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Jimenez and Pulisic’s pre-seasons set to be affected by CONCACAF Gold Cup

This week sees the start of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of several international tournaments that could have an impact on the first few weeks of the new Fantasy Premier League campaign.

The Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and European Under-21 Championship also take place this summer, with significant Premier League representation in all three of those competitions.

The Gold Cup runs almost simultaneously to the Copa America, kicking off just after midnight on June 16 and finishing in the early hours of July 8 (UK time).

Any FPL assets who go deep into the tournament will be late back to their respective clubs’ pre-season training camps, with a leave of absence usually granted following summer international duty.

Mexico are the pre-tournament favourites with the bookmakers, so Raul Jimenez may well face this scenario.

Wolves will be taking part in the Asia Cup in Shanghai just over a week after the culmination of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, before getting their UEFA Europa League campaign underway on July 25.

The Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of August 10-11, which gives any FPL assets reaching the final of the Gold Cup five weeks to recuperate – a week more than England, France, Croatia and Belgium players had ahead of the start of 2018/19 after their World Cup exploits.

A nation reaching the final of the 2019 Gold Cup will have to contest six matches in June/July, one fewer than the teams who made it to the third-place play-off and final of last year’s World Cup.

While the likes of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling recovered in time to make their respective teams’ starting XIs in Gameweek 1 last August, there were others such as Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard who weren’t risked.

How much a second successive summer of international football will affect the likes of Jimenez, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane further down the line is also open to debate.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the Gold Cup and other international tournaments over the summer, documenting the minutes played and any injuries picked up by the FPL assets involved.

The Premier League players who have been selected for their countries at the Gold Cup are as follows:


Burnley

  • Nahki Wells (Bermuda)

Chelsea

  • Christian Pulisic (USA)
  • Matt Miazga (USA)
  • Michael Hector (Jamaica)

Everton

  • Cuco Martina (Curacao)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Raul Jimenez (Mexico)

Christian Pulisic is the only other real noteworthy name in that list from a Fantasy perspective, with the attacking midfielder set for a busy summer with the United States ahead of his inaugural Premier League campaign.

READ MORE: Scout Report on Christian Pulisic

It may be that Pedro has the upper hand on the right flank at Chelsea in the opening weeks of the season, then, if the USA progress deep into the Gold Cup and Pulisic’s pre-season is subsequently affected.

As we discussed in a recent article, however, there is still much to be resolved at Chelsea between now and August.

Newcastle United wing-back DeAndre Yedlin misses out for the US through injury, while Adrian Mariappa isn’t part of Jamaica’s squad and Javier Hernandez took himself out of the picture with Mexico.

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    1. Gnu
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      😆

  1. Gnu
    • 9 Years
    15 days, 11 hours ago

    Right Boys.
    3 quick goals and then see if you can hold out till the end.
    Hazard, DeBruyne and Lukaku.....pffftt,
    Nae bother.

  2. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 11 hours ago

    according to FFFix price predictions you can get this team:

    Pickford (Stekelenburg)
    TAA, Robbo Laporte, Digne, Pereira
    Salah, Sterling, Townsend, Fraser (Redmond or JWP)
    Zaha 4.5 4.5

    Here are the predicted prices:

    5.5, 4.0
    6.5, 7.0, 6.5, 5.5, 5.5
    13.0, 12.0, 6.0, 7.0 (5.5)
    7.0, 4.5, 4.5

    Also Duelofeu 6.5, VVD 6.5, Mane 11.0, Milli 7.0

    have they underestimated some prices?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm struggling to see why Robertson is more expensive than VVD. VVD is more nailed (Robbo as a full-back has to run more and therefore is more prone to be rested in the odd match) and what Robbo has in assist threat is made up for by VVD in goal threat (goals being twice as valuable as assists)

      1. Gnu
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        I wouldn't be getting your knickers in a twist until the prices come out.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          All this stuff is pretty pointless

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Nihilist!

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Ah come on, it builds up the tension to the big moment!

            (And gives us something to argue over 😉 )

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 11 hours ago

              At least another month until the game is released.

