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Scout Notes

Palace create FPL selection dilemma and Pedro strikes again

It is becoming harder to discern which Crystal Palace assets will be the best ones to own in Fantasy Premier League for 2018/19 as they continue to impress during pre-season.

Meanwhile, Pedro (£6.5m) has made it two goals in as many matches as Fantasy managers flock to the mid-price Chelsea midfielder.

In this latest Scout Notes article we’ll see what some of the weekend’s goals, assists and line-ups mean for our Gameweek 1 preparations.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 1-1 BRIGHTON

  • Goals: Yves Bissouma (£5.0m)
  • Assists: None

Glenn Murray (£6.5m) appears to have put a pre-season ankle injury behind him as he registered another 75 minutes for Brighton in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City on Saturday. Although the former Crystal Palace forward believes he is still behind the rest of the squad when it comes to fitness, as a result of the week that he missed with the knock. Murray’s chances of starting Gameweek 1 at Watford are still good though, as Jurgen Locadia (£5.5m) is sidelined and Florin Andone (£5.0m) yet to be involved in a pre-season match through a groin injury. Tomer Hemed (£5.0m) looks the most likely to fight for his place as he has registered more minutes and is Brighton’s top-scorer of pre-season with two goals.

“That injury put me a week behind the rest of the squad, and I had my first 60 minutes against Charlton in midweek. The biggest positive for me was I got through 75 minutes pain free and I’m eager to kick on now.” – Glenn Murray

Manager Chris Hughton only made three substitutions at St. Andrews Stadium, instead of the large swathe of changes pre-season matches have become known for. That lends credence to the idea that the line-up he named was close to the XI he wishes to start at Vicarage Road on August 11.

Shane Duffy (£4.5m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.5m) were paired together at centre-back for the first time this summer, although new signing Leon Balogun (£4.5m) came on for the latter with 15 minutes left. The Nigerian’s late return to the squad and Duffy’s injury earlier this month have made it difficult to asses exactly who looks set to be the first-choice pair. Dunk has played more minutes than the other two and looks the most likely in terms of preparation, hence why he is the most popular of the trio so far (3.8 percent ownership). Brighton have just FC Nantes to play at Amex Stadium on August 3 now, which we hope will give us final clarification over who the preferred pairing is.

“I just put in my best and that’s all I can do. Then you hope it is enough. Of course, I can’t come here and say I played in the World Cup and now I’m going to play from the start. I have to earn it and that’s what I’m trying to do.” – Leon Balogun

Mat Ryan (£4.5m) looks set to be between the sticks from the off, now that he has completed his first 90 minutes since returning from the World Cup. The Australian registered 51 minutes against Portsmouth last week before playing all of the draw in Birmingham.

New signing Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) got the goal in this game, netting a last-minute free-kick he had won himself after Birmingham had gone ahead through Maikel Kieftenbeld in the first-half.

BRIGHTON XI (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Bernardo, Dunk (Balogun 74’), Duffy, Bruno; March, Pröpper, Stephens, Knockaert; Groß (Bissouma 70’); Murray (Hemed 74’).

BURTON ALBION 1-5 CARDIFF CITY

  • Goals: Own-goal, Kenneth Zohore (£5.0m), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (£5.0m), Bobby Reid (£5.5m), Callum Paterson (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Junior Hoilett (£5.5m), Joe Ralls (£5.0m), None, Neil Etheridge (£4.5m), None.

Bobby Reid (£5.5m) scored his third goal of pre-season against Burton Albion on Saturday to further his case for a Gameweek 1 start against Bournemouth. However, it was another match where the former Bristol City man was used on the right wing of attacking midfield, slightly frustrating considering he is a forward on Fantasy Premier League. If he is not going to be used as a striker, he will have competition from Josh Murphy (£5.0m), the Bluebirds pre-season top-scorer and Junior Hoilett (£5.5m), who got an assist at Burton.

