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How Jiménez became FPL favourite in excellent breakout season

Wolves forward Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) takes his place up front in our Team of the Season.

The Mexican provided exceptional value for his loyal owners in 2018/19, scoring a total of 181 points.

He also played a key role for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side who finished seventh, qualifying for Europe in their first campaign back in the Premier League.

Not surprisingly, Jiménez topped our forwards poll with 1,216 votes, finishing comfortably ahead of Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) in second.

Player Number of votes Share of vote
Raúl Jiménez 1,216 36.21%
Sergio Aguero 962 28.65%
Callum Wilson 577 17.18%
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 367 10.93%
Jamie Vardy 189 5.63%
Alexandre Lacazette 47 1.4%

However, we will be able to enjoy his exploits in 2019/20? We’ve taken a look…

THE STATISTICS

Jiménez belied his starting price of £5.5m this season

The former Benfica man found the back of the net 13 times and chipped in with 10 assists in 2018/19, a very impressive return from a striker who cost a mere £5.5m in Gameweek 1.

All of Jiménez’s goals were scored from inside the box but he was a lot more than just a penalty-box merchant.

The Mexican created 13 big chances for his teammates this season, a number matched by just one other forward, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (£6.9m).

Looking at his numbers for the whole season, one of the most eye-catching is his tally of 31 bonus points. The only players to earn more this year were Eden Hazard (£11.0m) and PierreEmerick Aubameyang (£10.8m).

Jiménez is a player who is well suited to the BPS system in FPL and his owners reaped the benefits of that.

One of the best things about the Wolves forward was his consistency of starts.

On the FPL website, he is the only forward listed for Wolves with rotation never really a worry apart from the latter stages of the FA Cup run.

The 28-year-old featured in all 38 matches this season, making him the ideal ‘set and forget’ budget forward.

When it came to points-scoring, Jiménez was consistent rather than explosive this season, registering just four double-digit hauls, his highest score in a single Gameweek just 12. Accordingly, he ranked sixth amongst forwards for points-per-match (4.8).

Crucially, Jiménez offered reliable threat with only Aleksandar Mitrovic (131) and Sergio Aguero (118) had attempted more shots at goal than Jimenez (111) in 2018/19.

In terms of expected goals (xG), Jimenez ranked fourth for forwards with 15.20, higher than the likes of Harry Kane (14.77) and Wilson (13.43).

SEASON RECAP

Jiménez was a complete unknown when he made his Premier League debut

Jiménez wasted no time in announcing himself to Fantasy managers, scoring on opening day in the 2-2 draw with Everton at Molineux. Those who jumped on him for Gameweek 2 were left frustrated as he then blanked in the next three matches before he started to return consistently.

He got his second goal and his first bonus points of the campaign in the 1-0 win over Burnley in Gameweek 5 and followed it up with an assist in each of his next three appearances to keep the points trickling in.

His first double-digit haul came against Spurs in Gameweek 11 when he scored, got an assist and took home all three bonus points despite Wolves losing 3-2.

That big return against Spurs wasn’t a one-off as Jiménez ended up performing very well against the top-six sides.

Nine of his 23 attacking returns in 2018/19 came against those teams as he and his team-mates forced Fantasy managers to flip the Season Ticker on its head.

His most productive spell came between Gameweek’s 23 and 32 when he racked up 69 points thanks to six goals, four assists and 16 bonus.

The season did admittedly peter out for Jiménez, as he managed just one attacking return (a goal against Watford in Gameweek 36) over the last six Gameweeks.

OWNERSHIP

By the second half of the season, most Fantasy managers had their hands on Jiménez

Jiménez was an unknown quantity going into the season having just joined Wolves on loan from Benfica. This was reflected in his ownership for Gameweek 1 with just 129,989 managers getting to celebrate his goal against the Toffees.

It wasn’t until Gameweek 7 that his price and ownership began to skyrocket. Following a goal against Chelsea in Gameweek 15, he was in more than one million teams for this first time going into Gameweek 16 only to disappoint his new owners by playing just 30 minutes for a one-point return.

During his strong run of form from Gameweek 23 onwards, Jiménez’s ownership and price rose steadily. In Gameweek 27, he passed the two million mark for ownership and cost £1.3m more than he did at the beginning of the season.

