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Moving Target – Harry Maguire

Leicester City completed their first move of the summer transfer window with Thursday’s signing of Hull City defender Harry Maguire for an undisclosed fee, reportedly worth £17 million.

The 24-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Foxes and will link up with his new team-mates in early July ahead of their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Maguire revealed that the Foxes fought off interest from a number of clubs to secure his services, while the former Sheffield United player outlined what Leicester fans can expect from their new signing:

“There were a number of clubs interested, but when I met the manager here, he pretty much swayed it into the direction of this club. He showed me the way that the club is going… With my experience in the Premier League, overall I set my sights on defending, but I can play with the ball at my feet and I’m comfortable doing so, so hopefully, I can show the fans that.”

The History

Maguire came through the ranks of his hometown club Sheffield United to make his first-team debut at the age of 18 as a substitute against Cardiff City in April 2011.

He made four further appearances for the Blades during the 2010/11 campaign, but couldn’t prevent the club from being relegated to League One.

Maguire established himself as a regular starter the following season, making 44 league appearances, which yielded one goal and four assists.

He would make a further 85 league appearances over the following two seasons, registering eight goals and three assists, playing predominantly at centre-back.

His impressive performances prompted interest from both Hull City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the Tigers eventually snapping up the young defender in a deal worth £2.5 million in July 2014.

Maguire only made three Premier League appearances for Hull in 2014/15 though, with the defender sent out on loan to Championship outfit Wigan Athletic during the second half of the campaign, where he tallied one goal and an assist in 16 outings.

The Tigers were then relegated back to the Championship, but Maguire again struggled to nail down a regular starting spot in 2015/16, making just 24 league appearances.

It was only last season when Maguire established himself as a regular starter, playing 29 league matches, tallying two goals and two assists as the Tigers again suffered relegation.

Maguire made once appearance for England U21s against Northern Ireland in November 2012 but has yet to be capped at senior level.

The Prospects

Following a hugely impressive campaign – particularly once Marco Silva took charge at the KCOM Stadium – Maguire’s stock has soared rapidly.

He’ll arrive at Leicester to compete primarily with experienced duo Wes Morgan and Robert Huth – along with Yohan Benalouane – for a berth in central defence. However, he could also offer competition and cover for Danny Simpson at right-back.

After keeping 15 clean sheets in the 2015/16 title-winning campaign, the Foxes recorded just nine shut-outs last term.

Morgan struggled with back and hamstring injuries during the tail end of the season, and with the Jamaican and Huth aged 33 and 32 respectively, bolstering their centre-back options was a clear priority.

Maguire will be expected to command a regular starting role and with Morgan still the club captain at the King Power Stadium, it may be Huth who is most at risk.

Comparing the trio’s underlying statistics from last season, it was Maguire who clearly boasted a greater goal threat, averaging an attempt every 67.9 minutes, superior to both Huth (112.7) and Morgan (173.6).

Indeed, Maguire was second only to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso for shots from inside the box among Fantasy Premier League (FPL) defenders, registering 24 over the course of the season, one less than the Blues wing-back.

His attacking strengths mark Maguire out as a rare talent at centre -back and perhaps a major target in FPL terms.

The former Sheffield United defender has produced goals and assists throughout his career; with a direct threat from dead-balls and also as a presence in the box at set-plays.

His defensive statistics are also strong in comparison with his new Leicester team-mates.

Despite making four Premier League starts at right-back, Maguire bettered Morgan for minutes per clearance, block and interception (CBI). He registered a CBI every 9.78 minutes, compared with 10.80 for Morgan, while Huth produced a CBI every 9.51 minutes.

The gap is even wider when it comes to tackles won.

Maguire’s spell at full-back gives him an advantage here but, even so, the comparison is stark. He produced a successful tackle every 59.2 minutes last season, with Morgan and Huth winning a challenge every 173.6 and 133.1 minutes respectively.

In both cases, this could and should give Maguire a clear advantage in the Bonus Points System (BPS). Morgan failed to produce a single bonus point last season, with Huth mustering just one, whereas Maguire totalled five.

As the player himself indicates, it’s fair to say that Maguire is far more comfortable on the ball than the current crop of Leicester centre-backs – he attempted 39 dribbles, completing 29; Morgan attempted eight, with Huth daring to dribble the ball just once all season.

Maguire has the confidence and ability to bring the ball out of defence to distribute passes.

