Pre-Season

Pulisic among the new players priced up by FPL

Tuesday evening saw Fantasy Premier League price up 13 more players, most of whom are new arrivals at their respective clubs.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) is perhaps the most noteworthy addition, with the USA international set to join up with his new Chelsea teammates once his country’s CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign is over.

Pulisic becomes Chelsea’s most expensive player in FPL, with all of the Blues’ other assets costing £7.0m or less.

The west London club acquired the young winger in January but loaned him straight back to Borussia Dortmund.

His 2018/19 campaign was disrupted by injury, with only nine of his 20 appearances coming from the start.

Pulisic registered four goals and four assists in 932 minutes of Bundesliga football last season.

The much-hyped American has yet to hit the five-goal mark in a single campaign, however.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Christian Pulisic

Mateo Kovacic, who recorded only two attacking returns in a loan spell with Chelsea last season, is available at £5.5m following his permanent move.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) and Che Adams (£6.0m) have also been added to the game, with Adams costing the same as Danny Ings (£6.0m).

Djenepo’s price is intriguing, despite the caution we urged in our Scout Report on the Mali international: £5.5m being about as low as he could possibly have been listed as given his attacking potential.

We’ll have an article out on Adams in the coming weeks, too, looking at his credentials as an FPL forward.

The former Birmingham City striker scored 22 goals in 46 Championship appearances last season.

Norwich’s summer recruits Josip Drmic and Patrick Roberts are available at £5.5m, while Aston Villa striker Wesley Moraes has been listed at £6.0m.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Josip Drmic
READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Wesley Moraes

Three goalkeepers who may very well be back-ups at their respective clubs next season have been added at £4.5m: Emiliano Martinez, Simon Moore and Jed Steer.

Steer played 18 Championship games after Orjan Nyland (£4.5m) and Lovre Kalinic picked up injuries but impressed in the run-in and signed a new contract at the end of the season.

Villa have since been linked with Jack Butland, so Steer may well be playing second fiddle again come Gameweek 1.

Aaron Lennon is available at £5.0m for Burnley, meanwhile.

Finally, there are two new defenders priced up at £5.0m: new Leicester City full-back James Justin and Watford’s latest recruit Craig Dawson.

Centre-back Dawson was a bit of a cult Fantasy favourite at West Brom, twice scoring four goals in a single season and hitting double figures for clean sheets on two occasions, too.

Justin may well provide back-up to the Foxes’ first-choice full-backs at first but is a name to monitor given his attacking reputation.

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1,044 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Is having 3 Liv def crazy ?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Not crazy but requires atlesst two transfer to get Salah or Mane in if needed

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Nope but Captain options in salah or mane are too good to miss

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Nope
      But it hurts after watching rank taking beating after every goal scored by Mo/Mane on Livefpl.net 😛

      Nit for me
      Taa Robbo Salah for me

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Might be worth considering if Mane and Salah need rest after current tournament. I fear that their minutes might be managed in the beginning of the season.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 10 days ago

          At max first game cameo (?)
          Can't see them resting mo/mane more than that tbh

    4. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Not crazy but prefer the attacking aspect of a Liverpool player would help with the clean sheets.

      Someone has to assist the front 3!

    5. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      High risk, high reward

  2. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Perez to Leicester and my 4th mid would be sorted

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Where do you think he would fit? Their best play came from 4-1-4-1, and unless he fits into one of those (if Leicester don’t get Teilmans) then I don’t see him fitting other then as a Vardy backup.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Who will he displace though in the team?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        No idea.

      2. Astronautovic
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Maybe gray/Barnes?

  3. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Who is best 4.5 - 5.0 defender choice if picking just one?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      El mohamedy

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Not this, all the Villa fans think he will be backup, not prem standard.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 days ago

          Cheees. Didn't know that

          1. asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 10 days ago

            If you are after a Villa defender keep an eye of Targett pre season, or if they manage to get Mings at centre half.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Either West Ham full back

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      5 offers loads more, 4.5 is a bit bear.

      Fredericks for me with West Ham’s fixtures, Lascelles for the nailed aspect, but I’m on the lookout as well.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Fredericks Targett - and they both rotate pretty well if you wanted both

    5. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Holebas

  4. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Initial thoughts on this?

