Scout Notes

FPL Gameweek 1 recap: Jesus blanks but Arsenal impress

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

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ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR ARSENAL ATTACK

Jesus blanks but Arsenal get off to perfect start: FPL notes 1

Arsenal were left frustrated at missing out on Champions League football last season, but there was a lot to like about their performance at Selhurst Park on Friday, especially in an attacking sense.

In the early stages, they were electric up front, with Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) – owned by a whopping 77.1% of FPL managers at kick-off – showing glimpses that the hype built up in pre-season was justified.

The opener arrived from a set-piece routine after some sloppy marking, an ongoing issue for Palace that clearly hasn’t been fixed over the summer.

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.0m) headed home Oleksandr Zinchenko’s (£5.0m) nod back from a corner, a relief for the Brazilian after he had missed a huge chance earlier on after some good work from Jesus.

As a result, only Liverpool and Manchester City (15) have scored more Premier League goals from corners than Arsenal (14) since the start of last season, which is worth noting with Leicester City up next, another side who struggled to defend dead-ball situations in 2021/22.

Arsenal secured the three points against the run of play as Bukayo Saka’s (£8.0m) cross took a huge deflection and hit the net.

“The game he (Jesus) played right from the start is just a nightmare for defenders. He is electric, he never stops, he is always on your shoulder, he is ready to go with and without the ball and I am really pleased with his performance.” – Mikel Arteta on Gabriel Jesus

ZINCHENKO AND SALIBA IMPRESS

Oleksandr Zinchenko put in a solid shift for Arsenal at left-back, producing a 12-point haul via an assist, clean sheet and maximum bonus.

During the match, he registered one shot in the box and created two chances for his team-mates, whilst his movement often saw him invert as Arsenal settled into a 3-2-4-1 shape in possession.

And it worked very well for the most part, with Martinelli and Jesus linking up nicely in the final-third.

Above: Arsenal’s average position map v Crystal Palace in Gameweek 1, featuring no 35 Oleksandr Zinchenko


“Both of them (Jesus and Zinchenko), the way we started shows how hungry they are, the risks they take, the initiative they give in the game. They are really big additions for us. That is something he (Zinchenko) gives, that ability and versatility – and it is something we don’t have.” – Mikel Arteta

Elsewhere, French defender William Saliba (£4.5m) made his first start in an Arsenal shirt and was excellent, while Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0m) made two important saves to deny Odsonne Edouard (£5.5m) and Eberechi Eze (£5.5m), ensuring the Gunners clean sheet was kept intact.

“Wili (Saliba) was phenomenal – his relationship with Gabriel, his understanding with the back four, for him to play his first Premier League game away from home against Palace, really credit to the boy because he stood with a big presence and a lot of composure.” – Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta’s side now have an appealing set of games to come, which includes back-to-back matches against newly-promoted sides in Gameweeks 3 and 4.


PALACE START SLOWLY

Palace improved as the game wore on, with Edouard and Eze forcing Ramsdale into a couple of fine stops, but a slow start essentially cost them.

Patrick Vieira had said on Thursday that his team were behind tactically after being split up during pre-season, and it was evident as Arsenal launched wave after wave of attacks in the early stages.

Eze, meanwhile, didn’t see enough of the ball during that spell but improved significantly after the break and should have scored, while Joachim Andersen’s (£4.5m) long-range passes to the flanks caught the eye.

“It’s something we spoke about: we know Arsenal shuffle a lot and switch sides, so it worked well. I found Wilf and Jordan a few times.” – Joachim Andersen

However, the Eagles will be disappointed with their start in Gameweek 1, and it doesn’t get any easier with trips to Liverpool and Man City in their next three fixtures.

“Football is about trying to score goals and we played against a good side. It’s really difficult to control the game against teams that have really good players. We had the ball, we had situations but we didn’t create very much. In the key moments, we didn’t score to lift the crowd and build momentum. That is something we have to work on.” – Patrick Vieira


Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure (Milivojevic 75), Schlupp (Hughes 86), Eze (Ebiowei 86), Ayew, Zaha, Edouard (Mateta 58)

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko (Tierney 83), Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard (Lokonga 90+3), Martinelli, Jesus (Nketiah 83)

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1,282 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 10 hours ago

    Based on the first match, should we consider Zinchenko as an OOP mid?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Provisionally yes, but too early to call really.