He completed 76.2% of his passes last term, again stronger than both Huth (71.4) and Morgan (67.7). That created 11 chances for team-mates, with the Leicester pair generating six and four respectively.

Maguire’s presence could change the dynamic in central areas for Leicester and bring some extra quality in possession.

This may allow Craig Shakespeare to tweak his side’s tactics somewhat, relying less on the counter-attack and perhaps beginning to build from the back and through midfield with more regularity.

Coming off their title-winning season, both Morgan and Huth were priced at 5.0 in FPL last season, and that looks the likely price point for Maguire this time around.

That could well represent value during 2017/18, but Leicester’s tough opening schedule (ars, BRT, mun, CHE, hud, LIV) means that Maguire is unlikely to attract initial investment.

That testing start will allow Fantasy managers to sit back and analyse Shakespeare’s team selection and tactics to assess Maguire’s prospects when Leicester’s fixtures improve from Gameweek 7.

With just five clean sheets with Hull last season, Maguire should deliver stronger defensive returns this time around.

There is also clear evidence that he has the tools to dominate his centre-back team-mates to rival left-back Christian Fuchs in the shake-up for bonus points.

Add his considerable attacking threat, and it’s clear that Maguire could be one of the leading options available in the mid-price bracket should Leicester build on the momentum gained under Shakespeare.

Further Reference

Harry Maguire Wikipedia

Harry Maguire Transfer Markt Page

Harry Maguire You Tube

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  1. Deeney-is-a-god
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think Deeney will be a good pick next season. Marco Silva is a good manager and very good at home, The price of Deeney will also most lekely be reduced

      1. Phil DÆgge® ⭐
          2 months, 1 day ago

          perfect Username

          I see you are a Big D lover

          1. Alan_T
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Doesn't mean he's wrong though...

      2. andy85wsm
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        2 months, 1 day ago

        Huth - Maguire - Morgan

        The birth of the Fuchs wing back option? 🙂

        1. CptCrunch11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hmm, that wouldn't hurt.

        2. Phil DÆgge® ⭐
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Not a f****** chance any leicester defender will be in my team

          • Dreams
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Fuchs is a legend. Nobody will go near him without worrying.

            • FC Lackless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yep, few people have mentioned that and it makes sense.

            • Back on the horse
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Huth will be so slow another year on. Maybe be phased out?

              • Hooky
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Maguire - Morgan - Fuchs possibly more likely? With Chilwell at LWB

                  1. andy85wsm
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                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Could be, if they decide to go that way.

                    Chilwell should be priced favorably as well

                  2. Alan_T
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    This more likely IMO

                • QPR expects... glory!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Only problem with that is RWB. Simpson can't pass. Would have been ideal had they not sold Schlupp to Palace. Who else do they have that can play the role?

                  1. Marcin the Pole
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Albrighton has always looked pretty decent at RWB.

                • CptCrunch11
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Again, to those few of us playing fantasy confed cup.
                  No Bravo in goal tonight, not fit from his calf complaint.
                  Herrera to replace.

                  1. Dreams
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Thanks CC.

                  2. Hooky
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Maguire bettered both Morgan and Huth for minutes per clearance, block and interception (CBI). He registered a CBI every 9.78 minutes, compared with 10.80 for Morgan and 9.51 for Huth.

                      Is 9.51 not better than 9.78?!

                      1. Mark
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                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        My bad with the edit. Corrected now.

                        1. Hooky
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Wasn't sure if the figures were out or the sentence was incorrect. Maguire and Huth both have massive heads so I'm not surprised they get blocks in!

                      2. Phil DÆgge® ⭐
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Agueroooooooooooooo going to score a opening day Hatty isn't he?

                          1. Holmes
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Nah

                            • FPL Virgin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 23 hours ago

                              I'm worried.

                          2. Can Maguire be a viable 5.0 option?
                            Mark
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                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Morning folks. Harry's a big favourite of mine and so it made sense to base today's FFS Hot Topic on the big man.

                            I loved him at Hull City and, even with the likely rise to 5.0, I reckon he can pique my interest at Leicester.

                            Fixtures look a major issue, though - I just can't see a favourable spell for the Foxes in the first part of the season - maybe GWs 7-11.

                            Defensively, there was relatively little progress under Shakespeare from GW26 onwards last season, so do we think that Maguire can be a viable option for us?

                            1. Dreams
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                You forgot to hulk it mark.

                              • Dreams
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  I don't like Leicester defenders. Only take them after any signs of improvement.

