Fixtures

Premier League release fixtures for 2019/20 season

The Premier League have released the full fixture list for the 2019/20 campaign and our Season Ticker will soon be updated with it.

It will begin on the evening of Friday, August 9 at Anfield, where Liverpool will host Norwich City.

Considering the Canaries’ poor defensive record even in their promotion-winning campaign, this fixture already looks like an ideal one for the captaincy.

Of course, that could be reliant on whether Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are back in full swing after competing in the African Cup of Nations over the summer.

Reigning champions Manchester City will start the defensive of their title the next day as they travel to West Ham United for the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, August 10.

If the Hammers’ pre-season campaign suggests they have not solved last season’s problems at the back, and if predicting Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up isn’t too difficult, either Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling could also receive captaincy attention.

Alternatively, this could be an interesting fixture for Lukasz Fabianski at the very least, who looks likely to secure save points en masse in Gameweek 1.

Gameweek 1 fixtures in full:

Fri Aug 9 20:00 Liverpool v Norwich City
Sat Aug 10 12:30 West Ham United v Manchester City
Sat Aug 10 15:00 Bournemouth v Sheffield United
Sat Aug 10 15:00 Burnley v Southampton
Sat Aug 10 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton
Sat Aug 10 15:00 Leicester City v Wolves
Sat Aug 10 15:00 Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Sat Aug 10 17:30 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
Sun Aug 11 14:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal
Sun Aug 11 16:30 Manchester United v Chelsea

Another eye-catching fixture among the opening round of matches is Saturday tea-time’s meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

The Villans arrive in the Premier League needing to make several changes at both ends of the pitch as they achieved promotion with some important loan players.

Even still, their defensive record was not hugely enviable and could allow options such as Harry Kane or Lucas Moura the opportunity to score big in Gameweek 1.

Villa’s fellow newcomers Sheffield United will begin life back in the top flight away at AFC Bournemouth.

That means the Cherries are hosting a newly-promoted team in Gameweek 1 for the second season running.

An opening weekend fixture likely to be avoided by Fantasy managers is Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford.

This takes place at 16:30 on the afternoon of Sunday, August 11 and will certainly be of huge interest outside of the Fantasy bubble.

However, with both teams potentially much-changed after a busy summer, it will certainly be a hard one to predict.

Arsenal will have started their campaign earlier that afternoon as they are set to travel to Newcastle, who could have new investors by then.

Graham Potter’s first competitive match in charge of Brighton will be away at Watford, while Crystal Palace host Everton – both matches taking place on the Saturday afternoon.

Burnley and Southampton reverse their first league match of 2018/19, when they met on the south coast. This time around, the two teams go head-to-head at Turf Moor in Gameweek 1.

Two teams who could be looked to for mid-price options in 2019/20 face off on Saturday afternoon too as Leicester City host Wolves.

Looking beyond the opening weekend, both of those sides have hard to predict fixtures in Gameweek 2 too.

Leicester must travel to Chelsea while Wolves host Manchester United.

Also, both Liverpool and Manchester City, who will almost certainly contribute large numbers of players to Fantasy squads, have trickier matches on the second weekend than they had on the first.

Guardiola’s men host Spurs, while Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield.

That said, each side has proven in the past they are more than capable of scoring against those opponents.

In fact, both Liverpool and Manchester City appear to have favourable fixtures for at least the first eight Gameweeks and we could be looking at triple-ups for each club.

Liverpool’s first eight fixtures:

  • Gameweek 1: Norwich City (home)
  • Gameweek 2: Southampton (away)
  • Gameweek 3: Arsenal (home)
  • Gameweek 4: Burnley (away)
  • Gameweek 5: Newcastle (home)
  • Gameweek 6: Chelsea (away)
  • Gameweek 7: Sheffield United (away)
  • Gameweek 8: Leicester City (away)

The hardest match within this run is probably that Gameweek 6 trip to Chelsea, although there has been plenty of promise about Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side.

Perhaps Gameweek 8 might prove the time to move away from Liverpool assets, especially with a trip to Manchester United coming in Gameweek 9.

