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Can De Bruyne offer better value than Sterling or Aguero in Man City attack?

With Manchester City sitting top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 1 to 11, many Fantasy Premier League managers will be eyeing up at least one attacking option from Pep Guardiola’s side.

Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero (both £12.0m) will again be popular choices but much-anticipated price rises mean that only Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is a more expensive FPL asset than the premium City pair in 2019/20.

Price hikes for other high-achieving players, meanwhile, have left FPL managers scrabbling around for cost-effective alternatives elsewhere.

Bernardo Silva (£8.0m) and David Silva (£7.5m) may appeal at the top-end of the mid-price bracket, with the Portugal international in particular being one of City’s more secure starters (if there is such a thing) given the high esteem in which Guardiola holds him.

Gifted as they are, the cheaper City midfielders didn’t fully convince as reliable Fantasy options last season.

Twelve FPL midfielders had better points-per-match averages than the pair (4.3), with Sterling (6.9) top for that statistic among outfield Premier League players.

The two Silvas have only scored two league goals between them in 2019.

Question marks over the game-time and futures of wingers Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and Leroy Sane (£9.5m) also persist.

The return to fitness of Kevin De Bruyne (£9.5m) intrigues, then, especially as the Belgian’s starting price has dropped below the £10.0m mark for the first time since his Chelsea days.

De Bruyne had an injury-ravaged 2018/19 and played less than 1,000 minutes, having had five separate spells on the sidelines.

A total of five attacking returns was a meagre haul but 21 goals and 49 assists in his previous three campaigns combined underscore what he is capable of when fit and firing.

Given that he is a full £2.5m cheaper than Sterling and Aguero, we’ll look at De Bruyne’s credentials for 2019/20 compared to the other City options around him – in particular, the two more expensive attackers.

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  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Robbo/TAA & JWP
    B) VVD & Neves/Moutinho

    Thanks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Grrr wrong way round:

      A) Robbo/TAA & Neves/Moutinho

      B) VVD & JWP

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Superb first comment on an article about KDB, Sterling and Kun.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        LOL

  2. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    it's actually very easy to pick a team you like if you don't have Salah AND Sterling...but do you REALLY like it without both of them!?

    Heaton (4.0)
    TAA VVD Mendy Digne (Zinchenko)
    Salah Siggy Zaha (Jorginho Dendoncker)
    Vardy Wilson King

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

      At the moment I'm trying to live without Salah ( & Mane).
      Kane & Sterling are my planned two big-hitters.
      Gamble I know.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        yeah any of them can fire big over a short period, long term the scoring system seems to favour Salah and Sterling but having both does make it a little more challenging fund-wise

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes, I've got an absolute killer line-up by foregoing those 2.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      I like this team with no Salah and no Sterling

      Ederson (4.0)
      TAA Robbo Laporte Digne (4.0)
      Mane KDB Siggy Zaha (4.5)
      Vardy King (4.5)

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        yeah your team can be pretty good everywhere that way, their PPM's and haul potential are pretty good though

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        Switch Kane for Mane until Afcon recuperation is over and I’m with you.

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      If you're happy captaining Salah every game, then you aren't missing any great value from Sterling. Those two are only worth their price if you captain them. Personally I'd want a choice. I can see myself picking Sterling(C) in GWs 3 & 4.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm thinking (in the team above) that if you only have 2 others from Liverpool and 2 from City then you can easily just switch between Salah and Sterling (captaining the one you have) and the rest of your team can be pretty nice

    5. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      I see what you did there with Zinchenko and Mendy very clever.
      I am not sure about the Jorginho Dendocker picks though?
      Maybe go McGinn and Noble.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        cheers, yeah I'll revise them nearer the time but I like those two atm, I think Jorginho could be given a slightly more attacking role and is on pens

  3. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    RMT please?

    Ryan
    TAA - Robbo - Laporte - Digne
    Salah(c) - KDB - Siggy - Brooks
    Vardy - King

    Button - Dendoncker - Kelly - Greenwood

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Very good. Sterling is the only worry

    2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      Basically same team, but I’ve got Sterling and Jota over KDB and Vardy.

      Tough call.

  4. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts?

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Digne Holebas
    Sterling Mane KDB Groß
    Arnie King

    Button Taylor Stevens 4.5

    Groß a punt until first WC, could go for Brooks too.