                                  1. Mark
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                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Yes, I'm not proposing we will be on board from the off but Maguire has an extra dimension that can override defensive concerns. If Leicester can possibly show some resolve then I think he becomes an attraction.

                                    The fixtures are a pain, though - Leicester look to be one of those sides without a clean smooth pattern of fixtures over the first half of the campaign.

                                    1. Dreams
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        The advantage of those tough fixtures is that they will give us enough time to get a good idea of Leicester before deciding on the bandwagon.

                                        1. FPL Virgin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Each week the premier league throws up so many surprises. Fixtures aren't everything.

                                          1. Dreams
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              I know that. There is a risk of missing a haul or two but waiting seems the logical option to me.

                                    2. makaveli123
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      I like Maguire too, but I'll need to see Leicester keep some clean sheets before I potentially bring him in. I'll probably go with Dawson if he is 5.0m, as they have much kinder fixtures from the get-go.

                                      1. Mark
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                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Agreed - Dawson is another big target of mine - we have a Great Expectations brewing on him.

                                    3. CptCrunch11
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Got to confess I did not follow Hull.
                                      But I would like to see a comparison of Maguire before and after Ranocchia arrived before I considered him.
                                      I actually rate Ranocchia.

                                      1. CptCrunch11
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        It's not just a Silva factor to consider.

                                    4. Judders
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Really dont think Leicester will be as good a force as under their title winning season with Ranieri. Other teams now know how to break them down. What I would be interested in is Fuchs. As Andy already mentioned above Maguire's arrival could mean a switch to the in vogue 3 5 2 option with Fuchs and Simpson aw Wing Backs. Either way I will wait to assess as their opening fixtures are not worthy of early investment.

                                    5. FC Lackless
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                      Any view on the possibility of Lei playing 343 with Fuchs in an Alonso role ?

                                      1. Dreams
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Chillwell should be better than Fuchs in that role. Fuchs is getting old.

                                          1. FC Lackless
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                            A possible bandwagon if true

                                      2. FPL Virgin
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        I think I might go there, especially if he turns up on the right. Maguire was the most attacking defender in the league last season.

                                      3. QPR expects... glory!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        Looks like one for the watch list in the early going. Hopefully dropping in price a few times before he becomes a viable transfer 😉

                                      4. bojack
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        I think the article is spot on - let's wait and see how they start before investing. I'm sure I wasn't the only one using the phrase Fuchs sake last year 🙂

                                      5. Jafalad
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                        You know full well the deal, Mark.

                                        One expensive luxury item, three items from the budget store usually priced at 4.5 and then I'll allow you one 4.0 item from the $2 shop.

                                        😉

                                      6. Lovren an elevator
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          I see maguire only having appeal as a defensive rotation option, but if he comes in at 5m, that ruins that!
                                          Also Lei rotate best with New and Hud? Not exwctly desirable defensive options there either.
                                          Like others here have stated, chilwell only defensive option that has an appeal if nailed, and that's a big IF

                                      7. sucram009
                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                          Do a report on Mathew Ryan.

                                          1. Holmes
                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                              Relax, long way to go

                                              1. sucram009
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Oh I'm very relaxed Holmes, hard not to be in this weather

                                                  1. bojack
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                    Are all the men topless in Newcastle today?

                                                    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                        It's not cold enough

                                                • Pete Campbell
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Strengths: Distribution (very good), Shot stopping

                                                  Weaknesses: His height

                                              2. Holmes
                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                  Begovic-Fabianski
                                                  Bailly-Yoshida-Schlupp-Matip-HUD/NEW

                                                  This will hopefully do the job 😮

                                                  1. Dreams
                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                      The Matip love never goes away, eh?

                                                      1. Holmes
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          Yeah, maybe if they can sign an exciting defender 😛

                                                      2. Lovren an elevator
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          I'm sorry but I just don't like it. Can I ask why Bailly and not Valencia? Literally just a price thing?

                                                      3. BOWIE - DZ LEAGUE 97-594
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                        After a shocking year, paid for membership, I think for the third time. I miss those Captain Sensible articles!

                                                        1. Arn De Gothia
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                          welcome aboard

                                                      4. andy85wsm
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                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                        BREAKING: @WestHamUtd are trying to sign @Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud - Sky sources. #SSNHQ

                                                        1. feed feo
                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                            Hopefully. Be happy to get him for 8m, assume he'll be on penos.

