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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. BIELSA
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Play one
    PVA
    or
    RLC

    1. makaveli123
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      PVA

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      PVA.

    3. Junior ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      RLC

  2. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I have a feeling Man City are going to give Everton a touch up this weekend.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Fingers crossed. I have Jesus instead of Lukaku and (c)

    2. tibollom
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      yea I have a feeling jesus, kane and kaku are all gonna score this weekend!!!

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Same

    4. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I see a Pickford masterclass.

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

      I'm willing to put my house on City blanking this weekend.

      1. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        What sort of house do you have?

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

          Decent sized apartment.

          I think we have different definitions for the word 'weekend' 😉

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

        I doubt it dude.

        Has to be 1-0 or 2-0

  3. barryb93
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Can anyone help me out? Been scratching my head all morning over this.

    Sandro or Gray out for Vokes? For fantasy Draft.

  4. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Best captain choice?
    A. Salah
    B. Lukaku

    1. tibollom
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B mate

    2. Cyril Figgis
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B is the sensible choice. A if you want more excitement in your life.

    3. JÆKS ⭐
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Think A has the higher ceiling but with the CL qualifications, I'm going for the safe option in Lukaku. Always a chance Salah is rested or subbed early

  5. GoRedz
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Is it possible to see individual game results from previous FPL seasons ?
    I'd be curious to see the teams I had then.

    1. makaveli123
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Just your total score, not single GWs.

      1. GoRedz
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        cheers.

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

      I want this feature too.

      John Terry was my go to defender until this season unfortunately.

      Even had him last season when he started and wasn't bad under Conte

  6. jay01
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who shall I drop? Mee looks likely to get a cs but atsu can explode...50/50 rn on who to drop

    Foster (Hart)

    Bellerin, Bertrand, Daniels, Mee (Suttner)

    KDB, Willian, Salah, Atsu (Carroll)

    Jesus (C), Kane, Gabbiadini

  7. DanM8
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Just joined a works league, does my GW1 score still get included? (did quite well!)
    Thanks

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

      Of course.

      1. DanM8
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Thanks. Thought so, but currently saying total is 0

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

          Wait until next points update (Saturday evening).

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

          Though if it says 'points scoring will start in GW2' then all points will start in GW2.

    2. tibollom
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      How many points? Yea it will sync it on the next GW i think

      1. DanM8
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        85, so would be sitting in 3rd out of 80

  8. White Hart Kane
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Lost at bottom - Best 4.5 def? Already have Lowe.

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

      Mee

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mee

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Terence Trent D'Arby...I mean ...Trent Alexander-Arnold

  9. Waxys
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Best advice I can give people is keep faith in the players you know are quality and it will pay off don't base your transfers on just one week of point. Look at any maths graph and they wil have so much data in it not just one or two weeks worth until they determine a skew and correlation.

    More often than not one good week can be just an outlier and one poor week can be an outlier too for another plauernyoi transfered out

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

      Okay

    2. JRW90
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Like Kane then?

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

        Yeah just not August

        1. JRW90
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Can we make this a meme?

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 1 month ago

            It already is

    3. Cleatus
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wow

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

        basic stuff

        1. Cleatus
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          That was the point

    4. This Means More
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sticking with Milner then?

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

        Yeah

    5. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Quote of the year so far.

      "Look at any maths graph and they will have so much data in it not just one or two weeks worth until they determine a skew and correlation" - Waxys 2017

    6. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mind blown

    7. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What's with the Waxy's bashing on here? It's like a schoolyard bullying.

  10. Andrew
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I currently have Kane and Salah = £21.5m

    Do you think Firmino and Alli/Eriksen = £18m leaving you £3m is a better alternative?

    1. Andrew
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Sorry leaving £3.5m

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Potentially, as everyone will say...depends on where that 3m goes

      1. Andrew
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I could do Willian > Hazard when he's fit or KDB > Sanchez when hes fit

      2. Cyril Figgis
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        This. Kane and Salah will score more, but you might be able to make up the difference if the £3.5m is well spent.

