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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485 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tokara
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Everytime City lose a game, they will bang a few in the next game.

    True?

    1. JT11fc
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Seems that way

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

        i look back one year data, seems so. They will come back strong, especially agst minnows

    2. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think it's more that they usually bang a few in every game, regardless. After a big game, people usually get carried away. City have historically struggled against top teams that play on the counter attack like Spurs and United. So it'll likely be back to the norm next week.

      Unai Emery's Villa aren't exactly whipping boys, but it should be a comfortable win. City aren't their usual self, but despite all the doom talk, they're still on of the best teams in the league, and should still win comfortably.

      I'm keeping KDB, and will captain Haaland. Haven't decided if I want a third.

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

    Thoughts on Felix as a differential option?

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      So far looks a cert for Anti FPL

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Shame you can only pick 3 Chelsea players

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

    Help me pls:
    a. Bruno + Andreas > Mahrez + Odegaard (-4)
    b. Bruno + Andreas > Mahrez + Nketiah (-4)
    c. Bruno > Saka

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

      C

      I don't think you can do b. since Nketiah is a fwd?

  4. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning

    Would you roll the below? 1FT lots in the bank!

    Maybe...

    A. Martielli > Odegaard
    B. Martinelli > Saka

    Kepa / Ward

    Trippier / Schar / Shaw / White / Bueno

    Bruno / Rashford / Mahrez / Martinelli / Mitoma

    Kane / Haaland / Nketiah

    Thanks

    1. space mercenary
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm going B, but have Nketiah and Martinelli.

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I've gone "A". Can't stand the likely rotation and with blanks need some "certainty".

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Sorry hadn't read the question properly. Either are good shouts. Saka the better bet but more £'s . If you don't have need of the cash then Saka.

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

    Five days to go but already wondering which transfers to do.

    Got 2 FT and 0.2 itb

    Kepa
    Trippier - White - Shaw
    KDB - Saka - Rashford - Almiron
    Haaland - Kane - Nketiah

    Ward - Perisic - Andreas - Patterson

    A penny for your thoughts. I’m thinking just to get a replacement for Almiron and/or Patterson this GW. The rest looks fine to me.

    1. Sandy Ravage
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Almiron > Mitoma looks the obvious choice unless you can get Mahrez

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Just remember, Brighton blank in GW25.

  6. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Feel a bit like I've backed myself into a corner with my team. What's the best option to do with this?

    Kepa
    Trippier White Lewis
    KDB Rashford Odegaard Martinelli Bruno F
    Kane Haaland

    Ward Shaw Gnonto Bueno (1FT, 0.0itb)

    A - KDB ➡ Mahrez
    B - KDB & Martinelli ➡ Mahrez & Saka (-4)
    C - KDB & Lewis ➡ Mahrez & Ake (-4)
    D - Save transfer

    Cheers

    1. Sandy Ravage
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      D - keep KDB. He created a few chances when we came on.

    2. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      KDB was benched only for tactical reason. I'd say he will most certainly start both games in the double

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

        "most certainly..." 😆

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          So funny that people react like this when Pep does Pep things - 'surely next game Foden starts...'

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

            Fodenfreude!

    3. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      D

  7. wotwot
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bench 1
    A. Bruno F
    B. Rashford
    C. Mitoma
    D. Kane

    All others have double gw

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

      Tough decision. If you had to bench one I'd say Mitoma.

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

      Kepa (ward)
      Trippier botman white(mee Paterson)
      Kdb Bruno rashford mitoma(Pereira)
      Haaland kane nketiah

      1ft 0.2 itb
      Am tempted to save
      Any suggestions?

      Thanks

    3. mdm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      BB

  8. aapoman
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hiya guys. Doing some early tinkering. Bench is a mess and already 100% sure I have to take at least 1 hit to field full 11 in GW25.