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Ask this after gw3.

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

        Agree

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on how many points Mitro will get this season?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      My hunch is he'll do alright overall, but his returns will be too spread out to warrant having him in your starting line up.

    2. Bring back Rafa
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      He’ll score between 10-15 goals, so 120+ points

    3. Disputatious Dissident
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Dunno points but I fancy 12-16 goals

  3. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 10 hours ago

    Son G
    Kane A

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      0-0 incoming

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm rather distressed to see I have no Spuds. In the last few hours before deadline I went Haaland over Kane and chickened out of Peresic. Kinda need Kane to blank and Salah to outscore both (and Peresic to blank!)

      1. MamboNumberOne
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          I've got Kane and Son, kind of put my eggs in the Spurs basket so hope they do well today.

        • G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          That might be a bit of a tough ask there...

        • HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          I'm in the same boat. It's slightly worrying to say the least 😀

      2. COLLIN QUANER
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        Kulu G
        Perisic A

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          This one is nice and perfectly balanced.

      3. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        I think this will be a common sight this season:

        Kane G
        Perisic A
        Son AA

        1. Coolbean
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          2 goals per game that neither Kane nor Son scored? I highly doubt it

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            No, Son assisting the assister

            1. Coolbean
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 9 hours ago

              Ah 😆

    3. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Good morning fellow happy gunners.

      Saka and Jesus owner here, both are going wallop Leicester next week.

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      High 5 to everyone else with Saliba, Martinelli and no Jesus 😀

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        I have Jesus *sob*

        But Zinch over Saliba

    5. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      I don’t think there is a couch big enough to hide behind for non Salah owners today

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        😆

      2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        Imagine Mark Sutherns going into the game feeling smug with his 20 points from last night putting him top of the Mods & Cons, only to watch his position crash as all the Salah owners/cappers send him plummeting. Will make the next Blackbox a fun watch.

        1. D.r.a.c.o
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          Son and Kane can easily score more

      3. SADIO SANÉ
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        need a miracle not gonna lie

    6. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 10 hours ago

      Anybody know the % of teams with both Robbo and Taa?

      Think this is the 1st time ever iv had 2 x defenders frm same team.

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        No idea but they're absolutely locked into my team and have been since day one.

        1. Pacer.
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          should be careful setting yourself up barriers like this. Only takes pool to hit a wobbly period defensively and suddenly they're draining you. It's happened before and doesn't always have an obvious cause like an injury

          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            Anyone can hit a wobbly patch, but there's no logical reason to doubt Liverpool and City have a high chance of 50%+ clean sheets, not to mention the offensive returns.

            1. Pacer.
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 9 hours ago

              Agree with that. I own both and there's no lock about it though. I'll bin one at the first sniff they're crippling options

          2. Maddamotha
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            Big fax. Watch Liverpool concede 2 games in a row, no attacking returns for Robbo, and people will sell in droves. Easy money.

      2. Forgetmeknot
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        Not sure either but suspect it will be a high %.

        I’ve done the double double with 2 x pool and 2x city defence

      3. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        I’ve definitely doubled and even trebled on a defence in the past. Trent, Robertson and Salah is a winning combination.

        The toughest decision I was left with making for my final draft was Robertson and Dalot vs James and Perisic

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          I had to choose between Perisic and James. Went James in the end but had to lose Ramsdale to afford. Not ideal. Went with Raya

      4. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        at 57% trent and 13% robbo ill say around 5% so both maybe around 400k teams

      5. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        I have both and I think Fulham will score. But got them in for the long run and expecting a fair few cleanie and attacking returns

      6. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        Owned by 7.92% in the Overall sample...

    7. MamboNumberOne
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        Morning all, good start for Arsenal last night. Well done to those who got Martinelli and Zinchenko, unfortunately i had neither. At least i got a clean sheet from Gabriel though and despite blanking Jesus looked promising.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          He looked good but worryingly
          Missed a big chance all be it was created by himself, he needs to be more clinical if he’s going to score 20 goals this season

          1. MamboNumberOne
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              Don't think he'll get 20, feel he'll be more 15 goals and 5-10 assists this season.