His ownership and price reached their peaks for the home game against Fulham in the penultimate Gameweek of the season, a game in which he blanked despite playing 90 minutes to frustrate his owners. At that point, he was in 2,448,517 teams and had reached a price of £7.0m.

We didn’t know too much about the Mexican this time last year, but we certainly do now.

THE PROSPECTS

Jiménez’s success in 2018/19 will almost certainly cause a huge price hike for 2019/20

Sadly, the days of celebrating every Jiménez goal may be over for many of us.

Of all the players in the game, the Mexican is likely to see the biggest price rise for the new season given how well he performed in 2018/19 and how cheap he was.

If he comes in anywhere around the £8.0m mark, a lot of managers may look elsewhere for their budget striker next season.

If Diogo Jota (£6.3m) gets reclassified as a forward for 2019/20, he is likely to be a more popular pick than Jiménez as he will almost certainly be cheaper.

The Portuguese international really found his feet in the second half of the campaign and could be a great option from the start next season.

There is also talk that Wolves could bring in another striker in the summer which could affect Jimenez’s game time. Salomon Rondon (£5.9m) is one name that has been mooted.

Even if they do sign a striker, Jimenez is likely to remain as the number one up front, but we could see him get substituted more often than he did this season and maybe even get rotated from time to time, especially with Wolves competing in the Europa League next season.

Whatever happens in 2019/20, this campaign will be forever remembered in Fantasy folklore as the Raul Jiménez season.

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  1. Thomas Jerome Newton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 1 hour ago

    I didn't mind that Jimenez wasn't explosive. It's good to have a few players that are 'solid' just ticking the points over. Covers for when the explosive guys blank.

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Couldn't agree more

    2. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      The best kinds of players to have. Gutted i didn't jump on sooner

  2. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 1 hour ago

    Ah but can he do it on a cold rainy Monday night in Stoke... 😆

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Or Norwich lol

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 22 hours ago

        Clearly youve not heen to Norwich

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Certainly didn’t do it at Huddersfield

  3. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 1 hour ago

    No Amla for South Africa. Captainers and vice-captainers in fantasy World Cup lose out.

    1. Nightcrawler
        24 days, 1 hour ago

        Non capper/vcer but owner so not entirely sure what to make of it. Leaving my team for sure though

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 1 hour ago

          His ownership is pretty low (only about 25% in Round 1) so it is a blow for anyone who doesn't own him.

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 59 mins ago

            *does own him

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        De Kock my captain, but played the triple captain chip on him. Good start with two catches already.

      • Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 22 hours ago

        De Kock (tc) Markram (vc) and Phehlukwayo going alright so far.

        Bangladesh looking solid though.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 21 hours ago

          Last 10 overs could be a Bangladesh collapse as they try to hit out. They ought to play more sensibly IMO and get to 300.

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 21 hours ago

        This doesn't look the easiest of chases for South Africa now.

        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 21 hours ago

          Very impressive total.

          Worked out well for me, didnt have any SA bowlers except Phehlukwayo

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 19 hours ago

            TC fail

            1. Vobinho In Wengerland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 19 hours ago

              Yeah.. Du Plessis ruining my week if this carries on.

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 19 hours ago

                Markram gone too now. I need Faf to score big here.

                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 19 hours ago

                  OR of 656 with Phehlukwayo to go..

                  Pleased with that considering I was way off the pace after Day 1!

                  Faf is the main danger for me - a lot have him as VC.

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        South Africa needing 8.5 an over for the last 15 overs. Going to be close. Those dropped catches from Bangladesh could cost them victory.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Another wicket.

    2. Optimus.
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      "Lets talk about six baby"...

      1. Evil Genius
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        I wouldn't go round shouting about my IQ, if I were you.

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        I thought you only had 5 😉

      3. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 21 hours ago

        "Lets talk about Origi . . . "

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 56 mins ago

      Membership renewal done for another season then, must make sure I have that little pixel next to my name.

      Best £12.50 I will spend today. All for the price of less than 30 minutes of a single Premier League match ticket.

      1. Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        +1

    4. Evil Genius
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Jimenez is a great candidate for Second Season Syndrome.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        His price we be prohibitive

      2. Arbroath 36-0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        I agree with you i think. Will have my eye on Jota more price dependent

    5. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Q. How be become an FPL favourite

      A. Score lots of points

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 22 hours ago

        Woah. I think youve unlocked the secret

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

        * when people own you

        Hazard says Hi

    6. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Is Anthony Joshua a Spurs supporter

      He looked like he had already done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson

    7. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 23 hours ago

      Just upgraded my account, once again... 🙂
      Feels great...
      Keep it up !

