Transfers

Transfer Window Watch – An FPL Round-up

A relatively quiet deadline day exploded into life in the last half-hour of the transfer window, with a number of eye-catching deals potentially causing Fantasy Premier League managers a dilemma or two ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline tomorrow night.

We take a look at the key moves that could affect our thinking with less than 24 hours to go until the 2018/19 Premier League season kicks off at Old Trafford.

Yerry Mina/Bernard/Andre Gomes to Everton

One of the busiest clubs on Thursday were Everton, who completed the triple signing of defender Yerry Mina, winger Bernard and central midfielder Andre Gomes with minutes of the window remaining.

Bernard’s was the first of the three transfers to be officially confirmed by the Toffees and it is perhaps his capture that generates the most intrigue.

The Bosman signing from Shakhtar Donetsk has played the bulk of his career on the left wing, but as FPL managers are well aware, that position is also where summer capture Richarlison (£6.5m) is predominantly stationed.

Marco Silva’s comments upon Bernard’s unveiling played up the pint-sized free transfer’s versatility:

Bernard is a quick player, very good technically and he can play on the left or right wings and as an offensive midfield player behind the striker.

That would immediately put Theo Walcott (£6.5m) and even Gylfi Sigurdsson’s (£7.5m) pitch-time at some risk, depending on where Silva ultimately decides to field Bernard for the Toffees. Certainly, Silva’s evident love of Richarlison and the amount of money Everton splashed on the former Watford star would suggest that the £35m buy will mostly be rotation-proof in Silva’s 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 set-up.

Bernard scored on 14 occasions and set up another 24 goals in his 95 league appearances for Shakhtar.

Mina, meanwhile, would appear to be a shoo-in for one of the centre-back spots, probably alongside Michael Keane (£5.0m). Phil Jagielka (£4.5m) was the only other fit centre-half available to Silva before Mina’s arrival after the departure of Ashley Williams and the injury to Mason Holgate (£4.5m), but the club captain’s 35-year-old limbs have struggled in pre-season and Jagielka would seem set to play back-up at best.

Mina barely featured for Barcelona during his time at the Nou Camp, but his goal-scoring exploits for Colombia at the World Cup will be of much interest to FPL managers: the 6’5″ centre-back scored three goals in as many matches, all headers from set-piece routines.

Andre Gomes is another Barca player to make the move to Goodison Park, this time on a season-long loan deal. The Portuguese central midfielder is unlikely to be of much interest to Fantasy managers, however, having scored on only three occasions for the Catalan giants in two seasons with the club. Gomes is also without a goal in 46 appearances for his national side.

Joe Bryan (plus four more) to Fulham

While not, with all due respect to Joe Bryan, one of the more earth-shattering moves to happen on deadline day, Fulham’s capture of the Bristol City defender could have positive repercussions for one of the Cottagers’ most popular FPL assets.

The 24-year-old left-back’s arrival means that Ryan Sessegnon (£6.5m) will likely be free of his part-time defensive duties, having played a chunk of pre-season (and half of 2017/18) in Bryan’s position due to the lack of alternatives available to Slavisa Jokanovic.

Sessegnon, owned by over 10% of FPL managers, will now be free to resume his role on the left flank of Fulham’s front three, although a knock-on effect will likely mean even fewer minutes for Aboubakar Kamara (£4.5m), with Andre Schurrle (£6.0) now set to be deployed on the right wing.

A former winger himself, Bryan could dovetail nicely with Sessegnon on the left flank and offers the prospect of some attacking returns, having scored on five occasions (and assisted a further three goals) for Bristol City last season.

Bryan said:

Playing against Fulham the last couple of years, the style of play has really stood out to me and it will suit me. I’m used to playing fast attacking football, so hopefully I can slot right in.

Elsewhere in west London, striker Luciano Vietto has joined the club on a season-long loan from Valencia, but will surely only play back-up to Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) in attack.

Fulham have, curiously, also signed Seville’s former first-choice goalkeeper Sergio Rico on loan, just weeks after snapping up Besiktas custodian Fabri (£4.5m).