    1ft and 2.6itb

    Ederson
    GABRIEL Trippier Botman Shaw
    ODEGAARD MARTINELLI Bruno Rashford
    HAALAND Kane

    Ward; Ferguson, Bueno, Rodrigo*

    A. Bruno -> KDB
    B. Martinelli, Bruno -> Saka, Mahrez (-4)
    C. Other?

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

      C. I wouldn’t worry about getting a full 11 for gw25. I’m going to work towards a solid/‘as sure as you can get 10 as I’ll want Bruno, rashford, trips and shaw in my team after. I’d do botman to Gabriel or ake/akinji this gameweek, roll your gw24 transfer and assess the situation with two FT’s

  9. GE
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    1) Almiron -> Mahrez (means benching Mitro or Martinelli)
    2) Bruno -> KDB (means benching Almiron)
    3) Save

    (1FT, 2.9 itb)

    Kepa
    Trippier/Shaw/White
    Bruno/Rashford/Odegaard/Martinelli
    Haaland/Kane/Mitro

    Bench: Ward, Mings, Bueno, Almiron

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

      Save

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

    Good morning.

    Would u leave this as it is and save ft?

    Ramsdale

    Schar/Tripp/Shaw

    Ode/Bruno/Rash/Mitoma/Mudryk

    Haaland/Kane

    Plan was Mahrez in..
    Maybe a city defender ?

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

      maybe mudryk to mahrez if you can afford

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maybe Shaw - Ake? Or just roll & leave Shaw for a couple more weeks to see if you want to go City or Chelsea or Everton/Villa for a replacement

  11. aguerodontblankonme
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thinking of WC.

    Current team, 4.1m itb:

    Kepa-Ward
    Trippier-Botman-Akanji-Bueno-Patterson
    Rash-Bruno-KDB-Mitoma-Martinelli
    Haaland-Toney-Martial

    WC team, something like this:
    Kepa-Sa
    Trippier-Botman-Ake-Tarkowski-Kilman
    Rash-Saka-Odegaard-Mitoma-Mahrez
    Haaland-Kane-Nketiah
    2.9m itb.
    Is it worth wildcarding or rather not? I really want to get both Saka and Ode IN and Martinelli OUT, also Kane IN.

  12. dshv
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    1. Andreas to Mahrez (bench toney but keep)

    2. Toney to Nketiah (toney will be benched if I do 1 will miss gw25. And i will triple up arsenal)

    Choose and opinion please

  13. Karan14
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kepa
    White Shaw Trippier
    KDB Bruno Rashford Martinelli Andreas
    Haaland Nketiah

    (Ward Gnonto Cancelo* Patterson)
    1 FT & 2.5m

    A) Cancelo & Andreas ➡️ Reece & Mahrez -4
    B) Cancelo & Martinelli ➡️ Ake/Reece & Saka -4
    C) Martinelli & Andreas ➡️ Odegaard & Mitoma -4

    Thoughts on this lot?
    Was on A first but not confident about Mahrez now with CL coming up and it might be a week or two early for James.
    Like the look of B mostly because I feel Saka is the best option to own out of these lot but I would probably want James over Ake long term.
    C looks a solid option but at the cost of Odegaard over Saka and one less player (will have 10) for BGW25 as I wont sell Mitoma, Tripps, Shaw & Rash.

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B for me

    2. AC Yew
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Any option that has Cancelo! but B makes most sense in the immediate term

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Almiron to saka? 1FT 3.3itb

    Pope
    Trippier Ake shaw white
    Bruno martinelli rashford almiron
    Kane haaland

    Ward toney andreas patterson

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      That is my plan.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks botg

  15. Lord of Ings
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What is everyone’s order of preference of arsenal attackers? For me it’s:-
    1)Saka
    2)Nketiah
    3Odegaard
    Saka vs nketiah is very close for me as nketiah is much cheaper and he’s getting almost all the big chances for arsenal

    1. Karan14
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Same order for me

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

      132 longer term

  16. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How many on here looking to TC Haaland in gw 23?

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

      Nah, would rather TC him in 25

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Was 50/50 between him and rashford but went rashy in the end, still nervous about it!

  17. AARON-1
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I will be in pretty crap shape for blanks in 25 but here is my team.
    The transfer will be Almiron to Saka.
    De Gea
    Trippier Botman Walker
    KDB Martinelli Saka Fernandes Rashford
    Mitrovic Haaland

    Ward. Mee / Bueno / Greenwood

    Future transfers will be KDB to Mitoma and Greenwood to Kane but not yet.
    I don't want to wildcard particularly but I am tinkering with a potential draft. If I go into gw25 with only about 6-7 players, so be it.

