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FPL reveal the first player prices of 2019/20

The first Fantasy Premier League player prices of the 2019/20 season have been revealed by the game’s official Twitter account.

Wednesday evening saw five players priced up, with four of them more expensive than they were at the start of 2018/19.

We also had the first positional reclassification of the season announced.

Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) – Goalkeeper

Having begun the last two seasons at £4.5m, Lukasz Fabianski has been handed a price rise to £5.0m for the start of the new campaign.

Fabianski was the sixth-highest-scoring FPL goalkeeper of 2018/19, having been the top Premier League shot-stopper for saves made (148).

The Polish goalkeeper has been in the top four for that statistic in each of the last five seasons.

The Hammers actually sit top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 2 to 12, once the opening weekend visit of Manchester City is out of the way.

It remains to be seen how FPL price up other goalkeepers in last year’s budget bracket but Fabianski’s price hike may be a blow to those who considered the Poland international a reliable, cut-price option who they could ‘set and forget’.

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) – Defender

The top-scoring FPL defender of 2018/19 has, as expected, been handed a price rise ahead of next season.

Andrew Robertson was available for £6.0m 12 months ago but Fantasy managers looking to buy the Scotland international will now have to fork out £7.0m – just £0.1m more than his peak price in Gameweeks 30-32 in the season just gone.

Robertson registered 21 clean sheets, 12 assists and 29 bonus points last season.

It will be interesting to see what price Trent Alexander-Arnold is listed as by FPL, given that the Liverpool and England right-back outscored his teammate in terms of points per match (6.4 v 5.9) in 2018/19 and recorded twice as many assists (ten v five) in the final 11 Gameweeks of last season.

Matt Ritchie (£5.5m) – Defender

The first FPL positional change of 2019/20 has been announced.

Matt Ritchie, as we and many others anticipated, has been reclassified as a Fantasy defender, having been used almost exclusively as a left-back/wing-back from Gameweek 13 onwards.

Rafael Benitez switched to a 3-4-2-1/5-4-1 in November and effectively stuck with it for the remainder of the season.

The Spanish head coach will, of course, depart the north-east when his contract expires at the end of June.

Whoever takes up the managerial role at St James’ Park, then, may have different ideas about Newcastle’s formation and where Ritchie fits into that new system.

We could, therefore, have Ritchie as an “out of position” asset as soon as Gameweek 1.

The Magpies’ opening run of fixtures is one of the least appealing in the division, however, and there may be little interest in Newcastle assets straight away.

Whether the new head coach on Tyneside can match the 11 clean sheets that Newcastle kept in 2018/19 is another question, given how well Benitez organised the personnel at his disposal.

Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) – Midfielder

The best-value FPL midfielder of 2018/19 (based on points per million spent) has, unsurprisingly, been handed a steep price rise.

Fraser started last season as a budget £5.5m option but had risen to £6.4m by the season’s end, having finished as the sixth-highest-scoring FPL midfielder with 181 points.

A total of 21 attacking returns was more than he had managed in the previous two seasons combined, while only Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling registered more assists than the Scotland international (14).

£7.5m was perhaps at the top-end of what we were expecting but no FPL asset came close to matching the 28 big chances that he created.

The Cherries face all three newly promoted teams in the first nine Gameweeks of 2019/20.

Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m) – Defender

Leicester City’s attack-minded right-back has been handed a price rise, which may be enough to deter many FPL managers.

Nevertheless, only Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson registered more assists than Pereira (eight) among FPL defenders last season.

The Portugal international was the second-highest-scoring FPL defender who didn’t play for one of the ‘big six’ and outscored Matt Doherty by two points.

Pereira didn’t miss out on any of the ten clean sheets that the Foxes recorded, while he had the occasional “out of position” run-out on the wing – though was very much used as an orthodox right-back under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

It will be interesting to see what price Ben Chilwell is on the opposite flank, given that the England left-back registered half the number of attacking returns (no goals, five assists) in 2018/19.

The fact that Leicester sit bottom of our Season Ticker for Gameweeks 1 to 8 may delay any sort of investment in the Foxes’ backline, however.