              Dunno how you’ve got the energy to be discussing this 😉

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                15 days, 11 hours ago

                We are but humble FPL fans 😉

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Robbo outscored VVD from less minutes this season so i’d imagine he’ll be at least same price if not 0.5 more expensive

        Remember it was only as recently as Christmas that VVD was still being ridiculed as having only 1 attacking return in two & a half years of FPL - despite going close from a few corners he was not encouraging any positive sentiment - wouldn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination for another barren run to kick in

        On the whole if one of them is “punching above their weight”and could regress from an FPL points perspective I think it’s more VVD than Robbo... the prior year Robbo also outscored him by about 30% IIRC

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          *December - not Christmas

          VVD’s Assist for Origi’s bizarre last second winner v Everton in December was his second attacking return in two & a half seasons at that point - I remember as I was contemplating signing him after he had hit the woodwork v Cardiff & arsenal in the prior gameweeks & the FFS sentiment was extremely negative as he “doesn’t get attacking returns”! Lol

      3. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        All three - TAA/Robbo/VVD should be same price in my view. 5 points between Robbo and VVD and TAA 20 points behind with limited gametime but finished strongest of the three.

        1. Gnu
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Fwiw I reckon TAA will be 0.5 below VvD & Robbo.
          Gomez is the factor here and I'll be keen to see his price.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            My thoughts in more detail:

            I’d say Laporte will be 6.5, not sure he’s done enough to justify 7.0 (both points wise and points per minute wise he has to be below TAA imo)

            Could honestly see Robbo & VVD being 8.0’s, although I do hope they’re not... Robbo in particular is at risk though as he not only out-pointed VVD, he did it while not starting every game (VVD started all 38)... albeit he only missed 2 games

            So in pricing terms:

            Robbo >>> VVD >>> TAA >>> Laporte >>> Digne

            Robbo 8.0
            VVD 7.5
            TAA 7.0
            Laporte 6.5
            Digne 6.0

            7.0 hopefully for TAA, he might avoid the 7.5 for one more year, he’ll be bargain of the season at 7.0

            There is no scenario where Mané is anything less than 1.0-1.5m cheaper than Salah though imo (other than Mo being shunted upfield to striker)

            They both play the same position, for the same team, with Mané having a superb season, yet Salah goes and outscores that superb season by nearly 15% / 30 points - that’s a serious price differential right there - let alone that Momwas definitely playing within himself and statistically has a scary amount of room for improvement on his season

            Same with Sterling - he has to fit in between the two Liverpool lads as he outpointed Mané from over 10% less minutes (!) yet was nearly 30 points (!) behind Salah... I think we’ll get lucky & he’ll be max 12.0 - Salah was 13.0 after scoring 300 points last year - Sterling got 230 this year which isn’t even the same postcode for pricing

            Salah 13.0
            Sterling 12.0
            Mane 11.5

            Salah is going on for nearly 600 points in nearly 80 appearances - he is an FPL phenomenon - the fact that people were wildly disappointed with him this year despite him scoring 260 points says it all really - could easily break 300 points next year (IF he stays as a mid)

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 9 hours ago

              Robbo at £8m would be a disgrace. He has zero goal threat. Baines was on penalties.

              1. noquarternt
                • 3 Years
                15 days, 6 hours ago

                Yeah can't see it. Alonso didn't get to 8.0.

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                15 days, 4 hours ago

                Scored last weekend.

              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                15 days, 2 hours ago

                Wouldn’t get too hung up on what proportion of a player’s points are contributed by goals - on the list of variables taken into account when pricing a player that particular factor would be as irrelevant as the player’s price in the prior season

                - i.e. if a player scores the points the get the price tag

                Baines was one of the only 8.0 defenders in the history of the game... yet Robbo scores more points... same with 8.0 Vidic and 8.0 JT

                Also bear in mind - there is also the chance (however slight) that he becomes the first 8.5 defender

                Given that he is the highest scoring defender of all time in a single season, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that he’s the highest priced defender to ever be in the game...

