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The Community Round Up

The release of the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures prompted a flurry of discussions among our hot topic posters, with early transfer targets and rotation strategy dominating proceedings.

Transfers – both confirmed and rumoured – were also among this week’s major discussions, while our community writers focused on the variety of summer Fantasy games.

Top savers and attacking Cherries take centre stage in our latest Members’ tables, while we finish off the round-up with news of another summer tournament taking place, whetting our appetite for the Premier League kick-off in August.

The Community Articles

Ahead of this Sunday’s ICC Champions Trophy FPL Dreams has taken a look at  finalists India and Pakistan for his latest analysis of this Fantasy cricket tournament.

While this game ends, there is plenty more action over the summer via Fantasy Eliteserien – the Norwegian top flight game that is also proving popular with the community. Niemi’s latest article looks at some key differentials for Gameweek 13 and rounds up the latest knocks, niggles and suspensions.

Don’t forget, if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

The Hottest Topics

Wednesday saw preparations for next season step up a gear with the unveiling of the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures. We canvassed your early thoughts just after the announcement, which revealed that Manchester United and West Brom are among those with strong early fixtures, while Everton have a “brutal start”, according to Limbo.

The Red Devils strong early start will certainly be of interest to those taking part in our discussion on the lack of desirable Fantasy assets from their ranks in recent seasons, as well as contributors to our follow up hot topic on United’s rearguard.

Chelsea have not lost an opening day match since 1998, and that trend looks set to continue given Burnley drop by in Gameweek 1. This is likely to see considerable interest in their assets, which could include rumoured transfer target Romelu Lukaku, who received high praise as a Fantasy option in our discussion on the Everton striker’s prospects next season.

Harry Kane is another striker set to garner investment from Gameweek 1, when Spurs travel to Newcastle United. But, according to our hot topic on the Spurs talisman, his inevitable price hike may force his suitors to adopt a 3-5-2 formation to squeeze him in.

One caveat for investing heavily in Spurs and Chelsea’s players is their involvement in the Champions League. This could prompt some to divert cash towards Arsenal, with our hot topic saying that their absence from Europe’s elite could bolster their chances of success.

FPL Virgin continued the debate about the Gunners with a discussion on this week’s transfer rumour that last season’s top goal scorer Alexis Sanchez could be on the move, perhaps to Manchester City.

All three promoted sides have been handed favourable schedules and our hot topic on Brighton, Newcastle and Huddersfield Town offered up some key advice on ensuring Fantasy managers can effectively tap into their potential, with cheap defenders and creative midfielders high on the watchlist.

Already Magpies set piece specialist Matt Ritchie and the Seagulls’ midfield driving force Anthony Knockaert are attracting attention. However, they will have their work cut out to mirror the success of last season’s budget-friendly midfield sensation – Josh King – according to Disable’s discussion on cut-price gems.

The fixture list reveal also gives Fantasy managers their first chance to consider rotation pairs, particular among cheaper assets in defence. Ludo provided a handy round up of the teams that rotate well home and away and Doosra has also been casting his expert eye over some key rotation match-ups.

While big name moves such as Lukaku are subject to mere rumour and speculation, there has been no shortage of confirmed deals this week. Everton revealed that Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen has joined their ranks, promoting Atheltico Timbo to take a look at the attacking midfielder’s prospects.

Manchester City have also made an early move, drafting in Benfica keeper Ederson. However, with a likely high price tag and rotation set to continue among the rest of the City defence there appears to be little enthusiasm for their rearguard, according to our hot topic.

The City capture is the second new face from Benfica to grace the English top flight next season, with Swedish defender Victor Lindelof signing for Manchester United. Eagles fan Ricardo Vaz dropped by with further details of what Fantasy managers can expect from this pair.

Finally, the definition of “an all time FPL great” came under scrutiny with Andy85wsm setting up a hot topic on latest research by Patch, who has looked at a wide range of metrics to determine legendary status.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page. We are also still keen to hear from you about how this can be further developed.

The Members Tables

Further to our Members article on Bournemouth, Mark has constructed a table looking specifically at the Cherries’ most attacking players last season.

At the other end of the pitch, Greenwindmill’s latest table focuses on the goalkeepers who made the most saves per minute during 2016/17.

If you’re a member and are yet to get to grips with the custom statistics tables, you can view this movie for an explanation of how they work. Also, remember to tag them so that people can find the tables with ease.

