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Scout Report – Ederson

Manchester City’s second major foray into the transfer market – following the arrival of Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva – saw Benfica goalkeeper Ederson join for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £35 million.

The 23-year-old has penned a six-year contract at the Etihad and will join up with his new team-mates on July 1.

Speaking to the club’s official website, director of football Txiki Begiristain was fulsome in his praise for the new signing:

“We are delighted to bring Ederson to Manchester City. He is one of the best young goalkeepers in the Europe, and he is an important addition to the squad for next season and the coming seasons. He is young, has all the qualities you could want as a top-class goalkeeper, and I think he’ll fit in really well to our squad.”

The History

Ederson began his youth career at home town club Sao Paulo FC in Brazil, playing one season, before moving to Portugal in 2009 at the age of 16 to link up with Benfica.

He spent two years as a junior with the Portuguese giants before leaving to join Second Division side Ribeirao in 2011.

He played 29 matches for the second-tier outfit and then moved to Primeira Liga side Rio Ave in the summer of 2012.

During the 2013/14 campaign, Ederson established himself in the first-team and by the end of the 2014/15 season had amassed 37 league appearances for the club.

In June 2015, Ederson returned to Benfica, signing a five-year contract with the then Portuguese champions.

He was initially the back-up for the experienced Julio Cesar before taking advantage of an injury suffered by the former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper to play the final 10 league matches as Benfica secured a third successive league title.

Ederson emerged as the first-choice custodian last season, making 27 league appearances. He also featured seven times in the Champions League as Benfica secured a domestic treble.

He has made five appearances for Brazil at U23 level but is still waiting to make his senior debut, although he has been an unused substitute in their last two World Cup qualifiers.

The Prospects

Arriving at the Etihad as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, Ederson will be expected to emerge as City’s first-choice stopper.

Last summer, new City boss Pep Guardiola quickly decided that Joe Hart was ill-suited to operate as a ball-playing sweeper-keeper, instead deciding to spend £15.4 million plus add-ons for Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo.

But the Chilean’s poor shot-stopping, and his failure to adjust to the physical demands of the Premier League saw Willy Caballero end the campaign as City’s first-choice keeper.

But Caballero has since been released by the club, leaving Ederson and Bravo to battle it out next term.

Ederson enjoyed a hugely successful campaign last term, conceding the fewest number of goals (12) in the Primera Liga. He also kept 17 clean sheets, with only Porto’s Iker Casillas (18) recording more.

Bravo, meanwhile, managed just six shut-outs from his 22 league appearances and conceded 26 goals.

Looking into some statistics from last season, Ederson averaged 4.08 saves before conceding, compared to 1.08 for Bravo, while his average of 42.5 minutes per save is also superior to the Chilean’s 59.6. Certainly, then, the numbers suggest that Ederson’s shot-stopping ability should improve the clean sheet prospects for all members of the City backline.

Yet when you consider that City conceded fewer shots (301) than any side last season and allowed just 106 shots on target – only Chelsea boast a better record – the lack of potential save points could be a deterrent for some.

In terms of passing accuracy, Caballero (76.4%) and Bravo (72.5%) were the top two among FPL keepers with at least five starts last term as a result of Guardiola’s possession-based approach.

Although Ederson mustered 65.3% by comparison, this was partly due to the Brazilian’s average distribution length over 90 minutes being 41 metres, compared to 22 for Bravo. Indeed, his impressive passing from deep meant the new stopper averaged 7.0 successful long balls to the Chilean’s 4.5.

And Ederson has revealed he is comfortable playing in a more advanced role with plenty of involvement in build-up play, suggesting that he may be able to meet Guardiola’s expectations from the off.

Bravo was handed a price tag of 5.5 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) last season when he was expected to be the first-choice, and that’s also likely to be the valuation placed on Ederson this time around.

That will put him line with several other premium goalkeepers, although City’s leading defenders are expected to set us back at least 6.0.

Vincent Kompany could be worth the extra outlay if he remains fit for the season kick-off. He averaged 7.7 points per match over the last six Gameweeks.

Additionally, with City in the market for full-backs – they have been strongly linked with moves for Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker, Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy – their new signings are also likely to boast plenty of upside due to their attacking potential.

Ederson won’t arrive in Manchester as the finished article, but he’s clearly been identified as a player who Guardiola can help mould into a world class operator over the coming seasons.

