the Cherries came up to the top flight.

The picture above illustrates how Bournemouth were sent out in their 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2017/18, with Fraser at right wing-back and Wilson the spearhead of an attacking trident in a 3-4-3.

MANAGEMENT STYLE

“Attack, attack, attack”, bayed the travelling support midway through Newcastle’s most-recent Premier League outing, a 1-1 draw away at Brighton in Gameweek 11.

In Howe, the Magpies’ faithful are getting someone with a reputation for playing front-foot football.

Despite their limited budget, Bournemouth were twice the seventh highest-scoring side during their five-year stay in the top flight.

Howe himself summed up his managerial approach when appearing on Monday Night Football a year ago:

“We always decided to go on the braver side, the attacking side because we know that if we pictured Bournemouth at our best, it was free-flowing attacking football, it was not sitting back, soaking up pressure and defending.

“We prided ourselves on that and worked on that continually to be better at our attacking play. We almost looked at that as our best form of defence, to attack and attack hard. To entertain.

“I don’t think you can be something you are not; my mindset is to try to win games first, rather than not lose. My mindset when I go into a game, even if people will think we have set up differently, we are deep-lying, we are passive, it’s always to win the game. Always. I don’t think I could ever lose that, I don’t think I could go in with a different mindset.” – Eddie Howe

Echoing those sentiments in his first interview as Newcastle boss, Howe said:

“We love to attack, be front foot, play with speed. I want to see really fast, dynamic movements, a team playing as a team, not as individuals, playing on the front foot, trying to win the game. Not be waiting for the opposition to impose themselves on us, we would need to impose ourselves on the opposition.” – Eddie Howe

A meticulous planner and student of the game (he reportedly spent his ‘gap year’ following the training methods of Diego Simeone in Spain), Howe’s man-management skills have also been praised by his former players:

 “He got the best out of me. I was one of a number of players that he improved in their career and took them to levels that they probably never thought they would get to. That’s the biggest accolade I can give to him, really. He just wanted to improve every single player that he worked with.

“Regardless of what happened off the field, in terms of transfers and players coming in, players going out, he was happiest and he was at his best when he was on the grass coaching players, whether it was one-v-one or with a unit on back-four stuff, midfield stuff. And then, when we all came together, it’d be patterns of play that we’d work on, which we saw come out in the games. That was not by fluke. A lot of the games that we won, and the chances we created, that was all coming from training.” – Simon Francis, speaking to the Athletic

Testimonies from former players, of course, tend to be positive and there have to be lingering doubts over Howe’s other attributes.

The biggest question is over his capacity to shore up a Newcastle defence that is still without a clean sheet in 2021/22: Bournemouth never conceded fewer than 60 goals in any of their five seasons in the Premier League.

Such was the upward trajectory of the Cherries for the bulk of his stay, his ability to improve fortunes when things turn sour is also open to debate. Bournemouth won just 16 of Howe’s final 66 league matches in charge, averaging less than a point per game.

“We just lost our zip a little bit. There are various reasons for that, it was a combination; a lot of injuries, all through the team, and when you lose your best players, as well-documented this season with the amount of injuries in the Premier League, your team gets harmed.

“I think that is when what got harmed for us was confidence levels. If you do not go out into every game thinking you are going to win, or believing you can win, that is when there is trouble for your team.” – Eddie Howe on Bournemouth’s relegation campaign

BOURNEMOUTH UNDER HOWE: ATTACKING STATS

2015/16 Rank v other PL clubs 2016/17 Rank v other PL clubs 2017/18 Rank v other PL clubs 2018/19 Rank v other PL clubs 2019/20 Rank v other PL clubs
Goals scored12th7th=9th7th14th
Shots11th10th8th13th17th
Shots in the box12th12th10th11th18th
Shots on target13th9th7th9th=17th
Big chances17th7th17th5th17th

BOURNEMOUTH UNDER HOWE: DEFENSIVE STATS

2015/16 Rank v other PL clubs 2016/17 Rank v other PL clubs 2017/18 Rank v other PL clubs 2018/19 Rank v other PL clubs 2019/20 Rank v other PL clubs
Goals conceded=18th16th17th18th18th
Clean sheets=17th=11th=19th=8th=19th
Shots conceded5th=15th16th12th17th
Shots in the box conceded6th16th19th10th13th
Shots on target conceded8th=14th15th12th17th
Big chances conceded18th=16th=17th=13th=13th

The two tables above only serve to back up the long-held view of Howe’s Bournemouth: competent going forward but suspect at the back.