                                                            1. Hooky
                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                I'd guess Noble will still be on pens

                                                                1. Alan_T
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                  There's a chance he won't play regularly

                                                            2. UnitedFan
                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                One of those that could be a decent striker option when he gets regular starts, which he obviously hasn't been getting at Arsenal. Price will be relatively kind too.

                                                                1. UnitedFan
                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                    Apparently the highest conversion rate in the league last season too.

                                                                2. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                  This would be nice for FPL. Increases Lanzini's appeal too. Just hope Noble does one now so either Gru/Lanzini get pens.

                                                                3. CloudSky
                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                    Guess the club cant function without a donkey up front.

                                                                    1. Lovren an elevator
                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                        Lol

                                                                    2. CptCrunch11
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                      Big Andy rumoured to leave?

                                                                    3. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                        West Ham really do embarass themselves.

                                                                        1. Alan_T
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                          ?

                                                                      • Ogie
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                        Mbappe must be coming to Arsenal if they are willing to let go of Giroud

                                                                        1. He's A Handful Okaka
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                          You think Arsenal would spend that many shekels? I could possibly see Lacazette coming over though.

                                                                      • Lovren an elevator
                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                          Imagine giroud nailed 3rd striker....worth having a cheap midfield for, especially if Sanchez leaves PL

                                                                        • fedolefan
                                                                            2 months, 16 hours ago

                                                                            No way is Giroud signing for West Ham. Think there are bigger clubs in France, some who could play in the Champs League, who'll come running the moment they get a sniff.

                                                                        • Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                          A bit jealous that City are getting Dani Alves. Towards the end of his career now but still a phenomenal right back.

                                                                          1. jmcclory123
                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                              How much of a FPL option do you think he is, considering the heavy price tag likely to accompany him and Guardiola's rotation policy

                                                                              1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                If I'm not mistaken, City have released Sagna and Zabaleta. Unless they sign 2 right backs, Alves would be pretty nailed?

                                                                                One to monitor for now but it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets off to a flyer.

                                                                                1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                    Fernandinho was brilliant at right back. Wouldnt be surprised to see him reprise that role now and again when Gundogan is fit

                                                                                    1. Somalion
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        So we can expect him to reprise the role for a total of 2 matches a season, then 😉

                                                                                      • Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        Oh yeah. Maybe Fernandinho will play right back against the lesser teams like Huddersfield and Arsenal.

                                                                                        1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                            Harsh on Huddersfield.

                                                                                2. Ogie
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                  Nice to see fpl god Harry Maguire back in the game

                                                                                  I will be watching closely to see how he settles in and can he nail down a spot on the starting line up
                                                                                  I can see him displacing Morgan who is 33 now

                                                                                  1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                    Be interesting to see if Alfie Mawson gets a similar move. They seem quite similar in style of play.

                                                                                    1. Ogie
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                      I was just reading about Spurs considering Mawson as a Dier replacement i guess

                                                                                      I would like to reunite these two players in my fpl defense at some stage noting like a defender with a good eye for goal

                                                                                    2. Lovren an elevator
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        I was actually thinking (before this article suggested he's cost 5m) rotating maguire and mawson! Not sure what their fixtures are like but I know historically Swa/Lei have rotated well.
                                                                                        Oh well, back to the drawing board maybe

                                                                                    3. speedyboyzzzz
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        Was a great end of the season differential, looking forward to owning him this season

                                                                                    4. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                      How long does FPL Virgin post here before the name needs to change to FPL Tease?

                                                                                      1. Ogie
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        FPL Slut

                                                                                    5. the snazzy viking
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        I did a simulated Premier League tournament in FIFA 17, and in that, West Brom, Huddersfield and Brighton were relegated. Man Utd were champions

                                                                                        1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          Thank you. I can now get on with my day without worrying.

                                                                                        2. Heels_Over_Head--------->…
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          Did Pulis get fired?

                                                                                        3. CptCrunch11
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          Did you give that magic eight ball a real good shake so it predicted all future transfers?

                                                                                          Did CR7 sign for Utd?

                                                                                        4. bojack
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          I remember "replaying" Arsenal's Cup Winners Cup final defeat to Real Zaragoza on Sensible Soccer.

                                                                                          It didn't tell me much.

                                                                                      • Dare2Zlatan
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                        Just back into the FPL after a well deserved holiday.

                                                                                        Triple united a must given fixtures?

