Scout Notes

Gabriel injury latest as Son and Kane haul in north London derby

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal in our Scout Notes summary.

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SPURS REIGNITE TOP FOUR PUSH

Two goals from Harry Kane (£12.4m) and a red card to Arsenal’s Rob Holding (£4.1m) put Tottenham in firm control of the north London derby, before Son Heung-min (£11.0m) added a third early in the second-half.

Spurs have now won five of their last six home league games, scoring at least three goals in each of those victories, with Burnley up next in Sunday’s Gameweek 37 opener.

The Clarets, meanwhile, could potentially be missing both of their first-choice centre-halves: James Tarkowski (£4.9m) exited last weekend’s game against Aston Villa in the early stages of the second half after feeling tightness in his hamstring, while Ben Mee (£4.6m) is out with a leg injury.

As for Son, the South Korean is now just one goal behind Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) in the Golden Boot race. The Liverpool man looked like he was going to run away with the award a few months back, but Son has hit 10 goals in his last eight league games to close within one of the Egyptian.

He wasn’t able to draw level with Salah on Thursday, however, with Antonio Conte withdrawing the player after 72 minutes, much to his frustration.

“Obviously I want to play always but what can I say? I have to accept it. We have a game on Sunday so that’s why. I am not angry just disappointed. I have to move on. I wanted to keep playing. We have an important game so I need to be ready, recover well and be fresh again.” – Son Heung-min on his withdrawal after 72 minutes

“I know Son Heung-min wanted to continue to play but I had to think not only about this game but to have fresh players. They spent a lot of energy. I made the decision to give them a bit of rest. He promised me on Sunday he will go to try to score.” – Antonio Conte on Son Heung-min

Son’s goal and assist means that he has now produced five double-figure hauls in his last eight matches and trails Salah by just 16 points at the top of the FPL standings.

On the injury front, Cristiano Romero (£4.8m) missed out due to a hip injury, which Conte touched on before kick-off.

“In the game against Liverpool he received a hit on his hip. After the game he had pain and is not right to recover.” – Antonio Conte on Cristian Romero

DEFENSIVE ISSUES AT ARSENAL

Despite tonight’s damaging defeat, Arsenal remain in the driving seat for a top-four spot with a one-point lead.

Despite that, there’s no room for any slip-ups against Newcastle United and Everton and they are struggling defensively: they have now gone eight league matches without a clean sheet since the 1-0 win at Aston Villa in Gameweek 30.

That’s coincided with injuries to Thomas Partey (£5.0m), Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) and more recently Ben White (£4.6m), although the latter did make the bench tonight.

However, it gets worse for Mikel Arteta, as they lost key centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes (£5.4m) to injury against Spurs, while Holding will serve his one-match ban at St James’ Park following his red card.

As for Gabriel, the 24-year-old went down feeling his hamstring and limped off shortly after, although Arteta did sound fairly upbeat in his post-match interview.

Gabi [Gabriel] is not normally a player who asks to be get off the pitch. He felt something but hopefully it’s not much. It’s a muscular problem and we’ll have to assess it” – Mikel Arteta


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies (Rodon 82), Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski (Moura 72), Son (Bergwijn 72), Kane

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, Holding, Gabriel (Tavares 76), Tomiyasu, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli (Smith Rowe 64), Nketiah (Lacazette 73)


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  1. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Best option on a FH?

    A. 343 with Schmeicel Digne Gordon Richa/Watkins
    B. 352 with Pickford Royal Coutino ASM/Bench striker

    X (Steele)
    Matip Cash X (Tsiki, Manqu)
    Diaz KDB Maddison Zaha X
    Kane Vardy X

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks Holmes.. my ML rival is currently 25pts ahead of me, he has no FH but a good team for the GW:

        Rams Foster
        Taa Cancelo Alonso Myko Fofana
        Salah KDB Son Gordon Brownhill
        Nketiah Dennis Richa

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          whats your current team?