Always in the bottom five for goals conceded during their five-year stay, the Cherries were generally bottom-half material for many of the key defensive metrics – particularly ‘big chances’ conceded.

By contrast, Bournemouth were typically upper-mid-table for the main attacking stats until their relegation campaign.

WILSON, FRASER AND RITCHIE UNDER HOWE

CALLUM WILSON

“I wouldn’t sell at any price” – Eddie Howe on Callum Wilson during their time at Bournemouth

Injuries and Wilson have gone hand in hand in FPL, and two serious knee issues limited him to just 25 starts in his first two Premier League seasons. A total of 11 goals across those games was commendable, however.

Eight strikes in 2017/18 represented a below-par return but it was his form during 2018/19 and into the first seven Gameweeks of 2019/20 that saw Wilson at his best under Howe.

In 37 appearances across this period, Wilson plundered 19 goals and 15 assists, racking up 214 FPL points in the process.

Both player and team’s form nosedived thereafter, with Wilson embarking on an incredible run of 15 straight blanks as the Cherries dropped to the Championship.

He’s since picked his form up again on Tyneside, scoring on 16 occasions and assisting a further six goals in his 33 Premier League run-outs for Newcastle.

RYAN FRASER

“The situation with Fraser probably didn’t end as well as it would have liked to. But I know he had a real father-son relationship with him because he could relate to the fact that he’d moved away from home on his own. He was young, Ryan; he was insecure at times with the surroundings and being on his own, he wasn’t comfortable.” – Simon Francis on Eddie Howe’s relationship with Ryan Fraser

Fraser’s time on the south coast ended in ignominy as he opted not to extend his contract during the Covid-affected campaign of 2019/20 and aid with the Cherries’ fight against relegation.

The “wee man” has since said that there is no lingering bad blood with Howe and there’ll be dreams of him resurrecting his stellar form of 2018/19 when he registered 21 attacking returns as a budget midfielder, although anyone who has seen Fraser’s recent abysmal performances for Newcastle will wonder if his peak has been and gone.

Fraser and Wilson combined for a record-threatening 12 goals in that campaign, with the Scotland international supplying a whopping 28 big chances – 10 more than any other FPL midfielder – en route to 14 assists.

In 98 appearances in which he lasted 45+ minutes, Fraser registered 14 goals and 27 assists under Howe, averaging 4.1 points per game.

MATT RITCHIE

“For me my time with him was fantastic, I loved every minute. We have a young hungry group here and I am sure he can bring out the best in them if he is appointed.

“What he did at Bournemouth was nothing short of a miracle. I have all the praise in the world for him. We have some really talented players. It is just about getting the group confidence.” – Matt Ritchie on Eddie Howe

Matt Ritchie (£4.9m) – who is an impressive second for chances created among defenders in 2021/22 – was part of Howe’s Bournemouth side from League One up, although only played under his returning boss for one season in the top flight.

Used almost exclusively as a right-winger in that 2015/16 Premier League campaign, Ritchie delivered four goals and eight assists in 37 appearances. A total of 77 shots was the eighth-best among FPL midfielders in that season. A repeat of that as an ‘out of position’ defender this year would obviously be welcome, even if the Magpies’ clean sheet count remains an ongoing worry.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9 3

Initially, interest in Newcastle assets will probably be restricted to Wilson – and even that’s more to do with the Gameweek 12-15 fixtures and the dearth of in-form FPL forwards elsewhere, rather than the change of head coach per se.

Wilson is probably one of the only players we know will be part of Howe’s line-up against Brentford; even Ritchie and Fraser, former favourites of Howe’s, will be competing with Jacob Murphy (£4.9m), Joelinton (£5.8m), Miguel Almiron (£5.2m) and – depending on the set-up – Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.8m) for wide-midfield roles. Jamal Lewis (£4.3m) is also a threat to Ritchie if the latter is now seen as a left-back.

