Scout Notes

How Spurs’ FPL assets fared against Leeds in Gameweek 12

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 12 Scout Notes with analysis of Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United.

For a briefer summary of Saturday’s action, click here, while you can read up on Manchester City v Everton in more detail below.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-1 LEEDS UNITED

  • Goals: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m), Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m) | Daniel James (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Lucas Moura (£6.4m), Eric Dier (£4.5m) | Jack Harrison (£5.6m)
  • Bonus: Hojbjerg x3, Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) x2, Dier x1, Reguilon x1, James x1

KANE AND SON BLANK

Spurs failed to manage a single shot on target in a lacklustre opening 45 minutes on Sunday, but improved after the break to claim a 2-1 win over Leeds United.

However, for Fantasy managers who had invested in either Son Heung-min (£10.4m) or Harry Kane (£12.2m), it was a frustrating afternoon, as neither player registered an attacking return.

Despite that, they did have shots deflected onto the woodwork, while Kane managed four goal attempts – including three efforts inside the box – which is better and offers encouragement for future weeks, especially given their immediate schedule: Burnley (a), Brentford (h) and Norwich City (h).

Harry Kane’s shot map v Leeds United in Gameweek 12

Following the win, Spurs are now seventh in the table, four points off the top four, which Antonio Conte discussed after the game:

“We want to fight, we want to improve the position in the table. At this moment, there are four teams that, for many reasons, because they are working with the same coach, they invested a lot of money, at this moment there are four teams and there is a gap. I’m not scared about this.

I trust in my players, I trust in my squad. We want to fight to stay close and fight for Champions League. Then if there’s one team that slips up this season or makes mistakes, we must be there to try to do our best.”

ROYAL V REGUILON

Given Conte’s history with attacking wing-backs, there has understandably been plenty of discussion in the community around Emerson Royal (£4.9m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m), and who is in fact the better option for our FPL squads.

So, here’s a selection of key underlying stats from the Italian tactician’s first two games in charge:

“My first goal in the Premier League. We get three points. It’s unbelievable, it’s amazing. And now we continue. When we attack I have to have the mentality of a striker. The gaffer wants that. I have to arrive, arrive, arrive – and also defend. Now I’m dead but I’m so happy!” – Sergio Reguilon

GELHARDT MAKES FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE START

With Raphinha (£6.7m) and Rodrigo (£6.3m) surprise absentees on the day, due to illness and a minor foot injury respectively, budget forward Joe Gelhardt (£4.5m) was tasked with leading the line in his first Premier League start.

The youngster showed glimpses of his ability throughout, ending the game with four goal attempts, three shots in the box and six penalty area touches, though moving forward, you’d expect him to be used as more of an impact substitute once Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford (£7.7m) return.

“He showed personality, he could adapt to the rhythm of the game, they are things that are important.” – Marcelo Bielsa on £4.5m forward Joe Gelhardt

Elsewhere, Daniel James (£6.0m) bagged his second attacking return in his last three appearances, while Kalvin Phillips (£4.8m) lined-up in an unfamiliar centre-back role, which he and his manager touched on after the game:

“Llorente played from the right side to the centre against a player who makes a lot of diagonal [runs]. Phillips played as a right centre-back following Kane whenever he dropped, Pascal played as a left-back marking Moura and Cooper played his natural position of left centre-back. Perhaps you interpret that it was a back three, perhaps what you saw was correct but our intention was to play Llorente, Phillips, Cooper, Pascal with Dallas on the right, Klich and Forshaw in the centre and then after James on the right, Gelhardt in the centre and Harrison on the left.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“To be honest I don’t know why he did it. We wanted to be more defensive with their attacking threat. Me and Liam Cooper went man for man marking. It worked really well in the first half, but in the second half it’s just a lack of concentration that hurt us.” – Kalvin Phillips when asked why Bielsa chose to play him at the back


Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga (Sanchez 68), Dier, Davies, Royal, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon (Sessegnon 79), Moura (Alli 88), Son, Kane

Leeds XI: Meslier, Llorente, Phillips, Cooper, Struijk, Forshaw (Roberts 65), Dallas, James, Klich (Firpo 59), Harrison, Gelhardt (McKinstry 87)


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  1. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Chilwell
    Salah Son Foden Raphinha Gallagher
    Jimenez

    Foster Antonio Livramento Davis

    Early days but is this looking good to go for GW13 ??

