Pre-Season

The Best Premium Defenders to Buy in FPL 2018/19

Having assessed the worth of various budget defenders that caught the eye upon the launch of the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League game last week, we now turn our attention to the stoppers higher up the price list.

As well as analysing the premium defenders who have a starting price of £6.0m+, we will also run the rule over the numerous mid-priced options (£5.0m/£5.5m) available at the back.

The £6.0m/£6.5m Premium Options

Five defenders will set you back £6.5m at the start of the 2018/19 season: Cesar Azplicueta, Marcos Alonso, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker and Antonio Valencia.

Azpilicueta and Alonso were the two highest-scoring defenders in FPL last season with a combined 340 points between them. Chelsea’s clean sheet total of 16 was, despite being admirable, only the fourth-best tally in the league and their two Spanish assets only topped the defensive rankings through contributions elsewhere on the pitch.

Alonso scored more goals (seven) and had more shots than any other Premier League defender last year, while no stopper bettered Azpilicueta’s haul of 25 bonus points. Azpilicueta also chipped in with six assists, his joint-best effort in a single season, despite featuring almost exclusively at centre-back.

Uncertainty over Antonio Conte’s future as Chelsea manager, though, means Fantasy managers would be understandably reticent about splashing the cash on either of these two premium assets at this early stage. The same would apply to Victor Moses and Antonio Rudiger (both £6.0m).

READ MORE: The best Chelsea players to sign in FPL 2018/19

Otamendi’s four goals and underlying passing statistics contributed to his 21 bonus points and third-highest score overall, though whether the Argentinean centre-back will get as many as the 33 starts he managed last season is open to debate. A Manchester City defender (or goalkeeper) looks near-essential for Gameweeks 2-7, with home fixtures against Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United, Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion punctuated by trips to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City.

Walker is another City option in the £6.5m bracket for those hugely appealing matches. Although the former Tottenham Hotspur full-back has scored only two league goals in six years, he has recorded six assists in each of the last two seasons: no defender has created more goals in that time.

There may be better value elsewhere in the City backline, though. Pre-season might give us an indication as to which of the £5.5m-rated centre-back options – John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Aymeric Laporte – is favoured by Pep Guardiola, while Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) has returned to fitness after a serious knee injury curtailed his debut Premier League season last September. The French full-back supplied five assists for Monaco in 2016/17 and could be a huge threat this year from the wing-back position if Guardiola reverts to the 3-5-2 formation he started with last season.

No defender registered more clean sheets last season than Antonio Valencia, who also found the back of the net on three occasions. The long-serving right-back has for several years now been a relatively rotation risk-free route into the Manchester United backline: Valencia missed only seven matches last season, four of which enforced through a hamstring injury.

Chris Smalling and Ashley Young (and indeed goalkeeper David de Gea) are ways into the United defence at £6.0m. Smalling started all but four of United’s matches last season from Gameweek 7 onwards, missing three fixtures over Christmas and being rested for the final-day match with Watford with the FA Cup final in mind. No defender scored more on the Bonus Points System than Smalling during his unbroken run of matches in the United team between Gameweeks 23 and 37.

Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot (all £5.5m), Marcos Rojo and Victor Lindelof (both £5.0m) would, perhaps, best be avoided until Jose Mourinho’s first-choice central defensive partnership becomes known.

Of the 14 defenders who have a starting price of £6.0m, half of them play for Spurs. Jan Vertonghen will likely be the safest route into the Tottenham backline, with the Belgian centre-half having started more matches (36) and kept more clean sheets (16) than any of his fellow Spurs defenders. Rotation in the full-back department is a constant worry with Mauricio Pochettino, so Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies (both of whom racked up seven assists last season) look expensive gambles at £6.0m given that they can’t be assured of starts.

Spurs’ start next season looks like one of the trickiest: the Lilywhites play five of their first seven fixtures on the road, with one of their “home” matches (against Fulham) contested at Wembley. Liverpool and Manchester United also await Pochettino’s side in Gameweeks 3 and 5.