    1. artvandelay316
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Surely with Newcastle and MUN not looking too tight at the back now, it makes sense to lose at least Botman and DeGea before the blank? That would give a few more players at least.

      1. AARON-1
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes, I will still have 2 more free transfers to use before 25. Not settled on any moves, however.

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Newcastle conceded 1 goal now they're no longer tight at the back?

        1. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          This

        2. artvandelay316
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Also in the cup they conceded. For me tight is not conceding, and they are now conceding.

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Ok, for me, no goals 7 games in a row was getting freakish, had to end at some point. Still happy to stick with double defence even through the BGW

            1. artvandelay316
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              I agree that is unusual and I shouldn't expect that to happen in general. Had it not been for the blanks I would also keep, but with the blanks it seems that double NEW defence is going to cause an unnecessary problem for many when there could be a better short-term option. If you can navigate it without losing, even better.

          2. Not again Shirley
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            In my opinion they are just as tight as they have been pretty all season. Just so happens the opposition has been more clinical in past couple of games so they have conceded. Do you imagine Newcastle have not surrendered any chances a all over the past & weeks or so. Of course they have its just that the opposition missed the chances. Their defence is not worse just because they conceded a goal. A better barometer (must be nautical!) for a defence is chances created against. Conceding the odd goal here and there is just part and parcel of football. All teams concede chances, it’s just a how many they concede.

            1. AARON-1
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              I will be keeping a Newcastle double up given that practically all engaged managers own Trippier. When he scores big, there is no advantage gained from clean sheet etc unless you have Pope or Botman, Schar, Burn etc.

  18. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would you bring in first for Martinelli?

    A. Saka
    B. Odegaard

    1. Karan14
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

    2. AC Yew
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

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

      A...clinical

  19. AC Yew
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Only have 1 FT this week so would have to take a hit for another player, which team that doubles would you triple up on:

    1 - Arsenal - own Martinelli & Saliba
    2- Man City - own Haaland

    Looking at possibly Nketiah & a Man City player (possibly Mahrez)

    1. AARON-1
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You can safely predict starters for Arsenal (barring big surprises). The same cannot be said for tinkering Pep and his bizarre, inconsistent line ups. I'd go for triple Arsenal.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Arsenal

  20. wulfrunian
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Good performance from Bamford?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not really tbh

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

        cheers

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

      Solid two pointer. Taken off early enough for him to have a shower, a shave and a sh it before the final whistle.

  21. Sloane426
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Triple captain Saka?

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If chasing in MLs, why not?

    2. Drumandbaines123
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ballsy

    3. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I hope the weight of your balls don't drag you down much.

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

      Nah, I expect him to stay wide vs city and, Ake has dealt with him well in the FA cup and he will likely blank, and Brentford aren't too bad either

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm considering captaining him but won't play TC yet. Both Saka & Haaland will have better doubles to come

  22. Ruinenlust
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) Shaw and Nketiah

    Or

    B) Ake and Odegaard (-4)

    ?

  23. _Gunner
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning All,

    Which is better?

    A- Martinelli > Odegaard
    B- Bruno > KDB
    C- Save

    Current front 8: 1FT

    Saka Marti Bruno Rashford March
    Haaland Mitrovic Kane

  24. Ruudy Van
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If you buy one who would you go for? (Have white and Nketiah)

    A) Odeegard
    B) Saka

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

      Odegaard for the price

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's a coin toss but probably B for me because of pens, would feel more comfortable with Saka as captain

  25. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Wildcard activated last night despite holding 2 FT.

    Fab/Kepa
    Gabriel/Ake/James/Trippier/Tarkowski
    Saka/Odegaard/Grealish/Rashford/Mitoma
    Kane/Haaland/Mitro

    Anything wrong with this? Would this be considered the new template? (1 m itb so Grealish could be Mahrez but I want that money for planning reasons)

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

      deactivate it

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        make me

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

      Benching Headache every week

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Solid

    4. The Mentaculus
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      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fabianski is certainly not template, although I nearly went for him on restart. Seems right on the edge of becoming a really strong option with WHU's low xGC and relatively high shots conceded, if he can just turn a few more into CS.

      Don't know about Grealish - looks nailed-ish & is playing quite well but is he going to suddenly turn that into FPL points? I would maybe go for Maddison in that spot.

