Scout Notes

Saka’s injury, Jesus’ goals, in-form Toon: FPL notes

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Saturday’s five Gameweek 34 fixtures in our Scout Notes summary.

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GOALS, ASSISTS AND BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

Bukayo Saka (£6.8m) stole the show for Arsenal on Saturday but limped off during their win over Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta provided an update on the winger’s fitness after the game:

“We had four or five with difficulties to make the team before. He was one, White was one, Granit (Xhaka) had an eye issue, Eddie (Nketiah) hasn’t played many minutes. The Boys are doing everything they can to be on the field and I feel lucky.” – Mikel Arteta

In his press conference, Arteta then added:

“Bukayo (Saka) was struggling to even start the match but he wanted to start. He had a big knock the other night. Let’s see how he is.” – Mikel Arteta

Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m), meanwhile, made a return to action following injury as a late substitute.

Pep Guardiola revealed Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Nathan Ake (£4.7m) played through the pain barrier against Watford.

The Belgian has been troubled by a foot problem in recent weeks, while Ake came off in the midweek win over Brighton and Hove Albion after twisting his knee.

With the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday, Guardiola admitted those issues played a part in his selection and substitution decisions.

“I have 14/15 players fit and the last few games Kevin (De Bruyne) and Aymer (Laporte) play a lot of minutes. Kevin, it doesn’t look like it, but he is playing with some disturbing niggles in his ankles for the kicks he got in the last games. Of course, at 4-1, I am thinking about that. It is not just Madrid it’s Leeds as well. You have seen the schedule. That is why in that moment I am thinking the game is almost over and I give rest in the last minutes to the players who have played a lot of minutes. We don’t have lots of central defenders that is why Nathan (Ake) played with a big problem in his ankle.” – Pep Guardiola

Guardiola also revealed he does not know if Kyle Walker (£5.4m) and John Stones (£5.2m) will be fit to face Madrid.

“We don’t have many options. We don’t have full-backs. I don’t know when Kyle (Walker) will arrive. We will see. Joao (Cancelo) is out (due to suspension) and John (Stones) will be difficult to get through.” – Pep Guardiola

Kiko Femenia (£4.3m) and Juraj Kucka (£5.5m) missed out for Watford with injuries, as did Kristoffer Ajer (£4.4m), Ethan Pinnock (£4.4m) and Christian Norgaard (£5.0m) at Brentford.

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m), meanwhile, made his comeback against Aston Villa, as he was brought on for the final 20 minutes at the King Power.

“He brings an extra dimension to the game. He hasn’t trained a great deal but he came in and I spoke to him about getting 20 minutes. It was good to get him out onto the field again.

“We’ll see (if he can start against Roma). I’ll have a chat with him and see how he is, and see how his recovery is. We have to be careful with him as well. He’s been out for a long period and we don’t want to rush it if we don’t need to. We’ll see how he is.” – Brendan Rodgers

FPL TALKING POINTS

JESUS HITS FOUR
Saka's injury, Jesus' goals, in-form Toon: FPL notes 7

While most of the Fantasy attention leading up to Gameweek 34 was directed at Raheem Sterling (£10.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne, in the end, it was Gabriel Jesus (£8.4m) who stepped up and delivered a haul for the ages.

The Brazilian – owned by just 10 managers in the top 10k – scored four goals and supplied an assist as he racked up 24 points, smashing his previous best FPL tally by 10 points.

De Bruyne did, however, get in on the act himself with a pair of assists during his 57-minute run-out, with Guardiola praising his playmaker after the match:

“He’s arrived at this last part of the season in the best moment, and when he’s in this moment he’s almost unstoppable. His vision, the fight, the transitions – he’s exceptional.” – Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne

City’s five-goal burst has boosted their goal difference to +59. Liverpool’s is still better with +61 ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby, but for how much longer remains to be seen.

IN-FORM TOON

At the turn of the year, Newcastle United sat 19th in the table having amassed only 11 points from 19 matches.

However, a fourth successive win in Gameweek 34 has seen them move into the top half, while remarkably, only Liverpool have earned more Premier League points in 2022.

In an utterly one-sided encounter at Carrow Road, the Brazilian boys shined with Joelinton (£5.8m) and that man Bruno Guimaraes (£4.9m) on the scoresheet. The latter dropped into a holding role once the game was won, but by that point had already bagged a goal, his fourth attacking return in his last three appearances.