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has joined the Cottagers on loan for the season and could threaten Cyrus Christie’s starts at right-back (£4.5m).

Fulham wrapped up their summer spending with the £30m capture of Andre-Frank Anguissa, although the talented defensive midfielder is not a name that FPL bosses will be particularly excited about: the Cameroon international failed to score a single league goal in 79 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille.

Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea

Signing on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the season, the deep-lying midfielder’s arrival could spell bad news for the likes of Ross Barkley (£6.0m) and Cesc Fabregas (£6.5m).

Kovacic looks a strong candidate to line up alongside Jorginho (£5.0m) and N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) in Maurizio Sarri’s central midfield three, although FPL managers needn’t get too excited about the Croatian’s arrival: Kovacic scored on only one occasion for Real during his three years at the club. The former Inter Milan midfielder also has just one international goal to his name from 46 caps.

A deep-lying playmaker with the ability to drive forward and kick-start attacks, Kovacic could however be well rewarded on the Bonus Points System. The Croatian completed 87.5% of his take-ons in La Liga last season, the highest percentage of any player who attempted 15 or more dribbles, while his passing accuracy of 93.7% was the best in the Spanish top flight.

While new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) will likely be given his Chelsea debut this weekend, Kovacic has admitted that he himself lacks match sharpness:

I haven’t trained a lot at Real Madrid because I badly wanted to come to Chelsea so I didn’t do much training. I will give my best to be ready [as soon as possible]

Danny Ings to Southampton

Liverpool’s Danny Ings (£5.5m) has joined the Saints on a season-long loan deal, which is set to be made permanent at the end of 2018/19.

Ings’ capture is an intriguing one and casts Charlie Austin (£6.0m) and Manolo Gabbiadini’s (£6.0m) pitch-time into further doubt.

After three injury-hit years on Merseyside, Ings will – barring further fitness setbacks – surely see more minutes under Mark Hughes, who has rolled out a two-man attack for much of pre-season.

Still just 26 years of age, Ings hit double figures for goals in his last full season (2014/15) for Burnley in the top flight and is a budget forward to monitor in the coming weeks, particularly given Southampton’s favourable fixtures in the first few months of the season.

Caglar Soyuncu to Leicester City

One of two centre-backs to sign for the Foxes on deadline day, Caglar Soyuncu has joined the club from Freiburg for a fee that could rise to £19m – although the deal is still subject to a work permit being granted.

The Foxes are short in the heart of defence, with Wes Morgan (£4.5m) and Yohan Benalouane (£4.0m) the only options available to Claude Puel for their final pre-season friendly against Lille last weekend.

Harry Maguire (£5.5m) has only just returned to training with City, while Jonny Evans (£5.0m) is struggling with injury.

The Foxes also signed Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb earlier in the day, but the young centre-back appears to be one for the future. Puel said of his new arrival:

Filip is an exciting young player who has the potential to develop even more at Leicester City Football Club. He has made a big contribution to Dinamo Zagreb over the last three years and has also benefitted from experiencing European football. I know he will give us some great options and competition in the squad and I’m delighted to have him here.

Carlos Sanchez to West Ham

The experienced Colombian international has joined the Hammers from Fiorentina, though the defensive midfielder is not a name that will appeal to Fantasy managers: in his two years with Aston Villa in the Premier League, Sanchez scored on only one occasion.

The transfer, however, may put Declan Rice’s (£4.5m) “out of position” status at risk. Rice had lined up in central midfield in pre-season, despite being listed as a defender in FPL.

Leander Dendoncker to Wolves

Leander Dendocker became Wolves’ 11th summer signing after joining from Anderlecht. The defensive midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, has joined the newly promoted club on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

The Belgian international’s arrival adds competition for Ruben Neves (£5.0m) and Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) in the centre of the park, while also giving Santo cover at centre-half. Romain Saiss (£4.5m) has struggled in the defensive three since dropping back there this summer and it could well be that Dendoncker first gets a run in the team at centre-back, with Neves and Moutinho now established in the double-pivot.

Dendoncker made 171 appearances for the Belgian club, scoring 11 times and providing four assists.

