Pre-Season

How many pre-season minutes each FPL option has played – Part 2

Fantasy Premier League managers can view the results of our pre-season research by reading another batch of minute counters.

That way you will find it easier to pick players for your squad who are the most likely to be involved for their respective clubs.

We’ve collated the game-time of every player over July and August and can bring you the numbers for the second five clubs in this part two.

If you don’t see a player’s name included it means they have played zero minutes. Furthermore, there are some players who have been involved enough in pre-season for us to draw attention to them, even if they haven’t been added to the game yet.

CHECK OUT PART ONE HERE

CHELSEA

Chelsea played five pre-season fixtures this summer. Four of them were friendlies while they were also involved in the Community Shield final last weekend. The maximum possible number of minutes that could have been accrued by one of their players was 450.

Goalkeepers

  • Marcin Bulka – 221 minutes
  • Willy Caballero (£5.0m) – 213 minutes
  • Rob Green – 16 minutes

The signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) is expected to supersede anything we’ve learned about the secondary goalkeepers at Chelsea this summer. Caballero was preferred for the Community Shield and could be chosen for Gameweek 1 if Kept is not considered ready.

Defenders

  • David Luiz (£5.5m) – 289 minutes
  • Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) – 278 minutes
  • Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m) – 226 minutes [MIDFIELDER IN FPL]
  • Davide Zappacosta (£5.5m) – 219 minutes
  • Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.5m) – 214 minutes
  • Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) – 195 minutes
  • Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) – 172 minutes
  • Andreas Christensen (£5.5m) – 145 minutes
  • Gary Cahill (£5.5m) – 16 minutes

No Chelsea defender played more minutes than David Luiz over the summer, setting him up for a Gameweek 1 start. Alonso and Azpilicueta were used enough times in the summer for them to be assured of a place in the full-back positions, as they also played the full 90 at Wembley. In theory Ampadu has played enough in pre-season to warrant a start but Antonio Rudiger is the more senior and also played at Wembley.

Midfielders

  • Jorginho (£5.0m) – 334 minutes
  • Ross Barkley (£6.0m) – 320 minutes
  • Pedro (£6.5m) – 279 minutes
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.5m) – 271 minutes
  • Cesc Fabregas (£6.5m) – 240 minutes
  • Danny Drinkwater (£5.0m) – 179 minutes
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko (£5.0m) – 161 minutes
  • Victor Moses (£6.0m) – 132 minutes [DEFENDER IN FPL]
  • Willian (£7.5m) – 99 minutes
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.5m) – 71 minutes
  • N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) – 31 minutes
  • Eden Hazard (£10.5m) – 22 minutes

It is no surprise to see Jorginho as the most-used Chelsea midfielder in pre-season. The former Napoli man arrives at Stamford Bridge clearly favoured by new manager Maurizio Sarri after they worked together in Italy. Barkley was not far behind him and is expected to play an important role in the central midfield trio. Pedro and Hudson-Odoi have the advantage on the wings in terms of minutes played, and they also started there for the Community Shield. How long-term that will prove with Moses, Willian and Hazard now back remains to be seen.

Forwards

  • Alvaro Morata (£9.0m) – 257 minutes
  • Tammy Abraham (£5.5m) – 171 minutes
  • Olivier Giroud (£8.0m) – 22 minutes

Despite failing to impress in pre-season, Morata looks to still be the number one for now, simply based on how often he was used. Giroud will start to put pressure on that fairly soon now that he is back in match action.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace played seven first-team friendlies over the summer. The maximum number of minutes that could have been played by one of their players was 630.

Goalkeepers

  • Vicente Guaita (£4.5m) – 360 minutes
  • Wayne Hennessey (£4.5m) – 225 minutes
  • Julian Speroni (£4.0m) – 45 minutes

New signing Guaita appears to have won out in the fight for the Crystal Palace number one spot. He played the full 90 minutes in the final two friendlies to take him past Hennessey’s game-time for pre-season.

Defenders

  • Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) – 373 minutes
  • James Tomkins (£4.5m) – 373 minutes
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.0m) – 366 minutes
  • Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) – 326 minutes
  • Joel Ward (£4.5m) – 290 minutes
  • Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) – 283 minutes
  • Pape Souaré (£4.5m) – 268 minutes
  • Martin Kelly (£4.0m) – 167 minutes

Palace have one of the most settled back-fours of the Premier League going into Gameweek 1. It’s largely the same as it was towards the end of last season with Sakho and Tomkins the most-used at centre-back and van Aanholt and Wan-Bissaka the most frequently deployed full-backs over the summer.

