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Moving Target – Gylfi Sigurdsson

Everton’s extensive summer rebuilding programme took its latest, and perhaps most significant, twist as the club finally confirmed the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City.

The announcement ended several months of speculation and, presumably, protracted negotiations between the two clubs with the Icelander agreeing a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. It is widely reported that Everton have paid up to £45 million for Sigurdsson’s services.

That is a remarkable fee for a player previously left out in the cold at Tottenham Hotspur, only to return to south Wales and dramatically rekindle his form from the 2014/15 campaign onwards. Ultimately, that renaissance has inspired Everton’s relentless pursuit.

His new manager, Ronald Koeman, could not have sounded more delighted to have finally sealed the deal.

“We don’t sign one player who will score 25 goals but we need several players around our striker to get that number. He is one of those productive players – he’s shown that at Swansea and also in the past. In my opinion, in his position, he is one of the best in the Premier League.”

The History

Born in Reykjavik, Sigurdsson’s big break came when he joined Reading in 2005 at the age of 16.

He progressed to make his professional debut in a League Cup tie against Luton Town in August 2008.

After taking in loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Crewe Alexandra, Sigurdsson enjoyed a breakthrough season for Reading in 2009/10, registering 20 goals and 10 assists over 44 matches in all competitions.

Those performances led to a move to German side Hoffenheim, but after producing nine goals and three assists in 29 league outings in the 2010/11 campaign, he fell out of favour.

He joined Swansea on loan for the second half of the 2011/12 season before signing for Spurs on a permanent basis in July 2012.

Sigurdsson struggled for first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane though, totalling just eight goals and five assists over two seasons.

The midfielder moved to Swansea as part of the deal which took Ben Davies and Michel Vorm to Spurs ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

He has been a key figure for the Swans over the past three seasons, registering 27 goals and 27 assists from 106 league matches.

He claimed nine goals and 13 assists in 2016/17, along with 18 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) bonus points. Indeed, Sigurdsson has scored 18 or more bonus points over each of the last three seasons.

After representing Iceland at U17, U19 and U21 levels, Sigurdsson made his senior debut against Andorra in May 2010.

He has made 50 appearances for his national side, tallying 15 goals and nine assists.

The Prospects

There is no question that Sigurdsson was prime Fantasy talent during his spell at the Liberty Stadium.

His game is ideally suited to Fantasy Football as a player who always provides an end product, either through his own threat on goal or via his substantial creative influence on the team.

Sigurdsson has been quick to underline this in his first interview with his new club.

“For myself, I would like to score as many goals as possible and create as many goals for my team-mates as I can. These are my targets.”

Statistically, Koeman is spot on – Everton have signed one the best players in the Premier League and they have been quick to underline this by rolling out an impressive list of significant metrics.

Among them is the fact that Sigurdsson has been directly involved – scored or assisted – 53 goals since the start of the 2014-15 season; that is second only to Spurs’ Christian Eriksen among midfielders. However, Everton exclude Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in that statement – the Chilean has been involved in an incredible 75 goals over his last three seasons. But we can surely forgive Sigurdsson for failing to rival that figure.

Indeed, his contribution to the Swansea cause since 2014/15 was quite incredible.

He was involved in – scored or assisted – 42.5% of their goals on his return to the club, and that rate increased to 44% the season after. In 2016/17 things stepped up yet again – Sigurdsson played a part in 50% of the Swans’ goals when on the pitch.

Set-pieces played a major role in that influence and his prospects at Everton will surely be dependent on his responsibilities in this area.

At Swansea, the Icelander enjoyed a monopoly on free-kicks, corners and, crucially, penalties. He has scored three spot-kicks in each of the past two seasons, while he assisted a league-high eight goals direct from deal-ball situations in 2016/17.

Only West Bromwich Albion (22) and Chelsea (20) scored from goals from set-plays than Swansea (17) last season, with much of that attributed to the quality of the midfielder’s delivery.

This could be particularly significant to fellow new boy Michael Keane – a major threat from set-pieces, his 22 efforts inside the box was just three off Marcos Alonso’s 25 among FPL defenders.

