Scout Notes

Richarlison to miss Gameweek 13 as Cancelo keeps up fine FPL form

We begin our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 12 Scout Notes with analysis of Manchester City v Everton.

For a briefer summary of Saturday’s action, click here.

MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 EVERTON

  • Goals: Raheem Sterling (£10.6m), Rodri (£5.5m), Bernardo Silva (£7.2m)
  • Assists: Joao Cancelo (£6.5m), Cole Palmer (£4.5m)
  • Bonus (projected): Cancelo x3, Rodri x2, Kyle Walker (£5.5m) x1

CANCELO SHINES

After his excellent defence splitting pass for Raheem Sterling’s (£10.6m) opener, Joao Cancelo (£6.5m) has now produced five FPL assists this season, more than he managed across the entire 2020/21 campaign.

As a result, the Portuguese sits joint-top of the defender standings alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), while across all positional categories, only Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) has returned more FPL points to date.

Against Everton, it was another strong showing from Cancelo, who created two chances, attempted one shot and accumulated 85 opposition-half touches, more than any other player on the pitch bar Kyle Walker (£5.5m).

Joao Cancelo’s touch heatmap v Everton in Gameweek 12

Discussing Cancelo after the game, Pep Guardiola said:

“Since Joao arrived he played good at a high level because he has one big huge quality: he loves to play football. He likes training sessions, he would play football 24 hours a day every single day and when you find a player like that – like Riyad [Mahrez] or Phil Foden – you have a diamond on your hands.

Most of the players love or like to play football but I remember these three examples. Always I see them like little boys playing in the street when they are seven years old. They play football right now like when they were on the street or in school. This is great and that is why Joao has been consistent in his game and that is so good.”

STERLING RIGHT, FODEN LEFT, PALMER THROUGH THE MIDDLE

With Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Jack Grealish (£7.7m) absent with Covid and a minor knock respectively, Guardiola opted for a front three of Raheem Sterling (£10.6m), Phil Foden (£8.3m) and Cole Palmer (£4.5m), who made his first Premier League start.

The set-up meant that Sterling was deployed on the right, a role he thrived in, and in addition to his goal, he also thought he had won a first-half penalty, only for it to be overturned.

Elsewhere, Foden ended the day with just one FPL point, as he was replaced on 57 minutes as Guardiola looks to manage his fitness, while Bernardo Silva (£7.2m) bagged his fourth attacking return in his last five appearances.

Ruben Dias (£6.1m), meanwhile, was benched along with Gabriel Jesus (£8.7m), with Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m) – who was back from suspension – partnering John Stones (£5.3m) in the centre of defence.

“We had rhythm in our game, they defended really well, so deep, on the counter-attack. In general, we controlled the game. We played the game we should play to beat teams like Everton.

It [Rodri’s goal] was great, the strike was amazing. Great goal. When one team comes just to defend it is always going to be difficult and you have to be careful. Everything is going to be well in the right moment. The quality of the players we have made the difference.

I know him [Raheem Sterling] quite well. Since I arrived, he has been a key player for us. He has to perform like he performed today, and I am happy for him. He did a great job.

He [Cole Palmer] played almost 90 minutes. He has more experience. He is a huge talented player. It was difficult with not much spaces there, but he played a good game, and he will improve in the future as he is so young.” – Pep Guardiola

INJURIES HURTING EVERTON

With Yerry Mina (£4.9m), Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.4m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) out, Everton were already struggling with injuries before today, but saw Demarai Gray (£5.7m) add to their woes as he pulled up with a groin injury in the first-half.

The winger was able to walk off unaided, but will be a big miss if he is set for a period on the sidelines.

One player who will definitely sit out next weekend’s fixture at Brentford is Richarlison (£7.4m), who is now suspended having picked up his fifth booking of the season at the Etihad.

After today’s loss, Everton have now failed to win a single match since Gameweek 6, scoring just four goals and conceding more big chances than any other side in the process. They may have to wait a while longer before things improve, too, with a particularly tough set of fixtures to come.

“I don’t like to lose against anyone, it doesn’t matter about the name of the team. You have to be a threat on the counter-attack in these kinds of games, we had our chances without creating too much, and it was a matter of time after defending before you make a mistake.