Midfielders

  • James McArthur (£5.0m) – 354 minutes
  • Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5m) – 352 minutes [DEFENDER IN FPL]
  • Sullay Kaikai (£4.5m) – 331 minutes
  • Andros Townsend (£6.0m) – 294 minutes
  • Jason Puncheon (£4.5m) – 279 minutes
  • Jonny Williams – 169 minutes
  • Luka Milivojevic (£6.5m) – 135 minutes

McArthur is probably the most secure of a start after being the most-used midfielder in pre-season. Schlupp could still feature on the left wing, as he has done extensively in pre-season, but his place is at risk from potential new signings up front.

Forwards

  • Alexander Sørloth (£5.0m) – 358 minutes
  • Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) – 302 minutes
  • Christian Benteke (£6.5m) – 135 minutes
  • Conor Wickham (£5.0m) – 78 minutes

Sørloth has been the most-used forward of pre-season but that was largely due to Benteke’s injury. With the later now returning to fitness his lack of game-time may not be as much of a hindrance to a Gameweek 1 start. Some reinforcements are expected in this area too.

EVERTON

Everton played seven pre-season matches this summer. The maximum number of minutes that it was possible for one of their players to accrue was 630.

Goalkeepers

  • Maarten Stekelenburg (£4.0m) – 585 minutes
  • Mateusz Hewelt – 45 minutes

Stekelenburg is the obvious stand-in for Pickford if he is deemed not ready to face Wolves. The Dutchman has registered 585 pre-season minutes from a possible 585, missing only the second-half against ATV Irdning and playing every moment since. Pickford has not played for Everton at all in July and August.

Defenders

  • Michael Keane (£5.0m) – 405 minutes
  • Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) – 405 minutes
  • Phil Jagielka (£4.5m) – 390 minutes
  • Leighton Baines (£5.5m) – 360 minutes
  • Antonee Robinson – 225 minutes
  • Jonjoe Kenny (£4.5m) – 225 minutes
  • Ashley Williams (£4.5m) – 219 minutes [ON LOAN AT STOKE]
  • Matthew Pennington – 180 minutes
  • Mason Holgate (£4.5m) – 66 minutes [INJURED]
  • Lucas Digne (£5.0m) – 45 minutes
  • Cuco Martina (£4.5m) – 39 minutes

Keane and Jagielka’s extensive pre-season minute counts look set to see them start Gameweek 1 at centre-back, barring any last-minute additions. Coleman should have the right-back slot nailed down while Baines’ large number of minutes may give him a few weeks at left-back before new singing Digne takes over. Outside of those names, very few options look viable based on their pre-season minutes.

Midfielders

  • Morgan Schneiderin (£4.5m) – 405 minutes
  • Tom Davies (£4.5m) – 264 minutes
  • Kevin Mirallas (£5.5m) – 262 minutes
  • Kieran Dowell – 257 minutes
  • Muhamed Besic – 225 minutes
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) – 222 minutes
  • Richarlison (£6.5m) – 216 minutes
  • Nikola Vlasic (£5.0m) – 199 minutes
  • Idrissa Gueye (£5.0m) – 194 minutes
  • Davy Klaassen – 124 minutes [HAS JOINED WERDER BREMEN]
  • Theo Walcott (£6.5m) – 60 minutes
  • Ademola Lookman (£5.5m) – 54 minutes

Schneiderlin looks the most assured of a start in the Everton midfield with a lot of the obvious first-choice players a little behind every one else. There has been plenty of game-time for Davies, Mirallas, Dowell and Besic, while Sigurdsson, Richarlison and Gueye have only been involved in the second-half of the pre-season campaign. Walcott only made his first appearance in the final match, managing 60 minutes.

Forwards

  • Sandro Ramirez (£5.5m) – 450 minutes
  • Cenk Tosun (£7.0m) – 374 minutes
  • Oumar Niasse (£5.5m) – 243 minutes
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.5m) – 16 minutes

Like the midfielder, the most-used option is unlikely to feature in Gameweek 1, although it’s worth noting how often Sandro played. In fact, it was more than any outfield player. Tosun should not find too much competition for his place elsewhere, managing 131 more minutes than Niasse.

