Pre-Season

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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  1. Hazardous1983
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    What changes today

  2. Siva Mohan
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Golovin any good?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Not really, had one good game at the world cup

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        cheers QF

  3. Siva Mohan
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will only sanction the sale of Manchester United transfer target Gareth Bale if Romelu Lukaku moves in the other direction. (Source: Don Balon)

    Chelsea and Real Madrid have agreed a €35m fee for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Source: RMC Sport)

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      How is Courtois's price half of Allison's

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Contract runs out next year

      2. Right back Atsu
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Not as good looking.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Ah. Makes sense now

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Lukaku for Bale. I'd snap their hands off. Although that's Bales career over 😆

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        He wouldn't do any better on the bench

    3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Surely Liverpool should go for Navas instead of Allison then

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Oh hell no

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Noope!! I'd rather have Allisson!

  4. QuintonFortune25
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    How's this for a Salah, Aguero and Auba draft?

    Ederson
    Robbo - Bailly - Douglas - Cedric
    Salah - Mahrez - Mkhitaryan - Hughes
    Aguero - Auba

    4.0 GK - Cairney - Wan-Bisaka - Quaner

    1. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Nice, though maybe too many City.

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate, Tbh would have 4 if I could (even as a United fan)

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Very very good. Cairney to 4.5, Mkhi to Ramsey?

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Thank you. Potentially, will have to see how advanced Ramsey is and if any 4.5 mids look good, Cairney is fairly settled in my team for now tho.

    3. Red Dagger ✪
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Very good I think.

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Cheer pal

    4. PUMPKINHEAD
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Quaner may be at risk with sobhi?

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah he's far from settled in my team, hoping that another 4.5/5 ST appears nailed and good value, Will have to see.

    5. BigBarn
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Just came up with a very similar draft (although I'm less keen on Cedric). But I did Emerson to a nailed 4.5 and Mkhi to Ramsey and then I'd consider Quaner to Sorloth if it looks like he's starting the season (quite likely, it would seem).

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Why no love for Cedric? Yeah Sorloth looked decent last year will monitor also. Cheers pal

    6. Unimaginative
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Really like this.

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks!

  5. Tempestic
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is the Watford midfielders Cavaleiro any good?

    1. Tempestic
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      midfielder*

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yep

    3. El Topo
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No. But the Wolves one is decent.

      1. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Dammit...

    4. youneedmorecavaleiro
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      CAVALEIRO CAVALEIRO

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Why

      2. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Is he actually good?

    5. Tempestic
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Would u say costa or Jota are better options at their respective prices?

    6. Reuser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      From what I have read on Wolves forums, order of value is probably:

      Jota
      Costa
      Cavalleiro

      1. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks

  6. RomeluStormzy
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I honestly believe Jesus will start against Arsenal over Aguero. Pep did not like Aguero in big matches last season.

  7. A message to you Rudi
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed:

    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?

  8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Who is the likely first choice goalkeeper at...
    A) Southampton?
    B) Palace?
    C) Watford?

    Want somebody who rotates well with Fabs ideally and these all look okay.

    1. El Topo
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Gunn/McC
      Guaita
      Foster

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        You think Guaita has been signed for the No1 spot or just competition for Hennessey? Not heard of him.

        1. Kristobal
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          He has been playing many games for Valencia CF and Getafe in the Spanish Primera Division. Should be their first keeper.

  9. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I’m thinking of going without any keepers this season and having two 4.0m keepers and spending the extra on defence...

    Good idea?

    1. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      🙂

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Brilliant

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        No keeper is the new sweeper keeper

    3. Unimaginative
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      You could wait for two of them to drop and eek out an extra 0.2m 🙂

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        That’s my plan for my wildcard:)

    4. Red Dagger ✪
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Would take big ball bags.

  10. Karan14
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Do we expect Mendy to start GW1?

    1. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sure do

  11. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is Ederson / Leno a good Goalkeeping combo to go with ?

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Go with two 4.0m and upgrade defence

      Keepers are overrated!

    2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bit expensive

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Too cheap imo

  12. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Best 4.5 goalie to get to play every week?