      1. Weffie von Wobbegong
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 23 hours ago

        Me too. Roll on the fixture list.

      2. Arbroath 36-0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        Well worth the money. Less than £1 per month for everything you'll ever need

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Yeah mate... Just as simple as that

    8. Numb
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 21 hours ago

      He was no favourite of mine General. Kept hammering my rank for weeks.

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 21 hours ago

        OK, I know General doesn’t read the comments, or post on here, so this is pointless.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 19 hours ago

          He gets paid to write, not to converse with us plebs.

    9. BRKFCTrueRover 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      Can't wait to get paid in 5 days and renew my membership!

    10. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 20 hours ago

      This surely isn't a serious comment?

      "This campaign will be forever remembered in Fantasy folklore as the Raul Jiménez season" | @FPLGeneral

      Seriously?

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        Didn't have him all season until he was shite after GW33 WC.

        1. jason_ni
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 12 hours ago

          Had him for final 4 gws.. avg of 3.5
          If I'd got him in at the start instead of king and held I coulda had an even more amazing season!(8k or)

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        Has anything the General has said all season made any sense?

      3. Licky
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

        No way, he was a really good option but he didn't define the season.

      4. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Lol, I just came on to say the same. He’s no more than a decent bargain and won’t be remembered as anything more. Folklore? He’s no Michu or Demel 😉

        1. RedLightning
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Or Wan-Bissaka.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            Plwan B

            1. RedLightning
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 17 hours ago

              Obi Wan Bissaka Nil.

      5. JohnnyMagrinho
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 6 hours ago

        I think he meant to type Alexander-Arnold but got confused.

        Trent: £5m - £5.8m Defender 185pts [6.4ppm]
        Jimenez: £5.5m - £6.9m Attacker 181pts [4.8ppm]

        Hmm.

        Jimenez had a great season. But in no way was this season all about him.

        One of the many reasons I won't be renewing membership. Like quite a few others, I'd imagine.

        Ever since that article was posted on here justifying Brighton players for the DGWs I was alarmed. Clearly, those bells are still ringing.

    11. Michael Gary Scott
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 19 hours ago

      Anyone have free sites where you can get a overlook over your season? Who you captained most, bench points, players most used etc.

      And, any sites for pice predictions other than Fix?

        1. Michael Gary Scott
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Thank you! 🙂

    12. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Good for Spurs. Those extra funds will come in handy during this coming transfer window.

      1. Licky
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        They should be strong again assuming Poch stays.

      2. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        They need some creative central midfielders IMO. If Eriksen drops deep then they lose his creativity higher up the pitch. If he plays up the pitch then there is noone to force the play from midfield.

        Lo Celso will be a good signing if confirmed.

        1. Licky
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Definitely where they are weakest, they could do with one more.

    13. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Anyone watch Antony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz this morning?

      It was great to finally see AJ getting exposed for the fraud that he is and i was sick to death of watching him fighting old men and small men and going around calling himself heavyweight champ with belts that he did not win in the ring but done his best to keep them hostage once he had em.

      It was just a pity that it was not against Wilder or Fury so that there would be a better chance of seeing an unified undisputed heavyweight champ in this generation.

      1. tm370
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        As opposed to who? Wilder? Who is avoiding a Joshua fight, has a singular style, and got out-boxed by Fury who clearly wasn't at his best (and couldnt have been after so long out and only some recent bouts against boxers not talented enough to lace his gloves).

        Joshua needed testing but the talk of him being exposed is barmy. Tons of the heavyweight greats have been knocked out, some in surprising circumstances, and come back strong. Jushua lost because he under estimated his opponent and left himself open when trying for an early win. He lost it after being hit in the third - he never recovered after and the writing was on the wall. One punch doesn't define a boxer - he will be back and Ruiz will slip away. And Wilder will lose if he faces Fury again and he will lose against Joshua imo, especially outside of America.

        Although Fury is the best of them all for my money, but that doesn't mean Joshua is a fraud.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          If he showed the heart of a champion i would not be calling him a fraud but that is just not the case.