The Community Tournaments

As well as Fantasy cricket and Norwegian football, this summer also sees the launch of a Euro U21 game. Mlexer was on hand with further details as was VS10_ who has also launched a FFScout league (code: 575933631).

Elsewhere, the final results of @ofcProdigy’s Scout Picks Challenge, which is based around our very own weekly Scout Picks, have been revealed. Ianp1970 has been crowned champion, followed by AA33 in second, with Slippin’ Jimmy and A Manager Has No Name in joint third.

If you are running a community tournament and would like the latest scores included in future Community Round-ups please email me a summary of the current leaders and a link to your league, spreadsheet or head to head competition, at jonty@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

322 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 007
      11 days, 1 hour ago

      Which one is the best options:
      A. Morata (Man Utd)
      B. Lukaku (Everton)
      C. Lukaku (Chelsea)

      Thx you.

      1. Witty Pun
          11 days, 1 hour ago

          Most definetly not B. The other choice depends on pre season form. They should be similar in price anyway.

        • P h i l D a g g e ®
            11 days, 1 hour ago

            CAB

          • asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 23 hours ago

            Depends on pre season and also of Mourinho will bring him in properly unlike Miki.

            CAB with current knowledge

        • noquarternt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 1 hour ago

          Are there any post game release date transfers you'll be hoping for? Such as someone already given a low price moving to a big club and creating huge value?

          Think Stones' move to City, but actually worthwhile rather than a chronic disappointment.

          1. Witty Pun
              11 days, 1 hour ago

              Think we could shave a mil off Lukaku's price if they delayed his deal and it looked like he was staying, but then he up and went to Chelsea anyway.

            • Net Gains
                11 days, 1 hour ago

                If they price Sigurdsson at 7.0 again because he's at Swansea but then Everton move for him (as rumoured) that would be great.

                1. Witty Pun
                    11 days, 1 hour ago

                    He's unlikely to drop from 7.5 to 7.0 imo, could be even due a rise to 8.0

                    1. Net Gains
                        11 days, 1 hour ago

                        I wouldn't be interested in him at 8.0 - too inconsistent IMO

                        1. Witty Pun
                            11 days, 1 hour ago

                            True. I never seemed to catch him on form so I just left him where he was and hoped his runs of form were brief

                        2. Witty Pun
                            11 days, 1 hour ago

                            Ranked 6th total for mids so most likely due a price rise actually.

                        3. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 days, 12 mins ago

                          But a big fish in a small pond is always better than the said fish swimming with those his own size.

                      • P h i l D a g g e ®
                          11 days, 1 hour ago

                          Lukaku
                          Bertrand
                          Siggy
                          Mahrez

                        • *sigh*
                            11 days, 1 hour ago

                            Tammy Abraham

                          • speedyboyzzzz
                              11 days, 43 mins ago

                              lukaku
                              siggy

                            • Dino
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 23 hours ago

                              Trippier (walker sale delayed of course)

                              Rooney (stoke?)

                              Ashley young (could see him move on potentially and be a real influence at a smaller team)

                              Keane (burnley to Everton)

                            • asquishypotato
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              10 days, 23 hours ago

                              Walker/Rose staying at Spurs on FPL release and then leaving, giving us cheaper trippier/Bavies options.

                              1. asquishypotato
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                10 days, 23 hours ago

                                And on a side note Bertie off to city post release

                          • Fpl Dreams
                              11 days, 1 hour ago

                              Morning all. How are you?

                              1. FC Lackless
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                11 days, 1 hour ago

                                got bit of sleep in eventually ?

                                1. Fpl Dreams
                                    11 days, 1 hour ago

                                    Went to give an examination. Back to ffs duties.

                                    1. FC Lackless
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      11 days, 1 hour ago

                                      you must have broken the record for hours on the site yesterday ... i did wonder if you had a tag partner at one point.

                                      1. Paul
                                          11 days, 1 hour ago

                                          😛

                                        • Fpl Dreams
                                            11 days, 58 mins ago

                                            No. It's all me.

                                        • Paul
                                            11 days, 1 hour ago

                                            Exam for????

                                            1. Fpl Dreams
                                                11 days, 59 mins ago

                                                Pg.

                                                1. Paul
                                                    11 days, 54 mins ago

                                                    which stream you pursuing pg in???

                                                    1. Fpl Dreams
                                                        11 days, 52 mins ago

                                                        Not pursuing yet. Entrance. International business.

                                                        1. Paul
                                                            11 days, 44 mins ago

                                                            alrighty....all the best

                                                            1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                11 days, 43 mins ago

                                                                Thanks.

