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The Best Budget Midfielders to Buy in FPL 2018/19

Having run the rule over the various goalkeepers, budget defenders and premium defenders available in Fantasy Premier League this coming season, we now switch our attention to the cut-price options in midfield.

With so many premium assets to choose from and only £100m to spend, the need for at least one budget option in midfield drives our search for this season’s Luka Milivojevic.

Part of the appeal of these sub-£6.0m players is that there is generally at least one break-out star among them each season; Wilfried Zaha, Josh King and Riyad Mahrez were all, once upon a time, budget gems in midfield.

Not that all Fantasy managers will be overly concerned about unearthing the next Pascal Gross; some FPL bosses will be happy to choose a £4.5m-rated midfielder simply as bench fodder, depending on their strategy.

Budget midfielders can take different forms. Some will be peripheral squad players, others defensive midfielders whose Fantasy appeal is limited, but there are always a handful of assets who have the potential to deliver substantial attacking returns for precious little investment.

The £4.5m Bracket

At the time of writing, 42 players lie at the bottom of the midfield barrel. The most we can realistically expect of the midfielders in this bracket is appearance points and the occasional attacking return, perfectly illustrated by Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tom Carroll last season.

While assets from the “big six” are available for £4.5m, such as Mohamed Elneny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Ethan Ampadu and Scott McTominay, their involvement with their respective clubs is likely to be limited at best.

One of the eye-catching candidates at this price is Arthur Masuaku. The West Ham United wing-back has been reclassified as a winger this season after his “out of position” performances in 2017/18 further up the left flank. Masuaku attempted twice as many take-ons as any other defender last season and delivered 100 crosses, but the early indications from the Hammers’ pre-season friendlies are that Masuaku will be returning to an orthodox full-back role in 2018/19.

Dale Stephens is a classic “set-and-forget” midfield bench option in this bracket. The Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder started 36 of the Seagulls’ matches last season, chipping in with three assists. Southampton’s Oriel Romeu, who featured in 34 of the Saints’ 38 league fixtures in 2017/18, is another budget alternative who offers the security of starts – if precious little else.

Aron Gunnarsson has the potential to be another reliable budget option who will steadily accumulate appearance points and not a great deal more. Having been out of contract with Cardiff City this summer, the Iceland captain has recently penned a new deal with the Bluebirds and, when fit, was a first-choice pick in midfield for Neil Warnock’s promotion-winning side. Gunnarsson also possesses a dangerous long throw – as demonstrated in Iceland’s 2-1 win over England in Euro 2016 – which could lead to an unlikely assist or two.

Having recovered from a knee injury that effectively ended his season in September 2017, Nathaniel Chalobah is one to monitor at Watford. The former Chelsea midfielder’s early-season form for the Hornets won him an England call-up before his untimely setback.

Jason Puncheon is a nostalgic pick at £4.5m. The Crystal Palace midfielder’s 2017/18 season was ended prematurely by injury but the 32-year-old has returned to action in pre-season, scoring in the 6-1 win over Halmstads. Palace’s fixtures in the opening nine Gameweeks are appealing, but doubts remain over whether Puncheon would feature anything other than intermittently.

The £5.0m Bracket

Ruben Neves is currently proving the most popular pick in this price bracket, sitting in over 15% of the embryonic FPL squads. While the Portugal international is a sure starter for Wolverhampton Wanderers next season, his role as a deep-lying playmaker – similar to that of Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle United – is the reason for what seems on the surface a bargain price. All six of Neves’ Championship goals came from outside the opposition box last season, as did 90 of his 93 attempts on goal.

Another star in the second tier of English football last season was Tom Cairney. Also available at £5.0m, the Fulham midfielder’s appeal was increased following the arrival of box-to-box midfielder Jean Michael Seri. The athletic Ivorian would seem a great foil for Cairney, allowing the latter more freedom further up the pitch. Cairney’s passing statistics (no Championship player who made more than ten starts had a better passing success rate or made more passes per game) would, if repeated, fare well on the Bonus Points System in FPL. Cairney has also scored 25 goals for Fulham over the last three seasons combined.

