We’re just about on the finish of pre-season, with this weekend seeing the general spherical of warm-up suits happen.
Four Premier League groups have been additionally in motion on Tuesday, then again, and we’ve were given all of the target, lend a hand, line-up knowledge and Fantasy Premier League (FPL) speaking issues you wish to have on this newest Scout Notes article.
We’re additionally preserving tabs at the mins performed in all of those warm-up fixtures, with Premium Members of Fantasy Football Scout ready to get entry to this knowledge on the backside of this text.
BENFICA 3-2 NEWCASTLE UNITED
- Goals: Almiron x2
- Assists: Trippier x2
Kieran Trippier (£5.0m) contributed a brace of assists in Newcastle United’s slender loss to Benfica on Tuesday.
The right-back provided either one of Miguel Almiron‘s (£5.0m) strikes, with the Paraguayan continuing a rich vein of pre-season form that has seen him score four goals in recognised friendlies and another two in an ‘unofficial’ warm-up recreation towards Burnley remaining weekend.
“It was excellent from Miggy and he could have scored another one as well. So getting goals from him in good goalscoring positions was great. His finishing was excellent, his second goal in particular was a great finish.
“Miggy is such a good team player. He’s great in the dressing room and every aspect of his personality is very good. I am delighted to see him scoring goals and playing with confidence. I hope it is the start of a really good season for him.” – Eddie Howe
Almiron, after all, isn’t any person we FPL managers go together with objectives – a long way from it. His easiest tally in one marketing campaign with Newcastle is 4, whilst 2021/22 noticed the winger rating on only one instance.
Pre-season shape is to be eager about a fistful of salt, too, even supposing Almiron’s Newcastle profession wouldn’t be the primary that Howe had salvaged after the likes of Joelinton (£6.0m), Fabian Schar (£4.5m) and Emil Krafth (£4.5m) have been revitalised remaining season.
Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) will likely be assessed for a hamstring damage, in the meantime, one thing that would assist hand Sean Longstaff (£4.5m) or Joe Willock (£5.0m) a get started in Gameweek 1.
Newcastle United XI (4-3-3): Pope (Darlow 46), Trippier (Krafth 46), Botman (Burn 46), Lascelles (Schar 46), Targett (Bondswell 46), S. Longstaff (Shelvey 46 [M. Longstaff 75]), Anderson (Willock 46), Guimaraes (Joelinton 46), Saint-Maximin (Ritchie 46), Almiron (J. Murphy 46), Wilson (Wood 46)
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-1 BRENTFORD
- Goals: Toney
- Assists: Dervisoglu
A second-string Brighton outfit have been overwhelmed by means of a overdue Ivan Toney (£7.0m) strike in each golf equipment’ penultimate pre-season friendlies.
Graham Potter obviously had one eye on Saturday’s remaining warm-up fit towards Espanyol as the general probability to fine-tune his beginning XI forward of Gameweek 1, even supposing right here he did no less than stick to the similar 3-5-2 formation that he has favoured because the back-end of 2021/22.
Budget FPL forwards Julio Enciso (£5.0m) and Denis Undav (£5.5m) each featured, the previous at wing-back, whilst Neal Maupay (£6.5m) additionally lasted 90 mins towards the Bees.
Enciso would possibly nonetheless depart on mortgage, whilst it’s honest to mention that Undav hasn’t moderately hit complete throttle but after his 25-goal marketing campaign in Belgium remaining season.
As for Brentford, head trainer Thomas Frank named a more potent XI with out being complete energy; Bryan Mbeumo (£6.0m) and Rico Henry (£4.5m) have been two notable new absentees, at the side of the injured Ethan Pinnock (£4.5m) and Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m). First-team common Christian Norgaard (£5.5m), in the meantime, has but to kick a ball in pre-season.
Brentford ended up remaining season in a 4-3-3, with Frank saving the 3-5-2 formation he had began 2021/22 with for suits towards the so-called larger groups.