Bournemouth’s fairly dismal defensive record doesn’t bode well for Newcastle’s struggling backline and they’ll remain far from our thoughts for now. Ritchie is one for the watchlist if he’s ‘out of position’ and retains set-piece duties (the Cherries had a strong record for goals from set plays under Howe) but even then, the form of the Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool premium defenders and Tino Livramento (£4.5m) will make it hard for a punt like Ritchie to attract serious Fantasy interest.

The midfield is a wait-and-see. Fraser, Ritchie, Joshua King, Junior Stanislas and David Brooks all shone as FPL midfielders for at least one campaign under Howe at Bournemouth, so whoever gets the nod on the flanks or supporting Wilson in attack could provide value in this already productive season for budget midfield gems.

Come January, of course, we may be looking at a whole new bunch of Saudi-financed players to consider…


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414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    bench one:
    a. Vardy (CHE)
    b. Sarr (MUN)
    c. Duffy (AVL)

    1. Davros
      • 12 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Tough to call.
      Can see Duffy getting CS
      Think I’d fancy Vardy over sarr
      So b

    2. Top Dog
      • 12 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Bench Duffy, not 100% to start.

      Vardy traditionally has very good record against top sides.

      Man Utd defence all over the place at the moment

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Duffy

    4. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Duffy

    5. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      appreciate replies

    6. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 18 hours ago

      Duffy

  2. Davros
    • 12 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Is Fornals > Bowen?

    1. Top Dog
      • 12 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Reply fail below

  3. Top Dog
    • 12 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    As an FPL asset Bowen is the better option. Fornals better technically, but more ‘end product’ from Bowen

    1. Davros
      • 12 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Ta!

    2. PartyTime
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Whatever happened to Benrahma

    3. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      GtG with the Arsenal boys on the bench v Liverpool?

      Guaita
      TAA,James,Cancelo,Livramento
      Salah, Raphinha,Gallagher
      Ronaldo,Vardy,Toney

      Gunn,ESR,White,Gilmour

      1. Top Dog
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        Tough call, wouldn’t want to bench ESR at the moment but may just about be the right call

      2. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        ESR and White on my bench too.

      3. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        GTG

      4. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks

      5. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        yeah i d play exact same XI

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          ESR and Arsenal defender on my bench too

      6. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 18 hours ago

        Yes.

    4. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Those with Mbeumo and Vardy are you keeping? Not sure if I should keep for another week or 2?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        I’m keeping Vardy for now but he’s on thin ice. Don’t expect much from the Chelsea game but a few good ones after that.
        He may fund a Son move if they get their act together before Norwich.

        I’d ship Mbeumo if I had him.

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          Mbeumo I think I will do before GW12, I need to get rid of Vardy to facilitate other moves, just not sure if I should keep for the good games he has after Chelski.

      2. Top Dog
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I’d keep both for this week. Mbeumo v.good fixture this week, and Vardy good ones to come.

        Gives you one more week to review other options (e.g. Spurs)

      3. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Keeping Vardy for the hauls to come.

      4. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I have 2FT's and would rather not burn one.

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          IB games might help with that!

        2. Top Dog
          • 12 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          What’s rest of your team

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Sanchez | Foster

            Cancelo | TAA | Chilwell | White | Livramento

            Raph | Salah | Foden | Mbeumo | Luiz

            Jiminez | Vardy | Antonio

            1. Stejson
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 18 hours ago

              Perfect time for a GK transfer?

      5. AD2110
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 18 hours ago

        I got rid of vardy for Son and switched to 352. Then Mbeumo to Jota after the Newcastle game

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Leeds defensive numbers are pretty good last 4 matches, could wait on the spurs players til burnley

      1. Top Dog
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        With Jota more nailed that is my priority this week. Will assess Tot again, but less sure about jumping on them due to player(s) I would need to move on

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I've got good players anyway and a benching headache to begin with before even adding spurs players

        Not worth it yet imo, but a Salah blank and a son or kane (C) explosion could be gold

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Llorente and Phillips being fit definitely helps, but they've also played some teams that aren't exactly freescoring (Norwich, Wolves, Watford, Soton, Leicester). But it's a tough call, Spurs aren't creating much at the minute either yet with Son and Kane they could be devastating if they get chances

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 18 hours ago

          Leicester have been very free scoring and created next to nothing. Take your point generally but I'm looking back to the second half of last season too where they were only really bettered by Chelsea as a defence.