We tried, we had two or three situations in the first half where we didn’t do well, and normally you lose these games. Clearly, he [Demarai Gray] is one of our most dangerous players on the counter attack, without him we were missing something, but with the players we had up front we had to create something more.

The goal at the end of the first half changed things, you don’t want to concede, but when you concede you don’t want it to be at the end of the first half. Then you have to take more risks and then you are more exposed, and they have more chances on the counter.” – Rafa Benitez


Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte (Ake 76), Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Gundogan, Sterling, Foden (Mahrez 58), Palmer (McAtee 87)

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Delph (Rondon 63), Allan (Onyango 90), Gordon, Townsend, Gray (Iwobi 17), Richarlison


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  1. Scrumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 3 hours ago

    Vardy and 6m MID?
    Or
    Son and up to 6.3m FWD?

    1. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      So Vardy and ESR/Gallagher or Son and Dennis?

      Probably Son and Dennis just because it leaves more ITB.

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 3 hours ago

        Hmm, I like. Why Dennis over king?

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      Son & benteke

  2. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 3 hours ago

    Should I get rid of Ronaldo and play TAA, Rudiger, James & Cancelo at the back or rather get rid of Toney or Antonio and then only have 3 premium defenders?

  3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    5 days, 3 hours ago

    Early thoughts on this lot?

    Ram Foster
    James TAA Chill Cancelo (Livra)
    Salah Foden Son Mbeumo (Norm)
    Antonio Toney (Davis)

    1 FT, 3.7 in bank

    Cheers.

    1. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      Beautiful

    2. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      Very nice team, but starting Antonio not ideal against City.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah, Antonio likely to be benched if I use the FT.

        1. gart888
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Makes sense. Use the FT to upgrade Norm or Davis to someone you want to play over the next 3 weeks.

          What's your OVR?

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            37K

            1. gart888
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Nice. G'luck!

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Cheers, a few mistakes already but can't complain.
                Good luck.

                1. gart888
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 3 hours ago

                  I'm guessing you didn't make the mistake of bringing in Havertz for a hit and then captaining him instead of Salah the week Salah scored 24 points.

                  1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 12 Years
                    5 days, 3 hours ago

                    I'd be 137K if I did.

    3. Milkman Bruno
        5 days, 3 hours ago

        Mbuemo to Zaha or Gallagher maybe?

        1. Milkman Bruno
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Davis to dare I say Benteke

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Hard to lose Davis seeing I could have got any forward last GW

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  5 days, 3 hours ago

                  Yeah, fair enough. If Jota is fit I think he is a shoe in

                  1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    5 days, 3 hours ago

                    Cheers, nearly took a hit for him last GW. Need to play waiting game & even Foden could be an issue.

            2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Could get Jota from Normann or Gallagher from Mbeumo for -4

          • TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers all, another week of gathering info.

          • Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Davis to benteke ?

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Had that option last GW but will probably stay at 442 or 451 for now.

          • Boberella
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Mbeumo to Gallagher/ESR/Cornet etc?

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              no Jota if ready?

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Would you rather:
          a) Duffy to Chilly (and play 4 at the back with James, TAA, Cancelo).
          b) Raph to Jota

          1. KunDogan (B.D.)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            A

          2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Who shares 11th spot with Duffy if you do b)?

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Livramento

          3. BlzE_94
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            I just did b

        3. leo_messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          For 2FT:

          A) Havertz and Livramento - > Gallacher and Cancelo and 4-4-2
          B) Havertz and Rudiger - > Jota and Cancelo keep 3-4-3

          Thanks

          1. Alcapaul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            B

          2. gart888
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Assuming you got Livramento for cheap and have a Chelsea FB then B for me.

        4. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Will Tsimikas pley next week?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Possibly. Midweek game may give a clue

            1. Torres76
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              Should do. Robbo has been pants recently

        5. Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Which is better?

          A. Christensen & Havertz > James & Gallagher

          B. Havertz > Jota

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            B this GW

            1. Feed tha Sheep
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Or C. Christensen Havertz & Antonio > James Jota & Jimi (-4)?

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Really like C tbf

                1. Feed tha Sheep
                  • 9 Years
                  5 days, 3 hours ago

                  Only problem is I would have to do them tonight as I have exact money to do so

                  1. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    5 days, 3 hours ago

                    All 3 will improve your squad tbf. I don't usually like early transfers but sometimes needs must.