On the injury front, right-back Lee Peltier (£4.0m) was taken to hospital after a clash of heads. The local press has suggested that manager Neil Warnock prefers Peltier to Jazz Richards (£4.0m) in that position so it will be worth keeping an eye on his fitness in the coming days. He is currently the most popular Cardiff defender with 2.5 percent ownership. If his head injury will put him on the sidelines for some time then Richards, the same price, provides a decent alternative at Cardiff, although Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.0m) still looks the most viable option in this price bracket.

“He’s gone to hospital now, he can’t remember being knocked out so that’s always a precautionary thing we do so we’ll see what the doctor says. It was a sickening clash, it sounded hollow so hopefully he’s okay.” – Kevin Blackwell, assistant manager

Elsewhere in the Cardiff back-line, Sol Bamba (£4.5m) got his first 90 minutes of pre-season although he should still start in Gameweek 1. According to local press, Warnock likes to manage Bamba’s minutes in pre-season so that he’s at his best for the season proper. In this particular match, the former Leeds man played as well as he did last term, alongside Sean Morrison (£5.0m).

New signing Greg Cunningham (£4.5m) is slowly but surely winning the battle for the left-back spot over last season’s first-choice Joe Bennett (£4.5m). The former Preston man has started the same number of matches as the latter (three each), but has now completed 90 minutes on two occasions with Bennett not managing more than 60 so far. In fact, Cunningham has registered a total of 315 minutes in pre-season compared to Bennett’s 180, and has three assists to show for it.

Neil Warnock left the match early to catch a flight and meet a transfer target. According to Blackwell, Liverpool are the ones who need to make the next move on whether Marko Grujic will be coming back to Cardiff following a successful loan period last season.

“Marko was an absolute credit to himself here and we’re hoping that we can complete the deal. It’s in the hands of Liverpool and his agent and if it was up to Marko, he’d have been here yesterday.” – Kevin Blackwell

CARDIFF CITY XI (4-2-3-1): Smithies (Etheridge 45’); Cunningham, Bamba, Morrison (Ecuele Manga 62’), Peltier (J Murphy 70’); Ralls, Gunnarsson (Damour 62’); Hoilett, Mendez-Laing, Reid (Paterson 62’); Zohore (Madine 62’)

INTER MILAN 1-1 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Pedro (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Alvaro Morata (£9.0m)

The return of several World Cup players has added more depth to Chelsea’s pre-season squad as they prepare for their first campaign under Maurizio Sarri. With this just Chelsea’s second match of pre-season those who have only just come back haven’t missed too much action and should probably be in the frame for a start in Gameweek 1 and even Sunday’s Community Shield.

Several options who have started the first two matches have made strong cases for their inclusion in Sarri’s first-choice XI, though. Not least mid-price midfielder Pedro (£6.5m) who now has two goals in as many matches from the right-flank of the front-three, benefitting from the continued absence of Eden Hazard (£10.5m) and Willian (£7.5m), both of whom are linked with moves away. Interestingly, the Spaniard still has just 1.7 percent ownership while his aforementioned team-mates have 9.6 and 7.2 respectively.

Perhaps the main competition for Pedro may actually come from Victor Moses (£6.0m) who replaced him just after the hour-mark. Now that Sarri has done away with 3-4-3 and installed his 4-3-3 system, the Nigerian may well return to his previous role of right-winger as he did against Inter Milan. That would be a hugely exciting prospect for Fantasy managers with him classed as a defender in FPL. Moses managed three goals and six assists as a wing-back last season and could be capable of much more if stationed higher up the pitch and with less of a defensive role.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.5m) still has an outside chance of an early season start after he featured from the beginning for a second-match in succession. He followed up his first performance of pre-season, in which he registered an assist, with another fine display on the left-flank of the attack.