          Curious to see what transpires.Should be an interesting match up between Conteball and Bielsa man to man approach in any event.

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 18 hours ago

            Fair point, I guess I'm just feeling Leicester are on paper overrated at times but they are still scoring often so I'll take that point back. I guess every occasion I've happened to watch them this season has been during their poorer games (Norwich, West Ham, Brentford) where, even though they scored, I thought they really struggled to create chances.

            Have to say I'm impressed impressed Cooper's improvement too, on every occasion I've seen him up until 4 or 5 games into the start of this season I've thought he's been a huge weak link but it looks like he and Llorente are playing well together now.

    6. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Bench 1 please:
      A- Rudiger
      B- Livramento
      C- Mbeumo

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        A or B, gotta play mbuemo against newcastle

      2. Top Dog
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I’d probably bench A

      3. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        The one I wouldn't bench is Livra - slight signs of uptick but Norwich attack is the most reliable thing to target. Might bench Rudi before Mbeumo but close.

      4. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        B or C

      5. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 18 hours ago

        A

    7. tommo-uk-
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Was going to wait until after IB to bring James in but worried his price may rise even further before then…thoughts?

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I would do it now.

        I've already priced myself out of getting Gallagher or ESR for no hit by 'waiting'.

        Used one of my 2 FT last night on changing Meslier to Guaita, because both look likely to have price changes before the end of next week, which would then mean I will be priced out of doing the other change I want to do, which is get Cancelo in.

        Sometimes, the market dictates when you have to make your transfers, especially if you are on a tight budget and one price change can knock out your intended replacement player.

    8. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Surely Kane starts scoring soon with those 3 fixtures? Brentford Leeds Norwich home in next 4 is way to difficult to turn down for a player even in his form, these are the teams he usually bullies

      1. tommo-uk-
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        You would like to think so.

      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I hope so but everything about his demeanour show he's a player that's stopped caring

        I'll still probably put him in myself for FOMO but I'll be moving swiftly onto Ronaldo after gw15

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Think this is where I'm at. Feel like it's risky, but I don't want to keep Vardy (not that I don't think he'll score any time soon, heck it'd be typical of him to score next weekend) as I don't trust Leicester in games where they ought to do better, and that fixture run coming up for MU is hard to ignore. I have 2 FT anyway, if it fails, it fails and maybe I move to Ronaldo that bit earlier, but even from that EL game it sounded like Kane set up one goal and had a shot turned in by a defender so signs are there he's at least getting a bit more involved

      3. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I would find it hard not to believe Kane will start scoring again.

        Whilst it's clear and obvious that he doesn't want to be with Spurs anymore I think Conte will ignite enough fire in him to get him to go out and play the way he can.

        At the end of the day, he's a striker and nothing on the field makes strikers happier than scoring goals. If he's getting Son, Bavies and Reguillon supply him with major bullets I can't see him not turning that down.

        Instinct will take over.

    9. Calum Undisputed
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Hi Guys,
        Have 2FT 3 itb

        Guaita Foster
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento Duffy
        Mbeumo Gallagher Salah Mwepu Mendy
        Auba Antonio Vardy

        1. Auba > Kane
        Keep 1FT

        2. Mwepu > Jota/Son
        Auba > Wilson/Toney

        1 or 2 ?
        if 2 to who ?

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          2 easily.

          Son and Wilson. Both Easy to shift if they fail, but my guess is that both those two will start scoring points now.

          1. Calum Undisputed
              25 days, 18 hours ago

              Thanks. will kiv til IB ending or if somehow prices start to shift for son/wilson

          2. Top Dog
            • 12 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            2 for me

            1. Top Dog
              • 12 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              I think I’d go Wilson over Toney, just

              1. Calum Undisputed
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  thanks. Jota or Son

            2. mojoindojo
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 18 hours ago

              2 with Son and Wilson

              1. Calum Undisputed
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  thanks

            3. Hryszko
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Is this way too sideways? I’ve got 2FT & want to shift gray, but without moving on one of my premium defenders I’m stuck with a benching headache every week.. or do I have other moves to make first?

              Rudiger > Johnson & Gray > Jota/Gallagher?

