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Best Crystal Palace players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

Crystal Palace look set to be a source of effective budget options in the early part of the 2018/19 campaign.

The Eagles favourable fixtures in the first nine Gameweeks, combined with some impressive underlying numbers towards the end of last season, mean there are viable options to consider in defence, midfield and attack.

Under Roy Hodgson, Palace made improvements in more than 20 key areas last time out compared to 2016/17, and that is expected to continue into the new campaign.

That data is available to Fantasy Football Scout members to look at in the Members’ Area, and they can also read our in-depth analysis of it in the article below.

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  1. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Stick with Courtois' 3 or swap to Subasic?

    Will check Subasic starts obviously

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Same position. Will probably swap, play to win and all that

    2. johnnymorrocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I have same dilemma but with Pickford. I would say no to Sub as I think England will edge tonight. Not sure on Pick though. thoughts?

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Yeah I fancy an England clean sheet

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      swap, its more fun

  2. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Think pep found his new formation without mendy working well. Can't see pep change his winning team to test something new

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      What are you on about?

      He played Delph all season. Mendy is a much better player, it will be a straight swap.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Mendy is hardly a 'test'. He was sensational until his season-ending injury.

    3. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I think he values Mendy highly, he mentioned how without him last season he lacked width on the left so had to use Sane really wide and cutting in.

      1. Athletic Bilbo
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        I just replied on that post but will ask here too...

        What was the formation? I seem to recall it was three at the back when Mendy played along with Jesus and Aguero?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 days ago

          I might be wrong but I thought Mendy along with Walker on the other side are very much attacking wingbacks for Pep. This might be why Mendy's not being used in the World Cup as he doesn't suit a back 4.

          I'm looking at him to be the FPL Alonso of 2 years ago.

          1. Athletic Bilbo
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 5 days ago

            I’ve just done a bit of research, was mostly a 3-1-4-2 but also a 4-1-4-1.

            In the 4-1-4-1, Mendy still played lb but Jesus and Kun were mostly rotated rather than paired. Sane played lwb in one game and as sub in another.

            I’m not sure we can learn too much from that unfortunately, a lot happened since then

            1. Athletic Bilbo
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 5 days ago

              The 4-1-4-1 could actually be interpreted as a 4-3-3, it’s difficult to pin it with such interchanging of positions

    4. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Mendy's job is to be Sane from last year, Sane scored 179 points as a mid! Mendy to break 250? 😆

  3. QuintonFortune25
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Could I please get some feedback on my first draft? Tried to focus on triple Liverpool and City (with all players as nailed as they could be).

    Ederson
    Robertson - Bailly - Williams - Tomkins
    Salah - D.Silva - Mkhitaryan
    Aguero - Firmino - Tosun

    Boruc/playing 4.0 - Bednarek/playing 4.0 - Deulofeu - Masuaku/playing 4.5 mid.

    1. child of God
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Not bad, looks good to me

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Excellent.

      A very minor issue is to monitor Everton's DC positions. One of the 3 4.5m players will be the regular starter - if not Williams, Jags or Holgate.

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Thanks very much and appreciate the heads up. I'm still largely undecided on the 4.5 defenders, who do you reckon the best picks are there? I would Cedric but ideally don't want to double up on Southampton defence

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 days ago

          You've got the best options - Tomkins and a Toffee 4.5
          I'm willing to punt on a Wolf - Doherty or Boly.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Like it a lot. Is Williams nailed though? Maybe Coleman and downgrade Mkhi until week 3?

  4. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    A) DDG Mendy Robertson Deulofeu Kamara
    B) Ederson Alonso TAA Cairney Barnes

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      50/50!

  5. johnnymorrocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    2 WC dilemmas. Thoughts?

    PIckford in for Courtois (3) ?

    Move (C) from Griezmann (5) to Kane ??

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I'd bring Pickford in and the captain thing is a tough won. Given that everyone will be captaining Kane I would switch just in case he bags a brace. It's not exactly a huge loss if Kane only gets 2 also, it would be just a 3 point loss:

      Greizmann captain =10 + 2 = 12
      Kane captain = 5 + 4 = 9

      Therefore i think its worth risking 3 points for a potentially higher score.

  6. Vikram Solanki
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    roast my team #2

    ederson - speroni
    alonso - cedric - daniels - tomkins - peltier
    salah - eriksen - milivojevic - deulofeu - stephens
    aguero - firmino - tosun

    1. child of God
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      The defence is too weak for my liking, midfield also doesn't as strong as it could be. Attack looks good also speroni could be 3rd choice at palace

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    What are we thinking then tonight? If we can stop Modric and Rakitic we've got a good chance. I can see Croatia sneaking this though

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      i think we can do it, Croatia played a lot of minutes and our boys gonna be very fired up.

