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Best West Ham players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

West Ham United’s line-up for their trip to Anfield in Gameweek 1 will have a very different look to the side that sleepwalked to a 13th-place finish in 2017/18.

Summer signings Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m), Issa Diop (£4.5m), Fabian Balbuena (£4.5m), Ryan Fredericks (£5.0m), Jack Wilshere (£5.0m), Andriy Yarmolenko (£7.0m) and Felipe Anderson (£7.0m) all have realistic chances of starting against Liverpool a week on Sunday, while new manager Manuel Pellegrini has ditched the three-man backline favoured by predecessor David Moyes in favour of an attacking 4-3-3.

West Ham were a team of contradictions last season; no side conceded more league goals than the Hammers, but only the clubs finishing in the top seven kept more clean sheets.

Similarly, while their total of 48 goals scored was the eighth-best in the division, their underlying attacking statistics were mostly unremarkable – more of which we will discuss later in this article.

A grim-looking opening run of fixtures in which the Hammers play five of the “big six” in the first nine Gameweeks will likely deter too much Fantasy investment in Pellegrini’s side, but in Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) the east London club have a player bang in form and in high demand among Fantasy Premier League managers.

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  1. Homo Neanderthalensis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Is Fulhams Kamara actually a starter??

    1. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Nope but could get some minutes

    2. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      No they've signed Mitrovic. Kamara's ownership is high because initially he was Fulham's only listed striker and everyone got excited.

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      He will be when Mitrovic gets an inevitable ban 🙂

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        You wish

  2. Toblerone52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Would you rather have Richarlison or Josh King in your team? (asking for a friend)

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Richarlison

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Richarlison has a 5.3% goal conversion rate.

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Is Joe doing a goals due table?

    2. Rotation City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Personally I prefer Jota and Wood at that price.

      1. Homo Neanderthalensis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        This

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      King

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Or Wood and Maddison

    5. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Cheers for the responses, I've still no clue who to go for in these price brackets!

  3. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Currently toying with the following change from A to B. Thoughts guys??

    A) Mahrez - Auba - Zaha - Arnie
    to
    B) Pedro/Maddison - Auba - Aguero - Ings

    1. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      A for me

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I've got every player in A.

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      A

    4. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Ok thanks. Guess I will stick then!

      Desperate to get aguero and Auba in my team though......!

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        I would suggest Aguero to start with then switch after a few weeks if needs must.

  4. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Would you go Baily and Coleman in 442 or Cedric and Richarlison/Jota in 352, rest of team is

    Fabianski
    Robertson, Mendy, Wb, x, x
    Salah, D Silva, Eriksen, Jota/Richarlison
    Auba, Arnautovic

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Cedric not guaranteed to play the first game.

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Some other 4.5m defender than, question is Richarlison/Jota and 4.5 vs Baily and Coleman

  5. Jonsmpr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Test

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Last one tonight 😉

    Ederson
    Robertson | Luiz | PVA | Davies
    Salah | Mane | Mahrez | Costa
    Aguero | Wood

    Hamer | Wan-Bissaka | Stephens | Kamara

    0.5 ITB

    🙂

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Costa, Wood..

      8,5

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        ISn't Wood injured? You don't mind him playing on Thursdays? Are you going to swap Mane for KDB later on?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Yeah, Mane could be a route to Hazard. I'm keeping funds in defence so I can get Hazard or Kane at any time.

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            What about Wood?

        2. Rotation City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          I don't think he's injured, just being managed. He just had surgery on his hip.

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            Hmm... That doesn't sound well. I am currently thinking about him plus 0,5 or Zaha. Can't decide. That EL doesn't bode well with my internal politics 🙂

            1. Bram
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 14 days ago

              “It’s a strange one because you want to win for the people here, but you are not losing sight of the fact that the Premier League is more important, whatever anyone says, so I’m having to take players off to protect them in pre-season, in a real game, in Europe."

              “That’s very difficult as a manager and we had to make a decision on Woody at half time (abductor) and Aaron because his hamstring was tight, and Wardy just to make sure he was fine."