Anfield was a fortress for Liverpool last season: the Reds were unbeaten on home soil and 12 of their 17 clean sheets came on their own patch. With West Ham, Brighton and Southampton visiting Merseyside in the first six Gameweeks, there will be interest in Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk (both £6.0m).

Van Dijk carries a considerable goal threat but enjoyed a luckless spell in front of goal last season: Shane Duffy was the only defender who had more attempts on goal last season without scoring.

Robertson, meanwhile, was a staple of the Liverpool defence from Gameweek 15 onwards and only Hector Bellerin had more touches in the final third from this point till the end of the season.

The Mid-Price Alternatives

Bellerin is one of five Arsenal defenders available at £5.5m although his underlying attacking statistics mightn’t be as impressive this season if new boss Unai Emery decides to ditch the wing-back system in favour of a back four.

READ MORE: The best Arsenal players to sign in FPL 2018/19

Nacho Monreal and new boy Sokratis Papastathopoulos are among the other defensive options for Arsenal at this price and would be worthy of consideration from Gameweek 3 onwards in particular (the Gunners run of matches from this point reads: WHU, cdf, new, EVE, WAT, ful, LEI, cry).

READ MORE: Scout Report on Sokratis

Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen (both £5.5m) could be more cost-effective, albeit slightly duller, routes into the Chelsea defence than Alonso and Azpilicueta, although the risk of rotation will see plenty Fantasy managers dodging both (neither is currently owned by more than 2.5% of FPL bosses).

There are a few gung-ho full-backs available at the £5.5m mark elsewhere. Fantasy managers will be keen to see if Everton pair Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines are revitalised under new manager Marco Silva, particularly given the Toffees’ kind start to the season: Everton play just one of last season’s top seven clubs in the first nine Gameweeks, a start that also features home matches against Southampton, Huddersfield, West Ham, Fulham and Crystal Palace.

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) had a phenomenal end to 2017/18, meanwhile. All five of his league goals (and one assist) came in the last ten Gameweeks of the season and even a price hike to £5.5m may not deter investors given Palace’s favourable start: the Eagles face only one of the “big six” clubs in their first nine matches.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) is a slightly cheaper route into the Palace defence. Although the former Liverpool centre-back does not carry the same goal threat as the Dutch left-back, Sakho’s returns on the Bonus Points System are noteworthy. Incredibly, only three defenders registered more bonus points than Sakho (18) last season despite the French centre-half making only 18 starts.

READ MORE: The best Crystal Palace players to sign in FPL 2018/19

Harry Maguire (£5.5m) was the only defender to have more penalty box touches and efforts on goal than van Aanholt from Gameweek 29 onwards and the Leicester City centre-half is another defender whose goal threat is the chief reason for his elevated price.

The Foxes new defensive recruits, Ricardo Pereira and Jonny Evans, are available for £0.5m cheaper.

READ MORE: Scout Report on Ricardo Pereira

READ MORE: Moving Target – Jonny Evans

West Ham’s tough start (the Hammers play five of the “big six” in the first nine Gameweeks) would suggest that Aaron Creswell (£5.5m) is one to avoid initially, although his assist count of seven was not beaten by any other defender in 2017/18.

The drop in Charlie Daniels’ starting price (£4.5m) means that Nathan Ake (£5.0m) is unlikely to be the most popular defensive option for Bournemouth, despite the latter’s goal threat.

Burnley’s overall impressive defensive statistics from last season has led to a price hike for Matthew Lowton, Stephen Ward, Ben Mee and James Tarkowski (all £5.0m). That the Clarets only recorded two clean sheets in 2018, however, might stick in the throat of potential investors, despite Sean Dyche’s side having a favourable-looking first eight Gameweeks of the season.

