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RMT Collection: Legomané

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Site regular and moderator Legomané has here given us his team, and some explanations of his choices. Feel free to comment on his team.

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Legomané’s RMT

Rui Patricio, Hart

Robertson, Davies, Tomkins, Cedric, Wan-Bissaka

Salah, Mahrez, Eriksen, Kenedy, McArthur

Aguero, Arnautovic, King

The 2017-18 season nostalgia picks:

A number of players made their way into my squad before the game opened, last season’s returns fresh in mind..

Andrew Robertson’s end of season form was painful to observe as a Virgil van Dijk owner. At 6.0 he is ready to take up the Marcos Alonso mantle of most desirable defensive option in my opinion.

Mo Salah. Not out of fear. For the joy of FPL points.

With Danny Rose progressing to the World Cup Semi-Finals, Ben Davies was always going to be my next defensive target. The defender served many of us well at the beginning of last season, with double-digit potential and rotation over the opening fixtures less of a concern, he’s a must for me. I am conscious that I held onto Davies too long last season – this year I have earmarked Ben Mendy as my exit strategy, as and when.

Similarly, for Sergio Aguero, an early World Cup exit promoted him to the top of my summer watchlist, the anticipation of Brazil reaching the latter stages and rendering Gabriel Jesus a late starter seemed too good to be true. Aguero was a player I brought in ‘early’ last season at the moment everybody else switched from Morata to Firmino, GW17. I held him all the way through to GW32 so am familiar with the rotational fear that accompanies waiting for a City team sheet. I don’t know if he will be a long term pick, or if I’ll shift to Aubameyang after a few weeks (one of my preferred choices before the fixtures were released), but he’s nailed into my GW1 squad for sure.

Marko Arnautovic is another player I earmarked for inclusion at the end of last season. He’s just a fun player to own.

Kenedy is the final player in this group. A player I was keen on bringing into my squad last season, but for numerous reasons, never got round to, and watched on enviously as he returned a brace two or three gameweeks later. My squad structure includes two 5.0m midfielders and despite poor opening fixtures, he’s a player I’m keen to rotate in and out of my starting XI.

The desirables:

With Manchester City’s outrageous fixture run GWs 2-7, doubling up on attack seems bordering on essential. Having opted for Sergio Aguero, I am keen to leave a third slot open for manoeuvre after one or two weeks, once the returning KDB and co. are back in the mix. Riyad Mahrez is the player I’ve chosen. He’s a player that I’ve felt inclined to ignore over the past two season’s since his well earned price hike following the title winning season. But his FPL returns for Leicester last season, 16pts more than Sane make him almost irresistible in the City lineup. De Bruyne may well end up being the long term hold (or a double up partner) but for now, Mahrez IN!

Christian Eriksen is my third premium midfielder and it is the disarray at Spurs that draws me to him. With Kane potentially making a late return to the first team post-WC, I’m expecting the goal-thirsty Denmark version of Eriksen to step up to the mark.

My final desirable is Josh King. Early drafts included Zaha in this spot, and there are one or two 6.5 forwards I wouldn’t completely rule out – Wood, Mitrovic. King’s end of season form was mildly reminiscent to that of the previous season. Early sound bites from King about being unhappy played out of position last season lead me to believe he is about to recapture something of that form.

The uncertainties:

James Tomkins was a Free-Hit player I owned for Blank-Gameweek-35 last season. A modest 6-point return betrayed his involvement on the day, Livescore kept me informed of his numerous efforts on goal – so close to being a Free Hit hero! However, with Aaron Wan-Biassaka providing the role of 4.0 budget pick, I do wonder if doubling on Palace defence is a little much…

Cedric Soares was another early pick, a player that has always flattered to deceive in FPL. I am concerned about Mark Hughes ability to muster defensive resolve in his back line, not to mention a tummy bug denting his preseason return, so this 4.5 slot is very much up for grabs.

James McArthur was a non-pick last season thanks to the kindly priced Luka Milivojevic. However his goal scoring heroics did not go unnoticed. The arrival of Kouyate (and potentially RLC) could be a concern with the midfield options available to Hodgson fairly numerous. Helder Costa, Ruben Neves and Tom Cairney are all side steps I’m considering.

The Goal keeper pair is something I’ve toyed with a little. Pre-price releases, Dubravka at 4.5 was pencilled in as a potential set and forget, but with the early fixture run, a 5.0 valuation and the arrival and modest pricing of Portugese legend Rui Patricio at Wolves, my head has been well and truly turned!

Tapping in to Sean Dyche’s backline is something that I’ve been conscious of tinkering with since the game opened. With the defensive options receiving a token 5.0m valuation across the board, I see Joe Hart (assuming he hasn’t been brought in as cover for Lindegard!) as a reasonable budget route into the Burnley backline for the short to medium term – a spell that includes a very enticing opening run of fixtures.

Conclusion

Thoughts? Suggestions? Where have I gone wrong, and where have I gone right? What do you suggest I change? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

Remember, post your RMTs below in this article. There will be another new RMT Community Article tomorrow.

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  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    GTG?