              Sanchez
              TAA - Chilwell - Cancelo - Rudiger
              Salah - Son - ESR
              Toney - Vardy - Antonio

              Steele - Livra - Gray - Sissoko

              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                The midfield change is an upgrade and you can't play everyone every week so I see the appeal of fodder for the bench. Is Johnson nailed enough to rely on? You don't want another transfer to move him on. The other question is whether you want to keep Vardy - that's another move you could make.

              2. Calum Undisputed
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  only move will be remove Gray. depending can u afford jota else will have to be gallagher

              3. PartyTime
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  Think Cornet is a solid differential in that 6.0m midfield bracket

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 19 hours ago

                    Burnley

                  2. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    Bringing him in for Raphinha this week. I'm sure I'll likely reverse the move a few weeks down the line but feel like it's worth a shot

                    1. PartyTime
                        25 days, 17 hours ago

                        If Raphinha isn’t available after Intl break then yes otherwise I wouldn’t get rid of Raphinha

                  3. unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 19 hours ago

                    Morning dzzz, need to offload one of Mbeumo/Toney for either Son/Kane but main decision is whether to get Jota and switch to a 352. Best combo for next few gw's

                    A: Son + Toney + Jimmy + extra ft
                    B: Son + Wilson + Jimmy
                    C: Son + Toney + Jota (-4) in a 352
                    D: Mbeumo + Toney + Kane + extra ft
                    E: Mbeumo + Jota + Kane (-4) in a 352

                    1. Cornholi0
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      25 days, 19 hours ago

                      B for me!

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 19 hours ago

                      I’d love to help but I need to see a reformed UN helping others per the original mandate.

                      1. mojoindojo
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        So he won't ever get any help...

                        1. The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          The posting history speaks for itself. No community of nations with this UN.

                    3. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      A

                  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 4 Years
                    25 days, 19 hours ago

                    Guys livra injury serious?

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      Not sure but it is IB

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

                      No. Intl injury

                    3. gooberman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      I doubt he's even injured at all given he played 90 mins in the last premier league game. Seems like a case of a pre-international break fantom injury.

                  5. Jafalad
                    • 11 Years
                    25 days, 19 hours ago

                    Best forward under 7.2? Not a lot out there. 🙁

                    1. Jafalad
                      • 11 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      As I thought.

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

                      All punts at that price. Hwang, Benteke, Broja, Armstrong, maybe. ASM an option if you think Howe improves the New attack?

                    3. Cojones of Destiny
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      ASM/Toney/Hwang/Armstrong/Che A/

                    4. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      Hwang

                      1. BrazilianGooner
                        • 9 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        This

                    5. Calum Undisputed
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        only toney fixtures are good but have been consistent in blanking
                        and hwang but fixtures are turning bad
                        for their price can expect much

                        Toney if no mbeumo
                        hwang can consider.
                        else jus get 4.4 davis and direct fund to def/mid

                      • mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        I might get some weird looks for this, but I'm seriously considering bringing Benteke in for Toney next GW

                        1. NateDog
                          • 1 Year
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Just be wary that he may drop out with Eze coming back, I'd love to punt on him too if I thought he'd stick in the first XI but there will be Zaha, Edouard, Ayew, Olise, Eze and Benteke competing for those front 3 spots

                    6. Raf
                      • 12 Years
                      25 days, 19 hours ago

                      Hi guys,

                      I have

                      Taa chilwell cancelo semedo livra

                      2ft

                      A.Chilwell to James
                      B. Semedo to James
                      C. Leave

                      1. Cojones of Destiny
                        • 3 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        B or punt on Regulion

                      2. The Knights Template
                        • 8 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        B

                      3. Top Dog
                        • 12 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        B

                      4. Calum Undisputed
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          B

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

                          Like others said, B

                        • mojoindojo
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          B easy

                      5. DavvaMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        25 days, 19 hours ago

                        B

                        1. The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Correct. B is always the answer.

                          1. Bavarian
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            This

                            1. Raf
                              • 12 Years
                              25 days, 18 hours ago

                              Thanks all!

