Scout Notes

FPL review: Kane’s goals, why De Bruyne was benched

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City is the second and final Sunday fixture to get the Scout Notes treatment as we look back on the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from north London.

The numbers you see in this article are taken from our Premium Members Area, where you can access Opta player and team data for every single Premier League fixture.



RECORD BREAKING KANE

Harry Kane (£11.7m) surpassed Jimmy Greaves to become Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer on Sunday, by netting the winner against Man City.

The champions dominated possession in the early stages but looked vulnerable to the counter attack, with Spurs’ goal arriving after Rodri (£5.6m) gave up possession on the edge of his own box, allowing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.5m) to tee up Kane.

The England forward came close to adding a second twice in the second half, ending the match with five shots in the box, which included two Opta-defined ‘big chances’. That was at odds with fellow premium Erling Haaland (£12.2m), who failed to have a single attempt on goal for the first time in Man City colours.

As for Kane, the Spurs forward has been absolutely electric this season, scoring 17 goals and blanking in just five of his 22 league outings. His ownership currently sits at 78.66 per cent in the top 100k, but with a decent run of fixtures still to come (see below), that will continue rising, despite a likely blank in Gameweek 28.


“Harry Kane, in his DNA, he has football. He understands football in every moment. He can play in any position. He is a GOAT in this league, in this sport. He is a great example.” – Cristian Stellini

Elsewhere, Emerson Royal’s (£4.9m) performance means we might have to wait a while longer for Pedro Porro’s (£5.0m) first start, having impressed on Sunday.

Defensively, he was superb, with two interceptions, five ball recoveries and six clearances.

“We have seen him play great games. Against City last season it was similar. Today he was a good player and he used to be better when you are winning. He has to improve in other situations but today he was perfect.” – Cristian Stellini on Emerson Royal

DE BRUYNE BENCHED AGAIN

Owners of Kevin De Bruyne (£12.4m) saw the playmaker benched for the second time in three Gameweeks on Sunday, with Julian Alvarez £6.0m) preferred.

Both substitute appearances have arrived against Spurs and their back three/five formation, with Pep Guardiola saying prior to kick-off it was “definitely” a tactical decision.

“We want to defend inside and attack inside, that’s why we put two strikers there to try to put balls to them with Bernardo [Silva] in the first half and second with Kevin [De Bruyne] and be patient.” – Pep Guardiola

De Bruyne was introduced just before the hour mark, replacing Riyad Mahrez (£7.7m), who came closest to scoring in the first half when his shot rattled the crossbar.

On bringing De Bruyne on, Guardiola said:

“I wanted him for the last pass, to find between the lines, he can make one of these actions and that was the reason.” – Pep Guardiola

£12.4m is a lot of money for a player who isn’t a sure starter each week, but his owners will likely keep faith ahead of Man City’s Double Gameweek 23, in the hope he is reinstalled in the starting XI against Aston Villa and Arsenal, both of whom traditionally line-up in back four formations.

It’s also worth noting De Bruyne created more chances (three) than any player from either side despite being on the pitch for just 31 minutes.

Phil Foden (£8.0m), meanwhile, was not involved at all after feeling ill overnight.

“He was there at the hotel. He felt unwell all night – really, really bad.” – Pep Guardiola on Phil Foden

LEWIS AT LEFT-BACK

Rico Lewis (£3.9m) lined up on the left of Man City’s back four against Spurs, which coincided with him completing 90 minutes in a league fixture for the first time this season.

It’s an intriguing development in light of Joao Cancelo’s departure to Bayern Munich, having previously been deployed solely on the right, from where he would often invert into midfield.

There is, of course, still plenty of competition for places even on the left, with Nathan Ake (£5.1m) and Aymeric Laporte (£5.7) both able to perform the role.

However, Lewis’ positional versatility is undoubtedly a plus, adding another string to the youngster’s bow.

Above: Rico Lewis’ average position by Gameweek


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic (Sessegnon 79); Kulusevski (Sanchez 88), Son (Bissouma 84), Kane

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Ake, Lewis; Mahrez (De Bruyne 59), Rodri, Bernardo (Gundogan 84), Grealish; Alvarez, Haaland


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  1. UnitednationsXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on

    A: Martenelli + Mahrez + 0m itb for Shaw replacement in gw25

    B: Saka + Andreas + 1m itb for Shaw > James in gw25

    1. UnitednationsXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Andreas will rotate with gnonto

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Water off a leeches back.