          He has consistently avoided the top boxers in the division and fought old and smaller boxers often giving them short notice the only reason he fought in the USA is because the true champ Fury is showing the way.

          AJ's stock has taken a massive hit and Eddie Hearn will not get away with low ball/insulting offers to fighters anymore when it comes to Joshua and when/if a AJ vs Fury/Wilder fight is made he will be on the B-side of the deal imo.

          1. tm370
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 18 hours ago

            Has Wilder showed the heart of a champion? Do you have any evidence that Wilder has been offered insulting amounts to fight? Has Wilder come to fight in the UK? Joshua did go to the US and he did it for a reason.

            Also - 'giving them shorter notice' is a ridiculous claim. Fighters dropping out are not his fault! And by the same token, he has less time to prepare for the fighters too.

            1. Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 17 hours ago

              Indeed Wilder has never fought outside of his comfort zone of the USA but at least he has taken fights against fighters others have avoided like Ortiz and Fury.

              You should not really need any evidence of Eddie Hearn's skullduggery but just take it as a given. 😉 This article from Ring Magazine before the Povetkin fight was made it a typical example of how Eddie low balls the likes of Wilder so as not to get a deal over the line.

              https://www.ringtv.com/532936-hearn-offers-wilder-12-5-fight-joshua-take-leave/

              I know that it is outside of AJ's control when a fighter drops out but it also tells a lot about the caliber of opponent he is pitting himself against.I thought he should have fought White next as Dillion has earned a shot and is a much better boxer than he was when AJ defeated him earlier in his career but i reckon AJ got cold feet when he seen just how good Dillion was against Dereck Chisora.

              1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Ortiz is close to 40 and you accused Joshua of fighting old men ? and he fought Fury in basically his first big fight rather than waiting for him to get back to his best. Fury won that fight imo anyway . Wilder has dodged White for ages . White has basically done everything under the sun to be Wilder's mandatory and Wilder still won't give him the fight . Joshua is definitely the A side of a fight with Wilder I don't have a clue what offers have been made

                1. PUMPKINHEAD
                  • 10 Years
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Ortiz is a freak. Such a good technical boxer. Like James Toney and Hopkins, the age doesn't matter as much with the way he fights .

                2. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yeah good point.I have heard some people even speculate that Ortiz is actually older than 40 and you are right about Wilder only giving Fury a shot because he reckoned that he could not come back considering the condition he was in at the time.

                  In saying that Ortiz is still a very dangerous boxer and he might even upset Wilder in the rematch if it happens.

                  No guarantees that AJ will win the belts back against Ruiz in the rematch as Andy seemed to have AJ's number and if that is the case he certainly would not be the A side vs Wilder.

                  It is a shame really that we have not got to see a unification fight between undefeated champs and AJ's loss will take the shine of any such fight in the future.

      2. PUMPKINHEAD
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 15 hours ago

        Agree . I enjoyed him getting beat. I'm not sure how AJ has made it as far as he has. He's everything wrong with boxing imo and the hype that makes these promoters millions. Back in the day of Lewis ,Bowe,Tyson ,Holyfield etc he would probably have been at the level of Scott Welch . He has so many flaws AJ . Any one who doesn't see that doesn't know boxing

    14. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 18 hours ago

      Second round of the Fantasy Cricket World Cup game starts tomorrow. In this round you get unlimited transfers, but after this round it is 5 free transfers and a -10 for each further transfer. Thoughts on strategy?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 18 hours ago

        Quite keen on loading up on England myself. They have Pakistan in Round 2 and Bangladesh in Round 3. One advantage of England being that we see their starting XI before the Round 2 deadline so can decide whether to load up on bowlers or batsman depending on what happens at the toss.

        Other than that New Zealand look interesting with Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Round 2 and Round 3.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Yeah seems like a sensible plan.

          The odd Indian player would be a good idea as well imo.

        2. Nightcrawler
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            Reckon the newz afg game will be affected by rain given its going to be played in taunton. Rain predicted in London on Wednesday too. Tricky stuff

        3. Vobinho In Wengerland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          I still think 5 FT is plenty for the round after.

          Loading up on Eng/Pak for bowling and Aus/WI for batting. Aus also have a double in R4.

          Williamson for the TC chip, then bring in India for Round 3 once I’ve had a chance to see them play.