                                                                                        Morata
                                                                                        Perisic
                                                                                        Lindelof

                                                                                        .........................................................................

                                                                                        1. Ogie
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          No Ronaldo 😯

                                                                                          1. Dare2Zlatan
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                            overrated 😉

                                                                                        2. FC Lackless
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                          Triple defence maybe...wouldn't touch offensive players.

                                                                                          1. Dare2Zlatan
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                            why? if they sign the players they are talking about Id definitely get offensive cover!

                                                                                            Dont see Ronaldo signing unfortrunatel.

                                                                                            1. FC Lackless
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                              United have good players, I just don't expect the manager to accommodate an attacking style ... reckon they'll be very tight at the back though

                                                                                        3. UnitedFan
                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                            Pogba > Perisic

                                                                                          • speedyboyzzzz
                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                              Double defense and Morata if you want to triple up.

                                                                                            • Pep
                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                Not for me, Andy. Defensive options, I'd prefer wingback options in teams that play with a back 3/5 in the premium bracket. Attacking wise, City/Spurs/Chelsea/City better options

                                                                                                Fixtures on paper look good, but SWA/EVE/SOU all gave United problems last season

                                                                                                1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                    ''last season'' 🙂

                                                                                                    1. Pep
                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                        Do United score goals and set up in an attacking tactic? No.

                                                                                                        Do United play with 5 at the back, like Spurs (not definite) and Chelsea in particular do, offering more CS potential and more attacking potential from wingbacks? No.

                                                                                                        Are United any good for FPL? No.

                                                                                                        1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                            I'm not saying that those teams definitely won't cause them problems, Everton and Soton are definitely capable of that. But the point I'm making is that you cannot tell what next season holds based on last season.

                                                                                                            As for Mourinho's tactics, you're right, they aren't attacking. But we are still creating plenty of chances. Ibra had a poor conversion rate. It's just a matter of putting those chances away. They're small margins, which if rectified, would mean we'd have a very different perception of United attackers, especially our striker.

                                                                                                            And you're right about us not playing with WBs, but that didn't stop Valencia from producing adequate attacking returns.

                                                                                                            And to say United aren't good for FPL is simply wrong. We got the joint highest amount of clean sheets last season. What do we buy defenders for again?

                                                                                                            1. Somalion
                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                Not necessarily saying it will happen, but people forget Mourinho is well capable of going attacking when he trusts his team.

                                                                                                                When Chelsea won the PL with him a few seasons back all of Costa, Hazard and Fabregas were great assets to have.

                                                                                                                1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                    +1 The whole thing about Mourinho being defensive, while generally true, is exaggerated. People think he 'only' knows how to defend and that's it.

                                                                                                                    1. FC Lackless
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      The bottom line for Mourinho is the result. If he knows he can attack and win 100% he'll do it but generally he will play the percentages.

                                                                                                                      1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          Agree. But United attacking assets can be nothing to ignore. 🙂

                                                                                                          • Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                            A defender for sure. Not so sure about any of their attackers. Abundance of attackers last season and very few goals. I don't see that changing dramatically (as of now).

                                                                                                          • Lovren an elevator
                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                              Agree with the general vibe on here, United is all about defensive options.
                                                                                                              I feel Valencia is still best and worth whatever extra outlay.
                                                                                                              I will probably go for Morata though, as he'll be nailed and probably the only United attacker who is nailed (unless you count Pogba as an attacker)
                                                                                                              Morata and Valencia is enough United for me

                                                                                                          • Ogie
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                            Morata just got hitched in Venice

                                                                                                            http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/623199/Alvaro-Morata-wedding-WAG-Alice-Campello-Man-Utd-Venice-sportgalleries

                                                                                                            Lets hope the smell of sewage from that open sewer of a city does not ruin their day

                                                                                                            1. Somalion
                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                Aye, what a disgusting place. Blight on the face of the earth.

                                                                                                                https://twoupriders.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2-The-lights-of-Venice-Canal-at-night.jpg

                                                                                                                1. Pep
                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                    Wowzer

                                                                                                                  • Gnu
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                    Yuch, disgusting place.
                                                                                                                    Give me a grey, litter strewn British city any day. 😉

                                                                                                                    1. Somalion
                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                        I'm partial to a nice concrete jungle 😉

                                                                                                                    2. Ogie
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      I was down there last year while on a road trip with some colleagues. It was pretty but the smell and that tourist trap feel ruined it for me

                                                                                                                      One of my sisters went there on her honeymoon a few years ago and was not impressed with the place either.