  5. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Draft #24

    Ederson
    VVD, Robertson, Coleman, Dunk
    Salah, Sterling, Zaha
    Vardy, Deulofeu, King

    Bench not worth mentioning

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks decent but make sure you have at least one playing sub.

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    KdB Vardy Kane = Mo Sterling fodder as there’s nothing in that price range

    I’ll rethink if KdB doesn’t show up well preseason. The bigger issue is captain options for Liverpool. Are TAA or Robbo bad shouts for home cs games?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Rf Sadio

  7. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    I think sterling is so expensive
    Nowhere near as essential as salah
    A fit and in form kdb can match his points (having both is an option for some managers too)
    Only thing is, sterling is a better captaincy option than kdb
    And I don't trust myself, will I sell 12m midfielder after 2-3 blanks?
    Will kdb get injured or pep plays him aa CM?
    Will bernardo be a better value than both? His CL returns were much better than PL
    May do it here too.

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      You are making a number of assumptions there -
      1) Salah will outperform Mane in the opening fixtures.
      2) KDB will be thrown back in immediately and click into gear straight away

      I think give the opening fixtures there will not be much between Mane and Salah (as thier price finally indicates)
      Plus I think Pep will be careful with KDB given his long lay off so he just does not offer that security that Sterling gives.
      I have decided to wait on KDB until he starts getting consistent gametime and showing his old swagger.

      My plan is to get KDB instead of Sterling later on when I see evidence of that.
      Then use the cash to move towards Chelsea/Spurs players gw4/5 ish Moura-Willian etc.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Sounds reasonable about kdb. But what if he shows fitness and form in preseason?

        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          Oh in that case he would be straight.in to my team. 😀
          But I doubt that he will 'click' that quickly.

    2. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      I could see the rationale (as in considering it myself) for Salah gw1-3 > sterling g4-10+. Equally, I think bernardo/sterling/kdb isn't out of the question for those plumb attacking fixtures from gw4 especially if defensive places aren't settled, so I think there is a fair amount of sense in a pre gw4 wildcard to take account of fixture shift and enough time to assess chelsea/Man utd/West ham options etc and jump on early

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Kane on penalties with VAR is an intriguing prospect.

    How many penalty takers does everyone have in their teams right now?

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Erm 1

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Kane and Vardy. Though Zaha could easily become Mili.

      Mili is tough. I started last season with him but didn’t stay patient. You know he’ll return but it may be a wait

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      One, I think. Not really given it much weighting. VAR didn't have much of an impact on the Spanish and Italian leagues.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 9 hours ago

        Although Kane was pretty good at winning them at the world cup... hmm...

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          It's a choice between Kane or Sterling in my team. Not sure I could drop Sterling...

    4. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Worryingly not many.
      Arnautovic when Noble does not start.
      King maybe.

    5. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Oh and Sigurdsson does he take them still that is two,

    6. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      I read on this site that after a report into number of penalties before and after VAR in leagues where it has already been implemented, there were no significant differences in the number of penalties awarded.

      However, the new rule on handball intentional or not could certainly be more rewarding to penalty takers than VAR.

    7. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      5 takers currently. Think that's plenty for now.

  9. *sigh*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    A) TAA Digne Zaha
    B) VVD Coleman Siggy

    Basically do I shave 1.0m off defence to afford Siggy over Zaha?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      I would

      I think Everton premium defence is slightly punty and Coleman showed up as well as Digne at the end of season. Vvd just won’t miss a match - not that I suppose TAA will before first wc

      1. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Cheers. Favouring it as it gives me another set piece taker in the team with good fixtures. Also as you say VVD seems nailed. Itd give me:
        Ederson
        Robertson VVD Coleman CTaylor/OConnell
        Salah Sterling Siggy BSilva [4.5]
        DCL Wood [4.5]

  10. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    I don't need to be a member to acknowledge that you are going to be doggedly salivating over him in that hidden elitist article.

    Will you have enough reverence to propel him into the preseason template?

    I think not.

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      He has to get fitness and form though.
      KDB is a wait and see for me.
      You don't have to be from the KGB to know that.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        I've read the article and taken Kev out of my draft. Siggy will suffice.

        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          20 days, 9 hours ago

          That is gas he is almost as cool as Mick McCarthy.

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah, agree. Looked good for Belgium in June but... Scotland and Kazakhstan. He was unbreakable in 2017/18 (36 starts) so hopefully last season was a bit of an anomaly.

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      Elitist members will be able to acknowledge that we're doing nothing of the sort... 😉

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        It may well be an abnormal anomaly.