While Sigurdsson will perhaps face far more competition for these roles at Goodison Park, Koeman has already stressed what his new signing can offer.

“Gylfi is one of those players like Rooney, a quality player who knows a lot in the Premier League. He will also be an important player in our set plays. He is what we need to find that balance in the team.”

In the Gameweek 1 victory over Stoke City, it was Rooney who took four of the Toffees’ six corners, with Sandro Ramirez and Kevin Mirallas behind the others.

Leighton Baines also provides a left-footed option and he, along with the aforementioned trio, are all rivals for direct free-kick duties. As for penalties, it’s surely Rooney who is most likely to vie with Sigurdsson.

However, Sigurdsson’s cultured right foot means he should move to the front of the queue. If that dominance at Swansea translates to his new surrounds, there can be no question that his potential – even with a price hiked to 8.5 in FPL and 10.4 in Sky Sports – is exceptional.

Koeman’s plans for Sigurdsson’s position could also be significant.

Tactically, the Dutchman is very flexible. Against Stoke City in Gameweek 1 he started with a 3-5-2 formation, before switching to a 4-3-3 when it became apparent that his set-up was being nullified by the Potters.

Koeman has also favoured a 4-2-3-1 system in the past, but with Rooney, Davy Klaassen and Sigurdsson all stronger in central areas, something may have to give.

Again, the Everton boss has highlighted his options with Sigurdsson on his arrival.

“Gylfi can play in different positions. He can play in midfield, he can play as a number 10 and he can also play in a free role on the side – they are the two or three positions that we will use him.”

Gylfi Sigurdsson – Touches – 2016/17
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Assessing Sigurdsson’s touch map from last season, it is clear that he operated on the left of a front three. He could fulfil a similar role at Everton in a 4-2-3-1 formation, or, as Koeman indicates, he could be trusted in the number 10 role, perhaps behind Rooney as a lone striker.

Equally, a 4-3-2-1 may allow Koeman to deploy Rooney and Sigurdsson in central positions, with Sandro perhaps completing the attacking trident either as a lone striker or alongside Sigurdsson behind Rooney.

Significantly, with Koeman remarking on Everton’s lack of a “25-goal” striker, it is very likely that Sigurdsson will be handed a role that will harness his own goal scoring ability. He will surely look to the Icelander, along with Rooney and perhaps Sandro, to aim for a 15-goal return over the season.

However, Sigurdsson’s contribution in terms of goals and assists may ultimately be more dependent on the allocation of set-pieces than his position in the line-up.

He is such an expert practitioner that should he monopolise matters for Everton and also seize penalty-taking duties, we could reasonably expect Sigurdsson to replicate or better his rate of goals, assists and points at Swansea City.

The immediate enthusiasm for Sigurdsson is calmed by an evil run of opponents over the next four Gameweeks.

Everton are about to embark on a brutal stretch (mci che TOT mun), affording us the opportunity to assess the attacking freedom he is granted and where the team’s dead-ball responsibilities lie.

Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that the playmaker was almost fixture-proof last season. Seven of his nine goals came against all but one of the top eight sides – Spurs were the only exception.

From Gameweek 7, Koeman’s men experience an outstanding run of opponents right up to Gameweek 21 – the deadline for the first FPL Wildcard. Everton appear to face just three stern tests during this spell – Arsenal (GW9) and Chelsea (GW19) at Goodison Park, along with a Gameweek 16 Merseyside derby.

If Sigurdsson settles into a prominent attacking role and is armed with a full suite of set-pieces, he will be installed as a hot property for this run.

The Goodison Park match against Bournemouth in Gameweek 6 is perhaps the first time we seriously consider Sigurdsson for our squads.

Having overcome mediocrity and relegation struggles to shine at Swansea, we should expect Sigurdsson to make progress.

For the first time as a Fantasy asset, he could deliver double-digits for both goals and assists. If he achieves that, he will push himself on to the periphery of heavy-hitter status and begin to rival the contributions from Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Kevin De Bruyne.

Sigurdsson has the talent and, at Everton, perhaps now the stage to take the next step as a Premier League player and Fantasy darling.

