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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1,279 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    20,4% watching Darwin waving from the bench. What a mud party!

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Be careful of tired legs...

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      If we expected him to start, his ownership would be much higher than that. Next week is where it gets really interesting...

    3. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Hahaha you might regret this

  2. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Don't own Nunez but wouldn't be too worried if I did. Bobby always comes off at 60

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Precisely. I bought him knowing he wouldnt start today

      1. TheTinman
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Yep me too. 30mins is enough today.

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Perreira playing deep?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Oh no.
      4-2-3-1
      Reads as 4-5-1

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

        In the hole behind Mitro

  4. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Re: differential players, is there a general % threshold above which they ain't considered differential no more?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Around 90%. Then it's template.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Or "essential", depends on which instagram expert you follow.

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Normally around 10% but the template is so strong this year I'd up it to about 15

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        I don't quite follow the second part of what you said?

        1. TheTinman
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          That's because it makes no mathematical sense.

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

    Darwin against tired legs

  6. ᴋiɴɢ
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Reminder: Salah EO is 184%

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

      Non owners already firmly positioned behind their sofas

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Could have been worse at least containers will make some headway.

    3. Agent J
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      How's that possible for a player who is 62% owned.

      Everyone triple captained?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Top 10K

        1. Agent J
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Oh...get it..
          But Top 10k...1 game into the season...are we playing this game in fear or for fun...

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            It means little, indeed.

          2. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            To some FPL is more than just a game. It's their livelihood, their identity....

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Firmino hat-trick

    Bookmark it

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

      Back it more like?

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

    Presume that with just TAA in defence, that will want Fulham to score? Assume the serious players will have higher Robertson ownership than the overall %'s, and some VVD/Allison/Matip to factor in also

    1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm not a serious player and I have Robbo...

      I think more than Fulham scoring, you want TAA to get attacking returns?

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Robbo's EO is 62%, so yes.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        (In the top 10k)

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Isn't top 10k ownership kind of a worthless stat at this stage? Full of random TCers?

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Correct

          2. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            True, I had forgotten about chips. But his ownership plus TAA/VVD/Alisson/Diaz/Salah (c) ownership will still be huge for non-chip players. A Liverpool CS will surely increase the overall average by more than 6.

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

    No one to blame
    Fate's only random
    It's nothing we'll ever explain
    So it remains

    1. LÖrKingMuch
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      You should publish an fpl song list, could be epic(a)

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Nunez owners with get a slice of MUD CAKe for breakfast

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Not the MUD thing again..?

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Owners have absolutely NOWHERE TO HIDE!

    3. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Crazy 20% picked him, didn't realise he was that popular. Look at the guy to the left of you, then the guy to the right of you, then the guy to the left of the guy to the left, then the guy to the right of the guy on the right, that guy had Darwin.

    4. DeuloRad
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I love mud cak

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Mmm delicious mud cake. Eating it up

  11. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Liverpool team as expected

  12. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Salah/Diaz/TAA gang where you @?

    o/

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    LFC 3 x Strikers available this season. Great for matchday and our season. Not so great for FPL.

    1. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Nunez will be pretty nailed in a months time

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes, likely from GW3 but Jota and Firmino will be in the mix as well.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        That's when we might buy him then.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Saka to Martinelli, Jesus to Darwin locked in so!

          1. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Ye, start planning now is my point.

  14. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Damsgaard to Brentford almost done.
    That's Toney in my squad from GW3 sorted

    1. Brehmeren
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yep, as a Dane I'm really excited that he's joined a PL club. Huge talent.

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

      Where does he play? Does he push out DaSilva?

  15. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    How is Mitrovic just 27 years old? Seems like he has been playing for over 10 years!

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

      yeah mad - hitting prime years now though

    2. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      he probably is in his 40's

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

        Lol

    3. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      What you're saying won't be surprising at all if he started playing at 17

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

    anyone on here ever literally pulled their sofa out and sat behind it? does it bring good luck?