    Ryan, Travers/another 4.5
    Robbo, TAA, Digne, Fredericks, 4.5,
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, Willian/7.0, Dendocker,
    Vardy, King, Andone

    I did have Vardy and KDB as Arnie and Sterling, but obviously Arnie has changed things!

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Okayish. Not sure about Digne for that price. Coleman or Mendy instead for me

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Digne is pretty locked in for me pending Gueye stays or going. Love the stats and the ability, and I was a Baines sucker.

        Coleman can always be an option if I need to downgrade.

        A city defender is a bit iffy for me, only one nailed on who spent most of the season getting 6 points, when I’d prefer the supply of 14, 1, 9, -1 that Digne offers!

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 days ago

          Owned Digne pretty much whole season but managed to bench most of his hauls. I'm more steady eddie and prefer those six pointters and assists now and then 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 10 days ago

            Add 15+ for all DGW too 😛

            1. asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 10 days ago

              Yeh ignore those daft double gameweek scorers of course!

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 10 days ago

                I managed to ignore him for all dgw's 😀
                Going after 3rd City attacker never works !!
                I'm getting Laporte if Mendy isn't nailed & looks like in Rotation with Zenchinko

  5. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Scouts, when can we expect to have all the projections working? In early August or before that?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      You should ask that on twitter. They are all there

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 days ago

        😛

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Lol

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Before.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Next week.

    4. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      I wanted them for early this week tbh, but now aiming for next Monday. I don't want to get them out until I'm confident they're ready. So fingers crossed for Monday!

  6. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Stokes off for Greenwood please.

  7. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Who would you say is the best 5m defender from the following?

    a) Evans

    b) Duffy

    c) Boly

    d) Other??

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Ew to the lot.

      Evans has awful defensive fixtures

      Duffy can be covered for cheaper

      Wolves mixed defensive record.

      In reality at this stage my many options, either go up or down in reality.

    2. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Ugh. Prob D. Maybe Burnley def now they have no europa to deal with.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Holebas

  8. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Ake is such a threat from set pieces but is he worth 0.5 over A.Smith who should also be nailed and only didn't play as much last season earlier this year due to a 2 month injury?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Just get Ake.

    2. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Good at attacking. Not so good defensively. 70 conceeded takes away points he gets from rare attacking returns.

      1. Scotty B
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        So you'd go A.Smith?

        1. Bun Rab L4D3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 days ago

          I'd steer clear of Bou unless they go more defensive (which i can't see happening). Gun to head, Ake,

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    England 0-1 USA

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      All the talk of not conceding......

      This could get messy.

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        I think Neville has got the tactical set up wrong. Needs an extra midfielder to disrupt the USA.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 10 days ago

          This looks like Pool vs Huddersfield

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Oh dear England undone.

  11. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Best 5.0 or less mid to own?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Dendonker and save 0.5m

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Dendocker is probably pretty standard round these parts

    3. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Cheers

    4. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Jorginho if on pens. Not a lot in that dept.

  12. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 days ago

    My KDB instead of Raz draft:

    Ryan
    TAA, Robertson, Laporte, Digne
    Fraser, Bernardo, Siggy, Salah, KDB
    King

    Seems strong?

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Raz draft:

      Ryan
      Coleman, TAA, VVD, Walker
      Fraser, Zaha, Siggy, Salah, Sterling
      King

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 days ago

        I’d ditch siggy for someone cheaper and roll out the other defence

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        im on this team with Digne +0.5m instead of Zaha

  13. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    I don’t see auba in almost any team - isn’t he a valid option?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Uncertainty over whether he will stay at Arsenal and Emery loves to rotate, particularly when he thinks he can win the Europa League.

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Ok

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Fixtures aren’t kind

      Once you have raz mo Trent & Robbo it’s all about mid price thereafter

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Add Vardy and you have no ££ left for working around 😕

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      People would rather have Liverpool City and kane over him.

      Personally he’s a bit Vardy for me, not great stats but a great finisher, so throws me off a bit!

