Scout Notes

Ronaldo delivers but defensive issues remain at Man Utd

Manchester United swept aside Burnley in the only Gameweek 20 match of the day, after Everton v Newcastle United was postponed earlier in the week.

Our Scout Notes article reflects on the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from the fixture.

RANGNICK RINGS THE CHANGES

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick made six changes to his starting XI in Gameweek 20, in an attempt to get back on track after an underwhelming display at Newcastle United on Monday.

Two of those changes arrived up front, with Jadon Sancho (£8.9m) and Edinson Cavani (£8.4m) replacing the suspended Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.4m).

“Since we only played three days ago in an away game, when we got back very late, in the middle of the night, we could not train very much. So, we tried to prepare the team in the locker room with regard to what the game-plan should look like. Tonight is all about energy and raising the energy level.

When Edi (Cavani) came on at half-time at Newcastle, not only did he score the equaliser but he also had another two great opportunities. He is in good shape so, for me, it was logical to play him and Cristiano (Ronaldo) together. Yes, the other changes are just due to the fact that we only played three days ago. It is all about energy and fresh legs.” – Ralf Rangnick

As a result, the Red Devils showed more of an attacking edge right from the off, as they went on to score three goals in the first-half for the first time since January and record 18 goal attempts overall.

For Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m), the Portuguese is now into double-figures for Premier League goal involvements, with tonight’s goal and assist taking him to eight and three respectively for the season. That means he is now averaging over five points per match, a team-leading total. Notably, he also avoided his fifth yellow card of the campaign – which would have resulted in a one-match ban – and now has just one more fixture to navigate without a caution before the threshold increases to 10.

Following the 3-1 win, Rangnick remains unbeaten in his five games since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November, despite disruptions caused by Covid, with Wolverhampton Wanderers up next on Monday.

“The whole team performance was a lot better, I was pleased with the performances of our wingers. Jadon (Sancho) did well and Mason (Greenwood). Edi (Cavani) and Cristiano (Ronaldo), the work effort was amazing.” – Ralf Rangnick


SHAW IMPRESSES IN FIRST LEAGUE START UNDER RANGNICK

Elsewhere, two further changes saw Diogo Dalot (£4.5m) and Alex Telles (£5.0m) drop to the bench, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.1m) and Luke Shaw (£5.0m) starting their first league games under Rangnick.

And Shaw was especially impressive, as he ended the match with 33 final-third touches, 11 crosses (he took five corners) and three created chances, all match-leading totals. It’s also worth noting that he would have been handed an assist for Sancho, had it not gone down as an own-goal.

However, defensive issues remain at United, which will need to be rectified if he is to become a genuine option for our FPL sides.

Against Burnley, it was another nervous display at the back, especially in the first-half when they were carved open a number of times, with the Clarets ending the match with 10 shots which carried an expected goal (xG) value of 1.18.

Burnley’s xG shot map v Manchester United in Gameweek 20


BURNLEY WILL NEED DOUBLES TO TEMPT US

Burnley have games in hand, four in fact, and the timing of those Double Gameweeks will be absolutely key in determining just how much Fantasy interest they are afforded. Without them, the fixtures remain mixed at best:

BURNLEY’S FIXTURES STILL TO BE REARRANGED:
  • Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur (weather)
  • Burnley v Watford (Covid)
  • Aston Villa v Burnley (Covid)
  • Burnley v Everton (Covid)

However, if do see one or two of those previously postponed matches added to Gameweeks 21 or 22, the likes of Matthew Lowton (£4.4m) and Chris Wood (£6.7m) could provide value.

Prior to kick-off, Sean Dyche confirmed that Nick Pope (£5.4m), Kevin Long (£4.0m), Josh Brownhill (£4.3m) and Jay Rodriguez (£5.2m) have all tested positive for Covid-19, while Maxwel Cornet (£5.9m), Ashley Barnes (£5.2m) and Connor Roberts (£4.5m) also missed out through injury.