    DDG
    Mendy Robbo Tarkowski
    Bernardo Salah(c) Pedro Jota Richarlison
    Aguero Zaha

    Bench: Steklenburg Peltier Kamara aWB

  2. Dunk mee Jesus
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Gtg

    Fabianski
    Shaw, mendy, wan-bissaka
    Jota, richarlison, salah, erikson
    Aguero, Arnautovic, firmino

    Bench, foster, peltier stephens, tomkins

    1. Wheato182
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Yup, i'd go AWB over Peltier as well as dont fancy Cardiff to keep many clean sheets and least you have a shout at attacking returns at least

  3. Wheato182
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    May as well save the transfer this week right??

    Fabianski
    Mendy - Robertson - Boly
    Salah - Mane - Jota - Mhki
    Tosun - Aguero - King

    Bench - Foster - Tomkins - Stephens - AWB
    Bank - 1 million

    1. Dunk mee Jesus
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Yea, good team, should i keep mine?

  4. Hooton
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Reckon I'm good to leave this as it is?

      De Gea
      Mendy, Robertson, Luiz
      Salah, Mane, Jota, Masuaku,
      Aguero, Zaha, Austin

      Stekelenburg, Richarlison, Tomkins, Bennet

    • Georgeyboy33
        10 months, 6 days ago

        What would you starting XI for GW2 be from the following selection

        Robertson Shaw PVA Daniels Peltier
        Salah BSilva Jota Seri
        Tosun Kun Auba

      • ALTOID11
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        RMT - any changes or save for 2FT?

        Got 81 points opening week.

        DDG

        Robertson Luis Mendy

        Salah (c) BILVA Pedro Jota

        Kun Arnie Tosun

        Bench: speroni, wan bis, benarek, Cairney

        1. Wayne8
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Great team that mate. I would save for 2 transfers.

            1. ALTOID11
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks mate

            2. Time Lord
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              I agree with Wayne8. They can all get points, so no benefit in guessing who might get more. Having 2 FT gives you great flexibility.

        2. Ron C John
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Got only 65 points for gameweek1
          Rate my team please... Any changes?

          Pickford
          Shaw - sakho - stones
          Salah - Lucas Moura - William - Walcott
          Zaha - Morata - Firmino

          Bench - Fabianski - Boly - Hoilett- Dummett
          Bank - 1 million

          1. Wayne8
              10 months, 6 days ago

              I would personally lose Morata for a cheaper striker and try to get Mane in your team

              1. Ron C John
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 months, 4 days ago

                save ft for gw2 n bring mane n a cheaper striker for gw3?

          2. Wayne8
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Do I keep
              B. Silva + D. Luiz
              Or change to
              Richarlison + Mendy?

              Thanks.

              1. MSN
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Get the second one.

            • nikolalfc
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Begović/Foster,
              Coleman-Kabasele-Daniels/Wan Bissaka/Peltier,
              Jota, Salah, Mane, Sane/Hudson Odoi,
              Tosun, Aguero, Zaha

              What do you guys think? Save transfer for next GW??

              1. El Topo
                • 3 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Absolutely. Good luck!

                1. nikolalfc
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  Thanks mate. To you too!

            • liverpool01
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Fixtures

                Arsenal Fixtures Man Utd

                Game Week

                3 West Ham
                4 Cardiff 4 Burnley
                5 Newcastle 5 Watford
                6 Everton 6 Wolves
                7 Watford 7 West Ham
                8 Fulham 8 Newcastle

                Should I get Lukaku or Aubemayang after game week 3 Man Utd seems to be the easier fixtures with Burnley, Watford and Wolves?

                1. I Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 months, 6 days ago

                  You'll have a much better idea after GW3.

              • Garra Charrua
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 6 days ago

                Foster
                Mendy Arnold Peltier
                Richarlison Salah Mane Sanchez
                Kun C Zaha Wilson

                Hamer Hoedt Wan Guendouzi

                Gtg?

                1. Chilli Heatwave
                    10 months, 6 days ago

                    Yeah would save ft.

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    10 months, 6 days ago

                    g2g

                2. ImBobbyLove
                    10 months, 5 days ago

                    Fabianski
                    Davies - Robertson - Luiz
                    Mkhitaryan - B Silva - Salah (v) - Mahrez
                    Firminio - Arnie (c) - Zaha

                    Begovic - Cedric - McArthur - Wan-Biss

                  • liverpool01
                      10 months, 4 days ago

                      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/squad/transfers

                      how would I fit hazard in?

                      1. liverpool01
                          10 months, 4 days ago

                          Team Is

                          Ederson

                          Stones, A Arnold, David Luiz

                          Townsend, Salah, O Romeu, Mkhit

                          Aguero, King. Firmino

                          Subs:

                          Fabianski
                          Yoshida
                          Fabregas
                          Wan Bisakka

                          Have £1.5 Mil in the bank

                          1. liverpool01
                              10 months, 3 days ago

                              ?

                        • nikolalfc
                          • 2 Years
                          10 months, 3 days ago

                          Who to start this GW - Peltier, WB or Daniels?
                          And, whether to make this transfer, Richarlison IN , Sane OUT or wait till next GW?