    4. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      My early pre-season prediction...
      Liverpool fail to keep many clean sheets in the first five and TAA/VVD/Robbo go from 120% ownership to 40% ownership.

      I lose 0.4m and a shed load of points convinced “they’ll turn it around” as I fail to get off the premium defence bandwagon quick enough.

    5. thegame983
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      As someone who owned him for most of last season I would say stay away. His rotation ruined me

    6. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Not until he is clear of rotation. 11m for a sub is not worth it.

  14. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Who is the main man for Sheffield United? Promoted teams tends to start well and they have decent starting fixtures.

    1. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Billy Sharp i think,

      1. Bun Rab L4D3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Yep. 3 braces 2 hattricks. 24 scored across all comps.

        https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/sheffield-united/2018-19/top-scorers.html

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Sharp smells like a player who won’t make the step up to prem, like Ebanks-Blake and Rhodes

  15. MFPL
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Which option? (or even other alternatives for price)

    A) Ederson, Trippier, Sigurdsson, Jota, King
    B) Ryan, Ake, Pereyra, Kane, DCL

    1. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      A for me. Just looks like more points,

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Eng 1 USA 1

  17. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    England 1-1 USA

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Good switch of play and good early cross

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Great finish

  18. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Heaton
    Robertson VVD Walker Coleman
    Salah Sterling KDB Zaha
    King DCL
    Cheap bench. 0.0 ib

    1. MFPL
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      I like it, I would maybe go with Ryan over Heaton personally and upgrade VVD to TAA, but that’s my preference

  19. jimmy6363
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    RMT;

    Pickford
    Van Dijk, TAA, Laporte, Diop,
    Salah, Sterling, Maddison, Zaha
    Jota, Wilson

    Button, Wickham, Hayden, Rico

    Only fodder on the bench and lack of Aguero worries me, starting 11 otherwise strong?

  20. Marmalade Forest
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    My early pre-season prediction...
    Liverpool fail to keep many clean sheets in the first five and TAA/VVD/Robbo go from 120% ownership to 40% ownership.

    I lose 0.4m and a shed load of points convinced “they’ll turn it around” as I fail to get off the premium defence bandwagon quick enough.

  21. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    England 1-2 USA

  22. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    2-1 USA

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      USA 2 ENG 1

  24. Rigid Digit
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Draft #237

    Heaton / Steklenburg
    Van Dijk / Walker / Coleman / Adam Smith / Kelly
    Salah / De Bruyne / Siggurdsson / Townsend / Dendonker
    Kane / Giroud / Ings

    3-4-3 and 3-5-2 mostly (although GW1 is 4-4-2)
    Kelly and Dendonker to be Bench Warmers

    0.5 in the bank for Heaton to Fabianski after GW1

    Hopeful, but Defense "feels" weak

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Don’t book a transfer in

  25. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Good header but goalie looked bit indecisive.

  26. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Phil please... take Stokes off...

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      I dont get this formation. Scott always covers Bronze anyway

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Yeah, the 442 hasn't really worked. Bring back the 433!

  27. Horlicks esq.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Genuinely happy.

    Alisson / 4m

    TAA / Mendy / Digne / Trippier / Aarons

    Salah / Zaha / Bilva / Brooks / 5.5m

    Rashford / Jota / Deulofeu

  28. ajones1608
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Anyone know if Everton are interested in a new striker? Really not sure about DCL but a decent shout if he's first pick

  29. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 days ago

    Anyone going with both King and Wilson?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Will Solanke not have a say? He’s overcome that injury hasn’t he?

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Eddie Howe.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      think that's one of the only things I'm set on (including TAA and Siggy)

      1. Scotty B
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 days ago

        Having both King and Wilson?

  30. m_dean2003
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 days ago

    is having a team of super premium midfielders stupid?
    My base team is:

    Ryan
    Evans Coleman Boly
    Salah Mane Sterling B.Silva
    King DCL Murray

    Norris Dunk Guendouzi Diop

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      not stupid. but it isnt template, which means more variance (good or bad)

    2. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 days ago

      Backline needs a premium
      Howsabout Mane to KDB and upgrade to Defense?

      (Irrelvant of course when KDB gets injured in Community Shield and B Siva does some big business in his wake)