    Thanks

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      yep looks pretty good to me.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yep g2g pending any fitness concerns that might crop up.

    3. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good, in fact very similar to me. I have ESR instead of Gallagher, which is a coin toss, but I like your team with Raph instead of mine (Toney). Guess I need to decide if I want a playing 3rd bench over Christmas, hmm.

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Cancelo | R James | Duffy
    Salah | Raphinha | Mbeumo
    Ronaldo | Vardy | Jiménez

    Steele | Livramento | Allan | Brownhill

    0.8 ITB. 2 FTs.
    16k OR.

    Trade ideas,
    Raphinha & Allan to Jota & Gilmour/4.4 (0.0 ITB).

    I quite like this move, due to Raphinha being a probable trade post gw14 (fixture swing); allows me to catch the price rise(s) of Jota.
    i.e. it is not just an equation of who scores more between the two over the next 3 GWs, as price rises cancel out the move post gw14.

    Obviously, very much pending the availability of Jota, whilst too the return of Firmino.

    Thoughts?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I like those moves as Jota is a better pick than Raph going forward. Leeds are struggling.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Only thing is you are committed to 4-3-3 with not much flexibility

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          This is correct, however, I am looking to shift from Jimenez after he plays Burnley, and hopefully, I'll have 2FTs to use (as I won't be making a trade next week).

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would be more inclined to sell Mbeumo than Raphinha. But i guess the budget doesn’t get you to Jota. Would you be open to sellling Vardy instead of Allan?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would too but yes funds don't align.
        I still think Brentford's fixtures are alright and they did score 3 goals on the weekend.

        Probably not no, just because I have held him for a while now and through Chelsea, for me, that warrants keeping him for this next run of favourable fixtures.

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Personally wouldnt get Jota even if he's fit mate. Firmino looks like he'll be back soon.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes, this is definitely a key thought.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Get Bernardo :). Got him this gw as a Havertz replacement.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I was thinking Bernardo gw15 via a Jimenez trade.

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      gw15 fixture swing (not 14)*

  3. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which problem do I need to fix first:
    A) my keepers are McCarthy/Steele (rough fixtures)
    B) my defense is TAA Henry Duffy Livra Williams (no City or Chelsea or Spurs)

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      (2.2M in the bank)

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Get Cancelo or James in asap

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B!

    4. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B by a long way

    5. Calum Undisputed
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B. Henry is good for this game week. Williams upgrade

        Cancelo
        James
        Reguilon

    6. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      So I guess the question is: 4 at the back with TAA/Cancelo/James/Chilwell...or...3 (Cancelo, TAA, Chil/James)?

      James looks so good. If he was classified as a MID or a FWD it would be a no brainer right?

      The only issue is rotation.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I think you need them all. Chilwell is averaging 9 points a game, second only to Salah, and James is next best after that.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If you don't have double Chelsea def you'd rather hope they don't keep a CS or only your defender gets attacking returns otherwise it's a red arrow.

      3. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Rotation is coming during christmas period, but still going with all 4. Watford forward on bench.

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

          It's coming sooner than that - GWs 14 and 17 and midweek PL schedules. Chelsea and City will be massively prone to rotation starting now.

          1. Jafalad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Given the points on my bench each week, rotation may be no bad thing. 😕

      4. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I went 5 at the back

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      50 of my 81 points this GW came from my 4 defenders. Time to go 5 at the back now I guess!

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Blasphemy!!!! It's either 3 or 4.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Zero forwards is the way to go.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would do just 4 max meself.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          With Livra as my 5th I guess I am covered to even play 5 at times. But what's with forwards this season?

      3. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I did

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      1FT. 0.0ITB

      Plan is to roll FT. Looks OK for now?

      Guaita
      TAA Cancelo James
      Salah Son Foden Gallagher Jota
      Antonio Wilson

      Carson White Livramento Davis

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        g2g

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Perfect

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

      Bench one this gw

      a. Antonio
      b. raphina
      c. rudiger ( also have chilwell)

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ant

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A

    10. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is Dias out of favor now, injured, or just rested via Pep roulette? He’s been such a disappointment over the last 4-5 GW but not worth -4 to clear him out.