Manchester City’s first eight fixtures:

  • Gameweek 1: West Ham (away)
  • Gameweek 2: Tottenham (home)
  • Gameweek 3: Bournemouth (away)
  • Gameweek 4: Brighton (home)
  • Gameweek 5: Norwich (away)
  • Gameweek 6: Watford (home)
  • Gameweek 7: Everton (away)
  • Gameweek 8: Wolves (home)

Manchester City’s first eight Gameweeks also look rather favourable as a whole.

After hosting Spurs in Gameweek 2, they don’t face another member of last season’s top six until travelling to Liverpool in Gameweek 12.

Much has already been made of Spurs’ home fixtures as Watford are the only top-10 side from last season they will host before Chelsea visit on December 21.

However, it may be hard to invest too heavily in the early Gameweeks.

That’s because Spurs have away trips to Manchester City and Arsenal in their first four.

Tottenham Hotspur’s first eight fixtures:

  • Gameweek 1: Aston Villa (home)
  • Gameweek 2: Manchester City (away)
  • Gameweek 3: Newcastle United (home)
  • Gameweek 4: Arsenal (away)
  • Gameweek 5: Crystal Palace (home)
  • Gameweek 6: Leicester (away)
  • Gameweek 7: Southampton (home)
  • Gameweek 8: Brighton (away)

Those who were hoping to invest in Teemu Pukki for the start of the season may have to quell their interest.

Despite his prospects as a Fantasy option, Norwich’s first Premier League fixtures in 2019/20 are particularly nasty.

In the first five Gameweeks, they face Liverpool (away), Chelsea (home) and Manchester City (home).

Likewise, Wolves fixtures look tricky too, made perhaps harder by an earlier start to the campaign due to their involvement in the Europa League.

Manchester United (home), Chelsea (home) and Manchester City (away) are all three opponents that come after a trip to a resurgent Leicester on opening weekend.

Wolves first eight fixtures:

  • Leicester City (away)
  • Manchester United (home)
  • Burnley (home)
  • Everton (away)
  • Chelsea (home)
  • Crystal Palace (away)
  • Watford (home)
  • Manchester City (away)

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246 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Very impressed that they have the new ticker up and running already - appetite partially whetted.

    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Very impressive - agreed.

  2. pokern1nja09
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Do people think that Mendy will be fit and first choice left back for GW1?

    1. ⚽️ Letcombe Basset FC …
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      only if he's on the mendy...

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'd expect Zinchenko to be first choice if they don't sign anybody.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Seen a few post expecting to be classed as a mid. Not sure why

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He definitely won’t you’re right, he didn’t play a single game in midfield last year

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Zinchenko is first choice.

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not if he's still Bendy.

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Zinc could be a cheap way into their defence.

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Form over Fixtures..........Muhahahaha

  4. Surfreak
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Everton, Brighton, Sheffield all good opening fixtures, West ham, Chelsea and Villa top after GW1 🙂

  5. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Where's the captains poll?? 😯

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Rumours of Ribery to Sheffield

  7. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    The state of yesterdays leaked fixtures 🙄

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Such a pointless exercise they will always have a back up set

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        And even if they didn’t change them it literally doesn’t matter if we know the fixtures a day earlier

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It wasn't a 'leak' it was a complete fake

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Do you think that they would change the fixture list because somebody leaked them a day early - that's bonkers.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Always an image going round of leaked fixtures every year, the one yesterday couldn't have looked more fake

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      The Suns was laughable in that it had no Friday night fixture which was widely predicted.
      Seriously, who are these people and why do bother printing this trash.

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Why sound surprised? That’s the British ‚press’ for ya 🙂

  8. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Every season I plan my team for the first 10 gameweeks and every season I wildcard in the first 3 gameweeks. I have consistently done this for about 12 years 🙂

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I usually plan for the inevitable early WC

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So you set your team up for just 3 or 4 GWs?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yep although it's not cast in stone as fixtures play a part obviously

    2. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I forced myself to not do my usual GW4WC.
      Huge fail. I held off until October's international break and missed points from Alonso, Fraser, Wilson et al.
      Awful season.
      Definitely doing early wildcard this year.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I try and delay but always fail. So are you planning a team for a set number of GWs?

        1. palace ash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yep, first 3

  9. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    So how do we afford all that city, pool, everton with a side of watford?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      No Bournemouth?

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Trouble is what’s the price of Fraser & Wilson going to be. I can see Fraser being £7.5 mill and Wilson at £9 mill. Too much to fit them and get a decent squad at the start of the season.