Completing our look at the £5.0m-rated options from the newly promoted clubs, Joe Ralls was Cardiff’s first-choice penalty taker in the Championship last season and most regular starter in the centre of the park. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Josh Murphy, meanwhile, would seem to be competing for one of the two wing spots in Neil Warnock’s side.

Elsewhere, Jorginho joins N’Golo Kante as a £5.0m route into the Chelsea midfield. The £50m capture from Napoli, who will likely sit at the base of the Blues’ three-man midfield, is not a big attacking threat, having scored on only two occasions for the Italian side over the course of five seasons. The Brazil-born Italy international will, however, start the majority of Chelsea’s matches, given how integral he was to Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli side and how averse to rotation the new Chelsea manager is.

Arsenal’s new midfield general Lucas Torreira, whose game has been compared to that of Sergio Busquets, is another defensive-minded £5.0m asset whose Fantasy appeal is limited.

A deep-lying water carrier is all £5.0m will buy you at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur too, with Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko all available at this price.

A couple of other new faces also feature in this price bracket. David Brooks played on the right of a front three in Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla last week and is a name to monitor, while winger Ken Sema arrived at Watford over the summer from Ostersunds – pre-season should tell us if the Swedish international is anything other than a back-up for Richarlison.

Kenedy‘s second loan move to Newcastle from Chelsea was sealed last week and the Brazilian midfielder is one of the most appealing midfield assets available at the £5.0m mark. Kenedy scored on two occasions and assisted as many goals in his 13 appearances for the Magpies towards the end of last season. Kenedy might be best avoided in the opening few Gameweeks, however: United play Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in their first five matches.

A tough start to the season for Huddersfield Town and the Terriers’ dismal goal-scoring record last season would perhaps deter investment in Alex Pritchard, but the January capture from Norwich City is one of the most advanced midfielders available at £5.0m.

Jack Wilshere hasn’t made more than 30 league appearances in a single season since 2010/11 and will be hoping a move to West Ham can kick-start his career. One goal and six assists in his last three seasons with Arsenal and Bournemouth doesn’t quicken the pulse, however, and there appear to be better options in Wilshere’s price bracket.

The £5.5m Bracket

There are fewer options available in this price bracket than there are at £4.5m and £5.0m, though still plenty to warrant mention.

Gerard Deulofeu‘s move to Watford from Barcelona was made permanent this summer and the Catalan winger is a short-term option for the first three Gameweeks of the season, with the Hornets facing Brighton (h), Burnley (a) and Crystal Palace (h) in August. The former Everton prospect, who registered nine assists for the Toffees in 2015/16, is also available for a full £1.0m cheaper than Richarlison.

Southampton’s set of opening fixtures (BUR, eve, LEI, cry, BRI) is one of the more favourable in the first five Gameweeks and both Nathan Redmond and new signing Stuart Armstrong are available at £5.5m. Redmond already has two pre-season goals to his name and started the 3-3 draw with Schalke in the Saints’ attack.

While the likes of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner (a combined two goals between them last season) are unattractive options for Liverpool, it is easy to dismiss Fernandinho as just another budget midfield pick. The Brazilian, however, scored five goals for City last season and assisted a further four strikes. The only four matches in which Fernandinho failed to feature in were enforced either by injury or suspension; in a team where rotation will likely be even more commonplace this season (following the arrival of Riyad Mahrez), Fernandinho and the much more expensive Kevin De Bruyne are about as nailed-on picks as any City midfielder.

Granit Xhaka is another whose “dirty work” in midfield disguised his attacking returns; the Swiss international supplied eight assists for Arsenal last season and had more shots on goal than any of the Gunners’ midfield.