“We intend on getting on with things. A couple of bodies might come back because of the Covid situation and Maxwell Cornet might get around the squad. We will wait and see.” – Sean Dyche on Covid and injuries


Manchester United XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly (Varane 66), Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Matic, Greenwood (Dalot 81), Sancho, Cavani, Ronaldo (Fred 90+3)

Burnley XI: Hennessey, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, McNeil (Pieters 84), Westwood, Cork (Stephens 58), Gudmundsson, Lennon (Vydra 74), Wood


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  1. Arfaish
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Is the below worth a hit, I have exact cash so would have to do it tonight before Antonio increases:

    DDG, (£4m)
    Rudiger, Cancelo, TAA, (Tierney, James)
    KDB, Jota, Foden, Bowen, Son
    Dennis, Watkins (£4.5m)

    James, Dennis > Davies, Antonio -4

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      If Davies has a double, that should cover the -4 over Reece. Ant is a good call going forward, especially as Dennis is off soon.
      There's no downside that I can see in going early, unless the whole GW is called off (!)

  2. HD7
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Any Gk currently worth the free transfer of Ramsdale to him?

    1. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Maybe Lloris or DDG but I don’t like for the formers price or the latters team

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        So I guess I may keep Ramsdale. Though United Wolves is usually without many goals

        1. Arfaish
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Yeah it’s a good shout for a cleanie this week against wolves, but I also thought it was against Burnley too and look how that went.

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Is Tsimikas available for Chelsea ?

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Should I WC?

    Sá, Steer
    TAA, Alonso, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livramento
    Son, Jota, Foden, Bilva, Gilmour
    Antonio, Watkins, King

    1. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      No way, decent team. Bilva and Rudiger are who I’d be looking to shift but the rest is fine

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      No way, good team

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      No,

      I would sort out Steer and Gilmour and get players that start ... Every week we will have last minute no-shows from our team so it is essential to have starters otherwise you just end up in a spiral of hits to put out fires that your bench should really be dealing with

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    A. Gilmour to Bowen for -4
    B. Start Livramento

    1. Snake Juice
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      A

    2. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      B, keep the hits until we get some dgw’s confirmed

  6. Yes Ndidi
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Best use of a 3rd Liverpool spot (probably next week rather than this)

    Robbo? (due back in time for what could be a lovely DGW22)
    Tsimikas? (do we think Robbo comes straight back in?)
    VVD? (neatly sidesteps the above, but not nearly as exciting)
    Money not an issue

    Would be shipped again as part of a double swap to get Mo back after AFCON.

    Many thanks

    1. Snake Juice
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Think 2 spots are fine. We don't know how they'll perform without Salah and Mane.

      1. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        There is that, of course.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      If Origi is fit in time for the doubles he is in my team with TAA and Jota.

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    James , Sissoko and Jesus to Targett, Gray and Watkins -8?

    1. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Just do the James move unless you are struggling for 11. -8 not needed

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Not worth it for the doubles?

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          I might agree with the -4 to get rid of Jesus plus the James move. I can never get a chance to get rid of Jesus and he has been so bad.

        2. vova
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Don't think so, especially since we don't even know for sure what doubles are going ahead. According to Ben Crellin Villa double is now *unlikely*.

          https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1476685017682046985

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Just got rid of James for Kilman before the price drop.
    Exact cash left for 3 other planned moves so felt I had to do it.
    Outstanding moves over the next week or 2 for GW22 BB

    Steele Jesus Dennis
    To
    Guaita Ronaldo King
    Good moves or not?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      You like Killman over Cody

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        That’s purely a case of the non popular defender showing up in the doubles and hauling 🙂

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Oh dear another casualty, will he play this weekend?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59834308

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Oh sh*t! Poor guy, I feel for him and his family.

    2. vova
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Horrible, I would assume Pep will give him some time off. Doubt he will be mentally or physically ready. His family needs him more than Man City now.

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      That’s awful. Poor guy

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably had worse in training ... I would have thought he would be angry and raring to go with loads of pent up energy and anger ... he isn't paid £150k a week to be mollycoddled

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Got 1FT left (did Bilva to Bowen earlier). Rest of team:

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo TAA
    Salah Son Bowen Foden
    Antonio Watkis Dennis

    Gunnar White Livra Gilmour

    4.4m ITB

    Would you get rid of Rudiger for someone else or just roll tranny?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      I would get rid of Rudi, especially if you are planning on FH next week (since transfers don't carry over so you might as well use it this week).

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Good point! Cheers!
        I'm thinking Cash as a replacement for Rudi.

  11. Minerva-03
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    I'm In a decent situation now. with the extra Free Hit especially although it's the same for everyone. Should I hold for one week with this set up??

    Guaita
    Reguilon cancelo TAA
    ESR Son Jota Bowen
    Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

    1FT 3.6ITB

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      LookS good to me...

      1. Minerva-03
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah I've not had many 2FT's for a GW in a bit either, so I'm most likely going to hold, Son captain as well

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Bench ?