          1. tibollom
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            current team is:

            Schmeicel Fostr
            Taa Cancelo Laporte Alonso Matip
            Saka Kulu KDB Salah KDH
            Nketia Dennis Pukki

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              okay, so not many differentials for final week. Going to be tough as this is your last chance.

              1. tibollom
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                indeed.. gutted as I changed my captain from kdb to salah last minute, would be leading by 5pts right now 🙁

                So based on that what do you think, still go for option A?

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Yeah, overall a better option. You can mix things up and go double Liverpool mid instead of Kevin

                  1. tibollom
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    thanks, intersting although with liverpool not sure who will play next.. you thinking Mane/Jota to add to Diaz instead of KDB?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      yeah, look at Cup minutes for better decision. even getting a 2nd defender like Van Dijk or Robertson could be fruitful.

                      1. tibollom
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        yea budget restrictive though, could look at maybe replacing Digne + Cash to VVD + Andersen/Guehi to have with Matip in my 3man defence...

  2. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Which FH option would you choose?

    KDB over Kane in 2.?
    Maybe Mane over Salah?

    1.
    Schm
    Digne Andersen Holgate
    Salah KDB Son Gordon
    Kane Ings Richa

    2.
    Pickford
    Robo Digne Andersen
    Salah Son Maddison Zaha
    Kane Ings Richa

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      2

    2. Obamawang
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      2, with Kane not KDB

  3. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    FH37:
    Pickford
    Robertson Cash Digne
    Son KDB Jota Trossard _
    _ _

    A) Diaz, Kane, Ings
    B) Olise, Kane, Vardy
    C) Mané, Ings, Richarlison

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A or C.

      Vardy for gw38 but gw37 is a gamble.

      Probably plays once.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Haha still pushing the FH38 eh? The turnaround from Chelsea - Southamton is shorter tha Norwich - Watford or Watford - Chelsea though... I quite fancy the punt even if only for 120mins or so. But it costs me my 2nd Liverpool mid or Kane, is the only issue

  4. ArienSikder1
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      In a mini league im 44 points behind. im on free hit. any suggestion? please.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        pretty much impossible.

        Go for 6-7 differentials and hope for best. Keeping FH for 38 is also an option, you can go full differential

        1. ArienSikder1
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            I know its very difficult. But still any suggestions?

        2. Invincibles
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Pickford
          Digne Cash Robbo
          Son Gordon Zaha KDB Mount/Dewsbury-Hall
          Rich Kane
          Bench: Andersen, Fodder

          1. ArienSikder1
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Thanks man

        3. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Best move?

          A.
          GW37 Dias > DGW
          GW38 Watkins, Mount > Kane (-4) (C), Fodder
          B.
          Ignore TOT. (2nd in ML has Son)
          GW37 Dias > DGW.
          GW38 Watkins > Toney

        4. Invincibles
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Chasing a 40 pt lead, how many of these are worth it?

          1. Saka > Zaha
          2. Odegaard > Gordon
          3. TAA > Digne
          4. Pukki > Vardy

          All 3 would be -12.

        5. ArienSikder1
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            in a mini league im 44 points behind. im on free hit. any suggestion? please

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Choose players the leader doesnt have. Some differentials to consider this week - Olise, Vardy, Trossard, Diaz and/or Jota

          • FPL_ UP_Down
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Chasing 39 Points!
            FH Draft

            Pickford
            Digne Cash Myekelenko
            Zaha Son KDB Salah
            Vardy INGS (c) Richarlison
            3.9: KDH Tsimikas Kelly

            Would you do A or B ?
            A: Vardy KDB
            B: Kane Maddison
            C: Anyone else ?

            1. FPL_ UP_Down
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Mykolenko*

            2. Invincibles
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              A. Maybe go Mane over KDB as everyone will bring in Kevin.

              1. FPL_ UP_Down
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I like it!
                only worries he may get his REST ?
                With Spare Money who would you upgrade ?

                1. Invincibles
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  I think you could go triple Villa defence and Pickford. Also think Mahrez/Sterling is a shout - low ownership.