                                                                                                                      1. Somalion
                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          Shame really, when it kicks up the waterways can whiff a bit at times, but I've been twice in pretty scorching heat and luckily avoided any smells.

                                                                                                                          The tourist trap feel is unfortunately something that has grown more and more prevalent in all these places I've found. A pain but such is the way.

                                                                                                                          1. Gnu
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                            Been twice myself, Once off season, once hi season and have to say I loved it.

                                                                                                                        • scootadee
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                          was there as part of my honeymoon last month and loved it. Each to their own 🙂

                                                                                                                    3. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      Imagine his face when he sees what Manchester is like. Just ask DDG and his wife 😯

                                                                                                                  • Ronny Hotdog
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                    Anyone here read The Numbers Game? Not much to help with FPL per se but a lot of interesting stats if you're into that kind of thing. Which we all presumably are.

                                                                                                                  • Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      Firmino's likely to be listed as a striker, no? 8.5-9.0 sound fair? I'd be considering him.

                                                                                                                      1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                        Would prefer Sadio either way 🙂

                                                                                                                        1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                            I've seen people speculating Mane will be 10.0-10.5...I personally don't believe that but I wouldn't go near him at that price

                                                                                                                        2. speedyboyzzzz
                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                            I prefer Mane at 9.0-9.5

                                                                                                                            1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                If Mane is in that price range, he's in my team

                                                                                                                            2. bojack
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                              I'd sooner have Mané, but hopefully at 9.5.

                                                                                                                            3. Pep
                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                Mane and Salah in my team

                                                                                                                                1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                    Both?

                                                                                                                                    1. Pep
                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                        Probably, yeah

                                                                                                                                        1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                            😮

                                                                                                                                  • Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                      I'm almost positive that I'll be playing a four at the back to start the season...not sure if 4-3-3, 4-4-2, or 4-5-1 though. Feel like 4-5-1 is the worst option, thoughts?

                                                                                                                                      1. bojack
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                        Who's your defence

                                                                                                                                        1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                            See below. Aiming for Trippier, MUN(hopefully Valencia), Chelsea(hopefully Alonso), and any other 5.5 bargain (maybe Bertrand, Baines)

                                                                                                                                            1. scootadee
                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                              2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                              same with me, thinking maybe dawson in that 4th spot though.

                                                                                                                                        2. FC Lackless
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                          Four at the back is an option I've considered on a rotation basis with lesser mids ... not too much to get excited about in the lower priced midfield.

                                                                                                                                          1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                              This. And there's better value in expensive defenders than cheap midfielders at the same price range

                                                                                                                                          2. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                              4-3-3

                                                                                                                                              4.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              6.5 6.0 5.5 5.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 8.5 8.5 4.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 8.0 8.0

                                                                                                                                              4-4-2

                                                                                                                                              4.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              7.0 6.0 5.5 5.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 8.5 8.5 6.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 9.0 4.5

                                                                                                                                              4-5-1

                                                                                                                                              4.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              6.5 6.0 5.5 5.5 4.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 9.5 8.5 8.5 6.5
                                                                                                                                              10.5 4.5 4.5

                                                                                                                                            • UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                Going with attacking wing-backs? Seems like there's a real divide this season when it comes to defence. People look like they're going either heavy in defence with attacking WBs or going really cheap, sometimes acquiring a 4.0 option, to fund a heavy midfield and attack. I think I'm in the latter group at the moment.

                                                                                                                                                1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                    I'm going to be in the former. 6.0 defenders beat any striker or midfielder for that price or lower.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Pep
                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                        6,0 defenders don't beat an 8.5 attacker eg Sane, Pedro, Salah

                                                                                                                                                        1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                            I never said they did

                                                                                                                                                            1. Pep
                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                Fairs, not sure so far but like your 442 template. Cheapies to fund heavy attack methinks tho

                                                                                                                                                                1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah 4-4-2 template seems the most balanced. Hopefully a good striker comes in at under 9.0

                                                                                                                                                            2. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                Not completely sure what I'm going to do yet. Could go with either strategy.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                    I've created some general templates (above) and it seems like a good way to spread funds with a good balance

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Tommytour
                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Apart from you can't get Kane Aguero or Sanchez which is more important I feel

                                                                                                                                                                      1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                          This.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Of which Kane seems to be the only one with any form of assurances at the moment

                                                                                                                                                                          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                            I'd want to be starting the season with Kane and Jesus/Aguero...mjust feel they will be fire & forget options for at least a few weeks. You'd never have to worry about them as they can score in any game & crucially will always give a class-A captaincy option. After that i'm completely flexible though, aside from wanting a liverpool attacking mid the rest of the team is very open.