Rotation in the wide areas last season meant that Jordan Ibe and Ryan Fraser started only 21 and 23 matches respectively for Bournemouth, but with Junior Stanislas recuperating from knee surgery there will be plenty of interest in the Cherries’ budget wingers with home matches against Cardiff, Everton, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton to come in the first nine Gameweeks. Ibe indeed has already netted in pre-season, albeit playing at right wing-back.

Robbie Brady started Burnley’s first 15 matches of 2017/18 before injury curtailed his season and the Irishman will be a player worth monitoring in pre-season if he can return to fitness. No midfielder delivered more crosses than Brady in those 15 appearances between August and December.

Speaking of which, only three midfielders (De Bruyne, Gross, Christian Eriksen) whipped in more crosses than Marc Albrighton last season. With Mahrez out of the picture at Leicester, Albrighton could stake a claim to take more set pieces – although the arrival of James Maddison provides competition for Albrighton on that front.

Dead-ball specialist Stefan Johansen and winger Ivan Cavaleiro represent Fulham and Wolves in this price bracket, while Cardiff’s top scorer last season, Callum Paterson, and wide-midfielder Junior Hoilett are options for the Bluebirds.

Finally, a special mention of the magic bean himself: Ruben Loftus-Cheek. On loan at Palace last season, Loftus-Cheek’s form for the Eagles saw him called up to England’s World Cup squad. Maurizio Sarri is due to make a decision on the 22-year-old midfielder in the coming days, with Loftus-Cheek keen to play regular first-team football again next season. The dream, of course, would be for Chelsea’s new manager to blood the England youngster in the Blues’ first-team; a £5.5m-rated midfield asset – with more attacking potential than Kante and Jorginho – in a Sarri side would be a godsend.

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697 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PogBooom
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Anybody else thinking of a Fabianski-McCarthy combo for the GKs over any of the premium options? Saves some cash to help build a decent defence. My question is: will it work as well as it does in theory?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Gunn will be no.1

      1. PogBooom
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        That could work too

      2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Not necessarily. McCarthy did really well in the relegation battle last season.

    2. Norman Conquest
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      https://twitter.com/WGTA_FPL?lang=en

      courtesy of bowstring the carp

  2. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Wood or Barnes

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Toss a coin but Woods has better stats.

  3. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Who are people replacing Aguero with in their teams now he is unlikely to make GW1?

    1. ollyr
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      never had him in the first place

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Auba obvs

    3. Leaf
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Why unlikely ?

      1. ollyr
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        more of a case of being less likely than he was before now hes not on the preseason tour, wouldn't say unlikely though.

      2. willl
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        assuming because he wasnt on the list of players for the city tour

        hardly any 1st team players were, it doesnt mean they won't join them before the season starts

        otherwise nmecha essential

      3. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Omitted from the US tour.

        1. Leaf
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Oh, don’t think that’s a biggy

          Who else they gonna play Jesus ?!

        2. DJDave1979
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          You're reading FAR too much into that.

          You might consider sticking Joe Hart in your team based on that!

        3. PUMPKINHEAD
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Did Otamendi go?

    4. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Who is more likely to play up front for city than aguero?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Pep loves a false 9.

        1. willl
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          so who is going to play false 9, the list of players on the tour is not the list of players available for gw1

        2. willl
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          had a look at some of your tables btw, you have assists, chances created, and key passes in some

          key passes is just chances created + assists, so you can remove it I think

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks for that. Appreciate it.

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      because not in US tour?
      have you seen list of players that traveled? it would mean that in gw1 we would have u-23 team + mahrez, sane and mendy.
      Not gonna happen. Kun stays in my team.

    6. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Looking to wind people up FPL Virgin?

      Let's see the Charity Shield line up first then decide if we want to replace Aguero or not. Personally I don't want him until GW 2.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        It's actually what's being said on Twitter.

        Fair point about the charity shield, though.

    7. DJDave1979
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Huh?

      He's in my team until he isn't in the CS squad and the manager confirms he's in Argentina instead.