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 9 hours ago

                You're probably right.

                He scored 58 in 159 appearances for Man City.

                38.5%. Not sure how many games were from the bench tho.

                He could average a goal every 2.5 with more minutes for Arsenal.

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

          Kinda fed up with FPL as it is literally everywhere.
          All my TT, FB, random folks talking about it in TV studios. I’m not bothered myself with listening to FPL podcasts or watching YT videos.
          Anyone else feels the same? This site is enough for me, all the rest is already too much imho.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            The YouTube is mad now, you could literally spend your whole day watching fpl content and most of it just says the same thing

            1. Atimis
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              It’s not like FPL is some rocket since. Also there is a huge luck factor as well. How much substantial content you can really create?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 10 hours ago

                Mate, 100% agree, all this research, stats etc and I think the vast majority is still just being organised and paying attention/getting on the template then just luck after that

          2. LangerznMash
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            It will only be the talk of the town for 2 or 3 weeks max. Once people fall behind the top 10% they will give up and stop talking about it. Same occurred last year.

          3. Evasivo
            • 12 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            Havent watched any of it since Mark ceased attending the pre-GW Scoutcast. That was more for the great entertainment rather than info gathering

          4. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            No, nobody's forcing you to watch YouTubes. I watch quite a few daily, but I've filtered out the ones that are high on pizazz presentation stuff but shallow on content. I'm down to 4 that I look out for, which seems sufficient for one week. They are Blackbox, The Wire, Inspected Goals and Haul the Goal. There are a couple of key ones that talk tactics without necessarily focussing on FPL too.

          5. Lindelol
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            Same - this is almost enough.

          6. Ninja Škrtel
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            Well the more FPL content you'll watch the more videos you'll see. That's how the algorithms of these apps work....

            1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 days, 9 hours ago

              Right, and also TT, FB? Why do this to yourself? I don't follow any FPL on any social media other than Twitter, and I unfollowed all but one which retweets the worthy threads from others anyway. Take a bit of control over your life, for goodness sake!

        3. Botman and Robben
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          Salah brace and Diaz 2 assists with CS coming up.

        4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          As if more than 10k people have sold Jesus already, people are ridiculous

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            With 7+ million players you’re always going to get outliers

          2. SH1M1
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            True, but a fair chunk of those people, probably only selected him due to fear of ownership, hence why it’s still so high.

          3. LangerznMash
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            Would love him to go down £0.1m before I get him in!

          4. SonnyPikey
              11 days, 9 hours ago

              Sums up this game

              1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 days, 9 hours ago

                Let the casuals have their day. Doesn't disturb us that they'll be gone once they use up their chips in a few weeks.

          5. Disputatious Dissident
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 10 hours ago

            Gotta say jesus blank was sweet in two ways. One because I didn't pick him. Two because he's the ultimate darling of pre season form that despite being proven useless year after year the masses lap it up and base their teams on it.
            Sorry not sorry for c00ntish post.

            P.s jesus will be a decent pick im sure. Disagree with many thinking he was undervalued but should do comparatively well with the likes of wilson and toney

            1. D.r.a.c.o
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              Jesus is an excellent pick and to think otherwise is just silly.

            2. DeuloRad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              People thought he was severely undervalued before he played pre-season minutes at all. Pre-season just told us that he had fitted into the team already, and was considered a 9 rather than taking minutes from Saka on the right. I like your "P.S."... very safe post in the end, despite the bullish start. 😀

              1. Disputatious Dissident
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 9 hours ago

                You are all so touchy lol. The p.s is just my opinion on jesus being a decent pick.

                1. DeuloRad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                  You sound pretty touchy mate

                  1. Disputatious Dissident
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                    Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you. Did the same man tell you to come to jesus?

                    1. DeuloRad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                      The c00ntishness continues!

                      1. Disputatious Dissident
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                        The c00ntishness flows both ways. If ya don't wanna be spoken to like a c000nt don't talk to me like one

                        1. DeuloRad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                          Didn't mean to touch a nerve. Who hurt you?

                          etc etc

            3. AC/DC AFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 10 hours ago

              He scores about 1 in 3, give him a run and he'll do well.