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

      Defence of City/Pool (6 slots)

  10. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    We reckon Stones or Otamendi will partner Laporte?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      We should get Richard Dunne back

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Otamendi is history and I'm not sure Pep trusts Stones. I think they will buy a new partner. Maguire?

      1. palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hopefully after the prices are announced. A cheap route into their defence would be nice.

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      They’ll buy someone else surely

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Or a new CB that City bring in?

      But I think Pep will rotate depending on opposition. Long ball, slow, physical opponents = Otamendi. Passing, quick, weak opponents = Stones

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        This

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hard to say right now.

      I heard Maguire is a top target, but Leicester would surely demand a huge fee.

      Otamendi looked like he was off a few months ago too but that's all gone a bit quiet. With Kompany leaving could he be persuaded to stay, with the offer of more first team football?

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      De Ligt maybe? Or that absolute monster from Napoli

      Or they may go for a stop gap & get Godin for a season or two

  11. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    What do you think the price predictions of the following players will be? These are mine, just want to see how off mine are in comparison 🙂

    Moura = 7m
    Salah = 13m
    Lanzini = 6.5m
    Siggy = 8m
    Sterling = 12m
    Alison = 6m
    Wilson = 7.5m
    Auba = 11m
    Kane = 12m
    Mane = 12m

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Moura £8.5
      Salah £13
      Lanzini £8
      Siggy £8.5
      Sterling £12
      Alison £6
      Wilson £9
      Auba £11.5
      Kane £12
      Mane £11.5

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Moura 7.5
      Salah 13
      lanzini 6.5
      siggy 7.5
      sterling 12
      allison 6.5
      wilson 7.5
      Auba 11.5
      kane 12
      mane 11.5

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Can't argue with them predictions. Think Siggy could be 8.5m, Moura maybe 7.5m

    4. Wings Fan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      £8m minimum for Wilson I think

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Moura 8.5
      Salah 13.0
      Lanzini 6.5
      Siggy 8.5
      Sterling 12.0
      Allison 6.0
      Wilson 8.0
      Auba 11.0
      Kane 12.0
      Mane 11.5

    6. Ramboros
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Moura 7.5
      Salah 13.0
      Lanzini 6.0
      Sigurdsson 8.0 (I think he should stay at 7.5)
      Sterling 12.0
      Alisson 6.0
      Wilson 7.5
      Auba 11.0
      Kane 12.0 (Should be 11.5)
      Mané 11.5

  12. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Watford / Brighton rotation is interesting. Can avoid Top 6 opposition for 38 GWs.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Burnley / Newcastle offers the same prospect, although maybe not as good as a lot of GWs against Leicester, Wolves and Everton with that plan.

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Foster/Ryan?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I was thinking Cathcart / Duffy.

        GKs get save points, which means it is better to stick with a £4.5m / £5.0m set and forget GK usually.

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Pickford it is then!

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you are looking at the first 9 GWs then the best rotation pairs are:

      1) BHA / CRY (no tricky fixture pairs)
      2) BOU / WHM (no tricky fixture pairs)
      3) BHA / WHM (no tricky fixture pairs)
      4) BUR / WHM (one tricky fixture pair in GW9)
      5) SOU / WHM (one tricky fixture pair in GW9)
      6) BHA / WAT (one tricky fixture pair in GW7)
      7) BOU / WAT (one tricky fixture pair in GW5)

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Across the season:

      1) BHA / WAT (Avoid all the Top 6)
      2) BUR / NEW (Avoid all the Top 6)
      3) BUR / WAT (Avoid all the Top 6)

  13. No Kane No Gain
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Planing something like this:

    4.5 / 4.5

    Digne 5.5 /TAA 7.0 / Laporte 6.5 / 4.5 / 4.5

    Salah 13 / Sterling 12 / Sigurdsson 7.5 / Richarlison 7 / 4.5

    4.5 / Wilson 7.5 / Arnautovic 7.0

    Imo it will be very difficult to triple up on City and Liverpool. May triple up on everton 😀

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looks good so far if prices are right. Going to be tough this year

    2. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Double Everton too much- IMO

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        If Everton start off how they finished last season then I can’t see why not double up

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I like the look of:

      Henderson
      TAA, Robbo, Digne, Laporte, Ritchie/Mendy
      Salah, Sterling, cheap mid (JWP/Redmond etc)
      Vardy, Pukki
      Plus one other dirt cheap attacker & a 17.5-18.5m bench

      It’ll be tight, but might just about squeak that in under 100.0 in total

  14. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    4.5 4.5
    TAA Laporte Digne 5.0 4.0
    Mane Siggy Son Brooks 4.5
    Aguero Wilson 4.5

    4.5 4.5 (9)
    7 6.5 6 5 4 ( 27.5)
    11 8 9 5.5 4.5 (38)
    12.5 7.5 4.5 (24.5)

    This doesn't look half bad......

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Just don’t like brooks in it, doesn’t play enough minutes for me, the rest is ok though

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Would be surprised if Mane is 11 and Wilson 7.5...let's hope so

    3. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Something like that. Or Robbo instead of Son. Better value. And maybe Salah not Mane. Penalties.

  15. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is it too soon to get excited about City’s last six fixtures?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Compared to liverpool’s Last 6 they are an absolute cake wake

      Potential title decider on April 4th

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        *cake WALK

  16. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I'm thinking of adopting a 5 at the back strategy this season, probably 541.

    2 Liverpool defenders seem a must to me along with Laporte and that aint gonna be cheap. Sterling/Liverpool Mid also a must, and to afford this you can't go big on forwards. Possibly lone striker and 2 cheap ones to fund the defence.

    Am I crazy?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Pretty sure i’ll be joining you

      Salah, Sterling Vardy are the only attackers I’m really excited about at the minute

      TAA, Robbo, VVD, Digne, Laporte, Mendy, Ritchie on the other hand is a quite frankly ridiculous pool of FPL defenders to choose from

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      People always say this every year and it doesn’t really happen. I’m going 442 this year I think

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        If Ritchie is reclassed and Mendy is fit (not massive ifs) have we ever had this sort of depth of pool when it comes to FPL defenders?

        I can’t remember it ever being like this in 11 seasons, and it wasn’t that long ago that prime Baines, Vidic & JT were knocking about

        I can remember lots of talk of back 5’s in preseasons past with an average pool of defenders... with this pack.... I think it’s going to be difficult not to indulge tbh

        Even just Digne, TAA, Ritchie alone are all on set pieces, FKs, Corners & even pens in some cases

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          True but there are plenty of midfielders that take my eye more than defenders. That Everton midfield will be a lot better this year, West Ham will have a decent midfield to pick from. Fraser will be good again this year.

          I get the whole you can save money with defenders but midfielders are the way to go with assists and goals.

          Richie is a good shout but mendy for me could have less playing time with zinchenko knocking at the door and pep was impressed with him so he will get minutes. A lot better selection of defenders but 5 at the back is a bit rich for me.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I’m not 100% sure Siggy & Rich will be affordable this year, I could see 8.0 - 8.5 a piece for them give or take... 9.0 might be for Siggy as he was those 3 missed pens away from breaking 200 points...

            TAA, Robbo & VVD actually outscored both Siggy & Rich... and Laporte pretty much matched Siggy

            Adjusting Ritchie’s scores to be a def would be scary if he’s around 5.5 should be good for 150-170

            Mendy if fit just breaks the game for FPL points

            No doubt Everton could do well, they finished the season very strongly, but I fear price rises will kill Siggy & Rich... dame with Fraser - he’s getting a hefty hike in price for sure - Fanderson will be same, and he turned into a bit of a hate figure as last year wore on despite his good season

            Hopefully the prices are kind

  17. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sheffield United has some decent early fixtures. I might be interested in getting Dean Henderson (if loan is renewed) or O'Connell for his potential attacking returns. Enda Stevens will probably be priced at 5.0

  18. Black Panther
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Really interested in Lucas at the start of the season with Son suspended for the first 2 GWs, haven't seen many people mention him.

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      City away in GW2 and then Son is back.

  19. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Does anybody have a spreadsheet, yet? 🙂

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thank you very much, indeed! xx 😀

  20. MINUS FOUR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    If you don't mind an early WC the triple Bournemouth attack looks quite tempting.

    Henderson
    TAA - Laporte - Duffy - Digne - Robertson
    Salah - Fraser - Sterling
    Wilson - King

    Bench fodder

    1. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wow you already know the prices and positions?