      1. Root
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Just rested

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Rested would be my guess.

    11. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Start rudiger or Antonio ? Play Sanchez or foster ?

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Rudi Sanches

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Rudi

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

      White/Foden to Cancelo/Gallagher worth -4?

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

        Or just Rudiger to Cancelo for free?

        Also have James, TAA and Livra.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Think Rudiger could be useful during busy december schedule, most nailed chelsea defender

        2. TopBinFc
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No I wouldn't, fancy West Ham to score at Etihad and then Cancelo may be rested in a few games during busy period.

        3. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah looks Good Long term moves

        4. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Rest of your team?

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

            Sanchez Steele
            TAA, James, Rudiger, White, Livra
            Salah, Jota, Foden, Raphina, Sissoko
            Kane, Jimenez, Broja

            1.2 in the bank

        5. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Y

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Havertz > Jota worth a -4 here?

        Sa
        TAA, Cancelo, James, Semedo
        Salah, Havertz, Raph, Gallagher
        Kane, Antonio

        4.0; Livra, Allan, 4.4

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

          Nah

        2. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Havertz up against worst defense in the league, do the move next week

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yh assuming Werner and Lukaku are still out it’s tempting to hold him. Sounds like they could be back though, he is due a rest

        3. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          If Jota is fit, I would do it. The reason is Chelsea have options now with Pulisic, Ziyech, Mount and Odoi etc all being able to somehow displace him. Pulisic was in the game for less than 10 min and made the difference, Havertz couldn't do it for over 60 min. Werner also coming back soon, and Lukaku to follow. I just can't see him getting more minutes let alone more points anytime soon.

        4. TopBinFc
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Nah, def not

        5. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Looking at a front 3 of Jiminez, DCL and Antonio when I finally play the wildcard

          Got Jimi already and he ticks away nicely.

          DCL and Antonio will have nice fixtures soon and are good value.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I have been a Jimi owner since gw4, not sure how long-term I want to keep him as an asset though.
            I was thinking of trading after gw14 maybe.

          2. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I will be planning to get rid of Jimi after 2 weeks hopefully Dcl is back by then

          3. Fabreghastly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I've had Jimi since GW5. Will bench for 15, 16 & 18 if others are fit

        6. Kosan11
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Ramsdale
          Chilwell | TAA | James | Cancelo
          ESR | Son | Salah | Foden
          Jimenez | Wilson

          Foster | A. Armstrong | Normann | Livra

          1 FT 0.7 ITB

          G2g and save transfer or change? Is it a time to get rid of Foden? Thinking about Jota, but there are news that Firmino is getting ready soon, plus this injury of Jota...

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

            Considering cheaper options who delivers as well as Foden. Jota will also be pretty nailed when Salah and Mane goes to afcon. Await more info on Jota knock

            1. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              That's true, actually I was thinking about some low-owned player. Like Bowen, Cornet or Trossard. Maybe it's time to toss the dices.

        7. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Think fpl really needs to remodel its pricing or tweak the scoring system next year so that attacking full backs/wingbacks are competitively priced with mid-priced forwards which they have been outscoring for some years now

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Cancelo will be 7m, James and Chilwell at least 6.5 and TAA at least 7.5. Thats a huge chunk of value imo.

        8. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Do we have any reason/data to suggest keeping Brentford's Mbuemo and Toney?

          1. Kosan11
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I got rid of Mbuemo, dont care actually if he even get 5 double hauls, fck it...I gave him enough time

            1. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              The thing is they have been ok recently, nothing to suggest a haul against Everton. Meanwhile other teams have been ticking off points, Gallagher, ESR, Jimi etc are all better options now. Sometimes we are blinded by fixtures but we ought to look at the way the team is performing, and they were lucky to come away with a draw against Newcastle.

          2. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I don't look at data personally,
            but I am holding Mbeumo.

          3. TopBinFc
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I'm keeping Toney, not much other options in the forwards

          4. Drumandbaines123
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Rage transferred Sarr out last night after his weeks of blanks, two missed penalties and bad fixtures after being very patient and holding so long as well. Think he'll be off pens now and might be injured anyway. Also think better value to be had elsewhere in Watford attack. Hope it doesn't come back to bite me but plumped for Cornet instead.

