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How to cover Liverpool defence after price hikes

Hefty price hikes for Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) will force Fantasy Premier League managers into some tough decisions ahead of 2019/20.

The fact that they will cost the same for the new campaign makes choosing between the two full-backs harder than we expected – and the fact they are £7.0m means that owning both is even less of a realistic prospect.

Had Alexander-Arnold come in at £6.5m, it might have skewed the ownership figures in his favour at the expense of Robertson, so we have further proof that the game-makers at FPL enjoy seeing us squirm.

With Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) the initial undercut asset and Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren priced at £5.5m, it means that there is actually still a range of choices for Fantasy managers to choose from when picking their Liverpool defender(s).

In this Members article, we assess both the defensive and offensive statistics for the key Liverpool stoppers ahead of the new season.

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882 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Can't go without kdb despite having sterling
    In fact, can't lose any of kdb, salah, sterling and siggy!

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      cant see me picking a picking a team with more than two of those tbh

    2. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      It's so hard to have them all

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      With 5x4m defenders and 3x4.5m strikers, should be a cinch 😉

  2. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What is the preferred formation this season?

    I'm looking at a heavy back 4.

    442 or 433?

    Thanks

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      4-5-1 or 4-4-2 for me this season

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I've got Edward Nketiah up front, so 442 or 352. I have a core 342 to add one from three of Diop, Rico and Jorginho.
      It can all change though. Last season started well by committing to never playing three up front. If someone cheap emerges, they can be bought.

      1. Rodney Charlton Trotter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Eddie is going out on loan!

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          OK thank, I'll get another 4.5m numpty.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm going with the never-before-seen mighty 5-2-3 formation!!!

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Still on mine too

        Rather hoping Auba gets sold to bring in Zaha at Arsenal which would get Laca for Auba up top and more cash for KdB in midfield

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Forgets he’s a Palace fan in interest of all things fantasy

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      3-5-2

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      5-3-2 for me it seems

    6. threesticks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      5-4-1

  3. HammersFan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Starting at the back what are people thinking about keepers?

    DDG at 5.5 is tempting me with a 4.0 non playing second keeper, none of the 4.5 seem to be calling out to me. Any other ideas or rotations?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Started with DDG last season. Never again.

      Pick Ederson or Alison and move on.

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        different ball game this year with maguire and AWB

    2. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Pope might be a steal if Burnley sell Heaton.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I always go big, pick n forget with a 4m benchie. Needs to be one of Ederson or Alisson for me, or at a pinch Lloris or even Pickford, at least for early GWs.
      Absolutely not DDG until we see United show much better form. 4.5s can be viable to spend money outfield so long as you get a good one. We'd need to know who claims the gloves at Burnley and Bournemouth at that level.

      1. HammersFan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Ederson probably the better bet then as most will use there Liverpool slots on Salah plus 2 defenders

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Exactly. Liverpool have a settled starting XI whereas it's a nightmare to know who starts for City any given GW, so Ederson becomes the safe option.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Contemplating Lloris who had the same ppm as Ederson last season - boosted I suppose by a pen I imagine. Quite fancy Spurs defence in their new home

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Ederson/Alisson or a 4.5 set and forget.
      I will likely start with five premium defensive assets from LIV/City. Could prove a real disaster if both concede though!

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Amateur! 🙂
        Me at the back:

        Ederson
        Laporte, Zinchenko, Robbo, TAA, VVD.

        No kidding!

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          wow, didnt expect anybody to be doing that, nutters 🙂
          Zinchenko is an interesting pick if he nails his place

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            I think he will - I reckon Pep has lost faith in Mendy even if he's fit. Pre-season will need monitoring, there.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah, could prove a shrewd pick! GL

    5. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      4.5 and 4.0 all season for me. Unless there’s a real standout candidate when I wildcard, I don’t see them being worth the hassle given how unpredictable the cleanies can be.

  4. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Willian will be a must have you think?
    If he starts pre season games

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      nope.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Chelsea are an unknown quantity at the moment, but low-priced. I'd say he's a great choice if he shows up pre-season, especially if CHO and RLC aren't fit yet.

    3. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Willian is a massive FPL troll. He just doesn’t get the points.

      1. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        He’s worth watching, though. His totals included a lot of 20 min cameos which you would think won't be the same any more. I’m considering but not from GW1 - he can always come in with the first WC if he looks nailed and profitable.