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Exactly.
        This team is about 3m over anyway and I'd bet on that.
        Tedious stuff, a bit like playing mastermind or chess on your own.

        1. MINUS FOUR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It won't be.

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Price them then.
            your bench is 17.5 for a start.

            1. MINUS FOUR
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              4.5
              6.5 - 6.5 - 5 - 5.5 - 7
              13 - 7 - 12
              8.5 - 7

              Bench: 17.5

              Liv defenders might be a bit more. Wilson might be a bit less. I could see it ending up a touch over 100m and then something would have to change. King to Calvert-Lewin for example.

              It's really just about looking at a 5-3-2 formation, fitting in a lot of players with good early fixtures. Not exactly a big deal, it is a fantasy football forum after all.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Hmmmm... I think TAA has to be more expensive than Laporte on both points and PPM - I think he’s 7.0 to Laporte’s 6.5

                Also can’t see Digne being less than 6.0 and fear Robbo is 8.0 to VVD’s 7.5

                Not sure Frase will be less than 7.5 but you never know

                1. MINUS FOUR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yep could all be true. All I've done is build a hypothetical squad within budget based on Fantasy Football Fix predictions. It's not rocket science and I've never claimed it will be 100% right. If it's 1-2m over, something changes. Seems like I should have just said "Bournemouth attack looks tempting". It's not even a RMT, some people are just sad.

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    You're being too hard on yourself here.

                    1. MINUS FOUR
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      You're on fire. Such pre-season positivity.

            2. MINUS FOUR
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Also pretty sure I can work out how much a bench of fodder costs, but thanks.

              1. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Your welcome.
                You're pushing it (or FFF are).
                Originally I thought 103m, that may be overstated but I'd say 102m, at least 101.5.

                My original point is nobody bothers to post on here for weeks on end then first day of fixture list it's a clamour to post an even worse version of RMT's, ones where people are guessing prices.

                1. MINUS FOUR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  If it's 101.5 I would consider that somewhat "close". It's only 1 position to downgrade to get back under budget.

                  I'm well aware what your original point was. I just think your comments are unnecessarily picky and quite frankly a bit annoying, especially given how slowly the pages are moving around here. Who cares. It's FPL chat, on the day the fixtures were released, and my OP came with a comment about Bournemouth attack looking interesting. The team was just a bit of fun, I could have simply said I would consider Wilson and Fraser double up, and wouldn't rule out a triple up.

                  Each to their own. You're clearly still carrying a bee in your bonnet over random HTs from last season that I had absolutely no control over.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Surely taking the time to actually type a post to call it tedious is actually more tedious?

          Or is it the old “what’s the sound of one hand clapping in a forest if no one is there to hear it”

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Wise words.
            It's a tedious post, that what you should focus on rather than trying to wind me up.
            There's enough of you on here as it is.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              It’s a philosophical debate I suppose - which is more tedious, posting early thoughts on FPL, posting that posting early thoughts on FPL is tedious, or posting a question on whether posting that posting early thoughts on FPL is more tedious than posting early thoughts on FPL...

              I’m sure they ponder this in Tibetan monasteries along with other great mysteries of the universe

              1. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Doubt it, they'll still be laughing at OPs HTs from last season 😉

                1. MINUS FOUR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  I love that you're here going out of your way to criticise FPL discussion. Tedious indeed.

      2. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fantasy Football Fix. And I tend to think a few of them are overpriced. It will be close.

        1. Pras United
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Go on - who is your bench fodder? Surely you'd want 1-2 starters.

          Of course you are also 100% that Salah and Sterling will be classed as mids.

          I'd like to bookmark this post and see how "close" it will be.

          1. MINUS FOUR
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            100%? Of course not. Reasonably confident? Yes.

            Salah and Sterling are not FPL forwards. If they didn't get reclassified after the previous season they probably won't after this one just gone either.

            Bench fodder is exactly that, all the lowest price points available. Dendoncker, McTominay, Success etc. Doesn't matter, I have a fairly active style of management so I'll probably be making 1-2 transfers every week no matter what, therefore very little need for a bench as the moves happen as close to deadline as possible take all information into account. Even having one decent bench player to start last season was annoying, too many benched points.