Jordan Ayew to Crystal Palace

The Eagles’ loan signing of Jordan Ayew from Swansea City is a thought-provoking capture, not least for the potential impact on Wilfried Zaha’s (£7.0m) starting position.

Ayew scored seven goals for the Swans last season in 36 appearances, averaging a chance every 43.3 minutes.

While Ayew will likely begin life at Selhurst Park as a back-up forward to Zaha and Christian Benteke (£6.5m), the situation is one to monitor in the first few Gameweeks of the season. Should Zaha be shunted out to the flank to accommodate the Ghanaian striker in the future, then Zaha’s appeal as a £7.0m forward would be somewhat dented, given the attractive alternatives available in the same price bracket.

Lucas Perez to West Ham United

For Zaha, read Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m).

Lucas Perez has joined West Ham United from Arsenal for a reported £4m. The 29-year-old forward made only 11 league appearances (just two of them starts) for the Gunners in 2016/17, before spending all of last season on loan at Deportivo.

Perez scored six goals in 32 La Liga appearances in 2017/18 and gives Manuel Pellegrini another alternative in attack, with Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez (£6.5m) previously the only fit options available to him.

Perez’s path to the West Ham first-team would perhaps seem less straightforward than Ayew’s at Palace, however, and there would appear little threat – at this early stage – of Arnautovic being restationed from his centre-forward role.

The Best of the Rest

Neil Warnock has added much-needed depth to his central midfield with the signings of Victor Camarasa from Real Betis and Harry Arter from Bournemouth on season-long loan deals.

Warnock was forced to play centre-back Sol Bamba in an advanced role in the 2-1 loss to Betis at the weekend, a match that Camarasa didn’t feature in.

Brighton have signed 27-year-old right-back Martin Montoya from Valencia on a four-year deal. The move could spell the end for Bruno (£4.5m) and Ezequiel Schelotto (£4.0m) in the full-back position.

Federico Fernandez will provide competition for Fabian Schar (£5.0m) and Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) at centre-back for Newcastle United, meanwhile.

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5,374 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Well done Jose and co

  2. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    united to surprise everyone this season.

    1. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Relegation?

    2. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Based on what?

  3. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When will deadline day signings get added to FPL draft?

  4. Mcbazburger
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If Mendy is a rotation risk does it make sense to have VVD to partner him instead of Robbo?

    Could end up with Mendy and Robbo on the bench in the same GW leaving 4.5 4.5/4.0 4.0 in the starting line up

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have VVD for that reason (although b/c B.Davies & Shaw, rather than Mendy).

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's not a rotation risk tho...

  5. juanmata8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When does the new players become available to sign in draft league?

    1. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Soon but they will be locked until next week’s waiver batch. We cannot have it be 1st person there grabs them.

  6. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    a) Tomkins Mahrez & Stephens
    b) Walker Jota & Cairney

    (Tomkins would be a regular starter if going with a. Cairney & Stephens would be bench options)

  7. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ings could be an interesting 3rd striker at that price! Time will tell I guess

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can't wait to see how he gets on?

  8. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Whats there between Jota and Maddison?

    Both young players, 1 month age difference.
    Both important players from their sides in Championship.
    I've gone Maddison only because of set-piece duties.

    (Milivojevic to score 3 penalties before international break)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maddison 14+8, 8 yellow cards
      Jota 16+6, 9 yellow cards

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Jota was playing in a better side than Maddison!

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          True, and Leicester is a quality team.

    2. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maddison carrying a slight knock, although Puel said he is "ok" for tomorrow.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Slightly concerd, but understood he is ok to start.

    3. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maddison more or less single-handedly won Norwich games on his own a lot of the time last season.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thats what i've read too. And Jota is part of a team where goals can come from anyone, wonder why so many go for him over Maddison?

  9. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best United defender? (No DDG please)

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

      The ones that didn’t want to come!! 😉

  10. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Ings fit to start for Southampton?

    Or best to leave out for now and monitor...

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Couple of weeks yet I think. Should start on bench.

  11. How I met your Mata
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is tomkins a much better pick than kabasele or are they similar enough??