                                              • HappyMonday
                                                  11 days, 45 mins ago

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                                                  ...

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                                                  I am reaching out because we would love to have you write weekly articles about Draft for our blog. We think your understanding of the game would resonate very well with our current players.

                                                  Looking forward to hearing back,

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                                                  Co Founder
                                                  VP of Marketing
                                                  Draft Fantasy, Inc.

                                                  1. Paul
                                                      11 days, 21 mins ago

                                                      Cheers 😆

                                                    • Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      11 days, 15 mins ago

                                                      Great job!

                                                      Who was the commissioner/organizer for your league?

                                                      Trying to convince the powers that be that we need a weekly Community Draft League article on FFS so there's a separate space/thread for questions about draft leagues too.

                                                      Would be happy to wait list you for my Fantrax draft league thought it's bit different. See my user ID for a link that leads to other links with details.

                                                  2. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    11 days, 17 mins ago

                                                    Ronaldo back in the PL would be boring for FPL.

                                                    1. Holmes
                                                        10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                        Then avoid him and make it exciting 😉

                                                        #ThatsWhatIDo

                                                        1. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                          Nah. RVP used to get injured every time I owned him so I vowed not to own him for a whole season one year... guess who stayed healthy.

                                                      • Adam West
                                                          10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                          Regardless of what the options are there will still be a template team . Form , fixtures , stats and ownership will lead to people largely having the same team .

                                                          1. Adam West
                                                              10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                              How come they get a reply and I don't get a reply ?

                                                              1. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                I'm uncomfortable talking to the dead.

                                                                1. Adam West
                                                                    10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                    Ouch

                                                              2. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                If we all have a template team why are there always that group in the top 100 that are 100s points ahead of us?

                                                                1. Adam West
                                                                    10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                    They get their first

                                                              3. asquishypotato
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                If back at United and with those starting fixtures I can't see anything less then 75% ownership

                                                                1. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                  Possible. He'll be 14 or 15 which should deter some.

                                                              4. SUAREZ_MESSI_NEYMAR
                                                                  10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                  He only scored 25 league goals last season and would be priced around 14m. You could easily make do without him.

                                                              5. asquishypotato
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                Best transfer news on the prem so far: Cuco Martina has been released.

                                                                I've never seen such an average players a) score such a good goal, and b) get consistently selected in a prem side over a starting 11 international

                                                                I've been burnt before, but do we go back there again?

                                                                1. asquishypotato
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                  Referring to our boy Cedric obviously

                                                                  1. Holmes
                                                                      10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                      One of my favourite fantasy players, never disappointed!

                                                                      1. asquishypotato
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                        (Crying laughter emoji)

                                                                2. Holmes
                                                                    10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                    Any easy way to check fixtures from GW1 to GW15 instead of scrolling down the fixture list on PL site?

                                                                    1. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                      Barring membership access to the season ticker here, here's Balders product:
                                                                      public.tableau.com/views/PremierLeagueFixturesDashboard/Dashboard1?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&:showVizHome=no#3

                                                                      1. Holmes
                                                                          10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                          Nice, thanks... That'll do the job.

                                                                    2. Hazari300
                                                                        10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                        Hey guys, is there any confed cup fantasy games?

                                                                          1. Hazari300
                                                                              10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                              Thanks

                                                                        1. andy85wsm
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                          10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                          Good morning all!

                                                                          Expect a lot of you have seen this by now but the Southampton kit debut was awesome!

                                                                          https://twitter.com/SouthamptonFC/status/875773386403840001

                                                                          1. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                            Who are you expecting as the new manager?

                                                                            1. andy85wsm
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                              10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                              No idea to be honest, not been following 🙂

                                                                              1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                  10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                  That's a very handsome Rooney in your grav Andy.

                                                                              2. Ogie
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                Ryan Giggs

                                                                          2. AA33 - FCB Winner 2016/17
                                                                              10 days, 23 hours ago

                                                                              Thanks for the mention Jonty! 🙂

                                                                            • Jack Wilshere
                                                                                10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                With martina leaving club, now cedric is totally nailed ? =)

                                                                                1. Holmes
                                                                                    10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                    They'll probably sign someone... Martina wasnt a threat in last few weeks anyway. That Pied guy was....

                                                                                    1. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                        10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                        I think I need a player from saints and cedric looks best. I have an eye on redmond too.

