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Awards

The lessons learned from 2018/19’s Goalkeeper of the Year candidates

The Fantasy Football Scout end of season awards have now been launched, with the first poll available at the foot of this article and in the sidebar of our website.

We start with the goalkeepers, offering the chance to pick your favourite shot-stopper of 2018/19 from a Fantasy Football perspective.

Overall points, price and value across both Fantasy Premier League and Sky Sports Fantasy games are all factors to consider.

It must be said that the goalkeeper position is a tricky one to pick from this season.

The high-performing assets were largely more expensive ones from clubs that required attention in other positions while most of the budget options proved reliable only for short spells at a time.

Before getting underway, let’s have a glance back at last year’s team of the season, with a particular focus on 2017/18’s selected goalkeeper.

2016/17 Fantasy Football Scout Team of the Season Review

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andrew Robertson

Midfielders: Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Christian Eriksen, Pascal Groß

Forwards: Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino

David de Gea did not have the best 2018/19 season

The 2017/18 campaign was an impressive one for our Goalkeeper of the Year David de Gea. He finished the season with more FPL points than any other shot-stopper (172) and claimed the Premier League Golden Glove for the first time in his career.

That came from a total of 18 clean sheets, a personal best for de Gea during his time at Manchester United.

In the end, the Spaniard topped our poll with 49.6% of the votes, seeing off competition from Burnley’s goalkeeper Nick Pope (33.5%).

However, de Gea followed up one of his best Premier League campaigns with arguably his worst.

2018/19 was not one to be invested in Manchester United’s number one.

The Red Devils kept just seven clean sheets across the course of the campaign, the lowest they have ever recorded during de Gea’s time at the club.

He was forced into more saves than he has ever made, the 123 made this year eight more than he produced in 2017/18, but they accounted for little with the huge drop-off in clean sheets.

That and his lofty price of £6.0m ensured de Gea kept him from offering very much to Fantasy managers in 2018/19.

However, there were some options in his price point who were the epitome of consistency this year…

Alisson Becker

Alisson won the Golden Glove award this season

Once again, this year’s top-scoring goalkeeper was also the Premier League Golden Glove winner as Liverpool custodian Alisson (£5.9m) secured a 176-point haul.

However, to some extent, Alisson flew very much under the Fantasy radar considering the huge interest in Liverpool assets.

The majority of keen managers were tripled-up on the Reds at least once in the campaign, the options in defence and midfield commanding a larger chunk of the quota.

The likes of Andrew Robertson (£6.7m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.8m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) all offered the same route into Liverpool’s excellent defence as Alisson but also added other avenues for points.

The two full-backs were exceptionally creative and combined for a total of 25 assists, while centre-back van Dijk finally delivered on his goal threat and netted four times.

Meanwhile, Alisson could not really match those additional aspects with those of his own.

He managed just 76 saves, the 17th-best in the league, as Liverpool and van Dijk in particular, largely stifled their opponents.

In fact, even Joe Hart (£4.2m), whose last appearance of the season was in Gameweek 19, recorded more stops than Alisson this season.

That translated into very few bonus points for the goalkeeper too. In the end, he secured just nine across the course of the season, the same as Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m), and fewer than seven of his team-mates.

Ederson Moraes

Ederson’s role for Manchester City has been as much about distribution as it has making saves

Not far behind Alisson for overall season score was Ederson (£5.7m). The Manchester City man finished with 169 points, eclipsing the 158 he secured in 2017/18.

Much like his compatriot, the Brazilian counterpart’s route to success was largely built on the huge number of clean sheets his team kept.

His 20 shutouts across the course of the campaign were just one short of Alisson, but still more than the previous 10 Golden Glove winners.

However, one thing that he did have over his Liverpool counterpart was his security of starts.

While there were three defenders at Anfield who were relatively assured of regular game-time, Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) was the only defender to fall into that category at Manchester City.

Ederson still had to compete with the Frenchman for Fantasy interest but outside of him, there was nobody else who could match him for starts.

The Citizens’ domination of possession ensured that very few of their opponents enjoyed prolonged periods of pressure on their goal.