After improving significantly as a defensive unit upon the return to fitness of Kompany, registering shut-outs in four in their last seven matches, City defenders could boast plenty of appeal given their ability to return points at both ends of the pitch.

Ederson has the attributes to succeed at the Etihad, but given his age and the fact City will have plenty of new faces in defence, it could take some time for all to gel as a unit.

Premium options from the more settled defences such as Chelsea and Spurs may prove safer bets when formulating our Gameweek 1 squads.

But Guardiola’s men will be one of the major title favourites, and members of their backline could certainly thrive over the course of the season.

Further Reference

Ederson Wikipedia

Ederson Transfer Markt Page

Ederson You Tube

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  1. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    Jordan Pickford's move to Everton completed.

    Breaking news BBC....

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 15 hours ago

      Was it you who said he was over priced Wakey? I don't think he is. He has the potential to be the best and they could get 10 or more years out of him. If he gets so good they can't keep him then they will make a big profit. Win win.

      *Too expensive and crap fixtures rule him out as a FPL asset though

      1. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 15 hours ago

        No he's not over priced in today's market. What I was saying is that he's over priced for Everton IMO who may have been better investing in outfield players and letting the serious money clubs squabble over Pickford.

        You can buy a very tidy keeper for a lot less than 30mill and invest elsewhere. It's certainly what I would have done in Erverton's position.

        1. P h i l D a g g e ®
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            Fair Enough Wakey but I would not worry about money that much as their owners have money to spend and I personally think money spent on Pickford will not compromise any other deals and they will continue to spend regardless

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 15 hours ago

          I don't think he is allowing for the fact that everyone is over priced

          1. Somalion
              12 days, 15 hours ago

              He is correct though, this is a club record transfer fee for Everton.

        3. Fred51
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            So much for the intial fee being only £15M. Sunderland have cleaned up thanks too the silly money Chelsea are gonna have to pay for Lukaku.

          • FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            £30m for a shot stopper who can't handle crosses. Ouch.

        4. P h i l D a g g e ®
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            Smokin !!!!!! 😎

            1. jarvish
                12 days, 15 hours ago

                Somebody stop him 😉

                1. P h i l D a g g e ®
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    Look mom, I'm roadkill. Ha Ha! 😛

                2. Fred51
                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                    Cameron Diaz in this...wow.

                    1. jarvish
                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                        Semenal.

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                          Wrong film 😉

                  • circusmonkey
                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                      The newspapers today pointed out the killer period of late November to New Year's Day with 10 fixtures. I don't agree with it. Players will start the Christmas period knackered, there will be some serious rotation.

                      1. UnitedFan
                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                          Talk on here of keeping the first WC until then to cope with that run.

                          1. Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            12 days, 15 hours ago

                            How would a wildcard help game by game rotation?

                            1. UnitedFan
                                12 days, 15 hours ago

                                Strengthen the bench? Get rid of risky picks who are prone to rotation maybe?

                            2. jarvish
                                12 days, 15 hours ago

                                How does using a WC help with a rotation nightmare for all teams?

                                1. UnitedFan
                                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                                    ^^ Not sure myself Jarvish. Saw it being discussed though.

                                2. P h i l D a g g e ®
                                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                                    how does WC help in this? 😎 😛

                                    1. UnitedFan
                                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                                        🙁 😉

                                    2. bojack horseman
                                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Think I'll use my 1st WC during the 2nd international break like I wish I had last year.

                                        1. UnitedFan
                                            12 days, 15 hours ago

                                            Yeah, could be a good time. I'm not sure what I'll do yet. Might just go without a set plan and see how things pan out.

                                      • bojack horseman
                                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Christmas does seem packed this year. Saying that, I find Friday night fixtures in London utterly ridiculous when they involve the Manchester or Liverpool clubs. How do they expect away fans to get home.

                                          1. Wild Rover
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            12 days, 15 hours ago

                                            The Man U fans can walk or get the tube 😛

                                            1. bojack horseman
                                                12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                True.

                                                Last train to Birmingham is like 1010 tho. Not that it matters much unless yam a Baggie.

                                        • Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          12 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Things possibly turning ugly at Grenfell tower during a visit by Sadiq Khan. I hope they keep a lid on things.

                                          1. KingNidge
                                              12 days, 15 hours ago

                                              What's the problem with that chap Wakey who is he?

                                              1. Wild Rover
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                He's the Mayor

                                                1. KingNidge
                                                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                    And why do people not like him?