              1. Disputatious Dissident
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah I agree 1 in 3 sounds a fair prediction for him this season.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                  Just checked my sums, he's more like a goal every 2.5 games.

                  1. Disputatious Dissident
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                    For city though tbf nobody is gonna score as many at arsenal as they do at city

            4. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 9 hours ago

              Arsenal CFs have recently been between 9.5 and 10.5 so he was somewhat mispriced and that accounts for his ownership levels.

            5. dragareo
                11 days, 9 hours ago

                Ehh... Well if he does blank for 1/2 more GWs, his insanely high ownership means that his price will plummet like crazy (I think) so there's that, ig

              • SonnyPikey
                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                  Just another dumb post.

                  1. Disputatious Dissident
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                    Just trying to fit in with you clowns. Seems I touched a sore point. It's a long season ffs there is plenty of weeks jesus will haul. Though most of you knee jerker sheeple will find a way to miss out on them im sure 😆

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                        Wanna do karate in the garage?

                        1. Disputatious Dissident
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                        2. Disputatious Dissident
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                • Botman and Robben
                  • 5 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  How did so many managers get to have Martial? 9.6k sold already.

                  1. D.r.a.c.o
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 10 hours ago

                    Lots of bots

                • The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 10 hours ago

                  Key template move was to TC Salah.

                  1. LangerznMash
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                    There will be thousands of 'bot' teams / multiple accounts with Salah TC.

                  2. D.r.a.c.o
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                    You're the most template player here i know bro

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                        Fail

                  3. LangerznMash
                    • 6 Years
                    11 days, 10 hours ago

                    Gotta feeling Salah is going to miss a penalty today but score from the rebound.

                    1. MamboNumberOne
                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                        Bookmarking this for later.

                      • SonnyPikey
                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                          He's missed 2 out of 20 so unlikely

                          1. LangerznMash
                            • 6 Years
                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                            To quote you from the last time you commented on one of my posts "it's got to happen sometime".

                            1. SonnyPikey
                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                Lol triggered as usual

                                1. LangerznMash
                                  • 6 Years
                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Lol double standards as usual

                                  1. SonnyPikey
                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                      Ok honey

                                      1. LangerznMash
                                        • 6 Years
                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                        Glad that’s settled 🙂

                                        1. SonnyPikey
                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Xxx

                            2. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 7 Years
                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                              I was already thinking that Saka and Martinelli are the best two to own, but what of the third? Zinchenko could be moved to midfield? Tierney if he stays fit? Saliba a bonus magnet at 4.5? Jesus ticking along nicely at 8.0? All look pretty good

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 7 Years
                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                Jesus gave me Firmino vibes yesterday, dropping mega deep at times and generally all over the place (in a good way), can't help thinking Saliba is too much of a bargain to ignore

                              2. 3 A
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                Are u already on wildcard?

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 7 Years
                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                  nah, possibly/probably GW3 though

                              3. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                I think Gabriel and Saka will be the highest scoring players again for Arsenal.this season.

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 7 Years
                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                  hm interesting, I kinda see Gabriel and Saliba as equals so I'll take the 0.5..?

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Unless Saliba has attacking returns in him, Gabriel will outscore him.

                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                      • 7 Years
                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                      don't see why he won't, but yeah guess that's true

                              4. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                Jesus, Martinelli,Zinchenko looks to be the best combo but early days

                                1. SonnyPikey
                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                    After 1 game ok

                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                      • 7 Years
                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                      he said 'but early days' - why do you post like this?

                                      1. SonnyPikey
                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                          I heard him thanks

                                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                                            • 7 Years
                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                            well done

                                            1. SonnyPikey
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Your trigger on high alert this morning. Take a chill pill

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  lol

                                                  1. SonnyPikey
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Lol. Good comeback

                                                  2. DeuloRad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Chill out Sonny

                                                    1. SonnyPikey
                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        ? Think he needs to. I was replying to an Irrelevant post

                                                        1. DeuloRad
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          Calm down

                                                          1. SonnyPikey
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Lol ok deulo

                                            2. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 7 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Jesus did have a good game, owners and non-owners alike seem to be overreacting to a 2-pointer

                                              1. Zimo
                                                • 4 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                I think most are trolling

                                                1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Definitely Jesus for me. Arsenal did look a bit vulnerable at the back, especially with Ramsdale behind them.