For that reason, Ederson came out of the 2018/19 campaign with just 58 saves, 20 goalkeepers producing more than that.

In fact, such is his inability to add additional points that the total of 116 saves he has made over the last two years is the exact same amount that de Gea recorded in the 2017/18 campaign alone.

Bonus points are a similar chink in Ederson’s armour as a Fantasy asset.

He registered just six this year, the same number as Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m), and fewer than even Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) and Kevin de Bruyne (£9.6m). In total, 13 Manchester City players scored higher in the bonus charts than Ederson this year.

After de Gea managed to finally combine regular clean sheets with saves and bonus for the complete premium goalkeeping Fantasy package in 2017/18, it had been hoped that either he or another expensive option could do the same this time around.

However, the fact that both of the two top-scoring assets did so well based on their clean sheet count and nothing more perhaps proved de Gea’s 2017/18 performance was something of a fluke, and the characteristics of the premium goalkeepers remain the same.

Neil Etheridge

Neil Etheridge crept under the radar a little this season but actually offered decent value

The fact that Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League this season may have caused some to overlook some of their defensive strengths.

At the conclusion of the campaign, the Bluebirds had secured 10 clean sheets, more than Wolves, Arsenal and Manchester United, who provided them with their last of the season in Gameweek 38.

They played a part in helping Neil Etheridge (£4.6m) finish as the fourth-highest scoring goalkeeper with 154 points.

What accounted for 32 of those was the Cardiff man’s saves. In total, he recorded 141 of them in 2018/19, the second best in the division.

Those stops, as well as three penalty saves, the joint-most in the division, helped Etheridge score more bonus points than any other shot-stopper in 2018/19 (18).

Every year Fantasy managers look for a side that allows enough shots to trigger additional points in their goalkeepers, but enough defensive nous to keep clean sheets.

That was hard to come by this season, with former favourites for this Burnley, enduring a tougher than usual campaign at the back.

Cardiff’s lowly position in the league, and propensity to be on the wrong end of a hiding, may have caused many to overlook Etheridge.

In games against the top six, they were particularly porous. On three occasions, the Bluebirds conceded five goals in front of their own fans this season, equalling a Premier League record.

However, Etheridge still produced enough double-figure hauls (five) to prove he had the credentials for that mantle all along.

Furthermore, those three saves from penalties obviously scored him a further 15 points and would have helped towards bonus too.

His overall score despite Cardiff’s poor performance does beg the question of whether we should be targetting goalkeepers with a strong record from penalties for 2019/20, especially with VAR coming to the Premier League.

Lukasz Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski was a popular budget goalkeeper this season

Fantasy managers were excited to see save-machine Lukasz Fabianski (£4.7m) make the move to West Ham for 2018/19.

The Hammers looked like exactly the sort of team that would help sustain the Pole’s incredible saves record.

They proved more than capable of helping him in this respect as he finished 2018/19 with more stops than any other goalkeeper (151).

That continues an impressive history for Fabianski, who has now been in the top three for saves in each of the last five seasons, four of those with Swansea and the fifth in London.

Bonus points was another area of relative success for the Polish international as his score of 15 was second only to Etheridge in 2018/19.

However, there were still plenty of reasons to be frustrated for those who owned Fabianski.

While West Ham allowed a similar number of shots per match as Swansea were allowing during his time in south Wales, they seemed to concede with significantly more regularity.

In the end, Fabianski managed just seven clean sheets, only Fulham and Huddersfield recording fewer.

In fact, that total was the lowest the Polish international has ever kept since becoming a regular Premier League number one goalkeeper in 2014/15.

Also, Fabianski’s big returns tended to be sporadic this year. West Ham often lost their clean sheet at home to favourable opposition but kept one against the bigger sides when many managers had benched their goalkeeper.

Vincente Guaita

Spending much of the season at £4.2m, Vicente Guaita was a great money saver for his Fantasy owners

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vincente Guaita (£4.3m) spent a large portion of the season offering great value for his owners.

After playing second fiddle to Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m) for the first 16 Gameweeks, the Spaniard’s price had fallen to £4.2m by the time he made his Premier League debut in Gameweek 17.