      Unless we go 1 behind earlyish i expect us to win.

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Yeah if Croatia play both Modric and Rakitic as CDMs Alli and Lingard can hopefully press right on them and prevent them from controlling the game. Then as we saw against Russia they are not brilliant at defending set pieces so hopefully can get a goal from a set piece again.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I think England can do it. We've got to run a tired Croatia into the ground with a high tempo. I'm not impressed with their defence - I think Kane, Maguire and Stones can better Lovren and Vida at set pieces. The key is keeping their midfield quite - Hendo will need help so I'd drop Alli for Dier.

      1. Athletic Bilbo
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        I think we might need Dier in there too, or maybe Delph who is a bit more mobile to deal with Luka

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Comfortable England win.

  8. Eden Wizard
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Gareth Bale is only 29 (next week) WTF!

    1. Athletic Bilbo
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      And he’s seen Ronaldo off, good lad

  9. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Hows my 4-4-2 looking? Focus on proven players with the 2 wolves boys.

    Ederson
    Coleman PvA Robertson Douglas (Peltier)
    Salah Mane Jota Ramsey (Stephens)
    Aguero Zaha (Kamara)

    1.0m iitb for catching bandwagons / upgrading bench fodder

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Looks excellent, tbh.

    2. Patch
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Nearly as good as mine below, Ramsey should be brought in a few GWs later

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        i can replace Rambo with D.Silva - might go for it

    3. BigBarn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Very similar to my current draft.

      Karius (4.0)
      Coleman Mendy Robertson (Doherty Wan-B)
      Salah Dilva Jota Ramsey Walcott
      Aguero Zaha (Kamara)

      with 0.5itb. Also very tempted to turn it into a 442. Food for thought, cheers.

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Yeah i rate that team also.

        I really want Mendy but worried he doesnt start

  10. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Hello. I played my maximum captain this round and I thought it would have updated last night. It was on Hazard yesterday but Lloris was my highest points scorer?

    1. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Yeah doesn't seem to update until the end of the round

    2. ☠Cypress Chill☠
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      It will be updated after Eng vs Cro is over.

    3. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Don't worry about it, i'm the same!

  11. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Had Griezmann captain (10 points)

    Stick or switch?

  12. Stokelona
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Morning guys, what do you think of this draft?

    Begovic
    Young Douglas Robertson Alonso
    Mane Sane Hazard Sigurdsson Deulofeu
    Aguero

    Boruc Reid Tomkins Quaner

    1. Patch
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Not a fan of HazQuaner...

      1. Stokelona
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Yeh I suppose the hazard situation needs monitoring but their fixtures are great. Could downgrade and get Firmino/auba. Quaner is just 3rd sub fodder

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Quite like it, No salah is rough though

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      No flexibilty. I'm all for budget forwards, but this is too extreme. If you decide you need to join the Salah show late, you'll need to wildcard.

      1. Stokelona
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Maybe, I could downgrade a mid though

    4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Bournemouth keepers? Yuck

  13. Patch
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Using Fulham as my bench fodder...have I cracked it?!

    Ederson - (4.0).

    Azpi - AAT - Coleman - (Tompkins) - (Bednarek).

    Salah - Mane - Sane - Derulo - (Cairney).

    Kun - Zaha - (Kanara).

    Sometimes I just love myself!!!

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      similar to mine.. me likey

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Mm, yes, yes, I think you may well have!

    3. A19
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I really like that! I have a similar team. Not sure about Chelsea with the coach situation as well as TAA game time coming back from WC. Maybe do : Azpi & TAA -> Robertson & 5.5 def (Bailly?)

    4. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Bednarek to be replaced
      Sane rotation with Mendy
      Who the hell is Derulo?
      TAA to rotate with Clyne

  14. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Cheers, will look forward to receiving those points tonight or maybe more from an England player hopefully!

  15. Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Ive run with only one GK in the knockout stages so far: Alisson (6, 1) and Lloris (7). Given we have 5 transfers and no-one going home this round, is it worth buying another GK for the 3rd place playoff or just focus on new outfield players? I suspect Belgium will rotate fairly heavily and I have KDB, Hazard, Kompany, Fellaini at high risk.. if England get dumped I'll have similar issues there. Maximum captain chip active so need goodies on the field...

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Once team sheets come out you can decide. Basically get as many players as you can with your transfers available.