His departure from Swansea could dent the prospects of Fernando Llorente, however. In terms of assists to goalscorers in last season’s top flight, no pairing bettered Sigurdsson and Llorente (six), which was on a par with Spurs’ Eriksen and Harry Kane.

The Swans have been heavily linked with West Brom’s Nacer Chadli (6.0) as Clement looks to reinvest, though it remains to be seen whether the Belgian could flourish in anywhere near the same manner.

Further Reference

Gylfi Sigurdsson Wikipedia

Gylfi Sigurdsson Transfer Markt Page

Gylfi Sigurdsson 2016/17 You Tube Highlights

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Just have to wait a few more weeks for him.
    Kisses Siggy.

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    On pens for Swansea?

    On pens for Everton?

    1. Waxys
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Siggy should share free kicks with Rooney and Rooney should be on pens

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Baines?

        1. Waxys
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Nah Korman rather forwards take pens.

          Lukaku took them over Baines and Rooney should do the same

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Baines took a couple over Lukaku last season.

          2. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Bertrand took some penalties under Koeman.

            Plus Rooney is a poor penalty taker.

      2. Sebastes
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I'd expect Siggy to be the main man when it comes to free kicks. Agree with Rooney on pens

  3. Waxys
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Is he a starter if Barkley stays?

    1. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Is siggy a starter?.... that a serious question?

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yes. Plus Barkley is out for 3 months.

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      45million bench player

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Unlikely

    4. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Idiot

    5. Own Goal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Have you ever watched a game of football?
      Your lack of knowledge is astounding.

    6. Conwhe
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Would you rather have Siggy or Bark?
      Exactly.

  4. Vamonos
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Will definitely be waiting a couple of weeks before putting him in, just don't see Everton having that much attacking flair this season other than him! Sandro looks good but will still take time settling in, Bolasie is hit or miss and I doubt Barkely will stick around. Rooney will probably sit back in midfield to allow Sig to push forward.

    1. Waxys
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Rooney will only play stirker he's said he's given up playing midfield

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Its not up to rooney unfortunately for him

        1. Waxys
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Koeman has said the same mate

          1. Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Well thats a different story then 🙂

          2. Own Goal
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            As did Maureenyo.

      2. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        In the 2nd half Rooney went into midfield. Can see that happening more than staying up front. Will always float between the 2

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Poor post.

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        The post police over here.

  5. SmackMyBilicUp
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Straight swap Kane to lukaku?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      3 home games in next 4 for Kane including a chelsea defence missing cahill and then burnley. i'd wait

      1. ☻ Jon Snow ☻
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        But it's not really "home" :- )

      2. SmackMyBilicUp
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Or leave Kane. And do Jesus and someone for - 4 for lukaku. Worried lukaku will bag a couple on Saturday and don't want to be without him.

  6. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Reckon Ramsey's nailed?

    1. Sebastes
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah, when he's considered 100% fit he'll start imo

    2. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Bet he wont be keen to see ShawX.

  7. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Hope he does well for Everton. Top notch player.

    We'll definitely see some of his magical free kicks

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Really like Siggy.
      Never really got a fair crack of the whip at Spurs.
      Don't know how Everton are going to fair this season, but I feel he is too good for them..
      would've been a good Countinho replacement imo..

      1. Quite Big Dunc
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Oh well. Siggy doesn't think he's too good for Everton. I'll probably take his opinion over yours...

  8. Will Sigurdsson be a good Fantasy option at Everton?
    J0E
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    • 10 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Fantasy Football Scout daily hot topic

    Is Sigurdsson a viable Fantasy option when Everton's fixture schedule eases?

    Or is he still overpriced - even taking into account a possible fall this week by 0.1?

    1. ronty
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      if he plays regularly, remains an amazing fantasy option

      hopefully, he keeps on dropping and gets to 8.0 m

    2. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Is he on pens? I feel less inclined to pick him now but the main issue is a think he's over priced

    3. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Overpriced.
      Rooney will be a better option when fixtures clear up imo

    4. HALFSPACE
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Not interested at all, even when fixtures improve

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        How do you know by then?