  5. Foozeball
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I think Pascal Gross could be a hidden gem for a more attacking Brighton under Graham Potter, but midfield choice is so crowded with good options (Siggy, Brooks, Fraser, Redmond, Maddison, Zaha)

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Personally looking at Trossard when he comes into the game. I think its the wingers which will be living their best life under Potter. Didnt see his Swansea, but his Ostersunds were incredible from yhe wings with Sema and Ghoddos. If Jahanbaksh/Izquerido/Knockeart/Trossard nail a place, think they could be golden.

  6. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Best 4.5 defender?
    Is there any bou 4.5 nailed one?

    1. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Diop, Balbuena, Dunk.

      Hard to say at the moment.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Maybe Adam Smith but I'm hoping for a bit of Rico. Can always change to Kelly at 4.0 if his high ownership correctly forecasts that he will play.

    3. Foozeball
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      O'Connell is one to watch. Almost plays like a fullback in Sheffield United's overlapping center backs system and is an aerial threat on set-pieces (3 goals and 4 assists last season iirc)

    4. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      El Mohamady? Attacking wingback with easy fixtures to start the season

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’d tip Joel Ward

      He’d be a strong favourite imo to get the rb slot if Palace don’t buy. He was always the choice before AWB broke out and even displaced PvA on the left last season

  7. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Salah has not been near my side.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Prob nuts but think I will go Trent, Robbo and Virgil and start without both Salah and Mane this season.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        That's what I've done - we stand or fall together!

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          glad Im not the only one thinking this at this early stage, presume Salah will end up in 95% of teams on here though out of fear 🙂

    2. HammersFan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Kane really tempts me but can’t have him sterling and Salah, are you thinking mane instead.

  8. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Out of the 7m midfielders Willian and/or Sanchez could be absokute steals couldn't they if they nail down a place?

    Zaha classed as a mid again or Mili who is probably going to get about 20 penalty opportunities next season is a tough one.

    Be good to know people's thoughts?

    Welcome back FPL!! 🙂

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't have Sanchez at 3m - but the rest look great value. Lucas Moura at 7.5, while Son is suspended, looks nice too.

    2. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Think this is a 5 men midfielder year

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      There’s always the sneaky Zaha Mili double up. They might even get a few non pen returns

  9. HammersFan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Alli at 8.5 is a joke when Lucas is 7.5, some of the pricing is expensive and where are all my budget options!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not really. Lucas is good for the first 3 GW but might (prob will) lose his place when Son returns. Alli should be nailed long-term.

      1. HammersFan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Alli was a shadow of himself last season though much better options such as Zaha at 7 for example.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          True, but he may light up with the new midfielder behind him that Spurs are buying now, and if Eriksen leaves. I'm not starting with Alli as I'm going with Kane and Moura, but Alli may well be an option after a few GWs.

        2. @fpl_phenom
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          alli is rubbish... Moura gets 1 good fixture , city then the bench

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Think pricing is pretty good - Vardy is a bargain, spurs defence looks cheap. United defence could turn out to be cheap. Time will tell but Zinchenko could become bargain of the season, wildcard around GW4 when all the cheapies have revealed themselves

    3. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah last season deserved way more than a 0.5 drop.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Pricing is very kind this year... Its super easy to get a great team. I suspect you are trying to cram Sterling + Salah + additional premiums into your team.

  10. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Best combo?

    A) Ake + Vardy
    B) Walker + Bilva
    C) A.smith + KDB

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. The Special Wan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

    3. Aram95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

  11. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ryan 4.0
    Robertson VVD Mendy Coleman 4.0
    Salah Sterling KDB 4.5 4.5
    Vardy DCL 4.5

    Preseason will determine whether I start with Zinchenko or Mendy, the former frees up 0.5 to spend on a better 11th starting player. DCL could go but otherwise I feel pretty set. Only Kane that worries me

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Salah kills any team.
      DCL..lol
      1 players short...as you know.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah, DCL or tosun. Good fixtures and cheap. If Zinchenko looks like a starter I might upgrade to King but to be honest I’m all in on a squad of about 8 players and the rest are there to make up the numbers. Will wildcard after 4 or 5 weeks when we know who this seasons bargains are 🙂

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        DCL gonna do a wilson this year

      3. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        And Salah underperformed a bit last season yet he still smashed FPL - I think he’s well worth it. It leaves you with some absolute scraps on the bench but who cares? In my opinion, the first 4 names on the team sheet should be the cheapest possible players by position in GK, DF, MF and FW. Then you blow your beans on the best you can get to start

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I might consider Salah AND Mane double up after an early WC if my TV is 103m or so. In the meantime Mane will do just fine.