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If you have
    Ramsdale White Ødegaard would u ?
    A- Keep them
    B- White & Bruno >
    Aké & Saka for -4
    C- Ramsdale & Bruno >
    Kepa & Saka for -4

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tough one. Just keep I think.

  3. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    KDB > ???? after the double. Have Odegaard(Son of Aeroguard), Saka, Bruno, Rashford.

    1. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd hold.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tough. He's got good fixtures and with no blank it might be worth swapping out others.

      But then on current form good fixtures aren't exactly a good time for him

    3. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’d keep just cause of the fixtures

  4. Kantelele
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which move would you do for this GW :
    a) buy Saka and play with 10 for -4 in BGW 25 with Patterson in squad so propably 9 (-4)
    b) buy Nketiah and play with 11 for -4 in BGW25 with Patterson in squad so propably 10 (-4)
    c) buy Saka and play FH

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    2. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  5. Kantelele
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    buy Saka and play FH in BGW25*

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    TC Haaland 23 or keep it?

    1. Eleven Hag
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keep

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Keep

  7. Drop Dead Tsimikas
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Monster week. 90(-8), four points (instead of 40ish) off my ML lead. Leader has Rashford (c), guy 2 points back has Rashford (c), Bruno and Shaw, I have Rashford (tc) and Bruno. Fourth guy wildcarded and started Mahrez, Saka, Mudryk and Nketiah while leaving Mitoma THIRD on bench.

    1. Optimus.
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Who will play you in the movie?

      1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Laugh all you want, but this season has been such a disaster that this rates a brag.

        1. Optimus.
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          It's been hard work for us all 😀

          All messing aside, well done

          1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Ta 🙂

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Nope it doesn't.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ben Mendelsohn

        1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I won't settle for anyone less than Adam Sandler. Am told I kinda look like him, as well 😀

          1. The Knights Template
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Tis a comedic re-enactment?

            1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Ranked 1.4M AFTER the epic week, what else could it be?

      3. dansully3
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Epic burn! Well played. What would the movie be called....

        1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          The real question: Would that be epic _Dan_ Burn?

          1. dansully3
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Go to bed panda before you combust!

            1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Early doors yet. Although, if anyone needed an excuse for a drink, it's just past 5 pm here...

  8. PogChamp
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What a season Kane is having. One of the few world class strikers in Europe. I incredibly saw some people suggesting benching him for today's game.

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      17 goals from 22 games playing in that Spurs side is immense.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      So now that we know he scored, suggesting a benching was a bad idea? 😛

      1. PartyTime
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes it was a bad idea before & after he scored

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I've at least two in my mini league who did!

  9. Drop Dead Tsimikas
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kinda tempted to (c) Nketiah next week instead of Haaland, but that's probably a bit too cheeky to come off...

    1. Chris_White
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Watching how Villa defended against Leicester, probably.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If Haaland scored 5 against Villa, i wouldn't even call it unexpected.

  10. Drop Dead Tsimikas
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Current team:

    Kepa
    Trippier - Gabriel* - Estupinan
    Rashford - KdB (v) - Bruno - Mitoma
    Nketiah - Kane - Haaland (c)

    Ward, Andreas, Mings, Bueno.

    I really want to make two moves: Bueno > Lewis and play him, as well as Andreas, while benching the Brighton boys. But Mitoma really scares me with his form...

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’d be scared to bench Mitoma during a blank!

      1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        LOL. Well played. Might just bench Estupinan. Palace are annoying in their ability to pluck a goal from nothing.

  11. Kantelele
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    When will Jesus return ?

    1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      On the third day after his crucifixion.

    2. FCHaalandaise
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not soon enough

      Humanity needs him

  12. squ1rrel
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Roll FT?

    Ederson - Ward
    Shaw - Trippier - Badiashile - Estupinan - Moreno
    Bruno - Rashford - Odegaard - Saka - Mitoma
    Haaland - Kane - Nketiah

    0.4 ITB, 1 FT

    Who would I bench if so? Otherwise, can consider Bruno -> Mahrez or Shaw -> Ake

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nice team. Roll.