David Luiz (£5.5m) looks increasingly like the cheapest reliable Fantasy option for anyone looking to get in on the Chelsea defence. He has started both pre-season matches alongside promising young FPL midfielder Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m) so far and is the more likely of the two to hold onto a starting berth with the return of Antonio Rudiger (£5.5m) and Andreas Christensen (£5.5m), who were their replacements in the 64th minute. The latter, who struggled with injury last season was reportedly limping towards the end of this latest match, suggesting that he may be worth avoiding again in 2018/19. Gary Cahill (£6.0m) is yet to return to the club after his involvement with England at the World Cup.

Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) and Davide Zappacosta (£5.5m) started on the flanks of the back-four again, the former the more likely to hold onto his place come Gameweek 1. Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) wasn’t introduced until the hour-mark this time around having come on for Alonso at half-time beforehand, while Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.5m) played the last 25 minutes at right-back in Zappacosta’s place. Alonso and Azpilicueta remain the most popular Chelsea defenders with 16.9 and 16.1 percent ownership respectively.

There was another start in the midfield for Ross Barkley (£6.0m) and his replacement Tiemoue Bakayoko (£5.0m) had a poor performance – another reason why the Englishman could benefit from a run in the team in absence of N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) early on.

Despite his name being bandied about in transfer negotiations over Gonzalo Higuain, there was another good performance from Alvaro Morata (£9.0m). Starting a second match in a row with Olivier Giroud (£8.0m) still on leave, he got the assist for Pedro’s goal. If he remains in London and Higuain does not join the Blues he is worth considering for the early part of the season at least.

Academy goalkeeper Marcin Bulka started the match with Willy Caballero (£5.0m) replacing him at the break, amid speculation over Thibaut Courtois’ (£5.5m) future at Chelsea.

CHELSEA (4-3-3): Bulka (Caballero 45’); Alonso (Emerson 64’), David Luiz (Rudiger 64’), Ampadu (Christensen 64’), Zappacosta (Azpilicueta 45’); Barkley (Bakayoko 45’), Jorginho, Fabregas (Drinkwater 45’); Hudson-Odoi (Piazon 82’), Morata (Abraham 64’), Pedro (Moses 64’).

READING 0-4 CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Goals: Alexander Sørloth (£5.0m), Wilfried Zaha x2 (£7.0m), James Tomkins (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Zaha, Patrick van Aanholt x2 (£5.5m), James McArthur (£5.0m)

Fantasy managers will have a hard time choosing between which Crystal Palace players to include in their Gameweek 1 squads as the Eagles won another pre-season match comfortably, this time at Reading.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) understandably remains the most popular asset (31.9 percent ownership) after his brace and assist at the Madejski Stadium. The former Manchester United man now has three goals and an assist in three matches and appears one of the most viable options among mid-price forwards. Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) has a slightly improved record of five goals and one assist in four outings so far but the West Ham has an arguably harder run of games to open the 2018/19 season compared to Zaha, whose Palace side sit top of our Season Ticker for attack in the first six Gameweeks. With very little to inspire in the forwards category at all in the early weeks, owning both could prove a decent strategy.

Palace also look hugely appealing in defence with a number of options in a strong position for FPL investment. Having now started three matches together, the back-four looks completely locked in. Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) added two assists to his two pre-season goals in this one, James Tomkins (£4.5m) found the net, Wan-Bissaka started for the fourth time and could have had two assists were it for better finishing, while Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) can be a Bonus Points System champion in 2018/19.

However, the goalkeeper situation remains unclear as Wayne Hennessey (£4.5m) replaced Vicente Guaita (£4.5m) for this fixture. The Welshman oversaw Palace’s first clean sheet of the summer and overtook the new signing for pre-season minutes, he now leads the way 225 to 180.

FPL defender Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5m) continues to play out of position, making his fourth start as a left-midfielder against Reading on Saturday. He has just one goal to his name so far but was dangerous against the Royals. Alexander Sørloth (£5.0m) continues to offer the potential for another discount way into Palace’s attack, making his fifth start at centre-forward and increasing his pre-season record to two goals and three assists. Both Schlupp and Sørloth sit in 0.5 percent of Fantasy squads but their pre-season performances could set them up as extreme differentials.