        1. HALFSPACE
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Overpriced, Everton are bad

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Ha.

    5. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I dont think he's overpriced but i wont have funds to get him.

      1. jpb333
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Koeman's said he still wants another striker. If they get a good target man it could make him a more interesting proposition

    6. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      wait and see for me, but definitely has the potential to be since he scored so well and consistently in a team that scored 17 less goals in the year.

    7. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      .5 less and he would be a much more enticing proposition..

    8. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I'll be keeping a very keen eye on him. I think he is priced very fairly. It's just we're all so used to him being so under priced.

      1. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Fair point. Rather than over priced 'more than I'm prepared to pay' perhaps. A lot will depend on whether Eve strikers and centre halves make better use of his fantastic delivery into the box...if he starts racking up the assists then view may change

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          This is my point. It's impossible to know his true value just yet but I think it's a fair price. He will surely still be on fks but we just don't know.

    9. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      pens and free kicks will be crucial

      on both and he's essential in that side

    10. Athletic Bilbo
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I've heard he's only there because one of Everton's forwards asked for a gilf to service him

      1. Kloppen Schloppen
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Boom

      2. saadinxs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        That is fantastic!

      3. Brian (Not the Messiah)
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Gilf: Geezer I'd like to F...

        1. chdixon90
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Granny...

    11. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      At Swansea monopolising set pieces, penalties and bonus he would have been worth 8.5m.

      Now at Everton with a good chance of less set pieces and no penalties he is overpriced.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Also his points will be harmed by having a Mawson, and more so Llorente to dominate in the air.

    12. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Clearly overpriced imo with the likes of Pedro, Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Ramsey and Son cheaper than him.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I agree. But pick the right run of games and he could be worthwhile. He's not so expensive that he couldn't deliver value over an 8-10 game period.

        A lot depends on how Koeman uses him. Fortunately few are likely to jump on immediately, given Everton's fixtures, and he has a ton of NTOs to eradicate before there's any chance of a rise. Easy to wait and see.

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Yes agree he could be a good short term solution over the right fixtures.

    13. IWR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Interested at 8.0, 8.5 not to such.

    14. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      8.5m seems a bit steep, especially if he doesn't have penalties and shares free kicks with Rooney, but hard to argue with 181 points last season, which exceeded all the Liverpool mids
      I don't think the points being more spread out with Everton will be too much of an issue since Sigurdsson is probably intended to be the main creative force

    15. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Overpriced. He is more likely to be crowded out by other good players at Everton whereas at Swansea he was the main man.

      Yet another ridiculous bit of pricing by Official FPL who have tried to shoehorn Siggy into this price to artificially increase the amount of choice in this bracket. When will FPL embrace transparency and reveal a little bit more information on how they decide prices? It's the year 2017. Along with the North Korean government, FPL is one of the few shady institutions with ZERO transparency, where everything is decided behind​ closed doors in smoke filled rooms by a small number of bureaucrats.

      Some light needs to be shined on this dark corner of the game.

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        What transparency are you after exactly? Do you want them to release a video or a blog post explaining why they chose all 500+ players prices? That would certainly solve my insomnia I guess...

        They are bound to get one or two wrong, I think overall pricing is decent but agree that Siggy is overpriced this year but then again he is a proven FPL asset whereas Pogba, Mkhitaryan et. al aren't so you could say he is less of a risk and therefore correctly priced...

      2. Mark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        The prices are decided by the individuals (ISM) who built and run the game and have done since the start. There's no fancy algorithm at play, it's based on the opinion of those who have more experience than anyone else in the game and how the game's market progresses over a season.

        I'm not sure what your expectations are.

        With over 300 players to price up, we're not going to agree on every single price and if any of us carried out the task, we'd have people disagreeing with our opinion.

        Do you expect 100% perfect pricing in the eyes of 100% of the audience? That's not going to happen, whatever method is used and whoever is behind it.

        1. Fi_fpl addict
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          price variations and being right or wrong and spotting those add to the fun of the game

        2. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          I don't need a line-by-line, but some general principles on how they arrive at the prices and positions would be nice. At the moment we all just guess at the factors involved because they are so secretive about it (unlike the bonus points system which is completely broken down).