Eddie Howe had said he would “freshen things up” in his pre-match press conference and kept to his word, benching Fabian Schar (£4.4m) and Chris Wood (£6.8m), although it made little difference as his team ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

“We have been playing under the pressure of trying to stay in the league and we have got a lot of results playing resilient, organised football. Today, for the first time the shackles came off a bit. The confidence on the ball was high and hopefully this is a glimpse of the future.

Joelinton started as a nine and scored his two goals off the left. Both really good finishes. He showed his versatility and quality and he is someone we are really pleased with.” – Eddie Howe

SAKA SHINES

In an open and often chaotic match that had everything, Bukayo Saka’s penalty goal and assist helped Arsenal step up their claim for a place in the top four.

Lining-up alongside Martin Odegaard (£5.6m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.7m) and Eddie Nketiah (£5.4m) in Arteta’s new-look attack, the England winger was a real livewire throughout and is now up to fourth in the midfielder standings, only behind Mohamed Salah (£13.2m), Son Heung-min (£11.1m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.9m).

In their last two games, the Gunners have scored seven goals against Chelsea and Man Utd, with no player in any position registering more shots in the box than Saka in that time. And that’s despite being deployed as a wing-back for much of Wednesday’s visit to Stamford Bridge.

Nketiah, meanwhile, forced a smart save from David de Gea (£5.1m) – which in truth he probably should have converted – and also had a first-half goal ruled out for offside after VAR intervention.

As for Arsenal, they now recorded 35 points at the Emirates Stadium in 2021/22 – only Liverpool (42) and Man City (41) have won more on home turf.

UNITED’S DEFENCE

Despite dropping Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and reverting to a back-four system, Manchester United’s defensive issues continued at the Emirates as they conceded another three goals.

Ralf Rangnick’s troops were a real danger to Arsenal going forward, but a danger to themselves at the back, particularly on their left as Alex Telles (£5.1m) struggled against Saka.

As a result, United have now allowed nine goals in their last three outings, while their overall total of 51 Premier League goals conceded is six more than 18th-placed Burnley.

“I decided to play with a back four again after the first half of Liverpool and not having enough training time in between. Varane was fully fit again so I had to decide between those three players and after all the issues Harry (Maguire) had to deal with, it was a tough week for him. I just had to decide to play with Rapha and Victor (Lindelof).” – Ralf Rangnick on why Harry Maguire didn’t play

“I said we were at least unlucky with those three or four moments, but again we have to get better at defending in the box. The way we did that until five, six weeks ago we were on a higher level. Even in the pressing moments, whenever we pressed, Arsenal we were causing problems but we just didn’t press often enough. We should do it more often with more intensity and more players involved. If all the players sprint against the ball it has an even higher effect than it has today.” – Ralf Rangnick on his team’s defensive work

Further forward, Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) had a shocker of an afternoon as he missed a penalty and as a result, has now failed to score in his last eight Premier League matches.

“I spoke with him (Ronaldo) after the game and asked him and he said he didn’t feel as if he should take it. That’s why he said it would be better if Bruno (Fernandes) took it.” – Ralf Rangnick on Bruno Fernandes’ penalty

TOOTHLESS TOTTENHAM

Tottenham Hotspur failed to record a shot on target for the second successive match at Brentford on Saturday evening.

After their poor showing against Brighton last time out, an attacking response was expected but failed to materialise, as they racked up just nine shots which carried a combined expected goals (xG) value of 0.70.

Spurs had scored 25 goals in their previous seven league fixtures prior to Gameweek 33, and it’s almost certainly too soon to overreact, but the impact of Matt Doherty’s (£4.7m) injury is being felt in the final-third.

“Defensively we were good but at the same time I think we can do much better with the ball to create chances to score. The intensity was very high but we knew what type of game we would come to play. It’s a draw and I think when you cannot win, it’s important to take one point and we did this.

We have found teams who have defended very deep and we find this type of situation is not simple but at the same time you have to attack and pay attention to their counter-attack.” – Antonio Conte

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367 Comments Post a Comment
  1. el polako
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    So which Brighton player we all captaining next week ?
    You got to target those whipping boys you know.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Son - Mwepu?

    2. FCSB
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      TGW again?

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      *Brentford

      I might captain Mbuemo vs the whipping boys next week.