Once he had the starting spot at Selhurst Park confirmed, he offered Fantasy managers an additional route into the Palace defence on top of Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m) whose price had been travelling in the opposite direction.

In the end, he kept seven clean sheets in his 20 appearances, the same number that de Gea recorded in 38.

Guaita also added to his value by regularly adding saves to his points scores. At least one additional was added in 13 of his 20 outings this season.

He remained largely under the radar for most of the campaign, owned by just 2.4% come Gameweek 38, and his price never rose back higher than £4.3m offering additional funds for his owners elsewhere.

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris offered more than many would have expected from a premium option this season

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) offered a slightly discounted option for those chasing a set-and-forget option this season.

Priced at £5.4m by the end of the campaign, he finished inside the top five points scorers among goalkeepers (154).

The fact that the Frenchman never rose above £5.5m all year allowed him to record the same points-per-million than the more popular Ederson.

Interestingly, the 12 clean sheets Lloris kept this season is the fewest he has kept since recording just eight in 2014/15 – but his 145 points is still his highest-ever FPL score.

More than in previous seasons, the Spurs shot-stopper was earning his FPL living through his saves.

His total of 100 was the highest since that 2014/15 campaign, and his minutes per save of 29.1 was actually quite impressive for a premium option.

When you consider that Alisson and Ederson were averaging one every 44.4 and 59 minutes respective, while De Gea, saving every 27.4 minutes, kept fewer clean sheets, in hindsight, Lloris actually offered a decent balance of all aspects of FPL goalkeeping.

Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford offered an all-round package for goalkeeping points potential in 2018/19

Following a strong defensive finish to the season for Everton, Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) ended up behind only Alisson and Ederson in the FPL points-scoring charts.

Just as was the case with Lloris, the England international’s appeal this year has been based on an impressive balance of all points-scoring avenues.

Everton kept 14 clean sheets in 2018/19, with eight of those (57%) coming in the final 11 Gameweeks, Alisson and Ederson the only shot-stoppers with more in this department.

However, while those two premium options failed to offer much else in addition to their respective teams’ defensive strength, Pickford contributed 94 saves across the season.

That saw him pick up extra points for them in 16 matches, although they did admittedly dry up a little after Everton’s more solid defensive run got underway.

15 points were contributed by Pickford’s three penalty saves, the joint-most in the division.

As we talked about earlier, the former Sunderland man’s impressive record when faces spot-kicks, witness by England fans last summer as well in the Premier League, could improve his credentials when VAR comes to the top flight.

A combination of these factors also helped Pickford collect 13 bonus points in 2018/19, only Etheridge and Fabianski managing more.

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262 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    Love looking at FPL Statistico now the season has ended. I finished with 100 goals, 100 assists and 75 Clean Sheets, loving those round numbers!

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      ZOMG new page!!! We did it peeps!!!

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Revising my season is funny to see that I missed 15 points on my bench from Peltier and 15 from Kamara!

      The analysis is so useful!

    3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 12 mins ago

      Cheers for this post, just looking through now my season

  2. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 4 hours ago

    Just saw the documentary Senna. Brilliant stuff, absolutely recommended for anyone! Cant imagine what it must have been like being a F1 fan during the late 80s early 90s.

    Does anyone have any good documentary recommendations?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      There is nothing better than Ayrtons documentary.
      He shows why he was the best ever, if you read also the book from his chief mechanic, Jo Ramirez you'll understand why "Beco" was and he is still the best of the best!

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Incredible documentary, have owned that on dvd now for a long time. Love the guy, hence his surname in my username hehe.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 3 hours ago

        That's my boy!

      2. Amey
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Nice 🙂

    3. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 3 hours ago

      Free solo

    4. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Excellent movie, I’ve only cried at the end of that and Fast & Furious 7.

    5. Wilbrahamovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      The Imposter.

      The less you know before watching, the better.

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers, will check it out

    6. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Being an F1 fan in the 80’s and 90’s is one of the reasons I don’t really watch it now.