Luka Milivojevic (£6.5m) came on at half-time for Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) in the centre of midfield and is now in contention for a start in Gameweek 1.

CRYSTAL PALACE XI (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka; Riedewald (Milivojevic 45’), McArthur (Williams 82’); Schlupp, Zaha, Townsend (Puncheon 82’); Sørloth (Wickham 72’).

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921 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Kane No Gain
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    A) Jota, Cairney, Lowton

    B) Wan-Bissaka, Hughes, Ramsey

    1. Mike82
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A

  2. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Laca 3.9%

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Ignore, reply fail ffs

  3. RUUD!
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    They say poker is 70% skill 30% luck. What would you say FPL is?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      80-20

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      25% skill 75% luck.

    3. Funkyav
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      great question, about the same id guess, wonder if any stats geeks might have a way of working this out

    4. CamperDudes
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Well in my first year of FPL I finished at 1.4 mil OVR (I did start 3 GWs late though) and in season 2 I finished at 140k OVR, with 400 points more. Ofc there's luck involved, but skill is definitely more influential.

    5. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Well, this sport, in particular, is a little less conducive to fantasy scoring, and therefore skill, than others (baseball, hoops, NFL, even hockey). Fewer goals, fewer assists awarded. So, I'd say 75-25. For others, I'd say more like 85/90-15/10.

    6. ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      depends whether you are talking about doing very well one year (I.e top 1k) or doing consistently well each year (I.e top 10k). 70/30 sounds fair to be in top 1k

    7. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I would give 60:40 i favor of skill, but luck also plays huge part, captain missing a penalty, defender own goal, injuries, woodwork hits, some odd deflections and goals given to CDM's, etc etc..

    8. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Depends on where you set the baseline for skill. If its considered "skill" to pick good, high scoring players instead of trash then its 95 - 5. If you set the bar higher for baseline skill (say, everyone knows to pick high scoring, nailed players), then it becomes like 50 - 50 at most.

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Its the same thing in poker. The better people are at the game, the more luck will decide who wins. Top players playing against each other heads up in poker is 2% skill 98 % luck. But if the top player played against a complete newb it would become like 90 - 10.

  4. mcgrejam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    A)
    Ederson
    Daniels, Robertson, Wan-Bissaka
    Salah, Miki, Richarlison, Mane
    Lacazette, Zaha, Aguero

    B)
    Ederson
    Cedric, Van Aanholt, Robertson
    Salah, Richarlison, Jota, Miki
    Aubameyang, Zaha, Aguero

    Go all out attack with A or play safe with B?

    1. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Def B

      1. mcgrejam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers guys...think B is fairly balanced and good for opening fixtures!

    3. Msms
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      GW1 A
      GW2 B

  5. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    No one got schlupp ? Is he nailed?

    1. Watermelons
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I have schlupp, for now...

    2. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds like he might not be nailed. If he is then could be a great pick.

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Evening gents, A or B please?

    A) Robertson & Tomkins
    B) TAA & PVA

    Thanks

    1. Udo
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A, there is a ? on TAA.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks all

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      a

    3. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A

    4. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A

  7. ng259
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone considering Lacazette over Auba? Would mean I have funds to get Aguero in, and if Laca starts with Auba out left, surely makes him a good option?

    1. Watermelons
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Makes sense, Laca is in form too, more of a differential

    2. Funkyav
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      im tempted, is laca on pens too, if so seems to make sense

      1. MysticMac17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Auba is on pens

        1. mcgrejam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Defo Auba to start with...

    3. seanysheep
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Lacazette Aguero Arnautovic

  8. Watermelons
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Why is everyone bang on sure of Aguero over Jesus?

    1. ng259
      8 months, 29 days ago

      World Cup fatigue surely?

