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. trikster102
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Another day, another new team. Feel free to rip it to shreads and score it 3/10.

    De Gea
    Mendy Kolasinac Robertson Moses
    Richarlison Eriksen Salah Pedro Mahrez
    Lacazette

    Stekelenburg Quaner Kamara Wan-Bissaka

    1. CamperDudes
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Moses and Kola a no from me and I don't really like Pedro much.

      1. trikster102
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I could take those 3 out and replace them with Leno Bailly Azpilicueta.

    2. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Moses is certainly an interesting pick. If he wins a right wing spot, he is a very appealing choice for a defender. Otherwise, be prepared to flex your 4-5-1 if multiple high-priced forwards start dominating.

    3. BuYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Too heavy on defence
      Move some funds and get another decent forward

      1. trikster102
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        People keep saying that but I like the idea of having as many players from the big 6 teams as possible. Why put someone like Zaha in my team who last season got 136 points (as mid got extra points for cleanies and 1 more point for goals) and costs 7m when I could put someone like Azpilicueta in there instead who got 175 points and cost 0.5m less?

        The top 11 defenders of last season all come from the top 6 teams. To me it makes sense to try and get as many big 6 players in there.

    4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I like it!!! Very solid!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        If Moses and kol play

        1. mcgrejam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Very bold playing only 1 striker and he might not even start cos of Auba...too much of a risk!

    5. Baberto
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I guess moses and pedro are fighting for the same spot!

      1. slavkob
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Only if Willian leaves

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Jota or Mhki

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      is auba worth the extra 1.5 compare to Lacazette ? thanks 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        oops...

    2. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Mik

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      The nailed one I guess, sadly.
      Ramsey really

    4. BuYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Both are punts to be real

  3. Fassy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Ederson - Hamer
    Davies - Robertson - Bailly - David Luiz - Wan-Bissaka
    Salah - Eriksen - Sigurdsson - Jota - Stephens
    Aubameyang - Zaha - Quaner

    Only question atm is
    a) Aubameyang + Sigurdsson
    b) Lacazette + Mahrez

    1. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A if you're thinking about the possibility of getting an Arsenal/Chelsea mid after the season has started.

      B if you see Mahrez as a long-term pick or plan to switch him for someone arounf 8-9m (e.g. Pogba)

    3. jimmy.floyd
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      B

  4. bored by december
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Pretty happy with the balance of this, not sure why there isn't more interest in Burnley defenders.

    Ederson (Boruc)
    Robbo PVA Tarkowski (WBA) (Boly)
    Salah Ramsey Sane Rich Pedro
    Zaha Auba (Kamara)

    The only option is to cut Rich to fodder and invest the extra 2.0 elsewhere, but I feel I would lose the balance I have. And of course, Auba v Kun argument still continues.

    Any thoughts?

    1. FantaCity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Main strength of Burnley defence last season was their keepers - both 1st choice keepers are currently injured, plus 3rd choice recently suffered an injury too

  5. OBAMA
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts and tips would be greatly appreciated guys:

    Ederson / Boruc

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

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

    Augero / Arnie / Zaha

    What do we think? :s

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      more than decent but...Davies not nailed and PVA a bit much for 5.5 imo

      1. OBAMA
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Surely Davies is a starter?

        1. Mike82
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Davies will start the season ahead of Rose

        2. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Davies starts like 3 out of 4 games. Good pick if you have an ok bench, which you do

    2. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      OMG, after seeing a million posts from thedonald, I am practically crying with joy over this grav. Anywaaaaay, looks pretty standard from what we have seen. I would consider Tomkins instead of PvA, and then maybe someone besides Davies as Rose may eat into his playing time. Davies could and should play enough for season-long production, but you want weekly returns for that price.

  6. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    is auba worth the extra 1.5 compare to Lacazette ? thanks 🙂

    1. slavkob
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Eternal question

    2. OneMan
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I believe so Auba could be a contender for Prem top scorer. Was on fire end of last season with great stats

      1. slavkob
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Only if he doesn't play on the wing, which is how Emery apperently sees him

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        thanks...that 1.5 though...i suppose better go for auba and downgrade if needs be

  7. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Does anyone know what sort of formation Palace were playing against Reading and if Zaha was up-top?

