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Ultimate Fantasy Premier League – Fantasy Football Scout League Details

Last week saw the official launch of the new pay-to-play Ultimate Fantasy Premier League (UFPL) game for the season ahead. After taking part in the beta-phase in the final few months of the previous campaign, we’re keen to get involved again and plan to publish an in-depth guide over the next week or so, assessing the rule set and variety of strategies involved:

Costing £5 entry per team, the UFPL is a squad-based game that offers a cool £25,000 winner’s prize and a monthly prize of £1,000. For those unfamiliar, we’re essentially handed a budget of £160m to build our 25-man squads but, for each Gameweek, can only select an 18-man squad, leaving seven of our squad out in the cold.

The UFPL favours the more hands-on approach and affords us a “stick or twist” dilemma for every day of the Gameweek, which allows us the option of replacing poor performers with options off the bench – a concept familiar with those who played the FIFA McDonald’s World Cup 2014 or the UEFA Champions League games.

For those who are looking to get involved or have already began to tinker with their first drafts, we’ve set up the official Fantasy Football Scout league – to join, the code is 524-87.

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  1. binyamin44
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    RMT Plz

    GK : Mannone - Krul
    DEF : Bruce - Verm - Chambers - Williamsson - Vlaar
    MID : Hazard - Sanchez - Mata - Januzaj - Albrighton
    ATT : Rooney - Giroud - Dzeko

    0,5 in bank

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    1. Heels_Over_Head
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Bruce unlikely to start/be nailed on

      Williamson doubles up on Newcastle defense which is not warranted

      Januzaj... need to see the preseason and lineup predictions to justify that... risky without a backup plan

      good start

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      1. binyamin44
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Something like Mariappa instead of Williamson and a 4.5 instead of Bruce ?

        rather confident in adnan !!!

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    2. kwyap123
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Your team has relatively low assured first XL. DEF only Vlaar is confirmed. MID Janujaz might not start.

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      1. binyamin44
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Bruce and williamson out
        Mariappa and Coloccini ?

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        1. kwyap123
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 16 days ago

          Agree. the latter has much better chance to start.

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    3. KingNutz84
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      How do I start a new post on this forum??

      Thanks

      Noob

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      1. 32chickens
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        by not replying to an existing comment when you post your comment

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        1. KingNutz84
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 16 days ago

          Er yeah, cool story...

          I realise that but cannot find the "Post a new comment" option

          This is almost that embarrassing I just leave

          cheers

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          1. KingNutz84
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 16 days ago

            Ok, blond moment over, I found it at the bottom of the page 😛

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          2. stilicho
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            • 9 Years
            6 years, 16 days ago

            Welcome kimgnutz. Just use the "post comment" box at the bottom of the page. It will add a new comment unless you've pressed "reply" to an existing comment.

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  2. kwyap123
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Who are the "Forgotten Ones" worth recalling? (Midfielder)

    When everyone is excited over the new signings like Sanchez, Fabregas, Tadic, de Jong... and the super popular last season's figures like Hazard, Ramsey, Yaya... I will like to refresh your mind of the "somehow forgotten ones" that might boggle us quite a bit.

    1) Oscar (8.5)

    - no one shall doubt his form in WC and this thing has continuity
    - he is a pretty sure first XI, atleast ahead of Fab for the starting games I suppose
    - 8.5 is a more reasonable price compared to the abovementioned teammates

    2) Mirallas (7.5)

    - Kevin is playing exactly like a forward! Morever, there is no sign of Martinez bringing in new forward or the return of Lukaku. I think he will be the top three SPG midfielder for the season
    - Everton might not have a good opening schedule this season. They play Arsenal and Chelsea at home after away to Leicester, but don't you remember that Everton beat these two teams 3-0 and 1-0 respectively at Merseyside last season?

    3) Coutinho (8.0)

    - Phillippe might be more controversial one with Lallana, Markovic and rising Sterling might outshine him. But I see chances for him after Suarez's departure. Roger will play him in the "hole" again and he will be having a better scoring opportunity without Suarez, I hope...
    - like Mirallas, he is also one of the top SPG midfielder in the past two seasons

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    1. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Oscar is an interesting one
      For a long time last season it was tight between him and Oscar
      It depends who gets no.10 out of him and Fabregas tho

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      1. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Gaah
        * him and Hazard

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        1. kwyap123
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 16 days ago

          Exactly. The price difference of 1.5 between the two really make us consider.