FULHAM

Fulham played a total of eight pre-season friendlies this summer. The maximum possible number of minutes that could have been played by one of their players was 720.

Goalkeepers

  • Fabri (£4.5m) – 270 minutes
  • Marek Rodak – 170 minutes
  • Marcus Bettinelli (£4.5m) – 115 minutes

New signing Fabri has featured in every match since he arrived and, consequently, was the most frequently used shot-stopper for Fulham this summer.

Defenders

  • Cyrus Christie (£4.5m) – 386 minutes
  • Denis Odoi (£4.5m) – 384 minutes
  • Tim Ream (£4.5m) – 340 minutes
  • Steven Sessegnon – 303 minutes
  • Maxime Le Marchand (£4.5m) – 300 minutes
  • Marlon Fossey – 264 minutes
  • Calum Chambers (£4.5m) – 186 minutes [PLAYED AT ARSENAL]

Odoi and Ream were looking like the first-choice centre-backs based on their pre-season game-time, until Chambers and Mawson signed this week. Le Marchand and Christie look to have played enough minutes at full-back to be considered first-choice.

Midfielders

  • Ryan Sessegnon (£6.5m) – 402 minutes
  • Tom Cairney (£5.0m) – 354 minutes
  • Stefan Johansen (£5.5m) – 343 minutes
  • Neeskens Kebano (£4.5m) – 345 minutes
  • Jean Michael Seri (£5.5m) – 270 minutes
  • Luca de la Torre – 269 minutes
  • Kevin McDonald (£5.0m) – 225 minutes
  • Andre Schürrle (£6.0m) – 174 minutes

Reinforcements at the back should allow Sessegnon to continue as a regular feature in attacking midfield. He was largely deployed there in pre-season, as the joint most-used Fulham player in pre-season but did have spells at left-back.

Forwards

  • Aboubakar Kamara (£4.5m) – 402 minutes
  • Alexsandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) – 108 minutes

Mitrovic was obviously first-choice at Fulham last season and he will probably stay that way for Gameweek 1, even if Kamara was the joint most-used Fulham player this summer.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Huddersfield Town played 90 pre-season friendlies but two of them lasted just 45 minutes. For that reason, the most any Terriers player could have registered was 720 minutes.

Goalkeepers

  • Ben Hamer (£4.0m) – 450 minutes
  • Joel Coleman – 180 minutes
  • Jonas Lössl (£4.5m) – 90 minutes

Hamer is looking like the most viable £4.0m goalkeeper ahead of the 2018/19 season, having registered more minutes than any other Huddersfield player. There has been some doubt over whether Lössl is ready for the season according to David Wagner, even though he did not feature for Denmark in Russia, with Kasper Schmeichel the number one.

Defenders

  • Christopher Schindler (£4.5m) – 442 minutes
  • Terence Kongolo (£4.5m) – 419 minutes
  • Tommy Smith (£4.5m) – 396 minutes
  • Chris Löwe (£4.5m) – 356 minutes
  • Florent Hadergjonaj (£4.5m) – 330 minutes
  • Jon Stanković – 299 minutes
  • Michael Hefele – 270 minutes
  • Jordan Williams – 162 minutes
  • Scott Malone (£4.0m) – 162 minutes
  • Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (£4.5m) – 119 minutes
  • Erik Durm (£4.5m) – 16 minutes

Schindler is the most secure of a start at centre-back, with his usual partner Zanka the least-used defender in pre-season following his involvement with Denmark at the World Cup. Löwe is by far the most-used left-back, with popular £4.0m option Malone playing considerably fewer minutes. Smith should hold onto right-back for now with new signing Durm playing just 16 minutes in pre-season.

Midfielders

  • Jonathan Hogg (£4.5m) – 419 minutes
  • Philip Billing (£4.5m) – 389 minutes
  • Alex Pritchard (£5.0m) – 360 minutes
  • Rajiv van La Parra (£5.0m) – 351 minutes
  • Abdelhamid Sabiri (£4.5m) – 329 minutes
  • Adama Diakhaby (£5.0m) – 207 minutes
  • Ramadan Sobhi (£5.0m) – 193 minutes
  • Aaron Mooy (£5.5m) – 182 minutes

Hogg and Billing both look ready for the season as the most-used central midfielders but one of them may still have to make way for Mooy. Pritchard was deployed extensively as a number 10 with little competition in that role. The wide midfield roles are harder to call with van La Parra and Sobhi probably the favourites.