      Players like Haz/De Bruyne might come on, so unless you need the cash, I’d keep them and see if they perform off the bench.

  16. Arn De Gothia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Anyone knows anything about Bournemouth players???

    Wilson or King stronger pick?

    Thanks

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      King the better option imo

      1. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        thanks

  17. Reuser
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Any comments on my current draft?

    Fabianski (4.0)
    Robertson, Mendy, Coleman, Douglas, Tomkins
    Salah, Sane, Mhiki, Jota, Stephens
    Aguero, Tosun, Austin

    Flexible formation with a half-decent bench to mitigate for inevitable rotation.

    Thanks.

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Strong! Not sure on Fabianski openings fixtures.

      Mendy hardly start the season since he’s still in Russia

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        Mendy hasn't played all year. Still being in Russia doesn't affect him

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Looks great, tbh.

      I personally don't have faith in Saints to score (or keep clean sheets) but that's me.
      I'm also wary of Fab's opening fixtures - could be loads of save points, but I'd rather a chance of clean sheets.

    3. Reuser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Thanks all - much appreciated.

      Yes - Mendy is a known risk, but I thought I would get him in early and let my bench compensate for him if he does miss a few matches. Saves a valuable transfer down the line.

      Fabianski is a bit of a risk, but I'm hoping his save points and a new defensive manager might be able to help. Besides, he tends to get his bigger scores against the bigger sides....

      Austin is a bit of a placeholder pick but could do OK. If Mitrovic comes in at 6.0, I would certainly consider him instead....

    4. child of God
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      I'd drop robo or mendy and spend extra cash elsewhere Coz defence usually provides the best value, get it wrong there and your done

  18. statenisland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Morning. Any thoughts on this?

    Schmiechel (Speroni)
    Cedric, Daniels, Lovren (Bednarek, Miranda)
    Salah, Eriksen, Mahrez, Deulofeu (Stephens)
    Firmino, Aguero, Tosun

    1. KD1999
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Schmeichel no, fixtures dodgy and he's 5.0m, Pickford or Pope would be better for that price, as would a handful of the 4.5 keepers.

      Lovren will not be playing due to his involvement with Croatia at the world cup, Trent Alexander Arnold is the same price (5.0m) and would be far more likey to start and produce attacking returns as well as clean sheets.

      Mahrez is a good option for maybe 1/2 Gameweeks if that's all you're hoping for. Will almost certainly become a bit part player after the world cup boys are back, either pay an extra 0.5m for Sane or save yourself 0.5m and get David Silva. Both of them are better placed to start more matches.

      Deuleufeu can be hit and miss as we have seen before. Don't be surprised when he bangs out 2 points game in game out.

      Tosun very good shout he will hit the ground running with the early fixtures

  19. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    New article

  20. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    I'm getting in Guita.

    Still see no reason that they haven't priced Patricio though.. bizarre.

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 days ago

        ah that makes sense then, thanks! Think I'll stick with Doherty anyway

  21. New Article
  22. salazar1963
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Is Martial nailed in 1st 2 games?

    1. KD1999
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      No

  23. KD1999
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Alexis Sanchez (£10.5m)?? Perhaps a bit expensive but would be a fantastic option for Gameweek 1/2/3.

    1. He would be a differential, he currently has little to no ownership compared to others of a similar price.
    2. He usually plays on the left but he may play a more advanced role in the absence of Lukaku and possibly Rashford aftertheir World Cup exploits.
    3. He would probably be given penalties and other set pieces.
    4. His fixtures would be strong.
    5. He is a proven asset in FPL capable of goals and assists.

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Who would you rather (assuming both Mendy and Alonso start)

    A Mendy with Foster and Fabianski as rotating goalies

    B Alonso with Ederson and 4 m goalie

    1. KD1999
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 days ago

      B - Although likely, Mendy not assured to start. Alonso is and Edensor definitely is

  25. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 days ago

    Arsenal Manager to convince Coloccini to come out retirement. Good stuff

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 days ago

      Arsenal managed to*

  26. BoxingKanga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 days ago

    Karius Speroni
    Alonso Bailly Mendy Tomkins Eve 4.5
    Salah Dilva Sigi Deulofeu Masuaku
    Kun Zaha Tosun

    Thoughts?

  27. Carlton P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 days ago

    Salah-less team. Really think Sanchez will fire this season
    1.0ITB
    Ederson / Speroni
    Bailly / Coleman / TAA / Bednarek / Tomkins
    Sanchez / Dilva / Walcott / Ramsey / Mane
    Aguero / Zaha / Quaner