                                                    1. Wild Rover
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                      I guess they are just looking for someone to blame

                                                    2. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                      Right now I think they may just be looking for somebody to vent their anger on. Theresa May didn't even mix with the public earlier on..

                                                2. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                  Do you mean who is Sadiq khan?....He's the mayor of London...

                                            • P h i l D a g g e ®
                                                12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                AC Milan Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be signing new contract with the Club.

                                                WTF ?

                                                1. bojack horseman
                                                    12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                    His name is too long.

                                                    1. Wild Rover
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                      Can't they get a wider contract?

                                                      1. bojack horseman
                                                          12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          Stop doing better posts as replies to my posts 🙂

                                                    2. Berbinho's Forehead
                                                        12 days, 15 hours ago

                                                        Raiola effect. Pay days are more important.

                                                      • Somalion
                                                          12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          What Berb said

                                                        • Lawro
                                                            12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                            I agree with Somalion

                                                          • KingNidge
                                                              12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              What Lawro said

                                                              1. UnitedFan
                                                                  12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  +1

                                                                  1. KingNidge
                                                                      12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      This

                                                                      1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                          12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          +1.

                                                                          1. UnitedFan
                                                                              12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                              This

                                                                              1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                  12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                  And this too.

                                                                                  1. UnitedFan
                                                                                      12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                      Good point.

                                                                                      1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                          12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                          Really? How do you do that?

                                                                                          1. UnitedFan
                                                                                              12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                              What do you mean?

                                                                                              1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                  12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                  Recognize a good point

                                                                                                • UnitedFan
                                                                                                    12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                    Well, it was a very insightful post with some "out of the box" suggestions. You also quoted a good source.

                                                                                                  • Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                      12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                      Which part of Ireland do you live in?

                                                                                                    • UnitedFan
                                                                                                        12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                        Dublin. Why?

                                                                                                      • Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                          12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                          Just have a good feeling about Irish people. Is it anything like the one shown in TV shows?

                                                                                                        • UnitedFan
                                                                                                            12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                            Are you talking about Dublin or Irish people? And what have you seen in TV shows about it/them?

                                                                                                          • Doosra - ☭Garganega - The…
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                            They always seem to be murdering their neighbours with dodgy mushrooms ... 😉

                                                                                                          • UnitedFan
                                                                                                              12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                              Haha. They're accurate portrayals to be honest.

                                                                                                            • Doosra - ☭Garganega - The…
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                              😆

                                                                                          2. FPLKangaroo
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                            And Madrid will sign him for free next summer...which means Utd will keep De Gea forever woop woop !

                                                                                            Thank god for that fax machine.

                                                                                        • bitm2007
                                                                                            12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                            Free live coverage of the US Open golf

                                                                                            http://www.usopen.com/viewing-schedule.html

                                                                                            You currently get the choice of featured Group 1 (Fowler, Rahm, Matsuyama), featured Group 2 (D Johnson, Speith & Kaymer) or holes 13, 14 and 15.

                                                                                            Choice of Mcllroy, Rose, Day or Garcia, B.Watson, Scott later today.

                                                                                            1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                Will be an option at some point. You'd imagine Leicester will improve upon last season under Shakespeare.

                                                                                                1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                    12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                    Looking at him to get some headers in and also get some baps. Initially he is out of question for sure.

                                                                                                    1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                        12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                        Agree. I never owned him last season despite wanting to.

                                                                                                2. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                    12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                    The hangover of fixtures announcement has come down I think.

                                                                                                    1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                        12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                        Was thinking the same. Enjoyed a little pace in the pages yesterday. Back to shite now.

                                                                                                      • Mlexer
                                                                                                          12 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                                          enjoy U-21 now

                                                                                                          1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                              12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                              Any suggestions for the game mate? Are you interested in playing a Confiderations cup tournament?

                                                                                                              1. Mlexer
                                                                                                                  12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                  http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/15798597

                                                                                                                  and I'm interested in Confederations Cup too but havent found any fantasy game.

                                                                                                            • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                                                                12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                That's why it's best just to not look at them in the first place.

                                                                                                            • Pep
                                                                                                                12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                Looking at a Olsson/Adam Smith SWA/BOU rotation and a WBA/BOU rotation, expected price for Smith. Delivered pts in H games where you'd expect him to bag 6 pts minimum with the chance of attacking returns and ended the season at 4.6

                                                                                                                Olsson expected price?