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  1. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    When are we expecting fpl to launch?

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

      Im expecting a week from now.

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers! Would make sense

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

      Last year

      July 4th: Price Reveal was only one day, they released 6 player prices
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/07/04/fpl-reveal-selected-prices-for-2018-19-ahead-of-official-game-launch/

      July 5th FPL Launched
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/07/05/every-fpl-player-price-announced-ahead-of-2018-19-launch/

      So are they releasing tomorrow or next week is the question

    3. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Tomorrow would be awesome

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Busted!!!!

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      'They made Valencia 6.5 last season! You really think Robbo gonna only be 0.5 more than that? Simply no chance.' 😀

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

        The logic is there to be fair haha.
        Too bad Hindu Monkey aint in charge in FpL towers haha.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          ha yeah, I thought they would price him at 7.5 just to keep people interested but really hoped for 8+, 7 is lame

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            although I will say, I hate it when people say 'no chance' at the end of a sentence, when there actually is a chance (however small)

            1. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              It like trying to win an internet argument with “End of.”

              Stupid stupid

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Sounds like it is fact.

    3. Clump
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Heard that Monkey will honour his pledge, wearing nothing but a "B*ll*ck5 to Brexit" fig leaf.
      #OneForTheLadies

    4. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      1. Clump
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        🙂

  2. Lav
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    The transfer budget is rising right?

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

    Are they thinking Pool defenders will fail to hit the 190/200 mark? There has been 8 players that made the 200s. 2 are Pool defenders and the other 6 cost between 10-13 mil.

  4. What are your thoughts on FPL prices?
    ★Kuntheman★
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Robbo at 7.0 is an easy steal, was willing to even pay 8.0 for him.

    But what a fake out! Pereira and Fraser crazy expensive. You’d expect everything else to adjust accordingly. Could see a lot of premium players hovering around 13.0. Wingbacks like Digne and AWB could be crazy expensive, around 6.5.

    Was already planning a 5-3-2 so it’s funny to see people advocating that already, but I don’t think I’ll be able to afford what I thought I could realistically afford before.

    1. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Nice analysis on what this means going forward.

      I'm very happy with Robbo at £7.0m. Was desperately worried he'd be £7.5m. Either way, it hinges on TAA. If he comes in at £6.5m then it's goodbye Robbo. Latter half of last season showed TAA is the better option when nailed to start in my opinion.

      Definitely agree on the comments on defensive set-up. Lots were keen on 5-3-2 over the summer but we might not be able to afford such a formation if the current price reveals say anything about what we'll find out when the game launches!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        These price reveals only strengthen the idea of 5 at the back. Why would you own mid tier midfielders when someone like Fraser costs more than Robbo?

        1. ★Kuntheman★
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          My 5 at the back was going to be

          Robertson+TAA+Digne+AWB+Zinchenko
          7.5+7.0+6.0+6.0+5.5= 32m was my prediction

          Now it looks like
          7.0+7.0+6.5+6.5+6.0= 33.5m

          That’s a big difference, especially considering that with the previous prediction I could barely fit in two premiums at 13m and 12m. I get what you’re saying but if you’re playing 5 at the back you want quality wing backs, and with Pereira being that expensive it’s likely that the whole lot of them are going to be 6.0+, and that just isn’t feasible.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            if AWB is 6.5 I'll 'do a Hindu Monkey'

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              Pretty sure that is illegal no matter what the monkey's religion is.

            2. ★Kuntheman★
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 3 hours ago

              If Pereira is 6.0 a MUN AWB is going for 6.5

              Unless Pereira is just a crazy anomaly but I highly doubt it with how they’ve priced Fraser and even Ritchie to a certain degree

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 3 hours ago

                I cant believe a United defender with no proven attacking threat is going to cost 0.5 less than the highest scoring defender ever. United are crap defensively and AWB has not proven himself to be prolific going forward.

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

                Why would AWB be more than Pereira ?

                Pereira has 2 goals and 8 assists whereas AWB had 3 assists.
                Pereira scored 26 more points, playing for a team that had 2 less clean sheets.