                      6. dshv
                        • 4 Years
                        25 days, 18 hours ago

                        Hi fellas 14k rank last gw looking to be good next gw

                        Vardy mbeumo to
                        1. Son Wilson
                        2. Save

                        1. Bavarian
                          • 3 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          2

                        2. The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Save

                        3. Konstaapeli
                          • 5 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          2

                        4. BrazilianGooner
                          • 9 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          If I had both of them, I def would keep thinking in the next weeks…

                        5. Calum Undisputed
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            save

                          • mentaculus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            1

                        6. The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Sa or Steele next GW?

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

                            I'd might Steele

                            1. The Knights Template
                              • 8 Years
                              25 days, 18 hours ago

                              Thanks Clancy

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

                              Steele for syre

                              1. The Knights Template
                                • 8 Years
                                25 days, 18 hours ago

                                Woohoo! More!

                          2. The Knights Template
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Or a big bowl of porridge with brown sugar?

                        7. corderz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Was all set to wildcard but have done Sanchez + Grealish > Guaita + Jota (-4) and don't think my team looks that bad. Would you still wildcard for the likes of Son/Kane?

                          Guaita Foster
                          Chilwell Rudiger Cancelo White Livramento
                          Salah Havertz Jota ESR Brownhill
                          Vardy Antonio Toney

                          1. The Knights Template
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Nope, looks fine.

                          2. BrazilianGooner
                            • 9 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Save WC

                          3. Konstaapeli
                            • 5 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Spurs haven't shown anything yet. Wouldn't wildcard for them.

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

                            How much itb?

                            1. corderz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              25 days, 18 hours ago

                              2.1m. Which could be Rudiger > TAA for another minus 4?

                          5. JBG
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            You're in a great position with a WC, so just keep it and use it if Spurs, MU and Newcastle assets start playing great.

                            1. corderz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              25 days, 18 hours ago

                              Good point
                              Just feel I've wasted a transfer doing Sanchez > Guaita as was thinking I'd wildcard....

                        8. corderz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          2.1m
                          Could do Rudiger > TAA for another -4

                          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Trent is worth the -4

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

                            Not sure it's worth it this GW, TAA needs to at least keep CS to make it worth it.

                          3. Al-Chemy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Wouldn't for a hit this week

                        9. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Anyone tried this board game out? It's called Superclub, it's basically "football manager the boardgame".

                          https://i.shgcdn.com/f811446a-e912-4daa-a048-aec12fda699e/-/format/auto/-/preview/3000x3000/-/quality/lighter/

                          1. The Knights Template
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 18 hours ago

                            Not like monotony, I mean monopoly?

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

                              Haven't tried it out myself, one of the reasons I'm asking. It's like 70 euros in my country.

                        10. Al-Chemy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          2 FTs and 2m ITB, but not too sure what the best moves are. Would like Son but would mean losing Vardy who has some nice fixtures coming up too.

                          Ramsdale Foster
                          TAA Cancelo James Livramento Duffy
                          Salah Foden Saka Gray Luiz
                          Vardy Antonio Toney

                          Could do Gray -> Gallagher and have two transfers next week to lose Toney potentially

                        11. JBG
                          • 3 Years
                          25 days, 18 hours ago

                          Jamie Vardy last 3 matches: 228min 0G 0A 0.34xG 0.13xA
                          From: https://understat.com/league/EPL

                          Ugh... It's typical that Vardy turns into sh*t when I bring him in, every season this happens it seems(for me).

                          1. PartyTime
                              25 days, 18 hours ago

                              Don’t worry say jebi ga & be happy

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

                                Oh that's what I say evertime now when I see Vardy blank. I'm lucky other people in MLs own him so it doesn't effect my league standing at all.

                            • Calum Undisputed
                                25 days, 17 hours ago

                                can u transfer him out so he will perform better for us...?

                                kidding. its not his fault. brendan rogers cant make up his mind with formation either.
                                he will come gd next few gameweek. hang on to him.
                                i feel u got gray to get rid. or just roll the transfer

                                1. JBG
                                  • 3 Years
                                  25 days, 17 hours ago

                                  I'm either getting rid for Kane(or to fund Son) or keeping until after Watford.

                            • gmando2011
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              25 days, 17 hours ago

                              pre-planning my team to try and get Ronaldo in for his nice run of fixtures - it ruins my whole team, anyone plainning on going without for that period?