    2. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      This is the current dream front 8.
      Who did you bench this week if you don’t mind me asking?

      1. squ1rrel
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Kane, incorrectly unfortunately

    3. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      That team is smoke. Hold.

  13. The Wheeler Dealer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on Bruno > KDB next week?

    Already used my FT for GW23 to get Doherty out of my squad in anticipation of blanks in GW25, does anyone think taking a hit to get KDB is even worth it right now? City look poor, and Bruno at Leeds might be more fruitful than KDB's 2 games, plus rotation concerns...

    1. Chris_White
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I would stick

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not really going to think about that move too much until after Bruno plays Leeds. Wednesday is like, an almost perfect eye test. Same week, same player, same opponent. However it will be (A) the second time round.

  14. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Seriously considering captaining an Arsenal DGWer next GW. Haaland didn’t touch the ball in the Spurs penalty area tonight. Of course it could be a different story v Villa and Arsenal but I prefer the Arsenal attackers.

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Who would you go with?

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Personally? Saka

        1. The Wheeler Dealer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          If you need something special in your MLs then I think Saka is a good call, but not captaining Haaland in a DGW could be a complete and utter disaster with the EO captaincy pick...very brave lol

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            It's good to take risks now and then but it's probably not a risk I'd go for. It's not like Arsneal looked particulate good this week...

            1. The Wheeler Dealer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              yeah agreed just not enough current upside potential given arsenals slump vs everton. Haaland is always capable of scoring 2-3 goals just like that

    2. dansully3
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If you write it down more you'll eventually even convince yourself!

    3. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Everyone is gonna flirt with this but (almost) no one is gonna do it. Reminds me of barely a week ago when haaland underperformed and a few people decided not to cap him against wolves

    4. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      City different beast at home

  15. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Martinelli + Mitrovic -> Mahrez + Nketiah worth a hit?

    1. alexmj
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No

    2. The Wheeler Dealer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      why not just move Mitro to Nketiah? or you already full on Arsenal picks?

      1. agueroooooney
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah already have 3 Arsenal

        1. The Wheeler Dealer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I can see why you'd wanna get shot of mitro asap...i dont think thats necessarily worth the hit, but the choice of other strikers atm is a bit thin....

          1. agueroooooney
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I feel like any of Mitro/Martinelli/KDB/Almiron could come God but don't want to let my team/rank rot by holding on to players in poor form

            1. agueroooooney
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              *good

    3. No Salah
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

  16. The Wheeler Dealer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Also who would you bench next week out of Mitoma, Bruno, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah, Haaland and Kane?

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mitoma

      1. The Wheeler Dealer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Feels almost sacrilege to drop Mitoma atm, and Palace defensive expected stats is one of the worst in the league

        1. agueroooooney
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Who's your last attacker?

          1. The Wheeler Dealer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I have Nketiah Haaland and Kane

            1. agueroooooney
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Last of your front 8 I mean

              1. The Wheeler Dealer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                Oh right Rashford, but there's absolutely no question of dropping him lol

      2. Drop Dead Tsimikas
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah, of those, definitely Mitoma. Of course, you will be the one left crying after you also bench Ward and he saves a Kane pen, but gotta play the percentages.

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      well it cant be Arsenal/Haaland so that leaves Mitoma or Bruno, I'd go Mitoma begrudgingly

      Who is 5th mid? - can you not play them all?

      1. The Wheeler Dealer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Rashford

    3. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mitoma or bruno, depending on how bruno looks against Leeds midweek

    4. ManUtdForLife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Benching Haaland probably the obvious one there mate

  17. Kantelele
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Calvert Levin will be nailed ? leave pitch because of injury with Arsenal ?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Having scan on likely hamstring injury

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Again?!

    2. Nas
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Calvert lewin is never nailed due to fitness. That’s like asking is martial is nailed, or ASM

  18. TheFridge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kepa | (Ward)
    Trippier | Shaw | Botman | (Bueno) | (Patterson)
    Rashford | Martinelli | Bruno | Odegaard | (Almiron)
    Haaland | Kane | Nketiah

    Posting my thoughts, in case it's helpful, to manage through GW25.

