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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

1,336 Comments Post a Comment
  1. White Hart Kane
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Carroll or RLC the best 4.5 mid?

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

      tc

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

      Carroll.

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

      Carroll.

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

      TC

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

    I bought Mounie for his inevitable double rise, but he hasn't even risen once. WTF??!

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

      he won't rise twice

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

        +1

    2. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      he is going to rise tonight

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

      I'd have waited personally.

      Rafa may shut Huddersfield down.

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Lejeune is a big loss- his only defender with a defensive brain.
        Selvey doesn't have a brain,they can only benefit from his absence.
        I will be looking to lump on another hudds win.
        Wagner happy with this level of opposition

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

          Newcastle wiped the floor with Huddersfield twice. You don't have a clue

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            This is a completely different Huddersfield

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            They won one game each, no?

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

              Indeed but you have to watch the games to understand what I'm saying. I was there home and away. Newcastle were a class above Huddersfield.

              1. Sonny “The Hitman&rdq…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 years, 2 months ago

                Sorry Mate... last year's teams cannot be compared to this weekend.... for Hud new boys Mounie and Ince change the team completely. And Newcastle lost LeJeune and Dummit and Shelvy... HUGE losses defensively

          3. Somalion
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            Wiped the floor with this exact Huddersfield team while missing Lejeune and Dummett?

        2. AFC1886
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 months ago

          Loooooool - Shelvey "doesn't have a brain"

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

      Think he needs viagra.

    5. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Should have gone for Hegazi/Xhaka if monies what you're after

    6. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      If you're buying a Huddesfield striker just for a double price rise i suggest you start playing a new game.

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

        This

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

      You bought a player for a price rise? Lol @ you

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Price rises are a fair consideration at this time of the season - sure, they shouldn't be the only one, but while the casuals are still paying attention they love a bandwagon, especially a cheap one. If Mounie hauls again this weekend (and it's not out of the question), he could easily be 6.4 before GW3. I'll admit it's been a factor in me bringing him in - I see him as a decent short-term enabler until Hernandez/Iheanacho are up to speed.

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

          Whoever you and OP sold to get Mounie in could haul as well. Too bad you spent a month figuring out who to start with only to sell him after one GW, because one GW is just so much data right? Typical points chasing. And I'm sure who you sold wasn't injured or suspended.

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 2 months ago

            I sold Benteke, who isn't injured, but whose main supply line now is, and whose team looked awful on the opening day and have a tough fixture this week. Palace without Zaha are hugely diminished as an attacking threat IMO.

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

      Because people aren't THAT stupid, Huddersfield striker *ALARM BELLS*

  3. barryb93
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

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

    Sandro or Gray out for Vokes?

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

      What game are you playing?!

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

        Hey TC. So you are back again. How was gameweek 1?

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

          Did okay with 78 points. You?

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

            63. Slow start.

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

              GW1 usually is. It will only get better from here.

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

                Yeah. Watched a English county match yesterday. Ellyse was the commentator. She was not so good.

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

                  I saw it too. Was her first time commentating so she looked a bit uncomfortable. But she was hot as always and that is all that matters.

      2. barryb93
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        It's Draft

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

          Flip a coin. I'd get rid of Sandro.

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

      For draft I would probably ditch Gray but it's a tough one.

    3. Junior ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Sandro potentially out and poor fixtures.

    4. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Gray
      Rubbesh

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

      Give your head a shake

    6. barryb93
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      So 2 to get rid of Gray, 1 for Sandro. Damn, I was thinking Sandro haha

  4. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Save my ft?

    Heaton
    Walker, Bertrand, Daniels, Moreno
    Mane, Salah, Mkhi, Ritchie
    Lukaku, Aguero

    Elliot, Quaker, Dann, Carrol

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

      Play Dann, seriously.
      You remember how Liverpool defended set pieces?

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yeah he could get in the points but hoping for a defender to score is risky. Definitely not getting a cs. Who would you play him instead of?

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

      Most definitely save it

    3. White Hart Kane
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yep

    4. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Thanks

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

      Triple pool is brave

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Yeah well my plan all along was to hold off Spurs until gw3 and use 2ft to get them in then if they were doing ok. So one of Mane/Salah was supposed to be a placeholder for Eriksen but if they keep performing it makes it harder to sell. Moreno impressed me in pre season and was a late decision for me.