Sean Morrison and Barry Douglas both delivered excellent attacking returns (Morrison scored on seven occasions; Douglas delivered a league-high 14 assists) for their respective clubs in the Championship last season but are a risk at £5.0m given that Cardiff and Wolves are making the step up this season. Ryan Fredericks, who starred for Fulham last season but has since moved to West Ham, is also priced up at £5.0m.

READ MORE: Our team analysis of Wolves

READ MORE: Our team analysis of Cardiff

READ MORE: Our team analysis of Fulham

Jamaal Lascelles (£5.0m) is one to avoid with Newcastle facing Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in their first five matches.

Southampton’s first five fixtures (BUR, eve, LEI, cry, BRI) are enticing, although Ryan Bertrand‘s (£5.0m) case for inclusion in our Fantasy squads is somewhat lessened by Cedric Soares being available for £0.5m cheaper.

Perhaps the most attractive proposition available at the £5.0m mark is Trent Alexander-Arnold, one of five Liverpool defenders who starts at this price. Alexander-Arnold is available for a whole million less than Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk and, although Nathaniel Clyne (£5.0m) has now returned to fitness, would seem likely to begin the season as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice right-back: “TAA” started ten of Liverpool’s last 13 league matches, despite Champions League-influenced rotation being a worry.

Alexander-Arnold is the most-owned defender in FPL at this early stage.

 

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  1. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    pretty settled on this defence with early fixtures in mind
    pickford 4mil bench fodder
    van aanholdt mee robertson daniels kikofermnia

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kiko is injury prone and Watford have new fullback signings. Go for Cedric

      1. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        thanks

  2. Karan14
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Walcott or Jota?

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Theo

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Much of a muchness, but probs Jota for me.

    3. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Transfermkt shows Jota getting points in half his games. Theo shows a quarter.

      Definitely Jota is the better player. Wolves are probably the better team too

    4. Prøfeßor Bear …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Jota.

      Jota or Elyounoussi is more difficult.

    5. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Walcott easily for me. Look at the fixtures.

    6. JamTart
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I've got both but Walcott for fixtures and being proven - I've never seen Jota either only heard the hype and saw the stats from last season.

  3. Kizza_10
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I’m seriously considering starting the season with the 4-5-1 formation and this team.

    If their is a reason as to why you wouldn’t do it can you explain why please ?

    Ederson
    Bellerin Alonso Robertson Coleman
    Sane Mane Silva Jota Salah
    Zaha

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Go for it

      The game is heading in this direction imo

    2. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      no reason you can't do it whatsoever. im 5-4-1 right now

    3. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I'd have a big hitter upfront

    4. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      He always said she was as good as gold
      And he can see no reason
      Cause there are no reasons
      What reason do you need to be sure

      1. Debauchy
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Tell me why ?

  4. St. Joseph
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Come on mann.. its world cup semis and everybody asking about jota sessegnon best cheapo DEF

    It's not coming home maybe

    1. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Have you a World Cup semi?

  5. FULHAM 4 LIFE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    no one considering Pogba this year?

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Nope

      1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        why? his PPG last year was decent iirc

        1. Top Mark.S
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          His nailedness was not decent

        2. Top Mark.S
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          He is a midfielder in a mourinho team

    2. the snazzy viking
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      kills the balance for me

    3. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I am after his WC rest. Will wait and see.

      1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        same. Don't see many viable options @ 8mil and below. Ramsey and Mkhi, but im not confident they'll be playing week in week out

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Gylfi ... on all the set pieces again now Rooney is toast

    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Might miss first 2 gws so no for now.

  6. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Vrsaljko and Subisic start. England unchanged

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Walcott ... trappy troll ... lest we forget 🙂

  8. Norman Conquest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    England XI to face Croatia: Pickford; Stones, Maguire, Walker; Trippier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Young; Sterling, Kane

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Hazard actually seems really appealing if Sarri comes in. But have to wait a bit. Loose plan to upgrade Sane to Hazard once he starts playing for me.