    I searched on Google and found him on the right wing with E. Adebayor up front, whoever he is...:lol:

    1. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Zaha was behind striker in 4231 formation with schlupp left and townsend right

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers Jacky bwoi

  8. Better Call Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Jesus back in training

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      so is Firmino 🙂

    2. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      And you return to AMC August 6th!!!

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      D. Silva too. And looking sharp. Best value City mid by far.

  9. OneMan
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Okay off out for the evening. Going to Mass any offerings/requests !?!

    1. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Could you sacrifice 2 goats to Poseidon for me?

  10. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Arsenal defence

    Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac

    Chelsea defence

    Azpi, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso

    1. OneMan
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks. Notice a lot of people aren't keen on Alonso this season. Maybe Luiz would be a cheap way into the Chelsea defence.

  11. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Which duo ?
    A.Morata kdb eriksen
    B. Kane sane Pedro

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Wouldn't that be a trio?

    2. Nuno’s Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      A but not morata

  12. ZaZaZu
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    I can’t seem to find Mitrovic on FF? Can someone enlighten me

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      same for Abraham...

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

      not been added yet

      1. ZaZaZu
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        He plays for Newcastle? Why would he need to be added?

    3. Mike82
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Or Lee Grant

    4. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      don't worry, he's coming

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Mitroooooooo

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

          on fireeeeeee

      2. ebb2sparky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        How much do you reckon he'll cost? At 6.0 he could be a great pick.

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

          6 would be right. Anything more i'll pay it, but reluctantly so

          1. ebb2sparky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 20 days ago

            Will you double up with Cairney? Don't want to jinx our start to the season but Cairney seems unbelievable value at 5.0

  13. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    A) fabianski, lovren, wijnaldum, auba

    Or

    B) 4.0, wan bissaka, Dilva, Laca

  14. Spamuo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    If Mahrez is confirmed GW1..

    A. Mahrez & Cairney

    B. Pedro & Richarlison

    1. Fassy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Problem is we won't know if he is confirmed.

      1. Spamuo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        CS Sunday should be handy.

  15. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    RMT please

    Pickford • (Steklenberg)
    Robertson • Mendy • Bailley • (WanB • Peltier)
    Salah • Sané • Richarlison • Pedro • (Stephens)
    Aubameyang • Zaha • Arnie

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      9/10. Powerful.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      forgot to mention, 0.5 in bank as well

      1. Yellin' in my Ear
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Use the 0.5 to upgrade peltier to a nailed 4.5. looks good otherwise.

    3. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Strong team, and similar to mine. Yet, two 4.0 defenders feels risky. I would make one of them Tomkins. To get the 0.5 to do that, either: Pedro or Richarlison > Doucoure or Pererya; Sane > Mahrez; or Pickford/Steck > Ryan/Button.

    4. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Oh, if you have 0.5 itb, then either do a downgrade I suggested, or take that cash and do Peltier or AWB > Tomkins.

    5. Relias
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Really like this team but Bailly gives me pause. People love saying he is United's best CB but Mourinho is constantly leaving him out.

      1. slavkob
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Mou has been really praising him lately

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      0.5 is earmarked for mkhi, or to give me flex to jump on a bandwagon

  16. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    The bench is weak but the 11 is solid...thoughts?

    Ederson
    Azpilicueta Robertson B.Davies Cedric
    Salah Ramsey Richarlison
    Aguero Firmino Arnautovic

    Button D.Ward Romeu Wan-Bissaka

    1. Yellin' in my Ear
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Don't like your midfield, maybe shift funds from your forwards?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        What midfielder do you think I need?

  17. le flem
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Opinions on Austin? Was hot on him but now I’m thining he could start games but be subbed around the 60 min. mark.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      probably the best 6.0 or below striker

      1. le flem
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I agree. Really like him as an option. However, I want him playing 80-90 mins per week if I’m buying.