                Crystal Palace kept 12 clean sheets United kept 7.
                So he does contribute attacking returns and gone to a team that has a worst defense.

                My guess is he comes in at 5.5 or even 5.0

                1. firetog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 3 hours ago

                  doesn't contribute*

                2. ★Kuntheman★
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Combination of him having a good season, being a hyped signing, and playing for MUN. I expected 5.5 for AWB but the Pereira price point is interesting because it’s very rare that a defender from a non-top six side is more expensive than a top-six starter unless they haul big time (Baines, Coleman, Van Aanholt). Not sure that Pereira has done enough for that but glad to be wrong!

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

                    Take Coleman as an example in 16/17 he scored 133 pts 4g, 4a, 10cs.
                    whereas Pereira last season 146 pts, 2g, 8a, 10cs.

                    in 17/18 Coleman had a finishing price of 6.4 Since he only scored 39 points it safe to assume his starting price was either 7m or 6.5m

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            Robertson, TAA, Laporte, Zinchenko, Coleman/Digne. Possibly Alonso if featured in Lampard's pre season plans. All of them will still easily offer more value than midfielders when you have someone like Fraser costing 7.5

      2. Teoninja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        I may be wrong but my feeling is that TAA will launch it at £6

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

      I don't know how anyone can afford a 5-3-2

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        😆
        Sorry, it is rude to laugh. My humblest of apologies.

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          All of you deriving prices from the five given are making it up. WE DON'T KNOW.

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 12 hours ago

            not making up prices or presuming.
            Just look at his statement "I don't know how anyone can afford a 5-3-2". I thought it spoke for itself.

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

      Personal thoughts? Pretty happy with Robbo being cheap as I was prepared to fork out 8.0 - but totally get the frustration as that price forces many people’s hands - very risky to go without now

      Ederson, Robbo, TAA, Digne, Coleman, Laporte
      5.5, 7.0, 7.0, 6.0, 5.5, 6.5 = 37.5 well spent

      Salah, Sterling, Vardy
      13.0, 12.0, 9.0 = 34.0 well spent

      Bench
      17.5 of fluff

      Leaves 11.0 for two starting attackers... give us some 5.0’s & 5.5’s mids/Fwds FPL, maybe even a cheeky 4.5!

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        The Pereira price worries me. The rest I think are bang-on.
        I'm going for 4 premium defenders this season and it looks like FPL Towers have cottoned on. There's going to be a lot of first and second-tier defenders bunched around 6-7m making, as MBP notes, a strong D-line very expensive.

      2. Diva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        How's that "distinct but unmistakeable whiff of fresh bollocks" smelling now?

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

          Like they’ve made a mistake - and quite a big one 🙂

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

          And I maintain that “FPL has been suppressing the price of good defenders in recent seasons to try to create more variety in formation” is still bollocks

          1. Diva
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 45 mins ago

            And I did admit capping would have been a better choice of word.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 41 mins ago

              And in fairness I pointed out that even using capping wouldn’t have increased the credibility of the statement - when you peel back the layers:

              1. - “FPL has been suppressing the price of good defenders...”
              (Highest priced defender when the game opened last season was 6.5 - So this section - True)

              2. - “...in recent seasons...”
              (Fairly true, albeit it’s important to acknowledge that defenders points scores have been equally suppressed in recent versus the premium 8.0’s of prime-JT, Baines, Vidic, so the credibility starts to stretch a little here)

              3. - “...to try to create more variety in formation”
              (No evidence for this at all - speculative at best, still fair to say it has the whiff of fresh bollocks about it, and by association it taints the entire statement. I still find it’s like something someone with a patreon to sell would possibly say hence my original analogy)

              1. Diva
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                Ooh, sorry for accidentally conflating studied observation for fact on one tiny segment of a broader point.

                The broader point was you had pretty much convinced yourself Robertson would be 8.0, were trying to convince everyone else he would likely be that price, and didn't like it when I said I doubt that would happen because they've been capping the cost of defenders at 7.0 in recent seasons.