        6. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          2FT 0 ITB

          Guaita
          TAA Cancelo Chilwell
          Salah Son Raph Mbeumo
          Vardy Antonio Toney

          Foster - White Livramento Brownhill

          Prioritise James or Jota in?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Jota this GW

            1. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Thanks

          2. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Jota if fit

            1. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Fair, a bit dicey with price changes though, would be looking to do Antonio + Mbeumo > Pukki/Hwang + Jota for exact cash

        7. Hktrader88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Sanchez

          TAA - Chilwell - James - White - Livramento

          Salah - Son - Jota - Mbuemo - Brownhill

          Kane - Hwang - Toney

          2FT no money

          Original plan was to do Mbuemo to Gallagher but I'm price out of that. 

          I've got exact money to do Livramento(or White)+Toney to Cancelo + 4.5 fodder tonight.  It gives me a better first 11, but weakens the bench to only 2 that play, of which one is Brownhill. Is this too much of a risk?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Tough one that. Kane is a proper heavy priced headache

            1. Hktrader88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              He is, but I will hold for the next 3 fixtures then reasses whether worth the switch to Ronaldo or to Antonio for their fixtures.

        8. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Looks like quite a few price rises tonight.

          Before I'm priced out:

          Kane (I've owned for 3 GWs, 2, 2, 2) & Duffy to Cancelo & Watkins -4?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Anyone??

          2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            I'd keep Kane.

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              What Sarr to Cornet for free instead??

            2. Yozzer
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Why? He likes points

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Who? Sarr? He missed 2 penalties. I'm sick of him

              2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                He asked a question. I gave my opinion. Kane has three great fixtures coming up and they will improve. Come back to me after that and if I'm wrong then I'll hold my hands up.

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 3 hours ago

                  Cheers

          3. Milkman Bruno
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Not sure I’d sell Kane for a hit. Was bad today and still could have had a brace.

            • Yozzer
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              I'd make this move. Kane struggling vs a depleated Leeds side. Cancelo is far more important

          4. Bam Saka Laca
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Sánchez
            TAA Cancelo Chilwell Reguilon
            Salah ESR Gallagher
            Kane(c) Ronaldo Hwang

            Steele Mbeumo Livra Sissoko

            1FT, 0.2ITB
            Easy save, right?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Yep

          5. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Which do you prefer?

            A. Mbeumo to Jota 352
            B. Marcal to James 442

            Sanchez
            TAA Chilwell Cancelo
            Salah Raphinha ESR Gallagher Mbeumo
            Kane Antonio

            Steele Dennis Livra Marcal

            1. Henryyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B

            2. KunDogan (B.D.)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B

            3. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Cheers both

            4. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              B

          6. Henryyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Who would you play next GW?

            A Dennis (lei)
            B Antonio (city)

            Cheers lads

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A

            2. gart888
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Has to be Dennis doesn't it?

            3. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A

            4. matiakez
              • 10 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A

            5. Henryyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Cheers lads 🙂

          7. VIVA_RONALDO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Start one:
            a) Wilson
            b) Duffy

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A

            2. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A

          8. Cynical
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Bench 1 next week

            A. Antonio
            B. Christiansen
            C. Mbeumo

            Tbh these all are potential transfers out as well so bonus question - who is the priority to shift?

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A or b

            2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B as you can get a great replacement if some money in bank.

              1. Cynical
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Yeah enough for Reece or Reguilon

            3. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B

          9. DaddyPig
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Help please. I really really can’t decide.

            Mbeumo to

            A) ESR or
            B) Gallagher

            Thank you so much.

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              This GW A)
              B) otherwise.

            2. matiakez
              • 10 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B long term

            3. DaddyPig
              • 7 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              But doesn’t ESR play for the much better team?

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                It’s tricky as ESr plays for a better team
                But palace better fixtures

                1. Alcapaul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 3 hours ago

                  B

          10. BlzE_94
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            2FT, Ronaldo + Raphina -> Kane + Jota

            Sanchez
            TAA Cancelo Chilwell James
            Salah Jota Gallagher ESR
            Kane Vardy

            Steele Livramento Sissoko Locadia

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Looks good

          11. matiakez
            • 10 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Any advice here?