    2. The Special Wan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Both Zinchenko and Mendy are rotation risk better go with Walker who is nailed and offers the same thing. Bilva/Siggy a better option than Kdb and need Upgrade one of the 4.5 Midfielders.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Too early to worry about that. Mendy is the placeholder, he’d be my fave if nailed. If Zinchenko is nailed, he’s my next fave. Still have flexibility if they’re not certain but at the end of the day, we’ve got a major trannie window open and no player is ‘nailed’ until that shuts.

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Bilva better than kdb ? Joking right?

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bit shocked by the current ownership of Jim given that almost all sides selected right now must be hardcore. 50% seems crazy high

    Auto select?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Why last season jimi could score against anyone so why should that change this season.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        EL and Jota at a cheaper price. One whole mill

        Jota was outscoring or at least matching him once he moved up top - also had an equal goal involvement.

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          True but I just think jimi offers more in terms all roundness and Jota is very hit and miss with the goals. EL does worry me slightly so it may be factor in me changing him into fodder to upgrade vardy > Kane. Plenty of time so we’ll see

      2. Thescaff
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Europe

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Hes still incredible value. He should cost 8.0 at least, probably 8.5 when compared to Vardy

  13. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    442 or 451?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      442, better bench

  14. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone else without wolves players?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Got jimi at the moment but I may downgrade him to fodder to give me vardy > Kane but not decided yet

    2. Thescaff
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Avoiding, Europe

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Effectively. Dendonker is a must-have benchie, though.

  15. villian-ty
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    FPL is not even complete. Villa has one GK. Wheres Steer and Kalsinic LOL

    Not that anyone cares

  16. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    KDB over Sterling tempting anyone else to save that 2.5m?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Going bilva myself

    2. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling is too expensive for my liking
      But the fact that everyone is buying and captaining him scares me

      1. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Salah and Sterling are as close to essential as you can get

    3. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I made that swap and now I'm more happy with the rest of the team. The 2.5m made the difference.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Exactly same with me. Aguero + Kevin is doable.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Personally I’d rather be late than be early with KDB given his struggles last season

      It’s an easy downgrade if he bucks the trend and goes mental, it’s not so easy going the either direction if Pep decides to wrap him in cotton wool and/or his knees are still not right and/or he doesn’t hit form

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Pre-season and Community Shield should help with decisions on Kev.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I’d still be a bit hesitant to jump in even on the back of a good pre-season

          The intensity of a PL game is a notch up vs. Friendlier/charity shield, and KDB is an intense player who can’t help himself at times - I want to see him survive and thrive in a couple of league games before taking the plunge

          But he definitely looks very cheap at 9.5

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      On it right now.

      It allows me Luiz as number 5 at the back while we wait on Chelsea. I like the idea of a spread of premiums in defence

  17. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Gutted by the Wilson price. At 7.0/7.5 I’d have worked to get him in but he’s just a bit too much for me to consider at this stage. Do we think he’s priced to protect if he gets a move to a bigger side? Same for Fraser

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah I think so that’s why a lot are going with king instead

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'd want Wilson myself but King on pens and 1.5 cheaper. It just makes sense.

  18. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Haven't seen Giroud in many teams so far, would have thought at 7.0 he'd be a decent pick if starts were guaranteed. Is there only Tammy Abraham challenging for his place?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      You have bats coming back as well. Frank might use him this time around

      1. Little Frank
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Ah yes, forgot about him. Wait and see I suppose.

  19. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    First of many drafts:
    Ryan Button
    Robbo TAA Digne C Taylor N Taylor
    Salah KDB Bilva Siggy 4.5
    Vardy King 4.5

    The Taylor twins to rotate in a 442.

    Thoughts?

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Same as me. I got dcl and sterling over vardy and bilva

    2. ppv
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Villa will sign another left back.

      1. Little Frank
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah will have to keep an eye out for that. Good rotation between Villa and Burnley though.

