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

    4.5m mid is a total nightmare, pretty much the last position I’m trying to fill

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I found 0.5 and got Cairney instead.

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

        sensible

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

        If I went 5.0m, reckon I would go with Kante (casuals delight)

        Who is this Cairney fellow? On penos?

        1. super zlatan
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          On set pieces for Fulham. Very attacking.
          Him or neves is your best pick at 5.0.

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Neves is shite now. Moutinho stolen set pieces.

            Ralls or Hughes look decent

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

            Okay cheers SZ....

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

        Cairney is a good pick

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

        Rate Cairney above that Costa fellow?

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

          Playing RW and on some corners

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Water is dry...
      🙂

    3. thep025
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who you got in mind?

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

        Was Stephens for ages (now people saying he’s no longer nailed), now Schneiderlin (cause played loads in pre-season and Toffee fixtures) but feels awful.

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

      I’ve gone for Schneiderlin if that helps

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

        That who I’m on, and no it doesn’t 😆

        Reckon he’s nailed. Everton have about 50 mids all about the same standard

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

          Hope so. Maybe Lerma that Bournemouth just signed?

    5. Pocky
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Elneny & Maitland-Niles at 4.5 did catch my eye, but assured starters are the order of the day - leaving it down to Stephens, Gunnarsson, Romeu. Of that lot I'd go Gunnarsson.

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Have you considered Schneiderlin, Jaf?

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I see someone has already asked that 🙂

  2. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Lucas Moura nailed for first two gws?

    1. athreya
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Think so. Am thinking he has a great chance to cement his place.

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

    So Harry Kane...

    I’ve not had him in one draft all summer and haven’t seen him in many teams on here. I could swap Robertson to TAA, Eriksen to Cairney and Zaha to him and I’m getting really tempted. I would still have Aguero, Salah and Mane who are the ones who could really hurt if I didn’t own them. Worth a punt?

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

      Haven't seen him kick a football since the World Cup, so up to you!

  4. George James
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Pickford + Bailly

    B) DDG + Tomkins

    1. Billfred
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely B

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

      B

  5. koppite1210
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    a) Mane & King
    b) Milivojevic/Jota & Firmino

    1. George James
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m on A but it’s so tough.

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

      A 100%

    3. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It’s a tricky one.
      Have A but could go either way.

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

    With the RMT page pretty dead, can I get your thoughts on this rabble?

    Patricio
    Mendy, Bailly, Robertson
    Salah (c), Mane (vc) B.Silva, Richarlison
    Aguero, Arnie, King

    (Fabianski)(Stephens, Peltier, Wan-B)

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Exact same starting 11 as me except I have pva instead of bailly.

      We are template, right ? 🙂

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

        Then I hope you smash it this week! Long live the FFS template! 🙂

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

        Yikes, we have the exact same outfield 10! Foster in goal for me though.

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

      Very nice template team

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Love it very similar to mine, only difference is keepers and Zaha instead of Arnie.

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

        Who did you go for in goal? Bowstring’s rotation guide showed McCarthy/Fab as the best pair but Patricio/Fab isn’t far behind

        1. George James
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thinking Pickford / Stekelenburg Set and forget

    4. ol3andre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bailly ready for tonight? Not injured?

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

      LOL

  7. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Drop Arnie for King due to the superior fixtures?

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not for me.

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have done this, also due to needing to find 0.5.

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

  8. John78
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Kepa worth the risk for GW1? Hamer as sub

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

      He should start

    2. This Means More
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    3. John78
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Great! will be a balanced team!

  9. Gøldman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best Wolves wide defender to have @ 4.5?

    I don't know enough about the team, but I want one cause I have a feeling they will score good ppm..

    Cheers

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Doherty or Boly

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

        got both!

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

        Thanks, currently on Doherty, just wanted reassurance.

    2. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not sure I would have a wives defender as my 4.5 slot.

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

        Who would you have instead?

        1. super zlatan
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Tompkins or cook

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

            Both are fine but 4.5 defenders are for rotating in off your bench, so it depends on who else you've got.

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

            Have Tomkins already, but yea he he will be rotating so I think it's worth the risk

  10. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Can anyone explain the love for Arnie? West Hams early fixtures are not that great up to GW10

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pre-season form

    2. This Means More
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pre-season form

    3. Gøldman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They believe he is fixture proof and could do well regardless of the team they play..
      I would say they will score at least an average of 1 goal per game in first 5.. And Arnie will be heavily involved.

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

      man scores goals

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

      Great player. But terrible fixtures...

  11. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Shaw likely to start GW1-2?

    Shaw & B Silva -> Monreal/Bellerin & Mkhi looks decent on paper

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think Shaw gets the first few gws.
      Those trades post gw2 look good.

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

      Not a fan of those kind of planned transfers, you know something will happen. Good on paper though.

  12. thep025
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Repost
    A)Salah Bilva Jota Cairney Stephens
    Aguero Aubameyang Zaha

    VS

    B)Salah Bilva Jota Richarlison Stephens
    Aguero Firmino Zaha

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

      A. It’s much easier to downgrade your forwards (Aguero/Aubameyang/Zaha) than go the other way.

  13. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Maybe

    DDG/4,5m->Ederson/Shaw is not too bad after all...

    1. athreya
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Shaw will get at most 2 games? Before Young is back.

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

        swap him then. about the time I would Wc anyway.

        1. athreya
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I am not going to WC till November.

          Famous last words.