    I'd like to get to Saka and feel like it's time to move on from Martinelli and Almiron. Long-term, I want to hold Bruno, but for the blank in 25. And I'm going to push in on Mitoma for GW26 and forward (hoping that it's not too late by then). I'm pretty happy with my forwards, and will make a move on Nketiah if Felix pans out or when Jesus returns.

    For this week:
    A. Patterson --> Ake (in order to get ready for GW25, and to get the MC double in 23) AND
    B. Martinelli --> Saka (because I'll have to take a hit between now and GW25 to get to Saka, and I'd rather get the differential sooner rather than later).

    Would love folks' thoughts.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

      1. TheFridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks, Bobby. I'm leaning A _and_ B. . .

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      if you are set on saka in and need a hit pre 25 anyway then yes A+B looks good

      contemplating what to do with Martinelli myself

      1. TheFridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Setting aside differentials, it feels like the midfield breaks down like this, at least right now:

        Tier 1:
        Rashford

        Tier 2:
        Odegaard, Mitoma, Bruno, Saka

        Tier 3:
        KDB (form, maybe minutes), Mahrez (what happens when Foden returns?), March

        Tier 4:
        Salah (form), Martinelli (minutes, form), Bailey (as a cheap fill-in, though you probably don't need him with Mitoma)

        If Liverpool gets its act together and has a DGW, then I expect I'll be scrambling for Salah, but not right now.

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kepa
    Trippier Shaw White
    Rashford Martinelli Bruno Mahrez
    Kane Haaland(c) Nketiah

    Ward Andreas Perraud Patterson

    3.4m itb, 0 ft

    Did Almiron to Mahrez yesterday before Almiron dropped. Next weeks transfer plan is taking out Patterson for Tarkowski in preparation of BGW25.

    GTG?

    1. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah, good to go. I like it. Very similar to what I'm planning.

      Nice work beating the price drop on Almiron.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        The template is strong in my team 😛

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        We have 9 same players in our starting 11...

    2. The Wheeler Dealer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      looks like you're well prepared for blank gw25! Wouldn't change anything else for now. Feeling a bit envious of you, I have 6 players from newc, utd and brighton left in my team and have used my FT for this week already!

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks good- only concern is whether Tomiyasu gets start over White

  20. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Had been fairly set on Andreas/Robertson > Mahrez/Ake for a hit but having second thoughts now. Will make transfers on deadline regardless.

    Whats the general consensus on 2nd/3rd city player

    a) go for it, DGW fever
    b) steer clear

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A for sure

    2. x.jim.x
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Would do it definitely

    3. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like that you get two extra games from City between now and GW26 compared to a lot of the strong alternatives. If Mahrez gets minutes, he's a winner. I don't feel strongly about the defenders, and I'd rather spend 4.5 - 4.7 than 5.1, but prices aren't that tight these days.

      1. TheFridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I typed all that and didn't answer your question: go for it. A.

      2. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        2 extra games, in theory.. but yes think the haze of that performance will die down and then by the end of the week 3 city will be essential

    4. Drop Dead Tsimikas
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I went for Lewis as my third.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm suddenly tempted to go Foden over Mahrez.

  21. x.jim.x
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Have Haaland, KDB, Walker and Martinelli, Odegaard for the DGW.

    Worth doing Mitrovic to Nketiah for a full house? Was considering hits for Mahrez, etc, but not massively convinced anymore.

    1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Only if you have a reasonable belief about Arsenal beating City.

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Could go either way but I think there will be goals in it.

        1. Drop Dead Tsimikas
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'd do it. NFO aren't the pushovers they used to be, either.

          1. x.jim.x
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Cheers bud

    2. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Y

      1. x.jim.x
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nice one

  22. Tcheco
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A. Bruno vs. lee & save FT

    B. KDB for DGW

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If you need any convincing look at KDBs points scoring in last 8 weeks

    3. tokara
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    4. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

  23. SalahFingers
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kepa Ward
    Shaw Castagne Trippier Botman White
    Fernandes Rashford KDB Martinelli Alimiron
    Haaland Toney Mitrovic

    Botman + Toney -> Ake + Nketiah (-4)?

