Scout Notes

Saka + Maddison injury news as Son presents compelling Gameweek 36 case

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Sunday’s three Gameweek 35 fixtures in our Scout Notes summary.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-improving website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS AND BONUS

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INJURIES AND BANS

Richarlison (£7.5m) made it four goals in five matches with the winner against Chelsea on Sunday but his afternoon ended a little prematurely, with the Brazilian seemingly unable to shake off an injury.

Frank Lampard allayed any fears after full-time, however.

“Cramp! He’s a hard one to communicate with. I wasn’t sure how bad it was or not and the way he was moving… it was cramp.” – Frank Lampard on Richarlison

Influenced by the distraction of a Europa Conference League semi-final, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers made eight changes to his side for their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Not included in the squad were Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (£4.4m) and James Maddison (£6.9m), who Rodgers claimed were omitted as a precaution – so there’s every chance that these injuries are as serious as the short-lived ones that force players out of international duty.

“We have to assess it. Both couldn’t be involved today, they’ll be getting treatment. Kiernan has played a lot, felt tightness, so we’ll assess it . James Maddison with his hip, we just have to monitor it.” – Brendan Rodgers

Ben White (£4.6m) was absent from Arsenal’s squad in the late-afternoon kick-off at West Ham United, meanwhile. The Gunners cited a “tight hamstring” as the reason for his no-show.

Also limping from the field of play in east London were Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) and Bukayo Saka (£6.7m) but the news was positive from Mikel Arteta on those two.

“Ben got injured against Manchester United, he felt a muscular problem and we checked him, and we will have to access him in the next few days to see how he is. Bukayo was fine, he was really fatigued and he has been through a little injury as well. Tomiyasu is just that he had been out for so long and could not continue. No, hopefully, he’s fine.” – Mikel Arteta

FPL TALKING POINTS

KULU SHAKE-UP

What a rollercoaster afternoon it was for owners of Dejan Kulusevski (£6.3m), who would have been fearing for the Swede’s game-time, not just today but also in Double Gameweek 36 after a first benching since Gameweek 25.

Ninety minutes later, however, the picture was looking much rosier.

His replacement in the starting XI, Lucas Moura (£5.9m), turned in a poor showing, being hooked for Kulusevski just 10 minutes into the second half.

As if fired up by that omission from the line-up, Kulusevski sparked a humdrum Spurs into life and he claimed two assists for Son Heung-min‘s (£11.0m) superb brace.

“Sometimes it was a pity because we have only the league to play and for this reason, you can’t make a lot of rotation when… it’s not simple to give chances to play. I think this week Lucas deserved to have this chance, also because don’t forget Lucas Moura is an important player for us and I decided in this way, and then when Deki came in I think he played really well. In the same way, Lucas did in the 55 minutes. I repeat we have to think about a team not individual players if we want to reach something important for this club.” – Antonio Conte on Dejan Kulusevski’s benching

Surely now, despite Antonio Conte’s positivity about Lucas’s performance in the quote above, Kulusevski will return to the Lilywhites’ line-up at Anfield next weekend.


Since his first start for Spurs in Gameweek 26, Kulusevski has claimed 12 attacking returns in as many appearances (see above image). Only his two much more expensive teammates can better that tally in that time.

SUPER SON

The narrative around Kulusevski was a mere sub-plot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, of course.

Son Heung-min stole the headlines and 19 points from the victory over Leicester, taking his total to 223 for the season. He’s also now just three goals behind Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) in the Golden Boot race, not that the modest South Korea international is the type of player to fixate on such individual achievements.

His finishing has been underappreciated for some time, as he had routinely overachieved his ‘expected’ goals tally since coming to England.

Only Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) of the 10 FPL assets costing £10.0m or more has required fewer xG to score an actual goal (see below) this season; essentially, the Belgian and Son are pretty bloody excellent at converting half-chances.

What to do with Son now will be a question on many managers’ lips ahead of Double Gameweek 36. Is he a no-brainer ‘hold’ after today’s display? Should be moved on to another premium midfielder with easier fixtures, like De Bruyne?

Matches against Liverpool and Arsenal might not look good on paper but Son has scored against both sides already this season. The Reds’ higher defensive line, indeed, was something he exploited when finding the target at Anfield earlier in the campaign.