      Probably work selling Denis for some one that played (maybe) twice

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 9 hours ago

        Oops Denis not yet gone for the African Cup

  12. HD7
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    I have a feeling Bernando will haul vs Arsenal. Fantasy football way of working

    1. Minerva-03
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      It's always the case with the with a mass exodus, whoever it is, ends up coming good straight after it seems haha

  13. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Killman or Coady

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Kilman, but Ait Nouri if/when fit...

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 0.4m itb

    Lloris
    taa cancelo rudiger alonso
    son bilva jota bowen
    ronaldo broja

    foster king tierney esr

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Alonso to Reg?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Already have lloris mate, not keen on a double up

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Alonso to a doubler

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Any suggestions?

  15. HD7
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Any idea whats the situation with Digne?
    Everton have the matches that could evoke hauls for him. But I read he may go out on loan? Who is playing in his place?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Fallen out with Benitez.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        So who is starting instead?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Godfrey, mostly.

          1. HD7
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 11 hours ago

            Strange Benitez... Digne has some nice crosses which Godfrey wouldnt be able to do

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      Rumours of Chelsea interest with Chilwell needing surgery and being out for the season

  16. vova
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Hey guys, hope you are all doing well! I had a great GW and moved up the ranks. Any ideas on what to do with this team?

    DDG Steele
    TAA Cancelo James Dias Livramento
    Foden Jota Bowen Raphinha Saka
    Ronaldo Antonio King

    1.1 ITB
    1 FT

    James to Reg seems like the obvious move right? Or do any other moves stand out to you?

    Planning to use the FH next week btw

    Thanks!

  17. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Already own cancelo.

    Laporte or Reguilon in for James?

    1. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      I think Laport because City has a lot of clean sheets.

  18. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    What to do with this horror show?

    de Gea, Foster
    Alexander-Arnold, Cancelo, James, Davies, White
    Bernado, Son, Jota, Bowen, Martinelli
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Broja

    1 free transfer and 1.0 in the bank.

    Thanks!

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      James to someone?

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      It's not that bad, just sort out James.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      Why is that a horror show ? Nice team

      You could easily roll a transfer

  19. markm8
    • 12 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Is Semedo Nailed for Wolves?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Don't do it man.

  20. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Best 4.3m defender? Diop or Johnson. 1 week only

  21. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone going to use one of their FHs this week if we get multiple DGWs?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Thought about it. Think i'll save and go wildcard GW22 for doublers and GW23 and beyond

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        Interesting, yeh I think I'd prefer to play a FH myself in the doubles rather than structure a WC around it and then have to potentially trade off from there.

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Think the wildcard sets you up nicely for goof fixture turns in gw22/23 and free hits can be used later on when gameweeks are postponned to

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 11 hours ago

            That is true.
            Any thought of a FH this week and then a WC?

  22. GW20 Rough with the Smooth
    RedLightning - Jan to May L…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 20.

    How did your Gameweek go?

    You can share your tales of joy and woe here.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Rough - wrong bench order and ended up getting 1 point from Broja instead of 8 from Mitchell

      Smooth - 64 points and a big green arrow

    2. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Smooth: 66 from 10 pretty good eh. Back to about 200k, almost halved my OR. Hopefully a legit course correction and not a false dawn after spiralling from 80k to 350k in the previous 7 GWs or so.

      Rough: got Watkins for GW18 (I know!) and it’s fair to say he hasn’t been worth the transfer yet. Also have no idea about GW21/22, don’t know how anyone is asking specific questions about their team right now.

    3. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      61 points and now to overall rank 21,907. But I am dissatisfied. I thought for a long time whether I should choose Antonio or Eduardo and again decided on the wrong one.

    4. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      rough: TRIPLE chelsea defence conceding in injury time

      smooth: ronaldo captain saving my week, and king coming in for gundogan to give me a healthy 70 points after some rough weeks, along with bowen and foden finally repaying my faith

    5. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      Rough: Salah cap & 36 pts

      Rough: Salah cap & 36 pts

    6. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      Smooth: Got a full playing XI for the first time since GW16

      Rough: 23 points

    7. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      Rough rough rough

      - 31pts on a wildcard
      - Would have had 67pts with my old team if I did nothing
      - Only managed to field 9 players
      - Two of them (Dalot & Moura) were cameos for 1pt each
      - One of them (Reguilon) was taken off after 45 for 1pt
      - Sold Bernado & Jesus, who both started
      - Bought Sterling, who didn't play a minute
      - Sold Ronaldo (12) who scored double my captain, Son (6)
      - Bought DDG, Dalot and Telles, with only one of them even starting the game
      - Sold Bowen (14) for Moura (1)
      - Stupidly doubled on Everton (DCL & Gray) despite postponement risk.
      - Bought Watkins who was already confirmed to have a blank, but hoped I wouldn't need a third bench slot...