        4. Nightcrawler
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            Absolutely flopped with my SA bowling chip vs bang strategy so need to bounce back. Will have take some chances now

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 17 hours ago

              Crunch game now for South Africa vs India on Wednesday. Probably can't afford to lose that one.

            2. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              I don't think you need to take chances. Round 2 is quite difficult IMO. Each team only has one game (so no DGWs), the weather is uncertain and the fixtures are not the easiest to call (SL vs AFG, AUS vs WI and IND vs SA are all tough games to pick players from).

        5. Conor1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 18 hours ago

          Jiminez was brilliant last season. A cheap source of regular points with the occasional haul.

        6. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          South Africa struggling in the cricket.

        7. FPL Pillars
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          For anyone who plays the fantasy cricket, how many total managers are there playing it?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            Also, is there a link to the FFS league or do you need to login?

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            The official ICC Dream11 one has about 235k managers playing it.

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 16 hours ago

              Ah ok that’s a good amount actually. Any prize for the winner?

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                The top 2 overall get an all expenses paid trip to Australia to watch a game at the World T20 Finals in 2021.

                There is the same prize for the winner of each country league (e.g England has its own country league)

                The winner of each round gets an Oppo phone.

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Damn that’s insane and it’s free to play?

                  1. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

                    Yes it is free.

        8. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          If you could only wish for one thing to happen this transfer window in terms of FPL, what would it be? I would like Wan-Bissaka to move to Spurs after getting priced at 5.0

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            Lukaku to leave Utd so Rashford becomes automatic no.1 striker.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              23 days, 17 hours ago

              Would get a replacement for Lukaku.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 17 hours ago

                Not a big name though. Talk is moussa dembele from Lyon. Rashford/martial will be no.1 over him at least to begin with

            2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                23 days, 16 hours ago

                Griezmann has issued a come get me plea to Ole

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

                  He won’t go from expecting to join Barca to then joining united

                  1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                      23 days, 12 hours ago

                      I feel like he’d be an improvement on what we’ve got. Rashy could go back to being a squad option, likewise Martial.

                  2. Slouch87
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 16 hours ago

                    Is he always lucky in love ?

                    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        23 days, 12 hours ago

                        I dont know what you mean

                    2. Fantasy Gold
                      • 5 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      lol

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          23 days, 12 hours ago

                          Its in the news

                  3. Ógie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    23 days, 17 hours ago

                    Salah sold to Barca or Real Madrid would mix things up a bit.

                    His high price tag is hard to work around and if him and the likes of Hazard feck off it should open the door to some other bargains and even bring a bit more verity to the game.

                  4. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 17 hours ago

                    Wolves sign another striker so I won’t feel bad about not having Jiménez

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 16 hours ago

                  In the ICC Fantasy Cricket this is my planned round 2 squad. 6 England, 3 NZ and 2 Indian. One rule I am not understanding ( even although read rule and used it) is the free hits. Clearly Star Captain applies to captain only but does Star Striker and Bowling Machine apply only to selected player or all your strikers/ bowlers? Also this seem like decent round 2 team?

                  Dhoni Butler
                  Guptill Kohli Root Roy
                  Stokes
                  Archer Wood Henry Boulton

                  1. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 16 hours ago

                    Star Striker and Bowling Machine apply to all players playing in the game you select the Free Hit for.

                    E.g. If you choose Star Striker for the Eng v Pak game then it will apply to Buttler, Root, Roy, Stokes, Archer and Wood.
                    E.g. 2 If you choose Bowling Machine for the NZ vs BAN game then it will apply to Guptill, Henry and Boult

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 16 hours ago

                      Thanks for this- I appreciate that clarification

                3. ☠Cypress Chill☠
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Can someone remind me,who was the 1st player that the FPL Towers announced his priced?

                  1. ☠Cypress Chill☠
                    • 4 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

                    last year ofc....thanx.

                4. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  23 days, 13 hours ago

                  I’d like to go very light up top this year. However.. finding those players early doors is very tough and not have a flexible team structure GW1 is high risk with possible early WC/hits required if a premium striker or two hits form.

                  This is going to be the decision I will find tough.