                1. Slouch87
                  • 3 Years
                  22 days, 23 hours ago

                  Wouldn't get too involved trying to hold meaningful debate as he will never concede that he might be remotely wrong.

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

                  I think you’re possibly stretching things - yes many totally didn’t expect Robbo to be 7.0 - and you know my own personal reasoning why - (the abridged version is - highest scoring defender in history doesn’t get highest defensive price tag in history.... not exactly shockingly bad logic?)

                  And as also pointed out I still haven’t changed my original opinion that in the lack of any evidence being presented throughout our conversation - and I quote - “I’m sorry but the FPL wanting people to play different formations thing has the distinct but unmistakeable whiff of fresh bollocks about it... a bit like a Jay Egersdorf masterclass”

                  Is there any evidence that FPL want people to play different formations more in recent seasons than seasons past? Or have you literally just made that up? 🙂

                  A refresher on the context always useful 😉

                  1. Diva
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    22 days, 16 hours ago

                    Look up! This very hot topic has people discussing playing 5 at the back this season because of these defender prices.

                    1. Mysterion
                      • 1 Year
                      22 days, 16 hours ago

                      Live scenes of Diva https://i.imgur.com/5gRsksB.gif

                      1. Diva
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        22 days, 16 hours ago

                        😆

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

                      I’m sorry that’s yet another stretch - speculative at best 🙂 I know you had a quiet 3 weeks but before, during, and after that hiatus you’d have seen many fine people discussing the merits of going big at the back this season

                      Unfortunately this is not to satisfy some fictional desire FPL towers have for formational diversity... but rather because of the unprecedented abundance of defensive talent

                      And we really are going to have to work on this habit of posting speculative guesses as indisputable facts - never a good thing 😉

                      So unfortunately I’m sorry but the FPL wanting people to play different formations thing still has the distinct but unmistakeable whiff of bollocks about it... it’s just not as fresh now nearly a month later 😉

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        22 days, 12 hours ago

                        Wow, quick question.
                        Can you still see the sun from way up there?

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

                        Have you been staring at the sun again GNU? It would explain quite a lot 😉

                      3. Diva
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        22 days, 7 hours ago

                        Wow, so much bitterness that I correctly called out your price predictions as wrong. You’d do better directing your efforts into into understanding how FPL prices players than trying to whip me with a limp straw.

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

                        Hmmmm... or are you perhaps bitter that you’ve been rightly called out on your poorly formed opinion and fabricated “fact”?

                        At having been called out on stating that “FPL have capped defenders prices in recent seasons to encourage different formations” is a totally speculative concoction borne perhaps of an over active imagination?

                        Did it sting so much you waited three weeks to pop back out of the woodwork with a celebration?

                        Come come now Diva, let go of this bitterness, and ease up on the old stating speculative guesses as indisputable facts - you’ll be all the happier for it i’d wager 😉

                      5. Diva
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        22 days, 5 hours ago

                        Normally I wouldn't rub someone's nose in it for being wrong like you were. If you'd just respectfully said you disagreed with me or nicely observed that I should have added "in my opinion FPL does this to..." then I'd have agreed and never given it another thought. But you chose to be insulting instead. There was no need for it.

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

                        Come come now Diva, this bitterness will consume you 🙂

                        You put forward a poorly formed opinion as indisputable fact and you can’t expect to do that and not get called on it unfortunately... but you can learn from it - take the lesson and move on - you’re approaching 50% of your last 4 weeks post history on this topic, you may want to take a break 🙂

    4. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      So far so interesting.

      Robbo looks value

      Flappy, Ritchie and Pereira absolutely not.

      Fraser could be, I think this is interesting depending on where he is.

      What we’ve learnt? That fpl appears to be all over the place, so good luck predicting any other prices!