      1. Grande Tubarão
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Brentford play Utd next week. At Old Trafford as well

        1. Grande Tubarão
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Actually reading this back you probably knew that. Not exactly a scary fixture these days. I probably genuinely fancy Brentford to win

  2. _Gunner
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Morning All,

    Thoughts on Wood + Telles > Watkins + Cash (-4) for Aston Villa's amazing run.

    1. drughi
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      look like good moves

    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Not sure about cash

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        If not Cash who else from there back?

        1. PartyTime
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          My bad.

          It’s just that cash has been a terrible pick for me this season. Draws stupid fouls & always looks like picking up a red card in a game with his 1 pt.

          Gotta be Cash for attacking returns otherwise Mings

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I might go with James Justin?

            1. PartyTime
              • 2 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Not sure he is nailed but prefer him if he is tbh

  3. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    i see a lot of people shipping son and kane. they're playing leicester who are going to be 3 days fresh off a game vs roma. surely brendan rogers rotates and spurs will have 8 days rest by this point. if they drop points again, thats them out the title race and will be the 3rd game in a row without a win

    thoughts?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Part of me thinks it makes sense to break up the Son/Kane double now & keep just one. But then, when one bangs, the other does too... Might just keep both for Lei/Bur/Nor despite the blanks hurting the last couple weeks. Something to think about....

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I'm still thinking of sticking with my Sterling --> Son move.

        And looking back to yesterday: my runs outscored my wildcard team's current points total (17) by one haha. Not ideal!

    2. el polako
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Kept Son and Kulusevski on my WC - either can be an easy 1 move sell as there is plethora of midfielder to choose from.

    3. drughi
      • 14 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Dropped kane for werner this week but will captain son most likely. If you still have kane he is a good option too

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Son (C) against Leicester....? Yeah

    5. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Let them sell! Only 4 gws left, we need differentials, would love to have Spurs assets as differentials tbh

    6. Pancake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      They are too expensive and inconsistent for a double up. One is enough, I’ve got Son

    7. MrZ
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No thank you.
      They can't even beat brentford.
      Plus Chelsea has Everton

  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Saka -> Maddison?

    Pope
    Trent Cancelo James Alonso
    Salah Son Mount Saka* Kulu
    Weghorst

    (Pickford Tsimikas Pukki Broja)

    1FT, 0.0 ITB, FHW37

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      *0.6 ITB

      1. 1966
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Depends on Saka injury, he’s got 1 week’s rest till 35 and then doubles in 36 so I’d wait to find out how bad his injury is first. Leicester got 2 Europa conference games soon so I’d expect Maddison to be rested for 1 of the league matches.

  5. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Got Watkins on WC. Benched him this week.

    Plan to captain him v Norwich. Good idea?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Go with your gut!

    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lots considering Coutinho

      1. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Watkins hauled v them in the earlier fixture. Coutinho could be good though

        1. PartyTime
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Fair enough. Fully expect both to do well

  6. FCSB
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Alonso Schar
    Salah Son Saka Mount
    Kane Nketiah Broja

    Dubravka KDH Kilman Doherty

    1FT, 0.5itb

    1. Kilman Doherty >> Laporte 3.8 (-4)
    2. Son / Kane >> Man City attack (wait on CL team)
    3. Something else?

    Thoughts appreciated…

    Thanks!

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You may want a better defender than Alonso in 36, doubt he plays twice with fa cup as well
      City attack is good but which one. I went for Sterling this week and it backfired.

      Can you offer any advice below?

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone else on wc?

    1. trick9
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Yes.

  8. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    keep one please for the rest of the season please.

    one has to go (i already own kane

    a) Son
    B) KDB

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    2. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B, but if possible I'd keep both and get rid of Kane and spend the money banked elsewhere.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Even better

    4. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      why doesnt anyone want kdb?? they have a potential double. am i missing something here

      1. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        my mistake. everyone is electing for KDB. the woring of my own question confused me tbh

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Everyone answered KDB
        Keep one you said

  9. DBW - Slug's Mortgage …
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Just watching the MOTD highlights again.

    Taveres could have easily given away 3/4 penalties yesterday. Absolute headless chicken of a player. I hope he goes out on loan next season.

    1. el polako
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      How Bruno Fernandes got away with just yellow card is the real question here ?!