    3. Sims
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No

    4. DanwiseTheBrave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Too soon to say so hold for now.

    5. JRW90
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Are you on a WC?

      1. Andrew
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        No just wondering

        1. JRW90
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Fair enough - definitely too soon to judge at this point, see how it goes

    6. JÆKS ⭐
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I have Kane and Salah as well but not sure if Kane is worth the money with other good options like Aguero, Lacazette.... around. I would rather have Salah instead of Firmino though, but might be biased since I don't rate Firmino at all. Salah could have scored a hatty if he want, Firmino wasn't a goal threat at all apart from that assist and the penalty

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        With imminent departure of Coutinho, Liverpools play in final 3rd will be all around Firmino.
        Providing that key players stay injury free I would say that Firmino will be the player with most assists and a decent number of goals in LFC.
        For me season keeper.

        1. JÆKS ⭐
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Well yea meant I don't rate him as a player in real life. Do agree that he will probably be the player that ends up with the most assists since he often drops deep to set up the attack.

  11. Vikram Solanki
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    bench 1

    a) Mee
    b) Mooy
    c) Ritchie

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      b

    2. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      c or a

  12. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Touch and go wether Zaha lowers tonight, 7800 to go. Thoughts? Its not that many transfers In all honesty

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

      He's going down for sure

    2. Turns
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'm getting rid - can't risk a drop

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      7799 to go
      Just sold him

  13. Turns
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Do we think Ramsey will start? Tempted to shift to him from Zaha. Do you prefer atsu/ince/ritchie/redmond/tadic?

    1. JRW90
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I think he probably will. Tadic is the safest bet for me but Ramsey's more exciting.

      1. Turns
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Given West Ham's leaky defence I am really considering Tadic - just got burnt by him last year

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'd go Tadic.

    3. Distinctly Average
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Would avoid Ramsey until we know more about his fitness and security of starts.

      Ask yourself this: if Zaha hadn't got injured and you were planning a regular transfer, not just out of necessity, would you bring Ramsey in?

      I went Mooy. Frees up 1.5m until we have some more form to base our transfers on

  14. jay01
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Play Mee or Atsu? had a stinker of a week with 45 points.......leader is on 90

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Mee.

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Saving FT for next week and then Wilian to Mkhi and Dann to Walker-Peters.
    Is Walker-Peters nailed on the right side till Trippier recovery? I don't believe that they would use Dier there.

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

      Tripp will be back soon. Waste of a transfer.

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Hmm..Ankle injury - Unknown return date.
        Are you sure?

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Just google it yourself.

  16. Nesvy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Who bench ?

    a/ Ritchie
    b/ JRod

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      a

    2. IWR
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      B. Anyone else possible though?

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Play A. Foster (Burnley away) or B. Elliot (Huddersfield away)?

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      a

  18. Waxys
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Blood red oranges are so nice better than normal oranges.

    I think it's what's they use for marmalade.

    I don't know how a market still exists for normal oranges once you've had the red ones

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Red ones get you high as well?

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

        I wouldn't know

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

          oh dear, here we go all over again.

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      What about Blood Red Shoes?

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I love blood oranges. Use them in Panna cotta's/Creme Brûlées and make a beautiful sorbet.

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

        +1

        1. BERGKOP
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          There's a button for that

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Because they are more seasonal and harder to grow than normal oranges in many environments

  19. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Which of these moves would you make? Thanks

    a. benteke dann > vardy mbemba -4
    b. kdb benteke > kun tadic -4
    c. alonso benteke > kompany vardy -4
    d. benteke > mounie
    e. dann > daniels
    f. save

    ddg
    alonso bertrand dawson mee
    eriksen kdb willian
    lukakuu firmino benteke

    elliot dann carroll chalobah

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      f

    2. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Save

  20. InSaneMan-e
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Guys, need some opinions. I've already taken a -4 to get rid of Fabregas and Darmian. I also happened to have Zaha ;(
    Would you do the -8 to get rid?
    TV is not so bad, Lukaku, Hegazi, Mkhi have all given rises.

    My first bench would be Carrol/Quaner, poor tbh. They'd give 2 points i reckon so my replacement would need 6 points to be justified

  21. olidooley
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Where can we hear the latest scoutcast?

    1. UnitedFan
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Youtube

  22. Sims
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Kane and atsu to Vokes and salah worth -8?

    1. JRW90
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Na

    2. Dreams
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Please go ahead and do it.

    3. White Hart Kane
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Nooo

    4. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Only if you captain Vokes.