    7. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I watched "Sunderland 'Til I Die" recently at Netflix and I can recommend it. Focuses on season after they got relegated from Premiership, and are on a spiral to go down again. Heaps of drama behind the curtains. No ties to the club, but I found it really interesting.

    8. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Touching the Void. I swear you actually feel pain watching TV. Amazing story

      1. Devo-McDuff
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Touching the cloth is worth a butchers too.

  3. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 1 hour ago

    All those hoping for a City CL ban, dont waste youre breath on it. One big fat envelope and everything will be discreetly swept under the rug. Some BS statement will be released and that will be the end of that.
    Corruption breeds corruption. Not the way it should be, but the qay it will end up.

    1. Amey
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Never say never 😉

  4. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Villa v Leeds final would be helluva game and both good additions to Premiership.
    Love to see Leeds back in the big time, grew up with some great Leeds teams but Villa finally playing decent football again.
    Not ruling out Derby but rather have one of the other two.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Both clubs have a massive fan base. You're right, either team would be a good addition. I think that Derby have blown it.

  5. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Which players will you definitely buy next season at any price? Is there any?
    Salah for me atm

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      The Hot Topic for midfield once the game launches will be Salah or Sterling. me thinks.
      Undecided. Probably Aguero.
      Lucas Digne too, probably, and one of TAA or Robertson.

      1. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Digne even if 6.0?

        1. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 21 hours ago

          I never owned this season but would definitely get for next at £6m now we know Everton can keep a cleanie again.

          He killed me for large parts of the season, especially as a Siggy owner around Xmas

    2. Amey
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Taa Robbo Sterling Jota Hazard (if stays)

      1. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Taa may be 7 with robbo 7.5
        What if jota has tough games?

        1. Thescaff
          10 days, 22 hours ago

          Err Wolves perform better against the top teams

          1. Jacky boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 21 hours ago

            Yes but not vs city/liverpool

        2. Amey
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          If Jota is Midfielder, he stays in my team 100 %.
          If he's striker, I'd check the fixtures as only 3 striker spots

  6. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    If you kill yourself, its suicide!
    If you kill someone else, its homocide!
    If you kill loads of people, its genocide!
    If you havent won the title in 29 years, its merseyside!

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      But they got 97 points

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 21 hours ago

        🙂

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Liverpool fans
      1991: this year is our year
      etc.
      2014: we won EPL (oops sorry next year)
      2015: this year is our year
      etc.
      2019: this year is our year

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      Lots of places haven’t won for 29+ years. Only Manchester, London, Blackburn & Leicester have I think.

      I can totally imagine Rio being interviewed in 2040 and being asked “Did you think when you won the title in SAF last season that Man U wouldn’t win the PL for 25+ years?”

    4. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      tit

  7. HammersFan
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    Telling you all now to stay away from wolves next season if they get European football.

    They have such a small squad, and seemed to be very lucky with not getting any injuries to their main players this season, imagine if Jimenez or Jota had a injury mid season who would replace them.

    All the travelling for the qualifying games really disrupts a teams pre season, we saw how bad Burnley were this year. Before that west ham really struggled after being stretched early on, if Jimenez for example is around 9 million I think someone like Vardy would be a better alternative. This is all subject to fixtures of course.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 21 hours ago

      They are likely to be too expensive for me. Would consider Jota if he is around 7, otherwise none of them really

      1. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Jota will be 7m imo.
        Jimenez may just be too expensive i agree

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Probably right. The value players will come from Norwich, Sheffield United or Leeds/Villa, depending on who can maintain some kind of momentum in the Premier League. I haven't a clue which one that might be.

    3. Il Papera
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Agree. Wolves are in a similar position to Spurs were in that it’s going to be difficult to strengthen their first 11 besides maybe Bennett, so signings will be squad players.

      Jota as a midfielder at 6.5 is potentially great value, but I’d be more inclined to cherry pick Everton players at similar prices. Digne, Siggy, etc.

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Siggy quietly had a stormer of a season. Very consistent but not enough double digit hauls to draw to much attention. A very Eriksen season.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Totally agree - imagine he had scored those 3 penalty misses, he’d have 21-30 extra points (with baps)

  8. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 21 hours ago

    I see Australia has qualified for Eurovision again.