                  Nothing to lose at this stage.

                  1. FPL_ UP_Down
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    yeah ture…
                    But Pep Roulette has killed me GW 36! Went with Foden and Jesus on -4 outcome =6 Points

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Big Man Bakar favouring Richarlison.

            Lateriser and FPL wire talking up Zaha and Villa attack.

            I agree with Big Man, Everton much better at home and Palace aren't great on the road.

            Villa have two home games but they're pretty hit and miss. I can see 1-1 v Palace and 3-1 v Burnley.

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Burnley should be pretty comfortable for Villa, hopefully they can close the game out with a CS this time. But 1-1 sounds fair for Palace

          • Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Thought on my FH team please.
            gtg?

            Pickford
            Digne - Robertson - Cash
            KDB - Salah - Son - Zaha - Gordon
            Ings - Richarlison(c)

            McGovern - Tsimi - Amartey - Richardson

            1. McSlu
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Looks good

          • THEKID_88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Cash or Myko for a Dias replacement?

          • afsr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Pls help, have no FH and chasing in a paid league

            Pickford*
            Robertson, Cancelo, James,
            Salah, Maddison*, Mount, Gordon*
            Richarlison*, Watkins*, Nketiah

            Ramsdale, Laporte, TAA, Saka
            1FT, 0.5 ITB

            A - Saka, TAA -> Zaha, Digne/Cash (-4)
            B - TAA, Mount -> Digne, Son (-4)
            C - Salah, Saka, TAA -> Zaha, Digne/Cash, Son (-8)
            D - your suggestions

            1. afsr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              My 2 main opponents in the paid league have a FH, so will definitely have most of the best options this GW

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              B seems the better option, not having Son can hurt you. But C a better way to differenciate, I guess, without knowing your opponent's teams.

              1. afsr
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                since they have a FH they will both probably have Salah and Son in their teams. So it's a question of who will hurt me more. Could also gamble this way:

                Salah, TAA, Nketiah -> Son, Digne/Cash, Vardy (C) (-8)

          • DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Still can't believe the ref gave that soft soft penalty last night and ruined the game.

            Arsenal defensive injuries mean they probably won't get top 4 now. Newcastle away with Trippier and Wilson back are going to win I reckon.

          • RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            FH

            A) GTG
            B) Vardy over Kane (and afford Ramsey or Barnes for KDH)?
            Sessegnon over Clyne?
            C) other possible improvements

            Pickford (Steele)
            Digne, Cash, Mykolenko (Clyne, Tsimikas)
            Salah, Son, KDB, KDH (Brownhill)
            Kane, Ings, Rich

            1. FPL_ UP_Down
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              I’m leaning on Vardy! If he plays Watford Def him! And might get something in Chelsea game ??

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Cheers! In that case, would you go Barnes, Ramsey or Kulu instead of KDH?

                1. FPL_ UP_Down
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Barnes or Zaha
                  I’m going Zaha (KDH Bench) trying to minimise

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              GTG imo.

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Cheers!

          • Sterling Archer
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            My season is pretty much over, been sat at 200k for about 8 weeks!

            Going to go Salah to KDB or son

            Broja to Ings

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Broja to Ings

          • Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Pickford
            Robbo Cash Digne
            Salah Son Zaha Gordon
            Kane Richa

            8th attacker will be from Villa depending on Watkins injury news.

            Thoughts on this FH team?

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Think this is nearly as good as it can get. Have a similar team, see above, Myko instead of Robbo, KDH instead of Gordon and KDB instead of Zaha.

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I tried fitting in KDB with that but I cant afford it. I think this is my next best option.

                1. Flynny
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Same as me. Although I have maddison over gordon

                  And gone myko over digne

                  Not sure if I prefer double villa or Everton defence

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Yeah I could stretch to Maddison over Gordon but im really not sure if he's the better pick.

                    Everton def without Mina is a bit ropey and I like their fixtures from an attacking point of view.

                2. Invincibles
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Salah to KDB.

          • The Frenchie
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Should I do those moves for -4?