            1. CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Good call mate!

          5. Mr Ozil
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Who to sell first?

            A- Antonio
            B- Mbeumo
            C- King
            D- Mbeumo

            1. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I'd keep Antonio and King, dont have them now but planning to get them in next 3 gws. B&D Mbeumo and his evil twin, without thinking. If we get points when someone hits post or miss he would be my first choice.

          6. -GK22-
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Dias, Mbuembo to Reguilon & Gallagher?

            Y/N

            Rest of team, leaves £0.6mitb

            Ramsdale
            Taa, Chilwell, Cancelo, xxxx, Livramento
            Salah, Jota, Raphinha, xxxxx, Brownhill
            Vardy, Antonio, Toney

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

            As last week I have tried to offer a few insights into the games I watched over the weekend. They are opinions only but it might help for those who don’t get to see all the matches: Part 1:
            Foxes 0 Chelsea 3: The epitome of change in FPL this year is the emergence of wing backs other than Pool. Chelsea totally bossed midfield and no width offered by Leicester. Chelsea, as against Burnley, tore them apart from wide areas and free running down the centre of the field. With no Teilemans and Suyuncu being a waste of space, RJames and Chilly had a field day with Rudiger having a free role in the Leicester penalty area. Stay clear of Vardy. Come back Nacho!

            Watford 4 Manu 1: 2 players can hold their heads up for ManU; Donny and Sancho. Stress ManU out with enthusiasm and they will capitulate. There was zero protection in midfield to look after the inept United defense. Maguire red carded and suffering with the pressure added to their woes. Dennis and King look like good enablers, especially if Sarr is sidelined.

            Villa 2 Brighton 0: Watkins is back! A very even match with Villa making use of the wide areas. Manager bounce? I am not sure but Villa a lot more assured at the back and letting Mings move forward too. I can see Brighton continuing to struggle up front and Watkins showing class and energy will surpass Ings IMO. Douglas Luiz makes a big difference.

            Burnley 3 Palace 3: If you want a Palace asset, Benteke could be the way to go. He looks like his old, more commanding self. The first time I have seen Palace bullied at the back since Chelsea. Gallagher must get a new set of batteries soon. Cornet is a class finisher and did it again. He is in my team next week along with Guaita and Benteke maybe. Forget about Burnley clean sheets.

            Newcastle 3 Brentford 3: Not sure of the quality but I enjoyed the game for sure. Mbeumo another woodwork miss, albeit offside; Toney further forward but lucky with the goal. (Played well though) ASM is going to run riot under Eddie Howe. Don’t expect clean sheets from Newcastle but they will score.

            Norwich 2 Soton 1: Are we seeing cracks at Soton? McCarthy was awful and the reason Soton lost. People will be tempted by Puki but not me. The sooner Braja plays in place of Armstrong the better. Commenting on this game is boring to be frank. (I fell asleep)

            Wolves 1 Hammers 0: Wolves were a far superior side and Podence made a difference. Bowen was head and shoulders the best Hammers player IMO. Antonio contributions slipping but so was his performance today. The teams play a similar game and Wolves were just better at it. Jimenez could have had double figures and at his price is worth keeping, even against top sides. Hwang out wide and will not get many chances IMO.

            Pool 4 Gunners 0: Welcome to the real world Arsenal. They could have scored a couple due to Pool’s high line but Pool were at their attacking best and could have scored a few more. TAA is the best value “forward” in the game. Robbo could struggle to get his place back. With ESR all can see he is good but will he get many opportunities? VVD is back!

            Citeh 3 Everton 0: Embarrassed to be a Toffee. A walk in the park for Citeh with Cancelo just about everywhere. I am sure Foden was carrying an injury. He was playing wide and was generally less effective. He left the field early for Mahrez after another knock. Sterling always in the mix and Laporte picking up an early yellow. TBH I would say Bernardo the safest option for points ATM. Gundo promising too. Injury to Gray and looks bad with Richarlison getting a 1 game ban next week. Back against Everton!

            Spurs 2 Leeds 1: A game of 2 halves. Leeds energy stopped Spurs in their tracks. Harrison back to form IMO, helped by Forshaw and Phillips centre back. Raphina ill. Spurs wing backs too deep and ineffectual. James played well too using his pace. Game turned on its head second half. Reguilon scoring but not due to being a wing back. I can see rotation for wide Spurs players. Sessegnon is a spoiler in that position. Kane and Son mostly anonymous. Gerhardt worth a short term punt. Leeds not as fit as last year. Kane dead on his feet too.