            1. Pras United
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              You might also need a playing GK. Henderson plays for Man Utd.

              1. MINUS FOUR
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Keep jabbing away. It's not a RMT, it's just a bit of fun. Replace him with any other 4.5m GK you like.

                1. Pras United
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Just having some fun FFS debate. Isn’t that why we are here?

                  1. MINUS FOUR
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    It's why I'm here.

      3. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        2 month before the season has started ..wtf

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Have you made up these prices. I don't get it?

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Imagine discussing FPL on an FPL forum - the mind boggles

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Excuse me? Was I talking to you.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Excuse me? I was talking to you

              So I’ll say it again

              Imagine discussing FPL on an FPL forum - the mind boggles

              1. PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Who's a boy eh.. you are. You're a clever boy.

                Shame that I've seen most of the dross you spew out on here which makes me think not so clever.

                Now if you don't mind. I've got more important people to chat with. I'll not reply to any more from you so save it kiddo

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Sounds good boy (or girl?)

                  Just make sure you don’t discuss FPL - have none of that on an FPL forum 😉

            2. MINUS FOUR
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I believe you were talking to me. What Maximus said.

        3. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ooooh - a "10" badge - haven't seen one of those before.

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Just noticed that Jarv. Thought all the numbers changed at the same time. Obviously not

        4. MINUS FOUR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Visiting an FPL forum and being baffled and frustrated at seeing some FPL chat on the day the fixtures have been released, based on some player price predictions (regardless of whether they're right or wrong) by a known FPL resource...wtf

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I'm not frustrated in the slightest. I don't understand how you have managed to come up with them prices. So yes I'm baffled.

            1. MINUS FOUR
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Fantasy Football Fix has price predictions for all players and you can save multiple drafts to mess around with in pre-season. Nobody every claimed they knew the prices. It's just a bit of banter based on some prices that might be close to the mark. Or they might not be. Kind of like everything else in FPL and life.

              1. MINUS FOUR
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                ever*

              2. PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I see. FFF were not reliable last couple of years from what I recall . That's not to say their algorithm isn't improving

                1. MINUS FOUR
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  I've never used it before but I can imagine that would've been the case. Still, I'm hardly going to write them a complaint if their predictions are inaccurate. It's good enough for a bit of early pre-season flirting with the kind of formations that might work. At least you know they're in the rough ballpark. FFF have Wilson at 8.5m, which I think is the absolute limit for him, so it's not as if every single player is drastically underpriced by their algorithms and clearly wrong. I do think they have listed all the Liverpool defenders cheaper than they actually will be though.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Can’t bring myself to pick Fraser & Wilson at 7.5/8.0 when I got them for 5.5 & 6.0 last season... early fixtures look gr8 though

      Brooks will be interesting if he was sub-6.0 but again will probably get 6.5 with King 7.0 or 7.5

      That’s my GK + backline though with Ritchie instead of Duffy 😉

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I would probably switch too if Ritchie is a defender.

  21. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    In a tweet Trump has referred to HRH Charlie as the 'The Prince of Whales'.
    😀

    1. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That's a bit harsh on Camilla

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Classic Munday!

  22. The Mighty I
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Probably too early to post this but I had a thought.

    I’m assuming the majority will be looking to Salah/Mane and Sterling as rotating captains for the first 7 GW’s or so.

    Is it a realistic option (again assuming a fair amount has been spent on premium defenders) to go with forwards such as Vardy/Wilson, DCL and 4.5 as they will very rarely be captained during the opening weeks?

    Is it too risky or would the premium defenders be able to make up for the lack of premium strikers?

    1. The Mighty I
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      The 4.5 forward being bench fodder (forgot to add this)

  23. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I've got a squad with TAA , Robertson, Laporte , Digne , Sterling , Mane , Salah , Aguero, Aubameyang using my own made up prices.

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      The glories of playing in a one-man draft league 😀

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Easy this fantasy price fantasy game.

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      How much left ITB?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        0.75m

    3. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes but you need Kane. Or is he on your bench?

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Maybe the guys above could rate it for you as it's not at all tedious apparently.

  24. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    *clicks on pooh emoji under poster's name...

    *click
    *click
    *click

  25. FC Dilly Dilly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 hours, 7 mins ago

    I wish we could import our teams into the season ticker though. Anyone see this tool anywhere?