            Ramsdale
            Cancelo Chilwell TAA Reguillon
            Salah Saka Havertz Mbuemo
            Kane Antonio

            Armstrong Livramento Brownhill.

            Nothing ITB.

            Few iffy looking fixtures this week. Feels like Havertz out even if his fixture is better than others?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Jota for Havertz?

            2. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              One or two frees? Would do Havertz > Jota for a start

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Agree havertz to jota

          12. rupopo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            I'm stumped. I've got 2FT and don't want to burn a transfer. 2.1m ITB.

            Content with starting 11 but think I should use the free transfer somehow. Street to Dennis to strengthen bench and maybe catch a price rise?

            Ederson (Foster)
            Chilwell, Trent, Cancelo, James (Livra)
            Salah, Jota, Raph, ESR, Foden
            Toney (Antonio, Street)

            Any move will have to be made by Thursday. Any suggestions?

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Raph to Gallagher looks good to me
              Toney to Jimmy (next 2) or Wilson (next 3) both favourable fixtures

          13. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Exact funds for Saka + Antonio to Son + Davis.

            Yay or Nay?

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Not for me

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Nah, give Saka another chance.

          14. Feed tha Sheep
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Which is a better downgrade?

            A. Antonio > Jimi
            B. Raphina > Gallagher

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              A to either Jimi or benteke as raph got some good fixtures coming up

          15. ratski
            • 10 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Ramsdale, foster
            Chilwell, taa, cancelo, Duffy, Livra
            Son, Salah, foden, mbeumo, luiz
            Antonio, Wilson, Toney

            Can't figure out the best solution..have exact cash . Have exact money so needs to be tonight..
            A. Duffy to James
            B. Mbeumo to Jota

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              B for me.

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              both upgrades but I would say A is a bigger upgrade and priority.
              There are at least alternatives to Jota
              Also Jota slight doubt for the weekend, would expect him to sit out CL

          16. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Kane is a right pain to own. 12 odd million aswell, so properly draining the money pit. So tempted to ditch, even after 3 GWs (2,2,2)

            I know loads will say, he'll improve and get returns 'soon'

            Not sure my 464k rank can wait and waste time waiting for him. Especially when Cancelo & James are killing my rank week on week..

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Well you do have Reggy.

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                True. He's my hero ha

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              I hear you! see post below

              i'm prioritising Cancelo first and banking on friendly fixtures given there really is a lack of go to forwards...regardless of price

              I don't want Ronaldo either in a few weeks but will assess then when at least there are proper alternatives

              btw i'm ranked 475k. plug the holes first then look to make other moves

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Good to hear I'm not on my own by despairing at not owning James & Cancelo. Sickening thing is, I had he exact funds for Cancelo & Armstrong last GW but opted for Regulion & Wilson instead.. *sigh*

            3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              You've posted about this already and not willing to take the advice so why ask.Just do what you think you need to do to keep sane next week. If that means getting in Cancelo then just do it.

          17. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Which "cash cow" should get sacrificed to fund Dias to Cancelo.
            2FT 0.2 itb

            Guiata
            Trent Dias Chilwell White
            Salah Foden Raph ESR
            Kane Antonio
            Steer Livra Gilmour Armstrong

            a) Armstrong to Dennis - unlikely to play the former anytime soon and Watford fixtures turn for the better in a few weeks
            b) Raph to Gallagher
            c) Antonio to Jimmy / Wilson (possibly then bringing him back ahead of 16)
            d) any other

            A + B still leaves me 0.5 short of White to James but gotta start somewhere

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Like B

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                This was my original plan. Half tempted by A + B!

            2. rupopo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Like A

            3. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              A

          18. Sailboats
            • 6 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Would you do Mbueno > Jota for -4? This means that i will bench Antonio/Dennis

            1. Sailboats
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Assuming Jota is fit and Firmino is not fit

            2. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              Yea it's a good long term move

          19. MikeS
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Mane seems like such a good differential.. 4% ownership and huge potential to explode like this week. And consistent returns

            1. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              Against his old team too

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

              You can never captain Mane over Salah and there's no point having a player that expensive if you can't captain them.