    5. A Team Of James McCleans
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      No !!!! 😆

    6. Waxys
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lol and you were saying my decisions were bad

      1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Link?

    7. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Guaranteed success.

  23. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    What are people opinions on the championship this year? Early days obviously but who are people backing? Boro or Sunderland to come back up? Will Bruce turn it around at Villa?

    1. Dreams
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Boro look like the favorites atm. I'm backing Villa and Fulham to do well.

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Surely Wolves will come up, Cardiff have started strong

    3. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Hope Cardiff come up. Don't like Leeds, but it would be entertaining to have them back in the PL too.

      Sunderland/Boro - doubt it. Villa - really doubt it.

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

      Sunderland are garbage - Sorry Sess

      Boro fan here, i'm yet to be convinced by Monk. Struggled vs two relegation teams.

      Wolves look the real deal thus far.

    5. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Walking it
      Easy league

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

        I jest

        1. Hooky
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Wait till we play some decent teams! I'm going all the injuries have forced Mick to play more youngsters and be more attacking though!

    6. Hooky
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Wolves looking great and have splashed some serious cash. Boro should be going up with their squad as well.

  24. The Mighty I
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Gtg?

    Foster
    Stones Stephens Daniels
    KdB Salah Willian Fraser
    Lukaku (c) Kane Gabbi

    Elliot - Mee - Carroll- Suttner

    Feeling like Mee should be starting

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      G2G

  25. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    The Zaha -> Mooy downgrade (ala Jonty) has given me the cash to do Pogba > Mane/Alli/Eriksen...

    Any of the 3 worth a hit? No 'pool but have Kane

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Salah

    2. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I did Zaha to Mooy. I have Mee who i can play and Richie on the bench this week. Hopefully no injuries this week or next and use money + 2ft for a mini wildcard. Lots of flexibility.

  26. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Salah, Kane, Lukaku. My big captaincy headache. Really cant choose. Luk has the form, Kane is due big time, and the Palace defence is dump.

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I have all three and at the present moment I'm with Lukaku(C).

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I have triple united, and think captaining Lukaku would be throwing all my eggs in one basket, if it goes wrong and he blanks and united concede, it would be a nightmare. Im between Salah and kane atm i think!

    2. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I have all three but only considering Salah and Lukaku. Will probably go with Lukaku out of fear.

    3. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Lukaku the ultimate bully.
      Now up against a team that has lost their best player, confidence can't be too good either.

      Kane has his August factor. Salah could be decent to be fair, but for me its Lukaku

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

      How can one be due after a single game. Brutal logic.

  27. White Hart Kane
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Eriksen vs Alli. Go.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Eriksen creates more, Ali more of a goal threat, personally, id go eriksen

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Had Alli last year, but tempted by Eriksen. Bonus point, set pieces and less ill-disciplined

      1. White Hart Kane
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        I think set pieces are the key for me

    3. Cyril Figgis
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Have Alli, wish I had Eriksen. For no other reason than Eriksen scored more last week...

      1. IWR
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Haha same. They'll likely be nothing between them come years end, just like last year. Pick whichever you fancy and stick.

    4. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Eriksen

    5. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Eriksen.

    6. White Hart Kane
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Cheers folks

  28. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Kompany + Zaha --> Jones + Pogba

    Bad moves?

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Kompany move is sideways, when fit he is a gem

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Zaha + Jrod --> RLC/Chalobah + Firmino

        Better?

        1. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Yes.

  29. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    I did Zaha > Wijnaldum last night. Not exactly convinced but not convinced by any midfielder under 8.0, really. I'm not really the punty type but hopefully this one might bag me a few points in the short term.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thought he was poor against Watford, does seem to thrive in the home games though.

    2. IWR
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Like the punt. He and Arnie are the best left-field choices.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I'm considering this. Just for a GW or two.

  30. InSaneMan-e
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Any preferences for Eriksen vs Salah?
    I have no Pool or Spurs cover currently

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      I have Salah now but, looking to get Eriksen in

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Not a clear answer that! It's my Zaha replacement. Fully think Salah will score more this gw, think he'll struggle vs Arsenal and City

    2. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      You should have both, really. Get Salah first since he's up against Palace next and then get Eriksen or Alli in ASAP after.

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Erik.

    4. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Thanks all