  11. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Pretty standard?

    Ryan
    TAA - Robbo - Laporte - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Brooks
    King - Jota

    Button - Dendoncker - Kelly - 4.5 FWD

    1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      Yep for on here.
      After a few more drafts you will start to look at the other options.
      Villa/West Ham/Chelsea look great value from gw2/3 onwards.

  12. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Team sterling FC

  13. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    For my structure and salah nailed in my team, which option do you prefer

    A) Sterling and Maddison
    Or
    b) KDB and Vardy

    1. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      I think I prefer A because it is easier to downgrade Sterling to anyone else. And there are lot of options you can replace Maddison with.

      Vardy is just an awkward price and you are kind of stuck with him, and the options below his price would probably only be the Wolves lads, West Ham or Man United at the moment.
      Keep and eye on Giroud though preseason.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        thanks, i'm a team structure sort of player and its makes sense. next decision is if Siggy with worth the 1m more than Zaha or Maddison...

        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          For what is worth I came up with this one

          Ryan-(Button)

          Robertson-TAA-Laporte-Kelly-Ake

          Sirgurdsson-Maddison-Mane-Sterling-(McGinn)

          King (Arnautovic-Wickam)

          I can see the Zaha logic but the transfer rumours put me off.
          If he goes to Arsenal he loses his appeal for me,
          Rotation etc.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            nice- i am with you all the way on the arnie pick. I am currently on this:

            Ederson (Button)
            VVD TAA Coleman Dunk A.Smith
            Siggy Maddison Salah Sterling (Dendonker)
            King (Arnie Wickham)

  14. Queenofthestoneage
      21 days, 9 hours ago

      Your thoughts on Chelsea defenders and next season defensively under say Lampard? 14 CS last season. Both Luiz and Azpi nailed at 6.0 with over 150 points guaranteed.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        I’m currently on Luiz - I don’t see he’s outranked by Digne at the same price.

        Getting him in in a 5-2-3 allows me to cover all the likely cs kings and have attacking potential

        Lloris
        Vvd TAA Luiz Coleman Mendy/Walker

        And well Chelsea love s new manager

      2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        I plan to phase Chelsea players in once there is a set plan and formation gw3 onwards.
        They are the value team this year - priced like a Midtable side.
        There is Hudson-Odoi, Willian, RLC, Perdro

      3. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        new manager, so gonna watch pre-season to see which defenders are actually nailed. For me it would be a choice between Azpi and Emerson if I would get a Chelsea defender

    • Zilla
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      Norwich City's defence is a no go? Can someone who watched them this season provide some info?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Their opening fixtures certainly give pause for thought.

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

        All newly promoted defences are a no go imo

      3. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        The two attacking full backs are probably best bet [Aarons and Lewis] but those fixtures...

    • aapoman
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 8 hours ago

      Have I cracked the early code?

      Ryan (Button)
      Robbo Laporte Digne (El Mohamady Kelly)
      Salah Siggy BSilva Brooks (Dendocker)
      Kane King Jota

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Close, but no code.

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        Just another small cog in the formatting template.

    • MeatPieSausageRoll
        21 days, 8 hours ago

        If we put AWBeasty in now we can have 4 Utd players for start of season

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          I'd rather have four Palace players

        2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          That might not be a good thing....

        3. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          Also Maguire along with 3 City players, assuming he goes there. The issue is you are forced into removing one if you intend on making transfers elsewhere in the team.

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Can’t imagine anyone will want 4 City players tbf

        4. Igor-Stimac
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 8 hours ago

          I've made the switch Sterling for KDB. Thoughts on the below?

          Pickford
          Robertson, TAA, Laporte, Digne
          Fraser, Zaha, Sigurdsson, KDB, Salah
          King

          Button, Kelly, Wickham, Greenwood

        5. Tsparkes10
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            So we're linked with Ravel Morrison. Could be a very good signing but not sure, defo on a punt on here if it happens

            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
              • 10 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Isn't he that 'wasted talent' fella?
              Punt is right!

            2. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              I had high hopes for Ravel when he joined Östersunds (my Allsvenskan team if you allow the supporting of a second team in the PL off-season).

              He was absolutely diabolical and got shown up by almost anyone he encountered.

              Looked fat, slow, lost his touch. Awful.

              1. Zladan
                • 1 Year
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                That’s being kind to him...

          • Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Interested on the consensus for the below trios:

            A) Vardy, Wilson & KDB
            B) Aguero, Kun &, Maddison
            C) Rashford, Jota & Sterling/Mane (have Salah)

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              C with Sterling assumes you only have 2 LFC. I think you need 3.

          • Zladan
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Thought?

            Ryan Button
            TAA VVD Digne 4.5 Gibson
            Salah KDB Bilva McGinn Dendoncker
            King Giroud DCL

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Sterling* not Bilva

          • ehg
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Right, here's my first draft. Any thoughts gratefully appreciated.

            Ederson
            VVD, Zinchenko, Digne
            Salah, KDB, Sigurdsson, Jorginho
            Kane, King, Jota

            Subs: 4.0 keeper, Dunk, Dendoncker, Kelly

            Stuck between Zinchenko & Digne or Walker & Coleman - first option feels much stronger but depends entirely on Zinchenko's gametime.

            1. VanuaLako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              20 days, 7 hours ago

              Zinchenko is very risky imo and I would personally downgrade kane to vardy and upgrade jorginho to zaha, apart from that looks solid

          • 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Please RMT

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Ryan
              Robbo, TAA, Laporte, Coleman
              Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Mili
              King, Jota
              (Button, Dendoncker, Kelly, Nketiah)

          • Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            De Bruyne may well be slightly better value than Sterling and Aguero, but that's still not great value. I'd argue you aren't looking at value at that price range, you're looking for captains, and I'm unconvinced KDB is one. If you want a player for value, there are far better options out there than KDB. If you want a player for captaincy, then few can match Sterling and Aguero.

            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
              • 10 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              The 'KDB v Sterling' is this years 'Mane v Salah' ? 😀

              1. Pap Le Cissier
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                I’ll do what I did last year then, get both!

                1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                  • 10 Years
                  21 days, 8 hours ago

                  I have not seen any RMT's attempt it yet.

            2. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              this is exactly my thoughts. If i go for KDB I am basically perma-captaining Salah and if I want another 11m+ premium, getting them in with KDB there is harder. I like to have the option for flexibility at the start of the game

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Salah, Kane and KDB for me.

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  21 days, 8 hours ago

                  I was looking at your team posted below- looks great tbf

                  1. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 8 hours ago

                    Cheers. Pre-season will change everything though.

                2. Giggs Boson.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  21 days, 8 hours ago

                  What role does KDB play in that team?

                  He's not giving a good return of points per million, and he's not a captaincy option. So what's he doing there?

                  1. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 8 hours ago

                    Wait and see. A KDB in form is a top fpl player.

                  2. Captain Kakaroto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    21 days, 5 hours ago

                    What do you consider good return of points per milion?
                    I think 0.55 its pretty good value, the comprasion they make in this article looks that he isnt so far away from sterling and aguero

            3. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              That’s the rub

              I’m currently on Kane Vardy KdB with extra Laca over Sterling and Mo.

              Kane looks very captainable in the odd weeks but the even weeks may see me struggling.Those are the ones you want City. May yet trade Laca in for Arnie say and go Sterling over KdB

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Just made the switch. I now have a front 5 of

                Sterling Zaha
                Vardy Kane King

                With the option of Fraser over Zaha. That gives home captain options in first 8 (pre WC)

                Kane (odd weeks) Villa Newcastle Palace Soton

                Sterling (even weeks) Spurs Brighton Watford Wolves

          • Suggest a Members Article
            DavidMunday815
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Thank you to everyone who voted in the Members article poll. As you can see, the KDB one was the winner. That means the Members article schedule will look like this over the coming days:

            Saturday June 29: Digne vs Coleman
            Sunday June 30: Is Kane worth the cash at £11.0m?
            Monday July 1: Richarlison vs Sigurdsson at £8.0m

            We are also giving you guys the chance to commission some of next week's Members articles. Suggest some ideas below and we'll see what we can put together. We've already made a start on the next batch after yesterday's all-nighter so there may even be some overlap! Let us know!

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              I like the Rich vs Siggy idea but I feel the question is, is Siggy worth an extra 1m over a bunch of 7m players (Zaha, Maddison etc)?

              1. Zladan
                • 1 Year
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                I asked for Siggy v Richarlison because they’re the same price.

                Siggy on pens v Rich often OOP.

                They also have arguably the easiest opening 10 fixtures.