    1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I don't know much about Sarri, but is Hazard predicted to become what Mertens was for Napoli?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Sarri has reportedly demanded Hazard stays if he is to take over the manager job, so he seems very central to his plans. I havent seen much of Napoli so I wouldnt know how Mertens played there.

        1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          no worries, that's good news for Chelsea fans if Sarri come in then.

          Just feel like Hazard needs to stop being the chief creator and take shots more often for him to become a more consistent and reliable point scorer.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            His problem the last few seasons is that hes so alone with any quality up front for them. Too easy for opposition to just mark him or kick him out of the game when no one else takes any attention off the opposition DMs

    2. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      if all the so called big players start well it will be a nightmare trying to fit them all in

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, I think Hazard would thrive under Sarri. No Champers League means no rotation too.

  10. thorvaldsson
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I've been playing FPL for a little while now and I don't really know how to pair the 5m goalkeeper. The norm is to spend 9m on your goalkeepers but a 5M keeper like Pickford and Butland (few seasons ago) for me are hard to deal with. DDG and the premium keepers you can set and forget but I always feel nervous when my 5m keeper goes up against the bigger sides. How do you deploy a 5m keeper?

    1. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Karius or Pickford are pick and forget.

      1. thorvaldsson
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Do you just drop a 4m in there with Pickford and hope for the best?

        1. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          You can get Stek to cover, but personally not convinced on Pickford anyway. Could drop a 4.0 in with Karius or Leno (or Pope if you think he'll be nailed)

    2. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I feel like just going with Patricio. seems to be .5 cheaper than most expected and the smaller teams GK's always accumulate good save points when playing the bigger sides

    3. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      have faith in pickford with the fixtures and the great home record of marcos silva

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Well that sounds like advice to rotate another in for away games. For me GK rotation never works, so even with a 5.0 or 4.5 keeper I'll keep the faith and get a 4.0 benchie as 2nd keeper.

        1. thorvaldsson
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          The Foster and Myhill WBA combo was killing me last season and you get into a situation where your keeper is your secondary thought.

  11. zdrojo187
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    RMT
    Ederson
    Baines Daniels Holebas
    Salah Deulofeu Eriksen Walcott
    Aguerro Aubameyang Zaha

    Boruc Bednarek Wan-Bissaka Masuaku

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Awful defences.

  12. iCon
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Bring in Subasic or stick with Courtois' 3 pointer?

    1. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      i twisted the point difference will me minimal

      1. Norman Conquest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        *be

  13. Norman Conquest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Croatia XI to face England: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Modric; Brozovic, Perisic, Rebic; Mandzukic

    1. Flying Nugget
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      So much for Vrsaljko being ruled out!

      1. Norman Conquest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        aye strong team getting twitchy bum now

  14. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Has anyone heard that Three Lions On A Shirt song?

    Bit underrated in this country I am feeling

    1. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not enough lions

  15. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is DDG worth that mln?

    Would you sign him or go for a cheaper option like Patricio @ 4.5?

    1. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      i would go for a mid range like pickford and hope he gets clean sheeths and save points like in the world cup

    2. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      i have gone fab and patricio to release some funds

    3. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Patricio & 4.5 more value to me.

    4. Jamie_GAWA
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Regarding De Gea, see previous page, made a similiar post there

      Patricio seems like a very good option but Douglas in defence seems the go to Wolves unless going for a double up.

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Check my post on last page

  16. Hurry Can
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Courtouis (3) > Subasic?
    Chadli (2) > Strinic?

    Keep or Twist?

    1. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      twist live a little

    2. Frasmac
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Same dilemna with courtois.
      I would defo switch to strinic though

      1. Hurry Can
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Right on

    3. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      if you are within range of the KIA stick, if playing just for fun then twist.

      Otherwise twist. point loss will be negligible.

      1. Hurry Can
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        only 300 pts, no way I can get KIA

    4. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      or maybe just Chadli > Strinic?