                                                                                                                                                                            The first half of season WC can be used to good effect here too, you could gamble on an unusual tem structure, e.g. Very heavy in defence but weighted towards attacking wingbacks in a 5-3-2 or 5-2-3

                                                                                                                                                                            4.5, 4.5
                                                                                                                                                                            6.5, 6.5, 6.0, 6.0, 5.5 (Valencia, Alonso, Trippier, Alves, Baines)
                                                                                                                                                                            10.0, 7.5, 5.5, 4.5, 4.5 (Mane, Siggy, Stanislas + benchers)
                                                                                                                                                                            12.5, 11.5, 4.5 (Kane, Kun/Jesus + bench fodder)

                                                                                                                                                                    2. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                      You'll probably have to pay more than 6.0 to beat Stanislas.

                                                                                                                                                                      Zaha and Phillips are other options, but difficult to find any decent strikers at that price.

                                                                                                                                                                2. _sidney_will
                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                    What are you gonna do when the fixtures turn for the worse? Feel it'll work for the first 6-8 GW's but then unless you're going to play you're wildcard you'll be stuffed. One Bench Fodder is fine but 3 is too many imo. As there not going to deliver many/if any points. Feel you're better spreading the value as a 10.5m & 4.5m combined will tend to get way less points than an 8.5m & 6.5m combined.

                                                                                                                                                                  • scootadee
                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                    points per million would have these premium defenders way on top wouldn't it?

                                                                                                                                                                3. Ziro
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                  I really admire the passion of many on here who persist with making their squads at specific price points and post them.

                                                                                                                                                                  I can't be arsed until the prices come out. What will you do for the 1 month then if you are going to finish up now with the squad?

                                                                                                                                                                  1. FC Lackless
                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                    tinkering is the best bit

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                      I like to give myself general templates so it's easier to figure out how I will be spreading my funds. Also, generally we overestimate on players, meaning that I could usually have 1.0 or 1.5 more than my predictions for how much my squad would cost

                                                                                                                                                                      1. bojack
                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                        I think people generally estimate the cost to fit what they want. I've seen people suggest Lukaku will be

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Lawrø ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                            WHAT A CLIFFHANGER

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lawrø ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                What will he be?!? What will he be?!?

                                                                                                                                                                                1. scootadee
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  🙂 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                              • Ziro
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                😆

                                                                                                                                                                                1. bojack
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Drum roll.........

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      *dies*

                                                                                                                                                                          • Gravless are for Kinnear
                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                              I've noticed that the coolest dudes don't do RMT

                                                                                                                                                                              1. BrooklynGooner
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                But we do link to our teams in our profiles.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                              A very good tactic i only learned last year how effective it was - leave your opening day squad with about 5.0-6.0 spare budget, more if you can. It's so hard to predict who will do well it leaves great flexibility for GW2 & GW3 without needing to do a WC

                                                                                                                                                                              1. mynameisq
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Good shout, as someone who has used his wildcard early 3 years running that sounds like a solid plan. Then again 2/3 years I ended up with a good score so who knows

                                                                                                                                                                                • Kuntheman-★Asensio★
                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Good luck making a team with a 94.0 budget, especially this season

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      That's the beauty of the tactic, it also increases your odds of finding the cut price 4.5-5.5 attackers who goes large in the first few weeks & gets a massive price as the masses panic buy - because by default you have to pick more from that bracket. You can still afoord to start with Kane & a City striker & leave ~6.0m budget spare so you are never more than 1 transfer away from any player in the game.