            2. Man Getting Hit By Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              I'm interested in the Bournemouth attack given their kind first 6-8 fixtures & they feature in a lot of teams posted here. An article on the best value pick for the Cherries could be an interesting idea.

              Thanks for all the hard work over the last few days.

            3. Kryten
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 5 hours ago

              Finished on a high. Analysis of last 10 games of 18/19. Players sometimes carry over form

            4. ZaZaZu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 1 hour ago

              Should we be ditching premium strikers this season and go for premium defenders and mids?

            5. Dellman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 12 hours ago

              Zaha vs Mili?

            6. Feyzi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              19 days, 2 hours ago

              Suggestion for Members' Article: For those determined to play with 3 each from Liverpool and City; what is the best combination with damaging the rest of your team as little as possible.

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

                Pretty obvious isn't it 😉

                1. Feyzi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  19 days, 1 hour ago

                  it really is Torres; every draft team I plan has had 6 and ends up not-so-bad until the 15th choice, always a 4.5 forward...

          • rocrocodile
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            I think this pre-season will be one of the dullest in FPL terms. No interest in Arsenal, United and Chelsea, Kane only viable Spurs option and a lack of exciting budget options. Nearly every team will feature three expensive LIV/MCI defenders, the midfield template of Salah/Sterling/Zaha/Siggy is quickly emerging and the only real difference for the experienced managers will be sacrificing Sterling or Salah for Kane or not.

            It suits me quite well. A dull start of the season is usually good news for experienced managers.

            1. The 5% Team
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              I am interested in Chelsea and which players will end up in the final squad. United as well, Pogba and Rashford might become options maybe, with United having a pretty easy fixture schedule until end of the year

              1. rocrocodile
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Yeah, I'm sure options from Chelsea and United will emerge. I just don't think there's much interest in them from GW1. I'm keeping an eye on Hudson-Odoi, Loftus Cheek, James, Pogba and Rashford. But I think they'll be more relevant on a GW4 WC than from the go.

            2. OMJenas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 23 hours ago

              Question is, can you fit Salah, Sterling and Kane..

          • tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Josh King and Diogo Jota are good cheap forwards imo. 6.5 is what you want to go along with one big hitter in attack (Kane, Kun or Aubam). Vardy, Wilson and Jimenez are a bit too pricy, and I can see King and Jota at least match them. Calvert-Lewin is one to monitor during the pre-season too.

            In midfield you'd have to chose between one of Salah, Sterling and Mané imo. You can go with two of them, but that'll mean going very very cheap in attack, don't think it's safe to start the season with an unbalanced team. What I noticed too, is the lack of interesting players in midfield under the 7.0 mark. That's why I will probably go for a double pivot, with two 4.5 mids (Dendoncker and Hayden for now).

            4-3-3 looks like the formation I want for GW1. Could look like that :

            Heaton
            TAA Van Dijk Digne Trippier
            Salah KDB Zaha
            Kane Jota King

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Could Trippier become a city defender? Perhaps by moving Digne to Coleman. Just an idea as its missing cover from one of the best defenses in the league

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Think I'll jump on Laporte in GW4.

          • ZeBestee
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Name 3 under the radar player picks who will go on and shine this season without necessarily having done so last season.

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Willian
              Gross
              Gray (Leicester)

              1. ZeBestee
                • 4 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Willian needs to step up in Hazard's absence, but i reckon Pedro would be the one doing it, or even CHO.

            2. jomikijiq
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Jahanbaksh, DCL, Ings

            3. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Barkley
              D Gray
              GroB

              1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                • 10 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Which season are you referring to when you mention Barkley?
                😀

            4. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Townsend
              Gross
              Redmond

            5. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Ellis Simms
              Bernard
              Groß

            6. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              Giroud Ozil Wijnaldum

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                Like the Giroud shout

            7. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 5 hours ago

              Almiron
              Giroud
              Firmino

          • The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            A) Gylfi & Kane
            B) Fanderson & Kun

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              A for me.

          • ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 8 hours ago

            Any love for Jorginho? Pens and a different system

            1. The Royal Robin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 8 hours ago

              On my radar, is he nailed?

              1. ZoumasBloomers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                We won’t know for sure, but I can’t see him missing out. Need creativity next to Kante, and god knows we can’t do two up top so a three is a must

              2. Queenofthestoneage
                  21 days, 8 hours ago

                  Started 37 PL games last season.

              3. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                21 days, 8 hours ago

                I have him atm but will monitor pre season. He will need to play a different role, penalties alone is not enough