                                                                                                                1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                    12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                    5.0 and 4.5 imo

                                                                                                                2. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                    12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                    I'm so, so pleased with this! Here's draft 3 of my fixture ticker.

                                                                                                                    What's new:
                                                                                                                    - ability to filter fixtures by GW range, e.g. GW 1-6.
                                                                                                                    - new "Difficulty" column representing the difficulty for the selected GW range (low value = more difficult, high value = less difficult)
                                                                                                                    - Neutral filter added:
                                                                                                                    This allows you to compare the relative difficulty of each run of fixtures. So, with the neutral filter on, Bournemouth home to Spurs will show as the same degree of difficulty as Chelsea home to Spurs. The relative strengths of Bournemouth and Chelsea's defences are not factored in (set the filter to "off" to factor this back in).

                                                                                                                    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_HyEgz0kvb2hSabue876sara-pvEXyH8D0j2dcdI7Ew/edit?usp=sharing

                                                                                                                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                        12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Worth adding that the strength of each team has been purely derived from the GF and GA (both home and away) from last season's performances. Please see the Lookup tab for this information.

                                                                                                                      • Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                          12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                          So, on paper, the fixtures for the first 6 GW's looks thus:

                                                                                                                          Easiest defensively

                                                                                                                          - Huddersfield, Man Utd, Southampton
                                                                                                                          - Swansea, Spurs
                                                                                                                          - West Brom, West Ham
                                                                                                                          - Man City
                                                                                                                          - Brighton, Leicester, Liverpool
                                                                                                                          - Arsenal, Chelsea, Watford
                                                                                                                          - Bournemouth
                                                                                                                          - Stoke
                                                                                                                          - Burnley

                                                                                                                          Trickiest defensively

                                                                                                                          1. I Member
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                            Missing three teams.

                                                                                                                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                                12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                Yeah, didn't scroll down! Here you go.

                                                                                                                                Easiest defensively

                                                                                                                                - Huddersfield, Man Utd, Southampton
                                                                                                                                - Swansea, Spurs
                                                                                                                                - Newcastle, West Brom, West Ham
                                                                                                                                - Crystal Palace, Man City
                                                                                                                                - Brighton, Leicester, Liverpool
                                                                                                                                - Arsenal, Chelsea, Watford
                                                                                                                                - Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                - Everton, Stoke
                                                                                                                                - Burnley

                                                                                                                                Trickiest defensively

                                                                                                                          2. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                              12 days, 13 hours ago

                                                                                                                              I'll work on another filter that shows the fixture difficulty for only home, away or both home and away (default) games. This should make identify rotations much easier. 🙂

                                                                                                                              1. Mark Rogers is for Kinnear
                                                                                                                                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                  Dude. You do realise you're typing to yourself

                                                                                                                                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Wouldn't be the first time.

                                                                                                                                      1. Mark Rogers is for Kinnear
                                                                                                                                          12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                          Banter. In the olden days you could start an insult with 'no offence but.....' and get away with it.
                                                                                                                                          Nowadays the yoof just add banter at the end

                                                                                                                                  2. Athletico Timbo
                                                                                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                    12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    Great stuff. Thanks for that.

                                                                                                                                  3. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Thanks.

                                                                                                                                      1. Ohmmmm
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                        Thanx TS

                                                                                                                                    • Twisted Saltergater
                                                                                                                                        12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                        Btw, are you able to change the filter without edit permission?

                                                                                                                                    • Stephen T
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Haven't had much time to pay worthwhile attention the just announced EPL schedule. Who do you feel are the bottom 10 teams? Seems the middle of the pack (#6 thru #17) were separated by just 6 points. Curious to hear your bottom 10 for the upcoming season.

                                                                                                                                    • feed feo
                                                                                                                                        12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                        Forgot about the King, shame I can't comment on his article.

                                                                                                                                        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                                                                                            12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                            What?

                                                                                                                                            1. Syd.
                                                                                                                                                12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                There is a new article but comments have been diasbled

                                                                                                                                          • Pep
                                                                                                                                              12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                              Out of the budget defensive options, attacking pts potential is larger than CS points potential IMO. Likes of T.Smith/Lowe at HUD, A.Smith at BOU and Olsson at SWA very high on my radar if they are priced at 4.5

                                                                                                                                              1. feed feo
                                                                                                                                                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                  Bit of an if. Fair chance Smith will be 5m. I prefer the chances of a 9 point Stephens-type haul from 0:0's.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Pep
                                                                                                                                                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                      CBs for the bonus pts but my point is teams like SWA,BOU,HUD for example and the overwhelming majority of the non top 7 sides won't keep CS on a regular basis (WBA possible exception, maybe Burnley)

                                                                                                                                                      1. feed feo
                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          Sou kept about 12. Expect 10 plus from WBA. These teams and the likes of Watford are fairly predictable as to when they'll keep their cleanies (home games against rubbish).