                                                                                                                                                                                      It's so much more flexible than being locked into a squad that's used your 100.0m & if 5 or 6 of your inital front 7 have a quiet 3 weeks (Very possible) you have limited options other than wildcarding or grinding it out over international breaks etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • speedyboyzzzz
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Very difficult to have a good squad with that budget,especially with so many players set to receive price hikes.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Slouch87 SISU OUT
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Spot on Ziro - complete waster of time.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        All a matter of opinion though, right? 😉

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Only 21 more sleeps till FPL opens! Then only 32 sleeps till opening day fixtures!
                                                                                                                                                                                    That's a long time 🙁

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bookmarked

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Lawrø ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey mate, I saw one of your conversations from yesterday... if you're still interested in that thing with the thing, drop me a line at:

                                                                                                                                                                                          lawroffn@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. FPLKangaroo
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh what's going on here? Sounds dodgy 😉

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Pete Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      If Giroud goes to West Ham, he is the first name on my team sheet.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. BrooklynGooner
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Would be curious to see how he does with a less-good side behind him, but he does have a knack for getting on the end of things that is not just all down to Arsenal.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Pete Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          I think all he needs to be a perfect FPL player is assured minutes and his price won't be sky high.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Hooky
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          I'd consider him if he goes there but can't imagine a time he would ever be the first name on my teamsheet!

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Alan_T
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Pretty much this. He'll be a good option, but first name seems utter madness 😉

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pep
                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lol no way - that club can't seem to function without a donkey up front

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lovren an elevator
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Kane, Morata, Giroud.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Do I dare to dream?

                                                                                                                                                                                            • scootadee
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              agreed

                                                                                                                                                                                            • FC Lackless
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 15 hours ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks promising but price may be an issue if trying to fit in Kane and Jesus too. A wait and see for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jammy
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hope Liverpool sign Aubameyang great player.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Berbinho's Føre…
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lol yeah he wants the move but I don't see this ever happening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Lawrø ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wait, wait, wait... Aubameyang wants to come to Liverpool? Evidence?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Lawrø ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          😆

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. chapelle - fpl expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Minnows Pakistan absolutely destroying India!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        What if it starts raining? Will it end as a draw? And where is Dickwella?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The players will get wet .

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Alan_T
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aside from obvious contenders Sanchez and Kane, who do you think will be the 5 top scoring FPL players next season?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ozil, Mane, Pedro, Lukaku and Kdb.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Lovren an elevator
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              All really interesting!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brief summary of why each of these?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Alan_T
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            My main 4 are...

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alli
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mane
                                                                                                                                                                                                            KDB
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Ramboros
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hazard, Eriksen, Özil, Agüero and Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • amcgilp
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aguero, Hazard, Alli, KDB and C Ronaldo 😉

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • speedyboyzzzz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jesus, Morata, Eriksen, Lukaku, Mane

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ronaldo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mbappe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jesus

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • _sidney_will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ozil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  De Bruyne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aguero
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Net Gains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For pure comedy value, who would you want Southampton to appoint as their new manager?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alan Partridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Net Gains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He'd probably do better than Alan Pardew

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. FC Lackless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matthew Newberry ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Jacky boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When will great expectations articles come on ffs ? Can't wait for dawson's one

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How would I know ? . The mods never announce when an article is going to be released

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Jacky boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It has some date ranges maybe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nope . Mark said it was coming earlier but that's all I know

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ziro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They misplaced the domain name and published it at a separate url. Find the link in the tweet below:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          https://twitter.com/OfficialFPL/status/876133612101480448

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just had a Fruit Pastilles Lolly for the first time.. It looked good but it tasted awful, very disappointed 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tangled twister ftw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ziro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lollies are for kids no?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ice lollies or just regular lollies ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am a kid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Ziro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In case you travel back in time a few decades you might well be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                😉

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Net Gains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What's going on with Salah. Do you guys want him or not?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supposedly he has agreed personal terms so I'm just waiting for City the steal him any day now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              +1 for Tangle Twisters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Do they still make Fat Frogs?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've never heard of those, so probably not. What were they like?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Looks like I missed out on something special.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Somalion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          F**king glorious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They make an alcoholic fat frog drink now, tastes just like the ice pop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It seems I haven't lived.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time to but some popsicle sticks 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I know of the fat frog drinks alright, I remember been robbed buying them for the ladies 😀

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I dont think so i used to love them when i was a kid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Ogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am a Brunch or Iceburger man myself

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Optimus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brunch is a solid choice, probably 2nd for me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ireland should leave the EU if we are going to lose Iceburgers imo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/hbs-iceberger-is-latest-casualty-of-brexit-35584273.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First Fatfrogs now this what is the world coming to?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gubbins94.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Mexico team is crazily similar to the 2010 team.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ochoa, Moreno, Salcido, Guadrado, Dos Santos, Vela and Chicharito all big parts of both teams. Even Rafa Marquez is still on the bench

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TorresMagic™
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 months, 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Portugal 2-1