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Best Bournemouth players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – The Complete Members’ Analysis

Josh King, Charlie Daniels, Junior Stanislas, Nathan Ake: Bournemouth players have mostly been good to Fantasy managers since the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2015, offering decent returns for minimal investment.

Last season’s offerings were something of a disappointment from a Fantasy perspective, however, with no Bournemouth player reaching double figures for goals, assists or clean sheets.

King scored half as many goals (eight) as he managed in 2016/17, while Jordan Ibe’s total of six assists was the best any Cherries player could muster.

The Bournemouth defence was particularly porous, meanwhile, keeping only six clean sheets (a league-low shared with relegated Stoke City) in their 38 league matches.

Part of Bournemouth’s appeal from a Fantasy standpoint is that by now we mostly know what to expect from the south coast side. Eddie Howe is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League, following Arsene Wenger’s departure from Arsenal, having been on the books at the Vitality Stadium for well over five years. Many of Bournemouth’s players have also been with the club for an extended period: King, Daniels, Stanislas, Ryan Fraser, Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Callum Wilson, among others, have featured in all three seasons that the Cherries have spent in the top flight.

While Howe’s formation is far from settled, having flip-flopped between a conventional back four and a three-man defence last season, the Cherries’ mantra remains comfortingly consistent: attack and attack some more.

Fantasy Football Scout members can read on to see our full analysis.

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2,255 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 14 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    how important is it to have a player playing today, currently have 0

    1. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Guaranteed red arrow if you don't have anyone.

      1. Les Bleus
        • 12 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Unless everyone above and around him does the same?

        1. Epic Fail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          After Messi's hat trick even people way below him will push him down.

          1. Les Bleus
            • 12 Years
            5 years, 11 months ago

            😉

          2. Cok3y5murf
            • 7 Years
            5 years, 11 months ago

            You were confident Germany would beat South Korea too

            1. Epic Fail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              5 years, 11 months ago

              Not once have I said that.

                1. Epic Fail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  5 years, 11 months ago

                  Wasn't me.

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      If you dont feel like having any I wouldnt mind.

    3. Les Bleus
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Increases your chances of a decent captain I suppose if you have more options.

    4. Karan14
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      I have one (Godin). Maybe if I’m lucky enough and Uruguay go through I’ll have atleast 1 player from this bracket for the Semis.

    5. diesel001
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Not very important to have a player playing on any day. More important to have a team that you are comfortable will max your points. We have been fooled by captains / substitutions etc. But Round 2 we would have been better off having Lukaku, Kane, Hazard, Stones and Lingard in our team and that was five in one group.

    6. Cok3y5murf
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Very. Quick, get one

  2. Deeney-is-a-god
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Mbappe vs costa? Already got isco and sort of want mbappe. Does anyone have any strong argumenta to get costa?

    1. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      He can and is likely to score goals.

      1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
        • 15 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        It's the yc factor. He should have been booked about 4 times

        1. Epic Fail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          Same old Costa from FPL the frustrating bugger.

      2. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Fair

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

      Same here and just switched to Mbappe as captain with Isco tomorrow if fails. Just a gut feel about Mbappe scoring a brace

    3. Meimei
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Costa has insane value. For only 8,5 million you get one of the top guy upfront for a team that can go deap. Although, the main reason, I believe he is not as pick as he should is just a consequence off a psycological biais because he is cheap....

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        He is 9.1 m so more expensive than Mbappe

  3. olly:)
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    bottomed.

    g2g? WC in hand.

    Courtois - 4.0
    Pavard - Ramos - Carvajal - Tripp - Sakai
    KDB - Cout - Isco - Claesson - Inui
    Griezmann - Hazard - Kane

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      KDB has been playing too deep.

  4. Who are all Lukakus
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Last facking dilemma:
    A. Modric, Olsen, Sommer
    B. Lingard, Courtois, Pickford
    No WC left. Playing BB

    1. Pumpkinhead - I'm ITK …
      • 15 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      B then

    2. Les Bleus
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      B

    3. kesh
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      A - because I fancy Colombia to nick a goal

    4. MMN
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      A is less risky but B has a higher ceiling I think so depends on your attitude to risk

    5. MMN
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Could go A with Rakitic and Pickford instead of Modric and one keeper

    6. Who are all Lukakus
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Well thank folks. Might go B as I would save one transfer for GK before semi finals.

  5. Atwood
    • 14 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Strinic nailed?

    1. Silecro
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      yes

  6. The EJJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    no one with Inui? better option than Claesson?

    1. Les Bleus
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      He’s a one and done player (Japan will get knocked out IMO). Whereas Sweden might make it through one more game.

    2. Straobalno
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Both 2 pointers

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Claesson has had 4, 5, and 6 points so far - much better pick than Inui vs Belgium

    3. Epic Fail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      9.1% own him.

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Heard he wasn't pictured in training?

      1. Norman Conquest
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        i heard that he's done a runner

    5. Taegugk Warrior
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      I have inui, but considering replace with c sanchez

  7. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Calesson or Quintero?