EVERTON’S HOME COMFORTS

What a curious team Everton have become. Abject on the road, they have been much more solid on home soil – especially since Frank Lampard took charge.

Everton under Frank Lampard
HomeAway
Played76
Won40
Drawn10
Lost26
Goals scored74
Goals conceded317
Clean sheets40

The effect of a home crowd’s raucous backing is one of those factors that we can’t really quantify but Frank Lampard was in no doubt that the Goodison faithful were the key reason for Sunday’s win:

“Today was a huge game for us and when you see the fans turn up before this game and what they did to this game – they were people of the match. Men, women and youngsters, all Everton crazy, they love this club and they pushed us over the line.

“It was amazing and I can only thank them. I have been through a lot in football but it was a goosebumps moment on the way in. It is not the norm, driving up and seeing the fans like that, it is special, and it makes a big difference when you feel pushed on by the ferocity and nice aggression of the fans’ support.

“The great discipline and work ethic stemmed from the great support.” – Frank Lampard

Everton play twice away in Double Gameweek 36 but twice at home in Double Gameweek 37, so it’s the latter where the form guide is steering us with regards to FPL investment in their players – even if a distracted Leicester and a Championship-bound Watford are very decent opponents in the upcoming Gameweek.

As well as Richarlison and the budget-freeing Anthony Gordon (£4.6m), the defence and Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) are now starting to increase in appeal too.

CHELSEA’S BLUES

Unless you snapped up Marcos Alonso (£5.6m) ahead of Double Gameweek 34, this past fortnight has been one to forget for owners of Chelsea assets.

A tired-looking Blues side turned in an insipid display against Everton, with Thomas Tuchel defying pre-match predictions that he would rotate heavily and making only one enforced change; there’s no guarantee that the second string would have done any better but a lack of freshness did look to be one factor at Goodison Park.

Kai Havertz (£7.9m) and Timo Werner (£8.4m) were both poor up top but it was the collective defensive effort that Thomas Tuchel turned his ire towards after full-time, with Chelsea now having kept just one clean sheet in their last four matches.

“If there is something I can do I will try it but if I knew about it I would have done it before. I think, for me, the key is to have a clean sheet. Manchester United was a different game, more open, fluid, more spaces, and we finally scored late and conceded straight away.

“For me, this is more like the game against West Ham. The opponent defends deep, we struggle to find space in the first half, but against West Ham, we had a clean sheet and played without any big mistakes. That gives us the chance to score late. If you run behind against an opponent like this, in this atmosphere and install emotion and belief in a stadium like this and the opponent’s team, you struggle.” – Thomas Tuchel

Reece James (£6.4m) being deemed able to start two matches at wing-back in the space of 72 hours was one positive but the question now has to be asked over how many minutes the key Chelsea assets will get in Gameweek 36, as the second of their two matches – against Leeds – falls three days before the FA Cup final.

STEADY EDDIE

His finishing still needs work but Eddie Nketiah (£5.5m) was a lively presence in attack for Arsenal in their 2-1 win over West Ham United, earning plaudits from the watching media.

He was responsible for over half of Arsenal’s shots from open play (six of 11), flashing one effort centimeters wide and spurning at least one opportunity he should have scored from.

Budget forwards are usually cheap for a reason, and Nketiah isn’t some clinical Son-esque finisher; his historical shot-to-goal conversion rate is in the low teens (as a rule of thumb, the top players tend to be nearer the 20% mark).

‘Liveliness’ doesn’t get you FPL points either.

But the standard of forwards is pretty shocking this year anyway and as a budget enabler, or perhaps as a Bench Boost option in Gameweek 36, Nketiah has worked his way into late-season contention.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) wasn’t even brought on as a substitute against the Hammers and his game-time amounts to one minute in the last three Gameweeks, so Nketiah still seems to have the edge going into Double Gameweek 36.

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936 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lucky Z
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Any improvements to this FH team?

    Schmeichel
    TAA | Dias | Alonso | Soyuncu
    KDB | Foden | Salah | Mane | Saka
    Pukki

    1. Salahlulijah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t like Pukki! I’d consider Nketiah and spending the extra to upgrade Soy

      1. Lucky Z
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks for Nketiah. But whom to grt instead Soy?

    2. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Obviously love the mids. But a bit thin in net, up front and at the back for my liking. I think you need to balance things a little better.