              “It’s a new one on me, especially in a tight game and having to look at the bigger picture."

              https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/news/2018/august/dyche-an-occasion-to-savour/

              1. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 14 days ago

                Cheers Bram, will he be OK for GW1? Tight abductor..Hmmm.

                1. Bram
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 14 days ago

                  I know no more than the above really - one to monitor though for sure.

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Maybe consider Hughes over Costa since he's more nailed and you'll be playing them every week. Very nice team though 🙂

    3. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Like it! Good team!

    4. Belalugozi78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Nice one.
      Auba and King in FWD positions and it would be almost my team 🙂

  7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    RMT out of 10
    Foster(Rotate with Fabi)
    Van Dijk / Van Aanholt / Luiz
    Salah / Jota / Richarlison / KDB
    Arnie / Aguero / King
    Bench: Fabianski / Costa / Cedric / Wan-B

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Maybe Mahrez over KDB for the start.

      Cedric is apparently out of favour.

      Rest is good.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Out of favour as in not first choice or just because he’s not had a pre season?

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      We have the same team except for:
      KDB VA Luiz Costa Cedric
      Vs
      Sanchez Ward Pereira Coleman Masuaku

  8. Homo Neanderthalensis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Who do we think will he Arsenal’s no1 keeper come the start of the season??
    Cech or Leno??

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Cech started yesterday and did well. I think Arsenal have another pre season game. Leno isn't much use anyway. Won't take long before Arsenal want another GK.

    2. Bill Car
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Seems it's Cech at the minute.

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Don't think either of them know. Wait until GW 3 anyway.

  9. Rotation City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Danny Ings is only 5.5! Potential gem or injury waiting to happen?

    1. A Team Of James McCleans
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Has he moved?

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Probably both.

    3. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I’m toying with him too. Could be a gem! Got a point to prove......!

  10. Belli2007
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    In all the posts I have read there is not mention of Sessignon. There are some good 6.5 mids but is there are reason no one looking there?

    1. 420king
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Played as left back in friendlies. Fulham not expected to score much.

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I believe he has played LB in a few preseason matches.

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Too expensive and been playing in defence.

      Fabregas or Barkley will probably play in a fairly attacking role this season- there's your 6.5.

  11. Bøwstring The Carp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Badge test

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Hey bud. Good to see you again.

  12. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Has anyone looked deeply into the VVD v Robertson choice? I know most are going with Robbo but is he really a better option?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Short term he probably is, but long term I would lean Van Dijk since he won't be rotated.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Yeah this is one of reasons I’m considering which player to set with. VVD pretty much unlikely to get rotated by Robertson wil have a little rotation.

    2. Big Fudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I’ve gone with both like a mad man. Might change Robbo to TAA if he gets the nod over Clyne. VVD is the best option in my opinion.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Why do you prefer VVD?

        1. Big Fudge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Won’t get rotated and will be a decent goal threat from set pieces. Like I said I have both because I think they will both do incredibly well.

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            I already have Mane and Salah but having both is a really nice call.

    3. Homo Neanderthalensis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I’ve got VVD in my team. Will play every minute and it’s his first full season at Anfield. Robbo was so last year lool

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Both great options and both have upside over last season, no need for depth

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Loren scored 1 pt less than Robertson and is 1.0 cheaper.

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Lovren

    6. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I think Robbo is the one to pick, VVD never scores despite his supposed 'goal threat' and Robertson has points on the table.

      But yeah the 'nailedness' surely points to VVD...

  13. DRAFTSNAKE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Best choices for potential bench fodder
    4.0 GK, 4.0 DEF, 4.5 MID ?

    1. Homo Neanderthalensis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      GK... anyone but Speroni (too high ownership risks him dropping into the 3m range)

      DF... Lee Peltier.. guaranteed starter. Or Wan-Bassaka

      MF... Stephens? Gunnarsson

      1. DRAFTSNAKE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Thanks, avoiding Speroni is wise; currently on AWB, don't fancy Cardiff at all. You can get 9/2 on Cardiff to be bottom at Christmas, bargain!