              1. MikeS
                • 7 Years
                5 days, 2 hours ago

                Utter rubbish..

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 2 hours ago

                  Instead of saying how good of a differential he is then, bring him in, instead of just talking the talk.

                  Then I'll see your rank in a few weeks.

              2. dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 2 hours ago

                "There's no point having a player that expensive if you can't captain him."

                Didn't you say that Kane is a nice differential even if you don't captain him, a little earlier?

            3. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 2 hours ago

              Doesn't seem worth the price when you can get Jota for much less

            4. FantasyClub
                5 days, 2 hours ago

                I think he’s a great pick but for his price you’d rather spread the funds don’t you think? When you can have the trio of Salah, TAA & Jota…

            5. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              How did Kane look like?

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Same as normal. Should have scored but completely devoid of confidence in front of goal for Spurs. He's a proper big priced headache

              2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                5 days, 2 hours ago

                Slow and cumbersome . Could have scored though.

              3. FantasyClub
                  5 days, 2 hours ago

                  Wouldn’t get Kane or Son yet. I’ll be getting Lukaku for next GW when CHE tear Man Utd a new one

                  1. FantasyClub
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      If he’s fit of course

                • GW12 Rough with the Smooth
                  RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  5 days, 2 hours ago

                  Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 12.

                  How did your Gameweek go?

                  You can share your tales of joy and woe here.

                  1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                    • 9 Years
                    5 days, 2 hours ago

                    Sold Rudiger for Cancelo.
                    Had Sarr for that rollercoaster.

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Sold Rudiger and Raphinha(would have got Livramento 1 point of the bench) for Cancelo and Gallagher 17-15 in my favour those moves in the end

                  2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    5 days, 2 hours ago

                    Rough - Raphinha didn't play, but I only got Gabriel's zero points as my auto-sub, leaving Toney's 6 points on the bench.

                    Smooth - But my other 4 defenders scored 48 points between them and Cornet and captain Salah also did their bit, so my 80 points total was enough to put me back in the top 100k for only the second time this season.

                  3. The Mighty Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 2 hours ago

                    Smooth: I played 5 at the back and got 57 points from my defence. An interesting experiment from someone who usually tries to go light at the back. I guess I'll keep this tactic for a while yet.

                    Rough: Nothing from anyone else in the team, other than the standard consistent points from perma-captain Salah

                    1. Chemical76
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Mon' the Killie

                  4. Chemical76
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 2 hours ago

                    Smooth

                    Brought in Cancelo, Gallagher and Jota for Dias, Havertz and Gray.
                    Dennis came off my bench for Raphina

                    Rough

                    Foden and Vardy. Microscopic green arrow

                    1. Chemical76
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      74 (78 - 4) PTS
                      31.5K

                    2. Milkman Bruno
                        5 days, 2 hours ago

                        Incredible luck getting that Dennis haul

                    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Sold Mane for a hit to fund Kane (was a mistake in hindsight).
                      Got 78 points mostly thanks to my four WBs.

                    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      The rough:
                      Foden, Livra, Antonio and Mbuemo not delivering.

                      The smooth:
                      Starting Foster over Ramsdale, 41 points from 3 defenders, Jimenez.

                      81 points so can’t complain too much.

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

                      Smooth: Played my WC and scored 89 points. Rank halved from 178k to 87k. Regi goal of jam was fantastic

                    6. Ross Geller
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Finally some smooth… Took a 8 point hit and sold Dias, Duffy and Raphinha (together 1 point) for Cancelo, TAA and Jota (together 35 points). So still 26 points better off after the hit. Ended on 88 (-8). Happy days! 🙂

                      1. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 days, 22 hours ago

                        You'll still have people on here tell you never to take a hit for a defender. Well done!

                      2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 12 Years
                        4 days, 21 hours ago

                        No autosubs?

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

                        Great moves

                        You just need to pivot, pivot, pivot sometimes

                    7. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 8 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      One of those where it turns late on. Around 4.30pm Saturday only thing of note was James points and Id benched Chilwell. Looked bleak.

                      Then ASM scored, Pool 3 returned, Cancelo today and Raph illness jam for Chilwell. 90 points.