    Surely worth it right?

    1. Chipmunk
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yep

    2. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Toney -> Nketiah for free absolutely

      Botman -> Aké for a hit could go either way, toss of a coin really

      1. TheFridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ake will get two more games than Botman between now and GW25. That counts for a lot -- and makes the -4 worth it.

      2. SalahFingers
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah. I'm also thinking about the future and having too many Newcastle defenders might leave me short in GW25.

    3. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yessir.

  24. Nas
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Would you start reece James (wha) or nunez (EVE) next gw?

    1. tokara
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      None

    2. SalahFingers
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Even though Liverpool aren't doing very well and are against a newly rejuvenated Everton.. You still have to play Nunez.

      I'd expect James to get more points IF he starts, but you can't bench someone as expensive as Nunez.

    3. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nunez

  25. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would be your defender of choice to replace Cancelo?
    Would be 3rd/4th playing defender.
    Max budget 5.5m but preferably going a lot cheaper.

    KDB, Haaland in team already so could jump to City although not that keen.
    Ideally playing 25/28 too.

    Kepa.
    Trippier, Shaw, White, _______, Bueno.

    Ake (other City), Mings, Badiashile, Dunk/Estu a few guys in contention.

    1. SalahFingers
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Personally I'm going with Ake just because the double, but you could get anyone in Newcastle or Brentford

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 15 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Badiashile is the one that I have my eye on getting in soon.

    3. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Aké jumps out but Lewis could he good, doesn't look like the extra cash is needed but it could be in a few weeks

      1. TheFridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I'd go Ake, because of the double, and would likely switch to someone like Botman or Burns after GW25, assuming they don't blank in 28. I also have my eye on Chelsea defenders.

        Lewis would be awesome if he's nailed, but it's early to tell if that's so.

    4. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ake

  26. Chipmunk
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Gwk 23

    Kepa
    Tripps / White / Lewis
    Mahrez / Odegaard / Rashy / Bruno / Martinelli
    Haaland / Kane

    Ward / Shaw / Azpil / Greenwood

    1ft £3.6m itb

    A, Martinelli > Saka
    B. Lewis > Akanji/ Ake
    C. Bruno & Lewis > KDB & (£4.9m def ?)

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Just Bruno -> KDB for

      1. agueroooooney
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Sorry too many City, I'd roll the FT

    2. TheFridge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      How about A and B? If you can only afford one, I'd do A. I feel like it's time to move Martinelli out, and Saka creates a lot of chances for a high-scoring Arsenal team.

      1. Chipmunk
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thx guys

        I Could do A & B no probs with cash.
        Not sure it’s worth a hit tho?

        Is KDB essential?
        I think he’s due a haul?

    3. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A looks good.

  27. AdamJ91
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Martial & Almiron > Nketiah & Mahrez?

    1. Nazz
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yess

  28. Nazz
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Moves here? Very happy with this week ranked 16k this gw wanna keep momentum

    1ft and 4 million ITB

    Kepa
    Lewis, White, Trippier
    Mitoma, Rashford, Bruno, Martinelli, Saka
    Haarland, Kane

    Ward, Mitro, Shaw, Bueno

    1) Martinelli ---> Odegaard
    2) Bruno --> KDB
    3) Mitoma ---> Mahrez
    4) Bruno + Martinelli ----> Mahrez + Odegaard (-4)
    5) Lewis ----> Ake
    6) Something else to prepare for GW25
    7) Roll ft

    Thank you

    1. Nazz
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      8) White + Mitro ---> Ake + Nketiah

    2. tokara
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Martin to Mahrez for me

    3. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      3 for me

  29. Norco
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone worried about not having KDB for the double?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      i m more worried about owning him to be honest

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      yes, before the spurs game. No after the game

  30. FCSB
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Martinelli >> Saka too sideways?

    1. Norco
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thinking the same move to be honest.

      Was set on the KDB > Bruno > KDB hokey cokey, but really thinking I'll just sort out Martinelli > Saka for free.

    2. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If you have the required funds it is probably worth it 🙂

    3. SKENG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's worth it if you have the transfer.