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    2. Robareid
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Not sure about Oscar being ahead of Fab. I foresee a lot of rotation

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      1. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Mourinho isn't a heavy rotator

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      2. kwyap123
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        That means you also not sure of Fab ahead of anyone. 😛

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    3. DHWizzo
      • 10 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Oscar seems to be on the decline. He was very poor for Brazil and Jose doesn't like him as he doesn't track back. I can see him rotated out for road game and tougher competition, preferring Cesc, Ramires and Willian to put in more of a shift.

      Mirallas is the typical inconsistent player. Had him in a few times last year and can see him doing well in spurts, but those midfield spots are gold this year and I am not sure I would burn one on him. Expect some loans to come on, but if they don't he might be worth a look.

      Coutinho is another player that went missing for long stretches last year. Brilliant one match, poor the next. Also a great game didn't always result in goals as he was provided the pass before the assist.

      Forgotten players for me that could bubble up are:

      - Walcott (once back): Could finally get that number 9 role with Sanchez on the right?
      - Sessegnon: in the right system (i.e. with him at the centre) he can be a point-hog
      - Siggy: Oh what a wonderful season he provided us when he first came to Swansea and his quality and set-piece participation will be gold.
      - Ashley Young: If he goes back to Villa (or a small team) that again relies on him a lot. Used to be a FPL king, now only 5.5.

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  3. Heels_Over_Head
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Del Monte, I did reply twice to you up yonder

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    1. Heels_Over_Head
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      * back a page

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    2. Del Monte
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Replied

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      1. Heels_Over_Head
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        did as well

        hope your summer's treating you well and good

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  4. Don Corleone the 1st
    • 11 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    So many RMT's already, so I decided to put in my 1st draft. Tried to cover everything and of course, this team is provisional IF all transfer rumors come true.

    Krul/Manonne

    F.Luis Verm Mariapa Vlaar Wisdom

    Fabregas Mata Ramsey Eriksen 4.5

    Rooney Dzeko Giroud

    Shor explanation: not going big defenders, everyone should be swappable (Luis->Shaw; Vlaar-> N.Taylor... Mata/Ramsey->Silva, Fabregas->cheap bandwagon... Dzeko/Giroud->someone in form)

    Maybe this is too casual but it could work for first few weeks. Still, think I'm going to change it billion times before FPL actually starts. Any comments?

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  5. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Is having a Chelsea defender essential ?

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    1. Robareid
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      I'm planning on going without after the first two gameweeks

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    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      nothing is essential yet...... but we can infer that jose will put together a defensive minded side

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  6. 4vets
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    How do you all feel your teams will look like in 3 weeks time? Do you feel youi're just a bunch of stupid losers wasting your time on RMTs at this stage?

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      i feel im a stupid loser most of the time but thanks for remindin me 4vets

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      1. 4vets
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        We need to stick together.

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        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 16 days ago

          like flies on a turd?

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          1. 4vets
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 16 days ago

            Come and have dinner at my place!

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    2. Parm
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Then what are you doing here? 😉

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      1. 4vets
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Lurking, mostly 🙂

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    3. The Machine
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Not joined the game yet but the latter defo applies to he serial RMTers

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    4. Heels_Over_Head
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      meh... I seem to have both a cold and a stomach bug... two kids going nuts... and the possibility of no internet during the week before the season starts as I'll be moving to a new country then... I'll take what I can get

      hope the summer's treating you well... will start the draft league again during one of the first two int'l breaks if you're interested

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      1. 4vets
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Heh... happy times!