        1. Homo Neanderthalensis
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Be careful with that thinking.... Burnley and Huddersfield were massive favourites to be relegated at the start of last season!! Burnley ended up in Europe this season!! Lol

          1. rjcv177
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            Hudd can't fool the axe on this season 😉

  14. Homo Neanderthalensis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    David silva nailed??

    1. Bram
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Not really now - Pep has been talking about having to manage his minutes this year.

      1. Homo Neanderthalensis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Hmmm. That’s interesting. Do you know why?

        1. Bram
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Just getting older I guess - was about a week ago the quote came out I think.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Well, he'll get a run to the break

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      He has a skill set that others on MC dont have. While he will get rested, he is sure to play a lot.

    4. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      For the start probably, but Pep said he's getting older and will have to wind down his playing time.

      But as others have said, he's amazing and can't imagine rotation until later in the season.

  15. Big Fudge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Is there a viable 5m/4.5m midfield rotation? Currently looking at Cairney/Gunarsson.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Nah, play the 5

    2. Bram
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Not really - Hughes & Neves both at 5m about the closest I could suggest but I'd agree on "play the 5".

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Think Wilshere is worth it until his inevitable injury.

      Neves is a 4.9 waiting to happen.

  16. MINUS FOUR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Jota vs Maddison.

    Aside from the potential OOP factor, I'm not seeing the appeal of Jota. He scored 17 goals and 6 assists in 44 games for the team that dominated the Championship - is it really that great a return? It's solid, but I don't know if it indicates he's about to have a real breakout season in the PL wit double figure goal tally and lots of assists.

    Meanwhile Maddison got more attacking returns (goals and assists) in less games for a poorer team, and will be playing just behind one of the league's best finishers in an established top 10 PL side. And is on set pieces.

    What am I missing?

    1. DRAFTSNAKE
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I was all set for having Jota before you posted this, now my mind is spinning again! Maybe both is the way to go?
      17 goals for a midfielder is decent and he seems to have a freeish role so I expect maybe 10g 8a this season which is a good return from 6.5 imo

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Sorry! I jus think people are getting caught up in this idea that Jota is a striker, but he's not really. And the stats are not THAT amazing when you consider he was playing for the best team in his division, against Maddison tearing it up for the battlers and now playing behind Vardy.

      2. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        8 assists is a huge leap of faith. It's 2 more assists than he managed in 44 Championship games. 10 goals, maybe.

    2. Cofinho
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Im on Maddison

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I’m on Maddison. He is electric to watch. Easy to switch if wrong.

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Exactly. And I think it will be very satisfying if this ones pays off. Less than 1% ownership, he's going under the radar big time. Are Wolves a better attacking team than Leicester? I seriously doubt it.

    4. Belalugozi78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      14 goals and 8 assists in 44 games is in fact less than 17+6 in 44 games, but ok he will play with potentially better players around. Maddison was on pens but we all know Vardy is gonna have them

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Sorry you're right. Thought he had more assists than that to be honest. It's tight, they're basically even in what they produced last season. So then it's about figuring out what other factors come into it this season, and this is where I think Maddison has the edge.

      2. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        I think I'm particularly drawn to the idea of Maddison working with Vardy, as a cheap way into some inevitable Vardy points by hopefully linking up with him really well. Maddison looks like more of a provider than Jota, and this is where I'm expecting him to have the edge. But of course, I could be completely wrong.

    5. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Asked this on here before and the only reasonable answer I got is that the starting fixture is hard and that Vardy possibly will miss the first GW. Still I believe he will be a better option so I've been set on him for a long time now.

    6. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Ok, so a bit of perspective on Jota.

      He mainly played on the wing last season and only played as false 9 Ona few occasions so 17 goals as a winger is pretty impressive!!

      Also looks like wolves will sign Traore in next few days from Boro which would mean Jota likely to play as a genuine 9 if Traore takes his place on the wing so more nailed for goals.

      Not trying to put you off Maddison as I’m seriously toying with giving him a punt but Jota as a winger had a great return and now possibly as a CF he could be even better value as an OOP midfielder.

      Hope this helps??!