    8. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Auba

  4. Gregg Wallace
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Just noticed that if you substitute midfielders for defenders the midfield arranges from right to left but if you substitute for defenders they arrange from left to right. I have too much time on my hands.

    1. Gregg Wallace
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I mean attackers the second time not defenders

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Banned.

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        This is incredibly useful info I'll have you know

    3. Hooky
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      You could get a guest spot on the scoutcast with gold like this.

    4. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I can't believe I never noticed that before. Thank you.

  5. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Simple,

    Ddg
    Azpi Coleman Pva Douglas
    Salah Eriksen Mahrez Cairney
    Auba Arnie

    1. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I like it.

      Although I'd personally,

      1. Downgrade Kun to Firmino, DDG to Ederson,

      2. Upgrade PVA to Robertson and Cairney to Jota.

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Those that don't own Salah...please don't post your teams.

    It's forbidden, frowned upon and will not be tolerated.

    1. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Salassential

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      F Salah. Not worth the 13m. AT ALL.

    3. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Going to hurt when Mane gets more points than Salah 1st game 🙂

    4. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Liv should walk the league at this rate. Reckon many of us would have 5-6 of their players if let.

      1. DJDave1979
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Based on the comments on here, they will win every game 4-0.

        1. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          If Salah doesn't score a brace every game I will be very disappointed in him.

          1. bailj018
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            The bar has been set and it's damn high!

      2. Fantastisk
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Lolwut

        1. Right back Atsu
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          I'd have the keeper, TAA, Virgil, Robertson, Mane, Mo and Bobby if allowed. Palace players would fill the other spots.

          1. Fantastisk
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 7 days ago

            Right. You're either mad, a Liverpool fan, or both.

    5. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      😆

  7. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    How's this for a team?

    Pope
    Robertson Coleman Christensen (or Emerson or any 5.5m nailed decent team def)
    Salah Eriksen Ramsey Deulofeu
    Aubameyang Tosun Arnautovic
    Bench: Ryan; Cedric, Wan-Bissaka, Gunnarsson

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Decent but no City could hurt after GW 1.

  8. Trøgg ⭐️
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Hi all,

    It's that time of year again. If anyone is looking to join a cash league, £10 in and top 5 places paid, I've been running one for 3 years now and plenty here will testify that I pay out right after the season ends.

    I keep thinking I will avoid the headache every season, but people keep pestering me to do it again 😆

    If you want details, email me at johntrigg83@gmail.com

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Just emailed you

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Same here

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

      How many teams can we submit ? 😉

  9. Horlicks esq.
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    All about the balance. too many 1st team doubts? (*)

    Ederson

    Bailly* / Trippier * / TAA*

    Mahrez* / Willian* / Lingard* / Mkhi

    Zaha / Lukaku / Firmino

    Bettinelli / Coleman / Brady / Daniels

    1. Gregg Wallace
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Banned

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Lolz.

    2. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      0/10 no salah

    3. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Not enough doubts pal.

      If you're quick Daley Blind is a great price and going under the rader 😉

    4. TheDonald
      11 months, 7 days ago

      That’s not exactly balanced.

      What happens if Salah explodes and you want to get him in? Or any midfielder above 9.0, for that matter?

  10. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    My mate’s mum wants to play FPL this season. She is unfit before you ask.

    1. Norman Conquest
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      what about your mate

    2. Trøgg ⭐️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      So she won't be ready for GW1? When will her flag come off?

    3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Don't add her to your league or she'll sail her dead team right to No 1 with Kante being converted to a No.8 in Sarris new system and beasting the assists.

    4. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Breaking news?

    5. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I´ve movies starting this way

    6. Inter Me Gran
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Hope she doesn’t read that post then, she’d be gutted

  11. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    1) wood or arnie? other 2 currently are auba and tosun.
    2) ramse+ tosun or sigurdsson+???

    1. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I have Ramsey and Tosun, so... 1. lol, 2.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Whoops, my mistake. Nevermind.