    6. AFC1886
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Go Mane to Eriksen or Alli and your already naughty team becomes very, very naughty...

  5. White Hart Kane
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Foster or Lossi the better option?

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

      I prefer Foster

  6. Slurpy
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone with Lukaku and Firmino? Who are you giving the (C)?

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

      Kaku here, I've heard Firm wasn't too threatening in that first game. Just can't see Lukaku getting anything less than a goal

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

        He actually was threatening but I've gone for Lukaku too

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I don't have Firminio but if I had both I'd still go with Kaku without a doubt.

    3. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yes.

      Lukaku.

    4. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Mané

      I have both the above as well

  7. DF Team
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Salah or Mane?

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

      Salah

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

      the Mane-faced god

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

      Mane over the season for me

    4. JohnnyMagrinho
      • 49 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Both wingers, both rapid, both will score points. Salah looks to have been more involved in being given clear cut chances to score, but hasn't been that clinical.

      Mané is a much better player (in my opinion) but he is £0.5m more expensive. It comes down to distribution of funds and what kind of coverage you have from other teams, but on the face of it, for now at least, Salah is the better option.

      Halfway through the season that may not be the case, though.

    5. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Mane

    6. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I much prefer Mane as a player but one thing that worries me. Liverpool limited in left footed players and right footed players tend to pass to the right as an easier option.
      Wasn't mane on the right last year?
      Also, good left backs are less common too.
      I think Salah may get more opportunities this year but will waste more too.

  8. InSaneMan-e
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Guys, with money being so tight, would you argue that catching price rises and TV is more important this season than in previous seasons?

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

      It's the same every season. Then you get a couple of injuries to the big hitters and cheap options start delivering consistently.

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

      Absolutely

      Not afraid of taking hits at

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

      No.

    4. JohnnyMagrinho
      • 49 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Still think the guy who wins it will have a team value of anywhere from 100-102m tops.

      Catching price rises is fine, but being patient and picking the right players is more important.

      I suppose it comes down to balance - trying to catch enough profit to help with one or two signings. But assuming the 'bigger players' will always score more points is where some people come unstuck.

      Ideally you need to find a Mahrez of a couple of seasons ago and good balance throughout the squad. But that's not exactly easy...

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

        Cant remember the TV of the winner of last year, but the guy who came second didn't have a particularly impressive TV if i remember

        I guess catching price rises on players that you'll keep (Eriksen, Lukaku etc) is probably worth the hit. Price rises for Xhaka/Hegazi are perhaps not, as you're likely going to us FTs to get rid of them

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

      More. Three money based chips now.

    6. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      This happens every year... I don't understand it.. You win the game by scoring the most points! Value should be secondary to every single transfer you plan on making...

  9. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    If Chicharito manages to get a goal or two before GW4 I'm thinking Chicharito (c) GW4

    Thoughts?

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

      Mental.

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      If he gets a goal or two, good shout.
      If Lukaku keeps banging them in, I'll stick with him

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

    Rooney got an inform on Fifa

    90 shooting and 91 physical get in!!!

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

      35 pace?

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

        88 with hunter chem

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

          88 in Waxys land - Sounds like your FPL score in Waxys land

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

            No he legit has 88 pace out of 99 lol.

            Way faster than most players in the game

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

        35mph ofc...

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

          Exactly he's one of the fastest footballers in the world

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

            maybe when he's in a plane, other than that, maybe he was in the top 10% 5 years ago.

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

              Jesus who is known to be pacy only recorded 25 km/h Rooney reached speeds of 35km plus!

              10% is a lot barely anyone can top 35km/h

              And that 35km number was from United's offical site

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

                I think you're banting with yourself here

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

                independent research then. 25km/h lol, speed gun not working?

              3. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 years, 2 months ago

                Well you do get yourself noticed.
                I would love to see your track record in FPL and back up your info with concrete evidence.

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

                  I now doubt that he even has an FPL account

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

                sorry but you are talk so much crap it's not funny. I just looked and according to one report Charlie Adam is the slowest player in the PL. I can believe that. He runs at 26 km/h max, so Jesus is slower than that, hmmm.