Forwards

  • Steve Mounié (£6.0m) – 390 minutes
  • Laurent Depoitre (£5.5m) – 330 minutes
  • Elias Kachunga (£5.0m) – 267 minutes

Mounié is definitely the number one Huddersfield forward for Gameweek 1 having started more matches and registered more minutes than team-mate Depoitre this summer.

CHECK OUT PART ONE HERE

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5,433 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dan_247
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Hi all,

    Current team is:

    X Hamer
    Mendy Robertson Luiz Cedric WB
    Mane Salah Richarl X Gunnarson
    King Zaha Kun

    Do you prefer:

    A) DDG & Schurlle
    B) Patrico & Bernado Silva
    C Ederson & Jota

    Many thanks

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Akeem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. dan_247
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks, much appreciated

  2. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Jota or Richarlison?

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Jota

    2. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Toss of a coin but I have gone with Richy.

    3. hjalmarekdal
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      R

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Such a tricky one. Do like the idea of Jota

    4. BUZZBOMB
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Had Rich since he signed. Just swapped him and Neves for Jota and Cairney. Final, unless someone tells me Cairney is now not nailed.

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah I’ve had Rich in since the start! Also was a loyal owner that had him from 6>6.6m last year and all the way back to down 6m which is making me think I don’t want him to screw me again!

        1. BUZZBOMB
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          I just think I'll need a few weeks convincing on EVE now. Wolves on the other hand is a blind punt for fun.

    5. Akeem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Jota

    6. dan_247
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Richarl cos of prem experience

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        3-3 then 🙂

        1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Jota - he might take a little more time to settle but if Rich doesn't deliver in first 2 games then his price is gonna fly down. Just can't see Rich being amazing but Jota's got more potential.

          Seriously tempted to go with Mili though, seeing as Zaha stayed put.

    7. Audacious Goose - Meyer of …
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Richarlison based on fixtures. Ithink Jota and wolves will be good but Everton have easy fixtures and after today's signings look like a strong team

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Don't want to be rude but that's the sort of decision you have to make by yourself. There's no right or bad answer. It depends on a luck in a large part anyway.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Unless you have no idea and will choose the one that gets more votes 😛

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Well yeah...there’s about 5,000 messages on here each day similar

          I’d steer clear here of 5-7pm tonight cos it will look like this:
          Aubameyang or Aguero?
          PVA or Coleman?
          Mane or Eriksen?
          RMT RMT RMT
          Will Cedric start?

          Etc 🙂

  3. Niho992
    9 months, 18 days ago

    will mendy start vs arsenal hmmm ?

    1. Goalosaurus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Seems likey to start

  4. Les Bleus
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Luiz or PVA to start every week?

    1. Akeem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      PvA more nailed

      1. Les Bleus
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Audacious Goose - Meyer of …
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Pva on fire in the pre season and he has his own fantasy league. No contest

  5. Visionaries
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Final decision, fill the blanks please
    ____
    Tarkow, Shaw, ____ WanB, Pelt
    Salah, Mane, Rich,____
    Zaha, Aguero, King

    A Ederson, PVA, Mahrez
    B Ederson, Alex Arnold, Sane
    C Fos & Rui, Mendy, Mahrez

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A all day

    4. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

  6. borso999
    9 months, 18 days ago

    If you fancy a crack at a free to enter league with a £500 first prize, you can enter here: https://sportingopinion.org/sporting-opinion-fantasy-premier-league/

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      whats the catch ? 🙂

      1. Audacious Goose - Meyer of …
        9 months, 18 days ago

        This question

  7. Gazpilicueta
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone considering Darmian?

    until valencia is back?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Yep, tempted.

      1. Bleach †
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        How long is he supposedly out though?

    2. schlupptheweek
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      He'll be toasted by Pereira tomorrow, stay clear.

    3. Goalosaurus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I was worried about Jones getting put in at RB, dunno how rational that is though

    4. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Will start like 2 matches and that's it probably.

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Sounds like Shaw.

  8. Bleach †
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Cairney worth the 0.5 over some 4.5 mid? Would play him very rarely anyway..

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      if you can afford it yes

    2. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      If you won’t play him, no

  9. LewanGOALski
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Arnie or Zaha?

    1. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Arnie now Ayew signed

    2. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I’ve gone Arnie

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I'm on Zaha. Don't like West Ham's fixtures and can't take pre-season form too seriously

      1. Ibralicious
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        This, and Zaha's been in great form as well anyway.