            Excuse the grammar and I hope you get something from this.

            1. Drumandbaines123
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Cheers for the summary!

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thank You

            2. Cornholi0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Well done! Nice read!

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cheers bud. Pick up and correct anything you need to. Done fairly hastily

            3. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Wow thank you, Sir. This is an amazing feedback.. Seriously, you should earn some money doing this. Definitely worth reading, and would be very useful for the upcoming gws.

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                We all love a pat on the back mate!

                1. Kosan11
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  That's for sure lol. In your opinion, from past gw, who is going to be our future potential game changer, Jimmy, Antonio, Benteke or Watkins? Last three gws I'm seriously thinking about Watkins, if he can gets last season form.

                  1. CAVEAT KING
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    watkins showed last year what he was about. Even playing wide he is effective and fixtures are not an issue with him. I took a punt last week and so far it has paid off.

                    1. Kosan11
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      that's great to hear. I have him in my draft team since gw1, hope he is going to return for patience. I'm thinking to change my forwards completely in next 3 gws, current Jimmy Armstrong Willson --> Watkins Dennis Antonio maybe, there is still time for Antonio until gw16 to see how does he perform

                      1. CAVEAT KING
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Antonio needs a rest IMO

            4. Arn De Gothia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Thanks

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

                Great stuff and got me thinking. I'm dithering over Vardy to Benteke but Foxes have good fixtures. Sounds like Vardy's a busted flush whoever they're up against.

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  As above Watkins and Benteke are my watchlist favorites atm. Cornet in midfield could be a rank changer too. I have harping on about Cornet early on but never took my own advice.

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

                    I'm looking to dump Sarr immediately and Raph soon. I was prioritising Jota but you're making me consider Bilva as first in. With a strong bench I can manage Bilva and/or Foden being rested. ESR to Cornet further down the line is in my thoughts too.

                    1. CAVEAT KING
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Great minds mate! Almost line and verse how I am thinking. Jota injury sways me too and I will leave a space for a Pool asset too.

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

                Welcome mate

            5. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Armstrong has been a good performer on the whole so I think that is a little bit harsh considering Broja cameo didn't exact stake any claims.

              As for the goalkeeping situation, it is a difficult one.
              Forster's performances in the cup were very strong, however, it is widely known he will be leaving at the end of the season when his contract expires. I think it would have to get pretty poor with McCarthy for a rotation to be made, just my thoughts.

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                And no I don't believe it is "cracks"

                Soton should have been at least a goal for the good at HT and yes, McCarthy threw both goals into his own net. Poor individual performances definitely but how they walked away with a loss is quite staggering considering Norwich hardly threatened.

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  As I said my view only. History says Soton are capable of this and they were playing Norwich too.

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Wdym by "history says Soton are capable of this"?

                    Just not sure what you are referring to.

                    1. CAVEAT KING
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Imploding

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Based on history or last season?

                        Last season, yes. Southampton's squad was ridiculously thin, coupled with a mass of injuries, yes they imploded.
                        Covid congesting of fixtures made it even worse.

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

                A viewpoint only. I hear you though. Broja will open up the game for us all. i saw cracks for the first time with Soton. It could be a once off but McCarthy did this last year and did not cover himself in glory.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Of course, Southampton are interested in signing a GK that has been well reported.

                  Interest is there in Sam Johnstone with his contract expiring at WBA, however, who knows maybe he re-signs if/when promotion is achieved.

                  Either way, a new GK will be signed for next season (with Forster leaving), January unlikely.

                  1. CAVEAT KING
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Are you a Soton supporter? Judging by your name you are. Always feel free to give me info. You are a rare breed.

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Yes.
                      Any other questions you may have I can attempt to try an answer.

                      Nice post btw.

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

                    Just seen your grav. Too small for me . My bad

            6. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Would you pick Cornet over Gallagher?

              1. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Coin toss. I am look at both but hurts on the team balance.

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Cornet more of a differential though....

            7. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Awesome, this is so helpful!
              Will keep Vardy for now, though

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yeah, Antonio to Jiminez first.

                Keep Vardy for when the real Kane is back.