    5. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 14 hours ago

      There are FPL circles out there which feel that Robbo is too expensive, funnily enough. I don't think the ownership will be as high as people may think. Personally if TAA is also 7.0m, I'm not sure who I'd pick.
      Fraser, after a bit more rumination. feels fairly priced. If the Wilson-Fraser partnership flourishes, 7.5m is a very decent price. Better than any Arsenal midfielder, lets say.
      Ricardo is a big no-no. Rodgers sides don't keep a lot of clean sheets.
      Ritchie is an interesting one. Potentially OOP, on penalties, decent set piece taker, and Newcastle has some very decent defenders in there. Rafa's departure will be a massive blow, though. Don't know if the new gaffer will fancy him.
      Fabianski is in such an awkward pricepoint. 5.0m is just not the price I'd get for a non-top six GK to play as a set and forget. If I was paying for more than 4.5m for a set and forget GK, he better be Allison, Ederson, Kepa or Lloris. Maybe DeGea.

  5. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    One good option from last year is going to have 80% ownership, and one will have 0% ownership. That suggests to me that the prices aren’t right

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      from an ownership perspective those prices do seem terrible, although I do personally think there is a chance Robbo/VVD don't score that highly again next season - the problem is that going without (and being wrong) is a complete rank destroyer due to high ownership, which is lame

  6. ★Kuntheman★
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    The only way that you make that Robertson buy challenging on a 100m budget is if your premium players are obscenely expensive, like Salah @ 14m, Sterling @ 13.5m, Mane @ 13.5m

    I really hope that isn’t the route they’re taking but I could see it happening. Make the premium even more premium so people have to go extra cheap elsewhere.

    1. ★Kuntheman★
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Combined with the prices you’re seeing for Fraser, Pereira...shows a leaning towards making players a lot more expensive across the board to force decisions rather than pricing players comparatively. Could be a very challenging season.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Surely that would only lead to people picking just one premium, permacapping and going max value elsewhere. Thats what I would do. Its already a valid strategy.

      1. firetog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Exactly

      2. ★Kuntheman★
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        And that’s exactly what the design seems to be. Will be very interesting.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          So far the prices only seem to indicate incompetence at FPL towers.

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

      You can always go 4-3-3 that way.

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

      I wonder would that pricing structure not just effectively funnel even more ownership towards the Robbos, VVD’s & TAA’s of his though...

      I’m a huge Salah fan, but if he’s a 14.0 mid, and Mané is 13.0 i’ll Be going Robbo, TAA, VVD (assuming they’re all 7.0 or less)

  7. Pinball Wizard
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Price prediction for Doherty? I can't decide between 5.5 or 6.0

    1. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      I was sure on 5.5 but with Pereira being 6.0, can't see Doh not being the same.

    2. ★Kuntheman★
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      You think he’s cheaper/equivalent to Pereira?

      6.5

      1. jomikijiq
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Pereira scored more points than Doh in fewer minutes

      2. Man Getting Hit By Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Same as Pereira seems fair, Doherty had so many blank gameweeks after his purple patch. If he's any more or less I would be surprised.

  8. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Robertson very underpriced at 7.0 imo

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      People celebrating when it just means everyone is going to have him - bit weird.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Some people just want the prices to make it hard for other people to get a leg up on them. They dont want to think, just get spoon fed the "best" team. Those people love templates and easy decisions.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          See FPL reddit for a great example of this kind of thinking.

      2. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        I was preparing for 8.0 and he would still be one of the first players into my team

      3. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        That's what I thought. Makes no sense. Everyone will have him , may as well just start with 93 mil budget and pick 14 players

    2. ★Kuntheman★
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Like I said before, I’d hesitate to say that before you see the prices of the premium players

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

      Not if TAA is 6mn.

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Why would he? Would be even more weird

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          He missed some matches due to injury and if fpl towers think Gomez could be competition for him like end of last season then why not

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Have both

  9. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Yes, Ritchie could be a good option playing as a winger, but last season:

    20 games At LB: 2 goals 7 assists
    12 games On wing: 0 goal 1 assist

    So If he is playing on the wing under new manager doesn’t mean he’ll be attacking

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Atleast first 8 matches which are eye sore will be a good barometer

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        True that

  10. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    How much was FFS membership last year? Guess 11 pounds?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      11.11

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      12.50 early bird (No change) and 15 for full season membership after the deal ended iirc 🙂

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Yes bought it. Early bird price totally worth it. Need more member only hottopics and chats this season like introduced by Gregor last season

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Guys stop moaning, it a year of interaction and excitement for the price of a meal out. Are you that pikey?