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    5. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Who is wasting their time the most? Those posting RMT's or those reading them and constantly complaining about them? 😉

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      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        This ^^^. 😆

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  7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    @heels over head

    cheers on the map tip!! 😀

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    1. Heels_Over_Head
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      my pleasure... i just wish they'd give up on the new version, it stinks

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        aye unbelievably crap.... like windows vista bad

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  8. amol
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    What do people think about this squad, I quite like it
    De tea (Elliot)
    Cahill Azpi/Luis Mertesacker Vlaar(Ward)
    De jong tadic Hazard Sanchez
    Jelavic Sturridge(Zamora)

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    1. Pringle
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Why not spend more on top?

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      1. amol
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        Ive got 1.0 left in the bank but I dont know which strikers to spend it with

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        1. Pringle
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 16 days ago

          I think three premium defenders are too much. Downgrade one of your Chelsea defenders and upgrade Jelavic or Zamora. Personally I think Sturridge is very pricey but he may be worth it

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  9. Pringle
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Lost on last page.
    What premiums do you think are good value? I can start by mentioning Rooney, Mata and Özil.

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    1. t4thomas
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Nasri when fixtures improve, Eriksen for sure.

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  10. DrunkPhilosophy
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Jelavic + Tadic/Dejong
    or
    Pelle + Siggy
    What do you guys think?

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    1. t4thomas
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Jelly Dejong.

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    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      The latter

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    3. amol
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      First option.

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  11. t4thomas
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    RMDCD (Rate My Dirt Cheap Defence):

    begovic, 4M
    vermaelen, chambers, chester, mariappa, coloccini

    Anyone going cheaper at the back?

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    1. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 9 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Why is everyone assuming Vermaelen is going to Old Trafford?

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      1. t4thomas
        • 7 Years
        6 years, 16 days ago

        They made a bid and he has been in the beach with RVP.

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  12. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Sanchez, Rooney, Sturridge, Hazard, Yaya
    I can't find funds for Sturridge or Yaya tho

    Does Ramsey count as premium?

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    1. amol
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Yeah

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  14. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Remaining 700kb saved for 2018: http://i.imgur.com/LsiAqOK.jpg

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  15. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 9 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    No need for RMTs now
    We all know who we like, who we don't like and we've all heard the arguments for and against everyone worth mentioning

    Better to ask A + B or C + D to get more use out of each other

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  16. Il Gladiatore
    • 8 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    I've seen a few people saying that a Chelsea defender is essential and then others saying it's better to start with an uber defence as the big teams tighten up later on. I had a quick look through the past few years to see if the stats backed up either argument.

    Looking at the past 3 seasons, not once did any of Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal or Man United keep more than 4 clean sheets in their first 10 games.

    For example, in their first 10 games:
    -Chelsea kept 3 clean sheets last season, 4 in 12/13 and only 1 in 11/12.
    -Arsenal kept 3 in 13/14, 4 in 12/13 and 3 in 11/12.

    Obviously 4 clean sheets in 10 games is ok but it doesn't make a defender from that team essential, especially when the defender won't be cheap.

    I then had a quick look at some other teams which are considered defensively solid but whose players are a bit friendlier on the budget.

    West Ham actually got 6 clean sheets in their first 10 last season, and 4 the year before that. (In the 11/12 season they were in the Championship).

    Stoke got 3 last season, 4 in 12/13 and 4 again in 11/12.

    Stoke and West Ham then ended the season with less clean sheets than Chelsea and Arsenal, showing that the big teams do tend to tighten up later on.

    Personally I'll be starting with a relative cheap defence with none from the big teams unless I can get them for 5m or less (maybe Verm at United, Davies at Spurs). Doesn't really make sense to start with a 6m defender when he can potentially be matched by a 4.5m from a lesser team.

    Then once I have a greater team value and an idea of how the big teams are lining up I can start bringing in the defenders from the tops teams.

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    1. KingNutz84
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Great post this. Gave me some food for thought. What would you do when you want to upgrade the DEF. keep the money in the bank to allow for it or take a hit to work the big guys in?

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    2. MyNameIsWenger
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 15 days ago

      Opened my eyes 😀

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  17. t4thomas
    • 7 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Is huth going to start do you think?

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  18. KingNutz84
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Any ideas how i can improve my team?