      1. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Welcome to the PL my friend 🙂

      2. @persecuted_by_mods
          2 years, 1 month ago

          VAR has given up these past few months, they barely look at anything there's been some absolute shockers recently

        • Grande Tubarão
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yeah, no idea how he got away with that

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What do you think the moves are this week, and next?
      BB36 and likely to start ditching Chelsea before fa cup final
      I went for broke this week and got unstuck, Sterling captain fail
      In hindsight, was a mistake wc31 and holding bb this long. Live and learn

      Schmeichel
      Robbo Laporte Dias
      Salah Saka Havertz Sterling Maddison
      Werner Pukki
      Foster Matip White Cucho

      1. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Sterling to Son. Pukki to Dennis & maybe look for a way to get James if needed??

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I sold Dennis on 31 wc for Pukki haha
          Sterling to son is possible just need to assess with their double etc

      2. FCSB
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Can you do Sterling >> KDB

        Or just roll the FT for more flexibility DGW36

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Nah as I went to Werner this week I couldn’t afford Kdb (would have if I could).
          Feels a bit messed up, just hoping for as strong a finish as possible.
          Goal this week was top100k 45 points behind, let’s see

          1. FCSB
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Top 100k would be a great finish mate, I feel like it’s been a season of fine margins for you and more often that not it’s gone against you… hope you get a strong finish

            1. FPL_Crisis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Cheers buddy.
              Shocking start but since gw16, where I was OR 650k I’ve only had 2 red arrows. On average fairly small greens throughout but the 2 reds were really bad.
              Currently 180k and pushing.

              Where are you at these days?

              1. FCSB
                • 8 Years
                2 years, 1 month ago

                That’s some effort to maintain green arrows pretty much all the ways since GW16, nice to turn it around.

                I’m currently just into the top 10k, in the 9s somewhere, I’ve been bouncing around in and out of the top 10k for the past few weeks. Just doing enough to keep touch, but not doing enough to solidify my spot.

                It’s a big few weeks until the end of the season now and hoping for a bit of luck!!

                Let’s do this mate!!

      3. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I wouldn’t ditch Chelsea despite concerns over starts/minutes. Aside from Liverpool, the only half-decent team with a better double is Leicester, and they’ve got even more rotation going on. I’ve just got Havertz and Werner and want Alonso next week

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      If you used WC in GW34 how are you doing ?

      I'm on 16 points with 3 x Pool (including captain Salah) and 3 x Chelsea players (playing twice to come), which is 9 points behind my original team which only has Sanchez, Mount (c), Havertz and TAA to play (5 scores, compared to 10), so still a good chance of gaining points by using WC this GW despite the poor start to the GW, but much depends on Salah (c) v Mount (c).

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Sold Saka and defensively tripled up on City...
        Havertz(c) can either save me or provide final blow.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          I sold Saka as well.

      2. MrZ
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Much better i think.
        My team is a mess with weggy & triple spurs.

        1. MrZ
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          *my old team

      3. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Saka went out, so still in loss.

        Triple Chelsea can only sort out.

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Triple Man City fail (5 from 3)

          That's why I never like to own Man City.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Just Canelo from City here but would have had KBD over Son if City DGW36 had been confirmed. I'm normally City attacker adverse due to rotation risk.

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Same hope you're right about Chelsea.

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        WC in 32 but only 1 effective transfer since I FH last week.

        On 18 from six players. Only Schmeichel returned. Brought in Nketiah (for Cucho) & benched Mateta which could backfire, and brought in Tavares (for Doherty). Sadly last on bench!

        Salah, TAA, Robertson, James, Havertz (C) to go, so hopefully more explosive today.

    4. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Raya the only bright spot in WC as of now. Did his job to cover Foster this week...

    5. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thinking of bringing in Coutinho but who to bin?

      A. Havertz
      B. Mount
      C. Son

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Why not wait until Chelsea played ?

      2. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        None of them

    6. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      A bit early I know, but does this look like an easy save for GW35?
      Got 1 FT, 0.2 ITB and no chips left. 2 FTs should be useful for DGW36.

      Ramsdale
      TAA Cancelo James Silva
      Salah Son Kulusevski Havertz Saka
      Broja

      Schmeichel Wood Gelhardt Doherty

    7. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lukaku has scored more goals against West ham than he has against any other side in his career. 11 careee goals against them.

      Tuchel had better bench him

      1. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Oops *career

      2. The Polymath
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Sterling was reputed to love scoring against Watford, see how that went.