  11. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    First time as a FFS member! 😀

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      well done, can you play Reiss Nelson regularly this season please? thanks

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Use Projections, RMT and Comparison tool a lot. They are the jewels of the membership

      1. Unai Emery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks for info! I will use them a lot.

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

        For me it's custom made stat tables 🙂

  12. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Don't you just love this pre season fpl speculation nonsense ? Same every year. Some people never learn.

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      They are slouch I tell you.

  13. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Give me the WIN.
    First post as a member 🙂

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Well as a renewed member

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

      Thought you didn't need membership this year as ffs destroyed your rank to 1111 last year ?

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        I was contemplating in the post loud thinking its worthiness

  14. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    A 4.5 defender only needs 135 points to match Robertson for value if the Liverpool man ends up with 210 points. You're likely never going to captain Robertson or any other defender for that matter. Uber cheap defenders provide much more value than uber cheap attackers.

    The goal is always to end up with the top class defenders by season's end but that's at least in part true because teams are more solid defensively after Christmas and because our budgets have increased significantly from GW 1 to then.

    The initial overpricing should serve to remind us that there is value in cheap enablers and we need not be reminded that the most viable cheap options each year are defenders.

    Not saying Robbo won't be great value and a true premium force but this talk of falling behind early doors if not owning a defender no one will captain and of 5-ATB being the most fashionable formation is a little out of hand. Max Aarons at 4.5 after all could very well outpace the Scot in value.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      I always say stuff like this about defenders, but how many 4.5 defenders get 135+? good luck picking them out before the season starts (or even midway). They've made it an easy decision for people that would have paid 8m+, why not just make those people pay the premium? would have been much more interesting imo

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

        This. The best £4.0m / £4.5m defenders this season were Doherty, AWB, Duffy and Boly. Of these only Doherty scored 135 pts or more.

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      The thing about 4.5mn defenders is you dont play them every match. But yes 6.5mn is max I spend on defender every fpl season run in of first half. Even Penalty taking Baines made into my team around boxing day when penalties fly about. Main goal will be to get peno takers this season as VAR will surely increase goals due to nervousness of defenders in physical epl

    3. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      "You're likely never going to captain Robertson or any other defender for that matter"

      I did quite well when I captained Robertson last season, wish I'd done it more. He and TAA are so involved in attack, bonus magnets, high chance of clean sheets.

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Loved it when I capped Robbo v Cardiff I think and he was rested and Mane scored twice. Peak rank that week.

      2. firetog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        I guess the question you would ask the person doubting a Robertson captaincy is: did they ever captain Aguero ?Robertson was the 5th highest scoring player, outscoring Aguero by 12 points (6% more points)

    4. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      I like this logic, but in the sea of 4.0 to 4.5 players, picking the right ones are so tough. Those that make it or get anywhere near are not exactly easy to identify and, for a lot of people, successfully rotate.

  15. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    Where’s the voting on pereira? I desperately want to vote NO

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Ditto

  16. Markus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 3 hours ago

    My tuppence is that Robertson price (or TAA for that matter) makes little difference to formation. 4th and 5th best defenders (eg everton/chelsea/Man City nailed), high scoring mid/low price forward options (of which its not just going to be the same as last year) will determine best formation. Let's not get ahead of ourselves...

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

    Fabianski = £5.0m - About Right
    Robertson = £7.0m - Cheap
    Ritchie = £5.5m - About Right
    Fraser = £7.5m - Expensive
    Pereira = £6.0m - Expensive

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Spot on. No chance Pereira gets 6/7 of Red Robbo's points.

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

        Robbo looks nailed.

        Fabianski is the one I am struggling with. He has great fixtures after GW1 and arguably is still a good option at £5.0m for a set and forget GK for the first 12 GWs.

        Will have to see what the other prices are for GKs to decide on him.