    3. EL tridente
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Get Son

      1. LWO23
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah, Mane to Son frees up $. Soy to Matip with open Liverpool spot? Still feels a bit off, but closer?

  2. tokara
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    In reverse fixtures, Sonny had scored agst Pool and Arsenal

    Just saying

  3. Salahlulijah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Morning all, I’m holding a 50 point lead in my cash mini league. I don’t have a Man City attacker though and am worried a good captain week of one of those could hurt me. I have a lot of funds tied up in defence so any reason not to do a -4 Mount and Robertson to KDB and Taveres? (Max. 4.3m defender). Other option would be to go Mount to Foden, but have a feeling KDB is the one! Thanks in advance for any opinions

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      M to F maybe

    2. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tough call. Also think KDB is the clear City attacker of choice, but Robertson to Tavares is a big downgrade. Maybe depends if your chasers will have KDB and if it blocks that.

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 1.5m itb

    SCHMEICHEL
    ROBERTSON CANCELO WHITE
    KDB MANE HAVERTZ SAKA KULU
    WATKINS weghorst

    dubravka tark schar wood

    1. Salahlulijah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      How have you ended up with that team!? White, Havertz and Weggy need to go from your starting 11 and that bench isn’t good. Transfers depends on if you’re happy to do a -4/-8

      1. Not again Shirley
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Don’t agree with that comment. His team is alright. A few need be moved on but that’s about it.

    2. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      White needs monitoring. White to Laporte looks like a pretty big upgrade. Starting Weg also feels unfortunate, though. Maybe find funds for Jesus there (Wood downgrade to Pukki or Nketiah). Jesus risky, but should start at least one with his form

  5. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    On BB, any obvious moves? 1.7 ITB, 1 FT

    Schmeichel
    Laporte Cancelo TAA Matip
    Son Salah Coutinho Mount
    Dennis Pukki

    Foster Emerson Royal KDH Mateta

    All double apart from Mateta.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Fosters is a terrible beer.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Good one

    2. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hold until closer to deadline. Mateta to Nketiah is possible, but no rush. Mount (who I am not as down on as some, but do accept probably only starts once this week) to Foden another.

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'm not keen on having Mount or Coutinho either.
        Mount to Forden seems a bit sideways considering Forden may also start only one. Cant stretch to KDB which is the City asset I want.

    3. amonito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      On BB i would go Pickford and Gordon over Foster and KDH. Good for 37 as well.

  6. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you get in place of Havertz/Mount? Need to downgrade one to do Sterling to KDB.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Gordon

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Or Saka , depends how much you need

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Have Saka already, could go to 7.1 from Havertz or 6.8 from Mount

    3. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Or get Fode Son instead of KDB "Someone"

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Foden Son I think

    4. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Saka or Kulu plus KDB.

      But Foden Son is also really nice.

    5. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers all!

    6. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’m on Bilva and, after his rest at the weekend, feel quite good about it

  7. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Morning everyone! Need advice on BB36, only chip left and I'm chasing 2nd place in a paid league. Highlighted problematic positions below

    Ramsdale, Steele*
    Robertson, Rudiger, TAA, James, Doherty*
    Salah, Maddison, Mount, Saka, Gordon
    Lacazette*, Werner, Weghorst*
    1FT, 1.2 ITB

    Is this -12 too crazy? Replacing injured players, Laca who lost his place in the team and Weghorst who has a single gameweek.

    Steele, Doherty, Laca, Weghorst -> Schmeichel, Keane/Cash, Nketiah, Jesus (-12)

    Do you see any alternatives? Like getting Son or KdB

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      also Jesus could become Richarlison to maximize DGW37 output

    2. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      How about Foster, Matip, Nketiah and Jesus in? Although not sure it is any better.

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I got 3 from Liverpool so Matip is out of the question anyway.

        Son and KDB/Foden are the alternatives I would consider but the positions above seem a priority

  8. Slipstream
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Should i do Havertz + Son --> Foden + KdB?

    1. LWO23
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t like any option that involves Son out unless it is a last ditch effort in a mini league.

  9. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Kane/KDH > Pukki/Son (-4)?

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      not worth it. KDH has 2 games in GW37 and Pukki is playing for a relegated team who have nothing to fight for

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        True, Son has absolutely killed me in my MLs recently though so I need to stop the bleeding. Kane is a poor FPL asset these days by comparison.