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Was always favoured over Jesus?

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        He played a few more games when both were fit but was still rotated last year

    3. RUUD!
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Best answer I can give is check the hot topic by mikeharbw

      1. mcgrejam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Surely Aguero is the only nailed on City starter until KDB comes back

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      With Mendy back, Pep may well play both.

    5. seanysheep
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      IMO even if they each have 50% of the starts each (which I doubt) Aguero outscores Jesus easily

    6. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Better finisher

    7. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Because they want to have Aguero in their teams. They both returned to training today, theres no reason to believe anything has changed regarding rotation.

  9. Msms
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso-Bertrand-Aurier
    Jota-Willian-Sanchez-Salah
    Zaha-Arnau-Firmino

    Speroni-Costa-WanB-Simpson

  10. Hardly Athletic
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    How's my squad looking?

    Pickford - Fabianski
    Robertson - PVA - Cedric - Mee - Doherty
    Salah - Eriksen - Bilva - Richarlison - Neves
    Firmino - Tosun - Zaha

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I would advise on atleast one 11+ mil striker

  11. fussballstadion
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    What are peoples opinions on Neves?

    He appears to be on pens, takes many set-peices and can get forward. Surely the best mid at 5.0?

    1. slavkob
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yup

    2. Mike82
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Costa plays further forward apparently

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Holding mid, not guaranteed to be on pens and picks up cards. Great player but not a ff asset

      1. mcgrejam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Jota is a better option as he's been playing as a striker in some pre-season games

  12. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Guys what do you think ?

    Lloris

    Azpi, Bailly, Davies, Danilo

    Salah(c), Mahrez, Richarlison, Wijnaldum

    Auba, Arnie

    Bench: Fabianski, Neves, Lovren, Quaner

    Fabianski to 4.0
    Lovren to WB
    Auba to Laca
    And Wijnaldum to somebody at 8.5 ?

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Mahrez on crutches

      1. slavkob
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Most recent news suggest he will be fit for the start of the season.

        1. Y26 Royal
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah he's ok by the sounds of it

    2. Msms
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Wijnaldum for Ozil or Mkhi+2.0itb or any Spurs mid

    3. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Danilo arrived back at Manchester Airport in a protective boot. No chance of starting the season it would seem.

  13. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    PvA or Coleman?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      PVA. Just don't rate Everton defense for the time being.

    2. Mike82
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Tomkins

      1. CamperDudes
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Not what he asked tho

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Neither

    4. seanysheep
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      PVA

  14. balint84
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is Milivojevic a starter and set piece taker in Palace?

    1. Mike82
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Yes. Pens and free kicks.

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    What do we think about David Luiz?

    I currently have Azpi in my team and he's the better FPL asset, but that extra 0.1m could come in handy at the beginning of the season.

    Fellow Chelsea fans, do we think he starts as one of the two CBs from the off? I'm sure Community Shield will tell us definitively.

    1. slavkob
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I think he will start besides rudiger, Sarri likes him

    2. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Luiz currently in my team. If he starts the Com Shield on Sun, he stays.

  16. MysticMac17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    I have set up FPL Draft that starts in 20 minutes. Feel free to join. Trying to get up to 15 others to join.

    The code for the league is 144269-37826.

  17. OBAMA
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts and tips would be greatly appreciated guys:

    Ederson / Boruc

    Robbo / Davies / PVA (Cedric) (Wan-bissaka)

    Salah (c) / Eriksen / Richarlison / Neves (Ward)

    Augero / Arnie / Zaha

    What do we think? :s

    1. Msms
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Looks solid

    2. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Ederson to Heaton, PVA to Tomkins, Neves to Pedro.

  18. sodom85
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    In wolf mid?
    Neves or jota?And why?
    Cheers.

    1. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Jota is a lot more attacking and sometimes gets moved into the striker position during games.