    4. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Z

    5. Audacious Goose - Meyer of …
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Exact dilemma I've got but fixtures wise zaha. My problem is already have 3 palace players. Swapping millijovic for richarilson

  10. Dakes. 🙂
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    A) Mane Mee
    B) 7.5mid* Davies

    Not Bilva or Sig or Ramsey, and preferably nailedish... Willian? Someone else?

    1. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B is +1.0 ITB too

    2. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. Dakes. 🙂
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Which 7.5

        1. Jean Claude Edam
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Moura maybe?

    3. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A mate

      1. Dakes. 🙂
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        That’s what I’ve got currently...

    4. Akeem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

  11. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I'm locked in lads. How's the squad looking?

    Foster
    Robertson Tompkins Mendy
    Salah(c) Mane Richarlison BSilva
    Arny Aguero King

    Fabianski - Lowton - Stephens - Wan-Biss

      9 months, 18 days ago

      Hey, please post your RMT in this thread instead, thank you.
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/09/rmt-collection-legomane/

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Naa I'm alright. I'm happy to comment on others who want to put there's here also. Think the separate thread thing is a bit naff.

        1. Lav
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Respect.

    1. Elwood
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Will Foster start?

      I've just been told MacCarthy is favourite

      1. Elwood
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Miss read, sorry!

        1. Optic1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Was gonna say, I've not heard that!

      2. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Foster is Watford’s first choice keeper now.

    2. InTommyWeTrust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Absolutely fantastic apart from it’s on the wrong page

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I'll take the first bit, cheers!

        1. InTommyWeTrust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Happy days then

    3. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers all

  12. Sterling is £11Mill..…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I reckon at least 300,000 people will not realise the deadline is 1900 tomorrow 😛

      9 months, 18 days ago

      I reckon more

      1. Sterling is £11Mill..…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        yea probably more like 500k -1 million haha, there will be some shocking unfinished teams

          9 months, 18 days ago

          I run the FPL league of my mates and a couple have said they will make the team saturday morning haha

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Filthy casuals

  13. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone worried about Fulham & Wolves players?

    They have virtually signed complete new starting 11's

    1. fiveyears
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      It's a pain in the backside at short notice - busiest deadline day in years!!

    2. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      and Everton & West Ham...

    3. schlupptheweek
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      For both teams they have maintained the core of the team, so I wouldn't worry too much as the players they've bought are high quality:
      Fulham: Mitrovic, Sessegnon and Cairney (defence wasn't fantastic anyway)
      Wolves: Boly, Neves and Jota (could even include Coady in that list).

  14. Siggy in the Middle
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Whose game time does Vietto threaten?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Kamara

  15. Prison Mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Is Pickford and Foster to much to spend on keepers?

    And Shaw or Darmian???

    1. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      If you're going with Pickford then just stick with him. Too much for both, you'll never get that rotation right anyway!

  16. Lebowski85
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    So.....thoughts on Everton's transfer business. Surely this makes them pretty solid at the back now? Dinge for 5.0 looks a steal

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I want to see them play a few games first. Some of these signings may prove to be fools gold.

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Well, I feel a bit better having Pickford and Stek now.

    3. Goalosaurus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Will need to see how it all fits together and best bit of business is getting rid of williams.

      Not sure it'll make them any more solid with the way SIlva sets up, although have punted on Coleman.

  17. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    RMT?

    Foster
    Robertson, Mendy, Daniels
    Salah, Richarlison, Jota, Cairney, Mahrez
    Aguero, Auba

    Fabianski, Bednarek, Kamara, Wan-Bissaka

      9 months, 18 days ago

      Hey, please post your RMT in this thread instead, thank you.
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/09/rmt-collection-legomane/

      1. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah I thought I was putting it in there. Made a mistake.

  18. TGNC
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    DDG (Hamer)
    Azpi TAA Lowton (Wan-Bissaka) (Peltier)
    Salah Maddison Bilva Traore (Stephens)
    Aguero Aubameyang Mitrovic

    GTG?

      9 months, 18 days ago

      Hey, please post your RMT in this thread instead, thank you.
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/09/rmt-collection-legomane/

    1. Dakes. 🙂
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Aye

  19. Gazpilicueta
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Which would you rather have?

    A) Ozil and Firmino

    B) Mhiktaryan and Aubameyang

    1. TGNC
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B easily

      1. Gazpilicueta
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        why?

    2. Lebowski85
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Aubamayang is a captain choice....but I'd wait and see on Miki. Ozil should rack up the assists and we know what Firmino can do. I'd say A personally....is Firmino in line to play?