      Rest looks more template. I would still back Mitrovic for now if not going for Nketiah

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nice thoughts, ty. Yeah forgot about Fab when I mentioned template, but, if wildcarding, that is a keeper combo that rotates well for the entire season (based on scheduled sgw) and both are good in their own right. Money not really an issue as well this season so seems worth trying to "guess" which keepers will be useful down the line. Done with Ward basically 🙂

        In a dreamworld where nobody gets injured, Ake and Grealish will be benched in 24 anyway and then the money itb allows me to either go Ake to Chilwell or Grealish to Gakpo if Lpool get a double (and their act together). Maddison a good shout too. Can't work out if I can afford in 25 for Grealish but would be close. Maybe Akanji instead of Ake would be the difference.

  26. Ranger3
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who do I sell for Saka ?
    Almiron or March ?

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

      Easy Almiron

    2. Royal5
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Almiron I would think. Been a long time since he did anything

  27. Royal5
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else had a plan to reverse the Kdb > Bruno transfer for next week? Not sure what to do after he was benched again.

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

      Waiting on to see how we perform vs Leeds without Casemiro, based on which I am looking to get Mahrez for Bruno as my 2nd city asset.

      1. Royal5
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not a bad plan. If Bruno looks good I might actually keep him. Never know if Marhrez starts both either.

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

      I'd rather pay my money and take my chances on Mahrez or even Foden. KDB had a poor World Cup and his form hasn't picked up since then (2 assists in City's 7 league games since then would be underwhelming for someone half his price).

      1. Royal5
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        True. He really has been shocking by his standards.

  28. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ederson*
    Zinchenko* White* Trippier
    Mahrez* Odegaard* Bruno Rashford Mitoma
    Haaland(C)* Kane

    (Meslier Schär Shaw Gnonto)
    1FT & 2,7m

    White + Bruno -> James/Tarkowski + Saka (-4)
    Gives me double Arsenal attack and extra player for GW25

    Thoughts on this?

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks good, leaves you with minimal surgery to get through week 25 and Saka could go off in a double. Only q mark is whether we can trust James again.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Go for it

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thank you both!

  29. Silecro
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Yesterday's game went perfect as it could for Haaland triple captainers dgw23. Just bad enough to sway away other people who would TC him, maybe even sway it enough that someone captains Arsenal players, but enough to make Guardiola mad and demand a strong answer vs Villa and Arsenal, which will probably result in him getting goals in both games

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

      Pep getting usually means strange decisions and Haaland benching

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

        Getting mad *

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          What happens when Eleven Hag gets mad?

          1. Royal5
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Hopefully he benches Weghorst at plays Rashford up front against Leeds.

            1. The Mentaculus
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              • 3 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Oh, I was thinking more like a combination of Ten Hag & Eleven from Stranger Things getting angry

              1. Royal5
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                😀

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

              I think without Casemiro we will need Weghorst more than before, in case we can't pass though the midfield, we may have to hop on to the front man and go from there, I feel we will struggle against Leeds early pressing without Casemiro and will opt to go more direct than usual.

              1. Royal5
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                Hmm I would imagine Rashford on the counter would be a better weapon. Guess he can still find space wide, but he looked a bit deep in the last game imo

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

            Will feck ya until will just go and find work in the middle east

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

      After losing four goals against Leicester, I suspect Emery will be demanding a lot more effort from his defenders this coming weekend. In Villa's previous four games, they only conceded two goals and kept two clean sheets (both away from home). I still think City will win that game narrowly but my money will be on Arsenal beating them 1-0 at Emirates.

      Another two 2 pointers incoming for Haaland to go along with the three he's got in his last five games (or seven if you include the cups) I'm afraid. 😀

  30. Kodap
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Looking forwards to next week, what would be my best moves here? Got 3.5m in the bank (Did KDB > Bruno for this week) looking at Toney > Nketiah, and Almiron > Mahrez for -4? Does that look okay or is there anything else you would do here. Also very tempted to hit the BB button with those fixtures sat on the bench..

    Kepa
    White - Akanji - Trippier
    Almiron - Martinelli - Rashford - Bruno
    Kane - Toney - Haaland

    Ward - Shaw - Botman - Andreas