    Maybe UEFA could consider playing the CL final there in a few years.

  9. Shininq
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    So, of Zaha's 34 starts this season, 17 have been as a forward, the other 17 being on the wing. I think there is a chance he will revert to being a midfielder in FPL come next season considering they have Batshuay and Benteke or another forward to replace Benteke. Also Salah started 13 matches as a forward of the 38 he's played in, so we can safely assume he will remain a midfielder. What other players positions do you think could be changed next season? Zinchenko will probably be registered as a left back, but I doubt he will be first choice for Pep despite his great performances at the end of the season.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Jota I guess

    2. pingissimus
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Would love Bat to be at Palace next season but I presume we’ve just warmed him up for Chelsea as per RLC.

      If Wilf is at Palace next season (50:50 call probs) he’ll likely play up front lots. We don’t exactly have a stellar record in managing to sign forwards

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Would need to be a much bigger % of Zaha games in midfield to justify a switch.

      I personally think that moving Salah to FWD would be justified given just how far forward the two wide players are. I’m mean it is a 4-3-3 and not a 4-5-1 right?

  10. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    What do you think,Salah & Son next season will be classified as mid or for?

    1. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Both mid as salah played mostly last 10-12 games as wing

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes both have to be midfielders. Neither is a striker in their teams ideal 11- Mo only seem to go up front when he was struggling for form.

  11. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Think Vardy will be one of the first names on my teamsheet next season, think he'll boss it under Rodgers next season!

    1. ☠Cypress Chill☠
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      If LEI manage to buy Tielemans,then yes Vardy is definitely one of the first names.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        If tielem next year then it's no brainer.
        He is a lethal weapon

    2. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah.
      Although, i hope Tielemans is in Manchester United by then 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        he looks a nice fit for us alright mate but if I was him I'd go to LEI!

        1. Amey
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Lol
          Agreed. Hopefully we flex our ££ muscles 😉

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        No, Amey, you're not nicking him away from us - it's not allowed. 😀

        1. Amey
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Ha ha
          Tbh, he's a hot property 😉
          I can see many top clubs bidding for him.

  12. Amey
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    With all the talks about Son, Salah,Jota,Zaha,Zenchinko,Mane,Raz reclassification of positions, se are missing most important one.

    Hurricane >> Midfielder (Defensive one too 😛 )
    Son Moura >> Strikers

    😀

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      This old arguement went on and on this time last season about the mids that should be forwards, especially Salah.
      But how about Robertson and TAA, they should be mids are they basically play as wingers and have more chance of assists than most mids have!

      1. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah. Agreed.
        They should use the heat maps tbh to decide.
        Kane is a CAM at max imo 😀

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Your sense of humour shines through, but you make a valid point with Kane .... he's playing in a far too withdrawn position for me to start with him next year. (Unless it's proven otherwise)

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Kane, the Mili of next season, loads of pens playing from midfield 😉

        1. Amey
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Yep

      2. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Ha ha
        Thank you Sir 🙂

      3. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        He looks bad asset for 12.5m that's for sure with hindsight

        1. pingissimus
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Scored beautifully for me - right up there with Haz on base points.

          Had he got late season the golden boot was his.

          160 points or so missing a third of the season ain’t bad. Haven’t worked it out but I imagine he was at least equal value to Kun

          1. Amey
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            With the price tag of his, i Don't think so.
            He should drop in price next season imo

  13. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    What do you recon the fpl price will be for these players next season?

    van Dijk
    AWB
    Doherty
    Mane
    Bernardo Silva
    Rashford
    Kane

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      7.0
      5.5
      6.0
      10.5
      8.5
      8.0
      11.5

      1. Mr. Hindsight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Wouldn't touch Doherty, Van Dijk, AWB with 10-feet pole if this comes to fruition.
        I think VVD goes 6.5, AWB 5.0 (he still plays for Palace and doesn't have goals in him), Doherty 5.5

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          haha, I did go worse case with those WBs for sure 🙂

          1. Mr. Hindsight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Rashford likely to be 9.0 IMO
            Clearly OGS prefers him there. I agree with the Kane prediction and would love to see Spurs have good fixtures to begin with. I think Kane and Aguero swap places in price. Aguero likely to be 12.0 or 12.5 (unlikely)

            1. pingissimus
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              9.0 feels horrible value predicated only on the fact he plays for United.