      3. Ruth_NZ
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yes, but do you really want the pricing to be correct?

        Part of the skill in FPL is to locate which players are over- and under-priced. That's one of the big advantages a competent manager has. Most only look at (recent) points.

        Inaccurate pricing doesn't bother me at all, we can see it before we make decisions and factor it in. I would like some more openness about the price change mechanism though.

        1. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          this

      4. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        How you keep managing to write posts that I strongly disagree with - or even find ludicrous - is actually quite impressing.

        I really don't mind you or others having high demands of the game (or this site) or trying to give constructive criticism, but what you are asking for has nothing to do with what you can expect from this kind of game.

      5. ChristoBisto
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        They priced him when he was at Swansea.

    16. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Hard to know. Priced fairly if he was still at swansea as they rely on him so much. Hard to know if hell score more because his in a higher scoring team - or score less since Everton have more avenues to goal.

    17. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Gut feeling is that he's overpriced or maybe more that there are better options in that price bracket. Not actually based on any stats or evidence though!

    18. @BigChrisso
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Quality, proven FPL talent. 8.5 is spot on price wise, will look to bring him in after gw5. 180+ point season incoming, book mark it!

    19. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      At 8.5M, not interested.

    20. Exdeo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      he is a quality player and I would like to get him in, I think he will be involved in more then half of Everton's goals

    21. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Makes Rooney even more appealing for me when their fixtures turn in GW7

    22. Wimmer winner chicken dinne…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Siggy is one that always gets on a run at some point if you can time it right then definitely

    23. ZoumasBloomers
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      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Doesn't haul enough. Loves a 6 pointer.

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 9 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Nothing wrong with 6 pointers.

        A team of 6 pointers would get you 72 points per week and win FPL by a big margin.

    24. Athletico Timbo
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      For me it all depends on how Koeman sets the team up and what position he plays. His best returns come when playing centrally behind the striker, so perhaps a 4231/4321 formation would best suit. If Koeman continues with a 433 and he plays wide I'll probably avoid, if not he's straight in my team.

    25. Kloppen Schloppen
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      He will go on a run and everyone will want him at some point. Personally, needs to be on pens and most set peices to be excited just now. Wait and see.

    26. Hungry Singh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Definitely viable. Everton squad has strengthened massively.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I don't agree in the slightest. For me, the loss of Lukaku outweighs everything else they have done. Striker is the most important position in the team and unless Sandro proves to be an inspired signing then Everton are weaker overall.

    27. Feyzi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      For me he is definitely overpriced; he has not played a single game so even his pre-season has not started... he is going to a team where he is not (yet) the "main man"... he is new there and what if can not adopt... and to assume that he will do 25% better than last year is too much...

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        He played Swansea's first pre-season game and started pre-season at the same time as the rest. Fitness is unlikely to be an issue.

        1. Feyzi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          MISSED THAT ONE M8, THX

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        certainly not 'match' fit even if he has been training

        1. Feyzi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          entirely agree...

    28. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I think he'll be worth it, getting him whilst he's got though, not a season keeper. But he can produce with the best of them

    29. Manéball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Rooney's reaction when he finds out Gylfi is on all set-pices...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0DPgH1YcR8

      1. Manéball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        aaand Gylfi's reaction...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MumvkeKIxXw

    30. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      For me, it depends on son, mhki, Silva and pogba over the next few weeks. Reckon he will be worth 8.5m (or 8.4m) from gw7, it's just I could see at least one of the above hitting 5.5+ ppg across the season so may be even better value alternatives

    31. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Time to judge is when Everton's fixtures turn. By then we'll see how Koeman sets them up and who's got what set-piece responsibilities. GW6 on they've got 9 out of 10 good fixtures.
      Sigi playing at Swansea maybe held his price down. Still easily has potential to be a 10 goal/10 assist player.