  17. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Croatia team news?

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Looks strong.

      Will be a decent match hopefully. I don’t feel nervous or excited, clearly my patriotism has waned in the last few years.

      Would love to see England win, but I’ve seen this film before, and I didn’t like the ending then either.

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Modric, Perisic, Mandzukic, and Rakitic are about to look a class above.

  18. Jamie_GAWA
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    In your own personal experience has rotating goalkeepers worked for you?

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      You just gotta find value 4.5 GK. I for example just found Pope and Elliot. Work like a charm

      1. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 20 days ago

        1) Burnley are in Europe and have a very thin squad so may struggle.
        2) Pope may not even be first choice with Heaton back
        3) Elliot isn’t first choice...
        4) Pope isn’t 4.5
        Try again...

  19. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Captain Trippier or Kane?

    1. Hurry Can
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane

    2. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      going Maguire here as am chasing a bloke who has Kane captain.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Trippier if chasing mini leagues.

  20. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    captain Kane or Maguire? ML leader has Kane and I'm chasing.

  21. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Switch C from Grizzie to Maguire or Kane ?

  22. Jack Frost
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Ok here's the second dumbest question of the day... I have my bench boost active and four playing on the bench today... so no need to sub them in... right? All 15 count.

    1. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      so you've been playing the game for a whole month and still oblivious of the rules??

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Yea hes been using bench boost all month.

      2. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Elitist arsetit alert

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      You have to sub them all three times each for it to register

      1. Jack Frost
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks for the help... I even tried to self deprecate, but guess that's not enough for you two.

        1. Jack Frost
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          referring to cafetero and Limited and Ogie just for fun

          1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah it's all good man, no you don't have to do anything to your team except confirm BB.

            1. Jack Frost
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 20 days ago

              Thank you Limited , in earnest.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Can you link me the dumbest,i have to see what it is after reading that?

  23. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I think i am going to twist from Greizman for the craic

    A)Mandzukic
    B)Kane
    C)Modric

    1. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      to who though? Kane maybe.

      Don't fancy any of the English def?

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I really fancy both Kane and Mandzukic to score tonight.

        I am kinda leaning towards Mandzukic just to be a bit different.

    2. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Modric

  24. the snazzy viking
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    one last cheeky RMT before the floods of England Croatia comments

    Pickford Stekelenburg
    Alonso Tomkins Cedric Boly Zanka
    Salah Sane Mkhitaryan Jota Deulofeu
    Aguero Firmino Quaner

    leave it for now?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not bad for 3-5-2, though Alonso might be a dead option w/ new manager.

      1. the snazzy viking
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        yeah might shift him for Azpi if Sarri comes in

        thanks for the reply although my own reply is 4 hours late

  25. Deulofale
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    ITV coverage is cringe-worthy. All coverage generally is with the state of our pundits and commentators, but everything I'm watching right now is making me crease and heave 😆

    1. The Great Statuto
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      It's atrocious, you'd think they would step it up for tonight. But no.

  26. DarkSideOfTheLoon
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Please rate/ advise changes:

    Ederson/ Boruc
    PVA/ Cedric/ Daniels/ Kiko/ Bennett
    Mkhi/ Salah/ Sanchez/ Cairney/ Stephens
    Aguero/ Firmino/ Tosun

    Thanks a lot!

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Love it!

      Maybe Tosun to Austin
      Cairney To Deulofeu

      Then upgrade Kiko or Bennett defenders a bit

  27. Over Midwicket
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    5.0 for a Wolves defender is ludicrous. Discuss.

  28. @fpl_phenom
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Rate these budget options in order from best to worst please:

    A: Austin £6.0M
    B: Walcott £6.5M
    C: Jota £6.5M
    D: Deulofeu £5.5M

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      BACD

  29. LanMi
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Deulofeu/Doucoure/Richarlison?