        Ramsey Tosun is what I mean lol

  12. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Hi lads. Would like to get your views on the below.

    Pickford (Speroni)
    PVA Robbo Mendy Douglas (Peltier)
    Salah Sanchez Redmond Mkhi (Stephens)
    Aguero Tosun (Mir)

    Have 1.5m in the bank not sure where to spend it. Maybe Pickford to DDG? Or Tosun, Sanchez and Mkhi to Aubameyang, Walcott and D Silva.

    Welcome your thoughts

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Love the Redmond pick. Currently on Lookman but if he's not nailed, I'm thinking Redmond too.

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Redmond has tricked me before.

      1. bailj018
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        #MeToo

  13. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    From what I understand of Sarris preferred system, Jorginho and Kante won't be able to start together?

    1. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      They'll both start, Jorginho deeper than Kante from what I've read.

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Kante No. 8 confirmed

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Kantessential

        2. willl
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Chelsea defence should be solid this year.

          Azpi at RB might be delicious.

    2. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Kante not droppable atm

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Obviously not but he may be sellable...

        1. willl
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Neymar + Mbappe + 50m and PSG might get a response

      2. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Kante, the kinda guy who looks forward to pre season.

    3. Pigsinblankets
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      From what I've read, they should complement each other perfectly. Kante breaking up play and Jorginho controlling tempo like Cesc used to. Likely 433 with another mid (hopefully loftus cheek)

    4. I Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Kante will play the Allan role I would think.

  14. Horlicks esq.
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    If I end up with Niasse at anypoint in the season i'll shoot the neighbours dog.

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Picking Tosun may be a first step 😉

    2. Red Dagger ✪
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      At least we can't pick Tadic.

    3. Pigsinblankets
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      When he scores in back to back games that'll be one nervous pup.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        😆

    4. bailj018
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      As a Tosun owner I'm worried I've currently got the wrong Everton FWD! Will need to monitor pre-season for any indications

  15. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Mendy or Davies?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Mandy out of those atm

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      mendy imo

  16. doublyG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    How does this look:

    Guaita - Fabianski
    Robertson - Bailly - Davies - Coleman - Cedric
    Salah - Mahrez - Gross - Jota - Deulofeu
    Aguero - Arnautovic - Kamara

    0.5ITB

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      not sold on coleman. davies could be good for start of season tbh.

      why arnie? i like him but fixtures horrendous

      1. doublyG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Arnie not great but I'd like to think he's fixture proof.

        Who would you replace Coleman with?

  17. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Tosun or sigurddson the better everton option?

    1. doublyG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Tosun imo

    2. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Tosun to tell

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Nice

  18. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    imagine salah gets injured GW1

    1. DJDave1979
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      More likely scenario is he doesn't start.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        why would he not?

        1. DJDave1979
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          If he's still feeling the shoulder at all. That kind of injury, without any rest, can be a niggly one.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 7 days ago

            😆
            guy played at WC, have you seen it? France won btw

            1. DJDave1979
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 7 days ago

              Did you think he looked fit and well? I didn't.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        or he doesnt stort, get injured and will be sold to China

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      If he could get injured before GW 1 that would make things a lot easier.

  19. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    A.Firmino+Tosun+Rambo
    B.Auba+Wilson+Mkhi
    A or B?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      A if no salah, B if you have salah but id replace wilson

      1. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        I have salah.Austin for wilson?

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          yeah imo

  20. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    mendy or azpi?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Azpi

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Mendy until Kante returns from break.

  21. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 7 days ago

    What happened to the Walcott love which lasted about day and a half after price reveal?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Lookman's arrived

      1. Silecro
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Is that really based just on that 22-0 game or there's some other evidence? Bc i cant put much weight on game where 5 goals were scored by a guy who isnt even listed in fantasy

      2. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Surprised there's not more talk about Lookman. He has bandwagon written all over him.

    2. DJDave1979
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      People went slightly insane and have taken a very silly PSF seriously.