    32. Fi_fpl addict
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Priced on returns being a big fish so overpriced , wont be quite so dominant in FF terms

    33. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      One issue with Gylfi is that he dominated all set piece plays for Swansea and reaped the rewards, if he retains the same at Everton then he should prosper but I think a few others will chip ... left foot, right foot, pens etc

      However I saw a stat that had him 75th in the PL last season in creating chances from open play, add that to his small number of goals from open play then it is less than impressive.

      If Gylfi is not on set pieces at Everton, then he is well overpriced ...

    34. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Rooney is the problem for me. He is no 10 lately. He ain't a pure striker anymore. He will go deep and they will block each other. It will be easy for defenses to mark them. Only set pieces could be beneficial . Need more info. For now he isn't any near my squad.

    35. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Think its moot point for now as no good player is going to bring him in next 4...by then his price drops further, will know if he is on all setpieces and lastly whether williams and keane use their good heading well or not to convert his fks. If rooney is on all setpieces we can have him for 1mn less..Just too early a hottopic for now. Wait a little

    36. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      He is one of the best dead ball specialists in the league; there's none better at Everton. if he plays every game he will score well. Plus he's fixture-proof. For sure I'm interested.

  9. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Keeping Kane and going without Lukaku again. Thoughts?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Monitor this week

    2. Sebastes
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I'm doing this as well. I went Jesus and Kane over Kaku for a reason (stupid as it may have been), so need to at least give them a couple of games.

      1. HALFSPACE
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        this

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        I'm the same.. Who are you captaining this week?

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Better to do it the other way round. Alli/Eriksen can cover some of Kane's / Spurs' hauls. Don't have the same at Utd for Lukaku.

  10. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Danilo nailedness?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      P.s. love Siggy

    2. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      he'll play another week I think

      1. The Hindu Monkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        P.s. I also love Siggy

  11. FantasyNik123
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Zaha to who??? Already got Hegazi so I want a mid who is 7.0 or over cos I don't want a -8. Already have Ritchie

    1. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Never considered anyone but Ramsey. If can stay fit will score and assist 10 and 10 this season.

      Granted that is a large if...

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Willian short-term. At 8.0m you have many more options.

  12. Sebastes
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Captaincy conundrum seeing I don't own Kaku or any Pool players.

    So, who'd you go with?

    A Jesus
    B Kane
    C Mkhi
    D De Bruyne

    1. HALFSPACE
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Jesus

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      A

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Jesus

    4. Own Goal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Jesus. ( And by that, I mean)
      You don't have, Lukaku nor any Liverpool players.
      There may be trouble ahead.

  13. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Without Siggy, will Swansea go down?

    1. HALFSPACE
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      No

    2. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      They'd need to replace his goals to stay up

      1. Sims
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        All 9 of them!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      They Donne my favourites

  14. Sims
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Ffs mounie and zanka didn't rise 🙄

  15. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Captain mane or captain Lukaku?

    Captaining mane atm, but if lukaku what he did last gw, I will definitely be getting first red.

    Someone talk me out

    1. Exdeo
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Lukaku all day long

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I too am going Mane
      Solid home returns for Mane last season and haven't seen UTD way from home yet

      1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Mane is scary not to own

  16. @ImpressiveTackl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    When's the palace presser? Has it been confirmed Zaha is definitely out?

    1. IWR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Looking for some news on this too.

      One of very few who haven't pulled the trigger yet.

  17. Essrick
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Just caught up with MOTD2.

    United look unbelievable, Matic, Pogba and Lukaku especially. Mkhi and also Rashford look good as fantasy prospects.

    Kane was a handful, assisted the assist for both goals and was very unlucky not to score! Definitely can see him back in the points for GW2 & 3. Would also say that a double up with Eriksen/Alli is in my thoughts going forward althought it will be interesting to see how they get on at Wembley.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Is it on iplayer?

      1. Essrick
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yes. I checked Monday and only MOTD was on there so I'm guessing it goes on ever Tuesday!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Cheers

    2. Ruud Gullit..Nowhere
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      West Ham were awful.

      1. Essrick
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        They weren't great but it's always hard to tell if it's the winning team making them look awful or if they just didn't turn up. The 3rd and 4th goal were just from impatient defenders coming out of position so I think the scoreline slightly flattered.