              4. Vobinho In Wengerland
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                15 days, 35 mins ago

                Yet he still outscored Baines by a distance? He wasn’t far off Hazard and he was 10m...

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  15 days, 29 mins ago

                  Yeah I just don’t see how goals in isolation is a factor at all - points are what matter and Robbo pretty much broke the game for points...

                  VVD wasn’t far behind but started every game so his points per is a small bit weaker, plus I wonder how sustainable his explosion of attacking returns from Dec’18 onwards is - he went from 1 return in two & a half years to 8 returns in 5 months... splitting the difference he may not be as prolific (or may score more, who knows?)

                  Would be awesome if we got Robbo for 7.5 but I fear he’ll be 8.0 personally

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Salah, Sterling, Mané & Laporte look correct imo...

      TAA looks 0.5 undercalled
      Digne 0.5 undercalled
      Robbo looks at least 0.5 if not 1.0 undercalled
      VVD 1.0 undercalled
      Mili probably 7.5-8.0

      1. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        indeed

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 10 hours ago

      According to numbers pulled out of my arse I can get this team

      Ederson
      Robbo - TAA - Laporte - Luiz
      Salah - Sterling - Jota - Sigurdson -
      Auba - Kane

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

        There’s definitely something wrong with your arse - i’d get it checked immediately

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

          Yup, if you pull something that big out then you’ll definitely tear something!

      2. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 10 hours ago

        Kane > Aguero

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

          Too many city

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            his arse can do what it wants

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 13 hours ago

              It does what it wants.... it dooooes what it wasaaa-nts...

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        For a good troll, try harder, please.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 17 mins ago

          I'm not trolling, I'm making a point that FFIx random numbers are pulled out of thin air and useless.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 16 mins ago

            Did you get your arse checked out?

    4. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 6 hours ago

      Prices seem reasonable enough.

      Players like Allí and De Bruyne that'll be the most interesting.

    5. Fring
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 23 hours ago

      The pricing seems on point, to me personally. Maybe the difference in price between Mane & Salah won't be as much 2m.

  3. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 11 hours ago

    Alex Morgan Captainers show yourselves...!

    0/

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Tumbleweed

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        🙂

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      here. Miedema only miss for me so far. morgan and dunn tonight.

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Same with Morgan and Dunn tonight, had O'hara for a little before shifting her out which already feels like a regret with that assist.

        1. korbendallas82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          not sure what i do with next tf. u cant carry over a tf though. and -10 for extra hit. pretty tight first 3 games.

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Do you only get 1 transfer per round? I was under the impression there was more? Either way I feel fine with keeping my team largely intact after a few changes I think. I generally picked from the strongest teams at hopefully cut prices. The Dzsenifer injury will i'm sure make many unclear whether to invest in Germany before the rest of the group stages against easier teams.

            1. korbendallas82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              the tf window after last group game, we have 5 tf. because of all teams knocked out. they are on twitter for q's if anything y nef. the transfer site is a bit sketchy.

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                5 transfer total or per window? I will check twitter cheers for the tip

                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 5 Years
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  Do you know if subs are automatic, that will also be an important one to hear about for me

                  1. korbendallas82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 9 hours ago

                    they should be auto. 10-0 now. 4 g,1 a for morgan.

                2. korbendallas82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  5 in window after game 3. hehe. messy.

            2. korbendallas82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              they just tweeted the do free tf. this round. untill tomorrows game.

              1. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Fantastic...phew

      2. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        My two Brazilian defenders both as no shows in a CS really putting a damper on a relatively successful first week by fantasy standards

        1. korbendallas82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          thats a letdown for sure. alot of goals for the tall defenders so far.

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Lot of mismatched competition as well, hopefully the height difference isn't a trend beyond the group stages.

  4. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 10 hours ago

    Some Muppet has written this brilliant new article. Have a read.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/06/11/the-big-stat-awards-the-2018-2019-season/

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 9 hours ago

      thanks

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 9 hours ago

        For padding out widely available stats by giving them a medal for said widely available stats? Desperate

        1. Game Over
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 9 hours ago

          it's better than a slap in the face with a wet fish

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 9 hours ago

            You cod be right

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 9 hours ago

          Tbf it’s a quiet cricket day 😉

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 9 hours ago

    *tumbleweed*

  6. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 9 hours ago

    Hazard non-celebrating De Bruyne's goal pointed me to the fact that he's not just the much smaller man in terms of class ... .