    Courtois - Given
    Shaw - Debuchy - Cameron - Taylor - Duff
    Mata - Sanchez - Tadic - De Jong - Albrighton
    Costa - Pelle - Giroud

    .5m in the bank

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    1. Az
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      6 years, 15 days ago

      I think the one problem you're going to have is a lack of real captaincy options with Sanchez being the exception.

      I'd consider dumping Courtois and upgrading Mata for Hazard.

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  19. hoola515
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    PLEASE HELP!
    I.m after some advice for my team plz. How does it look for first 6 GW's.

    Foster
    Terry Rafeal Cameron
    Hazard Mata De jong Markovic,
    Rooney Giroud Peele

    Krul Wisdom shevely Davis

    Thanks in advance peeps :&)

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    1. MyNameIsWenger
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 15 days ago

      Rafael might not start.

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  20. ralfb
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Please help with RMT.
    Green / Speroni
    Vermaelen / Filipe Luis /Clyne /Cameron /Wasilewski

    Sánchez /Eriksen /Sigurdsson /Tadic /Albrighton

    van Persie /Dzeko /Wickham

    Not sure if Luis will start, also thinking getting Januzaj in.

    Any comments appreciated
    Thanks

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    1. theFloggers
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Sigurdsson because you believe he will be at Swansea this season? Vermaelen over Debuchy? Dunno if Luis will start. I like van Persie and Dzeko! Sanchez is overpriced in my opinion.

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  21. Gunnther
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Looking for help RMT please.

    I've been pushing around and taking advice from other posts heres my squad.

    Howard / Kurl

    S.Taylor / Cameron / Vlaar / Wisdom / Bruce

    Fabregas / Barkley / Sterling / Yaya Toure / Albrighton

    Sturridge / van Persie / Zamora

    Feed back greatly appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    1. The Kolarov Mane ⚔
      • 7 Years
      6 years, 16 days ago

      Defense is very shakey - Cameron, Bruce, Wisdom - rather downgrade someone and improve.

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      1. MyNameIsWenger
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 15 days ago

        Remove one of Taylor, Wisdon, Bruce and bring in a sure starter

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    2. Az
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      6 years, 15 days ago

      Downgrade Howard and for for a Krul, Manoone pairing.

      That defence needs some serious work, i'd seriously consider getting rid of Barkley and Sterling as I don't think they'll justify their price tags. Try Eriksen, Arnautovic, Snodgrass instead.

      Zamora won't play. He'll be an impact sub. Go for Austin.

      I think this team needs a lot of work!

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  22. theFloggers
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 16 days ago

    Rate My Ultimate Team please

    Courtois, Schmeichel, De Gea

    Debuchy, Shaw, Trippier, Wisdom, Zabaleta, Ivanovic, Terry, Baines

    Shelvey, Jedinak, Huddlestone, Noble, Gerrard, Ramsey, Tadic, Eriksen

    RVP, Naismith, Crouch, Ings, Jelavic, Wickham

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  23. Az
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    6 years, 15 days ago

    I think people are getting a bit blinded by Dzeko. hes never been a fantastic FPL performer, with rotation including early subsitutions blighting him as a FPL prospect.

    If Aguero is fit for the start of the season, he's one of my #1 targets.

    I am unsure of Rooney however. With RVP as the main man as we all expect, could Rooney be shifted out wide left or given a more CM role? He was fantastic last year when he was leading the line, but cant see the same returns from him now unless RVP breaks those glass legs of his

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    1. MyNameIsWenger
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 15 days ago

      yeah Bony and Giroud are better options at 8.5

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  24. Cubb
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 15 days ago

    How's this team?

    Krul/Given
    Luis/Fonte/Debuchy/4.0/4.0
    Hazard/Barkley/Silva/Sterling/Albrighton
    Dzeko/Giroud/Costa

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  25. ralfb
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 15 days ago

    Will wickam play for sunderland after borini came?

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  26. ralfb
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 15 days ago

    is zamora a good 4.5 mil option as a scorer? Thanks

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  27. GriffinHD-100
    • 6 Years
    6 years, 9 days ago

    howard

    jagielka/vlarr/dawson/debuchy

    eriksen/hazard/sanchez

    rooney/costa/remy

    what you guys think?:)

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