        As a Joe Hart owner, I was worried about the rinsing he got on here Sunday evening but imo he couldn't do much with the goals and made some good stops elsewhere.

        1. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Hart is terrible now, even Pogba's goal was nowhere near the corner. Every time i see Hart he's getting worse, ship asap imo

          1. Essrick
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            I'll keep as I've got much more concerning matters to deal with but thanks for your feedback. We'll see.

          2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            He's got a huge problem low to his left
            I am a keeper and it's a marked problem

        2. Ruud Gullit..Nowhere
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          In fairness they can only beat what's in front of them and I'm sure they will have many tougher tests. I have DDG and Lukaku so I was happy with the performance West Ham put in.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah, really want Eriksen. Can't find a spot for him yet though, and a price rise will be annoying. Son is piquing my interest

    4. Sims
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Kane didn't assist the assister of both goals

      1. Essrick
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yes he did

  18. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Not sure on his prospects at Everton. Will certainly monitor, but a bit overpriced imo

  19. IWR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Is anyone else considering jumping on Son this week or just me?

    I already have Alli, the concern is that Eriksen looked so damn good last week that he might be worth the extra outlay. He's such a brilliant player.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Not just yet. Waiting to see what happens when Trippier is back.

      Agreed on Eriksen. But again, waiting to see the impact of Trippier - have a feeling Alli will end up slightly ahead of Eriksen due to the wonderful deep crosses Trippier puts in

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Monitoring for sure

    3. Essrick
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Could be a good option. Sissoko was poor again

  20. DuckDuckGoose
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Dawson Hegazi or yoshida?

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yoshida

  21. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    firmino better value for money than siggy IMO.

    1. Sims
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Siggy is really overpriced. Would only consider him for dgws

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Possibly but we don't really know yet. He could be setting up even more goals.

      1. Sims
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        The biggest drawback is possibly no penalties and fewer free kicks

        1. teriyaki 69
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          plus there were rumours that Everton were targeting another striker

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Which would be good for him.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          If so, then yes I would say he is overpriced, but to go and shell out £45m for Siggy and not give him few kicks would border on pointless.

  22. The King
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    GTG?

    Foster
    Cedric - Alonso - Ake
    Willian - RLC - Alli - Salah (cv)
    Lukaku (c) - Kane - Hernandez

    Subs: Carrol, Holgate, Long, Elliot

  23. goblin140
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    For FPL Draft, how many transactions can you do each week? Is it 1, same as normal FPL (1 FT)?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Unlimited

  24. Son of a Gunn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Who to bench ?

    A Lowe (NEW)
    B Trent Arnold (CPL)
    C Atsu (hud)

    1. @BigChrisso
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      B

  25. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Right starting 11 + bench order gents?

    Foster
    Kolasinac Bertrand Daniels Lowe
    Ritchie Willian KDB
    Lukaku(vc) Firmino(C) Kane

    Myhill Carroll Milivojevik Suttner

  26. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Not Kaku owners.. Who are you captaining this week?

    1. Son of a Gunn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I have Kaku but thinking Kane or Salah

    2. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Owner but armband on Firmino

  27. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Sorry for the repost guys, keen to get your thoughts?

    Stick or twist? 1 FT, 0.5 ITB

    Foster
    Bertrand Daniels Kola (Mee?)*
    Ritchie Mane Willian (Chalobah)*
    Kaku Kane Jesus

    Elliot, Caroll, Honeymonster, Mee/Chalobah

    Then its either Chalobah in mid or Mee in def??

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Stick, smart managers keep a FT ITB 😉

    2. Luca Toni
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Stick ..
      Only 1 GW over and team is decent ..

  28. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Also of note: Sigurdsson's set-piece proficiency could also be very beneficial for the likes of Michael Keane. Something to monitor

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Hm, yeah could be good. A bit pricey though

  29. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Would you get Milner out of your Draft for say, Yoshida?

    1. Sims
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Are soton not dining a new CB?

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah

  30. Z
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    FPL Draft:

    Keep Sandro

    Or swap for
    A. Vokes
    B. Mountie
    C. King
    D. Rodriguez
    E. Welbeck