    1. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No he's still significantly better

    2. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like Kabasele's opening fixtures. A tough run GW4-7, but then a nice run again. I've gone for him.

      Couldn't quite afford Tomkins too so gone for AWB as my Palace pick, and just hope he nails down that right back spot.

  12. Fletcher Moss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When does Part 3 & 4 of pre-season minutes articles drop? Seems crazy to leave it so late when friendlies have been finished for days.

    Info readily available elsewhere. Guess the days of this being the best resource for fantasy football info may be done.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      bit harsh, these guys work really hard and any info before deadline is always useful imo 🙂

      1. Fletcher Moss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I don’t mean it to be harsh, but the info is obviously there so why delay? I don’t pay to be drip-fed content, but for access to the latest available info. Although, these are free articles admittedly.

        I’m not insulting anyone, or the work they do, just questioning a decision on the delivery. I appreciate the work they all do too, otherwise I wouldn’t have paid. Thanks for reeling me in a bit though, I understand your sentiment.

  13. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Richarlison or Mitrovic? can only afford one

    1. The King
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’ve gone Richarlison then Jota

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      mitro

  14. waitinginthelonggrass
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Here, what are the numbers beside our usernames?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Community rating

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Number of people who can see you in the grass

    3. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Measurement length of your....FFS history years.

    4. Still Unsure
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Years you've been on the site...

    5. Ibralicious
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Number of Fuchs we give about you

  15. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Should have saved this until next week, how many of these will actually start gw1? 😉

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zero is my guess.

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don't think they even have work permit yet.

  16. The King
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Kane likely to miss the first couple?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Probably, Eriksen to get the rebound

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think he’ll play Saturday

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Doubt it

  17. TheBallersClub
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    (A) Pogba Zaha
    (B) Mane Ings

    1. Blue Bombers CFC
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tough one, probs go b to start with

  18. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    where are the scout picks....

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Only visible to 5 and above

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😛

    2. BUZZBOMB
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Theyre on a separate Scout Picks page

  19. Ibralicious
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Seen a lot of people with Wan-Bisaka, Peltier and 4.5 mid on their bench. Curious as to what the ideal bench order would be for this. Both defenders first surely, due to CS potential?

    1. Still Unsure
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That's what I'm doing...

    2. Fletcher Moss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      And lack of seemingly reliable 4.5 mids.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fair point, cheers.

        1. Fletcher Moss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No probs. Good luck for the season

          1. Ibralicious
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks, you too!

  20. ChadW98
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is the 1m of Robertson over TAA worth it?

    1. Emery thing I do
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No

    2. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yeah

    3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thinking the same, I really rate Robertson, but if he's going to have the same rotation headache as TAA then might as well spend 1m less for the pain... or get VVD

    4. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd say yes

  21. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best pick guys ?

    a) mane

    b) sanchez

    Tnks guys.

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mane for me

    2. Dee Lixon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mane

  22. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anybody considering Benteke? Poor season last season, but could be a bargain at 6.5m if he scores a couple early on

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      So you are the guy that runs that league 🙂

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Invalid code entered. Please check the code and confirm with the league administrator if you are still having problems. 🙁

        1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ah, I'll check it out

        2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Just updated it. The code is 64528-259035

          It was the curse of 30 characters. Thanks, I hadn't noticed that!

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks man

            Is the league kept open for a while after for the deadline there is a few around here that might want to enter?

      2. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's me. 🙂

        Got a little overexcited when I once came 40th. That's a few years ago now!

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          What is the story with the league is it dead?

          1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Tbh I've not really been focusing on FF for a couple of years, so haven't really done much administering. There's still a fair few people in the league, though, and it'll grow...

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              It should be easy enough to admin as there are not that many entry's but if you want I will help you if you give me admin rights.

  23. Timon
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pick One,

    Richarlison, Jota, Maddison, Sessengon

    1. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota

    2. dalexp
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota - 18 goals and 6 assists last season

      Richarlison will have a lot of competition for his place.

      Don't rate the others.