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        It does help, thanks. If he moves into the middle then that's a whole different story. The other very reasonable option is to go Jota from the start (really fancy anyone playing Everton defence right now) and switch in GW3 to Maddison (when Jota Has Man City) if it's looking like the right move. As it stands I'd be picking Maddison and benching him GW1, which is perhaps a little silly.

        1. Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          No problem and I agree. Been toying with putting both Jota and Maddison in my team to release funds for an “Auba/Aguero” front line.

          Currently I have Costa! Go figure..... 😉

  17. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    What will your team look like in gamesweek 3 ?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Probably in bottom quartile

  18. Netley Lucas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    ok

  19. Homo Neanderthalensis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    This made me laugh.....

    Ederson was the worst value goalkeeper in the Premier League last season, despite being widely acknowledged as one of the better performers. Manchester City paid over £700,000 for each of Ederson's 56 saves last year!

    Read more at: https://www.burnleyexpress.net/sport/football/clarets/record-signing-has-been-superb-value-for-money-1-9259870

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I get that there were not so many shots on him so that doesn't make any sense, but, Ederson is an average GK that is glorified because he is able to use his feet imo.

  20. ANISH_T28
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    A

  21. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Will Barkley nail a place on the Chelsea Team ?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Dunno, Cesc is a threat

      1. Zilla
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Cesc on crutches now though

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Is he? Well Gnarls has a chance then, good to see the lad back

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe500eIK1oA hic!

    2. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Would be good, but there are so many question marks at Chelsea

  22. ANISH_T28
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Are Everton assets really good options based on how they have been in pre-season? I know pre-season isnt everything but it worries me

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      It's not the be all and end all but something to be wary of for sure.

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Trust your gut I think. If there's a doubt you can always transfer them in if they suddenly start to do well

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Haven't been great. People going mad for fixtures as usual.

  23. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Tempted to start the season with this. Sanchez can become Hazard at some point.

    Stekelenburg
    TAA - Hoedt - Jonny
    Mané - Salah - Sanchez - Mahrez - BSilva
    Arnie - Tosun

    Ederson - Tomkins - Wan-Bissaka - Kamara

    1. Homo Neanderthalensis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I’d be tempted to start again

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Ah good. I'm not looking for template 🙂

        1. Homo Neanderthalensis
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Haha, neither am I.. hence my name 😉
          I’ve not even got Salah and I feel great about it lol

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            People don't see a 11m striker and immediately reject it, but really it comes down to Aubameyang/Aguero vs Sanchez. Sanchez will likely be playing as a striker the first couple of games, and I'm still not sure if Aubameyang will be through the middle or on the left. I'm even less sure of Aguero will Jesus hovering.

            1. noquarternt
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 14 days ago

              Are you sure? Lukaku is back already.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 14 days ago

                I'm not sure, but Lukaku hasn't had any pre-season yet so it's unlikely he starts GW1 at least.

                1. noquarternt
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 14 days ago

                  Yeah I can see the hope. Would be confident of him playing at least.

                  Just can't get excited about Mourinho attackers myself.

                  I'll wait until November and hope they get someone like Zidane.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Cheap af defence maybe the way mate

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        I can't see any value in 5.5m+ defenders until we see who's nailed. Chelsea have a new manager, formation and style so even D.Luiz at 5.5m may not be a bargain.

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          Exactly, folk are picking premium def's as if that's the settled side

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            Nice glass 😀 Evening

            1. Netley Lucas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 14 days ago

              Hic! Evening boss, you having a nice time too?

              1. barracuda
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 14 days ago

                I will be more articulate tomorrow 🙂 TakiHighlife

                1. Netley Lucas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 14 days ago

                  Indeed, you may be 😆 My love of the speccy & drink eh, sigh, hic!

    3. Bram
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I quite like the balance - of course a big hitting premium striker gives you issues without a hit but I know you know that :). Can't say I'm hugely sold on any premium striker options myself though at the moment. (I'm not convinced Aguero is as nailed as many seem to be judging by recent RMTs).