    3. I Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Jota scored a goal in a preseason friendly so everyone switched to him instead. They'll be back on Wally when he scores.

  22. Pigsinblankets
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    First stab:

    Ederson, Speroni
    Azpi, TAA, Cedric, Daniels, 4.0
    Salah, Silva, Eriksen, Jota, Deulofeu
    Auba, Zaha, Quaner

    Leaves me with 0.5m ITB for some flex but likely an early wildcard once people start coming back.

    Thoughts?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      TAA not nailed

      1. Pigsinblankets
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Swap for Shaw or Clyne?

  23. Siva Mohan
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    BREAKING: @OfficialBHAFC sign midfielder Yves Bissouma from Lille on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. #SSN

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      What’s bhafc?

      1. badgerboy
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Oh I thought they was in the championship

    2. willl
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      better not make stephens a risk

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Like it matters. We’re talking a mediocre player for a very poor side.

        Replace him with some other crud

        1. I Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Not many nailed 4.5 mids to replace him with.

    3. Hooky
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Rip Steve Sidwell

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Chelsea legend

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Why are people going for arnie over zaha?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      West Ham fans

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      They rate one higher than the other probably

    3. Hooky
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      More of a goal threat and more likely to stay playing up front.

    4. BC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Arnie is WH focal point. People have CPL defence and or Mili for penos. Zaha too much CPL then.

    5. bailj018
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Zaha - Could revert back to a wide man and become ROOP. Good opening fixtures. Zaha as a MID never received bonus points when scoring, may get more BPS as a FWD to makeup for -1 point for a goal. Zaha is CPFC's talisman, everything goes through him.

      Arnie - No idea how Pellegrini plans to utilize, although started up front for their latest pre-season game. Fixtures were irrelevant at one point for Arnie last season which works in his favour IMO.

      On Zaha/Tosun/Aubergine atm myself. Will await closer to the start before making a final decision on my two 7.0m FWD's.

  25. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Beskitas 1 - 0 Reading

  26. Parm
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    We all just need to chill out a bit, let this World Cup hangover and transfer window end and just get Salah, United defence and three City players anyway.

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I'm happily avoiding United assets to start the year.

      Dreadful squad imo.

      1. Parm
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        0-0's still get you fantasy points 😉

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      sounds about right

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      It should have come home. Now it’s across the channel.

  27. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Is the 4.0 palace defender wan-bissuit or whatever he is called likely to be first choice?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      So far. Early days in pre season.

    2. bailj018
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      IMO yes but Ward kept AWB out during the later stages of last season following AWB's breakout, one to monitor! AWB also likes to make attacking runs BUT having watched him play every game, his final ball/delivery seems to be lacking (inexperience, will grow in time!)

  28. Unimaginative
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    RMT please. I'm going for a 5-3-2. Obviously still way early to know enough but I think something like this could do well. Options to switch the 7m forward spot for Zaha or Arnie as well as plenty of room to change around the backline. I can see most teams needing some early hits or god for his, wildcards but I'm hoping this team could make a good start and keep the need for hits to a minimum
    DDG,
    Coleman, PVA, Robson, Azpi, Bavies
    Sane, Mahrez, Sanchez
    Kun, Toson
    4.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5

    1. El Topo
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      You should get a new username. The one you’ve got doesn’t suit you 😉

      1. Unimaginative
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers,
        I wasn't feeling like thinking too much about a cool user name when I joined, so popped this in 😉

  29. A message to you Rudi
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this draft Ladies and Gents..

    Pope
    Robertson Davies Coleman
    Salah(C) Sanchez Sigurdsson Deulofeu
    Firmino Tosun Zaha

    (Hamer, Cedric, Gunnarsson, Peltier)

    How's it look for opening few games?

  30. Hazardous1983
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Rate my team

    Pickford (fabianski)
    Trippier tal cedric (tomkins sutner)
    Salah silva miki sessengon (stephens)
    Long firminho aguero