    2. ebb2sparky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      He's been in my team the whole time but might switch to Mitro if he's 6.0 too

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Chazza gonna be straight fire this season

  18. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Lost on last page but helpnis needed with this please

    In your opinion who is the both the best and the most nailed on MFs from now until GW8 from

    Man City
    Man United
    Tottenham
    Arsenal
    Chelsea

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Eriksen and Sanchez, probably Ramsey as well. KDB, Alli, and Hazard(if he stays) when they return

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Sane
      Sanchez
      Eriksen
      Mkhi
      Jorginho (not fpl)

  19. Spamuo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Is Arnie really playing well enough to overcome those fixtures Vs Tosun? Arnie getting a lot of love.

    1. le flem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      I understand why people have him, but I don’t want him with those fixtures.

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Everton has been leaking goals, Bournemouth is poor defensively, Wolves are okay but not great, Arsenal defense is good but can still be scored on.

      Those are 4 of their first 5 game

  20. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Current team. Possibly rethink Robbo (Azpi?) and Daniels (Bednarek?)...
    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Foster (Fabs)
    Daniels, Robbo, Cedric (Tomkins, Zanka)
    Salah, Sane, Eriksen, Richarlison (Neves)
    Arnie, Zaha, Firmino

  21. Rigid Digit
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Here's my thought:
    Swap Firmino for Arnautovic, beef up midfield by going Mkhitaryan to Eriksen

    Begovic / Fabianski
    Van Dijk / Bellerin / Shaw / Cedric / Tomkins
    Salah / Sigurdsson / Kenedy / Eriksen / Brady
    Aubamegang / Arnautovic / Tosun

    Shaw may be short term (even shorter if reported injury is a biggun) - possibly Tarowski(?)
    Bellerin to Maguire (if he goes to Man Ure), or other 5.5

  22. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    So many good midfield options from 6.5 to 7.5. Ramsey, Siggy, Willian, Keita, GroB, Moura, Pedro, Maddison, Mata, Jota. Can't decide which one(s) to go with

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Richarlison and jota

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Can't believe I forgot about Richarlison

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          We may count attackers in that range too
          Zaha Arnie Wood king

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 20 days ago

            Mitro may be there as well. Having such a hard time deciding which ones to pick

  23. jimmy.floyd
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Arni

  24. Mike82
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Is Firmino back?

  25. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Which player(s) will definitely be in your GW1 team?

    Wan-Bissaka and Salah for me.

    1. Mike82
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Salah

    2. seanysheep
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Salah and Sanchez

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Only Salah

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Same +
      Mane
      Richarlison

    5. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Can you please give your knowledgeable Liverpool estimate for Firmino to start gw1? Thanks.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I think it'll be clear after the next 2 pre season games. I think he starts.

        1. walkman666 - American Dycho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          Okay, thanks sir.

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

      Salah, wanbas, zaha, Robertson.

    7. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      And to answer your question:

      Wan-Bissaka, Salah, Stephens, Tomkins

    8. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Auba, Aguero and if Firmino starts one friendly then him.

    9. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Salad, Robbo, Marko and Benny D for me.

  26. slavkob
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Can you Rmt?

    Lloris, Stekelenburg
    Azpi, Bailly, Davies, Danilo, Wan Bissaka
    Salah, Mahrez, Son, Richarlison, Neves
    Laca, Arnie, Quaner

    1. Mike82
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Swap loris for Ederson
      Downgrade Danilo to Tomkins
      Son going to Asia games downgrade to Pedro
      Use the money to upgrade to Aguero

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yes i can

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I bet you this is helpful to him

  27. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    After reading that topic I find myself wanting 4 cpl players... *Gulp* what's the matter with me!?

  28. mcgrejam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Is Mane essential...seems to be on pens?

  29. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    In both choices other keeper
    4 m

    A Patricio Mahrez (assuming fit)
    B Ederson Bilva

  30. kalmoffit
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Start with Alexander Arnold than use a transfer bringing him in?

    1. Mike82
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Robertson more nailed

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yep.. Leaning towards that + he will play in Both friendlies remain so have a good chance to play gw1

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Hes been in my team for quite some while. Not a disaster if hes benched game 1, hes only 5.0