              1. Mr. Hindsight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                Well I think we as FPL managers should consider that United will be in Europa next season and will be playing their youth team in that. An injury-free season in a central striker position for him with United playing half as well as they did when OGS took over and he should smash it. 15 goals easily.

            2. HammersFan
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              If Rashford is 9 what does that make the 15 players that scored more points than him this season? On that basis Rondon and Vardy should be 10mil, maybe Jimenez will be 11?

              1. Mr. Hindsight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 17 hours ago

                Just because Etheridge scored more points than De Gea doesn't mean he will be priced more than him. What team you play for has a bearing on your price in FPL.

                1. HammersFan
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  So by that logic Fraser will still be 5.5/6 next season just because he plays for Bournemouth?

                  1. Mr. Hindsight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Not at all. Bournemouth are much better attacking than what you think and Fraser is a better player than 5.5
                    I'd say let's skip the argument coz I have no doubt that points scored isn't the be-all and end-all for fixing their price in FPL.
                    We can discuss again when the prices are released.

      2. pingissimus
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Can’t see Mane being 10.5. Add at least 0.5 imo

        1. Mr. Hindsight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Agreed Mane 10.5 & Salah 12.5 or 13.0 will be a no-brainer for people.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Salah 13.0 no brainer lol...far too expensive! In that event will be having another 'No Salah' season!

            1. Mr. Hindsight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              I meant the decision will be a no-brainer in favour of Mane as Salah will be way too expensive.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                sry, yeah valid point that, feel Salah should be 12.0 and Mane 11.0(max) myself.

            2. Mr. Hindsight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              I think FPL should have thresholds when deciding even if Messi comes to PL, make him 12.5. 13.0 for a mid or fwd and 7.5 for a def are something that people will likely resist and will surely find a better cheaper alternative.

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 18 hours ago

                its the whole getting the expensive asset and then feeling obliged to perma-cap them that kind of takes the fun out of FPL

                1. Mr. Hindsight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 18 hours ago

                  Agreed, and perma-cap is something I've only heard in theory and no active managers actually do it. I really felt stifled this year everytime I had Salah in my team. Was going to start the season without Salah till a friend talked me into him. I think another viable strategy which I have liked in previous seasons is to leave some money ITB with your GW1 teams. There are always chances that there will be a player you'd want but not a player in a similar bracket you want to remove.

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          ...possibly 11.0 alright which might make him a tad expensive next season, def no guarantee that he'll be anyway as prolific next season!

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      7
      5
      5.5
      11.5
      8.5
      8.5
      12

    3. HammersFan
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      6.5
      5
      5
      9.5
      7.5
      8
      10

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        I'd bite your hand off for some of those. 19.5 for Mane and Kane!

        1. HammersFan
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Even without the injuries Kane had a poor season compare to his usual self. Spurs in general seemed off it for the most part.

          You would never pick him over Aguero/Salah/mane/sterling

          Even at 10 you might struggle to fit him in with all the other big hitters.

    4. Stats Don't Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      6.5
      5.0
      5.5
      11.0
      9.0
      8.5
      8.5
      12

    5. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      6.5
      4.5
      5.5
      12.0
      7.5
      8.0
      11.0

  14. Woy of the Wovers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 6 hours ago

    This "Team of the Season" poll is a waste of time. The final team will have 6 Liverpool players and will have a starting price of 110m. Without any constraints it is meaningless.

    Either put everyone into the hat together or lock a team down once they have 3 players but surely try to give it some semblance of credibility. The 100m will be impossible to maintain without constraints that are probably unworkable in a poll but the 3 player limit is easy.

    For the record, the balanced choice here had to be Etheridge.