        1. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          i feel your pain, got hammered by Son too. You could get him for Kane, just through a different transfer

    2. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Like this a lot. Norwich could now play with some freedom and Son is a better pick than Kane. KDH a solid 2 point merchant so the extra game in 37 adds little imo

  10. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who scores the most next week?
    A)Cash
    B)Raphinha
    C)Foden -4

  11. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Any thoughts here DZ? My original plan is below but now wondering if it will really pay off. Key concerns are Spurs having a pretty tough double and Chelsea rotation and form.

    Pope,
    ALONSO, MATIP, CANCELO, Taylor
    SALAH, SAKA, MOUNT, HAVERTZ, KULU
    KANE

    Dubravka, Schar, Broja, Wood

    0.8 ITB, 2 FT

    A) Alonso, Taylor, Havertz & Kane -> VVD/ Robbo, Laporte, KDB & Nketiah (-8)
    B) Pope & Wood -> Ederson & Nketiah
    C) Something else

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I will FH in 37

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Lionel Fellaini
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B. Havertz out for a city player if you want to take a -4

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thanks both, yep think that looks more sensible

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A,B or C? Till end of season

    A) Richarlison, Gordon and Laporte
    B) Nketiah, Saka and Laporte
    C) Nketiah, Foden and Digne/Mings

    1. luk46
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yep, B

  13. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    only 10pts ahead of ML rival, although I have a FH and he doesnt..he has Son though, should I take him to cancel that differential? Only thing is it will weaken massively my BB team for 36.. 2FT 1.4 ITB

    Schmeicel Foster
    Taa cancelo Laporte alonso schar
    salah kulu kdb havertz kdh
    dennis nketiah pukki

    1. luk46
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Havertz > Son + Kulu > Gordon + Schär > Holding if White’s out?

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        have exact funds for this actually.. would be for -4 but probalby worth it right?

  14. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    2ft 0.1m itb and a 19point lead in my ml and bench boost left rival has ddg to play

    Ramsdale
    TAA James White Laporte
    Salah Saka Havertz Kulu Mount
    Kane

    Schmeichel Schar Richardson Cucho

    Had planned to BB this week but would probably need a -8 is it to risky with only a small lead

    Cheers

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      -8s are working this year.

  15. luk46
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    what option are you going with?
    A - Kulusevski + KDB + 4 pts
    B - Son + Foden

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’m not going with either of these options.

    3. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

  16. Lionel Fellaini
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sa and Broja to Schmeichel and Nketiah? Tempted to go early and forget about FF this week

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes. Good strategy!

    2. Amsterhammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Do it. Free up the head space.

  17. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on the below please:

    A. Dubravka > Schmeichel
    B. Pukki > Nketiah
    C. Mount or Havertz > Foden

    Thanks

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Foden for the giggles

    2. Amsterhammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      C for the potential upswing.

  18. madmafc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Salah/KDB/Son

    Who scores most points for the double gameweek?

    1. Lionel Fellaini
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hopefully Salah as I don’t own the other 2

  19. Amsterhammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What are people’s thoughts on Pope to Schmeichel this week? Gives me 14 doublers this week. And allows Raphinha to Zaha or a Leicester mid next week with the extra cash.

    1. Lionel Fellaini
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If that’s your only issue then why not. Not a bad fixture for Pope though

      1. Amsterhammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I like the plan.

      1. Amsterhammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

  20. Rash
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Worth using FH to load up on Man city and Liverpool players? Feels like I've got no optimum week to use it..

    Pope
    Trent cancelo cash Collins
    Salah coutinho son kulu KDH
    Kane

    Dubravka broja schar cucho

    1ft 0itb

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      FH not required just use transfers get your Man City mids

    2. Lionel Fellaini
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      We have similar teams and I think I’m going to FH in 38 for a laugh. Could you do Pope, Collins and Broja to Schmeichel, Laporte and a striker?

      1. Rash
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I can do pope broja to Schmeichel Nketiah which I think I'll go with barring injury

        1. Lionel Fellaini
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I’ve done Sa and Broja to Schmeichel and Nketiah

  21. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which of these transfers worth doing?