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Only for Dr Who...

      1. Emre Can Pie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        The Seeds of Doom…

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Hid behind it when it was on when I was a child.

        That was the Pertwee era Doctor. Scared me witless as a kid, but my mum and brother loved it and both watched it while I hid in the bathroom.

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, and a straight-jacket

  17. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Please Mitro score today! I only have TAA and Salah...

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Real windup

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Praying for a Mitrovic return against the best defence in the league, come on Camzy you're better than that

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        2nd best

        1. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Who's no.1?

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Allison?

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

            City

  18. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    No Nunez is good for Salah.

    Firmino isn't a goalscorer anymore (hasn't been for a while) and Diaz is a creator so Salah will get the goalscoring duties today.

    If Nunez was playing instead of Firmino, then Nunez would be on goalscoring duties.

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      And TAA...

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Football is a simple game, innit

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        It is.

        Rugby Union and American Football are much more technical and tactical games.

        1. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Like curling....

        2. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Yeah, but they have more players on the field.

    3. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Who's on bonus points duty today?

  19. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    I was saying the overall % figures for Robbo are low at 13% and expecting it to be a lot higher for the ones who are looking for top 10k etc positions

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

      Reply fail, please ignore

  20. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Diaz blank, Salah, Trent and Robbo masterclass guaranteed.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Need Diaz and Salah to get into a fight with each other.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I think it’s 2-0 after 60 mins with Diaz G + A.

  21. Das Boot
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    I’m going to take a guess that all those slating Darwin owners had Jesus in their teams last night. Too much Saltiness

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

      they are only trying to wind up/joke about it - that fact I still think he's a great pick without starting is mental (or I'm mental)

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 5 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      The problem is I don’t think any Nunez owner said he’d start. Many were more than fine to take the risk, take the 30 mins against tired legs and see what happens. At 9.0m (even with price decrease) many options to run to.

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      You must be the new guy...

      On match day, this forum is brutal.

      Welcome, by the way.

      1. Das Boot
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        lol, I’ve been at this for 6 long hard years.

        I agree with the above, 30 mins will be plenty

    4. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Just wait till Salah does/doesn't haul

    5. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Wait until Perisic gets benched...

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        *grabs popcorn*

  22. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Can’t believe I got something right going Saliba.

    Great at 4.5m. Fingers crossed he’ll get a price rise or two over the next few weeks.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah, I prefer Gabriel but GW2 might just sway my decision to switch to Saliba.

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Same, really fancied Zinchenko aswell but couldn't stretch for the extra

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Might be too soon to celebrate, but it was certainly good to see him pick up some bonus pts even if he's on my bench

    4. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Does Saliba pose any goal threat?

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

      I was keen on Saliba but went with Gabriel for the goal threat and uncertainty over ongoing starts for the new kid. All that is over now. He is a bonus magnet, though, and must have proved himself first choice. He could have goal threat too, haven't seen the aggressive hunger in the box yet

    6. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      He looked good

  23. FPL_Humperdoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    No time to ever go to waste
    It's not that complicated
    You're free to live your life at ease
    No more restrain

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

      Be confident

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

      Dalai Lama that you?

  24. My Damned United
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone know when the Rate My Team tool will be unlocked?
    Says should be when Game starts and teams are locked but still as of now can't enter your team ID.
    Cheers in advance

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      I've been wondering too

  25. LarryDuff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Wow took one game to get the site toxic again. Going to be horrible all day lol

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      As long as you don't take it personally, it's quite funny.

      Everyone is a comedian on here man!

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        I only do extremely serious posts, personally

        1. SonnyPikey
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            You're the least template poster on here bro

      2. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Sounds like a Darwin owner lashing out at others

      3. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Can't wait to read this forum when Perisic gets benched 🙂

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

          As long as he stays benched, so Martinelli can come off my bench, I'm fine with that.

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Hahaha..