      Lukaku coming back early and the general feel of Jose 3rd season syndrome seeming to pervade at Man Utd puts me off Sanchez though even though he was in most of my sides until recently.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Cheers Bram. Sanchez is by no means nailed in my team, especially considering Mourinho. I've had Aubameyang or Aguero and a 4.5m mid instead, but I feel like I'm spending 11m up front just because there's no premium alternative (up front) rather than comparing who I can buy in midfield for similar money.

        Sanchez should be in perfect physical shape having Chile not qualified for the World Cup. He just might start the season with a bang.

        1. Bram
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          I may still end up on Sanchez depending how things progress with Community Shield etc but as much as anything because he provides a nice route to KDB if KDB isn't ready from the off.

  24. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    When will Pogba return. Will he do well this season on FPL ?

    1. Homo Neanderthalensis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Depends on Jose.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Be back training next week I think. Look at the way he played in the WC... that's how Maureen wants him to play.

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        If only he gave him the license that he had in the WC. He was a joy to watch but Mourinho ruins him

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          I think you are being a bit harsh. Yes late on in the WC final he went mental(if he'd put that ball from Bapper in I'd have tied my ML!) but the point is before all that he behaved like a proper cm does, defend well, move the ball along fast and don't be a silly devil

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Will he be on the bench for half of the season?

  25. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Iheanacho anyone? OR will he head to the bench upon Vardys return?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Think Leicester are a no go without Mahrez now.

  26. Cofinho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Baines bench or first choice?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Digne has the class and the 'youth', he's been bought to play

    2. Bram
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      The signing of Lucas Digne puts Baines' minutes at serious risk.

      Having spent most of preseason with triple Everton in my side though their preseason form has seriously put me off now even with their lovely fixtures.

      Coleman over Baines as it stands but I'm not convinced either currently justify their price tag.

  27. The_Adam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Probably asked a million times already...

    Van Dijk or Robertson?

    VVD will play more matches, but how many more? Robbo should get plenty of assists. Both capable of goals, probably VVD more so.

    1. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Oh, just noticed it was discussed further up the page! Never mind!

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      You have a good delimma while i'm going with TAA..

      Leaning towards Robo in your case

  28. Root
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Is Otamendi a nailed-on starter?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      If you have to ask...

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Yes

  29. Homo Neanderthalensis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Which would you rather/will get more points?

    A) Sane Jota & Wood (benched)
    B) Mahrez D.Silva & Sorloth (benched)

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      You know it's B.

      1. Homo Neanderthalensis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Lol, just worried about silva not playing.. and I also really want sane, but can’t find the extra 0.5m for Sane & Mahrez with sorloth

      2. Homo Neanderthalensis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        What do you think:

        Allison
        Bailly VVD Luiz
        Sanchez Mahrez D.Silva Keita Mkhitaryan
        Aubameyang Arnautovic

        Boruc Sorloth Peltier Wan-Bissaka

    2. Bram
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Agree B.

      David Silva having his minutes managed is a bit of a concern but Pep has been far more damning about Sane.

      City attacking options make my head hurt!

  30. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Morning lads

    A) Auba Sane/Mahrez Sanchez
    B) Aguero Salah Mhiki

    Both have Mane and Firmino so B means a Pool attacking triple up. Hmmm

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      I Want Both Sanchez and salah so is Sanchez salah Arnie/Zaha an option?

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 14 days ago

        would mean seriously weaker 3rd midfielder if keeping front three of 11 - 9.5 - 7 (currently Aguero Firmino Arnie)
        Would leave mids 3/4/5 priced at 6.0 - 5.5 - 4.5

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 14 days ago

          One of Firmino/Mane and spread the risk... Jota Richarlison King Wood or Zaha all good options if you decicded to downgrade mane or firmino

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            Zaha to Chelsea to replace Willian then we talk...

          2. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 14 days ago

            BTW, curious, as a Liverpool fan you are still backing Sanchez to do well? You think he can hit the ground running.
            I like him too, but I may be bias....no world cup, supreme athlete...

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 14 days ago

              He still has it, best united player atm, if united scored he Would be surely involved, on set pieces, OOP and on Penos.

              After all of that if he fails it's an easy switch to Haz/KDB

    2. Homo Neanderthalensis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 14 days ago

      A