                  1. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 12 hours ago

                    Vardy looks a dead cert in my team, would expect him to come in at 9m

                  2. SAY MY NAME
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 10 hours ago

                    I'm considering 4-5-1 with 3 cheap strikers, and will play whichever has form/fixtures, and transfer as options become obvious

                    likes of jiminez and Wilson will undoubtedly get a price hike, but Pukki looks like potential if Norwich can handle the step up

                    auba/kane etc just overpriced, rather have big hitting mids

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 10 hours ago

                      Thissss

                    2. pingissimus
                        23 days, 2 hours ago

                        Unfashionably I’m almost certain to go with the premium striker.

                        Last time out I did very nicely with Kane getting him in a couple of games in after WC and then switching to Kun midway through. Around gw20 or so he was right up there.

                        Other point is if you avoid Kane and Auba options your likely captain options are probably limited to City Liverpool now Hazard is gone and United are duff. There’s positive mileage imo in having a spread of top 6 teams options.

                    3. Vobinho In Wengerland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 3 hours ago

                      Seriously considering heavy defence and midfield.

                      If Salah gets reclassified, he's a shoe in for my one spot up front.

                  3. Stevie B
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 12 hours ago

                    Will there be these damn Friday games also next season? I always forget the deadline. If there were a Friday game every week, you could set up. But there is sometimes a Friday game and a lot of another weeks not.

                    1. _sidney_will
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 12 hours ago

                      Yeah there will be a good few again this season, only addition this coming season is Saturday night games (had NEW vs LIV this season as a taster)

                    2. Flapjack ✅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      23 days, 12 hours ago

                      I always set my team following the deadline the GW prior to mitigate some risk.

                      Then I guess try get in the habit of checking ?

                      Also.. the official app on iOS at least can send you a notification 2 hours prior to any deadline.

                    3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                        23 days, 12 hours ago

                        This was answered the last time you posted it.

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          23 days, 11 hours ago

                          He knows, he copied and pasted it

                          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                              23 days, 11 hours ago

                              Weird that he’s not acknowledged or thanked the User for the answer he got and even weirder that he’s asked the question again despite it having been answersd

                        2. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          23 days, 12 hours ago

                          Why would you copy and paste a question that had already been answered? 😕

                          1. Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            23 days, 12 hours ago

                            Actually I see you have previous form

                            1. Ginkapo FPL
                              • 7 Years
                              23 days, 12 hours ago

                              Putting the B into Stevie B.

                          2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                              23 days, 12 hours ago

                              I recall him constantly telling everyone any time he’d missed a deadline during the season too. It’s like the weirdest subtle brag ever.

                          3. Ginkapo FPL
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 12 hours ago

                            Click on your own name to go to your profile. You can then navigate to previous comments.

                          4. Old Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 3 hours ago

                            It's like everything in this game - to achieve success you have to do your homework and pay attention to detail. You don't always succeed even with these attributes but you're sunk without them.

                        3. Niho992
                            23 days, 8 hours ago

                            No single chant on parade about United or City while City fans sing about us all the time lol even their players

                          • Vobinho In Wengerland
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 3 hours ago

                            Tough week to call with the weather in ICC fantasy.

                            NZ & Aus games look uncertain from what I can see. That's a shame as I wanted to play a chip in the Aus v WI game - might have to switch to SA v India now.

                            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • 1 Year
                              23 days, 3 hours ago

                              Further evidence that there needs to be (at least) a twelfth man. Trying to pick the India bowlers is hard enough!

                              1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                23 days, 3 hours ago

                                Tempted to go India/SA batsmen and Eng/Pak bowlers.

                                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                                  • 1 Year
                                  23 days, 3 hours ago

                                  Oh really? I now have doubts about pak and was going to do England bat, India/sa bowl (which may just be andile to be honest)

                                  1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Definately going Eng bowlers & Amir if Eng bowl first in case Pak get skittled out again. I'll cover the batting with Stokes & Alli.

                                    With India I see a load of batsmen that could pile up the runs so tempted to go 2 x keepers with De Kock & Dhoni and then pile up on their batsmen. It's a shame with the Aus match as I had planned to big on batsmen from both Aus & WI.

                                    1. Nightcrawler
                                        23 days, 2 hours ago

                                        India game likely to be uninterrupted?

                                        1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          23 days, 2 hours ago

                                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/so30

                                          Looks great there

                              2. Nightcrawler
                                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Newz bang forecast looks okay no?

                                  1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Yeah on second glance only a small chance of rain from 3pm onwards