      3. KanuLenoMeeMoCash
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        That was in his everton days
        He just points at his feet now

    8. Original Sin
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Please choose a combo for me.
      A. Havertz+ Watkins
      B. Coutinho +Werner
      I am leaning towards A.

      1. SKENG
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        A

      2. PartyTime
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        A

      3. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        A

    9. Ask Yourself
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Anyone know why Jacob Ramsey isn’t scoring points anymore?

      1. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        gerrard playing with the handbrake on

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Hopefully appearance points alone can make up for this

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Villa have scored two goals in their last 5 matches. Team issue.

        He does still get a couple of shots & chances per game looking at the stats.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yeah might need to get him for cover if Saka is out for next GW, most playable fixture out of him, Dewsbury-Hall and Gordon.

      3. Rassi
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Aston Villa have gone cold, they scored 1 goal in the last 4.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Can’t believe their performance this season is the result of all the money they spent lol

    10. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Do you think Nketiah will start the rest of the games?

      Thinking of Broja > Nketiah

      1. Grande Tubarão
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I certainly wouldn't want to be relying on it. Think it's maybe fine to risk it if he's going to be deep on your bench most weeks anyway

        1. DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yeah he would be bench, just not sure Broja is first choice now.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Broja will still get games but Southampton have been a bit meh lately. Broja himself has been in famine for months.

            Arsenal & Nketiah at least have something to play for. Risk level of starts is probably similar.

          2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Broja is a blank machine. Get rid regardless. Arsenal on a purple patch and he was quite close to getting something again yesterday.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        It's not a guarantee but he was good again yesterday.

        When Eddie was about to be subbed (Saka got injured at same time, so he didn't) - Lacazette wasn't even being prepped to come on (it was Holding).

        Arteta commented about a tight turnaround for him these last two, but that shouldn't be an issue given their next match is next week.

        Arsenal have beaten Chelsea & United in the last two & have started scoring goals again - you'd have to ask why they'd want to change that formula given the Top 4 race.

        Still a risk Lacazette plays IMO, probably 1 of the DGW matches, but who knows.

      3. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        i'd take the risk with nketiah over broja right now tbh. i do not see how lacazette gets back into the team and the manager must not see martinelli as a winger

    11. dshv
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Chelsea and pool must be incredibly good to make this WC worth it..

    12. Arctic_Orangutans
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      So who do we think is gonna score more over next few games

      A. James
      B. Mount

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        B

      2. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        B

    13. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Injuries have blown my BB36 plans off course past few weeks so I need 4 transfers to get back to 15DGW players. Will replace Dubravka, Schar, Cucho and probably Weghorst.

      Save the FT this week and take a -8 next week?

      1FT 0.4ITB
      Ramsdale
      TAA Robbo Cancelo
      Salah Saka Mount Kulu Ramsey
      Kane Weghorst

      Dubravka White Schar Cucho**

      Cheers

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Cucho is the only injured one out of that lot, I think you can blame your awkward BB36 more on poor planning

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          It’s not just him. Rudiger and others before I’ve had to replace, eating into the transfers I had planned.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            I see I see I apologise, looking fine ti save this week and reassess next. Fwiw I’m keeping Weghorst on my BB36

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Cool, thanks. Yeah, Villa might not be a bad game for him. I’ll reassess. Cheers

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          But harsh. Weghorst, Dubravka and Schar have all returned in the last few weeks.

          Moves to Foster, Pukki/Dennis/Nketiah + DEF will probably pay off, even for a hit.

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Cheers. That was the thinking. Worth the short-term gains - just injuries to Rudiger and others took up transfers earmarked for others. Braced for some hits next week!

    14. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      If city games move to 36, would you say there’s more upside on FH in 37 or 38?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Probably 37 due to the Liverpool blank

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          There's no Liverpool blank. The Southampton game is just awaiting a new date/time. It will be in GW37.

      2. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I’m thinking 37 because of nice doubles for Villa, Everton etc, whose assets I don’t want outside that week so much

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yeh I feel we’re banking on those teams doing well in 37. 38 could have plenty of goals, often really high scoring but could be tricky picking the right players

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            That’s the thing. There have been helpful team news leaks in GW38 in recent years but the 90-min deadline seems to have nipped most of those in the bud. FH38 feels more of a risk as a result, for me at least

    15. 03farmboy
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      How long is saka out for?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        You'll have to wait for an update.