  7. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 9 hours ago

    so, mods?

    heatmaps look like this:
    https://i.imgur.com/X51Bq13.png

    anything?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Mine are fine mate

      Comparison tool right ?

      1. sinik
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 8 hours ago

        so weird...I'll check out the help section then..

        would you mind doing me a favor and pulling up AWB's heatmap and posting a screenshot?

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 22 hours ago

          I've flagged this to tech

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Compared those 2 and can see the heatmaps.

      Will pass it on anyway.

    3. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Did same as your pic and worked fine.
      Would clearing the cache memory help do you think?

    4. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 22 hours ago

      What browser and device? Have you tried clearing your cache, or tried it in a private browser?

      1. sinik
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 15 hours ago

        It worked in a private browser, maybe it is a cache thing. Will clear that as well. Good call, Geoff, thanks.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Perfect, that's good to hear

  8. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 9 hours ago

    4am July 12th

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      FFS should put a countdown clock on the banner

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 8 hours ago

        Save having to keep checking the date... like it.

        1. Calderano FC
          • 8 Years
          15 days, 8 hours ago

          Rangers fans unite......

          1. Calderano FC
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 8 hours ago

            Dispecable bunch.

  9. Thomas Jerome Newton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    With Chelsea's transfer ban, do you think they are more likely to recall loaned players (especially if they lose any more players).
    Is Abrahams ready to be a forward for them?

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      he might have to be

      there's also Batshuayi

      seems like Higuain might be sent back to Juve along with Sarri.

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 8 hours ago

        I was thinking without Higuan they'll need someone.
        Yep, maybe Batshuayi ahead of Abrahams, like you say.

        1. Game Over
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 8 hours ago

          Bats deserves a chance

  10. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    5G 3A from Morgan!! Unreal

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Mind reader! 🙂

  11. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    Not been playing the WWCF game but interested to here what Alex Morgan’s total return was, 5 goals and I’m assuming some assists?

    1. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Captained her for a haul of 72 points in the fantasybet game.

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 8 hours ago

        Doh!... I thought Morgan played cricket.

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      5 goal, 3 ass. Around 88-92 as Captain, on sheplays league.

  12. Thomas Jerome Newton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    If Zlatan says Pukki is ready for the Premier who can argue 🙂

    1. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 6 hours ago

      I remember him being at Schalke and not being too inspiring... but that was a long time ago.

  13. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    Robbo could miss start of the season!

    They’ll definately buy a LB now.

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      season starts in 2 months, he should be ok

    2. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Puts down pen and picks up pencil and adds Robertson to the list.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 8 hours ago

    KdB first name on my team sheet, will be a bargain at c9m

    1. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      Good shout if he's under 10m.
      You think he'll have plenty of game time as he did pre-injuries?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes, I expect him to play 85% of games of Dilva

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 8 hours ago

          *over

    2. Thomas Jerome Newton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 8 hours ago

      For Man City midfielder game time I'm thinking:
      1. Sterling
      2. B Silva
      3. De Bruyne

    3. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Aren't you concerned about his chronic knee problems?

    4. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      If he's 9, he'll be in every team.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 2 hours ago

      Keep plenty of FT’s on hand to transfer him in & out with the injuries and with Pep managing his minutes to mitigate the injuries

  15. Thomas Jerome Newton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 7 hours ago

    Just noticed Aubameyang not at African Cup if Nations.
    Think it's him or Kane starting up front for me at start of new seasin.
    What was all the Arsenal rotation up front about though...

    1. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Not worried it'll continue?

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 2 hours ago

      Owned him so many times last year - he was basically a constant nightmare - could do very well though, probably worth keeping a path open for an expensive striker in case him Kun or Kane start firing - I’m not really interested in any of them currently though

  16. EgyptianKing
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Hi mates.

      Which service / subscription / twitter account is the most appropriate in what concerns providing predicted player prices, in your view?