    The only one that I really like is the Palace goalie but I already have Tomkins so do you think it's too risky to double up?

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yes its a risk

      Ditch the keeprs

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        😉

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      If Fabs, Guaita and Gunn/McCarthy all nail their spots, they are your best bets. But Foster might be okay too (just feels boring!).

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers! I'd want Fabs but his fixtures are just awful. I like Guaita's fixtures the most but I already have Tomkins so do you think it would be too risky getting him and that it would be better to get gunn/mccarthy who's fixtures are just slightly worse imo

    3. Tempestic
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Patricio?

  13. Unimaginative
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is there a scoutcast tonight?

  14. Siva Mohan
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Walsall v Aston Villa LIVE @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7gJ4aL_YEA

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      *falls asleep*

    2. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      JT playing

      1. Swedish Maldini
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        ?

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          not a Villa player anymore .. may join Derby to lead Frank's team

          1. Swedish Maldini
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Oh, Cheers.

  15. Ginger Binger
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Any feedback?

    Fabianski (Speroni)
    Tomkins Robertson Coleman (Bednarek) (Malone)
    Salah Mahrez Jota Mkhitaryan (Chalobah)
    Aubameyang Tosun Firmino

    1. BC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Only because you're ginger.
      Fabs rotates better with Bettinelli. Lose Malone for either AWB(cpl) or Peltier(car) Costa is as good as Jota, so swap them and use money for Tomkins to PVA. Nice team then ... maybe! Good luck.

  16. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Which Combo is better?

    A- Sigurdsson + Cedric

    B- Walcott + Davies

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      A bit Cedric may not start

  17. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    No Costa, Hughes, Lookman, Gray, but we get in depth features on Fernandinho and Neves. This is a strange article.

    1. Brooksy86
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Thought that...

      They will tie the day they didn't mention Will Hughes...

      Rue the day!!!

    2. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Very interested in Demari Gray. Finally has a chance of being nailed and could step up with Mahrez gone

  18. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Guys, what do you think on Pickford + Stekelenburg hire and forget option?

    1. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Too much money

    2. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      What's thier hourly rate?

  19. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    For those of you going without both Salah and Kane... who will you captain in gw1?

    1. Unimaginative
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kun

    2. Cowboy John
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sanchez... probably.

    3. Red Dagger ✪
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      If United start the season with a rested Sanchez up front then I'm all over it....

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I kind of like the price of Sanchez... but never been a fan of Mourinhos way of playing.. its simply not offensive enough.. just take a look at Kaku last leason.. very rarely scored more than one goal in a single game... whereas City, Liverpool and Spurs ran rampage af times... (both Salah and Aguero netted a hattrick)

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        and Kane also scored a hattrick obviously

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    A Aguero Coleman Pickford or
    B Aubameyang Mendy Fabianski

    1. Unimaginative
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      C Kun Christenson Leno

    2. BC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Has to be B because I couldn't double up on Evertons defence.

  21. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Would you do the following?

    Pickford to Betinelli
    Cedric to Davies

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      no

  22. youneedmorecavaleiro
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Just changed my grav and my name. Can you guess who I was lol

    1. Brooksy86
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      A nobody... Just like the rest of us...

      1. youneedmorecavaleiro
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        gj

    2. El Topo
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Random Name got a taste for Cavaleiro?

  23. Pistol
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    RMT please:

    Ederson, Speroni
    TAA, PVA, Lovren, Cedric, Daniels
    D Silva, Eriksen, Sanchez, Neves, Cairney
    Aguero, Firmino, Tosun

    Thanks

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Too soon for Eriksen.

      Salah has to be in there.

  24. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    A. Sanchez
    B. Auba

    Can only really have one as I want Salah, Mahrez, Firmino. .

    Finding it hard to say no to Alexis with likely OOP at home to a Leicester team missing key players but obvs that's only GW1.

    Will almost definitely early wildcard to get the WC players back in

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sanchez imo especially if wildcarding early

    2. Kristobal
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Auba!

  25. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Which pair do you prefer?