                                          2. HollywoodXI
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Jesus, Martinelli and Zinchenko. Saka looked like he was covering for Ben White a lot yesterday. Ramsdale didn’t look solid, kicking was poor in places. Saliba looked great, but Zinchenko has more upside.

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 7 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              yeah fair, think Saka was more to double-up on Zaha which won't happen often - be interesting to see who actually has pens too

                                              1. HollywoodXI
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Agreed. If Saka is still on pens then that is significant.

                                        • dragareo
                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Why is Zinchenko being considered such an attractive option?

                                            I feel that his playing as an oop midfielder might diminish his offensive returns, as he would end up becoming an 'assister of assists' and I can't really imagine his offensive returns to be better than a lot of other fullbacks...
                                            And Arsenal defense really doesn't seem that reliable even now. It was surprising they managed to hold onto the clean sheet yesterday... And yesterday's assist wasn't indicative of his offensive potential anyway

                                            Am I missing some statistics/insights which indicate otherwise?

                                            1. Zimo
                                              • 4 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Because he got the first assist in fpl. Casuals don't look into the details.

                                            2. G-Whizz
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              • 5 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Did you watch the game last night?

                                            3. SonnyPikey
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Seemed to be getting a good few crosses in yesterday. Saliba was a rock. Almost VVD-esque. Palace threatened but arsenal coped well with the pressure.

                                              • Pacer.
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                He got four assists last year playing a third of the minutes he'll likely play this year. Even if we're conservative because it's arsenal and it's upredictable where he'll play,
                                                , he's likely to double that and score a goal or two (if we are lucky)

                                                8 assists is a pretty good return when there's a fair chance half of those will pair with clean sheets and bring in bonus

                                                I'm not sure why you think his assist isn't representative of attacking potential. He's in the box, where you want him. Assisting a goal

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  it was a corner routine to be fair, I can see what he means

                                                  1. Pacer.
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    I can't. You want your player in attacking positions and he took up an attacking position. Another day it's not a routine but a rebound or deflection that comes to him

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      ok cool

                                            4. Miguel Sanchez
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              I think I’m gonna have to more towards a 5 atb team.

                                              Already have TAA, Cancelo, James and Trippier but can see myself wanting Perisic and Zinchenko very soon

                                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                • 7 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                yeah gotta be done imo

                                              2. G-Whizz
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                • 5 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                You might want to wait until more FPL has played out before thinking that way?

                                                Guaranteed come the end of the GW you'll have a different theory...

                                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  guarantee you I won't lol

                                                  1. G-Whizz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    😆

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      this isn't a Zinc kneejerk by the way, there's about 10 defenders I want over him 😀

                                                      1. G-Whizz
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        That's kinda my point though, you want Zinchenco right now, but come the end of the GW it may well be someone else lol

                                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          oh I wasn't clear, I don't currently want Zinchenko - MG does though so fair - I was just saying I will defo want to play 5 defenders, Trent/Robbo/Matip/Cancelo/Dias/James/Cucurella/Chilwell/Perisic/Doherty/Trippier/Saliba/others I haven't thought of yet - are all vorp bargains

                                                          1. G-Whizz
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            Ahhh!

                                                            I got it!!!

                                                            Wires got crossed lol

                                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              yeah my bad lol

                                              3. Botman and Robben
                                                • 5 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Zinc may be the man.

                                              4. FOO FIGHTER
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Does having a backline with the most owned defenders not deafeat the object?

                                                That is why I went Robbo over Cancelo and Gabriel over the likes of James.

                                                Trent is the defender everyone should have.

                                                I am actually starting to like the look of Dias at only 11.9 percent ownership and will provide some attacking returns.

                                                My strategy this season is to have a set forget defence and forward line. Trying to figure out who is going to score more points between Haaland and Kane each week is going to be a nightmare. Having a solid midfield week in and out for me will make the difference.