        1. ppv
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Mings could be good if he signs for Villa. Don''t know why he isn''t listed as a Bournmouth player. Or why Steer isn't listed for Villa

  20. Russ Burley
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I keep getting a voice in my head 'Alexis Sanchez...classed as a midfielder, only $7m....'
    Only one day in and I know it's wrong but it's already getting to me.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      As Admital Ackbar once said:

      ‘It’s a trap!’

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Mate he's a rotation risk who is not the player he once was. I'd love to see him do well but for 7 mil just go zaha.

    3. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      hes not going to play

  21. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Surprised I have not seen the ..."Salah has to be captained week in week out @ that price'' posts...

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I would've but it's too obvious.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I went pretty close yesterday with my outrageous prediction, but expanded and caveated it a bit vs. a standard “just perma-cap Salah”:

      Outrageous prediction:

      If they all stay fit, TAA, Robbo & Salah’s total scores (including Salah’s captaincy games) won’t be too far shy of 1000 points this season

      26.5m looks cheap

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Its obvious though. You need to cap these expensive players to get full value. Its why teams with Sterling + Salah + Kane are bad.

  22. BIGJOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    So got 1m spare. Do I upgrade Diogo Jota to Jiminez or Fabianski to Ederson???

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Keeper

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Ederson. Wolves need to invest to not feel the Europa League effect. Really good team but may see some tired legs.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Ederson

  23. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Best GK for 4.5m to go with Ryan ?

    Thanks guys.

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I've gone Heaton/Pope because with no Europe I think Burnley will do okay this year.

      1. Pasqualinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Looks like Heaton may move. He might go to a team that rotates well with Burnley.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Gone with Heaton atm

  24. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Back nice and early this season!!

    How does this first draft look lads?

    Heaton
    TAA Laporte Digne
    Salah KDB Siggy Moura
    Wilson Jota Deulofeu

    Ryan Smith Dendoncker Kelly

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Decent start.

  25. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    First draft that I'm actually quite happy about. Opinions?
    Alisson (Button)
    Robertson Digne Zinchenko (El Mohamady Kelly)
    Salah KDB Siggy Brooks (Dendoncker)
    Vardy King Jota

  26. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Suprised I haven’t seen more attention on the Aguero price...

    Putting him at the same price as Sterling and 0.5 below Salah is harsh imo, but at least does continue their trend of being harsh on strikers....

    He looks a difficult enough pick to me at that price... no doubt he’ll be destructive at times but he actually got 54 of his 200 points in just 3 games last season

    It’s all about finding those 3 or 4 games with Kun

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

      He and Sterling are close to impossible to fit into the same team.

      One way I quite like the pricing structure is that it’s forcing the choice between Mo and Mane and Kun and Sterling until budgets grow.

      There’s a huge amount of choice around the 6-7 mill mark - and that’s where early gains will be decided imo. Just off the top of my head - all these seem decent picks:

      Robbo
      TAA
      Vvd
      Laporte
      Mendy
      Digne
      Luiz
      Azpi
      Redmond
      Jwp
      Zaha
      Mili
      Fraser (sort of)
      Jim
      Jota
      Arnie
      Giroud

  27. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I actually had a dream last night that Kane scored a hat-trick in GW1 (I didn't have him of course)

  28. bazwaaz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Can anyone suggest any useful cheapies for benching...useful being the operative word here...no idea what i'm doing playerwise but i understand economics

    1. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Personally I don’t like to have any none playing bench players so you want to look at the best 4.5 defenders until maybe a 4.0 emerges in pre season.

      There’s some good 5.0 mid options but not many good budget striker options. He best striker options are mainly mid priced.

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      whats your budget for your bench?

  29. bazwaaz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Call me a one eyed Kiwi but Chris Wood at 6.5 mill this surely must be a misprint...at double the price he'd still be a bargain...can sniff out a goal a mile away that boi..

    BTW what happened tp Pulisic, not even listed... had him in my Bundeliga fantasy squad and he was good value points wise..

  30. infamousprob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Which on would you prefer

    A)
    Ederson
    Robertson-trippier-coleman
    Siggy-fraser-salah-zaha-moura
    Wilson-vardy

    B)
    Ryan
    Taylor-coleman-rico
    Siggy-fraser-salah-zaha-sterling
    King-kane

    So basically heavy hitters sterling & kane IN for vardy and moura (and making defence very Light)