    2. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      You're my favourite character on this site.

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

        This just sent shudders through me

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

          "Character"

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

            Not the C word i'd have selected

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

              Comrade ?

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

        Don't encourage him

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

          How's your -8 coming along pal?

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

            1) I'm not your pal

            2) already taken a hit this week. Kane stays until the int break

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

              Good thing you took our advice pal.

              Best of luck with FPL

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

                Not pal*

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

                You're not winding me up btw

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

            You're so confrontational

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

      Rooney told Stoke to get out of his swamp

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

        This!

  11. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Who to start this GW?

    A - Monreal (Probably more chance of a clean sheet)

    B - PVA (No realistic chance of a clean sheet, wing back/even possibly in the front 3, on corners?)

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

      Tough one. Disappointed PVA owner here, then visited the stats. Happy to hold for the good fixtures.

      A Safe
      B Punty

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

      PVA. Liverpool terrible at set pieces. He plays far up the field and takes corners and maybe even some set pieces?

      I reckon chances are big Liverpool stumble again and that Crystal Palace will score at least one.

  12. Junior ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Bench 1
    Kompany (EVE)
    Mee (WBA)
    Dann (liv)
    Stephens (WHM)

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

      Gotta be Dann though I accept there's a fair chance he could score from a bloody corner!

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

        Agreed.

  13. Del Monte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Why didn't Chelsea go for Matuidi?

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

      do u think he is a good player?
      as i'm supporting juve 🙂 and i see that he is 30 years old and won't help juve for anything
      and as a juve fan we need a player like kante casiemero
      what do u think?

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

      Just imagine if Waxys had asked this question.

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

      Because Matuidi chose Juventus

  14. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    I think I want to give it at least 4 games before i consider WC so I have a bigger sample of who is and isn't rotated. Especially in Man City, Arsenal and West Ham's case

  15. Totti
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    who to play from these players? choose 2

    A) Ritchie
    B) JWP
    C) Ince

    bench 2:
    1) Danilo
    2) Daniels
    3) MEE
    4) Lowe

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

      C34

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

        i need play 2 from ritchie JWP and ince 🙂
        who else with ince do u suggest

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

      Ritchie and Ince ..........

      Lowe and Daniels

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

        bench lowe and daniels??
        but if i couldn't play lowe agaist newcastle home when can i play him? 🙂
        but he will be facing roitchie in my team 🙂

  16. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Lukaku or Salah captain?

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

      Salah has shown no composure so far. Won't get tap ins everywhere. Lukaku

    2. Jainica
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Salah for me

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I think Lukaku looks the most likely on paper to score big this week. One of top scorers last year, probably better players around him this year, a brace in his first week, Swansea one of the worst teams in PL, conceeded 29 shots against Southampton. He's the obvious choice.

  17. Addecadabra
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Any updates on Zaha knee injury??

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

      The latest I know he's out for around a month

  18. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MeCZiy5ESI I watched this and I chose Ince over Mooy for Zaha replacement. Am I a bad person ?

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

      Yes. Terrible, evil, monstrosity. You should be castigated for your sins.

    2. ⚽️ Dingo ⚽️
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Not sure if he will be playing against witches hats each week.

    3. Somalion
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      No but I don't understand using a video of a player's highlights in the Championship as a basis for picking him in the Premiership

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

    So this is my team for the weekend. What do you think?

    Foster (bur)
    Stephens (WHU) - Francis (WAT) - Mee (WBA)
    Salah (CRY) - Mané (CRY) - Willian (tot) - Mkhitaryan (swa)
    Mounie (NEW) - Aguero (EVE) - Lukaku (swa)

    Bench: Elliot (hud) - Ward-Prowse (WHU) - Suttner (lei) - Dann (liv)

    Am I right to choose Foster and Willian ahead of Elliot and Ward-Prowse?

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

      Certainly will be popular round here

    2. JRW90
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah

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

        Sorry I'm new to the site. Please explain.

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

          You asked a question at the end

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

            You're not allowed to ask questions? I see many people asking things?

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

              OK what?

              You asked if you were right to choose Foster and Willian, to which I said yeah

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

                Haha, sorry. I interpretended the answer "certainly will be popular around here", "yeah" and "g2g" as if I did something wrong. Sorry 🙂

    3. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Yes, g2g.