                                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  I mean, I can’t really help or do anything about the ownership levels of those players so yes they could eventually become non-points so to speak when they become template but just means you have focus transfer on midfield points chasing for runs of fixtures and form, especially amongst the 8.0 mids

                                              5. Pacer.
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                It'll be really interesting this year the way many teams are set to see what strikers do emerge as heavy scoring. Even the crocks like Ings and Wilson could derail a lot of plans with short to mid term periods of heavy sustained scoring. I can see why the move to heavier and heavier at the back but ultimately it usually works out a lot more complex than loading up on the best ppm players from the previous season

                                                1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Forwards like Wilson and Ings tend to have streaky patches. Jumping on them when they're hot could be to miss the boat. The premium defenders are expected to be consistent. I'd rather have a bunch of reliable season-keepers at the back and concentrate my transfers more in midfield.

                                                  1. Pacer.
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    I kind of feel the opposite. My mid contains Son, Salah, Bowen so I have my fingers crossed that aside from the occasional big (C) hokey cokey I'll be using the transfers to make the best of what's available up front

                                                    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Up front, I don't expect to shift Jesus, who is too good for his price and likely to score regularly if not prolifically. The other is a 11.5 - I might hokey-cokey with those 2 depending on what happens, or I might jettison in favour of beefing up the midfield. That's too early to call as neither have layed yet.

                                            5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                              • 5 Years
                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Father & Son time later XX

                                              1. AC/DC AFC
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                A bit weird

                                              2. MamboNumberOne
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Yup i'm on Kane and Son as well.

                                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    Well done!

                                                • SonnyPikey
                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                    THEY WILL CRUSH RALPH BUBBA

                                                • AC/DC AFC
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Actually, changed my mind.

                                                  Jesus could well score 20-25 goals and up to 10 assists.

                                                  https://www.footballtransfers.com/en/transfer-news/uk-premier-league/2022/06/what-is-gabriel-jesus-goal-record-his-career

                                                • Humperdoo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Just got in.

                                                  I HAD MARTINELLI IN MY TEAM FOR MOST OF PRE-SEASON. WHY DID I REMOVE.

                                                  1. SonnyPikey
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Ah sh it happens man.

                                                    • artvandelay316
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      I had both him and Saka. But hoping it's still the right decision as instead I dropped Martinelli so I could get Robbo.

                                                    • HippY
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 11 Years
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      I don't know! I'm pretty sure most people would have had all the Arsenal assets at some point. Almost down to luck really

                                                      1. Humperdoo
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        Draft 365 had him in, why didn't draft 567 ffs.

                                                        1. HippY
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 11 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          I have Ramsdale and Tripper, I was close a few times yesterday to changing the GKs around to bring in Zinchenko.

                                                          1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            I took out Ramsdale in the final hour and got Ederson. I missed out on a clean sheet last night, but I don't regret the decision - he looked well shonky and I can see Arsenal losing a couple of clean sheets because of him.
                                                            I got the extra 0.5 to upgrade the keeper by caving in over Peresic for a 5m defender. Again, shame it wasn't Zinchenko, but in the long term my concern over future clean sheets reduces my disappointment.

                                                            1. Humperdoo
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 10 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Ram has looked shonky for a while now.

                                                              Looked incredible for first half of last season, but has really tailed off. Pre-season was also bad for him. Seems to be low on confidence.

                                                    • FOO FIGHTER
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      Never got bonus though. Saka still the best mid to own from Ars.

                                                      1. SonnyPikey
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          He is

                                                      2. AC/DC AFC
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        For a fiver I'd have advised you to retain him.

                                                        1. Humperdoo
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          😆

                                                    • SonnyPikey
                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        Just sold Jesus Martinelli and Saliba. Not good enough

                                                        1. Botman and Robben
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          -8?

                                                        2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          Yeh, right you did.

                                                          1. SonnyPikey
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Chuckle

                                                          2. The Knights Template
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            11 days, 8 hours ago

                                                            Boom!

                                                        3. jackruet
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                          My ML players are insane. Jesus blanked 1 match and they are saying sh ite about him and transferring him for wilson etc

                                                          FPL is not for impatients

                                                          1. MamboNumberOne
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              The bright side is they shouldn't be too hard to beat then.

                                                            • Puntillimon
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Fwiw they should have had Wilson this week alrdy

                                                          2. Daniel Exeter
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            Does anyone know where you could find historic FPL prices for players at all?