            In: De Bruyne / Son / Zinchenko or Mykolenko?
            Out: Salah / Kulusevski / TAA

            Schmeichel
            TAA / Robertson / Cancelo / James
            Salah / Mount / Kulusevski / Coutinho
            Kane / Watkins

          • DavvaMC
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Which of the below teams looks best for FH?

            A

            Pickford

            Digne / Cash / Andersen

            Salah / Son / KDB / Gordon

            Kane / Ings / Rich

            Jakupovic / Tsimikas / KDH / Amartey

            -------------------------------------------------------------

            B

            Pickford

            Robbo / Cash / Digne

            Diaz / Son / KDB / Zaha

            Kane / Ings / Rich

            Jakupovic / Tsimikas / Andersen / KDH

            Thanks

          • marcos11
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Salah/Maddison or Vardy/Diaz or Jota?

          • Jebiga
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Coutinho or Zaha?

            1. Jet5605
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Cout for fixtures

            2. Obamawang
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Zaha will deffo get the minutes, and has a better GW38

          • Jet5605
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Best option for BB this week: Will FH in 38 so these transfers are essentially one week punts. 0.3 ITB

            A - Mitchell > Holgate
            B - Mitchell, Cancelo & Dennis > Digne, Holgate & Ings for -8
            C - Other suggestion?

            Schmeichel
            TAA - Cancelo - James
            KDB - Mount - Son - Saka - Maddison
            Richarlison - Dennis

            Foster - Mateta - Mitchell - Schar

          • FPL ZB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Saka and Telles to Zaha and Holgate worth a minus four?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              yes, not much to lose with that

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Yes

          • Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Best TC this week?
            A) Zaha
            B) Kane
            C) Son
            D) Ings

            1. Gunnerssss
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              SON

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Son

          • Vlad Tepes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Hey what combo is best, I am not sure that DGW players will go mental this weekend, I think single GWs can do fine.

            TAA + Sessegnon or Robo + Digne?

            Already have Cash, but practical 0 bench, 2 real fodders and Tsimikas.

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              RD

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              If West Ham lose to City then Tsimikas might play

          • Gunnerssss
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            will u sell watkins to ings?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              only if he is out

              1. Gunnerssss
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                when will we know?

          • Tingate
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Any changes?

            Pickford
            Cash Castagne Digne
            Salah Gray KDB Maddison Son
            Ings Richarlison

            Fodder-Mateta-Sessegnon-Fodder

            1. dshv
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              No pool or city at the back?

              1. Gunnerssss
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                double up aston villa, u sure?

                1. Tingate
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Quite like it, they both have attacking threat aswell over the two games and both should get 180 unless Digne finds an injury from somewhere

                  1. Gunnerssss
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    digne is a trap.

              2. Tingate
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                I think the doublers have similiar upside, fair enough Trent, Robbo and Cancelo could run wild but would need to add 2 mill at least to get them in and would need to rip up the rest of the team

              3. Tingate
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Reply fail, at the bottom

          • dshv
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Pick??

            Kdb or Kane
            Watkins or Ings
            Zaha or coutinho

            1. Gunnerssss
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              KDB,INGS,ZAHA

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                This

          • Babit1967
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            136 points not bad then considering I had Salah captain and no KDB

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Huge! Imagine what might have been.

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                would have been around 180 for me. would have should have! 😆

            2. Vlad Tepes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              That is sweet but you had Son I guess, I got 155 points, KDB vc and Salah cap with no Son.

          • Fernandito
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Need to do something a bit drastic to try and catch a 30 pt lead, who would you say scores more out of these?

            A KDB
            B Vardy
            C Kane

            1. ZEZIMA
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Kane

          • POTATO
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            What do you think - a nice boring FH37 team?
            Aim to be boring.

            Pickford
            Cash Digne Robertson
            KdB Salah Son Zaha Maddison
            Richarlison Ings

            (Gunn Clyne Tsimikas Gelhardt)

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Bottomed - see over