      I am willing to start the tinkering from thursday onwards 🙂

      Cheers!

      1. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 6 hours ago

        See above. Ffix costs £10 for access to price predictions.

        They reckon they have 98.4% accuracy.

        But as everyone knows, 119% of statistics are made up.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        Better off making your own or just waiting 🙂

    • Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 7 hours ago

      Who do we think is more nailed?

      A. Kun

      B. Aubameyang

      1. Thomas Jerome Newton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        A:

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 7 hours ago

        Kun is and has been nailed. What was the real question if any?!?

    • noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 6 hours ago

      Has anyone looked at what type of Championship teams end up thriving in the Prem?

      Is it mainly defensive ones that grind out enough draws to stay up?

      Is it mainly attacking ones that go for lesser teams around them but shut up shop against the big teams?

      Or is it teams that go all out v everyone and get a few shocks along with some wins against lesser Prem teams?

      I don't think you can count Wolves as they were the Man City of the Championship.

        1. noquarternt
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 4 hours ago

          Cheers. Be nicer with more focus on the style the teams played but still useful.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            15 days, 4 hours ago

            https://prnt.sc/o0pi1u

            Last 6 promotions, Wolves, Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley, Watford, Bournemouth, Leicester and Crystal Palace are still in the PL.

            Could call 3 boring and 5 attacking from those.

            1. noquarternt
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 1 hour ago

              Thanks again.

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 4 hours ago

      Obviously lots of transfers, possibly some big money ones, still to be made this summer, but at this point what key players are you looking at having in each position? Difficult to say whole teams without prices, but go ahead if you can.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 3 hours ago

        TAA Mendy
        Salah Sterling KDB
        Vardy Pukki (4.5)

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 3 hours ago

          Auba could become pretty tempting

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 1 hour ago

        Henderson (4.5)
        TAA, Robbo, Digne, Laporte (7.0 + 8.0 + 6.5 + 6.5 = 28.0)
        Salah, Sterling (13.0 + 12.0 = 25.0)
        Vardy (9.0)

        I think that would come in around 66.5-ish

        Adding 17.5-18.5 for a bench comes to around 84.5-ish

        Leaves about 16.0 - 17.0 for 3 starting attackers, or a rotation with bench players to pad out he other 3 starting slots.. it’ll be tight, but Pukki & JWP high on the shortlist for one of those slots - hopefully both 6.0’s

        If Mendy is fit I’ll be investing in a crowbar to fit him in also, or possibly drop Laporte & bring him back in when Mendy’s Injured

      3. noquarternt
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 58 mins ago

        Whoever is 4.5 and looks alright in goal, Dubravka?
        One of the Liverpool defenders, assuming they're not all 7.5.
        Salah Mane Sterling of course and then maybe someone like Fraser if he's 6.5 and moves to Arsenal and it looks like he'll play? All the players we know who are good but had bad/injured seasons of course- De Bruyne, Alli etc
        Think Vardy will be in a lot of teams if his price isn't too awkward. Jimenez, Wilson etc.

        Just all comes down to prices unfortunately. But I try to avoid players who are new to the league, ie Pulisic.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 22 mins ago

          Check out shelf utd’s defensive record from last year - He looks like he could be very useful & should be 4.5

          Cleansheets potential vs weaker teams and hopefully saves vs better teams

          I’d be tempted by him plus she’d utd’s 4.0 backup to pinch a few pennies for elsewhere

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 20 mins ago

            *particularly their home defensive record - 17 goals conceded in 23 games - definitely should keep a few CS’s vs. Bottom half teams

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 19 mins ago

            *Henderson not “He”

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 4 hours ago

      https://www.sport-english.com/en/news/barca/de-ligts-people-if-you-go-to-united-barca-will-buy-you-later-whatever-the-cost-7498734

      What a load of crap. The kid would probably walk into a starting position in pretty much any defence in the world (including Barca, surely), and not even just because of how much he'll cost. 😆