                                                                                        1. Holmes
                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                            Yoshida?

                                                                                            1. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                Cedric is much more attacking. And I guess yoshida will come around 5

                                                                                                1. Holmes
                                                                                                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                    Thats true, only -ve is his YC accumulation

                                                                                              • Holmes
                                                                                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                  I might double up if reasonably priced

                                                                                                  1. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                      Double defence no. But maybe redmond. I think double player from a team that one is defender and another is in attack does not have a meaning. They are totally different.
                                                                                                      I mean they may get 0-0 from game and you can get 9 points from defender on just 2-3 from frontline. I think you know what I mean.
                                                                                                      I would not double defence but may get redmond. There are good defensive options like utd, spurs and wba as well. And also city

                                                                                                      1. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                          10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                          And they may also have a 3-2 resault and you get a double digit forward haul and 0 defence points.

                                                                                              • bojack horseman
                                                                                                  10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                                  Ronaldo to City, you heard it here first.

                                                                                                  Apparently he's visited Bristol and loves the place.

                                                                                                  1. andy85wsm
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                    Big fan of the view from the Avon Gorge hotel no doubt

                                                                                                • Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                    10 days, 22 hours ago

                                                                                                    How can I upload a profile picture?

                                                                                                    1. bojack horseman
                                                                                                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                        Gravatar.com (I think) links to yam email, then appears wherever you log in and the site displays them.

                                                                                                      • Vedas
                                                                                                          10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                          gravatar.com
                                                                                                          Use the same email id you use on here.

                                                                                                        • Holmes
                                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                            gravatar.com

                                                                                                            Same email ID as here

                                                                                                          • Wild Rover
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                            How do I get a picture next to my name when I post a comment?
                                                                                                            Head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and register for an account (make sure you register with the same email as the one you are registered with here). Choose an image, and this will be associated with all of your comments on site. Your gravatar image should appear next to your comments within roughly 24 hours.

                                                                                                          • Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                              Thanks all for your replies.

                                                                                                          • Net Gains
                                                                                                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                              Which team do you think has the best 5 opening fixtures?

                                                                                                              1. Wild Rover
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                Southampton

                                                                                                                1. Wild Rover
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                  Ot maybe Manu/ WBA based on having three home games

                                                                                                              2. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                                  10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                  Saints wba utd hudds newcastle city spurs
                                                                                                                  In order

                                                                                                                  1. Net Gains
                                                                                                                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                      you cannot honestly think Huddersfield have good fixtures

                                                                                                                      1. FC Lackless
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                        They're not too bad defensively .. attack is another matter.

                                                                                                                • Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                    Its done =)))))))
                                                                                                                    Lol

                                                                                                                    1. P h i l D a g g e ®
                                                                                                                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Congratulations

                                                                                                                        Now wait for approx 9 months

                                                                                                                      • Ogie
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                        What is that grav from Jack is it an album cover?

                                                                                                                        1. Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                            I think I should change my username. Too much hate here

                                                                                                                            1. Ogie
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              10 days, 19 hours ago

                                                                                                                              Haters going to hate JW just ignore them

                                                                                                                      • CptCrunch
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                        Confed cup fantasy link? Please!

                                                                                                                          1. CptCrunch
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                            Thanks!
                                                                                                                            How does this work? Registered, up came 'request to join summer of 17' do I just follow those 4 steps now?

                                                                                                                            1. Fpl Dreams
                                                                                                                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                                Yep. I have made it an exclusive league so that only people we know join it. I'll verify your membership in the league. What's the username?

                                                                                                                                1. CptCrunch
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  10 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                                                                  CptCrunch

                                                                                                                          2. CptCrunch
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                            Hmm read before asking stupid questions I should....

                                                                                                                          3. P h i l D a g g e ®
                                                                                                                              10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                              no official game but a link is up there

                                                                                                                              1. CptCrunch
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                                You in it Phil?

                                                                                                                                Time for another fantasy trip to Norway tonight!
                                                                                                                                I've not logged on for these last 2 weeks, hoping Adegbenro not sunk too much...

                                                                                                                                1. P h i l D a g g e ®
                                                                                                                                    10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                                    sadly no mate

                                                                                                                                    Euro U-21 and Eliteserein are enough for me I think.

                                                                                                                                    1. CptCrunch
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                                      Probably smart. 🙂

                                                                                                                            • Jack Wilshere
                                                                                                                                10 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                                                                Saints new kits looks good.

                                                                                                                              • mranonymous
                                                                                                                                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                                                                                                                                  If Lacazette moves to Arsenal, what price do we expect he will be? And does he become a viable option?