  20. barryb93
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Ince or Mooy? Personally think Ince will do better over time, be interested to see what people think about Mooy. Reckon he'll not be as effective as he may seem initially.

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

      Mooy is a nothing dull option

      1. barryb93
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Agree, it's between him or Ince for Walters in the draft.

    2. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      One lad asked the same a few posts below. He even posted a youtube video which conviced him to get Ince, so check it out.

      1. barryb93
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        Just seeing it there, will have a look. Cheers for that!

  21. Just For Kicks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Looking at Valencia > Jones

    leaving Zaha > Best 9.5 Mid for -4.

    A - Salah
    B - Erikson
    C - Ali
    D - Other

    Have Kane & no pool.

    Thanks in advance

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

      Salah or Mane

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

        Id go with Salah

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

      Mane

  22. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    WHo shall I start? Ramsey (STO a) or Willian (SPU a) ?

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

      Willian

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      What's your team? Surprised if you have to put one of them on the bench tbh.

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

        Front 8 of:

        Eriksen (CHE h) Salah (CPA h) Ramsey (STO a) Willian (SPU a) Fraser (WAT h)
        Aguero (EVE h) Lukaku (SWA a) Mounie (NEW h)

        All got quite nice Fixtures, so a bit of a headache

  23. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Tempted to just take the drop on Zaha, not really a viable option that will perform consistently, and then take a hit going into GW3.

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Get shot of him unless your sub is stellar

    2. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Okay

  24. Pete Price The Lizard
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Right finalizing my squad as I won't have time tomorrow to do it how's it looking lads GTG?

    Elliot
    Ake Alonso Mee Naughton
    KDB Mane (VC) Winjnaldum
    Aguero (C) Kane Mounie

    Subs:Foster,Carroll,Iwobi & Hunemeier

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

      Elliot > Foster

      1. Pete Price The Lizard
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 months ago

        No WBA will concede I think

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I rotated keepers one year, based on who was more likely to get a clean sheet, and picked wrong one every time. Lost a heap of points and had like 9.5m tied up in GKs. Since then, I pick one goalkeeper and stick with him, with the sub goalkeeper as cheap as possible.

  25. Arctic monkeys
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Dear Lukaku,

    Please Blank.

    Thank you

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

      I think he will.

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

      Cmon man it's Swansea.

      No way he will blank. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't have Lukaku with those fixtures

    3. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Haha, a Lukaku non-owner wants to see him fail lol

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

      Not sure why you would not prioritize getting Lukaku in. He scored two the first gameweek, ownership over 50% and has great fistures.

      Those who don't have him are going to drop hard if he keeps producing!

  26. 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.

    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 ...

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

      If Everton buy the best set piece taker in the league and don't give him set pieces they deserve relegation

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

        Rooney is a big problem

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

          Yep but Everton need to learn how to handle his ego and tell him flat out.

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

        Right foot, left foot, alternatives, others on penalties etc - don't think he will get everything on every side of the pitch

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

          He should be taking everything that he took for Swansea. If he's not comfortable on a particular side of the pitch, that's perfectly fine, but you buy a guy like that for his dead ball skills. They're his one area of absolute class so Everton need to give him those duties. Otherwise, as you say, he's not a good option (not sure I want him either way tbh until I see more of Everton).

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

      Koeman is not stupid and will know better than most what Siggy's capabilities are. If he gives Rooney set pieces then he will be mad!

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

    Don't want to put all my eggs in one basket by captaining Lukaku (have mkhi too)

    Can't see kane exploding. He could score but for captaincy you want someone who could go big

    Tough choice

    1. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      Another basket waster 🙄

    2. Cyril Figgis
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      You bought Lukaku to be a premium captain choice. Mad not to captain him when he's playing Swansea.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 months ago

      I have Bailly, Mhki, and Lukaku (c). Hoping for a big Utd win, little bit risky maybe but the rewards are higher if they do win well. Kane has the ability to explode at any stage, in my opinion.

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

    Hart (sou) away
    Or
    Elliot (hud) away

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

      Elliot

  29. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Ive gone tadic for Zaha. mmmmmmm

  30. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Foster or Elliot to Goalie?