                                                                                                                                                      2. Pep
                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          T or A smith for 5.0 iyo?

                                                                                                                                                      3. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                          Would you go for Olsson over Mawson assuming both are priced the same?

                                                                                                                                                          1. Pep
                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                              Yep, but would only consider Olsson at 4.5

                                                                                                                                                              1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Right, thanks.

                                                                                                                                                            • HEADSY
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                              if Yedlin comes in at the 4.5m mark he is first in my team. I think he has great attacking potential as he has lots of pace up the wing.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                              New Article but be quick there are only a few spots left

                                                                                                                                                              http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2017/06/15/the-numbers-game-bournemouth/#respond

                                                                                                                                                              1. PKW - FCB Winner 16/17 😎
                                                                                                                                                                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Why is commenting disabled?

                                                                                                                                                                • Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                    12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                    It looks like one of the lesser mods forgot to allow posting . I expect one of the greater mods will unlock it shortly

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Syd.
                                                                                                                                                                        12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                        I knew it would all go pear shape giving Jafooli power

                                                                                                                                                                  • new article posted
                                                                                                                                                                    Syd.
                                                                                                                                                                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2017/06/15/the-numbers-game-bournemouth/

                                                                                                                                                                      New Post but I wouldn't bother as comments have been disabled until they can find Torres Magic so he can post "Bournemouth"

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                          😀

                                                                                                                                                                        • Early Daze
                                                                                                                                                                            12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Anyone think Defoe coming in might mean King stays as a MID? I haven't been around long enough to know how this works.

                                                                                                                                                                          • GreenWindmill
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                            12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Flagging this up now...

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Mark
                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Sorted now - sorry about that.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. GreenWindmill
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Lovely - ta 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                        • Syd.
                                                                                                                                                                            12 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                            I am a simple man and I like to keep things simple so it doesn't take much to mess up my simple logical thought process

                                                                                                                                                                            People kept saying the Transfer Window didn't open until the 1st July so if this is the case which it obviously isn't when did it open?

                                                                                                                                                                            1. CloudSky
                                                                                                                                                                                12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                It opens on 1st July. Dont know why you think it isnt true.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Syd.
                                                                                                                                                                                    12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Man Utd, Everton and Leicester have all announced signings this week

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Early Daze
                                                                                                                                                                                        12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        pre-ordering while stocks last....?

                                                                                                                                                                                2. HEADSY
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  If you rotate a WBA/Burnley GK each week for first 8 weeks you get:

                                                                                                                                                                                  BOU/WBA/STO/CP/WH/HUD/WAT/WH

                                                                                                                                                                                  All at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Think that will be a 10m combo, hopefully less but don't see both of Heaton and Foster down at 4.5m each.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe 1 but not both.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. HEADSY
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Think it is worth it though as they are both solid at home

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                        12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Foster should be 4.5, Heaton 5.0. Slightly yoo expensive a pair. Ideally, you'd want a 9.0m combo.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. HEADSY
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes 9m pair I'm all for but think this maybe worth the extra 0.5m considering save and BPS potential, and the fixtures.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Or you could put HUD keeper in there to cheapen it up.

                                                                                                                                                                                          I reckon they will just be the boro of last season so could well be decent for a cheap home defender or keeper.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. FPLKangaroo
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          Foster & Myhill is what I'll be going with. Should be £8.5m then invest more up front.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              A viable option that. I just prefer having a bit more choice when it comes to keepers. However I could follow your suggestion. I'll see how I get on with funds when building a squad.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. FPLKangaroo
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                12 days, 10 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah I get you.I just think its going to be very tough getting all the big guns in, especially if Kane is £13m...so every extra 0.5m will be super important.I have made a few draft teams already based on my own price predictions and my team is a little underwhelming looking.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Tansey
                                                                                                                                                                                        12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Anyone part of the FFS Pro Clubs around?

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. HEADSY
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                          12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          me but i haven't been on in ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Get FIFA rage too much so I've been taking it out on COD

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                              12 days, 11 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeah you took it too seriously