  8. Buck The Trent
    • 12 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    A or B ?
    A Schmeichel, Olsen
    B Subasic, Kawashima

    1. Les Bleus
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      A

    2. Straobalno
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      A

  9. Straobalno
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Hazard, Ronaldo, Kane
    De Bruyne, Isco, Coutino
    Lovren, Pavard, Miranda, Granqvist
    Subasic
    GTG?

  10. nicecat
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    a. Neymar & Inui
    b. Jesus & Lingard

    1. Straobalno
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      B

      1. nicecat
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Tako sam i kontao, zahvaljujem!

    2. MMN
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      B

  11. Mr_Barbs
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Is Verela planned to start?

    1. satsumo
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      I think the current belief is probably not

  12. Rainer
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Serious lack of DDG 😮

    1. willl
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      6.5m is too much considering the alternative keepers and spanish defence options

    2. MMN
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Due to carvajal and pique attacking threat

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Their defence is crap

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      I have with 4 Spanish defenders going all in Spain defence in Telegraph game...........

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      For very good reason

  13. N00B
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Final team. No WC and no BB. What do you think ?

    Allison - 4.0 gk
    Trippier - Godin - Lovren - Granqvist - Pavard
    Coutinho - Modric - Isco - Claesson - Inui
    Neymar - Hazard - Griezmann

    1. satsumo
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Looks good, imo courtois and carvajal would be more likely for a clean sheet than allison and trippier but up to you

  14. Nando7
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Thoughts on giroud ??

    1. diesel001
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Griez > Giroud because of pens and free-kicks

      1. Nando7
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        mainly between mbappe and giroud due to price...

        1. diesel001
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          Fair coin toss

  15. H-SF
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Pavard or Akanji

    1. cniami
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      pavard

  16. Bathonian Steelers
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    Thoughts on Tielemans?

    1. Rainer
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      Good player, won't play many more minutes baring injuries.

  17. cniami
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    varela to start?

  18. EMERGING STAR
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    TEAM SET.

    Muslera Olsen
    Meunier Trippier Carvajal Granqvist Strinic
    Isco Lingard Modric Bentactur Quintero
    Lukaku Kane Hazard
    0.4 ITB

  19. Stats Don\'t Lie
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    A) modric + nandez
    B) iniesta + pavon/carrasco

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 11 months ago

      To be honest don’t like either. Modric a definite yes. What about Uruguay’s Bentancur?

  20. Ange Ball
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 11 months ago

    World cup managers please help!

    Do I keep Boyata or get rid I have 5.5m to spend left.

    Thank you.

    1. stat
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Get rid for someone nailed on - maybe Trippier?

      • Straobalno
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        I would get rid. Kompany is ready

    2. stat
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Any weaknesses? Bench Boosting and still have my WC:

        Alisson - Courtois

        Miranda - Granqvist - Pavard - Rodriguez - Alderweireld

        Isco - Modric - Coutinho - Claesson - Inui

        Costa - Hazard - Lukaku

        1. Straobalno
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          GTG

        2. satsumo
          • 12 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          I'd go for miranda -> carvajal for spanish defensive cover over doubled up brazil defence as I can see mexico scoring, but looking good either way

      • Krafty Werks
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Ok think i'm done, RMT please?

        Muslera, Olsen
        Carvajal, Miranda, Trippier, Granqvist, Pavard
        Coutinho, Modric, Isco, Quintero, Bentancur
        Lukaku, Neymar, Mbappe

        Captains : Mbappe, Modric, Neymar/Lukaku, Granqvist.

        1. ForEvra Young
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          Same front 3 as me. I've gone Lingard over Modric tho

      • FDMS All Starz
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        A) Suarez & Lingard

        or

        B) Costa & Modric

      • ForEvra Young
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        BB thoughts?

        Alisson Olsen
        Carvajal Ramos Maguire Miranda Pavard
        Isco Coutinho Lingard Claesson Inui
        Mbappe Neymar Lukaku

        Day 1: Mbappe (c)
        Day 2: Isco (c)
        Day 3: Neymar (c)
        Day 4: Lingard (c)

        1. MaRooney 5
          • 11 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          prefer lukaku in day 4

          1. JayC
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 11 months ago

            luks not playing in day 4...

      • Mork calling Orson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Have Alisson as my keeper, would you go
        A) Olson & Gazinsky
        B) 4.0 keeper & Quintero

        1. Paramaribo
          • 10 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          B

      • Alex_thekid
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Will either of Fagner and Boyata play in the next couple of rounds

      • ChadW98
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Bentacur or nandez?

        1. willl
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          bentancur

      • Paramaribo
        • 10 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Do you think R Rodriguez is not a good pick for some reason? Not strong opposition and on penalties. Why would I chose Miranda or Carvajal instead?

        1. willl
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 11 months ago

          Lichsteiner and Schar banned, Carvajal much better imo

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

          I like Rodriguez - go with what you think!

      • AnfieldLad
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        Muslera or pavard captain ?

      • ChadW98
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 11 months ago

        RMT:

        Muslera Olsen
        Pavard Boyata Meunier Ramos Granqvist
        Bentacur Isco Modric Coutinho Quintero
        Kane Lukaku Costs