    3. Akeem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B
      or
      Mkhi & Firm

  20. Clickzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    A) Mkhi & B.Silva & King
    B) Sane & Neves & King
    C) Jota & B.Silva & Arnie/Zaha

  21. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I have just sold Salah on my FT.. thank god I have wc left.

  22. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    No one fancying Sessegnon?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Me. Got him in my team. Slightly worried that Vietto threatens his minutes.

      1. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Feel like there’s explosives points in him
        Maybe prefer Mitrovic but then I can have Sessegnon and another striker

        1. Siggy in the Middle
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          So do I. I think he's overlooked on here. Was brilliant at left wing last season.

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I bought him yesterday and sold him today

  23. stat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Is there an argument to be made for players who are not 100% nailed on, but who tend to score highly?

    For example, Ben Davies at 6M. He outscored the next top scoring Spurs defender (Vertonghen - nailed on) by 5 points despite playing 880 minutes less.

    When available, Davies was rotated 10 times (stayed on the bench 7 times, was subbed on 3 times - where he only played 1 min each time). Now obviously, a 6M defender being subbed on in the last minute of a game is extremely annoying, but if you look at the statistics, he plays for one of the best defences in the league, creates a lot of chances (7 assists last season - top with Trippier and Cresswell for defenders) and even scored twice last season, picking up 14 clean sheets in the process.

    Luckily this season there seem to be a couple of 4m defenders who could play (Peltier, AWB, Bennett, Bednarek) so as long as you have someone to come on for Davies when he stays on the bench, what's the big deal? Even if you don't have anyone to come on, it could still pay off in the long run.

    TL;DR - Even if he's not nailed on, but rather 70% nailed on (last season), he's still a better option than his teammate who is 100% nailed on (Vertonghen) because of how much more threatening and creative he is.

    1. stat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      14 bonus points **

    2. Eden Wizard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      TL;DR buy KWP 😆

      1. stat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I should have mentioned that I meant players who are closer to 100% nailed on than 0%

    3. InTommyWeTrust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Does Spurs’ fixture warranty the debate? I can only see two clean sheets in the opening five and after that we’ve either hit the button or know either way?

      1. stat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Davies was actually more creative and threatening in away games than in home games.
        Last season, only 2 of his 9 attacking returns came in home games - he had 2 assists at home while scoring 2 away and grabbing 4 assists.
        His penalty area touches were almost double in away games for example.
        So even though with most defenders the primary concern is keeping clean sheets, for a guy who got 9 goal involvements last season, there's much more to expect from him than just clean sheets.

        1. InTommyWeTrust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 18 days ago

          I agree but at 6 mil as I’m a stay man as well Stat is it worth the gamble with other options around and the limitation of 100 mil. For me it depends on Robertson or not as in if you want there pool attackers as Mandy is nailed

          1. stat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            I have Robertson, Mendy and Davies.
            I rate them in that order too, since we don't know how much Pep plans to use Mendy this season.

  24. Whats the Mata?
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    A. Luiz
    Or
    B. Bailly
    Or
    C. Coleman

  25. Lazerball
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    How much do you plan to have ITB when GW1 starts? Is it worth keeping 0.5 or 1 in reserve?

    1. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      No set amount but keeping in mind how to bring Aubemayang in GW3...which needs spare cash and 2 transfers

  26. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Kovacic at 6.0 looks underpriced to me.

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      1 goal in almost 70 outings for a deep lying player.

      Similar to Kante or Jorginho, and he's not even a regular starter, should be more like 5.0 imo.

    2. Lazerball
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Hard to know. Don't think he had a lot of attacking returns at Real but may play more advanced role at Chelsea

  27. Sponge-worthy
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Which City defender to get?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Mendy

  28. toerag
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    A. Firm
    orrrrr
    B. Mane...

    Its A. i reckon. what you all think???

    1. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B. Can see Mane more likely to play the full 90.

    3. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B
      Free up a striker slot

  29. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Think Im going to go with Davies over Mendy to begin with

  30. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Is Will Hughes nailed? Seeing a lot of love for Jorginho in the 5.0 bracket but surely Hughes or if he's not nailed then Pritchard is a better choice?