    2. Msms
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Jota

  19. Ibralicious
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is Button the best 4.0 fodder for Ederson atm?

    1. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      None of the 4.0m are likely to play barring injuries.

      1. le flem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Ryan’s backup. I like the orange kit though.

        1. Y26 Royal
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Good a reason as any!

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      As none of them are likely to play, my only consideration for GK fodder is that I'm never likely to want 3 players from that club. On Hamer atm.

  20. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Roughly speaking .....what is best option here

    Ederson 4m
    Robbo luiz xxx dunk wanbissaka
    Salah mahrez richarlison xxxx Stephens
    Auba Arnie xxxx

    A....Bailly jota zaha

    B ...4.5m Cairney firmino ( assuming firm like to play)

    Thanks

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks

  21. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Pick one
    A)Pedro
    B)Richarlison
    C)Jota

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Tempted with A if gets game time. If not B

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        B

    3. Msms
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      GW1 Pedro

  22. le flem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    How’s this mess? Gone for a 3-5-2 for the time being.

    Heaton Button
    Van Dijk Shaw Cedric Tomkins Peltier
    Salad Eriksen Mane Richarlison Pedro
    Aguero Wood Quaner

    0ITB.

    Cheers.

    1. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Don’t understand the Cedric love here. Southampton defence poor pre-season and last year, and poss WC hangover. Shaw now possibly injured and MU are a mess. Like Wood as a differential

  23. Nuno’s Dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Which combo will score more points?!

    Auba - Arnie - Mahrez
    Kun - Lacazette - Richarlison

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      In the first week? These ond one.

      1. le flem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        *second*

    2. To Mee To You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      For how many weeks?

      1. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Sorry! Over first 10 weeks

        1. le flem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Tough. I’ll still say the second

          1. Nuno’s Dream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 29 days ago

            It is tough!!
            Do you go:
            Kun or Mahrez for city?
            Aubs or Laca for Arsenal (Laca if you pick Kun above)
            Arnie vs Richarlison??

        2. To Mee To You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          Probably first. Jesus & Kun could rotate but then again so could Mahrez with other City Mid!

    3. slavkob
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      A) fabianski, lovren, wijnaldum, auba

      Or

      B) 4.0, wan bissaka, Dilva, Laca

  24. MysticMac17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Any interest amongst people in doing a FPL draft?

  25. No Kane No Gain
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    A) Ramsey + Wan-Bissaka

    B) Lowton + Jota

    Any opinions appreciated 😀

  26. Kizza_10
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Can I get a little help please ?

    Who do you think is the most nailed on Utd defender ?

    &

    Who is the best 5.0 defender ?

    1. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Nobody knows! Most likely Bailly. Mourinho is a nutcase though so i'm staying clear for now.
      Prob Burnley defenders.

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bailly and Burnley maybe

    3. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Valencia

      None stand out. Perhaps Shaw for the first few.

    4. trikster102
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      I'd only feel safe with De Gea as my Utd defense tbh.

  27. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is None essential? He keeps racking up those assists.

    1. To Mee To You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      You're talking None sense!

  28. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 29 days ago

    A) fabianski, lovren, wijnaldum, auba

    Or

    B) 4.0, wan bissaka, Dilva, Laca

    ?

  29. Mike82
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    B

  30. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 29 days ago

    Is PVA the best 5.5m defender?

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      No.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Who is geez?

        1. le flem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 29 days ago

          I’d say Coleman or Bailly.

    2. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 29 days ago

      2 goals and 2 asists in preseason says enough. He is by far best 5.5 bracket points potential

    3. Y26 Royal
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      For now. Until we know what the Arsenal & Chelsea defences look like.

      1. mcgrejam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 29 days ago

        Defo PVA for now as cant trust Utd whilst Mourinho is having a breakdown and Everton defence is terrible!

    4. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 29 days ago

      Bell pepper is the best.