      Still, optimistic for the next few weeks 😀

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 10 hours ago

        Reguilon taken off for 0pts*

        1. outernational
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 10 hours ago

          Rough: Salah captain, 25 points total, and an 80K drop in rank.
          Smooth: None (unless you count Antonio's 5 points)

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 9 hours ago

        Commiserations, sometimes these things happen ... but it sounds like an awful WC team imho

    8. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 9 hours ago

      62.
      Smooth- Ron(c), Bowen, still in all cups.
      Rough- Reguillon

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Rough: the usual disaster. Took an 8 point hit to get eleven out; would have got more points if I'd missed the deadline and left the players from cancelled games in. Captained Salah, of course.
        Smooth: no matter how bad my gameweek, I still find myself in the Top 10K. Seems like a ship in a storm, we rise and fall together.

    9. Dreams
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: Pep Guardiola benching Raheem Sterling and trolling me. Diogo Dalot, Reguilon, Dcl and Dubravka were the other roughs. I mean Dubravka. Wtf was I thinking when I brought him in.
      Smooth: Bowie, Edouard, King, Son (C) and double City defence. 63 points and moved the rank from 48k to 22k. Happy New Year.

    10. lugs
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      48pts and a green arrow so i can't complain too much, its just a little disappointing that my Kane(c) couldn't score more to capitalize on Salah's fail, as that 12pts is around the same as the points difference between Bowen who i don't own and 6 of my other outfield players who scored 1 to 3 pts

    11. MissouriMarten
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Rough:
      Only 9 starters
      Only 28 points, comfortably my lowest of the season
      Captained Salah
      Top scorer only got 7pts
      3rd red arrow in 4 weeks, with OR rank increase of over 50%

      Smooth:
      Somehow, it still doesn't sound quite as bad as Deulofail's tale of woe!

    12. Brimble82
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 6 hours ago

      Smooth:
      Ronaldo captain
      Not punished for selling Salah
      An acceptable 58pts.

      Rough:
      Reg, Rud, Trent clocking 3pts between them
      All XI started - normally a smooth right! Wrong. Ended up having Benrahma and Amartey stuck on my bench for my biggest benched points of the season!

      When people say Christmas rotation is a problem - this isn’t usually the problem they refer to!!!

    13. Diamondgeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 6 hours ago

      Rough- sold Foden and Ronaldo to get in Salah for a hit.
      Smooth- no anxiety attack in the lead up to the Liverpool Leicester game.

    14. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 4 hours ago

      Made 1 ft from team that got 28 PTS last week (gw rank 5.4m large red arrow).
      The ft was Ramsdale to DDG ( which after watching last night looks a mistake!)
      So same captain, nearly same team ( keeper switch ) gets 76 PTS and 18k gw rank and an OR higher than I lost last week.
      It's a messed up game

    15. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Rough

      Awful Christmas period FPL wise.
      Dropped over 117k places in 6 weeks. Last 3 GW scores - 48, 30 and 38

      Smooth

      Still fighting. Still scheming

    16. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Smooth: After a very bad gameweek 19, I decided to take a small risk and captain Foden. That was a nice 22 point return.
      Rough: I didn't have a gk, and I didn't want to sell Ramsdale. So I did Foster > Bachmann, which netted me 0 points. Also, no shows from Gallagher and Livramento meant I played 10 men yet again. Alonso coming on early enough to reach 60 minutes, only for the CS to be wiped at the end was also pretty horrible.

    17. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Rough; Was on a late wildcard running into the gameweek but just didn't feel I had enough info to make changes. Perfectly happy with my team. I knew Rapha and White were not playing but really wanted them long term still so elected just to do the one move of Watkins>Ronaldo. So effectively spurned my wildcard! I considered Moura or Bowen in for Rapha but didn't want to be booking in a transfer this week and wasn't sure on their game time which has proved correct for Moura but Bowen whipped me! Hey ho. Gallagher getting covid and my bench down to the bones and what do you know covid for Brownhill too so only got X out. Then that Salah captaincy...