            Mate, you've just exposed yourself. Gutsy.

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

              I know. I didn't think Arsenal would fair well against Palace, so I played Bailey instead.

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

            What is he doing there?

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

              Winking at me.

      4. Botman and Robben
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Don't take comments too seriously.

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          I don't. But seemingly grown men shouting LOL @ ..... is a pathetic sight

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

            I assume those ones are teenagers

          2. TheBiffas
            • 1 Year
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Seem to remember you calling me a moron after my use of the phrase 'threemium'...

            1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              *grabs popcorn*

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

              Lol

              Genuinely laughing!

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

              Don't think so bud. I recall you asking "whos the worst poster on here" and I said you. I'm really sorry for the emotional turmoil you must have suffered.

              1. TheBiffas
                • 1 Year
                2 days, 9 hours ago

                Unless your account got hacked.... Redro is my witness

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

            Those must be kids in high school playing FPL.

      5. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Just embrace it.

    2. Smokey_Lowkey
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Anyone else concerned that Tierney might begin to share gametime with Zinchenko going forward? Tierney really steadied the ship defensively when he came on last night...

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Tierney will absolutely be 1st choice LB. Doesn’t mean Zinc doesn’t play though - just not there

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Zinc is a good asset to own but not with Tierney sharing minutes.

      3. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        From the Athletic

        "There will probably be a horses-for-courses approach: certain fixtures will suit Tierney and Tomiyasu more than Zinchenko and White. There’s also the Europa League to consider — Arsenal’s return to European competition means there’s more football to go around, and a measure of rotation will be necessary. Form and fitness will be determining factors in the manager’s selection"

      4. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        I expected Zinc to be a utility player who would fill in at left back and midfield when needed, and not necessarily be nailed in the starting eleven. Time will tell.

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

          He moved from City to put that habit behind him. He'll expect more regular games. That's not to say he'll be nailed though.

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

          I think at £32m they expect him to play a big role, but agree he can be used as a utility player.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Clowns reminding us of salah’s EO as if we should be really scared if we don’t own/cap lol

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        But you'll be engulfed in a MUDWAVE!

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Let's have this discussion after the match.

      3. Smokey_Lowkey
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Those that made the decision to go without will have known the risks. Those brave souls now need to stick to their guns and hope it pays off, with the rest of their squad being, in theory, much stronger all round.

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

        I do generally dislike it when Salah captainers act like non-captainers/non-owners are saying Salah is a terrible pick and he will blank - I'm just taking a risk that this is a gameweek he scores less than 8ish, it's happened before - just need some luck ... or maybe a lot of luck 😆

      5. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Your last 3 posts have all been about Salah. But you're not worried about him... lol

    4. Emiliano Sala
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Afraid of not owning diaz

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Salah for me lol. Did you go Rashford in the end mate?

        1. Emiliano Sala
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes 😀

          Ederson
          TAA Robbo Cancelo James
          Salah(C) Rashford Martinelli Bailey
          Haaland Jesus

          1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 days, 9 hours ago

            Nice one - glad you went for him. Always worse when you go against your gut and they do great.

            1. Emiliano Sala
              • 6 Years
              2 days, 9 hours ago

              Yeah happy with that. Will monitor him for first 2 gameweeks
              Thanks buddy

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

        On balance, I felt Robertson was the better pick.

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

          Probably, but Diaz is the best affordable mid and there are tons of good affordable defenders

      3. Shark
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Matip season total very close to Robbo's at 1.0M cheaper and fewer mins. Nailed with Konate out. Enabled me to get Diaz. Will be happy with assist from him to just tick over after Zinchenko and Martinelli returns last night.

    5. EVILFUK
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Darwin will on at 60 mins, will probably score.

    6. Lindelol
      • 4 Years
      2 days, 9 hours ago

      Desperately want Robertson's assist/goal and CS

      1. Smokey_Lowkey
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 9 hours ago

        Goal + assist + CS + max BPS. Inject it.