Both methods have been in proof remaining evening, to stay us guessing forward of Gameweek 1. Yoane Wissa (£5.5m) and bargain-bin FPL midfielder Josh Dasilva (£4.5m) coated up both sides of Toney in a 4-3-3 within the first part, with Dasilva losing again into central midfield upon the transfer to a 3-5-2 after the period.
Dasilva has racked up extra mins than some other Brentford central midfielder in pre-season, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to look if he options in his supervisor’s ultimate line-up of the summer season this Saturday – the remaining pre-season pleasant ahead of Gameweek 1 is continuously a just right indicator of an opening-day line-up.
The sole target of the sport got here from a Kjell Scherpen error, with Toney completing in entrance of an open target.
Brighton XI (3-5-2): Steele (Scherpen 62); Van Hecke, Duffy, Clarke; Enciso (Karbownik 62), Sarmiento (Kozlowski 62), Lallana (Zeqiri 62), Alzate, Mitoma (Moran 70); Undav (Andone 70), Maupay
Brentford XI (4-3-3): Raya; Roerslev, Jansson (Yarmoliuk 62), Mee (Crama 62), Hickey; Baptiste, Janelt, Jensen (Stevens 46); Wissa (Dervisoglu 76), Toney, Dasilva
NOTTS COUNTY 2-2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
- Goals: Surridge, Cafu
- Assists: Cafu
An understrength Forest aspect drew 2-2 with their cross-city opponents, with the sport being of treasured little pastime to Fantasy managers.
Cafu (£4.5m) would appear, on paper, to be a Fantasy asset price tracking and he endured an overly respectable summer season with a target and an lend a hand, the previous being a rasping free-kick from distance.
Used most commonly in central midfield over pre-season however right here deployed within the quantity 10 function that will likely be earmarked for Jesse Lingard (£6.5m), the expectancy is however that he gained’t be close to Steve Cooper’s first-choice XI when new and long term signings have bedded in.
Lingard must make his debut this weekend, in keeping with his new boss:
“He’s been brilliant on the training ground, I think everybody has raised their game a little bit and I’m sure he’ll feature against Valencia at the weekend.
“Jesse wants to play for Nottingham Forest, he wants to be part of this team and part of how we work and play.
“He’s been a real positive influence around everybody so far, he’s a really positive, good addition and we can’t wait to work with him.” – Steve Cooper on Jesse Lingard
Ryan Yates (£5.0m), whose absence has additionally ended in larger pitch-time for Cafu and Jack Colback (£4.5m) over the summer season, returned towards County on Tuesday after damage.
Also again after health problems was once Sam Surridge (£5.0m). While teammate Lyle Taylor (£4.5m) remains to be anticipated to leave for pastures new, the one reasonably dearer Surridge is price tracking for FPL managers available in the market for the cheap ahead.
He has featured in each and every Forest league and play-off recreation since becoming a member of the membership in January, scoring seven objectives – together with a hat-trick towards Swansea in April – in 20 appearances.
Brennan Johnson (£6.0m) and Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.0m) can be the beginning pair in Gameweek 1 and additional reinforcements may just but arrive up most sensible, however Surridge could be this season’s (dearer) Greenwood/Gelhardt determine who contributes common mins as an alternative or even as an occasional starter.
“A couple of the more senior boys didn’t do so well, truth be told. There’s no point shying away from that – they’ve fallen a bit short with individual performance. But some of them didn’t really play for us in the Championship, so it’s going to be difficult for them to play for us this year.
“It was always part of the plan to be a bit of a bounce game. We knew we wanted to play a certain type of game against Union Berlin (a 1-0 defeat last Saturday), and we know we want to play a certain team against Valencia at the weekend. This game in between was for the guys who needed some minutes.
“We’re on course. It was good for Yatesy and Sam, good for the kids, and a little bit of confirmation on some other stuff.” – Steve Cooper on Tuesday’s fit
Nottingham Forest XI (3-4-1-2): Smith, Biancone (Hanks 87), Mbe Soh, Donnelly, Laryea (Larsson 74), Yates (Fewster 46), Ojeda (Hammond 46), Mighten (D. Taylor 70), Cafu (Konate 70), L. Taylor, Surridge (Abbott 46)