      Smooth; Ronaldo, Antonio, King, Dias all returning for 38 points so damage limitation really.

    18. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Rough- feared Salah so did
      Son(C) & guita > Salah (C) & DDG for a hit (24 point loss)

      Smooth
      Playing bowen over dalot

      Thought bowen would be rested so he was 1st bench! But 30 minutes before deadline i benched dalot instead

    19. Ephurion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Rough: Missed deadline and still had Ramsdale/Foster

      Smooth: Missed deadline and didn't get to swap Ronaldo (C)

    20. jia you
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 2 hours ago

      Rough: Sold Ronaldo, Triple Liverpool and Jota(C) fail, Dennis 7 points benched.

      Smooth: 70 points in the end

    21. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Rough: Backwards and downwards. Down to 9 players after Gallaghernd Livra no shows, including 0 points from Salah(C). Another mega OR drop, down 350K over last 2GWs. No way this season can be salvaged now

      Smooth: Ronaldo finally paying back, one week too late though

    22. how many hits?!!
      • 11 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      Possibly one of my roughest weeks ever.
      The top three in my league (I was 4th) did not have Salah so took a -8 (yes, I know...) Lacazette out for Broja (good form, passed the eye test, 1 point), Bernardo out for Salah who I captained, and Scout thought Butland would play so I brought him in. Broja 1 point kept Bowen 14 points on my bench (there was talk that Bowen might not start). The wrong call in every decision, four red arrows in a row over Xmas and down from 109k to 336k.
      Smooth - Foden, Ronaldo and Dennis scraped me to only 2 points below average for the week...

  23. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Hold the line and nail down that knee

  24. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    When we will know if next game week is a double game week?

    Thank you!

  25. SAY MY NAME
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    What's this talk of potential ban for Ronaldo? (Joe mentioned it on scoutcast) - been at work so didn't see game..

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      oh, think Joe was just talking about being on 4 x yellows...

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 11 hours ago

        He's on 4 cards, has to fade a 5th before the 20th game, meaning second game from now. Utd have only played 18.

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 11 hours ago

          Hvala! cheers mate

    2. The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      If he gets a yellow in the next game

  26. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Is James + Martinelli to Laporte + Raphina worth -4? Or just James to Johnson, and upgrade Manquillo and Martinelli later? Thanks

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Reguilon
    Son Bowen Foden Jota
    Antonio Ronaldo Broja

    Steele Martinelli James Manquillo

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Just the james transfer

  27. Ragabolly
    • 12 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Risers: Antonio (7.8) Maupay (6.5) Edouard (6.4) Dennis (6.1) Saïss (5.1)

    Fallers: James (6.3) Romero (4.8) Tomiyasu (4.7) Randolph (4.3)

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      1-0, nice and clean. Keeping the powder dry until Saturday morning.

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      2 risers going to AFCON lol

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

        Apparently

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      0-0, bore draw lol

    4. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      2-1

      Dennis winner

    5. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Nice one.

      Glad Bernardo hasn't dropped

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Surprised at no Son (+0.1) & Salah (-0.1). Both predicted.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 10 hours ago

        Yep. FH WC probably distorting it

      2. Corona is not good 4 U
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 10 hours ago

        Probably tomorrow.

    7. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    8. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      1-1

    9. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      3-0 😀

  28. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    Initial WC thoughts?

    De Gea Foster
    TAA Reguilon Thomas Marcal Johnson
    Son Jota Tielemans Bowen Benrahma
    Kane Ronaldo Dennis/King

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      too much invested in strikers, too little in defence, would avoid leicester defence, and even tielemans i would avoid as they are missing vardy and nacho i assume off to afcon, benrahma might be off to afcon too

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Downgrade Kane and spread the cash.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 10 hours ago

      Is Benny going to afcon?
      Coady over Marcal for me

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

        Please check Africa Sport pages on BBC for all AFCON squad news. Benrahma has been selected for Algeria

  29. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    James + Gallagher to Son + Johnson for free now or just take price rises/drops

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 11 hours ago

      Oh well nevermind...

  30. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 11 hours ago

    De gea,
    TAA, James, Cancelo,
    Mount, Son, Bowen, Maddison
    Watkins, CR7, King
    Bench: Bachmann, White, Douglas Luiz, Davies
    Bank: 0.5m, FT: 2

    Which option is good along with mount to jota

    A. James -> siass/semedo
    B. James -> Kean
    C. James -> Emerson Royal
    D. Any other