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

                Vardy is Vardy. He can troll! He can reward. Not impressed with him lately though.

              3. CAVEAT KING
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Vardy easy fixtures makes it hard to sell I realize.

          8. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Team for gw 13, 1ft and 0.2 itb. GTG ?

            Sanchez
            TAA Rudiger Chilwell Cancelo
            Salah Foden ESR Gallagher
            Vardy Jimenez

            Foster Antonio Gilmour Livramento

            A. Foden>Jota
            B. Save FT

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

            2. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              save

          9. dshv
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Ramsdale (foster)
            Taa james cancelo taa (livra duffy)
            Salah raphinha esr foden gallagher
            Kane hwang (antonio)

            0.9 itb 1ft

            What to change or keep ft

            1. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I'd keep ft

            2. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              you have 6 defenders? lol

              1. dshv
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Hahaha yeah taa points twice every week mate

          10. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I really fear that before long everyone is going to have the same defence of TAA, Cancelo, James and Chillwell. With that togther with everyone captaining Salah, FPL is going to become a very boring and unenjoyable game. Where are we going to find an edge?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Its only 12 weeks in, things will change injuries will come new players will emerge

            2. Kosan11
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              plus afcon is coming soon, bye bye Salah and few others...there will be a lot of changes

            3. DAZZ
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Not many people have all 4 of TAA James Chilwell Cancelo

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

                I think quite a few of us do. I'm thinking of adding Rudi by upgrading Livra.

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I think it’s less than 2% of players with this combo

            4. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Just an idea to throw out there...

              In some cricket fantasy games I play (IPL & world cup tournaments through dream11), your VC scores 1.5x pts. VC is pretty useless in FPL (in my experience so far) & I think this would be an interesting addition to allow for more diverse captaincy choices (safe captain like Salah, more punty VC?)

            5. Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Umm.. in the other 6 players?

          11. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Guaita Foster
            TAA Cancelo James Reguilion Livramento
            Salah Jota Gallagher ESR Brownhill
            Kane Antonio Toney

            Roll the transfer right?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Great team, roll

          12. tbos83
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            1ft, 1.1 itb

            A) Ron + Benny > Kane + Jota (-1)
            B) Chris > Chilwell/James
            C) Gray > Raph
            D) Something else

            Steele Sanchez
            TAA Cancelo White Livra Christensen
            Salah Gallagher Benny ESR Gray
            Toney Ronaldo Antonio

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

          13. Skogen89
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            What to do here?

            Ramsdale
            Taa cancelo chilwell
            Salah foden raphinia mbuemo
            Kane Antonio jiminez

            Bench: foster livramento Johnson luiz

            1 ft
            0,2 mitb

            A) save
            B) Antonio > downgrade to someone, next gw mbuemo > gallager
            C) raphinia > gallager
            D) chillwell > james (!)
            E) foden > jota
            F) other transfer?
            C)

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I'd lean towards a.

          14. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Antonio, Mount and Mbuemo to Son, Gallagher and Jiminez (-4)?

            I'm tempted.

            Yay or Nay?

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Looks good actually

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Gallagher and Jimi make most sense.

              Son is a strong player too.

          15. Paulie Walnuts
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Get rid of white or Livramento for James

            White will sell for 4.4
            Livramento will sell for 4.3

            Have ramsdale in goal

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Livra

            2. Skogen89
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              White

          16. wulfrunian
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Morning all.Is Foden injured?

          17. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hold rudiger or move to james to have ‘the big 4’

            I’m leaning towards hold, could be nice to have the most nailed on defender during busy xmas period

            It will also mean I won’t be able to do sarr to esr or Ronaldo to Kane or other moves up the pitch unless it’s for a hit

          18. Sultan-Gemy2121
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            For 2 consecutive weeks now I benched more than 15 points, please let me know if this is the correct bench order ???

            Ederson
            TAA..Chilwell..Cancelo
            Salah(C)...Jota...Son...Smith Rowe...Foden
            Tonev...King

            Begovic...Hwang...Rudiger...Livramento

            Thanks in advance

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It’s fine but I think I’d play hwang against Norwich

              Either way you are still likely to have bench points

              You can’t on the one hand promote a strong squad because of rotation and then get upset when you have bench points like some on here seem to do

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If fit and the fixtures fall, you can BB.