    A. Kane / Mount >> Richarlison / KDB for -4
    B. Kane / Mount / Kulu >> Richarlison / KDB / Saka for -8
    C. Kane / Mount / James >> Richarlison / KDB / Laporte for -8

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I would not take out Kane

    2. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Assuming you have Son, I would favour A

  22. madmafc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Kane and Coutinho (-4) > Son and Jesus

    What about this move for GW 36 if using FH in 37

  23. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A) Kane, Foden to Jesus, Son (-4)
    B) Kane, Saka to Watkins, Son (-4)
    C) Go without and roll FT
    D) Any other suggestions?

    0.2 ITB

    Playing BB

    Schmeichel Foster
    TAA Alonso Robbo Cancelo Collins
    Saka Salah Foden Ramsey KDH
    Kane Dennis Mateta

  24. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    2 FT, 1.4 ITB... BB36 + FH37..

    Schar + Havertz to Cash + Saka???

    Schmeicel Foster
    Taa cancelo Laporte Alonso Schar
    salah kulu havertz KDB kdh
    dennis nketiah pukki

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Villa double is better in 37 than 36 and tough 38 fixture. Since FH37, I would give Cash a miss.

      If you do Havertz to Saka, how much remaining itb? Consider upgrading Schar to a premium def if you have enough funds.

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        thanks mate, if I do Havertz to saka, leaves me with 6.7 budget

      2. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        what other premium defender could I go for with 6.7 ITB.. 0.1 short for VVD, but could do Matip

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Matip is a good pick

          1. tibollom
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            thanks, I could even push it and do pukki to Watkins for -4??? or not worht it?

  25. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    BUS Team with 11 DGW players for GW36

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - Laporte
    Salah - Son - Saka - Odegaard - Gordon
    Kane
    Sub : Gelgardt, Greenwood, Amartey | Sanchez

    No chip left. 2 FT & 0.9 ITB.

    What do you see as priorities to manage?

    I feel Arsenal duo are lacking of return as Odegaard got 3 returns from last 10 games and Ramsdale fot 1 CS from last 10 games. But they still fully motivated and playing for top 4 spot.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably Ode out first before Ramsdale. What about Ode to Brownhill and Amartey to Dias? Triple city defence

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Oh, I've never considered triple City defence as I'm only looking for ways to get explosive option to boost rank.

        I bought Amartey at 3.8, so it has to be Ode > Delph (4.2) to fund the move. It looks pretty interesting. Thank you for idea.

  26. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Mount likely to be replaced with Foden.

    Who would you replace James with?

    0.2ITB 2FT and no chips left:
    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte James
    Salah Saka Kulu Mount
    Kane
    (Steele Brownhill Gelhardt Greenwood)

  27. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I know Leicester are a rotation minefield, but how likely is Lookman to get decent minutes in 36?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      They will play a settled team if they are out of Europe this week.

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Final is midweek after GW38 so as far as 36 is concerned it perhaps makes little difference.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          BR could still rotate to protect his first choice players

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah, agree. But just saying that the result is possibly irrelevant to the GW36 minutes - I think first 36 game will see rotation, especially if the Roma game goes long. Second one probably less.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      probably first choice over Barnes but not sure how BR will setup after Europe if he gets to the final or not

    3. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      From the pattern of recent GWs, he will share minutes with Barnes and play every game either starting or getting from bench.

  28. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Maddison or Foden?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Foden - first choice at LWF and likely to play the remaining games. He got his rest in GW34.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Foden

  29. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I need to free up at least £0.5m to see through the BB36 plan. Who to downgrade is getting harder to pick by the minute.
    A. James
    B. Barnes
    C. Martinelli
    D. Salah
    E. Kane
    I was on Martinelli, but he started after some benching and Barnes didn't so Barnes makes sense. James is awful form. Son's effective ownership is killing me so makes me want to do D and E allows for some pretty interesting line ups. Anyone got a five sided coin for me to toss?

  30. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The amount of “shall I get rid of Son to bring in KDB?” posts is unreal.

    His minutes are all but guaranteed
    He scores against anyone
    He scores more against better teams

    If I owned KDB and not Son, I’d be genuinely considering the opposite change this week

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I thought it was madness before the 35 deadline, let alone now

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Agreed it's silly to be getting rid of Son. Not sure I would consider KDB to Son though