    2. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Shaw will start against Leicester, United will concede. José will call him fat and we won’t see him again.

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

    Davies or Coleman?

    1. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not Coleman.

    2. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Davies

  15. Enes_Sahini1
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What do we think lads?

    Begovic

    TAA Shaw Azpi
    Jota Richarlison Salah Eriksen
    King Mitrovic Firmino

    Bench: Ederson AWB Mendy Cairney

    Scared to play Mendy against Arsenal?

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Please post these in the RMT thread

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/09/rmt-collection-legomane/

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

    Looking at my team = GW2 WC confirmed

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

      Heh, when i squint at my draft with my left eye i think, "World Beater". When i squint at it with my right eye, I think "instand wildcard"!

      1. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Understand this feeling.

    2. athreya
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You can save the bother and start in GW2 🙂

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

      Haha...care to share it despite of that?

  17. Zlat-man
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    B.Davies or Trippier?

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Davies.

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

      Davies

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

      I heard davies may get stuck playing CB first few weeks, could lower his threat alot!

  18. Siva Mohan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    would all the players be added by today's deadline?

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

      I think they already add all

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        oh.. didn't notice, thanks

  19. Cofinho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why did Mina deserved 5.5 price?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Goal scoring history

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

        and pedigree. came from not playing at barcelona.

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

      Scored three goals at the World Cup and... nope that’s it.

      Same reason Everton just paid £27m for him when he cost Barça £11m in January. Absolutely ridiculous!

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

        I know but still..

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That’s it? He has a history of scoring goals.

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

          History of goals or not, if he hadn’t scored those three at the World Cup he’d probably be £5m.

          He’s been priced the same price as defenders at Manchester United, Chelsea & Arsenal and players with strong FPL history like PVA, Coleman & Baines.

  20. super zlatan
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone here captaining Aguero?

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

      Fear won’t allow me to remove from Salah. If he goes nuts, could be playing catch-up from 4m by GW2

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m so tempted but Salah says hello

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I am captaining Wilson.

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Convenient username for that reply

        1. super zlatan
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          😆

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

    Removing Salah = so much money to spend 😮

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

      I tried that. My draft didn't look any stronger. Got him back in.

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

        This

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Then you have decent cash to purchase a large ikea sofa

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

        😆

        Could afford better than Ikea 😎

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I removed him and haven't looked back yet..

    4. fedolefan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I want to see a Salah-less team with Wan-Bissaka, Peltier and Hamer.

  22. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Tomkins
    B) Peltier & 0.5 banked

    I like Tomkins but not sure I’d start him the first 2 weeks and should have cover in BA/Peltier if the main 3 don’t start.

    Thinking Shaw & Bilva -> Monreal/Bellerin/PVA & Mkhi/Ramsey in GW3 and the 0.5 makes Ramsey possible.

    Mendy, Robbo, Shaw, xxx, WB

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tomkins

    2. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good value in the 4.0 defenders this season. I have two of them along with Robbo, Mendy and 5.5 slot.

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

        do you have a City mf?

        1. super zlatan
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Bilva

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

        I’m struggling a bit with the 5.5 slot from the off. PVA looks the pick of the bunch, but not confident about a CS in the first 2 weeks, so edging towards Shaw with a plan to upgrade in GW3.

    3. Going Home
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That 0.5 only makes Ramsey an option if he doesn’t hit the ground running 😉

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

        This is very true! 🙂

  23. thep025
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone knows how nailed Schneiderlin is.

  24. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Hart & Patrico + Baily/PVA
    Or
    B. DDG& 4.0 + Schindler/Tomkins

    B Schindler is rotating with WB and Peltier

    1. Rider on the Storm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  25. Cofinho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone saved some money itb? Currently 1m

    1. athreya
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      0.5

    2. Aussiemilan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      0.5 always good to have just a bit, no one likes being on $99.9 after gw1

  26. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Alonso+Tomkins or Shaw+TAA?
    Other defenders are Robbo,Mendy,WB
    Last combination will give me 1.0m extra itb.

  27. Going Home
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Been on this for four days now; does that mean I’m happy with it or just scared of not having that front three?

    Patricio hamer
    VvD Coleman Bertrand AWB Peltier
    Mane BSilva Mkhitarian Richarlison Stephens
    Firmino Auba Kun

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Please post these in the RMT thread

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/09/rmt-collection-legomane/

  28. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Haven't had Salah at all. Just put him in. Feel safer having him but has affected the rest of my team so that I'm not particularly pleased. Time to reconsider

    1. Going Home
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I just think it’s too much capital outlay. Way I looked at it is do Salah and a 6.0 forward outscore Firmino and Mane. Imo the answer is no

      1. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It's totally changed the balance of my team having him in.

        I also don't foresee a season quite like last for him

        *runs and hides in case he proves me wrong*

  29. Rider on the Storm
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I found my team, it is very template:

    Foster Fab
    Mendy Robertson PVA Peltier WanBis
    Salah Mané Bsilva Richarlison Stephens
    Aguero Arnoto King

    Any suggestion?

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Solid team

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

      Would downgrade gp to 4 and upgrade Wb or Peltier. G2g anyway

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

      Do the GKs rotate well?

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

    Bottomed...
    A or B?
    A. BDavies, Mane, Zaha or....
    B. Tomkins, Mahrez/Eriksen, Firmino

    Currently on A, but B is tempting...thanks.

    1. Rider on the Storm
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A