                                                            Ie what was Lampards price in his record 04/05 season, Suarez in 11/12, Henry in 02/03?

                                                            Doing some research

                                                          3. Puntillimon
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            If one aims for top 100k each gameweek, surely that’s a top 100 finish?

                                                            1. DeuloRad
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Only if you actually succeed

                                                              1. Puntillimon
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                Haha yes of cos. I mean small short term goals helps to last the long term

                                                                1. DeuloRad
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                  Oh, I don't think agree with that. It would be detrimental to actually try to get 100k in a GW, as you would jeopardise other weeks to do it. Just try to get the most points over 38GWs.

                                                                2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                  How is that different to aiming to be #1 each gameweek?

                                                                  1. AC/DC AFC
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    It's not.

                                                                    It's not like i think I'll settle for xxxk gw rank this week.

                                                                    If you score above 500k gw rank each week you'll be v high up.

                                                          4. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
                                                            • 11 Years
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            Have they removed team linking in the profile. Was always one of my favourite parts of the site?

                                                            1. Monty the Magpie
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              No, you can pop your number in.

                                                              1. Monty the Magpie
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                Edit Profile - About You - Team ID

                                                            2. G-Whizz
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              My Profile > Edit Profile > About You (left hand side)...

                                                          5. Disputatious Dissident
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                            Bunch of cry babies lol imma stick to nirvana where the real peeps are at. This site is just bots, sheep and children now

                                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              haha I can guarantee you 100% that there are no bots here

                                                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                although neither does Nirvana so guess that's a moot point

                                                                1. LangerznMash
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                  A moot point, like a cow’s opinion.

                                                            2. LangerznMash
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Robo-lamb wishes you farewell.

                                                            3. AC/DC AFC
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              It looks like there's only 1 person bleating!

                                                            4. SonnyPikey
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                Sadio Sane is definitely a bot

                                                              • DeuloRad
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                Most ironic poster I've seen for a while. Crying, boasting, attention seeking.

                                                                Is this mature: "you teach me karate and I'll teach you muay thai then we'll invite deulofail over"

                                                                Please don't come back until you've worked through your insecurities.

                                                            5. HippY
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 11 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              I spent the entire pre-season feeling uneasy about having Perisic in my team. Now I want him back 🙁

                                                              1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 10 Years
                                                                11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                Let's see him (not) play first!

                                                            6. adstomko
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                              Any fellow Bamford owners here?
                                                              Have a feeling he'll score 2 today

                                                              1. SonnyPikey
                                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                  Are you bamford's dad? Seems like all your posts are bigging him up. We get ir

                                                                  1. adstomko
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    I think you're my Dad given that you have something to reply with everytime I post something

                                                                    1. SonnyPikey
                                                                        11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                        I am son

                                                                    2. LangerznMash
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      Can’t be Bambi’s mum, she was killed by a hunter.

                                                                  2. DA Minnion (Former great)
                                                                    • 10 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    As long as Arronson assists him.

                                                                  3. Pacer.
                                                                    • 8 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    I own him in draft. He's kind of the forgotten man in particular because he's acquired the reputation of a crock. Think he's a really good shout as an option this year

                                                                    1. adstomko
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      Exactly. A toss up between him and Wilson. I have both

                                                                  4. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    Here!

                                                                  5. Hairy Potter
                                                                    • 7 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    Not an owner, but hope he has a good season. His one good season I. goalscoring terms was without fans. Not sure if he's someone who pees like a racehorse, but then struggles to start when someone is at the urinal next to him.

                                                                • DA Minnion (Former great)
                                                                  • 10 Years
                                                                  11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                  In which game week do Arsenal become Arsenal again.

                                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                    • 7 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    6 probably

                                                                  2. DeuloRad
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                    They kind of were already, no? Great start to a game, then panicked and capitulated. It wasn't a much better performance than GW1 last season; just this time they got the breaks and the luck. (I'm copying my opinion from Gunnerblog)

                                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                                      • 7 Years
                                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      hmm didn't think of it like that, but kinda true - how Edouard didn't score I don't know, probably be 2-1 if that goes in

                                                                  3. SonnyPikey
                                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      When they play a top 6 team

                                                                    • diesel001
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      11 days, 9 hours ago

                                                                      Wait until October.