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

      I think Fraser is only expensive in relation to Robbo.

      On its own £7.5 is very good actually!

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

        That could be the choice though. Fraser is no longer competing with £5.5m / £6m players. He is competing with TAA, Robbo, Digne etc. I would favour the defenders over Fraser in that situation.

        1. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          Competing in terms of price but not position. If I max out my defence then I am not choosing against the Ds

        2. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 54 mins ago

          But I agree that all those mentioned defenders are better.

          I was expecting £8/£8.5m myself for Fraser

    3. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Nah Pereria is playing as a winger more or less. 6 mil is fair

  18. Right back Atsu
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    Tis tempting to play 5:4:1 and captain TAA. Robbo's price means the affordability will be easy this year, esp with Hazards departure.

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    No: Fab, Ritchie, Pereira and Fraser
    Yes: Robbo

    Hopefully some more difficult decisions will be forthcoming

  20. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    Hate the Robbo price. Makes him an auto pick. Same for TAA if he’s 7.0m or below. Real shame.

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

      I get the feeling that those 2 will have close to 100% ownership in the top 10k.

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        If Salah and Mane and Bobby go deep in intl tourney, triple up at the back.

  21. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    They could always change it if they see the reaction. They could consult experts but is that asking for too much common sense?

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Are you an expert?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        No, I am thinking of people in the HOF.

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          They are just lucky. FPL is 90% luck remember.

          1. All Out of Mounie
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 1 hour ago

            Sarcasm detected

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      in seasons past they did - I remember getting a sneak preview of the prices before release a few years back when Fabregas was priced a 8.0.

      We all picked him out as too cheap and the price on release was 8.5m - there were a few others too if i remember rightly...

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        must add that i am not an expert, but the people i was with could certainly be counted as highly knowledgable

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Maybe they think 'don't hassle the HOF'

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          more about controlling leaks i would have thought

          When are you going to get the HOF together in a room?

          Send it digitally and its as good as gone

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            They could get the UK ones down to London, feed them, bring them onside a bit more. Without being there, I sense they don't do enough for their dedicated community.

  22. pokern1nja09
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    Digne could still be 6M?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      He could be, yes.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah well if Pereira is 6 then for sure. Wouldn't they work out an expected points per million and try to equal it all round? Don't get it.

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

      Possible. £6.5m is likely given his PPM was higher and he is on free-kicks and corners.

  23. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    I think 7.0 is a fair price for Robbo. that or 7.5 feels about right. Hopefully TAA and VVD are priced the same so that doubling up becomes a difficult choice.

  24. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    No interest in Ritchie or Fabianski or Fraser. My 'keepers will be 4.5 + 4.0 unless theres a really special looking 5.0 and Ritchie and Fraser don't look good value to me. Appreciate Fraser had a stormer last year but don't see him repeating that this season - i'll be looking to invest heavy in city and pool and the rest of the players will be bargain basement

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 48 mins ago

      Would you buy him at that price if he was an Arsenal player?

  25. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    Do most people feel Deulo will be listed as a forward?

    1. Chris_D91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Think he will remain as a Midfielder for next season

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      I don't see any reason why he wouldn't be.

  26. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    C'mon don't be bashful FPL.. release the game already!

    1. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Hahaha

      Nah not yet. Next up is Salahs value so it says in the FPL site

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      gonna be a long 2 weeks before the game is finally released

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 50 mins ago

        Could be even longer...

  27. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    So that's one player in the template already then. Disappointingly low price for Robertson.

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

      The group think on here (albeit small numbers) has been the same for ages with nearly everyone going with Robbo, TAA and Digne but it will all change by the team we kick off

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

        *time

  28. pokern1nja09
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    Anyone joining me in the bargain basement and going for bernardo over sterling?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      Someone will.

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

        You’re so cheap I bet you go with Gundo 😛

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          My TV always ends up lower than most so may as well start low 😎

  29. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 1 hour ago

    £5.5 defender in a Benitez-less Newcastle is funny.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 58 mins ago

      Its like they dont play their own game

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 51 mins ago

        This...