    A) KDB + Firmino + 1.0 itb

    B) Auba + Mane

    I have Aguero + Salah in the team atm... so im really not in need of a captain which leads me to think that A is the right choice.. Also allows me to upgrade Pedro to Mkhitaryan if need be and the 4.5 defender to Keane for Evertons tasty fixtures

    Rest of my team at this stage (4-3-3):

    Kariius 4.0
    Christensen Bailey Cedric 4.5 Wan-Bisaka
    Salah (xxx) Pedro Stephens Masuaku
    Aguero (xxx) Tosun

    Thoughts?

    1. JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      prob have to see what said bout kdb

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Def B

      Karius must go

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Unless we (LFC) sign another keeper, Im happy to have him as a set and forget... He might not be the best keeper as an individual, but liverpool will keep a fair amount of CS's and he will also get a lot of saves because an attacking minded liverpool team will give chances away... At 5.0 I can't ignore him as a set and forget

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          If I get more info on TAA/Lovrens starting berth in gw1, I might downgrade Christensen to one of them and upgrade Karius to a 5.5 keeper (ederson perhaps)

  26. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Will lallana be a regular in the first team at liverpool this season if hes fully fit most of the season

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Nope... Keita + Fabinho will be regulars... Probably alongside one of Henderson or Lallana unless the Fekir transfer happens... Then he should be nailed along the two other new signings

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No

  27. Hodor
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Help please...

    Ederson (4.0m)
    TAA/Daniels/Cedric (Jagielka/Tomkins)
    Salah/Mahrez/Willian/Walcott/Milivojevic
    Aguero/Firmino (Quaner)

    1. badgerboy
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Alexander-Arnold may not be ready for the start of the season. Keep an eye on Everton, Jagielka might not be first choice.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Downgrade Walcott or Mili to beef up the defence. TAA, Cedric and Jags all likely to be missing GW1

      1. badgerboy
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Cedric?

    3. Hodor
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Thanks friends, I was thinking my defence was looking a bit weak, but just needed some insight as to who to drop

    4. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I'd go with

      Ramsey over Willian
      Jota over Walcott
      Hughes over Mili
      Tosun/Arnautovic over Quaner

  28. Fantasy Gold
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Slate my team please:

    Foster Fabianski
    Robbo Coleman Cedric Wan-B Peltier
    Salah Mahrez Martial Delboy 4.5
    Aguero Firmino Tosun

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Eh pretty standard. Not much to slate except 2 4.0s and Cedric.

    2. youneedmorecavaleiro
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      looks similar to mine below. okay for now i guess

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Where is all this Martial love coming from?

      Isnt he at best a starter GW1, and then out of the picture? Also what happened to the rumours that he was going to leave MUFC?

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Lingard, Pogba, Lukaku will all be late back from WC.

        At 7.5, cheap entry into United attack.

        It’s a gamble but if he does well then he’ll be OK up until early WC

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Why commit to an early WC from the get-go ?

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Should be used for fixture turnarounds, injuries etc etc... might as well set a team that can do well for the first 5-7 weeks imo

  29. Siva Mohan
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in signing Toby Alderweireld this summer. (Source: SkySports)

    --

    "I was very focused on this tournament," Alderweireld told Sky Sports' Rory O'Callaghan, referring to Belgium's best-ever third-place finish at the World Cup.

    "I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified.

    "I wanted to show that I'm still Toby, same as in November."

    "I really know nothing," he said of his club future. "In my head, I'm just going back to Tottenham. We'll see."

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Would be a great signing. Top player.

  30. youneedmorecavaleiro
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    RMT again :/

    Guaita - Patricio
    Robertson - Tomkins - Doherty - Daniels - Cedric
    Salah - Mahrez - Willian - Cavaleiro - Chalobah
    Aub - Firmino - Tosun

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Template.

      1. youneedmorecavaleiro
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        figures

    2. Cowboy John
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Cavaleiro > H.Costa
      Doherty > Douglas

      1. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        I’m not sure u can convince this guy to ditch Caveiro...

        1. Tempestic
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Cavaleiro*

    3. sfsfsfe
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Do you need three liverpools? I would ditch firmino for a cheaper striker (zaha) and upgrade daniels into a premium defender.