    3. The King
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Richarlison for me then Jota

    4. Fletcher Moss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I suspect you’ve put that in your preferred order so I’d say follow your gut.

      I’ve personally gone Jota, but also got an eye on Maddison as a potential Moura (short term punt) replacement when Leicester back to full strength.

    5. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jota. But I’ve got rich. Go figure!

    6. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I've been moving between 6,5s all pre-season. Dont think any you've listed are bad picks - just choose one and hope for the best.
      (I'm settled on Jota I think)

    7. Timon
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Great Guys. Thank you

    8. RNGD Shobby
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have the first 3 but any of them can easily swap to Sess when he moves back to the forward line (which looks likely given their recent signings)

  24. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will bernard really affect siggy?
    Bernard will most likely play at wings can't see him playing at no10 role

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don't know yet. But there's the other possible scenario that they play without a number 10,. i.e. some form of 4-3-3 in some games

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        433 is almost like 4411. Just a little wider for wingers. Siggy played behind striker and on set pieces.
        Everton played 4411 in their last friendly

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13dXU8dfyXE
        Please watch this. After this game I can't sell siggy. I have siggy, tosun and richarlison!
        Siggy seems best if they keep on playing this way

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          But you know what I mean right?..... no #10. 2 or 3 CMs, no CAM. 4-3-3. 3-4-3. 4-4-2. I agree about Siggy being great, but that doesn't affect the point that Bernado playing central isn't the only reason Siggy could see reduced playing time.

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes I know but coach sets team formation by his players. Surely if he sees siggy as a good AM he will play there.
            And 433 also may have a AM or not.
            Depends on arrangements of mids
            And final note to say, in this video everton is most likely playing 442 it seems with siggy beside tosun.

            1. Deulofail
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I don't care if 4-3-3 could have a CAM. "4-3-3" doesn't mean that much. I mean: "a formation without a CAM". Can't say it in many more ways! 😆 Formation is chosen on the basis of players.....and other things. I also think Siggy will play most games. Not sure what you think my point is, but anyway, I'm off! Bye

              1. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Thanks for your time buddy.
                Good luck. Tinkering is over!

  25. pitstop1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why is Cedric not expected to start for Saints? Looked a good price but not picked in the team news section.

    1. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's played no friendlies, not long been back in training, but there is a chance he'll feature in GW1. Southampton defence is leakier than a 100 year old drainpipe though so I'd be staying clear.

  26. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Top 4 this season:

    Liverpool
    City
    Spurs
    Arsenal

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I still think Man Utd will be there

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think they’re on the downward curve now. Maybe the odd Cup, but they can’t attract the best players anymore.

      2. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'll be lovid if the team looks crap and everyone's falling out with each other and refusing to come to training etc, yet they still cruise into the top 4.

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          livid*

          1. VAR Star
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lovid is a brilliant new word.

            To love, to be lovid - the opposite of livid

            1. Deulofail
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Or to be angry about your love for someone/thing!

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's close but it's not Carling

      C
      L
      A
      S

  27. dalexp
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I've got 13.5 left to spend...

    A) Azpilicueta 6.5 and Grob 7
    or
    B) Alexander Arnold 5 and Son 8.5

    1. FC Barkerlona
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Robbo and B Silva

  28. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Jeffrey Schullp an option?

    1. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have him, should be good for the start of the season

    2. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep.

      Not a very good one, mind, esp. now as they have added Ayew.

      1. RNGD Shobby
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        and Meyer and Kouyate. Think he will find himself on the bench sooner rather than later.

  29. Coffee-Geek
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So what do we think Mina will come in at?
    5.5?

    5.0 would be mighty tempting wouldn’t it?

  30. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Competition for both Arnie and Zaha came today, who of the two is most nailed and will play furthest up the pitch?

    1. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I might switch Arnie to King. Could use the 0.5 as I'm currently running with a pair of 4.5 mids.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Are you also having Zaha?

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No I have PvA though for CP. Auba and Aguero my strikers.

          West Hams fixtures really stink. And they seem to be a whole new team too now.

    2. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They're not competition. They"re complementation 😉