                      Goes to show never moan till week is over. But I still moaned about Mbuembo hitting post yet again obviously as nobody is ever satisfied in FPL…

                    8. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 1 min ago

                      Rough: Foden early sub off. Played Ramsdale over Foster.

                      Smooth: Successful Azpi -> James transfer. Strong bench paid off with Jimenez autosub for Dias. ASM goal + assist. 80 points, nice green arrow.

                    9. Dreams
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 days, 23 hours ago

                      Overall a good gameweek. Raphinha not playing and Mbuemo and Son blank were the roughs. Got Antonio's 2 points off the bench.
                      Pukki, Jiminez, and defenders were real smooths. 82 points and moved to 43k OR.

                    10. lugs
                      • 4 Years
                      4 days, 20 hours ago

                      Rough
                      no Chelsea defense, Son captain fail

                      Smooth
                      Christensen to Regulion was my only transfer this week which worked out great, Also TAA & Cancelo covering my no Chelsea somewhat as i ended up on 63pts which isen't too disastrous all things considered

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

                      Thought i was off to a bad start after taking Chilwell and Rudiger out

                      Ended with a game week rank of 79k with 90 points

                      Back line of TAA Cancelo James Reguilion doing the business for me

                    12. Lemongrab
                      • 12 Years
                      4 days, 16 hours ago

                      Rough chose Son over Jota
                      Smooth 80 points and a green arrow

                    13. asquishypotato
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 days, 16 hours ago

                      85, Cancelo, Trent, James and Reguillon scoring 48 alone, which is mad.

                    14. scubasmithy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 days, 15 hours ago

                      Rough - my first bench option that has NOT come on for me is a tale of woe

                      Week 7 - Mbuemo 8 points
                      Week 8 - Livramento 6 points
                      Week 9 - Smith Rowe 13 points
                      Week 10 - Livramento 6 points
                      Week 11 - Cancelo 14 points (I played Rudiger instead, he got 2)
                      Week 12 - Rudiger 14 points (I playted Livramento instead, he got 1)

                      Having an absolute mare in terms of luck, but still not too bad at about 130k overall...

                    15. Cilly Bonnolly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 days, 14 hours ago

                      Rough

                      Antonio and Vardy blanking again.

                      Smooth

                      Cancelo, Trent, Chilwell, Jota, Salah, Gallagher, Jimenez all returning. Up to 21k, best season in years.

                      1. Cilly Bonnolly
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 days, 14 hours ago

                        Also, having played Livramento the last five weeks and getting returns in each, I chose the right week to bench him.

                    16. Rohirrims
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 days, 14 hours ago

                      Took a 4 point hit to replace Raya with DdG and was ecstatic for his penalty save. Saturday was a good day with 72 points and only Antonio blanking out of my 9 players.

                      Then on Sunday.. Dias benched, Foden hauled off before 60 mins and Son blanked which meant Williams was auto-subbed in for his 1 pointer and only 4 points added. Overall a decent week but could've been so much more.

                      1. I am 42
                        • 8 Years
                        4 days, 13 hours ago

                        I thought I have the best midfield possible with Salah and 3x false 9 from the best team in EPL - Havertz Foden Jota - and a chance to break into top 10k

                        needless to say I thoughts got smashed

                    17. shirtless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 days, 8 hours ago

                      Smooth Saturday, 73 points. Salah(c), Toney, Rudiger, Trent, Ronaldo, Sarr and new recruit Jota returning straight away. All good apart from Sarr's pen taking!

                      Rough Sunday, 2 points with White(0) subbing for the benched Dias and Brownhill for Rapha...

                      So all out for 75. Decent and moved up around 80k to 364k.

                      Still got my wildcard and yet to take a hit!

                  5. 1314
                    • 7 Years
                    5 days, 2 hours ago

                    good to go with 5 at the back : TAA Cancelo James Chilwell Reguilon ?

                    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Reg will probably disappoint.

                    2. MikeS
                      • 7 Years
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      I have that but dier instead.. he seems good value at 4.5 and 14 points in 2 weeks

                  6. FantasyClub
                      5 days, 2 hours ago

                      Is anyone keen on getting a Spurs asset? Coz for me nothing from that game makes me want one. That shot from Son that hit the post was a crazy deflection, dunno why people on here mentioning that he hit the post without saying his shot wasn’t even on target to begin with.